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£W ' ' ' ' iSs?e }mSfim mif. USS GEORGE CLYMER m M A - j-» ir N C A c Qu , 1964 USS GEORGE CLYMER APA-27 CRUISE BOOK STAFF LCDR A. D. QUISENBERRY -CHAIRMAN LTJG R. M. IIORNE-EDITOR ENS T. R. STEMPEL-EDITOR BESHEARS, L. R. GMG.S-FINANCE U. S. S. GEORGE CLYMER (APA-27) SHIP HISTORY The U.S.S. GEORGE CLYMER bears the name of an outstanding American patriot — a mem- ber of the original Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A close friend of President Washington and a firm and fair arbitrator, George Clymer was appointed by Washington to settle the dispute between the Cherokees and the Creek Indians in Georgia. The U.S.S. GEORGE CLYMER was first commissioned on 15 June 1942. Shu is the largest and oldest of the venerable Attack Transports. She was the first American Attack Transport to participate in both Major Theaters during W. W. II — the Mediterranean and the Pacific. The first landing of American Troops in North Africa on 7 November 1942 marked the beginning of her combat career. In all she took part in six major combat operations: French Morocco, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Leyte, and Okinawa. During her World War II career the CLYMER steamed 163,000 miles, carried 4o,000 troops and cared for 2,600 sick and wounded. The CLYMER was again ready at the outbreak of the Korean conflict and participated in the amphibious operations at Inchon and Hangnam. Tlie role of being able to land our combat ready marines on any beaches in the world increases in importance daily in the " Cold " and " Brush Fire " war period and is a major deterrent to Communist Aggressors. The CLYMER, whose home port is San Diego, serves as the Flagship of Amphibious Squadron THREE which consists of four APA ' s, two AKA ' s (Attack Cargo), four LSD ' s (Landing Ship Dock), and one APD (High Speed Transport). The CLYMER is capable of carrying 12(10 combat loaded Marines and their associated equipment -- a Battalion Lauding Team — and of landing them on a hostile shore in a sea assault. That is her role: she plays it; as a vital member of the Amphibious Task Force Team. THE SEVENTH FLEET The GEORGE CLYMER was under the operational control of the Commander Amphibious Force, United States SEVENTH Fleet from mid-July until early December. The U.S. SEVENTH Fleet, which is the world ' s largest task fleet, maintains surveillance throughout nearly one sixth of the earth ' s surface or thirty million square miles, from the Siberian coastal waters in the North to Antarctica, and from the Indian Ocean in the West to 160 degrees east longitude, a point about 1,200 miles east of the U.S. territory of Guam. Comprised of some 125 ships, 650 aircraft and 64,000 highly trained Navy and Marine Corps personnel, the SEVENTH Fleet is dispersed throughout this vast ocean area, acting as a deterrent force against enemy aggression in the Western Pacific and insuring that the sea lanes are kept open for free world trade. The Tonkin Gulf incident in early August put CLYMER in an advanced state of readiness and she was assigned special operations as a member of the ready Amphibious Group in the South China Sea as a unit of Task Force 7b. With part of Regimental Landing Team Nine (U.S. Marines) embarked she was ready to strike over the beach or go up the River to Saigon. The fact of our " presence " and our " military " capability was well known to both Vietnamese and Chinese Communists. For this operation, the ship, officers, crew and embarked Marines were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (VIETNAM). READY POWER FOR PEACE 1 gioo r»T o«ii Bc m« _,-• •.:•-- WESTPAC DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE 18 JUNE - 18 DECEMBER 1964 18 Jun 1 L )64 Departed from San Diego, California. 26 Jim Arrived Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. 29 Jun Underway - Exercise TOOL BOX - Amphibious Landing off Hawaii. 2 Jul Returned to Pearl Harbor - Exercise TOOL BOX completed. 10 Jul Departed Pearl Harbor for the Western Pacific 19 Jul Under Operational Control U.S. SEVENTH Fleet and Commander Amphibious Forces SEVENTH Fleet. 25 Jul Arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa. 26 Jul In port Buckner Bay riding out typhoon " Flossie " . 27 Jul Departed Buckner Bay on typhoon evasion 3 Aug Arrived Sasebo, Japan for Restricted availability - Hull Repairs and Offloaded " Project Handclasp " Material. 8 Aug Departed Sasebo. 9 Aug Arrived Iwakuni , Japan. Standing by to load U.S. Marines if ordered. 14 Aug Departed Iwakuni on typhoon evasion 15 Aug Returned Iwakuni 21 Aug Departed Iwakuni 22 Aug Arrived Sasebo 25 Aug Departed Sasebo for Okinawa. 26-27 Aug Arrived Buckner Bay. Loaded Marines and equipment and departed for Subic Bay. 29 Aug Arrived Subic Bay, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines. 30 Aug Departed Subic Bay. 31 Aug Rendezvous with CTF 76 for Special Operations in South China Sea. 29 Sep Enroute Subic Bay. 2 Oct Arrived Subic Bay. 10 Oct Departed for Buckner Bay, Okinawa. 13 Oct Arrived Okinawa and offloaded Marines, loaded 400 tons " Project Handclasp " material. 14 Oct Departed Okinawa. 