"Formosa Patrol"   Lot no. 2135

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By Anton Otto Fischer (American- 1882-1962)

18.50" x 42.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Left

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USS Epperson (DD/DDE-719) was gearing-class destoryer names for United States Marine Corps Private Harold G. Epperson (19231944), who was posthumously awarded the medal of honor for his heroisn in the battle of Saipan. The U.S.S. Epperson was launched on 22 of December 1945 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. J. B. Epperson, mother of private Epperson; she was redesignated DDE-719 on 28 January 1948; completed by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; and commissioned on 19 March 1949, with Commander T. H. W. Connor in Command.

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