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' mttt mti jtu e M jiM jjj jj;jjiw 19? w m »j} ' w msi ii " jj; vj mv i9 vj uj ' wjw m m w ■ji y n j » y }} w ' «u Au ix A ' F( rr . 2S wie G MIGHT 1 ig4 ' 5-i945 —Being the story, in words ami piclurcs, of the wanderings of the USS GENERAL A. E. ANDERSON ohedietue to her orders and the dictates of global war; of her search for area ribbons; and oj the adventnres and misadventnres of a typical sailor in the ship ' s crew, herein to be known as " Andy " . 1 Captain W. E. Miller, USN Commanding Officer, Oct. 5, IMS lo Dec. II. I ' JUU Captain C. W. Mead, Jr., USN Commanding Officer, Dec. 11, 194i to dale. : o cc w Q - to cc - W C! cc CO ' DEDICATION jhis commemorative hook is dedicated to the wives, mothers, and sweethearts who in thought and prayer have been with ns on every voyage, and who have been waiting to welcome ns on every return. ■-.a - = i - -n CoMDR. B. S. Mansfield, USN Executive Officer Oct. 5, IMS (o Oct. L ' l, W4i Lt. Comdr. W. F. Thornton, USNR Executive Officer Oct. li, 1944 to dale DEPARTMEiM ' HEADS Left to right: Gunnery, Lt. P. D. Parcells, USNR; Medical, Lt. Comdr. R. S. Leet, ' ' (MC) USNR: Engineering, Lt. Comdr. D. E. TOWE, USNR; Executive Officer, Lt. Comdr. W. F. Thornton, USNR; Supply, Lt. Comdr. A. D. TURNER, (SC) USN (Ret); C 4 Ft, Lt. E. L. Lawyer, USNR; Navigation, Lt. A. Gordon, USNR; Army Transporaltion Officer, Capt. J. F. Amend, (TC) AUS. : ' Jfi ' ' -iy. - 1 ' i r fi Chief Petty Officers, July 20, 1943 First Division GUNNERY " To make a great noise is io acquire ( real merit y . . . Who said that? Here is one department on the ship able and wiUing to speak for itself in language our enemies can understand; yet in a write-up such as this nothing can be said which could possibly result in even a good guess as to how the Mighty " A " is armed. Maybe some day it can be told, but until then let it be understood that we are one of a family of troop transports so fast and bristling with so many guns that we can go alone across hostile oceans without the need of convoy or escort. To oil, clean, grease, and repair this arma- ment, the Gunnery Department has a quota of Gunner ' s Mates and strikers, and if neces- sary the 1st and 2nd Divisions; but at General Quarters when " Gunnery takes over " , the entire ship ' s company mans the guns and for the. time being takes training and orders from " Control " . " Control " is often referred to as a " racket " . You know — always on the alert for some- thing which doesn ' t happen and, according to some people, is never going to. That ' s the tough part of Gunnery — to maintain all the time a pitch of feverish efficiency which is only needed for those feio short minutes of battle. Hence the nK)rning alerts in the mid- dle of the ocean, the General Quarters, the Battle Problems, the long, monotonous gun watches, and last but not least, the target practice with balloons, barrels, boxes, and drifting buoys. There ' s no escaping the tedium of drills, drills, drills. The thousand shots we ' ve fired in sweat will help us with the dozen we may yet have to fire in anger and blood. (Remember the shot we fired over Norfolk early in 1944. It was a mistake, of course, and it landed in a nit ' adow without doing any harm: hut we can always consider it as our individual sahile to the aircraft carrier Sii AN«;ni-LA which was l)eing built in the dock next to ours!) On the Mighty " A " ' the Iwodeck divisions, the 1st and 2nd. are in I he (Junnery Depart- ment ; hut. as on most oilier ships, the duties ol the seamen in these divisions oMrlaj) into other departments. The hand thai jinils the trigger at General Quarters finds ilself on the business end of a swab or broom innnedialely afterwards; or the men who pass the amnnnii- lion find themselves chipping |)ainl. splicing wire, mess-cooking, steering, or sweeping the horizon as a foretop lookout. Sometimes a seaman gels such a variety of joi s in sucli (juick succession thai he hardh knows wh ich department he ' s in or who he ' s working for! Bui that ' s what (Junnery means — co- operating wilh all other dcparl inciils lo I he end that, when the lime comes, all other departments will co-o|)erale wilh (Junnery. (As if there was any question about it. with something lo shoot at that ' s shooting back!) In the |)asl ten voyages the fJKMORAi, A. E. Anokh.sun has " delivered the men " to every combatant area on the face of this troubled old earth, and they have stepped off our gang- plank into the front-line fox-holes. We have lra elled alone, wilh our ecpials. and some- limes wilh merchant shijis and small frv who lookeil lo us lo pull them through. The navi- gators plot Ihe course, the engineers twist the screws, the gunners man the guns. (Jun- nery has had a chip on its shoulder IwiMitv- four hours a day, seven days a week: and thus far no slant-eye guy looking for trouble has dared knock it off. Uul remember this — when Jap flags gel on our slacks and stars get in our ril)bons, (junnery will ]nil ihcMi ihcre! Second Division 1. Firing the 40 ' s 2. The Gun Gang in the Armory 3. 1st and 2nd Division Botswain ' s Mates 4. Tracking a high target 5. Commence Firing 5 1. Loading the 5- INCH 4. Guns against the sky 2. On tahget 5. 20 ' s between the stacks i. Nkjht Firing 6. • General Quarters I I NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATIONS Shooting the sun The Navigation Department in its rational moments makes no exaggerated claim to being the " brains of the ship " . It merely claims that the brains of the ship ought to be in the NavigatioTi Department, and if you are in any doubt about this ask any quarter- master, signalman, radioman, radarman or yeoman. They will give you the hot dope. Talent is talent. You can ' t run a million dollars worth of equipment on ten cents worth of savvy. Here ' s how this wonderful department works. Back in Washington the Chief of Naval Operations looks at the day ' s news, shakes his head, and savs: " The bovs are not doing so good in New Guinea (or in the Philippines, India, or in Okinawa). Send in the Mighty " A " to give them a hand! " An action message is prepared and put on the air along with hundreds of other dis- patches, addressed to every ship and task force in the Navy. Somebody aboard the Anderson has to recognize and pull out the one belonging to us — and that ' s where the Radio gang conies in. (Not only action messages with operational priority, but also Q messages, hydrographic information, storm warnings, time ticks, Alnavs, Alpacs, Allants, transfers, etc., etc., twenty-four hours a day and when the clocks go back an hour, twenty-five.) Wheelhouse .■ nH ' m The iiiossape coinos all wra[)|)f ' d up in code. It lias to he hrokfii down into plain l iifrlisli h Ific ( " .oniiuunitatioiis Officer and the Coding Board. alonr hold the secrets of how to operate the decoding machines. As this takes place hehiiid closed doors and is sotneliines a ihree or four-hour job on one message, not many outsiders can apjireciate tlie amount of work involved, and when Communications Officers go crazy (as they always do, sooner or later) they go around nmttering: " It ' s a snap. Nothing to do. I ' m a lazy loafer. " hen it finally gels decoded the message is rushed through the passageways to the (.a|)lain first and (lien lo llie hridge and charthouse. The new course is plotted on the chart and the ship swings loward llic new desliiialioti. Quartermasters hreak out plans of the desired clianiiels and harhors. correct them to the latest information, look up currents and tides and winds and .Fa|)anese wrecks, and through snow and sleet (if need be) gui(l ' the ship lo where Chief of Naval Opera- tions wants her to go. Ouartermasters are some lurnips. brother. Can ' t say much about elect roiiics still in the hush-hush stage. Just enough to Id oii know that we " e got them working for us, and the boys who operate the instruments are lone workers who also suffer sometimes from lack of a|)precialion. The signalmen, on the other hand. IK the Hags and blink the blinkers where everyone can see them, and so it is generally conccdi ' il thai they ate |)relt itnpoilaiit people, especialK in con oy. Radiomen Radarmen Radio Shack Yeomen NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATIONS The news of the CNO message finally reaches the crew, and of course the first thing they try to do is write home about it. This is where the Censorship Board and the Post Office come into the picture — both operated by Navigation and Conmiunications. Last, but by no means least, are the Yeo- men. On board ship men of this rating are usually found in the close vicinity of a type- writer and ashore in the close vicinity of blondes, brunettes, or redheads. This proves they are sailors at heart. As a class, yeomen can drop more innocent remarks and start more rumors thereby than any other rating on the ship. The Navigation Department also flies bal- loons for Gunnery. Upon arriving at any new place it is always a never-to-be-forgotten sight to see the Navi- gator lean anxiously over the bridge railing and ask the men in the pilot boat: " What port is this. ' " — and to watch the expression on his face when he is told it is some other port than the one for which he was heading. Everything goes in love and war, however, and the Navigation Department would like to say, in closing, right port or wrong port, the crew of the Mighty " A " has always been able to find something to drink. And may it always. A A » it -J- »«5j ■-- .- ;?vJ M l)i i»n)N ENGINEERING lirllsli Ciimhint llir |iiiiii:ir j(il) i r iii sliij). iiiKJ on the of I en ()N;if;c ' s o ( ' r I iiioiillis speaks for lie sNNcjilin f is (iiiiic ... , , „ ■■ oiil of sifrhl. (lie Sfa W ATi.R Is Converted Ixin Drinkinl . ' Water ring Di ' purtiiicnl are The U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute has per- , pi . fected a process for converting sea water into drinking HI nOTie Ol I lie Ol llOI ' water. The procedure takes about forty-fi e minutes. The III equipment consists of four plastic processing bags, two low ll;U ' (l llli ' WOl ' k of which contain plastic filters. A two-bag method is also practicable if each is equipped with a filter. This is the oj) j .; Sllcll i ' lck )f method illustrated here. The bajjs are made secure bv cords that fit around the neck. ' isilOl hlie aboard I lie (iENERAL A. i. AnuEKSOiN. « liere lllP " men heliind tlie tlirotlles " are definileh eoneeded lo be the " men who gel her lliere. " ' Everything that runs (or ought to run), whether its motive power is sleaui, electricity, ' IHease kee j i .v simple llwiiylil in mind. M hen you read of record trips: Thill Ihe men behind Ihe IhrolUes — Are Ihe men who drive the ships! " — Gelt in; It Stniighl iliesel oil. or gasoline, soonei oi hitei- requires the ser i(es of someboch from the Engineer- ing Department. The personnel of the " M " Division are the mainstays of the deparlinpiil. i;|ier:iliiig as lhc do ihe tniiiii propulsion engines and all I heir immediate auxiliar machiner . The " IV Division has its head- qujirters in the lirerooms. in charge of ihe boilers and condensers and the fuel oil and water supply to same. arc I he boys who ha e to swcal il out so Ihe Mights " A " can make her schedules and rendezNous on lime. The Engineering Department does a lot more than merely twisl the ship ' s tail so that she makes knots through the water — ■r-; ENGINEERING it also tries to make the ship Hveable to her officers and crew. It tries to give everybody his due share of air. It tries to keep the ship warm in the North Atlantic, cool in the South- west Pacific. It is the " A " Division — Auxil- iaries — which is responsible for the care and upkeep of the hundreds of small machines which contribute to our comfort and content- ment. The evaporators, for example, which distill 80,000 gallons of fresh water every day and pipe it ice-cold to more than fifty drinking fountains throughout the ship. Or the ice- machines, which make two thousand pounds of ice daily for those ice creams and cokes we get at the Soda Fountain. If it runs by electricity then it is the " E " Division which is responsible for its operation from the smallest coffee pot on the ship to the main generator, which is constantly supplying enough " juice " to take care of a town of 8,000 people. Oidy the radios and electronic devices are excepted in listing the items which come under this important divi- sion. In port the Engineering Department is usually upset by extensive repairs and altera- tions — stuff which has been coaxed along during the trip but now needs overhauling. This clears away during the last day of avail- ability, however, and when the order comes down from the bridge to " Standby to answer all bells " the engine rooms are ready, and the words of " Getting It Straight " again apply: " The Chief snaps out his orders to the men on watch below, They all obey his wishes as about their tasks they go. The pressure must not fluctuate, the bearings can ' t run hot. The revolutions must not fail to push her knot by knot. " — And so far the revolutions have pushed the Mighty " A " 185,000 engine miles, which is roughly seven and one-half times around the world! A Division E Division -T—jnT -i 4 CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR Every once in a while somebody comes for- ward with a suggestion to do away with C R and give the work back to the other departments where nine times out of ten it belongs. It is suspected that this proposal was first made by a desperate First Lieuten- ant who was going crazy trying to figure out just what was included in " Construction and Repair " . He knew the " R " Division was a rugged crew of " fixers " who could cut, saw, hammer, or weld anything made of wood or steel; and it was easy to understand that when a call came in for repairs somebody in the gang should go out and do the job. But why should the First Lieutenant sweep up everyone elses dirt? Why should he scrape their rust. ' Why should he cool their rooms with air and flusli their sanitary arrangements? Why, why, why . . . P In spite of the apparent contradictions there is strong logic in concentrating under Construction and Repair a great number of responsibilities which taken by themselves seem to be none of C R ' s business. Once a ship is built it is clearly the duty of C R to keep her built — and this means loving and tender care of every frame, plate, and pipe in the ship, as well as an aggressive R Division Iioslilc alliludc Inward rust, dt ' lerioralion. or tlio more violent action of lire. e [jlosion. collision, or eneinv behavior. This is what is meant by Damage Conlroi and mider this headinj; ( " . k H mifjht lind work lor it.selC all over the shi|). in the eiifrineroom or on the bridfie. the laundr . tailor- sho|t. crews show- ers, or Captains Country. On ahnost every bulkhead from the eyes of the ship to the fanlail on can lind one of C Us gadfjets for light ing lire, plugging holes, closing doors, or breathing smoke — and wlieii lh( alarm goes oil ' , somebody is there who knows how and when to use it. Fn almost every compartment you will lind an iniproxemcnl or alteratiofi. be il big or small, that was done at sea " by the ships force " . Every day you will see men chasing rust, cleaning lifeboats, painting decks (when theres paint), oiling and greasing stays, runners, and topping-lifts and its all C R, doing its remarkable ariely of small bnl im- portant and necessar jobs. Every man in the deparlmcnl has lo be a jack-of-all-lradcs as well as master ot his ( « n specialty, wliiih might be carpentering, melalsmithing, or shiplilting. Many of the jobs recpiire ingctMiilN and abilil bolli. and range in subject matter auNwIiere from mak- ing a duplicate key to patching a hole in the side of the ship. Due lo the o erw helming amount oi work which is done on liie phnnb- ing lixlures of the ship, however, the motto of the depart meni lias come to be: " When your head aches, .see the Doctor. When it is out of order, C R. " DO YOU KNOW THE MIGHTY " A " ? WAS — Built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearney, N.J. IS::::;6221TlLkmg HAS— 75 ' 6 " BeaiTT IS— 17,83.3 tons gross DOES— 20 kls. (normal cruising) HAS — 136 ' foremast (above water line) HAS — 135 ' mairanast (above water line) HAS — 12,000 nautical miles cruising radius HAS — 166,653 cubic ft. hold capacity HAS— 2 16,000 anchors HAS— 2 18 ' propellers HAS— 22 lifeboats HAS— 228 life-rafts HAS — 2 steam turbine engines HAS— 855.000 gal, oil tank capacity HAS— 329,343 gal. fresh water tank capacity;( HAS — 33,984 cubic ft. refrigerator space ' HAS— 8 10-ton booms HAS — 12 watertight compartments HAS — 5,300 personnel acconmiodations) Bosun ' s Locker Carpenter Shop Masters-at-Arms TEN DAYS ' AVAILABILITY . . . from lite vieir ioiiil of an enlixled man seeing it for the first lime and wilh apologies to any Naty ) urd ice may happen la be in when this arlicle i.v broughl up. Isl Day Yard sends for jol) orders. •2nd Day ar( Ciills ;i tiie liiig of ;ill I )c ' |);irl iiuiil Heads iiiid iIh-n i(t oxer iiroposcd r( ' |);iirs. 3rd Day drd bosses relurii lo slii|i willi job orders all slashed lo h— !. iind iiir riii Deparliiieiit Heads what ihey are froiti ' lo do mid what they are not goiiif; lo do. ' ilh Day IMamicrs ((jiiic al)oard and lia e lo be shown where the work is (o be done and wlial kind ol ;i job Is w anlid. 5 Day Supervisors come aboard and lunc lo be shown the same Ihiiif s Ihal were show n lo llic PlatMiers on ihe lib Day. (ilh Day The workmen show U[) lor woik wilh lools all set to go. but since Ihey arc n on I he ship liicN have lo be sliown all llic job loca- tions and have il explained lo I hem thai il has already been cx()lained lo llic IManncrs and the Supervisors, but il has lo be explained af, ' ain lo the workers an how. 7lh Day The workman arc back bul llicv can ' l jrel started because they haM ' lo wail for material and to find out Ihe best and ipiickest way to leave Ihe sliij) when it ' s time to quit. 8th Day Material arrises anil workmen are ready lo start, bill b tlii time lhe have forgotten what the Jobs were and lia e to be told all o er again. The biggest part of the day is .shot to |)ieces in I his manner, so the workmen put awa tlieii- tools and say ' " To hell wilh il. Let the night gang figure il out. " So the night gang c(tmes on and now its their turn to be told where all the jobs are and what we want ihein to do. The result is the same: — nothing. nth Day Workmen llnally get going and tear every- thing apart. ihe time is short and there ' s lots to do, llie oring more men aboard and they fall all o er each olher and gel in cadi others wav. The welder caiiT weld because the shiplillcr hasn ' t laid it out for him; and Shop 17 cant go ahead until Shop 46 gets through, and Shop 16 cant do anything be- Ihe overhead is still up. Department •ra . loth Day This being the last day of availability the Yard issues ortlers to have all men and tools oil ' the ship liN midnight. Ihey start to do this shortly after noon and by twelve o ' clock at night Ihe shij) is (piiel but dirty and one hrlliira mess! We sailors are left to clean up, and the Department Heads hand hi the same old job orders which didn ' t get done for the next Ten Days Availability! . . . Fka.nk Be.nevento, SFl c MEDICAL Officers anu Cohpsmen of tiik Mkhk u. 1)i;i htment or couisc it jrocs willioul siiyiiif; llial the nuiubor one purpose of llu ' mcdiciil ilcparl- meiit is to iiiaintaiii liir hfnltli. anil as far as |)ossible, promote tlie coiiiroil ol the crew and passengers. In doing this rather large job Ihe doctors and liie {•orpsnien nalinail lake the credit, liul in reaiit liie are aided and abetted b e(iuiiinienl which is jnst as ()in- piele and modern as tiiat found in aiiN large city hospital. We ha e a lalioralor and X-ray lacililies lo heli) iind hal " s wrong with you, and a pharmacy to out pills if they ' re what you need, a sick bay to lay you down in, and an operating room il ' we have lo cut. We like our set-up and the figures seem lo show ihat you men like it loo. In Lhe Iwenly-lwo months so far, 680 of you have loafed :}. !(). ' days in the sick bay. and wliile the doctors liave no comjilaint aboiil this the would ap|)reciale having some-one explain wli it is thai nobody ever gets sick enough in pint In mi s a lilierl or a li e-daN leave! Three times dail lhe response at Sick Call resembles the line outside a irginia licpior slore on Saturday afternoons, and the pharmacy does a l)igger business than most metropolitan drug stores. To wrap up your cuts and sores we have used 24,000 yards of gauze, long enough to go once around the world (well, abnosl). To cure your colds and headaches we have dispensed 310,000 aspirin tablets and 120,000 APC ' s. In hot weather you have swallowed a total of 200.000 salt Morning Rounds in Sick Bay MEDICAL (Continued) tablets and in cold weather you will have to consult the article on the Supply Department to find out how nuicli hot coffee you drink. Over half a ton of Epsom salts have been ladled out; and how hard it is to move some of the lads aboard this ship is evidenced by the fact that in addition to the Epsom salts we have administered 93 gallons of mineral oil and 75 gallons of cascara. The operating room is fully equipped with knives, saws, and chisels, and has been very handy on occasions. Over eighty major opera- tions have been performed and at one time appendectomies were so frequent that it was ahnost necessary to issue numbered tickets, just like for the barber shop. " Lay down on the operating table, tickets number 5 and 6 " . Speaking of operations it may also be of in- terest to know that almost fifty members of the crew have had their manly rigging cos- metically alter ed for their convenience, if you know what we mean. Six thousand inoculations have been jabbed into your arms, and believe it or not, fellows, they were for your own good. Otherwise you might have died from typhoid, tetanus, yellow fever, cholera, or small pox. Don ' t ask us how you kept alive until you joined the MEDICAL (Continued) Navy or how you ' re goinp to es(ai)e these diseases after you get out. All we know is that as long as you are in the Navy every once in a while vou will he called in for a shot. The liospital itself can care for nearly one IniiKired patients, with beds available for twice thai many if necessary. Two battle dressing slalions, one at eacli I ' lid of the sliip. arc e(|ui| |)e(l for |)roni|)l Ircalinciil of wounds in battle, and for routine care of the troops «li(ii Ihcy are al)oard. Wi- ne er carry cavalry and so there are no horse doc- tors aboard, although we have heard this hotly debated pro and con. We do have a leelh-exaniiner. however, and he does busi- The Dental Office ness in the Dental Office to the fearsome ac- companiment of groans and screams. He can pull teeth and he can (ill them, but store- teeth are out of his line. TraditionalK a doclor is not su|)posed lo advertise, bnl if noii lliinix nu liave some- lliitig the inalltT willi (in thai llic iOxcculive Oflicer catri fix n|i illia I en-day leave, come around and IcTs have a l()f)k at yon. Of course, there ' s a war on. and if we seem hasty in dealing with your case remember that our motto is as follows: " One man returned to duty is better than six on the binnacle list. " D Shots .N-l Division SUPPLY " The way to a sailor ' s heart is through a bottle of beer. " . . . What Every Woman Knows. NOW HEAR THIS: " All Hands draw your pay! " " Chow Down! " " Come and get your Ice Cream and Cokes! " " Free cigarettes and candy at Ship ' s Store today! " — Sounds like Christmas, doesn ' t it? But it ' s merely the Boatswain ' s Mate of the Watch passing a few of the well-known words by which the crew of the Mighty " A " know that the Supply Department is on the ball. As custodian of almost every tangible benefit that Uncle Sam has to offer to men in the naval service, the Supply Department feeds a man, cuts his hair, presses his blues, pays his wages, sends home his allowances, and carries cold beer for his beach parties on islands in the southwest Pacific! And on board a transport like ours, the Supply De- partment not only has to satisfy the needs of the ship ' s crew, but also the staggering needs of the embarked troops — and that, ray friends, is quite a job. First of all, let ' s take the money. It is the Disbursing Officer who handles the dough aboard ship, together with all the grief that goes with it, such as thumb and toe-prints on all six copies of everything. It is true that sometimes, on rare occasions, the DO takes in money ; but most of the t ime he is putting it out. So far the good old American Eagle on the Anderson has learned to pay off in French. English, Indian, Australian, Dutch, and Pliilippino! Under the Ship ' s Service Officer the per- sonnel of the S-1 Division operate two ship ' s stores for the sale of candy, cigarettes, jewelry, toilet articles, and hair sUck, etcetera, etcetera; and one Soda Fountain for ice cream and coke. Since conunissioning, and without the use of slot machines, these " gyp joints " have done $390,000 worth of busi- ness. This has not all come out of the crew ' s pocket, because these stores also trade with the troops, and at the beginning of every voyage, in anticipation of a tremendous monopoly business, the s torer ooms are stuffed h on e-lialf million candy bars, sevenand, one half million cigarettes, and to ns a iid tons of other standard items. ( The ship ' s service men also run a barber- shop, a laundry, and a tailorshop, with all work not involving materials done " for free " . Moreover, the profits of the ship ' s stores (limited by regulations to 15%) are spent on what is pleasantly referred to as the " health, welfare, and contentment of the crew " . That ' s how we pay for the Beach Parties, Ship ' s Dances, and Year Books like this. Officers ' (i vi.lky S-1 Division also iiuiiKlcs llic butchers, bakers, cooks, and coniniissary storekeepers whose job it is lo feed ihc crew and troops ill what is |)robablN Ihc lii-ijicst Ircc luiuii counter in existence. With a lull load of trooiis ahnosi 12.()0() meals arc served daily. and the loliowiiif; figures will Lrive ou some idea of the food eaten on this shiji during the llisl leii xoNages: 177. 2.50 dozen eggs :J 19.876 gallons of colTce T ' 62:?. )()I pounds of bread :}.0}!(I.2I(I riill meals 1.901,21(1 pounds oi ' provisions Some of these pntvisioiis were served lo the odicers, and thai is where the personnel of S-2 Division comes in. S-2 is made up of Stewards Mates, who are r ' s|)onsil Ie for llie Wardroom (ialle . the Wardroom, and the Officers ' Quarters. HDOP Ol-KICKHS AT OlNNER In addition to all this the Siijiply Depart- ment, through GSK, under lakes to have on hand ready for issue ahiiost anything any- body could possibly ask for — thousands of consumable items used by all departments of the ship in the daily prosecution of their work. These include such items as spare parts and equipage, hardware, tools, stationery, fuel, lubricants, lumber, pipe, bar, plate and sheet metal, clothing, binoculars, clocks, flags, bearings, brushes, machine tools, to mention but a few. This represents a mess of toil and trouble, accompanied by reams and reams of paperwork, which most Supply Department personnel thinks is una})preciated. They hear a lot of screaming and are sometimes called bad names like " goldbrick " and " belly- robber " — but if you really wanted to hear some squawking, let the Supply Department take it seriously some day when the word is passed for Holiday Routine! Breaking out Stores Chow-line Tailuh Sncn ' I ' liHNKHs " (i i Joint ' Laundry THE MARINE DETACHMENT " The Marine CO. is a very fine pal. Who dishes out orders jiisl to keep up morale; The Marines are his ' Haiders ' , but please understand, TItey ' re all hoping and praying to be stationed on land. ' — Paul J. Woodcock, " Marine Bugler " When the Conunanding Officer of the Marine Detachment aboard the General A. E. Anderson was interviewed regarding the four lines of poetry printed above, he cleared his throat as only a Marine officer can and said: " Of course what they mean by ' land ' is a place like I wo Shinia or Okinawa. You can ' t keep these fighting Marines down! " These " fighting Marines " on our ship consist of one officer and thirty men, and the wonder has always been how so few can push around so many. We mean so few Marines and so many GI ' s in transit. Whenever you hear a word passed followed by the phrase " Guards take appropriate action " it means the Marines go to work. It may be clearing the weather decks of troops, it may be putting -out the smoking lamp throughout the ship, or clearing a pass- ageway for a fire party — but whatever it is, the Marines see that it is done. This is their paramount duty aboard a ship like ours — maintaining order and discipline among the passengers. And the Marines are trained in every detail of this work, from subduing one excitable misfit to quelling a good-sized riot! There are certain spots aboard ship where it is ahnost tradition that a Marine should be stationed. What kind of a ship would the Mighty " A " be if we didn ' t have a snappy Marine at the gangway, a tough one in front of the brig, or a tall, dark, and handsome one outside the Captain ' s cabin! Or if we didn ' t have a Marine Sergeant of the Guard to visit all the posts every hour and make his security report to the Officer-of-t he-Deck. The thirty Marines aboard the Anderson also man four of the ship ' s anti-aircraft guns at General Quarters. At sea they receive instruction in the breakdown and firing of all small arms, take training in infantry and the manual of arms, and go through calisthenics which would put the average bluejacket in the sickbay. " Oh yeahi Is that so! " Who said that. — A sailor, of course; and on the Anderson, as on every other ship in the Navy, the old good-natured ribbing and Marines goes on of the detachment on " In my opinion the Marines are here to stay and so you might as well learn to put up with them. " SEA-GOING GYRENES The sea-going gyrenes have a racket, they say, Pacing the decks with a nightstick all day; And then, after duty, they turn in and sleep. While poor sweating sailors stay topsides and sweep. But when the gyrenes are called out to drill. The sailors stand idle and watch to their fill; So sometimes, dear swabbies, for you it is rough. But more often for gyrenes the going is tough. — Also by the " Marine Bugler " That ' s probably the way it should be, and so that ' s the way we ' ll leave it. between bluejackets forever. As the CO board always says : THE ARMY DETACHMENT lieinfi Ihe " slruiijhl dupe " alxiul Ihe Permnnenl Army Delachinenl iilumril Ihe Minhly " " . whiisr ji lt il is to help run Ihe ship fur Ihe Army or help run Ihe Army for Ihe ship. nobiMly has yel fii ureil out which. Since llic iii;ii ril ol iiicii wIki crowd llic holds of il Iroop Iraiisporl for passage over- seas are in llie army it is not siirprisiiij; thai there should he stationed on board the " hest of all troopships ' " a [)ertiianenl staff of Army ollicers and men to stand ii|) for the (Ms rifihls while on the hif;h seas. When the troops are aboard, this small slalT ( officers and 6 enlisted men) has plenty of hackinj; and the Navy gets pushed practically against the rail. But when the troops are not on hoard the rmy Delachinenl finds itself woefully outnumbered and completely sur- rounded by the Navy — and they are smart enough at ihese limes to take il easy or go on leave, mostly the latler. Naturally it is impossible lo transport troops in great numbers wilhonl experiencing a lot of grief on the one hand and having a lot of fun on the other. Nobody eoidd do very much for the infantryman who losi one of his shoes on one of our passages across the Atlantic, because the shoe was Size 16 and spare shot ' s just doni come thai !arg ' . Other problems are just as seemingly irrele anl and just as difficult to solve. On our second return trip from India we had among our passengers several small boys, the sons of foreign missionaries. Boys will be boys. They ranged in age from six lo nine years and were pretty slippery lo handle. After warning the parents lo calm ihese youngsters down and not gelling llic desired results, our dignified Army Caplain called Ihe boys together and for ten minutes laid down th( law in no uncertain terms, including what would happen lo them if lliey didnl behave. When the lecture was over it was no joke to find out that only one of the boys could understand a word of English! And about fifteen minutes after this improTiiptu meeting one of these kids " conk( d " " a full Colonel on the back of the nt ' ck wilh a big 7 0 we carried a ( " hinese officer to Melbourne. Australia, lie came aboard the last minute and was placed in a room wilh two I SA Colonels, who had already taken over ihe two choice bunks in the room. Ihe Chinese ofllcer got what was left — an upper berth, lie coiildn ' l speak English and seemed grate- liil for whatever he got, and it was four days later before we discovered that he was a Major-deneral and an oulslandiiig anlhorily on .laparicsc lield ladies, lie was on his way lo confer wilh General MacArthur — and needless lo sav. from that time on he was our fair-h bov and got su()er-serv ice .1 juicy orange On one of our firs! trips to North Africa an rniv officer dejiosiled S6. ' i.0()0 in the ollice for safekeeping. This was money col- lected from men in his unit to be exchanged for gold seal invasion currency upon arrival ill orlli frica. M ' ler all i)assengers had been embarked at Oran we found that this oflicer had lefl ihe ship wilhonl calling for his funds. e had no wav ol knowing where he ' d gone, and so I here we sat with his (y7- grand, wondering how much champagne il would bii al len ccnis a glass and whether we would have much of a headache the next day. Al)onl four davs later Ihe officer ap- peared, out of breath and looking as if he ' d run all the way in from I he front, waving his receipt for the money but so excited he couldn ' t ask for it. Imagine anybody for- getting a 165.000 bankroll ! Such incidents are all in the day ' s work at the Army Pransporlation Office, and when the ship is loaded with Majors and Colonels it is amazing how so few with so little rank can successfully push around so many with so much rank. h jfi . S i I I THE CHAPLAIN Now if you really waul to iiieel someone aboarfl the ships whose efForls are apt l he taken for {granted, shake liaiids with the Chaplain. Of course, in his case there is this savinj; (MfTerence — the Cliaplain hnoirs tlia! if wliat he does on I lie ship is not ajipreeiated here and now. he an al least look forward to a suitable reward in I he great Sea I)i]l lo come. Most of liie oilier misunderstood workers on the Mij lity " A " are nol so sure. The " Holy Department " " may he the smallest one in size, hut in infhienee it per- meates throughout llie shi|). hen the troops are aboard, ehureh services take |)lace many times daily, with all faiths having separate parts of the shij) in which to exercise freedom of worship on the high seas. The " House of the T ord " might be unch ' r the beams in Hold No. 3. Movie Area, it might be on the square of No. 6 Hatch, it might be in I he crews ' messhall, or it niighl be along the length of the promenade deck but where- ever it is, church call fills the area. " Today is Sunday " is a well-known word over our P.A. system, but actually every day is Sunday aboard the Mighty " A " . As numerous as the church services are they represent merely part of the Chaplain ' s duties. Sailors are not always in church, with holv looks on their faces. Sometimes " Ask nol for whom he nhoiits and sings- lie shouts and sings for Ihee . . . " they get into trouble, somelimcs they want leave-of-abscnce. sometimes their lo e(l ones get sick al home, and in these personal emer- gencies the Chaplain goes to the front for ihem and cuts through the red tape with the aid of the Hed Cross. So much so has this been true aboard the Mighty " A " " that the Chaplain has been dubbed the " Union Delegate " , and this has been all right with him. In addition to his duties aboard ship at sea, no sooner does the Chaplain step ashore over the gangway than he nuist busy himself in arranging recreation for the crew on the beach. Ship ' s dances have been held in New York, San Pedro, and Townsville, Australia. Beach parlies have been held on most of the beaches in I he southwest Pacific, the Chap- lain having arrived there shortly after the Japs had been chased out. In true appreciation of our Chaplain ' s efforts it is stated once and for all that the teniis " Holy Joe " and " Sky Pilot " ' are ones of pure affection — and what is more, our Chaplain knows it! Orw. i. ;kki . Febriiak I . I ' M I Convoy to England LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " Being a true but strictly unofficial account of the circumnavigations of the USS GENERAL A. E. ANDERSON during the first two years of her life. Presented all in fun on the one hand and on the other in the solemn spirit of orsan el haes olim memmenisse juvabit, which is what an ancient adventurer once said to his men after great hardships — " Perhaps some day it will be pleasant to look back upon these tilings. " We said perhaps, didn ' t we. LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1943 1943 SHAKKDOWN OcTOBKH .) I iider a bright Baltimore sun ;in(l ill the shiiiiiifr iiiiiocenl presence of her wvw ( rew just off the train from the Phila- (Iclpliiii a y Yard (where all llie lucky dopes in the avy had been standing by for months) the I SS General A. E. Anderson was placed ill full coriirnission and there hasn ' t hcfii a (lull iiKtiiifiil since. She was a new slii|). launched not so many months previously at the Federal Shipbuilding Company, kear- ney. New Jersey, and this, strange as it may seem, was her second commissioning. The first was between the dates of August 25 and . ' $1. when, with a skeleton Navy crew, some Armed (iiiard gumiers. and 8(1 rounds of ammiitiilioii on board, she made the coast- wise trip from Kearney to Baltimore. They say tile original crew left her like rats upon arrival in Hailimore. which only goes to show some people don ' t know a good thing when they see it. They ' re probably in Amphibious as a result, and it serves them right. NovEMBKH 2t. Thanksgiving, Newport News, Va., with the ship sealed (and it really used lo be sealed in those days!), a full load of troops on board not sure whether they liked it or not, and the crew truly thankful to get a night ' s sleep before getting underway to earn the American ribbon. The one full month and nineteen days since the commis- sioning ceremonies had been nothing but toil and trouble — the agony and growing pains of live hundred men trying to pull themselves up by the bootstraps to a level of fighting efficiency at least high enough not to be a pushover to the first German sub or plane who took a crack at them. No-one will ever forget the shakedown cruise in Chesapeake Bay, where we had all the drills, stood all the condition watches, and fired all the guns every twenty-Jour hours, with not many of us knowing quite what to do or where to go to do it. Will anyone fail to remember that rainy day in Portsmouth Navy Yard when all hands brought ammunition aboard from 0800 one day until 0300 the next. And then, at long last, alongside the Army docks at Newport News for our first load of troops. They came by the train-load and were stowed four high in the holds with shoe-horns. That night at the dock the ship was like a spirited horse, highstrung and nervous, but ready for the race. The honeymoon was over. War and its dirty work lay ahe ad. VOYAGE No. 1 NovEMBKR 2.5 Left Newport News, Va., for overseas. First day out most of the troops got seasick and stayed in their bunks. The crew just got seasick. A gun Avatch is a gun watch, and besides there was an unwritten rule that you couldn ' t get yourself on th« sick list unless you qualified for what the Pharmacist Mates called the " 103 Club " — and you don ' t get a fever that high from being DEBARKATION AT ORAN. ALGERIA LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1943 seasick. Naturally our destination was un- known. Joke. Everybody knew we were headed for Sicily Init as il was a military secret nobody said it out lond but nitTtK whispered it about as a rumor. Decembkh 1 ow it can be told. Il wasn ' t Sicil al all. 1 1 was Casablanca. Fr ench Morocco. Ilii ' (il .Iocs were luslicd ashore and some of Ihciii [iLircd idinnnl anollicr sliip iiiirni ' dialrh for llir ll.iliaii invasion beaclics. ( ' .asablanca was slill jit hr and onl a lew oi ' llic crew fjol asliorr. liow- (■ cr. cvePNone saw Italian |)risoni ' rs-()r-war unloading onr cargo, and I lie wa tli( ' hufiged a cup ol ' cf)n ' c( while drinkinj: it and duf; into a i)latf ol ' Anderson ( liow and sloo l in line iti (lie rain witlioiit sa in;, ' a word :i r us a[i idiM ol wIkiI il rui;. ' lil lie like il irr ln l tlic wai-. Decembkh . " Onick turn-around and out to sea again on onr rclniii lii|i to the Slates. Okay, so we didn ' t get to sec much of Noilli Africa. We were out of range ol ' the Luflwalfe, weren ' t wc! ' nd we ' d bi ' home for C.hrisl- nias, wouldn ' t we? nd we ' d clocked some time toward the European-Mediterranean ribbon, hadn ' t we? Dkckmbku 10. 11, 1:2 Big storm, it will get bigger as the years go by. The " Mighty A " pitched and jjoundcd, rolled and retched. The wind blew up a hurrican e, and at a hundred miles per hour the anemometer cups gave up and spun away like a heliocopter. The barometci ' dropped low and the spirits of the ItaiDmetcr-walcbers dropped even lower. But event ualK the seas died down, the wind blew iUi If out. and once more the sun glis- tened on the wet decks. Decembkb l " ) XrriNcd olT ewport Xews at about midnight in a heavy snowstorm but didn ' t dock inilil the following morning due lo eross signals with ill-tempered tugboat (.a|itain. Tlw ensuing period in port was short and hectic, consisting of a quick dry- docking in Portsmouth Na ard to see what dama ge liad been do ne by the storm. We had plates up forward which looked like a washboard, bnl nothing serious. Put two innidrrd Ions of ballast into Iter beaulil ' ul nose. )YA(;K No. 2 Deckmhkiv 21 Well, tlu ' N did it. They packed in another load of soldiers and ordered us lo sail on the night before Christmas, which all hands llionghl lhe couldn ' t do lo us. Deci; ii!i:h ' 2r First Christmas at sea. Word got aroimd that the troojis thought the Christmas chow was the i)est they had ever had, and it was. This trip was memorable because of subs Ising in wait around the Azores. We heaved a big sigh of relief at 2400 on December 31 — at least they didn ' t get us in 1943. EMBARKATION OF BRITISH 8TH ARMY AT MERS-EL KEBIR APRIL 13, 1944 LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 1944 January I " Happy ship — Happy crew — Happy New Year Turn To! " January l! rrived Casablaiuii, Freiicli Morocco, North Alrica. In again, out again, twenty-lour hours. lUMnenihcr I lie Fniuli h:iltl(shi[) Jka.n Hahti:? Uenienibcr I he wreclis in tli ' hiuhor. ( ' si)ecially the one lying oti licrsidc al I ho end of our doclv ; ' Rcnu ' tiihir the poor Arabs [)icking over our garbage and trash? January 12 Hack in Newport News. Hiiiiior: They ' re going to take the liicboats oil ' and pill iaiidiiig craft in llic davils and iiiiikc I lie Mighty " A " an attack transport lor Ihf invasion of iMiropc. What had we done lo deserve this? But all that happened was Nc put on suuplics and stores, ami in ten short days were stuffed once more with troojjs. VOYAGE No. 3 January 22 Departed Newport News, riiis time something new was added. At daybreak on the morning of January 31 we made rendezvous with two British destroyers, the Anthony and the Atherstone, and at sunset proceeded through the Straits of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Set Condition two for the first time and had a tough night. February 1 Arrived at Oran, Algeria. Port was protected by barrage balloons and AA guns against air raids and by nets and underwater explosives against submarines, added to by our own efforts. Troops disem- barked and retiiriiiiig passengers taken on in record lime. February 2 Left Oran escorted by same two British destroyers. February .} . rri ed Casablanca, having passed out of .St rails of Gibraltar during night. lunbarkt ' d iiiorc jiassengers. Febri AU I Left Casahlaiua. willi llu Af 7t j,j SS Breckenridce for escort llirough sub- infcsled waters in NiciiiilN ol jioil. Dropped llic Biu ' .i kiCNHiDi.i: ai ' lcr dark and continued on our own, as usual. Febiu in IH New[)ort News again, dis- charging jjassengers. This was followed by nine da s of noisy availabilits al ihc Navy aid for lioilcr cleaning and repairs. l)ul il was like peace and (iiiirl lo us. A few officers and men got IcaNc. Iiiil all loo quickly the ship found herself back in Newport News, loading the same old bellyful of GI Joe ' s. VOYAGE No. 4 February 28 Left again for North Africa. Venus rising big and bright was reported by . jmy lookouts as a " silver plane in the sky " , creating big sensation on the bridge. On March 8, made rendezvous with HMS W ith- erington and HMS Wishart shortly after LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 daybreak, and went throii;, ' li llie Straits of ( Jibrallar after dark. March 9 Oran, Algeria. Same coal dock, same port routine, but more exciting because of nervous anticipation of enemy action. On llie night of March 11 fh vc were ordered to IciiNc the dock and get int«) liie open wiiters of I lie l);i . lo light off expected iiir r;ii(l. Long (i(). willi lading colors of Ix ' juilit ' iii suiiscl no consolation. Ilii ' raid was itilci- (•c|)li ' (l. however, and turned l)ack, to mixed reiii ' l ' and disappoinlineni of the crew, who now wanted stars on tlicir iil)i)ons. I ' inal! we sailed with our two lirilish escort I ' rirnds. who look us througii the Straits, and thiti we zig-zagged toward the Slates, independent!). M n( n 2 H Newport News was as lircd of the Mighty " A " as the Mighty " A " ' was of iSew[)ort News soniehod_N ought lo lia e made out a healtli-and-eonifort ciiit for a change of base. Hul lliere we were again, and there was a big push on and they needed men (piickly on llie other side. No lea e. no repairs, no nothing. The last soldier coming home had no sooner ' step|;e(l off than liie iirsi one going away marched aboard. VOYAGE No. .-) March 26 At sea again. Traxclirrg b ourselves as usual, dodging reported sub- marines by radical changes of route and course. I ittle did we know that this voyage was destined to take us lo new and unex- pected places, because of the impending nearness of the invasion of Europe. Apuir. I Straits of Gibraltar, ilh 11 MS t.Ai.Pi; and IIMS Mkndip. Aphii. . " ) Oran. April 6 Mers-el-Kebir. former I- rerx h na al base, where tlu " ,Mighl " A " lied up to the breakw;ater to await operational decisions. piur. 8 Easter Day. held Captain ' s In- spection, and took the big grou]) picture on Mers-el-l ebir breakwater. Vr ' nri 1. ' 5 Decisions were finally made, and the lighting veterans of the British Eighth X Arm trooped aboard for transportation to ' England. Also several labor battalio n s of Xltalian ex-prisoners of _vvar. Sailed in liie late evening, having been delayed at the doik lo cut wire rope tangled in our starboard screw. Spent the night in the Convoy Assembly Area. i itii I I .loined con vqn ' consisting of ten large troop-ships including the Mighty " " . and se eri escort essels. Snow-capped monn- laiiis of southern Spain were visible on tliis trip llirongh the Straits of Gibraltar, and it was exciting to turn north toward England ii|)on leaxing the Straits. This was our first convoy — big strain on the bridge gang, and the engineers changing revolutions every time we got out of position by more than one hun- dred yards, which was often. Bad sub waters, too; and later, off the coast of France, bad LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 - aircraft possibilities, and a facetious sugges- tioii was made for the first time to rename the ship USS General Quarters. April 21 Entered NOrlli (liiiiiiicl into the Irish Sea. April 22 Anchored o ff (iourock. Scol- hind, within liberty-range of Glasgow . Shore authorities were iindccidrd whctlicr In (real us as a trans- lliuil ir ■ " iMonslcr . like the Queens Mary and Elizabeth, or to stick us in a convoy again willi llir niedinni-fast troopers for the return voyage. They linally decided we were a " inonsler " and sailed us alone to Bermuda for a special job. April 26 Left Scotland willi not a soul on board except the crew. Had jiIihIn of drills and lield da_Ns, remember! ' May 5 Arrived at Rernuida, took on o cr a thousand British censors and Iheir families who had handled all trans-Atlantic mail since the beginning of the war. Their eyes looked tired. No chance to get ashore, departed the same day in company with escorts USS Meredith. USS Durik, and USS Hayter, bound for you ' ll get a kick out of where. May 7 New York! Yessir, New York and Broadway — with everybody yelling for leave and a big ship ' s dance and tickets to " Oklahoma " ; but as soon as our orders came we learned " there will beano leave. " " there will beano ship ' s dance, " and of course there had bean-no tickets for " Oklahoma " for years! The big pusli was getting started — and we had a job to do. VOYAGE No. 6 M w 12 Lett New Ork in convoy again, eolunui after lolunui of ships, with T SS I AiU!Li;nKAD as convoy guide and tlie Mighty " " " leader of column nine. Plenty of alarms on this voyage, plenty of rain and fog, plenty of (K s. Humor said we might land this bunch at Cherbourg. Ever notice this about rumors — they ' re always a lot braver tlian the Chief of Naval Operations. ' ' -May 2. ' ? Belfast, Ireland. Rumors were exciting two l ritish hat llewagons were going to take us somewhere, and if we were going where it look two battleships to ligld IIS in tlien it must be some hot spot where the stars would fall right out of ihe sky aiul i ile up on our ribbons. Hut it turned out the Hritish had us mivt ' d iip with somebody else, so after a binocular liberty in Belfast we sailed on the 21th for Bristol. England. May 2.5 Executed tight squeeze through the locks into the artificial port of Avon- mouth. Bemember the 28-foot tides, the tanker lliat blew up and burned at the dock, and the bombed-out ruins of Bristol. May 26 Left Avoimiouth, bound for (Jon- rock again. Navigation bridge got a tiresome workout with day and night piloting in heavy fog. Ships were kept moving around Eng- ■i: BOMBAY, INDIA LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 A liitid, (• (ci»l I lie assault transports hiding in the firths up iiorlli. 1 i 27 Arrived at (Tpurock. ScptlaTTTtJ and wasted no time in loaditifi relurning personiit ' l. 28. Left Scotland. M 2 .loiricd up with cotiNON and headed across North Atlantic lor New ork. This voyage was the toughest voyage oi all for submarine scares and attacks, for almost continuous fog and rain, and for ncrxe- wracking tension. l one |)oinl. while (he convoy was headed .south to avoid running into a reported submarine pai k. a C El group IVoin an adjacent patrol area was ordere i to our ' assi laiice. It was a comfort lo see her and iiei- tleslroyers patrolling our path, and to hear hi ' r planes buzz by. News was received this I tip of D-Day in ICurope — and a lot of what we ' d seen and heard began to make sense. This was the trip, also, when the Mighty " A " was assigned as convoy oiler, and fuelled two destroyers. I SS Wainwricht and IISS Rhim). while undi ' rwav at sea. ll hanils were (jnite proud ol this achievement when a " Well Done. Vndersou " came over by flags from the Convov Commodore. June 9 New ork again, with (he un- heard-of grant of I ' onrleen days availability! So then we had leave and liberty, and The Ship ' s Dance! And once in a while somebody would drop a hint which would soon turn into a rumor which would soon sweep the ship, and although there was nothing delinite il was preltv certain [hat " something " was in the wind. This was fanned to a white heat upon the completion of our drydocking and repairs when the Mighty " A " received orders to go to Norfolk for a load of troops bound for India by wa ol I h e Panama Canal. New Zealand, and ustralia! Oh boy! Break out that . siatic pdrtl ' dlio of charts, ()narter- master! Let ' s see what that pari of the world looks like! .h NE 21 (Jood-bye. New ork. Ji E 2.1 Hello again. Newport News. Sol- diers were waiting for ns. of course. OYAGK No. 7 Ji NE 2M ( M f for India , long trij) ahead, but evervbody was looking forward to the Pacific and already driving the tailor cra y trying to gel Pacific riblums sewed on before they were earned. .ili.t .1 ( .onclude(l a deadline liuish in a race lo outrun a i-eporled ( ierman sirbrnaiine and an attempt to make Cristobal, the tlarrt ic anchor of t he Panama ( ' .anal, before darkness, rri ed with no lime to spar( and docked at Pier No. ) by the light of the moon. A tanker was torpedoed 15 miles outside the breakwater that night. o liberty. July 4 Celebrated a safe and sane Fourth with a 7-hour sight-seeing lour from Cristobal through the winding Panama Canal to Balboa on the Pacific, and set sail on our longest non-stop trip to date. ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 Jri.Y 7 I pon our approach to the Equator a sort of fake civil insurrection broke out — poUywogs I ' .v. shelll)acks. Davy Jones arrived on board, warned of the coniiiifj of King Neptune, and expressed disgust at tlie large number of laiulhibbers aboard. .Ji i.v 8 Crossed the Equator. King Nep- tune and his Royal parly were received on deck by the Captain ilh (hie ceremony. The pollywog muliiiy was squelched by Execu- tive order, thereby kee[)ing casualties at a mininmm. However, there were many sore " fannies " that night and a lot of new iiaircuts. Jl ' i.Y 12 Wali-r. water ev ers where nar a ship on I lie horizon ;in l a smooth .sea reilee- ing the sun like a mirror. Balmy moonlight nights beneath I he now-familiar Southern Cross reminded us of those Dorothy Laniour south-sea-island-paradise films. The calm beauty of it all was broken only by a stray whale, or by the graceful effortless gliding and dipping of an albatross. .Ii LV l.j Experienced our lirsl burial at sea. JiLY 18 Crossed I lie International Date Line, whereupon we celebrated holiday rou- tine by omitting tliis date from the calendar! July 19 New Zealand sighted — our first glimpse of land in two weeks, but passing through quickly with only a binocular view of Wellington. Navigated Cook Straits and entered the Tasman Sea. JiLV 22 Arri e(l in Melbourne in the dead of Australian winter, believe it or not! No kangaroos or koala bears visible from the dock. ,Ii i.Y 21 With hardly more than an im- pression of Australia we set sail for Bombay, India. Jli.y 26 Bough seas — nothing unusual for the (ireal Australian Bight. " ' Akust I Joined two I ' irilish destroyers. H.MS Rocket and H eio, which were to escort us to our destination. August 7 Nosed into Bombay harbor and were escorted by wheezing lugs to the place of honor — Ballard Pier. Monsoon season was supposed to be over but il rained every hour on Ihc hour just ihe same. Four days of liberty made us familiar with the strange- ness of this far-eastern civilization, and will we ever forget the sights, sounds, and smells of Bombay .■ Aix;i ' ST 12 Left Bombay in a monsoon downjiour with our friends I he Rockkt and Rapid. The Mighty " ' V " had become a melting pot — Hindu men and women, | Chinese air cadets, one Chinese Ceneral, missionaries, mothers, children, wives. Red, Cross, WACS and a complete assortment ov W turning Army personnel. August 26 Melbourne again, with an ad- dition to our hodge-podge passenger list in the form of a large contingent of Australian RUINS GF MANILA LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 ,ir-l)ri l( ' s. SlaN ' (l i) ' rtii ' lil lor I ' ik ' I. I ' resh provisions, and ;i meaner lialt ' sack of mail. AiGi ST 27 aI Mclhournc. California, here irr rtinir. ' Si;i ii:Mm;n ll ( ' .rossc l omt inlo west loiifiihidc and liad a IM-lioiirdaN n illi cla.sses. drills. Iial Mr |)rol)l(tii-.. and a ii ' cord ninnher of a|)|)( ' ndfit(iini( ' sl Skptkmhkk 1 1 Sifrlitcd San Nicholas Is land a! daybreak and proceeded lo a noon dockiri}! on I crnnnal Island. San I ' rd n i. ( " .ali- lornia. ihns cornplclinf, ' a 7 -da Irip — our longest llnis tar. San I ' cdro was no paradise. hnl al Irasl il was williin easy reach of Los Aiifidcs. I lull) wood, and Koiif; Beach. ) (;i: No. a Si;i ' ri: iiu;i ' 2 t Lcl ' l a ' ain for l)orni)a . India. I) wa ol ' Mt ' lhonrnc. nslralia. Si:i ri:Mm:n 2 ' ) Hccci cd word li radio that an Nrnicd (inard rnnncr alioard the SS l ' " inn Mss was in need of ctuergencv medical aid. Mlctcd on? ' comsc and conlacled (he mcrcliani ship al da l)t( ' ak. I cs|)ilc a ihoppN sea. we sen! over a doclor s party which rclntiicd wilh I he palienl and later pcrlormcd a dillicnil lire-sa infr operation. This incident was lalci ' diamalizcd and re- eiunie(l on a coast-lo-coast radio hookup. OcTOBKR 7 p]lection Day at sea. Octobi;r 12 Arrived in Melbourne. Laid over tliree davs. OcTOBKH 1. " ) l sea again, bucking a l- day gale in the Great . ustralian Bight. The ship gradually emerged into the siiiootlier waters of the Indian Ocean and on I he 2. th we were met b our Hiilish escorts. HMS Racehorse and Hidoi ht. OcTOBKH 28 India again. We did our C-hristnias shopping eari while swarms of luttives chipped the paint and rusi iVom our slacks. Trooj)s debarked wilh lull canteens and " K rations, and board ' d dock trains for Calcutta. Began to accuuuilate another as.sorled passenger list, including over .)()( Anzac ex-prisoncr.s-of-war from ( iermany. N " ( KMBKM 1 TuderwaN for Melbourne wilh I IMS Wmii.I " and W (;i; as escoils for the tiisl ihree da s of I he o age. NoVEMBKK 1 1. U On each of Ihese da s wt ' lost one man o eri)oar(l the liisl a menial patient who jumped, and the second a Chinese air cadcl who fell. No i:mmi:h 17 Mi ' Ibournc again wilh a l)ig welcome for ri ' luining nzacs. As for ourselves, wt ' got aii ' mail IVom home. Kin- l)arkcd new lielail of uslralian war-brides and some returning Navy persoiuiel. NovEMBKK 18 Inderway for Brisbane, Australia. November 19 Enveloped in an uiuisually thick dust storm at sea. picked up from drought-stricken grain fields in Australia and blown seaward like a heavy fog. JAPANESE FLEET IN MANILA BAY :: LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1944 NovEMBKR 21 Arrived in Brisbane. Aus- tralia, for overnight embarkation of more Naval personnel. November 22 Underway again with two more island stops on the agenda. It looked as if we had at last been relegated to the milk route. N() KMBKH 24 Squeezed through I lie iiiiiic- (ields into Noumea. New Caledoniii. In pirk up some sailors vslio were ver h(tni(si( k ;iiiil glad to be going back. Restrich-d lo hirux ular liberty, but were assured that I lie place was " Over-MP ' d " anyway. NovEMBKK 2.5 Picked our ii llmmgh the coral reefs of New Caledoniii I:i the Havannah Passage to our next slop. November 26 Arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, where we lost a few passengers and gained a few. November 27 OfTfor Ihegoodold I .S.A.! December 8 Crept inti) San Diego har- bor shrouded by a heavy fog to (icliark llie Navy passengers. Remember no liber l , no mail and the mid-night reveille to gel under- way for San Pedro. ' ' December 9 A sleepless night for all hands — groping through the fog with the dull sound of the whistle and the excitement of channel fever keeping all awake, on watch or off. Finally made fast to dock at Tenninal Island, San Pedro, to debark the remaining Army passengers. A full day. December 11 Captain G. . Mkah. .Ir.. relieved Captain V. E. Miller, as Com- manding Oflicer at 1300 in brief ofTicial cere- mony. VOYAGE No. 9 December 22 Prepared to shift ojiera- tions nortliward. Put out to sea. and after swinging the ship for compass compensation and RDK calil)ration. set sail for San Fran- cisco. December 23 Had our first glimpse of the i ' aiiiid (ioldeii ( iatc. Anchored oil ' Mca- Iraz jiisl ill lime to view a i)eautiful sunset framed li I lie bridge. December 24 Went to the dock where we celebrated Christmas Eve. For the unfortun- ates who had tiie dut . Church .services and carolling lasted most of the night throughout the ship. December 25 Christmas - holiday rou- tine and a great dinner. December 28 Annual Military Insjiec- tion. December 31 Off for New Guinea stuffed to the gills with troops again. Everyone exhausted from loo nmch Christmas and looking forward to a long journey in which to get his health back. Burial at Sea " Liberty " Underway Hollanuia The Golden Gate Liberty at Manila Reception Committee LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1945 1945 .l M in I na|)|) New Carl Holiday routine except for necessar lirsl-dnN-oiil Abandon Ship and pun drills. ,I M WW 8 C.rossfd llic Kquator into South Liililudf. Another initiation. .1 M n 10 N(i siiili (late. .I M in 12 Sjirhlcd sphfiical i)iij( ' ( I llial iiad slroii ' rcsciid)laiicc lo llnatiiiir itiiiii ' and dcslroM ' d same li ' unlirc. Needed llie larf i ' l |iraeli( e aii a . .I M in 13 Saw the island of (iiiadal- canal. ll was peaceful and (luiel. Knlered llic SolotMoM Sea. .Iwi ni 7y Arriseil al I ' insharen. New (iuiiiea. Slood oil ' Lan eiiiak i a mil il oidei s came out lo plot eed lo llollandia. Hntcrcd Bismarck Sea. ,lsM in 16 rri ed al llollandia. Ilmn- boldl BaN. New (iuinea. I ' orl jilleiN because six da s prexiously a .lapanoe submarine had lired Iwo lorpedoes lhfou;:li llie entrance al llie an iiofed shi|:s. liolli missed, bill we manned one ' iiii. darkened ship, and look a lol of comrorl in the I ' ael llial we were aiiehoii ' d [)eliiiid ihe Sii;nal Slalion willi a ffood-sizcd hill belweeii lis and llie sea. Janiarv 26 Left Hollandia for Le le in slow convoy. January 29 Entered l ' hili|ipinc Area. Star led slop walch lo lick oil ininules toward Philippine ribbon. .l M »v 31 Arri e(l at Leyte Gulf and (lisenil)arked (ils into landing crafi and dukhs throu di I he cargo jjorts. Air raid alarm shoriK alter dark, so went to (i() and blaeked-oiil ship. MeVrlhius ariii to llie north wasaltaeking Manila, and planes took oll ' iVom ' I ' aelobaii airstrip e cr few minutes. e had cargo for the ( Jeneral and it went oul slowl ia 1,( " Ms to ihe beach. A good recre- ational ana al San nlonio. Sainar. where crew went foi beer, picnics, and basel)all. Swimming not recommended. I ' liuu in II Passengers came aboard. Ihe la l ones being e -|i[ i oiieis-of-war vvh had been rescued from Japanese prison camp [on Luzon and How n to Lc te for passage I home. Sonu ' walked, others had to be earriedT . t L300 ship left Leyte and led counon out of the (iiiif into Ihi ' I ' adlic. l last ihe Mighty " ' had made it I She w as ( ' .on o Coinmo- doie and ( iuidel di ision of DE " s acted as eseoi Is. l ' ' i:iiiu ni lil ll was a slow coiinov — se eii da s lo llollandial llowc er. ihe shi]) rated priorilN at (he best dock and al night a roving rm show " Stars and Gripes " came there and perh)rnied for the ex-prisoncrs-of- war on a stage set up facing the ship, using our signal searchlights for spots. Next day filled u|) with returning troops, took on a belly fill of oil. and made ready for a getaway. LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1945 Fp:bri ARV 20 Lett HoUandia for San Francisco. Alone again, enjoying the breeze dial twenty good knots into the wind can give. March 8 Henieinber the rece| ti()ii tlial iMcl the ship at Sail Francisco at the ciid of this trip! ' Kscort hMmp . . . wiiisllrs ami sirens . . . mayor ' s parts . . . relatives and rriciids (HI tlic dock . . . and free hccrs on the town that iii dit for the crew of the m)V? I iit best oi ' all thirl dass ri ' pcal lliirly days ill port with l el e-da leaves for men who lived east of ihe Mississippi! March 9 Ship taken to lielhlehem Sled Shipyard where yard wot kineii look over with welding ' and hainnierin;. ' and chipping ' ant! cnllinf; lor approxiinaleK ihree weeks; and llien. whal wilh dial runs. ;,Miniieiy exercises, and coinpass adjnsling. it was another week before we w« ' re ready for sea again. VOYVr.E No. Ill Aprii, 7 The shi|). having ' been loadeil with troops once more, set out for the I ' hilip- pine area; and before the day was over, was rii,dil back where she started from, due lo a crack developing in Ihe main sleaiii line in Boiler No. 1. April 8 Main steam line welded, so we tried it again. Trouble never comes singly. We got two hundred miles out and this lime it was the main steam line in Boiler No. 3 — same casualty, same relative place. Reversed course and headed back for ' Frisco. Aprh, 10 Has anyone ever found Ihe soldier who was supposed to have jumped overboard this night? We tried to find him for four hours in motor vvhaleiioats and launches, and llien we tried not to lind him for the remaindei of the trip. Ml hands were present and aeeouiile l tor. April 11 Departed from San Francisco again, and this time it stuck. i ' Hii. 12 Flag half-masted in moiiiniiig for ihe death of President Franklin Delano {{ooscvelt. Ai ' Hii, I ' ' King Neptune aboard the ship again to initiate pollvwogs. This trip farnons for wondeitui course of inslriielion given the new men ol the deck force. Uenieinber liow lliev loured the ship from truck to keel and iislened with open moiilhs to anvlhing aii - oiie had lo tell them! ' Ai ' iui. 2! iiotlier da we didiit live, on accomil of the 1 niei iiat ional Dale bine. AiMUi. ' 2b rrived at Langemak iiav (Fiiishafen) New (iiiinea, and this time re- mained to fuel from the Norwegian tanker Bhajauu. Orders received for Hollandia. April 27 T eft Langemak Bay. Aprh. 28 Arrived at Hollandia. May 2 Left Hollandia as Commodore of a convoy headed for Manila, P. L, by way of The USS General A. E. Anderson Returning from the Philippines on March 8, 194. ' ), with Prisoners Rescrued from .Fapanese Prison Camps in Luzon. Taken from the Golden (Jate Bridge. ' «il -m y X LOG OF THE MIGHTY ' ■A " -1945 Kossol Hoads and J.cylc (iiilf. Sltaiin ' d along « ' r_ si() l willi lhi coiinon. pickiiif; u[) several sections at various rendezvous along the way. M 7 (Jeniiany surrendered uncondi- tionally to the Allies! Big celebration at home liiil gun wntciies and (KVs lor llic Miglily " " ' " as she again entered tlie Phili|t|)ine Area. 1 I ' ntercd Lcyte (iiilf and lurried soiilh lluoiigli Siirigao Sirails (wIhtc Ihc-lajt llcci had il . unlucky ' " ' ! " " crossed during the Lcyli ' itiNasion). (iood scenery along ihc inland route llwough llic islands of llir arclii- pelago. M X ' l 12 ii( lunrd ill Manila l ' )a . i-ii- liiciy sniioiiiidrd iiy llic wncksol I2 ' ' .hi|)an- ese shi|is. silting on the holti ni with tlicii ' supcistriK lures showing, or liiiiicd oxer against tlir Iwcakwalrr. or sunk at llic docks. The cily itseir was in luins. .Ia|)anese paper inoiicy ill the gullers. ' Ihey were still lighting to hold the water rcserxoir ten miles iioitli of the city. May 17 l-el ' t Manila in charge of the largest iiumher of ships which e er cleared the hailxir in the same consoy. May 20 rri ed at Leyle. and were we a hot shi|)! Orders all typed and ready — we were to go lo Townsville. Australia, to jiiek u|) a load of Aussies for a push soniewhere in Borneo! M v 22 Left Leyte, steaming independ- ently and nohody sorry. M ' 27 I ' Jilered the Coral Sea. M 2H Navigated the Great Barrier Wffi ' . and turned south on the inside route to lOw iis ille. M ' i 2 ' ' rii ed at Towiisx ille. Australia, and immediately started lo load gear and efpiiiimeni lielonging to the Aussies. Tv ' o big danc is for the crew . .h m; ' ■) Left Tow ns ille for Morotai. by way of Biak. with iteran . ussies aboard and all the ecpiipmeiit they needed for an assault landing. .Ii m; 7 Laid oil ' l iak for instniclions and foiwaid riiuliiig. Nobody got aslioie. .li m; i Morolai, Netherlands New ( iuiiiea. •It m: II Left b rotai with orders for I lollaiidia. .li m; 12 Heeeived ilixcrsion to Leyte. Changed course. .IiM-: 1!5 Becei cd diversion lo Manila. ( ' .hanged course. ,li m; II loitered l hilipi)ine Archipelago through San Bernardino Straits, whidi were still being cleared of Japanese hide-outs. Ji NE L ' ) Manila again. And here was Bi;al Nkw.s — We were going back to the East Coast! LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " - 1945 June 19 Left Muiiila for Leyle again by way of San Bernardino Straits. June 20 In Leyte, loading patients. Some of them walking, but most of them in plaster casts and stretchers. Completed loading to capacity with Army officers and men return- ing home for discharge under the })oint plan. June 24 Left Leyte for Panama Canal. Jap subs were rumored active along the route. Travelled at top speed. June 30 Eniwetok Aloll, Marshall Is- lands. Took fuel from tanker. Buried one of our passengers on Japtan Island. July 1 Left Eniwetok for Balboa, Canal Zone. Long, long voyage. Rode the dol- drums most of the way, with rain squalls and overcast skies dogging us for two weeks. July 17 Panama Canal — and forty-six bags of mail, the first in over two months! July 18 Left Canal for Newport News, Virginia. No gun watches, no darken ship, running lights ablaze at night, and a watch in four on the bridge. The Atlantic war was over! July 22 Back in Newport News, Va., right where we started from. VOYAGE No. 11 August 8 Off for Marseilles, France, traveling empty. Peace rumors and finally the anti-climatical " V-J " Day at sea. August 18 Arrived Marseilles — a quick 36-hour turn-around and back to New York, instead of the Pacific. August 28 New York and our " Victory Ball " . VOYAGE No. 12 September 4 Loaded 900 (ierman prison- er and a handful of French passengers and headed for Le Havre, France. September 12 Le Havre for 24 hours and back to New York with capacity load of GFs. September 21 New York. A beautiful sightseeing trip uji the Hudson to Irvington to debark the troops at the army ' s doorstep then back to " Old Faithful " , Pier No. 51. VOYAGE No. 13 September 29 On to Karachi, India, vi a [the Suez Canal. The Mighty " A " is still , going strong! And this is as good a place as any to end this first volume of the ship ' s log. The Mighty " A " has been in commission twenty-four months. She has been east, north, south and west, in every active theatre of war. She has won four ribbons and seen the successful conclusion of the war. Slie ' s had luck, the Mighty " A " . So may she always! LOG OF THE MIGHTY " A " DISTANCES Voyage Voyape Voyagi- Voyage Voyage Voyage ' oyage Voyage No. No. 1 o. .■) No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 ON age No. 9 oyage No. 10 Voyage No. II Voyage No. 12 Voyage No. l. ' J Ne vf)orl News lo ( " .asahlaiua Newport News lo ( " .asahlaiua Newport News to ()raii New poll New s lo ( niii Niwporl News. ( )r;iii. Seollaiid. Berinuda. New Vnk New oik. oiiiiioiitli. Seotlaiid New ork. Ne |)orl News. ( Irislohal, Melltoiiriie. IJoiiihaN . San Pedro Sinj_L!cil»v- Iell)ouriie. Bombay, Brisbane. Noiiriiea. Elspiritu Santo, ■San DiegOj San I ' raiieiseo. Kinshafen. Ilollaiiflia. Leyte .San Kraneiseo. i ' inslial ' en. Ilollandia. Le te. Manila. TownsNiile Moralai. Kniwelok. Cristobal. Newport News New[)or1 News, Marseilles. New ork New ork. I.e lla re New ork, I ' orl Said. Karailii Total .Mileage Miles 7.:}5.5 8.2 K) 8,320 1(1.610 7.:{20 29.818 26..542 29,261 8.056 6.. " 01 16,200 182.101 ANDY ' S PLAN OF THE DAY (He can dream, can ' t he?) Voyage 10: Inbound {Always) Enrotile: Slaten Island in eir ) ork. . ) . I ' liiforiii of the Dii : Kiilishd ()|)li()iial. 1 Uniform or Ofhcers C.I ' .O.s: Full Dress. 02(10 Hclind all ship ' s rlorks one hour finore sleep). (loOO l cNcillc lor all ships ( Jllicers. (». ' ) 1 : Mniiiing alert — OfTicers and ( ..1 .( ).s ouIn . 001. ' ) Sunrise — secure from alert — smoking lamp is lit. Odieers. man your brooms clean sweep down fore and ail. 07:50 First call for Shi|) ' s Crew. ( " .onVe will be ser ed in bunks 1) M. . . force. 0800 I p all liarniMocks. 0815 Breakfast for crew — a la carte. 0830 Ouarters for Muster optional. 0900 Training classes for Oilicers: Class No. 1 — isil bilges Ll. (j.g.) Chapin in charge. Class No. 2 — Lecture — " The rt of Spud-peeling. " " li I.I. ( ' .dr. Tihikt. Class o. 3 Lecture ■ " Tlie rt of oii c-l hrow itig. " ' I) Ll. I ' arcells. oo: ' ,o Turn to. 1 000 Mf)rMirig Inspection Leading l ' .( ).s irispc( 1 all ( llli( crs ' li irig (piarlcrs. heads, etc. lO. ' .O Ml 5 " Halti ' rs Olhcers report to loading luacliiiics tor drill. Mill) Swee|)ers. man Nour brooms. Crew report to Soda Fountain for fri ' c cokes. 1200 Ditmer — our choice of lurke . ham. or steak. 1 100 Turn to. Sweepers, man your brooms. 1 i:5o Emergency drill attendance not compulsorv. 1500 Rest period and sun l)athing for crew (Beer axailable)- 1600 IMnsical drill for Olhcers. 1800 Evening meal for cicw. 1825 Sunset relax. 1 8:50 .Movies for Ships Oilicers - " TIicn DtixciiN Night " (. Iways). 2o:5o Movies for Shi]) ' s Crew — " llcdx. 15clt , and eronica. " 2230 All Division Olliccrs make noui- cxcniiig report to the ( )uartermaster on the Bridge. 2300 Lights out. XoTK 1 : Every nieniber of Ship ' s Crew will get a 15-day leave wliiic in New York. 2: From now on the daily Emergency Drill will be held only on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month ;il I 130. weatlu ' r [HTmitting. Commanding. w: V ' fi ' Scrub and Wash Down all Weather Decks " Breaking out Stores B j r K m IgL ' 3 ■2 IN — 4,998 TO go! " " Sweepers, Man Your Brooms! ' ( ' .HAMGl.NG THE CiUARb ' Come and Get it ' " Men, it Says Here - ' .Steady . Siik (jdks liKNKKAL Ol AHTKKS l ()M)iNc, Dmi.i Gun Watch Checking Life-rafts Abandon Ship Drill TIME OUT FOR A LETTER HOME Dear Mom, T SHPT e (AV R-OOM XA ITH S£ 6TiftLC TH l F£LLA ' S f I ffr HOP OfR-Vj GOOD LIBCTtT -- OCCA IOMRt I vy UJ£ St( 5ltHT Of REftL 1NT£R LICiVlTJ ftl t C»0»NC OUT Jo C|OOD-rA»c»HT .. G-l JOE We took them over, and we will bring them back Hi; nni K- m I hain — 1- liiiiiiKN l ' Hi; Ki-i. m Ml SIC — i,ks i T(i Tin; Sim- SiuiwN A Sack in N hi h to Sleep ToLU Audi T the (Ains — AND Puts Out to Sea He Watches for Subs — Eats Fkum a Thav Lolls Abound on Deck Tickles the Ivory Keys Worships (jOd and is off to the Front QUARTERS FOR MUSTER OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY Captain riKOK ;!-: N . Mkau, Jh., T.S.N.t 1637 North lldllisloii Avenue, Pasadena 6, ( " alifornia. Captain Wii.iiwi K. Mii.ler, U.S.N.f 279 T5olle ue Si reel, NewlDii 58, Massaehiiselts. COMMANDKR HrOOK S. MaNSFIELU, I .S.N.t 1130 North liif;lewood Street, Arlington, irginia. Commander Howard L. Klliott, S.C., I .S.N.H.S 2}iOr a-o Hoiilevanl. Apartment 20. ' ). Arlirifrlon, irf. ' itiia. Lt.C.DR. Wll.l.lWI I . TUDRNTON, I .S.N.K. 57 Broadship Hoad, l iindalk, Maryland. Lt.Cdr. Donald K. Towi:, I .S.N.U. C are of " Mrs. («. I . Leonard, 31 Kasl 1 2th Street, New York. N. Y. Lt.Cdr. Allkn D. Turnkr, S.C.. I .S.N. ret. II Winthroj) Street, Cainbridtre, Massachusetts. Lt.Cdr. Mobkrt S. Lkkt, I.C., I ' .S.N.M.J 6238 Kstates Drive, Oakland, California. Lt.Cdk. I ' lvKKi-.TT H. Ti n.c, r.S.N.ILt 722 Ivisl Clark Street. ( ' .row ti I ' uitil . Indiana. Lt.Cdr. .Ioiin C. n ( Ikldkr. U.S.N.R.f 2091 Creslon Ancmiic, Bronx, INew ork. Lt.Cdh. Wyndmwi H. WnrrLKY, L.S.N.B.j 407 Meadow Brook Hoad, Fairfield, Connecticut. Lt.( .dr. Isaimi W. Bknnett, l.S.N.M.t SWi Ivisl M Si reel, Siiulh Huslun. Massachusetts. Lt.Cdr. Leonard K. Greenwood, U.S.N.R.f 808 Clearinoiit Hoad, ork, Pennsylvania Lt.Cdr. Clark P. .Ikffers, M.C, U.S.N.f 306 Davis Hoad, Concord, Massachusetts. Lt.Cdr. Edwin . Cordon. I ).(;., U.S.N.R.f 16 Fair Street. Guilford, Connecticut. Lieutenant Kdward L. Lawvioh, L.S.N.H. 943 Floral Avenue, S.K., Grand Rapids, Michigan. LiKlTKNVNT Pm 1 n. P R( ELI.S. U.S.N. H. 1030 Kddy Street. Chicago, Illinois. Lieutenant hiiii h (ionDoN. I .S.N.H. Care of (!ordon Hanisey, ( ' .uriis Brow n. Ltd.. 347 Madistm Aveinie. New York, NY. Lli;i TENANT (iEOR(;E C. ,1 i:i.I.I EFE, U.S.N.H.J 40 (iillord enue. Jersey CitN. New .lersey. Lieutenant II muuson T. I oston, U.S.N.H. Box 38. Sweet Briar. irfrinia. Lieutenant .Iohn K. Petroccione, U.S.N.R. 37 West 37th Street. Bayonne, New Jersey. LiEi TENVNT Dkmiton 1 " . HoW N. I ' .S. N.H.J 210 Division St reel. Ainstcrdani. New ork. Lieutenant Charles C. IIealy, l.S.N.H.t o i:ini Si reel . Marblehead. Massaclnisel Is. Lieut. William C. Ticker, M.C, U.S.N. H. Dixiana, Alabama. LlEl TENANT .loUN J. CoFFEY, ChC, U.S.N.R. 1110 Parkdiester Hoad, New York, N. Y. Lieutenant John D. (Jordan, Jr., U.S.N.R.f 113 East 78th Street, New York, N. Y. OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY - Continued Lieutenant William H. Lynch, U.S.N.f 48 - 02 Forty-third Street, Woodside, L. L, New York. Lieutenant Walter J. Lake, Che, U.S.N.R.f 194 Buflington Street, Somerset Centre, Massachusetts. Lieut, (jg) Richard A. Williamson, U.S.N.R. 107 South Clay Street, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Lieutenant( jg) Leon C. Boller, U.S.N.R. 4309 Hillcrest Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. Lieut, (jg) Harry A. Busscher, U.S.N.R.t 5303 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. Lieutenant (jg) John A. Chapin, U.S.N.R. 518 Rosewood Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois. Lieutenant Edward F. Czerwinski, U.S.N.R. 4349 North Long Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Lieut, (jg) I dward H. Atkinson, U.S.N.R. 210 South Washington Street, Moorestown, New Jersey. Lieut, (jg) Carlisle C. Hutchinson, U.S.N. R. 404 East Francis Avenue, Tampa 3, Florida. Lieutenant (jg) Paul J. Kenney, U.S.N.R. 123 Orchard Street, Somerville, Massachusetts. Lieutenant (jg) Jesse C. Durham, U.S.N. 1035 East Broadway, Apartment 6, Long Beach 2, California. Lieutenant (jg) John R. Dressor, U.S.N. t 3921 Livingston Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. Lieut, (jg) Rohert R. Wilsbach, U.S.N.R.t 512 North 34th Street, Philadelphia 4, Pennsylvania. Lieutenant (jg) Elmer Price, LI. S.N. j 1528 Manton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lieut, (jg) William F. O ' Reilly, U.S.N.R.f 119 Catherine Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lieut, (jg) William J. Sheridan, Jr., U.S.N.R.f 107 South Parkside Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Lieut, (jg) Gerald W. 0. Amyot, U.S.N.R.§ 393 Ninth Street, Troy, New York. Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Sussman, U.S.N.R.f 1365 West Seventh Street, Brooklyn, New York. Lt. (jg) William H. Hudson, Jr., S.C, U.S.N.R.f Hartwell, Georgia. Lieut, (jg) Glenn R. Putnam, S.C, U.S.N.R.f 2654 West Lynn Street, Seattle, Washington. Ensign Henry F. Hurley, LI.S.N.R.J 861 South Ivy Street, Arlington, Virginia. Ensign Lacey L. Kent, U.S.N.R.f 818 South Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas. Ensign Richard Y. Bennion, S.C, U.S.N.R.f 1183 Herbert Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ensign Allen L. Berger, S.C, U.S.N.R.f 6017 Etzel Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. Ensign William D. Knox, S.C, U.S.N. R.§ 32 Agassiz Street, Cambridge 40, Massachusetts. Chief Machinist Ernest E. Parker, U.S.N. 124 East Indian River Road, Norfolk, Virginia. Ch. Electrician Granville S. Cottar, U.S.N. 822 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida. Ch. Carpenter Henry B. Payne, Jr., U.S.N.f Care of H. B. Payne, Sr., Route Number 1, San Bemito, Texas. OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY - Continued Lieut, (jg) Dwin J. Mom.vN. .Ik.. I .S.N.R.§ 804 Greenwood Hoad, Wilminglon, Delaware. Cauf.f Boatswain () I. Si im;k. I .S. . 40 Dean . enue. Newpcjrl, Mhode Island. Chief Pharmacist Sami i.i. Ilk mii.k, U.S. N.J Care of L. U. kahle. 678 Third Avenue, Wiilianisporl . I eiiris l ;iiiiu. Chief Pay ( ' .LKHk lli hkht.I. ( i. Dwison. I .S.iN. 2. ' J06 West 81 si Si reel, lnj, ' le ()()(j, ( ' .alifnriiia. Chief Pay Clekk ebnon H. Hi iim n, I .S.N. 2911 SuncresI Drive, San Diego, California. Carpenter Robert P. Ham hoit, I .S.. .t 475 Kast Piymoulh Street, Long Beach, California. AcTiNc Pay Ci.erk Ahtmi h W . Monui- . I ' .S.N.J 911 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, California. Captain Andrew .1. Mii.ion, ,Ih., U.S.M.C.B. South Windsor Avenue, Bright water, L. L, New York. Lieutenant Cannie A. Anderson, S.C. l.S.N.J ll. ' )l V Street, S.K., ashington, D. C. Lieutenant Lunsford E. Cox, li.S.N.M.j: 375 V. Wiley Street, Greenwood, Indiana. Lieut, (jg) Rn iishd K. Crwvley, II.S. N.R.J: Dalton, Georgia. Lieutenant Joseph K. I)i.m n. 1 l. ' )()5 Kast 181 h Sheet, Brooklyn, New ork. Ensign Samuel W . l " o . .In.. I .S. .R.:J 218 W. Sheldon Street, Philadelphia 20. Pa. Lieut, (jg) Frank C. Matteson, I ' .S.N.j 87t)7 Detroit Avenue, Suite No. 15, Cleveland, Ohio Ensicn 1; hi. F. R()(;ers, I .S.N.R.J 18681 Mark Twain, Detroit, Michigan. Lieut, (jg) George E. Sanborn, I .S.N.R.J 1:579 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine. Lieut, (jg) I.,awren(.e K. Thiei.en, I .S.N. R.J 1457 lulgewater . venue, Chicago, 111. Machinist Roy C. Wince, U.S.N.J 1861 W.98lh Street, Inglcwood, Calif. NOT! ' :: l»lniil4 Owner. tOn IxMird at comini.s.sioiiiiit; iiml Mil)s((|iiriitl.N ililm hid. Il cporlod lifter commissioning and now on Iward. JHeporled idler edinmissiiminf. ' iind siit)se(iiieMtly deliiclii ' d. OFFICERS OF THE U. S. ARMY Colonel John M. Sanderson§ Washington, D. C. Major Holmes A. Jones§ Atlanta, Georgia. Captain John F. Amend t Box 541, Canton, N. C. Captain George R. Kmot 20 W. Holly Street, Cranford, New Jersey. Captain Joseph A. Patrick f 319 W. 48th Street, New York, N. Y. Captain Jerome A. Averna§ 2126 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans 17, Louisiana. Captain Milton E. Bander § New York, N. Y. 1st Lt. Clarence A. Bridenstine§ HoisLngton, Kansas. 1st Lt. Homer W. Pitts§ Newport News, Virginia. 1st Lt. Arthur G. Grothaus§ 5448 Genevieve Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. 1st Lt. Robert D. Nason§ New York, N. Y. 1st Lt. Warren M. Chandler§ Brookline, Massachusetts. 1st Lt. Walter Bradford§ 2nd Lt. Frank E. Schofield| 2454 Bryant Street, San Francisco, Calif. NOTE: »Plank Owner. fOn hoard at commissioning and subsequently detached. JReported after commissioning and now on hoard. §Reported after commissioning and subsequently detached. SHIP ' S COMPANY TRANSFERRED Akers, Charles D J{m3c Andrkws, Slanlpy J Bkr3c Ankrim, f.harles M S2c Armstrong, Billio R S2c IVvHForiT, (Jporjre R EM2c Rahti-k, Arthur T Sic Bates, Bert Sic Battles, (lordon L Cklc Bishop, Bert () CWT(AA) Blackwell, Joel L GMV Bi.AiNE. James G F( ' 2((T) Rlaik, James L SlM2r BoLiN, Donald i: FC3c(M ) RoYi.E, John J S2c Rk ( KKTT, Jack () Sic Brenna.n, Richard R RkriJc Brown, lulward StM2c rrown, Lloyd c. i-;m:{c Brown, Milhert W., Jr (.QM(AA) RnowN, Thomas SliM2c Bi cKiiALTKR, Arthur L SlM2c Capicotto, Kmanuel S2c Carlson, Carl II S2c Cerzi ' LLo, Joseph P S2c Chapman, ()iiincy SlM2c Cherry, Malcolm A BdM. ' ic Childs, llarvie SlM2c Christensen, Wilfred M CPhM(AA) Clark, Samuel StM2c CooAN, William S2c Cohen, Murray J Sic Colbert, John T S2c Colbert, James T StM2c Coleman. Dayton W StMlc Confortl Frank S2c CoNLKY, Rernice E S2c Connelly, William M Rkr3( Cook, Ilosea, Jr Sc3c Cooper, Joseph H SlM2c ( ' .oRso, James S2c Cott, Harold WTlc, Armando Bkr2c Craio, CJiarlos Ivljjar. Jr SFlc Creamer, Donald k Sic Crosby, David G QM3c Crowley, Eujiene J S2c Cruz, Salurnino S S2c CusuMANO, John Sic CzAJKOwsKi, Leon M PhMlc DALTf)N, John W SM3c Davis. Elmer 1 S2c Davis, Welton R F2c Daws, Charles R Sic Dean, Cresswell StM2c Dean, John W MM2c Del e :ciiio, Anihnny Sic Denson, Howard S Sic Denson, Paul F Sic Dhein, Kenneth II Sic Dickson. Dunhar E StM2c DiLELLo. Prler .1. S2c Dillon, William R EM2c(T) Di Spif;No. Joseph P S2c DoBsoN. Chester H SM2c(T) Doik;e, Wils(m I S2c DoLCLAs. John A StM2c Doxey. Linwood E Sic Dow, Donald E C.Mlc(T) Dug AN, Charles R Sic DiPRK, Jasper J CM3c Di TToN, Jt)seph E 2c(T) Dyson, Jesse C, Sr Ylc Eggers. Richard J SK3c Ellehbrock, Otis Mac Rkrlc Ergas, Jack Sic Kricson, rthur W CM3c 1- RN11ARIJT, ( ' .harU ' s J S2c I-:rno, erl W RM2c(T) EsTEs, Richard M EM3c(T) Faber. Joseph 1 ' CPhlM(PA) Fabeb. Robert S2c Fmi.s, Leo W Sic Febrell. Henry E S2c Ferrell. Jack Flc Fori.. MoysitisE BMlc(T) FoiU), Ren StMIc Fowler, Albert . Jr Sic Fowi.icn. James StI I2c P ' rain, John J S2c Fredrick. Theodore J BM2c(T) F " resmi.y. Samuel StM2c Friedman, Hyman Sic Frum, Daryl R SF3c(T) FrcsELLA. Frank P Sic Furman, Kemielli D SC3c Galuski, John J S2c SHIP ' S COMPANY TRANSFERRED - Continued Garland, George P., Jr CMM(PA) Gauger, Keith A Bkr3c Gibson, Willie StM2c Glober, Herbert M EM3c GoFORTH, Thomas R PhM3c Grant, Thernion U Cox Grayson, Erby H EMlc Green, Earl L Sic GuFFEY, Eugene B PhM3c(T) Habina, John J CRM(AA) Haines, Lawrence W., Jr F2c Hamelman, Eugene W HA2c Harris, John T St M2c Hartley, Ira L StM2c Hatalovsky, Michael Bkrlc Heffner, James I CCM(T) Higginbotham, Thomas J StM2c HiGGS, John W EM3c Hill, Charles G StM2c HoGAN, James E S2c HoLEMAN, Billie J S2c HoMANN, Paul L Cox HuDGiNS, Lee p., Jr Slc(RM) Idle, Lawrence L S2c Ingram, Wilmer C CMM(PA) Jensen, Herman R BM2c John, Aben StM2c Johnson, R. L Ck3c Johnson, Sol, Jr StM2c Johnson, Tommie StM2c Lechtenberg, Morris MM3c Lane. Arthur R SK2c Larsen, Roger B MM3c Lawre, Martin BM2c Le Fort, Roderick J WT2c Love, Harlie E MMlc Mac Donell, Roy J CBM(PA) Maisano, Stephen SSM(B)3c(T) Makitten, Michael RMlc Malkin, William J., Jr Sic Martin, Merle M S2c Mathewson, John BM2c McCarrick, Bernard CCS(PA) McConaughy, Robert J S2c McCune, James CMM(T) McGinnis, Edward V CSF(PA) McQueen, James A CMM(AA) MoRAN, Lawrence P SC3c Morris, Arthur W CCS(PA) Nabayan, Robert C CCk(AA)(T) Naylob, Thomas F CMM(PA) Newell, Earl D., Jr PhM2c Newton, Ewell J CPhM Nicholson, Ernest C PhMlc(T) Nolan, James F . WT2c Novak, Felix P CMM(PA) O ' Connell, Daniel P QM3c(T) Palmer, George B CSt(PA) Parrett, John W Flc Permar, John W CPhM Perry, Benny Flc Pledger, Edgar A Cklc Poth, Henry WT3c Potter, Reese A CBM(AA) Pride, William C StM2c Pruszynski, Casimir V GM3c PuLFORD, George V Flc Randall, George StMlc Ray, Otha SC3c Rifkin, Samuel F SClc Realo, Alphonso S2c Roberts, David S Fl c Roberts, James StMlc RojAS, Esmeraldo CKlc RosER, Robert C SC3c RuNKiE, William M SClc Sanchez, Federico A Stic Sartoris, August R MMR3c(T) Saunders, William K CEM(PA) ScALETTA, Paul F EM,3c ScANLON, Robert H F2c(EM) Scully, Robert J CY(AA) Sheppard, Manuel, Jr StMlc Simonds, Donald W WT2c Snyder, Donald R WT2c Sokolowski, Frank BM2c Stasulli, Joseph C S2c Stassen, Richard C Sic Surber, Howard J., Jr EM3c Szallai, John WT2c Tangredi, Dominick SSM(L)2c(T) Tapley, Lawrence StM2c Therrien, Arthur L. J BM2c Tillman, Horace E., Jr SMlc Titus, Wayne Y WT2c Tompkins, Oliver B Flc(MM) Tosner, Frank C WT3c Varney, Harry B MMlc SHIP ' S COMPANY 1 TRANSFERRED - Continued ASS. Richanl B Waddlk, Joseph S2c Sic Willi VMS. F ' incher C StMlc Williams, James M SSM(L)3c(T) Wadley, Fred A St2c Williams, Robert StM2c VV LH Ravrnond R WT2c WiLLiwis Raymond T. StMlc Watson, Iui mip W CKlc Williams, {{oherl L SlM2c Watts, Bernard B SKlc Williams, William R SF2c Wkavkk, Freddie Stic Wills, William 1 Cox Wilson. Wilmer RM3c Wkitz, Iel iri SKlc Werkmeister, Robert A. . . . fT.3c(R) Witsell, William A QM3c Wolbert. Kenneth C CWT(PA) K i,i;u. Ifcriiian SC:5c WinTA.Ki:. Merle II MM2 - Wolf. Ri.hard R QM2c(T) Whitman, William R CSK(PA) Wrioley, Kdmund J Y2c WirKS, Deiiiiis, Jr Sl3c Vacko. Fmil J GMlc(T) W ii.kiNs, C.tiarles A CBM(PA) Zellner, Henry M Sic Wilkinson. ,la k W f:5c • MARINE DETACHMENT TRANSFERRED Sgt. John J. (Iallaoiier PFC Carl (n) Halpin Corp. Joseph A. Alai skas PFC Lynn W. Hawkins Corp. (Jeorok F. Beu, PFC Krnest L. Freeman Corp. Stanley F. Jason PFC Robert C. Little, HI Corp. l3oNALi) F. Lewis I ' FC |U)WARD R. LeTOI RNEAU Corp. John A. Simpson, Jr. FMlcl. Harper T. Redden I ' FC Wii.i.iwi F. Dost PFC William (n) Sadowsky I ' FC Menry M. Hall P T. Richard F. Xei hart PFC Lester L. Hall P T. John H. Lyons ARMY ENLISTED MEN TRANSFERRED M Sgt. Merle E. Larson T Sgt. Samuel Graber M Sgt. Michael Rendine S Sgt. Walter Baker M Sgt. Joseph Travers Sgt. Willis C. Scott M Sgt. Frank Reimers Sgt. Matthew MacLaren T Sgt. Julius J. Kuratek T 4 Ivan Mogull T Sgt. Elwood Sprouse PFC Albert J. Barak «::lv 11 ' f " ' nl II,, " ' ' H BK m ' li ' IB. 1 1 1 • Lid ! I SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD 1 • AUGUST • 1945 Adams, AlLerl l .. MM3c Becker. Paul K., BMh 263 Redstove Park. Hiinlsville, Ala. 1145 Wayne, Jackson, Mich. Adams. Hohorl L., Kl ♦Behm. John F.. MM2c Dongola, 111. l ' Denny St., Dorchester, Mass. Adams, Richard (J., Flc Bela.sco, Rudolph, SC2c Snmerco, V. a. 89 Atwood St., Providence, B. 1. i,ni:nTs, (icrald L., S2c ♦Benevento, Frank. SFlc(T) 7124 Carpenter St., ( " hicago. 111. 2419 llulVman St., Bronx, N. Y. Alcorn, James M., HM2c Benna(;e. Wilfred R., QM3c(T) 285 Sherman Ave.. anderfrigt, e.stmoreland 60 Roslyn Ave., Grosse Pointe, .Mich. County, Pa. ♦Bennett, William K.. Sic Allen, AUjert !).. SlMlc 108 North Kxchange St., Galva, III. Pelican. La. ♦Berg, Stanley E., Slc(GM) ♦Anderson, Burton VV., MM2c(T) Lakeside, Yorktown Heights. N. . 4745 Garfield Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn ♦Berry, John A., Jr., MM C ♦Anderson, Donald M., SClc(T) 102 North 7th St., Clinton, Mo. Northshore, Crystal Lake, 111. ♦Bl nco, Michael J., SSM(T)2c(T) Anderson, Philip L., Jr. Slc(FC) 318 Ix)ngmore Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 8693 San inrente Ave., South Gate, Calif. ♦Biggs, Homer " 0 " , GM2c Anstendio, Samuel (n), Y3c(T) 614 17th St.. Bichmond, Calif. 778 Drififis Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Bingham, Michael B., Flc ♦A ' RAM, Frederick J., BMlc Boute 2, Roscoe, Texas 132-B lulgewaler Park, Bronx. . V. ♦Bird. Douglas A., BdM3c(T) Ash, Richard C, Sic 201 N. 8th St. West, kelso. Wash. 974 Arnet Ave., Union, N. J. Blake, Thomas J., PhM2c Austin, Willie " B " , Ck.3c(T) 74 yllis Ave., Everett, Mass. Gen. Delivery, S(X)tlandville, La. ♦Bliss, Del])ert B., S2c ♦Bacon, Walter C, Jr., StMlr 224 South Fifth St., Fremont, Ohio 2011 N . College Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. ♦Baker, rnold W.. RM3c(T) 12(1 Kirkland Ave., Irvine, ky. Baker, Collie, Jr., SlMlc Route 1, Box 99, Crockett, Texas ♦Baker, Herbert 11., PhMlc(T) ♦BuE, Charles, SlMlc 3105 Rhodes . ve., Chicago, 111. ♦Bollinger, Walter M., RdM2c(T) c o Mrs. Monlie Luke, Sullivan. Til. ♦Bolton, Jack H., R.M2c(Tj 6333 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, Mich. Bonner, Guy. Jr., StMlc 168 W. Trigg Ave., Memphis, Tenn. ♦Bosma, Fred, Jr., RM3c 207 N. State St.. Zeeland, Mich. Bothwell, Howard, StM2c R.R. No. 3, Frankfort, hid. ♦Baker, James L, PhMlc Gen. Deiivery, Yale, Ukla. Babnett, John A., SC2c r III Dupo, III. ♦Barron, .lohn J., KM Ic 53 Belmont Ave., Providence, R. I. 1519 St., Aubin, Detroit, Mich. Boysworth, Giles M., Sic 3107 Bozzells, Ferry Rd., Charlotte, N. C. ♦Barton, Mitchell, MM3c Bradley, Marvin C, SM2c 4566 Knright Ave., St. I iuis, Mo. 315 W. 10th St., Columbia, Tenn. ♦Baskervill, Robert D., SFlc Bradley, Norman M., Sic Warrenton, N. C. 212 Lexington Ave., Eddystone, Pa. ♦Beasley, James 0., S2c Branch, Jesse, StMlc 208 West Washington St., Chicago, 111. Box 153, Jonesville, La. AT Mkrs-el-Kkbir, Algeria April 8, 1944 SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued Bbandt, George J., SSM(B)2c(T) Chapman, Francis J., Y3c (T) 101 Lehigh St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 29 Broad St., Haverstraw, N. Y. Bridges, James M., Sic Charbonneau, Joseph G., S2c Box 56, CHffside, N. C. 1408 N. Sheridan, Bay City, Mich. Brookens, Paul L., SlMlc Charnesky, Wesley E., MMlc(T) 509 Weinacker Ave., Mobile, Ala. 139 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, Ohio Brown, Thomas, StMlc Chemotti, Samuel J., Slc(GM) 1113 Hopkins St., Cincinnati, Ohio Kent, Pa. Brudnicki, Peter A., Sic Chitty, John A., StMlc 714 Storr St., Dickson City, Pa. Route No. 1, Stevenson, Ala. BucKNAM, Bichard A., Sic Christian, Loren D., F2c 2711 S.W. 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa Route 1, Box 188, Denair, Calif. BuKER, Paul R., RdM2c(T) CiMiNo, Joseph R., GM3c(T) Q. ' ieO Monica Ave., Detroit, Mich. 30 Clark St., New Britain, Conn. Bunnell, Bichard H., Y3c(T) Ciocc.A, James J., Sic 8 Washington St., Leominster, Mass. 317 Beech Ave., Altoona, Pa. Burke, Harold P., S2c CiPAR, Paul, Jr., Flc 16871 Cheyenne, Detroil, Mich. 442 Minor St., Beading, Pa. Burks, Henry, SlMlc CiPRiANO, John A., Flc 58 Atlantic St., Jersey City, N. J. 480 Park Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Burnett, Byron R., Flc(MoMM) Clark, Burgess L., StMlc 556 Waller St., San Francisco, Calif. Fairbank, Pa. Burns, Donald L., S2c Ciark, Marvin T., Sic 127 Bedford St., Hollidaysburg, Pa. 124 D St., S.E., Washington, D. C. Burns, John P., Sic Clavio, Adolph F., BMlc(T) 8 Phoenix Ave., Carbondale, Pa. 278 Washington St., Newburgh, N. Y. Campanella, Joseph F., MMRlc Claypool, James A., Ck3c(T) 4018 Pecos, Denver, Colo. 810 West New York St., Indianapolis, Ind. Camphell, Dock, MoMMlc Cliive, Frank E., Sic Route 4, Box 53, Weatherford, Texas 34 West Street, Johnson City, N. Y. Carlisle, Oril B., EM2c(T) Cobb, Dorris L., StMlc 116H Chestnut St., Muscatine, Iowa 631 Martin St., S.E., Atlanta, Ga. Carlisle, Robert L., FC2c(T) Cobb, Raymond J., EM2c Route No. 3, Springfield, Tenn. 42 Elbert St., Rochester, N. Y. Carr, Earl, Sr., StMlc Coffer, Lloyd, Jr., S2c 503 School St., Chattanooga, Tenn. Kenvir, Ky. Carr, Emart R., SC3c CoGLiEviNA, George D., Cox(T) 1337 S. 4th St., Louisville, Ky. 1913 21st Road, Astoria, N. Y. Carrington, Donald W., F2c CoLE, James E., Sic 7030 5th Ave., N.W., Seattle 7, Wash. 241 Pine St., Coveidale, Pa. Carter, Willie W., StMlc CoLLiFLOWER, William E. ,FC3c(T) 4441 Langley Ave., Chicago, 111. 1916 Ninth St., Altoona, Pa. Carver, " B " " D " , StMlc CoLLiNS, Edward J., Jr., Sic Boute 2, Huron, Tenn. 3033 Brighton 3rd St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Cercone, Concezio P., S2c CoLLiNS, George W., Sic 522 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, W. Va. 1720 S. Ringgold St., Philadelphia, Pa. Chamness, Vernie " 0 " , S2c CoNix, Humphrey F., StMlc Route 1, Arab, Ala. 1237 S. 47th St., Philadelphia, Pa. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued r.oM-KY. Anione, C.klc ! .(). |{()x 52. (iracp, Miss. ♦Cooper. Donald F.. SSM(L)3c(T) 120 Slodnian St., Syracuse, N. Y. ♦CooPKh, KolxTl B., Cox(T) 250 E. 70th St., New York. . Y. ♦r.oRM-u.. Hubert, HM3((T) Muulc I, liux 158. I»uisville. Ky. Co . Donald K.. 1;M:5.(Ti 380 I-:. 13lh Ave.. ( ' .oluinlnis, Ohio Cox, Waller S.. MMlclT) 89 32 129th Si.. Uiclitnoiid Hill. . .. . Y. ♦C.OY.NK. Patrick J.. SK2( (Ti 105 ( ' edar Ave.. Newark. . .1. ( " .iUTi;s. ard 1.. K2c lioule No. 1. Hox 220, Delhi, CaliC. ♦Crook. William II.. Sic 902 W. 71 h Si.. Chester. I ' a. Cross. Allen !).. K2c 1906 - 8tlh Ave.. Oakland. Calif. Cryor. Moherl A.. SlMlc 1313 S. 17lh St., l»hiladel[ hia, I ' a. ♦CuLLEN, Fredrick P., Sic 1011 l ' ind Si., Bristol. Pa. Culi ' i:i ' 1 ' i:r, kirthwood. Sic 217 North Ave., Newptjrl News. a. ♦Dale, William K., Sic 2 K. Fell St., Summit Hill, Pa. ♦Damico, Joseph B., Sic 1210 Water SI., Meadxill.-, Pa. Danm:r, Kenneth, F2c 1339 Goodlel St., San Bernardino, Calif. D r .i;nmi; m( .. I ' Miiiorid .. MM2c 10 Wardwcll Cl.. .S)ulhl)ri(i ' e, Mass. ♦Daubney, Sidney C, MM3c(T) 56 Caslle Hill Boad. Whilins ille. Mass. Davis, Claude S.. Jr.. MM:{c 134 E. Fori Ave., Baltimore. ld. ♦Davis. l{ilmer I... Sic 117 N. (Jarlield St.. Scraiilon, Pa. ♦Davis, Isaac, StMlc 2961 Collage Crove Ave.. Chicajjo, 111. ♦Deal, Leroy Iv. Sic 41 18 Apple St., Philadelphia. Pa. Dean, Cresswell, SlM2c c o Bilhea, 178 W. 158th St., New York, N; Y. ♦Deiuliis, Luke P., Cox(T) Box 175. Nemacolin. Pa. ♦Delicate. William T.. SC3c(T) 1632 (iogeau. Windsor. Ontario, Canada ♦Delolghry. David W .. Jr., S2c 259 60lh St.. Brooklyn. N. Y. ♦Demrowski. Edward S.. BM2c(T) 3518 23rd St.. Detroit. Mich. ♦Denavlt. William li.. Sic 2.36 E. 23rd St.. Brookhn. N. Y. Derr. Hichard C... Flc 321 Linden St.. Beadinj;. I ' a. Derra, Kenneth C. Flc(MM) 2705 N. Mason A e.. Chicago. 111. ♦ .Mario, SS.MiB)3c(T) 336 Henry St.. New York, N. Y. ♦Devok. Edward .1.. Cox(T) 31 .Main St.. .Millhury, Mass. ♦Diamond, Leonard A., Sic 1121 Brown St.. Chester, Pa. ♦DiANtiE. Joseph A.. (;M3c(T) 28 Cleveland St., Albany, N. Y. ♦DiEL. (;eor}:e F.. S2c 641 Bryn Mawr Boad, Pitlsburgli, Pa. ♦Digaspari, Ernest F., Flc 207 Boherts St.. Canastota, N. Y. ♦DiGGS, (Kirland L., SlMlc Gen. Del., Suffolk, Va. ♦DiKEMAN. fieorge E.. Sic 32 Elm St., .Mayville. N. Y. ♦Dillon, George R., B.M3c 1020 Julia Si.. Elizabeth. N. J. ♦Dim n .io. John A.. Sic 2230 -26th St., . storia, N. Y. DoRSKY. Balph E.. S2c 3 W. Delmar Ave.. Alton. . Y. DosTis, Morris D., S2c 129 Bivinglon St., New York. N. Y. ♦DoTsoN. Harry M., S2c Glamorgan. a. ♦DoTsoN. Lucius D.. StMlc 3126 Yernon Ave.. Chicago, ill. ♦DoTTS, Frederick M., Sic Sandy Bank Boad. Media. Pa. ♦DoLGAL, Edward J.. Cox(T) 20 S. Grant St., Shenandoah, Pa. ♦Dougherty. William . ., Flc 22 Leslie Ave., Mica, N. Y. Doughty, Loy D., S2c Centerview. Kans. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued Dow, John E., St2c(T) 159 Geisendorfl ' , Indianapolis, Ind. Doyle, Jean G., S2c 29 Chestnut St., Wauregan, Conn. Dressy, Chester S., Y2c 5225 W., 23rd Place, Cicero, 111. Drumheller, Walter F., Sic Cohassett, Va. DuBCHAK, Walter, Flc 340 Appleton St., Holyoke, Mass. ♦Dudley, Ernest J., SF3c(T) Greenwood Ave., Boothwyn, Pa. DuNLAP, De Wayne, MMlc 1362 Post St., San Francisco, Calif. DuPREE, Charles L., StMlc 11243 Wahrman St., Romulus, Mich. DuTCHER, William J., Jr., RM.3c(T) 109 Mayer Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. Earner, Coleman J., Cox(T) 214 K St., South Boston, Mass. Ebert, Carl R., Sic 122 Roslyn Ave., Glenside, Pa. Edwards, John D., Sic 108 - lllh Ave., Juniata Altoona, Pa. Edwards, McDondle, StMlc 1429 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, Md. Elkins, Jacob, QMlc 649 Wilcox Ave., Bronx, N. Y. Ellsworth, Herbert L., SSM(L)3c(T) Route No. 1, Grandview, Ind. Emerich, John V., Flc Box 554, Sutton, W. Va. EiNGLiSH, Lon, Jr., StMlc 2023 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Erb, Melvin R., SK2c Rothsville. Pa. Ess, Waller J., S2c 931 Bearsdley St., Akron, Ohio EVANS, " B " " J " , Sic Woodville, Pa. Fairley, Cornice, Slc(SC) tien. Delivery, Camden, Ala. Farer, Clarence L., Jr., StMlc 1620 N. 22nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. Farhi, Julius, PhM3c 2330 Bath Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Farnan, Thomas C, Jr., Sic 18 Lee Ave., Troy, N. Y. Fedorka, Steve, Cox(T) Colver, Pa. Feivdrick, Robert, SK3c 59 Delaware St., Albany, N. Y. Fenn, Delbert E., WTlc 1778 Flint Ave., Akron, Ohio Ferrante, Michael J., CM3c(T) 9514 Foster Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. FiNE, Morris P., SF2c(T) 314 E. 4th St., New York, N. Y. FiTz, Francis E., Sic 538 9th Ave., Munhall, Pa. ♦Fleming, Clayton W., Ck3c(T) 1511 S. 50th St., Philadelphia, Pa. ♦Fleming, Joseph E., Sic 296 Washington St., E. Stroudsburg, Pa. FoGEL, William, SC3c 165 Broome St., New York, N. Y. FoLTZ, Leonard C, S2c 5146 N. F airfax Drive, Arlington, Va. Fontana, Michael, SM3c(T) 315J4 South James St., Rome, N. Y. ♦Forrest, Arnold, QM2c(T) 131 Lincoln St., Esmond, R. I. ♦Fowler, Robert M., Slc(SM) R. R. No. 2, Urbana, 111. ♦Fowler, Robert W., Sic Wilcox, Pa. Frank, Keith F., SC2c(B) R.F.D. Box 93, Ferndale, Calif. ♦Freeland, Raymond M., Sic 1015 Hamilton Ave., Colonial Heights, Va. Frost, Stuart H., Flc(MM) 465 Foxter Ave., State College, Pa. ♦FuLCHER, Joe, CCS(T) Route No. 1, Hephzibah. Ga. ♦FuLTZ, Leroy B., Sic Route No. 1, Harrisonburg, Va. ♦Fyda, Henry J., MM3c 1225 N. Claremont, Chicago, 111. ♦Gelphman, Isador L., WT3c 2258 W. Euclid, Detroit, Mich. Gibb, Frederick D., EM 2c Route 6, Box 763, Portland, Ore. ♦Gibson, William 0., CMM(AA)(T) 12 Moss St., Martinsville, Va. ♦Glenn, Matthew T., CEM(T) 3228 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. J I SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued (i(.RBMA , Julius, SSM(L)2c(T) Hill, Charles B., KM3c(T) 121-06 109lh Ave., Richmond Hill, N. Y. 100 Brook St., Br(X)kline, Mass. (;n M)i:RS()N. William H., SlMlc ' nill.L. Lunnie K., StMlc :ill5 Rhodes Ave., Chicago, 111. 1970 Hale, Detroit, Mich. [ Greene. David J., lvM2c(T) HoiG, W iUiert T., S2c 6101 Calalpa Ave.. Rid ' ewood. . " ., Mich. (Jrejtak, Michael C, Cox(Tj HoLi.EN, William B., StMlc P.O. Box No. 326, Mt. Olive, III. Millsboro, Del. (;resham. Waller ().. SlMlc H( M iERB( ( KER. William G.. BMlc 2207 Ridt ' e ANe., Rhiladelphia, l»a. 12(W Maiden Choice Boad, Arbutus, Md. Grice, Tom F., GM2c(T) HorsEMAN, Louia A., S2c Broad. Headland, Ala. New lira. Mich. (;ru;c;s, William i., (iM:k(T) Howell. Billie J., S2c 9 Bainbridge Ave., (Cradock), I ' orlMiKnilli.N a. 2636 Hickory St., Gadsden, Ala. (;i ekrkra. Antonio J.. PhM2c(T) Howell, Krnest L., PhM3c 12 Irion St., WalerlnuN. Conn. Bnule No. 1, Danxille, Ga. ♦Haag, Arthur W., Mo.MM2c Howell. Rol)ert L., StMlc 806 S. Railroad St.. Myersluwn. Pa. l()()t» Kmerson St.. Evanston. III. IIai.k, (ionlon R., S2c Ill IF. ilarul.l L.. S2c Route No. 2, Grand Rapids, Mich. Day kin. Neb. IIami;i.m n, Mufjene W ., S2c I!i(:(;iNs. Hamilton, Sl,3c(T 2710 Arkansas Ave., St. l ouis. Mo. 7828 Ran ram A e., Philadelphia, Pa, ♦Hancock, Jerry R., SC2c(B) Hi(iHEY. John C, Sic General Delivery, Fort Mead. Ilorida 121 R .me St.. Carrollton. Ga. llxNKiNs, Jack L., Slc(OM) Ill NT, Clarence, Jr., Stic i:!()l 2nd, Rockford, III. 509 Moughron St., N.W., Atlanta, Ga. Hansen. Louis A., S2c Hysell, Charles D.. S2c l, ' j2() Buchanan S.W ., Grand Rapids. Mich. Park St., Middleporl, Ohio ♦Hardy, Luther L.. StMlc ♦Iacobelli, Frank i.,.. Sic 82. ' ) Maple St., Kintisporl. Teiui. 12 Mapli ' St.. Mechaiiicville, . . ♦Harris, Oscar L., SlMlc Inmvn. Clillurd C... S2c Stevenson, Ala. Dickey, N. D. Harti.ev, Ira L.. StMlc Izzo. Michael L.. SC3c l. ' ) J-ll South Si.. Jamaica, N. Y. 139 Nock St.. Rome. N. Y. Harvard, Harry, Bklc(T) Jakubl k, Frank J.. Rkr3c 2226 Frederick Ave., Baltimore. Md. 54 Rroadway. Chelsea. Mass. Hatcher, (ieorge W .. SC.;5( James, Karlie M., StMlc 2204 West 10th St., Pine I ' .liill, rk. 9 Green St.. Alley, (ireenville, N. C. Hayes, Norman, SlMlc Jefferson, Sam, StMlc ;?95 (irillin St.. N.W., Atlanta, Ga. Rox 55, Route No. 1, i:thcl. La. Hayes, William N., S2c Johns, Albert R, S., CM.M(AA)(T) 351 1 Hess Ave., Saginaw. Mi( li. 2203 Webster St,. San Francisco, Calif. Hemades, James, S2c(FC.) Johnson. Cliflord W., F2c 13219 Bullalo Ave., Chicago, 111. 1109 (Jaty Ave.. K. St. l .uis. 111. ♦Herman, John J., Bkr3c(T) ♦Johnston, Kdward K., KMlc(T) Chapel Hill, Atlantic Highlands, N. J. R.F.D. No. 5, Salem, Ohio ♦Hermansen, Oswald M., MM3c Jones, John A.. F2c 109 an Wagnen Ave., Jersey City, N.J. 4315 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued Jones, Wilson A., StMlc Lawrence, James F., WT2c Route No. 1, Box 213, Kent wood, La. Brown wood. Mo. Jordan, James B., SSM(L)(T)2c Leasure, Stanley, CWT(PA) 619 Boone St., Kingsporl, Tenn. 715 Dewey St., San Diego, Calif. Kaercher, Thomas L., F2c Leatham, William J., Jr., WT3c Ortonville, Minn. 1120 So. Orange Ave., Newark, N. J. Kates, Earl R., SlMlc LeClair, Richard D., MMlc(T) Route No. 3, Box 186, Clarksville, Tenn. 6 Wilson St., Keene, N. H. ♦Kaufman, John L., CBM(T) Lee, Matthew, SlMlc 6909 Henley St., Philadelphia, Pa. 701 A. Sartain Place, Philadelphia, Pa. Kazma, Robert J., S2c Lee, Wilfred, StM2c 1569 Plymouth Rd., S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 4008 Holly Grove St., New Orleans, La. Keeney, George B., Jr., S2c ♦Leonard, Delbert, SClc(T) R.F.D. No. 2, Geneva, Ohio 26 S. 10th, Richmond, Ind. Kelley, John T., Ylc Leonard, Eugene P., S2c 1176 Congress St., Portland, Maine 23104 Cayuga, Hazel Park, Mich. Kelley, Thomas F., Bkrlc(T) Lesslie, Frank, Bkr2c 66 Myrtle Ave., Webster, Mass. 509 Park Ave., Rock Hill, S. C. Kenny, Walter B., Slc(GM) Levy, Joel, PhM3c(T) 12 Harding Place, Livingston, N. J. 4519 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. King, Donald E., CQM(T) Lichty, Isaiah E., MM3c 132 Randall Circle, Williamsport, Pa. R.D. No. 1, Columbia, Pa. KiNG, Rayford N., CGM(T) LiGHT, Russell K., SKlc(T) Congress St., York, S. C. 431 S. 12th St., Lebanon, Pa. KoczERA, Stanley, EM3c(T) LiNES, Richard T., SK2c 1612 Church St., Ambridge, Pa. 11671 Evergreen, Detroit, Mich. KoLANKO, Theodore A., EM3c(T) LiNN, Robert W., EMlc(T) 3716 Collins Way, Hollidays Cove, W. Va. 1243 Merrick Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. KoMOROwsKi, Carl J., Cox Lohman, Richard B., GMlc(T) 114 East Elm St., Conshohocken, Pa. 3137 24th Ave., So., Minneapolis, Minn. Kraynak, Stephen, S2c LoHRMAN, Arlington L., CCM(T) Brush Run Road, Muse, Pa. Wilmington, III. Kroening, Ira W., CCS(T) Love, Charles W., StMlc 813 Pierce Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 1527 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, Texas Kruyer, Paul F., Sklc LuNDT, Robert B., EM3c 718 South Bend Ave., So. Bend, Ind. 115-02 218lh St., St. Albans, N. Y. Kulhanek, Emil J., EM3c(T) Macalus, Michael J., S2c 1116 Juneau St., Kewaunee, Wis. 690 Aurora Ave., St. Paul, Mum. Kuligoski, John S., Bkr2c(T) Mandrak, Stephen S., RdM3c(T) 5 Vine St., Middletown, Pa. 5612 DoUoff Road, Cleveland, Ohio Lagerstedt, Bertil H., PhM2c(T) Manisera, Victor T., SK3c 123 No. Park St., East Orange, N. J. 232 Orient Way, Lyndhurst, N. J. Lantz, Lester L., CM2c Marinelli, James A., S2c Union Bridge, Md. 206 N. Florida St., Laurium, Mich. Larson, Lars 0., F2c Martin, James M., S2c Route No. 4, Box 674, Kent, Wash. Jenkinsburg, Ga. Laurant, Johnny B., StMlc Mauro, Robert N., S2c Mandeville, La. 4906 N. Albany Ave., Chicago, 111. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued Mayer. Edward G., Jr., S2c 88 WoodbiiH ' Ave., Newark, N. J. Mayo, William K., Jr., S2c 707 N. 4lh Ave., Rome, Ga. ♦McAlister, Kenneth L.. KMle R.F.D. No. 2, Glen Allen. a. McCalla, Charles " X " , U.M:Jc(T) 161 N. Cas.sSt., Peru, Ind. McMi LLEN, James K., Jr., PhMlc(T) 617 . rch St., Macon, Ga. McPeters, Samuel II., Ck2c(T) Houte 5, Box 109, Texarkauii. Texas Meyer, Rol ert F., Slc(g.Mj Route No. 6, Beatrice, Neb. Mills, Thomas (i., F2c 809J Golumhus , ve., San Francisco, Calif. Mize, James L., Sic 4901 Rose, Houston. Texas Montoomery, erniie R., Flc 896 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. Moom:, Robert S., S2c 201 Broadway, Yankton, S. D. ♦.Morehouse, Dean, F., Flc Route .5, Box 2U). S. Bend. Ind. MoREHOLSE, Itichard T., S(.lc 1960-A, Cherry Ave., I m Beacli, mIH. MoR(iAN. Durward, F2c 7122 Aliami Ave., Madeira, ()hi i MoRRis, Irving S., SKDlc(T) 118 Norton St.. Borhesler. N. Y. Moss, Charles 11., Jr., SkDlc 2730 Best Ave., Oakland, Calif. ♦MiELLER. Robert C, SK.V Riddle Road, Paoli, Pa. MuLLiNS, Walter P., MM:5c 2021 Kvelyn, Memphis, Teiui. Mlri ' HY, Wendell M., T. c 773 E. 154 St., Cleveland, Ohio Murray, W illiam E., MMR2((T) Route No. 3, Rox .5, llarrisonJ)urg, a. Needles, Richard C., S2c Rox 172 R, Temperence, Mich. Nelson, Robert D., Jr., MM2c(T) 1716 Amanda St., Pittsburgh. Pa. Nesbit, Albert R.. PhM3((T) 830 Clough St.. Waterloo, Iowa Ngo, Chow Fook, Flc 28 E. Broadway, New Y ' ork, N. Y. Nichols, Robert D., Flc Waterbury, Conn. NinY. Robert I).. ( .Ph( )(T) R.R. No. 1, l juisville, Ohio NivisoN, Richard F., FClc(T) R.F.D. No. 1. Jonesville. Mich. 0 ' Rrie.n, John C, EM2c 4368 -Matilda Ave., Rronx, N. Y. 0 ' CoNNELL, Robert F.. SU(SC) 431 S. 7th St.. Springlield, 111. Odrobinak, Wendell, S., S2c 16. " )6 Center St.. Whiting. Ind. Oliver, Arthur W ., RdM3c 7006 Lafayette, Detroit. Mich. Olson. Theodore, S2c 7270 McDonald. Detroit. Midi. 0.mlor, Richard R., MM2c(T) 6.T Ashley St.. Da ton. Ohio OsHH ' .K, Raxmond J.. Sic IK) Leray St., RIack River. N. Y. OwENs, l ' ]dgar (!., Flc Yolyn, W. a. Pack, Oliver L.,GMlc 106 3rd . ve., S.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa P. oE, Dale S., RdM2c(T) Derby, t. ♦Paisley. Joseph F.. RdM2c(T) 6803 Merrill A e.. Chicago, 111. ♦Paling, Fred, MM3c(T) 3561 S. Deacon St., Detroit, Mich. Palmer, Norris L.. EM1c(T) 518 So. Oakley St., Santa Maria, Calif. Panesi. Albert A., C.MM(PA) U 1(1 23rd St., San Francisco, Calif. ♦Parris, Sherard L., Slc(QM) Route No. 6, Gafl ' ney. S. C. ♦Pasic.znyk, Edward, Bm2c(T) 78 7th Ave., N.E., Minneapolis, Minn. ♦Patterson. John S., BMlc(T) ( iand)le-Shogmo, Inc., Marshalllowii, Iowa ♦Patterson, Robert A., CSp(A)(PA) 71 Erie . ve., Newton Highlands. Mass. ♦Payne, Sidney M.. MM2c(T) 3501 W. Monroe St., Chicago, 111. Peck, l aNern J., S2c 1507 Adams St., Madison, Wis. ♦Pecsi, Stephen P., RM2c(T) 1514 South Scott St., South Bend, Ind. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued Pelletier, Robert H., Flc Ross, Edgar, Ck2c 259 Jeflerson Ave., Salem, Mass. 2100 Arlington Ave., Ressemer, Ala. Perfect, Gail A., S2c Sargent, Donald D., GM2c(T) 4811 No. 28 Ave., Omaha, Neb. Glenwood, Ore. Perry, Frank R., WT2c(T) Sartoris, August R., MMR.3c(T) 16605 Melgrave Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 29 Elder St., Schenectady, N. Y. Phillips, Cecil T., Jr., Flc ScHERER, Elmer W., S2c 2126 Rradley Ave., Louisville, Ky. 906 2nd Ave., E., Mobridge, S. D. Phillips, Joe E., S2c(SC) ScHLiEFERT, Dewight H., S2c William St., Lufkin, Texas Manley, Neb. Phillips, John P., CY(T) ScHROTT, William F., F2c 1200 Powhatan St., Alexandria, Va. 507 Olden Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio Platco, Nicholas L. , HAlc Seabury, Frederick W., RM2c(T) 2nd St., Mont Clare, Pa. 517 Rrompton P., Chicago, 111. PoosER, Frank M., Sic Seifried, William G., WTlc(T) 101 " C " St., North Charleston, S. C. 16605 88th Ave., Jamaica, N. Y. Pope, Flake A., StMlc Serafino, Peter R., SSM(R)3c(T) Route No. 1, China Grove, N. C. 70 Rristol St., Southington, Conn. Poteet, Harold E., S2c Setzler, Robert L., EM3c(T) 1917 So. 29th St., Omaha, Neb. 270 South St., Clyde, Ohio Preston, Richard E., RT3c(T) Sharkey, James F., Sic 12 Lincoln St., Cattaraugus, N. Y. Snow Shoe, Pa. Price, Kenneth L., RM3c(T) Sharrock, Roy R., MMlc(T) 203 Elm St., Relpre, Ohio Route No. 1, Rossville, Ga. PuRSELL, Robert H., WT3c Shearman, James A., S2c 6213 Third Ave., Williamsport, Pa. R.F.D. No. 4, Box 184, South Rend, Ind. Pyatt, Rillie L., S2c ♦Shipley, Stuart D., WT3c Ross, Mo. Second St., Lewes, Del. , QuARANTO, Frank R., Sic SiNATRA, Joseph P., MMlc 1124 Rroad St., So., Newark, N. J. 3147 Rrighton Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. Redmond, Eugene C, S2c Skarjune, Erwin A., S2c 415 West 22nd St., Covington, Ky. 8030 Senator Ave., Detroit, Mich. Reed, Clarence G., Flc Smith, William, StMlc Route No. 2, Attalla, Ala. Route No., Box 153, Tyler, Texas Reed, Delmas A., MM2c(T) Snyder, Charles A., Jr., EM3c(T) c o Dallas Wrichter, Rt. No. 3, Allentown, Pa. 503 No. Sixth St., Shamokin, Pa. Reed, Gerald, S2c Snyder, Ernest L., Mlc Route No. 2, Section, Ala. Rox 28, Kennydale, Wash. Reid, Henry H., StMlc Spaay, John, CWT(AA)(T) Charlotte, Va. Route 1, Bristol, Wis. Reissener, Leighton W., S2c Sparks, William J., SSM(L)2c(T) Rertrand, Neb. 129 Ft. Green Place, Rrooklyn, N. Y. Reynolds, Charles E., SC2c Spillane, Thomas P., Jr., EM2c(T) 852 Lake St., Elmira, N. Y. Williams Ave., Old Tappan, N. J. Robinson, Willie, Jr., StMlc Stanick, John R., GM2c(T) 410 Adams St., Fayetteville, N. C. 519 South Main St., Webster, Mass. Roeder, Albert I., SC2c(R)(T) St arks, Don H., CMM(T) R.F.D. No. 4, Highland Park, Celina, Ohio 1627 " F " St., San Diego, Calif. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued ♦Steele, Otis K.. QM;k(T) Dallon City, 111. Sti;kki;, Kdwanl F., Mlc 1624 Sutter, CiiKimiali, (Jhio Steilen, Howard Iv, SKD2c(T) 118 Delafipld. Hiilherford. . J. ♦Stevens, Richard B., CMTi 1 " ) 100 S. Main St. , N. Brooklield, Mass. Stii.i, vei,l, KunPiip .. Jr.. SK. ' c ■2 M) W. 23rd I ' lac-, Chicatjd, 111. St. .Iuiin. Charles R., S2c Box 27.5, Bessemer. Mich. Stocks, Donald B., S2c Route No. 4, Oconomowoc, Wis. ♦Styrbk KY. Charles C. CMM(P. ) Delano. Miini. ♦Summers, John .1.. M l Ic Tina, Mo. ♦SuRHAN. Ilarve (;.. I ' , 12c 20 Blue Bell .St., W illianisln«ri. N. J. S VANS()N. Slanle K.. . " kiJc 260 KasI (;ranlley e., i;inihursl. 111. SwARTHoiT, Finton IN., Flc 601 K. nth. North Platte. el . ♦SZALOC.ZI, Joseph. IvM.ic 36 ICllen St., Mew Brunswic k. N. J. Tkkhy. Solon R., Jr.. S2c 2(12(1 261 h A e.. Tuscaloosa. Ala. Tkhhy. Ward D., F2c l urd . Mo. TnoM s. John ( ' ., Si M Ic 289 Quincy St., Brookhn. N. " » . Thompson, Donald, S2c ' 31 West (Juilly St.. K.xperimenl. (ia. Touu, Richard II.. Bkr2c 530 Btillonwood . e.. Maple Shade. . J. Toi)oR()FF, Nick. MMIc 216 ; nna St., Dayton, Ohio Tosti;ri I), Orval II., Y2c lOll 12th St., Fargo, N. D. Trentac.ost, Raymond J., SK3c 86 Manhattan Ave.. Jersey City. . J. Trier, erle A.. S2c Route No. 2, keola, Iowa TiiOHY, William D.. MM2c 7819 S. Normal Ave., Chicago. 111. TusTisoN, Redmon F., Sic 1319 E. 20th St., Jacksonville, Fla. l RK, irgilT.. MM3c(T) 537 W. McMacken Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio andever. Knierson M., S2c Route No. 1, Crossville, Tenn. ♦Van Leur, William P., Flc(MM) 712 Oakland. S.W.. Crand Rapids. Mich. AN Loo, Jacob M., .M.M3c 140 W Inkster Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. (.n . Juhn J.. Cox(T) 2705 Marion Ave., Bronx, N. Y. ♦Ventur. , Jesus L., St2c(T) 119 W. 63rd St., New York. N. Y. INKS, W illiani J., S2c Route No. 1, Dealsville, Ala. ♦Vitau.o. Paul. MMlc(T) 212 Palmer St., Woosler. Ohio ♦Wade, James A.. MM2c(T) Route No. 1, Concord, N. C. W aloemann. Frederick H., Jr., CSK(AA)(T) 6824 Terrace ( " I., Wauwatosa, Wis. ♦Waro, " W 0 " , St Mlc Route No. 3, Box 18, Moscow. Tenn. ♦Washington, Willie J.. Si Mlc 1504 Roundtree Ave.. Sanford, Fla. Watson. Dan. Jr., Si Mlc 800 Lay Inn . ' .. Monroe, ' La. Watson, Thomas K., SS.M(L ' )3c(T) Route No. I, Rossville, Ga. N EBER. William C, Y3c(T) 390 Pine IU)ck Ave.. Ilamden, Conn. Weik, Ceorge M., SSM(L)3c(T) R.F.D. No. 3, Myerstown, Pa. ♦Wells. William V... Bugle 969 Marble St.. Memphis. Temi. West, Claude M., Flc 2010 K. 12lh St., Chattanooga, Tenn. ♦Weston, Francis A., BMlc 12917 Fruitside Road. Route 5, Cleveland,Ohio White. James K.. Si Mlc 808 Spring Si., Marshall, Texas ♦White. William A., SMlc(T) 3921 Woodruff Ave., Oakland. Calif. ♦WicKLiFi-E. riysses L., Sl3c(T) 2412 (ireen Alley, Louisville, Ky. WiEMELT, Joseph G., Flc 320 Cherry St., Quincy, III. ♦Wiggins, William A., StMlc 809 Cumberland St., Norfolk, Va. SHIP ' S COMPANY ON BOARD - Continued WiLDE, Joe S., Jr., Flc Lake Toxaway, N. C. WiLLiAMS, Clair B., Sic 229 South Market St., Kenton, Ohio Williams, Clarence E., StMlc Bellevue Square, Hartford, Conn. Williams, Edward, StMlc Route No. 2, Byhalia, Miss. WiLSON, Arthur H., BM2c(T) 4526 Magee Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. WiLSON, Frederick W., Cklc(T) 48 W. 120th St., New York, N. Y. WiLSON, William E., Flc 1057 Elm St., Macon, Ga. WisNiEWSKi, Alex L., Flc 4131 E. 143rd St., Cleveland, Ohio WiTHROEDER, Henry L., WTlc Route No. 2, Sylvia, Kansas WirxER, John N., MoMM2c 310 S. Hancock, McLeansboro, 111. WooD, Walter R., Flc Beltsville, Md. WooKEY, James M. B., WT.3c 242 S. 61st St., Philadelphia, Pa. Wright, Madison C, StMlc 537 Minis St., Savannah, Ga. Wright, Marvin H., WT2c P.O. Box 584, Winslow, Ariz. Writer, Marion L., Sic 416 Willard St., Ada, Minn. WuRST, Samuel L., Cox 232 Washington St., Pitman, N. J. Yarbrough, Lloyd G., CM3c(T) Route No. 1, Oklaunior, Texas YoHEY, Nelson H., S2c(FC) Route No. 6, Celina, Ohio YouNG, Edward M., MM3c(T) R. R. No. 3, Lafayette, Ind. YuNT, Albert J., Jr., S2c 713 Baroness Ave., Louisville, Ky. Zeller, Joseph H., Flc(MM) 4214 Berger Ave., Baltimore, Md. Denotes plank owner. MARINE DETACHMENT ON BOARD I • AUGUST • 1945 lsl Sfrt. Sm.vktiiki. F. M artei.lo 1662 Norman St., Brooklyn, N. Y. PlSfit. Paul N. Hancock 10 IQ Spvenlh Ave., Columbus, Ga. Sf:l. I5ri (K (n) Haikk 2609 (Jray Manor Terrace, Sf. ' l. ClIMU.KS !). li RnAII l ivcrlon. . a. Corp. Toc.x H. Jan on 17 - 1st St., Worcester 2, Mass. Corp. (lEORfiK " W " Harbison, Jr. K-2 Jed ' crsoii Apis., Portland Ave., ashville Tenn. Corp. DWAYNK W. lioNKY 301 Heally Huildinf. ' , Pen Argyl, Pa. r.orp. ,IoiiN (.. Mkssinc;i:r, Jr. . " )()22 Kicliards Ave., .Station " " , Clarksburg, VV. Va. PFC John W. 202 West Vine St., Ml. Vernon, Ohio PFC JosKPii C. (Irii ' I ' o. Jr. 2117 West Cambric St., Philadelphia, Pa. i ' FC James C. Marlatt 626 Pearl Si., Jopliii, Mo. PI " ( ' . Francis X. Meredith I I Moiillon St., WesI l.ynn, Vlass. PFC Jessie W. Keli.y, Jr. Box No. 221, Mayodan, N. C. PFC Clifford !.. Moore {{oule o. 1, Box :?6, C.howchilla, Calif. I ' FC Dennis J. Moriarty 2212 - Uh St., N.W., Canton, Ohi.. PFC Ceoroe S. Nester Laurel Fork, Box No. 89, a. PFC Charles . . Neihalfen Blue Karth, Minn. PFC Charles W. Ostner South Peniberton Road, Ml. Holly. N. J. PFC Al n F. Pendleton 1227 Westminster Ave., Salt Lake City, I lah PFC Hubert W. Pennington 132 KasI Main St.. Morehead. Ky. PFC Raymond W. Peterson 729 - 56th St., Brooklyn, N. V. PFC Jack W. Poole Franoesville. Ind. PFC Charles H. Prestruwje, Jr. Baton Rouge, La. PFC Robert P. Bwenstmh. 2701 Charlsc St., Pitt.sburgh, l a. PFC Lewis (n) Sachs 27 Baiter Terrace, New Haven, Conn. PFC. Robert F. S( iineeman 310 Commonwealth Ave, Krlanger, ky. PFC John H. Simmons 1538 W. l)ivisi(m St., Chicago. 111. PFC Julian (n) Soria, Jr. 1060 W. 3rd St. North, Sail Lake City, Itah FMlcl Paul J. Woodcock Liberty St.. Corinth. N. Y. IN t. John F. Borbvs 9 Diamond St., Union City, Conn. ARMY ENLISTED MEN ON BOARD I . AUGUST • 1945 M Sgl. Bov K. Dow Box No. 352, Lilliefieid, Texas S Sgt. Frederick O. Redinc 2320 Kentucky Ave., Joplin, .Mo. Sgl. Kenneth J. McLeod 515 E. Eighth St., South Boston, Mass. Sgl. Robert A. Riethmiller 519 (irant Ave.. Marlins Ferry, Ohio Sgt. Charles (i. OBannon " The Inn " , Washingt(m St., Charlestown, W. Va. Pfc -Vlbert Klein 3510 Virginia Ave., Baltimore, Md. Denotes plank owner. r( Figure 149. Lifeboat and liferaft equipment. 1— f-4-l t; t, , ■ ■ " ■f«l t Tr« Figure 29-4. — Abandon-ship equipment lashed to life float. Bite-size food in strip-packets and dehydrated foods in plastic bags) aiBDfiHMIHI HI 1 GRAPHS Figure 29-10. — Chemical desalting lit. _____ DCEMENTS Figure 29-11. — Fishing kit, opened. The Ofiiccrs iiiid iimmi of llw lij;lil " " " " hike lliis opiiorliiiiil lo lliiiiik llic ciiiployecs of ihe PVderal Shiphuildiii;; ami l)r Dock ( ' .om|)aii for llic tiian j;ciicn)iis sums of inoii( ' tlu ' V have sent aboard for llie welfare of llic ciew: and lo ihauk llie following personnel whose efforts went into the niakuig of this hook: Orgaiiizinfj. Lr. E. L. Lawykb. L SNR: Business. Lt. Comdr. A. D. Turner, (SC) USN(Ret); Literary. Lt. Arthir Gordon, USNR. and LT(jg) E. H. Atkinson, USNR; Photography. Lt. Comdr. E. S. Belong. USNR. Lt. Comdr. H. Jones. USNR, and CPhM R. D. Nidy, USNR; Cartoons and decorations. Lt. H. T. Poston, USNR, D. R. Bliss. S2c, and H. Cornell. RM3c; and to many other officers and enlisted men who hy their interest and suggestions lent a helping hand. j .. ... ytie, y,,. j yy. ' ' fU, fuX , ff?, ft, Z l?t ftu Xn 7 7 u7 iiAx ff iii ' ' u fffu rfr. f?.. k V fTft

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