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The Navy Cross
Interim 1928 - 1935  

26 Awards 

Byrd Expeditions   (  8 Awards)
1931 Yangtze          (  3 Awards)
Miscellaneous        (15 Awards)

 

     Byrd Expeditions (1928 - 1935)

 1st Expedition (1928 - 1930)

*BAILEY, CLAY
Radioman First Class, U.S. Navy
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (1)
Date of Action: 1928 - 1930
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Clay Bailey, Radioman First Class, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as senior radio operator for the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition.

BUBIER, KENNARD F.
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (1)
Date of Action: 1928 - 1930
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Kennard F. Bubier, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as one of the leading aviation mechanics of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Gunnery Sergeant Bubier through efficiency, exceptional skill, zeal and energy in preparation for the many flights under the most trying conditions, contributed greatly to the success of the expedition.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 187419 ACE-jfb (25 October 1930)
Born: 10/18/1902 at Providence, Rhode Island
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island

BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (1)
Date of Action: 1928 - 1930
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, in that on 28 November 1929 he took off in his "Floyd Bennett" from the Expedition's bast at Little America, Antarctica and, after a flight made under the most difficult conditions he reached the South Pole on 29 November 1929. After flying some distance beyond this point he returned to his bast at Little America. This hazardous flight was made under extreme conditions of cold, over ranges and plateaus extending nine to ten thousand feet above sea level and beyond probable range.
Birth: 10/25/1888 - Winchester, VA
Home Town: Charlottesville, VA
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Polar Expedition)

CZEGKA, VICTOR H.
(First Award)
Master Technical Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (1)
Date of Action: 1928 - 1930
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Victor H. Czegka, Master Technical Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as machinist of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Through the exceptional skill, zeal and energy of Master Technical Sergeant Czegka in preparatory work, in preparing and modifying scientific instruments, in constructing stoves, snowmobile and in other tasks, he contributed to the success of the expedition.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 37980 ACE-jfb (25 October 1930)
Born: 5/21/1880 at Hluchow, Austria
Home Town: Clifton, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross w/Gold Star (2nd Byrd Expedition)

2nd Expedition (1933 - 1935)

CARBONE, ALPHONSE
Mess Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (II)
Date of Action: 1933 - 1935
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Alphonse Carbone, Mess Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, 1933 - 35. Through his efficient and conscientious performance of duty, Sergeant Carbone contributed greatly to the success of the Expedition.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 208153 ACE-ees (7 May 1936)
Born: at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Home Town: Cambridge, Massachusetts

CZEGKA, VICTOR HUGO
(Second Award)
Master Technical Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (II)
Date of Action: 1933 - 1935
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Victor Hugo Czegka, Master Technical Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as General Manager and Supply Officer for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, 1933 - 35. Sergeant Czegka's conscientious, loyal and indefatigable performance of duty contributed greatly to the success of the Expedition.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 04613 ACE-ees (7 May 1936)
Born: 5/21/1880 at Hluchow, Austria
Home Town: Clifton, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (1st Byrd Expedition)

RAWSON, KENNETH L.
Ensign, U.S. Navy R
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (II)
Date of Action: 1933 - 1935
Citation Currently Not Available

ROSE, STEPHEN D.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Byrd Antarctic Expeditionary Team (II)
Date of Action: 1933 - 1935
Currently Not Available

 

     Yangtze Patrol (1931)

CONLAN, CLARENCE V.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Monocacy
Date of Action: 1930 (circa)
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Clarence V. Conlan, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Monocacy during the Sino-Japanese hostilities in China.

TISDALE, RYLAND D.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Palos
Date of Action: July 1930
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ryland D. Tisdale, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action. Lt. Comdr. Tisdale took over his second command, U.S.S. PALOS (PG-16), and began patrolling the upper reaches of the Yangtze in that gunboat. During this tour of duty, Lt. Comdr. Tisdale earned the Navy Cross. Late in July 1930, he and his ship were in the vicinity of Changsha when that city was attacked, taken, looted, and lost by Chinese communists. Tisdale and his crew assisted in the evacuation of Americans and other foreigners. He also led his crew and ship past the city for two firing passes as a show of force to discourage looting of the foreign concessions. The loss of American and other foreign property was limited by his timely action."

