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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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Chicago, IL

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

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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
   
Comments/Citation


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

   
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