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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: July 21, 2008
Caption: Marc Andrew Mitscher, Admiral United States Navy, 1887-1947
Additional Description: As commanding officer USS Hornet (CV-8), the "Shangri-La" of the Tokyo Raid, and as commander Task Force 58, the invincible fast carrier striking power of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, he carried the fight to the Imperial Japanese Empire from first to last. Beloved by every Naval aviator, he will always be remembered by "Turn on the lights" after nightfall in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944
USS Mitscher (DDG 35) Commissioned 1953
Sponsored by Admiral Mitscher's Widow
Served in the Atlantic Feet until decommissioned in 1978
After 25 years of active duty.
Admiral James D. Watkins
United States Navy
Chief of Naval Operations
Submitted: August 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p31286
File Size: 1.455 Megabytes
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