Anthony Leo Danis, USN

Born  1 Feb 1899Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died  11 Oct 1982(83)Melrose, Putnam, Florida, USA

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1 Nov 1937 Lt.Cdr.
1 Mar 1942 Cdr.
17 Nov 1942 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Anthony Leo Danis, USN

USS Kearny (DD 432)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer13 Sep 194025 Nov 1941

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Destroyer USS Kearny (DD 432)

17 Oct 1941
The USS Kearny (DD 432) (Lt.Cdr. Anthony Leo Danis, USN) was part of the Escort Group 4.1.4 (detached from convoy ON-24) and escorted SC-48 southwest of Iceland. At 04.15 hours on 17 October 1941, the destroyer was hit by one of four torpedoes fired by U-568. The torpedo struck on starboard side, killing eleven men and wounded 22 others including the commanding officer. The vessel steamed at 10 knots under escort by the American destroyer USS Greer (DD 145) to Hvalfjordur, Iceland, arriving on 19 October. After temporary repairs alongside the American repair ship USS Vulcan (AR 5) she left Iceland on 24 December for Boston for permanent repairs, which were completed until March 1942.

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