f I I ' liilil U.S.S.R. CHINA r7 ON THE GEORGE CLYMER— PA TWENTY-SEVEN The Commodore walks his quarterdeck, And looking at our ship he says, " By heck, I ' m still on this ancient rambling wreck The George Clymer— PA Twenty-Seven. " The Skipper ' s good for forty rounds, In port he rides behind the hounds. But on the ship he can ' t be found On the George Clymer — PA Twenty-seven. Our young " Exec " with anxious brow Walks the deck and says as how, The sleeveless undershirts must go, On the George Clymer — PA Twenty-seven. Our navigator ' s full of tar, He shoots the mast light for a star, And wonders where the hell we are, On the George Clymer — PA Twenty-seven. Our First Luff is very gruf When coming to anchor he chucks a bluff And hopes the Bo ' s ' n will do his stuff On the George Clymer — PA Twenty-seven. Our Engineer ' s our standard joke, At thirteen knots along we poke, And fill the ocean full of smoke On the George Clymer — PA Twenty-seven. And when our ship rings -hgr last bell And drops the hook at the gates of hell, The Skipper he ' ll say " Very well, " , On the George Clymer— PA Twenty-sever . . . Parr y-from " THE OLD DI Dedicated to me folks Lack home who remembered and waited for our return . and to those who will never see the Orient as we did. GEORGE CLYMER at tack transport 27 -. " J A capital ship lor an ocean trip was the " CRUISING CLYMER MARI No gale ln.it blew dismayed nor crew or troubled the captain ' s mind. I In- man at the wheel was taught to tee! contempt cor the wildest blow, And it often appeared, when I be weather bail cleared, lb.it be il been in bis bunk below. a mo s ' koshi history of the GEORGE CLYMER Little did George Clvmer, Pennsylvania member of the Continental Congress and a signer or trie Declaration or Independence, ever realize on that memorable day of Julv 4, 1776, that 170 years later a snip named in his honor would be commissioned in the World ' s greatest navy to aid in defending bis nation once again from aggression. It was in 1943 that the GEORGE CLYMER began her career in the Navy. Originally built lor the Maritime Commission with the name of AFRILAN PLANET, the ship which had been intended to carry passengers and cargo from the Eastern seaboard to ports in Africa, became instead a Navy vessel built to carry and land troops on any beach in the world. Ironically enough the CLYMER ' S (the former AFRICAN PLANET) first wartime operation was at French Morocco, North Africa. It got to Africa the hard way . . . but this was only the beginning. From a successful African invasion the CLYMER proceeded to the Pacific and tooh part in battles both as a troop carrier and flag-ship at such historical places as Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Saipan, Leyte and Okinawa. In 1945 it landed occupation troops on Honshu, Japan. Now 10 years later she steams towards the states ending its Pacific tour of duty for 1954-55 loaded with home- ward bound troops finished with the job that started 10 years ago. In 1950 the CLYMER, after participating in post-war practice operations and goodwill tours in the Orient and along the Nation ' s Pacific Coast, was called into action for the Korean conflict. Once again the troops were delivered this time to the beaches on Pusan, Inchon, and Wonsan, Korea. Today-1955-1 3 years after the GEORGE first started on her Naval Career, the huge hull bearing the onimous white PA 27 on the bow still calls the Pacific home — San Diego on the stateside and YokosuKa, Japan on the Far East side... and in between, and on all sides are the people, and countries that you ' ll remember on your 1954-55 WesPac cruise aboard the GEORGE CLYMER— APA 27. 12 geptembet 1954—19 TUaick 1955 14 September 1954 25 September 3 October 6 October 31 October 8-9 November 13-17 November 19 November-3 Dec. 4-7 December 8-1 5 December 18 December 22-31 December 1—5 January 1955 10—24 January 25 January 4 February 7 February 18-21 February 25-February-3 March 3 March 19 March Departed San Diego, California Crossed International Date Line Arrived Kobe, Japan Arrived Yokosuka, Japan Arrived Inchon, Korea Participated in First Fall and Winter 1954-55 Marlex at Tok-Chok To, Korea Good Will " visit to Beppu, Japan Yokosuka, Japan Good Will " visit to Osaka, Japan Yokosuka, Japan Chinhae, Korea Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Yokosuka, Japan Departed Yokosuka, Japan, enroute Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii Arrived Pearl Harbor, T.H. Departed Pearl Harbor, T.H., enroute Yokosuka, Japan Yokosuka, Japan Inchon, Korea Departed Inchon, Korea, enroute San Diego, California Arrived San Diego, California The best part of the almost 28,000 nautical miles we had steamed was that of heading home and looking for the welcome sight of Point Loma and San Diego Bay . . FAREWELL .san diego On tuesday morning the four- teenth day of September, 1954, the USS George Clymer rested quietly in her berth waiting patiently to begin the long Westward voyage. Aboard, the crew seemed restless with mixed emotions of sadness and anticipation. . . . the Marine troops-ourpassengers-had come aboard the previous day. Finally their Commanding Officer was ' piped ' aboard about an hour prior to getting underway . . . k i » . . . handkerchiefs appeared as the order " cast off all lines " was given and the Marine Band struck up with ANCHORS AWEIGH. .. IBrj,;;- - . . . Bon Voyage !! it would be a long tirre before we ' d see our families again . . . ... a few began to turn green as they realized it was their last look at land for 19 days . . . . and now . . . out to sea ACROSS THE... ?j» toil « ik 4 T ... on 25 September we crossed the Inter- national Date Line and first timers were duly initiated into the DOMAIN OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON . . . and notice how our old Exec and the navigator were enjoying the celebration . . . . . . one of the small traveling companions that was to accompany us and (he other five troop loaded transports across the vast expanese of the Pacific . . . . . . first a dampening of the spirits . . o -J . 19 a °o ...WIDE PACIFIC . . . assuming the angle before the DRAGONS ' s I Court . . . J 6 t TWO ° bL. b f-o , o 0 o ° 3 U , °o - a " hairy " operation It " ■» 5 " ■ J8r?. . . . but then all was not play as work takes over we begin fueling at sea . . Af»AN Japan ... a nation where Geisha girls were real . . . a nation where we would soon learn that ohio now meant " good morning; " that many of the women loved yen more than they did the sailors; yes, we were to learn much from these smart industrious people. We would soon understand why they read boots from tack to front; why they loved Mt. Fuji as much as we did our Statue of Liherty ; why Sukiyaki the fried meat, raw egg dish tasted hetter with a hottle of wine called saki ; why honey buckets didn ' t smell like honey; why hot Laths were so popular; why rickshaws could never replace the Ford; and why their Coal miner Dance-Tanko-Bushi-could lie a threat to our Funny Hop. We watched crowded cities of crowded souls push into crowded homes. We warmed our hands over hihachi pots. We taked to mama-san, bargained with girl-san, and photographed baby-san. It didn ' t take long to find out that benjo didn ' t mean banjo and that San Diego blondes were not to be bound. And before we were to bid