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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1936 - 1966
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Wisconsin
Captain Captain
Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea


Location
Wisconsin
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Aug 28, 1998
Service to 1966
Navy Absentee Collection Unit (NACU) Norfolk VA
Navy Absentee Collection Unit (NACU) Norfolk VA
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1964 - 1966
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1962 - 1964
Carrier Division 4 (COMCARDIV 4)
Carrier Division 4 (COMCARDIV 4)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1961 - 1961
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1961
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1959 - 1960
USS Suribachi (AE-21)
USS Suribachi (AE-21)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1959
USS Mauna Loa (AE-8)
USS Mauna Loa (AE-8)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1958
Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1957 - 1958
Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1955 - 1957
Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean, COMNAVAIRLANT
Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean, COMNAVAIRLANT
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1952 - 1954
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1951 - 1952
Aircraft Carrier and Air Station Programs Division (OP-55)
Aircraft Carrier and Air Station Programs Division (OP-55)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1949 - 1951
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
VP-22 Blue Goose
VP-22 Blue Goose
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1947 - 1949
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1947 - 1947
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1945 - 1947
Carrier Air Group 3 (CVG-3)
Carrier Air Group 3 (CVG-3)
Rank
Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1945 - 1945
VF-20 Fighting 20
VF-20 Fighting 20
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 1945
USS Lexington (CV-16)
USS Lexington (CV-16)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 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
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
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
1945 - 1945
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1943 - 1944
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
Comments Pending
1944
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
Comments Pending
1944
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
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
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
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
1944
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
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
1944
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1943
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
1943
VF-6 Tomcatters
VF-6 Tomcatters
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 1942
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 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 James S. Gray, Jr., United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary heroism while p... 
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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
Comments Pending
1942
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
1942
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
1942
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
1942
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
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
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
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
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
Navy Distinguished Marksman
Criteria
Between 1942 and 1960, the Navy issued ribbons known as the Distinguished Marksmanship Ribbons.
Description
Description Pending
1940
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
Criteria
Between 1942 and 1960, the Navy issued ribbons known as the Distinguished Marksmanship Ribbons.
Description
Description Pending
1940
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1938 - 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
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1936 - 1938
Service from 1936

 
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