Robert Henry Gibbs, USN
|Born||13 Sep 1904|
Warship Commands listed for Robert Henry Gibbs, USN
|USS Wainwright (DD 419)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||26 Mar 1942||4 Oct 1943 (1)|
|USS Yosemite (AD 19)||T/Capt.||Destroyer tender||22 Aug 1945||8 Dec 1946|
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Destroyer USS Wainwright (DD 419)
4 Jul 1942
While escorting the PQ-17 convoy to USSR in Arctic Ocean, has a distinguished anti-aircraft action. Wainwright repelled 6 attacking German planes so efficiently in the first strike, that the following attack was driven exclusively against her! In the third attack on this day, half of planes attacked the convoy, while the other half attacked the Wainwright. The destroyer survived these 3 strikes, just having a few casualties and light damages. (2)
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