Joy, Charles Turner, born 17-02-1895 in St. Louis, Missouri, commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916, he served in the battleship Pennsylvania for more than four years, including the period of the United States’ participation in World War I. In the mid-1930s, Lieutenant Commander Joy was Commanding Officer of the destroyer Litchfield and was on the staff of Commander Destroyers, Battle Force. Between 1937 and 1940, Commander Joy was an instructor at the Naval Academy. He then became Executive Officer of the heavy cruiser Indianapolis.
In 1941 he was Operations Officer for Commander Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet and, for several months after the United States entered World War II in December of that year, helped plan and execute combat operations against Japan. Captain Joy, here with General Matthew Bunker Ridgeway
commanded the heavy cruiser Louisville from September 1942 until June 1943, during which time he was active in the Aleutians and South Pacific war theatres.
After an important war plans tour in Washington, D.C., Rear Admiral Joy became commander of a cruiser division, leading it through nearly a year and a half of intense combat service against the Japanese. Commanding an amphibious group when Japan capitulated in August 1945, Joy was soon assigned to duty in China.
Death and burial ground of Joy, Charles Turner.
Retired in July 1954, Admiral Joy subsequently made his home in La Jolla, California. He died at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California on 06-06-1956, age 61. He is buried with his wife Martha, born Chess, who died age 80 in 1978, at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.