This sale is for the original USS. The black and white photo on the cover image of the USS. (DD-692) is a digital historical photo of the USS.Sumner (DD-692) Campaign History (1944). Sumner (DD-692) steamed out of Pearl Harbor in company with the battleship. Bound for duty in the western Pacific with the Fast Carrier Task Force.
Steaming via Eniwetok, the destroyer entered Ulithi lagoon on 5 November. Remained at Ulithi until 19 November at which time she departed the atoll to join Task Group (TG) 38.4 at sea. After rendezvousing with the carriers, she accompanied them to waters near Yap Island whence the aircraft carriers launched air strikes on 22 November before reentering Ulithi that same day. She arrived in San Pedro Bay on 29 November and began patrolling Leyte Gulf. That duty-punctuated intermittently by air alerts-lasted until the evening of 2 December when.
Set course for Ormoc Bay in company with the destroyers. Reports from American aircraft earlier that day had indicated that an enemy reinforcement convoy was entering the bay that night, and the three warships were sent to destroy it. Just after 2300 that night, the destroyers suffered the first of many air attacks when a Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah" - a fast, twin-engine, reconnaissance plane - dropped a bomb which near-missed. Bomb fragments also wounded one officer and 12 men.Air attacks continued; but, just after midnight, the three destroyers made surface radar contact on a pair of Japanese destroyers later identified as. Less than 10 minutes into the battle. Succumbed to the combined fire of the two destroyers, and the wrecked and burning mass began to sink. However, evened the score just as. In firing on the remaining Japanese warship. One of her torpedoes slammed into.
Amidships, broke that American destroyer's back, and sank her almost immediately. Most of those were later rescued-but by PBY Catalinas rather than by.
S division mates who were still being subjected to heavy shore battery fire and air raids. Any attempt at rescue by. Would have made them virtually stationary targets.At about 0145 on the 3rd, the two remaining American warships began retirement from Ormoc Bay and set a course for San Pedro Bay where they arrived later that day. Spent the next nine days in San Pedro Bay undergoing upkeep and repairing the minor damage that she had suffered in the action at Ormoc Bay. Though the area was subjected to intermittent air raids throughout that period.
Recorded only one, long-range-in excess of 9,000 yards (8,200 m)-approach by an enemy aircraft on 6 December. On 12 December, she departed San Pedro Bay and joined the screen of TG 78.3, bound for the landings on Mindoro Island. That task group constituted Rear Admiral Arthur D.Struble's Mindoro Attack Group. Although the group came under air attack during the transit. On 15 December, she moved in with the close covering group to participate in the preinvasion shore bombardment, and the subsequent landings went forward against negligible opposition. Some enemy aircraft attempted to attack the invasion force, and.
In splashing an enemy light bomber. On the following day, the destroyer departed Mindoro to return to Leyte where she arrived on 18 December. Between 26 and 29 December, the warship escorted a resupply echelon to Mindoro and back to San Pedro Bay. Sumner (DD-692) Campaign History (1945). On 2 January 1945, the destroyer stood out of San Pedro Bay, bound for the invasion of Luzon at Lingayen Gulf in the screen for the cruisers and battleships of Vice Admiral Jesse B.
Oldendorf's Bombardment and Fire Support Group (TG 77.2). Moved into Lingayen Gulf to support minesweeping operations. Around noon, her unit came under air attack by. The first plane retreated in the face of a heavy antiaircraft barrage while the second attacker hovered just out of range as a decoy to mask a run in by a third suicider.
The latter plane dove on. He swooped in out of the sun on the destroyer's port bow and crashed into her near the after stack and after torpedo mount.
The warship lost 14 men killed and 19 injured. Extensive damage required her to retire from the gulf and join the heavy units of TG 77.2. Remained in action with that unit and supported the Lingayen operation until 14 January. On that day, she began a long and somewhat circuitous voyage back to the United States for repairs. She arrived at Manus in the Admiralties on 18 January and remained there for nine days.
She got underway again on 27 January in company with the escort carrier. And, after stopping at Majuro en route, arrived in Pearl Harbor on 6 February. She departed Oahu the next day and arrived at Hunters Point, California, on 13 February to begin repairs.
Her renewal work was completed on 10 April and, four days later, she began duty training prospective destroyer crews along the west coast. Just over three months later, on 17 July, she was relieved of training duty and departed San Francisco to return to the western Pacific. The destroyer arrived at Oahu on the 23rd and began three weeks of training operations out of Pearl Harbor.However, when she was two days out, the Japanese capitulated. Nevertheless, the warship continued her voyage west.
Following a two-day stop at Eniwetok, she got underway again on 21 August and, six-days later, rendezvoused with TG 38.3 in Japanese waters. After some three weeks of postwar patrols, first with TG 38.3 and later with TG 38.1, the destroyer put into Tokyo Bay on 16 September. She remained there only six days before getting underway for the Marianas on 22 August.