our sayonaras many or us would become American-Asiatics and be squared away to the ways of Japan and the Orient. KOBE Kobe, located on southern 1 [onshu [sland and rivaled only by Yokohama as fapan ' s main sea port, was the tirsi stop Eor the CHORCI: CLYMER and crew after 19 days at sea. Quickly unloading the troops from the sliip, Kobe became Invaded by the men 01 the CO MI:K. To many it was the livsl time in Japan.. .the first rides in rickshaws ...Japanese shops ... Oriental cabarets with the American touch ... cute shy Japanese sjirls . . . However, to many others it was the same old thing ... it was JAPAN ' . . . our first impression of Japan other than the signs were different . . the people were different . . and home was never like this . . ah so deska !! , our first view of Japan . . not very romantic . . but it was land g. ' UBI. ] 3 . . Hey swabbie . . you from two seven, ne ? .Ah so ! two seven in port . . w5 next • • on I homo port in japan- Y O K O S U K A ... a bird ' s eye view of the base . . . but beyond these gates lay the adventure . . . . . . intrigue . . . and romance of the Orient . . . " It was the greatest liberty port in the world. It had more variety than Marseille;, more beauty than Valparaiso. It ' s prices were cheaper than New York ' s, it ' s drinks better than Lisbon ' s. And there were more pretty girls than in I aluti. It was Yokosuka, known throughout all the fleets ol The World as yu-koss-ka, and almost every man who bad been there once had a girl waiting for him when he got bach the second time. For in the cities near the port were millions ol pretty girls who loved American sailors and their hilarious ways and their big pay checks. It was a great liberty port. So says lames Mitchner in his novel. BRIDGE AT TO-KORI. And so right be was . . . except for the fact that he didn ' t mention the absence of the families like those waiting bach in San Diego, or the sweethearts that wrote from the cities of the Mid-West, nor the nostalgic smell of our Eastern sea-board, or the music that floated up from down south of the Mason-Dixon . . . but they tried and okosuka was to be our new borne. And we tried to made okosuka, our new home and we did ! It was great Liberty 1 ort . . si grosii lilH ' rlv port.. . . it Uaw oaiietv . . and from this street known locally as " Thieve ' s Alley " came the china, curios, and souvenirs that were soon to clutter up the attics back home . . Dear Mom . . the scenery was great . . just like Stateside . . oh ! oh ! . . Georgie Crymer back . . -■ i . i . . nothing is too good for the boys in blue . . it hoc) mote beautiful cius . . . . Mr. Christensen makes out with the prettiest girl in Japan . . . entertainment at its best . . Shina ga no yoru . . or is it - " She ain ' t got yo-yo? " a closet look at we people . % ■ .-. jLLLAlSS A . . their small simple houses were comfortable even though they did lack chairs . . . . We were soon to find out that family bathing was very popular . . ft — I ' ll | II I MJ Hi I ll »-.-J»jBfc s . . the people toiled from sunrise to sunset in the rice paddies cultivating the most important crop in Japan . . . . the outdoor fish markets were always busy . . . . at nearby Kamakura the giant Daibutsu made an impressive picture . . . . colorful kimono clad girls added much to the already interesting local color . . . . the tallest man in Japan, Mr. Sax, re- commends the caddy service to all golfers . . ..Some of the boys waiting to catch the Yokosuka- Tokyo train. This was just one of the many trains in Japan that was never late . . . . and Ihose men who know beer best say it ' s Asa- hi-two to one . . I okyo, -in.i I ler in population only ti New i oris and London, uiln its Imperial I alace, sacred shrines, busy night clubs, Ka- IniL ' i plays, and crowded streets made an lasting impression to those wlio Iku! Ine opportunity In i i ( Ine city. TOKYO w ' ■ • T 9 5B . . an aerial view of the World ' s third largest city. Notice the Imperial Palace grounds surrounded by the giant moats . . . . the Diet Building . . Nippon ' s White House . . . . looking at the Imperial Palace from the ground . . - Tfirr f r l ' . . nightlife . . a big thing in Tokyo showtime . . Oriental style f ..Sumo wrestling., a big attraction on Tokyo TV as wrestling in the U.S. . . an efficient police force . . B E P P U Beppu, called the Paradise oi Japan, is noted tor il s hundreds oj hotels, numerous not springs, and the visit of the GEORGE CLYMER. Located on the northeastern shore or Kyushu Island., neppu was more than a welcome si ht after just returning trorn two weehs in Korea. Beppu too, had its own Budda . . the people were friendly . . . . which one is the monkey . . Beppu was number one . . overlooking the city . . OSAKA kyoto nara A brief visit to Osoka, Japan ' s second largest city, gave us a look at the nation ' s industrial center. Also nearby were the ancient capitals or Kyoto and Nara noted for famous shrines and temples. ■ ■■ ' ■ • if- ,fi,n,A j ' " " i.iuisiinu I ' m ' .££!! i n 1 ' . iirii " " | i i iiii», " ' i 1 1 in " - ... i the new Osaka Castle feeding one of the Sacred Deer of Nara a look at one of Kyoto ' s more scenic places Kyoto at night sayonara japan they bid us farewell Japanese style . . and there were those hated io see us us leave . . but alas, it was sayonara Japan as Majestic Mt. Fuji faded into the distance S B-tfo.. - ■■ ■■ ■H - - _ KOREA... . . . A broken nation attempting to recover from the ravages of WAR INCHON It was here thai a Mile more than 4 years ago that blie CL " j MER had Landed Marines in an amphibious ,i .-.ui[| on the mud Hats ol Inchon Bay to help turn the tide in the Korean War. iiw wc were here In embark troops lor A.mphibious operation thai was to take place oil o Lok- Chok-Xo Island a short distance Ironi Inchon. 1 hi? time il was train- ing, not war. However, Inchon still bore the marks or war with the ruins and conditions that became the after- math or anv battle. I here was little here and nothing to do .. .there was no liberty... it was just as well. it was a welcome to nothing . . ' . ]!■■ . . and this is the way they washed their clothes. When the rain stoped so did the washing . . a 30 foot tide left every thing high and dry I . " -■ . . even the appearance of the Army couldn ' t glamourize Inchon . . . . but the sun did shine the day that Mr. Griffith took a group of the crew loaded down with ice cream and cake to the orphans of The Star of the Sea Orphange were American hospitality brought forth many smiles and many new friends . . . . the place was loaded with the cutest kids in Korea . . . . not camera shy . . just too busy with Ihe ice cream that they may have seen for the first times in their lives . . SEOUL... W ' .is no tourist paradise For tke 200 men oJ tke CL 1 ! M1:R wko were able to visit tlie Soutn Korean capital during our stay in ln- cnon. Il w.is ruined c.ipiLi! .illemptin to snake oil the nigktmare il li.nl suffered. Downtown Seoul was crowded and dirty... tke capital building w.is gutted ... people were poor and desperate ... it was a good trip ...il was .i trip skewing wkat could happen .nul did. f ■ ■ !i 1 1 1 i i the flag still flies . . the grotesque statue guarded the skeleton of what was once a proud capital building . . ft Reconstruction from War ' s devastation ..Seoul ' s answer too Woolworth ' s . . . . no, not pajamas . . a retired Korean farmer . . the Army was here, even on the bombed out buildings . . . . Seoul from a distance . . no different than many of the cities back home . . from a distance . . ?ffp " f|8| . . a dealer in rare Oriental goods (black- market American cigarettes) counts his hwan. . . there ' s no time like chow time even in the crowded ruins of Seoul. TOK CHOK-TO, KOREA . . . aivav all boats I The main function i l any Attack transport is l bring Inllv loaded combat troops In the beach ... to .iiiv beach in tnc world ! I In ' nniin nailery nl .iiiv Attack I ransport is not guns or torpedoes . . . the main batter) i? BOATS ... boats buill In nil an v beach a I an v lime .1 nd I " unload the troops sarely. Hie George Clymer is no exception to any oj the above. 