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First Name: Frederick

Last Name: Michaelis

Birthplace: Kansas City, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Hayes

Date of Birth: 04 March 1917

Date of Death: 13 August 1992

Rank or Rate: Admiral

Years Served: 1936-1978
Frederick Hayes Michaelis

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1940

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


Frederick Hayes Michaelis

Admiral, U.S. Navy

Frederick Hayes Michaelis was born on 4 March 1917 in Kansas City, MO.

Michaelis graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1940 and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania. After surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, he became an aviator.

In World War II, he was assigned to Attack Squadron 12, which he eventually commanded. Following the war he was involved in the development of nuclear weapons and was assigned to the USS Hornet. He later served on the staff of the Commander, Naval Air Forces, and with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Air). He was Executive Officer of the USS Randolph before being given command of the USS Tolovana.

After serving with the Chief of Naval Operations, he became the second Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, during the Vietnam War. He also served as Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

On 19 April 1975, Michaelis was promoted to the four-star rank of Admiral and was assigned as Chief of the Office of Naval Material.

Admiral Michaelis retired from the Navy in 1978.

He was a recipient of the Navy Cross.


He married Rose Schiche of Lake Geneva, WI, with whom he had three children.

Death and Burial

Admiral Frederick Hayes Michaelis died on 13 August 1992, in Washington, DC, and is buried with his wife at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 601   Created by: MHOH




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