Howard Douglas Bode

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Captain Howard Douglas Bode (23 January, 1889 – 20 April, 1943) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Upon learning he was to be officially censured for his command decisions as Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser Chicago during the disastrous Battle of Savo Island, Bode shot himself in Panama City on 20 April, 1943.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph Vance Ogan
Captain of U.S.S. K-7
before 1917[1]
Succeeded by
Allen H. Guthrie
Preceded by
Edward J. Foy
Captain of U.S.S. Oklahoma
1 Nov, 1941 – 7 Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 54.