Fish, Doit L, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1946-1946, SECNAV/OPNAV/Secretary of the Navy
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Casey
Last Address
Bement

Casualty Date
May 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Philippines
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
N 38

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)/NATTC, Pensacola FLMAG-61MAG-32Missing In Action
US Navy
  1942-1943, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)/NATTC, Pensacola FL
  1943-1944, MAG-61
  1944-1944, MAG-61
  1944-1945, MAG-61
  1945-1945, MAG-32/MAGSZAM
  1945-1956, 7598, Missing In Action
  1946-1946, SECNAV/OPNAV/Secretary of the Navy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)5
 Colleges Attended
Illinois State University
  1939-1942, Illinois State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Dad and his 7-member crew were declared MIA on 30 May 1945 during a strike at Kibawe Trail, near Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands while on his 25th mission. Wreckage of his PBJ-1J "MB 11" aircraft and the crew's skeletal remains were discovered on 16 November 1956. Group burial service, with full military honors, was held at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO on 15 July 1957. They Rest Together in Eternal Peace.

   
Comments/Citation
Enlisted USNR June 1942; accepted 2nd Lt. commission, USMCR June 1943; appointed 1st Lt. April 1944; posthumously promoted to Captain May 1946. Assigned to Marine Bomber Squadron VMB 611, MAG 32, MAGSZAM, as a PBJ-1 (B-25 Mitchell) Pilot, Moret Field, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. As members of VMB 611, MAG 32, MAGSZAM, was awarded the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION Ribbon.

Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Doit L. Fish (MCSN: 0-25689), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a pilot attached to Marine Bombing Squadron Six Hundred Eleven in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands area between 8 and 14 May 1945. Undaunted by grave hazards, First Lieutenant Fish boldly penetrated enemy territory to complete twenty daring missions against vital Japanese installations and, striking furiously at his assigned targets, inflicted severe damage upon the enemy, thereby contributing essentially to the success of his squadron during a period of intensive aerial activity. His superb skill as an airman, cool courage and brilliant combat tactics throughout upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: May 8 - 14, 1945

   
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