Ernest William Longton, USN
|Born ||1 Jun 1908|
|Died ||3 Dec 1982||(74)|
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|1 Jul 1939|| ||Lt.|
|15 Jun 1942|| ||T/Lt.Cdr.|
|1 Nov 1942|| ||T/Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Ernest William Longton, USN
|USS Du Pont (DD 152)||Lt.||Destroyer||17 Dec 1941||6 Mar 1942|
|USS Bernadou (DD 153)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||1 Dec 1942||4 Feb 1943|
|USS Ellyson (DD 454)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||2 Jun 1943||12 Aug 1944|
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17 May 1944 (position 36.46, 0.52)
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.
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