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|84k||Jackson Keith Loy, born 29 April 1922 in Effingham, III., enlisted in the Navy 4 September 1940 and served in USS San Francisco (CA 38) from 6 December 1940 until killed in action 12 November 1942 when enemy aircraft attacked his ship off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal. Gunner’s Mate Third Class Loy, manning an after 20mm. mount, fired at an attacker until killed by the crashing plane. His inspiring courage, cool determination, and utter disregard for his own safety were recognized with the posthumous award of the Navy Cross.
USS Loy (DE 160) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the USS Loy Commissioning Pamphlet.)
|46k||DE's Laning and Loy under construction||Joe Radigan, MACM, USN (ret)|
|209k||10 March 1944 (U.S. Navy Photo #F644C5838)||John Klar|
|43k||undated: The ship was commissioned in September 1943 and converted to an APD in November 1944. A Buckley class DE, the forward boiler trunking is visible leading to the stack. This forward (and aft) trunking identifies her as a steam driven turbine ship. (National Archives Photo)||Mike Green|
|Loy's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 12 Sep. 1943 - 31 Jan. 1944||Lcdr. James Voight Bewick (comm.)|
|2.) 01 Feb. 1944 - 13 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Robert William Pond, Jr., USNR|
|3.) 13 Jul. 1945 - 31 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Lamont Stewart Bryan, USNR|
|4.) 01 Aug. 1946 - 01 Oct. 1946||Lcdr. D‘Arcy Virginius Shouldice|
|5.) 01 Nov. 1946 - 01 Feb. 1947||Lt. James Raymond Morrow|
|6.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 21 Feb. 1947||Lt.(jg) William Theodore Anderson (decomm)|
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