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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
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
Alabama
Nov 02, 1996
Service to 1950
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Location
Pentagon - District Of Columbia
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1949 - 1950
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
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Show Comments
Commander Commander
1943 - 1943
Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Show Comments
Commander Commander
1943 - 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
Enterprise then steamed to Pearl Harbor where, 27 May 1943, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz presented the ship with the first Presidential Unit Citation won by an aircraft carrier. On 20 July 1943 she enter... More
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
Memories
The invasion bombardment announcing America's first

major thrust into the central Pacific began 20 N

... 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
Memories
On 30 January her fighters flew combat air patrol for a cruiser- destroyer group during the Battle o... More
1943 - 1943
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 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
Memories
Enterprise entered Noumea, New Caledonia, on 30 October for repairs, but a new Japanese thrust at th... More
1942 - 1943
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
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
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 Santa Cruz
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 Rennall Island
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
Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
Description
The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on 18 April 1942, was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu island during World War II, the first ... More
Memories
On 8 April 1942 she departed to rendezvous with Hornet (CV-8) and sail westward to launch 16 Army B-... 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
Memories
Two days later she sortied as flagship of Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, CTF 16, with orders "to ... 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
Memories
16 October, Enterprise departed once more for the South Pacific where with Hornet, she formed TF 61.... 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
Memories
Enterprise sailed on 15 July for the South Pacific where she joined TF 61 to support the amphibious ... More
1942 - 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
Service from 1923

 
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