Wendell Gray Switzer, USN

Born  30 Sep 1898
Died   1970(71)


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Ranks

1 Sep 1940 Cdr.
20 Jun 1942 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Wendell Gray Switzer, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Tangier (AV 8)T/Capt.Seaplane tender1 Sep 194227 Aug 1943
USS Tripoli (CVE 64)T/Capt.Escort carrier31 Oct 194320 Jul 1944
USS Wasp (ii) (CV 18)T/Capt.Aircraft Carrier7 Jun 19454 Mar 1946

Career information

Last command was Jacksonville Air Station Florida. Retired 1959 after a 39 year career.

Events related to this officer

Escort carrier USS Tripoli (CVE 64)


6 Nov 1943
Originally named DIDRICKSON BAY, the ship was renamed TRIPOLI on November 6, 1943 (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication


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