1917 President Wilson Signed Naval Commission - Rear Admiral Bunkley
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1917 President Wilson Signed Naval Commission - Rear Admiral Bunkley:
This large vellum decorative UNITED STATES NAVYCOMMISSION is signed by PresidentWoodrow Wilson.WOODROW WILSONis written at the top of the document and his signature appears at the bottom right. The Commission ofLieutenant in the United States Navyis for Joel William Bunkley who would later become Rear Admiral Bunkley in command of the USS California when it wassunk at Pear Harbor.
Joel William Bunkley (1887-1967) Born on July 3, in Macon, Georgia. Graduated from Annapolis in 1909 and commissined in 1911. Served with the Naval Railway Battalion in France in World War I. Aide to the Commander of the Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet 1919-1920. Aide to the Commander in Chief Asiatic Fleet 1923-1924. Commanding Officer of the Pruitt, Childs and Banner 1924-1926, then the Wood and Greer 1928-1930. Member of the U.S. Naval Mission to Argentina 1934-1937. Commander of Destroyer Squadron Ten 1838-1939.
Commanding Officer of ther California 1940-1942, sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Retired as Rear Admiral in July 1942 and immediately recalled to active duty as supervisor of New York Harbor until retirement again in January 1946. Decorations include the Navy Cross and Legion of Merit.
This vellum document is also signed by the Secretary of the Navy in the lower left. The document measures 16 x20 inches. As with all of my items I am starting this sale at $9.99 with !
THE DOCUMENT CAME FROM THE ESTATE OF ADMIRAL BUNKLEY! PLEASE SEE MY OTHER sales FOR MORE WWI & WWII ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO ADMIRAL BUNKLEY INCLUDING IMPORTANT PEARL HARBOR DOCUMENTS!