John D. Bulkeley

John D. Bulkeley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley (August 19, 1911 - April 6, 1996) was a United States Navy officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was also the PT boat skipper who evacuated General MacArthur from Corregidor in the Philippines and commanded at the Battle of La Ciotat. The Navy named an USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer after him: USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), commissioned in 2001. Bulkeley was born in New York City and grew up on a farm in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Unable to gain an appointment to Annapolis from his home state of New Jersey, he gained an appointment from the state of Texas. Due to budget constraints, only the upper half of the 1933 Academy class received a commission upon graduation. John Bulkeley, noted early on for his intense interest in engineering, joined the Army Air Corps. Like the flying machines of the day, he landed hard more than once.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134927333
  • 9786134927338