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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
1941 - 1944
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Washington
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Naval Aviator Wings


Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall Coordinates
(cenotaph)
Oct 25, 1944
Service to 1944
USS Franklin (CV-13)
USS Franklin (CV-13)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1944 - 1944
VB-13
VB-13
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 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
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to John Henry Finrow, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations again... 
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1944
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
1944
Air Medal (pre 1975)
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
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
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1944
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Battle of Cape Engano
Description
he battle of Cape Engano (25 October 1944) was a one-sided American victory that saw Admiral Halsey's 3rd Fleet sink four Japanese aircraft carriers, but at the same time exposing the invasion shippin... More
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NAS Wildwood
NAS Wildwood
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 1944
VF-10 Grim Reapers
VF-10 Grim Reapers
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1942
NAS Jacksonville FL
NAS Jacksonville FL
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
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
Service from 1941

 
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