USS Hilbert DE742
HILBERT a Cannon Class Destroyer Escort successively engaged in the following operations of World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
(1) MARIANAS OPERATION:
(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan (11 June - 10 August 1944)
(b) Battle of Philippine Sea (19-20 June 1944)
(c) Capture and occupation of Guam (12 July - 15 August 1944)
(d) Capture and occupation of Tinian (12 July - 15 August 1944)
(2) WESTERN CAROLINE ISLANDS OPERATION:
(a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands (6 September - 14 October 1944).
(b) Assaults on the Philippine Islands.
(3) LEYTE OPERATION:
(a) Third Fleet Supporting Operations in Okinawa, Luzon and Formosa attacks.
(4) LUZON OPERATION:
(a) Third Fleet Supporting Operations in Luzon, Formosa, China coast and Nansei Shoto attacks.
(5) IWO JIMA OPERATION;
(a) Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima (15 February - 16 March 1945).
(b) Fifth Fleet raids against Honshu and Nansei Shoto (15 February - 16 March 1945
(6) OKINAWA GUNTO OPERATION
(7) US Navy, THIRD FLEET Air Strikes and Shore bombardments against JAPAN (15 July - 15 September 1945).
HILBERT received eight battle stars for her World War II service.
Man the Torpedoes
Men of the USS-Hilbert at their torpedo firing stations. William Stamper TM1c, Lewis Bailey TM2c, George Woolweaver TM3c.
(3) 3"/50 (three-inch fifty-caliber gun)
(3x3) 21" Torpedo Tubes
(1x2) 40mm and (8) 20mm (Bofors guns)
(1) Hedgehog, (2) Depth Charge Tracks and (8) "K" Gun Projectors
USS Hilbert (DE742) Cannon Class Destroyer Escort
Displacement: 1525 tons
Speed: 21 knots
Power Plant: Diesel-electric engines with tandem-motor drive, 6,000 h.p.
Men of the Hilbert on a break, refit, resupply on Enewitok, Marshall Islands.
Ship's Complement: 15 officers, 201 enlisted.