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Original planning of this book called for a large section de-
voted to '6Strike Day" in which the integrated workings of each
department . . . the dependence of one individual upon another
. . . would be accurately portrayed. However, it was soon dis-
covered that the story of the Antietam was too big to handle
in that manner. Therefore, each activity is treated individually
-or as much so as space will permit.
It should be pointed out-especially to the casual reader-
that ship's company and the air group operated as one team,
the objective of that team was the responsibility of each man
aboard: the tailor, the cook, the aircraft mechanic and the pilot.
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
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 . . .
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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-
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
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.
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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.
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CO ER IAMES H. NEWELL, USN. became
Executive Oflicer of the Antietam September 26, 195 1
just before she set sail for the Korean Theatre. He
has been closely connected with carrier aviation since
he received his Wings in January 1940. 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
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.
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-
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
This, then, is the story of that battle for which the USS
Antietam is named.
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Trials, inspections, and more trials Were made ot this new vessel as
she was readied for fleet duty. The ofhcers and crew took her through
preliminary stages of readiness for sea. On January 28, 19415, the
USS Antietam was accepted by the Navy Department and commis-
sioned into active service, and that day she became a fighting ship, a
Way of life for her three thousand men. 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
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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
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.
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OLD LOOK OF ANTIETAM is evident especially in gun mounts
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
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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
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-.
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
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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.
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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
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
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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
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.
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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.
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system Here the squadron duty officer in the ready room ac
knowletles a Pilots man you planes from Primary Fly
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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
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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,
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.
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.
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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
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-
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.
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used to launch them. Less personnel are involved
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handle the wheel chocks, check wing locks. Plane
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engine is revved to a deafening 2,500 horsepower,
brakes released, and the plane is gone.
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pit is left open on takeoff for quick
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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
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
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
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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The mission of Task Force 77 was interdiction-preventing
the movement of supplies south to the lines of battle. 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
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an tender damaged and derailed. With main line severely dam- rail bridge.
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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.
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to minimize danger of fire in case of landing mishap.
FIREFIGHTERS in Martian attire
stand ready. Seldom needed on
cruise, they nevertheless exemplify
the tenseness that accompanies every
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hold plane's nose high, cannot see landing area.
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
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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
HASTY REPAIRS are made by arresting gear crew after plane had
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
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
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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
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-
RAISE LEFT WING is signalled by LSO to incoming Corsair
Canvas in frame behind him breaks wind.
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G-RAGEFUL DESCENT is made by F4U after cut. One of two
crash barriers shows in foreground. Arresting gear crew operates
gear from catwalk.
TWO-POINT LANDING at rakish
angle is not unusual Cleftj. Corsairs
had less landing mishaps than other
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.
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ANGEL ALIGI-IT-S after all planes are in. It hovers beside ship during
launches and recoveries.
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.
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.
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.
ENGINEER "LIGHTS OFF" machinery,
provides power to operate elevator.
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
MULE DRIVER takes time out for coffee. Tractors are
used to move planes when there is large area in which to
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.
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RADIO REPAIBMAN adjusts antenna on Corsair night-
REPAIRS ARE MADE
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.
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down engines, repair electrical circuits. These
men will have chow at midnight, because they
will he asleep when breakfast is served in the
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
PHOTOPLANE is pushed off
deckedge elevator to be spotted
for early morning reconnais-
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.
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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
AVIATION MET ALSMITH inserts piece of sheet alumi-
num into machine which will bend metal to desired angle.
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oxygen. Operator checks equipment while assistant
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.
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100-POUND BOMBS are lifted into position and set in bomb racks on
THREE MEN lift 1000 pounds of destruction into position. with portable
bomb hoist. Cable is attached to bomb, then cranked into position.
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Wing fuse 250-pound bombs. Bomb in center is two thou-
sand pounder. In foreground men push bomb to Waiting
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.
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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
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
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.
The Antietanfs destination in the operating
area was simply a small dot on a big map.
Careful calculations and precise navigation
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.
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.
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.
MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR
CARPENTER starts to rip board on small table saw. Small shop
was very complete, could repair most woodwork aboard ship.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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OPERATING TRIPLE EFFECT evaporators
which produce about 90,000 gallons of fresh
Water daily for boilers, cooking, laundry, and
to insure continued supply of water into the
need constant watch
Engineering . . . the Power Plant
FIRING THE BOILERS to form steam from feed water. Hot
job, temperature sometimes reached T35 degrees.
ENGINEER OFFICER of the watch and assistants keep
close check on control and operation of engineering plant,
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
WHEN EQUIPMENT required repairs it was
done immediately unless job was beyond ca-
pacity of ship's force.
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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
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
LIKE GIANT SERPENT, chow line
weaves around aircraft on hangar
deck. During operations, food was
served four times every day
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
OFFICERS EAT in wardroom in two
shifts. Steward,s mate fleftj sets table ff,
shortly before meal time. '7fQ
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.
