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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Radford House

Dedicated May 5, 2013

Radford House Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Radford House Marker
Inscription.  Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1916 and was designated a naval aviator in 1920 upon completion of flight training.

During WWI, he served with the battleship fleet. His assignments in the interwar years included service as commanding officer of Fighter Squadron VF-1B, executive officer of the carrier USS Yorktown (CV- 5), and commanding officer of Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington. He also served as the director of naval aviation training. In this position, he coordinated officer and enlisted training programs in support of the growth and development of naval aviation.

Returning to sea in WWII, he commanded multiple carrier divisions in combat operations. He led carrier task forces in the campaign for the central Pacific, and later in the South China Sea and the waters off Japan. Throughout his career, he was a strong proponent of naval aviation and personnel training programs.

Following the war, he was assigned as the Deputy Chief Naval Operations for Air and was selected to be the fourth Vice Chief of Naval Operations. He later served as the High Commissioner
Additional plaque on the other side of the door image. Click for full size.
2. Additional plaque on the other side of the door
of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and as the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

In 1953, he became the first naval officer to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Quarters AA was constructed in 1910 to serve as the residence of the commander of the U.S. Naval Medical School and Hospital located on Observatory Hill. In 1942, the medical facility moved to its new location in Bethesda, MD, and Quarters AA became the residence of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, a position created by Congress that year.

Admiral Radford resided in these quarters while he served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations from January, 1948 until May, 1949. Quarters AA is named 'Radford House' in his honor. (Marker Number 2013.)
Location. 38° 53.716′ N, 77° 3.043′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 23rd Street Northwest south of E Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 E Street Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Rush (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Naval Observatory / The Prime Meridian (within shouting distance of this marker); Building 2 (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Department of State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building 5 (about 500 feet away); Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial (about 600 feet away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The George Washington University (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
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