USS Bunch DE 694

USS BUNCH DE 694

 The photo was taken by a member of the ship's company while she was in Key West.
Date unknown but was taken prior to her conversion to APD 79 in July, 1944.

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Named for Aviation Radioman Kenneth Cecil Bunch, b. 21 January 1919, Norman County, MN; served in Scouting Squadrons 92 and 8, HORNET (CV-8), radio-gunner for Ensign Don T. Griswold; KIA 6 June 1942, Battle of Midway (see GRISWOLD, DE-7)

Type: TE
Builder: DBC
Keel laid 02/22/43
Launched 05/29/43
Commissioned 08/21/43
First CO: Lt Cdr A. A. Campbell (1)
Redesignated 07/31/44, APD flag
Decommissioned 05/31/46
2 battle stars
Stricken 04/01/64, scrapped 1965

 

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