|George Dominic Murray|
|Born||July 6, 1889|
|Died||18 June 1956(aged 66)|
|Place of birth||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Place of death||San Francisco, California|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1910–1951|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
George Dominic Murray (July 6, 1889 – June 18, 1956) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy and early naval aviator.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Murray was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1910 and became a naval aviator in 1915. During World War II, he commanded the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CV-6), from 21 March 1941 to 30 June 1942, which included the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and the Battle of Midway. At the end of the war, he was the commander of the Mariana Islands, and accepted the Japanese surrender of the Caroline Islands aboard his flagship, the cruiser Portland (CA-33).
In 1961, Murray was posthumously designated the third recipient of the Gray Eagle Award, as the most senior active naval aviator from 1947 until his retirement.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Military Times Hall of Valor : Awards for George Dominic Murray". militarytimes.com. http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=21415. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "George D. Murray". earlyaviators.com. http://earlyaviators.com/emurray.htm. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Naval History : USS Portland (CA-33)". historycentral.com. http://www.historycentral.com/NAVY/cruiser/portland.html. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "USS Portland - Surrender of Truk Atoll, 2 September 1945". ussportland.org. http://www.ussportland.org/truk.html. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
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