USS BATES (DE-68/APD-47)
Named for Ensign Edward M.
Bates, b. 19 September 1919, Philadelphia, PA; KIA 7 December 1941
aboard ARIZONA (BB-39)
Keel laid 03/29/43
First CO: Lt Cdr E. H. Maher
Served at Normandy 6-12 June 1944
Unit of CortDiv 19
Parent ship for UDT-12 at Iwo Jima 02/16/45 through 03/04/45
3 battle stars
the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster.