Hawaii War Records Depository HWRD 2157


Hawaii War Records Depository HWRD 2157

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From back of print: Captain Isbell, USS Card Skipper, gets two medals - Secretary of Navy Frank Knox shakes hands with Captain Arnold J. Isbell, U.S. Navy, of Chicago, Illinois, as Admiral Ernest J. King, U.S. Navy, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Navy looks on, following the award of the Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Medal to Captain Isbell in the Secretary's office at Washington, D.C., on 12 April 1944. The citation accompanying the Distinguished Service Medal recounted Captain Isbell's "exceptionally meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Card and Anti-Submarine Task Group Commander from 27 July to 9 November 1943," during which period forces under his command achieved a notable record of submarine sinkings. The Air Medal was awarded for "meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as Commanding Officer of VP Squadron 54 during the initial selection and survey of U.S. Army and Navy bases in Newfoundland in 1940." Forced to make a night landing on Prince Edward Island by a hurricane, Captain Isbell took off again before dawn in violent winds, and completed the first inspection of Argentia, Newfoundland.

Extent (Pages, Duration, Dimensions)

25.5 x 21 cm

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