Name:  Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton
Date of birth: Unknown (Whipple Barracks/Arizona, United States)
Nationality:  American
Service number: NSN: 0-7813.

For his service after the Second World War, DeWitt Ramsey received a second Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
Rank: Captain
Unit: Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-3)
Awarded on: October 30th, 1942
Action: Citation:
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-3), during the occupation of Guadalcanal-Tulagi and the Battle of the Solomons, 24 August 1942. The air groups under Captain Ramsey's command successfully attacked and damaged ships of two Japanese Task Forces during this action. By his leadership and effective control of the air squadrons attached to his command, he contributed most effectively to the success of this engagement. His outstanding performance of duty was at all times an inspiration to those who served under him and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Details: Board Serial 3954 (October 30, 1942).
Rank: Rear Admiral
Unit: Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics
Awarded on: 1945
Action: Citation:
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics from 6 August 1943 to 1 June 1945. During the period of intensive preparations prior to our assumption of the offensive against the enemy, and since that offensive has carried to the shores of Japan itself, Rear Admiral Ramsey has, by keen foresight and sound analysis, successfully formulated and executed plans for the participation of Naval Aviation in that offensive. Under his thorough and resourceful administration, urgent organizational problems were completely solved and vital aeronautic requirements were adequately filled with maximum efficiency and minimum delay. His forceful leadership and superb technical skill contributed materially to the progressive effectiveness of the war effort and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
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Information source(s):   - Sterner C.D., Recipients of The Navy Cross, 1916 - Present
- The Military Times Hall of Valor
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