Conolly, Richard Lansing, ADM

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1950-1953, Naval War College (Staff)
Service Years
1914 - 1953

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Last Address
New York, NY

Date of Passing
Mar 01, 1962
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Last Known Activity

Was killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 1 on March 1, 1962 at Idlewild Airport, Queens, New York
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He participated in 6 of the 7 largest amphibious operations of WWII missing only Normandy.


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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)NROTC (Faculty Staff)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)Naval War College (Staff)USS Chicago (CA-29)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
DESRON 6, CNSG-2Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Atlalntic (COMPHIBLANT)Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)COMFIFTHFLT
Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1910-1914, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1915, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1915-1915, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1915-1916, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1916-1916, USS Vermont (BB-20)
  1916-1918, USS Smith (DD-17)
  1918-1919, USS Foote (DD-169)
  1919-1919, USS Worden (DD-288)
  1919-1920, USS Hunt (DD-194)
  1920-1921, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1921-1922, Columbia University NROTC (Cadre)
  1922-1924, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1924-1925, USS New York (BB-34)
  1925-1927, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1927-1928, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1929-1930, USS Du Pont (DD-152)
  1930-1930, USS Case (DD-285)
  1930-1931, Naval War College (Staff)
  1931-1933, Naval War College (Staff)
  1933-1935, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
  1933-1935, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1935-1936, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1936-1939, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1939-1941, COMDESDIV 7, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1939-1941, USS Blue (DD-387)
  1941-1942, DESRON 6, CNSG-2
  1941-1942, USS Balch (DD-363)
  1942-1943, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1943-1943, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Atlalntic (COMPHIBLANT)
  1943-1943, Commander, Landing Craft and Bases, Northwest African Waters
  1943-1943, USS Biscayne (AVP-11)
  1943-1943, Commander Task Force 86, Commander, Eighth Fleet
  1943-1944, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)
  1943-1944, Commander, Group Three, Fifth Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  1943-1944, USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
  1943-1944, CTF 53
  1944-1945, Commander Third Amphibious Force, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)
  1945-1946, DCNO (Operations), Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO)
  1946-1946, DCNO (Administration) , Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO)
  1946-1947, Commander, Twelfth Fleet
  1946-1947, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1946-1947, USS Houston (CA-30)
  1947-1947, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
  1947-1950, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic (CINCEASTLANT)
  1948-1948, USS Fresno (CL-121)
  1950-1953, Naval War College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
  1917-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty - Azores and Gibraltar areas
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche1
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)1
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CAColumbia UniversityNaval War College
Long Island University
  1910-1914, United States Naval Academy
  1920-1921, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1921-1922, Columbia University
  1930-1931, Naval War College
  1953-1962, Long Island University
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