William R. Munroe

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William R. Munroe
William R. Munroe.jpg
Born(1886-04-04)4 April 1886
Died1 March 1966(1966-03-01) (aged 79)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
Commands held
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Commendation Medal

William Robert Munroe (4 April 1886 – 1 March 1966) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy.

On 1 October 1941, then-Rear Admiral Munroe was the commanding officer of Battleship Division Three in the United States Atlantic Fleet.[1] He was the commandant of the Third Naval District from 31 March 1944 to 6 November 1944.[2] Then, as a vice admiral, Munroe took command of the United States Fourth Fleet.[3]

Munroe was married to Katherine J. Munroe (1894-1979). He died on 1 March 1966, and is buried with his wife at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.[4]



  1. ^ "COMMANDING OFFICERS BY SIGNAL NUMBER, OCTOBER 1, 1941". 1 October 1941. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Appendix I: Principal Civilian Officers And Naval Officers In Command 7 December 1941 – 2 September 1945". Retrieved 23 August 2008.
  3. ^ Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (27 March 1945). "SECOND REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY Covering combat operations 1 March 1944 to 1 March 1945". Retrieved 23 August 2008.
  4. ^ Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Robert Munroe (1886-1966)


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