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|48k||James Wallace Haverfield was born 11 April 1917 in Urichsville, Ohio. After receiving his B.A. from Ohio State University in 1939, Haverfield enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman 11 September 1940. He accepted an appointment as a midshipman 16 March 1941 and after completing his training at Northwestern University, was commissioned Ensign 12 June 1941. Ensign Haverfield reported to the battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor 28 June, and remained there. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941, Ensign James Haverfield was one of 46 officers and 1,057 men of Arizona lost when the valiant ship was sunk by the enemy.
USS Haverfield (DE 393) (1943-1969) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the Ohio State University Archives thanks to the assistance of the Ohio State University Alumni Association)
|26k||undated wartime image||Harold Newbill|
|83k||01 May 1944: location unknown||Robert Hurst|
|144k||01 May 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two views of USS Haverfield (DE 393) laying off the New York Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photos #NH 91576 and #NH 91578 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)||Mike Green|
|53k||1961: Guam, quarterdeck watch||Harold Newbill|
|44k||1961: Guam, Harold's step-dad, Gary B. Callahan, ET3|
|104k||1961: underway off Guam|
|98k||1961: underway off Guam|
|101k||1961: underway off Guam, ET3 Gary Callahan at the helm|
|108k||1962: underway in the Pacific|
|111k||1962: underway in the Pacific, rifle training on the fantail|
|158k||1962: tying up at Yokosuka, Japan|
|109k||12 February 1966: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)||Richard Leonhardt|
|159k||January 1967: Hong Kong - USS Haverfield (DER 393) tied up to a mooring buoy while on a port visit to Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo #NH 81836 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)||Mike Green|
Courtesy of Mike Smolinski
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