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|122k||Artist's conception of Peiffer by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the destroyer escorts ARE available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|110k||Carl David Peiffer was born 18 September 1915, in Wilmington, N.C., and enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on 13 December 1940. Appointed as an Aviation Cadet 05 March 1941,
he was commissioned Ensign on 25 September 1941. Following training at Norfolk, Va. he was assigned to duty with Scouting Squadron 6 aboard USS Enterprise (CV 6) on 11 March 1942.
Killed in action during the Battle of Midway on 04 June 1942, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross (for extraordinary heroism and courageous devotion to duty..." as he "pressed home his
attacks in the face of a formidable barrage of anti-aircraft fire and fierce fighter opposition."
USS Peiffer (DE 588) (1944-1946) was the first ship named in his honor.
|Warren G. Brehm|
USS Peiffer Historian
|161k||January 1944: Hingham, Mass. - USS Peiffer (DE 588) and USS Tinsman (DE 589) on the building ways of Bethlehem Steel Shipyard|
|120k||26 January 1944: Hingham, Mass. - Peiffer is christened and launched.|
|47k||undated wartime image|
|111k||date / location unknown - Peiffer in rough weather (believed to be taken during a typhoon)|
|107k||December 1945: Peiffer departs the Philippine Islands enroute for the United States|
|130k||undated: Peiffer is "Homeward Bound."|
|101k||date / location unknown: Peiffer is tied up alongside USS Robert F. Keller (DE 419).|
|175k||Three undated photos of Peiffer's bridge area. The second two are looking aft from the bridge on the port and starboard sides.
[Photos courtesy of Tim Rizzuto, Ship's Superindendent., USS Slater (DE 766)]
|101k||09 January 1945: USS Peiffer is seen between fire support ships and transports off Lingayen, Philippines. Her green crew had seen non-stop action for two days at this point. Viewed from USS Russell (DD 414). (Photo by Lt.(jg) Edwin Klump)||John Chiquoine|
West Chester, Pa.
|183k||01 June 1946: San Diego, Cal. - Peiffer's decommissioning crew photographed at the Naval Repair Base.||Warren G. Brehm|
USS Peiffer Historian
|34k||Peiffer's only wartime casualty, Fireman 1st Class Roy Wilton of Brooklyn, N.Y. Roy was lost at sea on 11 December 1945.|
|Pages from First Logbook
|View the USS Peiffer (DE 588) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Peiffer as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Peiffer's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 15 Jun. 1944 - 30 Aug. 1945||Lcdr. Wesley Francis Jones, USNR (Comm. CO) (Berkeley, Cal.)|
|2.) 30 Aug. 1945 - .. Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Thomas Nesbitt Mac Intyre, USNR (Yeadon, Pa.)|
|3.) .. Nov. 1945 - .. Apr. 1946||Lcdr. James B. McLees Jr., USNR (San Diego, Cal.)|
|3.) .. Apr. 1946 - 01 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) Donald F. Dillon, USNR (Decomm. CO) (Mill Valley, Cal.)|
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