Rear Admiral 

Robert Allen Joseph English

 

Basic Information

Name
Robert Allen Joseph English
Birth
5 Jun 1899
Tombstone, Cochise, Arizona, USA
Death
1 Aug 1969
La Puente, Los Angeles, California
Time In Service
From: 1922
To: Not Specified

Affiliation

Allegiance
United States of America
Branch of Service
Navy
Rank
Rear Admiral
Unit(s)
Not Specified
Specialty
Not Specified
Current Status
Not Specified

Service Record

War
World War II
Battle(s)
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)

Portrait of Midshipman Robert A. J. English

Portrait, 1922 US Naval Academy year book "Lucky Bag," p. 111
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Naval Career of Rear Admiral Robert Allen Joseph English

Robert A. J. English graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1922. As a lieutenant, he captained the ship "Bear of Oakland" during the Antarctic Expedition of 1933-1935. It was "The Bear" that brought Admiral Byrd back to Washington, DC at the end of the expedition.

 

During World War II he served on General Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff.

 

For his work as "War Plans Officer on the staff of a Naval Task Force Commander prior to and during the amphibious invasion of Italy, September 1943" he received a "second gold star in lieu of a third Legion of Merit." He also received medals for his work planning and overseeing the invasion of Morocco and of Sicily.

 

Rear Admiral English is buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.

 

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