Destroyer USS Shaw transferring survivors of sunken destroyer USS Porter to battleship USS South Dakota (foreground) while underway toward Efate, New Hebrides, 28 Oct 1942.

Caption   Destroyer USS Shaw transferring survivors of sunken destroyer USS Porter to battleship USS South Dakota (foreground) while underway toward Efate, New Hebrides, 28 Oct 1942. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-33381
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Shaw   Main article  Photos  
20 mm Oerlikon   Main article  Photos  
Mark 12 5-inch/38 caliber   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 28 Oct 1942
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 22 Jan 2021

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1. Marcia Friedman says:
7 Jun 2022 11:06:45 PM

My father was a Lt. on the Porter when it was sunk. He was a USNA class of '43 grad. After suffering a heart attack at a meeting calling the reserves to active duty during the Bay of Pigs, he started writing about his experience on the Poster DD356. He ended up in Noumea where his narrative is descriptive of the activities while waiting for their new assignment. He died before he could continue his tale of his early service in the Navy. Commander Charles D. Pulver rests at Arlington National Cemetery with his spouse and two sons, Charles Jr. and Howard who served in the Army and ignored the advice of my father: In the Navy you always have dry sheets. We honor all who served and especially those who gave all.

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