John Franklin Walsh, USN

Born  4 Feb 1905
Died  9 Dec 1986(81)

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


Warship Commands listed for John Franklin Walsh, USN

USS Lea (DD 118)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer21 Jul 194224 Dec 1942
USS Wadsworth (DD 516)T/Cdr.Destroyer16 Mar 194322 Aug 1944

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Destroyer USS Lea (DD 118)

3 Nov 1942
USS Lea picks up 8 survivors from the Canadian merchant Chr. J. Kampmann that was torpedoed and sunk northwest of Grenada in position 12°06'N, 62°42'W by German U-boat U-160.

Destroyer USS Wadsworth (DD 516)

1 Sep 1943 (position -15.38, 166.57)
USS Wadsworth (Cdr. J.F. Walker, USN) sank the Japanese submarine I-182 (offsite link) with depth charges off the southern coast of Espiritu Santo in position 15°38'S, 166°57'E.

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