Launched on 19 December 1943, the Fletcher (DD-445)-class destroyer USS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656) was commissioned on 2 August 1944. On 27 October 1944, she transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945.
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