Some War Diaries from the USS Inch (DE 146) in the series World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 (RG 38) have been digitized and are available in the National Archives Catalog:
Also of interest may be this Report on the sinking of U-490:
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Dear Mr. Meeker,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the USS INCH (DE-146) for September 8, 1943 - May 17, 1946. These deck logs have NOT been digitized. For access to these logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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