Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM

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1947-1950, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1913 - 1950

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New York
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St Albans, NY

Date of Passing
Jan 12, 1954
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Admiral Blandy was Commander Joint Task Force 1 for the Operations Crossroads test at Bikini atoll

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyCommander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVEBureau of OrdnanceUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
Commander Amphibious Group One (COMPHIBGRU 1)USS Fremont (APA-44)Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh FleetUSS Estes (AGC-12)
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), CNO - OPNAVUSS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1913-1915, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1915-1918, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1918-1918, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1918-1919, Bureau of Ordnance
  1919-1920, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1921-1922, USS New Mexico (BB-40)
  1922-1922, USS Vega (AK-17)
  1922-1923, USS Pruitt (DD-347)
  1923-1924, USS Stewart (DD-224)
  1924-1927, Bureau of Ordnance
  1927-1929, USS New Mexico (BB-40)
  1929-1930, Commander Battle Ship Divisions Battle Fleet
  1929-1930, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1930-1934, Naval Attache Office (NAO) Rio De Janeiro, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1934-1935, USS Simpson (DD-221)
  1935-1936, USS Pruitt (DD-347)
  1935-1936, Commander, Destroyer Division 10 (COMDESDIV 10), Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1936-1938, Division of Fleet Training, Navy Operations, Navy Department
  1938-1940, USS Utah (AG-16)
  1940-1941, Bureau of Ordnance
  1941-1943, Bureau of Ordnance
  1943-1943, Commander Amphibious Group One (COMPHIBGRU 1)
  1943-1943, USS Fremont (APA-44)
  1943-1945, Commander, Amphibious Support Force, Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
  1943-1945, CTF 52/COMCMRON FIVE
  1943-1945, USS Estes (AGC-12)
  1945-1945, Commander, Cruisers, Battle Force, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1945-1945, Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
  1945-1946, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), CNO - OPNAV
  1946-1946, Joint Task Force-1 (JTF-1)
  1946-1946, USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)
  1946-1947, Commander, Eighth Fleet
  1947-1950, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I/Atlantic Convoy
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation 1
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1946-1946 Operation Crossroads (Bikini Atoll)7
 Colleges Attended 
University of DelawareUnited States Naval Academy
  1908-1909, University of Delaware
  1909-1913, United States Naval Academy
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