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Charles Ballance Brooks, Jr

  • Birth 4 May 1910 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 28 Jul 1969 Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 73172399

United States Navy Rear Admiral. He attended the public schools in Memphis, Tennessee before entering the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1927. He graduated in 1931, receiving a commission of Ensign, and was assigned to the battleship "USS New York". In 1937 he attended post graduate school at Annapolis and concluded those courses in 1939. He was assigned as the Communication Officer on the staff of Commander Cruiser Division Five, on the flagship "USS Northampton". From 1942 to 1944 he had tours of duty on the aircraft carriers "USS Yorktown", "USS Saratoga" and "USS Bunker Hill". By 1945 he was an instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School and in May of 1945 he was on staff duty on board the battleships "USS Missouri" and "USS South Dakota". For the next fourteen years he was assigned to different ships and in 1958 he was assigned as Joint Chief of Staff, Washington, DC. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1959, and 1961 he was made Commander of Cruiser Division Two. In 1962 he last was assigned duty as Director of Naval Warfare Analyses in Newport, Rhode Island.

Bio by: Saratoga


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  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 11 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73172399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Ballance Brooks, Jr (4 May 1910–28 Jul 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73172399, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .