Hayward, John Tucker, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1968, Naval War College (Staff)
Service Years
1925 - 1968
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Long Island
Last Address
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Date of Passing
May 23, 1999
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

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Last Known Activity



15 FEBRUARY 196630 AUGUST 1968


A high school dropout and a batboy for the New York Yankees,

Vice Admiral John T. Hayward (1908 – 1999) began his naval career
in May 1925 as a recruit at the Newport Naval Training

Station. Subsequently he would graduate from the Naval

Academy, class of 1930, and enjoy a career marked by a driving

desire for professional excellence through education. In 1944,

Hayward joined the Manhattan Project at the China Lake Naval

Ordnance Test Station in California, where he helped to develop

the implosion components of the bomb dropped over Nagasaki,

Japan, on 9 August 1945. In the early 1950s, he helped plan

atomic weapons laboratory work at Los Alamos and Sandia and

worked for the foundation of the Livermore Laboratory program

in 1952, in close collaboration with Dr. Edward Teller. After

becoming a flag officer, he commanded the Navy’s first nuclear

power Task Force in USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in 1965. As the

thirty-fourth Naval War College president, he introduced a dynamic

program to make over the Navy’s highest professional school along

the lines of civilian colleges. The focus on professional curriculum,

student requirements and faculty, was co-implemented also by a

program for appropriate facilities that would ultimately lead to the

construction of Spruance, Conolly and Hewitt Halls duringthe 1970s.




The United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor, located at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, recognizes individuals for extraordinary achievements in US naval aviation. Since its inception in 1979, the Hall of Honor has enshrined 79 people representing every element of the naval aviation family: US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, Civilian and every naval warfare community. Selectees are chosen by a board appointed by the Director, Air Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, sponsor of the Hall of Honor, and approved by the Chief of Naval Operations.



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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1925, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RIUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
USS Langley (CV-1)NAS Coco Solo, PanamaVP-2 NeptunesUSS Philadelphia (CL-41)
Fleet Air Wing 2VPB-106 WolveratorsNaval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) China LakeDepartment of Energy (DOE), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
VC-5 Checker TailsNaval Ordnance CenterUSS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)CNO - OPNAV
USS Independence (CV-62)Naval War College (Staff)
  1925-1925, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1925-1925, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1925-1926, Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1926-1930, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1930-1930, NAS Hampton Roads
  1930-1931, USS Richmond (CL-9)
  1931-1932, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1932-1935, 131X, USS Langley (CV-1)
  1932-1935, 131X, VS-1
  1935-1937, 131X, NAS Coco Solo, Panama
  1935-1937, 131X, VP-2 Neptunes
  1937-1938, 131X, USS Philadelphia (CL-41)
  1938-1939, 131X, USS Phoenix (CL-46)
  1943-1943, 131X, Fleet Air Wing 2
  1943-1944, 131X, VB-106 Wolverators
  1943-1944, 131X, Fleet Air Wing 1
  1944-1944, 131X, VPB-106 Wolverators
  1944-1945, 131X, Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) China Lake
  1947-1948, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE)
  1949-1951, 131X, VC-5 Checker Tails
  1953-1954, 131X, USS Point Cruz (CVE-119)
  1954-1956, 131X, Naval Ordnance Center
  1956-1956, 131X, USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
  1957-1959, 131X, DCNO OP-3, CNO - OPNAV
  1962-1963, 131X, Carrier Division 2 (COMCARDIV 2)
  1962-1963, 131X, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1966-1968, Naval War College (Staff)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1926-1930, United States Naval Academy
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