Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

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Enslgn Foreman was awarded the Navy Cross post uumousJy'w1th the followlng cltetlon 'For ex+ eordlnery horo1sm.es asslstant to the Jamagf tonirol Ofilcer ebeord an lwericen war shlp QHfJQg 9CtlOH asalnst en my Jtponese forces off Save Island on The HlgHT of Noxewber 30, L9L2 Wnen hls shlp was struck by torpedo Eerwerd, Ensign Fo eman, with mite? Ql regard For hls own personal safety, remelsed ff Cent ol Station to -Qee O lst 13 the control of dtm,ge un' P11 he f1de7TJ,f1ceumbed to QP asoh YL teng gas WhlCh had bCe1 generated by the explosvtt eH1s eourageous Sblfll of self S8CTlf1C6, melnoenned above and eefond the C311-bf duty, was ln Keep- ing with the highest traditions of the United 'e StatesaNaval Service. He sallantly gave up his fe ln the defense of his country.N e Q t 3 Q, ,. ' ,Iv , , ., ,,,g .. A-sg,:'f-AL-'1 K .,3+?'f" Q' -'- qi-.,,,.. . LA ' H . ,,,, H . , ..-- --a..... 1 1f.Qg::,,,1,-2-- - ,.'-V.,,., V ..- Y- -J-if' aw, I J fi I 'il . 'A '-. 7 X I S I A i I . 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I -- - U - --n--:- nz- For months, men are being getharod tg. gamer from throughout the on 9 ment- from ships of the Fl8GfSygfrgm train, ing centers, from shore tatiorgg some ver fresh-from civilian life, ma55 fore hash marks and service ribbons, most were buxfmap cently grcduztcd from ubootV comps, yet they were 11 forming vhnt IS soon to e the crew of tra Destroyer cert 633, ond all ere Uointlrp to the dey che as to be placed into C0mI1SSiOn From idesyrc 6 corners they ore ssem- bled at two p1aces5 Norfolk, Viiginia, and Miami, Florida. A few vetermg Q5QCiH1iSt8 formed a nucleus' U at the Ehilding yard at Son Francisco oThey were gregpring, each and everyone, for their task? gjpard their neu ship, than ho fould fin 11y5iiEo ber place T87 the already mighty and fasiagrqg ng Pacific Fleet of the United States,Fgqjgo , oAs thc d.ysof Octobor'i9igQbcgnn, plans were nuickencd and the two bodigp of men were moved to the great North barfackg of Hare c IslandoHavy'YarH in Ve11cJo3 Cfiiforhia,othorc .i A . -,. . 1: -,., .',?.f.,,:' H.-m2r""'--'9"jY' -' -fF'112-wr. , ' ' fn ' , , . - T -.Y if -'..,g.j,1jz, , f , xg , 5. - ,. AI AL", ,, -.-nu .AZ 1 g-',,:..2,-1-Lf 1 f Y V- V R- E :fl h,QT9j I' . 'fiql f 3' : . Q V , 7 ." ' Z ' , 1 'h451ao1ino readiness m ,go aboard +,h qi1f I' :E'igh'biij1g home. ' o ' Mgt UCWJCI' 1943 A 1' og1"ol,gL'Eg 's.off,T5:fJi'hggf on: the dock ff here the sggifl-:-gi 5-ro? Co5C0Tf7Vofao5 53119313 tiC5-'UP- 50 94"b3E?5 jgboioard, fo toros oanfd provisions, nccosoa' ' If-2 5 'to Ax. ? ff-Cfg'JGf1f"3.fhj on of the ship in var K1'2.'bf2f'SSK,. -A df, oi2in5,'Y 1io? hcrlth domfort of her meinj 5-1 ,fworr'oho:1os1Eodo 'bo'the docks? by giant overhead o"'!'11aock gang" :bas giving its K lf fSf'i.1tiuno.-v,p, the "radio .ire offer. S 1"CCOiVCI'S and trans-"Q ' 5 fTfdCo1:-ga.ng",- zwas swabbing, I1Cjp'AE ' f1Hd " Sfsuarinaf-f1ffaz"' for'1spa.' tZ1 the many actiwiik f ff -91 oQif o o5tQgg3yggi.f3:sfioninQgi day? And thru 3.11. if pI'cpalI'ationS verb? P123 -l 1 oxoooornmissioning , P?S'Qf?'l0CSfe fC3612fj Uni the life Loi' !.i!Zl1f!'JE3SSC 1gJ o FQ .,' ,' 1 V -. V. I ,W ,, 5' n 25' o ' o - o o , ,f"Z"o"+ it o o o MCJYI the ggfiftornoon of 22f 'Oc13o-, + Q56 t'?o1'c mustcezwssd on l'.3,hpQ Q15 " the 4:81-Qs no-fgf.qa foreman, Destroyer Escort 6-331 -1 fi Q' ' lon? 151fUt:.?21l rzoniihsof construct.. ' i 3-93:10 of manning? came to. their i ocus, sand. the 1::arsh'1p Fozwman was o :- to hor: task. " , o -Q ' cmd 'lhiiir C 0 ai lifter days of bay trials in the rc:-t 1 l1,11ooofS1oen Francisco h. roor,' and 1o.o,d1ng of'o a2'1m1z1i-Q r -,.k . - ' L Q ' V A L3 my To ., Mon atooooothe Lore Is1gJ1d1fe.rd, the Foreman .c-Q the d up Q08-big 1 Ons: P0cess,g i 'QI retersf of her lien .wht ovvrhgaq 'virg 1tS na . f1OA mf!! ,ro twum- i rrahbzng, udp- n .. 10 ,ay Hy yctlvi obru -11 C fro o CCrCmny, th f 'Jesse 0 of Z2 he Unlted Q, X. " Ifscori 6 o c0r2Sff1'UCt x rch ef, riwbom , Smrk ,Q nada, bor fir t venture into the Paoafac, a d t,l'ro'J.Q" the co Stal waters of the cgtvrn ,U motatco, walled her way to another great levy aiiionorepc, Em Dlego harbor. As had so :many other proud levy chips, sho rode Her archer Cnr? out toe x otors of that harbor thru 5 nooks of r1'.Lei'01"r1 fmc' traim np. Following Admit' 1' in wpCCt10n by the form ndcr, Opor ta on 1 Tnmzmjnr Cozamond, U S P clfic llc ct, ,no as cicclvred rcadyofor the hjdutlcsj of for close, anc tg no :Ln o g'b3tt1CS-oOlA,VfEI' P8.C'!f1C water.,-, cvea thcr ro-o -30113631118- io the olory OI tno U S -x Q olloi pant" gveat battles of Coral Scag: o of o oG11at3.a1e1ng1, gndttho Sosngri L 1 c-rrvcr .fbrngke to ,.ins'I3,To1f3,fo were A h1fftory5 fnd. 1? cr move ff:.fea1nstotbeoo ,J.zp ,enomy :cs vncroas-mg',offIt has o ,UWOA -I'if?ht,'h14TT16o for the b11'-th of -'B-f c.Y1C obo? lghtmg 9'i'l15, to ado :its ,.'bre,ngth fill--11 o 4. After a br-iof tx-'o-.weekopost.s?1akedo1m a.va11'abi1ity, land final fittlng-out, DP3633,f31G ,, -.. . .1 , -.l ,-,fr:ff,', ,mv ., , , -...---1,....,.... om sfillr' QM! ' " f 'I-.pi 'X"'f7' '77Tfj-1533-' ' -' . ...eg I, g u naw---. - ..4. 4 Q r Foremomd gon 2dJzv.nuo.ry 19L1+, W09 rf1'oCb' to th ,S 15 wars, bound for Pearl Harbor and hc GB Y l r Y embroiled South Pacific, war fronts. z ,A d The Forormnha first. realization of th 19' p K ' perils of 'mr come when on Janurry 7, vhil v enroute to the Hovroiim Islands, she made WHS .Q 0. eifght contact on surfaced submarine. A If ,r d , handamazmeci dtheir battle sta-.tioqs for th S' D ji Id fig-5+r ot-11-wQ,d and propzvrod to repel the sus, gi iff s, ectoc' cropt The underwater c"'a't prove gi? G . p ,L c.-,.. gr , - - be of mnorican identity. Already the shzipfs crew haddisoovored the lurking do s 1 a g'G'l"S which could lie beneath apparently-c 33:1 QU N Pacific waters. r, . - do u. A rhtxfirst sight of Diamond Hood and Ti: N ,ol - d kikif boc1Chd,.n11 the dreams of SouthdxPaoifg kung ? 5 iS122I1ds vfere muon-,'od in the minds of the d atm' "' ond, as the "youngsters" lined the rails, inf if veterans smiled indulgontlyg remembering their first sight of mwaiian beaches. " r d o G'-f"u.M qd We Foreman moored no thc D13 dock was if-'fs amd' P the great r'oo.r1dHarhor Navy yard, and, if? 'H ws H acute! mf?-my 'Of its Crew saw reminders of U- db1eelcDecombor r'7th. o ,2,,,l d d d 's B , I - , 4, Q 's W: .na way to .izfftion of + nw ry 7: 'ds , She mad? Tllblflirifgg' tioos for ti it A fpcl the sm' ' crrft prov? i'11I'QCdy '9h6f Q ming at f.pparent1y.cg El fffgfd Rnd if South Pncifl inds of the 3 the 2'a1i18n rcnemberilfg' beaches. T 3 Dr' dock of 1151 ind' if mnders of 1 fgi,- --,.. .and the mg? F lronts, ' L o ' For many days , thc Foreman underwent still more treiningf and shakcdovm under the guidance of 'theeComrne,nder, Destroyers, U.S Peacifiocg Fleet, Operating with submarines , with heifvy 'siif'f'fs'ee' ocrmo, and mm ships own size, the Foreman v.