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|43k||MINSY 2848-44, Rear Admiral George Eugene Belknap was born in Newport, N.H., in 1832, George Eugene Belknap was appointed a Midshipman in 1847. He commanded Canonicus during the attacks on Fort Fisher, N.C., and Hartford during the Formosa Expedition of 1867. Appointed Rear Admiral 12 February 1889, he retired 22 January 1894. Rear Admiral Belknap died at Key West, Fla., 7 April 1903.||Darryl Baker|
|THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY|
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
UNITED STATES SHIP BOGUE
with her Embarked Planes and Escort Vessels constituting the Five Task Groups listed below for service as set forth in the following
"For outstanding performance in combat against enemy submarines in the Atlantic Area from April 20, 1943, to July 3, 1944. Carrying out powerful and sustained offensive action during a period of heavy German undersea concentrations threatening our uninterrupted flow of supplies to the European Theater of operations, the U.S.S. BOGUE, her embarked planes and her escorts tracked the enemy packs relentlessly and, by unwavering vigilance, persistent aggressiveness and perfect cooperation of all units involved, sank a notable number of hostile U-boats. The superb leadership of the BOGUE and the gallant spirit of the officers and men who fought her planes and manned her escort vessels were largely instrumental in forcing the complete withdrawal of enemy submarines from supply routes essential to the maintenance of our established military supremacy."
United States Ships Bogue, Lea, Greene, Belknap, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, and VC-9 from April 20 to June 20, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, and VC-9 from July 12 to August 23, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Osmond Ingram, George E. Badger, Clemson, Dupont and VC-19 from November 14 to December 29, 1943.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Hobson (until March 25), Janssen (until April 7) and VC-95 from February 26 to April 19, 1944.
United States Ships Bogue, Haverfield, Swenning, Willis, Janssen, F. W. Robinson, and VC-69 from May 4 to July 3, 1944.
For the President,
Secretary of the Navy
|183k||Undated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.||Darryl Baker|
|163k||November 15 1919, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.||Darryl Baker|
LCDR Lewis Wells Comstock Aug 24 1919 - Jul 12 1920 CDR Thomas Withers Jul 12 1920 - 1921 (Later RADM) LCDR Benjamin T. Brooks Jr. 1921 - Jun 28 1922 As AVD-8 LCDR Silas Bruce Moore Aug 2 1940 - 1941 LCDR Sylvius Gazze 1941 - 1942 LCDR Doyle Murray Coffee ? Oct 1 1942 - Jun 16 1943 LCDR John Edward Page Jun 16 1943 - Aug 6 1943 LCDR Benjamin Thomas Brooks Jr. Aug 6 1943 - Jul 1 1944 LT Ralph Childs Jr. Jul 1 1944 - Aug 4 1945
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