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First Name: George

Last Name: Dyer

Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Carroll

Date of Birth: 17 April 1898

Date of Death: 25 June 1987

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served: 1918-1955
George Carroll Dyer

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1918

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


George Carroll Dyer
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

George Carroll Dyer was born on 17 April 1898 in Minneapolis, MN.

Dyer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1918. From 1919-24 he commanded submarines. In 1931 he graduated from the Naval War College and assumed Command of USS Widgeon, one of the first submarine rescue ships. He also Commanded the destroyer USS Gamble as late as 1934. His next command was Submarine Division Eight from 1938-39.

From 1940-42 he served on the staff of Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations. He was promoted to Captain in 1942 and, in 1943, he was the Chief of Staff to Commander Amphibious Bases Northwest Africa. Later in 1943 he was wounded by German airplane gunfire while in Salerno, Italy. His next command was the cruiser USS Astoria which participated in the Philippine, Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns.

In 1945 and 1946 he served as Chief of Logistic Plans, and Chief of General Plans. He also had a tour of duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In late 1946 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. His next assignment was Command of the Tenth Cruiser Division, Atlantic Fleet. Shipley was assigned to Command of the Eleventh Naval District in San Diego, CA, from 1953-55.

In 1955, he was promoted to Vice Admiral and retired from the Navy.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit (4 Awards)
Bronze Star Medal with Combat "Valor" Device

In Retirement

After retiring, he authored several books, including "On the Treadmill to Pearl Harbor," The Memoirs of Admiral James O. Richardson as told to George C Dyer, "Naval Logistics" and "The Amphibians."

Death and Burial

Vice Admiral George Carroll Dyer died on 25 June 1987 in Annapolis, MD. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2450   Created by: MHOH




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