Purdy, Frederick Warren, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USS Strong (DD-467)
Service Years
1933 - 1943
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1943
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial Unknown

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Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Mississippi (BB-41)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)US Navy
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VANaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/SUPSHIP Bath
  1929-1933, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1935, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1935-1936, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1936-1937, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1937-1937, Washington Naval Shipyard
  1937-1937, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
  1937-1939, USS Bagley (DD-386)
  1939-1939, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1939-1940, 15th Naval District
  1940-1942, USS California (BB-44)
  1942-1942, 12th Naval District
  1942-1942, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/SUPSHIP Bath
  1942-1943, USS Strong (DD-467)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II1
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater2
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty/ West Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Campaign (1943)1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Witnesses say he was machine gunned while in the water by a Japanese landing craft.

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