George Edward Peckham, USN

Born  27 Nov 1908
Died  14 Sep 1998(89)

Ranks

18 Apr 1939 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for George Edward Peckham, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Selfridge (DD 357)T/Cdr.Destroyer3 Oct 19439 Feb 1944
USS Waldron (DD 699)T/Cdr.Destroyer7 Jun 194411 Nov 1945

Career information

PERSONAL INFORMATION Full Name George Edward Peckham Birth Date 11/27/1908 Death Date 09/14/1998 Age at Death 89 VETERAN STATUS Military Branch US NAVY Military Rank RADM War(s) World War Ii, Korea FAMILY OF GEORGE EDWARD PECKHAM Full Name Relationship to Veteran Birth Date Death Date Marie Agnes Peckham Wife 11/09/1907 07/19/1988

Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS Waldron (DD 699)


26 Sep 1944
With her shakedown at Bermuda completed USS Waldron departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

1 Oct 1944
USS Waldron transits the Panama Canal.

12 Oct 1944
USS Waldron arrived at San Pedro, California.

14 Oct 1944
USS Waldron departed from San Pedro, California bound for Pearl Harbor.

20 Oct 1944
USS Waldron arrived at Pearl Harbor.

17 Dec 1944
USS Waldron departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

28 Dec 1944
USS Waldron arrived at Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 38.

26 Jan 1945
USS Waldron returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

18 Feb 1945 (position 29.27, 141.34)
USS Waldron damaged her bow when she rams a Japanese guard boat of the Bonin Islands in position 29°27'N, 141°34'E. Waldron was detached to Saipan to make repairs to her bow the same day.

20 Feb 1945
USS Waldron arrived at Saipan.

23 Feb 1945
With her bow repaired USS Waldron departed from Saipan to rejoin the fleet off Iwo Jima.

4 Mar 1945
USS Waldron returns to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Waldron departed from Ulithi with TF 38 to support the Okinawa landings.

1 Jun 1945
USS Waldron arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Waldron departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TF 38.

10 Sep 1945
USS Waldron enters Tokyo Bay.


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