Blandy, William Henry Purnell
Born: Jun 28, 1890 AD
Died: 1954 AD, at 63 years of age.
1890 - Born on the 28th of June in New York City. He was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II.
1913 - Blandy graduated first in his class from the United States Naval Academy.
1914 - He participated in the occupation of Veracruz, Mexico and served on board the battleship Florida (BB-30) with the British Grand Fleet during World War I.
1941-1943 - During World War II he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance; then Commander, Group 1, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet. After the war he commanded Joint Task Force 1 during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.
1947-1950 - He commanded the 2nd Task Fleet and later served as Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet.
1950 - Admiral Blandy retired.
1954 - He died on the 12th of January and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
1956 - The destroyer USS Blandy (DD-943) was named in his honor.
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