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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1970, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
Service Years
1933 - 1971
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Contact Info
Home Town
Mounds Illinois
Last Address
Ralph Louis Shifley
Vice Admiral USN
October 26, 1910 - January 5, 1995
Beloved wife:
Frances Ellen Norman
June 6, 1913 - May 16, 2008
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis

Date of Passing
Jan 05, 1995
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
Naval Order of the United States
  1970, Naval Order of the United States

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Navy Cross


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ralph Louis Shifley, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Plane in Air Group EIGHT (AG-8), embarked from the U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), in action on 20 June 1944, during an attack against the Japanese Fleet in the Marianas Islands during the First Battle of the Philippine Sea. By his airmanship and cool courage in the face of tremendous odds, Commander Shifley contributed materially to the infliction of extensive and costly damage on the Japanese Fleet in this decisive engagement and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: October 26, 1910 at Mounds, Illinois
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)CNO - OPNAVUSS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1944-1944, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  1944-1944, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  1958-1958, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1958-1959, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
  1970-1970, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 05, 1995, Notes, Vice Admiral Ralph Louis Shifley4
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