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 Philip Louis Vian

Philip Louis Vian

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 27 May 1968 (aged 73)
Ashford Hill, Basingtoke and Deane Borough, Hampshire, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot The Crypt. His memorial plaque overlooks the graves of Jellicoe and Beatty.
Memorial ID 20267 · View Source
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British Naval Admiral. He graduated from the Royal Naval College in 1911, served in the Atlantic Fleet and as Gunnery Officer on destroyers during World War I. At the start of World War II, he was in command of the destroyer flotilla HMS in Afridi, which led a British convoy to land British troops at Norway in April 1940. From 1941 to 1943, he served in the Mediterranean leading cruiser squadrons which caused great losses to Italian merchant shipping. After the invasion of Sicily, he was givin the duty as supreme commander of the main British naval force supporting the D-Day landings in Normandy, in 1944. In 1945, he was the commander in charge of air operations of the British Pacific Fleet Task Force 57, providing air support for the American invasion of Okinawa. He participated in attacks on the Japanese homeland and was present at the Japanese surrender. After the war he appointed Fifth Sea Lord Royal Fleet Admiral in 1946.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Louis Vian (15 Jul 1894–27 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20267, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .