James Sturgis Willis, USN

Birth details unknown
Died  6 Apr 1945Bush


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Ranks

  Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for James Sturgis Willis, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Manley (APD 1)Destroyer6 Nov 194126 Jan 1942
USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)Cdr.Destroyer2 Jun 194427 Jan 1945

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)


27 Aug 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. James Sturgis Willis) departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

21 Oct 1944
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) arrived at Ulithi.

21 Jan 1945 (position 23.06, 122.43)
USS Maddox (Cdr. J.S. Willis) is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft east of Formosa in position 23°06'N, 122°43'E. 7 of the crew were killed and 35 were wounded in this attack of which one died the following day. Maddox returned to Ulithi for repairs.


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