Walter Manley Foster, USN

Born  19 Jul 1907Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Died  27 Mar 1986(78)

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30 Jun 1937 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
22 Jul 1948 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Walter Manley Foster, USN

USS Tarbell (DD 142)T/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 May 19424 Nov 1943
USS Moale (DD 693)T/Cdr.Destroyer28 Feb 19448 May 1945

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Destroyer USS Tarbell (DD 142)

4 Jun 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 30 survivors of the American tanker M.F. Elliott that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-502 about 150 nautical miles north-west of Trinidad in position 12°04'N, 63°49'W.

Destroyer USS Moale (DD 693)

3 Dec 1944
In Ormoc Bay USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr Norman John Sampson), USS Moale (Cdr Walter Manley Foster) and USS Cooper (Cdr Mell Andrew Peterson) battle with the Japanese escort destroyers Kuwa and Take (both offsite links). During this battle USS Cooper sank the Kuwa in position 10°50'N, 124°35'E with gunfire but Cooper herself is sunk in position 10°54'N, 124°36'E by a torpedo from Kuwa. Moale is damaged by gunfire during this action as is the Japanese Take.

Around 0145 hours the two remaining US destroyers retired from Ormoc Bay bound for San Pedro Bay where they arrived later that day.

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