USS Little
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.

The E-Mail


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.

Thank you,
Al Piazza, Jr.

Here is another photo taken before he shipped out. thanks, Fred, Jr.

Alfred A. (Freddy) Piazza - contributed by his son

Subject: USS Little DD803
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004
From: Ken Chrestman


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.


Ken Chrestman

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