Heber Lamuel Bird, Jr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
West Baden Springs, IN

HONORED BY
Grateful American

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENLISTED ON 1 APRIL 1941 AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. 23 JUNE 1941 ASSIGNED TO THE USS WAINWRIGHT DD-419, A SIMS CLASS DESTROYER ASSIGNED TO THE ATLANTIC FLEET FOR ESCORT DUTY. DEPARTED HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA ON 10 NOVEMBER 1941 TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. RETURNED TO THE EAST COAST FOR CONVOY DUTY. 25 MARCH 1942 SAILED IN CONVOY DUTY TO SCAPA FLOW, BRITISH ISLES. 21 SEPTEMBER 1942 TRANSFERRED TO NAVAL OPERATING FACILITY #119 NATAL, BRAZIL. 19 JUNE 1944 ASSIGNED TO THE U.S. NAVY 4TH FLEET. 30 JANUARY 1946 ASSIGNED TO THE USS AMPHION AR-13, ASSIGNED TO THE ATLANTIC FLEET HOME PORT OF NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. RATING OF CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER.