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|79k||Artist's conception of Herbert C. Jones by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|247k||Herbert Charpiot Jones was born in Los Angeles, California on 21 January 1918 and enlisted in the Naval Reserve in May 1935. After receiving Midshipmen's training on board the drill ship Prairie State (IX-15), he was commissioned in the rank of Ensign in November 1940. During the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor he was serving as an officer in USS California (BB 44). When his ship was attacked and badly damaged, he rescued a sailor from a smoke-filled compartment, then led an anti-aircraft battery in firing on the raiders. When the ammunition hoists were put out of action, Ensign Jones organized an ammunition passing party and led it until he was fatally injured by a bomb. He then refused evacuation out of fear for the lives of his rescuers. For his heroism during the Pearl Harbor battle, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137) (1943-1947) was the first ship named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH92307and NH48730-KN, painting by Mrs. H.E. Ogden Campbell from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|84k||Herbert C. Jones (DE 137) and Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) at Oran, North Africa. (Photo from "Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II")||-|
|69k||1943: Herbert C. Jones at Mers-el-Kebir, North Africa, her refueling depot. The French battleship Lorraine is in the background at right. (Photo from "Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II")||-|
|50k||1944: Anchored off Palermo, Sicily (Photo from "Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II")||-|
|37k||August 1944: At anchor off St. Tropez, France. (Photo from "Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II")||-|
|475k||15 November 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two port side views of Herbert C. Jones taken by the New York Navy Yard. Jones was in for a major overhaul between October and December 1944.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-137 19-N-77794 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-137 19-N-80966 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|Herbert C. Jones' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 21 Jul. 1943 - 07 Dec. 1943||Lcdr. Alfred Wiltz Gardes, Jr. (comm.)|
|2.) 07 Dec. 1943 - 08 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Rufus A. Soule III, USNR|
|3.) 08 Nov. 1945- 06 Jan. 1946||Lt. Paul D. Bartlett, Jr., USNR|
|4.) 16 Jan. 1946 - 21 Aug. 1946||Lcdr. Carlton Stanley Livinston|
|5.) 21 Aug. 1946 - Oct. 1946||Lcdr. Walter Francis Vincent Bennett|
|6.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 17 Mar. 1947||Lt.(jg) Malcolm Harris Chadwell|
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