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Recipients Of The

Navy Cross

(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.)



A total of 3,972 Navy Crosses were awarded to 3,634 separate individuals for heroism in World War II.

  • 2,897 Awards to Members of the U.S. Navy

  • 1,034 Awards to Members of the U.S. Marine Corps

  •        6 Awards to Members of the U.S. Coast Guard

  •        6 Awards to Members of the U.S. Army

  •        9 Awards to Members of the U.S. Army Air Force

  •        1 Award to a United States Civilian

  •      19 Awards to Members of Foreign Allied Forces

Of these 3,972 Awards in WWII, 3,331 were singular awards (the recipient received ONLY the Navy Cross and no other high awards such as the Medal of Honor or Distinguished Service Cross.)

Antrim, Richard Nott MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Basilone, John MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy" MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Bulkeley, John Duncan MOH (WWII), NC (WWII) 2DSCs (WWII)
Edson, Merritt A. MOH (WWII), NC (Nicaragua), NC (WWII)
Evans, Ernest Edwin MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Hanson, Robert Murray MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
McCampbell, David S. MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
O’Hare, Edward Henry MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Street, George Levick, III MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Young, Cassin MOH (WWII), NC (WWII)
Davis, Raymond G. MOH (Korea), NC (WWII)

Including the recipients listed above, and exclusive of other awards earned in World War II, previous or subsequent wars, multiple awards of the Navy Cross in World War II break down as follows:    

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