From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Charles John Duffy, born 31 December 1919 in New York City, enlisted in the Naval Reserve 25 April l941 and was appointed an aviation cadet 13 November 1941. Flying a carrier aircraft, Ensign Duffy was killed in action during the Naval Battle of Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 November 1942 during the landings on north Africa.



DE-268 carried the name Duffy from 23 February to 14 June 1943. She was loaned to Britain 28 August 1943 and named Dacres, returned to the United States and sold 14 December 1946.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT