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|48k||08 November 1944: New York Harbor - Port side view of the USS Leland E. Thomas (DE 420) off New York wearing Measure 32/3d camouflage scheme. Also visible is a
DF antenna mounted on the funnel. She was in the Navy Yard from 24 October to 07 November 1944 for drydocking and post-voyage repairs. On 08 November she got underway to compensate her compass
and reload ammunition at Leonardo, N.J. She then returned to Pier 36 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Annex to reprovision. Part of Escort Division 76, the ship left New York on 10 November, escorting
store ship USS Polaris (AF 11) to the Panama Canal Zone, then proceeding to the Southwest Pacific and based out of Manus Island's Seeadler Harbor.
(U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo #BS 77807 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md., courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|250k||08 November 1944: USS Leland E. Thomas (DE 420), as above.
(U.S. Navy photo #L45-163.03.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|Leland E. Thomas History|
|View the USS Leland E. Thomas (DE 420) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Leland E. Thomas as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Leland E. Thomas' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 19 Jun. 1944 - 01 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Leslie E. Rosenberg, USNR (Seattle, Wash.) (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 01 Aug. 1944 – 04 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Bernard J. Dunn, USNR (Jamaica Plain, Mass.)|
|3.) 04 Nov. 1945 – .. Apr. 1946||Lcdr. William J. Croul, USNR|
|4.) .. Apr. 1946 – .. May 1946||Lt.(jg) G. J. Kroupa|
|5.) .. May 1946 – 15 Jan. 1947||Lcdr. J. F. Collingwood (North Bend, Wash.) (Decomm. CO)|
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