Arthur V. Ely
|Arthur Vincent Ely|
March 8, 1912|
|Died||June 4, 1942
Pacific Ocean, near Midway Atoll
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1935–1942|
|Unit||Torpedo Squadron 6|
|Battles/wars||World War II
Battle of Midway
Ely piloted a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber of VT-6, operating off the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6), at the Battle of Midway. He was shot down and killed on 4 June 1942 during the battle.
For his vigorous assault on Japanese forces at Midway, Ely was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive USS Ely (DE 309)
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