Berry, David Render, 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
1945-1945, 131X, VF-83 Roaring Bulls
Service Years
1939 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Owensboro, KY
Last Address
Box 386
Bowling Green, KY
(Wife~Jacqueline J. Berry)

Casualty Date
May 13, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On May 13, 1945 VF-83 from 05:28 to 09:21 Fifteen Bombers attacked Saeki Airfield, Kyushu/ One Bomber was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. LCDR D.R. Berry, Commanding Officer was in acion and Eardlty, JM ACRM was missing in action. 
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Navy Cross x3
Year Awarded
1942
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ensign David Render Berry (NSN: 0-83340), United States Naval Reserve, 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 attacks on an enemy carrier in the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942. These attacks, pressed home in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, and on 8 May, opposed by enemy aircraft, resulted in sinking or damaging of a carrier and eight other vessels. His gallant conduct contributed to the success of our forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 2885 (July 7, 1942)
Action Date: May 4, 7 & 8, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Squadron: Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5)
Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) 
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign David Render Berry (NSN: 0-83340), 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. These attacks, vigorously and persistently pressed home in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, and on 8 May opposed also by enemy fighters, resulted in the sinking or damaging of at least eight enemy Japanese vessels at Tulagi and the sinking of one carrier and the sinking or severe damaging of another in the Coral Sea. Ensign Berry's conscientious devotion to duty and gallant self-command against formidable odds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: May 4, 7 & 8, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Squadron: Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5)
Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) 
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross to Ensign David Render Berry (NSN: 0-83340), United States Naval Reserve, 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 near Salamaua and Lae, New Guinea, on 10 March 1942. Ensign Berry pressed home, in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, a vigorous and determined dive bombing attack on a light cruiser and scored a direct hit resulting in severe damage and probable destruction of the enemy vessel. By his superb airmanship and outstanding courage he contributed to the destruction of the three enemy ships and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 318 (September 1943)
Action Date: March 10, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Squadrion: Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5)
Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) 
   
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