Andrew L Foreman (DE 633) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1945

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5- -432 ,M .,,,,, , . - 2.1! - , 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 . ' - g l V A ," ' .v -.A I ',



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., H ' Q 2" 'i'i A A "Llr,7. rw 1 -A N 'fl...l P fu U51-,'7S" f mlbmip' - nation of Switzerland to relay the word that .3 Japanwwas ready to'accept the terms of thee dfyxgujncn Potsdam.Ultimatum, as laid down by the gov- he d ri Qwgujncn erhmehts of the United States, China, and Great Britain. c s e On the l2th of'August, a sharp andere water explosion was felt aboard the Fore- man, and it was learned later that a lowh flyihg glans had dropped a terpedo which had struck a battleship about l5OO yardss on the FOPGm8D'S beam. Daily sorties thereafter were ordered to avoid night attacks, d'., h CH the night of August lt, still an- other UFlash RedU alert was received and the Foreman went to General Quarters, the lest she was to asseme under war condi- e tions, for on the l5th of August, she re- cevied a NCGRSGeOffQDSiVQ operatiohsn or- sder from theCOmmsnder-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Area, and for all hands, it meaht the war was over and a war was won.e ' '5 55 'Yr ia' , - ' Y . The war was over and the little ship was still afloatg she had suffered much, but the Destroyer Escort 633 had done her job! a r 5 I s N 1 , ,Q 5 ' . TI: KM H 'fa Ugg l.'fxVCl d v- ,. 3 Qlhd HeVf1 7 yx C' " r xi 'gif Z ,. 1:.:w0r 1" ' ' Ur 'huns ' fi fy -1,

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