Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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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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.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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C 0 U f r A ,Q 'N rf' I r ' ' ll' f I a ffggiffi F . aff' gas The East China Sea Ex edition The 29th of June saw'the Foreman assigned new duty No.more ping line once more shewwas to travel with the Uheav1es,U thas time on for aye into the East China Sea, for air strikes againstfthe China Coast, and to provide air wat rs. Now she Wes in Task Force 32, still under the over-271 ccmmand of Admiral Halsey's mighty Thi rr. Fle et Reporting to her new duty on 3 July, the plucky little IE was diverted temporarily on an e cert mis ion, accompanying a heavy crui sei to Lejte Gulf, and returning six days later with another heavy cruiser, which w Joining the Naval force On the 9th, she regolned her unit, and cruised with it in the East China Sea until the llth, when she returned to Buckner Bay CNakagusuku Wahl, for rep nishment and for mall for the fighting force. On the 13th she agair rejoined her T ask Group On the lhth of July, the Foreman went to Battle Stations when an unidentified aircraft approached the formation, at 5 miles distance. Aircraft . I I .- I 4-1 K - ' 0 o 1 b A C':'.' I" ' Q f I I i ' -..,,s.. :ss . I it a" ' , , X Q Ld WJX. ' . '-arf. s , .2 . . 1 5 X ' e ' u f V , K' 'M I .- 1 V -' ' A kai, In , o K V ' , V E, . .A K uP.. 'A 1 f A . . 1 Q' 4 std' . h ' I r l 4 . szmg L.. . . ' V' 1 I. Q. Q .1 V A 2 ' M ' ' . ' P660 - 'V 'N . ' "' U:-.9 , e ,X ' ' ' . ,U 0 e sires' cover for minesweeping operations in China Sea .I -his A 2 ' 2 d t . 4, . V I V . Q s ' iz it-., . IQ, ' ' X MN ,c ' . " . N g , r-c - X : . :suv - ' Q I I ' u- 7,1 'h ' 0 A - 4 A o -9 A... l t fu Ca X - , ' U 4 p., , I . nb .fy 5 . 3 1 Q . f -.s ' :.'a"" H "' ' Y K A Ki 1" fn u ' 9""" 'I A. 0 s Q ' :,.... +L, ' 7 - , A f 3.5 .. -0- -L' a 0 br n 'M A A . T-1 If i r ' Al-'sxfli , ' ' ' L K' . Sl" - . ',d oy? ov 0 ' h - er s u 9 Y ' 0 ,,s.fl' V V - ' '-' :xi V X +G ifci r o ..,. ' l ' 1 ' s i- .. A , 0 v sk l"' . V -'..' ., , Q i ' ' ' ., . '. .t yi , 4 , i h

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