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Henry Richard Oster, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit; Commendation ribbon; Campaign medals: World Wars I and World War II Asiatic-Pacific Area, American Area.


Oster, Henry Richard was born on May 23, 1895 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Henry and Carrie (Metzler) Oster.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1917. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921. Naval aviator, Flight Training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1932.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1917, advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1946. Specialist in aeronautical engineering since 1922. Chief engineer and production superintendent Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Director design div., Bureau Aeronautics, Navy Department, assistant chief, 1946-1948. General representative Western District, Bureau Aeronautics, since 1948. Material officer on Admiral Halsey’s staff, 1940-1943.

Bureau of Aeronautics, Western District, Los Los Angeles.


Married Elda Kay, December 25, 1934.

Henry Oster

Carrie (Metzler) Oster

Elda Kay