Aurand, Evan Peter, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
Service Years
1938 - 1972
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Date of Passing
Jun 07, 1989
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
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Last Known Activity

After his Navy service, Evan Aurand was a safety inspector for Boeing Aircraft Company as wellas serving as a consultant for the Navy.

He was very active in his community. He was a lobbyist before the Hawaii State Legislature, the City Council, and other organizations. He was one of the founders of the Hawaii Leaseholders (HALE) Equity Coalition.he served as president of both the Maunaiua Triangle-Koko Kai Community Association and the Rotary Club of Hawaii Kai. Other board memberships included the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board and the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Scouting Squadron 2 (VS-2)
Division: U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Evan Peter Aurand (NSN: 0-81177), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Scouting Plane in Scouting Squadron TWO (VS-2), attached to the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea, on 10 March 1942. Lieutenant Aurand pressed home, in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, a vigorous and determined dive bombing attack on enemy ships, sinking one of them. His outstanding courage, daring airmanship and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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  1961-1962, USS Independence (CV-62)


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 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.

Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.

Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.

Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020
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USS Independence (CV-62)
Aboard USS Independence (CV-62)
17 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Hayward, John Tucker, VADM, (1925-1968) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Sugg, Ross Edgar, CAPT, (1950-1986) OFF 144X Lieutenant
Thomas, Tony, PO3, (1961-1965) MM MM-4291 [Other Service Rank]
LaChance, Dennis, LT, (1958-1979) BT BT-4524 Lieutenant
Logan, Lanny, CPO, (1960-1978) ETN ETR-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gallagher, Robert, PO3, (1960-1969) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jackson, Robert, PO2, (1958-1961) AWF AWF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Leland, Gordon, SCPO, (1961-1982) Petty Officer Second Class
Taylor, Michael, SCPO, (1960-1982) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cilley, Richard, CPO, (1958-1978) AB ABE-7006 Petty Officer Third Class
Hart, Thomas, PO3, (1961-1965) IC Petty Officer Third Class
Milan, Fred, CWO4, (1958-1989) AMS AMS-8215 Petty Officer Third Class
Mobilia, Richard, PO3, (1960-1963) SH Petty Officer Third Class
Murphy, Jesse, PO3, (1962-1967) AWF AWF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Atkins, Harry, AN, (1959-1963) AB AB-0000 Airman
Bush, Earl, AA, (1958-1962) AB AB-0000 Airman Apprentice
Tuminello, John, PO2, (1960-1966) AT ATR-0000 Airman Recruit

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