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|18k||Doyle Clayton Barnes was born 05 April 1912 in Oeniville, Tex. He enlisted in the Navy 20 October 1933 and was designated a naval aviator 21 March 1942. Ensign
Barnes received the Navy Cross for his heroism during the Battle of Midway 04 June 1942, when he intercepted a flight of Japanese aircraft and downed two torpedo planes. Ensign
Barnes was reported missing in action 24 August 1942, when his squadron, based on Enterprise (CV 6) engaged the enemy in the Battle of the eastern Solomons.
USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) (1944-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo of Doyle Clayton Barnes when he was assigned to the USS Langley, prior to his promotion to Ensign.
Doyle C. "Tom" Barnes
(via Tom Kermen)
|52k||04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Launch and Christening of USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353). Mrs. Doyle C. Barnes and a Navy official working at Consolidated Steel Corporation are shown on the launch platform.|
|50k||04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Marjorie Barnes, widow of Ensign Doyle C. Barnes, prepares to christen Doyle C. Barnes.|
|58k||04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Marjorie Barnes, Ensign Barnes' widow, breaks the champagne bottle on the bow and christens Doyle C. Barnes.|
|56k||04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Doyle C. Barnes touches water for the first time.|
|178k||13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Officers of Doyle C. Barnes on commissioning day.|
|205k||13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Officers and crew of Doyle C. Barnes on commissioning day.|
|53k||13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Doyle C. Barnes' commissioning day portrait.|
|214k||23 September 1944: Boston Harbor - Starboard quarter view of USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) departing the Boston Navy Yard for Norfolk, Va. on a Saturday morning.
She had been in the Yard since 05 September. She was due out on 16 September, but her yard availability was extended to repair a serious leak in the stern tube bearings of her starboard shaft.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #L45-78.06.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|43k||undated wartime image||from the DESA archives|
|Doyle C. Barnes Memorabilia|
|Doyle C. Barnes History|
|View the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Doyle C. Barnes as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Doyle C. Barnes' Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 Jul. 1944 - 28 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. John Pierce Ingle Jr., USNR (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 28 Nov. 1945 - 15 Jan. 1947||Lcdr. Loren Hall Kiser, USN (Minneapolis, Minn.)|
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