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
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Port, d1SPosal unit was activated. safe agnljllivlilege ozlvgradgsum deducted from Pay' They are served ami K
THE FLUATING HOSPITAL
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
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.
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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
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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.
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-
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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
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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
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Pl3SI1oS. All items sold at cost plus a small profit. CPFOHIS
Went into Welfare Fund.j
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BLINKER SIGNAL IS USED TO TRANSMIT MESSAGES WITHIN LINE OF SIGHT.
High speed and accurate contact is maintained with other ships, shore bases.
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nication is the use of colored signal flags.
Visual messages keep radio circuits free,
keep enemy from hearing.
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.
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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-
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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-
MARINE DETACHMENT WAS FIFTH DIVISION
SEVERAL FIVE-INCH CABOVEJ AND 40MM G UNI
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.
VTSON IN GUNNERY DEPARTMENT, MANNED
MlUN MOUNTS DURING GENERAL QUARTERS A
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-
Fortunately, it Was always a drill-but the Antietam
Was prepared, had the real thing come along.
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tercommunication systems were used during
General Quarters to keep 40mm and five-inch
guns on target.
MAIN BATTERY PLOTTING ROOM charted direction,
speed of approaching "enerny,' aircraft, kept guns on target.
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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-
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LEGAL OFFICE records all disciplinary action taken aboard ship
Legal advice was available to crew members.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
M ' before inspections repairing
. i COBBLER was overworked
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.
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deck. Men in foreground stand at attention as Captain and
inspection party passes by.
SPECIAL INSPECTION was held before leaving United States
Some men wore blues, some whites, others wore working uniform
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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
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
Was transferred in a dramatic midnight-race-
against-time to a destroyer for further transfer
to a Navy Hospital Ship.
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preparations to receive stores from approaching supply ship.
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
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trained as replenishing teams go to Work.
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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.
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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
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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.
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?
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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.
EAGER VOLUNTEERS, always willing to help speed this particular detail. Even
the post office men are cheerful about their task.
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.
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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.
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.
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utilized to move sleds. About 300 tons of ammunition were
received each replenishment day.
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craft Were placed on four corners of ship, prop blast effectively turned ship
without use of tug boats.
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BACK T0 JAPAN
Antietam's rest and recuperatinn leave
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,
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
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
SECOND LARGEST in world, hammerhead crane at Pied-
mont Pier in Yokosuka was familiar sight, welcome to crew
as ship neared dock.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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MEN SWARM OVER FLOAT TO ADD COAT OF PAINT TO ANTIETAM'S HULL.
NOON HOUR IN PORT ALLOWS TIME TO RELAX ON FLIGHT DECK.
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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-
SPRAY PAINTING on mess 416.014
Qbelowj had to be done between fmld-
night chow and breakfast.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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brought bicycles into play, average short haul costs about 100 yen.
MAIN STREET through Yokosuka as seen from hill Large bui ing
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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.
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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.
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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.
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BICYCLES were popular with sailors, an inexpensive and practical
method of seeing the sights.
GRCCERY STORES had open fronts, featured fresh foods almost
exclusively. Many items were familiar to Antietam men, others en-
tirely foreign. Only highest-class stores had canned goods.
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by exceptions to the rule. Misspelled Words are usually
FISH MONGERS worked in small, open shops. Large
selections of fish, including baby octopus and squid, were
always available. Shops provided distinctive aroma.
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TOKYO BOUND trains were usually crowded, many men
had to stand during the hour and a quarter ride. Fare was
440 yen round trip QS1.22j.
TOKYO P.X. was favoriteispot in Japan's capital city. 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.
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.
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.
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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
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W1 1nper1al Palace wh1ch IS open to pubhc twnce a year
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"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
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
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MARINES TACKLE Held problem with the solemnity of actual battle. If Antietam
had been called upon for landing party, Marines would have led it.
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.
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.
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
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SUDDEN POWER FAIL-
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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
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.
l WITH FIGHTER PLANE IN BACKGROUND, CHAPLAIN CONDUCTS GENERAL WORSHIP SERVICES ON HANGAR DECK
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
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Rabbi and conducted Weekly services for men of the
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.
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PILOTS IN FLIGHT GEAR
receive Holy Communion
from Catholic Chaplain be-
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ficer in crew's library.
JAPANESE ORPHANS assemble on qua-terdeck before tour of ship Mess
cooks bakers and cooks originated idea of bringing guests aboard.
NUNS ACCOMPANIED children on trip from Orphanage
also enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner Navy style They ate with
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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.'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
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hours, Santa is Ray Raymonde, who operates ship's oxygen shop.
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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
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dancers thrown in for good measure.
Christmas mail was heavy ahoard the
Antietam, thousands of packages and
letters were eagerly received. helped lo
make December 25th a memoralmle one.
ANTIETI-i.M'S CAPTAIN made tour of ship, wished "Merry Christmas" to
men in every department. Above, with arm on bunk, he visits sick bay. Cap-
tain also ate Christmas dinner with crew.
