Edward Louis Beck, USN

Born  20 Sep 1902Buffalo, New York, USA
Died  23 Jan 1986(83)Manatee County, Florida, USA

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1 Aug 1939 Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Jul 1943 T/Capt.

Retired: 1 Nov 1946


Warship Commands listed for Edward Louis Beck, USN

USS Chew (DD 106)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer14 Oct 194012 Dec 1941
USS Phelps (DD 360)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerOct 19414 Nov 1942 (1)
USS Eaton (DD 510)T/Cdr.Destroyer4 Dec 19423 Sep 1943

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Destroyer USS Phelps (DD 360)

8 May 1942 (position -15.12, 155.27)
During the Battle of the Coral Sea USS Phelps (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Beck) was ordered to sink the badly damaged US aircraft carrier USS Lexington with torpedoed in position 15°12'S, 155°27'E.

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