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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.
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to avoid night attacks, d'.,
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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-
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the war was over and a war was won.e '
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Group entered Buckner Bay for replenish-
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A The lst,2nd,3rd-of August found the
Foreman once again underway with the big -
ships, in the East China Sea. On'A August,
combat air patrol planes from the carriers
shot dere another Jap aircraft, this time
a Talby, cargo and passenger plane. Again
on the 5th, the carrier planes.shot down
a Frances, medium bomber, which had ven-
tured to a distance of lb miles from the
formation.r it Q h r 1 -
During the 6th of August, two air-raids
were picker-up, and then at ll25 in mid-
morning, a high-flying Jap bomber,-later',
identified as a Dinah, flew directly over
the Task Force at an altitude of 3h,OOO
feet, but soon opened away from.the forma-W
tion without attacKing.- f e
Lrderel back to Buckner Bay, the group'
entered the harbor on the 7th, where it lay
until the lOth. - '
OnfAugust 10th at 1267, the Foreman re-
ceived a radio communication that the Japa-
nese government had requested the neutral
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