USS FROST DE-144
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THE SMALL DESTROYER, TWICE AS DEADLY here to add your text.
DESTROYER ESCORT MOTTODdestroyer
USS FROST comming along side
USS CROATAN for amo & fuel 1944
North Atlantic.Click here to add your text.
Shipmates Leary, Kerrigan and Musumeci on   FROST fantail  -  Pacific - 1945
USS FROST homeward bound from
Pearl Harbor - 1945.
            SHIPS BAND - FANTAIL FIVE
              Greg Eckholm, Chief  McElfrish,  A. J. Browning,
              John Brinkman and Alfred Chickini (Trombone).
LOCATIONS of 5 U-Boats sunk by USS FROSTClic
Stanley Monsky receives Bronze Star your text.
Identity by U-Boat type sunk by USS FROST DE-144Click here
USS FROST  sank two MilkCows U-488 & U-490Click h
U-880 & crew-- Commissioned 11 May, 1944Click here to
U-880 - built in AG Weser, Bremem.Click here to add your text.
Captain Gerhard Schotzau (bottom row seventh from the left).
The U-880 & U-1235 along with their crews were lost, following engagements less than one hour apart with USS FROST on 16 April, 1945. N Atlantic, 520 miles E of Flemish Cap.
U-880 Captain Oberleutnent Zur See Gerhard Schotzau, saluting alone on second deck - Bremem - 1944Click here to
    Paul R. Hoffmann, top        row, forth from left.             Went    down with the         U-880C(Photo taken withl U-290                      crew.)k here to add your
U-880 Guest Book with Captain Gerhard Schotzaus signature - bottom row centerClick here to add your text.
U-490 & crew - at commissioning - March, 1943. - USS FROST sank U-490, 11 June, 1944. Rescued survivers. N Atlantic, NW of the Azores.lick here to add y
U-490 First Officer Oberleutnant Zur See Karl Schulz, survivedh
U-490 Maschinemaat
Albert Quinten & wife
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USS FROST - US ENSIGN flown during all WW II engagements against the enemyU
WW II MEMORABILIAClick here to add your text.
Photo of Florence & Warren (Soul Mates forever)
U-490- built in Kiel. Captain Wilhelm Gerlach (center behind deck gun), on his right is 1st Officer Karl Schulz. The entire crew was rescued.Click here to add your text.UThe
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Destroyers Online
Destroyer Escorts
USS FROST - Bridge gang Lt. (jg) Monsky seated center.
USS FROST- Deck force 1st div. 
Beard contest - 1945.
Happy to be alive - a  U-490 survivor.Click here to add your text.
Commander D E Div. 13
Frank D. Giambattista

THE LONE SAILOR

U-154 and crew - commissioning Aug., 1941 - AG Weser, Bremen. Sunk 3 July, 1944 by USS FROST west of Madeira, PortugalClick here to add your text.A
U-154 crew  inspection - 1941Cl
Life aboard the USS FROST DE-144
USS Croatan Captain John P. W. Vest talks with U-490 Oberleutnant Wilhelm Gerlach 26 June,1944 after transfer from the USS FROST. Click
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Commodore
Destroyer Escort on a depth charge run. Note the K- Gun projector flash.
USS FROST - bow   North Atlantic- 1944
Robert C.  (Sparky) Jonesl
Photo submittedi by
daughter  Elise byck here to add your xt.
Bill CreechClick here to add your text.
CliBill King
Bruce RattsCli here to add y text.
ClicHugh Johnsonk here to add your text.
M. H. Stubblefield
Robert CoatesCl
Robert Holman
Robert Simmons
Robert Storrick
Warren Kerrigan

Frank  MusumeciFClick .
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Dennis Dempsey
COURAGE
Edward Hofeller
Bob Metz
Earl Brock.
Norm Thompson
Robert Simmons - copies of the USS FROST Presidential Unit Citation and transmittal letter (lower right corner). On display at Heritage Hall museum- Marion, Ohio.

USS FROST memorabilia aboard the USS SLATER Museum, Albany, N.Y. --
(PATRICIA PERRELLA  SUBMITTED THIS  NEW PHOTO  OF OUR  NEW LOCATION ABOARD THE USS SLATER -- THANK YOU PATRICIA. ) 
Presidential Unit Citation, transmittal letter to all eligible USS FROST crew serving aboard during cited period.
     Elmer Kight
Photo submitted by
daughter Regina
Kusch was in command of the U-154 from 02-43 to 01-44. Was then condemned to death by military tribunal and executed by a firing squard on 12 May, 1944. He was denounced by his I WO for defeatism.  One real  reason was that Kusch removed the mandatory picture of  Hitler from the U-boat's officer's mess. Oblt. Gerth Gemeiner assumed command 01-44 and went down with the U-154 five months later.
Clyde E. Dyer
All U-880 photos above submitted by Karl Paul Hoffmann, Munich, Germany, son of Paul R. Hoffmann who went down with U-880.
Above U-490 group photo submitted by Edward P.
Winkelspecht (USS FROST).
Above U-154 group photos submitted by Horst Bredow,  U-Boot-Archiv, Cuxhaven, Germany.
Lt(jg) William G. Diver receiving the LEGION OF MERIT
Lt(jg) William G. Diver (right) after receiving the LEGION OF MERIT.
Commodore Frank Giambattista (left).


William G Diver LEGION OF MERIT CITATION

William L. Stokes
Stan Monsky & Bill Diver incognito  in Honolulu----1945.
Seven Battle Stars
LIBRARIES WITH "USS FROST: U-BOAT KILLER" CATALOGED
1.- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    (CATALOG CARD NO. : 2003475335)
    WASHINGTON, DC
2.- SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION LIBRARIES'- NATIONAL                     MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY LIBRARY
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
3.- NAVY DEPARTMENT LIBRARY, NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
4.- NIMITZ LIBRARY - U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MD
5.- NAVAL WAR COLLEGE LIBRARY - NEWPORT, RI
6.- DUDLEY KNOX LIBRARY, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL       MONTEREY, CA         
7.- HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - KINGWOOD BRANCH,          KINGWOOD, TX
8.- MARION PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARION, OH
9.- CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHARLEVOIX, MI
USS FROST SANK FIVE GERMAN U-BOATS
USS FROST - Pacific - 1945
Mail call at sea, transfer from Croatan to Frost

Photos submitted by Dan Johnson for Richard Ditty
USS FROST (wake) with CORTDIV 13
North Atlantic 1944
NOTE: The 5 U-boat score on the side of the flying bridge.
Bill Bahde
Clayton J. BeltClick here to add your text.
James R. LackeyClick here to add your text.
George Callihan
LAT. 34-00N, LONG. 19-46W
LAT. 42-47N, LONG. 40-08W
LAT. 47-53N, LONG. 30-26W
LAT. 17-54N, LONG. 38-05W
4/26/44
6/11/44
7/3/44
4/15&16/45
9/11
GOD BLESS AMERICA
        REPORT
REPORT ON INTERROGATION OF SURVIVORS FROM U-490
U-490 SURVIVOR
www.uboat.net
www.uboat.net
DESTROYERS ON LINE
www.ussslater.org/links.html
U-490
U-880 & U-1235
Enlarged area around Flemish Cap
USS FROST ENGINE ROOM
Photos submitted by William Downs
http://www.terra.es/personal8/u-boat2/ulibros/ulibros.htm
Spain websites
THE "USS FROST: U-BOAT KILLER" HAS BEEN PURCHASED WITHIN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

