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Rodgers, Bertram Joseph (1894-1983)


Photograph of Bertram J. Rodgers

Naval History and Heritage Command #NH62849

Cropped by author

Rodgers was an experienced submariner and destroyer commander who commanded heavy cruiser Salt Lake City in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands, for which he received the Navy Cross.  He served as a staff officer in southeast Asia and as a task force commander in the landings in southern France (DRAGOON) before transferring to the Pacific , where he commanded the bombardment force at Iwo Jima.

Service record

1894-3-19      

Born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1916-6
Ensign     
Gradautes from Naval Academy. Assigned to BB South Carolina.
1919

SS H-4
1921

Commander, SS H-8
1923

Commander, SS R-8
1925

Submarine Base, Panama Canal Zone
1926

Executive officer, SS Bonita
1927

Airship Los Angeles
1929

Airship Akron
1931

Airship Macon
1934

Commander, DD Blakeley
1936

Port captain, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone
1938

Commander, DD Selfridge
1940

War Plans Division
1943-1-2     
Captain      
Commander, CA Salt Lake City
1943
Commodore     
Senior planning officer, Southeast Asia Command
1944-4
Rear admiral     
8 Amphibious Force, Mediterranean
1944

Commander, Amphibian Group 11
1945-3

Commander, Battleship Division 3
1946-2

Commander, Amphibian Group 3
1948-4-2

Commander, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet
1950-2

Commandant, 12 Naval District
1954-3

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Germany
1955-11

President, Permanent General Court Martial, 12 Naval District
1956-4-1

Retires
1983-11-30     

Dies at Coronada, California

References

ussslcca25.com (accessed 2011-3-26)



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