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Everyone worked together as a team-as a big chain which is no stronger than its weakest link. Everyone contributed to the smashing of rails, the cutting of enemy supply routes-to the Antietam's score against the Communist aggressors in North Korea. What follows is an earnest effort to portray, as accurately as possible, the workings of every department . . . every division . . . every individual. It is up to the reader to connect these departments in his mind: to associate the yeoman with the plane captain . . . to understand that each operation depicted in this book was as a result of something that happened before -and was to result in some future incident. Here, then, is the story of the Antietam and her 1951-52 cruise in the Sea of Japan . . . THE EDITORS e 4 X ,s S 1 . , . I! 4 1 9 Q . I l l 4 4 4 2 2 1 2 2 9 Z Z Z 2 5 5 2 E 9 a 5 2 ! Q 5 5 5 E : P x Q J was: ,again 552.1141 . , -.-.......Wfl.4.f4-- Y if 5 4 ' eww fwfr' y t U X 9 ,,.- - WX 4 Captain George J. Dufek, USN, commanding officer of the USS Antietam from December, 1950, until May, 1952, brought the Antietam out of mothballs and took it through a successful cruise against the Communist forces in North Korea. From the commissioning of the ship in January of 1951, until he was relieved on May 6, 1952, Captain Dufek earned the respect and admiration of his crew. The spirit of this fighting ship, so well evidenced in active combat, belongs to the commanding officer who molded a shipis company and air group, composed mostly of reserves, into a potent, well- coordinated unit. Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1908, Captain Dufek was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1925. His peacetime career was notable for his achievements: he is one of the CAPTAIN GEORGE I. DUFEK, USN few naval officers to become qualified for submarine and avia- tion commands, from 1939 through 1941, and from 1946 through 1948 he participated in Arctic and Antarctic explora- tions with Admiral Byrd. Before assuming command of the Antietam, Captain Dufek served two years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During World War ll. Captain Dufek participated in every major amphibious operation in the European Theatre. from the invasion of North Africa to the invasion of Southern France. For meritorious service in these operations he was twice awarded the Legion of Meritg the Croix de Cuerre and the Legion of Honor were awarded him by the French Cov- ernmentg and for his Arctic explorations he was awarded the Andre Medal by the Swedish Geographical Society. jj '23 '57 ".2.j'Q'fz"-,"2A?1 fjifgr 5. ,"- 'f ' V A "7 E-L H ' 1 . . .. 4 ,N J, 1 1, --.qu :.':.1-',.:.-1 :--,.v. .. ,--.. . .,-...,. . ,, .,, .4 .K-- ,,.,,:,2,:,,:,. ....- ... .f , - 1 ' 'f " -.1 , ,. .. '- . - ', , I lv 1 f " f"f""""f "" " " "" ' ' ' 1 ""' ' "" 1 I 1 I rvllrllrl, .l,lh'1i.'r,.,r4,rQr'y,:rra,.',n,. .' ,fy .,2 .2 1. . . ' -. H 1' 1 " - 1' " - '- ' ' ' ' , ru , , , 0. I , . . . f..f.,, , Q K l J .,4 rx1,l .4 ' . 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NOBLE, USN, re- ported aboard the USS Antietam with the original recommissioning crew on December 15, 1950 and served as Executive Ofiicer until September 26, 1951. A naval aviator since 193 0, Commander Noble has had wide experience in all phases of naval aviation and especially in carriers. . 4. ,nv ' ,,-.. M ' f if J1r5YfweLf"si5 ' . 1 B ,Q 'rx , '- s f 'wi if -"fq?Q'?i':S"' . u e.111'-16-WEL-,a "xi, -ff-,"1.1j.fl 1 . . ,MI wi J 7: , .-. ' Q ,f alfilef5f'1f'ffv f ,L ,., F. ,A A .. Ltr L- .-NL , .-1 X N ew - ww" I . f 1 .fn -L:-Q f aft, -1 1 ' 2. ' 1 rrfftif' a-" x 1 1 --, ,v 1 ,,,'lq35L,n?3,w,rww5., - ,- If ,hx FU N V714 -il-all 1 Arie f he 5 fa ff'-' ff-ffm ffv X11 V Wu' N7 'Nfl ' A., ,1,.15j3f,3f2g1fQ X- , f ,r Li 4, 11,91 ,H Arg? i 5 MW? "',,q,Q Us 5' jf O My K ,aff Yfxf U Q-Tbqk 1. 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Prior to re- porting aboard the Antietam Commander Newell served as Aviation Plans Officer on the staif of Com- mander Seventh Fleet and Staff Commander First Fleet. COMMANDER ROBERT F. FARRINGTON. USN, Commander of Carrier Air Group Fifteen, assumed command of the group when it was commissioned in April 1951 and continued in command during its eight months tour of duty in the Korean Area on board the USS Antietam. gi- 5 2 v-ky... Battle of Antietam Creek Carriers of the Un1ted States Navy bear proud names of old shlps of the line as the Essex the Intrepid and the Bon Homme Richard Many others are named after famous H1111 tary engagements The USS Antietam IS one of the carriers of the Essex class in this latter group What follows 1S the story of the Battle of Antietam Creek a battle ln which so many of our countrymen fought so vallantly and so well Antietam IS a creek which empties into the Potomac River near Sharpsburg Maryland lt was ln this small area between the two rlvers that one of the bloodiest battles of history was fought September 17 1862 In the Fall of 1862 the Army of the Confederate States was marching northward, hopeful of capturing Harpers Ferry and defeating the Federal Army which was gathering near this point. Several skirmishes took place between September 7 and September 17 as the two armies maneuvered for posi- tions of advantage. Harpers Ferry was captured September 15, and Sharpsburg fell to the Confederates on September 16. The Confederate Army, led by Robert E. Lee, was concen- trating on breaking through the cordon of Federal Armies, gathered by George McClellan, from Washington and Penn- sylvania. But the Army of the Confederacy was a weakened army, for its major force, the Army of Northern Virginia, had fought continuously for over a year, their supplies were limited and their numbers had been lessened before the battle began They faced an army superior 1n numbers and equip ment Still they were courageous and ready for battle but no more so than the Union Army At dawn on September 17 1862 the Battle of Antietam Creek commenced Opposing armies were dispersed on either side of the Antietam and north of Sharpsburg along the Hagerstown Road The action began with an artillerv ex change but soon exploded into hand to hand combat as one army would gain and then lose its advantage The battle waged thusly all day, charge and retreat, gather strength and charge again. Finally the Union Army crossed the Antie- tam and advanced, but towards dusk they were driven back to the edge of the bloody creek. All the following day the two armies waited, poised, ready for instant action that never came, and the next day the Confederate Army began its re- treat south. Both sides claimed a victory, and even though the Union Army lost twice as many men as the Confederate Army, the victory was with the Union forces. The driving attack by Lee had been stopped and the ebb of the battle was beginning to turn. This, then, is the story of that battle for which the USS Antietam is named. KEEL OF USS ANTIETAM CCV-361 was laid March 15, 1943. She was the first flattop built by Philadelphia Navy Yard. fX V V ,Ir QQ., .S rffi' ' 4, XX 53? V-W ' - .Mx-I? 5 1 , l , "X,.fv x ., H. 1 n ,lfgbx .- -a.: ,ff way' W Sweet. M. 'I 1 55-5 Af ""' . If . ' . 'filln 5 -1 223.2- .1 'lil . "' , K .X f ' 'J , . -7 f' " F ' l 'H , nl ' '!""' i 5 , ,.f,g+?'-.3'--- 3. '1323353-1,gZ.1'2L-EffiiLQQQQZEZ.-. f':f.?i:.q-1-Q-QQ? 212-f-.1-.f.1fQ, f: 111 si-I X12fa?iE3"f'JfEf- ' H11-.V--ig? 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From the laying of the keel March 15, 1943, to the commissioning on January 28, 1945, only two years had been required by the civilian Workers and the military men of the Navy to fashion a modern man of War from blueprints and steel. 1 QQ phil: fy-dxf H daggggjf f is Qi: U r . L Wu 'U-'L pls Lof- "W-tf."T . . , 3 QI, ,A ,k3.... 'FE'EEI.szf!g!e!ef..!!!E5iiI--":'::EiEi . ' X 1-1' ' unsung. , I - X. 312-.1 iii-31 A:-iE::iim',i:g ii:iig:ll:ii?!5g5 .. .-,g3f:.g:i1:,g . ., -1 rv -V 63.212 ., -f 'Lt -. Tllnfh ,-1 'fd , 1: :ff!'9,4f-l,nf1 l ,gil . Q Pipe ,M-.2-V gin: "J V . . ig V mf.1i'r'V92-tfcl' 'I 5:21 ' ' , - ,tial 5, ,jf 3 f 4 1 , ,, Qs, , V pq L? .I 5.4-4.443 3 ,fr -s fin ' , 1 cv,fl.f75fef wg, ,v ,A .vvf ' V175 I wf,'.:fP.f"" ' f, ' fi -7 V ' ,..fw-fW7A'5 ft-f ' ., " as f g " Q1 ' M1 'f f"f1, - .fm ffm ,, fl ,,,Lif,4f--if 3-arf.. "'7 !"w"f,f -' ' - . airwnf. .P 1 . . thx , , i., G " X NYSE' 'Q ' " . .-1' 'CH H .,-U-f A W1 Qu,-s...,N5fsw?1,N XV ..,a.o'E'J"J ' ,pg-1-,Y,'v.9lul s ' 'I Vg uri .lillfjuf .Q I h 1 Authorized by Congress as carrier task forces were launching strikes against the enemy in the Pacific, the USS Antietam was christened on August 20, 1944, by Mrs. Mil- lard E. Tydings, Wife of the distinguished senator from Maryland. 'cOne of the proud- est days of my life was the day at the Phila- delphia Navy Yard Where I christened you, the noblest aircraft carrier of them allfa FIRST SKIPPER, CAPTAIN IAMES TAGUE. greets ship,s sponsor, Mrs. Millard E. Tydings, at commis- sioning January 28, 1945. KAP Plwfvl 7 . CQMPLETED TOO LATE FOR SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II, Antietam joined Task Force 72, Third Fleet, covered am- phibious occupation landings in China and Korea. l w. -L L. ...K l A A ,, A ,' .x.:.L ', ,,M',u, v,,,A pdiw V , -R R -ag -3' api". .H -3 1' X '2 aliefm i:i:'l4:'f.y?-A"'i:'X'4,'--gf, . f 14-i1l5fa554' V +11 " ' gf'-5111 J N "X2,'1f.x. ef u,r,n-. wwnic ff,1-eieasivvlff' wafer-'z .ai-A K r ' , - M 'R Fzf'lilf'C'f:i.'lv1J'V'3f4' lg'-11, fs, XJ W.. ,J-H dc' W L 'AJ 'f ' , im . 19,4 I , ,tpilbjif E W unjziigf . Y V ,Q , -1411 Jkt, farm- f------, r---'f 4' of 4 rf f i"'T"TTMlTL 1 ag'1f'f 1 1, ,W u ,., a at ,Q H A i ,f-as fs - 5 1 , 1 ' V A,,lv-T1 I-.1 '1 f 1 f 5 L-l y 1,5 5 ' I , x gn fuj-, um' .' ,YJ X I Ii , 1 Q X ,x- aa '52 ru'-'fi I l l TTT' f l 3 All J 2 LT," - 1 " i ' -XX I U", 257. 491490, g 5 Fl 1 7'-A 1 1 i J fx", , 1' TI 'f 1 ' . . V ' ' L ,, 1 fi in .WY Jig' Hr- 1 t 1 H 1 nn m 1 re- cs. Ji L, 1 "Q',1f' -Q 1 '-P P 1 ,fi , rj'-QaQ,:1' 2 , i I 'tn r iv 1 fi-,-,xjf 1 1 f -.1 AW x.,f V---- --X-2' ----M A, M..- , ,,,, , I me fb ,' 1 ff'gg.f33,131 H is ,A M ' mf- V-,-if-4 ,N A.u,f,1.11--rzsifr V, :K 5'+iTgf-uf. Y' il ,FF 2" afar V Tl I ii 9 .as ii we 71 W :wo faosfmrfaim Q, P ei- J l l .,y OLD LOOK OF ANTIETAM is evident especially in gun mounts antennas 3 Captain James Tague took command of the USS Antietam officially when the ship Was turned over to him and his crew at the commissioning cere- monies January 28, 1945. There followed a per- iod of test runs, practice maneuvers, qualification of air groups, and periods of yard availability in Philadelphia. On March 2, 1945, the Antietam steamed out of the Delaware River on her shake- down cruise, after which she Was ready to take active part in any theatre of battle And, on May 19, with Air Group 89 embarked, the Antietam left for the Pacific The Antietani and her Air C1 oup were undergo ing readiness for battle inspections when Japan surrendered, and aftei successfully completing these inspections, the Antietam joined Task G1 oup 72 in active support of the Japanese Occupation From 1946 to 1948 the Antietam opei ated With the Pacific Fleet in Japanese and Chinese Waters Early in 1949 the ship was decommissioned and placed in mothhalls at the Naval A11 Station, Alameda, California, as a part of the Pacific ie serve Heet .--1 -" ,K D .. 'fl , 5 - x. '. l X g-g s 4. 1. 4.1 . ,EL I.. Kim, P 1,4451 A Q.. A A. - I Q A' -1 , "SQL ' 1" ' 'i t.". - A - ' -JU N .' ' 1 - ' -1 "" ' -- w 7 December 6, 1950, the USS Antietam began activation on a limited scale as part of a program to recommission carriers for active and reserve duty in the event of increased activity in the Korean theatre. On January 17, 1951, the Antietam was recommissioned and placed in the active reserve, Cap- tain George J. Dufek commanding. The complement at that time was eighteen officers and one hundred and thirty en- listed men, most of them reserves. ' After bay trials on January 20, the Antietam was taken to the Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, where it remained until The maintenance and material work that the ship's com- pany was performing began to take on a more serious 2 air as the ship was readied for active duty. And as it was receiving additional officers and enlisted men who would bring the ship up to its normal complement, it was in the process of undergoing underway training at San Diego. The underway training was conducted for a period of three weeks by personnel from the training command who helped the Antietam personnel in the organization of the ship. For this period the ship operated out of San Diego, conducting routine and special checks of all ma- chinery, qualifying Air Group 15 and squadrons based at North Island. Week ends were spent in San Diego, where the ship's personnel got much needed relaxation, but each time the ship returned, more personnel would report aboard for duty. And then, just as suddenly as the ship had entered into active service and underway training and before the training had been completed, it was ordered to Hbnolulu to take a squadron of jet aircraft frightj out to a sister ship, the USS Essex. The Antie- tam left San Diego for Pearl Harbor July 16, 1951. March 27 receiving alterations prescribed by the Bureau of Ships and undergoing repairs, overhaul and necessary dry- docking. From the date of recommissioning until May 10, 1951, the ship's complement was increased to forty-nine ofli- cers and eight hundred enlisted men. On Mav 14 the home port of the ship was changed to San Diego, California, and before the ship could take departure it had been ordered into the active fleet to be made ready for duty with the Pacific fleet in Korea. The Antietam arrived in San Diego May 24-. I After returning from Honolulu the Antietam proceeded to the San Francisco Naval Shipyard for alterations and repairs. The Air Group was based at Alameda while the slnp was dry- docked at San Francisco, and for both the ship s company and the air group there was a period of intense training as the crews were readied for sea. All of the new personnel who had reported aboard had to be welded 1nto a coordinated team, this was difficult, for more than a thousand men had reported to the ship in less than a month. And then came September 8, 1951, the date of departure? the ship had been moved to Alameda to receive the squad- rons, last goodbyes had been said, and at ten o clock in the morning the Antietam steamed out for an eight-month tour of duty. But not directly to the Korean theatre. First, came the Operational Readiness Inspection at Honolulu, long days filled with simulated combat tactics and operations to ready the ship and its pilots for action they would soon be expe- riencing against the Communist forces in Korea. For two sleepless weeks the Antietam worked to prove itself fit for combat duty, and on September 27, 1951, Admiral A. W. Radford congratulated Captain Dufek on the shipas successful performance, and wished all hands a successful cruise. I E I X v ,, ,,,,..----IW I I W-ff, - 1--Af -'f A QWW ' A A 1 Q N' P ff j,i,'f'.K'rf'f'j I L l,f",1f If? IQ' fj X, If ffv,f,f!f I f Q5 Lids? 9 , 5, I lf Lf I ff " of I I i 1 I S- f eww ' -442.1 ' Xhxxnwwmzzillzzr AN'I'IETAM NEARS OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE ENROUTE TO HAWAII I WHITE UNIFORMS make first appearance for flight deck parade entering Pearl Harbor. UNDER RIGID SCRUTINY of a specialized team, Antietam demonstrated operations and tactical ability during Operational Readiness Inspection off the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Fleet,s Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Rad- ford, addresses crew Qabovej prior to de- parture for Japan. 