Doyle Murray Coffee, USN

Born  28 Sep 1908Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Died  5 Jul 1984(75)Muscogee County, Georgia, USA

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30 Jun 1938 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.


24 Oct 1944 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Doyle Murray Coffee, USN

USS Belknap (AVD 8)T/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer21 Sep 194216 Jun 1943
USS Welles (ii) (DD 628)T/Cdr.Destroyer16 Aug 194324 Aug 1944
USS Beale (DD 471)T/Cdr.Destroyer10 Sep 194419 Jun 1945

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Destroyer USS Belknap (AVD 8)

12 Mar 1943
USS Belknap picks up 18 survivors from the American merchant Jonathan Sturges and three survivors from the Dutch merchant Madoera.

The Jonathan Sturges was torpedoed and sunk on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-707 in the North Atlantic in position 46°15'N, 38°11'W.

The Madoera was torpedoed and damaged on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-653 in the North Atlantic in position 46°02'N, 39°20'W. The Madoera managed to reach St. John's, Canada under her own power on 1 March 1943.

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