Gabel, Robert W. (USN)

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1915 (Humboldt, South Dakota - USA)
Date of death:
July 5th, 1994 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Buried on:
American War Grave Olivewood Cemetery
Plot: 41. Grave: 2722.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Ensign Robert W. Gabel was awarded the Navy Cross for the heroic rescue of 2 fellow fliers under fire in the Pacific.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Ensign
Unit:
Pilot Sea Plane, U.S.S. San Francisco (CA-38)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1944
Synopsis:
"For extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Seaplane embarked from the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), in action on 15 June 1944, in the Pacific War Area. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

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