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Official Awards to Officers and Crew
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LEGION OF
MERIT
              Awarded to DUNCAN F. FRANCIS,
Lieutenant Commander, USNR, for directing a
successful attack, which accomplished the sinking of
an enemy submarine I-55 on the fourteenth of July 1944.


BRONZE STAR           Awarded to ARTHUR G. KEYWAN,
Lieutenant (Junior Grade), USNR,
for able handling of his duties as Sonar Officer
during a successful attack on an enemy submarine I-55.

                                  Awarded to JOHN I. MENDISH,
Gunners Mate third class, USNR,
in charge of depth charge crew
during attack on enemy submarine I-55.


COMMENDATION           Awarded to RICHARD SMALL, Lieutenant, USNR,
for plotting of submarine course that
resulted in sinking of I-55

                                      Awarded to HAROLD C. WILSON, Jr.,
Soundman second class, USNR,
sound operator during attack on enemy submarine I-55.

                                      Awarded to RICHARD SMALL, Lieutenant, USNR,
exceptional navigation of ship during firing on the
Island of Tinian.

                                      Awarded to DUNCAN F. FRANCIS,
Lieutenant Commander, USNR,
for directing accurate fire on the Island of Tinian.

                                      Awarded to CORBIE ALFREY,
Gunners Mate second class, USNR,
Gun Captain in charge of gun crew firing
on the Island of Tinian.



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