1 be next three pages brierly show .1 tew nl the phases thai bappened during a One Able, or a snip to shore assault movement. I be place is I ok-C hok-To Island near I ik In m, Korea. I be lime is November I t )r4, and the main cha racter is GEO ROE CL 1 MER . . . and the rv over Ine PA is Away all boats. WW i . . relax fellows . . it ' s just a big game . . . our passengers come and go fully equipped . . but where is the helmet ? It ' s a long, long, way down. Ask the man who has gone before you. Even the Korean troops aboard wonder if they ' ll make it . . . . why I ' m glad I ' m in the Navy . . Hold tight, I Matie. M J T ' , ' T1 v J - ' 4 Ntjblm . ■«— ■ . . VP 16 pulls away from ' Red net two ' loaded with 36 uneasy Marines and a crew of three to join the assembly circle . . % » ' . ' . . Chief Jones and his boys attempt to unload the troops faster . . they must be all MAA strickers . . , i . " . ' - • . . the giant booms of the GEORGE swing into action around the Third Division spaces . . . . oh! oh! VP 18 has crapped out. Call the Light Salvage Boat to the rescue . . . . Mr. Burke and his light salvage crew save the day for the boats that just won ' t go . . ' JZ -. - . . a smokescreen is laid by sup- porting aircraft. The time is near . . it is H-Hour plus one minute. . . Marine amphibious tanks join the parade that will soon head for the beaches . . [pr ii i iPj i+i nil . . . comes the pause when the men in the boats must eat . . even if it is out of cans . . I lie beach is hit ml a succession of precision timed waves ... the troops are landed, sometimes wet, sometimes dry . . . the boats return to the ship. Another One Able is completed ... trie sound of " away all boats " lias laded into air. Ike men who make the main battelu eUectioe . . the assault boat coxwains. • ' f .1 1. — T by day i»— = -er f ' . -_ by night HONG KONG -the Pearl of the Orient- a city as Oriental as Confucious and as westernized at times as New York or London. HONG KONG -where beautiful Chinese women wore dresses split up their legs high enough to give you an un- comfortable feeling . . . where clothing could be bought cheaper then at Jim Clinton ' s . . . even though the quality varied from great to bad. This was the city where East met West . . . where Chinese Communists met Chinese Nationalists and didn ' t know or didn ' t care. Yes, Hong Kong had everything . . . everything but overnight liberties. It was in this famous British Colony where two and a half million souls crowded together to make a living as thousands more— refugees from behind the ' Bamboo Curtain ' poured in, all hopefull of a new life. It has here that shops worked around the clock; stores stayed open seven days a week where bargains in clothing, cameras, perfume, in fact anything from any place in the world could be found. Hong Kong the port where the men and officers of the George Clymer spent the Christmas of 1954 and welcomed in the New Year of 1955. To the folks back home we were on the other side of the world- to us we were in Hong Kong... something new and different to many ... the same to others. so this is Hong Kong ? . . just anchored in ole Hong Kong Bay WELCOME BACK " 27 " T h e m a y o i m s e w a s o n h a n d Mfe. .v A small reception committee ss t The Greek models his Hong Kong " bargain " suit " Foiiow lhat rickshaw! " Christian Dior should see the syles in Hong Kong Welcome Yankee! " Repulse Bay . . Hong Kong ' s Riveria Aberdeen ' s floating restaurants th e more scenic side id. The crowded streets offered sights long to be remembered The Tiger Balm Pagoda • • While our bister squadron was busy with the task of evacuating Chinese Nationalists from Taecnen Islands, PnibRon 3 led bv the CLYMER was assigned to re-aeploying Marines from Korea and Japan to the Hawaii- an Islands. It was in early February that we steamed into Pearl Harbor amid the whistles and water sprays or the greeting tugs. Pulling alongside the pier we were met bv a blaring Army ban. I and the shimmering or dancing I In a girls. OI course the welcome was mainly lor the troops aboard but nobodv enjoyed it more tl an the crew. With only a lour day stay before heading back to Japan and Korea to pick up more troops all hands did their best to enjoy the natural recources or. the " 49th State " before beginning the long journey back to the Orient. x — ALOHA i i i Even the tugs welcomed us in Hawaii " Stand by to throw over Number two . . C ' mon men liberty call is just a couple hours away. Wow!! Look at that gang. Do they always wiggle like that? While the folks back home were enjoying the winter months the men of the CLYMER were forced to sweat it out on the sun baked bea- ches of Hawaii under the sheltering palms.. ' ■ ' -li: - ' M watch Is do Nfc the things E» . . it was a tough life for the boys . . For those who didn ' t literally Kit tke beack, Hawaii as any otKer place KaJ its attractions for tke camera bug. . . for example there was the statue of KAMEHAMEHA I who history says united the Hawaiian Islands. Anyway he was a picturesque statue . . . . looking down the uncrowded streets of Honolulu one could only say, " Japan was never like this! " Even the bars were different . . ..Nuuama Pali, the mountainous pass between the leeward sides of Oahu Island gave a picturesque view even though it ' s said that the old kings of the Island threw their defeated enemies off the steep cliff . . d but amid glamour and beauty of Hawaii their were grim rememberances of those who would never again hear the romantic strains of " Aloha " Nestled in a peaceful valley on the Island of Oahu are the graves of the U.S. serviceman killed during World War II . . a solemn reminder . . Traditional honors are rendered to the sunken U.S.S. Arizona as we leave Hawaii and Pearl Harbor to return to Japan . . an everlasting memory of December 7, 1941. ship ' s officers jfe ,-f • W--1 f : % % . ft If ||: M. ' .! %0 % + fi % $ ■•« First Row : LTJG W. G. Gagan, LTJG R. E. Reischauer, LTJG W. L. Heath, CAPT USMC R. A. Engemann, LT A. B. Meihls, LT R. H. Habecker, LCDR Executive Officer H. W. Ancell, CAPT Commanding Officer E. S. L. Marshall, LCDR W. McLendon, LT W. E. Watson, LTJG K.J. Lowe, LTJG RE. Meyers, LTJG D. D. Koenig, LTJG J. L. Burke, ENS A.M. Nease. Second Row : ENS J. G. Feeley, LTJG D. F. Angert, LTJG H. M. Dwight, ENS R. S. Davidoff, ENS H. J. Dean, ENS D. E. Leonard, LTJG K. M. Sax, ENS D. L. Christensen, ENS J. I. Hanson, LTJG M. G. Schmidt, ENS G. E. Hubbard, LTJG W. F. Poulson, LTJG A. D. Smart, LTJG J. B. Poe. Third Row: CHCARP I. M. Thelen, CHBOSN F. L. Martin, CHPCLK A. H. Roehl, CHRELE W. M. Vestal, CHELEC H.I. Biszmaier. Not in Picture, LTJG E. C. Richardson, ENS J. A. Ryan, CHMACH C. C. Griffith. comphibron III officers First Row: LT J.D. Dodge, CDR J. L. Wallace, CDR C.N Second Row: LTJG J. G Doty, LTJG W. S. Morss Third Row : ! (_.M. Holcombe, CAPT Fritz. Gleim, CDR A. K. Taylor, LT J. C. Olson, LT R. V. Romans, uu wo. morss, CAPT J.D. Grounds, USMC, LT R. E. Strahl, LTJG R.J. Loots, LTJG S. R. Wilde. LTJG H. L. Dake, LTJG K. E. Storch, LTJG J. A. Keller, LTJG B.C. Fairchild. CAREER MEN Fist Row ; W. E. Vincent, J.M. Jones, M.S. Yankovich, M.F. Quattlebaum, C.N. Martin, L. R. Page, W. W. McDowell, V. E. Carter, V. Decker, J. W. Holcomb. Second Row: J.E. Watson, R.L. Taylor, R.R. Vinsik, H. Wooster, J. Bunnell, E. L. Shreve, F. C. Martin, W.J. Tigges, H. A. Marticke, J.W. Stretcher A , R. McKinnon A . L jCk . r ■ - Q The chiefs eating their daily steaks. •A- J CRIME BUSTERS " MAA " V L. West, C.A.Bergen, C.A.Bergen, J.M. Jones, R. E. Duvall, E. H. Christensen. DECK DEPARTMENT First Row . W. J. Tigges, ENS G. E. Hubbard, ENS H. J. Dean, LTJG D. Angert, LTJG W. G. Gagan, LT R. H. Habecker, LTJG R- E. Reischaver, LTJG J. L. Burke, ENS D. L. Christensen, CHBOSN F. Martin, BMC Quattlebaum. Second Row : P. C. Brelis, P.J. Laden, C.J. Mudge, W. G. Connoly, H. W. Beeman, W. E. Barrett, CD. Baer, C. K. Marberg, C. E. Meyers, K.B. Finely, F. W. Allen, E. L. Bender, R. K. Bahnke. Third Row : C.J. Swenson, E. Earnest, J. tN Tressman, G. R. Woods, O. L. Cothern, C. R. Jacobsen, T. A. Higgens, W. E. Peters, F. Dore, SB. Binnix, H. D. Roofe, A.N. Petty, W. L. Howard. A large number or miscellaneous duties disguish tne work oi this department. They direct the handling and storage or cargo. 1 key can tie any knot, sew canvas, take their turn at the wheel, or double as gun captains in an emergency. They direct boat crews in landing or rescue operations. They super- vices the deck crew in cleaning the ship and in the preservation oi the ship ' s hull and superstructure. The First Lieutenant ' Sweats ' it out. first division First Row: H. D. Roofe, F.W. Allen, G.E. Hubbard, D.F. Angert, W. E. Barrett, W. L. Howard. Second Row: W.M. Rousey, T.J. Workman, T. G. Hayden, E.I. Bellenfant, J.M. Evans, E.R.Hawkins. Third Row: J. 1. Mayfield, K.D. Young, G.F. Reedy, C. E. Robinson, E. Jacobs, R. G. (A) Ellison. I he men and oiiicers o the First Division are responsihle tor work mi llie George Irom the superstructure torward, and then some. Some 01 their unties include housing the anchor, cargo handling, side cleaning, and Bos n Locker where sails cor the George are made and maintained. I his division, no matter where we ijo, always gets there cirst. Talking about nothing U- h told £,,% to%o d tVlE H wc U g_ 9 " second division , Row O L Cothern, G. R. Woods, P. C. Brelis, W. G. Connelly, D. L. Christensen, R. E. Reischauer, J. L. Burke, H. W. Beeman, Se w D.M.Brown. C. , Swensen Jr., A. N. Petty, J.M. Hurst, 0. Noise, L w! Wulsey Jit., R D Baker, E .G. Ellis, L. E. Cross, G. W. Van Dyke, L. W. Halterman, B. W. Adams, J.M. Cullum. " AWAY ALL BOATS " and the Second Division is putting to use all of their long hours of training, and preparation for tire main mission of tire GEORGE CLYMER The twenty-five landing crafts aboard the Clymer are the main responsibility of this division. They keep the boats in perfect coupon iWe and out. In addition to keeping the boats in condition they also furnish the crews for these boats. The Coxswains are all fully qualified, and especially trained, for this job. There is a big resposibilitv getting the rrghtmg men in their boat t l, ana especially numc-u, iui un= i " - . .- - - - , , r the beach safely and on time so as to be coordinated with the complete naval operation. Now the Bo ' s ' n told me to do it this way. third division First Row: R.H. Whitman, P.J. Laden, W. G. Gagan, C. K. Marberg, F. Dore. Second Row: L. R. Murray, L. Naiser, D. R. Stogsdill, B.J. Fontaine, B.J. Dickerson. Third Row: R. E. Gregory, H. G. Paty, H. B. Valencia, N. B. Howard, H. D. Hurst, M. Smith, J. R. Fields. " Now listen every one . . please get out of your beds. Please sweep down all the floors and the stairs, too, up front and in the back. Then please empty all waste baskets outside. " I he olhcers and men ol tne I him Division are responsible tor work on tbe George rrorn tne super- structure art. 1 his division is responsible tor one ol the most important johs aboard, rigging the gangway tor liberty. Some other minor jobs performed by this division are man over- board watch, cargo handl- ing, manning cargo and boat booms ind general deck seamanship. ' Yeah, I ' m the Third Division Officer, so what? " " o " division Defender of Democracy First Row- E M Bender, K.B. Finley, W. V. Tigges, H.J. Dean, C. E. Meyer, R. K. Bahnke. Second Row D. R. Dameron, C. R. Jacobsen, T. A. Higgins, W. C. Peters, F.R. Howard. Third Row T.L. Pence, C. J. Greene, A. T. Hobbs, G. F. Sultana, P. T. Nabor. The duties of Gunner ' s Mates are largely mechani- cal, and their ability to handle and care for tools is a measure of their expertness in this rating. Gunner ' s Mates prepare and maintain guns lor firing hy boresighting, testing fire circuits, and carrying out the necessary upkeep. Thev operate, maintain, and repair guns, ana associ- ated equipment on the mighty George. They direct oun crews and supervise the stowage and handling of powder bags and projec- tles. No other division can make this statement. I SfUD HIGHER ■ » • • . and this is a gun. engineering department First Row: A. D. Smart, H. I. Biszmaier, J. G. Fee ley, W.E. Watson, R. Meyers, M.G. Schmidt, R. S. Davidoff, I.M. Thelen. Second Row: W.W. McDowell, H. Wooster, E.L. Shreves, Jr., F.C. Martin, C.N. Martin, R.L. Taylor, J.W. Holcomb, H.A. Marticke AW The Chief Engineer at work 11 " Till: BLACK GANG " (snipes)— The Engineering Department is responsible pri- marily cor the operation and maintenance ol all propulsion and auxiliary machinery, the control ol damage, maintenance ol boa! machinery, repair ol the hull, and all repairs not speciiically assigned to other departments or which are beyond the capacity or personnel or equipment ol other departments. li » a " division First Row: J.S. Ryzyk, F.E. Smith, W.W. McDowell R.S. Davidoff, C.N. Martin, V.D. Kindseth, R.A. Gingrich, R.iN Mendoza. SeondRow: D. 1 N ) Vo Ikman, J.J. Rilley, E.C.Brown, K.R. Kinder, B.R.Sanderson, B.E.Johnson, R. Sykes, E. A. Broz, R. E. Couey, J. A. Milliron, J S. ' Ti Webb, J. P. Hagerty, O. S. Paulsen, H. J. Allen. Thirj Fo.v : R.G. Bourne, R. J . Freer, (Skoshi , F. ( Ni Gounopolous, F.R. Young, L.G. Huffman, W.K. A ten, D.G.Miller, W.N.Roberts. r ot in picture : R. L. Brixey, E.A. Gregory, H. R. Young, H. L Peterson, J. A. Martindale, R. L. Bretz. Those Pepsodent smiles The " YBWM " (you beudem we mend em] Division enginemen oper- ate, maintain, ana repair internal combustion engines. Most or the Enginemen on tbe George are engaged in tnis task but some also operate and maintain auxiliary engines ana tne reirigeration ami airconuition equipment on board. Did you ever wonder bow all the relreshing air gets into the various compartments id the ship? 1 hese are the men responsible. ( •GO D.st ' n o " » o - " jj te ...y ' A " Division in action " b and m " division PA- d sk- First Row: G. W. Traylor, R. L. Taylor, E. L. Shreve Jr., M. G. Schmidt, J. W. Holcomb, F. C. Martin, P. Ensminger Jr. Second Row: R. C. Carrier, W.F. Packwood, L. Schork, W.J. Kelly, R.J. Frederick, H. Bannister, H. Thompson, J.L. Hill, E.E. Trantham. Third Row: G.P. Bauman, Flanagan, H.H.Marquette, W.C. Spurgeon, F.N.Danish, C.R.Lee, T.R.Gray, H.F. Mosley, J. G. Hallmark. ftl nililCinn primary resposibility 01 most Machinist ' s Moles is to operate ana repair the main propulsion steam equipment on the George. 1 bis duty requires them I operate various valves and controls on tne nasis ol orders received or on the basis 01 their own observations 01 various pressure gauges or other indicators. I nev are alert loranv indications 01 laultv perrormance 01 equipment or changes in operating conditions. 1 nev make any adjustments needed to maintain maximum operating eiriciency. For quick ellieient service |iist dial 3S day or night service. r» HlUICinn Boilermen operate all types or boilers and rireroom machinery. 1 hey transrer, test, cwid take inventories 01 Kiel and water. I bey serve as members ol damage- control ol repair parlies. they maintain nA repair boilers, pumps, and associated junk. A couple of the boys ll ll e " division First Row- R.F. Puckett, R. B. Moore, P.M. Cooper, H.I. Bizmaier, L. R. Page, J. L. Degraw, D.J. Rock, E. W. Poe. Second Row : L. L. Hightower, W. D. Wilson Jr., D. D. Geese, F. T. Brooks, O. H. Williams, R.-W. Smith, J. W. Lynch, W. T. Scott. Electrician ' s Mates install, operate, maintain, and repair suck equipment as generators, electrical motors, searchlights, vardarm blinkers, and the lighting and power-distribution systems found aboard ship. They test circuits for shorts, grounds, and other casualties, and perform electrical shop work including the rewind- ing of armatures and the maintenance of storage hatteries. a _ ? r " division First Row: J.N. Kreps, G.D.Warren, R.M. Lundy, H. (Ni Wooster, I.M. Thelen, HA. Marticke, E E. Finch Jr., L.D. Herzman, BG. White. Second Row : J. F. Dixon, R. A. Brinkman, D. H. Brookins, T. F. Smith, C. R. Denson, Skoshi, A. L. Jordon, R L. Mulvania, J. B. Hobb ' . I lie Metalsmith, Damage Controlman, and Piperitter .ill work together as a well knit division id tin. George. I lie Metalsmiths lay out, labricate, and repair metal structures, lney make repairs involving welding, brazing, riveting, and calking to decks, structures, and nulls. 1 ney lay out, cut shape, rivet, and tin plate sheet metal and on various types ol net and cold corming and neat treating 01 metals. I lie Damage Controlmen 01 tne George are specialists lullv i|iialilied in tne knowledge, theory, techniques, skills, and equipment id lire lighting, cneinical wart a re, auA carpentry, they coordinate damage-control parties and maintain iA repair shipboard machinery and null piping ami plumbing. lney install, maintain, and repair all valves, piping, and (pardon the expression) plumbing-system fixtures and tittings ; and they weld, braze, solder, roll bend, and torm pipes ai A tubing. Any resembalance to jobs mentioned in tins article and jobs actually preliu ' mcd liv tne 1 Division are purely coincidental. " fib}e " operations department First Roa : Second Ro Third Row : Fourth Rovv no ' in Pictu R. W. Winn, H. Bell, R. D. Kirby, H. E. Norwood, W. E. Vincent, W. M. Vestal, J.I. Hanson, J. B. Poe, D. D. Koenig, W. McLendon, W. F. Poulson, KM. Sax, D. E. Leonard, E. V. Dicker, J. E. Wallace Jr, D. E. Gardner, R. R. Rose. D. L. Calhoun, F. D. Lydon, J. H. Ungashick, D. C. Steward, T. L. Holman, J. C. Thompson, W.E.Morgan, L.F.Grant, H. S. McCain, J.!. Johnson, R.M. Hanson, R.C. Selby, H. L. Hinsch, J. H. Powell, R. W. Lyon s, K. A. Morton, R. L. Luttrell. W. A. Stroud, J. L. Milner, A.N. Baca, H.I. Rosengrants, T. W. Leaverton, F. L. Boyd, I. Burke, Jr., B. D. Barlow, G. H. Olson, R. R. Wylet. B.J. Keesee, L. E. Popp, R. P. MacVeigh, R. L. Dietrich, ML. Carrigan, T. A. Williamson, D.J. Ray, R.W.J. Lyon, HE. Wilson, B. H. Standridge, J. W. Ross. E. Fowler, P.R.Miller, C. W. Cooper, J. L. Hensley, J.L.James, DR. Jergenson, S. W. Thorsen, F. L. Towber, H.J. White, R. E. Vansagi, J. W. Stretcher. OUR MISSION: To collect, evaluate, and disseminate comlint and operational iniorniation. " n-1 " division First Row: T. L. Holman, HE Wilson, H. Bell, ML. Carrigan, T. A. Williamson ' ' Jr., K. M. Sax, J. E. Wa I lance Jr., L. F. Grant, J. W. Ross, R. P. Mac Veigh, R. R. Rose. Second Row: W.A. Stroud, R.W.J. Lyon, R.L. Dietric h, B.J. Keesee, R.R. Wylet, J.I. Johnson, R.M. Hanson, I. Burke, Jr., R.W. Lyons. Absent: D. C. Steward. RADARMEN Some Radarmen on the George are assigned to operate radar equipment to provide navigational data. Others operate equipment that provides data useful to Comhat Information Center relative to the searching and tracking of aircraft and surface vessels. Then there are iust others. Radarmen operate equipment to search for and track the movements of others. Radarmen operate equipment to search lor and track the movements of other snips and aircraft, to challenge unidentified aircraft and snips and to determine whether, they are friend or enemy. In addition to operating the equipment, they plot nd misinterpret the on tlie radar scopes. YEOMEN Usually refered to a. BODAR- MEN on tile George, due to one ol their many collateral duties. I lie Yeomen would just as soon not nave tills title, ' I [owever, lei it go a- a monument to gobblegook par excel- lence. " In addition to their dut as radarmen they also perform clerical duties A all kinds. lata l ser i ' d And these are real Radarmen? communications division Fint Row : WE. Vincent, R. L. Luttrell, T. W. Leaverton, F. L. Boyd, H. S. McCain, W. F. Poulson, J.I. Hanson, D.J. Ray, R. C. Selby, D. E. Gardner, H. L. Hinsch, E. V. Decker. Second Row: G. H. Olson, I.E. Popp, W. E. Morgan, J. L. Milner, A.N. Baca, H.I. Rosengrants, B. D. Barlow, J. H. Powell, K. A. Morton, B. H. Standridge. Net in Picture: E.(N)Fowler, P.R. Miller, C.W. Cooper, J.L. Hensley, D.L Calhoun, J. L. James, DR. Jergenson, S.W. Thorsen, F. L. Towber, H.J. White, R. E. Vansagi, J. W. Stretcher. This Division consists of Radiomen, Quartermasters, and Teleman. The success of a naval operation hinges in part upon accurate communications. 1 heir various duties consist of operating radios, teletypewriters, facsimile equipment, sending messages by auditory and visual means, operating cryptographic aids and devices in encoding and decoding messages. Telemen also act as communications yeomen performing the clerical duties of communication and perform all mail services required cor the operation of naval post offices. With- out these men the George would lie weak, with them we are helpless. navigation department First Row ; Second Rov J M Holt, J. E. Watson, H. M. Dwight, W. D. Ashworth. J. A. Hardegree, L.J. Bearden, F.L. Misiak, J.G. Pierson. 1 1 1 i I Vp.i it iiu ' iil, nuclei I lu- capable su per ision ol Lt. (jgj II. M. Dwight who succeeded I -i. 1 jg I ' • I a lazi i a l.i-l December, is respon- sible cor getting us tliere. I be Quartermasters in this division usually act .is assistants to lite officer with the conn (control ol hbe ship) and tci IIk ' navigator. I bey act is hel msmen, steering the mighty Ueorge on the open son, in restrict- ed waters, and when moor- ing nr docking. I hey help determine the position oi the George by taking bear- ings on visible objects such .is land, sn n, and stars ; and they assist in plotting courses. P , r i i} Ashworth attempting to find out where we are U1JJ t " division Electronic technicians maintain .mil repair all electronic equipment including radio, radar, and other equipment employing electronic circuits. I he men on the George use the tools and testing devices commonly employed in electronic service work. I hev calibrate, tune, and adjust equipment; and they replace detective parts. (As vet they have not replaced Ungashick) %f X First Row: R.W.Winn, H.E.Norwood, W. M. Vestal, J. H. Ungashick, R. D. Kirby. Second Row: F. D. Lydon. Absent: J.C.Thompson. supply department First Row: E. Hoffman, J.Porter, J.Schneider, M. S. Yankovich, A.M. Nease, A. B. Meihls, A.H. Roehl, J.Carter, E. O, Clem, G. Cole, C. Bagwell. Second Row: S. Corre, E. E. Arnold, E. Johnson, E. Bauman, D. C. Byram, O. C. Troppy, R. Rogers, H. C. Snowden, D. E. Messmer, N. Dimeglio, H.L.(T) Williams, K. L. Stewart. Third Row: R. Forbus, W. Nance, J. Cravin, G.M. Simpson, D. Kidwell, W. Jennings, J.M. Jr. Covington, C. Crose, J.L. (T) Housman, R. R. Volenti. Forth Row: J. H. Derby, L. Mcmillion, K.C. Dukes, H.A. Smith, T.L. Gross, F. Sudduth, H.E. McCarty, J.W. Smithey, H.W. Gunnells, D. E. Gray, R. H. Cooper. Storekeepers, Disfmrising Clerks, Commissaryman, Snip ' s Serviceman, ana Stewards pictured above make up trie Supply Department. 1 key furnish the George with everything from soup to boats. The storekeepers take charge or the storerooms where they receive, stores and issue clothing, foodstuffs, mechanical equipment, and other items. Thev take inventories, establish minimum stock quantities, take inventories, prepare requisitions lor stock needed, take inventories, contact suppliers lor information on price, quality, and manner or delivery ol items to be purcbaced and take inven- tories. 1 be disbursing Clerks, the most liked men on the ship, compute ibe amout id pay due, prepare llie payrolls, and keep the pay records. 1 he Commissarymen serve as cooks and bakers. 1 he prooi ol the _ sEI pudding is in the eating (Hon Q uixote) luil who can eat it? " (Ibe Crew). Ship ' s Service- men work as barbers, cobblers, tailors, laundry- men or storeclerks. I he Stewards serve as cooks and bakers tor officer ' s messes. I hey maintain officers living quarters, and serve meals in the wardroom. I hcv prepare menus and assist m ording provisions. f There were two days a month that the Supply Department actually produced . . . those glorious pay days. medical department First Row : G. E. Posey, R. E. Kayes, H.J. Orange, M. Gonzales. Second Row: K. J. Lowe, M. D. Hastings, L. V. Fugatt, L. L. Biesiadny, W. J. Courville, W. L. Heath. CORPSMEN These brilliant men perrorm numerous types or nietlic.il ami clerical duties. I hey administer medicines, apply tirst aid, perrorm minor surgeory such .is treating accesses and brain injuries, assist m the operating room, .riul nurse the sick and injured. DENTAL Tl-AllN ' lClAN ' r I bese men are supposed bo per- rorm dental, clinical, and clerical duties. 1 bey are supposidly skilled in dental prosthetic tech- niques, dental -ray techniques, acrylic eve illustrations, clinical laboratory procedures, and maintenance and repair ol dental equipment. I hey give preventi- tive treatments, render tirst aid, assist dental orricers m the I real men I ol patients, and perform various dental administrative duties. The Dentist gets a little of his own treatment . . . take it easy, Doc ! comphibron III division First Row : Second Row : Third Row : Forth Row W W William, C.E.May, K. R. Cunningnam, S.B.Thomas. V ' r McGrady, R. Mackinnon, K. E. Starch, J. D. Grounds, J. D. Bunnell, R. P. Vinsik. K D High, H. P. Sauvage, R.M.Rose, H.A.Parker, A.J.Smith, W. L. Snow, L. L. Gurr, L.L. Balan, S. B. Binnix, J. C. Allred, J. O. Samples, T. Sparks, R. C. Plutshack, T. E. Hagan, D. C. Schatz D.C. Schatz, W.T. Herring, J.H.Price, K.C. Connell, K. W. Wengert, J.H.Holmes, F. D. Freeland, D. A. Schatz. Comphibron III, commonly called FLAG, is completely separate from the organization of the GEORGE CLYMER. They have their own commander, chief of staff, operations officer, navigation officer, gunnery officer, engineer officer, communications officer, flag lieutenant, flag secretary, Yeomen, quarter- masters, Radiomen, Boatswain ' s Mates, and Seamen. Thus the flag is really -another division of the CLYMER. The (lad must have this independence in operation because it is not assigned permanently to any ship; instead, it must be ready at all times to leave one ship and go aboard another. The ship on which the f lag is embarked becomes the flag- ship. We are proud to be the flagship for COMPHIBRON III. What do you think of our boys, Charlie? " DATE C 10 20 54 10 22 54 11 15 g4 11 22 54 11 26 54 11 29 54 11 30 54 12 1 54 12 3 54 LYMER OPPONENT SCORE 64 USS HORNET CVA 12 65 79 USS CONSOLATION AH 15 42 80 1 87th Airborne Co. Champs 43 59 Camp McGill 51 77 Camp McGill 61 58 USS SALISBURY SOUND 38 46 49 12 6 54 91 12 15 54 12 16 54 12 17 54 12-23-54 12-25-54 12 26 54 12 27 54 12 30 54 1 2 55 61 8 4 50 92 41 63 54 65 59 - 4 55 15 55 1 6 55 18 55 1 19 55 20 55 1 22 55 1 -23 55 1 -24-55 67 70 85 5 7 1 85 91 67 67 AV 13 USS LEWIS DE 535 USS BEGOR USS CONSOLATION AH 15 USS WHETSTONE LST 27 NSD YOKOSUKA USS YORKTOWN CVA 10 USS ESTES AGC 12 Southern College, H.K. Portland St. College Amoy Canning Co., H.K. 59 USS YORKTOWN CVA 10 Marine Police, H. K. South China Athletic Ass. Hong Kong Cham- pionship Game 49 AmoyCanning Co., H.K. 54 USS HENRICO PA 45 45 USS WALKE DD 723 40 Phib Ron ONE 31 USS NOBLE PA 218 52 Base Public Works, Yokosuka 44 USS FRONTIER AD 25 64 USS WASP CVA 18 49 Yokosuka Sea Hawks 79 32 33 4 4 36 27 3 8 ' -8 20 70 62 44 41 Total games: 28 Wins: 25 Losses: 3 sports I tie sports scene ol the George lymer while on our WestPac lour was dominated by an outstanding record posted by the ship s basketball squad. Posting i record ol 2o wins againsl three dereats the team coached by Dr. Wayne Heath and paced by the scoring ol Gonzales, Hastings, and Dameron played games wiln service and college teams in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong where at the latter they captured the mythical Hong Kong Champion- ship. The men who amassed a 25 win-3 loss season i JiBiif in, jffaii ; ' » « i " it ifiii ii fftikj? ' ■■■ ft k inn m4 i v 1 • ri it Coach Doc Heath and Captain Monte Gonzales with their Oriental trophies. ) ' " :. m Just before one of the big games in Hong Kong Danish and Spurgeon can ' t guite reach it in the game with Portland State University at Hong Kong, China. Ballet Dancing against South China with Hastings as the main attraction. boxing skeet team Our boxing team broke a couple records too, at the Ideet Gym in Yokosuka when I ields ana Harry took tne long count in tne rirst 28 seconds. Akove tne professional, Brelis, gives a little advice to Fields berore tne big one. Tne Skeet team was tne only team aboard that had a perfect record beating tne TJSS Estes in it ' s only match. Above although the three Schatz brothers brothers dominate the picture, 1). J. Ray proudly displays his Par hast Championship Sheet trophy. shipboard activities They all watched the movies . . well almost all of them. Orphan- li.Mii ,i nearh) Kamakura Orphanag2 were the guests l the snip on I hankgiving Day L954 1 . Snowing them how to use knives and corks in place nl chop-stick did ' nl slow litem TheUSO brought ustke " MICHIGAN MADCAPS " while in Yohosuka. 