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NH 62657 Admiral Nimitz Awards the Navy Cross to Harold Dixon, Aviation Chief Machinist Mate

Admiral Nimitz Awards the Navy Cross to Harold Dixon, Aviation Chief Machinist Mate
Title: Admiral Nimitz Awards the Navy Cross to Harold Dixon, Aviation Chief Machinist Mate
Caption: Navy Aviation Pilot, for bringing a rubber life-raft safely to Pukapuka Island with shipmates after a 34-day trip under a hot, tropical sun with very little food and water after his Navy bomber had been forced down at sea. The ceremony was aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6) at Pearl harbor, March 1942. Their voyage took them 750 miles.
Description: Courtesy of Fleet Admiral Nimitz
Catalog #: NH 62657
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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