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First Name: Andrew

Last Name: Jackson

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: McBurney

Date of Birth: 1907

Date of Death: 12 January 1989

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served:
Andrew McBurney Jackson

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1930

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Andrew McBurney Jackson
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Andrew McBurney Jackson was born in 1907 in Baton Rouge, LA.

Jackson graduated number one in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1930. In 1932, he was designated a Naval Aviator and was attached to the USS Milwaukee and USS Lexington and Patrol Squadron One at Pearl Harbor. In 1939, he served on the Enterprise and in 1941 became Project Officer in design of the Grumman F6F Hellcat at Bureau of Aeronautics.

During World War II, he was with Fighter Squadron Eight participating in operations at Palau, Woleai, Hollandia, and Truk, then as Operations Officer with Carrier Division Six and was involved in strikes against Saigon, Hong Kong, Formosa, Kyushu, Shikoku, Luzon, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He served as Air Group Commander aboard the carriers USS Intrepid and USS Bunker Hill.

After the war, he was assigned to serve at the Bureau of Aeronautics, then as Commanding Officer of the USS Timbalier, and from 1948-50 was stationed at the Atomic Energy Commission. In the early 1950's, he was assigned to Task Force 77 during operations in the Korean area. During the Korean War, he was the Chief of Staff of a Carrier Division and in the mid 1950's, he commanded the carrier USS Ticonderoga.

In 1960, he commanded the Navy's Middle East Force and in 1967, he was Commander of the Eastern Sea Frontier when he served at the United Nations. He was Chief of Staff to the President of the Navy War College before being promoted to Vice Admiral and appointed Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for plans and policy. Lastly, Jackson served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations.

He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for leading air strikes against Japanese shipping and installations in the Caroline Islands. Vice Admiral Jackson retired in 1969.

Death and Burial

Vice Admiral Andrew McBurney Jackson died on 12 January 1989 in Edgewater, MD. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

He was survived by his wife, Bertha L. Jackson; a daughter, Helen Young of Annapolis; a sister, Juliet Lewis of Woodville, Mass., and two grandchildren.

Honoree ID: 2672   Created by: MHOH




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