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First Name: Glynn

Last Name: Donaho

Birthplace: George, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Normangee, TX
Middle Name: R.

Date of Birth: 25 March 1905

Date of Death: 26 May 1986

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served:
Glynn Robert Donaho

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1927

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


Glynn Robert Donaho

Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy

Navy Cross (four) and Silver Star (two)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Glynn Robert Donaho (NSN: 0-61092/1100), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and courageous devotion to duty in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. FLYING FISH (SS-229), on the SECOND War Patrol of that submarine during the period 15 August 1942 to 15 September 1942, in action with enemy Japanese naval forces in the Pacific War Area.
Upon sighting a KONGO Class enemy battleship heavily screened by air and surface craft, Lieutenant Commander Donaho daringly maneuvered his ship to penetrate the enemy screen. In a bold, determined attack, he scored two direct hits, sinking an enemy patrol vessel and severely damaging the battleship which was observed to be burning fiercely one hour and fifty-three minutes later when the FLYING FISH returned to periscope depth after being driven deep by heavy enemy counter-offensive. The courage and skill displayed by Lieutenant Commander Donaho and the exemplary fighting spirit of his command were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316098   Created by: drjones46




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