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Francis Edward Ormsbee, Jr
Birth: Apr. 30, 1892
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1936

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Chief Aviation Pilot in the US Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Chief Machinist's Mate. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism while attached to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., 25 September 1918. While flying with Ens. J.A.Jova, Ormsbee saw a plane go into a tailspin and crash about three-quarters of a mile to the right. Having landed nearby, Ormsbee lost no time in going over-board and made for the wreck, which was all under water except the two wing tips. He succeeded in partially extricating the gunner so that his head was out of the water, and held him in this position until the speedboat arrived. Ormsbee then made a number of desperate attempts to rescue the pilot, diving into the midst of the tangled wreckage although cut about the hands, but was too late to save his life." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Cemetery
Pawtucket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Section 45, Lot 225
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 07, 2003
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