GEORGE M. OTTINGER, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Ottinger '32

Date of birth: May 10, 1910

Date of death: March 24, 1945

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Loss

George was lost on March 24, 1945, when his F4U-1D went missing during a mission over Okinawa. He was flying from the USS Bunker Hill (CV 17) as commanding officer of Air Group (CAG) 84; the aircraft belonged to Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 451. (He is listed on that page as "Offinger".)

His wife was listed as next of kin.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #4152 on October 1, 1935.

Navy Cross

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From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Commander George Malone Ottinger (NSN: 0-71550), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Combat Plane embarked from the U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), and as Task Group Strike Commander and Target Coordinator of a flight of Aircraft from seven carrier air groups, in action against enemy Japanese forces in Kure Harbor and the Kure Naval Arsenal, on Shikoku, on 19 March 1945. Boldly penetrating enemy territory with his Navy fighter plane as he led the first wave of strike planes across the Japanese home island and over the heavily-defended Inland Sea in a daring assault upon vital enemy positions, Commander Ottinger, upon reaching the designated area, assigned a major unit of the Japanese Fleet and the Japanese Arsenal at Kure to each division of his strike group. Executing his daring and relentless attack through a furious barrage of intensive and desperate anti-aircraft fire of all calibers from enemy ships and surrounding shore batteries, he and his men coolly struck against their targets with unfaltering precision, scoring direct hits and inflicting severe damage on two carriers, two battleships, two cruisers and two destroyers. Pressing on with dauntless determination to fulfill their destructive mission, six of his torpedo planes released their deadly bombs upon the enemy's Arsenal with devastating results. By his brilliant tactics, his superb leadership and unflinching courage, Commander Ottinger inspired his men to perform a vital assignment with outstanding success, and his tireless energy and valiant devotion to duty in the supervision of this hazardous operation were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 19-Mar-45
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Regiment: Air Group 84 (AG-84)
Division: U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17)

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

SYNOPSIS: Commander George Malone Ottinger (NSN: 0-71550), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Fighter Plane Pilot and Task Group Leader embarked in U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), on 16 - 17 February 1945.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 348 (March 1946)
Action Date: February 16 - 17, 1945
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Regiment: Air Group 84 (AG-84)
Division: U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17)

From Hall of Valor:

SYNOPSIS: Commander George Malone Ottinger (NSN: 0-71550), United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during World War II.

General Orders: American Battle Monuments Commission
Action Date: World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Regiment: Air Group 84 (AG-84)
Division: U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17)

From Hall of Valor:

SYNOPSIS: Commander George Malone Ottinger (NSN: 0-71550), United States Navy, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Strike Leader embarked in U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), over Okinawa, 23 to 24 March 1945.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 351 (June 1946)
Action Date: March 23 - 24, 1945
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Division: U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17)

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

October 1932

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LT Van Moore '19, LTjg Jacob Britt '29, ENS Byron Newell '30, ENS James Clarkson '30, ENS George Stone '31, ENS Leo Crane '31, and ENS Frank Latta '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), ENS Weldon Hamilton '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), and ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons).

January 1933

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LT Van Moore '19, LTjg Jacob Britt '29, ENS Byron Newell '30, ENS James Clarkson '30, ENS George Stone '31, ENS Leo Crane '31, and ENS Frank Latta '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Jack Richardson '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LTjg Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), ENS Weldon Hamilton '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), and ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons).

April 1933

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Jacob Britt '29, ENS Byron Newell '30, ENS James Clarkson '30, ENS George Stone '31, ENS Leo Crane '31, and ENS Frank Latta '32.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Jack Richardson '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), ENS Weldon Hamilton '28 (Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons), and ENS Mack Vorhees '30 (Aircraft Squadrons).

