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Adm James William Blanchard
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1903
Faison
Duplin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1987
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral. Blanchard graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927. He attended Submarine school in New London, Connecticut and finished training in December, 1943 and was afterwards promoted to Lieutenant Commander. He took command of the Submarine U.S.S. Albacore in Brisbane, Australia and was commander during the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 19, 1944 where he was credited with the sinking of the Japanese aircraft carrier Tailho. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his torpedoing and sinking of the aircraft carrier. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Monroe Blanchard (1847 - 1906)
  Harriett Strickland Clifton (1875 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy Halsey Blanchard (1900 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Agnes E Blanchard Best (1896 - 1988)*
  Pattie Mae Blanchard (1901 - 1925)*
  James William Blanchard (1903 - 1987)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73445100
Adm James William Blanchard
Added by: Charles A. Lewis
 
Adm James William Blanchard
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Added by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
 
 
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Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 4, 2012
 
 
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