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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Years
1934 - 1945
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
South Carolina
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Naval Aviator Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Jan 06, 1945
Service to 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
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
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
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1944 - 1945
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1944 - 1944
USS Barnes (CVE-20)
USS Barnes (CVE-20)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1944 - 1944
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1941 - 1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Operation Torch
Description
Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) ( 8 - 16 November 1942) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which st... More
Memories
OPERATION TORCH
Hammond led a 4-plane section of Wildcats from the Ranger in support of the Allied la
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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
1941
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
1939
Service from 1934

 
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