Chapple, Wreford Goss, 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
1954-1955, 112X, USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
Service Years
1930 - 1959
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1908
 
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Home Town
Billings, MT
Last Address
Coronado, CA

Date of Passing
May 20, 1991
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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US Navy Rear Admiral. Chapple graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1930. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack Chapple was a Lt. Commander in the Submarine Service and was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. 38. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor Chapple's command sunk the Japanese Transport Takatiho Maru, one of the first Japanese ships sunk in the Pacific theater. At the Battle of Leyte Gulf he was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine Bream which sunk four Japanese vessels. By February of 1942 Chapple was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. Permit SS-178. He served as her Commanding Officer until August 4, 1943. During the year and a half Chapple was Commanding Officer of the Permit he sank 4 Japanese vessels. For his wartime services Chapple was awarded two Navy Cross Medals, three Silver Stars and a Bronze Star. His last assignment was as the Commanding Officer of the heavy Cruiser Pittsburgh. He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1959. Chapple was considered one of the hero's of World War II and his exploits are featured in naval history books and his achievements provided much of the material for the 1950's television series "The Silent Service".

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  1937-1938, 112X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)

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112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare

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Adair, Charles L., RADM, (1926-1956) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Cecil, Charles Purcell, RADM, (1916-1944) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Coe, James Wiggins, CDR, (1930-1943) OFF 00X Lieutenant Commander
McClusky, Clarence Wade, RADM, (1926-1956) OFF 00X Lieutenant
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Howard, Curtis William, LTJG, (1938-1942) OFF 110X Ensign
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Maltby, Arthur, CAPT, (1940-1967) OFF 00X Ensign
McGillicuddy, Terry, CAPT, (1940-1971) OFF 00X Ensign
Ramsey, Lyle, CAPT, (1940-1963) OFF 00X Ensign
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Brown, Wilson, VADM, (1902-1944) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
Giffen, Robert Carlisle, VADM, (1907-1946) OFF Captain
Conolly, Richard Lansing, ADM, (1914-1953) OFF Commander
DuBose, Laurence Toombs, ADM, (1913-1955) OFF Commander
McInerney, Francis Xavier, VADM, (1920-1955) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Adair, Noah, CAPT, (1931-1960) OFF Lieutenant
Duvall, William Howard, RDML, (1925-1954) OFF Lieutenant
French, John Edmund, LCDR, (1922-1941) OFF Lieutenant
Pirie, Robert Burns, VADM, (1922-1962) OFF Lieutenant
Rindskopf, Maurice, RADM, (1938-1972) OFF Ensign
LAUFF, Bernard, CAPT, (1937-1968) OFF Naval Aviation Cadet
Draemel, Milo Frederick, RADM, (1906-1946) Captain
Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM, (1917-1956) Commander
Fechteler, William Morrow, ADM, (1916-1956) Commander
WILEY, Herbert Victor, RADM, (1915-1947) Commander
Abercrombie, Laurence, RADM, (1920-1948) Lieutenant Commander
Moosbrugger, Fredrick, VADM, (1923-1956) Lieutenant Commander
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Smith, Robert Holmes, CAPT, (1919-1943) Lieutenant Commander
Becton, F. Julian, RADM, (1931-1966) Lieutenant
Pryce, Roland Fremont, CAPT, (1927-1957) Lieutenant
RIVERO, Horacio, ADM, (1931-1972) Lieutenant
Dempsey, James Charles, RADM, (1931-1970) Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Arthur, Charles, CAPT, (1940-1962) Midshipman
Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT, (1939-1966) Midshipman
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CLARK, Asa, CAPT, (1937-1967) Midshipman
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