FLAT ROCK-Captain Frederick W. Pennoyer III, US Navy retired of Flat Rock died on July 17, 2014.
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He was a much decorated combat veteran, during World War II he served on board the aircraft carriers Enterprise, Saratoga, Yorktown, Lexington, and Bunker Hill. He served as side and flag Lieutenant to Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, carrier task force commander, on board the Lexington and Bunker Hill, during the campaign for New Guinea, Mariana Islands, Philippine Islands., Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He was wounded in November 1944 on the Lexington when the ship was hit by a Kamikaze airplane and when he was on board the Bunker Hill in May 1945 the ship was hit by 2 Kamikazes. He was awarded 9 battle stars for his Asiatic pacific campaign. He served 2 combat tours in Korea where he commanded the destroyers McGinty and UHLmann and his commands at sea included the attack cargo ship Uvalde, and during the Vietnam War he served in Service Squadron Two. He retired from active duty in 1971.
Frederick was from a Naval family, his father was Vice Admiral F.W. Pennoyer US Navy who was a 1915 US Naval Academy graduate, Naval aviator, and nautical engineer. He was an important contributor in the design of the catapults and arresting gear on board the Navy's first aircraft carrier.
Captain Frederick Pennoyer was an alumni of the US Naval Academy, the University of Virginia, Harvard Business school and Nato Defense College.
He enjoyed the out of doors as a cross country skier, snow shoe enthusiast, he also enjoyed dry fly fishing and golf.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years the former Madeline Bradford of Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, his son, stepson and 3 grandchildren.
His request was his ashes be scattered in the water off Boothbay Harbor, Maine where 6 generations of his family have been in residence.
Private services will be held.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Times-News on July 19, 2014