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Adm Charles Thomas "Tommy" Booth, II
Birth: Jan. 12, 1910
Penacook
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1989
Greenville
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA

US Navy Vice Admiral. Booth graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1931. He would have a short tour of sea duty before he went to Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida for flight training. He was designated a Naval Aviator on January 27, 1933 and spent three years in Observation Squadron One aboard the USS Oklahoma and aboard the USS Saratoga. His next assignment was with Patrol Squadrons 3F and 5F at Coco Sol, Canal Zone. In June of 1940 he returned to school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a Master of Science degree. A month later he joined VF-4 aboard the USS Ranger CV-4. He next was assigned as Assistant Flight Test Officer in January, 1943 at Naval Air Station Anacostia, DC, as well as at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. He then was Operations Officer on the staffs of ComCarDiv12 and CarDiv7 followed by 15 months as Executive Officer of the USS Princeton CV-37. He was next assigned to the Military Requirements Division, Air Warfare Branch of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. After attending the Navy All Weather Flight School at Corpus Christi, Texas, Captain Booth assumed command of Composite Squadron 4 in July of 1950. His next assignments would include Director of Electronic Tests, Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland; student at the National War College; command of USS Badoeng Strait; on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He was next assigned duties at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in connection with the fitting out of the USS Ranger. He became the first Commanding Officer of the USS Ranger upon her commissioning on August 10, 1957 and from 1965 to 1969 was the Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet. He was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while in North Africa while serving as a pilot of a carrier based Navy Fighter Plane. Booth retired as a Vice Admiral. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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  Peggy Maltman Booth (1911 - 1996)*
 
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Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72263119
Adm Charles Thomas Tommy Booth, II
Added by: Saratoga
 
Adm Charles Thomas Tommy Booth, II
Added by: Charles A. Lewis
 
Adm Charles Thomas Tommy Booth, II
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