-es becoming in creasingly adept at 5 her tser tasks On the lighter side, the crew enjoyed liberties in the city of Honolulu, swam ct the beech of iaikiki, toured the world-fam ous Royal Hawaiian Hotel, now a submeriners' rest and recreation center, and the equally ofemous Aloha Tower. 0ne or two even achieved a Steak dinner at Pi Huy Chung's, famous eating establishment in the islands l Their brief respite over, the ship and its crow were ordered 01120 J to make may forfSouth Pacific sectors, endtfor Futi, in the Eliliceg Islands. e ' l - linrcmtet ehc crossed thc Equatoxg ond zallhands on 26 J anuary 1914, were duly pro- cleimed f'She11backe" . 1 l . J anumgr 28, the Foreman azrlchored in l her first South VPE?,CfLfiCA harbor. Before she - S.-A ----1. -,,,.,-,,. Q . f I l w-It f I' Y , , .. -, , .L 9.54, ' if: nz"- 11. , , 1 4-sliE:,.,i'Lf.f-..f'-, Y, 'fA"'- 1- -J f ,------ 'T ' , 'ss-'fuf'Hv9:'N4'f'v1"'11-f'-fx 'f Y- " , ' V 7' L"ff,f.". ' 1 . .- , , J' 'ff is , in K l -6- s s s 5 - if was to see Amezrican shoreS 23-855-11, She' 'waslto ang ll sohor in many just like it. l ,e ,QQ ls On February 3, the Crew was given it! firsfi Sight gf the bloody shores of Guadalcanalg Nl,+ wibh0 f',' fag! " - sspenn funn, slgere, the little ship was assigned its inismimew H tia1.war task, and for dreary day upcn day, it QfQ,, sailed back and forth before the bastions of the Foren ef war-lehsred island, a barrier against enemy'subjQsRedu marines- s 1 ' - T le l Shertlye thereafter , the new arrrivaleeien thegf g South Paeciiic 1 as 'underways again, to the New f Hebrides Islands, and at Espiritu Sanb0 was ,fgi Eiirg assigned her first,tender availability with theigfil i USS Dixiegl The men went ashore for the first. e ee ifmem time in the South Seas an the Fleet Recreatidnlggg , Y Center on Avre Island, and made their acquaini+3ji ance with the f'Beer Chit", len itemlpeculiar toll ,FY qminoz the United states Navy in Pacific waters. They elvis 1 4, fwstcl -at betwf were tosses these many times again. , elm l 22 Febrtlarymaarl-:ed the opening the Foreman-is real misjsi on in thesePaoific war. , s- On tk at 'clayg sie undertooke her first ,solo escort Lss5,,a short trip to Guadalcanal. ,l QQ Th' s l s s l WM'forCf 15 convey, as all others she escorted, was f gg? ., "5 X 1 "fQ'7'2 T' . S'--','-f.-iw? -s F V, . remi a e fl-fi, V. liven i iened its upsn day, it 3-5ti0!lS of the? T1S'C Chilly V l frival in the 'O the New ianto was f ity with the 3 the first n Rgcreatimz, ir acquaint-1 peculiar to atcrs. They n , . of the E ,sp ,C Ware ' l solo Fjflalo ted, WHS t, , I' 1-:Peng , . ' """"""'-'L--v,vv1-rf.. N 4 I . , V . , I.--fi' ts without lossof or damage to her- escorted ship, The month of March for the most part was spent by the escort on the nowhfamous Nmilk- rcun'l,.b,etween the various Solomons area and New Hebrides harborso A It was while on these escort runs that the Foreman, on Ma.r'cfn 6, received her fi:cst"Flash Redu alert, the real.meaning of which she was if '4 'Wei to learn laters, ' - .9 -,qi Ha ' Q V' ' ' , a Onf- the 25th of March, she was placed in , , , C as her flrst lnvaslon convoy, and proceeded to . a Emirau Island, in the St, Mathias group, where, American forces occupied the tiny coral atoll. t Departing Eminem, the Foreman completed ly minor tasks, and egrlvcd at a new harbor, Pur- . - . , ' 4 .3 1,9 D 5 - I vis Bay ln the Flcrina lslandss -+ Crew mem':.ne::'s still talk of the night they watched motion pictures on the fantaj.l,'while at distance of tnree mi'.i.es,"gun duels raged between Japanese in the hills , and American 1 forces one the beacnneads aloof Bou5ainvj.lles Al- reagiyca the Crew gf DE 633 were used to action l .'..',m..,,5.,.., --' --"Y ' "af rv 'M -sdf , ....-....... J.- .-. .-,, ,.1,:n-.4-:,.,' V 1!..jQ?" " 'W 1 T575 4 --1Im4.:j'.",Z,, ' V 0... A f' Aoi . I V W , e 4 6, A . ,K , withoudz yeteefirirlge 3 shot at the enemy, ' ' s moreofhegrbosrswknew the ec,ut of the QlgG0ry. 1 Fgpemanf S bow ,Qs sheenext visited the oakde 3 island of Tullzgi, and ended-hers,Aopr'il tra, e attack, in what her crew des ribes as the Hmost'bqHed ne! tifulo SouthoSes.s island of them all,"e the' 'OI-ema, ygreen endsovordent Russelsls. ' ' fn Ma 191+l+, 'Che +raversin little DE o M 01 ed Jghe Admiralgies , ere' f in the Bismark Arohlpelagof, the Treasuryoosf ggeen 51 in the north Solomons group, and began a s s o plfiase- nfekher operations with her arrivzils j so DL Sl1d,9S'bg'f'B'lif18. Point, in rough New Guinea. . - 5. - , on . , 15 OPC? ll' s , A N f s , ,'4 Q reasur s General Ma.cArthur1 s New Gumnee, campaJ, ew Bri was Ajust at 55135 height, A'E'iI1d., aso'ap :pa.1't of QQ GFGGA 3 AC1IfLiI'Etlv 'KiI1C8.idi3S Seventh Fleet , the DE 6 5 oujnd 'k was to emerge from the cm1pe.ign a 1'I1L1Ch'I116, "n seasoned vessel. 4 o s fif oa Choi 5 o e s s 61995 C She smad.e.mz1ny escort zi:,rips along thfilgg f ZMOHC therne New oGu1nea coast from Bona to eHool1aj -sz. for and renchorei-many times et Cape Cretin, Qeptemt Hun1bolfit bay, and at Bane itself. ' if ' , 4 . - K -qv.. Y s"' fi ' o - ,,., ., ,4 ' WV MW 2 '9' ss' ' s - l i on May 20 she got underway from Hollandia D E enemy. ia part of an invasion for-ce headed due west in- nut to what was then strongly-held Japanese- terrif- gd tif Fheitory. The invasion force struck at Toem, near Q mleyfaicde Island on the next day, Wakde ,WGS also ,Apiil tralattacked. During this period, airraids occur- nellmgsihbfiifed near-by, but did not directly involve the U. , gt 5FOI'GI Ui Ig' r 4 , Y V A little DE!f 0n,26Mayshe izeturned to Langemak, and ics, Greenliigherewsighted the first hospital ship she had TFC3SUl'Y15seen in ,South Pacific waters. 1 began a HI' i P amlvalzl During July, the Foreman operated once ' more in the Solomons area, escorting tothe .Treasury Islands , to Ehirau, to Hanover, to' isa campa19NGW Britain and New Ireland, to Menus, to fl Part of :Green Island, and on the list of September, , the DE 63fOllD.d. herself once more in Blanche Harbor , a much movin the Treasuries, Short, uneventful trips to Choiseult Island ,'toQthe southeastern , ,capes of New Guinea, and back to the area ,long therlfof Mono Island comprised ner early' Soptems- L to Hollfwher forays, She sank her first mme on 15 t Cretin, in1SsGptemb er, i , , i' i H' u A o " l 4 ' a g . : . , g,Y..J'-'.-f 5 ifg, 5-H Y, J WA, migv ,W gr, u,,,,,.,,, - ., - f.- 4 , '-"-' f f-3" "f 1 LW- ,., - ' or --.,,...,.. ,,. . -, -- -4 Q..-.wwf-1 3 , ii "'?L',1:'.'n.,, ,-r,,.,f ,Q 5 ' 1 - l ..10... Q nel A 'l :5l At Treasllilfy ISTUH on the l6th' Of :fl ber5 the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant C-by er Gharfles A. Menswn, USNR, was relieved nl commend, and 'Lieutenenb commander 'Nill.i8-mel Carey, Jrif, lUSN assumed the-,duties Qf Offioern, n l Q , n ' AE if in celebration of the new co-rqg the Foreman departed Treaeury.Islands on 24Q Septejger enroute via the Coral Sea, with nf nsiete1"snip, the USS England, to Sydney, A tr-alia? oo one ,juhilagion of ,all hendslg l l Rest, I-ecz ealoigionon, :and 'fthe very lighte f of duties filled the ten days at the "Pe.riSfQ7 of the PeCifi C'f5-and all hands enjoyed the' first xriiiailiz-'lvto e'lx'Aeal liberty port" since leaving e?ee.rl Hz rbore months before, 5: e ' The wer'-weary crew was warmly welconie by the Auetre.l1i:ne, l and n"King' s,Croes" tflS'fQ bl, "Circ H1311 "QL1E3.,Y15,,a Wane Parkf' and "Manly Bea? became e,lmols't f eE1nilier'lto the men es. theg intricacies of thneiriovwn shipg v l 'ee.l Q Thegiwrfemz llnn n +1'+ema.ined' at Berth 2 in Po Jackson until lG October, when she departed Sydneyo with a tired but nappy Complemerrb, ln , V 5 W: PA r , Q, . iff fte'fiffe"'ff"f' i . .A on 1, tra Lilsuggthiof ' .. R WC ' '35 reliev mal 1 , ed f 2 duti: william S Ofc . . 5. of the new cgmmai 7.7 ISIHIIGS on fl 562, with Z' to Sifdfley, f i ill hands. p thi! VEI'y 3 at the "Parisi is enjoyed theif s Ly port" since :its before. i wsmly vrelcbmedi "5 Cressf' the 515251 'Manly' B955 :hc men as they n 'J 4 Yerth 2 in PM departed I complement? hz R D F e i ' iiliigf ' " M A . ff, Y, ,lx I r --1l- A f ' gg i I no pRetu.rnirig tothe Treesury Islands, the J - x 3 Foreman reee.iw.rerl orders to report to Humboldt 5 n 4 s J 1 4 I Bay, HolTs.sr1e.i.2.5, 'vviuerice she dewgr-ted on October ,F 25,-'ilf9i+lL,' SQTCWDQ JDO Gulf, to take part in tizird and in the liberation of Q the Phiilippine ,Ixs3.spnd.se V' i 1 ' siflwlqefmi-nJ,.hf31e1-eigADD5. g3iQgl1pai.gn i 1-..rf'1v:i5.i1gj? at Leyte Gulf' on the morning of October the iF'o::'emer1 was immediistely to 5 learn. etlfael rugged el1s,re.tter of the campaign i upoii which 'she had 6ji11bEl3.1i'iiGdo, 1 ' i I For that 'very Il'LOl"li1i,?f1g she went to General -Qusrte-rs twioeo of alerts, and f battle tieris maimed three times in the 4 afterrier.-.img The Foreruen' s crew witriessedj their p 'f sttsek, then the newest pon the enemy was employing its des- perete strugglle to retain itsehold in the for-22 II1GI'JAii1Ql"iCE3.!'l territoryo e ig , t eA f Meng of these suicide attempts were ob- e- Served er1dEs.A fire 'Warts common sight in ' ,qi Leyee-self., ,en thetmoming of oeuober 31st, e the 'ships again went to General Quarters, and her crewwere -st their Battle Stations at of the day and night, remaining from? minutes to 3 hours at eaoha i, X I . , Q r K :J :gl -' . - , 9-...nova-af' -"f"4""2 . ".. - J- ' . , f.,,, . .. "-:af r H.,-ff.. ma ' "ggi:-n yrs :""f"""'3""5 . jf, -. ,. K , ' "A, - 1.-A-Lf-w.:...y ' ,, vkf Q,-,,,,: V -- or bg- V ale... - . -- --we ,li-,.p.4 " 1, L, -ff -12-A 4 at. each. . Ea . , .4 E X mphe Lyte go The ship was ofaorca on escort duty to Hollohdia on Novombor 1, and proceeded with o her convqy, but enroute was recalled to Kosso1 ?f Passage, Palau Islands for replenishwent and " served E shore lr A , ' ' QT oT1 another escort mission for roiurn to Loyte 1,iingaSioI Gu1f. Rnrouto Palau, a definite underwater con- fticipatj tact was made, and an Smhour tracking ensued in o -o company with anoiher oscort. Several patternso ooo oBi of antiwsubnarine charges were loosed with no off oop oo- Y - o A . ' ' - ' . .A., observed results, , o o .ggo V Q ofor air . of . ,o o o o' - A ff some '2 From Palau, the Foreman returned to Leytel QA hOurS3 oGulf on Novcmber 70 On the morning of arriVQly'5S'the ras she Sighiod an enemy piano, but the friendly Qooa1arm C combi? Sir patrol Htally-hoedn, chased. ond' o,1fway5 ma o - , , o ' oo o .o o aign W A On the afternoon of 12 hovember, the crewo l1 p o OL the small destroyer observed suicide air u E 4- , .r 'W' b , Q , K K -X 3htPCkS OH CEC LQ? ana a merchant vessel in 'ow, their C th-:f'Soe1I1 o Pfydrco 3715037 ,o The Foreman pesnea fire flaw ty oo on omomy plane, but a fricndly P,3g'Shot Lo24o,thigonB 'ooo the attacker down. o ' W 9' :ul ' A N X' .A A 5 ." - ,Q A On'ph9.14t? of Ebvcmber, ghg gbggrvgdbj . ymvwith at enemy p1HBCS Sk0t down durjnw gp Sgr raid' o6WaS WCf . i,. 0 ii, M V . Q ' .. J, 'E WoooowooopyewWWwfofffQf-.fMgM oo wfFf'Q4W v A , "cm My to l f Foczzdgd ,wi Licijy' t 1: -w5fFmWl e.,.,n.uJ 1 8+ 'u ITA.. 5,35 'fiimmm -'2'.'cr:1 pattema c looscd rithno lf. iwfwwkmf V I Iffii of arrival,Y 'n ff! V .4 5... ,-g 5' . , Cfigscf, rnd L ffzd har Tmn. "Eft ismnf 5 Q I I ga: azr e "3::fl in A , g7i.IF,f1fiI'9, fmfewml I ,I A , fi rifiiif , . l '4.'J' .5 9 Y ,an ---I K I - -- fa. ----. Q-wl.-V,- fe-. nv?-fqlllpnufvvvvvv e 5, . ' 8 -br .fr .-. ,,.. I -13- Early on the day of her' departure from the Lyte Gulf area pCNovember lothj, she ob- served enemy strafing and bombing attacks on share installations near-by. i The Forpman had xsurvived still another invasion, and proudly she points to her par- ticipation in the Philippine Liberation. J p, During the period 7 November to 16 Nov- ember alone, she manned her battle stations for air raid alerts and for actual combat some 324 timesq, Her men were awakened at all hours ,n some slept with theireclothes on, and the resounding HGlang, clangH of her general alarm could have been heard in her passagee -ways many times during that second most stren 'uous period in ner career. Her roughest cam- paign was yet before her. p v i By this timep the erew was calling vtheir ship, UThe Fighting Foreman,U and even now, they speak affectionately of her by 1 this name. , 1 v p , ' gShQ departed for Manus, a worn ship with a weary crewg Replenishment and rest was well+-deserveds J fm L . A , .,. -, . - " ',,,.z,Q,-wn- ru- . - .' ,.,- A ,V-1 Y f--- a- f-1 H ' ' . ,L . f i f , gf ,L tx' Y, , ,, .f - 1 .. l.-- ' 1 fain, .J -..'..,4-.,-:- ' - ,+.-a-1 J fr H, -- V 'H'Eff!'F""'.'f"-sir'-V ' During the remainder of the year 194A ff on nisslons oi escort between Hollendla, Dutch N6W'Guinea and Seeadler Harbor at she 6SCOFtSdfb1OUght supplies and.much Headed equipment to the repid-expanding New,Guinee bese Christmas Day was spent at Menus A festive holiday dinner was served, inoluv ding traditional turkey and the fixings All hands enjoyed a full dey of rest by order of their Skipper, and opened packs ges received from home. Despite gay decor ations in the crewfs mess hall, and their attempts to feel happy, it was evident that meny'were the thoughts of Hthose Christmases at homefn Few spoke of it, but ell'were thinking of the next Christmas p end'wondering,mhether it, too, would be spent in Far Pacific waters. ' f . Je By the end of l9L4, the Foreman and her crew were veterans of the Pacific war, Pafiidbents in three invesions,'eccomr ' a "1 I .gg,, sv . I as x V Y M I U: J 7 , x k I A- A 4 F 9- 3' the little Nav: ship Hturned to 'once agal - QV Menus in the,Afmiralty Islands. The ships Q n " f :.:,3' G uv .I . :Mh,.n ' I I V -. I ' ' I 1 4. 4' A'-U A A' . Q C. 'I V i .1 ...vo s p diien . ' s X .f-, -5 s A. F J. 4 1 . 1' V 0 f . 'Qtek e New 3 k PliShed travelers of the South Pacific, r experienced in the battle tactics of the enemy, had known war weeriness, and wit- v Jzs - ww-:1rx"1f'-1 ' ' --- , --s--A--ff - v w , .