USS Coolbaugh DE 217
Photo submitted by Jim Andrus
Named for Lieutenant (jg) Walter Wesley Coolbaugh, b. 1 August
1914, Ransom, PA;
served in Scouting Squadron 6, ENTERPRISE (CV-6);
Navy Cross for Battle of Coral Sea; KIA, d. in aircraft accident 19
Keel laid 02/22/43
First CO: Lt Cdr L. S. Kintberger (2)
Decommissioned 02/21/60; three battle stars
Sold 08/17/73, scrapped
Unit of CortDiv 36
Took part in invasion of Emirau, Bismarck Arch.
Took part in invasion of Leyte, PI
Patrolled at Iwo Jima
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