July 1933

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: ENS Byron Newell '30, ENS James Clarkson '30, ENS Frank Latta '32, ENS Paul Burton '33, and ENS Robert Fair '33.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT William Sample '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), 2LT Ernest Pollock '28 (Scouting Squadron 14-M), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Cleon Felton '31 (Aircraft Squadrons), ENS George Stone '31 (Aircraft Squadrons), and ENS James Murphy '31 (Aircraft Squadrons).

October 1933

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: ENS Byron Newell '30, LTjg James Clarkson '30, ENS Frank Latta '32, ENS Paul Burton '33, and ENS Robert Fair '33.

Others at or embarked at this command: LCDR William Sample '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), 2LT Ernest Pollock '28 (Scouting Squadron 14-M), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Cleon Felton '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), ENS George Stone '31 (Aircraft Squadrons), and ENS James Murphy '31 (Torpedo Plane Squadron (VT) 2B).

April 1934

Ensign, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: ENS Frank Latta '32, ENS Paul Burton '33, and ENS Robert Fair '33.

Others at or embarked at this command: LCDR William Sample '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), 2LT Ernest Pollock '28 (Scouting Squadron 14-M), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Charles Ostrom '30 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), ENS George Stone '31 (Aircraft Squadrons), and ENS James Murphy '31 (Torpedo Plane Squadron (VT) 2B).

January 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Truman Carpenter '32 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), ENS George Fuller '35 (USS Lexington), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington).

April 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR Lyman Swenson '16 (USS Lexington), LT James Carney '21 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 5B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Truman Carpenter '32 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), ENS George Fuller '35 (USS Lexington), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington).

July 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg William Freshour '31.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Lexington), LCDR Lyman Swenson '16 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Vernon Hain '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg Joseph Loughlin, Jr. '32 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Truman Carpenter '32 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), ENS George Fuller '35 (USS Lexington), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Webster Johnson '36 (USS Lexington).

January 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg William Kane '33.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR Lyman Swenson '16 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Vernon Hain '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg William Freshour '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg Joseph Loughlin, Jr. '32 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Truman Carpenter '32 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg Ludwell Pickett, Jr. '33 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Webster Johnson '36 (USS Lexington).

April 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 5B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg William Kane '33.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LCDR Lyman Swenson '16 (USS Lexington), LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Philip Ashworth '31 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Vernon Hain '31 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg William Freshour '31 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg Joseph Loughlin, Jr. '32 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Truman Carpenter '32 (Bombing Plane Squadron (VB) 3B), LTjg Ludwell Pickett, Jr. '33 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Richard McGowan '35 (USS Lexington).

September 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LT John Duke '26 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LT Ralph Smith '26 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LT Renwick Calderhead '27 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg Burden Hastings '33 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg George Klinsmann '33 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg William Kane '33 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LTjg Thompson Guthrie, Jr. '34 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), ENS John Eichmann '35 (USS Lexington), and ENS Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (USS Lexington).

January 1938

Lieutenant (j.g.), Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, USS Lexington

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT William Eaton '21 (USS Lexington), LT John Duke '26 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LT Ralph Smith '26 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LT Renwick Calderhead '27 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg John Speer '32 (USS Lexington), LTjg Burden Hastings '33 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg George Klinsmann '33 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg William Kane '33 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LTjg Thompson Guthrie, Jr. '34 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), and ENS Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (USS Lexington).

January 1939

Lieutenant (j.g.), Training Squadron (VN) 5D8, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida

Others at this command: LTjg William Widhelm '32.

Others at or embarked at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida: LCDR Arnold Isbell '21 (Training Squadron (VN) 2D8), LT Richard Moss '24 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Renwick Calderhead '27 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), CAPT Paul Moret '30 (Training Squadron (VN) 3D8), LT Samuel Dealey '30 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Albert Gray '31 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Alden Irons '31 (Training Squadron (VN) 3D8), LTjg John Huntley '31 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg William Thorn '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Glenn Dunagan '33 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Arthur Ely '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Clyde McCroskey, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Gordon Schecter '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Hubert Harden '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg James Fitzpatrick, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John Ennis '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John Curtis '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Norman Ostergren '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Samuel Adams '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Thomas Cummins '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Jack Moore '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Joseph Evans '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 2LT Ralph Haas '36 (Marine Barracks), ENS Raymond Vogel, Jr. '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), and ENS Richard Bull, Jr. '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida).

