Soucek, Apollo, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1955-1955, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1921 - 1955
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Contact Info
Home Town
lamont, OK
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Jul 19, 1955
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Altitude world record holder in 2 types of planes

Brother of: Soucek, Zeus, LTJG
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNAS PensacolaVO-2
VF-3B TophattersVF-1BUSS Ranger (CV-4)VF-2 Bounty Hunters
USS Lexington (CV-2)USS Yorktown (CV-5)USS Hornet (CV-8)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLUSS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAXCNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Attache/Asst Naval AttacheUSS Philippine Sea (CV-47)CTF 77USS Boxer (CVA-21)
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1917-1921, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1918-1918, USS Missouri (BB-11)
  1921-1924, USS Mississippi (BB-23)
  1924-1924, NAS Pensacola
  1924-1925, VO-2
  1925-1927, VO-1
  1927-1927, Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia
  1927-1930, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1930-1931, VF-3B Tophatters
  1931-1932, VF-1B
  1932-1935, Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia
  1935-1937, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1937-1938, VF-2 Bounty Hunters
  1937-1938, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1938-1940, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1940-1941, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1941-1943, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1943-1943, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1943-1945, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1945-1945, New York
  1945-1946, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
  1946-1946, Carrier Division 14 (COMCARDIV 14)
  1946-1947, Fleet Air Wing 1
  1947-1949, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX
  1949-1949, CNO - OPNAV/DCNO OP-3
  1949-1951, CNO - OPNAV
  1951-1951, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache/London
  1951-1952, CNO - OPNAV
  1952-1952, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
  1952-1953, Carrier Division 3 (COMCARDIV 3)
  1952-1953, CTF 77
  1952-1953, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
  1953-1955, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1955-1955, Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD
  1955-1955, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1917-1921, United States Naval Academy
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