Personal Data

  • Norris L. Fant, LCDR
  • Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1944
  • BS Engineering
  • Commissioned February 1944
  • Louisiana Native

Historical Events

  • World War II
  • Short Atlantic Theater Involvement

Assignments / Engagements

  • Commanding Officer of OCIL-1033
  • Helped move Chinese Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan
  • Active duty for 2.5 years; Received a satisfactory service completion before retirement for 26 year commitment
  • Hauled a regimental combat team to Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
  • Involved in two operations in 1945 to help land troops in Asian regions
  • Worked for General Douglas MacArthur
  • Did navigation for his ship; forte was ship handling

Other Notable Content

  • Had orders to attack Japan up until the Atomic Bomb was dropped
  • Never suffered casualty aboard the ship he was commanding
  • Rode out a typhoon
  • Was out a year without liberty

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