--fx-. A . , , W -was an M- , :hy T.. ' L ,, .15-. ,,- ,ffl the Yearlgf Q leases of the irzccption of the new Japanese to" Once , airs technique sei' "Kamikaze Ulivine Windl M 'fn H0Uandia,5f f Aybacksfh They were to see more of this fi? Hlrbor technique as their effor-ts in the war con- fands. The pinueds. ' s a if-13-Expandjmg mt at Manus.A3 5 served, incluf td the fixingsgf 'zip of rest by 3 gi apznai packafe :pine gay decore 31311, and their wie evident 5 Of "those 5: 5 :size of it: has ,it Cf1riStH1f351anA n LQC, o'iOU.ld be I- " .30 : 1 'e Fore!-Hin andy? ' ' ' HQ ,TLC Pifllflc W cific: ,. n . -L11 PJ ,e M . U1 ,E-35105 gf . XCS-'51 an Q , Wltn , - During 1944, major events had taken place aboard ahip, Her commissj,onir1gCap- tain, her conmissioningg Executive Officer, and 'ef' n'ffig.iJ'al ring-gineerimg Ufificer khad beef. re,.Ja.:ed., So me the liven Eisgs offi- cer! It-Jxngfaqneie faceswere to be Seen among hercrew, ami a few of the old ones. were Y missingsa A new battle-wiseness was ,evi- dent. This was to be an advantage in days to come-, 5 , a Y ' xg , ' ' As the year 19145 opened, the Phili- ppines campaign was amost complete. The big sh-ips were engaging the enemy in the last big naval battle of the war, andthe a last phase of the Pacific wariwas be- 5130108-n a ' T he outlook for actionefor the DE appeared not very br-ight. as it continued' ' its usual escorts runs between Hollandia 4 :PFA A A 1, 1 .- Vg, - ,N W. . ff-fn----'wi-W ' A 5"- ' 3-f ' -".4,,H - 'Ks.s'f:g9., ,fu P!" H in-I u 's N . 5 w e166 Q V I I 5 M. ,A ., ri ff, 1 betweenH01landia and Menus for the first wegkg9, However, the crew need have had no'worrieQf about inaction Qnd boredom, as later events we? to prove. or od k V ig! . ' r - V, 41,-45 f A slight diversion'was offered when on 3 fr Jdnuery322nd, she was ordered on escort to 1 T, ff .uetbk in the Marshall flslands, and enroute .ff picked up another.sound.oontact,owhich, after? G' several hours, proved not to bera submarine. j of This was new'duby,Aand the crew's interest Wai ai renewed. The Foreman returned to Menus, and 'r ' mediately was returned to Majuro, also in the f Mershelfe5 on another escort missionf which T almost resulted in ner return to the United' eStatesa EvenbSdhegating this happy juncture, , d, 4 lsr' Q, ,she returned to Mgnuson February 6th, d nm I .Afier a few days at anchor, the Forenanjfind WHS dgain,pnderway4 Her ordere read Ulithi q Atolldin the Caroline Is1e.nas', and me crew read between the lines and realized that thi' igf owes the end to rear area duty for her. This'Qi:Q' v" I time theywwere beck o roow in the fight. r r 1 ,j Q. Q ' ' m u , W U' A A 'vc P d no mr lm' T' EVSM5 fftffld when on C escort to emroue t, much e s mama Ms lnterest Y' wus, 1C CUIU5 ur UI ' QI' . -, Q wht , , ,e CTU On the 20th of February she returned to Menus for replenlshsnent, golned again wlth her slster shlp, the USS England , and together they salled to Ullthl, saylng goodbye to Manus Island fgr everg Thelr new base was Just then assumrng a tre mendous lrole ln the last step of the war the strikes agalnst the Jap homeland , md all about her, the Foreman saw bustlzmg activlty, and felt the Lhrlll of knowlng that she, too, was to play ner part :Ln the crushlng of the Nip emplre On all sldes, she saw the mlght of the U.S, Navy drawn together , and knew that big thlngs were afoot. Here, at last, was the 'fflght ing Navy U From now on, the destlnles of the Foreman were to be closely allled wlth those of the Flfth Fleet, the strlklng fleet of one of the leaders of the Naval ver, Admiral Raymond A Spruance. Arrlvlng en the Sth of March at the nerve 1 i o H -17-. QQ t n RR ' . A.,, ' 1 ' X ,N 'VHA A V H A v n k O Aa . X D Al Q , , ' ' o my , . ' K 'Z . N 1 N ' A an " 'N 'kia' ' ' N I . , 5 txt U 'A k . 4' 1 1 'N . ' , C ' aff a N N ' N N N N ' , 3 -1.x v- - fd wf N1 V , I N, ' . l, 5' 'Q ub ' q I t , . N e ' u ., ,X N ' ' ' N ' .L 1 A , - , R A ' ' lf. ' V y . 0 , 1 ' 1- V . . juro, 9.150 111255 N' N e ' N' N N - , nfl' , . - K A ' ' :s.1ss1cn,whk .N lr N N o 1 '1 to ah " 'i N N , ' N 3 ru N e - - N N 5. A: rf , ' I gi V . " 1 ,N ev Af ' M ' V K . r .IZYJ J-'I-U - . e .N J O Q ' L v X- . ' D ' V - N A 3. , ing POPE? , V qc on . I 'M q '1 ' my V Wk I K N . Q ra -we r N . . N g C, 'LHC tr l . N N N ' Q. Neat ' N N 1,22-Q45 Uh' 2,1559 'Q .. fir h6I'0Th1'. . . iffiio N 2 l ,ao .Di center of futfnre attacks on Japn, the Foreman knew. she was 'through with merchant escorting , and other 'Wrear areaf' tasks. Now she was with j the ffneaviesu and that meant action. N NN E This conception was not wrong, for after a NL few days at Ulithi, and another brief perjgod ati, , L . 1 1 n 1 . Q . . 4 ' Q glqii-new 'I "53i539HfZ55fS?!"?IAf1"' . .N ' t ' if ff --an ---1 4. .V N - - 4-,. N ' "" ' -- fu.:- -+l8-- e e e ePe1au, and e one-dayetrip to Pelelieu, the' Ferefnan ordered to rush beck to ,U1ithi, there was ordered to join Task Force 54, eceinposed qf,pettleships ,A QJPu.isers,, de- stroyers, and bhe or two other destroyer es2or-ts. The OI4ClSI' S left no doubt. This was BIG! e ' e W ' The Ukinawe CemQ-eign f " e , DefJe.rting'Ue1ithi Ate-il' on the 21st of f Merch, and sox-tie?-ing with fthe other ships of 'I'gZ sk T Force? 5Lp,ethe 1?'ofrgei13en was ei last one her'l mettle g FOIf.h'SI" COfQff13.I1diflgV Officer 3' told the ecrew that her' giiel was -e fine in theR,yukyu Ielqnde., e. mere 325 miles Vsouth of iiihee Japanese eislarids. "This willeeither be ee kpush-over, or the 'worst thing wefveben et.hY'eugh," Comdr. carey toldkehles ee ., W e Howeprophebice hi S+WOI'C14S were to 'be, , not OHS member of his crew fully epprecia-f e UH 'Che 23rd ofe-Magch, the Foreman e fueled forthe first time at see from ee. bettleshipg :nope were The men! e the gi i , A i iithi gtnrilled at the gigantic war machine r whihh me 'ce 'grate guarding against underwater attack, and ide- .er .S 'Wag t of hips .v a eknew that with the many other similar battle- Qshipsfand cruisers in the group, that the Nary Qthis time meant businessg 4 i At dawnon the Zgth ef Merch, Task Force 25A arrived at Okinawa Uima and was sarprised f :-.- gto encounter no enemy opposition. This was to ieome later. A H i , ' i i Q, The entire dey ofthe 251-,ni passed unevent- iif Tfully, and the Taak Force retired from the imr 3 Qmediate are of 'Okinawa at night, Still no -enemy oppositiion aQpeared, and nothing of sig- nificance occurred. The crew was sure that this is' gooald not last, They were rightl e Og On the 26:11 of Merch, while etteenea to e Dm r' ifire support unit covering attacks on Tonachi U 13" Fl i,- Shima, the Foreman witnessed.the first air raid ishe was to see at Okinawaa AA fire was observed fi? the immediate vicinity, but no enemy planes tapproaehod her formation. W , r t A , , 1 . 1 X n Qfhe day did not pass quietly, however, gfOr at 0746, after Search planes from.a1crui-e joer near-by had sighted underwater targteta, Ythe DE was ordered to make attack. It loosed QW , i wage.. "iff If , i is ,vga 1 1, V V Q-2O- depth charge patterns, and circled tor ramming attacL on the contact. As the tance closed letween the target and the manfs.bow, ner crew braced themselves f jarring shock of the collission. Tension 5 ihigh+as the P1 system sounded,,N200 feet I N100 feet,W'U5Osfeet,U U20 feetQU'The sh trembledas she approached her flank speee WAny second ncwynjmen were saying in low hushed, worried tones. Mlngled regret and nappy relief rar thru the crew when it was discovered tha the 3targetH was notningjmore than a hug Japanese blackfish tStill mere action was observed in aftennoon of that second day at Okinawag when a sudden1raid warning was received . anti-aircraft fire was observed from.oth2Q fOTmabiODS ClOSeebyQ 'Still no enemy airiw, craft approached the Foreman!s group. The f ' Bight paSSSd-without significant events., The Morning of' March 27 A i ff on the morn ing of March 27, the FQ -man went to General Quarters at dawn, at to airraids. She was not disappointed f ?t 0620? enemy bombers were sighted reia me their deadly missiles .in the vici f' Q Q -ss K ., ,W xb- "1 MQ, .,. 5 J J., 9' -. ritrc -1 ' n -ol' n Q4 "uf IO 1 'wc A , . F1-5 K.. Il it OS. .,,. Ns "Ht-4 .. Q.-:Q . Q 4 'fi ', -I V' 7,-0 I -,b-L - -4... if x " ,,. Qs U ' o-21- b h g V mu, .ed ' CUUmwQffU6?3,'three enemy aircraft attacked Cl.Qm3Imat1OH, and two directly attackedt andtrgreman. AH identified Va1'CJap dive axemgl approached dead astern, and closed LU-Mgly, passing over the stern amid 3 -i,Qwgwa1l of anti-aircraft fire from the 5fyum?n's automatic guns, and Bn cannon. "erflark1g?anying Vessels also were firing on .vs Q iniittacker, which passed within 15 feet Qyiof the Foreman's crew at their bat- Qations The Val crashed close ahoard 4W.vMtarboard bow of the Foreman, Carryln forward llfe llne, and leavlng s , giscratches on the hull o , Meanwhlle, an ldentlfled Tony CJap' er attacked an escorted crulser, was Vdiown by antl alrcraft f lre from the wan and the cruiser, and crashed 500 elven the Foremanfs beam. cd mm wav e e"vca's11a1ty, a member of the shlpfs groupwrepair party, and ammunltlon par-ty, ' f' v......o C.nt,9V91Y1J1lI'9d SE9P1Ou5ly as a result of de and shrapnel beL ng thrown from the 27 img Val. "4r:h 27Qth ID Jiri av: -Q 0155? diver 9 sighted ?L in uhe V101 . 3 0 -.-. Y., 'An g . . . +3 11 I- ' " Q 0 5 ,N .N Z -.., aqfid, I I ' , 1 Q A 'pn .-. v UAL-in ai, , y 0 I Q 0 x 5' 3 . . -,-.,,.., 1. . t .:C1V ,. ,R-, ' ' . L' ' . -m ' ' ' . A+ a.,:n,e. M , . ' . .U F if A ' I !!' Y ' K' f ,140 4 ' V ll .C LCV V an n ff' , ' V .bv H, 1 , X . rw ' ' -A' A ! tx 0 B . 'it ' U 1 X ' I 1 1 .445 . . , 1 I , ffl ' I , of . af, d ' cy ' ' ' tw.. , it E, L ' T f A I' , V s' , ips Q", Q. H A ' I Q A, f7f"lTgf-f--mf-5--f--f ' 'vb' VCL-.,x"'1fd'J13:eie-,-s,-,L:i1"'st, ,m...-e-New -4: -N - ,.-, -A 1 "NU -QZP M w No more attacks occurred during the of the 27th of Marche 1 on the 28th, at 1425,-the Foreman r cuedNan American pilot from the sea,'whob survived a plane crash close-by an esc cruiserQ'In accordance with the custom.in vogue among'NhMy ships, the Foreman recei ice dream.for her crew from.the cruiser, tc' The 29th saw four enemy aircraft bein brought 'oo down with the Foreman's formatioH5 tho nonewdirectly attacked her. 'a The 30th was comparatiyely'peaceful, with only one air raid alert being sound The 31st of Mbrch was marked by the appr into the formation of one enemy aircraft. Other ships oyened fire, but the plane outside the range of the Foremanfs batter The remainder of the day'passed uneventf Q 'EW now, the Foreman had come to kn the f?3l-meaning of HFlash Red,H theafir Of WhlC5 she Lad experienced back in 1944, .-' 1 .Us an. 1 . 1 0 -5' lay A I , a ' J A I ,Q -if , -J .. l . ... 0 K' rw' .n' -X, 4-0 ,.-- 14 ., ev n 8 , A ',5. 0' 1 ' I I4 U .Q 4 3' . .. U. Q 9-"iw .a .g 'sas ,,, .'x 'no' J , tn. H ' o . A C 5. QQ ws.: , ff' .,'. . fag. .1. , . ' Im., Q . . hi ,lr , I 1 . I ether , -F0 to Q fl 4 1 NHL' ' 'ti C -H. . 'S 'FI' " Dewi? r , L, we A :V -s v J C11 he Cusiigi To 3' Peas w,. . n '-r , ig. 3? 1 , 1 n 5'fE. . :-, ,wr D LuFL1,f'e - ii 0 n,. v -f 8 V f-JCu-rf- -s n-Vu 3- ,: rw ng'-fx .- , N .H v-..e eviy, 5 v Lv - 'ff' aph 4 L so r ' V1 V. ,gm o .... -'R -. .3 ,V . v 1 . 'TIS DH: -LA ' . 2 jmwtl Y .AV r r xl the lkmn x S--'f"' -4-- gint 'v I. n suv 4 x n u --A-if 1-:f f--i1.f,asia-.se , r +23- As Sie steamed back and forth those last ifivelrdays of Lax-ch, screeningragainst enemy .submarines, she knew she was doing her part lin this campaign, for the heavy ships she was protecting wsneaeten then bombarding the mHagushi beaches in preparation for landing assaults on Love Day. n " 0 , A I , V ' 5 I The Invasion of Qhinawa st' Lasher Day- 1 April l9h5- was marked as Love or landing Day by American forces. At 0200 that morning the Foreman went to Gener- al Qdarters and remained at Battle Stations luntil dawn. During this period, one unident- ified plan crossed her bow, and at 0h2h she opened fire at an unidentified plane close-by with no observed results Y n 0 ' 1 ep Enemy air raids increased and as the dawn twilight lightedup her surrounding sector,hun dreds of assault graft could be seen preparing to make their landings on the Hagushi beach- eheads. 'At 0613, an enemy plane was splashed nearhby. At 0615, the Foreman began patroll- ing 3 to 7 thcusand yards northeast of Keise Shimas At 0830, landing operations began, i . ..,...f+-sf-rg" ,M v I g.-. ..-V A l ,- A n ,J-,,,.,s Ya, A "' -"",' -4 .Q-"' f,-Q 5-' 83, :V 'vu '. s', 4 -, -2u.' .V M F aandjhqhdreds of sma1l poats streamed past the 'jf ett 'U" J .1 ,V 'x i L. if f -P 't"+Fsrems,n,qntheir way lnto tnabeacnee. Men kg: fewavedfaest they.We11L,-by, apd the crew of the ,rg E Epreman a swereH with wellfwishing'sa1utes, Eiyff .A'- .a 4 Yalmost as if in tribute to these brave fight- get-" 1 ersi some of whom were about to go ashofe in HMQW: H 2 sthe first assault on the Jap hemeland, and ta up at give theirflives in the bat e. ' e , "" i ,ses a, e n Jlk AJ Q e Amphibious rocket spips Pg close-in, :f' ,. A she1ling as they went, and aircraft strafed 3QmJ--tj X enemy resistance points on shore. t ' gklfu 5 f All this could be seen fromathe decks. cf f ' V . , ' , f A V " ll e the DE, as she patrolled her sector 18 seard1 A 3 of lurkigg Japanese submarines.e s , ,, f at Iaterfthat moraing,'reperts'were receif- glyygf: 5 ved that the landings hadbeenfsuecessful, to +,.g5 QQ t stand-byWnow'fer heavy enemy air eaids, ' W.g, .h-- Theg5r'aiQds?,yf1ever mate:r'ialized. At least L 5: 1 L-'iii' Q f10ff that The enemy was apparently mo- 'al pxggg, f. mentarlly stunned by the-attack, They weret, 'tW. Q to resume their vigorous attacks short1y,.'W s,4:,,, lb 4 , 1 V N- rl 1- 31Fl1',',j L . ,ui :K 5 X : 3-33,55 h Qrec gf th salutes jcjrive fi MSE' "Liam: 3115 The Foreman retired again an the night of April 1, and remained off Keraitaa Retrbo, on ,che alert for air raids. kNone occurraa, Enemy aircraft frequented the area through out April 2 , and the Foreman weak to General Quarters many times. 