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|54k||Eugene Evans Elmore, born 30 June 1900 in Americus, Ga., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1922, and served in a number of ships as well as ashore before reporting 25 October 1940
to Quincy (CA 39). Lieutenant Commander Elmore was killed in action when his ship was sunk 09 August 1942 in the Battle of Savo Island. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686) (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 1922.)
|433k||13 April 1944: at sea off Boston, Mass. - USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686) approaches Boston Gate. At 1600 hours, she was photographed by a K-ship of ZP-11.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-229758 from the United States National Archives)
|Eugene E. Elmore History|
|View the USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Eugene E. Elmore's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 04 Feb. 1944 – 28 Oct. 1944||Lcdr. George Lissant Conkey, USN (USNA ‘35) (Washington, D.C.) (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 28 Oct. 1944 - .. Dec. 1945||Lcdr. Richard F. Creath, USNR|
|3.) .. Dec. 1945 – 31 May 1946||Lt. John E. Warner, USNR (Greenville, Oh.) (Decomm. CO)|
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