|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1885|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1928|
Theodore Gordon Ellyson, the son of Henry Theodore Ellyson and Lizzie (Walker) Ellyson.Commander,pioneer in the submarine force,having qualified in-submarines,1907.He served consecutively at sea aboard the Battleship USS MISSOURI, and as Watch and Division Officer of the armored cruisers USS PENNSYLVANIA, and the USS COLORADO. First United States Naval officer designated an Aviator,1914.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1905.Killed on his forty-third birthday in an airplane crash over the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Awarded the Navy Cross for war service,Victory Medal, Submarine Chaser Clasp.
Helen Glenn Ellyson (1884 - 1972)*
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Created by: PL
Record added: Oct 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11878729
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Feb. 13, 2012
Thank you to Naval Aviator #1! (2011 is the 100th anniversary of U.S. Naval aviation)|
Added: Apr. 21, 2011
A true Naval aviation pioneer. Rest in Peace, Sir.|
Added: Feb. 5, 2011
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