John Madison Hoskins, USN

Born  22 Oct 1898Pineville, Kentucky, USA
Died  31 Mar 1964(65)Falls Church, Virginia, USA

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30 Jun 1937 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1942 Cdr.
20 Jun 1942 T/Capt.

Retired: Jul 1957


24 Oct 1944 Navy Cross (1)

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USS Princeton(ii) (CV 37)T/Capt.Aircraft carrier18 Nov 1945Dec 1946

Career information

Captain John Madison Hoskins was scheduled to take command of the light fleet carrier USS Princeton (CVL 23) and was onboard when she was heavily damaged during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on Oct 24 1944. He survived the sinking of the vessel but was badly wounded.

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