Patrick H. Hart

Patrick Henry Hart (31 May 1915 - 4 June 1942) was a United States Navy officer and Naval Aviator who served in World War II.


Hart was born 31 May 1915 in New York City and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1937. Hart served on board Colorado (BB-45) and West Virginia (BB-48) before becoming a naval aviator in 1940.

Appointed Lieutenant in 1942, he was killed while a member of Torpedo Squadron 3 at the battle of Midway and posthumously received the Navy Cross for heroism in attacking the Japanese aircraft carriers during the battle 4 June 1942.


In 1944, the destroyer USS Hart (DD-594) was named in his honor.

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