Austin, Walton Anderson, LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, 131X, VS-5
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Stevenson, AL
Last Address
Sweetwater, TN

Date of Passing
Jul 03, 1943
 
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park - Nashville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
NAS Miami, FLVS-5USS Yorktown (CV-5)NAS Pensacola
  1940-1940, S2c-0000, NAS Miami, FL
  1941-1943, 131X, VS-5
  1942-1942, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1942-1943, 131X, NAS Pensacola
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Makin Raid
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Sunda Strait
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of Technology
  1934-1939, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
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Last Known Activity

LT Austin died in Brevard County Florida, as a result of an aircraft accident. He was a combat veteran of the early fighting of WWII in the South Pacific. He was no doubt an instructor when he died ,as he was based out of NAS in Jackonsonville at the time of his death.
   
Other Comments:

Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5)
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ensign Walton Anderson Austin (NSN: 0-84190), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Scouting Plane in Scouting Squadron FIVE (VS-5), attached to the U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), in action against enemy Japanese forces at Tulagi Harbor on 4 May 1942, and in the Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May 1942. On 4 May he participated in dive bombing attacks on enemy in Tulagi Harbor which resulted in the sinking or damaging of at least eight enemy vessels. On 7 May he took part in a dive bombing attack on an enemy carrier in the Coral Sea which resulted in sinking of that vessel. On 8 May, while on anti-torpedo plane patrol he fiercely engaged enemy bombing and torpedo planes heavily supported by fighters which attacked our forces. The attacks on 4 and 7 May, were pressed home in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and with no regard for personal safety. His gallant conduct greatly contributed to the success of our forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
   
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