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Beary, Donald Bradford (1888-1966)


Photograph of Donald B. Beary

U.S. Navy. Via FindAGrave.com

Beary was awarded the Navy Cross for convoy duty during the First World War. In command of transport Mount Vernon and Transport Division 19 when war broke out, he made a dangerous run into Singapore with British and Canadian reinforcements.

Beary organized Service Squadron 6, an experiment in advance naval logistics. The squadron achieved remarkable success during the Iwo Jima campaign, delivering 2,787,000 barrels (about 370,000 tons) of fuel oil, 7,126,000 gallons (26,970,000 liters) of aviation gasoline, and 105,000 barrels (about 14,000 tons) of diesel oil to naval warships.

Service record

1888-12-4     

Born at Helena, Montana
1910
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy. Assigned to BB Tennessee
1912

BB Washington
1914

BB Maryland
1917

Receives Master of Science in electrical engineering from Columbia University
1917

Commander, patrol yacht Remlik
1918

Commander, DD Lamson
1919

Burea of Navigation
1921

Commander, DD Talbot
1921

Commander, DD Parrott
1922

Commander, DD Sumner
1923

Fleet Training Division
1925

BB New Mexico
1928

Instructor, Naval Academy
1931

Staff, Asiatic Fleet
1934

Office of Chief of Naval Operations
1936

Naval War College
1937
Commander
Executive officer, BB Colorado
1938
Captain Commander, CL Richmond
1939

Instructor, Naval Academy
1941-10-1

Commander, Transport Division 19/Commander, Mount Vernon
1942-7

Commander, Naval Operations Base Iceland
1943-2-10   
Rear admiral     
Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command, Atlantic Fleet
1944-10-1

Commander, Service Squadron 6
1946

Commander, 12 Naval District
1948
Vice admiral
President, Naval War College
1950

Retires
1966

Dies

References

FindAGrave.com (accessed 2011-3-25)\

Morison (1956, 1959)

NavSource.org (accessed 2011-3-25)

Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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