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The Navy Cross
Panay Incident 1937  
(26 Awards)

ADAMS, CHARLES S.
Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Panay
Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles S. Adams, Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on December 12, 1937, while serving aboard the Panay when it was attacked by the Japanese.

ANDERS, ARTHUR F.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Panay
Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Arthur F. Anders, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 12 December 1937 while serving as Executive Officer of U.S.S. Panay on the occasion of the bombing and loss of that vessel. Although severely wounded, suffering from loss of blood and unable to speak, Commander (then Lieutenant) Anders remained at his duty station, directing the fire of Panay's machine-gun battery and supervising abandon-ship operations. Displaying selfless concern for the safety of the ship and those on board, he gave his orders and commands in writing, and was a source of inspiration for all who observed him. His great personal valor throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

BARLOW, HARRY DOUGLAS
Lieutenant Commander, British Royal Navy
Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harry Douglas Barlow, Lieutenant Commander, British Royal Navy, for his voluntary and unstinted cooperation in assisting with the recovery of the survivors of the Panay after it was attacked by the Japanese.
Home Town: England

CRABBE, LEWIS GONNE EYRE
Vice Admiral, British Royal Navy
Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe, Vice Admiral, British Royal Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession through his voluntary and unstinted cooperation in assisting with the recovery of the survivors of the U.S.S. Panay.
Public Law No. 581, 75th Congress, 1937
Home Town: England

HENNESSY, JOHN N.
Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Pany
Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John N. Hennessy, Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism on the occasion of the bombing and loss of the U.S.S. Panay on 12 December 1937. Gunner's Mate Second Class Hennessy was a member of the crew which courageously operated the machine gun battery against the attacking planes even though these guns could not bear forward from which direction most of the attacks were made. He remained at his post of duty until the ammunition was expended and he was ordered to abandon ship. His performance of duty on this occasion was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

MURPHY, JAMES T.
Radioman Third Class, U.S. Navy

Date of Action: December 12, 1937
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James T. Murphy, Radioman Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism on the occasion of the bombing and loss of the U.S.S. Panay. Radioman Third Class Murphy was a member of the crew which courageously operated the machine gun battery against the attacking planes, even though these guns could not bear forward from which direction most of the attacks were made. He remained at his post of duty until the ammunition was expended and he was ordered to abandon ship. His performance of duty on this occasion was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

 

We are still looking for citations for the follow Navy Cross Recipients from the Panay Incident:
BONKOSKI, JOHN ANTHONY
Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy

COWDEN, EDWARD E.
Coxswain, U.S. Navy

GRAZIER, CLARK G.
Lieutenant (MC), U.S. Navy

HODGE, JOHN L.
Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

KERSKE, CARL H.
Coxswain, U.S. Navy

LANG, JOHN HENRY
Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy

MCEOWEN, STANLEY W.
Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy

RIDER, MORRIS
Coxswain, U.S. Navy

WEIMERS, GERALD L.
Machinist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy

ROBERTS, FRANK N.
Captain, U.S. Army

CHEATHAM, WALTER
Coxswain, U.S. Navy

DIRNHOFFER, JOHN A.
Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy

HEBARD, ROBERT RAYMOND
Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

HULSEBUS, EDGAR W. G.
Coxswain, U.S. Navy

KOZAK, ALEXANDER
Motor Machinist Second Class, U.S. Navy

MAHLMANN, ERNEST R.
Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy

PETERSON, REGINALD
Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy

TRUAX, HOMER W.
Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy

WILLIAMSON, MARCUS V.
Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

WISLER, ANDY R.
Radioman First Class, U.S. Navy


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