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IUMP BALL and play is resumed as divisional
basketball teams play for coveted Captain's Tro-
MARINE from Antietam detachment tips one in daring
game with Essex Marines. Antietam won 35 to 22. In sec-
ond game between ships' companies, Antietam won 74 to 41.
ENTHUSIASM FUR SPORTS SWEEPS SHIP
Intramural and inter-ship contests attract widespread interest
The sports program aboard the Antietam played a great part
in the morale of the men. At sea sports of any kind were dith-
cult because of restricted space and operations. 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- . -
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.
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-
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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
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.
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
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donated blood. lied Cross lmmlleml roller-limis in .Klu-
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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-
OFF TO 'I'HE BANK goes the blood. Truck, from Tokyo,
was hoisted onto hangar deck to minimize handling.
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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-
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.
miral C. Turner Joy.
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-
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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.
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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
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.
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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-
on the morning of May 2. The business: to get a first look Soon-home and wives and sweethearts and friends.
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ANTIETAM IS HOME
A MINUTE TO GO. nearly everyone is on flight deck . . . while baggage waits on hangar deck for men in
first leave party.
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MEN WATCH CROWDS ON DOCK AS SHIP MOVES INTO MOORING POSITION
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS STRAIN FOR FIRST GLIMPSE OF LOVED ON
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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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,
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.nom sfm: February 19, 1952
Captain George J. Dufek,
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
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,
U, S. 5, Antietem
cfo Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, California
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
Cordially and y yours,
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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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
Thomas C. law, Representing
Board cf Trustees
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
21 May 1952
From: Secretary of the Navy
To: Commanding Officer, USS ANTIETAM
Via: Chief of Naval Operations
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
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.
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
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CRUISE BOOK STAFF
Commander Roberi B.
Cruise Book Manager
HJ. Paul, PNW3
R. W. Fouse, JO3
J. K. Meyer, AT2
W. E. DeWoIfe, AT3
R. L. Marco, AN
R. E. Goodlored, AN
Special 'rhanks Io Ihe
PhoIo Lab and Ihe oihers.
'roo numerous 'ro menfion,
who conIribuI'ed phoios,
ideas, copy, and Iheir Iime.
LCDR B. F.!I-Iamme'r
LCDR R. C. Woodside
LCDR F. L. SAWIN
LT J. E. LeCraw
LTA. s. Kalas, Jr.
LTJG J. B. Danaher
0 The preceding pages have
I'oId The sI'ory of Ihe
ANTIETAM'S I 95 I -52 Cruise.
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are Ihe Officers and Men
who parficipafed in Ihai'
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CDR C. E. ROEMER
LCDR J. C. VANDIVER
CDR W. P. REULAND
LCDR J. E. HADLEY
CDR F. J. HILL
LCDR E. C. SOCKERSON
CDR M. J. BRANDT
CDR V. A. BEUERMAN
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O. R. Toon, W. J. Krsfich, R. W. Maughmer, L. G.
FRONT ROW, leff fo right L. A. Willig, D. E.
Dunlcle, F. Johnson, A. W. Becker, R. W. Eichler,
BACK ROW: T. D. Hamrick, E. J. Marks, R. D. John-
son, J. L. Granf, R. J. Donaldson.
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Ha'VeY- B- F. Hammef, W. E. Ewers, W. P. Pendery-
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J. E. Hadley, B. M. Brltaln. BACK ROW: B. S. Bartholomew:
Jr., W. K. Martin, E. S. Beclrman.
The Navigator, with the aid of Quartermasters, must
systematically check and record progress of the ship.
Dead reckoning, piloting, celestial, sonic and elec-
tronic methods of navigation are all used in deter-
mining the geographical position of the ship. Steer-
ing, recording information for the shipis log, syn-
chronizing the ship's clocks and correcting and
stowing of navigation charts are all important re-
sponsibilities of this Department.
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W. Fowler, J. C. Vandiver, N. E. Tucker, A. E
Levy, P. G. Wilkinson. BACK ROW: B. J
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rig high lines forward for the transfer of freight, mail
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FRONT ROW, Iefi +o right D. B. Bosley, R. L. Madden,
J. F. McCaman+, A. F. Ferguson, D. K. Procfor. BACK
ROW: R. M. Owens, S. W. Woods, L. Wilmof, K. G.
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, . . . , . . 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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
KNEELING, :eff +0 right: J. R. Parmen+er, R. E. Tomlins G. F. H bb -- . f
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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
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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-
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.
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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.
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-
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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
LEFT TO RIGHT: E. W. Kramer, R.
O. Kir+, W. E. Boa+wrigh'l', E. R.
Furqueron, L. O. Johnson, H. H.
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.
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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
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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
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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
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-
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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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,
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.
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.
FIGHTER SQUADRUN 1:37 -CONTINUED
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS AND CREW OF FIGHTER SQUADRON 837.
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.
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