Morgan, William, LCDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
633X-Limited Duty Officer - Aviation Maintenance
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1974, COMPATWING 5 (CPW-5)
Previously Held NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
AD-8257-P2V Flight Crew Plane Captain
Service Years
1943 - 1974
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30 Navy Aerial Gunner (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran




 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)United States Navy Memorial American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Chapter 1
  1979, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1981, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1985, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Augusta, Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
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Worked 18 -1/2 years at retired activities office NAS Brunswick,Me

   
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Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.

It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar and Luzon from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the island of Leyte as part of a strategy aimed at isolating Japan from the countries it had occupied in Southeast Asia, and in particular depriving its forces and industry of vital oil supplies. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) mobilized nearly all of its remaining major naval vessels in an attempt to defeat the Allied invasion, but was repulsed by the US Navy's 3rd and 7th Fleets. The IJN failed to achieve its objective, suffered very heavy losses, and never afterwards sailed to battle in comparable force. The majority of its surviving heavy ships, deprived of fuel, remained in their bases for the rest of the Pacific War.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted of four separate engagements between the opposing forces: the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle of Cape Engaño and the Battle off Samar, as well as other actions.

It was the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks. By the time of the battle, Japan had fewer aircraft than the Allied forces had sea vessels, demonstrating the difference in power of the two sides at this point of the war.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Nov 2, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  412 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adling, Richard
  • Ball, Robert, PO1, (1942-1945)
  • Baxter, James
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bedrosian, John, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Blanton, Osie, CPO, (1931-1952)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
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