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naval officer.

Andrew Carl Bennett, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, also 6 campaign medals (United States); Legion of Honor (France). Mason (32°, Scottish Rite, Shriner).

Background

Bennett, Andrew Carl was born on December 17, 1889 in Goodland, Kansas. Son of Andrew Pierce and Harriet Winefred (Kirkpatrick) Bennett.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1912. Post graduate student various service schools.

Career

Donald Francis Banker, United States Navy), Anne Douglas (wife of Lieutenant Charles Francis Helme, Junior, United States Navy). Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1912, advancing to rear admiral, 1942. Commanded submarines and submarine units, 24 years also served in battleships and cruisers.

Commanded United States Ship Savannah (light cruiser), 1940-1942. Unit commander, Oran, Algeria, area of invasion of North Africa, November 8, 1942. Commandant 8th Naval District, headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana, since 1943.

Membership

Mason (32°, Scottish Rite, Shriner). Clubs: Army-Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Jessie Crawford Biggam, October 16, 1920. Children: Betty Duff (wife of Lieutenant.

father:
Andrew Pierce Bennett

mother:
Harriet Winefred (Kirkpatrick) Bennett

spouse:
Jessie Crawford Biggam

child:
Betty Duff (wife of Lt Bennett