USS Wileman (DE-22) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Wileman (DE-22) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 30, 1942, and launched on December 19, the same year. It was commissioned on June 11, 1943, under Lt. Aaron F. Beyer's command with the hull number DE-22 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 16, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Majuro, Ulithi, San Pedro, Eniwetok, the Gilberts, and the Ellice Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945, and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Wileman received 4 battle stars. If you served onboard the USS Wileman (DE-22), and you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, and/or painful coughing, it is important to see a doctor immediately so that an early diagnosis is possible. In the unfortunate event that you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you might be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

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Shipmates on USS Wileman (DE-22)

Aaron Frederick Beyer Jr.

Richard Blastic

Kenneth P. Parker

Chester W. Skoczen

Jay Chenoweth Graves