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Ernest Ludolph Gunther Edit Profile

naval officer.

Ernest Ludolph Gunther, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Legion of Merit (United States), Orden del Merito (Chile), Presidential Medal of Merit (Nicaragua), British Order of the Bath.

Background

Gunther, Ernest Ludolph was born on September 7, 1887 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Marius Harrison and Fanny Lee (Aroni) Gunther.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1909.

Career

Goar, May 20, 1922; children—Ernest Harrison, Charles Frederick, Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1909, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Commanded United States Ship Jarvis (destroyer) in European waters, World War I. Naval attache to Chile, 1931-1934.

Commanded Naval Air Station and Naval Air Center, San Diego, California, 1942-1943. Commander aircraft, South Pacific Force, 1943-1945. Commander Air Force Pacific Fleet Subordinate Commanded Forward Areas, February 1945-May 1946.

Commander Fleet Air, Quonset Pt. since 1946.

Membership

Clubs: New York (New York) Yacht.

Connections

Married Helen St.; children: Ernest Harrison, Charles Frederick, Commissioned.

father:
Marius Harrison Gunther

mother:
Fanny Lee (Aroni) Gunther

spouse:
Helen St.

children:
Ernest Harrison Gunther

Charles Frederick Gunther

Commd Gunther