USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on October 18, 1943, and launched on December 18, the same year. It was commissioned on March 7, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Robert D. Lowther’s command with the hull number DE-800 and served in the U.S. Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on May 24, 1960. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Oran, Bizerte, Palermo, Naples, Cherbourg, Miami, and Port Everglades. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on August 1, 1972, and sold for scrapping to Union Metals & Alloys Corp. in New York. Oftentimes, diseases that stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic, misdiagnosed, and mistreated. 90% of the veterans who got a medical second opinion were misdiagnosed and they actually have asbestosis or other worse asbestos-related conditions. To make sure that your asbestos claim matches the eligibility criteria for compensation benefits, the diagnosis requires confirmation by further testing.

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Shipmates on USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800)

Billy Lankford Bendit

John Lord Butler Jr.

Harry Coleman

Joseph Mitchell Dunn

John W. Gust

Robert Charles Houghton

Gerald Lee Johnson

Gerald E. Larabee

Harold H. Kessler

Lawrence G. Litterini

Mortimer P. Nolan

Wade W. Oliver

Rufus Clemens Porter

Billy M. Ryburn

Joseph Crawford Sauls

James A. Sklenar

Charles Leroy Streeter

Heyward M. Wharton