Captain Paul Douglas Buie
5 Mar 1958 - 23 May 1959
Graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933
Retired with the rank of Rear Admiral

A native of Nashville, Georgia, Captain Paul D. Buie attended the University of Georgia and from there received his appointment to the Naval Academy, from where he was graduated in 1933. After serving aboard the battleship Colorado, he entered flight training at Pensacola, Florida where he was designated a naval aviator in 1936.
After serving with squadrons aboard various ships including USS Ranger (CV-4), Captain Buie in 1942 organized and commanded Fighting Sixteen [VF-16] attached to USS Lexington {CV-16}, which squadron was credited with shooting down 150 Japanese planes while under his command. Following WW II, Captain Buie served with various ships, stations and staffs. Prior to assuming command of USS Ranger (CVA-61) on 5 March 1958, Captain Buie served on the Staff of Commander Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet. Among other awards, Captain Buie wears the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two gold stars, the Air Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation.
RADM Paul Buie passed away in 1972.

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