Earle B. Perce
AMM First Class, USN
Earle Baker Perce was born in
The runner-up in the 1929 Olympic trials in the decathlon, Perce won several track and field medals while he was in the Navy.
Perce graduated from flight school as an NAP in the mid-1930’s. Upon acceptance in the U.S. Antarctic Service Expedition, Perce was assigned to East Base as co-pilot and radioman.
On January 4, 1940, two months after her father departed the
Perce was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his
role on numerous flights of discovery in
Perce retired from the Navy in 1960 and died in 1968 in
Medals: Antarctic Service Medal, Gold
Distinguished Flying Cross
Geographical Feature: Perce Point (USGS)
Contributions: Co-pilot, East Base, and Radioman; flights of exploration, operational flights, East Base evacuation.
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Links: Ashley Snow, Biography
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