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Charles Hazeltine Hammann
Charles H. Hammann
Charles Hazeltine Hammann (March 16, 1892 – June 14, 1919) was an officer in the United States Navy
An early naval aviator, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.[1]

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hammann was appointed to the provisional rank of EnsignNaval Reserve, Flying Corps, October 14, 1918, while serving overseas. Ens. Hammann was awarded the Medal of Honor, when, as a pilot of a Macchi M.5 seaplane on August 21, 1918, off the Austro-Hungarian coast, he dived down and landed next to a downed fellow pilot, brought him aboard, and although his plane was not designed for the double load, brought him to safety amid constant danger of attack by Austrian planes.
Hammann was killed while on active duty at Langley FieldVirginia, June 14, 1919.


Two ships have been named USS Hammann for him. The first was the USS Hammann (DD-412), a World War II-era Sims-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy. The second was the USS Hammann (DE-131), an Edsall-class destroyer escort built for the United States Navy during World War II.

Medal of Honor citation

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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor