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Forrest Percival Sherman, American naval officer. member Army-Navy Joint Planning Committee, 1940, Navy Department; Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Sherman, Forrest Percival was born on October 30, 1896 in Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Frank James and Grace (Allen) Sherman.


Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1913-1914. Bachelor of Science (Distinguished Graduate), United States Naval Academy, 1917. Graduated from Nava War College, 1927.


1 daughter, Elizabeth Annual Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1917, and advanced through the grades to Admiral, November 1949, served on United States Ship Nashville, in Mediterranean, 1917-1918, on United States Ship Murray on French Coast, 1918-1919. Commissioned United States Ship Barry, 1921. Student naval aviation, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, 1922, designated naval aviator.

Executive officer Fighting Plane Squadron 2, 1923. Officer in charge combat training, Pensacola, 1924-1926. Student Naval War College, 1926-1927.

Assistant air officer, United States Ship Lexington, 1927. Commanded Scouting Squadron 2, United States Ship Lexington, 1928-1929. Staff commander aircraft, 1929-1930.

Instructor in flight tactics, United States Naval Academy, 1930-1931. Tactical officer, staff of commander of aircraft, United States Fleet, 1931-1932. Wing commander Fighting Wing, 1932-1933.

In charge aviation ordnance, Navy Department, 1933-1936. Navigator, United States Ship Ranger, 1936-1937. Fleet aviation officer, staff commander in chief, United States Fleet, 1937-1940.

Office of chief of naval operations, 1940. Became deputy chief for operations, December, 1945. Appointed as United States representative in naval aviation on United States-Canadian Permanent Joint Board on Defense, August 1940.

Member Army-Navy Joint Planning Committee, 1940, Navy Department Research Council, 1940. United States naval aviation advisor, Atlantic Conference, 1941. Chief of staff, Air Force.

Pacific Fleet, 1942; mm. Joint Strategic Committee, 1942. Commanded United States Ship Wasp, 1942.

Deputy chief of staff, commander in chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, 1943. Commanded Carrier Division One, 1945. Deputy Chief, Naval Operations, 1946.

Commander of the Naval Forces in the Mediterranean, 1948. Commander of the United States Sixth Task Fleet, 1948. Appointed chief of naval operations, November 1949.


Member Army-Navy Joint Planning Committee, 1940, Navy Department. Member of the United States Naval Institute. Clubs: New York Yacht.


Married Dolores Brownson, April.

Frank James Sherman

Grace (Allen) Sherman

Dolores Brownson