William Walter Graham, Jr., USN

Born  18 Feb 1903Palmyra, New Jersey, USA
Died  9 Aug 1942(39)USS Jarvis

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1 Nov 1939 Lt.Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for William Walter Graham, USN

USS Jarvis (i) (DD 393)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 May 19429 Aug 1942 (+)

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Destroyer USS Jarvis (i) (DD 393)

9 Aug 1942
The USS Jarvis was hit by an aerial torpedo while escorting troopships at the Guadalcanal landings. It opened a hole 50 feet long in her boiler room. After emergency repairs, she attempted to set sail at a speed of 8 knots for Brisbane when Japanese dive-bombers torpedoed her. The destroyer broke in two and sank with the entire 247-man crew. (1)


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