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."


  1943-1944, USS Dixie (AD-14)


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February / 1944

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 USS Dixie (AD-14) Details

USS Dixie (AD-14)

Launched: 27 May 1939
Commissioned: 25 April 1940
Decommissioned: 15 June 1982
Struck: 15 June 1982
Honors and
awards: 5 battle stars for Korean War service
Fate: sold for scrapping

General characteristics
Displacement: 9,450 tons
Length: 530 ft 6 in (161.70 m)
Beam: 73 ft 3 in (22.33 m)
Draught: 24 ft 5 in (7.44 m)
Propulsion: Steam
Speed: 18 kts
Complement: 1262
Armament: 4 x 5"/38 calHull number AD-14

Surface Vessel

Parent Unit

Tender/ Repair Ship

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Last Updated: May 29, 2021
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Dixie (AD-14)

Brutko, George Stanley, PO1, (1942-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Brown, Charles Warren, PO2, (1942-1945) 00 00E Petty Officer 2nd Class
Burns, Owen Prentice, PO2, (1942-1945) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer 2nd Class
Ballew, Theodore, PO3, (1943-1951) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Owens, Thomas, PO3, (1943-1945) SM SM-0000 Signalman 3rd Class
Edminster, Earl Edwin, PO3, (1943-1944) SO SO-0000 Petty Officer 3rd Class
McGee, Hugh, S1c, (1941-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Xenophon, Daniel Basil, PO2, (1941-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Paggi, Willard, SN, (1942-1945) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Forsberg, Elof, FN, (1944-1947) FN FN-0000 Fireman

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