Richard Kenna Gaines, USN

Born  31 Jul 1903White Sulpur Spring, West Virginia, USA
Died  3 Aug 1968(65)Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

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26 Jun 1940 Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Jul 1943 T/Capt.

Retired: 1 Jun 1955


Warship Commands listed for Richard Kenna Gaines, USN

USS Intrepid (CV 11)T/Capt.Aircraft Carrier28 Mar 194419 May 1944

Career information

Richard Kenna Gaines graduated from Annapolis in 1925. He completed his pilot training on or after 1928. Kenna commanded USS Enterprise's Air Group 10 from late 1942 (battle of Santa Cruz).

In early 1944 Kenna became the Executive Officer (XO) of the USS Intrepid, serving briefly as precommissioning skipper.

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