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Navy Biographical Sources

A Select Bibliography

Callahan, Edward. ed. List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and the Marine Corps, 1775-1900. New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1969.

Cogar, William B. Dictionary of Admirals of the U.S. Navy. 2 vols. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1991. [vol.1, 1862-1900; vol.2, 1901-1918].

Coletta, Paolo E. Ed. American Secretaries of the Navy. 2 vols. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980. [vol.1, 1775-1913; vol.2, 1913-1972].

Department of Defense. General/Flag Officer Worldwide Register

Hamersley, Lewis R. The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps; With a History of Naval Operations During the Rebellion of 1861-5, and a List of the Ships and Officers Participating in the Great Battles. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1870.

____. The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 7th ed. New York: L. R. Hamersly Co., 1902.

Karig, Walter. et. al. Battle Report. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944-52. [v. 1, Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea, includes a alphabetical list of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard dead, wounded, missing, and prisoners organized by U.S. states, during the first six months of World Wa r II. Also included are lists of naval personnel who earned the Distinguisheed Service Cross, and Silver Star Medal in early actions in the Pacific.
v.2, The Atlantic War, includes list of naval personnel who earned the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, and Legion of Merit for actions in the Atlantic, European, Caribbean, Mediteranean and North African theaters.
v.3, Pacific War: Middle Phase, includes alphabetical lists of Navy officer and enlisted dead in Pacific and Asiatic areas between 1 May 1942 and 1 December 1943. 
v.4, The End of an Empire, includes alphabetical lists of Navy officer and enlisted dead in Pacific and Asiatic areas between 1 December 1943 and 1 November 1944.
v.5, The War in Korea, inlcudes alphabetical lists of killed, wounded and missing, and a list of Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Letter of Commendation, and Army awards to Navy personnel, for the period 25 June to 25 December 1950.]

Lang, George. Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1994. New York: Facts On File, 1995.

Love, Robert William, Jr. ed. The Chiefs of Naval Operations. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980.

Reynolds, Clark G. Famous American Admirals. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1978.

Spiller, Roger J. ed. Dictionary of American Military Biography. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. [v.1, A-G; v.2, H-P; v. 3, Q-Z]

Schuon, Karl. U.S. Navy Biographical Dictionary. New York: Franklin Watts, 1964.

Stringer, Harry R. ed. The Navy Book of Distinguished Service: An Official Compendium of the Names and Citations of the Men of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Foreign Governments Who Were Decorated By the Navy Department for Extraordinary Gallantry and Conspicuous Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in the World War. Washington DC: Fassett Publishing Company, 1921.

Stevens, Paul Drew ed. The Navy Cross: Vietnam; Citations of Awards to Men of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, 1964-1973. Forest Ranch CA: Sharp & Dunnigan Publications, 1987.

US Congress. Senate. Committee On Veterans Affairs. Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1978. 96th Cong., 1st sess. Committee Print 3. Washington: GPO, 1979.

Who Was Who in American History-the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975.

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Published: Wed May 24 15:18:27 EDT 2017