Destroyer Escort Commanding Officers Collection: Richard B. Hillyer Papers, 1944

Manuscript Collection #564-013

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • The Greatest Anti-Submarine Action of All Wars: U. S. S. GEORGE (DE 697), by Richard B. Hillyer, U.S.N. (undated). Soft cover. 1 item. 147 p. Note: This book details the actions of Destroyer USS George during C.O.M.C.O.R.T. DIU 39 and 40 in the Pacific Theater that resulted in three destroyers (George, England, and Raby) sinking six Japanese submarines.   (item #1)
      • A log of Travels of the U. S. S. GEORGE (DE-697) from Commissioning to January 6, 1945 Kept by Grover C. Clev. Divins of Haddon Heights, New Jersey (1946) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Pages 271-272 of Hillyer's book The Greatest Anti-Submarine Action of All Wars Corrected by Hillyer.   (item #2)
      • Anti-Submarine Operation C.O.M.C.O.R.T. Div. 38 & 40. Prepared by R. B. Hillyer (2 Feb. 1992) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Consists of a hand-drawn map with notes indicating the longitude and latitude for every submarine sunk, dates of sinkings and operation, total area of operation. Also included is a sinking of a submarine by USS Taylor (not a member of the operation).   (item #3)
      • Chapter 1: Destroyers and Destroyermen, p. 3 (undated) Photocopy typescript & Holograph note. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Holograph note in red ink reads: "The George was the flagship of Operation C.O.C.O.R.T. Div. 39 & 40, Hamilton Hains, CMDR, USN, was O.T.C."   (item #4)
      • History of the USS GEORGE (DE-697) from (22 May 1943 - 8 October 1958 (undated) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #5)
      • Fred W. Jest's Official War Diary (May - June 12 1944) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 12 p. Note: Just was mission commander for C.O.M.C.O.R.T. DIU 39 and 40 for May through June 1944. Declassified materials.   (item #6)
      • USS George (DE-697) entry in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Volume III, Title page, 69-70 (1977) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.   (item #7)

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