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First Name: Logan

Last Name: Ramsey

Birthplace: Jackson, MS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Carlisle

Date of Birth: 26 February 1898

Date of Death: 26 September 1972

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr.

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr. was born on 26 February 1898 in Jackson, MS.

In 1918, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as an Ensign. He was sent to Europe and stationed aboard the USS Texas, a ship that was present at the German surrender on 21 November 1918.

He became a naval aviator in 1921 and held various positions as a flight commander. In 1941, he reported to Ford Island, HI, as Air Operations Officer for Patrol Wing Two that protected Pearl Harbor. On 7 December 1941, at the Command Center on Ford Island, Commander Ramsey sounded the alarm at the outbreak of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He sent the historic message out on the airways "Air Raid Pearl Harbor, this is no drill." For his actions, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

For the remaining course of World War II, he served as Operations Officer on Midway Island, Commander of Aircraft, Pacific Fleet and as Chief of Staff Fleet Air, Norfolk. After the war, he served as Naval Aircraft Transport Executor and retired a Rear Admiral in 1949.


Film actor, Logan Carlisle Ramsey Jr., was his son.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr. died on 26 September 1972. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2985   Created by: MHOH




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