PARRISH, William Earl.

Electrician's Mate 3C



14 Feb 1945



United States Naval Reserve






Casualties from USS HOPEWELL were incurred in an exchange of fire with Corregidor on 14 February.

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Destroyer History Foundation cites as follows:

Operating with her squadon off Corregidor Island at the mouth of Manila Bay, Hopewell was hit by four 6-inch rounds from shore batteries on 14 February (the same day that La Vallette and Radford were mined in nearby Mariveles Harbor). Seventeen members of the crew were killed.
  Gerard M. Devlin's "Back to Corregidor" cites as follows:

" It was only through the herculean efforts of her damage and control parties that the Hopewell managed to remain afloat and live to fight another day. Her losses during this encounter were seven killed and twelve wounded."




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