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Bernhard Henry Bieri, American naval officer. Decorated service bars, Mexican, World War I. Pacific, European-African fronts, World World War World War II.


Bieri, Bernhard Henry was born on June 24, 1889 in Walnut Lake, Minnesota, United States. Son of Bernhard and Elsie (Schild) Bieri.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1911. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1936.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1911, advancing through the grades to vice admiral, 1945. Served in the United States ships, Delaware, 1911-1912, Nashville, 1913, Montana, 1914, Virginia, 1914-1915, Texas, 1915-1919 and 1929-1930, Utah, 1928, Altair, 1933-1935. Commanded United States Ship Corry, 1921-1925.

Staff commander Battleships, 1938, Battle Force, 1939. Staff commander in chief United States Fleet, 1939-1940. Commanded United States Chicago, 1941-1942.

Staff commander in chief United States Fleet, 1942-1945, this period including duty with Allied Commander North African Invasion Forces and Supreme Commander Allied Forces in Europe. Deputy chief Naval Operations, 1945-1946. Commander United States Naval Forces in Mediterranean, 1946-1948.

Commandant 11th Naval District, 1948-1949. Representative United States chief naval operations, on military staff Committee of Security Council, United Nations, 1949-1951.


Married Elsie Genther, June 27, 1913. Children: Bernhard, John Genther, David, Robert, James.

Bernhard Bieri

Elsie (Schild) Bieri

Elsie Genther

Bernhard Bieri

John Genther Bieri

David Bieri

Robert Bieri

James Bieri