USS Wallace L. Lind (DD 703)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||14 Feb 1944|
|Launched||14 Jun 1944|
|Commissioned||8 Sep 1944|
|End service||4 Dec 1973|
Decommissioned and stricken 4 December 1973.
Commands listed for USS Wallace L. Lind (DD 703)
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|1||T/Cdr. George DeMetropolis, USN||8 Sep 1944||Jul 1946|
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Notable events involving Wallace L. Lind include:
In the summer of 1947, my uncle, CDR Will Park Starnes was captain of the LIND. At that time, it was home ported in New Orleans. I visited the ship there as a small boy. (1)
14 Nov 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.
27 Nov 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind transits the Panama Canal.
13 Dec 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at Pearl Harbor.
23 Dec 1944
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.
5 Jan 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind made rendezvous with TF 38 to support the landings on Luzon.
26 Jan 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at Ulithi.
10 Feb 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Ulithi with TF 58.
4 Mar 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind returns to Ulithi.
14 Mar 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from Ulithi to support the landings on Okinawa.
1 Jun 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.
1 Jul 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.3 to operate of mainland Japan.
1 Sep 1945
USS Wallace L. Lind enters Tokyo Bay.
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