Capt Daniel Joseph Hennessy

Capt Daniel Joseph Hennessy

Birth
Reynolds, Traill County, North Dakota, USA
Death 4 Jun 1942 (aged 28)
At Sea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section MH Site 671
Memorial ID 24504479 · View Source
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The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Daniel J. Hennessy (MCSN: 0-5356), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as Executive Officer and a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (VMF-221), Marine Air Group TWENTY-TWO (MAG-22), Naval Air Station, Midway, during operations of the U.S. Naval and Marine Forces against the invading Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942. Leading his squadron in a dauntless and aggressive attack against a vastly superior number of Japanese bomber and fighter planes, Captain Hennessy aided in disrupting the plans of the enemy and lessening the effectiveness of their attack, thereby contributing materially to the success of our forces. As a result of his courageous and daring tactics and because of the circumstances attendant upon this engagement, there can be little doubt that Captain Hennessy gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. He displayed the characteristics of a fine leader and excellent airman, in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Approved by the Secretary of the Navy on November 10, 1942

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CAPT, US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Daniel has 2 markers at Arlington. One in the memorial section and one in section 12 after his wife died. His memorial section has 2 photos and you can clearly see they are two different stones.

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  • Created by: Hope
  • Added: 9 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24504479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Daniel Joseph Hennessy (20 May 1914–4 Jun 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24504479, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .