Thomas, Donald Irving, CAPT

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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1963, HQ, Naval Training Center (Cadre/Staff) San Diego, CA
Service Years
1928 - 1963

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Last Address
San Diego, CA

Date of Passing
Mar 18, 1994
Location of Interment
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WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Borie (DD-215)USS Massey (DD-778)NAVSTA Annapolis MD
USS Helena (CA-75)NAVSTA Anacostia, DCRTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CACNO - OPNAV
Amphibious Squadron One (COMPHIBRON-1)HQ, Naval Training Center (Cadre/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1932-1934, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
  1934-1937, USS Farragut (DD-348)
  1937-1938, USS Oglala (CM 4)
  1938-1939, USS Mccormick (DD-223)
  1940-1940, USS Borie (DD-215)
  1940-1942, USS Trenton (CL-11)
  1942-1942, Commander, Cruiser Division THREE
  1942-1943, USS Lea (DD-118)
  1943-1945, USS Pasadena (CL-65)
  1945-1946, USS Massey (DD-778)
  1946-1949, NAVSTA Annapolis MD
  1950-1951, USS Helena (CA-75)
  1951-1952, US Naval Receiving Station, NAVSTA Anacostia, DC
  1952-1954, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1954-1955, USS Seminole (AT-65)
  1955-1957, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1957-1959, Amphibious Squadron One (COMPHIBRON-1)
  1959-1961, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1961-1963, HQ, Naval Training Center (Cadre/Staff) San Diego, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto Operation/East of Kyushu
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto Operation/Operation Iceberg
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyStanford University
  1928-1932, United States Naval Academy
  1938-1939, United States Naval Academy
  1949-1950, Stanford University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 1932, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 01, 1935, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Aug 01, 1939, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Nov 18, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  Feb 01, 1951, Promoted to Captain
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