Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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1, V V Q-2O- depth charge patterns, and circled tor ramming attacL on the contact. As the tance closed letween the target and the manfs.bow, ner crew braced themselves f jarring shock of the collission. Tension 5 ihigh+as the P1 system sounded,,N200 feet I N100 feet,W'U5Osfeet,U U20 feetQU'The sh trembledas she approached her flank speee WAny second ncwynjmen were saying in low hushed, worried tones. Mlngled regret and nappy relief rar thru the crew when it was discovered tha the 3targetH was notningjmore than a hug Japanese blackfish tStill mere action was observed in aftennoon of that second day at Okinawag when a sudden1raid warning was received . anti-aircraft fire was observed from.oth2Q fOTmabiODS ClOSeebyQ 'Still no enemy airiw, craft approached the Foreman!s group. The f ' Bight paSSSd-without significant events., The Morning of' March 27 A i ff on the morn ing of March 27, the FQ -man went to General Quarters at dawn, at to airraids. She was not disappointed f ?t 0620? enemy bombers were sighted reia me their deadly missiles .in the vici f' Q Q -ss K

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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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