Senior Chief Malcolm L. Craig, USN

Senior Chief Malcolm L. Craig, US Navy (1927-2006) was a Combat Air Crewman, World War II, Korea and Vietnam Veteran.

Malcolm Craig was born in Charlotte, Maine and enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at age 16. After receiving navigation training he became a LORAN (Long Range Navigation) specialist.

By the time he retired as a Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician with 22 years service, he was a veteran of three wars. He had had flown from the decks of 13 different aircraft carriers, and had made 122 landings on USS Saratoga. He flew TBM-1-C Avengers and Hellcats during World War II, and later he crewed AD-5 Skyraiders, B-24 Privateer bombers and WF Trackers.

After retiring from the Navy, he owned and operated the former Craig TV in North Kingstown. He was an active member of the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, from which he received numerous volunteer awards.

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