Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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.mm 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 ..,29.., n ea FO I, . 5 U tieoi e C .. i , n Q h h n . ft , ,. ,, 7,MQdX V A -L-1:1

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Fi' 1 5 i 1 w I , 1 1 , ,,n.,.- if-e. gi e 28 4' , Q 4, , r on t5Q 29th of May, the Foreman receiygf her new orders. enReturn to Okinawau passeoi Y 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 1 1 . warwwiSe little veesel was immediately at her when two air raid alerts were received thatln ' ' - .-.- . x e A new kind Cf menace else appeared, WQQ warning was received oh the next day bf angqg PT5aChiHE tropical typhoon,. But it spent ig' Self before approabhing Okinawa. 'L ,ig , v . e Q Un th? Sth Of June, the Rough Rider r?? 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 4 "



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1 T J" Y t . Q V1 ...uw :Sn ,,-g.,.7.g,, 3' ,- -,Ji-3 L '. J 1 .55 A -A . M- , V' ' '- -3Q- l r of June. At C923, shortly after an unevent- ful General Quarters call, an enemy aircraft was picked up at a distance of 15 miles. The enemy was visually sighted as a new Japanese fighter, Zeke. As it closed toe5 miles, an accompanying destroyer opened fire. At 0931 the Foreman opened fire with full batteries, as the aircraft circled down the port side and attempted a sternmon suicide dive. As the enemy came in on a leweglide attack, o Gomdr, Carey maneuveured his ship to keep c the plane on its beam, and both she and i the accompanying destroyer laid down a t d heavy sheet of antimaircraft fire. The Zeke was headed directly for the bridge super- structure and at a distance ofaaboutN1OQ ' yards, When'antieaircraft fire from the Feremanvset it afire and it Swerved up f?0Q,ebOut 75 foot altitude and crashed n lclQSGQGhQHQ Of the accompanying destroyer. Q ..,' y .V I, " X . 1 Q 1, L The much-embattled little escort cTf?Uf?fft?Q Kerama'Retto harbor for ke?-reg. Jnlar malnaanance overhaul shortly after, l gales as usual continued, but by dow, rou- 51QQ'dD02fd une staunch little fighter was little disfufbed by the uhecklersn. The .pgew'was Surprised when they did not.come'

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