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Walden Lee Ainsworth
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
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Walden Lee Ainsworth graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1910.

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He served as a gunnery officer, World War I. In World War II he was a Destroyer Squadron and Cruiser Group Leader in the Pacific until assigned to Admiral William F. Halsey's staff in 1941. In 1943, as a Rear Admiral, he commanded light cruiser task force that engaged in Battles of Kula Gulf and Kolomnangara. He later saw action in Marianas, Guam, Leyte Gulf. 

He was born at Minneapolis, Minnesota November 10, 1886 and died August 7, 1960. He made his retirement home at Wonalancet, New Hampshire

He was buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Katherine Gardner Ainsworth (1888-1973) is buried with him.

WL Ainsworth Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, January2006

AINSWORTH, WALDEN L
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/10/1884
DATE OF DEATH: 08/07/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4717-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

AINSWORTH, KATHARINE G
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1888
DATE OF DEATH: 09/30/1973
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4717-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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