Hodges, Flourenoy Glen, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, VT-6 Shooters
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Statesboro, GA
Last Address
Statesboro, GA

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Eastside Cemetery - Statesboro, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

Early on the morning on 4 Jun 1942 aircraft of the USS Enterprise's (CV-6) air group, along with aircraft from US carriers Hornet and Yorktown, launched to attack the Japanese carrier striking force that was approaching the Midway atoll. VT-6 sighted the Japanese force and commenced their attack. However, the squadron became separated from its covering force of fighters. Without combat air protection, Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6) had to thread their way through a gauntlet of swarming enemy fighters and a hail of anti-aircraft fire. Of the fourteen torpedo planes that took off from the Enterprise that morning only four survived the attack. Ensign Glen Hodges and RM3 John Hail Bates did not return from this mission, and they were listed as missing in action. Their remains were unrecoverable. On 5 Jun 1943 they were presumed dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service numbers:  Enlisted - 4062193   Officer - 085867

Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Torpedo Squadron 6 (VT-6)
Division: U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 309 (December 1942)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Flourenoy Glen Hodges (NSN: 0-85867), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane of Torpedo Squadron SIX (VT-6), attached to the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE (CV-6), during the "Air Battle of Midway," against enemy Japanese forces on 4 June 1942. Participating in a vigorous and intensive assault against the Japanese invasion fleet, Ensign Hodges pressed home his attack with relentless determination in the face of a terrific barrage of anti-aircraft fire. The unprecedented conditions under which his squadron launched its offensive were so exceptional that it is highly improbably the occasion may ever recur where other pilots of the service will be called upon to demonstrate an equal degree of gallantry and fortitude. His extreme disregard of personal safety contributed materially to the success of our forces and his loyal conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
   
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 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)US NavyNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLUSS Enterprise (CV-6)
VT-6 Shooters
  1940-1940, S2c-0000, NARTU MCAS Miami, FL
  1940-1940, S2c-0000, 7th Naval District
  1940-1941, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1941-1942, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1942-1942, VT-6 Shooters
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
 Colleges Attended 
University of Georgia
  1935-1939, University of Georgia
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Eastside Cemetery - Statesboro, GA1
  Mar 16, 1941, Commissioned as Ensign
  May 27, 1944, USS Hodges (DE-231) commissioned
  Jan 30, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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