Object ID
Object Name
Object Collection
George's Collection (is part of)
Date Created
1943 – 1946
Object Entities
Soto, George (is related to)
Object Description
The USS Willis (DE395) being refueled byt the USS Bogue, a small aircraft carrier in the North Atlantic. Lieutenant Commander George P. Sotos was the Executive Officer/Navigator of the USS Willis in WWII operations with the USS Bogue.
Donated by Capt. George P Sotos USN. He was an Executive Officer on the USS Willis. The USS Bogue was the key unit of a Hunter Killer Group that searched the Atlantic for German submarines. The USS Willis was a member of her group. The Bogue Group was credited wtih sinking eight submarines. The USS Willis was with the USS Bogue for four of the sinkings. The Bogue Group was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations for its performance in combat.
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Photograph, 1943 – 1946, George's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, Accessed 03/31/23.