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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
1969-1970, Carrier Division 14 (COMCARDIV 14)
Service Years
1940 - 1970
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Bloomfield, NJ
Last Address
Admiral Stone's remains were interred with those of his late wife, Francis E. Morrow, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.

Date of Passing
Jan 27, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Iceland Defense Force

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Rear Admiral Frank Bradford Stone, U.S.N.

STONE, Rear Admiral (retired).

Frank Bradford Stone died at his home in Orange Park, FL on January 27, 2011.

He was born July 12, 1915 in Bloomfield, NJ and graduated from Ursinus College, (BA), Ohio State University (MS) and the Naval War College. He joined the Naval Reserve as an aviation cadet in July 1940 and was commissioned in February of 1941.

After tours as flight instructor at Pensacola and Jacksonville, he served aboard the carriers Princeton and Randolph as Landing Signal Officer. Postwar assignments included tours at NAS Jacksonville as commander of Attack Squadron 85; BuPers, Head, Enlisted School Assignments, and Lieutenant Commander Detailer; aboard the carrier Randolph; staff duty with Commander, Fleet Air Jacksonville, and with the Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staffs.

He commanded the oiler Chemung and won the Legion of Merit with combat "V" as commander of the carrier Hancock in operations off Viet Nam. He was selected for flag rank in 1966 while Chief of Staff, Carrier Division 2. He was then Commander, Iceland Defense Force. His final assignment was as Commander, Carrier Division 14 with the Wasp as his flagship.

Admiral Stone was married to the former Francis E. Morrow of Jacksonville, who died in 1984. A memorial service for Admiral Stone was held at chapel of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Admiral Stone's remains were interred with those of his late wife in a private service at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville.
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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Naval Aviation Cadet Program/Navy Pre-flight School (Pensacola, FL)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesSchool Assignments - StaffNAS PensacolaUSS Princeton (CVL-23)
VF-23 VigilantesUSS Randolph (CV-15)VA-85 Black FalconsBureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
USS Randolph (CVA-15)COMNAVAIRLANTNaval War College (Staff)Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)USS Chemung (AO-30)USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)US Navy
Commander Iceland Defense Force
  1940-1941, Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD)
  1941-1941, Naval Flight Training
  1941-1941, NAS Pensacola
  1941-1942, Flight Instructors School
  1943-1944, USS Princeton (CVL-23)
  1943-1944, VF-23 Vigilantes
  1944-1945, USS Randolph (CV-15)
  1948-1951, VA-85 Black Falcons
  1951-1952, Enlisted Personnel Distribution Office (EPDO CONUS), Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1953-1954, USS Randolph (CVA-15)
  1955-1957, COMNAVAIRLANT
  1958-1959, Naval War College (Staff)
  1959-1960, Integrated Warfare Systems, Integrated Combat Systems Directorate (PEO-ICSD)
  1960-1962, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1963-1964, USS Chemung (AO-30)
  1964-1965, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
  1966-1967, Carrier Division 2 (COMCARDIV 2)
  1968-1969, Commander Iceland Defense Force
  1969-1970, Carrier Division 14 (COMCARDIV 14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Colleges Attended 
Ursinus CollegeOhio State UniversityNaval War College
  1932-1936, Ursinus College
  1937-1940, Ohio State University
  1958-1959, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 27, 2011, Frank Bradford Stone2
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