USS Kenneth M. Willett (DE 354)
Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||John C. Butler|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||10 Jan 1944|
|Launched||7 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||19 Jul 1944|
|End service||26 Feb 1959|
Decommissioned 24 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Kenneth M. Willett (DE 354)
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|1||T/Cdr. John McCreery Stuart, USN||19 Jul 1944||27 Jul 1944|
|2||Walter T. Flynn, USNR||27 Jul 1944||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Kenneth M. Willett include:
6 Apr 1945
USS Caiman (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Kenneth M. Willett (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Flynn, USNR). At Subic Bay she was refitted by a relief crew from Submarine Division 262 and USS Anthedon.
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