USS Osmus DE 701


"My father, Frank "Red" Hart, enlisted in the Navy in 1943 just after his 18th birthday, and was stationed in Norfolk VA where he was assigned to the DE-701. The ship sailed south through the Panama Canal
and continued west to the south Pacific. The Osmus faced heavy (Hot) action in the spring of 1945 during the battle for Okinowa where I believe she earned a battle star. After the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Osmus, which was on it's way to Australia for liberty, had to turn around to take on Japanese prisoners. At Truk atoll, Japanese officers came aboard and surrendered the Island. My father was Honorably Discharged in 1946 with the rank of Seaman First Class. He died in 1992 at the age of 66."

Photo and information submitted by Gary Hart

Page 2
A PDF file containing the Commissioning Ceremony Booklet noting the Officers and Crew Plankowners, Readiness For Service and Commissioning Orders Notices


Blue_Line_556.gif (896 bytes)


copyright 2000-2008
P.O. Box 488
Henderson Harbor, NY  13651
Fax: (315) 938-7010