Drayton uderway at sea, off the west coast of the United States, circa Oct 1941; note starboard wing of US Navy SNJ aircraft from which the photo was taken

Caption   Drayton uderway at sea, off the west coast of the United States, circa Oct 1941; note starboard wing of US Navy SNJ aircraft from which the photo was taken ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-16472
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Jun 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Marvin Gabrielse says:
14 Jan 2009 12:02:33 PM

I served on the USS Drayton fro 1943 until she was decommisioned in 1945. Anyone still alive who servrd on her?
2. heimat says:
27 Jan 2011 12:10:31 PM

80-g-k-16472 You should not the red roundel in the center of the wing star. Later removed so as not to confuse with Japanese plane markings.
3. Anonymous says:
31 Oct 2012 05:09:03 PM

I am a professional archivist, and have discovered a personal journal of a junior deck officer/radioman named R.M.Simmons. The account covers his service on the Drayton in early 1942. I would like to return this to his family, if possible. Any help is appreciated
4. David Kingma says:
5 Nov 2012 10:24:36 AM

I am a professional archivist, and have discovered a personal journal of a junior deck officer/radioman named R.M.Simmons. The account covers his service on the Drayton in early 1942. I would like to return this to his family, if possible. Any help is appreciated. Work telephone: (509) 313-3814

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