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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
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
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of July, the Foreman went to Battle Stations
when an unidentified aircraft approached
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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.
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The much-embattled little escort
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Jnlar malnaanance overhaul shortly after, l
gales as usual continued, but by dow, rou-
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little disfufbed by the uhecklersn. The
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chgsed the UbogeyU qWqy4e 0H,?hC,l5Qbg,inQhGQ
seas, she refueled once mCre'from.an escorted
battleship, whileQl5O miles off Shanghai on
5hefChina Coast. so e E o '
' eefTheeTesk Group returned to Buckner Bay ' 4
on the 17th to yeeeive word of an-approachinge
typhoong It gui underway immediately to ridei
out the storm, and to spend three rough, roll-
sing days at seag o e e
f eRe-entering Buckner Bay on the+2lst, the X
Task Groupowas soog,ordered out once again on
eGhinaSee'operetions,,and when on the 23rd of
July, enemy aircraft dared approach this '
strong supplementary unit of the Third Fleet,
it was shot downfei e distance Qi 13 miles by'
fighterplanes from the group'searriers,f i
Forrits entireoperationsg this group swept
from one end of the China Sea to another, at
times approaching close fo Shanghai, and after
an air raid alert on the 25th, duringiwhich '
enemy aircraft approached to 19 miles, was un-
molested by the alreedy dempralized and defeats
Gd'5QP3HGSG Sir Corps, sOperations in the East
China Sea conxinuedfrom the25th
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