Ray Maurer Pitts, USN

Born  15 Sep 1909Mexico
Died  2 Feb 1977(67)San Diego County, California, USA

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1 Aug 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.


May 1945 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Ray Maurer Pitts, USN

USS Bancroft (ii) (DD 598)T/Cdr.Destroyer12 Jul 194330 Sep 1944
USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)T/Cdr.Destroyer26 Dec 194413 Dec 1945

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Destroyer USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779)

31 Mar 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived at Pearl Harbor.

21 Apr 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Okinawa.

5 May 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived in the Okinawa area.

17 May 1945 (position 25.59, 126.54)
USS Douglas H. Fox (Cmdr Raymond Maurer Pitts) is damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa in position 25°59'N, 126°54'E. 7 members of her crew were killed and 35 were wounded in this attack.

23 Jun 1945
USS Douglas H. Fox arrived at San Francisco, California to repair the damage done in the May 17th attack.

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