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 Howard Austin Yeager

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Howard Austin Yeager

Birth
Kansas, USA
Death 11 Mar 1967 (aged 61)
Great Lakes, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section 3
Memorial ID 73173214 View Source
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US Navy Vice Admiral. During World War II Yeager was the Executive Officer of the Battleship USS Nevada, which had been badly damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor. On July 12, 1958 Yeager became the Commander of Amphibious Force, United States Pacific Fleet. He was promoted to Vice Admiral on July 23, 1960. His last command was as Commandant of the Ninth Naval District at the Great Lakes Training Facility. He remained in that command until he and his wife died in a fire at his residence at the Great Lakes Training Base.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 11 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 73173214
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73173214/howard-austin-yeager : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Austin Yeager (9 Sep 1905–11 Mar 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 73173214, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .