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Rear Admiral R.J. “Bear” Arnold, U.S.N.

 
 
Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 3, 2013
1. Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. Marker
Inscription. Point Arnold is named after Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N.. During World War II, Arnold earned the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism as the supply officer on the USS YORKTOWN at the Battle of Midway. Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts from 1954 to 1958, Arnold served as commanding officer of the Naval Supply Center, Oakland, from October 1958 until he retired in June 1960.
 
Location. 37° 48.322′ N, 122° 19.582′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Middle Harbor Road. Click for map. The marker is on Point Arnold in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Allow about 5 minutes to walk from the parking lots near the entrance to the marker site. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Oakland CL-AA 95 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John "Alex" Alexander (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Oakland Mast (approx. mile away); Training Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Western Pacific Mole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Roland Hayes
Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. Marker at Point Arnold, in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 3, 2013
2. Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. Marker at Point Arnold, in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Looking west towards the marker (mounted to the flagpole), with the Bay Bridge and San Francisco visible across the Bay.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Music They Played on 7th Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. Middle Harbor Shoreline Park is part of the former Oakland Naval Supply Center.
 
Also see . . .  UPI Obituary for Rear Admiral Arnold. "...Adm. Arnold received the Navy Cross for bravery while serving on the carrier USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway in 1942. Then the ship`s supply officer and a commander, he voluntarily served in the ammunition rooms, which were in danger of exploding, and later rescued two crew members of the Hammann, a destroyer that was torpedoed alongside the Yorktown...." (Submitted on February 4, 2013.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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