Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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-+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

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'vc P d no mr lm' T' EVSM5 fftffld when on C escort to emroue t, much e s mama Ms lnterest Y' wus, 1C CUIU5 ur UI ' QI' . -, 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 everg 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 1 i o H -17-. QQ t n RR ' . A.,, ' 1 ' X ,N 'VHA A V H A v n k O Aa . X D Al Q , , ' ' o my , . ' K 'Z . N 1 N ' A an " 'N 'kia' ' ' N I . , 5 txt U 'A k . 4' 1 1 'N . ' , C ' aff a N N ' N N N N ' , 3 -1.x v- - fd wf N1 V , I N, ' . l, 5' 'Q ub ' q I t , . N e ' u ., ,X N ' ' ' N ' .L 1 A , - , R A ' ' lf. ' V y . 0 , 1 ' 1- V . . juro, 9.150 111255 N' N e ' N' N N - , nfl' , . - K A ' ' :s.1ss1cn,whk .N lr N N o 1 '1 to ah " 'i N N , ' N 3 ru N e - - N N 5. A: rf , ' I gi V . " 1 ,N ev Af ' M ' V K . r .IZYJ J-'I-U - . e .N J O Q ' L v X- . ' D ' V - N A 3. , ing POPE? , V qc on . I 'M q '1 ' my V Wk I K N . Q ra -we r N . . N g C, 'LHC tr l . N N N ' Q. Neat ' N N 1,22-Q45 Uh' 2,1559 'Q .. fir h6I'0Th1'. . . iffiio N 2 l ,ao .Di 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, , L . 1 1 n 1 . Q . . 4 ' Q glqii-new 'I "53i539HfZ55fS?!"?IAf1"' . .N ' t ' if ff --an ---1 4. .V N - - 4-,. N ' "" ' -- fu.:-



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the gi i , A i iithi gtnrilled at the gigantic war machine r whihh me 'ce 'grate guarding against underwater attack, and ide- .er .S 'Wag t of hips .v a 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 f :-.- 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 U 13" Fl i,- 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 wage.. "iff If , i is ,vga 1

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