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Joy, Charles Turner (1895-1956)


Photograph of Charles T. Joy
Naval Historical Center #80-G-430048


Turner Joy commanded Louisville in the Battle of Rennell Island, where he displayed fine seamanship in attempting to tow the crippled Chicago out of the area. He later commanded  a fire support unit in the Saipan invasion.

Service record

1895-2-17     

Born at St. Louis, Missouri
1916
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy. Assigned to BB Pennsylvania
1921

Graduate studies in engineering
1923
Lieutenant
Flag lieutenant, Yangtze Patrol
1925

Executive officer, DD Pope
1937
Commander
Instructor, Naval Academy
1940

Executive officer, CA Indianapolis
1941

Operations officer, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
1942-9
Captain Commander, CA Louisville
1943-8   
      
Chief, Pacific Plans Division
1944-5
Rear admiral      
Commander, Cruiser Division 6
1945-6

Commander, Amphibian Group 2
1946

Commander, Naval Proving Ground
1949-8-26     
Vice admiral
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan
1952

Superintendent, Naval Academy
1954-7

Retires
1956-6-13

Dies in California


References

Pettibone (2006)
Naval Historical Center (accessed 2009-5-4)
Tuohy (2007)



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