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Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, 1930-1968: Finding Aid

Published in May 2019

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 501
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers
  • Dates: 1930-1968
  • Size: 2.63 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half-manuscript box, 2 flat boxes, 1 oversize folder)
  • Creator: Jackson, Andrew McBurney, 1907-
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr. was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1930. The Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, mainly in the form of photographs, span from 1930 until 1968. The papers are primarily the product of Jackson's post World War II Navy career, including his tours with U.S.S. Ticonderoga, the Weapons System Evaluation Group, Carrier Division Three, the Naval War College, Middle East Force, the Chief of Naval Operations' Plans and Policy office, the United Nations Military Staff Committee, and the Eastern Sea Frontier.

Biography of Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr.

Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr. was born on March 12, 1907 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Andrew McBurney Jackson and Alice Quiggins Jackson. In June 1926, he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy as a member of the Class of 1930, serving as Regiment Commander in 1930 and graduating first in his class.

Following his initial service in the gunnery department aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41), Jackson was detached in March 1931 for flight training in Pensacola. Receiving his designation as a Naval Aviator on March 17, 1932, he was attached to U.S.S. Milwaukee (Light cruiser: CL-5) as a member of Scouting Squadron Six-B. In July 1934 he was transferred to Scouting Squadron Three aboard U.S.S. Lexington (Aircraft carrier: CV-2), followed by duty with Patron Squadron One at Pearl Harbor.

Detached from flight duty in June 1936, Jackson returned to Annapolis to attend the Naval Postgraduate School, with continued studies at the California Institute of Technology, where he received a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in June 1939. After completing his degree, Jackson returned to flight duty with Fighting Squadron Six aboard U.S.S. Enterprise (Aircraft carrier: CV-6). In July 1941, he was attached to the Fighter Design Branch of the Bureau of Aeronautics where he served as Project Officer for the development of the Grumman F6F Hellcat until June 1943.

With World War II nearly half-over, Jackson was assigned to his first combat duty of the war as Commander Carrier Air Group Eight aboard U.S.S. Intrepid (Aircraft carrier: CV-11) and U.S.S. Bunker Hill (Aircraft carrier: CV-17), receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. In May 1944, he was appointed navigator for U.S.S. Bunker Hill, remaining in that role until December of that year. In 1945, he transferred to the Staff of Commander Carrier Division Six as Operations Officer, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit for duty in operations against the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Japanese home islands.

Following the war, Jackson returned to the Bureau of Aeronautics as Director of the Plans Coordination Division in December 1945. From February through December 1948, he commanded U.S.S. Timbalier (Seaplane tender: AVP-54), after which he served three years with the Atomic Energy Commission.

In January 1952, Jackson returned to combat operations as Chief of Staff to Commander Carrier Division Five during the Korean War, receiving two Gold Stars in lieu of additional Legions of Merit. In January 1953, he was detached from Carrier Division Five and was appointed to the Staff of Commander Air Force Pacific as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations the following month. Duty as Naval Aide to the Secretary of the Navy following from May 1954 until July 1955, when he assumed command of U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-14).

In August 1956, Jackson was assigned to the Office of the chief of Naval Operations, serving as Assistant to the Director of the Strategic Plans Division. Moving to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in October 1957, Jackson served as Senior Naval Member of the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group. In July 1959, he assumed command of Carrier Division Three as part of the Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific, hoisting his flag aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (Aircraft carrier: CV-31) and U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-14). Duty as Commander Middle East Force followed in September 1960.

In September 1961, Jackson reported to the Naval War College as Chief of Staff to the President, after which he returned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, serving as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Policy beginning in December 1962, and as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Policy in July 1964. For this duty, Jackson received the Distinguished Service Medal. In April 1967, he was assigned to his final duty as Naval Representative and Vice Chairman of the United States Delegation to the United Nations Military Staff Committee, as well as Commander Eastern Sea Frontier, earning him a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal.

Jackson was transferred to the Retired List on April 1, 1969 and later resided in Annapolis, Maryland. Andrew McBurney Jackson, Jr. died on January 11, 1989 in Edgewater, Maryland and was subsequently interred at the Naval Academy Cemetery.

