George C. Duncan
USS West Virginia
George C. Duncan, Ship's Secretary, trained at Pensacola and
assigned to the Wee Vee. While flying off a cruiser, he once brought
back some 200 bullet holes in an SOC airplane. His decorations include
the Navy Cross, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross (7),
Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation and
two foreign decorations.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing
George Duncan served on the USS West Virginia from June 1939 until August 1941 when he was transferred to NAS Pensacola for flight training. He went on to become an Ace Aviator shooting down 13.5 Japanese aircraft.