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CAPT EUGENE P. RANKIN, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 485


Service Date In: 06/03/1937
Service Date Out: 02/28/1967
Date of Birth: 12/10/1914
Aviation Designation: Patrol Plane Cdr
State/College: US Naval Academy
City, State: Coronado, CA

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Legion of Merit

Theaters/Campaigns

WWII,Korea,Vietnam

Aircraft

PBY-5,5A
F4U-4,5
P2V-1
AJ

Ship/Units/Deployments

VP-81, CO
VF-1B, CO
USS Kearsarge, CO

Associations/Service Organizations

USNA Alumni Assn
Tailhook Assn
S.D. Aerosp. Museum
U.S. Naval Institute
Assn of Nav Aviation

Significant Achievements

World long distance flying record 1946 - 11,256 miles. As CO of USS Kearsarge, recovered Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper from Project Mercury flights.
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