WINSLOW, CAMERON McRAE
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Date of Action: 1930 (circa)
Citation Not Currently Available

 

     Miscellaneous Actions (1930 - 1937)

*GUSTAFSON, HENRY LLOYD
Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: August 15, 1930
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Henry Lloyd Gustafson, Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of a fire that occurred in the compass house at the Farallon Islands, California, on August 15, 1930, in which he fought the fire and saved the compass house but lost his life.

JOHNSON, LUCIUS W.
Commander (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy
Date of Action: September 3, 1930
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Lucius W. Johnson, Commander (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession when he took charge of the entire medical and surgical situation in the Dominican Republic following the disastrous hurricane of September 3, 1930.

*POTVIN, LEO ALPHONES
Machinist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: 1931
Citation Currently Not Available

WHITE, VIRGIL A.
Seaman, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: 1931
Citation Currently Not Available

DUNLAP, ROBERT H.
(Second Award)
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Date of Action: May 19, 1931
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Robert H. Dunlap, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguishing himself conspicuously by extraordinary courage on May 19, 1931, at La Fariniere, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, France, where he met his death in a supreme effort to save the life of a French peasant woman.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 0849 ACE-jfb (19 June 1936)
Born: at Washington, Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, Washington, D.C.
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI)

STEDMAN, GILES C.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy R
Date of Action: 1933
Citation Currently Not Available

CAGLE, ERNEST W.
Chief Turret Captain, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Milwaukee
Date of Action: May 11, 1933
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ernest W. Cagle, Chief Turret Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and excellent judgment in the performance of his duty on the occasion of a powder bag fire in the after twin mount of the Milwaukee during the conduct of Day Division Practice by that vessel on May 11, 1933.
BUNAV Bulletin 199, September 23, 1933

KITCAT, CHARLES A. DEW
Lieutenant Commander, British Royal Navy
Date of Action: March 14, 1934
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles A. deW Kitcat, Lieutenant Commander, British Royal Navy, for the skill and heroism he displayed when the U.S.S. Fulton, en route from Hong Kong to Foochow, China, on March 14, 1934, was destroyed by fire.
Home Town: England

EASH, GUY L.
Boilermaker First Class, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: November 5, 1934
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Guy L. Eash, Boilermaker First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and exceptionally meritorious service on the occasion of a collision between the U.S.S. McFarland and the U.S.S. Ellis on November 5, 1934.

SMITH, KERFOOT B.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: 1936
Citation Currently Not Available

TONDEE, CHARLES H.
Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: 1936
Citation Currently Not Available

DEYHLE, FRANK E.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada
Date of Action: April 1, 1936
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Frank E. Deyhle, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1936, at the Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, when a man temporarily crazed, viciously attacked, without provocation or warning, a fellow comrade with a bolo and struck him down. Private Deyhle sprang at the assailant, warded off the second slash upon his comrade with his hand, and in so doing sustained lacerations which resulted in the loss of two fingers and the major portion of his left hand. In spite of his injuries he continued to struggle with the maniac until he was subdued and disarmed, thereby preventing fatal injury to other comrades.
Authority - USMC Communiqué: 201485 ACE-ees (9 November 1936)
Born: at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Home Town: Chattanooga, Tennessee

BARULLI, ANGELO M.
Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy
Date of Action: July 28, 1936
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Angelo M. Barulli, Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of a six inch gun casualty on board the Marblehead on July 28, 1936.

BROOKS, JAMES EDGAR
U.S. Navy
Date of Action: April 4, 1937
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James Edgar Brooks, , U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism on April 4, 1937, while crossing the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth aboard a ferry. James Edgar Brooks unhesitatingly went to the rescue of William E. Daughtrey, a stranger, who was being attacked and subsequently fatally wounded.

KOIF, JOHN
Chief Water Tender, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Cassin
Date of Action: August 18, 1937
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to John Koif, Chief Water Tender, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of a tragic accident on board the U.S.S. Cassin on August 18, 1937.

 

 

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