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|106k||Eugene Thomas Sanders (15 March 1899 - 07 December 1941) was born in Hubbard, Oregon. He enlisted in the Army on 16 June 1917, and was discharged on 13 February 1919.
On 18 September 1919, he enlisted in the Navy and subsequently served in USS Brant, 4 December 1932 to 1 June 1934; in USS Finch, 30 August 1934 to 28 January 1936; at
the naval station at Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 29 January 1936 to 3 April 1937; and in USS Canopus, 6 April 1937 to 10 March 1938. On 7 May 1940, Chief Boatswain Sanders
reported to USS Arizona (BB 29). Appointed Ensign on 3 November 1941, he died in Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.
(His wife was Sarah "Sally" Sanders. In 1946 she married my uncle, Howard Van Meter, who was a chief in the Navy at the time. Sally and my uncle are both deceased now. Before my uncle died he gave me the pictures of Sally, WO Sanders, and other documents. In addition to these articles, I was also given WO Sanders sword which was found in the waters around the Arizona shortly after the attack, his Purple Heart Medal, and the bottle used to christen the USS Sanders by Sally in 1943.)
USS Sanders (DE 40) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
|58k||18 June 1943: Puget Sound NSY - USS Sanders' Christening and Launch
(Seattle branch of NARA, Record Group 181, Wartime Histories of Units, Pictorial History of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard)
|169k||15 October 1943: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard||John Klar|
|View the USS Sanders (DE 40) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|Sanders' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Oct. 1943 - 29 Mar. 1944||Lcdr. Arthur N. Daniels, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 29 Mar. 1944 - 05 Apr. 1944||Lcdr. George N. Lindsay, Jr., USNR (New York, N.Y.)|
|3.) 05 Apr. 1944 - 07 Apr. 1944||Lcdr. Arthur N. Daniels, USNR|
|4.) 07 Apr. 1944 - 08 Sep. 1945||Lcdr. George N. Lindsay, Jr., USNR|
|5.) 08 Sep. 1945 - 23 Oct. 1944||Lcdr. Everett A. Rhoades, USNR (Wyeth, Mo.)|
|6.) 24 Oct. 1944 - 31 Oct. 1945||Lt(jg) Henry E. Perry, Jr., USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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