Barnett, Marshall David, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 000X, CTF 38
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dallas, TX
Last Address
7242 Lakewood Blvd
Dallas, TX
(Mother~Eunice Mary Barnett)

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.VB-13
USS Franklin (CV-13)US Navy
  1942-1942, 000X, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1942-1942, 000X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1942-1943, 000X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1943-1944, 131X, VB-13
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1944-1944, 000X, CTG 58.2, CTF 58
  1944-1944, 000X, CTG 58.1.6, CTF 58
  1944-1944, 000X, CTF 38
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Memorial Headstone in Grove Hill Memorial Park Dallas,TX
  Serial Number 0-264306
  Nov 17, 2017, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

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

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Marshall David Barnett, Jr. (NSN: 0-264306), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Scout Dive Bomber in Bombing Squadron THIRTEEN (VB-13), attached to the U.S.S. FRANKLIN (CV-13), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Sibuyan Sea during the Air Battle of Leyte Gulf on 24 October 1944. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Barnett fought his plane boldly and with relentless determination despite accurate and intense anti-aircraft fire during a brilliantly executed attack on a Japanese light cruiser. With his plane badly damaged by a burst of hostile fire in the execution of his dive, he continued his same daring tactics and released his bomb load at perilously low altitude to score a direct hit on the enemy ship. By his superb flying ability, indomitable fighting spirit and cool courage, maintained at great personal risk, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Barnett contributed immeasurably to the extensive and costly damage inflicted on the Japanese fleet in this vital war area. His conduct throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 0608 (January 29, 1945)
Action Date: October 24, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Company: Bombing Squadron 13 (VB-13)
Division: U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13)
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