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Ginder, Samuel Paul


Photograph of Samuel P. Ginder

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"Cy" Ginder was an early Navy aviator who participated in the International and Schneider Cup air races in 1925. He commanded Enterprise in mid-1943 before being promoted to command of a carrier task group, Task Group 58.4, during the Marshalls campaign. However, in March 1944, Ginder's chief of staff was killed in an air accident. Ginder, who till then was considered a first-rate officer, suffered a mental breakdown as a result, remaining in his cabin and showing interest only in editing the ship's newspaper. Mitscher was forced to replace him with "Jocko" Clark in April 1944.

Service record

1925     
Lieutenant      

1940-11-15     
Commander     
Commander, AV Curtiss
1943-4-16
Captain
Commander, CV Enterprise
1944-1
Rear admiral    
Commander, Carrier Division 4
1944-4

Carrier Transport Squadron, Pacific Fleet
1945

Commander, 2 Fast Carrier Task Force

References

Arlington National Cemetary Website (accessed 2009-2-17)
CV6.org (accessed 2009-2-17)
Morison (1951)
Naval Historical Center (accessed 2009-2-17)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)


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