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|41k||Otis Lee Dennis (25 March 1913 - 01 February 1942) - RM3c Otis Dennis was killed in action when the plane piloted by Lt.(jg) Carleton "Misty" Fogg
(for whom DE 57 was named) was shot down during the Scouting Six strike from the USS Enterprise on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
USS Dennis (DE 405) (1944-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
|308k||20 May 1944: Boston Harbor, Mass. - USS Dennis (DE 405) departed the Boston Navy Yard at noon on 20 May. After completing compass and RBF calibration in the harbor she got underway, in company with USS Eversole (DE 404), enroute to Norfolk, Va.
(U.S. Navy photo #L45-74.08.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|107k||20 December 1944: San Francisco, Cal.||Pieter Bakels|
Wehl, The Netherlands
|398k||June 1950: San Diego, Cal. - A photo of the San Diego Mothball Fleet shows the USS Nicholas,
(DDE 449), USS O'Bannon (DDE 450), USS Walker
(DDE 517) and USS Sproston (DDE 577), returned to mothballs after being converted to the DDE ASW configuration. All
four of these DDE's were armed with of 2-5"/38cal, 5 Torpedo Tubes, Mk-15 ASW Projector, and provisions for 4x2-20mm guns. Also, seen is the USS
Killen (DD 593) and several DE's, including USS
Raymond (DE 341), USS Dennis (DD 405) and an APD.
(Cropped from USN Photo #80-G-428265 from the NARA photo files.
|Rick E. Davis|
|View the USS Dennis (DE 405) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Dennis as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|View the Adm. Clifton Sprague and Task Unit 77.4.3 Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the memory of Vice Admiral Clifton A. F. Sprague and the 13 ships and 7,300 men of Task Unit 77.4.3,
also known as "Taffy 3," which were under his command during the Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944 during the Battle for Leyte Gulf.
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