Walden Lee Ainsworth
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
Lee Ainsworth graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1910.
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.
AINSWORTH, WALDEN L
AINSWORTH, KATHARINE G
Posted: 24 August 2000 Updated: 6 September 2005 Updated: 28 January 2006 Updated: 30 July 2009