Osborne Bennett Hardison, USN

Born  22 Dec 1892

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1 Jul 1936 Cdr.
1 Nov 1941 Capt.
29 Nov 1942 T/R.Adm.


26 Oct 1942 Navy Cross (1)

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USS Enterprise (CV 6)Capt.Aircraft carrier21 Oct 19427 Apr 1943

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Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6)

26 Oct 1942
Japanese carrier Shokaku was heavily damaged by planes from Enterprise (six bomb hits). Enterprise was attacked too. She was hit by three bombs, but avoided 25 torpedoed (!) 26 of attacking airplanes were shot down due to heavy and accurate AA gunfire from Enterprise and South Dakota battleship. (2)

14 Nov 1942
Torpedo bombers from USS Enterprise took part in sinking of Japanese battlecrusier Hiei. Later this day US planes (from Enterprise and Henderson Field at Guadalcanal) sank Japanese heavy cruiser Kinugasa and damaged four other ships (CA's Chokai and Maya; CL Isuzu, DD Michishio). (2)

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