Aurand, Evan Peter, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
Service Years
1938 - 1972
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Date of Passing
Jun 07, 1989
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

After his Navy service, Evan Aurand was a safety inspector for Boeing Aircraft Company as wellas serving as a consultant for the Navy.

He was very active in his community. He was a lobbyist before the Hawaii State Legislature, the City Council, and other organizations. He was one of the founders of the Hawaii Leaseholders (HALE) Equity Coalition.he served as president of both the Maunaiua Triangle-Koko Kai Community Association and the Rotary Club of Hawaii Kai. Other board memberships included the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board and the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Scouting Squadron 2 (VS-2)
Division: U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Evan Peter Aurand (NSN: 0-81177), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Scouting Plane in Scouting Squadron TWO (VS-2), attached to the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea, on 10 March 1942. Lieutenant Aurand pressed home, in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, a vigorous and determined dive bombing attack on enemy ships, sinking one of them. His outstanding courage, daring airmanship and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Lexington (CV-2)US NavyNAS PensacolaVS-2
VF-5A Screaming EaglesCommander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR/COTF)USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)USS Greenwich Bay (AVP-41)
  1938-1939, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1939-1939, USS Sturtevant (DD-240)
  1939-1940, USS Mccormick (DD-223)
  1940-1941, NAS Pensacola
  1941-1942, VS-2
  1942-1942, VC-38
  1942-1942, VGS-38
  1943-1944, VF(N)-76
  1947-1949, VF-5A Screaming Eagles
  1950-1952, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1953-1955, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR/COTF)
  1955-1956, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
  1957-1961, The White House
  1961-1961, USS Greenwich Bay (AVP-41)
  1961-1962, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1962-1964, CNO - OPNAV
  1965-1966, COMASWGRU 1
  1967-1969, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Majuro (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1934-1938, United States Naval Academy3
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Pilot photos5
  Navy photos9
  Jun 02, 1938, Commissioned Ensign
  Jun 02, 1941, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Nov 05, 1945, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1956, Promoted to Captain
  Dec 15, 1969, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Mar 17, 2020, General Photos2
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  2020, United States Navy Memorial 1 - Assoc. Page
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