Ernest William Longton, USN

Born  1 Jun 1908?, New York, USA
Died  3 Dec 1982(74)

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1 Jul 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Ernest William Longton, USN

USS Du Pont (DD 152)Lt.Destroyer17 Dec 19416 Mar 1942
USS Bernadou (DD 153)T/Cdr.Destroyer1 Dec 19424 Feb 1943
USS Ellyson (DD 454)T/Cdr.Destroyer2 Jun 194312 Aug 1944

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Destroyer USS Ellyson (DD 454)

17 May 1944 (position 36.46, 0.52)
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.

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