Doyle Clayton Barnes
|Doyle Clayton Barnes|
Doyle Clayton Barnes as a crewmember of the USS Langley
April 5, 1912|
|Died||August 24, 1942
near Eastern Solomon Islands
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1933–1942|
Doyle Clayton Barnes (5 April 1912 – c. 24 August 1942) was an American naval aviator during World War II.
Ensign Barnes received the Navy Cross for his heroism during the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942, when he intercepted a flight of Japanese aircraft and downed two torpedo planes. Ensign Doyle was reported missing in action 24 August 1942, when his squadron, based on USS Enterprise (CV-6) engaged the enemy in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
The USS Doyle C. Barnes was named in his honor. She was launched 4 March 1944 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. D. C. Barnes, widow of Ensign Barnes; and commissioned 13 July 1944, Lieutenant Commander J. P. Ingle, USNR, in command.
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