16 Oct Arrived Subic Bay. 17 Oct Commenced upkeep and maintenance period - Subic Bay. 3 Nov Departed Subic Bay for gunnery exercises. 5 Nov Underway for Buckner Bay. 7 Nov Arrived Buckner Bay - Departed for Hong Kong. 9 Nov Arrived Hong Kong for rest and recreation 14 Nov Departed Hong Kong. 16 Nov Arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa for amphibious training. 20 Nov Departed Buckner Bay. 23 Nov Arrived Yokosuka, Japan 23 Nov Commenced upkeep and repair at Yokosuka, Japan 2 Dec Departed Yokosuka for San Diego. 6 Dec Changed Operational Control from U.S. SEVENTH Fleet to Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific. 18 Dec Arrived San Diego. INSPECTIONS ADVANCEMENTS, COMMENDATIONS, RE-ENLISTMENTS SOUTH CHINA SEA C USS GEORGE CLYMER was a unit of Task Force SEVENTY SIX for approximately one month. Task Force SEVENTY SIX was underway almost continuously for over two months and was at full readiness with the NINETH Marines embarked for nearly seven weeks. Throughout this period, the Task Force, reinforced, supported, and protected by the mighty SEVENTH Fleet ' s Destroyer, Carrier, Mine, Patrol Aircraft, Logistic, and Submarine Forces, held its forward position, cruising q uietly and inoffensively in International Waters but ready to intervene promptly and powerfully wherever needed in Vietnam or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Our presence, our readiness, and our ability to stay at sea on station was and continues to be an invaluable asset to our Country in carrying out its policies and actions in Southeast Asia. OPERATIONS USS GEORGE CLYMER sailors observe other units of the Amphibious Force, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet during the alert last summer as a result of the Tonkin Gulf incident. mM U.S. Marines embarked in GEORGE CLYMER off Vietnam, keep trim and " improve their aim " to maintain their ability to deter the communist aggressors in a " brush fire " war. REPLENISHMENT AT SEA STANDBY FOR HIGHLINE! GOING OVER EASY ??? FIRST LOAD COMING ACROSS I KNEW THEY WOULD GET DIRTY ■V GETTING READY TO HOOK UP IT ' S A VERY LONELY FITTING 10 TYPHOON EVASIONS rnio» st . ■ «k | OCEAN mm %m jO W. " l«»«eTT0 - TYPHOON KATHY u •»«._«. Typhoon evasion started early for CLYMER during this deployment. We were caught unexpectedly by typhoon " FLOSSIE " in our first port of call — Buckner Bay, Okinawa on 20 July. We drug anchor and collided with the USS ELDORADO during the night of 2b July. On 27 July we were underway to ride out typhoons " FLOSSIE " and " GRACE " . On 31 July while enroute to Sasi Japan we turned around to avoid typhoon " HELEN " which was headed for Sasebo. On 14 August we transited the Inland Sea from Iwakuni, Japan and went through the Shimonoseki Straits to avoid typhoon " KATHY " . She was a very unpredictable girl. She followed us into Sasebo, Japan on 23 August. We rode her out at a typhoon anchorage in Sasebo for two days. Again in October we moved from the repair pier to a typhoon anchorage in Subic Bay, Philippines in event typhoon " CLARA " decided to drop in. She passed clear of Subic. Our shift from the Repair Pier, Subic Bay to Leyte Pier (Carrier Pier) to avoid expected high winds on L October was our last typhoon alert. i l COMMANDING OFFICERS CAPTAIN SMITS CAPTAIN WHITMAN Captain Cornelius J. Smits commenced his Naval Career in 1940 through the Naval Reserve Program. His first assignment was on board USS SPICA, a cargo ship in the Pacific. Three years later he assumed command of USS LST 78 where he participated in amphibious landings in the Gilbert, Marshall, Marianas and New Guinea. In 1945 he served as Executive Officer of the oiler USS ENOREE and later assumed command. Captain Smits duty stations include USS CONE (DD 866), General Line School, Monterey, CO of USS NAIFEH and USS LYMAN K. SWENSON (DD 729), Staff of Commander Destroyer Flotilla ONE, Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Staff of Commander in Chief, U. S. Forces Europe, Staff of Commander First Fleet and when he relinquished command of USS GEORGE CLYMER on 8 September L964 was ordered to the Staff of Commander Joint Task Force EIGHT. Captain William A. Whitman, assumed com- mand of USS GEORGE CLYMER on 8 September 1964. He was on board USS SEA -LION on 10 December 1941 when she was bombed and sunk at Cavite. From Manila he proceeded to Corregidor and was assigned to USS SEAWOLF (SS 197). Captain Whitman participated in fifteen submarine war patrols while serving in SEAWOLF, SARGO, HAMMERHEAD and Sub- marine Division 262 and Submarine USS-0-10 (SS 71). Captain Whitman ' s assignments in- clude duty in FLYING FISH, ATULE, RONQUIL and CHARR (SS 328), Staff of Commander Sub- marine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Staff of Commander Submarine Squadron TWO and FIVE, Commander Submarine Division FIFTY I ' W ' O , Executive Officer of the Submarine Tender SPERRY , Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics). Post graduate school- ing includes U.S. Naval Post Graduate School (Mechanical Engineering), U. S. Naval War College, and the Industrial College of the Annuel Forces ( ' 6l- ' 64) i? EXECUTIVE OFFICER CDR KINGTON COMMANDER JOSEPH E. KINGTON entered the Navy as a seaman recruit in 1935 and advanced through the various enlisted grades in the Fire Control rate. He was advanced to Chief Fire Controlman in 1042 and was commissioned an Ensign in May 1044. Since commissioned he has served on five destroyers as First Lieutenant, Gunnery Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer. He attended the University of Auburn during 1948-1950 under the Five Term Program and General Line School, Monterey in 1951. Previous amphibious duty was on staff COMPHIBGRU ONE and at NAVPHIBSCOL, Coronado. Prior to report- ing aboard the CLYMER he was CONSERVRON THREE ' S representative in Yokosuka. 