GREEN C. GOODLOE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Green Goodloe '37

Date of birth: June 24, 1914

Date of death: June 14, 1945

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From Wikipedia's entry on Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) 106:

On 14 June 1945, Lieutenant Commander G. C. Goodloe, squadron executive officer, and crew received damage during an attack on shipping in the vicinity of the Gulf of Siam. Goodloe attempted to reach Rangoon with one engine out, but was later reported missing in action.

His mother was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Clay was promoted to LTJG on June 3, 1940; on November 1, 1940 he was designated naval aviator #6431. He was promoted to LT on January 2, 1942 and LCDR on July 1, 1943. On July 14, 1944, he reported as executive officer of Bombing Squadron (VB) 106 at NAAS Camp Kearney; in October the squadron was re-designated as Patrol Bombing Squadron (VP) 106. On December 5, 1944 the squadron transferred to NAS Kaneohe Bay, and on February 10, 1945 to NAB Tinian. He was also awarded the Bronze Star medal, though no citation has been found. (Information from Richard Leonard, naval aviation historian.)

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Commander Green C. Goodloe (NSN: 0-78612), United States Navy, was awarded 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: Lieutenant Commander

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Commander Green C. Goodloe (NSN: 0-78612), 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: Lieutenant Commander

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Commander Green C. Goodloe (NSN: 0-78612), United States Navy, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third 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: Lieutenant Commander


Class of 1937

Green is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 in Memorial Hall.