26 Dec 1894

United States
5 Jun 1908

United States
5 Jun 1915

United States
  • Pedro del Valle graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. ww2dbase [Pedro del Valle | Annapolis, Maryland | CPC]
28 Jun 1917

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  • J. J. Clark, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. Clark was a member of the Cherokee Nation and was the first Native American to graduate from the Naval Academy. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Miles Browning, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Clifton Sprague, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Clifton Sprague | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Thomas Sprague, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Thomas Sprague | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
6 Jun 1918

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18 Mar 1939

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22 Dec 1939

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27 Dec 1939

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22 Dec 1941

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3 Sep 1945

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16 Nov 1946

Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1946
President Harry Truman tours the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States escorted by Academy Superintendent Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, 16 Nov 1946.
15 Jan 1947

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28 Apr 1978

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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