Como Dixie Kiefer

Como Dixie Kiefer

Birth
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Death 11 Nov 1945 (aged 49)
Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 3 Site 4072-C
Memorial ID 9391300 · View Source
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Naval Officer. Entered the U.S. Navy in 1915 He later became Commander of the USS Ticonderoga and was severly injured on January 21, 1945 when the ship was attacked by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft. Cause of death:Airplane crash.




Naval Academy class of 1919,commissioned in 1919. Naval Aviator. Lost a leg to injuries suffered abandoning ship from USS Yorktown at Battle of Midway. Returned to duty and given command of USS Ticonderoga. Severely wounded by kamikaze attack during operations against Southern Japanese Islands. Promoted Commodore in ceremony at Rockefeller Center while recovering. Given command of NAS Quonset Point. Killed in aircraft accident on Beacon Mountain NY,


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  • Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 31 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9391300
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Como Dixie Kiefer (4 Apr 1896–11 Nov 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9391300, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Laurie (contributor 2811407) .