'V 4. Gif-"f "!'7l-fQfgf f2 ' ' L4-T . f-.-.Mass-si' '-"J K 4-K' -M i ,Lf .... ..,J7,,F',N -5: H.-,:.,.5Q,5,VUw--W-L :,f,1L'. .AH .' , ' Q - r .ifdf-'lt-1.-.4 3 4 , 2.1! as i . - Viv. iii, YV-'. ' . ?Q'f '5'?5-I ' ' . "'-"TA ' . , .,. x V on , l Q If ' " - ' 2 . , lvl mm., ,,, 3: , . . if 5 . Q na: L E i S - f + - r .A an 7 . A qw- ' , - , - T ,f ., , V 1' 519- " , X V 4,17-v!'L:Qf . --: , ' Q , U t , 1 129161-kf if ' . l: V f 0 0 N . .- ' 1 "f'f'5-'- E 7 - if' f , . , ' "" ,, A , .,,f,,f,,mf . , , 5- - e 1 'GY ' T L' V ' ' A11 ' -'i's.f1fr1. , e xe., I ' i i ' v ra -K V, : la up ' A .. V lkbr 4 . Z I, Ft- iz ...,., Y V . gk W. uf ,. - , i- 4 ' A 'falaiaff Q .Lf f ' - , N N , ' U ,. . ' U ' I 1 K ' ' X' - I . .Y ll A ' H .f ' ' - , . ' -1' Q . , ,U . -1 VJ- ,S . -- . ' " , ,- . - ' 5-4-Lf . - 5 I ' T. ' ' I '---?6X1i3f5'l'1 . ' , 3:1 , o . A X ' " - 4' 'ff- fwji , ' ' Y . ' ,.., ,IL n H L - I . ,a ' - , V Ji' 'f i M ' X' ' , , ' 5' I ' , . .v ' - Y p 1 ,The Events of A.EI'i1. 2' p i pp ffgzcsfmw if r ' beenfassignedeean'cfanntoivas:u3:miai:i:ne h fm' added? patr:ol1in5iistz.cntion around theccentrancefrfizo a 1 " the Transport ,Anchorage of Kerala Rietteay on i the decks 5. JCCI' .UI . ri' gg .- s were A acces sf ul, . mf. raids- Z-'f 1. .xt wich Lf Q rgntiy 150' They wereg, 4 ,, ff' '.' , sh ortly' C". fi' -4., 3' v.,, Lp' an 2 , -1 ,h , 'S A. 4 ' 1 5... I , -I' 'ii aw- .W the raping line" , now known among Navy men asf "Bagey Highway". ip The Foreman toaok sta- as tion was proceeding on duty,hwhen at 0100 on the morning of April 3rd, she pre- N ceived word of eneriiy air raids in theavi- ' cinity. r At 0115, anti-fasircraft fire was observed over the Kerama Retto areal. At, 0119, a .singike-:engined aircraft was oh- 'servedpassing 'north 1 mile .distant from r bf. '.'m'l6.Q.FQI'GIZl8.IlL: As it passed to the nstar- a board, it suddenly swerved.,and attacked athe foreman on her blow. - .a p ' ii - Sh... opened fire, and the aircraft 5- passed over herfdropping a 500-pound a bomb, and disappeared into their night. ' s, The bomb penetrated her mid-ships area, c r ' 'R .aff ' ' --. , ,. 1 . - - , ffl: A 1 In ' -1-,..,,,,,.:g,1:i5..gQ'f..L21-"H", f 1.3 .deff-.ag-..:, 1: 4 ,af ' " Z A -f Q M-2 .s- I is . A N. fer- .-:c, as -- a l -26- ' X . . I ' ' went thfougo the No. l fireroom, through No. l boiler, through her hull, and exploded 30 feet beneath the ship. a e , l The shlp was violently Jarred, men were thrown to the deck, compartments were filledf -with gear in scattered chaos, The No. l fire room.flooded to the waterline, and the Fore amanrs engines were put out of QOmmlSSlOH, caualng total loss of light and power forward. Repalr p3Ftl6S lmmedlately oegan.LQ pumpa the flf6TOOmS, and te rig emergency power, at O13h5 llght and power were restored, and the shlp was able to proceed at 10 knots. ft 0212 ethe ship was ordered to enter Kerama Retto harbor, and finally arrived at 0415. The re mainder o?gthe day was spent undergolng emer gency repairs. Two SGFlOUS,C3Su3lt1SS and I three.minor ones were transferred for treat- ment. Deservlng of pralse for thelr conduct durlng the emergency wene Raymond Anllker, Water tender on watch lH No l flrenoom, and Richard L ,Jaoobsen5 1D9Ch3Tg6 Repair Party N0 o3, bOth+Of Whom dlsplayed unusual calm ness and who a1ded miterlallj ln the Shlpls early recovery from her chaos, ,.:- 4 4 0 .-- ,J-' ,. ,, ' I .40 f5' . fl A' I ,- F f .vpvs I' . I c f i 9 ' ' , v v , Q, i .1 ' , . has , ' , 'Q , I - A J. ' 4 l - , . -- ,. u N1 - A , . 7 , I r , V -. V 1 - , +: A . , 1 I u 'Q 0 , '- ' ' A H' . - 1 1 . , f j,,... 4 . lt ' . 1 . L' . a I of' .A N ...Q , .. in ' P I o V 1 ' ' - 0- A ff -' . ,.1.5, ro l 1 V . . f I L , c l 1 ,Nags . .. I,l.4.1,. . , V , ' 5 , . ' 4 V - -.. , Q Y 1 I A 1 V - V if A . .V . . . -. . . . . 1 , . , I x - '.. sv ' eo - A-'e , . Hs... . . . . . . - V . A N ' I. nun. X ,' " U ., C - .' . 3 ' . . . 0 cf. Q ' , -, U A-a o W i. . . ., . . . W . C T L , ' . V' Q' Q - ' X ' fi' A- f ,,, --- +V.. ,l-e-- , A :S PFW' -,' - .gm ..,,........- , ,. . , ,H -..YY, Y V ,..---,,.,a3.:,...esr.,-. 3 -Q79 A M Throughout the 3rd, nth, Sth, and the 655 of April, slr ralds were frequent, and bahfle statlons became more famlller to the crew of mweQHThs Fighting Foremann than their'bunksgrEmer lwggency repalrs were completed on the oth of jmgApril, and as the little shipgaweited her or Qders to return to the rear ares for nermenent repairs, slr raids became Hoi tuffu to her Wugcrewf On the 7th at O3AQ,.she went to battle stations, and remained in an alerted COHdltlQH pmffor three hours, On the 7th5 also, she flfGd won an enemy plane wlth no observed results. On tm the 8th, flghter planes of the enemy increased Qmutheir reld intenslty and word of sulcide xattenpts were rece1ved'w1tn regularlty. On the 9th of Aprzl, mm?received orders to return 'Qment of ds.mage,s'but while pied srrss on to Ullthlg Sh tsrr April 17th, end permanent the d untless DE to Lfuuw lor assess cnwoure Je order O t 1+h n 1 kdrl fo1C begun The remslnder of the month of Ao 11 was thus OCCUplCd, whlle the crem re p r cod and caught up'Wlth lts many hours of lost sleep, Permanent repalrs were completed on the S lhth of M,y, end the Foreman remelnod for rest and recreation of her crew at Ullthl, swaltlng orders N Q , ', f - . . . ' ' g ' - 30 qu I ,n I ' 1 O A 4' Q' , Q' " 4 A, A. . X ' V- I X T YJ H l . . . A ' V ' S n e l Q, , L , , 1 E . - ' 1 - 4, . i if ' I' V rx C - 1 A -I. ' A if 11 x rw J. 5.4. 'J ' v 1 s ,X Y Y W I I ig' - H . - f. v. N' ' w ,. . ' ' 1 'f' . -- I n - .A it ' ' . A , ,N . . V , . . l n ' Q n ' c - , -V - . . AV! Q Q I , Q O 59 . 1 ' ' . ' - , - y ' . . 4 - or G . f - ,4 -f.- .- A' U CJ. ' ' I "1 .' -A f' 1. ' J L is A '7 ' 7 f ,, . , V' at i ' ' ' rw A 3 U qv- A 1 1-I I 2' , Q ' .-, J 'f' O "" 5 5 9 ' . . -1 -u Q 0 ' 3. f , 1 -. . TT 5 'Z ,re e e o e lJ,Q e owne.- O : 3 I - h' Y' QQ.,-V! 4V ,A -1C,. ,-.,, 1 V Cf' - , 5 ' 'J 'V M F L 13 , 4 f V.. . tl Z ' 'I ' 57 ' W " ' - ' 5 9 s - ,L -, I . 1 we M u nv' cu e s J , , nd? ' - - r s Q, t 1 r he 1 s ty E ' ,I 3 A Q .- T 1 T3 1 . A I n ., L 1 . v Ei f. ' V ., ' , . u- 5 l 3 f U 'e e - I U I , ' Q ' X 4 n?,s 1 .-,,..,,..........C I W F",,,,..,,v.,.,--"' Q , Y -s. - h. f --use -f- v,.f Fi' 1 5 i 1 w I , 1 1 , ,,n.,.- if-e. gi e 28 4' , Q 4, , r on t5Q 29th of May, the Foreman receiygf her new orders. enReturn to Okinawau passeoi Y through the orew's grapevine. The Foreman wmv going baok.,4g.back into the thick of it. jf A11 hands were alert, for this time they knel -whai iheyfwerejfacing. f e h ,fQL e' Now they were in another fleet, and umif Admiral Halsey. The Third Fleet was now theg fighting fleet.e And there the Foreman was,E ready again toxdo her part in the biggest dia paignqof the Wer.e m Q ff e rArriving at Okinawa on the 3rd of Juhef 1 1 . warwwiSe little veesel was immediately at her when two air raid alerts were received thatln ' ' - .