'T ix ' M11 LL! ! A! iliia! ! i i i i 'i 7 F i i i l l I fra. M ff74 j5Wib A. rw -B 1x-9.,N 'x , -- 1 ' Q 1 -mb K -- f-Xi xx x T. g - 'B x X f I I X 4 X V, l . Wg- X W x f X 4 I 2 Q7 1 X XYQIIQR ' fp ' ' A.' f x o i fab: '+R' " wv' .W .L . " x ' X XX fl '37 ' was just as the travelogues said it would be . . . M . . . Where soft trade winds caress the blue Pacific and gently roll up the velvet green mountainside Where they reach and touch a passing cloudf' There are the names and places remembered . . . Wahini, Waikiki, Honolulu, the Punch Bowl, Ford Island, the Arizona, surf boards for rent, leis, bird of paradise, juice bar, Wai- kiki Tavern and the Salad Bar, the '4Y,,' an af- ternoon under the Banyan tree at the Moana sipping a tall cool one, all of these and more made the stay at Pearl a memorable one. - ' ' ' . The Hrst blow at the enemy will be MESSAGES OF GREETING are exchanged with .flagship marked top pI'10f1fY . I , Essex, but almost immediately are superseded bylbusmesslike launched today. MOUDUHIHSIID b3Ckgr0?Hd, 1221123125 Covered messages, terse series of numbers and innocent femmine names, by overcast, fO1'm Part Of Jagge Coast me 0 ' RENDEZVUUS WITH TASK FORCE 77 Three days, steaming has brought Antietam to the Sea of Japan, crossing the 38th parallel. At dawn on October 15, many of the crew line the Hight deck, shiver in the chill damp Wind. Youngsters sensing adventure stand beside old timers, anticipating only increased work There they are grey spots on the horizon slightly darker than the slate sky-a carrier battlewagon, cruiser, half a dozen destroyers the rest ofthe team that will become so fam1l1al 1n the next half yea1 The moment has arr1veo at which nine months of tedious labol and feveush t1a1n1ng po1nted All the questlon marks Will soon be answeied Antletam Wlll soon know Whether she 1S piepared ANTIETAM S AIRCRAFT loaded on flight deck await first strike over Korea Last minute rush of preparation leaves little time for thoughts of emotions con- nected with War. Four hours after An- tietam joins TF-77, she must launch her first strike. Plane checks, spotting for launch, briefings, all go surpris- ingly smooth. It is apparent that the real thing is just like any of the end- less rehearsals had heeng only ord- nancemen and pilots feel a real differ- ence. They know the guns are loaded. VETERAN PILOTS from Skyraider squadron look nonchalant as they receive preliminary map orientation. WARNING SIGN KEYNOTES GENERAL FEEL S eff 1 , 'WWW N- READY ROOM is the focal point of all the pilots' activities: briefing, debriefingg dressing, undressingg relaxing and Waltlrlg. WEATHER FORECASTS are among the many preparations necessary for a launch. Here Rawin weather balloon is released' data recorded will show Wind velocity and direction aloft. 9 l SQUAWK BOX N is avy s primary internal communication system Here the squadron duty officer in the ready room ac knowletles a Pilots man you planes from Primary Fly I i AIR INTELLIGENCE OFFICER prebriefs the flight leaders on anti-aircrafu fire expected over the target. Other AIO's complete the briefing for eacli 5 squadron. V k I PILOTS ARE READIED 0500 is an early hour to schedule a flight, but two hours before that flight, and two hours before every flight, pilots gather in the ready rooms for briefing. Air Intelligence Officers assimilate all the information necessary for the hop and provide the pilots with weather data, target in- formation, opposition expected, code signals, activity of friendly aircraft and ships, passwords, and other perti- A nent information. PILOTS HELP each other with Poopy Suits These wa tertight exposure suits are nec essary in the icy water Over the exposure suit goes a mae west survival gear pistol cartridge belt knife etc Pilots have to be prepared for crash landing over land or over water ' ee - ,, . - . , l . ,, ,,,, -...,,,,. 9 3 3 ' 3 ' ' - . 3 3 ' ec - ,, . 3 1 1 mi.- . 4 , 723,-Q f ,. I ,I ,. .V ,, ff X 7 ,, Va 11, -. Hu, .MW4 X MJ 1 J J ff v ff J 235 MQ, 4 , X wif' X K. W Q 5'-wif X year? AX! X ' I m,,L W 1 , . . 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X W X, ANGLED IN so tail blast goes harmlessly outboard, Pantherjets are lined up Waiting to be directed forward to the Catapults. PLANE DIRECTOR takes charge, guides pilot with hand signals as the pilot taxis forward. FINAL ADIUSTIVIENT by plane captain insures safety, relative com- fort of pilot. Plane captain will stand by to pull the wheel chocks, JET LAUNCH Panthers are directed forward toward catapults, wait their turn fbelowj staggered because of tail blast. Plane on left catapult waits for signalg on right, cat has fired, plane is half-way down the 124 foot track. Baflles to diffuse the tail blast are lowered into deck after plane is launched, raised again when next one is on the track. Precision timing low- ered interval between launches throughout the cruise, until a jet could be shot off every 24 seconds. X , c THE CATAPULT Catapult launches require coordination of en- tire uCat7' crew. 11Abovej Planes have just been launched from both catapultsgt the one on the left was shot just six seconds after the one on the right. When plane has reached end of 124-foot track, plane has accelerated to speed required for take- off. Other planes are pulled forward into position, readied for launching. Catapult crews frightj stand ready to readjust holdback and release for the next jet, even as the first one is moving down the track. Catapult olhcer lfkneeling with arm raisedj signals jet on port catapult, While plane director moves 308 onto catapult. As jet clears the Hight deck lower rightj men brace themselves against blast of engine. Catapult operations take split-second timing, cool heads, and a full awareness of safety. www y 6 v i 51 N w ? 1' 4 is 591 , si 1-,, A FOREST OF FOLDED WINGS, Skyraiders and Corsairs jam the after flight deck waiting to take off. Engines are warmed up half an hour before takeoff. ATTACK BUMBERS ARE LAUNCHEIJ Attack Squadron 728 flies Douglas AD Skyraid. ers, the fleetis workhorses. These are the planes that carry the big punch-two 20mm Wing can- nons, rockets, up to 6,000 pounds of bombs, or deadly napalm. In this six-month tour of duty, the Skyraiders dropped over 5,000,000 pounds of destruction on troop concentrations and trans- portation facilities. The five AD's flown by composite squadrons ll and 35 have special functions to perform. They carry complex electronics gear for anti-subma- rine patrol, and night missions. One or two crew- me11 are carried to operate the electronics gear. PLANE CAPTAINS Qleftj wait signal to pull wheel chocks as pilots check full throttle performance just before takeoff. ' . ,QA .,-,2.f'vff'47g Q' ,- - N.,,qA'v4p '51 44 1' . J:-.1 v 1916- 5 f vgazia .:,. 956197 ' J.-X 5 f ,xxff,.f-j1j5f",.?y f -' '. "n j ' misfit? L .A ,, .gm-. if LP, , M 'fl Tiff' '. Q 3? 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The engine is revved to a deafening 2,500 horsepower, brakes released, and the plane is gone. G-ATHERING SPEED Qleftj , plane races past deck edge elevator. Cock- pit is left open on takeoff for quick escape in case accident occurs. PAST THE ISLAND Qbelowj , past the forward gun mounts, this AD has attained full speed half Way through its run. LIKE AN AWKWARD BUT POWERFUL BIRD. A SKYRAIDER SPRINGS OFF THE CARRIER. MAP BUNDLE IS HANDED TO A CORSAIR PILOT BY PLANE CAPTAIN. ' SPREADING THE GULL WINGS While parked aft, F4U pilot makes pre-flight checks. FIGHTERS TAKE UFF Most dependable all purpose aircraft the Navy has ever had is the FLLU Corsair. ln ten years of Hying for the Navy the F411 has been changed only slightlyg fundamentally it is the same plane that first saw service over Guadalcanal in 1942. Like the AD it is an all purpose plane, flying as a lighter or an attack bomber. The Corsair carries nearly 3,000 pounds of bombs, rockets and napalm, and is armed with fifty caliber machine guns. VF 713 flew over 10095 of their assigned missions in FLLUS for a total of 4,165 combat hours. Four F4Us, fitted with special equipment, were operated by Composite Squadron 3 on night heckler missions. MOVING UP to takeoff position, pilot spreads his f1ghter's wings. Plane director, near wing, directs pilot on to the next plane director. . CORSAIRS LINE UP awaiting turn to take off. Fast handling of planes keeps launch moving without delay. PLANE CONTINUES takeoff run. By this time, next plane has moved into position, will start run in few seconds. TURNING OFF starboard bow, pi- lot clears flight deck of prop wash 21S soon as possible. FLIGHT DECK OFFICER ducks and braces himself against prop wash as he looks for next plane to launch. Man on right is directing next plane forward. PRCCESSION FORWARD starts after planes are launched. Like other flight deck operations, respotting is performed at top speed. HITCHING UP to Skyraider, tractor driver applies brakes only for a sec- ond. At destination there is no pause, tow bar is released by lever. FOR PLANE CAPTAINS, A FEW MINUTES ON THE SIDELINES AFTER LAUNCH The strike safely launched, furious action is re- placed by slower but equally efficient movement. Planes aft on the flight deck are moved forward to clear deck for landing, or below to hangar deck, or planes on the hangar deck are brought topside. Ordnancemen and maintenance person- nel tackle their aircraft, arresting gear is checked, plane pushers and directors are at their busiest. But for plane captains whose aircraft are some- where over Korea, an hour or two of relaxation is possible. ORDNANCEMEN utilize the relatively quiet interval to trundle up more rockets, bombs. They are loaded on carts below, brought up to flight deck on elevator. 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By the time Antietam .arrived on the scene, Communist traflic mana- gers knew better than to send trucks and trains out during day- light hours. Only occasionally was a train caught, usually in railroad yards or hiding in a tunnel. But Antietam pilots pro- vided constant work for railroad and bridge repair crews- 3203 cuts, 102 bridge cuts. LONG AFTERNOON shadow across ter- raced rice paddies is cast by debris of direct rail hit. Other thick lines are road, irrigation ditches. THREE CUTS in anquarter-mile of farmland railroad track. Photo is W yliiii Mmm taken from same altitude from which bombs are dropped, shows divin pilot has slender target. g ,Q xxx, Xxx ,X wx v af A Q 1 ,f,M, ,ff ,, X ,WM . ff "W'ZWwM4,,fz,'f 4 ,,,V ,X f ,Q f ff f ff 'ww M, . 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ARE THE HUNTERS HIGH OVER the Task Force fabovej , returning Panther sees Antietam as toy in enormous bathtub, lifeguard destroyer scarcely more than a Wake in the water. Tail hook is already down, pilot is awaiting permission, by radio, to lose altitude, enter landing pattern. AT 2000 FEET, jet is entering landing pattern fbelowj , losing altitude rapidly as it circles starboard side of ship. Cockpit is already open, later wing flaps will come down. Antietam is turning into Wind to receive planes, as are other carrier and destroyer Cupper leftj. i I 1 ii l i fi 6 Z .1 U! ,. 'I s 1 5 J l 2 li 1 N w 1 l I l f iff' W9 RETURNING IETS PASS SHIP, ENTER LANDING PATTERN. THEY CIRCLE SHIP BEFORE LANDING. X X f -K N qs' " .f-gf, ww ,gay f W . . 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PLANE IS "IN THE GROOVE" frightj on final approach. Barrier in foreground will stop it in case hook fails to catch one of the twelve arresting gear Wires stretched across the flight I deck. 1 TAILHOOK REACI-IING, PILOT HAS RECEIVED CUT SIGNAL F ROM LSO. NUMBER ONE WIRE IS VISIBLE AT FAR RIGHT , l - K , . , . I I I . ,. Q ,... .1.,, ,,.,.. ..., ...,, -..T -.,,. AY ,I W.-- .,,,,, ,,,, V, X V U- .... ,, .. ,, t , , . ' , ' , ' s I IET ENGAGED arresting wire, but too late to prevent crash into barrier. IMPACT causes plane to nose over. Crash crew tips plane, puts crash wagon under nose. HASTY REPAIRS are made by arresting gear crew after plane had crashed barrier. WAVED OFF by LSO, jet whose approach was unsatisfactory applies power, skirns off port side without touching down. ARRESTING GEAR MEN ALERT TO DUCK AS IET MAKES PERFECT APPROACH. CLEARING THE DECK for the next landing, as soon as tail hook is released from G-ASSING tiptanks, hoseman uses special ladder cable, Panther taxies to forward end of flight deck. to climb folded wing. SIX MEN clamber over returned jet Besides gas crew plane captain IS checking canopy and ordnancemen have new load of rockets ANOTHER FLIGHT safely in flight deck crew makes use of time before next event AFTER JET RECOVERY Once all the jets have been parked, flight deck crew has a brief rest. Gas crew refills tanks, ordnancemen reload guns and bomb racks, plane captains check for damage or faulty equipment, and if pilot has reported equipment fail- ure, maintenance men imme- diately start repairs I I I SKYRAIDER approaches at 80 knots. LSO has just signalled "Cut,,' pilot will try 3-point landing. ONE-POINT LANDING sometimes occurs when ship rolls, or from cross winds. Wheel strut withstood shock, plane was undamaged. ON THE RUN from either side before plane has stopped, men will release tailhook from wire, hydraulically operated cable will slithei' back to position, pilot will taxi forward. LSO IS TENSE AT EACH LANDING. THE SKYRAIDERS RETURN SKYRAIDER CRASH Carrier landings are tricky business occasionally. It looks OK when it goes by the LSO, but anything can still hap- pen. Here the left Wheel strut snaps, plane skids on left wing, stops overhanging the catwalk. Firefighters insure safety by spraying plane with foam, although no fire oc- curred. Fire is greatest ship- board danger. RAISE LEFT WING is signalled by LSO to incoming Corsair Canvas in frame behind him breaks wind. 3 s r saws, G-RAGEFUL DESCENT is made by F4U after cut. One of two crash barriers shows in foreground. Arresting gear crew operates gear from catwalk. CURSAIR RECOVERY TWO-POINT LANDING at rakish angle is not unusual Cleftj. Corsairs had less landing mishaps than other planes. CHALK UP ANOTHER PERFECT LANDING. FANTAIL LOOKOUTS view of incoming Corsair. Plane ap- proaches at 7 S knots. RIPPED WING results when faulty S0 calibre machine- gun explodes. Flying controls were not affected. HUNG BOMB bounces down flight deck Q white circlej when mi' "ri plane is arrested. Bombs are fused to explode only after falling? several hundred feet. EM Mi FOLDING WINGS as he taxies forward, F4U pilot passes over hydraulic-controlled barriers, lowered to allow him to pass. TEN IVIISSIONS are recorded on fuselage by plane captain. COY' sairs averaged 45 missions, one flew 98. '7 i if 1 , 4 i E I r E r x l l ANGEL ALIGI-IT-S after all planes are in. It hovers beside ship during launches and recoveries. Eminent Everyone breathes easier after all the planes have safely land- ed. Pilots go below to give their Air Intelligence Ollicers details on what happened, get out of their uncomfortable flight togs, and relax until next flight. For some of the flight deck crew the end of recovery means knock oil for awhile, for others it sig- nals time to go to work. Many of the planes will go below for maintenance work, flak damage repairs, getting set for the next launch begins immediately. ll, Q DEBRIEFING reverses briefing process. Pilots tell intelligence ofiicers what they saw, hit on mission. AD IS REFUELED, tank holds 380 gallons, enough to last about three and a half hours. 4 FLIGHT DECK CONTROL jammed with plane directors await orders to respot deck for next launch. Miniature numbered planeslare laid out on table representing flight deck, to plan parking position. SERVICE CONTROL WATCH erases another day's event, ready to list tomorrow's events. Here status of each plane regarding repairs and maintenance checks is charted, coordinated with flight schedule. E E s ENGINEER "LIGHTS OFF" machinery, provides power to operate elevator. HANGAR DECK AND ELEVATURS Shuflling of planes begins many hours before first flight is scheduled, continues throughout day. Eighteen-hour day is average. Planes must be in right position on hangar deck so they can be moved to flight deck quickly. Elevators are located forward between the catapults, arnidships on deckedge and just aft of the island su- perstructure. Deckedge elevator received most use. MULE DRIVER takes time out for coffee. Tractors are used to move planes when there is large area in which to operate. FORWARD ELEVATCR lowers jet not scheduled for next launch. PLANE PUSHERS guide photo plane to deckedge elevator, where it will be raised to flight deck level and spotted for launch. HANGER DECK CREW W- Y d 1. 1 , .moves Corsair on No. 3 elevator. Elevator, hy- rau ica ly operated, will lift plane to flight deck in three seconds. 7 f 1 .ff Of 1 WJ RADIO REPAIBMAN adjusts antenna on Corsair night- REPAIRS ARE MADE xx b x HEPAIRMAN goes bottoms up to cheek equipment installed under cockpit AVIATION MECHANICS fix lines to big prop before lifting it into position Qrightj. Propeller in position Qabovej , they ease it onto shaft. Then dome which houses gears that control propeller pitch will be set. ENLISTED MEN of photo group install aerial cameras in nose of jet photoplane. Big cameras are used to photograph possible targets, later confirm damage inflicted. f mm'-f :gp ,N , , ,!,,5,,,L4,f!f-W A-,..,,,.,,,,,.,,!,,,,,.,-.Aww--X,1-. awww., QS W ' Q45 WMM :fa P , wma .iff b V x 4 'F 1 Q " a 3 Z X- of QQ? 04, v9 f X NVQ ,Q ai .3-qu :pu fn fm. , a , -ww f ff, f 71 ,f .f 7 ' 1 1 my f MAINTENANCE down engines, repair electrical circuits. These men will have chow at midnight, because they will he asleep when breakfast is served in the morning. AIR MAINTENANCE OFFICER checks interior of jet burner, decides whether it is to be replaced. HYDRAULIC CREW checks entire hydraulic system of Corsair. METALSMITHS repair section of elevator tip. Portion damaged was removed and new section cut, formed and riveted in place. -LW is TIEDUWN PHOTOPLANE is pushed off deckedge elevator to be spotted for early morning reconnais- sance flight. DAY'S OPERATIONS com- pleted, planes are secured for night. When rough weather is anticipated additional manila lines are used to secure planes to flight deck. WHEN TIME PERMITS, plane captains clean and polish their planes Special Wax is applied to protect painted surface REPAIRMAN makes final touch on patch on Corsair Cowling damaged from flak. I i AVIATION MAINTENANCE ' " ' - . .. .,. AVIATION ELECTRONICS SI-IOP contains test benches for repairing or rebuilding radar and radio equipment that cannot be fixed while in the plane. Constant reference to manuals is required in maze of complicated, latest type equipment. AVIATION MET ALSMITH inserts piece of sheet alumi- num into machine which will bend metal to desired angle. f T Y , .0 4 V ,Wit w I X V ep ,ff -af ANTIETAIVI is one of few ships which produces its own oxygen. Operator checks equipment while assistant records data. 'E PARACI-IUTE RIG-G-ERS periodically open and repack chutes Crightj . Special survival packs are checked fbelowj to make sure they contain all of the necessary equipment. --.1 ,X-a.....""1'N' ith? BOMBS, RUCKETS, AMMUNITIDN 100-POUND BOMBS are lifted into position and set in bomb racks on Corsair. THREE MEN lift 1000 pounds of destruction into position. with portable bomb hoist. Cable is attached to bomb, then cranked into position. 43 ,wr kwa., Ji. ,. , . -, .... R liVIATIONfQBDNANCEMEN load Skyraider. Men under Wing fuse 250-pound bombs. Bomb in center is two thou- sand pounder. In foreground men push bomb to Waiting plane. ZOMM AMMUNITION is loaded into boxes to be installed in plane. Special care has to be taken so ammo does not jam during operations. Several types of shells are used, belted in order that will be rnost effective when fired. 49 ze.-1 me-.1 M" W ' ' ' '- ' kets to wing EMEN STRAIN t ttach 3 EQ-inch anti submarine roC 3RP1?1g1lwlxl1E1:t-nosed bomb undci' :belly is aircraft depth bomb- NAPALM BOMBS are filled with special mixture of gasoline and soap. Soap base causes gasoline to stick, effecting greatest possible damage. Fuses installed at both ends ignite mixture on contact. MOST UNUSUAL BOMB dropped during cruise was released over Z1 friendly area, contained ice cream. It was dropped to helicopter group that rescued Antietam pilot who was shot down over Korea Iso ' 594:- MEN STANDING Watch on bridge must be on constant alert. Officer Qrightj receives orders from CTF over inter- ship communications circuit. HELMSMAN never takes his eyes off gyro repeater com- pass, is expected to hold ship exactly on course under all conditions. QUARTERMASTERS stand watch in "After Steering." Ship is steered from bridge through hydraulic controlsg if breakdown occurs, men here take control, receive steering instructions from bridge. NAVIGATIO The Antietanfs destination in the operating area was simply a small dot on a big map. Careful calculations and precise navigation Were essential. Operating Within the Task Force called for more precision timingg course had to be altered each time planes took off or landed. To the Navigation Department fell the full responsibility of charting the 75,000- mile cruise and of keeping the 27,000-ton ship on course at all times. NAVIGATOR takes azimuth to check ship's noon position. Z NAVIGATOR plots course in charthouse. Quartermaster stands by to furnish necessary data from navigation tables. ELECTRICIAN CHECKS controls of main gyro compass. Navigator depends almost entirely on gyro compass repeaters which are controlled here. Sl g i ,Qi--1 I I PRINT SHOP crew handled almost all printed material used aboard ship, message blanks, chow passes, ship's newspaper. Man on left cleans rollers on offset press. Shop also has small job press. ALL WELDING aboard ship is done by pipefitters. Here, on table, man burnishes spot to be Welded. MACHINIST MATE keeps close check on milling operation. Ofttimes small parts, not carried in supply, were made here. aa- aa MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR CARPENTER starts to rip board on small table saw. Small shop was very complete, could repair most woodwork aboard ship. Grooved stringers at right are part of plane chocks being re- paired. 1 F 1 52 ' ' ' Y V ' ji if iff If''Q-125553:--ff'Zrff'?ia7,2f-.5..: ,1-,:T,qq1,71wf.5,i.- ?,-,,V,.,.,.,,,,' -,-.,,:M,.A 'Wm' A..V. i V I , ,.. B - a. Q Large ships have workshops fully equipped to handle almost all necessary repairs aboard. Various shops are needed because of complexity of modern man of war. Print shop prints all standard forms and special menus, newspaper. Carpenters are able to repair almost all wooden equipment aboard. Electricians keep motors, generators in repair. Men in ,Internal Communications in constant demand to keep phones in operating con- dition. Approximately 350 phones keep ofiices, work spaces, living compartments in close contact. IC MEN CHECK phone equipment Man at bench repairs phone while man at right checks relays. ALL HAND TOOLS are checked from tool issue room. Here they are kept in constant repair and are avail- able When needed for repair job. X ELECTBICIAN S make short exten- sion with conventional male plug at one end and Navy jack at other. Heavy duty jack box is used at most outlets, can stand more punishment than lighter, ordinary outlet. .wr- aarfaerefmizfime11Qmmsan:f::...nmmm..1f.:e: a -- ----- ---, ..,,v,.. 1 fm,.mm,,,.......,,,,,,,.,, ,. ,,,,,,.,,,,, ,,, - M A ---- ,.mg':ig1Qf555Q3:5,q5- gas xys.,fs,fy.. ,W ,,,.A,,-v , M,-...Mgr ' 1 , 'Er W J O ,,a.,,xrlNxw T jo . NN"'vf.,,,,M ' , ft , ' ' V I " , I " , MSW f, paw, . wc- Q f M It X - H . his l 1 w w i OFFICE GROUP keeps records, procures and accounts for GSK stores and ma- terials, supervises maintenance of records. All stub requisitions must be cleared through ofiice before material can be issued. STOREKEEPERS IN GSK check, store stock in specially num- bered bins. Running inventory is kept so actual stock is know at all times. n 54 nga , The Big The job of the supply department is to make sure that the tens of thousands of items used daily hy the Navy arrive at the proper place at the proper time. ln the general stores catalogue over 75,000 items are listed and in addition there is clothing, provisions, equipage and spare parts for ships, electronics and aviation. ln addition to having responsibility FOUL WEATHER GEAR. part of equipage, is issued on tem- porary basis, must be returned after use. This gear was indis- pensable in operating area. si 4 GEI'1E1'El SIUFB for stores, the supply department also operates: the general mess which pre- pares and serves food for the enlisted men aboard shipg the ship's store Where toilet articles, cigarettes and stationary and other items may be purchasedg the soda fountaing the laundry and barber and Cobbler shopsg the clothing and small stores and the disbursing oflice. AVIATION SUPPLY men check accuracy of kar- dex card records. This group supplies all parts con- nected with aviation repair. LAUNDRYMAN takes clean laundry from rotary W21Sh61'- Washing takes about 1 hour, water heated to about 160 de- grees insures cleanliness. LAUNDRY CREW press shirts. Clothing of each member of 3000- man crew is washed weekly, neces- sitates 24-hour operation. DISBURSING OFFICER gives stragglers pay to men who were on Watch during regular payday. Men are paid on first and fifteenth of each month. n.i..Mcs.r. ,,,. ,.,,... , 0 ,. mm- iw- . ., V OPERATING TRIPLE EFFECT evaporators which produce about 90,000 gallons of fresh Water daily for boilers, cooking, laundry, and personal use. MAIN FEED to insure continued supply of water into the boilers. need constant watch 'ml ' V-... WATER, STEAM, ELECTRICITY Engineering . . . the Power Plant M.. .Ty 'v,... n FIRING THE BOILERS to form steam from feed water. Hot job, temperature sometimes reached T35 degrees. 'mga' ENGINEER OFFICER of the watch and assistants keep close check on control and operation of engineering plant, 56 THROTTLE BOARD in Main Engine Control, gages enable Engi- neer Oflicer to keep tab on overall operation, Ask any member of the Engineering Department on the Antietam and he will tell you that his department is the 'GI-leart of the Shipf' They are the people who operate the power plant, produce the steam and convert it to driving energy to keep the ship moving ahead at approximately 30 knots during flight operations. Also under the Engineering Department, the Electricians keep miles of Wiring, numerous generators and motors in constant repair. Damage Controlmen form the nucleus for repair parties should the ship be attacked. During normal operation they .are pipefitters, carpenters and metalsmitbs. Another group is responsible for the maintenance of auxiliary equipment including refrigeration, hy- draulics, and heating system. Electronics Technicians handle equipment throughout the ship, frequently climb high above the flight deck to check and maintain antennas. MEN PUTTING another generator in operation must have plenty of know-how. GENERATOR WATCH keeps close tab on electric power being generated, all ship's elec- trical equipment depends on generators for power supply. WHEN EQUIPMENT required repairs it was done immediately unless job was beyond ca- pacity of ship's force. -A -r f if fr ' r ' r rst' W' 1 " - TEAM BULKHEAD srop VALVE ' Q QILER' one of tough?-it maintenance 'obs' Bremen Clear Ilillc-51312. ci muscle to open and close. requlres 3W3y 0 IC IIC . i MEAL PREPARATION starts hours ahead of time, requires large crew of butchers fabovej bakers, cooks and mess cooks. Antietam butchers handled half m1ll1on pounds of meat during cruise. BAKERS HANDLE bread, desserts. They used 4,007 pounds of yeast, 129,000 pounds of flour. In addition to cakes, pudding, other desserts, bakers furnished bread for every meal. LIKE GIANT SERPENT, chow line weaves around aircraft on hangar deck. During operations, food was served four times every day 58 SERVED EVERY DAY Feeding 3,000 men is a big business in any- hody's language. Antietam's Commissary De- ' partment did that four times a day during the cruise, met unforeseen emergency with typical Navy ingenuity. At one time in port, a Water shortage prevented dishwashing. Men ate chow V from paper cups. Food consumption is stag- gering: a million pounds of vegetables, nearly 17,000 pounds of salt during the cruise. APPETITES WERE LARGE, men ate with gusto. All food was served at steam tablesg exceptions were cream, sugar, seasonings and butter. Coffee pots were placed throughout mess hall. ONLY A MINUTE is required to pass by steam tab Mess cooks serve food, keep mess halls clean MEN DUMP TRAYS, put utensils in Spe- cial wire racks fabovej. Below, tray is washed twice in hot water, then scalcled in scullery. DINNER IS SERVED... For Officers and Chiefs E ff OFFICERS EAT in wardroom in two shifts. Steward,s mate fleftj sets table ff, shortly before meal time. '7fQ SICK I plreil OFFICERS' SNACK BAR operated during most of STEWARD'S MATES pick up food in wardroom galley, serve officers cruise. Sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate were available seated at tables. late in evening. X SENIC cialin, i Werem 1 Ev ,i 'K J l I + GARBAGE WAS DUMPED after every me l. At t' ' CHIEF PETTY ' ' ' X was thrown over fanrail Qabovej In operatixig area 11311518 iii 1' d OFFICERS Pay for food on pro-rata basis unlike other en . . . ' r h h fl f 'IV Port, d1SPosal unit was activated. safe agnljllivlilege ozlvgradgsum deducted from Pay' They are served ami K THE FLUATING HOSPITAL ' fftfrfii Keeping 3,000 men healthy and fit for combat is a problem of staggering proportions. How- ever, the modern Navy has solved many prob- lems through balanced meals, clean living conditions, and top-notch medical and dental facilities. No finer equipment is available any- where - this floating hospital was staffed by men with Hknow-how" and experience. Men were encouraged to visit usick bayw for even the slightest cut or bruise. As a result, the An- tietam was known as a healthy and a happy ship. SICK BAY was scene of several emergency operations. fAbovej Doctor pre- pares to "snip off" appendix which is held extended by assistant. SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER, an eye, ear, nose and throat spe- cialist, examines fit of pair of glasses. Complete eye examinations were made aboard ship, glasses obtained when ship returned to port. .LI I f Vw: f W' ,f 4 ' , jf ff' f ' 5 , X H Qi 29 Chfifffgjlhfig .pw ,V ,Vg W Q , f Z ' X 5, f . W 5' wgy mf, ,rf X ft-evfi' ' f ,, ' SENIOR DENTAL OFFICER checks man for cavities. He examined all men for necessary work, then appointments were made and men re- turned later for actual Work. ANTIETAM HAD COMPLETE PHAR- MACY where prescriptions from vitamin pills to chloromycetin were compounded. During cruise, 130 men were treated daily for everything from simple colds to major operations. lA.....i. ................. ,..........,, -.. .,.. . A- ..... ...., fa..- . ,. - -af-7 Q WARM HAWAIIAN SUNSHINE served as a welcome to Honolulu, was big change from cool winter in Japan and Korea. GROUP OF PILOTS take advantage of free time to get exercise, keep in trim. Enlisted men also had workout room for exercises, boxing and other recreation. SHIP'S BAND, proficient at everything from heavy classics to jazz combo Work, entertained crew on hangar deck during many occasions. TI EO After several days at sea, spare time can become pretty dull. The shipis Welfare and Recreation Council pro- vided facilities for boxing, basketball, Weight-lifting, exercises. ln addition, movies were shown on the hangar deck Whenever operations permitted. The big recreation period came when the Antietam Went into port at Yokosuka, Japan for rest leave. ACEY-DUCEY fBackgammonj was a popular game during cruise. Games were played throughout the ship during off-duty hours, tournaments were played by divisional champions. QSee next page., EXECUTIVE OFFICER from one of Antietamls squadrons entertains group in wardroom. Excellent talent was available throughout ship for amateur shows and impromptu entertain- ment. , 'A"W"'m,,, 'W 1 ' 1 Q-W. 'Y CAPTAIN PONDERS next move. He took time out from duties to play game of acey-ducey with CPO during tournament, attest- ing to popularity of game. Captain won 2 out of 3. LIBRARY WAS FAVORITE spot of relaxation for some. Latest books, magazines were available here. Library was also used for Chaplain's Oiiice, Insurance Office and Divine Services. "GEEDUNK," Navy slang for soda fountain, sold almost 2,000 cups of ice cream daily. In addition, candy, cookies, cokes and other snacks were available. 5' 5 ,M-,-' - 5 .'giif ""' Q'!'fg- ..', ,K .tg MEN RELAXED whenever, and Wherever opportunity presented itself. Comic books, Westerns and poetry were popular. PINOCHLE, one of favorite card games, could be.located in almost any corner of ship . wwf' K . fab- wr' In-. V 4 f YW I ff , , ,,.,, f 1, f f j fl, - f1,p,y - A 'Q -17 K, . I , . , 4 W1 W X M ' ' ' ,AI bra,-,V e , g s . .... ,, W f"ii? 4 , r' HOBBY SHOP was well stocked with models, leathcrcraft, Pl3SI1oS. All items sold at cost plus a small profit. CPFOHIS Went into Welfare Fund.j .,..,.., . 1 .. , -1 . I' Y M R Y ,V A A N J..ff..1.,,,.r AJ.. fuel-4.4, 3 BLINKER SIGNAL IS USED TO TRANSMIT MESSAGES WITHIN LINE OF SIGHT. COMMUNICATIONS High speed and accurate contact is maintained with other ships, shore bases. 'L' if . vs 5' ' 1 k A if A 2 1 , ANOTHER FORM of visual commu- nication is the use of colored signal flags. Visual messages keep radio circuits free, keep enemy from hearing. LW COMPLEX RADIO circuits require technicians and operators t0 be on duty round the clock. In addition to oiiicial messages, many men received emergency wires from home. 'Q-QL'QQ,-'jV',Q-'fe,Qfgg fir 'f lf in f' " Iliff ' 5 Vi? . - . waii.,Q" ',Inii-ifhhuilfinWl',I41!,il,il4'lIliiyffiilii il,E,ii!g'jQli,lIllMi,'iflHi,lflI'.Qj,i Hi IW Hilill-Q sinus.Li.i4iii1If.l,!'F i!iWi. iii feffrf-,f'f"fffTT'f" "" '- 'ef . X. .3 gg-grg. -I x . 1 1 : f V' .'T,'f:'gi5f7"i'Tr-gafarfvzr-J-'fq.149115:-7, nm ,,,. ,.-,s ,,,,,,,.s U. " , " " ' ' " - f- f -A - . V- V L-12 XXX, X , ,n,N..,,, M., RADIO TELETYPES picked up official mes- MAIN COIVHVIUNICATIONS CENTER handled all incoming and sages, also press news for ship's daily paper. outgoing messages. Incoming messages were typed on multiple forms, delivered to departments co-ncerned. Every man aboard the Antietam was vitally concerned with communi- cations. For the most part, interest centered around mail from home. Mail came aboard and left the ship approximately every fourth day at sea. On the night before mail was scheduled to go off, letters were dropped in the post office letter slot faster than four men could cancel and sort it. Oflicial communications and stateside press news came aboard 241 hours every day. Many men received personal telegrams from home telling of births, deaths, other vital news. ANTIET1-IM'S POST OFFICE handled large W-H , ' M volume of business. Registered letter is re- ' X corded Cabovej . .E ,Mya z INCOMING MAIL frequently filled entire passageway around d f '1 11, d h dd d otrrcomo MAIL was eaneelled, sorted, poflfofficigrliiljfen 0 mal Ca neWSPaPefm Ot em San bundled and sacked by destination. en S a e WHEN GENERAL QUARTERS was sound- ed, it meant for each man to get to his battle station-fast! jammed passageways fabovej quickly emptied. Below, men race up ladder to gun position. SPECIAL HELMET is worn by tele- phone talker on island structure. Headphones fit under helmet. Talk- ers are strategically located through- out ship. MARINE DETACHMENT WAS FIFTH DIVISION SEVERAL FIVE-INCH CABOVEJ AND 40MM G UNI GENERAL Antietam was lucky: NERVE CENTER of ship is Damage Control Centrall- Damage IS reported here, oHiCer-in-charge decides CIC' t1on to be taken, issues commands. il VTSON IN GUNNERY DEPARTMENT, MANNED MlUN MOUNTS DURING GENERAL QUARTERS A QUARTERS y It was always a drill. ln addition to striking the enemy from the air, the Antietam also had to prepare for an attack - which never came. Frequent drills were held so that the crew would he ready in any emergency. Tow planes pulled targets over the Task Force, they were shot down. Imaginary collisions and fires occurred, 'ahomhsw' and utorpedoesn smashed the ship. During General Quarters, each man is assigned a definite station, Water-tight hatches are quickly se- cured. Fortunately, it Was always a drill-but the Antietam Was prepared, had the real thing come along. ,, X I f , COMPLEX RADAR EQUIPMENT and in- tercommunication systems were used during General Quarters to keep 40mm and five-inch guns on target. 2 , 5 .f f 5 fx MAIN BATTERY PLOTTING ROOM charted direction, speed of approaching "enerny,' aircraft, kept guns on target. . .. .gtgymil Y.,-W-1-.,. t mv a 1 4 as ,nm-1 rf - ,-1 EACH SQUADRON had staff of Personnelmen and Yeoman Qabovej to handle records, reports, other paper work. Limited space in regular sleeping compartments required some men to sleep in shops and offices Qnote bunk upper rightj. Below, Executive Oflicerls Office handles similar Work for ship's com- pany. . l 1 Q E 2 l I sawn a 3 LEGAL OFFICE records all disciplinary action taken aboard ship Legal advice was available to crew members. TI-IE OFFICE The Antietam could he likened to any large company em- ploying, feeding, housing 3,000 employees. Naturally a great deal of paper Work was required to keep things operating smoothly, so each department had the necessary olfice stall to handle personnel records, pay records, special reports, each man's service record which records his Naval career, accomplishments, proficiency marks. 7' I5 W7 Sf . X , ,randi MARINE DETACHIVIENT had small oiiice to take care of Q orders, transfers, personnel records. OFFICERS' SERVICE RECORDS, all oflicial correspondence is handled by staff of Captain's office. AIR OFFICE is typical of departmental office where Watch ,hsts are Compiled, C0rreSpondence handled. Per- sonnel in each department make special requests through chain-of-command, start with their oflice. , . , 11 ,. . l, ,. . 1 1., ' e Q r' ' V il 3 ,Ti .,l. ,rf ffl--'lff li'l'lVw V. if I -, ,3'u'l'l,i'1f"llfl1l .L X 1" 1' -Z':f'fTfqEj,jf35j",,:f:Q,',,gg:vj., 1' . THE AN TIETAM E ER SLEEPS Comparative silence falls over ship at taps, but Work goes on. At taps, many men go to sleep, but many others are just starting their day's work. Men are working on air- craft, getting them ready for the dawn strike. Bombs, rockets and ammunition are being handled throughout the ship. The galley is a beehive of activity as break- fast and even dinner are being prepared. Q Up on the bridge, many men move silently in a dim red light to keep the ship on course - in the right spot within the Task Force. Below in the Engine Room many others are working to supply the ship with power to move forward, power for lights. The evaporators are still turning out water at the rate of 90,000 gallons every day. While many men sleep, many others are hard at work. The Antietam never actually sleeps - but the comparative silence of night-time routine was captured by the camera through the use of a long time exposure. Men were moving in front of the camera, but they moved often enough and fast enough so that no image was recorded on the film. IN PORT Junior Officer of the Deck checks iden- txficauon of returmng liberty parties fabovej. Below OOD stands his Watch on the quarter- MAN ABOVE has just been awakened by messenger will go on Watch in a few minutes. NIGHT WATCHMEN In the Navy, Watchstanding is a chore that plagues most men every few days, is carried on in addition to regular Work. There are numerous types of Watches -from keeping an eye on Water levels in the hoiler room to deck pacing with a rifle. The Air Group had three to six men on Watch at all times, looking for fires, gas and oil leaks, and to make sure that closely parked planes did not Work loose with the pitch and roll of the ship. Most integrity and security Watches are of four hours' duration, and go on 'round the clock. By far the loneliest is the ulVlid Watch," from midnight to 0400, when the Watchstandersgare virtually alone. While many hundreds are asleep, a small group of Lookouts are on watch in the cold blackness of night - the hundreds rely on the few to spot impend- ing danger. , Watchstanding - especially for the Night Watchmeii - is a dull, lonely, thankless and important joh. BROW WATCH IN IAPAN WAS COLD, LONELY VIGIL 3 nw, R l I I I E 7 , , ! 1 ' BARBER SHOP was especially busy before inspections, hair had to be t ' cut in regulation manner. Six chairs were filled almost constantly. Ap- t pointments were made to do away with waiting lines. OFFICERS' barber sho had two TAILOR SHOP was busiest before inspections. Two men did all tailoring and pressing. NSPECT Men and equipment were periodicallyc Ships of the United States Fleet are probably the clean- est of any in the World. Periodic inspections insure that uniforms, living spaces and Working spaces are l kept orderly. Captain and Department Heads inspected personnel, followed by check of various compartments ' and mess halls. , 3414 , , M ' before inspections repairing . i COBBLER was overworked run-down heels. 41 ' P chairs, required same regulation hair- cuts as enlisted men. CAPTAIN INSPECTS part of supply department, was accompanied by Division Officer, department head and yeoman who recorded discrepancies. H V t 2 " .i... ...i.i I l 1 WEATHER PERMITTING, inspections were held on flight deck. Men in foreground stand at attention as Captain and inspection party passes by. 3 7? SPECIAL INSPECTION was held before leaving United States Some men wore blues, some whites, others wore working uniform fl U N S ly checked for readiness. MEN .ASSEMBLE for dress blue inspection at San Diego. Officers give last-minute in- structions, straighten ranks. DESTROYER Qabovej makes big splash as she nears Antietam Below she has come alongside will soon start to receive fuel oil I REFUELING qmall ships, such as Destroyers, cannot carry enough fuel oil for many days of high speed operations Frequently the Antietam received a destroyer alongside for refueling as shown on these two pages The destroyers often paid for such serv- 1ce Once, on replenishing day, there was no mail for the Antietam Three thousand men aboard were elated when the baptam an- nounced later in the day that a destroyer en- route to the Task Force from Japan would arrive shortly with several bags of mail. On another occasion a crew member of the Antietam who had been seriously injured l I f I Was transferred in a dramatic midnight-race- against-time to a destroyer for further transfer to a Navy Hospital Ship. .,, ,qi GUN SHOOTS li hc line fr h' h 1 8 Om S IP to s ip as leader for series of larffcr and heavlef f0PeS, last of which is heavy enough to pull end of fuel linebto destroyer. Fuel line is supported by boom which extends Over Water- Q XX 5 . X-XgX 3 .X Q X XY E T X X X - OSNX Xi X X XXXXXX X X Xxx X x-XX x NX X X X X -X XCX Y . X 2 K - X XX. X X X XX XX XX . X .X X EAXE19 x .X X A -X X sgwgw - - XC QX,-QXXQQRXXX X 'X XX X A S5-Ni x X XS,-5 X i fjfwwwm nf, , Hum X I' , f f 4 ' S y ai XX Q 'S ,..mXtmXXl' ii N ,. X 5 ww f ,WW f :gn .X , 4 -.11.12:71?1:11M125E:r??P?KL2iif3'g'l- iff' ff-. 52?-.224 0 M '-' ' f 4- A,.,..,.,. 45.3, f-X., X, W-,.,.........,,, X N XX ss - X SX A W V. X X,..XX.. X ...,. 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FLIGHT OPERATIONS OEASE AND SUPPLIES COME ABOARD Every fourth day the Antietam moved south with the Task Force to meet replenishing ships. For pilots and air personnel it meant a change in daily routine. However, replenishing Was frequently referred to as an 'Gall hands evolutionf, The Gunnery depart- ment, the deck force, handled lines to other shipsg held down key positions in the complex shuttling of materials. Plane cap- tains and others left their regular stations to form Working parties for the movement and stowage of supplies as they came aboard h ' . I EXECUTIVE OFFICER keeps sharp eye at I e me of 105 tons PCI hour trained as replenishing teams go to Work. BIG BOOM on supply ship swings net of needed stores over Side ae winch on Antietam takes UP Slack in line QUICK TRIP Over ICY Wflfef fCI'I1'1iI1'lted WSU hands guide Supplies to skid Tractor will move to less congested area for unloa ' S . 'O ' K 31 C din. 6 S . A -S . Q i S S S swf - I Q ra, l f f ' i s w Qssv' K i X Q XX X Qi is PILEUP ON I-IANGAR DECK begins as stores come aboard faster than they can be stored below. Top speed is required to clear deck for ammunition coming next. COMPLETION OF STORES TRANSFER finds little space left on hangar deck. Angle of sunlight indicates it's still early morning. FUELING BOOMS READIED FOR NEXT OPERATION. 'I'IME FOR A LAST CIGARETTE, THEN SMOKING LAMP IS OUT. .1 .. '. ' Wy. 5.1, ,. V ., I 0, ,enyy-ww. n.k,f,w y iv ,N-1 .... , ,.... . ,,..,... ..,. ..-AW . ll E 2 i ii ,Z aw FLANKED TANKER steers straight course, rigid 80-foot distance is main- tained by Antietam on one side, destroyer on the other. FUEL COMES ABOARD into fuel oil downcomers to 2,000,000-gallon tanks. Safe transfer is under "B" Division supervision. PREPARATIONS FOR PERSONNEL TRANSFER begin when fuel is flowing smoothly. From opposite side of hangar deck, tanker 100145 as thou h it were nudging the corner. g BOS'NS CHAIR swings, lurches over water as new man is brought backwards aboard the Antietam. Lifeguard helicopter stood by during transfers, was never needed. VITAL TRANSFUSIUN The Antietamis huge tanks hold enough fuel oil to keep the ship operating for more than two months. However, in order to keep those tanks full, fuel oil Was taken aboard every replenishing day. As the carrier and tanker move side-by-side, fuel oil can be pumped aboard at the rate of 250,000 gallons per hour. Aviation gas tanks are also kept full, it can be pumped aboard at 50,000 gallons every hour. Lubricating oil, in 50-gallon barrels, is brought aboard with cargo nets While aviation gas and fuel oil are being pumped. division men. Petty officer is saying Please gentle C won t you exert a bit more effort? EEG OF WAR between highlinc used for bos'ns chair 2 F t et PRECIOUS CARGO crosses from tanker via high line. Men keep eyes fastened on heavy canvas baskets, stand by to release them, return hook for another load. TENDER RECEPTION. more gentle than that afforded ammunition, sacks are lowered to Waiting skid, taken to hatch nearest post office. fs 5 can EAGER VOLUNTEERS, always willing to help speed this particular detail. Even the post office men are cheerful about their task. MAIL CALL The link between home and ship, mail call is particularly important aboard Antietam because of large reservist complement, mostly family men. Antietam claims to hold fleet records for mail received, 409 sacks was record day, about 3,500 for entire cruise. The crew mailed home about 3,000 bags of mail. All this is handled by four postmen plus Volunteers. My A MOUNTAIN OF WORDS, COOKIES AND ARGYLELSOX. M-ff-a..,......,,,,M,, , ' ' 1 f"m""'e---..,, . 'W -' " f' WMV ,E , , , fi' 8' .f-aku! POTENTIAL DESTRUCTIUN In one month, Antietam spread more tons of explosives over the North Korean countryside than any one car- rier expended in four years of World Wai' ll. The enormous task of transferring everything from 20 mm. cartridges to 2,000 pound hlockbusters must be handled with speed, efficiency, utmost precaution. Workhorse tractors Whose maneuvers 'remind one of amusement park Dodge 'Em cars, scoot bomb laden sleds to destinations. BOMBS PILED HIGH on deck of ammunition ship await transfer to Antietam. No smoking is allowed during ammunition handling. i 1 f WINCH OPERATOR in background eases load of bombs into posi- tion. Heavy clothing is worn because of extreme coldg over all goes a life jacket for those men working near deck edge. H K If DECK HANDS guide bombs to waiting sled. Tractors were utilized to move sleds. About 300 tons of ammunition were received each replenishment day. 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Air- craft Were placed on four corners of ship, prop blast effectively turned ship without use of tug boats. mnuxuuu.-fm-........---.-.. .. . ..,,. .,...,,..,..v-.rv-x-vpn, -' BACK T0 JAPAN Antietam's rest and recuperatinn leave SMART APPEARANCE was made by Antietam as she pulled into port with crew in dress uniforms at flight deck parade. BAND PLAYED marches as ship moved into port, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, 5 Quartermasters watch ff01T1 Bridge Wing. After several Weeks of accelerated flight operations, re- turn to Japan was always a big affair, eagerly antigi. pated by everyone aboard. In Japan, Antietamis port Was the Naval Base at Yokosuka, Japan-about 30 miles south of Tokyo by tram. Docking facilities at Yokosuka for large ships is limited, so the big question was always Whether 01- not the Antietam would be lucky enough to dock at Piedmont pier-or if she would have to tie up uout in the streamw fPage 37D . The latter meant liberty boats would have to be used, requiring extra time to get ashore. L SECOND LARGEST in world, hammerhead crane at Pied- mont Pier in Yokosuka was familiar sight, welcome to crew as ship neared dock. , 4 . ir,-L, HELEVATOR HERE" painted on dock indicates to ship's Skipper where deck-edge elevator goes alongside pier. Dock workers await first lines. GIESHA GIRLS in full Oriental dress set mood for liberty in Japan, per- form ceremonial dances as welcome to ship, back from tour in forward area. CRANE'S HEIGHT dwarfs ship at Piedmont Pier. CRANE LOWERS gangway into position 21S 30011 as possible after ship is tied to dock. EACH DEPARTMENT had chance to air bedding on flight deck while in port. I , . H X ya s' , ' X .L FLIGHT DECK CREW scrubbed and painted flight deck during work- ing hours. Most men had afternoons off in port. YOKOSUKA. was foggy much of the time, but men still hurried with Work so that they could go on liberty. Aircraft crews used time in oft to make repairs on planes, have them ready for next Korean strike P 84 IN PORT Ship is cleaned, repairs made during rest leave While many men were at Rest Hotels through. out Japan, others remained aboard to handle maintenance. Liberty was granted in late after- noon f all day on Saturday and Sundayj fm' more than half of crew. There was always a great deal of mainte- nance to he done, hut emphasis was placed on rest and recreation insofar as possible. BEFORE NEW PAINT could be applied, old paint had to be chipped away. Gunnery Department handled much of the painting. TRACTORS and other mobile equipment were Palflted and maintained during stay in port. During Opemtlqnsg equipment had to be in good shape, there was little Um for repair work. A OLD SHELL CASE doubles as Butt Kit fash trayj , is polished during spare time fabovej . Below, painters swing like mon- kies high above flight deck. G-UNNERY DEPARTMENT men sit on stage as they paint side of ship. Life jackets are mandatory for anyone working over Water. FRESH COAT OF PAINT IS APPLIED TO BOAT POCKET. :.............-.......... ,., U V MEN SWARM OVER FLOAT TO ADD COAT OF PAINT TO ANTIETAM'S HULL. NOON HOUR IN PORT ALLOWS TIME TO RELAX ON FLIGHT DECK. . --,.2- P Q QM? MARINES PAINT passageway near their sleeping compartment. Painting is major part of ship upkeep. SIDE PAINTERS Qabovej touch up ,rust spots near waterline with chro- mate paint. SPRAY PAINTING on mess 416.014 Qbelowj had to be done between fmld- night chow and breakfast. 4- MOTOR WHALEBOAT is lowered as Antietam nears buoy in Yokosuka harbor. Men in boat will moor ship to buoy. ALJUUIVIMODATION LADDER is rigged as soon as ship reduces stgl in harbor. It is lowered into position, serves as walkway to platform at water level where boats come alongside. ' OUT IN THE STREAM iAntietam mnors three miles out When the big piers Were in use, the Antietam had to tie up Hout in the streamfl The anchor chain was secured to , y s a buoy and the ship lazily circled it with the tide. ' Q ,- . 4."f7, gy gp Mooring buoys are placed in specific pattern through- ' .mi 'K 411' sf ANCHOR DETAIL operates anchor windlass. One man frightj regulates Speed with which anchor is dropped while another stands by the brake. Anchor chain is in background. l...........,, 1 out the bay so, When ships swing with the tide, there is enough clearance between berths to prevent collision. ANCHOR CHAIN is detached from anchor and lowered to water level where men of mooring detail secure it to large ring in buoy. fLeftj . BOW OF AN TIETAM is secured to buoy. Stern is free and ship swings with tide. I E I I I I I E I 4 I s I 3 99' ! v N' . 1, I- I I I it iiii ' 87 S fZ',5 E Vg , I . 2 . - ,VA f f . . X 7 ' ' . ",, l g V eagerly swarmed aboard. is + X 1, f'?f 7 f LIBERTY BOATS frequently made several passes at accommodation ladder before coming alongside Qabovej. However, once alongside fleftj, men THREE ILES TO ELEET LANDI G When liberty call was sounded, hundreds of sailors ing for the 20-minute ride ashore. In rough weather, lined the hangar deck, anxious to get onto terra firma fewer men were allowed in each boat, waves frequently after several weeks at sea. Liberty boats ran eontin- splashed into open boats. Men returned to ship in same uously, but it often required two or three hours of wait- fashion, full of sights, sounds and smells. SEVERAL of boats were used. Landing craft Qabovej was borrowed from Fleet Activities, would carry over 100 men. Officers had own accommodq tion ladder Qrightj, Went ashore in closed personnel boat. 88 -on ,,...4rggs+ e-" . . - - is Q ,.,. ,.....,..,w. W QW. AL A nigh is ..... sf-Q .e Q -f -'KCN,,. , RICKSHAW, 1951. is no longer pulled by hand. Machine Age has brought bicycles into play, average short haul costs about 100 yen. MAIN STREET through Yokosuka as seen from hill Large bui ing 1 hr of street IS Navy Enlisted Men s Club In picture at F1 uP of Japanese children play in front of thelr 0 XX .XX Y Q? QQ?-wtltyie f Q G , o To practically every man on the Antietam, the first Visit to Japan held many surprises. For some it was the first trip to a foreign country. Others had been in Japan during World War II, but changes in the nation made it a different place in 1951. A group of sailors in a liberty boat fleftj watch the Antietam disappear into the fog as they start their holi- day in Japan. ' . 'ld' to I-'g . . 1 . ' 'ght, 81'0 ' ' ' h me. STREET SHOPS featured pearls in oysters. Sign suggests "Take a Chanceln with guarantee of at least one pearl. MOST POPULAR haircut for kids was simple bowl over head type. Most people were eager to pose for camera. "DOUBLE DUTY" was name given this picture by photogra- pher. Women carry youngsters in sling while away from home. SHOE SHINE MAN takes a few minutes off for a quick nap. Shines were generally excellent "spit-polish" type. BEGGAR WITH DAUGHTER PLAYS ORIENTAL MUSIC ON STREET CORNER. .,., 'Q 4 if , S7 'gf -- f1g,Qysmsw-wifes f 1'3?,f05 Q .X V Nz, 44 if 1 i l 25 ENLISTED 1VIEN'S CLUB was al- ways popular spot in Yokosuka. It featured cocktails, beer, soft drinks, snacks and complete meals. In addi- tion, there was dancing every night, free movies and a store. IN FRONT of railroad station, sailor digs for rickshaw fare. Ride from main gate to station takes less than five minutes, there is no set fare. It is usually possible to save about half of fare asked by bargaining. MANY IAPANESE SHOPS have living quarters in back. Below is early morning scene in Yokosuka. Few shops opened before noon, most remained Open until 10 at night. Z i . ' ' --1... 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Complete shop- ping facilities are available for United Nations personnel and their fami- lies, P.X. restaurant served full-course dinners starting at 65 cents. '36 in' F rfif ERNIE PYLE THEATRE in Tokyo is frequented by Americans. Large building contains dining facilities, two movie theaters, library, small Commissary. HER MOUTH stuffed with American bubble gum, small Japa- nese girl studies funnies which were printed on the Wrapper- FAMILIAR SIGHT to Antietam men is bronze statue of Amida-Buddha in Kamakura. Statue, second largest in Japan, is 700 years old, weighs 210,000 pounds, is 48 feet high. 5 3 E E l i IA-PANESE ARE KNOWN throughout the world for beautiful landscapes and gardens. Gardens at Gamagori Rest Hotel Cbelowj were most popular subject of Antietam shutterbugs. CAMERA ENTHUSIASTS found a wealth of mate- rial in Japan. Statue Cabovej , a Shinto Shrine at Gama- gori, dwarfs 6-foot man fbelowj. Man pictured at left designed and sculptured statue. 95 it I 'fs fn!4. 30.27 w l l 5 , Q.: Y 5 1 i i 1' I, YQ 1 ,Q is Q vi r 2 V? , . 2,5 g f A ip -I' F ,- ., E 5, Sl! ' in-I 1 , i 1 Z5 i l e K s 32 4 5 fs' .gf 1 TROLLEY SWITCH TOWER is used to watch street-car traffic, throw switches when necessary. DIET BUILDING is scene of Japanese lawmaking. Water in foreground is part of moat which surrounds Imperial Palace. . ,W fig' t' . Ii f . I BRIDGE BUILDING CONNECTS outer Palace grounds nh I W1 1nper1al Palace wh1ch IS open to pubhc twnce a year 5 n ,-...ala-sg- ..,- 1 .av M. . . . ., ,., W r,,W,,.,a.M.m,,V, " ' v - f '- ef --I ,M I w.u,.,,rf,..,f:-'1w.N, .N . N--.,,, - , TYPICAL GARDEN SCENE NEAR NAGOYA IS REMINISCENT OF OLD IAPAN. "THREE SISTERS OF PEACE" IS STATUE NEAR IIVIPERIAL PALACE ANTIETAM PILOTS see Japan from air During in port trainin M F " - - g. t. upyama Qelevation 12,365 feetj, sacred moun- periods some pilots went to NAS, Atsugi, Japan, for s ec' 1 ' ' ' p 1a tam of Japan, 60 m1les west of Tokyo, can be seen m background 98 f. Zsojy, ENTERING- DRYDOCK is tricky business, requires precision Several tug boats and scores of men were required to get ship into position. ANTIETAM LEAVES THE WATER Ship goes in for repairs Enroute to Yokosuka at one tlme du11ng c1u1se, the Antletam sustained sllght damage which necessitated underwater repans The sh1p was sent to drydock for a few days before returning to the Sea of Japan for further operations Whlle in drydock, normal ln Port Routme was ca1r1ed on with one minor exception Some d1fHculty was encounter ed 1n connecting the ship with sewage disposal system on the dock had to use two comparatlvely small lavatories Oil the shlp Japanese workers ente1 ed into the humor of the 1nc1dent with a sign warnlng American S31l01S that Use of Japanese head requires some sklll HIGH AND DRY Antietam takes on different look Diver checks posi tion of ship before water is pumped out wood and concrete platforms hold ship firmly in place ' ' cc -0 97 As a result, during first day, Antietamas crew ' ' , ca A ' - 97 5 ' - , - V ' - ...f fx' ' '- V 1--. -:,:-fr---I-,fa-.f5.'y.f,-.17-,-pa -,,--,fy-V-V , . , ,. V , , Y. , , -,,, ' ' -' -"""fL"uur.auuya,-, MARINES TACKLE Held problem with the solemnity of actual battle. If Antietam had been called upon for landing party, Marines would have led it. s pe 'Lag wr' -ff-I -Q-.Q FIELD PROBLEM required two days. Crawling through dirt and mud fabovej is sharp contrast to another duty of Antietam's Marines fbelowj. They furnish Orderlies for Captain and Execu- tive Officer, serve as messengers. .V . MARINES RUN ship's brig, also have charge of prisoners on Work- ing parties, during calisthenics. MARINES AT TOP OF PAGE were intent on reaching objective Qb6lOWl- MEUCFUYU was wiped out, building captured in 48 hours. AS RETURNING FLIGHT ap- proaches overhead, helicopter pre- pares to take off. Almost without exception, it was in air during all launches and recoveries. RESCUE, FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS Helicopter drags pilots from icy water, carries priority mail, supplies and passengers One aircraft aboard the Antietam holds the undisputed record for iiying most hours during cruise. It is the helicopter operated by the Helicopter Unit. Because of the danger involved in taking off and landing on a car- rier, the helicopter flew as a plane guard every time a Hight left or re- turned to the ship. In cold Waters of the Sea V of Japan, a pilot must ' be rescued immediate- ly-or not at all. An- tietamis helicopter bat- W ted a 1.000 average in the combat zone, by saving several pilots. At other times, sup- plies Were needed for emergency repairs of an aircraft, and they Weren't available on board. Minutes later the helicopter returned with the parts from a nearby ship. There Was a shortage of Chaplains Within the Task Force and the helicopter came to the rescue by shuffling them back and forth-bringing Divine Services to thousands of men. HELICOPTER BRINGS MAIL. HELICOPTER HOVERS NEAR SHIP WHILE PLANES LAND y p ..i.. i . . I . , .,. ,, ,,., s , g 4 SUDDEN POWER FAIL- URE causes Corsair to crash into Water. This picture was snapped a second before it hit. Helicopter was already speed- ing to scene. LONG SHADOWS cast by late afternoon sun signal end of another day's flying for helicopter. Rotor blades are tied down to prevent Wind damage. PILOT WAS PICKED UP from icy Waters in less than a minute, re- ...- turned to the ship seconds later. He suffered only slight shock, was fly- ing again in a few days. I l WITH FIGHTER PLANE IN BACKGROUND, CHAPLAIN CONDUCTS GENERAL WORSHIP SERVICES ON HANGAR DECK i I I L l l I l E 1 Q. VVORSHIP AT SEA The Antietam had only one Chaplain - a Catholic priest and Naval Reserve Officer, recalled to active duty from his parish in Houston, Texas. Chaplain Paul C. Pieri said daily Catholic lVlass and also conducted General Worship Services each Week for men of the Protestant Faith. Vlfhenever possible, Chaplain Pieri would Hy by helicopter to another ship to say lVlass, While a Protestant Chaplain would return to the An- tietam for Protestant Worship Services. The Junior Dental Officer Q opposite pagel acted as Lwmriamvus - W-If W " , , .1 ,-ff f w-51,-.vw w1- gh Rabbi and conducted Weekly services for men of the Jewish Faith. The Latter Day Saints and the Christian Scientists also conducted Weekly services in the creW's library. By tradition in the Navy, whenever a inan makes a complaint of any nature, the standard retort is, uTe11 it to the Chaplain.77 lVlen of the Antietani did just that, as Chaplain Pieri counseled nearly l,2O0 men. ln ad- dition to that, the Chaplain made numerous visits to men who were in sick bay or the brig. rw r nf, rai:.'H .. .1 r . it it . 1-1. 1 .4 rf' Silva ,ffl ,,1?.f:i' ..1.',,,'L'f,1,.wfi5.ffitll!imWi. 1. rr. I V. ,s,a,.r,...,,..,-..-...uE.,...... wr- IEWISH DIVINE SERVICES WCF6 Conducted by Dental Of- PILOTS IN FLIGHT GEAR receive Holy Communion from Catholic Chaplain be- fore early morning strike over Korea. TENS? ' Z ii Ill 'N X 1 "" ficer in crew's library. l I JAPANESE ORPHANS assemble on qua-terdeck before tour of ship Mess cooks bakers and cooks originated idea of bringing guests aboard. THANKSGIVING NUNS ACCOMPANIED children on trip from Orphanage also enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner Navy style They ate with D 1' , 1 3 1 I I , . , 3 Orphans enjoy turkey entertainment The Antietam was docked in Japan on Thanksgiving. The crew decided they would like to share the day with others less fortunate. Chaplain Paul C. Pieri was enthusiastic about the idea' and made arrangements to bring fifty orphans aboard from the F ujisawa Orphanage. The children were shown part of the ship, assisted by officers and men, during turkey dinner. After dinner, movie operators treated them to a cartoon festival. ship s Chaplain Pieri. COIVHVIISSARY OFFICER butrers roll for Thanksgiving guest. Older Children got along without assistance. Officers and men helped younger ones. l l.'I:l'1"1'Y. OFFICER assists small firl in chow line. Children ate first had Same menu or turkey and trimmin S that me d.d fT1Y1x-D LUUL1. or galley was highlight for children. In true .laPnnese , - I . 8 W 1 . as ion, some wore Oriental dress, others were nttired in Wfestern Clothes. IO6 .. .,..,,.. ...,,,..,,.., . mm-W W 1.1. rr . 1 . 9. .- . i rr jf,l1 ur Us ,r ,, rr ':,..n,'5,,:H.lvgn,,r,inf 2 rl i. . .'.rlrl.'. 5.,a.....,.,,....,....,.,.,...,,.a.,...,,,,.,..... 41 V 4 , 4 4 VW W W M, , W7 . W vi , W ,, ,wwf arf" wflfvza fl r gf, fag 1 Z fa , ,, Q I W ff nf if 5 f Wm! VW X X W 16 . Wx 5 W, 'V . Z 'v 04 n X I 4, ,.,. X . S . X gif if Z ' 5 5 - .2 JM! I I. f Z aff Q f s I 2 5 ii f? '2 EA 0 'Q ge . K . W A , - 1 x K I 1 ,y M .Mag A I g ' I ,I ,z , , 6 Q .I in , I x I bm L 'fn I? Q K fa ,, Q! ' . Ax - , - 13,4 ' M4 ,Ky , F5 554' i '41 i 5: l s , . . i I I I K 4 .l F E f i I S i E s BIG KIDS TOLD Santa what they Wanted for Christmas. During Working hours, Santa is Ray Raymonde, who operates ship's oxygen shop. r PANDEIVIONIUIVI BROKE loose when Santa took over ship's band Qabovej. Below, squadron Stewards prepare to cut Christmas cake in ready room. CHRISTMAS KCONTINUEDJ fQ,:gar5r3 y r H, yrs 2 fr 5 -sw "A'ir?fhX 't'5E.'9if Bea Win.. SHIPS SKIPPER Qrightj joins in song as Santa sets the beat. Santa's suit was made in parachute loft from red cloth, pilot's boots, cotton. Captain Dufek, Commanding Ofhcer of the Antietam, said that Christmas, 1951 was the liest Christmas he had ever spent aboard ship. Every available space was decorated With trees, wreaths and other reminders of Christmas. The ship received the decorations just a few days before from a replenishing ship. A couple of pilots who had to make an emergency landing at an airfield in Korea did one better-they chopped a tree down and brought it back with them. Men everywhere were Whistling Mlingle Bellsn or HSilent Night." There was a great deal of frivolity Whiflh ceased only as me11 united in prayer at special Divine Services on Christmas Eve. ,.,,w,,- ,. .ma-L, - , . ,. .m....m, .,.,--,--,,..,,, Y ..,., ,.,,, n - Y I' 1 A 'va nw., 1 ., .1 . . 1- fi., . g.,Hgg.'..1,1.,..-n,-1.4, ri-IMWLM, fM,,,f,,1 ii ,. .wi ,1 ','A,,4.:i,w,i 1,v,5j,,g ,,,,,3,,1.v,'y,,m1f,,ll1,I-gum, hill fl, lll1l1!'m'1!,,,l,.l I. N P: 1,' ' :w N H vi 1' 1 -szmzmfafnvmuwmmwmmwwwwm 5. X Ah! WN 3558. 2 v 011 Christmas dav there was a tnrkew ta dinner with all the trimmings iIlt'lllllllIi1 free cigarettes and candy. That night the officers presented a "Happy llonrn entertaiinnent for the crew. It featured everything from an oflieers' i-lioir to officer Hwhite hatsi' -with hula dancers thrown in for good measure. 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Basketball and volleyball proved favorites. Two baskets were rigged at the forward end of the hanger deck and were in use whenever there was room between parked planes. Two volleyball nets were in constant use when operations permitted. Divisional playoffs were held in both of these sports. In addition there was boxing, wrestling, weight lifting, ping pong, fencing and, when the wind wasn't too strong, football on the flight deck. To bring the sports program to a climax an Antietam Olym- pics was held While enroute from Japan to Pearl Harbor. EAST UNDE RWAY CHAMPIONQ ANTIET1-XM'S CAGERS CLAIMED TITLE OF FAR- . - v SEA-GOING SLUGGERS SHUW PLENTY UF ACTION ANTIETAIVFS BOXING TEAM placed second out of 16 teams en- tered at lnterservice Tournament, Kyushu, japan. They lost 2 out of 3 to rival carrier Essex. l 1 WIND UP for a powerful right punch was followed by wild WELL-PLACED punches aroused cheers from crowd. There cheers. This one didn't connect, fighters became entangled. were few knockouts, most fights were won by decision or ended - in draw. PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING RING was built by volunteers, LAST ROUND found boxers exhausted, few well-placed required most of day to set up. Smokers always attracted full punches were delivered. Fights were limited to three rounds. house- I I 1 w I l k l i 1 he si ii . I w E S 12 ai as g ii yu I I , X I I A7 l E f l I I l I I 2 i N l SHIP MAINTAINED athletic gear locker where sports equipment was stored. Men Could borrow material during off-duty hours. SAND LOT SOFTBALL was played on field at Yokosuka Naval Base While ship was in port. Some Division games were held, others were played with men from base and other ships. VOLLEYBALL was popular game aboard ship. Operations usually prevented games from being played at sea, court was set up on flight deck while in port. l F 1 FIRST STEP in donation is registration. Collections went on for entire day at Yokosuka. 1003 DIVISION, signalmen of O-S Division came en masse to donate blood in Pearl Harbor. SOURCE IS TAPPED by Commander Beuermalii Anfietam Medi' Cal Officer, and visiting team doctor. SAILURS GIVE BLOOD Three limes during rruisv. men from the .'Xllllt'lLllll donated blood. lied Cross lmmlleml roller-limis in .Klu- medai, Cillllllflllii und Pearl l'lLil'lMJl'. .Xu ,XVIIIY llxillll from Tokyo Cilllltl almouul while the ship was on rest leave in Yoliosuku. Jzipail. l'lIlll'l'51t'lll'f 1-nllm-tions were made at sea lo aid injured personnel. response was so great that lllillly had to be turned away. ASSEMBLY LINE methods are used to prepare bottles, hoses, needles. Army team is assisted by Antietnm bos- pitalmen. OFF TO 'I'HE BANK goes the blood. Truck, from Tokyo, was hoisted onto hangar deck to minimize handling. ll3 I f N i I Q L. 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Orea . 1 les C0 . - l C ntletam vw Public I f 11 Confllct Und UC61n1ng her - . 