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Raymond Lorainne Hogden
Born March 7, 1917
Place of birth Ettrick, Wisconsin
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant
Unit USS Ommaney Bay
Battles/wars World War II
* Battle of Leyte Gulf
Awards Navy Cross

Raymond Hogden was an officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ommaney Bay during World War II. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in the Battle off Samar during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Hogden was born on March 7, 1917 in Ettrick, Wisconsin.[1]

His award citation reads:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Raymond Lorainne Hogden, United States Naval (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Composite Squadron SEVENTY-FIVE (VC-75), attached to the U.S.S. OMMANEY BAY (CVE-79), Bay, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle off Samar during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, on 25 October 1944. Leading his group in an attack against a heavy enemy cruiser, Lieutenant Hogden braved an intense barrage in order to divert hostile fire from his own Task Unit. Following up with a torpedo attack in the face of fire from Japanese capital ships and destroyers, he scored a hit and sank an enemy heavy cruiser. His skill and devotion to duty were contributing factors in the successful invasion of the Philippine Islands and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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