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.sli ' I I ke S taH d ciiionat J tajl James R. FOWLER, Chief Robert M. BALL Edwin A. BUKY Paul A. PETERSEN Alex J. SINKA Robert B. WESTPHAL ■ roditclion S taj j Melvm W. DIR, Chief Marvin S. DART John G. PROCTOR Fred Z. WILLIAMS Georse CARRICO Nick CALCAGNO Chaplain Jannes A. Martin, Jr. Advisor ;5 ' u. 3rer S.S GOSHEN .0. ■■ A rS; ' iyC y " ' - ' 0 ■■A " iH . ke cJLo 9 ' ' . SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.fornia 13 December ■ 24 December 1944 SAN PEDRO, California 26 December - 9 January 1945 SAN DIEGO, California 10 J-jnuary - 24 January LONG BEACH, California 1 February - 2 February SAN PEDRO, California 2 February - 4 February IE SHIMA, Ryukyus Islands 6 August - 7 August OKINAWA, Ryukyus Islands 7 August - 8 August SAIPAN, Marianas Islands 14 August ■ I 7 August LEYTE, Philippine Islands 21 August-24 August CEBU, Philippine Islands 25 August -I September -P - w 3 i u PEARL HARBOR, Territory of Hawaii XOKOHAMA, Japan I 1 February - 15 March 8 September- 10 September ENIWETOK ATOLL, Marshall Islands LEYTE, Philippine Islands 23 March - 26 March ULITHI ATOLL, Caroline Islands 31 March ■ 13 April OKINAWA, Ryukyus Islands 17 April - 20 April KERAMA RETTO, Ryukyus Islands 20 April - 20 April OKINAWA, Ryukyus Islands 20 April - 22 April SAIPAN, Marianas Islands 27 April - 2 May RENARD SOUND, Russell Islands 8 May - 9 May GUADALCANAL, Solomon Islands 9 May ■ 15 May PURVIS BAY, Florida Islands 15 May - 16 May ESPIRITU SANTOS, New Hebrides Islands 18 May- 18 May SAN FRANCISCO, California 2 June - 19 June SEATTLE, Washington 22 June-27 June HONOLULU, Territory of Hawaii 4 July - 7 July ENIWETOK ATOLL, Marshall Islands 15 July- 17 July ULITHI ATOLL, Caroline Islands 21 July- 29 July OKINAWA, Ryukyus Islands 5 August - 7 August 16 September- 18 September ABUYOG, Philippine Islands 18 September- 18 September CEBU, Philippine Islands 19 September -25 September ABUYOG, Philippine Islands 26 September - 26 September OTARU, Hokkaido, Japan 5 October ■ 7 October AOMORI, Hokkaido, Japan 8 October - 8 October TOKYO BAY, Japan 10 October- 12 October GUIUAN, Samar. Philippine Island; 17 October- 27 October OKINAWA SHIMA, Ryukyus Islands 30 October- 31 October TIENTSIN, China 4 November- 16 November GUAM, Marianas Islands 2- November - I December SASEBO, Kyushu. Japan 6 December- 10 December SAN DIEGO, California 28 December 1945 ;., K ' ' X ' I r ' : ?-v -J ErJij-i -iw; :-i ' r rS; ' jM ■ s i tt ' Z S OCEAN L aptam l obed . J napp USfl ke C xec . . . cyLieutenant okn U. L aivardi USfl _y Keiieue Ujoi Lieut. Commander Lavelle W. COSPER, USNR, Executive Of- ficer (relieved), Captain Carroll T. BONNEY, USN, Commanding Officer (relieved), Captain KNAPP, New Skipper. 2). 4ynen t J4eads Front Row — Chaplain Martin, Mr. )eparlmenl . eady. s on. Chief Engineer; Mr. Ed- wards, Executive Officer; Mr. McManus, Gunnery Officer. Back Row — Dr. Pier; Mr. Myers, Supply Officer; Mr. Twitchell, First Lieutenant; Mr. Schultz, Navigation Officer. kese Ve e tL e n len vwno panned Ar r . . . " L e K mw Lsl J U ' iMon •• ' ' ■ ' 2, n d rlJivi: Man 3rJ 2). lUL6L0n 4tL 2)i uiMon J ospitai omsvvien r la i iqa tion -Jepa Am en t ' DC J iipp I id rJ-)epc I rtm en t C oitslrm lion aiKl Kcpair ' ii ' i.siou ' !! ese e e . J er l ort6 ;; sm s m m mmh A j W- mroice . . . The REGISTER is a brief record of an Af.iericari ship and her men during the year of victory in the war against Japan. The ship IS not too large as ships go these days, and her connbat rec- ord IS not particularly glamorous. But during 1945 she was the temporary home of some five hundred sailors and several thou- sand army, navy and marine passengers. Some of these passen- gers were borne by her to fields of mortal combat or to con- quered territory; for others she was the " magic carpet " which returned them to their homeland in a world at peace. Her cruises covered most points of historical interest in the Pacific war area and afforded an excellent educational experience for her crew. The thousand and one events, large and small, which were wov- en into the texture of her first year of service are mdellibly etch- ed into the memories of the men who served aboard her. It is hoped that th ' S book may serve to reawaken some of those memories in years to come and thus help to preserve the strong ties of fellov ship formed among shipmates. vf. ike kb . . . The GOSHEN is one of thousands of ships which were spawned m our West Coast shipyards during the war with Japan. Her keel was laid at the yard of the Western Pipe and Steel Co. m South San Francisco on January 13 1944 By July 29 of the same year hundreds of nnen and wo- men workm ' s around the clock had built out of steel plates, frames, beams and qirders a ship nearly 500 feet long. After she was launched miles ot piping, cables, and wire were strung through her like a spider web. De- gaussing cable, refrigei3:ion machinery, evaporators, winches and booms, radio and radar msiaHations, boilers and steam turbine engines, genera- tors magnetic and electric gyros, fathometers and coffee grmders, a arm systems and barber chairs— t hese and a thousand other things found their places m our miniature floating city. Alonq with the macnines came the men to operate them. Some came from other ships— AKA ' s, BB ' s, DE ' s, and other APA ' s. Many were land sailors " and quite a few were just out of " boots. " In the first week of Sep_ l-g ber 1944 the " Goshen Detail " was organized around a neucleus of twelve men. Soon the detail grew and groups were sent to special schools to learn firefighting, lookout duties, gas and chemical warfare welding, cargo handling, and the like. All hands took swimming tests and overseas duty physical examinations. Finally the GOSHEN was delivered to the missioned on the same day — December 13, day Reveille was sounded early. After breal and a final medical examination the detai busses and taken to San Francisco ' s Pier 27 new ship. There she stood, sleek and grey, a painted on either side of her high bow abaft array of armament covered her decks, which by bitts, chocks, paravanes, life rafts, boat Many of the crew who had never been aboard before decided they needed road naps to find their viy around — to the bar- bershop forward of No. 1 hatch, Smal Stores deep m No. 2, Ship ' s Store aft of the ..v ;;:?; - . ' .r v-. ' ' ' ■ ' ■■ . ' •■ ■ ' . ' .•■ — ' • ■ MjiiiMwifc aiiimiiftiii .iiii4ni our dm, L f 7 our home ni c tn 01 liana mite J from k no me Mess Hall, the Sick Bay, the Dentist ' s Office, the Library — a hundred and one locations to learn in the 310 compartments. Spaces for movies, for church services, for theatrical performances, for all the activities of our modern life. After dinner on December 13 we shifted into dress blues. At 1340 all divisions assembled around No. 3 hatch facin3 aft. At I 345 the Commis- sioning Party and Civilian visitors took their station on the forward gallery of the upper deck. As " Colors " was sounded, the ensign was hoisted at the gaff and the commission pennant was broken at the main truck. All hands saluted smartly. Then the Commissioning Officer announced: " The U.S.S. GOShlEN is now in Commission. " The Commanding Officer, Cap- tain C. T. Bonney, read his orders and assumed command, after which he directed the Executive Officer, Lt. Comdr. L. W. Cosper, to " set the in- port watch. " The Commissioning party and guests left their stations and the Executive Officer dismissed the crew from quarters. At 1637 came the announcement, " make all preparations for getting under way. Set the special sea details. " ( r were ready, eager, and willing. At I 7 I 6 we slid out into Frisco Bay. Just as dusk was falling we pulled alongside a dock at Oakland, across the bay from Frisco. There we stayed foi three days — and it was a long trip back to Frisco for liberty! From N.S.D. we went to hlunter ' s Point for a few minor repairs, and then we were ready to receive ammunition at Mare Island. Here v c worked all night m the ram and by morning we were " loaded for bear. " We were scheduled to leave for San Pedro on the 23rd but fog held us down. Many of us had our last glimpse of Frisco on