Royal, Forrest Betton, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
Service Years
1915 - 1945
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
USS Rocky Mount (AGC-3)

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Heart Attack
South China Sea
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySupervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Bureau of OrdnanceNaval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PAUSS Chicago (CA-29)CNO - OPNAV
Naval War College (Staff)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1911-1915, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1915-1917, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1919-1920, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) New York, NY
  1920-1921, USS Hatfield (DD-231)
  1921-1921, USS John D. Edwards (DD-216)
  1921-1923, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1923-1923, NPS MIT Boston MA (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1923-1923, Bureau of Ordnance
  1923-1924, Washington Naval Shipyard
  1924-1924, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1924-1927, USS Dobbin (AD-3)
  1927-1930, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1930-1932, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1932-1933, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
  1932-1933, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1933-1936, CNO - OPNAV
  1936-1938, USS Porter (DD-356)
  1938-1939, Naval War College (Staff)
  1939-1941, Naval Attache Office (NAO) Rio De Janeiro, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1941-1943, USS Milwaukee (CL-5)
  1943-1944, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1944-1945, COMPHIBGRU FIVE
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Cairo Conference (Codename SEXTANT)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Tehran Conference (Codename EUREKA)
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)/Battle of Mindanao
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CAMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Naval War College
  1911-1915, United States Naval Academy
  1921-1922, United States Naval Academy
  1922-1923, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1923-1923, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1938-1939, Naval War College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Early on the morning of 18 June, Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal, USN, Commander Amphibious Group Six, was found dead in his cabin. He had died sometime during the midwatch from a heart attack.
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