Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury
I noted a reference to Lt. Commander Ralph Emerson Loundsbury in a story about The Dickerson, a destroyer lost to kamikazes in WWII. My father, LT JG James D. Ebert, who passed away in 2001 spoke of Ralph fondly. Dad was senior survivor, having been blown clear off the bridge and burned during the attack that killed Cpt. Ralph. A series of clear accounts of that attack, written by survivors, is available in a book called Tempest Fire and Foe. I bought it on Amazon. It would be a good addition to your family archives.