9 a larger I n orlnatmn ' C1 Supew- - Servme Cer 1-el 1S1011 of the S and t v Gases 0 Ome to Were made to ' ' ' WH new Wlre 1 SPHPCTS, I , , 2 'II8 s., CAPTAIN DUFEK is greeted at S-hriners Hospital for Crippled perial Potentate, of Atlanta, who returned to United States Children at Honolulu. Wearing the traditional Hawaiian leis aboard Antietam. During stay in Pearl Harbor, Antietam crew are fleftj Alya E. Steadman, Chairman Board of Governors, members visited Shrine Hospital, saw building and grounds, Honolulu Unit, Captain Dufek, and Thomas C. Law, Past Im- met children. -Honolulu Adygylfiger Photo, ANTIETAM PICKS A CHARITY Adopting a charity became the custom of homeward bound Navy vessels several years ago. About midpoint in Antietam's cruise, crew members approached the ship's Skipper concerning such a fund. Captain Du- fek's official reply: MI have been hesitant about suggesting such contri- butions, as I realize that at best the salaries of military personnel are limited. However, since this appears to me a movement o1'iginating with the crew, I give it my full-hearted endorsement as a worthy project." A committee was selected to choose a charity which was Hfree of any religious or political connectionfi The decision was unanimous, and the Antietam Fund for Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children was of- ficially underway. Collection boxes were placed in pay lines every pay day. The goal was placed at 315,000-roughly a dol- lar per man each pay day. Two Weeks before arriving in the United States, the men of the Antietam had contributed 315,354.10 FUND COMMITTEE gathers around sign showing S15 ,000 goal has been passed. Left to right: Chaplain P. C. Pieri, CDR M. J. Brandt, T. H. Clovis, H. J. Paul. Not pictured, R. W. Fouse. II9 ,.null ! miral C. Turner Joy. CGNGRATULATIONS Upon her departure from Task Force 77, Antietam received messages, which are quoted below, congrat- ulating her on the part she played in the United Nations action against the Communist aggressors in Korea. From Commander, Carrier Qiyision Five, WWE WILL MISS ANTIETAM AND AIR GROUP 15 ON THE LINE WHERE THE REDS HAVE FELT THE POWER OF YOUR PERSISTENT AND ACCURATE STRIKES. ENJOY YOUR WELL DESERVED REST.n From Commander, Task Force 77: HIT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE AS WELL AS A PRIVILEGE OPERATING WITH YOU. THE WORK YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING WOULD MAKE ANY BOSS LOOK GOOD. THANK YOU, GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE WE MEET AGAIN.n QSigned, RADM PGFTY.D From Commander, Seventn Fleet: U . . . TAKES PLEASURE IN COMMENDING THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ANTIETAM AND HER EMBARKED AIR GROUP FOR AN OUTSTANDING PEFORMANCE DURING TOUR OF DUTY IN THE FAR EAST. YOUR EFFICIENCY AND DETERMINA- l20 5 M J: M: , 4 .1 A H . X5 , M ':",li' lj' f5l7,'flllI'li "ltlll'9l5lll"f-'f'.ww' 9' Jf' TION IN CARRYING OUT EVERY ASSIGNMENT DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISE. GOOD LUCK AND BON VOYAGE.n fSigned, VADM Robert P. Briscoe. From Qgmmander, Naval Forces. Far East: "UPON YOUR DEPARTURE'WR'E6MEWATERs""' COMNAVFE CONGRATULATES ANTIETAM AND HER AIR GROUP FOR THE MAGNIFICENT AIR OPER- ATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN KOREA. THE DAMAGE INFLICTED ON THE ENEMY REFLECTS THE STRONG SPIRIT OF THE PILOTS AND THOSE WHO KEPT THEM IN THE AIR. FAREWELL AND GOOD LUCK.U CSigned, VADM C. Turner Joy. From Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Paglfig Fleet, N . . . CONGRATULATES USS ANTIETAM ON YOUR SPLENDID PERFORMANCE OF DUTY IN THE FAR EAST. YOU AND YOUR AIR GROUP MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE NAVAL EFFORT IN KOREA. WELL DONE.U QSigned, ADM Arthur W. Radford. JCIZEA-' 1' Um-2.738395 in ANTIETAM'S CHAPLAIN recdves copy of congrauda- tory message from V1ce-Ad- J D J Al Wi V259 fffz,-K ANNE mmf 2 til 351 U I '- D X Volume 2 Numberilli Ulises? saturday Anr1l26 1952 ANTIETAM LEAVES PEARL HARBOR: ENROUTE TO U.S. Qu March 19th, the Antietam left Task Force 77 for the last time to spend a little more than three Weeks at port in Yokosuka, Japan. Part of that time Was regular Rest and Recuperation Leave, the rest as uStandby Carrier." As sailing date neared, supplies and bombs were off-loaded for the Antietamis successors. Her planes Were flown to a field 111 Japan and, on April 17th, she left Japan and set her course for Hawaii. Arriving in Pearl Harbor on Thursday morning, the ship re- ceived a Marine Fighter Squadron bound for the U.S., and sev- eral civilian guests and newspaper reporters. During the two-day visit, crew members enjoyed a final liberty in Hawaii. At 1000 today, the big ship steamed past Waikiki Beach and disappeared around Diamond Head . . . homeward bound. i , in-f' Q' -0 M K,-an vs. -f' lkxixkiuv-3' i....,.s X A x , . N. F ,, W-W rf'X. us NQFWX ew QM Q ' S Xxx-is X SINGLY AND IN SMALL GROUPS, Antietam crew mem- at the United States since September, 1951. The man above looliS bers hurried topside to take care of some important business longingly at the Golden Gate Bridve still some distance away- Q 7 on the morning of May 2. The business: to get a first look Soon-home and wives and sweethearts and friends. I22 Y ,.., . ?- ' ,QL i-1.:'x:1.'r1 W inlvm, 1' 5,41 1,i,-ilu,-i 1 ww, Hrmr we .V ,- , 1.1, , f-i.w"w'-' N" ' , , ' , ,, , , 1 , 1. .. i., ifi'vl7"'- " ' " " 3 1 A GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE COMES CLEARLY INTO VIEW AS CREW ASSEMBLES FOR FLIGHT DECK FORMATION ANTIETAM IS HOME NWWQBSWW A MINUTE TO GO. nearly everyone is on flight deck . . . while baggage waits on hangar deck for men in first leave party. QNX- X Si SQQQJX O I X wx x xxx fix N .xi sf X , - T51 x 5 XX X Q .ix X5 XX xxx iw MEN WATCH CROWDS ON DOCK AS SHIP MOVES INTO MOORING POSITION RELATIVES AND FRIENDS STRAIN FOR FIRST GLIMPSE OF LOVED ON ES -. 'K MARCIA TAKES THE CHECK Climax of the Antietamas fund drive for the Shrineifs Hospitals for Crippled Children came when Marcia Owens, 7, of National City, California, was carried aboard by an officer. She was then carried to the ranks of men by Captain Dufek who placed her carefully on the deck. The little girl, in the braces she was given at the Shrine Hospital in San Francisco, Walked slowly past the men to receive the check from Airman Francis E. Montee. SWEETHEART OF THE SHIP, Marcia Owens shook hands with about thirty of the men. Each bent forward from the position of attention to greet Marcia. , . 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Z, X45 . , any ,I -vip- WW ' ' in sb A kyly l,l""'4'f'f f , YQMXN uflk iw, or M IN CREW'S LIBRARY, MEN LOOK AT ANTIETAM-HOMECOMING CLIPPINGS FROM LOCAL NEWSPAPERS When the Antietam steamed into the Air Station at Ala- meda, California, on May 2, scores of television and newsreel cameramen, radiomen and newspaper re- porters were on hand. Stories were carried in all Ala- meda, Oakland and San Francisco papers and in other papers and magazines throughout the nation. An editorial, MYoung Americans Come Homef' in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 3 said, in part: Wllhe gift of 315,354 . . . was an act of humanitar- ianism above and beyond the call of duty . . . The Navy modestly says the men were only observing a custom . . . The size and generosity of their donation, however, is evidence that this was no mere bow to tradition . . . It is probable that the Antietam will now return to the Re- serve Fleet. As she goes, an GE, for Excellence should be painted on her stack and a page entered in her ship's history, just rewards for special service above and be- yond the call of dutyf, ! 4 , , ,, 1 ,, U ,A ,, ,,,,f,--ir, ,3, , , y y W,,'v1'i"'t'tif2Hs1:.' w15'w.w was IJNL b . f B Mm gal .,- 'ilffw' W , ,V .T H - J is in wt- -'smlllwm 'E -FOR NORTH AMERICA GENERAL OFFICES-CHICAGO If 'is J '5- , x . 4 .- N ,l 4, , .., .- I,-- nsosol M ssulons Cor4Mcg4w:sL1'n-4 or Pzunavnvama I-pn.: sans.. ov:nNoR's Orrlcc 'num nv: un ncaa nam Hsnnusauno cas... A mms.. Mlrch la' '952 .nom sfm: February 19, 1952 ocvcnnon Captain George J. Dufek, USS Antletam, clo Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California. Dear Captain Dufek: This will acknowledge with thanks your letter and enclosed copy of the January 26th issue of Antietam, in which my recent letter to you was published. It was most thoughtful of you to send it to me. I was happy to learn that the Shrine Crippled Chi1dren's Fund now totals 88500 and that you expect to reach a goal of Sl5,000. It 19 A msg encouraging sign when men who are so busily engaged in fighting aggression can contribute so generously to such a worthy cause. I do want you to know that I appreciate your taking the time to write me. with best wishes for over-the-top success, Sine erely, ...- Commanding Officer U, S. 5, Antietem CV 36 cfo Fleet Post Office San Francisco, California lllustrious Sir: A copy of your ship publication dated Saturday, February Z3rd, l952, reaches me and the very interesting article regarding the Antietqm Fund drive for the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children produces a reader item that would not only share the interest of the nearly 700,000 Shriners in the country, but also the warm and glowing inggrug of more than 250,000 crippled children who have been either completely cured or materially helped by their visits to our merciful institutions. I address you as "Illu.strious Sir", and certainly such salutation is appropriate for each and every member of the crew of your great ship. lt is very heartwarming to know that such men engaged in the work of fighting the battles of the country can yet find time to think objectively about the crippled children of our land. Permit me to qgg whggeyer words I have at my command to express our grateful appreciation to "ch 'nd "WY 'me of YOU f0l' lhle continued friendship and unselfish interest in the work of the Shrine organisation. May Diving Pggyldem-3 guide and direct each of you and bless you for your thoughts and actions With a personal greeting to each of you that bears with it the warmth of the spoken word, I am I 1'- Cordially and y yours, Z gmsfjec SHRINERS v. ruruun usuowucn. cal-nam nnmn muutmi. -maavtvaau OFFICE RS cumwav cacuoun. caan-ap. nun. una some n uecncvwsv vvu.c..a-nr.-. saanmmcc. ummm eroacs u ssuunns. sunuav me-sc. :swans alanine: svrusav vnamua -iw-avsw c e ADWSORV BOARD or onrnovcolc sunccons ne :cuuc mLsou.c..naan. ws mann on suv csmwnu. uw eatwq imma. ow lesrm s sun sons.. cnuauusnva on num nc scuuuu a- A cs ac u as ccuaan v Captain George J. hifek U.S. llavy, Commanding U.S.S. antietam CCY-362 nm- captain mfsk, BOARD OF TRUSTEES HOSPITALS FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN 'YMOIIAI C. LAW. Tlulvll sea less avuuva l. csoaoua On Board 'rnusrccs snwun w cnaruan amino. amvcal. c-mc. menu c. Law avclma. emouaua wanna c scccca sv -wt. al-arson nnmv A unc: a-aiu. mm-.crm cus: n wzasvu na-vwvoi annum up-I-v u -ww, 1..'...... m...m. .un us-mv. ac-va claw-A nouns n. aatowm, umm na-mn. rcnwuva ne-uc-mass. no-mi U.S.S. ANTIETAII UN-561 'April 28, 199 noun c mason, Ja namula cum scsvcc. ainlcacuvvs mmoac Laovc. nn nu-was rcvvm -nuav ul-li. :mfs-al. noarnv r wma. cunts cacuut wa-.1-scvca. c. c ctnvnuor n rcamoonr n n to. 1-ocnsccmiorc A On April 17 when I first heard of the gracious act of the crew of the Antfstam in selecting the Shrinere Hospitals for Crlppled Children ae the recipient of their charitable gifts I did not fully grasp the significance of what it meant. Now that I have been given the marvelous opportunity of becoming one of a group of U.S. citizens to meet this ship at Honolulu and return to the Italnland se your guest lt has been my privelege to meet many of the officers and crew and learn first hand really what has happened. In my 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees cf the Hospitals I have never known of an act which has reflected so much credit on the giver and the recl- Piint. Your confidence ln us and our work, your tolersticn ln making the selection and the splrlt of the entire ship, can only cause 700,000 Shriners to look upon this Grand Navy of ours ln a different light. We heretofore have recognized tlom as truly our first line of defense. New when fn the midst of fighting our battles and daily risking their lives, they pause to consider those even less fortunate and as a SHIV 00ml-Waite unit of 2900 Officers and men contribute over 515,000 to these 1101110 ones, I, for one, am simply overwhelmed, and I know every other Shrlner will be also when I convey to them the story. I We can only say, thank you and llay God Bless and protect each and every one of you. lost Sincerely, Ji- aff-f Thomas C. law, Representing Board cf Trustees THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY WASHINGYON 21 May 1952 From: Secretary of the Navy To: Commanding Officer, USS ANTIETAM Via: Chief of Naval Operations Subj: Commendation 1. It has come to the attention of the Secretary of the Navy that the officers and crew of the USS ANTIETAM. after electing to raise funds for an appropriate charit- able effort, succeeded in amassing total contributions of SIS, 353, which sum has been turned over to the hos- pitals conducted by the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. 2. This voluntary effort on the part of the officers and men of the ANTIETAM reflects the most wholesome desire to assist in alleviating the sufferings of the un- fortunate, and moreover reflects high credit on the entire Navy. 3. Such accomplishments as this serve as A continuing reminder that the Naval Establishment is an integral part of American society, and it is my pleasure to com- mend thls effort on the part of the officers and men of the ANTIETAM with a heartfelt Well Done. .-.,,,,4 Edward L. Clark. AN Ens. Glenn A. Riley . Ens. William W. Marwood Edward J. C. Farrell, AN W. Johnson W A a gratitude and appreciation we of theirservice the heroism he sublime testimony: of their full measure in safeguard-A ourdeparted brothers, we are f V A . , V K . on ' t - V '- fi, f i IA T- "f--:, .-if 3'?i111gQL' '4:'?1'4'-.51 izffffff " V ,.,'.fnA.- ,,,,, ,1,l,.,..,, .. V ,. ' 1 1 - . . . A.: I . L. I "-1 ""' 'I 'I ""! ..1..v.w-,.w- r:1H,.414-.J'f- :..,,,. ,V . .1-' 2' -" ' ' ' 'A "' CRUISE BOOK STAFF Commander Roberi B. Cruise Book Manager STAFF: HJ. Paul, PNW3 Co-Edifor R. W. Fouse, JO3 Co-,EdiIor J. K. Meyer, AT2 COPY W. E. DeWoIfe, AT3 Phoiographer R. L. Marco, AN Phoiographer R. E. Goodlored, AN Ari Special 'rhanks Io Ihe Minion PhoIo Lab and Ihe oihers. 'roo numerous 'ro menfion, who conIribuI'ed phoios, ideas, copy, and Iheir Iime. ADVISORY COUNCIL: LCDR B. F.!I-Iamme'r COPY LCDR R. C. Woodside Circulaiion LCDR F. L. SAWIN Cover Design LT J. E. LeCraw Typography LTA. s. Kalas, Jr. Phoiography LTJG J. B. Danaher Layouf APPENDIX P 0 The preceding pages have I'oId The sI'ory of Ihe ANTIETAM'S I 95 I -52 Cruise. 0 On I'he pages +haI' follow are Ihe Officers and Men who parficipafed in Ihai' Cruise. IIIP AN uss A TI 'm qcv-sm OPERATIONS OFFICER AIR OFFICER CDR C. E. ROEMER GUNNERY OFFICER LCDR J. C. VANDIVER MEDICAL OFFICER ENGINEERING OFFICER CDR W. P. REULAND NAVIGATION OFFICER LCDR J. E. HADLEY CDR F. J. HILL SUPPLY OFFICER LCDR E. C. SOCKERSON DENTAL OFFICER CDR M. J. BRANDT CDR V. A. BEUERMAN f is , T! , xx Yo U E. , W me A x x X Z, Ag W' N- Y , Q f , 1 , Q WM W 4 Z A , 1 Q A , 3 Y .f so at 5 ,, , S , 1 ' '1. .,, - , f N 0+ -Q 1 P , f W' ., .. . 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W ld Al W II R al-le Colby MIDDLE ROW Alex Vuko Robert French Edward Casey glasesk Paul Fuller John Perrin Howard a vm I rams ay Edward Zemlce Franlr Rohrbaclr William Longo Anthony Harmon Tom C en l4l Z , . . - . w-uh I , B'lI M ,G Bl H Ralph i:ll,ONr Row. nemo righh Edward Bollinger. Gene Corby- Orion Phllhps- C"V'S' BACK ROW' Hank ' 'e,m ' ever .emi ogg? l' . : . - ' ' I FRONT ROW, leff fo righf: L. H. Waller, A W. Fowler, J. C. Vandiver, N. E. Tucker, A. E Levy, P. G. Wilkinson. BACK ROW: B. J Laurenf, E. J. McCxean, E. T. Guesf, J. H Walker, C. W. McCloskey, J. J. Dugan. FRONT ROW, leff fo right R. P. Fasulo, J G. Molles+on, D. H. Carfer, F. E. Donner, H G. McAloney, R. J. Biederman. BACK ROW J. M. House, V. R. Sinclair, G. H. Biclrley A. M. Sinclair, G. w. ve-S+, es. C. siben' gf I f,-.K ,, jf - Qi ' C f 2 .A - f fi A ,, K yt 1 'Q f: ', 7 X W ff X' gg? Aw m f , ,,,, 1 A ? Q 7 , .f TN 4 , ,, f M , ff 5 I I V W A WWML , X fm X, xx KX NW , , f jf :ffl f x "' ,fx .2 21 A ,v 4? 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K- X -ygfirfi x 'N N , ' xy X55 ff 2 ' 'K llaffyg? f ' ,. .aw if X W X A 9 V- f,,Q2 , , 5 f 2,42-ma X . P I 5 W 4 4 1 , Q is K L iv: 1 ,1 4. f V -. f - A f. N. Q7 ,,x, 4, 'ff , 2' 5 'wax W 1. a , ., ., 4: - . ,bk ,Q . + Qf. , A .V.,, 4, . iw? A gg D1 if " ? J B, , FQXQ Q .E f . gl l 1 A j ! , 4 Q Vlj 2 x' '?., ' annul' W 1 S , I X as i 's N 's ww Y 'Q Q Q , Wh M' Q X V Q 'J' 'NV iff 1 V - 1 ': : 'Q " A ings. X M awe' L .H . pl 11 ' .X E 'Q 4 Y Y x I A ' X A 1 ' Ll ! pf' 3' V v l A 3 ,, I s. , X , . ,, K 1, I Z I , K, ., , ,lf , '- V , fn ' """"9-N, gf V: . ' x I I i Y x ' ,. 4 V-W.. fff .ff ' 1. if Z -gf , i if Q , 'M ' Q' 1' . 