Francis Hartt Gardner, USN

Born  26 Jul 1901
Died  1 Sep 1991(90)

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1 Jul 1939 Lt.Cdr.
17 Jul 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Jun 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Francis Hartt Gardner, USN

USS Ellet (DD 398)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Jun 194122 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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