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.
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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.