USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1943|
|Launched||19 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1944|
Decommissioned in 1972.
Commands listed for USS Maddox (iii) (DD 731)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. James Sturgis Willis, USN||2 Jun 1944||27 Jan 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Selby Krauss Santmyers, USN||27 Jan 1945||28 Mar 1947|
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Notable events involving Maddox (iii) include:
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
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.
14 Mar 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. Selby Krauss Santmyers) departed from Ulithi to participate in the operations of Okinawa.
13 Jun 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. S.K. Santmyers) arrived at Leyte, Philippines.
8 Jul 1945
USS Maddox (Cdr. S.K. Santmyers) departed from Leyte, Philippines to participate in operation of mainland Japan.
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