Richard Kenna Gaines, USN

Born   1903West Virginia


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Ranks

 Cdr

Retired: 1955


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Richard Kenna Gaines, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Intrepid (CV 11)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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