I hope no one will think of… sending me to Pearl Harbor.
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|Birth:||6th May, 1890|
|Death:||6th June, 1967|
Charles Andrews Lockwood was born in Midland, Virginia. He was a Vice-Admiral and Flag Officer of the United States Navy. He is known in submarine history as the legendary commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet during World War II. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1912. In June 1939 he became Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet, on the cruiser Richmond. This important service was interrupted in February 1941 when he was sent to London as naval attaché and principal observer for submarines. Lockwood's wartime awards were the Navy Distinguished Service Medal three times, and the Legion of Merit award. He served as the technical advisor for the 1951 film Operation Pacific starring John Wayne. This film is considered a classic depicting submarine warfare. He also served as technical advisor to the 1959 film On the Beach. After the war, Lockwood served as the Naval Inspector General until his retirement in June 1947.
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