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LTC Armond Hector Delalio

LTC Armond Hector Delalio

Birth
Plainview, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 5 Jan 1952 (aged 34)
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot DSS, 0, 22
Memorial ID 571455 · View Source
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Navy Cross CitationThe President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Armond H. Delalio (MCSN: 0-6420), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as a Pilot in Marine Scout-Bombing Squadron TWO HUNDRED FORTY-ONE (VMSB-241), 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 and 5 June 1942. During the initial attack upon an enemy aircraft carrier, Captain Delalio, in a hail of blasting fire from Japanese fighter guns and anti-aircraft batteries, dived his plane to the perilously low altitude of four hundred feet before releasing his bomb. Despite the fact that his craft was struck by numerous shrapnel and machine gun bursts, he returned safely to his base under extremely hazardous weather conditions. On 4 June, after less than four hours' sleep, he participated in an assault which resulted in the severe damaging of a Japanese battleship. His cool courage and utter disregard of personal safety were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 571455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Armond Hector Delalio (17 Jul 1917–5 Jan 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 571455, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .