Arneb (AKA 56) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1957

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. , .. .,.. ., - .,,..f - . ,,,f,,N,, .. ...W-.---.---W-f l l NELS C. JOHNSON Captain, U. S. Navy Captain Nels C. Johnson, USN, commanding officer of the USS ARNEB, is Q veteran of 22 years in the United States Navy. Born in Auburn, New Hampshire, Captain Johnson is the son of Claus Johnson and Adolfina W. Johnson. S He entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1930, and upon graduation was commissioned to the grade of ensign on May 31, 1934. He was married to Dorothea Lindall of Bremerton, Washington, on June 16, 1936 in Seattle, Washington, and has one daughter, Veronica M.Johnson. Captain Johnson served as watch and division officer aboard the USS LEXINGTON CV-2 from 1934 to 1938. ln 1938 he became chief engineer and gunnery officer on the USS HERBERT DD-160, the ship being attached to Squadron 40T in the Mediterranean. He was chief engineer aboard the USS RINGGOLD DD-89, and the USS REID DD-369 from 1940 to 1942, and, in the latter ship, participated in World War 11 operations in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Midway and in the Aleutians. Captain Johnson was assigned his first command in 1943 when he became commanding officer of the USS MCCLANAHAN DD-615, which participated in Pacific operations, and the North African, North Atlantic and Mediterranean campaigns of World War 11. ln1944 he wasassignedtothe Surface Division, Anti-Submarine Develop- ment Detachment of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet. He served in this capacity until 1946 when he became commanding officer of the USS WITEK DD-848 ln 1947 he was assigned as Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on the staff of the Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. In 1950 he became plans officer th ff ' ' ' NATO. More recently he has been Commander of Destroyer Division 262 which was engaged in operations in Korea and the Formosa Straits. He served in thlsasslgnment until 1953 when he was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Elpvatl Operations in Washington, where he worked in the Strategic Plans rvrsion. on e sta of the North Atlantic Ocean Regional Planning Group of Before becoming commanding officer of the ARNEB this year, he spent a ear as a t d Y I d u ent at the National War College na ditlontothe normal campaign medals of World War 11 and the Korean War, he has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Combqf V,

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DEDICATION . . Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, one of the world's foremost polar explorers, and technical advisor to Operation Deep Freeze, died on March ll , 1957 in Boston shortly after the completion of the second phase ofthe present expedition, which he called the fulfillment of his Iife's ambition. Born Oct. 25, 1888, in Winchester, West Virginia, he emerged from rural obscurity to become the most famous American explorer . His iourneys intothe Arctic and the Antarctic are unparalleled in the field of exploration, and he was the first to fly over the North and South poles. Atthe bottom of the world he mapped more than 2,000,000 square miles during his four expeditions in 1928, 1934, 1939, and 1947. And, in l934, he spent months alone in a shack 123 miles south of Little America , which he called his second home, and nearly died there when his companions ,had great difficulty reaching him through raging blizzards. Although he suffered severe physical stress during his long journeys he regarded the frozen wastes of the Antarctic with warm affection. 'After his exploratory flights he was said to have "eyes alight with the wonder he had seen - vast new mountain ranges curving off overthe horizen tortured glaciers . . . and the dismal white wasteland beyond the pole." A graduate of the Naval Academy, he was forced to retire from active duty soon after he was com- missioned because ofa leg iniury but his thirst for adventure could not be thwarted, and he soon returned to active duty with the Naval Air Corp, becoming one of the pioneers of Naval aviation. Serving in both world wars, at 41 he became the youngest Rear Admiral in United ,States Naval History, and received many decorations for his trips to the extremities of the earth. His dream was that someday the Antarctic would become the Big Deep Freezer of Mankind, a place that wouldbanish famine from the earth. He dreamed that the nations of the world might someday use this giant refrigerator, that when countries hada bumper crop they could put the surplus there for use in famine years. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 14, 1957, a 13-gun salute burst near the gravesite. A sailer held aloft the two-star flag of a Rear Admiral. The chaplain read the committal of the dead. There were three sharp musketry valleys, followed by a bular's "taps" in the distance. And, perhaps, if those who "wintered over" on Deep Freeze ll were listening closely they could hear an echo of this buriel ceremony reverberate from the towering peak of Mount Erebus at Antarctica's McMurdo Sound. To Admiral Byrd's memory, from all the members of Deep Freeze on the Arneb who have viewed with awe some of the maiesty of his "giant refrigerator", we most humbly dedicate this boolcf. THE EDITORS

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D E P ' ' - A ' ' -A.: "S4's1-c1:-.:--?- -43527741-I+.....?:L:C.f.,f 1. , A - , N, , .- .. .Y V ' 'sr " f-' mv:-z:,4'1.'ff 4,e,L Y-2'g.C.s:-df.,-, H " -f' - LL -:Q, f g-. "OUR xla:c" FRED P. MCDANIEL Commander, U. S . Navy Fred P. McDaniel, Commander, USN, executive officer of the USS Arneb, was bornin Buffalo, Missouri, on January 8, 1918, son of Clarence and Fran- ces McDaniel. Attending Montana State University and California Polytechnic ' Institute, he was commissioned Ensign on November 20, 1940, and received aspecial aviator designation the following month after completing the Naval Aviation Cadet program at Pensacola. Serving as an instrument instructor from 1940 to 1942 he eventually be- came operations officer at a Hollywood, Florida base in 1942 for one year. Further assignments included naval air stations and flight squadrons at San Diego, California, Norman, Oklahoma, Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Philippines. He attended the General Line School at Newport, Rhode Island, from 1949 to 1950, and was attached to the Bureau of Aeronautics from1950 to P 1952. As Navigator of the USS ORISKANY QCVAD in 1952-1953 he navigated the ship around Cape Horn, the first time it had been accomplished by a ship A ' its size. A public information officer at Pensacola, Fla. , from 1953 to 1955, he later attended various officers' short course schools, until, on May 6, 1956, 'S when he became the executive officer of the Arneb. E A 9 R PPPPPP OPERATIONS DECK NAVIGATION T L.L. McCall, LCDR W. E. Wheeler, LCDR DJ, Krejcarek, LT. T SUPPLY MEDICAL I ENGINEERING T. Hamilton, Jr., LT., R.E. Dellinger, LT. W.E, Scanlon, LT fjgj 'x'F 'f"A 3 fe I 'K .a H- shotgun . -YF: Qxfkibf' , :QAM 1 F r edriwml-Jvc-52.3501 .1 Silk: wwf -5.58 -S ,.. 1 4 ,pf ,

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