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John Charles Waldron
Birth: Aug. 21, 1900
Fort Pierre
Stanley County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1942
Midway Islands, UMI

US Navy WW II Aviator. He was born at Fort Pierre, South Dakota, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1924 and became a Naval Aviator in 1927. In 1941 he was Lieutenant Commander and became Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) to serve on the new aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). At the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, he led his squadron to be the first to locate and attack the Japanese Imperial Fleet. In overwhelming enemy fighter opposition while making an unsupported attack on Japanese aircraft carriers, he with all fifteen of his planes and 28 crew were lost. Their sacrifice made possible the success of American dive bombers that arrived later, to devastate the Japanese carriers Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu, bringing victory at Midway. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Children:
  Nancy Waldron LeDew (1929 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Black Hills National Cemetery *
Sturgis
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Section MB, Site 104
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7883945
John Charles Waldron
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John Charles Waldron
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John Charles Waldron
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- R I P
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
~Thank You for Your Service~
- Nancy VonBokern Wigginton
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
It's because of men like you that we have the country we do today
- Riptidenj
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
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