Grant Cowherd, USNR

Born  1 Jul 1917
Died  16 Nov 1982(65)

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14 Mar 1941 Ens.
15 Jun 1942 Lt.(jg)
1 May 1943 Lt.
3 Oct 1945 Lt.Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Grant Cowherd, USNR

USS PC-566 (PC-566)Lt.Patrol craft23 Sep 1943Early 1944
USS Reuben James (ii) (DE 153)Lt.Destroyer Escort17 Sep 1944late 1945

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Destroyer Escort USS Reuben James (ii) (DE 153)

19 Apr 1945
During the action when U 548 was sunk the Reuben James played only a supporting role as the DE that was conning the Buckley to the target. Reuben James fired no weapons of any kind as the target was sunk by 3 hits with the initial salvo of 24 hedgehogs fired by Buckley. First contact was at 0650 hours, Hedgehogs fired at 0729 hours, Reuben James noted 3 explosions at 0730 hours and logged a severe explosion at 0730. At this time contact. Reuben James can only claim an assist in this action. DE's 700 800 were present guarding the perimeters during the sinking. Much debris was collected by whaleboat over the next 5 hours and turned over to Buckley. (1)


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