1.- UNITED STATES

2.- SPAIN

3.- UNITED KINGDOM
Type IXC/40 underway
Type XIV  (Milkcow) during refueling
LAT. 42-47N, LONG.40-08W
6/11/44
LAT. 47-53N, LONG.30-26W
4/15&16/45
VISIT - THE  CASE OF OSKAR KUSCH: REFLECTIONS ON A GERMAN TRAGEDY. By Eric C. Rust, Baylor University
OSKAR KUSCH TRAGEDY
Bernard J. Slizewski
Photo submitted by son Darrell
MODEL of the USS FROST
SCALE  1/700
Walter C. Eaton
Photo submitted by son Walter
THIS WEBSITE WAS
VISITED BY 97 COUNTRIES

ACCION ANTISUBMARINA EL ATLANTICO
National WWII Memorial Rendering
U-488 CREW LIST
U-880 CREW LIST
U-1235 CREW LIST
U-154 CREW LIST
LOST AT SEA WITH HONOR -   4/26/44
LAT. 17-54N   LONG.38-05W
LOST AT SEA WITH HONOR 4/16/45
LOST AT SEA WITH HONOR 4/15/45
LAT. 47-53N   LONG. 30-26Wur text.
LAT. 47-53N   LONG. 30-26W
LOST AT SEA WITH HONOR 7/3/44 
LAT. 34-00N   LONG. 19-46W
USS FROST DE-144 SKIPPERS

                                                             Assumed
                                                             Command
                                                         
1. T. S. Lank-Lt. Comdr.                      8/30/43

2. John H. McWhorter-Lt. Comdr.*  1/04/44

3. Andrew E. Ritchie-Lt. Comdr.*      8/15/44

4. Kedar B. Brown-Lt.                        10/27/45

*Skippers in command during U- boat kills.
Requested by: Wolfgang Hechler - Lautertal, Germany.
CARLOS BALLESTA
USS FROST DE-144
Flagship of Cort Div 13
HONOR
Richard Coleman
Photo submitted by
grand-daughter
Cindy Rinehardt
          Larry Kline
Photo submitted by
grand-son Jason Seidel
John J. Nunnery
Photo submitted
by son John Jr.

USS FROST- proceeding to anchor in Pearl Harbor
Photo submitted by John Nunnery Jr.
WWII NAVY RECRUITMENT               POSTER
George Manning       Photo submitted by daughter Martha Brown             
USS FROST QUILT by Martha Brown
Jim Wintrode
Synopsis of 5 U-Boats sunk by the USS FROST DE-144
George Wilson
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Harry Maxwell
John D. Byrd
Lester Sain
Luther Twist
Sherman Tibbett
Ted Tannick
Emest Zimany
Edward Winkelspecht
PLEASE - ADJUST
SOUND !!
Robert W. McElfresh
USS FROST-REUNION-RICHMOND, VA
Carmine D'Alessandroi
Photo submitted                         by son Joeck here

USS Frost DE 144
New York Navy Yard, Jan. 5 1944
Chris Herold
Harry F. Grant
Photo submitted                  by son Eric
U-490 crew list
U-490 RESCUED SURVIVORS
LAT. 42-47N    LONG. 40-08W
Thomas R.Stevenson
Photo submitted
by  brother Gerald
Samuel  Bambino
Photo submitted by daugther Marie
Jack Dittler
USS FROST S-DIVISION
USS FROST BRIDGE GANG
USS FROST- DECK FORCE 2ND DIV.
USS FROST GUNNERS - O DIVISION
USS FROST OFFICERS - Capt. Ritchie seated center
Clem Herman
Albert W. Kolb
Clayton Little
Photo submitted by
daughter Patricia

U-880 shipmates - Udo Uhde (right), Captain Schotzau (center) and Finthammer (left).
Photo submitted by Reinhart Uhde, Hamburg, Germany, son of Udo Uhde.  

Robert  P. Effler
Photo submitted
by grandson Neil.
William R. FowlerClicke tPhoto submitted
  by  son Cliff.
USS FROST DE-144
"The most guarded WWII secret until NOW!!"
USS FROST DE-144 DE DIV. 13
FLAG-SHIP
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