REAR ADMIRAL D.E. BARBEY
COMMANDER SEVENTH AMPHIBIOUS FORCE
SEVENTH FLEET, U.S. NAVY
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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Rear Admiral D.E. Barbey

 

Read Admiral D.E. Barbey was the Commanding Officer of the Seventh Amphibious Force of the Seventh Fleet, U.S. Navy from its establishment in October 1942. In May 1944 he was based in the New Zealand Insurance Co. Building in Brisbane, in southern Queensland. Rear Admiral Barbey remained as Commanding Officer until July 1944.

 

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L - R:- ? Lawrence, Mrs Audrey Lawrence,
?, ? ?, Admiral D.E. Barbey, ?

 

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Admirals F.B. Royal and D.E. Barbey
on the bridge of the USS Blue Ridge

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Wayne Lawrence for his assistance with this page. Wayne's father was Admiral Barbey's aide during the amphibious landings in the South West Pacific area.

 

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