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REAR ADMIRAL ROY S. BENSON - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 1968 - HFSID 290453

 
ROY S. BENSON
Shown as a rear admiral, and signing as Commandant of the First Naval District
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Mr. Richard Calow, with/my best wishes,/1968 Roy S. Benson, Rear Admiral USN/Commandant, First Naval District". B/w, 8x10. Roy Stanley Benson (1906-1995) was executive officer of the submarine USS Nautilus, which received a Presidential Unit Citation for its part in the Battle of Midway (June 1942). He earned the Navy Cross, one of his many medals, and shared another Presidential Unit Citation as skipper of the submarine Trigger. In 1944 and 1945, he led a lethally successful submarine wolf pack operating in Japanese home waters. Alternating between line commands (including a cruiser squadron) and Washington staff duties during the 1950s, he took command of all subs in the US Pacific Fleet in 1960. From 1967 until his 1969 retirement, he was Commandant of the First Naval District, headquartered in Boston. Corners and edges creased. Surface creases lightly effecting signature. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.


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REAR ADMIRAL ROY S. BENSON
Born: December 7, 1906
Died: February 7, 1995



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