Aaron Ward (DM 34) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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ngsnzzwaemaamnmu my It was a sad day when the Radio Shack took their last look at the breakwater of Los Angeles Harbor. We were sure half the female population of L. A. was going to be neglected until we got back A Pearl brought pretty poor liberty and even worse, more radio gear. Also, we were honored with one more tech, and a R.M. Striker, who were with the fig-hter director team which came aboard. y On arrival at Ulithi, we find smiling Iack Martin hanging over the port side drooling over a new UE, and lining the starbroard side we find Frederick, Elrick, Thibodeau, and Bissonnette admiring the mer- chant ships. Oh, for the days of the Armed Guard, huh fellows? If - A The pool's open, where dobwe go from here? McCurry cleans up on his pick on the Ryukyus. You guessed. it, before we know what happened, we were parading up and down in front of Okinawa, like we owned the place. Q ' V - Invasion day' -came and even more time passed. Weren't the Iaps going to fight? Who said war was hell, this isn't bad at all. . I . Then it came, just like the Skipper said. The honorable special attack corps was doing its best to make our stay unpleasant. ' y , About this time Forrester, R'l'lfc, leaves the Radiomen for V-l'2 School in the States. They saythree R-adi-omen tried to hide in his sea bag, but we all know that's not tru-e. lt's too small-I fo-und out. The action became more and more intensified, and then on the eventful night of May 3rd, the Mighty Aaron suffered six hi-ts and many casualties. The only casualty from the Radio Shack was suffered by Iames Reichard, RT2fc, while putting up an emergency antenna to call forihelp. Frederick and Bissonnette just missed 'being casualties, when they abandoned emergency radio, due to loss of power and fire, only a few minutes before it was wiped out by aplane. V A A A Theutrip 'back to Pearl isn't too bad with only one rece-iver to copy with. Phillips, the only RT aboard, is still getting all his sleep, which is really more than his share, as they took all the radio and radar gear along with the other RTS. - k if . , l -On arrival at Pearl, DesPac threw a big beer party for the ship,Vand the radio gang really held up their end of the party. A lt's here that we were informed of a thirty day leave awaiting us in the States, and it's here we are going to say' goodbye. 'The war is over, soon there will be discharges for some and more sea duty for others, but what ever you may do or wherever you may be, we of the Radio Shack want to wish you all good luck, smooth sailing, and thanks for the memories of a good ship and a good crew. 'William Phillips, Rrzfc I A THE RADIO GANG KL. to R.l Front Row-Martin, McCurry, Rader, Marquoit, Elrick, Fredericks, Thostenson. Back Row-Lt. Cjgl Wood- side, Bissonnette, Phillips, Ahrens, Dolliver, Thibodeau, Giese, Brusky, Crm. -l301- ' 'FVQQLJ ..- 4,1 Q...-.f All ,,L,,, -A -Aff L

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