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First Name: Dick

Last Name: Guinn

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: El Paso, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 27 March 1918

Date of Death: 26 August 1980

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served:
Dick Henry Guinn

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1941

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Dick Henry Guinn

Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy

Navy Cross

Dick Guinn graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1941. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Dick Henry Guinn (NSN: 0-100304/1310), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Combat Plane and Division Leader of Fighter Squadron NINETY-FOUR (VF-94), in operations against the enemy at the Japanese Naval Anchorage, Kure, Honshu, on 24 July 1945.
He skillfully and courageously piloted his aircraft in a determined attack against an enemy cruiser, and in the face of intense and heavy anti-aircraft fire from enemy warships and ground installations, scored a direct large caliber bomb hit which contributed materially to the destruction of this vessel. On retiring from the target through anti-aircraft fire he strafed and severely damaged a cargo vessel, 150 gross tonnage, ten miles south of the target. His initiative, skill and courage were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315793   Created by: drjones46




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