Browning, Miles, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1947, US Army Command and General Staff College
Service Years
1917 - 1947
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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New Jersey
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Boston, MA

Date of Passing
Sep 29, 1954
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In the summer of 1942, Browning had an affair with the wife of a fellow officer. Together with his known problem with alcoholism, he was temporarily removed from command due to his ungentlemanly conducts. He returned to the front lines in Oct 1942, and once again became a member of Halsey's staff

Chevy Chase's maternal Grandfather.
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Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
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Two carrier task forces (Vice Adm. W. F. Halsey and Rear Adm. F. J. Fletcher) and a bombardment group (Rear Adm. R. A. Spruance), totaling 2 aircraft carriers, 5 cruisers, and 10 destroyers, attack Kwajalein, Wotje, Maloelap, Jaluit, and Mili in the Marshall Islands and Makin, Gilbert Islands. United States naval vessels damaged: Carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6), by suicide bomber, Marshall- Gilberts raid,  Heavy cruiser CHESTER (CA-27), by dive bomber, Marshall- Gilberts raid,
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Aug 13, 2008
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On January 2, Nimitz's staff recommended strikes against the Gilberts and Marshall Islands, but Vice Admiral William S. Pye - former commander of the Battle Fleet - raised the possibility of Japan expecting Samoa to be reinforced. Pye suggested, and Nimitz concurred, that a second carrier cover the Marine's arrival in Samoa. Once the Marines were safely ashore, the two carriers would head towards the Gilberts to fend off any Japanese advance, or to strike at bases there should no opposition be met. A third carrier would strike Wake Island, while the fourth (including Yorktown, four U.S. carriers were available in the Pacific) guarded Hawaii. Though Nimitz himself approved of the plan, several members of his staff vocally opposed it: the battleships had already been lost, and they were not about to lose the carriers in a raid the Japanese could be anticipating. Nimitz needed support.

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  85 Also There at This Battle:
  • Donaldson, Lyle, MCPO, (1940-1975)
  • Porter, Gery, CPO, (1940-1946)
  • Tagliareni, Joseph
  • Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970)
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