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us: Blandy, William H. P. (William Henry Purnell), 1890-1954

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  • Fuller Name

    • William Henry Purnell
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    • Birth Place

        New York, N.Y.
    • Death Place

        Saint Albans, New York, N.Y.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Royal Navy. Grand Fleet
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Ordnance
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet. Amphibious Group, 1st
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
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  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Library of Congress Manuscript Division for McCrea, J. Papers, 1898-1984 (Wiliam H.P. (William Henry Purnell) Blandy (1890-1954); correspondent)
    • found: WWWA, 1951-1960 (William Henry Purnell Blandy; naval officer and business executive; b. 1890; d. 1954)
    • found: Arlington National Cemetery, via WWW, July 15, 2013 (William Henry Purnell Blandy, Admiral, United States Navy; William H. P. Blandy was born in New York City on June 28, 1890; he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1913, placing first in his class; he participated in the occupation of Veracruz, Mexico in 1914 and served on board a battleship with the British Grand Fleet during World War I; during World War II he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, Commander, Group 1, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, and Commander, Cruisers and Destroyers, Pacific Fleet; after the war he commanded JTF 1 during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll; he commanded the 2nd Task Fleet and later served as Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet; Admiral Blandy died January 12, 1954 at the U.S. Navy Hospital, St. Albans, New York, and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery)
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