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FRED P. MCDANIEL
Commander, U. S . Navy
Fred P. McDaniel, Commander, USN, executive officer of the USS Arneb,
was bornin Buffalo, Missouri, on January 8, 1918, son of Clarence and Fran-
ces McDaniel. Attending Montana State University and California Polytechnic
' Institute, he was commissioned Ensign on November 20, 1940, and received
aspecial aviator designation the following month after completing the Naval
Aviation Cadet program at Pensacola.
Serving as an instrument instructor from 1940 to 1942 he eventually be-
came operations officer at a Hollywood, Florida base in 1942 for one year.
Further assignments included naval air stations and flight squadrons at San
Diego, California, Norman, Oklahoma, Corpus Christi, Texas, and the
He attended the General Line School at Newport, Rhode Island, from
1949 to 1950, and was attached to the Bureau of Aeronautics from1950 to P
1952. As Navigator of the USS ORISKANY QCVAD in 1952-1953 he navigated
the ship around Cape Horn, the first time it had been accomplished by a ship A '
A public information officer at Pensacola, Fla. , from 1953 to 1955, he
later attended various officers' short course schools, until, on May 6, 1956, 'S
when he became the executive officer of the Arneb. E
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SUPPLY MEDICAL I ENGINEERING
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NELS C. JOHNSON
Captain, U. S. Navy
Captain Nels C. Johnson, USN, commanding officer of the USS ARNEB,
is Q veteran of 22 years in the United States Navy. Born in Auburn, New
Hampshire, Captain Johnson is the son of Claus Johnson and Adolfina W.
S He entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1930, and
upon graduation was commissioned to the grade of ensign on May 31, 1934.
He was married to Dorothea Lindall of Bremerton, Washington, on June 16,
1936 in Seattle, Washington, and has one daughter, Veronica M.Johnson.
Captain Johnson served as watch and division officer aboard the USS
LEXINGTON CV-2 from 1934 to 1938. ln 1938 he became chief engineer
and gunnery officer on the USS HERBERT DD-160, the ship being attached to
Squadron 40T in the Mediterranean.
He was chief engineer aboard the USS RINGGOLD DD-89, and the USS
REID DD-369 from 1940 to 1942, and, in the latter ship, participated in
World War 11 operations in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Midway and in the
Captain Johnson was assigned his first command in 1943 when he became
commanding officer of the USS MCCLANAHAN DD-615, which participated
in Pacific operations, and the North African, North Atlantic and Mediterranean
campaigns of World War 11.
ln1944 he wasassignedtothe Surface Division, Anti-Submarine Develop-
ment Detachment of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet. He served in this capacity
until 1946 when he became commanding officer of the USS WITEK DD-848 ln
1947 he was assigned as Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on the staff of
the Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. In 1950 he became plans
officer th ff ' ' '
More recently he has been Commander of Destroyer Division 262 which
was engaged in operations in Korea and the Formosa Straits. He served in
thlsasslgnment until 1953 when he was transferred to the Office of the Chief of
Elpvatl Operations in Washington, where he worked in the Strategic Plans
on e sta of the North Atlantic Ocean Regional Planning Group of
Before becoming commanding officer of the ARNEB this year, he spent a
ear as a t d
Y I d u ent at the National War College
na ditlontothe normal campaign medals of World War 11 and the Korean
War, he has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Combqf V,
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