Anderson, Fernald Philip, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1976, 00X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Service Years
1939 - 1976

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Contact Info
Home Town
New Sweden, ME
Last Address
Arlington, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 02, 2005
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2020, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

On July 1, 1965, he retired from the Navy after 26 years commissioned service. Effective September 1, 1970, after working as a research and systems analyst with a defense contractor, Capt. Anderson was recalled to active duty as Director, Navy Council of Personnel Boards. In this position, he served also as the President, Navy Discharge Review Board and Navy Clemency and Parole Board. His duties were expanded in 1975 to include Director, Office of Naval Disability Evaluation. Retiring for the second time in 1976, Capt. Anderson was awarded his second Legion of Merit for his performance of duty during this period.

In retirement, finally, Capt. Anderson remained in
Arlington, Virginia, where he was active in community and business affairs for many years. He was a deacon in the Memorial Baptist Church and was church clerk for 36 years. Capt. Anderson also was a member of the church choir and served as the interim choir director for a period during the 1970's. An active member of the Arlington Host Lions Club, he was also the secretary of U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1939 and served as class president from 1980 to 1986. Beginning in 1976, Capt. Anderson was a tax consultant affiliated with the Executive Tax Service of H&R Block. In 1981, he was appointed the Director of H&R Block's Premium Tax Service for Arlington, a post he held until 2002. Capt. Anderson was very proud of his Swedish heritage. In 1959, he was awarded the Royal Order of the Sword (Knight Commander) by the King of Sweden in appreciation of services rendered as escort officer for Admiral Stig Ericsson, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Swedish Navy, during a visit to the United States in 1958. In addition, Capt. Anderson was deeply touched and honored when the citizen's committee from New Sweden, Maine, asked him to be the Grand Marshall in the community's centennial parade in 1970 as his grandfather was one of the founders of the town.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arkansas (BB-33)NAS PensacolaVPB-33 Black Cats
NAS BrunswickNAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldVX-4 Evaluators/VanguardsVP-51
Atomic Energy CommissionVW-1 Typhoon TrackersCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)CNO - OPNAV
Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1939-1939, 00X, USS Northampton (CA-26)
  1939-1940, 00X, USS Aaron Ward (DD-132)
  1940-1941, 00X, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1941-1942, 00X, NAS Pensacola
  1942-1945, 131X, VPB-33 Black Cats
  1945-1945, 131X, NAS Brunswick
  1945-1947, 131X, NAS Pensacola
  1947-1948, 131X, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1948-1948, 131X, VX-4 Evaluators/Vanguards
  1948-1950, 131X, VP-51
  1950-1952, 00X, Atomic Energy Commission
  1952-1953, 131X, VW-1 Typhoon Trackers
  1953-1954, 131X, Commander Fleet Air Hawaii, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1954-1956, 00X, CNO - OPNAV
  1957-1958, 00X, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1958-1960, 00X, Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
  1960-1961, 00X, CNO - OPNAV
  1961-1965, 00X, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1965-1965, 00X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1970-1976, 00X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Antisubmarine Campaign
  1943-1943 World War II/China-Burma-India Theater
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Wakde
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Biak
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Noemfoor Island Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNational War College
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
  1956-1957, National War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1939, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  May 01, 1949, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jan 01, 1958, Promoted to Captain
  Jan 01, 1965, Retired
  Jan 01, 1976, Retired
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