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Vance Duncan Chapline
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Vance Duncan Chapline (1887-1970)

Born on September 19, 1887 in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Graduated from Annapolis in 1909 and commissioned in 1911. Commanding Officer of the Preble October 1914-May 1916. Commanded the Burrows, Harvard and Fairfax during World War I in Irish waters. Aide to Commander Squadron Five, Patrol Force Atlantic Fleet then aide for operations to Commander Naval Forces in France 1918-1919.  Commanding Officer of the Reid April 1919-June 1921 and the Philadelphia September 1939-September 1941.

Director of the Naval Reserve Division in the Bureau of Navigation 1941-1942. Director of the Fleet Maintenance Division in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations February 1942-May 1946. Rear Admiral in April 1945.  Retired in November 1946. Decorations included the Navy Cross and Legion of Merit.

Died on August 21, 1970.


CHAPLINE, VANCE DUNCAN
RADN USN
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/19/1887
DATE OF DEATH: 08/21/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8034A WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
CHAPLINE, DOROTHY DRAKE W/O VANCE DUNCAN
DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/1935
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8034-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF VD CHAPLINE, COMMANDER US NAVY
Posted: 26 June  2007
 . US Naval Academy SEAL

Navy Cross
 

     Legion of Merit