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|140k||Artist's conception of Hill 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 the 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|
|35k||Edwin Joseph Hill was born on 4 October 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Navy in 1912. He later became a warrant officer, and rose to the rank of Chief Boatswain. During the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor he was serving on board USS Nevada. In the midst of the attack, he led the ship's line handling detail in casting off from the quays alongside Ford Island so that Nevada could get underway. He was killed by enemy bombs while attempting to drop anchor at the end of the battleship's brief sortie. For his heroism during the Pearl Harbor action, Chief Boatswain Hill was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
The escort ship USS Hill (DE 141) (1943-1974) was the first ship named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH49196 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
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|379k||22 March 1945: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two views of Hill taken by the New York Navy Yard. Hill was in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for an overhaul prior to her being assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-141 19-N-80588 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-141 19-N-80589 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|621k||30 March 1945: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two aerial views of Hill taken by aircraft from the New York Naval Air Station at Floyd Bennett Field. Hill was in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for an overhaul prior to her assignment to the Pacific.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-141 19-N-62971 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-141 19-N-62972 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|Hill's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 16 Aug. 1943 - 19 Mar. 1944||Lcdr. Gordon Ripley Keating, USNR (comm.)|
|2.) 19 Mar. 1944 - 31 Dec. 1944||Lcdr. Paul Albert Bane, USNR|
|3.) Jan. 1945 - 20 Sep. 1945||Lt. Albert George Borden, Jr., USNR|
|4.) 01 Oct. 1945 - 01 Jan. 1946||Lcdr. Louie Wilson Barnard, USNR|
|5.) 01 Jan. 1946 - 02 Apr. 1946||Lt. Donald Thomas Steward, USNR|
|6.) 02 Apr. 1946- 15 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Wallace R. Holter, USNR|
|7.) 15 May 1946 - 07 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) James William Ingram, USNR (decomm.)|
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