1 N -Q " 1 I r M 5 'K I kfl Q ' .. k 4- - 5 I f. A . -1 . , f . Y ' : EARN, .5 - If s. ' iq' , x AQ r v ,kfzf f - ' , ' ,,,. . X ' .r, ,, , ,, V "H" DIVISIUN -CQNTINUED , . . . , . . y, . . I om, . . C. A. Dow, W. F. Alexander, R. N. Cunningham, J. M. L. Leeper, T. J. EveHs, J. J. Hu+cl1ins, J. J. Wilborn, H. S. Lancasfer, S. E. Tefer, Jr., HoneycuH', M. E. Chancey. THIRD ROW: V. S. Thorp. E. E. Berlin, D. C. F. Meyers, J. M. Ball, D. R. Cwilclowslci, W. D. McPherson. SECOND Logsdon, N. R. Sullivan, E. C. Hor+on, C. T. Swenson, W. T. Niebling, ROW: P. Hiers, S. M. Doclcl, H. Hoclc, Jr., B. R. McGrew, V. L. Ervin, R. W. Downlwour, L. J. Paplce, C. F. Egner. I so U1 -l zu O 2 cT I -O' 0 kg. 3' 'Q' L Z O fl I'l'l I- zu D! :T L Z 2 3. 2 rc i '1 ELI .Wifi fl - - "W" ' ' 'M ' f A 1: ix , 1 5 .1 ,dqjxvwl ,I ,F Q MH W J I' ,V . . , - ., ..,,,,. ,...., .,......,,,,......-., -.--f....,f.,.,,,'.- -., FRONT ROW, left to right: R L. Bair, M. M. Kunz, F. J. Hill R. B. Minion, N. H. Tucker, W F. McJunlrin. BACK ROW: R F. Baker, E. Popovich, W. W Hubbard, S. S. Goddard, E Ledger, H. E. Kendrick. "V-1-A"-the Arresting Gear Division of the Antietam- operates and maintains the equipment which arrests fstopsl returning aircraft. There are seven deck edge stations to con- trol the arresting cables which are lifted from the deck hy- draulically. The tail hook of a landing aircraft engages one of the cables, which is stretched across the width of the deck, and stops Within a few feet. The cables are then immediately dropped so that the plane can clear the area to make room for the next one. Should a plane fail to engage one of the arresting cables, barriers serve to halt the aircraft with a minimum of damage. FRONT ROW, leff fo righf: R. C. PuclceH', E. V. Pena, R. R. Haling, L. D. Smifh, D. G. Kelley, R. L. Bair, J. P. Holmes, C. O. Defilla, H. Punlcin, V. D. Worsley, M. L. Polrorney. MIDDLE ROW: B. C. Liebold, R. E. Roberfs, C. E. Goff, N. H. Conrad, B. G. Maxwell, W. L. Nelson, A. C. Maclean, J. F. Lee, G. K. Begbie, R. A. Sansaver, R. H. Jones. BACK ROW: J. L. Myers, W. F. Sfelling, M. K. Olsen, Lowry, D. M. Schumann, F. M. Shufflesworfh, D. W. loppini, B. L. Fenfress, E. L. Kerfoof. l63 , ,, if i Q 5 f f -N W 4-E A , 725' ., Wf f 2 A ,, Q , A 1 A fi if if . ia f X M 1 f ' I is ...Q Q. M nf ' ,K , f f X I Fr 'QQ GQ, ,.N,, ' 4 5 f , - 4 4? X X ,Q . 2 S H! - E 2 Q J A i 4 ,ff sl f ff Q g W wi? H 2 P , f ' .,Xf 5 ly ' ,- x ,ff 9 . fa f , ' fligx ,J W TY , -' Q 'ff '22 . QA Q , Q f - VI 49 If ,Q :ff , , Ga ff W, 5 , law ,-ff: X ? 3 X I 5 fm A K ff W 4 ,W mx ? A -. f .. ,, 1 ff ' ' v- f W Q v v v2 -f : w fvv la , X JA ggi 7 Q' , , X' -4 'ii , ' .. ' 1 73 I' 'K v y M w 1 . ' A , M Y W Y ' , m I , . K Y L 'K ' ' fs, ' ' "5 1 , f f f , , if ,K K IZ . Z . ff . , A ff . ,, W . , f , fy my-J, V f ' Y' 15 'Q QQ, 1 C 1 - ff' fuss , . I f 4 x I , W . f ' 1 I I I 1 ' '7 f,zr.g'-,1':.v:-w1-- w ,, ','f',",7 V 1 Wi-. ' 1 I BACK ROW, lefl' 'io righh Raymond Pfelifen, Terrell C. Jones, John F. Niclrles, Orion G. Krueger, James H. Nelson, Thomas E. Wrighf, John A. Sferling, John W. Gunfer, Richard W. Wisner, John M. Finn, Dan P. MacLean, Roberf L. Duffy. MIDDLE ROW: Woodrow Hudson' Elfon D, McAbee, Roberi A. Goodrich, Quinfon R. Jouberf, Bill J. Mason, James 'QV-I-F" DIVISIUN-CONTINUED BACK ROW, lef+ 'fo righf: William IA. Crumbley, Alberi' E. Legrone, Herberi' L. Haclc, Richard P. Lysobey, Thomas L. Lighr, Clarence J. Harms, Henry F. Monfano, Earl F. Ash, Floyd H. Engholm, Charles D. Meador, Dallas L. WiHy. MIDDLE ROW: Horld E. Robinson, Charles H. Ganf, Dale P. SuHle, Rex S. BenneH', Dick H. Leach, Arfhur A. Phalan, R. Roe, William C. Webb, Veron L. Jones, John P. Toly, Roberfl' F. Dillon, Jimmy D. Prince, Charles H. Neelands, Roberf E. Divine. FRONT ROW: Howard Cook, Lawrence E. Casey, Roberf E. Crouch, Gonzalo L. Rod- riguez, Ellery E. Sapp, M. M. Kunz, Roberi W. Heflin, Richard W. Loselte, Francis E. Monree, George W. Hunf, Leo Smirh, James R. Kaufman. Jack H. Daniels, Anderson B. Lipscomb, Lloyd W. Roberrson, Lewis James E. Remmel, Joe M. Sfeele. FRONT ROW: Charles R. Edmonds Jesse B. Francis, Melvin F. Wines, Glenn L. Pale, Denfon C. McDaniels Kennefh A. Vosburgh, Earl E. lrvin, lrvin A. Winham, Donald L. Wail' Everil' D. Nelson, Salvalore F. Coriorillo. x ww is 1' 1 . ' v ,',H- f 1 1 ,IZ U g' f ' 2' . 4 X X S4 ,W 7 W , .A I M 4 , E A ' 5193 3, 54 F' . V W' J I 1 1 .1 . Y I X 1 ' Y 6 V W 1 , M Winn 4' in A r -4:--M QL. H.-'QW " m m i f ' ,"' .:' , ' -W4 4 f e.y', , a ..v. 3 49, f , . w , 1 , ? jg Y g ' ' 1 ' , , ' WV' Q i 1 ' 1, X f Q ax 5 xy QQ' -Q x 1 aw! 4 c QQ 9 if 3 8 f , v . 7 Q Y S fi Q 3 f if , s of an f k i 5- n E 1 f 3 1 ' Z 4 1 ' K I 48 . , 592 , Q I 1 731: I J 33 . , . I Pam . .. .4 rw A ,, ' As fx fr' tc .M g 3, V, . I f f L .,.,,, , kg- , .EYE I 3 . V 2 , X Q - ' X Q , , 2 . x z ff I I 2. . 1 5 w, 5 5 ' ., ,', ,fA 'f ' 9' 1 29' fx ,Q 5 ' 1. X . KV, 4 E .Q , , 7 1 X 4 X 1 ' , we v M A I G ' 'ff I n V wg 3' ' - wwf f U ' 'ffl ' fi lffx'h A M 3 ge 1 1 g A J s 4- ..1,, v.,.1,.,.., .,.. W, ,I , ,',,,.... .1 , ,. , f,m.,':.,., ,,,,4, wr .1 .,.w'1f,,,.W,,, ,,,:...r1.x,...... .J .,4:M1'1,.. .,, "V-3-G" DIVISION-Continued BACK ROW, lett to right: H. O. Johnson, A. T. Crowe, O. F. Murphy, W. E. Stagner, R. L. Russel, R. J. Haverlin, J. E. Creel, H. L. Stribling, R. A. Tuclrer, W. D. Carrigan, M. R. Haulroos. P. W. Knauth, D. A. Hacker, HV-3-O" Division handles aviation explosives from the time they leave the ammunition ship until they are turned over to a squadron. This consists of assembling bombs and rockets, belting 50 calibre and 20mm ammunition, mixing Napalm, transporting to the flight deck and keeping ready service magazines filled to capacity. In addition to Aviation Ordnancemen, Torpedo, Minemen and Special Weapons Men, working in their own specialized field, are assigned to "V-3-0" Division. BACK ROW, lett to right: Donald L. Meyer, William V. Davenport, Gerald E. Lynd. George H. Osteyee. Merton D. Norman. Alvin Stromberg, John R. Thomas. Bobby G. Sparlrs, William R. McShea. Hugh L. Walters, Harold R. Zerr. Raymond l. Etheridge, James R. Morgan, Thomas W, W. P. Richey, F. A. Wilttong, Jr., M. T. Peek, H. M. Livingston, B. F Doughty, G. H. Bueclchalter. FRONT ROW: C. Horne, A. J. Regenbogen J. Danscuk, H. R. Selby, J. E. Travis, s. s. eddddfd, J. R. Mme., M. s Faircloth, D. E. Monmirth, F. D. Ames, D. M. Franlrlin. Wfl9l1l'. Paul M. Young, Curtis E. Eberlin, Willis L. Kelsey, Ernest E R-eiter. FRONT ROW: Robert E. Price, Elvin F. Brown, Bacil B. HornslJY. Bill M. Wheeler. Robert W. Miller, Herbert R. Bell, Donald E. Moore, Donald l-6WellYn. Avon P. Ray. Norman J. Meyers. I r ...R . KNEELING, :eff +0 right: J. R. Parmen+er, R. E. Tomlins G. F. H bb -- . f Oh, 0 5. . . . . s. A. cmp., B. D. Fleasehmsn, v. c. smm., J. c. Burke, Jr., A. M. R. I-ilvlciif.-l:mxifSAJMi:1if'JllV'JDj l,f"'e.'- -'bA6 Jgjin- H6 Q'V'ef"'Q Flores, J. M. Mellish, J. e. Murphy, w. L. Hughson. STANDING: D. E. R. F.wea+hJrm.Qn 'w T Def! J ' csmimgi. ' if ifof' ' i. 'semen Charland, R. A. Cerminera, D. N. Thompson, M. L. Levine, C. A. Weis, ' l i Y' ri' ' ' ana an' ' ' Ban S' KNEELING, lefl' 'io righfz M. P. Ross, W. E. Fu+cl1, W. O. Wiclrlund, W. E. Hiclcs, M. G. Siewarf, C. L. Davis, M. L. Levine, V. P. Meclaglia V. J. Mazzella, D. G. Hoerner, H. R. Kriegh, L. J. Horfon, W. A. Perry- W. A. Smifh, J. W. Heseman, E. Popovich, R. G. Turner, H. C. Cady man. STANDING: J. P. Dowdy, C. Collins, Jr., J. E. Beasley, W. H. Frey, L. H. Schwartz, R. J. Perry, Jr. g FRONT ROW, left +o right: S. E. Wisz, B. S. Holt, A. Vargas, J. L. Tyson, W. W. Wilson, R. D. Carroll, L. E. Hoolre, J. H. Ode'H'e, R. R. Raymonde, A. W. Johnson. MIDDLE ROW: H. L. Myers, N. R. Nelson, J. W. Lealre, FRONT ROW, left to right: W. L. Speer, E. L. Gilchrist, T. A. Hudson, R. M. Mirar, W. H. Lynch, A. D. Zachary, D. L. Schminlcey, R. F. Balrer, J. S. Divilla, R. L. Danlrs, E. F. Bryant, J. C. Martindale, J. F. Slrrivan W. H. Chafin. BACK ROW: M. D. Blackburn, L. E. Pence, W. L. Sanders R. L. Roarlr, F. N. Rodriguez, J. J. Splinter, H. N. Reid, J. H. Sherbon , 3 Q Z 2 i Q X L. J. Harrington, C. D. Kimmerle, D. D. Pugh, E. L. Gilchrist, N. M, McLean, G. H. Parro'H', B. N. Schroeder, A. R. Smifh. Maintenance of Aircraft Shops, records, technical library, falls under the urisdiction of HV-2" Division, Where nearly every aviation rate can be found. The Division has eight shops: Aviation Structural repair, Where metal surfaces of damaged aircraft are repaired, the Oxygen Shop provides y bottled oxygen, Aviation Electronic and Aviation Electric yi' Shops, where the radio and electrical gear of planes is serv- Y, iced, Engine Build-Up, Tire Repairg and the Tractor Crew, ll who repair and maintain all tractors and fork-lifts. Squadron maintenance personnel Work in the MV-2" shops and the Division furnishes aviation specialists, on a tempo- rary basis, to squadrons in need of extra maintenance per- sonnel. J. M. Borders, L. T. Lyons, T. J. Amis, W. E. Brown, F. E. Thibodeau, N. J. Egnor, R. L. Marco, J. D. Cully, W. Scharr, W. E. Miller, K. E. Weir. E. P. Edelbach, F. L. Morsani, R. E. Burns, W. D. Kern, A. J. Leilter, G. N. Goodwin, G. D. Cully, R. L. Carmichael, G. P. Seward. ' 1 . T ' w l .rrr r 1 I FRONT ROW, lett to right: T. H. Balmer, E. C. Soclcerson, H. W. Thomp- son, R. C. Bryan. BACK ROW: J. B. Danaher, D. C. Cummings, G. T, Dutty, A. R. Caywood, P. B. Baker. FRONT ROW, lett to right: A. V. Nevitt, R. J. Danner, E. H. Beth, J. A. Williams, M. Abeyta, A. D. Ulrich, N. Krzalr, P. Finkelstein, D. J. Jassart. MIDDLE ROW: J. H. Ham, L. Manger, D. E. Davis, B. D. Moore, N. L. sim, D.. c., The MS-In Division of the Supply Department includes the Supply Office, General Stores and Aviation Stores sections. The Divisionis primary function is to receive and account for material on board and to issue supplies to the ship and air group. The Division also maintains the Antietam's operat- ing allotment and equipment custody records for each depart- ment. The AviationgStores section maintains approximately 7,000 items of aeronautical material and spare parts for the sup- port of aircraft operations. The General Stores section ac- counts for and stores approximately 15,000 technical items for the maintenance of ship machinery, radar and guns. Also included are 10,000 items of General Stores, including special winter clothing. Cline, W. O. Hathaway, H. B. Baldwin, C. Biddle, R. L. Reccins, H. W. Hunt. BACK ROW: L. P. McGarry, B. Dubberly, T. O. Montgomery, R. M. Mair, B. P. Talley, R. Bly, W. E. Williamson, C. L. Criswell. ' 4' fl -I of , . , , .-..W..,., ,.,,,,,,,,,,,..,,.... C.,-. , A-V ...MQ A ' A ,. JQJA A "4 "S-l" DIVISION-Continued FRONT ROW, left to right: J. H. Shearer, B. Smith, P. Gentry, H. W. Moore, E. Ford, N. Dahmen, R. M. Tucker, E. M. Reeves, A. K. McClure. MIDDLE ROW: E. L. -Jackson, J. Scott, J. Hilterman, M. Resnick, H. FRONT ROW. lett to right: L. R. Martin. C. A. Garrow, L. L. Walsh, R. L. Kirkbride, T. W. Barclay, A. Montelongo, E. E. Cobb, L. E. Janney, J. A. Millier, F. S. Smith. MIDDLE ROW: J. F. Harper, D. G. Boger H. Free, E. D. Macau, w. A. Muse, J. A. chacmek, e. R. Huber, A. cf Oberlander, R. Barr, D. E. Roach, F. E. Scheetz, G. A. Marr, G. J. Vill- now. BACK ROW: E. F. Williamson, C. R. Bennett, J. W. Crawford W. L. Winters, J. D. Underwood, B. A. Mazzoni, G. Patterson, C. Ll Whisler, C. R. Gautreau. It is the job of the HS-2" Division-the Commissary-to feed the crew. In order to accomplish this task, a weekly menu is prepared in advance. Breakout Crews get the necessary sup- plies to the galley Where the butchers, bakers and cooks take care of all food preparation. Actual serving and cleaning is done by the "S-2-Mi, Divi- sion-men who are assigned to the mess decks, by each de- partment and squadron, for a period of several weeks. Blum, R. M. Friel, H. L. Brant. BACK ROW: B. C. Ward, G. G. Abbott, M. R. Arnold, D. R. Fairbanks, R. E. Gehret, A. L. Dillon, J. R. Sontegrath, R. L. Dey, J. R. Kriste, D. C. Davis. ...... . ..- . ll, , , I . .. ,,..m-.rzfafsmfrfvlwiwsvwilfafmffigi. .. , ' 'V 1 1 l Y- wwcuscz--1 X i 4 lf' v't4': v ' : Y 1 ' 5 5 3 ' 1 ' if I 7 . . 9 5 ' . 1 W' A 2 i if :D T1 I l 7, . . L 3 gi ' ""' , ' 'X H 1 f ' x ' 5 i 45 1 1, I f 1 ,A I 7 , fr "S-3" DIVISION-Continued FRONT ROW, lett to right: L. E. Lynn, G. Collier, J. W. Horton, J. S. Ross, E. A. Sept, A. E. McConn, J. F. Brady, C. O. Hielle, H. F. Dryburgh, D. M. Tulgham, S. J. Hayde, D. H. Voodg, B. D. Johnson, S. C. Cicere, F. C. Waller. BACK ROW, T. Krasmizeh, D. R. Baipere, W. T. McAnally, M. Calaway, C. E. Peat, H. E. Love, J. W. Gardner, W. E. Wiems, C. C. "S-477 Division keeps the officers' staterooms in a tidy, ship- shape condition. The Stewards are required to furnish every- day necessities for more than 200 officers. Included in their duties is the pickup and delivery of laundry and preparation and serving of food in the officers' Wardroom. The Division operates its own galley and scullery. FRONT ROW, left to right: F. N. Ubando, H. L. Duntorcl, C. H. Turner, W. Taylor, Jr., J. E. Smith, E. C. Palomo, C. M. Penny, U. Sharp, J. C. Howard, L. Carter, l. L. Cockrell, H. Hall, S. H. Woods, T. Cobbs, V. L. Banks, J. W. Shelton, L. do S. Panado. MIDDLE ROW: R. McCain, Jr. M. J. Smith, T. Horton, F. Armstrong, R. L. Chambers, W. M. Waggoner, Hultacher, D. E. Meadows, M. D. Holliday, F. H. McClurg, F. T. Cham berlain, T. Gordon, Jr., Sterling, K. E. Wistholt, R. A. Taylor, R. E. Pope K. L. Weldon, B. A. Mehalchick, D. J. Smith, A. O. Manning, M. H. Smith F. J. Briggs, J. Jowers, H. F. Cox, R. L. Boozer, H. E. Guess, R. E. Gardner R. F. Decker. T. Hill, F. Newsome, Alonzo Davis, D. Gaines J. A. Thomson H. L. Mc Neal, W. J. Johnson, P. R. Hayes, "W" "T" Washington, W. Hannon: J. S. Bowen. BACK ROW: H. Thomas, J. H. McKinney, P. Wilburn, G. A. Rogers, unknown, "L" "V" Sams, C. A. Fullylove, J. E. Hudson, E. David- son, O. L. Mason, R. Levette, T. W. Tumblin. 1' 'X Xwwwwrgwwtmxymmaygg, If .,., 3 , ,ff il W ??f l T T f5,3kg,ff?9H X ,lZ'.,QS.gx, .59 skn' 1, ...W - Wifzffwfifwsi " L J if r M ft SWS-5 ,X ,gf fats: ?- f"h f -j ,, fy f ,-1.19 wfsjrw Q -,,,:f63r:,5.. Z f ' . wi f f 1- fy ' . ,. L' Z f7'f" ff? 4141 df 'VZ' v 4' fl. w3f.i.".f-' W' 5 wt ' X 35" ' Y f f' . 5' . X -ri--I'-'Hx 4, Q. 'J r H J, kj .f . ,.m1,iz P W -2f'?fZZ'.Z5"374?f44'52'4,4f.7'-52'41:4 WNV "Q f 'X ' 'VC' 'Q' w w 35 - A MW "li,-' 'Rik le. fxfi...Xxvifi'?'f 5 X' -f 4 it Q 1 ' .- . . ' H 4 .f .YJ-wnif' .f .T . 'z . S.. I . 4 Y IV' nr. - . ' me Q 5 Q- , 1 i 3 , f We Wt 3 if A ' fv -2 IWW' -pf ,fir fw Q " ' . rw X .fgf fNfT,:w4'f'.frsm ' I. at f,.QiW,.J4ff, f.4f ' .'m.2vwfH'Q. fr 'H' rx' . I 9... vw 2 rr. 5- 2 it - .,,t1 f f f . x .f s f 9 . ,. Af' 1l5v"f7s' gf Y- F52 ' X -iv? , 3' S 51 5 , 2. 'Q 'f + N V 'fr - ' f .1 L. ' f 1 -. ' TL R "if 'fa - I- H r -' f LEFT TO RIGHT: L. P. Troutner, W. J. Lowell, V. A. Beuerman, E. G. Carroll. The Medical Department is capable of any type service from the treatment of a common cold to a major surgical operation. F our oilicers and 25 enlisted personnel constitute the Medi- cal Department. Their duties vary from the operating table and sick bed to medical service on the flight deck. While operating in the forward area, the Antietam's sick bay was also used as a hospital for smaller ships of the Task Force. FRONT ROW, left +o right: P. Oaks, K. Ford, C. Koller, S. Onayo, G. Battaglo, G. Grace, C. Friess, J. Stoughton, V. Paulsen, M. Caruthers, Routon, H. Brewer, R. Fitzgerald. BACK ROW: A. Dent, L. Henlcel, J. C. Woody, R. Housel, A. Wade. . A l75 , y . I ! LEFT TO RIGHT: R. E. Oslar, M. J. Brandt, W. J. Jasper. 1 Despite limited space and facilities, the oflicers and men of the Dental Department offer treatment which is comparable to any dental activity ashore. All types of dental work, from simple cleaning to compli- cated oral surgery, are accomplished. The department treats an average of 320 men per month and examines approxi- mately l70 others in the same period of time. FRONT ROW, left to right: K. E. Swan, L. T. Gaylord, R. D. Burns. BACK ROW: R. N. Cash, D. K. Lau, G. A. Burrows. w-Ulf" 1? 'ff-sq! uvngqym' is.-I M 1 6- FRONT ROW, lefi' fo righf: J. P. Armendariz, W. M. Haveruck, G. J. Kolanko, E. F. Mals, W. J. Grirz, K. W. Porfer, H. F, Bryanf. BACK ROW4 Trapp, L. B. Swefman, R. H. Smi+h, R. A. Ehrsam, A. Alexander, H. J. R. F. Kain, C. D. Dirks, T. D. PiHs, R. W. Zimmerman, D. E. Higgins, Wafson. MIDDLE ROW: L. B. Bufler, P. Dawson, E. L. Wosfyna, E. C. D. George, R. J. DeMaio. FRONT ROW, left to right: D. Rose, F. P. Christian, M. C. Friedman, S. R. Adams. , BACK ROW: C. L. Fox, O. G. Cramer, R. C. Wright, W. L. Erclbrinlr, L. C. Mc- Namee, J. C. Dunn. CARRIER IR GR UP FIFTEE VF-7I3 0 VC-3 0 VA-723 0 VC-II VC-35 U VF-33I The Staff of Carrier Air Group Fifteen, composed of 11 offi- cers and 13 enlisted men, coordinated activities of various squadrons on board the Antietam. Several of the officers, including the Air Group Comman- der, doubled as pilots, flying the 6'Skyraiders" of VA-728. The Air Group Commander exercised administrative com- mand, assisted by the Operations Officer who coordinated movements, exercises and operations of the Air Group. The Administrative Officer was responsible for all required FRONT ROW, left 'fo right: R. Darlcins, O. E. Gibson, W. F. Woolfollc, W. C. North, P. W. Goodin, T. F. Craig. BACK ROW: W. D. Emrich, C. L. Riffe, L. H. Brown, W. W. Lane, T. B. Chelcofe, R. L. Butler. VC-6I 9 VF-337 records and reports, while the Air Intelligence Officer's duties involved intelligence training, security and combat briefing and de-briefing. A Flight Surgeon, assisted by Hospitalmen, was on duty during flight operations in case of emergency. The Air Group Medical Department kept all health records and was respon- sible for the health of all Air Group personnel. A team of four Landing Signal Officers shared the duties of bringing aircraft aboard. Staff enlisted men performed duties as their rates qualified them. .xl- ., ,Y FRONT ROW, left to right: R. L. Doering, R. R. Guy, F. K. Gibbs, L. A. McViclcer J F Fox R B Oldenburg R L Evans L W Dorso H G Goodell. 