McWhorter III, Hamilton, CDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, NAS Miramar
Service Years
1941 - 1969
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Athens

Date of Passing
Apr 12, 2008
 
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity
Retired in El Cajon, California. Co-author of a book on his experiences in WWII, "First Hellcat Ace."
   
Other Comments:
Flew 89 combat missions during WWII.

US Navy's first Hellcat ace, ultimately downing twelve Japanese aircraft in the F6F.
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  362 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
  • Bridgeman, William Barton, LT, (1941-1947)
  • Brown, Perry Thompson, C.B., (1942-1945)
  • Carmichael, Daniel Archibald, CAPT, (1942-1965)
  • Cass, Harry, PO2, (1942-1952)
  • Coleman, Thaddeus Thornton, CAPT, (1941-1973)
  • CORY, AL, MCPO, (1940-1970)
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