Russell, Allard, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1962, 131X, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
Service Years
1940 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Shane Laemmel, MR3 to remember Russell, Allard (Slim), CAPT USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Williston, ND
Last Address
Sarasota, FL

Date of Passing
May 17, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff NORAD Command Badge Master Training Specialist WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Training Command (ATC) Master Instructor Badge

 Military Association Memberships
1st Marine Division AssociationAssociation of Naval AviationTampa CouncilTampa Bay Area Chapter
USS Saratoga AssociationTailhook AssociationVP-44  Golden Pelicans AssociationThe Golden Eagles
  1989, 1st Marine Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, Association of Naval Aviation - Assoc. Page
  1989, Navy League of the United States, Tampa Council (Member) (Tampa, Florida) - Chap. Page
  1989, Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS), Tampa Bay Area Chapter (President) (New Port Richey, Florida 34654, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1989, USS Saratoga Association [Verified]
  1989, Tailhook Association
  1989, VP-44 Golden Pelicans Association - Assoc. Page
  2013, The Golden Eagles

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Other Comments:
Probably the thing he is most proud of since retiring from the Navy is his election to the Golden Eagles. This is an exclusive organization of retired Navy and Marine aviators. All are at least 60 years old with impeccable aviation pedigrees. There are only 200 of these rare birds alive. Each has to be selected by his peers to be a member, and that only happens when one of the clan passes on.
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Naval Aviator Wings
Command Ashore

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAS PensacolaCommander Naval Base, San Diego, CAUSS Saratoga (CV-3)VF-1B
VMSB-144VS-3NAS Daytona BeachVF-5 Fighting Hell Cats
USS Card (CVE-11)VF-52 KnightridersVA-55USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
VF-113 StingersVP-44Naval War College (Staff)USS Shangri-la (CV-38)
US NavyVFAW-3North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)NAS Norfolk
NAS Jacksonville FLVT-5 TigersNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
  1940-1941, 000X, NAS Pensacola
  1941-1942, 000X, Commander Naval Base, San Diego, CA
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1942, 131X, VF-1B
  1942-1942, 131X, VMSB-144
  1942-1942, 131X, VS-3
  1942-1943, 131X, NAS Daytona Beach
  1943-1943, 131X, VF-5 Fighting Hell Cats
  1943-1945, 131X, USS Card (CVE-11)
  1945-1948, 131X, VF-52 Knightriders
  1945-1948, 131X, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1948-1950, 131X, VA-55
  1950-1953, 131X, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
  1950-1953, 131X, VF-113 Stingers
  1953-1953, 131X, VP-44
  1953-1955, 131X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1955-1955, 131X, USS Shangri-la (CV-38)
  1955-1957, 131X, Air Task Group-181 (ATG-181)
  1955-1959, 131X, VFAW-3
  1955-1959, 131X, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1959-1959, 131X, NAS Norfolk
  1959-1961, 131X, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1960-1960, 131X, VT-5 Tigers
  1961-1962, 131X, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1941-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
University of Washington
  1936-1940, University of Washington
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