Francis Massie Hughes, USN
|Born||27 Jun 1899|
Warship Commands listed for Francis Massie Hughes, USN
|USS Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)||T/Capt.||Escort carrier||10 Mar 1944||29 May 1944|
|USS Block Island (iii) (CVE 106)||T/Capt.||Escort carrier||30 Dec 1944||1 Aug 1945|
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Escort carrier USS Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)
10 Mar 1944
Capt F M Hughes, I believe , was CO 10/3/44 & survived her loss 29/5/44 (1)
17 Mar 1944 (position 16.42, -30.28)
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.
19 Mar 1944 (position 13.10, -33.44)
German U-boat U-1059 was sunk south-west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 13°10'N, 33°44'W by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the US escort carrier Block Island (VC-6).
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