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Naval officer

Marc Andrew Mitscher, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, and The Cold Star in lieu of the second Distinguished Service Medal, Mexican Service medal, Victory Medal, Escort Clasp.

Background

Mitscher, Marc Andrew was born on January 26, 1887 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin, United States.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1910.

Career

Ensign United States Navy, 1910, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1941, vice admiral, 1944. Officer, United States Ship Langley, 1929-1930. Chief of staff to commander.

Officer Saratoga and 2 yr. Officer; assistant chief bureau of Aeronautics, 1939-1941. Officer, United States Ship Hornet, 1941-1942 (the Hornet was the Shangri-La from which the American planes, under command of Maj.

General James Doolittle, took off on Apr. Chief of naval operations for air, 1945.