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eppreclatlqn of what lt took to make
Je sacrlflce, the edltor of tale volume feels
altogether flttlng that.1t be dedlcated to
Ens1Hn Andrew'Lee Foreman
EpSlgH Andrew Lee Foremannwes born ln Berkele
C31lfOPDl3 on September 25, 1920, and was killed
15 305103 on December l,.l9hZ, ln the Battle of
the ,Solomon Islands.
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
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upervlsor of Shlpbulldlng, USN, San
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lsc , p
y Commander CSC. Cwrmmne, USN, and Lleut
nent H H Sanford, of the Destroyer Es
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burlng her construction, the Foremnn'was
tnown to the bu1ld1n5 ynrd a huIl 53
Phe shlp was given under the co.mand of
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gaeutenmnt Commander Charles A Mans , W
JSNR and placed 1n commlsslon -t lo3O '
on the afternoon Ol 22 October 1953, by I
order of the Secretary of thc Nevy
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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
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
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og1"ol,gL'Eg 's.off,T5:fJi'hggf on: the dock ff here the sggifl-:-gi 5-ro?
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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
P?S'Qf?'l0CSfe fC3612fj Uni the life Loi' !.i!Zl1f!'JE3SSC 1gJ o FQ
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it o o o MCJYI the ggfiftornoon of 22f 'Oc13o-, + Q56
t'?o1'c mustcezwssd on l'.3,hpQ Q15 "
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
lifter days of bay trials in the rc:-t
1 l1,11ooofS1oen Francisco h. roor,' and 1o.o,d1ng of'o a2'1m1z1i-Q
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L3 my To ., Mon atooooothe Lore Is1gJ1d1fe.rd, the Foreman
d up Q08-big
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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
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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
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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
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'
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
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.izfftion of +
nw ry 7:
'ds , She mad?
tioos for ti it A
fpcl the sm'
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Q ming at
El fffgfd Rnd if
inds of the
3 the 2'a1i18n
3 Dr' dock of
1151 ind' if
mnders of 1
.and the mg? F
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
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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,+
fag! " -
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
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
the United states Navy in Pacific waters. They elvis 1
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
15 convey, as all others she escorted, was f gg?
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upsn day, it
3-5ti0!lS of the?
T1S'C Chilly V
frival in the
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ity with the 3
the first n
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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, ' -
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a Onf- the 25th of March, she was placed in
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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
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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
ss' ' s - l
i on May 20 she got underway from Hollandia
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
o " l 4
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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 '
..10... Q nel
'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
r , Q, . iff fte'fiffe"'ff"f' i . .A
tra Lilsuggthiof ' ..
' '35 reliev
mal 1 , ed f
2 duti: william
of the new cgmmai
7.7 ISIHIIGS on
fl 562, with
Z' to Sifdfley, f
i ill hands. p
3 at the "Parisi
is enjoyed theif s
Ly port" since
:its before. i
"5 Cressf' the
515251 'Manly' B955
:hc men as they
n 'J 4
Yerth 2 in PM
F e i
' iiliigf ' " M
A . ff,
A f ' gg
no pRetu.rnirig tothe Treesury Islands, the J -
Foreman reee.iw.rerl orders to report to Humboldt 5
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 '
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,
. - , 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
at. each. .
. , .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 "
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
. 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,
WoooowooopyewWWwfofffQf-.fMgM oo wfFf'Q4W
"cm My to l
f Foczzdgd ,wi
Licijy' t 1:
c looscd rithno
Iffii of arrival,Y
'n ff! V
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, Cfigscf, rnd L
ffzd har Tmn.
5 Q I
I ga: azr e
A , g7i.IF,f1fiI'9,
- -- fa. ----. Q-wl.-V,- fe-.
. ' 8 -br
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
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
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. '
Je By the end of l9L4, the Foreman and
her crew were veterans of the Pacific war,
Pafiidbents in three invesions,'eccomr '
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
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s A. F J. 4 1
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f . 'Qtek
PliShed travelers of the South Pacific, r
experienced in the battle tactics of the
enemy, had known war weeriness, and wit-
- ww-:1rx"1f'-1 ' ' ---
, --s--A--ff - v w , .--fx-. A . , ,
W -was an M-
,, .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
mt at Manus.A3
5 served, incluf
td the fixingsgf
'zip of rest by 3
gi apznai packafe
:pine gay decore
31311, and their
5 Of "those 5:
5 :size of it: has
,it Cf1riStH1f351anA n
LQC, o'iOU.ld be
'e Fore!-Hin andy?
' ' ' HQ
,TLC Pifllflc W
. -L11 PJ ,e
M . U1
,E-35105 gf .
- 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-
' 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
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,
,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'
time theywwere beck o roow in the fight. r r 1 ,j
' ' m
u , W
'vc P d no mr
lm' T' EVSM5
fftffld when on
C escort to
e s mama
. -, 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
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
o H -17-.
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juro, 9.150 111255 N' N e ' N' N N -
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3. , ing POPE? , V qc on . I
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ra -we r N . . N g
C, 'LHC tr l . N N N ' Q.
Neat ' N N
.. fir h6I'0Th1'.
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,
. 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
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
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
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
i is ,vga 1
1, V V
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
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
', -I V'
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
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.
wav e e"vca's11a1ty, a member of the shlpfs
groupwrepair party, and ammunltlon par-ty,
C.nt,9V91Y1J1lI'9d SE9P1Ou5ly as a result of de
and shrapnel beL ng thrown from the
27 img Val.
9 sighted ?L
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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,
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As Sie steamed back and forth those last
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lin this campaign, for the heavy ships she
was protecting wsneaeten then bombarding the
mHagushi beaches in preparation for landing
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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
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,
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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 , ""
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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
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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:,,,
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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.
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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
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board, it suddenly swerved.,and attacked
athe foreman on her blow. - .a p
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passed over herfdropping a 500-pound a
bomb, and disappeared into their night. ' s,
The bomb penetrated her mid-ships area, c r
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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-
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,
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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
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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,
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lhth of M,y, end the Foreman remelnod for
rest and recreation of her crew at Ullthl,
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her new orders. enReturn to Okinawau passeoi
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
warwwiSe little veesel was immediately at her
when two air raid alerts were received thatln
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warning was received oh the next day bf angqg
PT5aChiHE tropical typhoon,. But it spent ig'
Self before approabhing Okinawa. 'L ,ig
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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
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,
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'me enemgr Zirgggglinassaults occurredvon the 22nd
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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.
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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'
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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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 '
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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
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San Francisco, Callfornla ,QPF
San Diego, California a 5
Honclulu, Territory of Hawaii 2
FunaQFuti, Ellice Islands a a A fl Q
Guadalcanal, zoloman Islands, 'e '
Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islandsl 4
Purvis Bay, Flcrida Islandss d
Emirau, St.Mathias Islands , 4
Blanche Harbor, Treasury Islands Id L
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Tulagi Harbor, Florida'Islandsl c ljkprc
Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands? Wiki
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Green Island, Bismark Archipelagc L lj 35:7
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