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George Murray

Given NameGeorge
Born6 Jul 1889
Died18 Jun 1956
CountryUnited States


ww2dbaseGeorge Dominic Murray graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1910 and became a naval aviator in 1915. During WW2, he served as the commanding officer of USS Enterprise between 21 Mar 1941 and 30 Jun 1942, in which role he led the carrier in the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. He later became the commanding officer of US naval forces based in the Mariana Islands. At the end of the war, he accepted the surrender of the Caroline Islands aboard his flagship USS Portland. After the war, he commanded the First Fleet between Aug 1947 and Aug 1948. He retired from military service in 1951 at the rank of vice admiral. He passed away in 1956 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States. In 1961, he was posthumously designated the third recipient of the Gray Eagle Award as the most senior active naval aviator from 1947 until his retirement.

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2013

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Murray, Knox, and Jenkins received a War Bond check from Atlanta politician John Connor, Mar 1943Newly promoted Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz hosting a collection of Third Fleet flag officers aboard battleship USS New Jersey in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, Christmas Eve, 1944.Murray accepting Hara

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6 Jul 1889 George Murray was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
18 Jun 1956 George Murray passed away in San Francisco, California, United States.

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1. Danny Pritt says:
10 Nov 2013 07:59:47 PM

Who was the photographer for Doolittle? I was on a hunting trip with him in Wyoming in 1971.

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Murray, Knox, and Jenkins received a War Bond check from Atlanta politician John Connor, Mar 1943
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