World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Five Brothers

In the Navy there is no family group more famed than the five Crommelin brothers from Alabama (TIME, Jan. 24, 1944).

Captain John survived the Liscome Bay's sinking off Makin Island in late 1943, Captain Henry, only non-flyer among the Annapolis-trained brothers, commanded a destroyer division, participating in many a Pacific raid. Lieut. Commander Quentin, youngest (27) of the five, bosses a fighter squadron aboard a Pacific carrier.

The family's brightest stars were Lieut. Commander Richard and Commander Charles. Charles Crommelin, class of '31, won a D.F.C. over Marcus Island in September 1943, won another by leading the Yorktown's...

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