Eugene A. Greene

Eugene A. Greene

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eugene A. Greene (1921-1942) was a United States Navy officer who received the Navy Cross posthumously for his actions in the Battle of Midway during World War II.Greene was born in 21 November 1921 in Smithtown, New York. He enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on 13 January 1941, and after aviation training, was commissioned ensign on 30 August 1941.Serving as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 6 (VB-6) based on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6), Greene was killed in action on 4 June 1942 in the Battle of Midway. He distinguished himself in breaking through heavy Japanese fighter and antiaircraft opposition to dive-bomb an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135697013
  • 9786135697018