Cecil John Doyle

Cecil John Doyle

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Death 7 Nov 1942 (aged 22)
Burial Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 139479017 · View Source
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Cecil John Doyle (0-9424), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (VMF-121), Marine Air Group FOURTEEN (MAG-14), FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing, in aerial combat against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomons Islands AREA from 18 to 25 October 1942. Pressing home his attacks against the enemy with skill and determination, Second Lieutenant Doyle shot down five Japanese aircraft during this period, thereby contributing materially to the security of our forces in that area. His cool courage and indomitable fighting spirit were an inspiration to the members of his squadron and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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CAPT, US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil John Doyle (10 Aug 1920–7 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139479017, citing Calvary Cemetery, Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .