Francis Hartt Gardner, USN
|Born||26 Jul 1901|
Warship Commands listed for Francis Hartt Gardner, USN
|USS Ellet (DD 398)||Cdr.||Destroyer||22 Jun 1941||22 Jan 1943 (1)|
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Destroyer USS Ellet (DD 398)
9 Aug 1942
Following an engagement with Japanese naval forces 9 August 1942 off Savo Island, Ellet rescued 509 enlisted men & 41 officers from oil covered shark infested waters during darkness and adverse weather conditions from the cruiser USS Quincy and one sailor from the cruiser USS Astoria, both ships having been sunk in the cited engagement. (2)
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