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VADM Edgar Allan Cruise
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1899
Hebron
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1990, USA

Edgar Allen Cruise
Date of birth: March 20, 1899
Date of death: 10-Feb-90
Place of Birth: Hebron, Nebraska
Home of record: Hebron, Nebraska

Edgar Cruise graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1922. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.
Awards and CitationsNavy Cross
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Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Edgar Allen Cruise (NSN: 0-57515), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Air Officer of the U.S.S. SARATOGA (CV-3), in action with enemy Japanese forces in the Tulagi-Guadalcanal Area, on 7 and 8 August and 23 and 24 August 1942. By his highly efficient, judicious and foresighted planning, Commander Cruise skillfully directed the operations of the Air Department which resulted in brilliantly coordinated and successful aerial activities against the Japanese forces on 7 - 8 August, and which occasioned the repulse with heavy losses of strong enemy units converging on Tulagi and Guadalcanal on 23 - 24 August. His intrepid fighting spirit and inspiring devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: August 7 - 8, & 23 -24, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Air Officer
Division: U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-3
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Inez S Cruise (1898 - 1978)
  Frances Elizabeth Crane Cruise (1903 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Edgar Allan Cruise (1927 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: I, 40
 
Maintained by: Loren Bender
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3772507
VADM Edgar Allan Cruise
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- bob tarte
 Added: Nov. 18, 2016
VADM Edgar Allen Cruise, USN (Ret), was designated Naval Aviator #3261 in 1926.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Nov. 20, 2009
 
 
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