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    James Willis Downing


    Korean War · US Navy · Lieutenant

    Rank: Lieutenant
    United States of America
    Birth - 22 Aug 1913
    Oak Grove, Lafayette, Missouri, USA
    1939 - 1945 World War II  - Ages: 42 - 18 years
    Service Fact
    Gunners Mate First Class aboard USS West Virginia
    Promotion
    Promoted to Chief Gunners Mate 2 July 1942

    2 Sources·1 Document, 1 other

    Hull Designation
    BB-48
    Service Number
    3367398
    Ship or Station
    West Virginia
    Branch
    Navy
    Conflict Period
    World War II
    Muster Date
    30 Sep 1941
    Served For
    United States of America

    2 Sources·1 Document, 1 other

    Service Start Date
    1932
    Service End Date
    1956
    Gold Star

    2 Sources·1 Document, 1 other

    Enlistment - 17 Sep 1938  - Age: 25 years
    San Pedro, California

    2 Sources·2 other

    1950 - 1953 Korean War  - Ages: 42 - 18 years
    Conflict Period
    Korean War
    Branch
    Navy
    Service Number
    452117
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    Service End Date
    1956
    Service Start Date
    1932
    Served For
    United States of America
    Enlistment - 1932  - Age: 18 years
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Death - 13 Feb 2018  - Age: 105 years
    Full Name
    James Willis Downing

    1 Source·1 Document

    Father
    Claude Casey Downing (1886-1961)
    Mother
    Estelle Anderson (1889-1970)

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    Modified: 14 Feb 2018

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