SHIFLEY, Ralph, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1970, DCNO (M,P,T&E)/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04
Service Years
1933 - 1971
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Home Town
Mounds Illinois
Last Address
Ralph Louis Shifley
Vice Admiral USN
October 26, 1910 - January 5, 1995
Beloved wife:
Frances Ellen Norman
June 6, 1913 - May 16, 2008
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis

Date of Passing
Jan 05, 1995
 
Location of Interment
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  1970, Naval Order of the United States


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RALPH LOUIS SHIFLEY

Navy Cross
Synopsis:

COMMANDER RALPH LOUIS SHIFLEY

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ralph Louis Shifley, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Plane in Air Group EIGHT (AG-8), embarked from the U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), in action on 20 June 1944, during an attack against the Japanese Fleet in the Marianas Islands during the First Battle of the Philippine Sea. By his airmanship and cool courage in the face of tremendous odds, Commander Shifley contributed materially to the infliction of extensive and costly damage on the Japanese Fleet in this decisive engagement and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: October 26, 1910 at Mounds, Illinois
   
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Jan 5, 1995

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1995

Ralph Louis Shifley, 84, a retired Navy vice admiral who won the Navy Cross while serving as an aviator in the Pacific in World War II, died of cancer Jan. 5 at his home in Washington. Adm. Shifley, an Illinois native, was a 1933 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was designated a naval aviator in 1937. During World War II, he commanded Bombing Group 8 aboard the aircraft carrier Bunker Hill. In that post, and later as air-group commander aboard the Bunker Hill, he took part in operations against Japanese forces in New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, the Palaus and the Philippines. Amon...

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Ralph Louis Shifley, 84, a retired Navy vice admiral who won the Navy Cross while serving as an aviator in the Pacific in World War II, died of cancer Jan. 5 at his home in Washington.

Adm. Shifley, an Mounds Illinois native, was a 1933 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was designated a naval aviator in 1937.

During World War II, he commanded Bombing Group 8 aboard the aircraft carrier Bunker Hill. In that post, and later as air-group commander aboard the Bunker Hill, he took part in operations against Japanese forces in New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, the Palaus and the Philippines.

Among these engagements was the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 19 and 20, 1944, which Adm. Samuel ...

Distinguished Members
Current and Former Companions of the Naval Order of the United States
Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley

Ralph Shifley, Commander, U.S.S. Roosevelt 1958-1959 (3 July 1958 - 8 August 1959)
USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVB-42) (later CVA-42 and CV-42)

DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (LOGISTICS) - Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley 1970

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (1958)
Adm.Arleigh A.Burke, USN. Chief of Naval Operations
Capt. Ralph L. Shifley, USN. Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to the 111
Chief of Naval Operations.
Assistant for Marine Corps and Aviation Va
Matters and Aide.
Personal Aide to the Chief of Naval Operations.

Battle of Sibuyan Sea
24 October 1944
Task Group 38.2
CVG-8 Embarked?CDR R. L. Shifley

Navy Cross: Shifley, Ralph Louis, Commander (USN) - NC (WWII)



United States Navy
Fifth Fleet, Task Group 58.2
Air Group 8, Cdr. Ralph L. Shifley, Annapolis Class of 1933


USNAA Cemetery: Shifley, Ralph Louise. USN/VADMf. Plot: 1289, Class of 1933


PHOTO...
Francois ?Papa Doc? Duvalier with Capt. Ralph L.Shifley, Port Au Prince, Haiti 1958


Rear Admiral Ralph l. Shifley, Commander Carrier Division SEVEN, Yokosuka Japan January 24, 1963.

   
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Papa Doc and Captain Shifley
Navy Cross
R.L. Shifley, Navy Cross
SHIFLEY USNAA

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