Read, Albert Cushing, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
Service Years
1907 - 1945
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Read, Albert Cushing (Putty)(C.O. NC-4) (DSM 1919), RADM USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Lyme, NH
Last Address
Miami, Fl

Date of Passing
Oct 10, 1967
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Rear Admiral Read was the Commanding Officer of NC-4. NC-4 was a Navy Curtiss flying boat, and was the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1919.

He was also awarded the Royal Air Force Cross.

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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNAS PensacolaNaval War College (Faculty Staff)
VT-20 (WW II)USS Jason (ARH-1)USS Langley (CV-1)USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (Faculty Staff)/Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)COMNAVAIRLANT
  1903-1907, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1905-1905, USS Indiana (BB-1)
  1906-1906, USS Ohio (BB-12)
  1911-1913, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1913-1913, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1913-1915, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1915-1915, NAS Pensacola
  1920-1921, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1920-1921, USS Harding (DD-91)
  1923-1923, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1923-1924, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1924-1924, 6th Naval District
  1924-1925, VT-20 (WW II)
  1924-1925, USS Jason (ARH-1)
  1925-1926, Commander, Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet
  1925-1926, USS Langley (CV-1)
  1926-1929, NAS Hampton Roads
  1929-1931, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1931-1933, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1933-1934, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1934-1936, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1936-1938, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1938-1940, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1940-1942, NAS Pensacola
  1942-1944, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Chicago IL
  1944-1945, COMNAVAIRLANT
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1903-1907, United States Naval Academy
  1923-1923, Naval War College
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