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NavSource Online: Escort Carrier Photo Archive

(later ACV-12, CVE-12 and CVHE-12)

Images from the album of F1/c James R. Stevens, Jr., USN

Contributed by his wife, Melva
via Robert Hall

James R. Stevens, Jr., was born in Guion, Ark., on 10 July 1925. He entered active service on 17 February 1943 and was honorably discharged after 3 years, 5 months and 4 days. His final rating was Fireman, First Class (F1/c). James served on the following vessels and stations: USNTS San Diego, Calif.; USS Copahee (CVE-12); Ind. Com. USNRB San Diego, Calif.; USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74); GPC 52-11; and USS Marathon (APA-200).

USS Copahee (CVE-12), 1942–1946. Shown in 1944, camouflaged in Ms.32, Design 12A.

USS Copahee (CVE-12), 1942–1946.

USS Copahee (CVE-12) leaving San Diego Naval Repair Base, 9 April 1944. Bow view. (From the ship's War History.) Camouflaged in Measure 33 Design 12A (Navy Blue, Haze Gray, Pale Gray).

USS Copahee.

Port 40mm. action, Charlie Brewer, Sisto Garcia, Harris Farmer.

Burnus Bacom directing 20mm. gun fire.

First USS Copahee carrier landing.

Admiral Halsey [(?)], Admiral Nimitz, Captain Farrell, Commander Duckworth.

Escort-Scouting Squadron 12 (VGS-12). Established, 28 May 1942. Became Composite Squadron 12 (VC-12), 1 Mar 1943. Became Torpedo Squadron 21 (VT-21), 16 May 1943. Disestablished, 7 Aug 1945.

Burial at sea aboard USS Copahee, AMM3/c R.A. Butler.

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