Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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, , 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

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.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.



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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

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