Radford, Arthur William

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Radford, Arthur William, born 17-02-1896 in Chicago, Illinois, graduating from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1916, and served on board the battleship USS South Carolina. USS_South_Carolina_CGN-37_04013712 In his career as a U.S. Navy officer, Radford served during World War I as a surface ship warfare officer. After the end of the war, Radford entered naval aviation, and he completed training as a pilot in 1921. After service aboard aircraft carriers, and periods of service ashore, Radford was appointed as the Chief of Aviation Training in 1941, months the entrance of the United States into World War II on December 7, 1941. During World War II, Admiral Radford commanded Carrier Division Eleven  in the Pacific during 1943 and Carrier Division Six in 1944. However, more importantly, Radford commanded aircraft carrier Task Groups during 1943 – 45 that were parts of the Fast Carrier Task Force of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, either as part of Task Force 38 or part of Task Force 58. In 1948, Radford was appointed by President Harry Ship Trumann as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. RadfordTruman Then, in 1949, Truman appointed Radford as the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Admiral Radford died at the age of 77 on 17-08-1973 of heart failure, at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

Death and burial ground of Radford, Arthur William.

Radford was buried with his wife Miriam J, who died at the very old age of 102, in 1997, and with the full honors accorded to a former four-star Admiral, and a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Section 30 of the Arlington National Cemetery.

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