Hillenkoetter, Roscoe Henry, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1956-1957, Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
Service Years
1915 - 1957
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Contact Info
Home Town
St Louis, MO
Last Address
New York City, NY
Date of Passing
Jun 18, 1982
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery (VLM) - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
6 5813-C-1

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Pearl Harbor Survivor's AssociationNational Cemetery Administration (NCA)United States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
  0, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  1982, National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
  2021, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2021, WWII Memorial National Registry - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity:

The National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena was formed in 1956, with the organization's corporate charter being approved October 24. Hillenkoetter was on NICAP's board of governors from about 1957 until 1962. Donald E. Keyhoe, NICAP director and Hillenkoetter's Naval Academy classmate, wrote that Hillenkoetter wanted public disclosure of UFO evidence. Perhaps Hillenkoetter's best-known statement on the subject was in 1960 in a letter to Congress, as reported in The New York Times: "Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense."


  1945-1946, USS Missouri (BB-63)


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 USS Missouri (BB-63) Details

USS Missouri (BB-63)
Iowa Class Battleship: Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 887' 3" (oa) x 108' 2" x 37' 9" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/50 20 x 5"/38AA, 80 x 40mm 49 x 20mm, 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/8" Belt, 17" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +5/8" Decks, 17 1/4" Conning Tower. Machinery, 212,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1921. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, January 6, 1941. Launched January 29, 1944. Commissioned June 11, 1944. Decommissioned February 26, 1955. Recommissioned May 10, 1986. Decommissioned March 31, 1992. Stricken for disposal January 12, 1995. Donated for preservation May 4, 1998. Fate: Preserved as a museum at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 1998.

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39 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Missouri (BB-63)

Sherman, Frederick Carl, ADM, (1910-1947) Vice Admiral
Callaghan, William, VADM, (1918-1957) Captain
Murray, Stuart Shadrick, VADM, (1919-1956) Captain
Baumberger, Walter Harlen, VADM, (1934-1974) OFF Commander
Faulk, Roland William, CAPT, (1937-1968) OFF 410X Commander
MURRAY, Albert, CDR, (1942-1947) Commander
Backus, Standish, CDR, (1940-1956) Lieutenant Commander
JAMIESON, Mitchell, LT, (1942-1945) Lieutenant
Bostic, Earl, LCDR, (1945-1973) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Markus, Norbert, LTJG, (1943-1946) .G Sp(G) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lajoie, Philippe, (1944-1946) MAT MATT-0000 Other Service Rank
Erickson, Leif, CPO, (1941-1945) PH PH-8143 Chief Petty Officer
Bailey, William S, PO1, (1940-1946) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bucon, Henry, PO1, (1944-1946) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dalton, Verlan Riley, PO1, (1941-1945) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Munro, David, PO1, (1942-1945) CB CB-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Ernest Russel, PO1, (1936-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Taub, Jerry, PO2, (1943-1946) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Ray Gottfried, PO2, (1939-1945) SSM SSML-0000 Petty Officer 2nd Class
Kopf, Donald W., PO3, (1946-1949) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Poulin, Lawrence, PO3, (1937-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Randall, Jerome Edward, PO3, (1944-1946) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wray, Virgil, PO3, (1943-1947) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Dobratz, Arthur, PO3, (1943-1945) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 3rd Class
James, Thomas Jones, PO1, (1942-1962) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer 3rd Class
Dobratz, Arthur, PO3, (1943-1945) FC FC-0000 Seaman First Class
Donahue, Joseph, S1c, (1944-1947) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Francisco, Arthur Orville, S1c, (1942-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Nemeth, Joe, S1c, (1942-1945) GM GM-0000 Seaman First Class
Ray, Dayberry, S1c, (1946-1947) FTG FTG-0000 Seaman First Class
Trichell, Paul Odis, CPO, (1944-1964) Seaman
Ulshafer, W. Paul, SN, (1946-1948) SN Seaman
Packer, Harwell, HN, (1945-1951) Hospitalman
Bailey, John Bruce, F1c, (1945-1947) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Vecchio, Guido, S1c, (1944-1946) Airman 1st Class
Comeau, Amos Joseph, S2c, (1944-1945) 00 Seaman Second Class
McDonald, John, S2c, (1946-1952) RM RM-2319 Seaman Second Class
Rudolph, Alfred, SA, (1945-1948) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Costello, John, HA, (1944-1947) SA SA-0000 Hospitalman Apprentice
Brodt, Leonard, AS, (1944-1946) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman

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