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CMOHS.org - MOH Recipient Nathan G. Gordon has passed away

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MOH Recipient Nathan G. Gordon has passed away
MOH Recipient Nathan G. Gordon has passed away

We are saddened to report that Medal of Honor Recipient. Nathan G. Gordon passed away on the morning of Monday September 8, 2008 in Arkansas. He was a Lt. j.g. when he flew a Catalina Patrol plane over the Bismarck Sea near Kavieng Harbor back on February 15th, 1944. It is in the far northeast of modern Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific (see map below). Lt. j.g. Gordon responded to a report of an American plane crash in Kavieng Harbor by boldly flying into heavy fire from Japanese shore guns. He made 3 separate landings in full view of the guns and managed to rescue 9 men. Despite the plane being overloaded and made cumbersome he proceeded to rescue 6 more men in a nearby raft...
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