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Tennant, Raymond John

Date of birth:
January 5th, 1920 (Beverly Depot/Iowa, United States)
Date of death:
April 20th, 2015 (Florida, United States)
Buried on:
Rock Island National Cemetery
Plot: 5. Grave: 179.
American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Navy Composite Squadron Nine (VC-9). U.S.S. Bogue (CVE-9), U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1943
"For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 12 June 1943, as Pilot of a plane of Navy Composite Squadron NINE (VC-9), when an enemy submarine was sunk. When planes of Composting Squadron NINE depth charged and sank a German submarine in a coordinated attack, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Tennant, in a fighter plane, so accurately and aggressively strafed the enemy submarine that effective anti-aircraft fire was prevented and the submarine was destroyed and its crew captured without damage to the attacking planes. The skillful coordination of strafing with bombing by Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Tennant contributed materially to the sinking of this submarine. The airmanship and aggressiveness displayed by Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Tennant in this attack reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service."

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 322 (January 1944)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)