Capt. John W. Fair, USN

Captain John W. Fair, USN, Commanding Officer, July 15, 1966 – June 26, 1967

1940 – U.S.M.C.

1941 – Naval Aviation Training, Pensacola, FL

1942 – Commissioned Naval Aviator

1943 – Flight Instructor, Miami, FL

1944 – Fighter Squadron 13, Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Pacific Theatre

1944 – VF-80, aboard USS Hancock, Pacific Theatre

1947 – VF-92, Executive Officer

1948 – VF-74, Commanding Officer

1951 – Ass’t BUAER Rep. and Contractor Administrator, Detroit

1953 – Air Officer, USS Bennington

1955 – Officer-In-Charge Advanced Trng. Unit 203, Chase Field, TX

1957 – Commanding Officer, Carrier Attack Air Wing One

1959 – Staff, Commander, Fleet Air, Jacksonville, FL

1961 – Attended Naval War College

1962 – Head, Aviation Planning Requirement Branch, Office of CNO

1964 – Commanding Officer, USS Arcturus

1965 – Harvard University, Attended Advance Manaement Program

1966 – Ass’t Chief of Staff, Readiness, Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic

1966 – 1967 – Commanding Officer of Intrepid from July `966 – June 1967

Captain John Warren Fair reported to Intrepid from the Staff of Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Readiness.

Born at Big Point, Mississippi, Captain Fair began his career as a Marine at Quantico, VA in 1940.

As a fighter pilot in WWII, he earned the Silver Star, Air Medal with Gold Star, Navy Unit Citation, and the designation “Ace” for downing five enemy aircraft.

Born, November 19, 2910, Died, May 10, 1992

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