From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Eugene A. Greene


Eugene A. Greene, born 21 November 1921 in Smithtown, L.I. [Long Island], N.Y., enlisted in the Naval Reserve 13 January 1941, and after aviation training, was commissioned ensign 30 August 1941. Serving in Bombing Squadron 6 in Enterprise (CV-6), he was killed in action 4 June 1942 in the Battle of Midway. He distinguished himself in breaking through heavy Japanese fighter and antiaircraft opposition to dive bomb a Japanese carrier, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his selfless heroism.


The name Eugene A. Greene was assigned to DE-549 on 28 October 1943, canceled on 10 June 1944, and reassigned to DD-711 on 10 July 1944.

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