William Henry Purnell Blandy

William Henry Purnell Blandy

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Jan 1954 (aged 63)
Saint Albans, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 4964-A
Memorial ID 6608797 · View Source
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United States Navy Admiral. He graduated first in his class from the United States Naval Academy in 1913. He was part of the landing party during the occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914. During World War I he was aboard the battleship Florida attached to the British Fleet. He was the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance prior to the start of World War II. During World War II he was the Commander, Group I, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet. In 1946, he was the commander of the Army-Navy Task Force that conducted the atomic bomb tests nicknamed "Operation Crossroads" on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. He retired in 1950.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
  • Added: 15 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6608797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Purnell Blandy (28 Jun 1890–12 Jan 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6608797, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .