Philip Daly Gallery
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
ADMIRAL PHILIP DALY GALLERY
Rear Admiral Philip Daly Gallery (1907 - 1973) was one of the heroic destroyer men of World War II.
Like his brother, Rear Admiral Daniel Gallery, he was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Prior to service in the Pacific during World War II, he earned the Legion of Merit for his foresight and leadership in the organization and administration of the Anti-Aircraft Training Test Center at Dam Neck, Virginia.
On 29 December 1943, he took command of the destroyer USS JENKINS, earning a second award of the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars for distinguished service and combat achievements during the Marshalls, New Guinea, Philippine, and Borneo Campaigns.
After World War II, he commanded Destroyer Division 72; was Executive Officer of the Naval Powder Factory; and commanded the Fleet oiler USS PASSUMPIC. In 1950, he became Officer in Charge of the Gunfire Support School, then commanded the cruiser USS PITTSBURGH from June of 1953 until December of 1954. He later served as commander of the Surface Anti-Submarine Detachment, and served on the staff of the Commander of Operational Development Force of the Atlantic Fleet until his retirement in 1958.
At the time of his death in 1973, he was associated with the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
He was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to his two brothers:
Onahan Gallery, Rear Admiral, USNA, Naval Aviator, WWII, DFC
Marie Louise Ransdell Gallery, 87, a native Washingtonian who worked as a real estate agent for Hicks Realty in Alexandria in the 1960s and 1970s, died June 25, 2002, at her home in Augusta, West Virginia, where she had lived since 1990. She had had strokes.
She graduated from Central High School in 1932. Four years later, she married Philip D. Gallery, a Navy officer who retired as a Rear Admiral. In 1941, she helped her husband with administrative work for the establishment of the Anti-Aircraft Training Test Center at Dam Neck, Virginia.
Upon her husband's retirement from active military duty in 1958, the family moved to Alexandria, where she sold real estate for 13 years. In 1971, they moved to Satellite Beach, Florida, where she continued to work in real estate.
Her husband died in 1973.
Survivors include two children, Philip D. Gallery
Jr. of Augusta and Marie Louise Gallery Zubroski of Sterling Park; seven
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Now that Philip's wife has joined them in Arlington,
would you consider a paragraph on her for his page? Her name was
Marie Louise Ransdell Gallery and she was hostess to a great many members
of the military over the years and was Philip's Yeoman when he was assigned
to establish the Anti-Aircraft Training Center at Dam Neck. He had arrived
to find empty fields and no assistance, so she jumped in and helped him
establish the place, later to be replaced by a cadre of Yeomen when Pearl
Harbor awakened everyone to the importance of the mission.
Blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy. The upraised arm in green and gold is an adaptation from the Gallery family device. The collared and chained sea- wolf symbolizes the only capture of a U-boat from the German "wolf packs" during World War II. The crest also symbolizes the curbing and destruction of enemy sub activities in the Pacific Theatre. MOTTO: MANU FORTI "With a Strong Hand"
US Navy Photo
GALLERY, MARIE LOUISE
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/23/1915
DATE OF DEATH: 06/25/2002
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/15/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 61-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF GALLERY, PHILIP DALY RADM US NAVY
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Posted: 24 December 2001 Updated: 18 July 2002 Updated: 26 April 2003 Updated: 15 May 2004 Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 21 August 2006
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004