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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 '
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PliShed travelers of the South Pacific, r
experienced in the battle tactics of the
enemy, had known war weeriness, and wit-
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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
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,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
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- 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
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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
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