13 DEPARTMENT HEADS CHIEF ENGINEER LCDR QUISENBERRY FIRST LIEUTENANT LT GOOD OPERATIONS OFFICER LT SHAW NAVIGATOR LTJG DOUGI IERTY OFFICERS DENTAL OFFICER LCDR LEONARD DC A LTJC INGALLS MPA LTJC ENCDALE BCC LTJC HORNE GUNNERY OFFICER LTJC ABY SHIPS BOISON ENS ZAREK ASS ' T CIC OFFICER ENS LEDZLAN 1 5 THE ANCIENT ONES w RUFLANGE, A. J., RDCM GILMORE, J. W., SMCS LOTT, G. , BMC LANEY, V. R. , EMCM HADFIELD, J. W. , SKCS NEESE, G., SMC ANDERSON, B. P. , QMCS PIERCY, J. L. , DKCS KRISANDA, C. L. , GMGC NORMAN, T. B. , RMCA JOHNSTON, C. C. , RDC HUGHES, R. L. , MMC TILLINGHAST, E. , ENC FORDE, C.W. , ICC DEAN, H. L. , BTC WISMER, E. E. , ETC DOWNING, R. C. , CSC Mr.nANTFI.. K A HMC FULLER. T. T. . SDC ASTER. D. , SDC COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON THREE CAPTAIN SIGMUND A. BOBCZYNSKI, relieved Captain Joseph D. Linehan as Commander Amphibious Squadron Three in an on- board ceremony on the Squadron Flagship USS GEORGE CLYMER (APA 27) on Thursday, 3 September, 1964. Captain Bobczynski was born in Flint Michigan, and was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1939. He has served on USS GUDGEON (SS-211), USS ARCHERFISH (SS 411), USS PESACOLA , USS PRUIT, USS BARRACUDA, USS DOLPHIN, USS PIKE, and USS DIABLO. Immediately prior to becoming Comman- der Amphibious Squadron Three, Captain Bobczynski was Assistant Chief of Staff for Readiness, COMASWFORPAC. CAPTAIN JOSEPH D. LINEHAND, was born in Phenix, Rhode Island. He was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1939. Captain LINEHAN has served on USS GRAYSON (DD 435), USS HULBERT (AVD), USS COTTEN (DD 669), USS PHOENIX (CL) , USS HUNT (DD 194) , USS HOOD (DD 655) , and USS POCONO (AGC-16). Immediately prior to becomming Com- mander Amphibious Squadron Three, Cap- tain Linehan was on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. Upon departure from Amphibious Squadron Three, he assumed duties on the staff, CINCLANTFLT. 18 CHIEF STAFF OFFICER COMMANDER LAWRENCE A. KEMPF came to Amphibious Squadron Three from the USS COMSTOCK (LSD 19). He was commissioned on 24 February 1944, and he has served on board USS GUMTREE, USS YAZOO, USS MERIDITH, USS CAPERTON, USS COLUMBUS, and USS HUSE. He assumed command of the USS COMSTOCK (LSD 19) on 28 May 1963 at Yokosuka, Japan, and was relieved on 2 November 19o4 to report as Chief Staff Officer, Commander Amphibious Squadron Three. 10 STAFF OFFICERS Front Row: LTJG T. R. Burner, LTJG R. De MARCO, LT. T.B. BRIGHT, CDR. L.A. KEMPF, CDR. H. R. PHILLIPS, LCDRJ. R. PAINTER, LCDR OTA. Second Row: LT. E.A. ANDERSON, LTJG R.T. JOHNSON, LT. R. F. SMITH, LTJGW.E. BARLETT, LTJG A. K. REED, LCDR J. W. RAFALOWSKI, LTJG J. P. WELN, LT. R. E. ELSTER, LT. R.D. WILSON. DEPARTMENT HEADS OPERATIONS INTELLIGENCE CDR. H. R. LCDR. J.W. PHILLIPS RA FA LOWS Id MATERIAL COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATION LT. H. H. LT R.D. LT. R.E. MOORE WILSON ELSTER 20 STAFF DIVISION First row: MONZON, Leonardo I. , YNC, FENGER, Peter W. , YN3, SSGT PARIS, George R. , SLOCUM, Larry J. , QM2, SEMENAK, Ronald A., AG2, HOWARD, Earn D. SM2, MARION, Lawrence, SMCS. Second Row: BREEN, John C. , RD 1 , GIBBS, ' Robert E. , AG1, READY, R. C. , YN1, YOUNG, Broadus A. , SMS, ZIRKEL, Ronald W. , YN3. Staff Personnel Not Pictured: COOK, Edward, RM2, DALUDAO, Leoncio A. , SD3, D EPS FA ' , Jackson D. , ENS, HAGGARD, Robert M. , SA , HARMON, Kelh AG3, LACEY, Edward, RMCS, MILANA, Roberto L. SD1, MOORE, Donald K. BM2, NIEVES, Joseph, RM1, PRAY, Mark H. YN3, ROTH, Keith E. SN, WEBSTER, George E. , RM2, WESTMORELAND, Paul E. , SN, WRIGHT, Lloyd M. RMSN. 21 w ' % K ) r - AlAii b v ' J fl 2 j Always alert We party too CPR3 goes a ' vistinz ' It ' s a typhoon sir. " What hair The hot rodders Do it this way 11 1 [ard at work RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES To administer the spiritual welfare, Amphibious Squadron has a Protestant and a Catholic Chaplain. As these Chaplains rotate among eleven ships most of our re- ligious services are conducted by Protestant and Catholic Lay Leaders. CHEF HADFIELD PROTESTANT LAY LEADER ENSIGN DOUGHERTY CATHOLIC LAY LEADER 23 CAPTAINS CORNER The smile of Captain C. J. SMITS, Commanding Officer of attack transport ship U.S.S. GEORGE CLYMER (APA-27) expresses both gratitude and surprise as the Land- ing Force Commander in " Operation Westwind " , Colonel Claude D. BARTON, Com- manding Officer of First Brigade, Twenty-fifth Infantry Division accepts GEORGE CLYMER plaque from the Captain and " reverses the table " to