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Related Links

Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) US Navy Memorial View the Bronze Plaque Commemorating the DE at the Navy Memorial.  Join the Membership.  Submit a Memorial Tribute.
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) USS Slater DE-766 View A Restored DE Open For Tours in Albany, NY. Join and Help Support The Restoration.
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) Monmouth College An Oral History Project which involved the NJ Chapter of DESA.  A Must Read!


Looking for information about a specific DE or Shipmates
Are you a DE or Navy Historian or Researcher? Try these great websites

Star White.gif (969 bytes) US Navy Awards Website
     Check Your Navy Awards
Online access to Navy AWARDS information and help.  Site is dedicated to providing information on medals and awards to veterans and their families.
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Medal of Honor Recipients List of all name from all conflicts
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) NavSource Naval History The largest US Navy warship photo collection on the Internet!
Star White.gif (969 bytes) HazeGray - Dictionary of
     American Naval Fighting Ships: DANFS
Read the history of your Ship
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Naval Historic Center - Dictionary of
     American Naval Fighting Ships - DANFS
Contains updated histories and accepts corrections/additions to histories
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) Ship Scripe Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy by noted author Stephen S. Roberts.  A Must See!
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) Naval Vessel Register Official inventory of the US Navy
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) US Coast Guard USCG WWII Combat Victories
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) Destroyer History Excellent site by historian Dave McComb.
Contains DD and DE information with links to the DESA website. A must see!
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) Destroyers Online Mark Roberts excellent site - DE information
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Hull Number Register your ship
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) DestroyerEscort.com Another place to register your ship
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) US Navy Destroyer Escort Squadrons The Newport Dealey's
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) HyperWar - Ships of the USN 1940-1945 Excellent site! The name says it all
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) DESA Bulletin Board - Seeking
     Shipmates
Post a message here!
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) GI Search Register your ship and shipmates
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Deck Log Another registration site
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) Vet Roll Call A site BY Vets FOR Vets
Star White.gif (969 bytes) Vets.com The Veterans Alliance Service Center
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Our Old Navy KIA list from Pearl Harbor, all aircraft carriers in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and other list
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) American Battle Monuments
     Commission Database
Find the grave location of a veteran buried in a overseas cemetery
Star White.gif (969 bytes) Department of VA Cemetery Database Find the grave location of a veteran buried in the US
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) US Navy ALL HANDS magazine Read every issue online, from 1922 to present

Library Resources

Star Red.gif (997 bytes) The Joyner Library - East Carolina
      University
American military history, especially naval and maritime history. Currently the Collection is considered one of the leading repositories in the nation for modern naval and maritime history.

Organizations

Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Tin Can Sailors
     National Association of Destroyer
     Veterans. DE information and photos
Star White.gif (969 bytes) Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen
      Association
Star White.gif (969 bytes) Navy Club of the USA -
     Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Vets
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Veterans Today
     
A news portal for U.S. Veterans
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) The Naval Order of the US Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund - The
      Virtual Wall
Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Veterans of Foreign Wars Star White.gif (969 bytes) National Sonar Association
     Founded by DESA Founder Frank
     Crawford
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Florida Chief Petty Officers Association - All Chiefs from the US Navy and US Coast
     Guard are eligible for membership

Be sure to visit these great sites

Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) US Navy Also, read the Frequently Asked Questions!
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) US Coast Guard Official website
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) The U-boat Archives Fantastic site by Captain Jerry Mason, USN.
Star_Red.gif (997 bytes) U-505 Museum, Chicago Captured by DEs from TG 22.3
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) Capture of U-505 A First
   
  Person Account 
Frank P. DeNardo. Former Signalman 2/C
aboard USS Chatelain DE 149
Star_Blue.gif (997 bytes) The Battle Off Samar Taffy III at Leyte Gulf
Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Battle of Ormoc Bay A book by William L. Griggs, plankowner of
USS Kephart DE 207/APD 61
Star_White.gif (969 bytes) Ulithi Atoll - A Sailors Memories A website by Emmett Baker
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) The Battle of Midway A complete history of this important event
Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Naval War In The Pacific 1941-1945 Pavel Zany Komárek's site. An excellent resource!
Star White.gif (969 bytes) War II in the South Atlantic Information about the little known US Navy bases along the Brazilian coast and establishment of the USN Fourth Fleet in the area. 
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) D-Day Memorial The National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Star Red.gif (997 bytes)National D-Day Museum New Orleans, LA
America's National WWII Museum
Star White.gif (969 bytes) Arlington National Cemetery  
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) WW II Heroes A son pays tribute to his father. A must see
Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Jack's Joint Coast Guard Stories, Articles, Photos, Links
Star White.gif (969 bytes) The Korean War Project  
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) Operation Deep Freeze  
Star Red.gif (997 bytes) Military Personnel Records Order records online
Star White.gif (969 bytes) USN Training Center - Bainbridge
Star Blue.gif (997 bytes) The Panama Canal  Watch ships in real time

 

Looking for Ship Postal Covers?  Try this great site

Covers Plus

 

Preludes to Victory: The Battle of Ormoc Bay in WW II

A book by William L. Griggs
USS Kephart DE 207/APD 61

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