that night when we went ashore. Next day the fog was very thick, revealing only an occasional glimpse of the Bay Bridge. Thus there was no liberty on Christmas Eve. We tried to get into the spiiit of Christmas as the Chaplain distributed pres- ents and our improvised band played carols and old favorites. But on Christmas morning we sailed before dawn and there were lumps in our throats as we passed under the Golden Gate bridge. We arrived m San Pedro on the 27th and liberty was granted that night, but next day we went to sea again for maneuvers and gunnery drills. This continued for several days — in harbor at night, sweating it out at sea dur- ing daylight. Those of us who rated liberty New Year ' s Eve had a grand time. Many took off for hlollywood, but the famous Canteen was crowded and there was more room in Downtown L. A. for horn-blowing and milling around with thousands of other Gobs as 1945 was born. Next day forty or fifty Wai di . . . iL f oiml J awaiian . . . icarm 5ana5 . . oam -topped urea here t , -i Goshenites were tied up in a traffic accident and barely made the ship by thumbing. On New Year ' s day we were at sea again, and during the coming week we continued gunnery drills and had our first sweating, grunting, cursing, soaking wet " One Able. " Then we went on to San Die30 to become really salty on the beaches ot Oceanside. For two weeks, day after day, lowering and hoisting, we finally learned how to buck a rough sea in landing craft as we gradually developed teamwork. At the end of two weeks we pulled into Craig shipyard to repair the damages. Final fittings were made, we received a nice new coat of sea- blue paint, all necessary equipment was loaded, and we were ready for parts unknown. A 48 hour liberty for all hands completed preparations, and then we left the states behind for — nobody knew how long. Six days later we arrived at Pearl Harbor, a thrilling sight for many of the men. Mingled with the " tropical paradise " atmosphere was the hustle and bustle of a mighty bastion. The harbor and the sky above it were filled with a variety of subjects for a recognition class. After a few minor repairs we sailed away for another month of maneuvers, practice landings, and gunnery drills off the coasts of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Towards the end we had a very realistic landing as tin-cans, cruisers, and one battle- wagon bombarded the beach ahead of our assault craft, while planes strafed and dive-bombed. Nearly 500 small craft made the landings. After that we felt that we were ready for anything. On 13 March we steamed into hlonoiulu to load troops, and on the 15th we sailed away packed to capacity. Soon we reached Eniwetok. It didn ' t look like much — just a few strips of white sand scattered around a clear blue lagoon. ea a oiue Mvauli ' ia • v- n ' hile Jcalj . . . • • rinpluia n ' aier . . . .slaucurl hroicn hoclifS ctUuiinina in lite Mtit . . . We went to one of the islands a few times and drank some beer, swam among the coral reefs and speculated as to where we would land our troops. Just before we left, the ships in the lagoon set off rockets and colored flares in celebration of Germany ' s surrender. But we soon found out that the celebration was premature. From Eniwetok we steamed to the combination gas station and gro- cery store of the Southwest Pacific at Ulithi Atoll. hHere we encountered the first really primitive natives most of us had ever seen. They sailed by the ship in their little outrigger canoes while trolling for fish in the lagoon. For a long, long time, we rode at anchor fairly close to a beautiful green island on which several families of natives lived. We could see their thatched huts set among the cocoanut palms and occasionally we could distinguish a figure or two on the white beach. Life was easy at Ulithi but terribly hot. By the time we left everyone was wearing a nice sun tan. Uie clod or and iitA rcLs . . . inerican cliciii i ica me e or Id lie ■ f I f iSiaiul ncopie . . . war? on faraeL . keads kanaJ coo f dteacli ■V s Everyone knew our final destination by the time we