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|56k||Hilan "Ebe" Ebert was born 21 March 1903 in Alliance, Ohio. Graduating from the Naval Academy in 1926, he served in various billets afloat and ashore until assigned
to USS Northampton (CL 26) 29 April 1942. Lieutenant Commander Ebert was killed 30 November 1942 when his ship was torpedoed in the Battle of Tassafaronga off Guadalcanal.
He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his courage and disregard for his own safety beyond the call of duty until his ship was lost. He also received the Purple Heart; American
Defense Service Medal; and World War II Victory Medal posthumously.
USS Ebert (DE 768) (1944-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1926. )
|132k||Ebert in drydock at her builders yard in Tampa, Florida. Her surface radar aerial is fitted low down, between mast and yard - an unusual configuration.
[U.S. National Archives photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott]
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|127k||1944: Tampa Shipbuilding, Tampa, Fla. - Stern shot of USS Ebert under construction.||Tim Rizzuto|
DE Historical Museum
USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
|58k||undated wartime image||Tony Vrailas|
|40k||undated wartime image||Russ Padden|
|359k||03 January 1945: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Ebert, photographed from a blimp of Airship Patrol Squadron 11 (ZP-11), enroute from the Naval Ammunition Depot at
Leonardo, N.J. to Casco Bay, Portland, Maine for routine refresher training. She had been undergoing routine repairs and overhaul at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York from 23 to 31 December 1944.
(U.S. Navy photos #80-G-301384 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
|Rick E. Davis|
|369k||undated wartime image
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-768 19-N-129804 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|286k||18 April 1945: Ebert lying to in the East River near the New York Navy Yard.|
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-768 19-N-83501 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|105k||Ex-USS Ebert (DE 768), HNS Ierax (Hawk) (D-31), date and location unknown||Tony Vrailas|
|417k||HNS Ierax (Hawk) (D-31), ex-USS Ebert (DE 768), date and location unknown||Nick Tiberio|
|69k||circa 1960: Ierax (D-31, ex-USS Ebert DE 768) underway circa 1960. (Photo by Wright & Logan, Southsea, England; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|42k||Ierax, circa 1968|
|80k||18 August 1979: Barcelona, Spain - The Greek DEs Ierax (D-31) (ex-Ebert DE 768) and Panthir (D-67) (ex-Garfield Thomas DE 193) on a port visit to the Spanish city.||Fabio Peņa|
Aircraft Carrier Archives
|113k||HNS Lonchi (D-56), ex-USS Hall (DD 583), moored at Souda naval Base, 1995, waiting to be towed for scrapping. Next to her is HNS Ierax (D-31), ex-USS Ebert (DE-768)||Anthony Vrailas|
|View the USS Ebert (DE 768) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Ebert's Commanding Officers
Thanks to James Swank
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 12 Jun. 1944 - .. Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Frederic Gibbs, USNR (Comm. CO) (Glencoe, Oh.) (ret. As Radm.)|
|2.) .. Dec. 1945 - 17 Jun. 1946||Lcdr J. C. Doyle, USN (Decomm. CO)|
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