Joshua James Nix, USN

Born  20 May 1908Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died  1 Mar 1942(33)USS Edsall

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5 Jun 1930 Ens.
5 Jun 1933 Lt.(jg)
30 Jun 1938 Lt.


Warship Commands listed for Joshua James Nix, USN

USS Edsall (i) (DD 219)Lt.Destroyer13 Oct 19412 Mar 1942

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Destroyer USS Edsall (i) (DD 219)

20 Jan 1942
EDSALL, ALDEN, & three RAN corvettes, KATOOMBA, DELORAINE, & LITHGOW combine to sink the Japanese KRS-class mine-laying submarine I-124 off Port Darwin, Australia after the sub attacked ships entering the port.

27 Feb 1942
On 27 February 1942, she picked up 177 survivors from the aircraft transport USS Langley, which was damaged by Japanese aircraft. She then sunk the Langley with torpedoes and gunfire. The next day the survivors from Langley went aboard the oiler USS Pecos. Edsall then headed back to Tjilatjap but she never reached it. (1)


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