Eugene A. Greene
|Eugene A. Greene|
November 21, 1921|
Smithtown, New York
|Died||June 4, 1942
Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1941-1942|
|Unit||Bombing Squadron 6|
|Battles/wars||World War II
*Battle of Midway
Serving as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 6 (VB-6) based on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6), Greene was killed in action on 4 June 1942 in the Battle of Midway. He distinguished himself in breaking through heavy Japanese fighter and antiaircraft opposition to dive-bomb an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier.
Ensign Greene was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his selfless heroism.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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