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Marc Andrew Mitscher
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Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher during World War II
Nickname(s) "Pete"
Born January 26, 1887
Hillsboro, Wisconsin
Died February 3, 1947(1947-02-03) (aged 60)
Norfolk, Virginia
Place of burial
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1910–1947
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Service number 7591
Commands held USS Wright
USS Hornet
Commander Air, Solomon Islands
Fast Carrier Task Force
Eighth Fleet
Atlantic Fleet
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Navy Cross (3)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit

Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher (January 26, 1887 – February 3, 1947) was a pioneer in naval aviation who became an admiral in the United States Navy, and served as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific during the latter half of World War II.

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