McCandless, Byron, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1937-1945, Commander Naval Base, San Diego, CA
Service Years
1905 - 1946
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Endicott, NE
Last Address
Mariposa, CA

Date of Passing
May 30, 1967
Location of Interment
Mariposa District Cemetery - Mariposa, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

During his career, McCandless made several inventions. One of them was the "Jeheemy", an apparatus used to salvage landing craft swamped and stranded on invasion beachheads. It consisted of portable crane hauled along the beach by a tractor. McCandless also patented several other inventions, including a camera and other photographic equipment, a projection system, and a portable lamp.
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War I
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Caldwell
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Byron McCandless, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Caldwell, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyCNO - OPNAVSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
USS Raleigh (CL-7)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Commander Naval Base, San Diego, CA
  1905-1909, USS Maine (BB-10)
  1908-1910, USS Louisiana (BB-19)
  1912-1914, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1914-1915, USS Michigan (BB-27)
  1915-1916, CNO - OPNAV
  1916-1917, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1918-1919, USS Caldwell (DD-69)
  1921-1921, USS Kansas (BB-21)
  1921-1923, USS Parrott (DD-218)
  1923-1925, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1925-1926, 3rd Naval District
  1927-1928, USS Brazos (AO-4)
  1929-1930, Commander, Scouting Fleet
  1931-1932, USS Raleigh (CL-7)
  1931-1933, 111X, Bureau of Navigation
  1933-1933, Naval Hydrographic Office, Boston, MA
  1935-1937, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1937-1945, Commander Naval Base, San Diego, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1907-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet
 Colleges Attended 
Colorado School of MinesUniversity of ColoradoUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
Naval War College
  1895-1899, Colorado School of Mines
  1899-1900, University of Colorado
  1901-1905, United States Naval Academy
  1930-1931, Naval War College
  1933-1935, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 29, 1916, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Feb 01, 1918, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1927, Promoted to Captain
  Sep 17, 1943, Promoted to Commodore
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