Saturday, March 16, 2013

Clarence Earle Dickinson Jr: Won Three Navy Crosses-- Part 2

SECOND NAVY CROSS

After Pearl Harbor, Dickinson moved back to the USS Enterprise.  Just three days later, December 10, 1941, while searching for enemy submarines and ships, he sighted a submarine on the surface and dove through anti-aircraft fire and dropped a bomb.  The submarine "went down in a manner that indicated it had been damaged, or possibly destroyed..  There was no evidence of a dive, such as propeller wake, while a large bubble of oil and air came to the surface."


THIRD NAVY CROSS

This one Dickinson received at the Battle of Midway June 4-6, 1942.


AIR MEDAL

He also received an Air Medal for his actions February 1, 1942 at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Quite the Air Hero.  --GreGen

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