'MlDOLE R. E. Olsdn, .R.-L. Callahan,.M. F.yKlinger, FRONT ROW, left 'to righ+: L. W. Miller, D. C. Scribner, L. E. Sanders, Jr., R. D. Grossart, D. W. Francis, G. D. Kovener, W. T. Carr, S. J. Matheson, R. L. Nelson, J. F. Arnold. BACK ROW: T. M. Wright, S. M. , My l my . Z., up , C. R. Klem, J. J. Barry, J. T. Sippel, R. G. Jacobsen, E. J. Purtzer, A. T. Craven. BACK ROW: F. L. Sawin, O. Joiner, A. R. Cowan. W. A. Jones. QJAILTI C. E. Gillette, B. M. Richards, R. C. Bartlett, F. E. Johnson, D. E. I son. Fighter Squadron 713 was commissioned at NAS Denver, Colorado, as a reserve component of the Air Navy with a peacetime strength of 26 officers and 76 enlisted men. The squadron was recalled to active duty on February 1, 1951, and, after several months of specialized refresher training, boarded the USS Antietam. Operating 17 'cCorsair'i fighter planes of World War II vintage, VF-713 engaged in flak suppression Ca protective mission flown in support of attack bombersj, bombing and strafmg of rail lines and rolling stock, and numerous other offensive and defensive missions in the Korean conflict. . During the Antietamis time "on the line," VF -713 flew 1170 combat sorties to drop nearly 800 tons of bombs and tire 1,500,000 rounds of 50 calibre ammlmition. Woolwine, W. E. Meggison, W. T. Maypole, Jr., G. E. Mason, T. F. Carrigan, Jr., R. A. Gallagher, H. L. Arnold, D. D. Shafer, D. W. Peterson, R. M. Grundle, Jr., N. E. Watson, J. A. Wenzinger, D. O. Simpson, J. V. Carlino, W. J. Lane. .. ,, ,ii V f. FRONT ROW, lef+ fo righfz J. H. McAllis+er, R. B. Eson, W. E. De Wolfe, W. S1ewar+, G. M. Jackson, G. J. Minnelono, T. G. WaH's, J. J. Shiel J. L. Mullen, H. R. Graves, B. K. Brubaker. BACK ROW: R. L. Conklin w. T. McAnla.+ef, P. A. Williams, J. e. clune, H. H. ougmon, R. Di FIGHTER SQUADRUN 713 -CONTINUED LEFT TO RIGHT: E. W. Kramer, R. O. Kir+, W. E. Boa+wrigh'l', E. R. Furqueron, L. O. Johnson, H. H. Oaks. FRONT ROW, lefl' fo righ+: M. D. Magruder, F. J. Weaver, W. G. Fisher, T. A. Junk, H. J. Boyer, R. Kunfz, D. R. Hall, N. G. Graves, D. C. Baker N. G. Damon, W. W. Luiz, V. E. Goodman, M. R. Forloerl. H. E. Salomon BACK ROW: J. E. Liss, A. F. Moon, E. L. Lameraux, C. C. Trimble, R. L Mafhers, T. R. Rushing, V. A. Spalding, J. J. Andre, J. A. Hardey, O. R Osman, H. Poffer, L. C. Croihers, A. A. LaBeck, J. A. Hariman, J. Choke Jr., G. E. Young, J. R. Sherrer, R. L. Henderson, L. L. Keller, R. W. Fouse E. R. Reavis. Kroeger, G. A. Rooney, J. A. Williamson, Jr., H. C. Trego, R. C. Gass man, J. A. Harfley, N. D. Province, J. R. ller, J. B. Shuber+, N. D. Ward R. J. Tillman, H. W. F. Balkema, W. F. Mooney, C. D. Mann, L. B. Mes servy, W. H. Beucher, P. G. Dawson, C. E. Whinery. Xm X N . XM gi oi N5 O l 7 f W f WW f W fi ,Va A M A401 I W1 f i Nur., If f 4 Y ' 'Z ,nf f 7 A ' I V f M! gy 'f f ' 'fm 4 if! , n 0: .. .W Q If f M I f , f - 4 W Q, '49 ami fv Y J . 'Q' 2 ' cy X M J .mx Q X wwf 2. 4" f . , ,?,. A 25 fe f i f f' 'ek Cf. ff. a es, '1' ily ,ff . Q fa' S 4 tx L 0 X Mya Wx zgv 1 'QNX 2 , gi U O O www K f I X , Qs ,, z ' M65 y' 2 Q 14" 7-'L' 'x' My fu Q Q Q Q W I 9 Q an f' , ,gg Q I 5 Xff 'MNH , - .VASE Z 1- 4 , Q E5 6' AS 1 'Qi-: ,T Z 2- , 2 , A 4? mx E 6' ,A,,, .V QQQWZ A , N' ,X-.L 5 gn, .7 5 6 , 44 5 , ,,,. 4 - A gg V li 5 133,58 i.-,'i X 'f J ., K ' X V , . , ,N Vlil M ., , X ' v be Q E as Q 'gf X S M g g v 5' Q , XM xfw A e . . - 1 N X 'YZF fu ymw 1 1 L1 ' 4 ' . ,bM.w.jQ , as A , ., . ' f 5 s r S ms.. FRONT ROW, left to right: Gavin Weir, Benjamin R. Hemphill, Carl A Durfler, Joseph J. Voda, Jack R. Nicholas, Glenn A. Geho, Joseph J. Neri John T. Higgins, Richard L. Thommen. MIDDLE ROW: James E. Walley Robert L. Thomas, Robert E. Parsons, Richard D. Egeland, Arthur L. Mari FRONT ROW, left 'ro right: K. A. Holmes, M. Jerome, J. B. Harrison D. M. Colemere, H. L. Glover, M. A. Marino, R. D. Rhodes, H. Allen: J. Molter. BACK ROW: E. Johnson, Jr., T. l. Nelson, L. C. Beezley, C. A Bullings, D. W. Holford, M. D. Sheets, R. W. Tellefsen, J. D. Thompson x, K3 .V 5, X ..,,,,, ,,..-. lin, Soule T. BiH'ing, William F. Dreissen, Seymour Marshall, Marvin T. Braddock, William T. Bird, Jr. BACK ROW: R. A. Courtney, Howard E. Hoehn, Francis P. Dwyer, Charles J. Noih, John A. Shermulis, W. D. Bushong, W. H. Hackbarth, Daniel M. Price. Attack Squadron 728 was an Organized Reserve Squadron based at Glenview, Illinois, until recall to active duty on Feb- ruary 1, 1952. Seven months of preparation for combat duty were climaxed when the squadron embarked aboard the An- tietam for duty in the Far East. VA-728 flew sorties from the carrier over a six-month period to chalk up 1700 cuts in enemy rail lines, destruction of 271 railroad cars and extensive damage or destruction to other enemy installations, including bridges, buildings and anti-aircraft gun emplacements. They dropped in excess of 2,750 tons of bombs and fired more than 155,000 rounds of ammunition in strafing attacks. D. M. Luke, H. L. Davis, M. J. Miller, D. C. Zielinslci, J. Powell, L. B. Brown, J. M. O'Connor, W. C. Collins, Jr., W. J. Miller, G. D. Anderson, R. W. Moessinger, B. J. Laiitte, L. J. Hickey, Jr., E. A. Budzinski. FRONT ROW, leff +0 righfz K. P. Jackson, P. A. Knez, C. L. Manuel, M. J Smifh, L. Wills, C. E. Cooner, B. W. Wes+morelancl, P. R. Morris, W. J Cole. BACK ROW: G. D. Bee, W. K. Powers, Jr., R. J. Carrigan, A. Li Haynes, G. Johnson, R. Baggofl, F. J. Lies, Jr., W. F. Parsons, A. C. Hol- linghead, W. A. Johnsfon, E. C. McLellan, G. A. Keck, E. H. Jones, R. J Bayley, H. G. Garcia, L. A. Williamson, C. L. Nourse, C. L. Niclcelson T. P. Hallibur+on, D. G. Spurling. ATTACK SQUADRUN 723 -CONTINUED FRONT ROW, lefi' +o rigl'11': D. F. Lang, W. S. Compfon, W. B. Jackson C. F. Bayless, D. J. Roberfs, "C" "A," Bowser, N. J. Kuclci, Jr., E. J. Mayer: BACK ROW: C. E. Lamb, J. V. Pelilcan, Jr., M. Sanclers, N. D. Pawlowslci F. B. Bar+I1, W. A. Carlson, C. L. Swar+ou+, L. D. Bombardier, D. R. Davis C. F. Wliife, J. K. Meyer, L. E. Redd, P. H. Alcorn, Jr., R. R. Bufifingfon L. K. GriFFi+hs, D. D. Gardner, A. R. lagnemmo, R. L. Benne, L. Galvin E. Powell. an ..-1 'Q C Q af X ' 1 -1 Y A Ni: 1 , 4 1, ff 7 2: 1 uf Q ,,,,.- . , gg. f 2 Q 1 A 21,5 ' iii? 4 , k Viv S M V X , X , 46 N! A V . V ,Mwwwyy U , NV ' gmt 'W-Q., 4 Assy 1' ' A .'v' Q . Q M . Zi" ,L A if A T 1 ff? , 1--S I ff li, LFV Q 1 ,f ,f. N . 7 f 5 Y 1 1 1' 'Y , 4 G 0 2 I , ,1:- , Y . ' .,,-Y . E IZ: ' 1: "X" 4 1 ,, 1 sv ..., 1, Q Z0 Z ,4Qw,,7., s Z , ,ju L ya. . ' I aw , x lx D K3 Y l C I M1 ' . 1 " :, . i 4 I , 1 i -z K f - 5 , If 1, f 2,3 FRONT ROW: William H. Ro ers J g , . BACK ROW, left to right: Vern E. Cruse. Floyd E. Maselt, Arthur R. Tye. Composite Squadron ll, of NAS San Diego, furnished the Antietamls 'cAirborne Early Warning Team" designated Unit 'cDog.H The all-Weather, night-carrier-qualified pilots and their aircrewmen spent countless hours in their electronically modified 4'Skyraiders.7, VC-ll patrolled the seas around Task Force 77, searching for enemy submarines, providing a radar Warning system against aerial attack, and flew weather reconnaisance mis- sions. FRONT ROW, lett to right: James W. Thompson, Jr., Placido Carichola, Robert J. Anlcer, Leonard J. Hansen, Jack J. Kaufman, Leonard Poleiew- ski, Gaylord M. Jaclcson, Lyle J. Rupp. MIDDLE ROW: Joseph C. He- branlr, Milton T. Blais, Gray L. Harbour, Frederick J. Dohn, Jr., Paul R. Hayes, Allen J. Traber, Donald W. Brusch, Francis E. Kurliowslii, Durward ii W. Haalr. BACK ROW: John J. Cummings, Warren T. Moreau, Jr., Clar- ence J. Zacharias, Gale D. Craddock, Robert "A" Sutter, Darrell O. Crane, Donald W. Burch, Louis Francis, Jr., Joe F. Leoni. TRANSFERRED, not in photo: Charles D. Conyers, H. W. Walters, William F. Fossiano, James E. Barrett. ,-Y.- -as Y "" " M . A . As 193-w xr l I his Il 41' .,, 1 2 i y Q l FRONT ROW, Iett to right: "V" "R" Evans, J. L. Garcia, P. A. Murphy R. N. Hinneburg, R. L. Herencleen, R. L. Rezelc, M. C. Gill, M. G. Daley J. A. Beecher, R. A. Nobles, R. C. Train, W. E. Kemper. MIDDLE ROW L. J. Loyd, W. H. Harrison, W. C. Deal, M. L. Root, G. E. Tedesco, E. W Acutt, H. D. Hopkins, A. Romanchulc, R. L. Rudzik, C. C. Hardwick, C. E. FRONT ROW, Iett to right: Richard C. Barlett, Jr., Leo J. Garodz. BACK ROW. Robert R. Hensley, Norman K. Donahoe, James D. Whyte, Ernest F. Delmanowski. The VC-35 detachment which Was aboard the Antietam had a primary mission of Antisubmarine Warfare and night inter- diction. Their night uSkyraiders" were also used for Weather reconnaissance, transporting personnel and spare parts to and from emergency fields Where Air Group 15 aircraft were in need of assistance, and for towing target usleevesw for fleet gunnery practice. McCord, G. S. Standridge. BACK ROW: H. F. Rohn, F. A. Banister, R. J. Cussigh, J. M. Preston, W. H. Burt, J. L. Green, C. R. Anlcrom, H. H. Valaselc, S. W. Wright, T. M. Henderson, W. V. Royer, Jr., W. E. Knipe, Jr. NOT IN PICTURE: R. F. Kain, L. Hunt, J. A. Tice. ...A-,-.535 FRONT ROW, left to right: W. E. Ryan J. M. Rowland, G. W. Asip, R. E. Seixas A. J. "Tony" Denman, G. M. Benas, W. J Betz, J. J. Barteluce. BACK ROW: H. W Jones, B. J. Sanders, A. C. Ciraldo, C. J Clarkson, A. Modanslcy, G. C. Scl1ni'l'zer, R. A. Clarlc, R. C. Clinite, J. E. Perry, Jr. R. R. King, R. J. Laturno, H. H. Bement Fighter Squadron 831 was a reserve unit operating from New York's Floyd Bennett Field. Originally assigned the old F 4U-4 uCorsair" prop-driven fighters, they received new Navy F9F ':Panther Jets" shortly before recall to active duty early in 1951. - Following operational training at NAS Alameda and NAS El Centro, California, the squadron reported aboard the An tietam with her sister squadron, VF-837, and other squad rons of Air Group 15. Flying the "Panthers," VF-831 had a primary mission to protect the Antietam from enemy aerial attacks. As a sec- ondary mission, the squadron participated in strikes against railroads, trains, rolling stock and enemy installations in North Korea. FRONT ROW, left to right: H. E. Willson, J. R. Da Volio. W. Fegyna, A. Leinwhol, R. J. Monson, G. T. Walters, A. F. Vogel, R. N. Scowden W. J. Pereffi, R. B. Lewin, S. A. Czerwinski, P. R. Van Dooser, C. Glass- W. C. Hagan, J. A. Sideleau, E. J. Drab, man, R. A. Kester, W. F. West. BACK ROW: l. Williams, B. E. Fairey, Tl1irleen, J. A. Hazell, E. Tedders, K A. W. Burgess, J. R. Ferreri, B. P. O'Hanlon, J. C. Soelberg, T. J. Hogan, E. M. Finn, S. B. Nathan, A. D Woods. l FRONT ROW, leff 'I'o righh S. P. Janlcowslri, H. D. Holman, G. F. Bean, J. J. Waldron, V. Miller, D. E. Kohl, L. E. Dailey, E. A. Grennan, J. J. Preis, R. C. Garlinghouse, M. M. Raush, F. J. Eclrhar+, R. F. Salmonsen, L. E. Huichins, E. .Wi++e, C. E. Tippi'r'I', G. S. Copeland, V. L. Nol+ing. J. W. Wasser, T. R. Klecak. BACK ROW: R. T. Burns, R. Tallman, H. C. Weil, M. Pepper, A. J. lncarbone, W. E. Coleman, A. Morgan, J. N. Guas+ella, W. H. Eggers, D. J. Openshaw. FIGHTER SQUADRUN 33l -CONTINUED FRONT ROW, le'F'I' 'lo righ+: C. G. Hanisch, L. A. Beal, R. F. Lynch, E. D Emery, R. E. Kelly, A. C. Bourgeois, W. R. Schnalle, J. B. Dixon, R. J Cannizzaro, M. L. Sabesan, R. V. Whi+e, L. Crigger, K. K. King, C. C Rhocles. BACK ROW: E. L. Conner, M. H. Neben, J. M. Dunn, E. J Gardner, S. Parrish, N. L. Swoboda, J. E. Lampi, J. M. Ryan, L. I. Dun lap, J. D. Roberis, E. H. Blome, V. R. Ewing, R. F. Rafferiy, R. W. Mundi G. E. McKenzie, H. S. Boehmer, R. G. Hawkins, D. P. McNabb, C. F Founfain, J. F. Miller, J. M. McDonald, R. E. Hays, W. S. Tschirgi, P. H Slciclmore, J. G. Cawley, J. R. Brown, C. E. Thompson. ' ,WT ff fffw, f ,wfgyfy I, mf! ' V fray 1 X ', ZWQ, ,, , ruff if 4 Z Q W'z',5"f'fff, . ffyfff, 1 can , f if f fyfjgyf f f ' fx f ' Qf'yJ,MCf ff iff. , ' f Q X JidZWZgf7XQf3fffH!f,i f, I fy Off . ff ,f . ,ag f ,X g,fV,f1f!,y fff, I, fy eyffk, 'fy , -fy ,H , fp f ,f my .1 fm rx, 4 il? 57y4 mn Qxyff, fy 1, Lf A f , in ,f , ,yfffgf ff', f ff - , ' zfff J 02 'f ,, 7. !f,,f,,, mom . y WQ46 fff.,jf44f,w- f 1 if ' . , f Q, gh fu, ' lloine liascd at Miramar, California. Composite Squadron Ol furnishes hiffhlv s mecialized detachinenls to Mr Crou ms in 2: , l I the Pacific. Photographic reconnaissance and interpretation is thc pri- mary source of intelligence in a forward area. The Anlie- tamas photographic team was composed of VC-61, Unit Hlilogf, the shipis Photo Lab and the ship7s Photographic lntelli- gence ofhce. Flying F917 Hfpanther Jetsfi specially equipped for photo Work, VC-61 flew 195 photo sorties over North Korea. Twenty- four thousand five hundred negatives were exposed, from which the ship's Photo Lab made 174,000 pictures for vari- ous lntelligence Agencies. -v' N , rye 5 Y by Q.. X ef Q 2' KNEELING, left 'fo right: E. D. McKellar, L. R. Peters. STANDING: A. S Kalas, G. C. Young. gen in' 'film plum, 127 My 41 '94 ..,, , v 2 4. 9 ,,.. 4 4 1 I v ' , , J ' Q ' A , f f?.fi' M ,B-xW'MX':'i! I - 1 I' va, nz- 1 ,f ' 'Q' 'ff' .,f ' - . . -f f -f - . , X' PSA f - 'P W N if ,, A X 4 f 4 N X, X 7 Ch :gg jgm , X KX . " f QS , 1' f ff x A , , " x ' any 95 -9 ,f J'2f': 7 ,AZ fy f 6 ,, RMV ' ' , L, gfff f X ,.., xv V ,QM r ' .ii S. , sf' 'A' , f 4. , A f 'f ,7,'f? W L E? , ,, ,- y uw 'Z - 4? f ' 'wqx I X p 9. ' xt' - , mlm ff. .wi-Q . if 'P ' xmf X I ' V, . J .X 'I . ' 3 3 QI Q hi, ' f van! 0 fg 4 I ,-spat" FRONT R-OW, lefi' +o righf: J. J. Ferrie, H. B. Lovvorn, J. J. Colascione, L. A. Pa1"h, M. V. Church, M. A. Mazzocco, H. Schumaker, A. V. Dapuzzo, J. A. Naiale, T. J. Fusani, R. E. Goodbrecl, R. W. House. BACK ROW: FIGHTER SQUADRIIN 337 FRONT ROW, leff 'io righ+: R. L. Cosfic, D. B. Di Edwardo, J. H. Vinceni, R. Hor'l'a, R. E. Davis, R. Toclaro, K. E. Dean, K. Tompkins, R. M. Ream, K. Pearson. MIDDLE ROW: W. C. Holub, J. J. Leone, J. T. Commons, F. L. Nelson, J. E. Lecraw, R. W. Robinson, L. R. Geberi, R. E. Wilson, T. Buscemi, D. G. Funclerburlc, W. Herzbrun. BACK ROW: D. Graham, V. D. Brookshire, W. R. Ducray, J. M. Cheshire, R. Blanche'He, D. Grenier, uuluuvuq V. M. Davidson, W. H. Heine, L. J. Jennings, D. N. Burgclorff, R. O. Jones, G. M. San Fanandre, P. K. Heclwall, H. G. Jones. -CONTINUED J. F. Rogers, J. M. Thompson, C. G. Donaldson, J. D. Bailrie, L. W. Richier I. Kanfrowifz, H. C. Read, L. Lieberman, J. T. Boarman, C. S. Green G. J. Karl, J. Herman, L. C. Long, H. R. Dei+riclr, J. W. Ziegler, W. A Nemoli, E. A. MacMullan, E. C. MacMullan, R. Peierson, M. Hoffman L. A. Nemeih, A. E. Schufz, N. Mirales, P. A. W. Cas'l'ell. IT FIGHTER SQUADRUN 1:37 -CONTINUED If I I I I . I I I I I I I 'I I. I I I I I I AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS AND CREW OF FIGHTER SQUADRON 837. . E, Q 4 l92 -. E 44 FIRST HELICOPTER DETACHMENT ABOARD THE ANTIETAM Maintaining an availability of 98.721, the oflicers and men of Helicopter Squadron One, Unit 16, spent a good portion of their time hovering above the Antietam. During their cruise in the Sea of Japan, HU-1 rescued 6 Antietam pilots, carried 238 passengers, 8682 pounds of guard mail and over 15,000 pounds of priority freight. SECOND HELICOPTER UNIT ABOARD THE ANTIETAM - FRONT ROW, lett to right: Jael: T. Stultz, R. C. Mitchell, J. W- ROSS- BACK ROW: H. W. Serena, R. L. Martin. H. W. Sandish. Joe Slrirvan. I' . V. 1 I. 9 M + I Qui a' ' , ,ga , :Zi il Au ,X ,, ,.,.. C V. 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V ff Antietamk This ship fsjrmw ken! in big'lmxi deck is: appmximately and M sifwifvrz higziz, one than gimme buiiriifw, and zfrtmichosz iw 8535 feat its flight deck Ufil'?1'If4V WQF9 just about the Iefngth of Cfamaged 4 nity blacks, 2551 is highk' ized sea n' and , V city with valuatsion of in the neighborhood milf 000 or t oreafz war. of those men flew the jet Panthers, Corsair and Douglas Skyraiders the enemy. The rest we quirkfd tn ' d21y, aviastion 33090, oihez' about 522,700 ffm' 1 a prim: thonzsamcfs nf M and hundred? , ., servicilz ihe rounds gf Sai! the ship and man --and provide a number nthez' tasks: required to keep orgrznizatfrm opvaraiing. The enormfauvz ' ,sent at enemy SQFGIZES, SERVICES Services aboard thu clude a cnbiafcr frho . ,, szze of the shi 5370 ' ' V and its jobs 3. 'Im-:bane punts Tw ing an W. Q least that what it would cfm to I ' ' wday, g exam' TRAUIES Ai? 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