Turner, Richmond Kelly, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, 114X, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)/CHNAVPERS Support Washington DC
Service Years
1908 - 1952
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1885
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Turner, Richmond Kelly (Navy Cross), ADM USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Portland

Date of Passing
Feb 13, 1961
 
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (U.S. Naval Academy, 1905) had long worked with Admiral Raymond Spruance (U.S. Naval Academy, 1906) and made him the air boss at Midway. He was the pre-eminent carrier strategist of the Pacific. Turner (U.S. Naval Academy, 1906) won Nimitz' admiration for leading amphibious groups throughout the Pacific during the war and Charles Lockwood (U.S. Naval Academy, 1908) was a submariner, like Nimitz, and became Commander Submarine Force, Pacific (COMSUBPAC) in February 1943 which force crushed the Japanese Merchant Fleet.


Nimitz had enormous respect and appreciation for each of these men and wanted them all to be together. They had been friends and shipmates for forty years. Their wives had been supportive and friends also.


Thus, their grave sites perfectly aligned in the first row along the street bearing Nimitz's name –Nimitz Drive. This is a unique tribute to each of these Californians.


   
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                         U.S.S. Richmond K. Turner (CG-20)

           

                          Commissioned June 19, 1964

                        Decommissioned  April 13, 1995
   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Mississippi (BB-41)Bureau of OrdnanceNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
USS Jason (ARH-1)USS Saratoga (CV-3)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Astoria (CA-34)
CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1913-1914, 110X, USS Stewart (DD-13)
  1914-1916, 110X, USS Marietta (ANL-82)
  1916-1919, 110X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1916-1919, 110X, USS Michigan (BB-27)
  1916-1919, 110X, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1919-1922, 111X, Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
  1922-1925, 111X, USS California (BB-44)
  1924-1925, 111X, USS Mervine (DD-322)
  1925-1927, 111X, Bureau of Ordnance
  1927-1928, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1928-1930, 131X, USS Jason (ARH-1)
  1933-1934, 131X, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1934-1938, 131X, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1940, 131X, USS Astoria (CA-34)
  1940-1941, 131X, CNO - OPNAV
  1941-1942, 131X, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1945, 114X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1945-1947, 114X, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)/CHNAVPERS Support Washington DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1904-1908, United States Naval Academy
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