surprise the Navy Cap- tain with a commemorative plaque from his organization. A highly successful Army- Navy amphibious exercise on the Island of Molokai in the Hawaiian chain during April 1964, " Operation Westwind " is typical of the close interservice co-ordination and sup- port of our modern day Armed Forces. Captain W. A. WHITMAN reads his orders prior to relieving Captain C. J. SMITS as Command- ing Officer of the attack transport USS GEORGE CLYMER on S Sep- tember. Although the ship was operating in an advanced state of readiness in the South China Sea as a unit of the Amphibious Force, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet, the change of command was executed with pomp and ceremony befitting the occasion. fr , t b ' I$ 3$ r G Dinner in the Wardroom for the Commodore and the Captain o U a, ca CO W .2 ir H CO 3 3 WW " J3 r. en D • a S " CO 2 2 d CO rt in - 13 " ON ±1 N co C cci !? 3 CO 03 o3 D Oh CO o _ u CTJ — i w T3 J O — i U H rt CO d c s- 03 y - £ - i " r? oj co o " j CO n_i ■- o V 2 -a -S ♦- 1 u -i CO 3 Qj 3 J0 CO CO CD a CD - w O D fflh 26 DAMAGE CONTROL The Damage Control Organization is responsible for the control of damage a- board ship. The damage control organization supervises the placement of the ship into material conditions ordered by the commanding officer. Other responsibilities include the supervision of prescribed compartment tests, the preparation and main- tenance of bills for the control of damage and stability, and the training of the ship ' s personnel in damage control. Briefly, the Damage Control Organization insures, by inspection, that the watertight integrity of the ship is being maintained and that all departments are maintaining a high degree of " damage control readiness " . mgggt -:- INSTRUCTION PROBLEM DISCUSSION 2 7 " PROJECT HANDCLASP " v Sailors of USS GEORGE CLYMER loading and offloading some of the 400 tons of " Project Handclasp " material transported by CLYMER from Okinawa to Subic Bay, Philippines and from San Diego to Sasebo, Japan. " Project Handclasp " is one of the Navy ' s official people-to-people overseas com- munity relations programs designed primarily to receive and transport on a space available basis, and sometimes distribute charitable cargo as requested by various organizations and individuals. 28 i i PEOPLE - TO - PEOPLE ACTIVITIES " Aside from military operations, the SEVENTH Fleet is constantly active In com- munity aid and relief missions, and myriad People-to-Peuplo activities, all of which promote good will and understanding between the United States and the peoples of Southeast Asia. The SEVENTH Fleet is a corps of 64,000 ambassadors of good will, with her sailors and marines giving thousands of pints of blood and thousands of dollars annually to the needy and unfortunate. The People-to-People program is liv- ing proof that the SEVENTH Fleet is, in practice, as well as theory, a " Ready Pow- er for Peace. " £QRCE1 CLYMETR Chinese refugee in Hong Kong smiles happily as she clutches doll presented her by the men of USS GEORGE CLYMER. The toys were do- nated by " Project Handclasp " and went to several organiza- tions for distribution to needy children as Christmas pres- ents. Among those organiza- tion presented with toys were " Project Concern " in the Yau- mati typhoon shelter of Kow- loon, Saint James Settlement in Hong Kong and the Bethony Home (orphanage) Talakay, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Republic of Philippines. Presenting basketballs to child- ren of Saint James Settlement, Hong Kong. Also presented were encyclopedia and 3,000 popsicles. 29 t i PROJECT CONCERN " " Project Concern " , an independent relief organization " involved in mankind, " with CONCERN for humanity to fellowmen everywhere. The project was originated by Dr. Jim TURPIN, who gave up his practice in Coronado, California to start the project. The photograph above was taken on the YAUH OI the boat clinic, anchored in Yaumati Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong. Of the 35,000 refugees living in the typhoon shelter on junks, it is estimated that 28,000 have been through the clinic for medical care. CLYMER donated medical supplies, dolls, and books - all " Project Handclasp " material to " Project Concern " . From left to right are ENS. Ralph De- Marco, LCDR A. D. Quisenberry, LT R. F. Smith, Commodore Bobczynski, Mr. Dave Potts director of " Project Concern " , Mrs. Plant and Mrs. Shelia Johns - business manager and per- sonnel director. Junks at " YAUH OI " (brotherly love) medical clinic awaiting medical care . ( In Mien receive popsicles (Project Handclasp material) from CDR Phillips, Operations Officer of COMPH1BRON THREE Staff. Note clinic ' s ambulance boat " HELPFUL HANNAH " in background. CHILDRENS PARTY - HONG KONG While in Hong Kong, CLYMER ' s crew rolled the red carpet down the accomodation ladder for 44 underprivileged children from the St. James Settlement of Hong Kong. The enthusiastic visitors were treat- ed to a complete tour of the ship, movies, refreshments, and gifts. As they left the ship they were given popsicles to take back to their friends who were unable to attend the party. Each child