George Dominic Murray, USN

Born  6 Jul 1889Boston, Massachusetts

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1 Jul 1939 Capt.
7 May 1942 T/R.Adm.
29 Nov 1944 T/V.Adm.


1 Feb 1942 Navy Cross (1)

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USS Enterprise (CV 6)Capt.Aircraft carrier21 Mar 194130 Jun 1942

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Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6)

4 Dec 1941
USS Enterprise send F4F Wildcat aircraft ordered to reinforce US garrison at Wake Island.

7 Dec 1941
USS Enterprise was positioned near Oahu Island. Early morning SBD bombers had taken off from carrier and came over Pearl Harbor during Japanese attack. Five of them were shot down by Japanese Zero fighters and one by US AA guns. (2)

1 Feb 1942
64 planes from USS Enterprise attacked Japanese installations and vessels at Wotje, Makin and Mili islands. One cruiser and minelayer were damaged in this action. Japanese aircraft conducted an counterattack and lightly damaged US carrier. Six American aircraft were lost in this action. (2)

24 Feb 1942
USS Enterprise conducted an air raid against Wake Island (occupied by Japanese). (2)

4 Mar 1942
USS Enterprise conducted an attack against Marcus Island. (2)

4 Jun 1942
USS Enterprise took part in The Battle of Midway. She sent her airplanes against Japanese carriers. Torpedo bombers attacked first, but ten of them were shot down. All torpedoed missed the targets. Few minutes later SBD bombers (under command of Captain McClusky) attacked. They hit Japanese carriers Akagi and Kaga (while Japanese were refuelling and rearming their aircraft). Huge flames caused heavy damaged and carriers had to be sunk by Japanese destroyers. Later, dive bombers from USS Enterprise and USS Hornet sunk carrier Hiryu. (2)

6 Jun 1942
Aircraft from USS Enterprise and USS Hornet sink Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma and badly damaged another cruiser (Mogami). Both Japanese vessels were damaged earlier due to collision. (2)

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