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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Years
1938 - 1945
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Alabama
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Naval Aviator Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Jul 14, 1945
Service to 1945
Legion of Merit
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
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Lieutenant Commander Richard Gunter Crommelin (NSN: 0-81127... 
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1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Air Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V Bronze Numeral 3
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
Comments Pending
1945
Air Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V Bronze Numeral 3
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
Comments Pending
1945
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... 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
VF-3 Tomcatters
VF-3 Tomcatters
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1942 - 1942
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

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Richard Gunter Crommelin (NSN: 0-81127)... 
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1942
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
Second Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Richard Gunter Crommelin (0-81127), Lieutenant, U.S. Na... 
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1942
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
Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Richard Gunter Crommelin (NSN: 0-81127), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraord... 
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1942
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
1942
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
1942
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
1942
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Coral Sea
Description
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United Sta... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
1942 - 1942
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1941 - 1942
VF-42 Green Pawns
VF-42 Green Pawns
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1941 - 1942
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Rank
Ensign
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1940 - 1940
Service from 1938

 
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