George D. Murray
Captain George D. Murray, USN

Captain George D. Murray, USN, commanded Enterprise CV-6 from 21
March 1941 to 30 June 1942. This period included the early Central
Pacific raids on the Marshall Islands, and Wake and Marcus Islands, the
Doolittle Raid, and the Battle of Midway.
Photo Source: USS Enterprise CV-6 Association
Courtesy of Joel Shepherd (

 George D. Murray
Surrender of Japan, 1945
Vice Admiral George D. Murray, USN,
Commander, Marianas, (seated),
who accepted the surrender on behalf of the
Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas;
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph

       Admiral George D. Murray, USN-Ret., 66, died at San Francisco on June 18, 1956. Born at Boston, July 6, 1889, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and learned to fly at Pensacola in 1914-15. He spent virtually his entire life as a career naval aviation officer and advanced through the ranks to admiral, retiring in 1951. He then joined the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company. During World War II he was Commander of the USS Enterprise and was formerly Commander of the Western Sea Frontier. He was president of the California Branch of the English-Speaking Union. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, July, 1956, Number 54
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