James Sturgis Willis, USN
|Born||11 Nov 1906||Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA|
|Died||6 Apr 1945||(38)||USS Bush|
Warship Commands listed for James Sturgis Willis, USN
|USS Manley (APD 1)||Lt.||Destroyer||6 Nov 1941||26 Jan 1942|
|USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||2 Jun 1944||27 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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