Capt Irving Day Wiltsie
Cenotaph

Capt Irving Day Wiltsie

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Nov 1943 (aged 45)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Captain Irving Day Wiltsie served in the United States Navy from June, 1921
until his death on November 24, 1943. He was the Commanding Officer of the
escort carrier U.S.S. Liscome Bay (CVE-56) when his ship was struck by a torpedo
by a Japanese submarine near the Gilbert Islands.
Captain Wiltsie, Rear Admiral Henry Mullinnix, 53 officers and 591 enlisted men
went down with the ship after it was destroyed by fires and explosions.

Captain Wiltsie was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. The citation for Capt.
Wiltsie's Navy Cross noted his "calm, courageous action and valiant devotion to
duty" which inspired the surviving members of the crew.

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Jersey.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56135660
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Irving Day Wiltsie (14 Nov 1898–24 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56135660, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .