USS Corregidor (CVE-58) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Corregidor (CVE-58) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on August 20, 1942, and launched on May 12, the following year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943, with the hull number CVE-58 under Capt. R. L. Bowman’s command and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on September 4, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Gilbert Island, Kwajalein, Marshall Island, Manus, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, and Majuro. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on September 4, 1958. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Corregidor received 4 battle stars. Asbestos exposure has been a problem for all U.S. armed forces, which heavily relied on the strength, durability, and heat resistant properties of asbestos during World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Many veterans developed duty-related conditions from long-term exposure due to their asbestos-filled working environments.

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Shipmates on USS Corregidor (CVE-58)

alfred o. arseneau

james d. beard

everett bone

george walter briscoe

robert andrew calhoun jr

benjamin charles deatherage

albert s. hanson jr

charles bishop headrick

reon glessner hilliegass

william joseph kelly

stanley m. kittredge

ronald a. marquis

clarence wade mcclusky

albert turner moore

eugene victor ninedorf

jack walter o'dell

harold ray parker

carl l. saine

albra fowler sharp

joseph h. towne

lester e. wawner