Lest We Forget: Destroyer USS Yarnall (DD-541)

The new year of 1945 found the Yarnall providing support in the Luzon and Lingayen Gulf region. She supported landings on Iwo Jima in February 1945. In early March 1945, the Yarnall collided with the destroyer Ringgold (DD-500). One man from the Yarnall was killed and numerous others were injured. On 2 September 1945, the Yarnall was at Tokyo Bay as part of the Japanese surrender ceremony.

The Yarnall was decommissioned on 15 January 1947, but was recommissioned in 1951 for action during the Korean War. She continued to operate in Pacific waters until September 1958, when she was again decommissioned.

In 1968, the Yarnall was loaned to Taiwan, serving as the destroyer Kun Yang until her retirement in October 1999.

 

 
 

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