Robert Henry Gibbs, USN

Born  13 Sep 1904Washington DC, USA
Died  25 May 1988(83)Stuart, Florida, USA

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1 Nov 1939 Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Jul 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Robert Henry Gibbs, USN

USS Wainwright (DD 419)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer26 Mar 19424 Oct 1943 (1)
USS Yosemite (AD 19)T/Capt.Destroyer tender22 Aug 19458 Dec 1946

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Destroyer USS Wainwright (DD 419)

4 Jul 1942
While escorting the PQ-17 convoy to USSR in Arctic Ocean, has a distinguished anti-aircraft action. Wainwright repelled 6 attacking German planes so efficiently in the first strike, that the following attack was driven exclusively against her! In the third attack on this day, half of planes attacked the convoy, while the other half attacked the Wainwright. The destroyer survived these 3 strikes, just having a few casualties and light damages. (2)

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