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Description of Contents

The Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, comprising 2.63 linear feet of documentation, mainly in the form of photographs, span from 1930 until 1968. The papers are primarily the product of Jackson's post World War II Navy career, including his tours with U.S.S. Ticonderoga, the Weapons System Evaluation Group, Carrier Division Three, the Naval War College, Middle East Force, the Chief of Naval Operations' Plans and Policy office, the United Nations Military Staff Committee, and the Eastern Sea Frontier.

Included with the photographs are newspaper clippings, certificates, posters, a ship's newspaper, a booklet, and a medal.

The Jackson Papers are organized into two series by document type. Series 1: Photographs consists primarily of official Navy photographs spanning Jackson's various post World War II duty stations and commands. Documents relating to some of the events depicted in Series 1, namely the visit of an Indian delegation aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard and the relief of Captain Harold S. Bottomley as U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard's commanding officer, can be found in Series 2: Certificates, Clippings, and Ephemera. The remainder of Series 2 consists of clippings, posters, and other ephemeral documents unrelated to the events depicted in the photographs of Series 1.

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Arrangement

The Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers are organized into the following two series:

  • Series 1: Photographs, 1930-1968
  • Series 2: Certificates, Clippings, and Ephemera, 1954-1967
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Andrew McBurney Jackson in April 1989. Accession No. 89-14.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to Andrew McBurney Jackson in this repository include Jackson's Midshipman Personnel Jacket (sealed until 2031) and Alumni Jacket. Previous donations by Jackson include Escuela Naval Militar (Photo Album 64), and a selection of World War II combat photographs of strikes against the Japanese home islands (added to the Edward J. Steichen Photography Collection).

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew McBurney Jackson Papers, MS 201

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

Jackson, Andrew McBurney, J. Alumni Jacket, RG 405, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in May 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in May 2019.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Bon Homme Richard (Aircraft carrier : CV-31)
  • Jackson, Andrew McBurney, 1907-
  • Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes -- United States
  • Ticonderoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-14)
  • United States. Navy -- Officers
  • United States. Navy -- Officers -- Pictorial works
  • United States. Navy. Carrier Division Three

Genre Terms

  • Certificates
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Posters
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Contents List

Series 1: Photographs, 1930-1968 Boxes 1-2, 4 [OS]

Series Description

Photographs, mostly by official Navy photographers, depicting various special events, inspection tours, and receptions, attended by or held under the commands of Andrew McBurney Jackson. The duty stations and assignments covered by the photographs include Jackson's command of U.S.S. Ticonderoga, membership in the Weapons System Evaluation Group, command of Carrier Division Three, service as Chief of Staff of the Naval War College, command of the Middle East Force, service as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Policy, membership on the United Nations Military Staff Committee, and command of the Eastern Sea Frontier. Included among the photographs of events are images of the ships that were under the direct command of Jackson or served as his flagship while admiral, including U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, and U.S.S. Timbalier.

Included at the beginning of the series are photographs from Commissioning Week activities at the United States Naval Academy, namely the prizes and awards Ceremony and graduation.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by duty station.

Box 1 Folder 1

United States Naval Academy - Prizes and Awards Ceremony, 1930 (approximate)

Box 1 Folder 2

United States Naval Academy - Graduation, 1930 (approximate)

Box 4 [OS] Folder 1

U.S.S. Timbalier, undated

Box 1 Folder 3

U.S.S. Ticonderoga - Refueling Operations, 1956 January 6

Features U.S.S. Ticonderoga, U.S.S. Lake Champlain, U.S.S. Chukawan, U.S.S. Turner, U.S.S. Neosho, and U.S.S. Goodrich.

Box 1 Folder 4

U.S.S. Ticonderoga - German Federal Republic Defense Officials Visit, 1956 April 3-4

Box 1 Folder 5

U.S.S. Ticonderoga - Change of Command, 1956 August 24

Box 1 Folder 6

U.S.S. Ticonderoga, undated

Box 1 Folder 7

U.S.S. Ticonderoga - Unidentified Events and Operations, undated

Box 1 Folder 8

Weapons System Evaluation Group - Army Infantry Center Visit, 1958 May 7-8

Album, with clippings, from visit to Fort Benning, Georgia.

