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|26k||Charles Emil Eichenberger, Jr., born 12 May 1920 in Naranja, Fla., enlisted in the Naval Reserve 15 April 1941 and was appointed aviation cadet 13 June. Serving in Fighter Squadron 5 in Saratoga (CV 3), Ensign Eichenberger was killed in action 12 September 1942 in the fierce fighting of the Solomon Islands while pressing home an attack on enemy dive bombers.
USS Eichenberger (DE 202) (1943-1945) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Photo from the The Citadel, Citadel History)
|205k||22 July 1943: Charleston Navy Yard, S.C. - Eichenberger's Christening and launch||Dorothy Henson, from the scrapbook
of her uncle, Roy V. Anthis
|184k||crew photo, undated (possibly taken after launch)|
|153k||November 1943||John Klar|
|56k||early 1944: USS Hamul (AD 20) with (from left to right) DEs USS Calcaterra (DE 390); USS Pride (DE 323); USS Falgout (DE 324); USS Alger (DE 101) and USS Eichenberger (DE 202), alongside at Bermuda. Note HF/DF antenna visible on three of the five DEs, and the two-tone Measure 22 camouflage on four of the five DEs. (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 86271, courtesy of the Captain D.L. Madeira Collection)||Robert Hurst|
||Launch Program Cover
|Launch Program Inside Pages
|Eichenberger's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 17 Nov. 1943 - 16 May 1945||Lcdr. Ned Harrell (comm.)|
|2.) 16 May 1945 - 07 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Norwood P. Hallowell, Jr., USNR|
|3.) 01 Nov. 1945 - 07 Jan. 1946||Lcdr. Albert D. Jordan, USNR|
|4.) 01 Feb. 1946 - 16 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Ralph F. DuPree, USNR|
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