Mullinnix, Henry Maston, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
Service Years
1916 - 1943
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
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Last Address
Spencer, IN

Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1943
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyCNO - OPNAVNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)Formal Schools and Training Courses
USS Saratoga (CV-3)VB-2BNAS PensacolaNAS San Diego
USS Albemarle (AV-5)Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve
  1916-1918, USS Balch (DD-50)
  1918-1920, USS Gridley (DD-92)
  1920-1921, USS Brooks (DD-232)
  1921-1922, CNO - OPNAV
  1922-1923, NPS MIT Boston MA (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1923-1924, Naval Flight School
  1924-1927, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1927-1929, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1929-1930, VB-2B
  1930-1932, NAS Pensacola
  1932-1933, Commander, Aircraft, Scouting Force
  1933-1934, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1934-1937, NAS Ford Island
  1937-1938, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1938-1939, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1939-1940, NAS San Diego
  1940-1941, USS Albemarle (AV-5)
  1941-1942, Patrol Wing Seven
  1942-1943, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
  1943-1943, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1943-1943, Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
 Colleges Attended 
Purdue UniversityUnited States Naval AcademyMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  1911-1911, Purdue University
  1912-1916, United States Naval Academy
  1922-1923, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Last Known Activity

Died aboard the USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) when she was torpedoed and sunk off Makin Island, November 24, 1943 by IJN submarine I-175
At 0430, November 24, 1943, the ship went to routine general quarters at 0505 as flight crews prepared their planes for dawn launchings. There was no warning, Japanese Submarine I-175 was shadowing the carrier, and fired a torpedo at the carrier. At about 0510 when a lookout shouted: " . . . here comes a torpedo!" It struck abaft the after engineroom an instant later with a shattering roar. A second major detonation closely followed the first, the entire interior burst into flames. At 0533, Liscome Bay listed to starboard and sank, 272 of her crew were rescued
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