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Frankel, Samuel B. (1905-1996)

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Based on ten interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from August 1970 through April 1971. The volume contains 478 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1972 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.


In early career served in the Trenton, Augusta, Chester, and Chaumont. Following this sea duty, he was Russian language student in Riga, Latvia, 1936-1938. He then served in the Ellet as gunnery officer and XO; was Assistant Naval Attaché, Moscow, and Assistant Naval Attaché for Air, Murmansk-Archangel--service in connection with Lend-Lease shipments to USSR, directing repairs to U.S. vessels, salvaging stranded and abandoned vessels, and supervising hospitalization and repatriation of survivors. Served on staff of CinCPac and officer in charge, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Ocean Area; Assistant Chief of Staff, CinCPac; Deputy Director for Security, ONI; Deputy Director, Naval Intelligence; and Chief of Staff, DIA from 1961 until his retirement in 1964.


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