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|127k||Artist's conception of Hodges 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|
|39k||Flournoy Glen Hodges was born 22 January 1919 in Dover, Ga. He attended the University of Georgia and entered the Naval Reserve 13 May 1940 at Macon, Ga. He had preliminary
flight training at the Naval Reserve Aviation Base at Miami, and was appointed aviation cadet 15 August 1940. After more flight training at the Naval Air Stations at Pensacola and Miami, he
was commissioned an Ensign 15 April 1941 and ordered to a torpedo squadron in the Pacific. He was shot down and reported missing during the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942. Ens. Hodges was
posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) 15 June 1942.
USS Hodges (DE 231) (1944-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of the University of Georgia thanks to Jan Mazzucco, Dep't Manager, Alumni Records Dep't)
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|72k||27 September 1944: Cape Cod Canal, Mass. - Starboard bow view of USS Hodges (DE 231), heading south through the Cape Cod Canal wearing Measure 32/3d reversed camouflage scheme.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-240427 from the United States National Archives, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson at Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|81k||27 September 1944: Cape Cod Canal, Mass. - Starboard quarter view of USS Hodges from the air in the Cape Cod Canal. This photo was taken by an aircraft from squadron
ZP-11. Hodges sailed from New York on 14 October 1944, for the Pacific.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-280106 from the United States National Archives)
|View the USS Hodges (DE 231) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Hodges' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, & Russ Moody
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 27 May 1944 - 26 Sep. 1944||Lcdr. Victor B. Staadecker, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 26 Sep. 1944 - 01 Jan. 1946||Cmdr. John A. Gorham, USNR|
|3.) 02 Jan. 1946 - 06 Mar. 1946||Lcdr. Thomas Chapin Buell (Santiago, Chile)|
|4.) 06 Mar. 1945 - 22 Jun. 1946||Lcdr. John J. Murphy, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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