John Perry Edit Profile
Student, Clemson (South Carolina.) College, 1914-1916. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1919.
Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1919, and advanced through grades to vice admiral. Served in United States Ship New York and Dorsey, 1919-1923. Flight training, Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1923, received wings, June 1923.
Served in various Pacific aircraft squadrons, 1923-1926, piloted plane in 1st squadron west coast to Hawaii flight, 1934. Commissioned and commander Naval Base, Kodiak, 1941-1942. Chief of staff, Fleet Air, West Coast, 1942-1943.
Commander United States Ship Belleau Wood, participating in Hollandia, Mariannas and Philippine campaigns, 1944. Commander Fleet Air Wing 1, Okinawa, 1945-1946. Chief of staff, Air Force Atlantic, division commander Essex type carriers, Atlantic, 1946-1948.
Commander Fleet Air Wing 4, operating in N.W. and Alaska, and commander Fleet Air, Seattle, Washington, 1948-1950. Commander NAAT, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1950-1951, cardivs. land 5, 1951-1952, Alaskan Sea Frontier, also COM 17, 1952-1954, Com FAIR, Jacksonville, Florida, 1954-1955, Com FAIR, Whidbey, Washington, 1955-1959, retired, 1959.
Married Madeline Gleason, July 15, 1921. Children: John (deceased), Madeline.