George Whelan Anderson, Jr

George Whelan Anderson, Jr

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 20 Mar 1992 (aged 85)
McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 866
Memorial ID 6797973 · View Source
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United States Navy Admiral. He was Chief of Naval Operations from August 1,1961 to August 1,1963. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927 and became an aviator in 1930. During World War II he saw combat on the aircraft carrier Yorktown. In 1958, he commanded Carrier Division 6 in the Mediterranean during the Lebanese crisis. He was the Chief of Naval Operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. He retired from the Navy in 1963 and was appointed Ambassador to Portugal, a post he held until 1966.

Bio by: Bill Heneage


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
  • Added: 23 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6797973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Whelan Anderson, Jr (15 Dec 1906–20 Mar 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6797973, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .