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Cook Third Class Doris Miller, USN

Transcript of Service

12 OCT 1919 Born in Waco, Texas
16 SEP 1939 Enlisted, United States Navy as Mess Attendant, third class at Naval Recruiting Station, Dallas, Texas to serve for a period of six (6) years.
16 FEB 1941 Change of rating, Mess Attendant, second class.
1 JUN 1942 Change of rating, Mess Attendant, first class.
1 JUN 1943 Change of rating, Cook, third class.
25 NOV 1944 Presumed dead by the Secretary of the Navy a year and a day after being carried as missing in action since 24 November 1943 while serving aboard USS Liscome Bay when that vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean.

Ships and Stations

Transferred to Naval Training Station, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 16 Sep. 1939 .

Received, Naval Training Station, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 19 Sep. 1939.

Transferred and received, USS Pyro, 29 Nov. 1939, for further transfer to Commander Base Force for assignment

Received, USS West Virginia, 2 Jan 1940.

Transferred and received, USS Nevada for temporary duty at Secondary Battery Gunnery School, 14 Jun 1940

Transferred and received, USS West Virginia, 22 Jun 1940.

Transferred and received, USS Nevada for temporary duty at Secondary Battery Gunnery School, 1 Jul 1940.

Transferred and received, USS West Virginia, 3 Aug 1940.

Survived from USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941.

Received, USS Indianapolis, 13 Dec. 1941.

Receiving Ship, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, 23 Nov. 1942, for further transfer to receiving ship on the West Coast on the United States.

Received, Receiving Ship, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton Washington, 15 May 1943 .

Member of the commissioning crew, USS Liscome Bay, August 1943.



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