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|50k||Dudley Louis Reynolds was born at Blair, Nebr. on 20 November 1910. At some point his mother remarried and moved the family to Fort Dodge, Iowa. After graduating high school,
Reynolds enlisted in the Navy on 04 January 1928. Moving up through the ranks he was appointed a Warranted Machinist on 18 February 1938, and was commissioned ensign on 23 July 1942. He
served briefly in USS Saratoga (CV 3) during February and March 1938, then reported for duty in USS Pensacola (CA 24). Ensign Reynolds was killed on 30 November 1942
aboard Pensacola during action against the Japanese in the Battle of Tassafaronga
in the Solomon Islands.
USS Reynolds (DE 42) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the Des Moines Register, Sunday, 12 December 1943.)
|87k||20 February 1945: A port bow view, taken from USS Windham Bay (CVE 92) as Reynolds approaches.||William Hock|
|120k||undated: A port bow view of Reynolds, taken from USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) during a high-line.||Pieter Bakels|
Wehl, The Netherlands
|124k||undated: port quarter view||David Buell|
|794k||15 November 1945: San Francisco, Cal. - Crew portrait taken just before the decommissioning of USS Reynolds. In the last row, sixteenth from the left, is Fireman 1st Class Charles A. Wible, the grandfather of Mark's wife Kathleen. Charles Wible joined the Navy on 15 January 1943 at the Naval Recruiting Station in Washington, D.C. He reported aboard Reynolds on 01 November 1943 and served in her until he was transferred to the Receiving Station at Treasure Island, Calif. on 21 November 1945. He passed away in 2019.||Mark Schlickberndt|
|View the USS Reynolds (DE 42) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|View the official War History of USS Reynolds as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Reynold's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Nov. 1943 - 17 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. Edward Payson Adams, USNR (Comm. CO) (Worcester, Mass.)|
|2.) 17 Aug. 1944 - 16 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Harry Marvin-Smith, USNR (Old Forge, N.Y.)|
|3.) 16 Jul. 1945 - 27 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. David William Shean Jr., USNR (Arlington, Mass.)|
|4.) 27 Oct. 1945 - 05 Dec. 1945||Lt. William Joseph Gieszl, USN (Decomm. CO) (Phoenix, Ariz.)|
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