JAPANESE ATTACK ON THE SHIP "USS WILLIAM B. PRESTON"
DURING AN AIR RAID ON DARWIN, NT
ON 19 FEBRUARY 1942

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The USS William B. Preston was a Destroyer-type Seaplane Tender. She had operated in conjunction with US Navy Reconnaissance PBY's based at Darwin.

The following crew member of the "USS William B. Preston" died as a result of the Japanese air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942.

Eugene Blair
Roy Gunnar Carlson
Evan Frederick Gluba
Roger Adran Johnson
Lester Lurensel Kerns
William Knight
Harvey Emmerson Oswald
Floyd David Parks
Anthony F. Pidinkowski
Doyle Glover Redfern
John Joseph Roberts
Frederick Jefferson Simpson
Ovila Napoleon Vibert
LeRay Wilson

USS William B. Preston was was severely damaged as a result of the Japanese attack. After the attacked she soght shelter at Broome.

 

REFERENCES

Roll of Honour - Northern Territory Library

 

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