Box 1 Folder 9

Weapons System Evaluation Group - Redstone Visit, 1958 November 12

Box 1 Folder 10

Carrier Division Three - Change of Command, 1959 July 21

Box 1 Folder 11

Carrier Division Three - Unidentified Document Signing, 1959 December 22

Box 1 Folder 12

Carrier Division Three - Reception Held by Commander Naval Forces Marianas, 1959 December 28

Box 1 Folder 13

Carrier Division Three - Major General John M. Reynolds, USAF Tour of U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1959 December 29

Box 1 Folder 14

Carrier Division Three - Change of Command Aboard U.S.S. Midway, 1960 January 25

Box 1 Folder 15

Carrier Division Three - J.D.S. Teruzuki Commissioning, 1960 February 29

Box 1 Folder 16

Carrier Division Three - Secretary of the Navy W. B. Franke Aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1960 March 18

Box 1 Folder 17

Carrier Division Three - Indian Delegation Aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1960 April 11-14

Features CAPT H. S. Bottomley, RADM Chakraverti, LCDR Kirklighter, LCDR B. S. Rekhi, LT (jg) Griffin, RADM Soman, and Governor Sri Prakasa.

Box 1 Folder 18

Carrier Division Three - Carrier Division Three Band Concert at Stanislaus High School in Bombay, 1960 April 12

Box 1 Folder 19

Carrier Division Three - George Douglas-Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk Aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1960 April 23

Features Singapore Finance Minister Goh Keng Swee.

Box 1 Folder 20

Carrier Division Three - Transfer of Flag from U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard to U.S.S. Ticonderoga, 1960 May 1

Box 1 Folder 21

Carrier Division Three - Republic of China Armed Forces Delegation Aboard U.S.S. Ticonderoga, 1960 May 5

Features LT E. Barrineau, BGEN W. G. Lee, COL C. W. Stapleton, COL Luckenbach, LTCOL R. B. Fallon, CDR F. W. Ayer, COL Hung Chuan Chen, COL Kung Shue Chow, and MAJGEN Ming Yung Tsai.

Box 1 Folder 22

Carrier Division Three - U.S.S. Ticonderoga Birthday Celebration, 1960 May 6

Box 1 Folder 23

Carrier Division Three - Inspection by Rear Admiral Arthur F. Spring, 1960 May 25

Box 1 Folder 24

Carrier Division Three - Change of Command, 1960 August 5

Box 4 [OS] Folder 2

Carrier Division Three - U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, undated

Box 1 Folder 25

Middle East Force - Reception in Mombasa, Kenya, 1961 March 17

Box 1 Folder 26

Middle East Force - Reception and Tour in Abadan, Iran, 1961 June 6-7

Box 1 Folder 27

Middle East Force - Aramco Dinner, 1961 June 14

Box 1 Folder 28

Middle East Force - Reception in Manama, Bahrain, 1961 August 8

Box 1 Folder 29

Middle East Force - Change of Command, 1961 August 9

Box 1 Folder 30

Naval War College - Gathering of Admirals, 1962 January 10

Features VADM Bernard L. Austin, RADM Jack S. Dorsey, RADM Benjamin E. Moore, VADM Edmund B. Taylor, and RADM Robert H. Speck.

Box 1 Folder 31

Naval War College - Vice Admiral Karl A. Zenker Visit, 1962 March 5

Box 1 Folder 32

Naval War College - Class Portraits (B-L), undated

Box 1 Folder 33

Naval War College - Class Portraits (M-Y), undated

Box 1 Folder 34

Naval War College - Conference of Naval War Colleges, undated

Box 1 Folder 35

Naval War College - President's Reception, undated

Box 1 Folder 36

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans and Policy) - Army War College Event, 1966 August 16

Box 1 Folder 37

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans and Policy) - U.S.S. Shreveport Launching, 1966 October 22

Features Rear Admiral Harry C. Mason and Vice Admiral Francis J. Blouin.

