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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1923 - 1950
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Alabama
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Alabama
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
Nov 02, 1996
Service to 1950
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
CNO - OPNAV/Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC)
CNO - OPNAV/Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1949 - 1950
USS Saipan (CVL-48)
USS Saipan (CVL-48)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1946 - 1947
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
Comments Pending
1946
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
NAS San Diego
NAS San Diego
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1944 - 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
Comments Pending
1944
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1943 - 1943
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1942 - 1943
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
1943
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
1943
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
Description Pending
1943
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
1943
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
The invasion bombardment announcing America's first

major thrust into the central Pacific began 20 November at

0500, and 76 battle-filled hours later, Tarawa and Makin

Islands were captured. LISCOME ... 
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1943
Battle of Tarawa
Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbe... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Rennel Island
Description
The Battle of Rennell Island took place on 29-30 January 1943. It was the last major naval engagement between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of W... More
1943 - 1943
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
1942 - 1943
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
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
Doolittle'said
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
Battle of Midway
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
Soloman Islands
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
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Description
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japanese sources as the Battle of the South Pacific, was the fourth carrier battle of the... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Description
The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea  took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was th... More
1942 - 1942
Bureau of Aeronautics
Bureau of Aeronautics
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1940 - 1941
VB-4
VB-4
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1939 - 1939
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
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
1939
VB-3
VB-3
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1938
VO-4B
VO-4B
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1937 - 1937
NAS Anacostia
NAS Anacostia
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1936 - 1937
VO-4B
VO-4B
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1934 - 1935
USS Holland (AS-3)
USS Holland (AS-3)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1934 - 1934
USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1933 - 1934
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1930 - 1933
VB-1
VB-1
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1927 - 1929
USS Wright (AV-1)
USS Wright (AV-1)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1926 - 1926
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1925 - 1926
USS Chaumont (AP-5)
USS Chaumont (AP-5)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1924 - 1925
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1923 - 1924
Service from 1923

 
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