USS SWASEY DE 248
DE 248 in the foreground and USS STANTON DE 247 in the background
"I was a SoM3/c on DE 247 from February 1945 to September 1945. We operated with the USS Croatan, a CVE, in the North Atlantic until
the war in Europe ended. We were at Pearl Harbor preparing for the invasion of Japan when the Japanese surrendered. By then the Stanton had been converted from being, primarily, an
anti-submarine warfare ship to
Photo and information courtesy of Donald Grumblatt
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