Brown, Charles Randall, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1959-1960, 131X, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE)/Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe
Service Years
1921 - 1962
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1899
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Brown, Charles Randall, ADM.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Last Address
Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Passing
Dec 08, 1983
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 6, Lot 1188

 Official Badges 

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) US Navy Retired 30


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in 1921 and earned his pilot's wings in 1924. He was the Captain of the aircraft carriers "USS Kalinin Bay" and "USS Hornet" in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. In 1952, he was named commander of Carrier Division 6 in the Mediterranean Sea. He was named commander of the United States Navy's Sixth Fleet in 1956 and was appointed commander-in chief of Allied Forces in Southern Europe in 1959. It was in this role in 1959 that he instigated the creation of the Gray Eagle Award. He retired in 1962.

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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1941
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Apr 25, 2019
   
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  • Baruzzini, Joseph, LCDR, (1944-1964)
  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beyeler, Matthew David, PO3, (1944-1952)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
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