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Page 39 text:
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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28 4' ,
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
' ' - .-.- . 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
Page 40 text:
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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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