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Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi and Captain Tomeo Kaku went down with the Hiryu.

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George Vancouver gave the volcano the name Mount Rainier in honor of his friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.

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  1. Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison, the father of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, effectively started the escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War as fleet commander during the Gulf of Tonkin Event.

  2. Rear Admiral Monzo Akiyama of the Imperial Japanese Navy was the commander of the 6th Naval Base Force assigned to defend Kwajalein. He was killed in the first day of the battle.

  3. In 1787, Catherine II, the tsarina of Russia, gave Jones the commission as rear admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy. He was just one of many Western professionals whom Catherine brought to Russia in order to modernize it.

  4. Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison the father of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, was the commander of US Naval Forces during the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which resulted in direct US engagement in the Vietnam War

  5. After the Manila Massacre, the Japanese Army General, Tomoyuki Yamashita who was against the war and ordered his troops to leave Manila alone was charged with war crime by the US and hung, while the rear admiral who disobeyed his order and caused the massacre was promoted to vice admiral.

  6. In the Falklands War, Britain almost shot down a Brazilian civilian DC10 mistaking it for an Argentinian Boeing 707 recon plane. After the event, the rear admiral of the ship apologized stating ""Inconvenience to passengers' underwear regretted unless any of them were Argentinian"

  7. Jim Morrison 's father was a rear admiral in the U.S Navy and was the commander of all U.S Naval Forces in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the very event which escalated the Vietnam war.

  8. In the 1812 war, British Rear Admiral Cockburn wanted to burn the National Intelligencer newspaper office for writing negatively about him, but to avoid damaging neighbouring buildings decided to just destroy their C type instead "so the rascals have no further means of abusing my name".

  9. Jane Austen included a dirty joke in one of her books. "[M]y home at my uncle’s brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals. Of Rears and Vices I saw enough."

  10. The term "debugging" is popularly attributed from computer scientist/United States Navy rear admiral Grace Hopper while working on a Mark II computer. A moth was discovered in a relay and thereby impeding operation, whereupon she remarked that they were "debugging" the system.

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What is the difference between an admiral and a rear admiral?

Why is it called rear admiral?

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The US surgeon generals are also given the rank of rear-admiral as the leader of the United States Public Health Commissioned Corps - a military service branch of health and wellness

John Paul Jones served in the British and American navy as an admiral and a Rear Admiral in the Russian Navy. - source

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (wife of Pres. Woodrow Wilson) Percival Lowell (astronomer, speculated about canals on Mars, lent name to Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ) Richard Byrd (explorer, Rear Admiral, Medal of Honor recipient, first fly over North Pole) Are descendants of ... Pocahontas.

The first computer language compiler was invented by "Amazing Grace" Hopper. A Navy Rear admiral who worked on the Harvard Mark I and also helped popularize the computer term "bug." Her legacy is honored by a conference under her name that works to highlight and inspire women working in STEM. - source

When someone realizes their mistake?

Peter Pettigrew was the technical advisor on Top Gun, being a retired rear admiral and ex-fighter pilot (call-sign "Viper"). He even had a cameo as Charlie's "older man" date. Credit to my sharp-eyed son for noticing his name in the closing credits.

How many rear admirals are in the navy?

Not everybody from Lt. Colonel Tuan Nguyen's family were killed by Bay Lop (the Vietcong terrorist who where killed by General Loan, in the photo captured by Eddie Adams). A son of his survived, immigrated to the U.S. and recently got promoted to rear admiral of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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