William A. Sessions, USNR

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Ranks

  Lcmdr

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for William A. Sessions, USNR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Huse (DE 145)Destroyer Escort30 Aug 194328 Dec 1943
USS Gandy (DE 764)LcmdrDestroyer Escort7 Feb 19446 Jan 1945

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer Escort USS Gandy (DE 764)


16 Apr 1944 (position 40.09, -69.44)
German U-boat U-550 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°09'N, 69°44'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson.

Some two hours after the attack USS Joyce and USS Peterson together pick up 56 survivors from the American tanker Pan Pennsylvania that was the first and only ship sunk by U-550.


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