-.- . x e A new kind Cf menace else appeared, WQQ warning was received oh the next day bf angqg PT5aChiHE tropical typhoon,. But it spent ig' Self before approabhing Okinawa. 'L ,ig , v . e Q Un th? Sth Of June, the Rough Rider r?? ceived her orders to take patrol station ogg L " kgeiuawa. The Foreman on the Uping lineu aggfr She remained on this duty until June-4,-. has ' rr 4 " .mm ineweuflcjrd, and during her assignment, received WPPTOJU-mately 33 air raid warnings, each one ii cf T921-aught with the ,dangers of Kamikaze attack 2 Q5 On the llth of June, a Ubogeyn was picked 1 at lO.miles, circling the FOFGm3HfS bow. closed to 5 mlles, CDOSSlHg to the star- Vlegt, waoarsd, when it was visually sighted and ident- tymsiried as an enemy reconnaissance bomber USQnLw Ebrmalt closed to 3 miles5 passing down the Fore gxrbntanis starboard beam,'and as the accompanying mlestroyer ,opened fire, the 'enemy aircnsraft started a suicide dive on the Foreman. She opened fire, divertlng the plane from.1ts Qgfd Ofiattack, and it crashed close aboard the stern fxakhpf-the destroyer in the AA Formation, the Fone eeeiveeman credited with an assist in its destructlca N , Raids continued dailya Men were sometimes ffftmffcalught in the showers unclothed when an alert ' Gawsouuuded. Otherswere forcedemto leave food 9 it Siduringl meal to man their battle stab . ctinns. All hands survived on about an average 3 to A hours sleep a day. Many days were . ghPhaSpent almost wholly at General Quarters. Raln smtmand heavy seas further complicated the task glgghofsdegegting andfcombatting Kamikaze attacks, 31 ..... T h Fr 1 fs fifth action against dlrect 'me enemgr Zirgggglinassaults occurredvon the 22nd ..,29.., n ea FO I, . 5 U tieoi e C .. i , n Q h h n . ft , ,. ,, 7,MQdX V A -L-1:1 1 T J" Y t . Q V1 ...uw :Sn ,,-g.,.7.g,, 3' ,- -,Ji-3 L '. J 1 .55 A -A . M- , V' ' '- -3Q- l r of June. At C923, shortly after an unevent- ful General Quarters call, an enemy aircraft was picked up at a distance of 15 miles. The enemy was visually sighted as a new Japanese fighter, Zeke. As it closed toe5 miles, an accompanying destroyer opened fire. At 0931 the Foreman opened fire with full batteries, as the aircraft circled down the port side and attempted a sternmon suicide dive. As the enemy came in on a leweglide attack, o Gomdr, Carey maneuveured his ship to keep c the plane on its beam, and both she and i the accompanying destroyer laid down a t d heavy sheet of antimaircraft fire. The Zeke was headed directly for the bridge super- structure and at a distance ofaaboutN1OQ ' yards, When'antieaircraft fire from the Feremanvset it afire and it Swerved up f?0Q,ebOut 75 foot altitude and crashed n lclQSGQGhQHQ Of the accompanying destroyer. Q ..,' y .V I, " X . 1 Q 1, L The much-embattled little escort cTf?Uf?fft?Q Kerama'Retto harbor for ke?-reg. Jnlar malnaanance overhaul shortly after, l gales as usual continued, but by dow, rou- 51QQ'dD02fd une staunch little fighter was little disfufbed by the uhecklersn. The .pgew'was Surprised when they did not.come' C 0 U f r A ,Q 'N rf' I r ' ' ll' f I a ffggiffi F . aff' gas The East China Sea Ex edition The 29th of June saw'the Foreman assigned new duty No.more ping line once more shewwas to travel with the Uheav1es,U thas time on for aye into the East China Sea, for air strikes againstfthe China Coast, and to provide air wat rs. Now she Wes in Task Force 32, still under the over-271 ccmmand of Admiral Halsey's mighty Thi rr. Fle et Reporting to her new duty on 3 July, the plucky little IE was diverted temporarily on an e cert mis ion, accompanying a heavy crui sei to Lejte Gulf, and returning six days later with another heavy cruiser, which w Joining the Naval force On the 9th, she regolned her unit, and cruised with it in the East China Sea until the llth, when she returned to Buckner Bay CNakagusuku Wahl, for rep nishment and for mall for the fighting force. On the 13th she agair rejoined her T ask Group On the lhth of July, the Foreman went to Battle Stations when an unidentified aircraft approached the formation, at 5 miles distance. Aircraft . I I .- I 4-1 K - ' 0 o 1 b A C':'.' I" ' Q f I I i ' -..,,s.. :ss . I it a" ' , , X Q Ld WJX. ' . '-arf. s , .2 . . 1 5 X ' e ' u f V , K' 'M I .- 1 V -' ' A kai, In , o K V ' , V E, . .A K uP.. 'A 1 f A . . 1 Q' 4 std' . h ' I r l 4 . szmg L.. . . ' V' 1 I. Q. Q .1 V A 2 ' M ' ' . ' P660 - 'V 'N . ' "' U:-.9 , e ,X ' ' ' . ,U 0 e sires' cover for minesweeping operations in China Sea .I -his A 2 ' 2 d t . 4, . V I V . Q s ' iz it-., . IQ, ' ' X MN ,c ' . " . N g , r-c - X : . :suv - ' Q I I ' u- 7,1 'h ' 0 A - 4 A o -9 A... l t fu Ca X - , ' U 4 p., , I . nb .fy 5 . 3 1 Q . f -.s ' :.'a"" H "' ' Y K A Ki 1" fn u ' 9""" 'I A. 0 s Q ' :,.... +L, ' 7 - , A f 3.5 .. -0- -L' a 0 br n 'M A A . T-1 If i r ' Al-'sxfli , ' ' ' L K' . Sl" - . ',d oy? ov 0 ' h - er s u 9 Y ' 0 ,,s.fl' V V - ' '-' :xi V X +G ifci r o ..,. ' l ' 1 ' s i- .. A , 0 v sk l"' . V -'..' ., , Q i ' ' ' ., . '. .t yi , 4 , i h 5- -432 ,M .,,,,, , . - 2.1! - , chgsed the UbogeyU qWqy4e 0H,?hC,l5Qbg,inQhGQ seas, she refueled once mCre'from.an escorted battleship, whileQl5O miles off Shanghai on 5hefChina Coast. so e E o ' ' eefTheeTesk Group returned to Buckner Bay ' 4 on the 17th to yeeeive word of an-approachinge typhoong It gui underway immediately to ridei out the storm, and to spend three rough, roll- sing days at seag o e e f eRe-entering Buckner Bay on the+2lst, the X Task Groupowas soog,ordered out once again on eGhinaSee'operetions,,and when on the 23rd of July, enemy aircraft dared approach this ' strong supplementary unit of the Third Fleet, it was shot downfei e distance Qi 13 miles by' fighterplanes from the group'searriers,f i Forrits entireoperationsg this group swept from one end of the China Sea to another, at times approaching close fo Shanghai, and after an air raid alert on the 25th, duringiwhich ' enemy aircraft approached to 19 miles, was un- molested by the alreedy dempralized and defeats Gd'5QP3HGSG Sir Corps, sOperations in the East China Sea conxinuedfrom the25th . ' - g l V A ," ' .v -.A I ', ! ..yQ, . -Y ,f---f i:-' ' iv' -' Y i V 1 lfql - t sp, r f,. H an ,Salim me ffgw 'wW 'QQMM E 1 .. .,.,, n .. Eat! u r -g :Z 2'm , 'rlr3'C3CTf li 19- -Q.. 5,"1" 5 : 'aug I Q fc" il " 'a -- . A- - .: ...: :gsm " -AJ ,. Legg af A' f, f--. v5.5 "' J 1 ..':.I'f2'.:: -f " ,,'1 I, ... ij .1455 Q ,.. : ,. .-I'I'-3iS, ,,,,. .A l.?bul:- S659 Hi, my -QQHM --57-if 'NES , ,-QlU ,,-J, ' -5' T359 ..-1 ' - . ' F ' Cff .ar 5- L45 N' u r . .:33:'o, o -- ' to the Blst of July, when the entire Task Group entered Buckner Bay for replenish- ment, e e l ' , A The lst,2nd,3rd-of August found the Foreman once again underway with the big - ships, in the East China Sea. On'A August, combat air patrol planes from the carriers shot dere another Jap aircraft, this time a Talby, cargo and passenger plane. Again on the 5th, the carrier planes.shot down a Frances, medium bomber, which had ven- tured to a distance of lb miles from the formation.r it Q h r 1 - During the 6th of August, two air-raids were picker-up, and then at ll25 in mid- morning, a high-flying Jap bomber,-later', identified as a Dinah, flew directly over the Task Force at an altitude of 3h,OOO feet, but soon opened away from.the forma-W tion without attacKing.- f e xy , Lrderel back to Buckner Bay, the group' entered the harbor on the 7th, where it lay until the lOth. - ' OnfAugust 10th at 1267, the Foreman re- ceived a radio communication that the Japa- nese government had requested the neutral 4, -, if-.-4 ,,.-- f ,.- f-.-L-3 ' :vm ., H ' Q 2" 'i'i A A "Llr,7. rw 1 -A N 'fl...l P fu U51-,'7S" f mlbmip' - nation of Switzerland to relay the word that .3 Japanwwas ready to'accept the terms of thee dfyxgujncn Potsdam.Ultimatum, as laid down by the gov- he d ri Qwgujncn erhmehts of the United States, China, and Great Britain. c s e On the l2th of'August, a sharp andere water explosion was felt aboard the Fore- man, and it was learned later that a lowh flyihg glans had dropped a terpedo which had struck a battleship about l5OO yardss on the FOPGm8D'S beam. Daily sorties thereafter were ordered to avoid night attacks, d'., h CH the night of August lt, still an- other UFlash RedU alert was received and the Foreman went to General Quarters, the lest she was to asseme under war condi- e tions, for on the l5th of August, she re- cevied a NCGRSGeOffQDSiVQ operatiohsn or- sder from theCOmmsnder-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Area, and for all hands, it meaht the war was over and a war was won.e ' '5 55 'Yr ia' , - ' Y . The war was over and the little ship was still afloatg she had suffered much, but the Destroyer Escort 633 had done her job! a r 5 I s N 1 , ,Q 5 ' . TI: KM H 'fa Ugg l.'fxVCl d v- ,. 3 Qlhd HeVf1 7 yx C' " r xi 'gif Z ,. 1:.:w0r 1" ' ' Ur 'huns ' fi fy -1, . A L-V Nfl. -- A M ,., . 'ff EM Aszroms 1.13 WHICH ggg1g'fgoREwum 1355-1 word ' ' TAKEN -3- PART 351, and Toem, New Guinea llst Wavel fiakdev, New Guinea f lst Wave, Ellndlrau f2'nd Wavel b L1I'1d5r.. 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READE e Arthur PETERSQN Jr L 5 MHTtlD P NELDONU tfhJ L MACDONALD Charles B LCCGY Morrlll R WOODWARD e ' L Chard L PRATT e L ,, fLt4 Lt' M, Lb' 1 Lt e gl Lt HJ I HHSlgD Enslgn :if islgn EHSlQn Ensign 7 Slnclalr RORMAN Dlcklnson Y. N1LDRDN Robert M DOLINY Francls J MZCUE H -- rvlnp B COP GvOT5G J MCfADDEN Cl1ftOH C JQNES PHlll1pVl QLBCLD Donald L. WARHURST W Robert CORNELL , A I ILEHOUTS ix I- D ,- , X?"-1 J-'J' - X 'I' , Lo wq pe 4 -Q., 1 1, 1 . ix A in u V1 F - , , lww i- --T---1--. 1-,,,,, -.1-g-gp unuunnnsnltin ilnssbtuu-n :mini 5 s . A Xl' r. 'A Ltg '. O litvxj 7 :1 ' 2-SLL-LQ ..J, U Q mt. 0 v'X Tau 1 t T5-',,lLJLLL', nn L . . C7 , ysgs . -1 . 'V A -1 1ltVQ Q pil 1 . Q--" ' L WI-'to Q 1 5 t ' . ' fill: niJ ' 'I z.- NF, T' KL 5 o 0 ' g31N'5 A ' ' ' f nfdn: TL, ft.: L ' -+f'V'9 M . -MI-at. . ,f Q , I ' ' -,-v ' 7f1ltQ O X gbliufvh,-.In , . Lt' 5.5. Q H - .:' ' ' ' . : toc.gJ r gig, CH' Q C: A 5 'I .-' ' s ' :W 77 - . M rl I NIM-NJ, I wcagy v yfw','fM . """' Ln.C5e7 Edward L. FLCOD eff :QM ' . . -db, .,,,,s, . 0 O I a """f"'S .C-Kg gfo C N H-1.-si-,nz ,KW -qv, ' A 7-1 I saL....x.n., .1 .4 A . 'gn . Q ' . . . ' 5777" 'T ""'5 ...J .s . J. . F7 1 , lx., 'I T f Eqih -W . LMS I. I, , Lx ' A.x. T .. QiU,Rff . A ' - QSS2, I W0ri inal mb - ' Lev 5 Q V . 'V r i Se e me ers of COmmlSSl0HlDg complemyqyw AA' X 'l '-tvergwg, . K fQQpL1X r "V , v s iffz' T Q -'t l .,-L' :vi ' . , 5 , ' n - . . . 'Vgd ' ,ersonnel Who Have Served Aboard The Foreman D Jr. as-snsuncllulllh 1 MANSTON QAAKER, Arthur n a .L N ' FWALBERTINE, James L ' FWLLEXANDER, Hume Fields 'F' Clare James J ' ?Q ALLRED, Dallas Commodore f4ANLIKER, Raymond Henry BALLANCE Franklin Lester . J MBANACH, Edward Leo J ' RD FBABFLELD, James Marion "7iBARMAKIAN, Aram Napoleon ' mi BARBLEIRO, Manuel Ramos J .. -,, "iBaRTOLA, Chester f lllfd L BELL, Royce Allen if! raamiao, Basil ' BHQNETT, Virgil Earl MH BIAGI, Richard Charles 1 we - BOURGEOIS, Paul Clarence -J-f 'X'BR.4u1DOCK, Charlie Thomas CD Q-ay SDE: MBRELNNON, John Fred WBREEDEN , Ralph Donald L C LD BROADWaTHi , Robert Jennings Qlfijf WBBOOKS, Wislon Culver BRGWN, Robert Oliver WBRUDISSEN, Louis Francis ' BRUNST, Richard Frederick e rl BUROKLS Walter ::t'.fni5siGnif1EC'7,' A if 2 J ' i""CnPAB.11SO, Gennaro L J e'LCAB.DIN, James Warren Harvey L86 Cjg,RPT-ENTER, Orval Noel A I ,-- , ,l ,-, . 4'-f.:-g1,g..: CARRANZA, Johnny Demetrio CARTER, Roy L. 'XCARTEI , William LeRoy CASANO, Joseph Ignatius CASAS, Victor e -NCHACKO, William Mike 4fCHIdVIB1e RS , Claude Marshall -KCI-IAVI2 , Thomas Levi -XCLARK, Frederick Hoyle CHEMNITZER, Robert Ervin -KCGDY, Charles Raymond l . . UUOK , Beverly 'Clayton -X-COVINGTGN, ohn Glennie JGDIIRLING., Lewis Lynn efmgvirs, Earl Douglas If-DAVIS , ' 'R6ber13l1Mitchel DEMPSI Y, Elbert "A" DIAZ, Anaclito r e DDNQVLN, Damian Joseph fr. A 1 vf. 'wif ' "Cm A F A .fy , o ll" 5 0 ff? , ,f'1,' 5: A-Z ' .- mv, ,Q ,.o ,.4r" .r . . ff or' ' nv ' 'f-'9. 4, Q . ,.,-'f, 0 ,,r,a0' , gil- .-Q.: Q A uv? , ,gl A I - . , "' neil ' l..' O ...-. nit' "" " ' "' ' 'L ve.vuuuuwvuiE X'-l'- --! I I . -Q 0 -ry.. slxgwrfe-' .N - 1- N . 55.5 ' 9 5. . .,:!.w ' ,?f., 0 , ,stab -0 4 W, 5 ' A s,g- 2'- o s -iffy ,, nr ,Riggs , " '57 like ..f,-git. r ut Gif r U 5 'fs .avi 1 5,, -. . --1. rm ",s. has 6 O "-O Ts., -QI - Qag' U5 i , w,..:,,g N Fi . 4 -..u C -L s I . - -Aff? 5' sa-n... ' ' " -4--as P--re re.-f 'f ,. . 1. ,,.-. ' :,. 0 0 ' . " sc-Q.. -.N ' ...yuh '-.J In .',z' . Q. Pi! f DORMAN, Jack ' DUNSKY, George Jacob John Lewis :I-DURDEN, 'EEGKLIN , John Wellington EDMUNDS , Clovis Earl -NEGHEK ,W John Albert i -KWLLIS, Josephlidron . FBVIN, Deane Luther FAHR, Ivan Bernard -XFISH, Walter Gerard L L , Larnzy A -I-GALLAGHER, Fred Maurice GENARO , Norman Anthony o-KGIET, Carl ,Gustave -1eG0DW IN, Bernard Benjamin WGOIIDEN, Lee "O" i -KGOODMAN, Philip L i i GQRDON, Noel Omar i 4fQfm,Edwarg1 Hobart ' , ' 4 J .'4- 4 . . fHUNT , Verhonhllbert N L x -X- ' "'f ' f' """'?.J'1 ..f1i!'vuw+q..-nv'o-- RGREEEE, nMywbn WGRIFFIN, Luther Walter '1fPLLLEY, Normofl Franklin pci' A ,ol'Y' .f,. 5 "VJ 7 if . rf I 'V ' l t A . . iw. 9fHANCOCK, Ben, E. 23135, WHAND, John Calhoun emi, Wil-IANSEN, Earl Christopher , ffl-IARCOURT, Edward snopporah i'fHARDING, F, QE, 'PfHASTINGS, Charles Ralph '-mg 1-whims, Billy Lane , George David 1 'W'HIE!fKEJ,i " iward 'X'I-I5EItlNI.1.owoA, P21111 Rohilio fill 'W-IICICEI, E1:I'l'FI'.1I1CiS ' , 451-IINTON,, William Rolph ' 'WHOBBS5 J.L. -jj" , Sidney Russell QQ' HOLLEY, Durant Cooper ,. HOLLEDC, william sorofforoi 3.3-- QSHOLLIS, F1'ed'.. 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