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'fn H0Uandia,5f f Aybacksfh They were to see more of this
fi? Hlrbor technique as their effor-ts in the war con-
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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
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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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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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the little Nav: ship Hturned to 'once agal - QV
Menus in the,Afmiralty Islands. The ships Q
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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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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!
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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
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