Andrew Carl Bennett, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, also 6 campaign medals (United States); Legion of Honor (France). Mason (32°, Scottish Rite, Shriner).
Bennett, Andrew Carl was born on December 17, 1889 in Goodland, Kansas. Son of Andrew Pierce and Harriet Winefred (Kirkpatrick) Bennett.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1912. Post graduate student various service schools.
Commissioned from Annapolis in 1912. Commanding Officer of the Submarine L-11 in Irish waters 1917-1918. Commanding Officer of R-24 and S-16 1918-1922.
Instructor at Annapolis 1933-1936. Commanding Officer of the Savannah 1940-1942. Rear Admiral in May 1942.
Commander of the Advance Group, Amphibious Force July 1942-February 1943 then Navy Operating Base, Iceland in 1943, Rear Adm. Andrew C. Bennett, USN, assumed command as Commandant, Eighth Naval District, on 14 June, 1943. He retired as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy in 1946.
Retired in November 1946. Decorations included the and two Legions of Merit.
Mason (32°, Scottish Rite, Shriner). Clubs: Army-Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).
Married Jessie Crawford Biggam, October 16, 1920. Children: Betty Duff (wife of Lieutenant.