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|577k||03 June 1944: San Francisco, Cal. - Paul G. Baker in two post-commissioning photos from Bethlehem Steel's San Francisco shipyard. From
01 to 17 June 1944, Baker was assigned to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Operational Training Unit (TF 14) in San Francisco Bay for fitting out, conducting trials,
and equipment calibration. On 18 June she departed the San Francisco area for San Diego to conduct shakedown training.
(U.S. Navy photos from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
|119k||03 June 1944: San Francisco, Cal. - The port side view of USS Paul G. Baker in the photo above colorized by Yu Chu to show the gradients in color. She's wearing Camouflage Pattern 31/22D.||Chin Yu Chu|
South East Asia
|623k||date / location unknown: USS Wichita (CA 45) in background.
(U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives)
|Bob "Von" Liebman|
Major, USAF (Ret)
|Paul G. Baker History|
|View the USS Paul G. Baker (DE 642) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Paul G. Baker's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 25 May 1944 – 09 Jan. 1945||Lcdr. Wallace Gordon Cornell (Comm. CO) (Staten Island, N.Y.)|
|2.) 09 Jan. 1945 – 15 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. E. C. Patterson Jr., USNR|
|3.) 15 Dec. 1945 – 26 Jun. 1946||Lcdr. Oliver Scott Dwire, USNR (USNA ‘41) (Oxnard, Cal.)|
|4.) 26 Jun. 1946 – 02 Mar. 1947||Lcdr. Lawrence Stephen (Snuffy) Lockett Jr. (USNA ‘40) (Denver, Colo.) (Decomm. CO)|
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