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|141k||25 August 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Keith (DE 241) is transferring a pilot from a downed aircraft to USS Core (CVE 13). At 09:43
on the morning of August 25th, a VC-13 TBM torpedo bomber crewed by Lt.(jg) Paul M. Rockette, ARM3c Frederick Rettew, and AMM3c Gustav T. Johnson went down 3000 yards off Keith's
bow. At 09:52 the crew were taken aboard Keith and at 11:03 they were transferred back to their carrier.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-269147 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|23k||03 January 1946: USS Keith anchored in Shanghai, China. Small souvenir boats called 'sampans' or 'bumboats' surround her.||James E. Dunham Jr.|
|View the USS Keith (DE 241) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Keith as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Keith's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 19 Jul. 1943 – 12 Dec. 1943||Lt. / Lcdr. Drayton Cochran, USNR (Comm. CO) (New York, N.Y.)|
|2.) 12 Dec. 1943 – 15 Dec. 1944||Lt. / Lcdr. Jack Louis Rinn, USNR (Enid, Okla.)|
|3.) 15 Dec. 1944 – 05 Dec. 1945||Lt. W. W. Patrick, USNR|
|4.) 05 Dec. 1945 – 20 Sep. 1946||Lcdr. Edward Corbett Hines Jr., USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA ‘41) (Wilmington, N.C.)|
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