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USS Windham Bay 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 the main missions in Ulithi, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, Leyte, Saipan or 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. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Windham Bay received 3 battle stars.