Commander Leslie B. Tollaksen

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Leslie Bliss Tollaksen

Also Known As: "Tolley"
Birthplace: Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, United States
Death: 1973 (69-70)
Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Oystein "Mike" Tollaksen and Myrtle Tollaksen
Husband of Dorritt Tollaksen (Murphy)
Father of Private
Brother of Marilyn Louise Tollaksen

Occupation: Engineer - MIT
Managed by: David William Tollaksen
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About Commander Leslie B. Tollaksen

Leslie attended the University of Washington for two years before going and graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He graduated from The USCG Academy in the Clas of 1927, a year early to man the ships chasing down rum runners.

As a young Lieutenant, he was assigned to the US Coast Guard HQ in Washington, DC. He helped establish "Radio Washington" the telegraph station on Telegraph Road in Washington, DC, and also served as Aid to the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (At that time, his sister worked in the typing pool for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's White House).

Leslie, about 1937 was the first US Coast Guard Officer selected for Post Graduate School at MIT.

Leslie, during WWII, and in command of the USS Moberly, sank the LAST German U-Boat U-583. U-583 was a Type IXC/40 U-Boat, and lays on the bottom off Block Island just off of New York, USA.

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Commander Leslie B. Tollaksen's Timeline

April 13, 1903
Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, United States
Age 69
Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States