was given the opportunity to point and train one of the ship ' s guns. The children were fascinated when the signalman on the ship ' s bridge spelled out the words HONG KONG with flashing light, semaphore, and flag hoist, but the most memorable part of their tour was spinning each other around in the Commodore ' s chair. SCHOOL " MARM ' r?;z WHEN DO WE EAT? I ' M NOT LOST, MY TEACHER IS. WHO IS THE " FIRE CONTROL TECH. SIGNALMAN STRIKERS 31 SHIPS PARTY - YOKOSUKA TEAMWORK HUNGRY? I LEFT MY HEART IN NIPPON 32 III HO SILVERSON ENTERTAINMENT The GEORGE CLYMER ' s Western Band entertains the Wardroom following a delicious dinner in honor of Captain S. A. BOBCZYNSKI, Commander Amphibious Squadron THREE, embarked in CLYMER, and Captain William A. WHITMAN. Commanding. " FIRST CLASS " Party - - Yokosuka, Japan o K I N A W A DO YOU SEE THE CPO CLUB? IS IT CRACKED LORENZ ? ... 9 „AGEJ T " 91 , i- Who were the lucky few that toured Oki- nawa while the ship rode out Typhoon " Flos s i e " KOZA CITY FROM THE WALDORF? 34 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS RICE FIELDS SUBIC BAY P THE COUNTRYSIDE NATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS PAGSANJAN FALLS 35 HONG I KONG OE DIVISION First Row: Rufiange, A. J., RDCM; Helms, D. B., ETR2; Garvin, T. G. , SN; Wismer, E. E., ETCA Second Row; Jones, M. E., ETR2; Todd, D. A., ETN2; Fisher, H. F., ETR3; Crisp, J. R., ETN2 CAUGHT Between the regulations of BUSHIPS, and the demands of the Radar and Radio operators, we find the rather muddled " OE " Division. On them rests the responsibility of repairing the ship ' s electronics equipment, with the help of their capable mascot, J. Rabbit. Those Olongapo liberties! 38 Orders at last ! How charming . • • Ui i Yy -it ■ » a ■!?•■ ' 1 • » M Even he has a hat on ! 1 planned it that way fcfS M I Lvorite SPA-4A! M own 1 ittle radio! BUS HIPS ... 39 But i I ' . MSI E! COMMUNICATIONS Radiomen - Responsible for maintaining ship to shore, shore to ship, and ship to ship communications. Along with the normal duties come the extras such as press, telegrams, and telephone calls. All these things are in the normal day of a radioman. I ' ve cot a cirl in he S 1 - " - »■ 6 What liberty? rr Top Row: Allen RM2, Mott SA , Norris RM3, Wolcott SN, Middle Row: Fitzpatrick RMS, Smith RM3, Cook RM2, Simpson RM2 Bottom Row: Mongar, SN, Jamison SN, Wright RMSN Top Row: Florez, RM2 , Norman RMc , ENS Holder, Webster RM2. Bottom Row: Hake RM1, FrostaciRM2, NievesRMl. Isn ' t this Second Division She was just een 40 (OC) DIVISION Signalmen - Responsible mainly for operational messages and ships movements. The signalman stands a twenty-four hour guard. Skilled with knowledge of sema- phore, morse code, and flag hoist, the signalman keeps us in contact with our squad- ron. Lynch SN, Young SM3 , Harris SN , McMillie SM2 , Swindle SM3 , Harris SN Turn on die light G-o-t-A-M-a-t-c-h? I ' m young -young -young Get him out of here Elite of th i 41 o I D I V I s I o N FRONT ROW, LF. TO RGT. - ENSIGN STEMPEL, DIV. OFFICER BUTA , L.; CHIEF JOHNSTON; ROTH, C.W.; BACK ROW;- ENSIGN LEDZIAN, YETTER, H.F.j HORNUNG, G.; MACALISTER, C. NOT SHOWN; MCDOWELL, J.S.; MOLENAAR, T. DEAKLE, C.C. The personnel of C. I. C. are a tight-knit and well coordinated team using their skills and equipment to track, evaluate, and communicate with surface and air contacts; which promotes the welfare of US and our families. But despite their solemn job our radarman have shown their stamina when it comes to a good night ' s liberty. " WHOSE GOING TO MAKE WHO SCRUB WHAT BULKHEAD! " " OUR HOME A WAV FROM HOME 1 •i; " HEY ROD, HOW WAS THAT FOR A C.P.A. ON THE EL DORADO? " ' THAT ' LL TEACH YOU; YETTER! " ... AND THERE I WAS, ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF, SURROUNDED ... " " OH NO! YOU ' LL NEVER GET MY DUCKS! " HEY DEAR, WHOSI GOT THE TICKETS : 43 Left to right: RICHARDSON Q I2 , NORDSTROM QM2 , GUITAR SN , CARLSON SN , HOOVER SN (Back Row) ANDERSON QMCS, LT(jg) DOUGHERTY NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT " WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO WE ' LL TAKE YOU " This is the motto of our Navigation Dept. The Navigator together with every Quar- termaster agrees that our work is sometimes frustrating, but always it ' s fun. When the ship is underway, our day beg ins before sunrise and ends well after dark. As our cruise draws to an end, we proudly state " sometimes we didn ' t know where we were, but we certainly were never lost. " 32 N 112. W III W 110 W Yes Sir Captain, ii was an excellen! fi [ " hree lines crossed! OK men, I ' m serious! Cheer up Chief, we can ' t be lost forever ' Wait ' till die sun shines Nordie " I ' ll show you how to drive son! I A If I keep this book open They ' ll think I can read What did I say! Forget it! We ' re lost! 4 5 X-DIVISION Ever alert, with pencils and pens poised for instantaneous action, the Yeoman and Personnelmen of X Division keep the wheels of government grinding slowly, but surely. All paperwork, from new service records to the Plan of the Day pass through the Ship ' s Office. The Master-at-Arms, the Legal Department, Training Office and the all important Post Office fall within X Division. From left to right - Ensign L. G. DETRICH, Personnel Officer; LOYD YN3- DUDRA, PN2; FREEMAN, SN; ROSETE, YN2; CONTI, SN; LOGAN SN; and PERKINS, YN1 1ST LT WARREN, the only U.S. Marine in ship ' s company services as Legal Officer in addition to his primary duty as Combat Cargo Officer FULTS, PC3 doing a typical hard days labor. " If the XO calls, be sure and tell him that I ' m here — working. " 46 " That ' ll be my shirt ne: t time you send it to the laundry Couldn ' t sleep all night Your friendly hip ' s librarian at your service Let me go over tlie benefits with you one more time . . . Yes, we keep it dark in here . Reminds us of . . . 