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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of northern Solomons, 15 June and 22 June to 26 October 1944
Leyte landings, 12 October to 14 November 1944
|Western New Guinea operations
Toem-Walde-Sarmi area operation, 20 to 21 May, 4 to 6, 10 to 13 and 20 June 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 24 April 1945
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| USS Bowers (APD-40)
|38k||USS Bowers (DE-637) receiving a new bridge and superstructure at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 30 August 1945. The ship was damaged
off Okinawa, 15 April 1945, while serving in anti-submarine patrol duty. As well as receiving battle damage repair, the ship is being converted to to a high speed
transport (APD-40), this being completed in mid-September, 1945.
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, George D. McDowell Collection.
|93k||USS Bowers (APD-40) and USS Laning (APD-55) moored pierside at Norfolk, VA., circa 1951-52. Note the bedding spread across the Bowers railings. Crews aired bedding on a weekly basis.||George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall|
|361k||USS Bowers (APD-40) at anchor, circa 1953, location unknown.||Rick Newman for his father-in-law Frederick Lampman FT3 USS Bowers|
|37k||USS Bowers (APD-40) at anchor, Golfe Juan, July, 1954. During May to October 1954 Med Cruise.||Bill Fuzak|
|35k||USS Bowers (APD-40) Officers, Left to Right: LT Carpenter USN, Executive Officer; LTjg Elliot Shapiro, Engineering Officer; LTjg Kahle, CIC Officer; Ens Hosking, Assistant Gunnery Officer; LTjg William G Fuzak Jr., First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer; LTjg Howe, Damage Control Officer; LTjg John M Harrison, Operations Officer; Ensign Lester Lawtenslager, Supply Officer. Photo was taken at change of command ceremony, July 1955 at Charleston SC. when CDR Clyde C Sapp was relieved. At the time Bowers was assigned to Charleston as a Naval Reserve Training ship.||Bill Fuzak|
|53k||USS Bowers (APD-40) First Class Petty Officers of the Deck and Gunnery Dept, July, 1955, Charleston, SC. Left to right; Gunners Mate First Class Cooke, Fire Control Technician First Class Procopio, and Boatswain Mate First Class Kurtz||Bill Fuzak|
|834k||USS Bowers (APD-40) moored pierside at the Navy Pier on the Savannah River near the old Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah, GA, June 1958.
Photo by L. R. Case, Jr.
|129k||USS Bowers (APD-40) moored outboard of USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748) at Portland Maine, date unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
| RPS Rajah Soliman (D-66)
|526k||Ex Bowers (APD-40) in Mississippi as the Republic of the Philippines ship RPS Rajah Soliman (D-66), circa April 1961.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine September 1961
|138k||RPS Rajah Soliman (D-66) underway, circa 1962, location unknown. Photo courtesy W. H. Davis.||Robert Hurst|
|1165k||RPS Rajah Soliman (D-66) article from "Navy Times", 7 April 1965.
US Navy photos.
|01||CDR. Hawes, Frederick William, USN (USNA 1934)||27 January 1944 - 6 December 1944||DE-637|
|02||LCDR. Highfield, Charles Franklin,USNR||6 December 1944 - 16 April.1945||DE-637|
|03||LT. Hinkle, Truman Boyce, USNR||16 April 1945 - 7 August 1945||DE-637 / APD-40|
|05||LT. Williams, Kenneth Ferguson, USNR||7 August 1945 - 12 December 1945||APD-40|
|05||LT. Hallahan, Timothy Vincent, USNR||12 December 1945 - 1 March 1946||APD-40|
|06||LTjg. Brinkerhoff Jr., Alfred Quentin, USNR||1 March 1946 - 14 April 1946||APD-40|
|07||LTjg. Kennedy Jr., John Wilfred, USNR||14 April 1946 - 27 May 1946||APD-40|
|08||LCDR. Slabaugh, James Ross, USNR||27 May 1946 - 2 July 1946||APD-40|
|09||LCDR. Murray, Phillip Arin, USN||2 July 1946 - 1 September 1946||APD-40|
|10||LTjg. Goodrich, Burton Juan||1 September 1946 - 1 February 1947||APD-40|
|Decommissioned||1 February 1947 - 6 February 1951||APD-40|
|11||LCDR. Martin Jr., Gordon William||16 February 1951 - ?||APD-40|
|12||LCDR. Sapp, Clyde Cecil, USN||1954 - July 1955||APD-40|
|13||LCDR. Caldwell, Warren Lee, USN (USNA 1943)||July 1955 - 1957||APD-40|
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