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Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Paul Crook, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. OpanaPointer

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    Is his insignia "Coast and Geodetic Survey"?
     
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    Ah, no. The Eagle is above two lightning bolts surrounded by laurels. From some reason this makes me thing of landing craft, but why I have no idea right now.
     
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    Closest I can find on Fold3 is Norman D. Crooks.
     
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    I'm seeing an anchor, not a star on the shoulder board.
     
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    Midshipman's boards.
     
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    Maybe this has been covered before someplace else, but why are there little to no commodores in the USN? They seem to go from captain to 2 star admiral, skipping the one star spot. Why is that? The other services have one star generals.
     
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    Yes, see my post #7.
     
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    Well, no.

    A one star is a Rear Admiral(Lower Half), an O-7.
     
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    Just wondering if he was actually in the US Coast Guard.
    His hat insignia's eagle has uplifted wings and not at the side like the US Navy.
     

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    Yes, like that.
     
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    Commodore is a title given to a captain that is supposed to give orders to other captains, temporary. (And for captains who were on a ship commanded by another officer. Only one "captain" on board any ship, even Army pukes got a transient "promotion" to colonel.)

    It was considered unnecessary to make it a formal rank as it would just be one more step in the line to admiral.
     
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    Yes, much more than CG- the wings are higher
    Not at all familiar with this service. Did they wear whites like the Navy?

    Just looked at the picture of this young man in his uniform and his hat insignia was definitely
    US Navy. Odd he was in both services.
     
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    AFAIK, Blues and Khakis. I haven't found any whites.
     
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    I think that makes sense. So there are no commodores except in wartime then?
     
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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I am attaching a complete version of the photo taken in Norfolk in 1945. I can't see any more helpful detail on it though but it might help someone more knowledgeable than me. If I find anymore pictures I'll post them later, although I think that's it. (Just found another one taken a few years before, I think, in the States) Guess i might have to find his records.

    Thanks again

    Paul
     

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    Two more pictures attached (and on my other posting too)

    Thanks

    Paul
     

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