Rear Admiral Eugene Fluckey

Rear Admiral, born 1913, died 2007 Eugene Fluckey was born in Washington, DC in 1913, graduating from the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1935. He attended Submarine School in 1938. When World War II started, Fluckey was serving in U.S.S. Bonita, and would make five war patrols with her. In April 1944, … Read more

Rear Admiral Stephen G. Barchet

Rear Admiral, Born 1901, Died 1964 Having previously studied at St. Johns College and Johns Hopkins University, Stephen G. Barchet entered the United States Naval Academy in the fall of 1919, graduating with the Class of 1924. Commissioned as an ensign upon his graduation, Barchet spent the next ten years in a variety of assignments. … Read more

Vice Admiral Charles B. Momsen

Vice Admiral, born 1896, died 1967 Born in Flushing, NY in 1896, Charles “Swede” Momsen was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1919, and from the Submarine School in 1922. (Despite his nickname, Momsen was of German-Danish extraction, and not Swedish.) His interest in submarine rescue was piqued by the sinking of the … Read more