Crommelin, John Geraerdt, Jr., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1949-1950, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1923 - 1950
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Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Montgomery, AL
Last Address
Montgomery, AL

Date of Passing
Nov 02, 1996
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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United States Navy Memorial
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Last Known Activity

After his military service, John Crommeline operated part of his family plantation, named Harrogate Springs, in Elmore County, raising a variety of crops. He also ran unsuccessfully for various public offices. He was a candidate in the Democratic Presidential primary in New Hampshire in 1968 and also repeatedly announced himself as a candidate for the United States Senate. The National States Rights Party, advocating white supremacy, nominated him for Vice President in 1960.
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Legion of Honor
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Captain
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 346 (January 1946)
Synopsis: Captain John G. Crommelin, Jr., United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the
United States as Chief of Staff of a carrier combat task group from 1 January 1944 to 8 August 1944.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS West Virginia (BB-48)US NavyNAS PensacolaVB-1
USS Holland (AS-3)NAS AnacostiaVB-3VB-4
USS Enterprise (CV-6)NAS San DiegoUSS Saipan (CVL-48)Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
  1923-1924, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1924-1925, USS Chaumont (AP-5)
  1925-1926, NAS Pensacola
  1926-1926, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1927-1929, VB-1
  1930-1933, NAS Pensacola
  1933-1934, USS California (BB-44)
  1934-1934, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1934-1935, VO-4B
  1936-1937, NAS Anacostia
  1937-1937, VO-4B
  1938-1938, VB-3
  1939-1939, VB-4
  1940-1941, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1942-1943, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1943-1943, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
  1944-1944, NAS San Diego
  1946-1947, USS Saipan (CVL-48)
  1949-1950, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
 Colleges Attended 
University of VirginiaUnited States Naval Academy
  1918-1919, University of Virginia
  1919-1923, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 08, 1923, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 05, 1930, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 23, 1938, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jun 30, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to Captain
  Jan 01, 1950, Retired
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