DD 803 (Fletcher class)
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Builder: Seattle Tacoma, Seattle
Laid Down: September 13, 1943
Launched: May 22, 1944
Commissioned: August 19, 1944
Fate: Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze Aircraft
off Okinawa 5/3/45
We are seeking information on the USS Little and her crews. Files and photos
may be E-mailed to us and we will
incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled
we will then build the ship her own section.
Here is a photo of my father who was one of the survivors the day she went down. I have already
listed him as a crew member. He is Alfred A. (Freddy) Piazza.
Al Piazza, Jr.
Here is another photo taken before he
shipped out. thanks, Fred, Jr.
Subject: USS Little DD803
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004
My father James A. Chrestman was a crew member on the
USS Little, I will forward the
only picture we have of him in uniform. He got off
the ship just before Okinawa.