Solomon David Willingham, USN

Born  4 Feb 1904Easonville, Alabama, USA
Died  3 Apr 1960(56)


30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 May 1941 Lt.Cdr.
15 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Solomon David Willingham, USN

USS Tarbell (DD 142)Lt.Destroyer21 Mar 194120 May 1942 (1)
USS Mervine (DD 489)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 Jun 194222 Jun 1943

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Destroyer USS Tarbell (DD 142)

26 Mar 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 22 survivors of the American tanker Dixie Arrow that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-71 12 nautical miles off the Diamond Shoals Lighted Buoy in position 34°55'N, 75°02'W.

15 May 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 25 survivors of the American merchant Lammot Du Pont that was torpedoed and sunk on 23 April 1942 by German U-boat U-125 500 nautical miles south-east of Bermuda in position 27°10'N, 57°10'W. Three of these survivors later died in hospital.

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