John Madison Hoskins, USN
|Born ||22 Oct 1898||Pineville, Kentucky, USA|
|Died ||31 Mar 1964||(65)||Falls Church, Virginia, USA|
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|30 Jun 1937|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|1 Jan 1942|| ||Cdr.|
|20 Jun 1942|| ||T/Capt.|
Retired: Jul 1957
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|USS Princeton(ii) (CV 37)||T/Capt.||Aircraft carrier||18 Nov 1945||Dec 1946|
Captain John Madison Hoskins was scheduled to take command of the light fleet carrier USS Princeton (CVL 23) and was onboard when she was heavily damaged during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on Oct 24 1944. He survived the sinking of the vessel but was badly wounded.
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