U.S.S. Holt (DE-706) Destroyer Escort

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AuthorHouse, 2008 - History - 277 pages
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This is the true story of the men aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. HOLT (DE-706) during World War II. The HOLT story begins with the ship's construction in 1943, launching in 1944, continues through its missions in the Pacific, and concludes with its decommissioning after the war in 1946. Major missions included Leyte Gulf Landings, a slow-tow convoy to Mindoro, the Lingayen Gulf Campaign, and the Legaspi Operation. The HOLT was one of twenty-two Rudderow class destroyer escorts built during WWII. The HOLT and five other destroyer escorts became part of Escort Division 74 and participated in various task groups and units in the Philippine area. Enjoy learning about the ship's missions and the crew with their many stories as they served their country with valor.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Acknowledgements
5
Glenn Cope
6
The Ship and Crew
8
Stern of ship with 5 inch gun and depth charge racks
16
Karl Nease
23
Tom Florio F 1c Oak Ramsey Glenn Cope
30
Construction and Launching
37
Seeadler Harbor
120
Lingayen Gulf Campaign
121
Legaspi Operation
146
Germany Surrenders Radio Message
157
End of War
175
Whaleboat being repaired
184
Heading Home
189
Philip DeFosses S lcGM Robert Flanagan RM 3c Virgil
191

Defoe Shipbuilding Company advertisement
38
Victor Blue
45
Commissioning
46
Commissioning Program Page 2
51
Atlantic Ocean
56
Bob Hoover
67
Heading to the Pacific
72
Arch West
76
Ancient Order of the Deep for Gilbert W Swift GM 3c
83
Leyte Gulf
89
The Central Pacific
92
SlowTow Convoy to Mindoro
97
Sketch of 1102 Attack
102
San Pedro Bay Hollandia and Seeadler Harbor
113
Entering San Francisco
192
Crew Members after the War
199
Transfer to Korea
204
Invitation to Transfer Ceremony
211
Crew Members
222
Reunions
230
Appendix A Summary of Important Dates
237
Appendix B Final Crew Member List
238
Plastic Model
264
Glossary
266
Bibliography
271
Index
274
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