Maltby, Arthur, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1965, 131X, Joint Staff, J3
Service Years
1940 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Decommissioning
Plank Owner
Tailhook
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New Orleans, LA
Last Address
New Orleans, LA

Date of Passing
Jun 19, 1991
 
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
945533

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Joint Chiefs of Staff NSACSS Badge US European Command

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Training Command (ATC) Master Instructor Badge


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1968, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

   
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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Arthur Lauren Maltby, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Bomber and Flight Leader in Bombing Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE (VB-85), attached to the U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA (CV-38), in action against enemy Japanese forces at the Yokosuka Naval Base on 18 July 1945. Carrying out a determined attack on the enemy battleship, NAGATO, Lieutenant Commander Maltby led his flight through intense ship and shore anti-aircraft fire from the point of commencing the final approach until well after pulling out and, dropping his bomb directly on the aiming point, contributed materially to the infliction of damage on the hostile warship. Although his plane was severely damaged by enemy fire during the attack, he brought it safe back to base. Lieutenant Commander Maltby's gallant leadership and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: July 18, 1945

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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Arthur Lauren Maltby, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Bomber and Commanding Officer of Bombing Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE (VB-85), attached to the U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA (CV-38), in action against enemy Japanese forces in Kure Harbor, Japan, on 28 July 1945. Executing a skillful approach to his target, Lieutenant Commander Maltby dived through intense anti-aircraft fire from ship and shore batteries to score a direct hit on the enemy battleship HARUNA, thereby contributing materially to the beaching of this vessel shortly thereafter. His outstanding airmanship, courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: July 28, 1945

 

   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNAS New OrleansNAS Pensacola
NAS WildwoodVB-85USS Shangri-la (CV-38)USS Palau (CVE-122)
NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAXUSS Princeton (CV-37)VA-55Fleet Air Wing 2/Fleet All Weather Training Unit Pacific (FAWTUPAC)
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)/StaffCentral Treaty Organization (CENTO)CNO - OPNAVJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1936-1940, 000X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1942, 000X, USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
  1942-1942, 000X, NAS New Orleans
  1942-1943, 131X, NAS Pensacola
  1943-1944, 131X, NAS Vero Beach, FL
  1944-1945, 131X, NAS Wildwood
  1944-1946, 131X, VB-85
  1945-1945, 131X, USS Shangri-la (CV-38)
  1946-1947, 131X, USS Palau (CVE-122)
  1947-1951, 131X, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX
  1951-1951, 131X, USS Princeton (CV-37)
  1951-1951, 131X, VA-55
  1951-1953, 131X, Fleet Air Wing 2/Fleet All Weather Training Unit Pacific (FAWTUPAC)
  1953-1955, 131X, NAS New Orleans
  1955-1957, 131X, Commander-in-Chief Southern Atlantic (CINCSOUTHLANT)/Commander South Atlantic (COMSOUTHLANT)
  1957-1959, 131X, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)/Staff
  1959-1961, 131X, Central Treaty Organization (CENTO)
  1961-1962, 131X, CNO - OPNAV/Strategic Studies Group (SSG)
  1962-1965, 131X, Joint Staff, J3
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Air Raid on Salamaua and Lae
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Okinawa Gunto Operation/East of Kyushu
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