Davis, Roy, PO3 Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Unknown NEC Rating Group
Last Duty Station
1944-1946, 00-0000, USS Flint (CL-97)
Service Years
1943 - 1946

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1926
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Parma

Date of Passing
Apr 20, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Dad died April 20, 2007, with family at his side. Fair winds and following seas, Dad.
   
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USS Flint (CL-97) was a modified Atlanta-class light cruiser, sometimes referred to as the "Oakland-class". She was named after the city of Flint, Michigan. She was launched on 25 January 1944 by Bethlehem Steel Company of San Francisco, California, sponsored by Mrs. R. A. Pitcher. She was commissioned on 31 August 1944, with Captain C. R. Will in command. She was reclassified CLAA-97 on 18 March 1949.

Flint reported to the 3rd Fleet for duty at Ulithi, an atoll in the Caroline Islands, on 27 December 1944, and six days later, sailed with Task Force 38 (TF 38) for a month-long cruise in support of the invasion of Luzon, Philippine Islands. She screened aircraft carriers as they launched strikes on Luzon, Taiwan, and the China coast, and fired protective anti-aircraft cover during a Japanese kamikaze attack on 21 January 1945. Replenishing at Ulithi from 26 January-10 February, Flint then sailed with newly designated TF-38 for air strikes on Tokyo preceding the attack on Iwo Jima. Her force arrived off Iwo Jima on 21 February to fly air support for the Marines who had landed two days previously, and Flint returned to Ulithi 12 March for a brief 2 days of replenishment.

Putting to sea with TF 58 for strikes against Kyushu, Japan in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa, Flint aided in bringing down several airplanes in heavy attacks on the task force from 18-22 March. The task force then closed Okinawa, and Flint with other cruisers bombarded beach installations in preparation for the landings on 1 April. Aside from the period of 14-24 May, when she was at Ulithi for upkeep, Flint operated off Okinawa until 13 June, when she anchored in Leyte Gulf i the Philippines.

Flint sortied from Leyte on 1 July to screen the final air attacks on the Japanese home islands and to join the bombardment of the east coast of Honshu until the cessation of hostilities. On 24 August, she took station off Nii Shima, Japan to serve as rescue ship and homing station for transport planes carrying occupation troops to Japan. From 10-15 September, she lay in Tokyo Bay, then sailed with a carrier task force to provide air and sea surveillance of Central Honshû until 21 September.

The cruiser made a voyage from Japan to Eniwetok, then loaded homeward bound servicemen at Yokosuka on 13 October, bringing them into San Francisco Bay on 28 November. After sailing to Kwajalein to bring home more servicemen eligible for discharge, Flint reported at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on 11 January 1946, and there was placed out of commission in reserve at Bremerton on 6 May 1947. Her dedication plaque currently rests in the Sloan Museum, in the city she is named after.

 

   
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  1944-1946, 00-0000, USS Flint (CL-97)


From Month/Year
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To Month/Year
March / 1946

Unit
USS Flint (CL-97) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (1700-Present)

Designator/NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating

Location
Pacific Theater

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Flint (CL-97) Details

USS Flint (CL-97)
Hull number CL-97


Garrison/Combat
Combat Deployable

Active Duty/Reserve
Not Specified

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS D-F

Strength
Light Cruiser

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011
   
   
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USS Flint, CL-97, underway, probably SF Bay
Roy G. Davis, PO3, USN
USS Flint CL-97,  WWII, 1945
USS Flint CL-97 at Ulithi Atoll, circa late March 1945
 
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 5 Other Members:
  • Patterson, Jr., Arlin, S2c, 1946
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