Behrens, William Wohlsen, Sr., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1945-1948, NRS Bainbridge, MD
Service Years
1918 - 1948
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Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Spanish Main
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Order of the Ditch
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
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Last Address
Harrisburg, PA

Date of Passing
Jun 27, 1965
Location of Interment
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Profile of his son: Behrens, Jr., William, VADM 


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 Duty Stations
US NavySubmarine Chasers (SC)NRD PhiladelphiaNaval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
USS Cimarron (AO-22)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Newport NewsCommander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1918-1919, Submarine Chaser Training Center (SCTC)
  1919-1920, Submarine Chaser SC-26
  1920-1920, USS Quincy (AK-10)
  1920-1921, USS Ramapo (AO-12)
  1921-1922, USS Conner (DD-72)
  1922-1923, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1923-1924, USS Bruce (DD-329)
  1924-1926, USS Whitney (AD-4)
  1926-1927, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1927-1928, NRD Philadelphia
  1928-1929, USS Mahan (DD-102)
  1929-1931, USS Lansdale (DM-6)
  1931-1931, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1931-1932, USS Claxton (DD-140)
  1932-1932, USS Iuka (AT/ATO-37)
  1932-1934, 4th Naval District
  1934-1935, USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
  1935-1936, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1936-1937, USS Southard (DD-207)
  1937-1939, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1939-1940, USS Cimarron (AO-22)
  1940-1942, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1942-1943, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1943-1943, Newport News
  1943-1945, USS Houston (CL-81)
  1945-1948, NRS Bainbridge, MD
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Colleges Attended 
Franklin and Marshall CollegeTemple UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
  1914-1915, Franklin and Marshall College
  1915-1916, Temple University
  1916-1918, University of Pennsylvania
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