Denniston Jr., Radcliffe R., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-12)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Milwaukee, WI

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot N, Row 4, Grave 195

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
USS Yorktown (CV-5)VT-5 TigersVT-11 Saufley's SatansUSS Hornet (CV-12)
  1941-1942, 131X, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1941-1942, 131X, VT-5 Tigers
  1943-1944, 131X, VT-11 Saufley's Satans
  1943-1944, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-12)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Air Raid on Salamaua and Lae
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1934-1938, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CO of VT-11 embarked in USS HORNET (CV 12). Flew TBM-1C BUNO 73324 in support of operations on Leyte. Lost during a combat mission over Manila Bay on 13 Nov 44.
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