11 August 1918 Subs and Destroyers




Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

In his last journal entry for many months, Floyd gives a summary of what happened on the last day on the USS America. He debarked on the 12th and, for whatever reasons, we don’t hear anything from him for months.

11 August 1918.

Sun Aug 11


Four sub attacks in the P.M. but the wonderful work of the destroyers gave all considerable confidence.

Talk by a Lieut – what to do in case anything happened (have heard several of this talk).


Words from a Worried Mother


Floyd Boyce Phillips, “Journal” (Army, 1918-1919).” privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

The Phillips Family

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