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Royal, Forrest Beton (1893-1945)


Photograph of Forrest B. Royal

Australian War Memorial

Via Wikimedia Commons

Forrest Royal was a gifted new rear admiral who participated in the Leyte landings and other operations in the Philippines and skillfully landed Australian troops on Borneo before dying on his flag bridge from a coronary thrombosis.

Service record

1893

Born in New York
1915
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy
1919
Lieutenant
Commander, DD Harding
1924

Master of science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ordnance engineering
1924

AD Dobbin
1930

CA Chester
1932

Aide, Chief of Naval Operations
1936
Commander
Commander, DD Porter
1938

War College senior course
1939

U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil
1941-10-1     
Captain
Commander, CL Milwaukee
1943

Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff
1944-6     
Rear admiral     
Commander, Amphibian Group 6
1945-6-18

Dies of heart attack


References

Morison (1958)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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