KOCH, George Price, RADM

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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
1970-1971, 111X, Naval District Washington, DC
Service Years
1933 - 1971
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Ruxton, Baltimore Cty., MD
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 17, 1972
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
US Navy Rear Admiral. Koch graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1933. He was designated a Naval Aviator on January 2, 1935. His first tour of duty after completing flight school was aboard the cruiser Tuscaloosa followed by assignments to Torpedo Squadron seven, Patrol Squadron Three and Patrol Bombing Squadron Seventy-Four. In 1942 and 1943 Koch commanded Headquarters Squadron Five and in 1944, after a tour of duty with the Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Staff, assumed command of the sea-plane tender USS Humbolt. After the war, Koch served on the USS Leyte, and soon after completed the Senior Course at the Naval War College. He was next promoted to Commander and assigned as Executive Officer of Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis and subsequently of Naval Station, Kodiak where he served from July 3, 1951 to September 6, 1951. In the mid 1950's he was given assignments to the Staff, Commander Fleet Air Wings Atlantic and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Koch was then made Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Barbers Point, and reported in 1957 as Chief of Staff to Commander Fleet Air Wing, Quonset. In 1958 Koch became Commander Fleet Air Wing Three and his next command would be as Commander of Naval Air Station, Norfolk. After his promotion to Rear Admiral he commanded Carrier Division eighteen, Fleet Air Wings, U.S. Atlantic Fleet with additional duty as Commander Fleet Air Wing five, and in 1963 became Chief of Naval Air Reserve Training. In 1965 Koch assumed command of carrier Division Six, and the Fifteenth Naval District. His last assignment was as the Commandant of The Navy Yard, Washington Naval District.

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At the time of his retirement, Admiral Koch was also awarded the Grey Eagle Award for his many years of service. 

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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)School Assignments - StaffUSS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)VT-7 Strike Eagles
VP-3 Screaming EaglesVP-74VP-5 (1937) Mad Foxes/Blind FoxesCommander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
US NavyUSS Leyte (CV-32)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)NAS Memphis
CNO - OPNAV/Director Air WarfareNAS Barbers PointFleet Air Wing 3NAS Norfolk
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Naval District Washington, DC
  1929-1933, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1935, Naval Flight Schools
  1935-1937, USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)
  1937-1939, VT-7 Strike Eagles
  1939-1940, VP-3 Screaming Eagles
  1941-1942, VP-74
  1942-1943, VP-5 (1937) Mad Foxes/Blind Foxes
  1943-1944, Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
  1944-1945, USS Matagorda (AG-122)
  1945-1946, USS Humboldt (AG-121)
  1946-1947, USS Leyte (CV-32)
  1947-1948, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)/College of Naval Warfare (Faculty Staff)
  1949-1951, Naval Air Technical Training Center
  1951-1951, NAS Memphis
  1952-1953, COMFLTAIR
  1954-1955, CNO - OPNAV/Director Air Warfare
  1956-1957, NAS Barbers Point
  1957-1958, COMFLTAIR/Quonset Point, RI
  1958-1959, Fleet Air Wing 3
  1959-1960, NAS Norfolk
  1960-1961, Carrier Division 17 (COMCARDIV 17)
  1962-1962, COMFLTAIR
  1963-1965, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1965-1966, Carrier Division 6 (COMCARDIV 6)
  1967-1969, 15th Naval District
  1970-1971, 111X, Naval District Washington, DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
  1947-1948, Naval War College
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