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|52k||Edwin William Hurst was born on 16 October 1910 at Falls City, Nebr. and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1932. After serving in Tennessee, he
completed flight training in 1935. He was then assigned to several squadrons and aviation shore facilities before reporting on board Lexington on 19 May 1941. Hurst
earned two Distinguished Flying crosses. During the critical Battle of the Coral Sea 07 to 08 May 1942, he daringly attacked carrier Shoho, scoring hits which contributed
to her sinking; and the following day severely damaged carrier Shokaku. While flying over the uncharted Owen Stanley range, he pressed home a successful torpedo attack in
the face of heavy antiaircraft fire, severely damaging enemy shipping and installations at Salamaua and Lae, N.G. on 10 March 1942. With his gallant carrier Lexington sunk
during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Lt. Hurst flew from New Zealand until his death 09 June 1942 in a crash near Whemuapai.
USS Hurst (DE 250) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the U.S. Naval Academy Yearbook; The Lucky Bag, Class of 1932)
|131k||1944: The United States Navy destroyer escort USS Hurst (DE 250) underway whilst on convoy duty in the Atlantic in 1944, and manned by the U.S. Coastguard.
Note that the Haze Gray of the Measure 22 colour scheme has been stripped off by rough he seas to reveal the Dark Gray of an earlier scheme beneath.
(U.S. Navy Official Photo; scanned from American Destroyer Escorts of World War 2, by Peter Elliott)
England, United Kingdom
|101k||02 April 1944: USS Hurst (DE 250), taken off the Brooklyn Navy Yard.||John Klar|
|112k||March 2000: Cozumel, Mexico - ARM Commodore Manuel Azueta (E-30)
(Manuel Azueta Perillo was a Mexican sailor characterized by his bold and heroic struggle for national defense during the U.S. occupation of Veracruz, 21 April 1914, when he put on a war footing the cadets of the heroic Military Naval School. biography supplied by Francisco Javier Santos Vazquez)
(All Photos © Fred Williams)
|Fred W. Williams|
|143k||November 2017: Cozumel, Mexico - A four photo series of ARM Commodore Manuel Azueta (D 111) docked in preparation for reefing and being sunk on 06 November. She was formerly the USS Hurst (DE 250), and served for 41 years in the Mexican Navy. And then there were seven... This leaves ex-Hemminger (DE 746) in Thailand, ex-Atherton (DE 169) in the Philippines, ex-Forster (DER 334) captured and hulked in Vietnam, and ex-McAnn (DE 179) a museum in Brazil, The superstructure and hull of ex-Ruchamkin (APD 89) is a shoreside attraction in Columbia, and Stewart (DE 238) and Slater (DE 766) are museums in Galveston and Albany, respectively.||Tim Rizzuto|
DE Historical Museum
USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
|View the USS Hurst (DE 250) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Hurst's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 30 Aug. 1943 - .. Oct. 1944||Lcdr. Bret Hart Brallier, USCG (Comm. CO) (USCGA '29) (San Jose, Cal.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) .. Oct. 1944 – 30 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Edward B. Winslow, USCG (Indianapolis, Ind.)|
|3.) 30 Oct. 1945 -||Lt. Oskar F. Aune, USCG (Richmond, N.Y.)|
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