3 £)l . and it pro i 20. 000 the I n ;1 year Does this apply to Canadians: Yes Sir 1 luk, thi is quite a life . With me doing all the work why do we need a PNC and PN 1 ? What am 1 doing here: Sure it ' , been 30 i what ii! .■I liquor aboard? ard so that the u .17 MASTERS AT ARMS The Ship ' s Master-at-Arms duties consist of enforcing U. S. Naval Regulations, Ship ' s Regulations, and other pertinent directives. The Master-at-Arms supervise the rigging and unrigging for church, movies and other special functions. They also supervise the mess line, pay line, store line, at the scene of emergencies, and at other official gatherings of personnel. Whitman BM2 , King GMG2 , and Turner SHI Sure Chief, I ' ll bring you a letter tomorrow Let ' s sing that song again Gear adrift, get a report slip Here ' s where we raid toda V Looks like a long day ahead 48 t i H » » " H " DIVISION - DENTAL MEDICAL ' Colored pills and Dental drills ' D I V I S I o N But that ' s only half of it. The job the Medical Department does aboard ship is one of the most important. Just as the ship ' s Damage Control Parties, keep the SHIP in ' running order ' , so does the ship ' s Medical Department keep the MEN in ' running order ' . Even without the ' colored pills and dental drills ' and sanitation inspections, early reveilles and binnacle lists, physicals and quarantines, there must be someone besides the Chaplin to listen to ones troubles. " Doc " is usu- ally elected. They call him " Doc " , he ' s their father, mother, brother, and ' dutch uncle ' . He ' s always there when he ' s needed. He ' s the man who, takes care of your broken leg or your skinned knucle, keeps your health record ' squared away ' , or has the cure when you have a ' morning after ' headache . . . Some- times you hate him; sometimes you love him; but he ' s always " Doc " , and he ' s always there. Front Row L-R K. McDaniel HMCA; R. Ochart HN; J. Smith HM3; G. Arvidson HM2: H. DelRosario DTI; LCDR Leonard (DC) Back Row J. Sadden HM3; R. Barhite HM2; P. Vincent HN; R. Whittaker HM 2 . i tit: r i ' " H " Division . . . Excellent There ' s A Meetin ' Here Tonight .19 A " Li ' L Jab ' 11 Do Ya! But Doc ... I Can ' t Now Th ' Shinbone ' s connected to Th ' Ankle- bone an ' Th ' ■ . • Ilmmm . . . Let ' s See . . . Beards. I know there ' s a regulation on that; Somewhere. What ' s Cookin ' . . . Cajun? Now let Me see . . . Animals are alivi Vegetables are plants; ' n ' Minerals . . . Uh Uh! ! You taste it! Well Now: Ecny, meeny, minie, mo. BOILER DIVISION Back Row: ENS TRAVERS; HONEA , FA; LANDERS, FA; WILSON; BT3; KNIGHT, BT3; ELLIS, BT1; JONES, FN; DEAN, BTC; Front Row: HAY, BT1; ALIERS, FN; VALENZUELA, FN; HART, FA; MONTAGNE, BT3. B Division is composed of boilermen who change water into steam to propell the ship, to generate electrical power, to cook food, to wash and press clothes, and to heat the ship. A typical day ' s work in the engincroom. 5? • •• What, me work ! What, me smoke ! I ' m so happy I could cry. Shipover, what is: Let ; so vvimmins 53 M " D I V I S I o N Top Row: ENS. R. W. TRAVERS , LTJG A. C. ENGDALE, SNEED, R. L. , MM3; HOWE, T. E. , MM2; FOX, R. L. , MM3; BADORE , B.E. , MR1; WHITESIDE, W. E. , MM3; GAINES, W. D. , MM1 Bottom Row: EASLEY, R. A. , FN; GOODMAN, D. E. , FN; YAHN, J. A. , FA; JOSLIN, D. R. , MM2; LOPEZ, R. B. , MMFN; BATEMAN, J. P., MM2 Holiday Routine in the engine room ■M Who is mindinc the throttle? There ' s something wrong here i •» " -■ " Liberty Call Resting be ' What ' s this writing letters during work- ing hours? DIVISION ? . ■ tf j v t %i Bottom row left to right: LORETT , W. E. , EM3; GARZA, J. , EM3; HANSON, C. J. , EM3; COPPLE, R. L. , EMFA; CURTICE, R. J., EMFN; IMAMURA , A. H. , EMI; Top row: MATTHEIS, J. R. , EM3; LANEY, V. R. , EMCM; M1TTINEN, E. A. , ICFN; DAUGHDRILL, J. L. , EM3; CLEARY, P. J. , IC3; SCOBY, L. D. , EMFN; FORDE, C. W. , ICC. " Duty electrician lay to the bridge. " This word starts " E " Division scurring. Is it the navi- gation or running lights that are not working? Maybe there ' s trou- ble with A. C. or D. C. electrical power. Could it be the gyros, ship service, or sound powered telephones? Anything wrong with the small boats, the batteries not up? Trouble with ventilation, main propulsion, lighting? The motion picture projector not working, or is it " How do you turn this light switch on. " These are only a few of the responsibilities " E " Division has been assigned. CAPTAIN C. J. SMITS presents HANSON certificate of advancement in rating to EM3 DIVISIONAL LIFERS - CHAPMAN, CLEARY, LORETT, BARKLEY , and COPPLE. 