1 he men approved enthusiastically- especiallv the two young ladies. A highlight o [he cruise was the CHINA NIGHT DINNER teaturing kimonos ana Oriental rood in the messhall. and around the ship we had the Yeoman and their bosses skylarking as usual ..the postman swabbing decks. . . the Bo ' s ' n mate barber telling the oldest Ensign in the Navy sea stories as they inspected the targ et we could never hit . . . . boat inspections with the winner receiving a 72 hour pass . . signaling the WINSTON to put some more fuel in the burners . . . gunner ' s mates actually working . The day you received your ' Crow. ' On our way home The Boat Group Commander takes a bearing on the RENVILLE while the Gunnery Officer sweats out the maneuvering board. A few Deck Div 2 sunning themselves. Some of our officers on Rest and Recreation ? Just like home. j There ' s nothing like a hot bath I? Our friends for a day ROSTER OF GEORGE CLYMER APA 27 FAR EAST CRUISE, 1954-55 ALABAMA Smith, N. A. Coronado Strahl, R.E. San Leandro Forbus, R. Delta Tressman, J. ( n ) La Mesa Hardegree, J. A. Ashland Vestal, W.M. San Diego Parker, H. A. Jefferson Vincent, W. E. San Diego Peters, W. E. Dothan Winn, R. W. Burbank ARKANSAS Watson, J. E. Pacific Grove Wadley, B. Jr. Los Angeles Cross, C. Walnut Ridge Watson, W. E. Long Beach Cullumn, W.J. Dulaskt Williams, W. W. Los Angeles Dameron, D. R. Hot Spring Wallace, J.L. San Diego Sanderson Little Rock ARZONIA COLORADO Aten Kpnneth. W. M. Durango Harry, N. W. Phoenix Maricopa Burke. 1. Denver Hightower, L. L. Yuma Ellis, G.L. Greeleyweld CALIFORNIA Ounninqham, K. P. Pueblo Kinder, K. R. Las Animas Ancell, H. W. Jr. San Diego Allen, F. W. Coranado CONNETICUT Allred, J. C. Long Beach Courville, W.J. Norwalk Baca, A. N. Los Angeles Watson, S. M. Jr. West Hartford Baumann, E. J. Jr. Chula Vista Barrett, W. E. San Diego DELAWARE Bunnel, J. D. Long Beach Smith, F. E. Newark Byram, DC. Couey, R. E. Alamo Cloverdale FLORIDA Cooper, R. H. Alusa Arnold, E.E. Tampa Connely, W. G. San Diego Bagwell, C. Miami Dodge, J. D. San Diego Carter, W. N. Fort Meyers Dietrich, R. L. Long Beach Cothern, O. L. Jacksonville Derby, J. H. Sun Valley Cooper, C. W. Bradenton Dwight, P. D. San Francisco Gurr, LL. Jacksonville Davis, J. R. San Diego Gunnells, H. W. Jacksonville Dwight, H. M. Orinda Hogan, T. E. Wavchula Eddy, G. W. Baldwin Park Johnson, E. El Jobean Fugatt, L. V. Redding Meyers, R. E. Jacksonville Finney, O. L. San Diego Norton, K. A. Lake City Finch, E.E. River Towber, F. L. Miami Beach Gonzales, M. i n i Los Angeles Young, K. D. Perry Gutierrez, E. A. E j ■ e 1 a Young, H. R. Brooksville Hanson, J. 1. Herzman, L. D. Compton Los Angeles GEORGIA Hastings, M. D. Lemoore Brookins, D. H. Columbus Hensley, J. L. Chowchilla Cross, L.E. Albany Hoffman, E. C. San Diego Evans, J. M. Cochran Holcombe, C. M. Coronado Fields, W. D. Hahira Jones, J. M. San Diego Hobbs, J.B. Atlanta Kayes, R. E. Capistrano Beach Holt, J.M. Valdosta Lydon, F. D. Inglewood Rousey, W. M. William Mackinnon, R. (n) San Diego Snow, W. L. Lilburn McGray, W. R. San Diego Standridge, B. H. Toccda Meihls, A. B. San Diego Saulsberry, C. Milled Geville McDowell, W. W. Martindale, J. A. La Mesa Clovis IDAHO Mendoza, R. Turlock Carrier, R. C. Nordman Miller, D. G. Anaheim Halterman, L. W. Lewisron Perce Martin, C. N. Gardena Jordan, A. L. Caldwell McKenzie, H. San Bernardino Schork, L. Astoria McCarty, E. H. Alameda ILLINOIS Olson, J.C. San Diego Ortega, P. D. Santa Barbara Baker, R. D. Edwardsville Porter, J. L. Daly City Burke, J.L. Wilmette Poulson, W. F. Palo Alto Brinkman, Joliet Romans, R. V. Redwood City Brixey, R. Herrin Roehl, C.H. Coronado Frederick, R. J. Dupo Riley, J.J. Monrovia Jennings, W. St. Louis Ryzyk, J. S. San Diego Luttrell, R.L. Rantoul Ray, D.J. Sacramento Milliron, J. A. Kellerville Rose, R. R. Granada Hills Reedy, G. F. Horvey San Nicolas, J. S. San Diego Smith, W. Barry Stretcher, J. W. San Diego Sylvester, B. T. Chicago Schneider, J. Hemet Thomas, R. G. Campus Sultana, G. Chula Vista Vinsik, R.P. Chicago Sauvage, H. P. Redlands Workman, R. L. Chicago INDIANA Denson, C. R. Washington Heath, W. L. Fort Wayne McFarland, M. P. Elkhart Messmer, D. E. Connersvilla Mosley, H. F. Mitchell IOWA Eldred, R. K. Central City Hinsch, H.L. Rock Rapids Juarez, R. Sioux City Leaverton, T. W. Sioux City Leonard, D. E. Madrid Loots, R. J. Iowa City Marticke, H. A. Atalissa Murray, L. R. Laurens Ouinn, J. A. Colfax Richeson, R. L. Melbourne Selby, B.C. Vilhsca Storch, K. E. Boone KANSAS Berqen, C. A. Inman Fields, J. R. Edwardsville Hallmark, J.J. Kansas City Nease, A. M. Lawrence Popp, L. E. Hoisington Smith, M. Newton Sidener, D. R. Oxford Sumner Wilson, H.E. Topeka KENTUCKY Biszmaier, H. 1. Louisville Cobb, E.L. Jr. Henderson Dickerson, B. J. Richmond Duvall, R. E. Louisville Gregory, E. Jr. Henderson Gray, D. E. Borbourville Howard, N. B. Richmond Howard, E. R. Wooster Hurst, H. Level Green Keibler, D. H. Letitia Kinney, T. L. Louisville Kelly, W.J. Louisville Martin, F. Glendale McGan, C. Union Town Naiser, D. Louisville Naiser, L. Louisville Poe, E. W. Dover Scott, H. Louisville Steele, R. O. Falmouth Van Dyke, G. Harrodsburg Williams, O. Louisville LOUISIANA Brister, A. G. Pioneer Dore, F. Crowly Simpson, G. M. New Orleans MAINE Brelis, P. C. Portland Stewart, K. Auburn MARYLAND Angert, D. E. Baltimore Binnix, S. B. Silver Spring Cooper, P. M. Baltimore Gleim, Fritz, Capt. Silver Spring MASSACHUSETTS Cote, R. R. Lowell Duncanson, F. D. Boston Dean, H.J. Lawrence Gagan, W. G. Roslindale Christensen, D. L. Lyons, R. W. May, C. E. Moore, R. B. Marberg, C. K. Marquette, H. H. Olson, G.H. Posey, G. E. Smart, A. D. Volenti, R. R. Van Kampen, R. J Carngan, M. Jergenson, D. R. Kmdseth, V. Helmbrecht, L. H. Covington, J. M. Hurst, J.M. Hayden, T. G. Fontaine, B. J. Lundy, R. M. Ross. J. W. Smith, A. S. Stroud, W. A Wallance, J. E. Boyd, F.L. Carter, Y. F. Fmley, K. B. Kidwell, D. D. Laden, P.J. Mulvania, R. L. Morgan, W. E. Nance, W. Poe, J.B. Rose, R. M. Smith, H. A. Schatz, D. A. Schatz, D. C. Schatz, D. C. Snowden, H. C. Ulshafer, C. Vansaghi, R. E. Warren, G. D. Lyon, R. W. S. Peterson, H. L. Jacobsen, C. R. Smith, T. F. Danish, F. N. Keller, J. A. Kreps, J. N. Brown, D. M. De Graw, J. L. Valencia, H. B. Bahnke, R. K. Bourne, R. G. Brown, E. C. Davidoff, R.S. Feeley, J. G. Flanagan, M. J. Gounopoulos, F. Hollins, R.L. Page, L. R. Yankovich, M. Brooks, B.C. Brooks, F.T. Carlton, W. H. Chatham, W. F. MICHIGAN Marine City Marquette Coldwater Shepherd Iron Mountain Ishpeming Ann Arbor Grosse Pointe Detroit Grand Rapids MINNESOTA East Grand Forks Paynesville Wc ■■• bun Richfield MISSISSIPPI Meridian Greenville Meridian Meridian Philadelphia Gloster Wesso Hattiesburg Morton MISSOURI Neosho Kansas City St. Louis Versailles Willow Springs Merced Sedalia Kansas, City Mountain Grove St. Genevieye St. Louis Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Hollistel St. Louis Holden Holden MONTANA Anaconda Culbertson NEBRASKA Roca Kearney NEW JERSEY Union City Pompton Lakes West Point Pleasant NEW MEXICO