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Knowledge Identifier: +Russell_M._Cox
United States Navy officer killed in action during World War II for whom a U.S. Navy ship was named
Born in 1919.
Country: United States (100%)
Linked to: United States Navy
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Russell M. Cox was born in 1919
Appointed an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve, to rank from August 29, 1940, he attended the Navy Supply Corps School, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
Russell M. Cox died in 1942
He was assigned to the New York Navy Yard at Brooklyn, New York, as a supply officer, reporting there on March 10, 1942
Ensign Cox reported to the light cruiser USS "Juneau" on May 29, 1942 to serve as an assistant disbursing and supply officer
He was reported missing in action when a Japanese submarine torpedoed and sank "Juneau" off Guadalcanal during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942
The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS "Russell M. Cox" was named for Ensign Cox. Her construction was cancelled in 1944