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 DeWitt Clinton Ramsey

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DeWitt Clinton Ramsey

Birth
Fort Whipple, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Death 7 Sep 1961 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 548
Memorial ID 14980714 View Source
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United States Navy Admiral. A graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1912, he was commissioned Navy Aviator in 1917. In World War I, he served as Inspection Officer for United States Navel Air Station, France and on the Allied Armistice Commission. After the war he served on various naval aviation staffs, commanded ships and as Assistant Chief of Plans. During World War II he commanded the carrier USS Saratoga at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, the Battle of Midway in June 1942, and the U.S. air landings on Guadalcanal, Solomons in August 1942. For his actions against Japanese naval forces he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal with gold star. For the remainder of the war he served as Chief of BuAer. In January 1946 he was appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations, serving until 1948 when he took command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Hawaii. His last duty was as Commissioner of Trust Territory of the Pacific, retiring as full Admiral on May 1, 1949.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 19 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14980714
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14980714/dewitt-clinton-ramsey : accessed ), memorial page for DeWitt Clinton Ramsey (2 Oct 1888–7 Sep 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14980714, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .