Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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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

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