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(This listing is as complete as we are able to provide from numerous resources, however it is possible that a few recipients may not be listed.  You can verify if someone received the Navy Cross from this list, but absence of a name should NOT be construed to definitively negate a veteran's claim to this award.)

16 Awards


1 Award to a U.S. Civilian

Name Date of Action Division
Shank, Dr. Lawton E.

December 9, 1941

Naval Air Station, Wake Island


6 Awards to Members of the U.S. Army

Name Rank Date of Action Place
Ayers, Russell G. Colonel Feb 19, 1944 Eniwetok
Gates, Charles R. First Lieutenant    
Hale, William Major General    
Hall, Robert Kierr Lieutenant Colonel Oct 24 & 25, 1942 Guadalcanal
Lester, Kenneth M. Corporal    
Oates, Charles R. First Lieutenant    


9 Awards to Members of the U.S. Army Air Forces

Name Rank Date of Action Company Battle-Incident
Barber, Rex T. 1LT  Apr 18, 1943 339th Fighter Squadron Solomon Islands
Eareckson, William O. Col Jun 1942 - Aug 1943 11th AF Aleutian Islands
Hine, Raymond K. 1LT       
Holmes, Bobby F. 1LT       
Lanphier, Thomas G., Jr. Capt Apr 18, 1943   Solomon Islands
Mitchell, John W. Major      
Rairich, John E. 1LT       
Saunders, Laverne G. Col Nov 18, 1942   Solomon Islands
Thompson, John A. Capt Aug 27 - Sep 25, 1942    


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The following Navy Crosses have been awarded to Navy Personnel for action 
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USS Liberty Incident * Armstrong, Philip M. LCDR USN

Jun 8, 1967

* Brown, Francis QM3 USN

Jun 8, 1967

Just Cause (Panama) * McFaul, Donald L. CPO USN

Dec 18, 1989

  Casey, Thomas W. Lt.(j.g.) USN

December, 1989

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