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 William Francis Tait

William Francis Tait

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Nov 1983 (aged 58)
Lockport, Will County, Illinois, USA
Burial Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100122815 · View Source
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WWII Navy veteran, South Pacific. Bill and his fellow sailors spent two weeks on a tropical island awaiting rescue after their ship sunk. While they waited, they made repairs to their ship and survived on canned tuna fish and crackers. He would not eat tuna salad from then on.
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Enlisted 8-23-43 Joliet (854 13 75)
U.S. Navy Muster Rolls
12-7-43 USS Biloxi CL-80 F3c light cruiser
2-29-44 LST-179 F2c
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7-4-44 USS Sheridan APA-51 attack transport
7-9-44 USS Sheridan APA-51 attack transport
12-31-44 Sheridan APA-51 F2c V6
1-16-45 Mack DE-358 destroyer escort (WF)
1-26-45 Sheridan APA-51 F2c V6
5-5-45 USS Haven AH-12 Hospital Ship F2c
7-1-45 USS Haven AH-12
10-1-45 USS Haven AH-12
11-1-45 USS Haven AH-12
1-1-46 USS Haven APH-112 F1c
3-1-46 USS Haven APH-112 F1c

* 5-21-1944 LST-179 was sunk by an explosion at Pearl Harbor.
7-4-44 Bill was received on the Sheridan, which sailed from Pearl Harbor on 7-9-44. He was "dep't promoted, etc." on "1/16/45 t"


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Tait
William F
1925 - 1983


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  • Created by: M.Kramer
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100122815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Francis Tait (5 May 1925–8 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100122815, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by M.Kramer (contributor 47745739) .