Box 1 Folder 38

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans and Policy) - Secretary of the Navy Commendation Ribbon Presentation, 1967 April 14

Presented to YNCS Leonard A. Platt.

Box 1 Folder 39

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans and Policy) - Distinguished Service Medal Ceremony, 1967 April (approximate)

Box 2 Folder 1

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Eastern Sea Frontier Change of Command, 1967 April 18

Held aboard U.S.S. Wasp. Features VADM John S. McCain, Jr.

Box 2 Folder 2

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - New York City Dinner, 1967 May 13

Box 2 Folder 3

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Reception Held by RADM Seizaburo Hoshino, 1967 September 7

Held aboard J.D.S. Teruzuki.

Box 2 Folder 4

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Review, 1967 September 16

Box 2 Folder 5

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Unidentified Dinner and Reception, 1967 October

Box 2 Folder 6

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - United Nations Parade, 1967 October

Box 2 Folder 7

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Army War College Event, 1967 October 1-4

Box 4 [OS] Folder 3

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Call by Commander Standing Naval Force Atlantic, 1968 April 19

Box 2 Folder 8

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - New York Council Navy League Dinner, 1968 April 19

Held at the Metropolitan Club in honor of Admiral E. P. Holmes.

Box 2 Folder 9

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - Naval War College Global Strategy Discussions, 1968 June

Box 2 Folder 10

United Nations Military Staff Committee/Eastern Sea Frontier - NATO Defense College Event, 1968 October 16

Box 2 Folder 11

Aircraft, undated

Navy C-117.

Box 2 Folder 12

Portraits, 1959-1967, undated

Includes VADM Ephraim P. Holmes, RADM Reuben Whitaker, and MG Louis V. Hightower.

Box 4 [OS] Folder 4

Portraits, 1962

Felix de Weldon with his submission for the Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain. Inscribed by de Weldon.

Box 2 Folder 13-14

Unidentified Dinners and Receptions, undated

Box 2 Folder 15-16

Unidentified Events and Operations, undated

Box 2 Folder 17-18

Unidentified Facility Tours and Reviews, undated

Box 2 Folder 19

Unidentified Parades, undated

Box 2 Folder 20

U.S.S. La Salle, undated

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Series 2: Certificates, Clippings, and Ephemera, 1954-1967 Boxes 2-4 [OS], MSOS

Series Description

Scattered documentation from throughout Jackson' career in the U.S. Navy, including material from his tours as captain of U.S.S. Ticonderoga and Commander, Carrier Division Three. Included in the series are newspaper clippings, certificates, posters, a ship's newspaper, a booklet, and a medal.

The newspaper clippings regarding the April 1960 visit of a delegation of Indian naval and political leaders aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard were originally collocated with the photographs of that event.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 2 Folder 21

Booklet - Ships of the U.S. Navy: Christening, Launching and Commissioning, 1967

Includes an information card for the launching of U.S.S. California (Guided Missile Cruiser: CGN-36).

Box 4 [OS] Folder 5

Certificates, 1954-1961

Includes certificates for the Ancient and Honorable Order of Missilemen, the Sacred Order of Dust Devils, Domain of Phoebus Apollo (Pan American Airlines for crossing the International Date Line), and Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep (crossing the line).

Box 2 Folder 22

Clippings - Confederate Flag Aboard U.S.S. Ticonderoga, 1955 September 22

Box 2 Folder 23

Clippings - Indian Delegation Aboard U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1960 April

Box 3 Folder 1

Medal - Wright Brothers, 1967

Commemorative medal from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

Drawer MSOS Folder 1

Posters, 1962 (approximate), undated

1962-1963 Naval War College faculty/staff portraits, a Chance Vought F8U-1 Crusader, and a Chance Vought SSM-N-9a Regulus II.

Box 2 Folder 24

Ship's Paper - U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, 1960 February

Issue of Almanac covering Captain Harold S. Bottomley's change of command.

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