Dow, Leonard James, 1902-1967

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Naval officer.

From the description of Papers of Leonard James Dow, 1945-1967 (bulk 1956-1963). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78464850

Biographical Note

  • 1902, July 26: Born, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • 1926: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Duty in Oklahoma (battleship)
  • 1927: Duty in Saratoga (aircraft carrier)
  • 1928: Married Helen E. MacCollum Duty at United States Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.
  • 1929: Designated naval aviator
  • 1933: Participated in mass flight from Norfolk, Va., to Coco Solo, C.Z.
  • 1937: Duty at United States Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1941: Communications officer, Aircraft Battle Force
  • 1944: Participated in attacks on Marshall and Gilbert Islands, in raids on Wake and Marcus Islands, and Battle of Midway; took part in combat operations in Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • 1945: Commandant, United States Naval Air Station, Dallas, Tex.
  • 1949: Commandant, United States Naval Base, Kodiak, Alaska
  • 1952: Commanded Wright (aircraft carrier)
  • 1953 - 1956 : Member of advanced study group, United States Naval War College, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1956: Appointed rear admiral Retired from United States Navy Consultant, the Executive Office of the President, Special Projects
  • 1957: Executive assistant, Westinghouse Electric Corp.
  • 1962: Executive assistant, Research Triangle Institute, Durham, N.C.
  • 1967, May 29: Died, Annapolis, Md.

From the guide to the Leonard James Dow Papers, 1945-1967, (bulk 1956-1963), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Dow, Leonard James, 1902-1967. Papers of Leonard James Dow, 1945-1967 (bulk 1956-1963). Library of Congress
creatorOf Leonard James Dow Papers, 1945-1967, (bulk 1956-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Carney, Robert Bostwick, 1895-1990. person
associatedWith Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959. person
associatedWith Hayward, John Tucker, 1910- person
associatedWith McLean, Noel B. person
associatedWith McLean, Noel B. person
associatedWith Mendenhall, William K. person
associatedWith Slonim, Gilven M. person
associatedWith Slonim, Gilven M. person
associatedWith Smith, Lloyd Preston, 1903- person
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Veeder, Ronald A. person
associatedWith Veeder, Ronald A. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Anti-submarine warfare
Civil defense
Communication
Submarines (ships)
Occupation
Consultants
Naval officers
Activity

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Birth 1902

Death 1967

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