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lin this campaign, for the heavy ships she
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st' Lasher Day- 1 April l9h5- was marked as
Love or landing Day by American forces. At
0200 that morning the Foreman went to Gener-
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luntil dawn. During this period, one unident-
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opened fire at an unidentified plane close-by
with no observed results Y n 0
ep Enemy air raids increased and as the dawn
twilight lightedup her surrounding sector,hun
dreds of assault graft could be seen preparing
to make their landings on the Hagushi beach-
eheads. 'At 0613, an enemy plane was splashed
nearhby. At 0615, the Foreman began patroll-
ing 3 to 7 thcusand yards northeast of Keise
Shimas At 0830, landing operations began,
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The Foreman retired again an the night of
April 1, and remained off Keraitaa Retrbo, on ,che
alert for air raids. kNone occurraa,
Enemy aircraft frequented the area through
out April 2 , and the Foreman weak to General
Quarters many times.
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