John Joseph Curley, Jr., USN

Born  6 Jan 1898Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died  7 Apr 1963(65)San Diego, California, USA


1 Jul 1936 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1942 Cdr.
21 Jun 1942 T/Capt.

Retired: 30 Jun 1951


Warship Commands listed for John Joseph Curley, USN

USS Neches (ii) (AO 47)T/Capt.Oiler16 Sep 194228 Nov 1942

Career information

As the Commandant's Aide, Lieutenant Commander at the time, JJ Curley served as the Media Liaison for Rear Adm. Cole in Portsmouth, NH in 1936-39, in dealing with USS Squalus (SS-192) and the recovery of the Sailors and the sub. He served on the USS San Francisco possible in early 1940-1 and in 1942, as the ship was in dry dock during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he left with the ship as it headed west to Midway and other islands in the Pacific. He returned to San Diego in 1943 where he became the XO of the Navel Training Center. He later moved on to become the Commander at Terminal Island from 1947 to 1949 and the Reserve Fleet from 1950 to 1951. He retied as a Captain on June 30, 1951. He is buried at Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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