Bobby Lloyd Nichols
USS Eisner, DE192, USN
My grandfather Bobby Lloyd Nichols served on the USS Eisner, DE 192 during World War Two. On 15 February 1944 Eisner became the flagship for Commander, Escort Division 55. After escorting a convoy to Galveston and back to Norfolk, Eisner was assigned to TF 63 for transatlantic escort duty. She made two voyages to the Mediterranean, then five to British and French ports, guarding the supply line indispensable to the advancing troops in Europe.
Eisner sailed from New York 9 June 1944 for Eniwetok the day after European hostilities ended. She escorted convoys bctween Eniwetok and Ulithi, then screened Achernar (AKA-53) to Wake with forces to repossess the island. She continued patrol and escort duty out of Eniwetok until 15 December 1945, then sailed home.
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