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Naval officer

Charles Alan Pownall, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross. World War 1; Distinguished Service Medal and commendations ribbon, World War 11. Mason (3°).


Pownall, Charles Alan was born on October 4, 1887 in Alglen, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Howard and Louisa (Walter) Pownall.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1910, Master of Science, 1917. Naval aviator, Naval Aviation School, Pensacola, Florida, 1927. Post graduate student Columbia, 1917.


1 daughter, Louisa. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1910, advancing through the grades to rear admiral (permanent), 1942. With rank of captain commanded United States Ship Enterprise, December 1938—March 1941. Commanded carrier task force during initial operations in Central Pacific.

Served as Commander Air Forces Pacific Fleet, January—August 1944. Chief of Naval Air Training, Naval Air Training Bases, Pensacola, Florida. Governor Guam 1946-1949.


Mason (3°).; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Mary Chenoweth, June 1, 1912.

Howard Pownall

Louisa (Walter) Pownall

Mary Chenoweth