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Re: Relief

April 23 2009 at 3:47 AM
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Mark E Horan  (Login CharlesRollinsWare)

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There were many scheduled personnel moves in the works prior to 7 December 1941. These duty changes usually involved a positive career change for those relieved (they were going somewhere after all) and their reliefs were getting command.

I strongly suspect that his relief was scheduled to occur, that his relief, Lt.Cdr. Edward Nelson Parker, USNA25 was slated for his division command, and that Lt. John Nelson Hughes, USNA31 was slated to take over USS Parrott (or at the very least another destroyer) prior to the outbreak of the war.

Others, such as Couch, were on the upcoming promotion list, which necessarily would have come with a change of duty prior to July 1942 in peacetime and likely sooner with the war on.


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