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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1933 - 1964
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Alabama
Captain Captain
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Alabama
Plot Coordinates
60 3150
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jun 30, 1996
Service to 1964
Joint Air Defense Command
Joint Air Defense Command
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1962 - 1964
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1960 - 1962
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1961
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1959 - 1960
USS Severn (AO-61)
USS Severn (AO-61)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1958
Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1954 - 1958
NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1953 - 1954
USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1951 - 1952
Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '51
Description
A Mediterranean Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Athens, Istanbul, Izmir, Naples, Livorno and Gibralter . T... More
1951 - 1951
US Defense Attache Office  (USDAO) Buenos Aires, Argentina
US Defense Attache Office (USDAO) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1948 - 1951
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1947 - 1948
NAS Norfolk
NAS Norfolk
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1945 - 1947
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 1945
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
For Extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from August 31, 1943 to August 15, 1945. Spearheading the concentrated carrier-... More
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
1945 - 1945
VF-15 Satans Playmates
VF-15 Satans Playmates
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1943 - 1944
Navy Medal of Honor (1943-Present)
Criteria
The Medal of Honor is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one's life, above and beyond the call of duty. This gallantry must be performed either while engaged in action ag... More
Comments
Citation:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commander, Air Group 15, during combat against enemy Japanese aerial forces in the firs... 
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1944
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by extraordinary heroism in operations agianst the enemy while serving as Commander of a carrier based air group on 19 June 1944. His inspiring leadership, courage, skill a... More
1944
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by extraordinary heroism and skill in operations against enemy in the vicinity of Luzon, Philippine Islands while serving as Target Coordinator for the combined aircraft of ... More
1944
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a pilot of a carrier-based fighter plane in an attack against the enemy in the Central Philippine Isl... More
1944
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
For Exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the Government of the United States as Target Coordinator while attached to the USS Essex, during action against enem... More
1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by heroism while participating in an aerial flight in the line of his profession as Commander of an air group in operations against the enemy. He led his group against the ... More
1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
For Distinguishing himself by heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight against enemy forces on 13 June 1944. As Commander of a carrier-based Air Group, he led com... More
1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight as pilot of a carrier-based fighter plane on 13 September, 1944. When, as leader of a fight... More
1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by meritorous acts while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a carrier-based fighter plane in attacks against enemy positions on Marcus, and Wake, in the Marianas, Bo... More
1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
For distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight as Air Group Commander during carrier attacks against enemy aircraft and airfields on Luzon on 5 November ... More
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
-The award was presented to any service member, of both Philippine and allied militaries, who participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands between the dates of October 17, 1944 and Septemb... More
1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Peleliu
Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
1944 - 1944
Formosa Air Battle
Description
The Formosa Air Battle took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the app... More
1944 - 1944
USS Wasp (CV-7)
USS Wasp (CV-7)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1940 - 1942
VF-4
VF-4
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1939 - 1940
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1937 - 1938
VS-11
VS-11
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1936 - 1937
USS Portland (CL-33)
USS Portland (CL-33)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1934 - 1936
Service from 1933

 
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