Deming Luna Albuquerque Alcalde NEW YORK New York Staten Island Middleburga Woodmere Rye Bronx New York Long Island City Kent East Bloomfield N. Tarrytown NORTH CAROLINA Mooresville Marion Grante Falls North Wilkesboro Fowler, E. Greene, C. J. Hobbs, A.T. Jacobs, E. Miller, P. R. Robinson, C. E. Smithey, J. W. Thompson, H. Watson, T n Barlow, B. D. Cochran, D. G. Earnest, E. Hait, B.L. Hartwell, R. D. I. Irnun I I Kirby, R. D. Nichols, On Rosengrants, H L. Scott, W.T. Schmidt, M. G. White, H J Williamson, T. A. Adams, B. W. Calhoun, D. L. Colwell, C. P. Dixon, J. F. Geese, D. D. Hill, J.L. Huffman, L. G. Lewis, J. O. Morehart, G. i n Mac Veigh, R. P. Meyer, C. E. Pence, T. L. Roth, J. Smith, R. W. Spurgeon, W. C. Sudduth, F. Ungashick, J. H. Wooster, H. Willsey, L. W, Jr. Ashworth, W. D. Bearden, L. J. Christensen, E H Ellison, R.G. Elkins, W.J. Gardner, D. E. Gregson, L. R. Hubbard, G. E. Negelspach, G. A. Puckett, R. F. Rock, D J Roofe, H D, Stogsdill, D. R. Swenson, C. J. Boer, C. D. Bauman, G. P. Bretz, R. L. Doty, J, C Habecker, R. H. Martin, F. C. Misiak, EL. Orange, H. J. ESI. Marshall, Copt. Bannister, H L Cluka, E.L. Lee, C. R. Mayfield, J.L. McGowan, B. Petty, A. N. Koenig, D. D. Tabor City North Wilkesbord Dutham Pembroke Asheville Fletcher Moravain Falls Hope Mills Blowing Rock OKLAHOMA Panama Muskogee Hugo Seminole Fletcher Tulsa Oklahoma City Smithville McCurtain Stillwater Tulsa Tulsa Bristow Tulsa OHIO Akron Logan Dayton Columbus Cambridge Troy Viennr Cleves Lockbourne Cincinnati Batavia Gettysburg Van Wine Sidney Beach City Toledo Canton Wellsville Hamiton OREGON Spring Field Goshen Coos Bay Portland Bend Bend Salem Marion Willamette Portland Astoria Halfway Astoria Spring Field Grande Ronde PENNSYLVANIA Allentown Birdsbord New Castle Pottstown Lancaster Robertsdale McKees Rocks Pittsburgh RHODE ISLAND Newport SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia Charleston Spartanbury Pelzer Rockhill York Newry SOUTH DAKOTA Tyndall Beltenfant, E.L. Maness, C. Hurst, P. Powell, J.H. Roe, E.L. Samples, J. O. Sparks, T. N. Sykes, R. Taylor, R. L. Thompson, J. C. Warren, B.L. White, B. G. Williams, J. R. Beeman, H. W. Broz, E. A. Cole, G. Freeland, F. D. George, V. H. Grant, L. F. Grounds, J. D. Gross, T. L. Gunn, R. C. Johnson, J. I. Keesee, B. J. McCain, H. S. Traylor, G. W. Wallace, O. V. West, V.L. Whitman, R. H. Wilson, W. D. Nabor, P. T. Richarson, E. C. Roberts, W. N, Sax, K.M. Wilde, S. R. Woods, G. R. Bertil, E.J. Clem, E.O. Engel, C. K. Fairchild, B.C. Freer, R.J. Gregory, R. E. Hanson, R. M. Milner, J. L. Pierson, J. G. Thelen, I. M. Wylet, R. R. Young, F. R. Dake, H.L. Hagerty, J. H. Biesiadny, L. L. Lynch, J. W. Plutschack, R. C. Reischauer, R. F. Volkmann, D. Bassett, M. R. Ryan, J. A. Leon Guerrero, J. S. Arbues, E. A. Balan, L. L. Corre, S. Llave, E. R. Padva, S. L. Ramirez, L. N. Traiano, A. TENNESSEE Shelbyville Luray Chester Bethel Springs Bell Buckle Cleveland Chattanooga Decaturville Knoxville Dixon Sweetwater Nashville Martin Nashville TEXAS Seabrook Houston Orange Baird Houston Abilene Corpus Christi Houston Lubbock Galveston Meadow Swan Mt. Pleasant Hillsboro Amanllo Tyler Abilene UTAH Layton Brigham City Provo Salt Lake City American Fork VIRGINIA Richmond WASHINGTON Tacoma Bellingham Port Angeles Spokane Yakima Edmonds Spokane Coulee City Seattle Bellingham Okanogan Seattle WASHINGTON, D.C. WEST VIRGINIA Charleston WISCONSIN Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Cedarburg WYOMING Rock Spring Lusk GUAM, M.I. Agona Heights PHILIPPINES Biwas, Tanza Panamite Kwoit Cavite General McArthur Samar Icawit, Cavite Son Antonio Dasmarinas, Cavite Las Pinas, Rizal cruise book staff WESTPAC 1954-55 Editor Ensign D. L. Christensen Business Editor Lt. (jg) J. L. Burke Photography Editor Ensign J. I. Hanson Advisor Cartoonist Layout Typist Photographers Printers Lt. A. B. Meihls W. D. Wilson, FN K. R. Cunningham, QMSN R. P. Mac Veigh, YN3 G. P. Baumann, MM3 M. Smith, SN Daito Art Printing Co., Tokyo, Japan WESTPAC 1954-55 is the first cruise book published on the GEORGE CLYMER . . . and it may be the last. The final product may be a comedy of errors and mistakes, however, it was intended to be an everlasting memory for those who served abord during the months of September 1954 to March 1 955 ... whether the memory be good or bad. So take it or leave it... you paid for it! the staff Those who we well always remember. . . the Commodore hoisting his " U hat the Hell Flag " . . . . and the Captain irho when told by the messenger that the OD reports that it was raining and his reply was, " Permis- sion granted I .. and to all the officers and men irho made this cruise the Editor dedi- cates the poem on the next page .. HOME, BOYS, HOME.. HOME, BOYS, HOME Go to your Division Ondcer ii you want to get away, Off on leave tor a month, or a day; Write out your chit, he ' ll sign ir he can — You can go away ana not come back, he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Exec ir you want to get a boat, To visit some friends on some other ship afloat ; He gives you the Barge . . . take it ir you can, You can take all the boats and drown yourself, he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Chief ir you want to get some speed ; He shuts down the shower bath and turns it into reed. You ring up three turns raster, and the ship ahead you ram — - The Chief he gave you twenty, and he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the First Lieutenant ir you want a piece or wood, A keg or nails, or a chair ; and be it understood, Each one you see has a different little plan — If it ' s not on Title " B, " he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Navigator if you want to get a chart ; He ' ll give it to you from the bottom of his heart, And if the ship you run a ground or into the docks you ram — The chart ' s " corrected up to date, " he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Paymaster if you want to draw some pay, He sits down and figures it out to a day. He hands you the money with a careless sort of slam — The money doesn ' t belong to him, he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Bo ' s ' n if you want to get some rope, Some white-line, some small stuff, some spun yarn, or soap, He measures it exactly and weighs it in his hand — You can take the rope and hang yourself, he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Operations Officer it you want to get the dope, He ' ll give you the word on what you want you hope. It won ' t be much, so don ' t start to plan, " What ' s the sweat, " he ' ll say, he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Gunner if you want to get a gun, And he ' ll give it to you if he ' s only got one ; You sign a little slip, just as meek as a lamb — And you can go and shoot yourself, he doesn ' t give a damn ! You go to the Doctor, you feel mighty ill ; T. he Doctor, looks you over, he gives you a pill, Then if you die, they break out the band — The Doctor ' s done his duty, and he doesn ' t give a damn ! Go to the Chaplin if you feel you are going to die, He ' ll teach you how to beat the game and live up in the sky, He ' ll whitewash your record just as clear as a lamb — We ' ll all go to heaven so we don ' t give a damn ! bT o(it J S! iznA K Off re ssss s,
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