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|57k||Angus R. Goss was born 08 January 1910 at Tampa, Fla., and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 12 September 1930. Marine Gunner Goss was awarded the Navy Cross
and Britain's Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for extraordinary heroism in combat on Tulagi 10 August 1942. Although severely wounded by a grenade explosion, Goss ignored enemy machine-gun and rifle
fire, charging into a cave where the enemy was entrenched and single-handedly destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun.
USS Goss (DE 444) (1944-1958) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Marine Corps Photo)
|196k||September 1944: USS Goss (DE 444) underway in the Atlantic. She would depart, leaving Norfolk, for the Pacific on 30 October 1944.||Nick Tiberio|
|70k||02 March 1945: USS Goss was conducting routine carrier operations on this date. In the morning she recovered a twenty-five man balsa life raft that
was identified as being from USS Bismarck Sea (CVE 95). Bismarck Sea had been sunk by kamikaze aircraft off the island of Iwo Jima on 21 February 1945.
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G-321521 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
|205k||An undated postwar image of USS Goss lying to off the coast of San Diego. This picture looks like a George Barber Marine Photos ship portrait.|
|64k||04 February 1955: USS Goss underway at an unknown location.
(U.S. Navy photo #80-G-1078536 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
|32k||Undated Postwar Image||David J. Opdyke|
the ships namesake
|103k||Undated Postwar Image|
|87k||1958, San Francisco Bay (© Allied Photographers, San Francisco, Cal.)||Robert M. Cieri|
|383k||23 August 1956: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Goss (DE 444) docked at Vancouver. Stern of USS
Weeden (DE 797), is visible at right, being docked forward of Goss.
(Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8709 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|498k||circa early 1958: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Gilligan (DE 508), Marsh (DE 699), and Goss (DE 444) moored together at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station. USS George Clymer (APA 27) is moored in the background. (My grandfather, RMC Harold Jacobson, took this picture. He served in WWII on active duty then stayed with the reserves until his retirement. He passed away last year and I found a box of his old slide photos and had them put to a CD. I believe it was taken in Pearl Harbor and I suspect the year was 1958 but I don't know for sure. I don't know what ship he was standing on when he took this picture. I would love to find out what ship or class it is.)||John Jacobson|
|View the USS Goss (DE 444) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Goss as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Goss's Commanding Officers|
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 14 Sep. 1944 – 02 May 1945||Lcdr. Claude Siceluff Kirkpatrick, USNR (Comm. CO) (Oklahoma City, Okla.)|
|2.) 02 May 1945 – 14 Jun. 1945||Lt. Robert B. Whitney, USNR (Long Island, N.Y.)|
|3.) 14 Jun. 1945 – 26 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. William G. Schmidt, USNR|
|4.) 26 Nov. 1945 – 05 Jan. 1946||Lt. Herbert C. Sumner, USNR|
|5.) 05 Jan. 1946 – 16 Feb. 1946||Lt. Russell G. Johnson, USNR|
|6.) 16 Feb. 1946 – 15 June 1946||Lt. R. A. Webber Jr., USNR (Decomm. CO)|
|7.) 27 Dec. 1950 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Lyle Ray Hays (Recomm. CO)|
|10.) 30 Sep. 1956 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Roger J. Koch|
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