Brent Maxwell Abel, USNR

Born  6 May 1916Washington DC, USA
Died  26 Dec 2005(89)San Rafael, California, USA

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22 May 1937 Ens.
15 Jun 1942 Lt.
1 Mar 1944 Lt.Cdr. (1)
5 Nov 1945 Cdr.


6 Jun 1944 Navy Cross (2)

Warship Commands listed for Brent Maxwell Abel, USNR

USS Buckley (DE 51)Lt.Destroyer Escort12 Aug 19439 Jan 1945

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Destroyer Escort USS Buckley (DE 51)

6 May 1944 (position 17.17, -32.29)
German U-boat U-66 was sunk west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 17°17'N, 32°29'W, by depth charges, ramming and gunfire from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and by the destroyer escort USS Buckley.


  1. Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve, 31 July 1944

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