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USS Point Cruz CVE119

Commanding Officers

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In the 11 years since the Point Cruz (CVE 119) was first commissioned, the overall command of the ship has changed many times. Four times also, the Point Cruz has been the flagship of some operation, and we have men of Flag rank aboard. These are the men who probably know more about the trials and tribulations of this ship than anyone else. Who were they and when did they serve?


              COMMANDING OFFICERS                      ADMIRALS and COMMAND

        (Name)     (Date took Command)         (Name)    (Date took Command)


CAPT. Douglas T. Day        16 OCT. 1945                      RADM. C. E. Ekstrom  18 DEC. 1953

                                                                                                            ComCarDiv 17

CAPT. Donald S. McMahan  27 NOV 1946                      RADM. J. S. Russell     27 APR. 1954

CDR.   William A. Smyth      22 APR. 1947                                          ComCarDiv 17

CAPT. Horace Butterfield    26 JUL. 1951                      RADM. W. F. Rodee     1  AUG. 1954

CAPT. J. W. Davidson              DEC. 1951                                          ComCarDiv 15 

CAPT. C. C. Marcy                    NOV. 1952                      RADM. W. M. Nation   14 SEP. 1955 

CAPT. J. T. Hayward               JUL.  1953                                          ComCarDiv 15

CAPT. F. J. Brush                17 MAY 1954

CAPT. A. R. Matter               14 AUG.1955