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Harold Raynsford Stark

(1888–1972) Chief of Naval Operations. Born in Pennsylvania to a military family, Stark successfully commanded several cruisers early in his naval career. In World War I he led his fleet ...

Stark, Harold Raynsford

Stark, Harold Raynsford (1888–1972)   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Harold Raynsford ( 1888–1972 ) Chief of Naval Operations . Born in Pennsylvania to a military family, Stark successfully commanded several cruisers early in his naval career. In World War I he led his fleet in antisubmarine and escort duties in the Mediterranean, winning his first Distinguished Service Medal . After the war, he returned to sea. In 1939 he was promoted to admiral and named Chief of Naval Operations by President Franklin D. Roosevelt . As the threat of war loomed, Stark successfully sought funding to strengthen the navy and helped...

Harold Raynsford Stark

Harold Raynsford Stark  

(1888–1972) Chief of Naval Operations. Born in Pennsylvania to a military family, Stark successfully commanded several cruisers early in his naval career. In World War I he led his fleet ...

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