Kirtland, Frederick Durrel, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1951-1953, 3rd Naval District
Service Years
1916 - 1953
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Home Town
Salina, KS
Last Address
Port Washington, NY

Date of Passing
Oct 06, 1972
Location of Interment
Mount Saint Mary Cemetery - Flushing, New York
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNaval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PACOMDESRON 7, COMCARSTRKGRU FIFTEENNaval Ordnance Station Louisville
Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, Commander Naval Forces JapanCommander Amphibious Training Atlantic (COMPHIBTRA LANT)Commander Training Command US Atlantic Fleet (COMTRALANT)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1916-1921, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1923-1926, USS California (BB-44)
  1926-1929, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1929-1932, USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
  1932-1934, Bureau of Engineering
  1934-1936, USS Breckinridge (DD-148)
  1936-1937, USS Medusa (AR-1)
  1937-1939, 3rd Naval District
  1939-1940, USS Breckinridge (DD-148)
  1942-1943, USS Baltimore (CA-68)
  1943-1944, USS Alabama (BB-60)
  1944-1945, Naval Ordnance Station Louisville
  1945-1947, Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, Commander Naval Forces Japan
  1947-1949, Commander Amphibious Training Atlantic (COMPHIBTRA LANT)
  1949-1950, Commander Training Command US Atlantic Fleet (COMTRALANT)
  1950-1951, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
  1951-1953, 3rd Naval District
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Surrender of Germany
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)/Opertion Huskey
  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 Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyColumbia UniversityNaval War College
Naval War College
  1912-1916, United States Naval Academy
  1921-1922, United States Naval Academy
  1922-1923, Columbia University
  1939-1939, Naval War College
  1942-1942, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 11, 1912, Appointed Midshipman
  Jun 05, 1916, Commissioned Ensign
  Jan 01, 1918, Promoted to LT (temporary)
  Jul 01, 1920, Promoted to LT (permanent)
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to Captain
  Mar 17, 1943, Commanding Officer - USS Alabama (BB-60)
  Sep 22, 1943, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Jun 30, 1951, Retired from Naval Service
  Jun 30, 1951, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Oct 08, 1972, Obituary - New York Times
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