Eldorado (AGC 11) - Naval Cruise Book

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A k A A A A A (g V V 6 £££ £ k - - jU nfe+ev r ®x aJ umL C 9L Becwd 4 " i 3? i r j j T IXl T M s 1 l v r u . p a mo s ' koshi history of the USS ELDORADO On the 25th of August 1944 a new type of ship greeted the world. She was the U. S. S. ELDORADO, once a merchant ship named the SS MONSOON, now converted into an amphihious flagship. This new ship, the product of a new type of offensive warfare, was designed to direct the amphihious assaults of our island hopping forces in the Pacific. The watch was set and the ensign raised ; the Eldorado, its name taken from a Nevada mountain range, was now in commission. Green " hoots " from Newport, Rhode Island, with just a sprinkling of old salts ' , took her out of New York harhor and into Long Island Sound. There she underwent extensive drills and tests designed to season her inexperi- enced crew and test her new equipment. It wasn ' t long hefore she was in fighting condition. The officers and men were proud of her shipshape appearence and had a growing confidence in her unique capabilities. Her skipper, Captain J. R. WALLACE, USN, hrought her around to Pearl Harhor, where Vice Admiral, R. K. TURNER, USN, Commander Amphihious Forces Pacific, embarked. Immediately the Eldorado plunged into new training exercises. Simulated enemy beaches were assaulted until they became familiar as " Main Street " . Assualt wave followed assualt wave, a period of rest, and hack to the attack. The coxswains knew every inch of those sandy beaches, and the men in the boats knew every dip and break in the distant hills. Suddenly training stopped. The Eldorado headed into the waters of the now setting sun. Each man thoroughly knew his part in hauling down the red ball. The crew and Eldorado both sensed their baptism under fire was soon to come. After days of steaming, an island rose out of the sea, her beaches and hills remarkably resembling the ones which were so familiar. 1 he big guns of the fleet spoke with firm determination. The battle for Iwo Jima was underway. As the command ship, the Eldorado directed the assualt on the first actual Japanese territory to be invaded. The Secretary of the Navy, James E. Forrestal, was an eyewitness to the battle from the flag bridge of the Eldorado. It was during this major engagement that the ship acted as a floating radio station " , broadcasting the victorious progress of our forces directly from the beach to the press back home. Later, as the need for advanced bomber bases became imperitive, the Eldorado moved westward, joining with a large task force. She took part in the Okinawa invasion, the largest amphibious assualt ever attempted at that time. The Eldorado become the focal point for coordinating strikes against the island. In the struggle for this stra- tegic island the Eldorado, along with the rest of the task force, sustained 568 enemy air attacks. Although not primarily a combatant ship, the Eldorado proved her worth by downing several attacking aircraft. During these almost continious air attacks, eight members of the crew were wounded. It is interesting to note that the Japanese were never fully aware of the Eldorado s strategic importance in the campaign. Her outward appearence was that of an auxiliary ship, concealing the fact that she was the nerve center of the operation. Had the Japanese known this and concentrated their attacks on the Eldorado rather than the " lush-looking " carriers, this story might never have been written. After World War II, with many tours of duty in the Orient behind her, the Eldorado was spending a much needed rest in San Diego when the unstable situation in Korea exploaded with the invasion of Soutli Korea. Many of her crew were home enjoying leave when telegrams brought them back, " on the double . I key were reluctant to leave their families and friends, but at the same time eager to again prove the capabilities of the Eldorado. On the 28th of August, 1950, the Eldorado departed from San Diego with Rear Admiral, L. A. THACKERY, USN, embarked. Eighteen days continious steaming brought her to Inchon, Korea. There she participated in the latter stages of the Inchon invasion, which has been called one of the most brilliantly planned and executed opera- tions of the Korean Conflict. The Eldorado had the unique experience of taking part, not only in the invasion, but also in the evacuation and re-occupation of Inchon. She remained in the Far East 385 days, of which 216 were spent in Korean waters. The Eldorado earned eight battle stars during her long tour in the troubled Korean area. Back in the states the Eldorado took part in a huge PACTRAEX operation. This exercise, designed to show weak points as well as strong ones in America s first line of defense, provided much valuable information to those entrusted with our safety. The Korean conflagration has long since died to a glowing, hut not forgotten ember, and the Eldorado settled down to . . . ?4 " Tfetc Sail " po " tVome During her current tour as flagship of the Seventh Fleet, the ELDORADO has played an important role in the Formosa defense picture. This cruise hook records interesting aspects of that tour and will serve as a lasting momento for all hands. The ELDORADO has heen a good flagship and our stay ihoard has heen a pleasant one. The excellent cooperation extended to us during the past three months has heen gratifying indeed. Best wishes for smooth sailing on the homeward cruise and on ill cruises in the future. Vice Admiral Alfred M. Pride Commander Seventh Fleet ' ? n ia- ic 7 7 O ic u r4td 7$Um 0$ 74e 7i. S. S. SUoxtut It has been my pleasure to command trie ELDORADO for over nineteen months. During this period the snip has teen the Amphibious Force Flagship for Vice Admiral, Thomas G. W. Settle, USN, Commander Amphibious Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet ; and Amphibious Force Flagsnip successively for Rear Admiral, Lorenzo S. Sabin, Jr., USN, Commander Amphibious Group One, Rear Admiral John M. Will, USN, Commander Amphibious Group 1 hree, and Rear Admiral, George C. Towner, USN, Commander Amphibious Group Three. Our most recent services as Flagship for Vice Admiral, Alfred M. Pride, USN, Commander Seventh Fleet, which included operations in Formosa waters for the past four months, have just been completed. Throughout, the ELDORADO has efficiently performed her duties and has given satisfaction for all tasks in which involved. To All Hands, my thanks tor your cooperation, loyalty, and spirit. These and many other important factors combine to make the U. S. S. ELDORADO the fine ship that she is, a ship on which we are proud to serve, our home afloat. Sincerely R ROBERT C. PEDEN Captain, U. S. Navy Commanding Officer v5o j jt(r n f ff ' r ' c s Zs£. tsWal e ' Jjyrf( ( ' e (y ucet Lieutenant, F. J. Chamberlain First Lieutenant Commander, D. T. Marquis Dental Officer Lieutenant, R. J. Tribble Navigator Lieutenant Commander, R. D. Murray Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander, L. E. LoBaugb Supply Officer Lieutenant, W. Kabler Engineering Officer Lieutenant (jg), L. E. Williams Chaplain Lieutenant (jg) D. J. McGrath Medical Officer SHIP ' S CHIEFS Back row left to right Bacon, J.G.,ETC, Flito, L. (n) BMC, Robinson, C.E.,RMC, Jackson, E.E., PHC, Throneberry, J. R., QMC, Humphrey, I. F., ETC, Hennessee, R. P., ETC, Monroe, L.R., FPC, Erhart, A.P., CSC, Gates, D.O., FPC, Hanson, A.C., HMC, Second row left to right Fry, L.E., RDC, Pemberton, M.A., ENC, Botts, J.C., QMC, Carruth, F., EMC, Button, N.D., BMC, Salud, M., SDC, First row left to right Stoliker, J.L., DCC, Clement, L.R., FTC, Propst, R.E., YNC. Not present in picture Allen, R.M., ADC, Boyd, J.W., RMC. Back row left to right LTJG D. M. Farris, LTJG T. D. O ' Brien, LT JG J. K. Forbes, LTJG T. C. Wallace LTJG R.W. Chapman, LTJG D.B. Moulton, LTJG D.M. Kvernes, LTJG D.J. dejong LTJG J. R. Keohane, LTJG A. M. Pitard, LTJG J. R. Brown, LTJG D. L. Metz LTJG D. G. Haney. Second row left to right ENS J.E. Grobey, ENS G.S. Schulte, ENS P.G. Graessle, SC, ENS W.L. VonHoene ENS M.R. Berdan, ENS E.H. Salter, Jr., ENS D.W. Englefried, ENS E.C. Kersten ENS F.Q. Wright, ENS J.R. Vennerholm, ENS J.E. Bentley First row left to right J. F. Lamm (CHBOSN) D. C. Astleford (CHCARP) LT H. I. Stanley C.E. Griffin (CHPCLK) D.C. Larson (CHPELE) ■ $ -ft M } wb XN SHIP ' S OFFICERS E n: V • fA J?j Jf JW .v V ' Behind one of the most photo- graphed spits of land in the country, nestled against the rocky coast or California, is the city of Monterey. Its picturesque landscape provides a panorama of natures unequaled beauty. The city itself is not a large one as cities go, hut the aura of peaceful serenity cannot he measured by any yardstick. Industry is at a mini- mum — with the exception of small fishing enterprises, it is practically nonexistent. The palatial homes of its populace give the appearance of a champaign society ; yet warmth and friendliness is to be found in abundance . . . . . . The Eldorado had a sampling or this " warmth " when it visited the city to take part in California ' s Admission Day festivities. The Eldorado was on exhihit, and she knew it, for she had donned her " Sunday hest " for the more than 2200 visitors who had come to see her. Among the " inspecting " civilians were many dis- tinguished and honored guests. Wl Left; Admiral Richmond K. TURNER, USN, (Ret.), Commander Arnphihious Forces Pacific during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. Ahove; Distinguished guests; RADM F. MOOSBRUGGER, USN; CAPT. R.C. PEDEN; Mrs. Thomas H. KUCHEL ; Governor of California, Goodwin J. KNIGHT ; and U. S. Senator, William F. KNOWLAND. Passage under San Francisco ' s Golden Gate Bridge on a clear and sunny afternoon marked trie beginning or a long period or bard work for tke crew of tke Eldorado. Our stay at tke Mare Island Centennial Celebration, marking 100 years of service to tke Navy and tke Nation. Tkousands tkronged to tke skipyard, and tke Eldorado again played kost to eager visitors. Tke celekration over, tke crew settled down to tke tkree montk task of overkaul. Scaffolding rose as if ky magic, air bam- mers rattled, and welders torckes glowed all day and into tke nigkt. Days of dirty work were interspersed witk glorious week ends in San Francisco and neigkkoring areas. Market Street, Fisker- man ' s Wbarf and Golden Gate Park were pleasant kosts to tke Eldorado sailor as were tke football stadiums, redwood forests and even tke Sierras. Wken tke Eldorado emerged from its cocoon of scaffolding, cranes, and steadying lines ske was as neat and trim as on ner maiden voyage. A few trial runs in San Francisco Bay concluded tke yard period, and tke Eldorado again slipped under tke Golden Gate and pointed ker bow to tke soutb. Abead lay San Diego and several montbs of intensive training before a new staff would arrive aboard. ■■ m Wives and sweethearts lined the pier as trie " El " pulled into her home port, San ' Diego, while many or her crew poured down the gangway and scat- tered to homes across the country for Christmas leave. The weeks of intensive training following the holidays were climaxed when RADM G. C. TOWNER, USN, Com- mander Amphibious Group Three and staff embarked. Rapid changes in plans had the " El " initially headed for the Orient, then the Arctic, and again the Orient. When final orders arrived, Amphibious Group Three made a hasty departure, and prepara- tions for the Far East cruise were quickly com- pleted. Before we re- alized what was hap- pening, the hrow was up, and the Eldorado slipped quietly away from the pier, past Point Loma, and into the broad expanse of the Pacific. r ni befb ■::— " . s ■ t 1 — - m I £ e£ i. ' a-- ■ « - ...EXERCISES AT SEA T fWh v X " V ± V s V s 1 • tf : ( i ) Ik ,« ' V V ' J --»i r r .J c 7 v Y 4 : ' J S 4 Upon our arrival in Keelung we were greeted with an entirely new world of sights, sounds and SMELLS. At tne landing we were met by dirty street urchins ottering us bana- nas, Chinese newspapers and shoe shines, and in central square a loud speaker blared raucous Chinese music. . Rice is the staple crop of Formosa and mucn or their arable land is used in grow- ing it. Natives working in the fields hehind their do- cile, plodding water buf- faloes are a common sight along the roads. Their agricultural methods follow those of their Ancestors thousands of years ago. % uwt ' High in the mountains or Taiwan are villages inhabited hy the Aborigine tribes. 1 heir remoteness from civilization has ena- bled them to preserve their ancient customs down through the centuries. i ■■■■ The Aborigines obliged the more avid camera tans by performing ancient dances. Small railroad cars, formerly used to haul tea down from the hills, took us by coolie power to inaccessable spots containing beautiful natural scenery on the island. 4 ■■ ' iJX- A jfeP. -- J A days steaming from Keelung brought us to Kaohsiung on the southwest coast of Formosa. The climate there was clear ana sunny in contrast to rainy Keelung. The crew took advantage of this fine weather by photographing the beautiful temples, pagodas and street scenes of this busy city. Along the streams we found fisherman using primitive, hut surprisingly effective methods of net- ting their food. Some 60 odd miles north or Kaohsiung lies Tainan. It is a clean city, as Formosan cities go, and we were impressed by it ' s ide streets, modern department stores and beautiful temples. Our short side trips pro- vided refreshing interludes in our Formosan stay, nut always returning to Keelung. Sou- venir shops were visited and revisited, and the vendors, pedicah drivers, and policemen hecame familiar figures to us. The broken English they spoke hecame understandable and we hegan to feel as if we had spent years in this strange island. tm 1 1 A JL. hi ill l4 W • ' V4 • I QFfX: M I i •H j I V I •V 6 } 1 . -M ' •. 3 Taipei, the capital of Free China, was just a 45 minute drive from our " home port. " As the seat of trie government it was a busy city with large modern buildings and wide streets. Tbe presidential palace, tbe formal gardens, and civic center were patient subjects for sailor pbotograpbers. Tbe MAAG ompound witb its enlisted men ' s and officers ' clubs a center of Navy activity on weekends. c was ..Work hard, eat heartily Center of " social life " in Keelung was the three deck Keelung Club offering re- freshments at drastically reduced prices. Several musical combos provided fine music for our dancing and listening pleasure. The monotony of our long stay in Keelung was broken somewhat by afternoon swimming ami fishing trips. Our luck with the fishing rod was not always the best, but did that beer taste good ! ■ ifr Wk M -••in 5c l ' Cfs 1 FU 9a fraPjJftN ■ CM tgll dt-- . rn l Sft 1 » KB Ek 1 1 t »« i npsHO 1 4 A (J m ' .. " USO show, Chinese style raijj s r « . H ™™ " l « " ■? ml. fe ' T ill ' £ 1rJM J " Let go the starhoard anchor, " comes the order from the hridge and the men of the 1st division go into action. Handling of the ground tackle along with a sprinkling of hoom work and hroom work keep the hoys up forward hot. Qi From their gear locker headquarters under the flight deck, tne hoys of 2nd division deploy with swans, brooms, and. marlinspikes to keep the afterdecks clean and hright. Helecopter operation, boat hoisting and lowering, ana hand- ling the after mooring lines are specialties with this gang. Who said, " the ' Dodo ' doesn ' t have teeth? " The gunnery division keeps our Sunday punch well polished and cared for. From the 45 ' s to the 5 inch, they have ' em. These hoys keep the ship ' s armament in top notch condition and man it when necessary. " Guns " is always ready. ; m " Away boat 3, 4, 5, 6, and the officers motor boat " . This is a familiar cry of the Eldorado ' s water taxi service providing reliable transportation to and from fleet landing. This is an " around the clock job " and requires the coxswains and crew to be experts in the hnowledege of handling their boats. They also may be called upon to land or evacuate troops and other personnel when the occasion arises. - Ever have electronic coffee ? OE division can fix one tor you in a hur- ray (or for that matter anything that has an electron moving in it). 1 hese elec- tronic wizards keep " Dodo ' s " complicated gear in tip top shape. Any time you are looking for a cup of ohms, or a slice of volts, OE division stands ready to serve it up. Anything from a snapshot to a portrait, from a telephone hook to a naval journal, " Dodo ' s " graphic recorders are there when it happens ! The work turned out hy this small division would make many a large civilian publisher green with envy. With printers ink, T-square and photographic soup, this crew will tackle anything. " Hey QM, wliat did that message say? " 1 lie quarter- masters or the signal triage are the ones wno copy when a signal light is blinking at tne " Dodo " . They answer ana send all visual messages with either semaphore, signal pennants, or flashing light. 1 hese experts maintain and operate all the visual com- munication signal equipment to he found on the Eldorado. ■ DI " What ' s the latest dope ' sparks ' ? " . The communication facilities are the Eldorado ' s " hig guns " , and the hoys of the " OR " division are the ones who man tnem. 1 lie forest of transmitting and receiving antennas topside keep us and our command informed concerning " Wha ' hoppens " in the world. But it ' s the messages from the post office, in the form of letters, that makes us tne happiest. Wrapped in their " ear muffs " , the OR division will forever keep the Eldo- rado ' s ears tuned in. ' what ' s the matter " Dodo " , scope nappy? " Here ' s the crew that operates Eldorado ' s electronic eyes. The CIC gang, keeping a constant vigil on the radar, is ready to warn or approaching " bogies " or " skunks " . The hug " conscious crew is always ready with an air conditioned space and good coffee. wm 1 k 8 -«% tm fcn F IBs A K i . r I m J ¥ jhf " Hey, who tuned out tlie ligkts? Call the electrician ! " " Globes " keeps " Dodo " bright with light. These hoys are ready to tackle everything irom kuge generators to tke " joe pot " in corree mess. Ir it has wires and it doesn ' t work, call " globes " . I g r; You need it ; they nave it. S-l division is composed or cooks, bakers, tailors, barbers, storekeepers, disbursing clerks and boasts a soda fountain, small stores, ships store and cobbler shop. Ir it ' s a wrench or a bench, pin or clip these supply men keep the ship fit. The Dodo ' s wardroom cooks prepare meals fit to please the most discriminating epicure. Care or the wardroom and the officers ' state- rooms also falls to these S-2 division men, whose duties grow to hotel-size proportions when a staff is emharhed. " Can ' t you make water any colder? " The men or A " division keep the Eldorado ' s refrigera- tion units in top ope- ting order. They also take care of the boat motors and are expert mechanics. " A " divi- sion handles everything from changing a carbu- retor to the maintenance of " Dodo ' s " air condi- tioning. " Can do " may he the motto or the sea tees, tut " R " division hreezes ty ttem! Dodo ' s " rix- it " crew can do almost anytting. Does a seam need welding, or is it just a plugged up sink? These are the men to call. Stilled in many trades, they are the Dodo ' s own construc- tion group. Way down there it ' s hotter than the proverbial place of heat ! The snipes " or M division worh under difficult conditions and have the Dodo ' s ' legs ready to get up and go on short notice. The engine room gang is shown here posing for the camera in the new world of sunshine ! " Hey wheels, where are we ? " The Eldorado ' s navi- gation division can answer that question at any time. They guide the Eldorado across the pathless sea without a sign post. They also tell ' Dodo " where to drop his anchor to the inch. " have sextant, will travel ' . The quartermasters of N division are the hest guides to be round. care in " Hey Doc, whatchagot for " The corpsmen are in there taking of the Dodo ' s health. Although orning-afters are the most common ailents treated hy our Medical de- partment, it is ready to take care of everything from Saturday morning inspectionitis, to heri-heri ! If you, too, contain a germ, Doc is the man to see. " Flight quarters ! Man your pogo stick ! " The Eldorado ' s specialists keep the flying carpet ready to take orr at a moment ' s notice. This crew tends to dispel the belief that " Dodo " can ' t fly ! Tney keep this wingless fledgling up in tne air. ■ Take a letter Jones ! The white collar crew or the Eldorado stands hy with pencils primed and typewriters sharpened. They handle all of " Dodo ' s " cor- respondence and paper work. It makes little difference whether it he a plan of the day or an official letter with a zillion copies. The Yo Yo ' s are there " firstest with the mostest " . -s M I — ! i " My name ' s Friday, and I just want the facts. " " Dodo ' s " sheriffs control the more rambunctious of the crew when they need a little prompting. Masters of criminal investigation, they 10 douht would have ap- prehended the culprit who stole the wedding hell had they heen on the case. " Say again all after ' DOG ' , " 1 liese " sea going jungle bunnies " , communicators of the Marine Corps, carry out their duties at sea instead of ashore. They key the Eldo- rado ' s transmitters, not the trigger of their guns and always end up with a well done. mm Hong Kong, at the crossroads of the Orient, afforded us first real liberty since leaving the States. After the monotonous months in Keelung it was paradise, and we pached the four days with shopping, picture-taking, and sight-seeing. The hargains in the stores and tailor shops were irresistahle, and money slipped through our fingers like fine sand. Tours around the island and tram rides to the top of Victoria Peak were popular. The strange intermingling of coolie hats, Arab fezzes, French herets and Western stetsons produced a fascinating and colorful atmosphere. ■ Tfc Z " ' ' Japanese Movie Star i I ? ' ■ Hey swabbie . . . you from AGC lebin ? Japan ... a nation where Geisha girls were real . . . a nation where we would soon learn that " ohio " now meant " good morning " that many of the women loved yen more than they did the sailors; yes, we were to learn much from these smart industrious people . . . We would soon understand why they read doors from hack to front; why they loved Mt. Fuji as much as we do our Statue of Liberty ; why Sukiyaki bhe fried meat, raw egg dish tasted tetter with a bottle of wine called sake ; why honey buckets didn ' t smell like honey ; why hot baths were so popular ; why rickshaws could never replace the Ford ; and why their Coal miner Dance, Tanko-Bushi could be a threat to our Bunny Hop. We watched crowded cities of crowded souls push into crowded homes. We warmed our hands over hibachi pots. We talked to mama-san, bargained with girl-san, and photographed baby-san. It didn ' t take long to find out that benjo didn ' t mean banjo and tbat San Diego blondes were not to be found. And before we were to bid our sayonaras many of us would become American-Asiatics and be squared away to tlie way of Japan and tbe Orient. a bird ' s eye views of the base . . . but beyond tbese gates lay tbe adventure . . . intrigue . . . and romance or tbe Orient . . . " It was the greatest liberty port in the world. It had more variety than Marseilles, more beauty than Valparaiso. It ' s prices were cheaper than New York ' s, it ' s drinks better than Lisbon ' s. And there were more pretty girls than in Tahiti. It was Yokosuka, known throughout all the fleets of the world as Yu-koss-ka, and almost every man who had been there once had a girl waiting for him when he got hack the second time. For in the cities near the port were millions of pretty girls who loved American sailors and their hilarious ways and their big bay checks. It was a great liberty port. " So says James Mitchner in his novel, BRIDGE AT TO-KORI. And so right he was . . . except for the fact that he didn ' t mention the absence of the families like those waiting back in San Diego, or the sweethearts that wrote from the cities of the Mid- West, nor the nostalgic smell of our Eastern sea-board, or the music that floated up from down south of the Mason-Dixon. But they tried and we tried. It was great Liberty Port. a great liberty port... . . . it had variety . . . preparing a welcome in one or Yokosuka ' s finer places . . . . . . and from this street known as " Thieve ' s Alley " came all the souvenirs that were soon to clutter up our attics tack home . . . ■( ' . the spice of life . . . . . on! oh! . . . " GC-elebin " back . .a closer look at the people. I . . . We were soon to rind out that their koines were comrortahle even though they did lack chairs . . . and ramily hathing was quite popular . . . . . . the outdoor fish markets were always husy . so was the line art or preparing tea In Hawaii, hitting the heach is a respectable occupation ; the island be- came, with the aid or Arthur Godfrey, string hands, orchid leis and, dubiously, Hollywood sand and sarongs, synony- mous with Pacific escape ; an effortless existence which relies upon the endless or a warm, generous nature. Hawaii shares in both Orient and Occident, blending heritages into something which is honestly cosmopolitan. This bicul- tural interest softens the trans-Pacific changeover and putting into Honolulu can be either a return or an arrival to the Orient, depending upon one ' s angle or approach. In Navy terms Hawaii means Pearl Harbor and a nerve system or Naval Logistics and ship facilities ; and re- membering a day in December some twelve years ago. To the men of the Eldorado, Hawaii presented a multiple of travelogue cliches, which, while expected were still enjoyable in the ways of a girl upon the beach, the wind ruffling the white edge of the sea, and a new salt water tan. While the folks bach home were waiting for the Eldorado ' s return we were forced to sweat it out on the sun baked beaches of Hawaii under the shealter- ing palms . . . it was a tough life for the bovs . . . . . . and watch the girls do the things they know how best . . . Nuuama Pali, the mountainous pass between the leeward sides of Oahu Island gave a picturesque view even though it ' s said that the old hings or the Island threw their defeated enemies off the steep cliff . . . For those who didn ' t literally hit the heach, Hawaii as any other place had its attractions for the camera hug. . . . tor example there was the statue of KAMEHAMEHA I who history says united the Hawaiian Islands. Anyway he was a picturesque statue . . . ' i- »« ' ;;j . . . looking down the uncrowded streets of Honolulu one could only say, " Japan was never like this ! " Even the hars were different . . . . . but amid glamour and beauty of Hawaii their were grim rememberances of those who would never again hear the romantic strains of " Aloha " Nestled in a peaceful valley on the Island or Oaliu are the graves or the U.S. service- men killed during World War II ... a solemn remainder . . . Traditional honors are rendered to the sunken U.S.S. Arizona as we leave Hawaii and Pearl Harbor to return home ... an everlasting memory of Decemher 7, 1941. THORNDIKE BURNHART DICTIONARY— " DODO " : A large, clumsy bird unable to fly. Dodoes are now extinct We ' re sorry Mr. Thorndihe and you too, Mr. Burnhart, nut the Dodo is not extinct! It ' s very much alive! You are right, it can ' t fly, and it is large, hut is it clumsy? Well not exactly a little hard to handle at times, but what seafarer doesn ' t have a spirit of his own ? And so Mr. T and you, too, Mr. B., in order that you and some of the people you have misinformed might he enlightened, we ' ve prepared a whole book about his exploits SHIP ' S ROSTER 1st DIVISION back row (1 to r) Gillispie, J.W. SN Schlarman, B.G. SN Lewis, F.L. SA Scott, D.F. SN Bunton, H .(n) SA Richardson, C.H. SA Brown. G.A SA Stainbrook, D.R. SN Henderson, J.T. SN Sessums, W.R. SN Meyers, K.D. SA Blalock, J.A. SA Melius, J.E. SN AsHy, F.E. SN Arra, R.J. SN second row (1 to r) Chapman, E.L. SA Ollie, J. (n) SN Graham, P.(n) SN Smith, R.A. SN George, G.L. SA Coulter, W.D. SN Ckase, K.W. SN Plummer, R.J. SN Stout, F.G. SA Ellerkeck, G.F. SN Smitk, R.D. SN Mondragon, W.P. SN George, W.W. SN Pollatz, C.F. SA first row (1 to r) Stutts, J.F. BM3 Burton, N.D. BMC Pitard, A.M. LTJG Bonskowski, W.F. BM1 Youst, R.N. BM2 Muzio, M.W. BM3 2nd DIVISION back row (1 to r) Bolden, J.L. SN Brown, C.C. SN Lang, C.W. SN Rhodes, J.F. SN Haskins, C.R. SA Connor, I T. SN Sprague, H.L. SN Savage. R.G. SN Stark, S.G. SA second row (1 to r) Wood, W.E. SA Phillips, PR. SN Stratton, L.L. SA Norris, J.D. SN Bass, W.D. SN Napoli, L.J. SA Arnold, R.A. SA Lane, D.(n) SN New, D.L. SN first row (1 to r ) Hoover, H.C. SN Eberling, H. (n) BM2 Flito, L.(n) BMC Lamm, S F. CHBOSN Sweezey, R.M. BM3 Vollmer, J.D. BM3 3rd DIVISION back row (1 to r) Baggerly, B.J. GM3 Gravgaard, G.L. SN Dipboye, R.V. FT3 Vandervelden, H.D. SN Bracamonte, J.M. SN Wilson, T.W. SN Lackas, J.D. SN second row (1 to r) Smith, J.I. GM3 Shockey, W.A. GM3 Williams, H.A. SA Hair, H.A. GM3 Wallace, L.N. SN Duvall, H.A. SN Benoit, J.A. YN3 first row (1 to r) Tynes, J.D. GM2 Clement, L.R. FTC Forbes, J.K. LTJG Hennessee, R.P. GMC Brand, H.N. GM1 BOAT DIVISION back row (1 to r) Tribe, L.(n) SN Anderson, R.J. SN Fox, E.J. SA Lambert, R.R. SA Ewbank, R.D. SA Shriver, L.R. SN Scott, B.L. SN Perry, R.L. SA Muhovich, F.J. SA Bartenhagen, C.(n) BM3 Orth, N.W. SN Strasser, M.R. SN Rowden, J.A. SN Tedrow, D.W. SN Creamer, J.E. SN second rcw (1 to r) Fidler, J.C. SA Oswald, H.J. SA Wood, J.S. SN Wheatley, R.W. SN Rodriguez, J.B. SA Hale, M.L. SN Wilson, C.C. SN Actis, J.P SN Osburn, R.G. SA Dreihaupt, R.J. SA Pingley, W.A. SA Brucker, D.D. SN Wilson, R.W. SN Cook, C.R. SA first row (1 to r) Robinson, S.L. SA Swain, C.J. SA Wolverton, N.A. BM3 Gardner, D.J. BM3 Collins, LJ. BM2 Berdan, M.R. ENS Nummy, J.A. BM1 Adams, H.E. BM2 Bousquet, E.(n) BM3 Elldrege, L.V. SN Reithel, G.R. SA OE DIVISION back row (1 to r) Denny, T.E SN Prentiss, R.B. SN Johnson, S. (n) ET1 Dunie, C.R. SN Lawrence, A.M. ET3 Hughes, G.D. DT3 Martin, WlC. SN Haydock, W.N. SN Austin, L.W. SN second row (1 to r) Gabriel, J.R. SN Young, W.P. ET3 Hager, D.H. ET3 Doyle, D.J. SN first row (1 to r) Humphrey, I.F. ETC Larson, D.C. CHRELE Haney, D.G. LTJG Brown, J.R. LTJG Bacon, J.G. ETC ABSENTEES : Hood, J.M. SN Neely, P.J. SN OA DIVISION back row (1 to r) Garrett, A.D. SN Huebner, D.M. SN Schoepp, H.F. PH3 Eaton, K.H. AN Hopkinson, P.A. AN Smith, S.J. AG2 Holtzinger, W.J. LI3 Von Meier, K.E. SN second row (1 to r) Turgeon, U.J. PI2 Heiger, C.Z. SN Smith, B.V. AG2 Martin, J.N. PHI Roberts, LJ. PI1 Holmes, R.J. AN first row (1 to r) Farris, D.M. LTJG Jackson, E.E. PHC OR DIVISION back row (1 to r) Tucker, B.G. SN Hallengren, C.A. SN Wasik, R.M. SN Kessinger, J.E. SN Phillips, K.J. SN Hall, J.D. RM3 Murdoch, L.R. S.N. Parry, D.S. QM2 Nelson, D.R. SA Bate, L.W. QM2 Hayes, C.N. SN Sloss, J.M. SN Bray, M.L. RM3 Hedrick, W.W. SN Scheland, C.W. QM3 Purdy, R.O. RM3 Rodgers,W.J. TE3 McCollum, C.F. SN third row (1 to r) Antunez, D.M. SN Graham, R.E. SN Marks, J.E. SN Raypole, H. SN Smith, J.S. SN Miller, B.M. TE2 Siegler, L.S. TE3 Miclclleton, P.D. RM3 Dyess, J.M. TE2 Crikken, D.M. RM2 Grim, E.H. SN Raynor, M.F. SN Batckelor, B.D. TE3 Elston, J.D. SN Benfield, O.W. SA Kuekl, N.G. SN second row (I to r) Williams, R.C. SN Mason, G.H. SN Brandon, J.F. RM1 Boyd, J.W. RMC Bentley, J.E. ENS Botts, J.C. OMC Robinson, C.E. RMC Lind, I.W. RM1 Ridgell, H.(n) RM1 Diettinger, G.H. QM3 first row (1 to r) Allen, D.W. RM3 Green, B.R. SN Bruce, R.D. SN Madison, T.E. SA Mattson, R.G. SN Figel, D.(iO SN January, A.R. SN Rokin, R.R. RM3 Ol DIVISION tack row (1 to r) Tipton, J.C. SN Fryrear, W.P. RD3 Dougktv, W.S. SN Joknson, R.W. RD2 Allison. RA. SN Bircn, J.E. RD3 Gorman, LA. RD2 Craft, I.J. SN Gkigo, J.R. RD3 Kenner, R.E. SN Campbell, D.C. SN Nortkrop, A.E. SN Fox, J.C. RD3 second row (1 to r) Stone, R.O. RD2 Edgar, T.F. SN Etkeridge, R.W. SN Larson, G.G. SN Elder, R.(n) SN Venn, B.L. SN Walsk, T.M. SN Smitk, B.C. SN Condor, C.E. SN Davis, B.(n) RD3 Almeraz, T.A. SA first row (1 to r) Raky, J.D. SN Ward, R.O. RD1 Wrigkt, F.Q. ENS De Jong, D.J. LTJG Kirky, D.F. RD1 Meckes, R.W. SN ABSENTEES : Fry, L.E. RDC Skeeky, W.H. SA Swanson, J.H. SN E DIVISION kack row (1 to rj Hukkard, G.W. FA Williams, B.G. FA Wrigkt, E.R. FN Wardzinski, J. A. IC3 Reynolds, R.G. FN Sckram, R.R. FN Singleton, W.E. FA Hodges, W.C. EM3 Tarver, C.E. FA Burns, C.W. EM3 Barnkow, RA. EM3 second row (1 to r) Davis, J.A. EMI Amador, M.G. FA Kemp, L.S. IC2 Poli, R,(n) EM2 Stepanek, L.B. EM2 Bunyard, J.R. EM3 Lamar, D.E. FA Pearson, R.K. IC3 first row (1 to rj Floyd, E.E. ICC Vennerkolm, ENS Carrutk, F.(n) EMC ABSENTEES : Watson, E.L. FN Rogers, H.F. FA S-l DIVISION kack row (1 to r) Soutkard, H.M. SN ' Hoffman, C. SN Anderson, A.A. SN Woods, H.T. SH3 Putman, R.L. DK3 Jepsen, J. SN Stuckey, B.K. CS3 Latkam, J.D. SH3 McCullougk, T.S. SH3 Jacok, E.K. CS2 Mullins, A.C. SH2 Branck, J. CS3 Curran, D.E. SK3 second row (1 to r) Dillard, K.E. SHI Simer, W.L. SN Hodge, CM. SN Joknson, B.M. SH3 Seals, T.L. SH3 Riggs, F.S. CS2 Resetar, P.R. SN Stout, W.L. SK2 Vannoy, M.W. SN Sckmitt, L.L. SK3 Calvin, J.L. DK3 Lawson, V.E. BM3 first row (1 to r) Caskey, L.B. SHI Erkart, A.P. CSC Griffin, C.E. CHPCLK Graessle, P.G. ENS Keller, J.G. SKI ABSENTEES : Donokue, F.X. SKC Dlugi, J.F. CSC Axley, R.H. SHI Ckirila, V. CS1 Dankause, C.E. CS1 Perso, R.B. CS2 Polston, M.R. SH2 Branck, J.R. CS3 Negrete, R.A. SH3 Lundgren, C.W. SN Sckmitt, F.E. SN Faustick, J.R. SN Mc Broom, N.C. SN Estep, D. SA Piatt, W.D. SK3 Arceneaux, R.A. SH2 Hendrix, R.B. SK3 Dale, A.F. CS3 Oukl, K.R. CS3 Hennings, C.G. SN Wurtz, J.R. SN Burkkart, G.F. SA Parm, F.J. SN Amargo, H.A. SN Wkite, A.G. SKSN Pennington, B.P. SH3 Mc Leod, J.W. SK3 Etkeridge, CD. CS2 Sckukardt, WD. SN Bologneta, W.A. SN Strickland, K.R. SN Breaux, G.H. SN Starling, E.D. SN Underwood, W.E. SN S-2 DIVISION kack row (1 to r) Parilia, B.(n) TA Williams, H.L. TN Harris, M.(n) SD2 Collins, W.P. SD3 Aragon, J.B. TN Custard, E.R. TA Yopp, C.J. TN Harris, CM. TN second row (1 to r) Mendaros, G.(n) SD3 Bartolo, E.(n) SD3 Edquilang, E.(n) SD2 Floriano, S.(n) SD3 Burlaza, A.(n) SD2 Quilon, L.(n) SD3 first row (1 to r) Blake, R.(n) SD1 Salud, M.(n) SDC Ckapman, R.W. LTJG Ckase, J.W. SD1 A DIVISION kack row (1 to r) Pridie, J.J. FN Cox, E.L. MR2 Hall, G.D. FN Fakr, H.(n)Jr. EN3 Gettman, G.H. FN Morton, J.W. EN3 Norvell, D.W. EN3 Vanvalkenkurg, H.R. FN Feld, D.E. EN3 second row (1 to r) Skains, R.L. FN Bersley, C.W. FA Randies, C.R. FA Martinez, P.(n) FA McMurray, J.C. FA Helmick, A.E. MM3 Hutckins, R.S. EN2 Coates, D.B. EN3 first row (1 to rj Parker, D.D. EN2 Gandy, L.(n) EN1 Pemkerton, M.A. ENC Sckulte, G.S. ENS Long, R.C. MM1 ABSENTEE : Hunter, B.G. FN R DIVISION kack row (1 to r) Howington, Q.E. FN Griffis, A.P. FN Anderson, R.R. FP3 Johnson, F.S. FA Cox, H.G. FP2 Greer, JA. FN Swanson, J.R. ME3 Huddleston, D.E. ME3 Short, CM. ME2 Vinson, B.F. FA second row (I to r) Thomas, C.H. FP3 Devries, R.(n) ME3 Boyer, R.W. DC2 Fuller, D.E. FP3 Copas, R.L. FN Gill, W.I. FA Roland, W.C. FA Sears, J.D. FN Rose, WA. ME3 Herrington, B.R. FA first row (1 to r) Scott, R.L. DC3 Chandler, R.(n) DC1 Gates, D.O. MEC Astleford, D.C. CHCARP Monroe, L.R. FPC Peterson, C.(n) MEl Kottal, C.E. DC2 M DIVISION hack row (1 to r) Colvin, RA. FA Stephenson, J.W. FA Vlcek, T.R. MMFN Redner, R.E. FN Johnson, K.L. FN Seward, L.(n) MMFN Miller, R.L. SN Moore, R.E. FN Smith, RA. FN White, S.RJr. MMFN Hall, H.N. FN Terry, R.E. BT3 middle row (1 to r) Carter, I.R. MM3 Lack, C.E. BT3 Farrar, T.L. BT3 Borer, H.F. MMFN Davis, E.L. MMFN Perry, D.E. FA Daniels, L.(n) FN Johnson, H.G FA Pechacek, G.E. FN Hawkins, F.E. FN McFadden, J.T. MMFN first row (1 to r) McNeely, W.I. MM2 Dyer, L.E. MM2 Darrah, P.F. MM1 Buras, A.P. MM1 O ' Brien, T.D. LTJG Turner, F.(n) BT2 Roberts, K.E. BT2 Cardwell, CO. BT2 Denton, W.L. BT3 ABSENTEES : Pinkerton, H.J. MMC Peyton, O.H. MM1 Lind, W.O. BT1 Johnson, H.G. BT1 Sowell, D.I. MM2 Prestridge, O.B. BT3 Wittmann, G.D. SN Pitkin, PA. MMFN Rohinson, KA. MMFN Bakos, J.S. FN Bailey, T.R. FA Blakey, L.L. FA N DIVISION hack row (1 to r) Dominguez, G.W. SN Bower, K.C. SN Whitewell, C.R. SN Browneye, R.J. SN Miller, D.E. SN Brandreth, R.(n) SN Morrow, S.J. SN Scott, E.R. QM3 second row (I to r) Burnett, R.J. QM3 Stamler, L.(n) QM1 Jackman, KA. QM1 Locy, J.R. QM2 first row (1 to r) Tribble, R.J. LT Throneberry, J.R. QMC H DIVISION hack row (1 to r) Davis, B. HN O ' Loughlin, B. HM2 Frazier, R. HN Moore, W. SA second row (1 to r) Ortega, P SN Harlan, F. HM3 Saunders, J. DT3 first row (1 to r) Marquis, D. CDR. Mc Grath, D.J. LTJG Hanson, A.C. HMC V DIVISION back row (1 to r) Luther, R.F. AE3 Pattison, R.E. AD2 Miller, C.F. AM3 first row (1 to r) Allen, R.M. ADC Mettes, A.M. LCDR X DIVISION hack row (1 to r) Yergalois, T.M. YN3 Brado, C.W. SN Hall, A.M. SN Passmore, H.H. SN Conrad, R.L. SN Russell, H.K. SN Easley, R.E. SN second row (1 to r) Lesline, M.J. YN3 Mitchell, J.L. PN3 Dernier, D.D. YN3 first row (1 to r) Propst, R.E. YNC Kersten, E.C. ENS ABSENTEES : Elly, RA. SN Faerstein, J.H. SN MASTER AT ARMS back row (1 to r) Therrien, L.J. BM2 Frederick, J.B. BM2 Godwin, F.J. BM2 first row (1 to r) Palmer, A.H. BM1 Stoliker, J.L. DCC D DIVISION back row (1 to r) Reyna, C.(n) SGT Larkin, L.L. CPL Baker, E.L. CPL Cliff, W.J. SGT Williams, D.R. CPL Nelson, J.W. SGT Dyer, R.B. S SGT Miller, C.E. SGT Cook, M.L. CPL second row (1 to r) McDonough, P.J. SGT Timm, R.C. CPL Nugent, W.R. T SGT Maisch, F.M. T SGT Clark, R.T. CPL Cole, C.E. CPL first row (1 to r) Krueger, HA. M SGT Kelly, H.R. CAPT Wolff, W.J. M SGT d a K I a a 9 f j f- " a cu a c ■ c ■ Crew ' s book staff Committee c bairman L. E. Williams LTjg Editor D. M. Farris LTjg Assistant Ec itor L. J. Roberts PI1 Pbotograpbei : E. E. Jackson PHC J. N. Martin PHI H. F. Scboepp PH3 A. D. Garrett PHSN Staff Artist C. C. Brown SN Cover by C. Z. Heiger DMSN Business Ma nager L. E. Williams LTjg Layout D. M. Farris LTjg E. E. Jackson PHC L. J. Roberts PI1 History and copy D. M. Kvernes LTjg B.T.O ' LougblinHM2 K. J. Pbillips SN Yeoman R. A. Elly SN ■ ■■% and tbanks . 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