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Midshipman Dixie Kiefer’s senior portrait as it appeared in the 1919 “Lucky Bag” (the United States Naval Academy yearbook). Kiefer was in the Class of 1919 but he graduated 6 Jun 1918.Portrait of Commander Dixie Kiefer, circa 1941.
Midshipman Dixie Kiefer’s senior portrait as it appeared in the 1919 “Lucky Bag” (the United States Naval Academy yearbook). Kiefer was in the Class of 1919 but he graduated 6 Jun 1918.Portrait of Commander Dixie Kiefer, circa 1941.
Captain Dixie Kiefer (right) talking it over with his executive officer Commander Willian O. Burch on the bridge of the USS Ticonderoga during her shakedown cruise, Jun 1944.Captain Dixie Kiefer, right, on the USS Ticonderoga’s bridge during an air attack off the Philippines during Ticonderoga’s first day of combat, 5 Nov 1944.
Captain Dixie Kiefer (right) talking it over with his executive officer Commander Willian O. Burch on the bridge of the USS Ticonderoga during her shakedown cruise, Jun 1944.Captain Dixie Kiefer, right, on the USS Ticonderoga’s bridge during an air attack off the Philippines during Ticonderoga’s first day of combat, 5 Nov 1944.
Captain Dixie Kiefer in battle dress on the command bridge of USS Ticonderoga during the launching of aircraft against Luzon, Philippines, Nov 6, 1944.Captain Dixie Kiefer of USS Ticonderoga presenting VT-80 pilot Clyde Grow a cake for making the 6,000th landing of the carrier (
Captain Dixie Kiefer in battle dress on the command bridge of USS Ticonderoga during the launching of aircraft against Luzon, Philippines, Nov 6, 1944.Captain Dixie Kiefer of USS Ticonderoga presenting VT-80 pilot Clyde Grow a cake for making the 6,000th landing of the carrier ('trap'), late 1944
Capt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.
Capt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.
At the Naval Hospital at Bethesda Maryland, United States, Captain Dixie Kiefer (center) signs the cast of Captain George Mentz as Captain Thomas Inglis looks on, early 1945.Commandant of the First Naval District Rear Admiral Felix Gygax and Commander, Naval Air Bases, First Naval District Commodore Dixie Kiefer arriving at Otis Field, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1945.
At the Naval Hospital at Bethesda Maryland, United States, Captain Dixie Kiefer (center) signs the cast of Captain George Mentz as Captain Thomas Inglis looks on, early 1945.Commandant of the First Naval District Rear Admiral Felix Gygax and Commander, Naval Air Bases, First Naval District Commodore Dixie Kiefer arriving at Otis Field, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1945.
Commodore Dixie Kiefer at his desk at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1945. Note the cast on his arm from injuries sustain several months earlier aboard USS Ticonderoga.
Commodore Dixie Kiefer at his desk at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1945. Note the cast on his arm from injuries sustain several months earlier aboard USS Ticonderoga.
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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944