James Sturgis Willis, USN

Born  11 Nov 1906Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA
Died  6 Apr 1945(38)USS Bush

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30 Jun 1936 Lt.
8 Dec 1941 Lt.Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for James Sturgis Willis, USN

USS Manley (APD 1)Lt.Destroyer6 Nov 194126 Jan 1942
USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer2 Jun 194427 Jan 1945

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Destroyer USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)

27 Aug 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. James Sturgis Willis) departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

21 Oct 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) arrived at Ulithi.

21 Jan 1945 (position 23.06, 122.43)
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft east of Formosa in position 23°06'N, 122°43'E. 7 of the crew were killed and 35 were wounded in this attack of which one died the following day. Maddox returned to Ulithi for repairs.

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