56 I ' M AN ELECTRICIAN 57 A SWITCH WHAT IS ? A DIVISION f I i :)! , wit III rM 1 Jt- Sr L. to R. -Top Row: Campbell (EN3) BoBo (MM1) Silver (EN1) Smackers (EN3) Lawrence (ENS) " Middle " Taylor (FA ) LaCosta (EN2) Berry (FN) Dupree (MM3) Mangrum (FN) Hagman (EN2) Jones (FN) " Bottom " Gibson (FN)Steggell (MM3) Tillinghast (ENC)Gnass (ENS) Simmons (EN2) Picottie (EN3) I • to R. (( apt. JSmits (Cdr. ) Kingston (ENS.) Gnass, Tillinghast (ENC) S8 " INSPECTION TIME ' AUXILIARY DIVISION AT WORK? But we know it ' s here somewhere ! Chief, We WERE working Don ' t give me any lip! ■ ■ X 1 J -Jrt ji 1 Let us scrutinize this just once more Really, Mr. Q, we do make WATER V ho ' : 59 REPAIR (R) DIVISION Top Row L to R (Standing) LTJG Larisch, Bell OC3, Genever SFM2, WillettOCZ, MullinOCl, Head SFP3, Fortin SFMC Bottom Row, L to R Williams SFM2, Wilcox SFM3, Birt FN, Perry SFP2, Gray FN. LtoR. Williams SFM2, Birt FN, Thompson SN, Wilcox SFM3, Gray FN, Head SFP3, Perry SFP2 " If this leaks Birt, you ' ve had it! " (Head SFP3 and Birt FN) R Division is responsible for the repair and main- tenance of piping systems outside the engineering spaces and repairs to the hull, hull fittings, and assigned equipment. We are also responsible for making repairs for other departments and divisions when such repairs are beyond the capability of that department or division but within the capability of R Division. " The three merry damage controlmen " (Willett DC2, Mullin OC1, Bell DCS) Af) BOAT REPAIR WE FIX THEM REPAIR PARTY OPERATION READY FOR ACTION - REPAIR III ROUTINE CHORES D I V I s I o N First row: ASTER, D. , WILBURN O. , DALUDADO, A. , EUSEBIO, N. , VAR1AS, R., andYARANON, A. Second row: LTJGJ. E. MOORE, HOUSTON, W., MCELROY, H., STOKES, M. , FULLER, J. T. , and LT ANDERSEN Missing: MANGOSING, A. , RILLORTA, A. , ALMEDA, B., DELEON , F. , THOMAS, M. , andBYERS, F. S-2 Division is a small division but they perform their great tasks with high dignity and outstanding results. There is no job too big for so small a di- vision. During the South China Sea Operations, S-2 Di- vision had their job cut out for them. They earned their new nickname, the " can-do " division. Under the professional guidance of Fuller, SDC , and Yeranon, SD1, a smorgasbord was served in the Wardroom which made the officers think they were at the Balai Hai. While in the tropics the food was light but plenti- ful. A large number of personnel of S-2 Division arc- residents of the Far East and many took leave to visit with their relatives while in that area. Leave was granted to all who desired it, but S-2 Division kept rolling. 62 Yes, Sir, I ' m a cook too. Service is what you get S-2 Division Personnel also know how to have fun. 63 S-l DIVISION S-l DIVISION IS COMPRISED OF: STOREKEEPERS WHO ORDER, STOW AND ISSUE ALL THE ITEMS NEEDED TO KEEP THE SHIP ON AN EVEN KEEL. COMMESSARYMEN WHO KEEP THE CREW WELL FED WITH WELL BALANCED AND NOURISHING CHOW. SHIP ' S SERVICEMEN WHO RENDER SERVICES TO HELP KEEP THE SHIPS MORAL HIGH. DISBURSINGCLERKS WHO FURNISH US WITH THE MONEY WHICH WE JUST CAN ' T DO WITHOUT. FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: LT E.A. ANDERSEN, LTJG S.W. BALDWIN, A.G. AIKINS SK3 , P.O. URBANO SKI, M.T. VELLENGA SK3 , E.N. UNGAB SK2 , J.L. PERCY DKCS, J.W. HADFIELD SKCS. BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT; R.L. DAVIS SK3 , J.M. POWERS SK3 , G.F. BETSINGER SK3 , L.F. MAASSEN SA, F.N. HOLL1NCSWORTH SK3 . THOSE MISSING; ENS. T.J. CANFELD, R.C. DOWNING CSC, C.F. BROWNING SH2 , C.A. CREES SN, R. (N) FLORES SH2 , F.J. GEORGE SH2 , J.C. GOTT CS3, W.T. HOLDER CS2, W.T. JULIAN CS1, J. LAM SEN SH3 , J.C. MALONEYCS2, D.R. MCKAMEY SN, T.C. NOBLES SN , D.L. MOSSHOLDER SN , F.B. SALES CS1, B.M. SAUNDERS SH2 , W.J. MEDINA SN, J.S. SHERFY SN, E.G. SULLIVAN SN , S.A. TOLPA SN , R.F. WALDECKCS3. .-,4 WHAT DO YOU MEAN TEN STEAKS IS THE LIMIT? HI IS- " iia 1 ONE MORE CRACK ABOUT MY BISCUITS AND- f 5 m MISS SOUTH CHINA SEA 1964 MAYBE WE BETTER OPERATE HEY FELLAS LOOK. GRILLED HAND BURGER. I» It -3K»C- f ] Wl lie II COOK USES BRAND X 65 TOUCHE HOW ABOUT A LITTLE LIBERTY BOSS ? BET THEY NEVER GUESS THAT THIS IS CARABAO MEAT WHO ME ? TWENTY YEAR MAN I WANNA GO HOME 6 6 FIRST DIVISION Above, left to right. Front row: Lobato M.E.; Feldges F.L.: Yalm U.B.: Oldham L.VV. Rear row: Left to right. Roland J. T.; Hastings W.G.: Marvel H. BM1 Ens. E.T. Halaas, Division Officer. Below, left to right (squating); Leslie L.L.; Brock- man J.; Mahan BM1; Feldges F.L.; Medina W.E.; Goodwill BM3 Huff R.E. Left to right (standing): Ens. Zarek, Ship ' s Bos ' n; Ens. W. Fisher; Brooks BM2; Specht R.M.; Garman J.E.; Brown L.W.jLeford Smith BM2; Leford BM2; Anderson BM3 » I. ▼ f 9 f t % 1 First Division maintains and operates various deck and amphibious equipment. Throughout the forward part of the ship, from our 7 1 2 ton anchors to the 3U ton cargo boom, willing and able seaman work with skilled petty officers towards learning the Boatswain Mate ' s rate. These pictures are glimpses of First Division at work and play. 67 G E N E R A L YEAH YOU! TURN TO. u p K E E P BUT . . . There ' s always one who doesn ' t get the " word ' 68 I I First division inhabits the vast space: mi the focs ' le. Naturally much of the di- vision ' s time is spent in housekeeping these spaces. The candid pictures on this page- indicate the serious intensity of the men while on the job. " Yeah, and if you conic any closer we ' ll paint you too. " First Division doesn ' t , of course, spend all its time polishing the Ship ' s bell. At general quarters the division man ' s the for- ward 3 " guns and the accurate marksmanship of these guns is well known throughout the ship. During amphibious exercises the di- vision is responsible for placing the forward boats in the water with as much speed as possible. The men in First Division take real pride in these vital tasks and it is this pride which has given the division a reputation of excellent performance as well as having gleaming spaces. " Maybe itsabomb. Why don ' I ..... th. ,-, ; . " e ' re going to sink ! fc I Ooooooo Lets make a move Dear Santa Crash Paean i? The Tuna are biting tonight 70 SECOND DIVISION f f f fl f W 1 1%! ft ;» ' Second Division is truely the fighting arm of the ship. Its responsibility is to provide the boats, assault boat coxwains, and bowhooks to transport Marines From ship to-shore at any given time or place. Our, " Hit That Beach " is it ' s motto as well as its job. The transportation of personnel and supplies, while moored or at anchor, is also its responsibility. The officers and men of Second Division are proud to be a part of the USS George Clymer. . . A top rate ship. White collar job : j imporiiUiL men THIRD DIVISION tilt te Top row: TALAMANTES, SN; RECEK, BMSN; PELLIGRINE, SN; MADEWELL, SN; SULLIVAN, SN; SNIDER, SN; DECK, SN; WEBSTER, SA; MC MULLEN, SN; and ENS EDEN (DIVISION OFFICER) Bottom row: TALBOTT, BM3; KOLB, BM2, and ALLEN, BM2 NOT PICTURED: SOUTH, SN; FRITZ, SN; BAILEY, SN, and MOTT, SN An everyday occurance tor Third Div- ision. Lowerinc the Mike Boats. 71 Third D ivision assisting with I li Line off of Vict : [am Some Division men enjoying R R. Seems as though die work is never done. The Leading Pett; Officer lor Third Division is receiving instructions on knot tying. 73 FOURTH DIVISION LTJG ADY; JOHNSON, T.E. FTG2 THOMAS, W.E. FTG3 MC CLELLAND, M.E. FTG2 HIEBERT, D.L. FTG3 ENS FISHER TOP ROW: BASS, M.L. SN BENITEZ, M.L. GMG3 THOMAS, W.E. FTG3 MERRITT, RB SN BESHEARS, L.R. GMG3 FRIETAS, C.S. SN BOTTOM ROW: BARN- ABY, N. GMG1 KRISANDA, G.L. GMGC LTJG ADY ENS FISHER The job of keep- ing our guns in pro- per working condi- tion falls upon the capable shoulders of the Fourth Division. This division is composed of Gun- ners Mates-whose responsibility it is to see that the guns are always ready to fire-and Fire Con- trol Technicians — whose job it is to see thai the shells fall " on ta rget " . 7.1 - - i ibtqi -j 5 £ ' •. T ' i. ' - " ■ 76 PHOTO LAB Starting with only a camera and growing into a completely equipped dark room setup, the Photo Lab was built from spare parts and in spare time. Now a well running organiza- tion it is a " part time " activity for our photo- graphers. Cruise Book pictures , photos of events, and public information are but few of the tasks performed by the photo lab gang. The men responsible for the development of this lab are: LONG, ENS, NELSON, SM3 , ARVIDSON, HM2, JOHNSON, FT2, BELL, DC3, and ALLEN, RM2. 1 ' - ss C H | I far I 1 jwt I B i 1 ! " " " ' . " ' -■ L JOHNSON, FT2, ALLEN, RM2, LONG, EN3, and NELSON, SM3 Sure were busy On location I know its here someplace Yes, you do smoke a pipe But I don ' t like cheese the Cruise Bool; 77 WELCOME HOME M , • ■■ ff-r IQME DaD A ' - r v i 78 The following messages were received by Amphibious Squadron THREE: . . .From Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet During your tour in the SEVENTH Fleet you made a significant contribution to a posture which left no doubt that we are a ready power for peace. For this outstanding contribution, there can be no higher reward than the knowledge you proved your professionalism, and PHIBRON 3 left no doubt of their right to this accolade. Sayonara and best wishes for the happy holiday homecoming you so richly deserve. . . .VADM JOHNSON . . .From Commander Amphibious Forces, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet Farewell and best Christmas wishes to a Squadron whose ready response to unprecedented demands was a prime factor in the establishment of a new concept of readiness in this force. Your most professional performance and unmatched clan have earned the admiration of your fellow amphibians who remain in WESTPAC. . . . RADM LEE . . .From Commander Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet Welcome home from a very successful deployment. Your diligence in WESTPAC proved the mobile efficiency and ready striking power of Amphibious Forces, Pacific. Your efforts have won you the coveted Expeditionary Medal with distinction of being the first entire peacf squadron to do so. Add my well done. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and desc. reunion with loved ones. . . . VADM COLWELL 79 READY NOW 80 " 1 v -jpaWjjSl

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