BOONE, Walter, ADM Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary Designator/NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1958-1960, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Service Years
1917 - 1960
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1898
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Berkeley
Last Address
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington D.C., 19 March 1995.

Date of Passing
Mar 19, 1995
 
Location of Interment
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Admiral Walter Frederick Boone

Walter F. Boone, Admiral USN retired, who after retiring from the Navy, became the NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Defense Affairs.

1918 - Boone's first wartime assignment was aboard the Ohio, operating with the Atlantic Fleet.
1921 - Admiral Boone graduated from the Naval Academy.
1942 - He was given his second combat assignment, as the executive officer of the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
         - He participated in the Battle of Midway, the Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings, the battles of the Eastern Solomons and Santa Cruz and the November campaign of Guadalcanal.
         - He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in the Battle of Santa Cruz.
1945 - He returned to the Pacific as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Yorktown, which participated in the later stages of the Okinawa campaign and the attacks on the Japanese home islands.
1950 - Promoted to Rear Admiral.
1954 - He returned and was appointed as the 38th superintendent of the Academy
1956 - He was promoted to full Admiral and made commander of U.S. naval forces in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
1957 - Suez Crisis. Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
1960 - His final assignment before retiring with the four stars of a full admiral was as the U.S. representative to the Military Committee and Standing Group of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1967 - As a civilian, he worked for McDonnell Aircraft Company, which became part of McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and as an assistant to the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
1993 - His wife Polly died.
1995 - Died of heart attack on March at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was 97.


   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyCommander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)VF-6
VP-4 King NeptunesVP-3 Screaming EaglesNaval Education and Training Command (NETC)USS Enterprise (CV-6)
COMSIXTHFLTUSS Yorktown (CV-5)Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh FleetSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
CNO - OPNAVCOMSEVENTHFLTJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)Shore Units/US Naval Academy Annapolis (USNA)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  1918-1918, USS Ohio (BB-12)
  1920-1921, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1921-1924, USS California (BB-44)
  1924-1925, USS Burns (DD-171)
  1925-1926, Commander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)/CNATRA Detachment Pensacola
  1926-1927, USS Cincinnati (C-7)
  1927-1930, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
  1930-1932, VF-6
  1932-1933, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1933-1935, Shore Units/NAS - NAB - NAVAIRSTA - NAVAIRDEPOT
  1935-1937, VP-4 King Neptunes
  1937-1938, VP-3 Screaming Eagles
  1938-1939, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1939-1942, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC)/Division of Fleet Training, Navy Operations, Navy Department
  1942-1943, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1943-1944, COMSIXTHFLT
  1944-1945, Naval District/12th Naval District
  1945-1945, Commander Aircraft South Pacific Force
  1945-1945, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1947-1947, Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
  1947-1947, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1947-1949, CNO - OPNAV/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
  1949-1950, COMSEVENTHFLT/Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, 7th Fleet
  1950-1951, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
  1951-1952, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic (CINCEASTLANT)
  1952-1954, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1954-1956, Shore Units/US Naval Academy Annapolis (USNA)
  1956-1958, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
  1958-1960, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1917-1921, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1918-1918 Wars and Conflicts/World War I*
  1942-1942 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Battle of Santa Cruz Island
  1942-1942 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Battle of Eastern Solomon Islands
  1942-1942 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Battle of Guadalcanal
 Military Association Memberships
Naval Order of the United States
  1940, Naval Order of the United States
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Admiral Walter F. Boone; Assignments and Awards
  Mar 23, 1995, Obituary, Walter F. Boone, USNA 19213
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