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WWII Patch, USN, VB-16 USS Lexington USS Randolf

WWII Patch, USN, VB-16  USS Lexington USS Randolf

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WWII US Navy Squadron Patch
USN VB-16  Bombing SQ
Navy Bomb Squadron 16
VB = Dive Bomber
USS Lexington    (CV-16)
USS Randolf  (CV-15)
6.25 inches

1943,
USS Lexington, Gilbert Islands, Douglas SBD5 Dauntless Dive-Bomber

Citation For Award of The Navy Cross
SADLER, DANIEL, JR.
Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Daniel Sadler, Jr., Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier- based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-16), while assigned to strike major Japanese Fleet Units on 25 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in the Philippine Islands. His courage, daring tactics and fearless devotion to duty were essential factors in the success of our forces and reflect the highest credit upon Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Sadler and the United States Naval Service.
Born: June 25, 1921 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SEDELL, THOMAS ROY
(First Award)  Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Thomas Roy Sedell, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier- based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-16), on 20 June 1945, while deployed in the Pacific War Area. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: December 4, 1920 at Duluth, Minnesota
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Awards: 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII)

SEDELL, THOMAS ROY
(Second Award)  Synopsis:  The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Thomas Roy Sedell, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-16), on 24 July 1945, while deployed over the Inland Sea of Japan. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: December 4, 1920 at Duluth, Minnesota
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Awards: 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII)

REICHEL, JOHN D.
Synopsis:  The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John D. Reichel, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier- based Navy Dive Bomber in Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-16), in action against the enemy fleet in the vicinity of the East Philippine Sea on 20 June 1944. By his brilliant airmanship, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Reichel contributed materially to the success of our operations in this historic engagement, and his great personal valor in the face of grave peril was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: August 2, 1917 at Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Home Town: Saegertown, Pennsylvania

ROGERS, WILLIAM R.
Synopsis:  The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to William R. Rogers, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), embarked from the U.S.S. RANDOLPH (CV-15), in action on 18 July 1945, while deployed over Honshu, Japan. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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