Douglas, Kirk, LTJG

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Lieutenant Junior Grade
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1943-1944, Submarine Chasers (SC)
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1942 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the Navy during World War II.

Douglas enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II, where he served as a gunnery and communications officer in anti-submarine warfare on board PC-1139. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944. He was deemed too old for the Air Force, but accepted into the Navy. He discharged was due to chronic ameobic dysentary discovered when hospitalized due to abdominal injuries due to dropping of accidental depth charge.
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  1943-1944, Submarine Chasers (SC)

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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 Submarine Chasers (SC) Details

Submarine Chasers (SC)

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2013
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Kirk Douglas (né Issur Danielovitch) (dob: 1916) LT jg US Navy, 1942-44 WWII. He enlisted in the Navy and attended Midshipman School at Notre Dame University. Later he was commissioned as an ensign. He served with an anti-submarine patrol in the Pacific until medically discharged following injuries in 1944.

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Submarine Chasers (SC)

Whetzal Jr., John, PO1, (1943-1946) Petty Officer First Class
Abel, Brent Maxwell, CAPT, (1936-1960) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Hayes, Wayne, LCDR, (1941-1946) OFF Lieutenant
Cheshire, Floyd, PO1, (1942-1946) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cassel, Michael, LT, (1942-1953) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Submarine Chaser (SC-1036)

Rosney, Philip, PO2, (1943-1946) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class
Submarine Chaser (SC-1368)

Hall, Clyde, PO2, (1943-1946) Petty Officer Second Class
Submarine Chaser (SC-681)

Van Cleef, Clarence Leroy, PO1, (1942-1946) SO SO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
USS SC-497

Bumpus, Roland, PO2, (1942-1945) Petty Officer Second Class
USS SC-746

Gibson, William Henry, PO1, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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