USS Windham Bay (CVE-92) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Windham Bay (CVE-92) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 5, 1944, and launched on March 29, the same year. It was commissioned on May 3, 1944, with the hull number CVE-92 under Capt. Charles W. Oexle’s command and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1959. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had its main missions in Ulithi, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, Leyte, Saipan, and San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1959, and sold for scrapping to Hugo Neu Steel Products Corporation in New York City.

The death of a loved one due to lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, or any other disease caused by asbestos exposure is devastating for any family, not just because of the obvious emotional distress involved, but also due to the financial issues this can cause. When a person with an asbestos-related disease who starts a compensation claim passes away before the conclusion of the claim, a family member can continue the claim on his or her behalf.

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Shipmates on USS Windham Bay (CVE-92)

Dale Laverne Augerson

Robert W. Berghaier

James R. Boulware

Loren C. Brown

Edwardfrancis Bryson

Martin Jay Cohn

Jack H. Drew Sr.

Warren O. Freiwald

Hugh Jordan Lumpkin

Jimmy Allen Mickelberry

James H. Patric

W. Gordon Petrie

James Frederick Plummer

Donald E. Snyder

Roscoe Owen Wheat