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r on t5Q 29th of May, the Foreman receiygf
her new orders. enReturn to Okinawau passeoi
through the orew's grapevine. The Foreman wmv
going baok.,4g.back into the thick of it. jf
A11 hands were alert, for this time they knel
-whai iheyfwerejfacing. f e h ,fQL
e' Now they were in another fleet, and umif
Admiral Halsey. The Third Fleet was now theg
fighting fleet.e And there the Foreman was,E
ready again toxdo her part in the biggest dia
paignqof the Wer.e m Q ff
e rArriving at Okinawa on the 3rd of Juhef
warwwiSe little veesel was immediately at her
when two air raid alerts were received thatln
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warning was received oh the next day bf angqg
PT5aChiHE tropical typhoon,. But it spent ig'
Self before approabhing Okinawa. 'L ,ig
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ceived her orders to take patrol station ogg L
kgeiuawa. The Foreman on the Uping lineu aggfr
She remained on this duty until June-4,-. has ' rr
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Throughout the 3rd, nth, Sth, and the 655
of April, slr ralds were frequent, and bahfle
statlons became more famlller to the crew of
mweQHThs Fighting Foremann than their'bunksgrEmer
lwggency repalrs were completed on the oth of
jmgApril, and as the little shipgaweited her or
Qders to return to the rear ares for nermenent
repairs, slr raids became Hoi tuffu to her
Wugcrewf On the 7th at O3AQ,.she went to battle
stations, and remained in an alerted COHdltlQH
pmffor three hours, On the 7th5 also, she flfGd
won an enemy plane wlth no observed results. On
tm the 8th, flghter planes of the enemy increased
Qmutheir reld intenslty and word of sulcide
xattenpts were rece1ved'w1tn regularlty.
On the 9th of Aprzl,
mm?received orders to return
'Qment of ds.mage,s'but while
pied srrss on to Ullthlg Sh tsrr
April 17th, end permanent
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The remslnder of the month of Ao 11 was thus
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caught up'Wlth lts many hours of lost sleep,
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ineweuflcjrd, and during her assignment, received
WPPTOJU-mately 33 air raid warnings, each one
ii cf T921-aught with the ,dangers of Kamikaze attack
2 Q5 On the llth of June, a Ubogeyn was picked
1 at lO.miles, circling the FOFGm3HfS bow.
closed to 5 mlles, CDOSSlHg to the star-
Vlegt, waoarsd, when it was visually sighted and ident-
tymsiried as an enemy reconnaissance bomber USQnLw
Ebrmalt closed to 3 miles5 passing down the Fore
gxrbntanis starboard beam,'and as the accompanying
mlestroyer ,opened fire, the 'enemy aircnsraft
started a suicide dive on the Foreman. She
opened fire, divertlng the plane from.1ts
Qgfd Ofiattack, and it crashed close aboard the stern
fxakhpf-the destroyer in the AA Formation, the Fone
eeeiveeman credited with an assist in its destructlca
N , Raids continued dailya Men were sometimes
ffftmffcalught in the showers unclothed when an alert
' Gawsouuuded. Otherswere forcedemto leave food
9 it Siduringl meal to man their battle stab .
ctinns. All hands survived on about an average
3 to A hours sleep a day. Many days were .
ghPhaSpent almost wholly at General Quarters. Raln
smtmand heavy seas further complicated the task
glgghofsdegegting andfcombatting Kamikaze attacks,
31 ..... T h Fr 1 fs fifth action against dlrect
'me enemgr Zirgggglinassaults occurredvon the 22nd
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