Name:  Blakely, Edward Noe
Date of birth: May 17th, 1912 (Los Angeles/California, United States)
Date of death:  October 24th, 1944 (Between Hainan and Bashi Channel, Pacific)
Nationality:  American
Service Number 0-073372, commanding officer of the USS Shark (SS-314).Probably sunk by depth charge attack.
Rank: Commander
Unit: USS Shark (SS-314)
Awarded on: September 11th, 1944
Action: Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Noe Blakely, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the line of his profession as Commanding officer of the U.S.S. Shark during the first war patrol of that vessel during the period from May 16, 1944 to June 17, 1944, his first as Commanding Officer. With daring and aggressive determination in the face of unusually strong and alert enemy escorts, which included both air and surface craft, Commander Blakely skillfully executed three well-planned and brilliantly executed torpedo attacks which resulted in the sinking of our enemy ships for a total of 32,200 tons and damaging of one 5,600 ton freighter. Skillful evasive action enabled him to escape enemy counter-measures and avoid damage to his ship. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.
Rank: Commander
Unit: USS Shark (SS-314)
Rank: Commander
Unit: USS Shark (SS-314)
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Information source(s):   - Recipients of The Navy Cross, 1916 - Present, by C. Douglas Sterner
- CinC Pac Letter P15/BA, Serial 04780 (September 11, 1944)
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