Adair, Charles L., RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary Designator/NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1955-1956, 111X, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) ASN (FM&C)
Service Years
1926 - 1956
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Iwo Jima
Neptune Subpoena
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1902
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tyler
Last Address
Annapolis, Maryland

Date of Passing
Jul 02, 1993
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Command & Control Excellence Award


 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationNaval Postgraduate School FoundationNaval Postgraduate School Alumni AssociationMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO)American Society of Military Comptrollers
  1926, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1935, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation
  1935, Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association [Verified]
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1945, Amphibious Forces Veterans Association, US Navy [Verified]
  1956, Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO)
  1956, American Society of Military Comptrollers [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

         Adair, Charles (1902-1993)
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Admiral Adair graduated from the Naval Academy in the class of 1926. Following assignments on board the Mississippi, Toucey, Blakeley, and Patoka, he studied communications at the Naval Postgraduate School. From 1935 to 1938 he served as radio officer on the staffs of Destroyer Squadrons Six and 14. After a staff assignment at the Naval Academy, he reported as flag lieutenant to Admiral Thomas Hart, Commander in Chief Asiatic Fleet, and was in that job when World War II broke out. He moved to Corregidor and then escaped to the Dutch East Indies as senior man on board the schooner Lanikai, sailing by night and hiding by day. From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in the Southwest Pacific Area while serving on the staff of Rear Admiral Daniel Barbey, Commander Seventh Amphibious Force. After duty in OpNav and BuPers, he commanded attack cargo ship Marquette, served on the CinCPacFlt staff, and then in the office of the Comptroller of the Navy, William Franke. He retired in 1956.

RADM Adair had lived in Annapolis since 1974.  He died of pneumonia on July 2, 1993 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He had Alzheimer's disease.

 

   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)CNSG-2/DESRON 6COMCRUDESLANT/COMDESRON 14
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh FleetCNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
CINCPACFLT/ COMPACFLTUnder Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller)  ASN (FM&C)
  1926-1927, 116X, USS Mississippi (BB-23)
  1927-1928, 116X, USS Toucey (DD-282)
  1928-1930, 116X, USS Blakeley (DD-150)
  1930-1932, 116X, USS Patoka (AG-125)
  1933-1935, 111X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1937, 116X, CNSG-2/DESRON 6
  1937-1938, 111X, COMCRUDESLANT/COMDESRON 14
  1938-1940, 111X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1941, 111X, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1941-1942, USS Lanikai (auxillary schooner)
  1943-1945, 111X, Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
  1946-1948, 111X, CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
  1949-1950, 111X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1950-1952, 111X, USS Marquette (AKA-95)
  1953-1954, 111X, CINCPACFLT/ COMPACFLT
  1955-1956, 111X, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) ASN (FM&C)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation on Kiska
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1943-1943 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Group Operation
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
  1943-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Arawe
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Bataan, Recapture
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1922-1926, United States Naval Academy
  1933-1935, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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