Nixon, Richard Milhous, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
135X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Aviation Support
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1946-1966, 000X, Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
Service Years
1942 - 1966

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Contact Info
Home Town
Yorba Linda, CA
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 27, 1994
Location of Interment
Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace - Yorba Linda, California
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 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

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Last Known Activity
In January 1942, Nixon became an attorney for the Office of Emergency management in Washington D.C. where he worked until he accepted an appointment as lieutenant junior grade in the Naval Reserve at the age of 29. Following his appointment, Nixon began aviation introduction training at the naval Training School, Naval Air Station in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. After completing the course in October 1942, he went to the Naval Reserve Aviation Base in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he served as Aide to the Executive Officer until may 1943. Looking for more excitment, Nixon volunteered for sea duty and reported to Commander Air force, U.S. Pacific Fleet where he was assigned as Officer in Charge of the South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command at Guadalcanal in the Solomons and later at Green Island. His unit prepared manifests and flight plans for C-47 operations and supervised the loading and unloading of the cargo aircraft. For this service he received a Letter of Commendation from the Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Dorce for "metitorous and effecient performance of duty as Officer in Charge of the South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command... "On 1 October 1943, Nixon was promoted to lieutenant. From August through December of 1944, Nixon was assigned to Fleet Air Wing EIGHT. From December through March 1945, he served at the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. In March, his next assignment was as the Bureau of Aeronautics Contracting Officer for Terminations in the Office of the Bureau of Aeronautics General Representative, Eastern District, headquarted in New York City. In that capacity he had temporary additional duty at various places, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Buffalo, New York City, and East Hartford, Connecticut. When he was released from active duty on 10 March 1946. He was promoted to Commander in the Naval Reserve on 1 June 1953. While on active duty besides the Letter of Commendation, Nixon earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He is entitled to two engagement stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for supporting air action in the Tresury-Bougainville operations from 27 October to 15 December 1943 and for consolidation of the northern Solomons from 15 December 1943 to 22 July 1944. Nixon transferred to the Retired Reserve of the Naval Reserve on 1 June 1966.
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NAS Quonset PointNAS OttumwaUS NavyNaval Legal Service Units (JAG)
  1942-1942, 135X, NAS Quonset Point
  1942-1943, 135X, NAS Ottumwa
  1943-1944, 135X, Commander Aircraft South Pacific Force
  1944-1944, 135X, Fleet Air Wing 8
  1944-1946, 135X, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1946-1966, 000X, Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Whittier CollegeDuke University
  1934-1938, Whittier College
  1938-1939, Duke University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 10, 2016, General Photos5
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