Carter, Worrall Reed, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Service Years
1908 - 1947
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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United States
United States
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Last Address
1553 Cloncurry Rd
Norfolk, VA 23235

Date of Passing
Jul 22, 1975
Location of Interment
Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Rear Admiral Carter was born on the SS Storm King in the Pacific Ocean

Enter "the secret weapon," as Admiral Nimitz called Service Squadron Ten. Commodore Worrall R. Carter survived Pearl Harbor to devise the miraculous mobile service force that made it possible for the Navy to move toward Japan in great jumps instead of taking the slow and costly alternative of capturing a whole series of islands on which to build a string of land bases.

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‚??From 7 December 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, until they admitted defeat in August 1945, our fleet continuously grew. During those stirring and difficult times, the accounts of ship actions, air strikes, and amphibious operations make up the thrilling combat history of the Pacific theater. Linked inseparably with combat is naval logistic support, the support which makes available to the fleet such essentials as ammunition, fuel, food, repair services‚??in short, all the necessities, at the proper time and place and in adequate amounts. This support, from advanced bases and from floating mobile service squadrons and groups, maintained the fleet and enabled it to take offensive action farther from home supply points than was ever before thought possible.‚??

-Admiral Worrall Reed Carter, USN (Ret), Commander Naval Bases South
Pacific, 1942.

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Day, George Calvin, RADM, (1892-1935) Captain
Miller, Cyrus, CAPT, (1897-1923) Captain
English, Robert Henry, RADM, (1911-1943) Commander
Ghormley, Robert Lee, VADM, (1906-1946) Commander
Giffen, Robert Carlisle, VADM, (1907-1946) Commander
McNair Jr., Frederick, CAPT Commander
Wainwright Jr., Richard, CDR, (1903-1921) Commander
Chevalier, Godfrey DeCourcelles, LCDR, (1910-1922) Lieutenant
Davis, Noel, LCDR, (1914-1927) Lieutenant
Denfeld, Louis Emil, ADM, (1912-1950) Lieutenant
Moreell, Ben, ADM, (1917-1946) Lieutenant
Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton, ADM, (1912-1949) Lieutenant
Fechteler, Frank, LT, (1917-1922) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Abele, Mannert Lincoln, LCDR, (1926-1942) Seaman
Osterhaus, Hugo Wilson, RADM, (1900-1937) OFF 110X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Hough, Henry Hughes, RADM, (1891-1935) OFF 110X Captain
Webb, John Crawford, CAPT, (1918-1953) OFF 000X Captain
Dutton, Jr., Benjamin, CAPT, (1905-1937) OFF 111X Commander
Ellsberg, Edward "Ned", RADM OFF 112X Commander
Waller, John B. W., RADM, (1914-1947) OFF 111X Commander
Snyder, William Ellsworth, LCDR, (1903-1923) OFF 110X Lieutenant Commander
Hall, John Lesslie, ADM, (1913-1953) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Brown, Charles Randall, ADM, (1921-1962) OFF 110X Ensign

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