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Berkey, Russell Stanley (1893-1985)


Photograph of Russell S. Berkey

U.S. Navy. Via Morison (1959)

"Count" Berkey was a gunnery expert who commanded cruiser-destroyer covering forces for amphibious operations at New Guinea, the Marianas, and the Philippines. His cruisers participatd in the Battle of Surigao Strait.

Service record

1893

Born
1916     
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy. Assigned to BB New York
1942-11-24     
Captain
Commander, CL Santa Fe
1943-8
Rear admiral
Commander, Cruiser Division 15
1944-10

Commander, Cruisers, 7 Fleet
1949-8-28     
Vice admiral    
Commander, 7 Fleet
1950
Admiral
Retires
1985

Dies

References

Naval Historical Center (accessed 2008-9-24)
New York Times (1985-6-21; accessed 2009-7-2)

Parrish (1978)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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