October 1939

Lieutenant (j.g.), Training Squadron (VN) 5D8, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida

Others at this command: LT John Yoho '29, LTjg Robert Strickler '32, LTjg William Townsend '32, and LTjg William Widhelm '32.

Others at or embarked at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida: LCDR John Waldron '24 (Training Squadron (VN) 1D8), LT Renwick Calderhead '27 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Finley Hall '29 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), CAPT Paul Moret '30 (Training Squadron (VN) 3D8), LT John Huntley '31 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Albert Major, Jr. '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Daniel Gothie '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Dewitt Shumway '32 (Training Squadron (VN) 1D8), LTjg George Bellinger '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Martin Koivisto '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John McCormack, Jr. '33 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Archibald Stone, Jr. '34 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Wendell Froling '34 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Dewitt Harrell '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Francis Maher, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 1LT James Crowther '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Mark Eslick, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Frank Robinson '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John Hunter '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Ralph Embree '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Walter Bayless '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Webster Johnson '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg William Hulson '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Donald Patterson '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Edward O'Hare '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Harold Shrider '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Howard Nester, Jr. '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS James Mayes '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Macdonald Thompson '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Patrick Hart '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Paul Riley '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Raymond Moore '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), and ENS Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida).

June 1940

Lieutenant (j.g.), Training Squadron (VN) 5D8, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida

Others at this command: LT John Yoho '29, LTjg Robert Strickler '32, LT William Townsend '32, and LTjg William Widhelm '32.

Others at or embarked at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida: CDR William Sample '19 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Finley Hall '29 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Charles Ostrom '30 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LT Lance Massey '30 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Daniel Gothie '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Dewitt Shumway '32 (Training Squadron (VN) 1D8), LTjg George Bellinger '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Martin Koivisto '32 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Charles Ware '34 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 1LT Floyd Parks '34 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Francis Maher, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Jack Ferguson '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Joel Davis, Jr. '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John Powers '35 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Frank Robinson '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg James Southerland, II '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg Roy Krogh '36 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Alexander Groves, II '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Donald Patterson '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Frank Henderson, Jr. '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Harold Shrider '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Howard Nester, Jr. '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS James Mayes '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), LTjg John Thomas '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS John Boal '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Macdonald Thompson '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Paul Riley '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 2LT Radford West '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Raymond Moore '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Alphonse Minvielle '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Donald Smith '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 2LT Dorrance Radcliffe '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Frank Quady '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Harry Howell '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Howard Clark '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), 2LT John Maclaughlin, Jr. '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), ENS Richard Crommelin '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida), and ENS William Brady '38 (Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida).

November 1940

Lieutenant, USS Ranger

Others at this command: LTjg Walter Bayless '36, ENS Walter Sharer '38, ENS Lemuel Cooke '39, and ENS William Beck, Jr. '40.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT William Widhelm '32 (Bombing Squadron (VB) 4), LTjg Wendell Froling '34 (Bombing Squadron (VB) 4), LTjg Ralph Embree '36 (Bombing Squadron (VB) 4), and LTjg Richard Bull, Jr. '36 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 41).

April 1941

Lieutenant, USS Ranger

Others at this command: LTjg Walter Bayless '36, ENS Walter Sharer '38, ENS Lemuel Cooke '39, and ENS William Beck, Jr. '40.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT William Widhelm '32 (Bombing Squadron (VB) 4), LTjg Ralph Embree '36 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 41), LTjg Richard Bull, Jr. '36 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 41), ENS John Erickson '38 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 42), and ENS Richard Crommelin '38 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 41).


Class of 1932

George is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 on Virtual Memorial Hall.