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Military and Naval Recognition Book: A Handbook on the Organization, Insignia of Rank, and Customs of the Service of the World's Important Armies and Navies

Bunkley, J. W. [Joel William]

Verlag: D. Van Nostrand company, 1917
Gebraucht Zustand: fair condition Hardcover
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ix, [1], 224 pages, [10 pages of advertisements], color frontis illustration., 18 cm. Contains 51 full-page Illustrations, 18 in color. No dust jacket is present. Weak front hinge; covers worn and soiled. From an on-line posting: "Joel William Bunkley (1887-1967) Born on July 3, 1887 in Macon, Georgia. Graduated from Annapolis in 1909 and commissioned in 1911. Served with the Naval Railway Battalion in France in World War I. Aide to the Commander of the Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet 1919-1920. Aide to the Commander in Chief Asiatic Fleet 1923-1924. Commanding Officer of the Pruitt, Childs and Banner 1924-1926, then the Wood and Greer 1928-1930. Member of U.S. Naval Mission to Argentina 1934-1937. Commander of Destroyer Squadron Ten 1938-1939. Commanding Officer of the California 1940-1942, sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Retired as Rear Admiral in July 1942 and immediately recalled to active duty as supervisor of New York Harbor until retirement again in January 1946. Decorations included the Navy Cross and Legion of Merit. Died on December 10, 1967. The author was awarded The Navy Cross for bravery during WWI. The citation reads: "Bunkley, Joel William, Commander, U.S. Navy Naval Railway Battery (France), Date Of Action: World War I Citation: The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Joel W. Bunkley, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession and for valor under fire in connection with the erection and administration of the 14-inch naval railway battery in France, both in the preliminary stages of preparation at the rear and later in the actual operations of the guns at the front in action with the enemy. ". Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 69200

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Titel: Military and Naval Recognition Book: A ...

Verlag: D. Van Nostrand company

Erscheinungsdatum: 1917

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: fair condition

Auflage: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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