USS J. William Ditter (DM 31)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||25 Jan 1944|
|Launched||4 Jul 1944|
|Commissioned||28 Oct 1944|
|End service||28 Sep 1945|
Former DD 751, compeleted as Destoryer Minelayer DM 31.
Commands listed for USS J. William Ditter (DM 31)
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|1||T/Cdr. Robert Roy Sampson, USN||19 Jul 1944||28 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving J. William Ditter include:
13 Jan 1945
USS J. William Ditter departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.
10 Feb 1945
USS J. William Ditter arrived at Pearl Harbor.
2 Mar 1945
USS J. William Ditter departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.
19 Mar 1945
USS J. William Ditter departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.
25 Mar 1945
USS J. William Ditter arrived in the Okinawa area.
6 Jun 1945
USS J. William Ditter is damaged by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft while on radar picket duty off Okinawa in position 26°14'N, 128°01'E.
7 Jun 1945
The damaged USS J. William Ditter is towed into Kerama Retto for temporary repairs.
10 Jun 1945
USS J. William Ditter departed from Kerama Retto bound for New York for full repairs.
12 Jul 1945
USS J. William Ditter arrived at New York for full repairs.