List of Medal of Honor Recipients Educated At The United States Naval Academy - Medal of Honor Recipients - World War II

World War II

Name Class year Notability References
Kidd, Isaac C.Isaac C. Kidd 1906 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions on the bridge of the USS Arizona (BB-39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor a
Van Valkenburgh, FranklinFranklin Van Valkenburgh 1909 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor as the last Captain of the USS Arizona (BB-39) a
Bennion, Mervyn S.Mervyn S. Bennion 1910 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor while commanding, and saving from destruction, the USS West Virginia (BB-48) a
Callaghan, Daniel J.Daniel J. Callaghan 1911 Rear Admiral; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery and leadership in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942; classmate Norman Scott was his second-in-command and he also perished that night and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a
Scott, NormanNorman Scott 1911 Rear Admiral; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery and leadership in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942; was second-in-command to classmate Daniel Callaghan who also perished that night and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a
Rooks, Albert H.Albert H. Rooks 1914 Captain; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery and leadership in the south Pacific during a series of actions as a commanding officer of the USS Houston (CA-30) in February 1942 against Japanese air and sea forces a
Young, CassinCassin Young 1916 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions as a commanding officer of USS Vestal (AR-4) during the attack on Pearl Harbor; posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during the Battle of Cape Esperance and Naval Battle of Guadalcanal a
Fuqua, Samuel G.Samuel G. Fuqua 1923 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the attack on USS Arizona (BB-39) where he directed damage control and rescue of personnel, as senior surviving officer he directed abandoning of the ship and left with the last boatload a
Cromwell, John P.John P. Cromwell 1924 Captain; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions while commander of a submarine group and on board USS Sculpin (SS-191) near Truk island he went down with the submarine when the crew had to abandon it a
Schonland, Herbert EmeryHerbert Emery Schonland 1925 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions as damage control officer of USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal a
Gilmore, Howard W.Howard W. Gilmore 1926 Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during January–February 1943 while commanding officer of the USS Growler (SS-215); while surfaced and on deck he order his submarine to dive while he remained on deck a
Van Voorhis, BruceBruce Van Voorhis 1929 Lieutenant Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in the Solomon Islands he flew a 700-mile unescorted bombing/reconnaissance mission a
Bauer, Harold W.Harold W. Bauer 1930 Lieutenant Colonel, USMC; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in the Solomon Islands for shooting down 11 enemy planes a
Dealey, Samuel DavidSamuel David Dealey 1930 Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions as a commanding officer of USS Harder (SS-257); recipient of four Navy Crosses a
Antrim, RichardRichard Antrim 1931 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism as a prisoner of war; Navy Cross recipient a
Evans, Ernest E.Ernest E. Evans 1931 Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism while commanding officer of the USS Johnston (DD-557) during the Battle off Samar; Navy Cross recipient a
Ramage, Lawson P.Lawson P. Ramage 1931 Vice Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism while commanding officer of the USS Parche (SS-384); recipient of two Navy Crosses a
McCandless, BruceBruce McCandless 1932 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroism on board the USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal; father of Bruce McCandless II, astronaut, class of 1958 a
Bulkeley, John D.John D. Bulkeley 1933 Vice Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for combat actions from December 1941 – April 1942 while commanding Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three, which rescued General of the Army Douglas MacArthur a
McCampbell, DavidDavid McCampbell 1933 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor for aerial combat during World War II; became the Navy’s all-time fighter ace with 34 aerial victories a
Davis, George FlemingGeorge Fleming Davis 1934 Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for combat while commanding officer of USS Walke (DD-723) during the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Philippines a
O'Kane, RichardRichard O'Kane 1934 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor for submarine combat during World War II on board USS Tang (SS-306), also served on board USS Wahoo (SS-238), participated in more successful attacks on Japanese shipping than any other fighting submarine officer during World War II a
Fluckey, Eugene BennettEugene Bennett Fluckey 1935 Rear Admiral; recipient of the Medal of Honor and four Navy Crosses for submarine combat during World War II; commander of the USS Barb (SS-220), which won the Presidential Unit Citation for its eighth through eleventh patrols and the Navy Unit Commendation for the twelfth patrol a
Powers, John JamesJohn James Powers 1935 Lieutenant; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for aerial combat as a dive bomber pilot during the Battle of the Coral Sea a
Ricketts, Milton ErnestMilton Ernest Ricketts 1935 Lieutenant; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions while in charge of a damage control on board USS Yorktown (CV-5) party during the Battle of the Coral Sea a
O'Hare, Edward "Butch"Edward "Butch" O'Hare 1937 Lieutenant Commander; posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for aerial combat during World War II; US Navy's first ace of the war; O'Hare International Airport in Chicago named after him a
Street III, George L.George L. Street III 1937 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions as a commanding officer of USS Tirante in Cheju Island harbor a
McCool, Richard MilesRichard Miles McCool 1945 Captain; recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions while serving on board a Landing Craft Support during the Battle of Okinawa a

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