pulled out, for the Marines had hit Okinav a a few days before we got underway. Naturally we were excited over going into " hot " territory. But we forgot our excite- ment and everything else for a bit when we learned enroute that our Commander-in-Chief was dead. When the first wave of sorrow had passed we realized that we must buckle down with even greater determination to get the job done. After reaching Okinawa our task was to unload and get out as quick- ly as possible. All hands worked hard and long and the ship was unloaded in record time. Our boats continually made runs to and from the beach. Many men on official business plowed through the mud to view farmlands of the Okinawans. Every night the suicide planes of the Kamikaze Attack Force came over and it was there that the phrase " make smoke " became famous. Tokyo Rose warned that every U. S. ship in the Okinawa area .UJ. onei and con A take command . . . wkat next. . . L lue I 6oon hnow would find its resting place on the bottom. She advised us to give up and return home. Everytime we listened to a radio Tokyo broadcast we all had to laugh. Much to the relief of all hands, on the 22nd of April we set sail from Okinawa with Army casualties and survivors of two destroyers as passengers. We dropped anchor on the 27th of April at Saipan, in the Marianas Islands. The casualties, with the exception of one who had died at sea enroute, were transferred to a U. S. Army Hospital on the island and the survivors were transferred to another ship going straight to the States. The " Mighty GOShlEN " and her crew then steamed south for the Rus- sell Islands, Guadalcanal and, enroute, the equator. In view of the fact that only one-fourth of the crew had ever crossed the equator, thereby qualifying them to the Royal Order of Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Rag- l- oiiifivoai dreSSfcl up for Hie stanakter . . . torture kamhers are readi ' i 1 i 1- o « UJia m on d J eaa . . .the tana led ana Of pineapp shirts iraJS lale- waii to _yw menca or points west ing Main, the necessary preparations were made by the shellbacks. In the meantime it was announced that the ship would be in the States within a very few weeks so that made the situation even more grave for the poly- wogs because one of the " honors " of the initiation was a visit to the Royal Barber. Each pollywog was served a subpoena containing dire charges against him. hie was also warned that anything done against a shellback would result in extra punishment. This last warning was not complied with however, and the shellbacks got " wet down " among other things. After a final uprising on the part of the joollywogs, during which time some of the shellbacks ' valuable torture equipment was thrown over the side, the big day finally arrived. King Neptune and his court boarded the U.S.S.SOShHEN at longitude 163° 25 ' E to determine who was worthy of becoming a member of the Order of Shellback. They v re welcomed and given com- mand by Captain Bonn- y. Soon after the jolly jack was raised court pro- ceedings began. After being wet down with fire hoses and severely pad- dled with canvas " Shillelaghs, " the prospective shellbacks were allowed to plead before the Royal Judges. They were pronounced guilty and the punishment immediately began. After kissing the Royal Baby, a session in the Royal Stocks, where all pollywogs had a chance to voice their de- sire to become shellbacks, and a visit to the Royal Doctor, they were tak- en to the Royal Barber. Here they received a grecje massage and a hair- cut resembling that received in Boot Camp. Then came the water tank, more paddles, the garbage chute, more paddles again, and finally a new shellback emerged. For days after King Neptune and his Royal Staff left the good ship GOSHEN, one could see evidence of his oresence in the black and blue spots displayed by the new shellbacks. On May 8th the GOSHEN sailed into Banika, in the Russell Islands, Ujankee J ta dm . . . I ' CiCljli stide . . . Ill a real tropical paradise, where she picked up 500 marines. The next day she crossed over to the famous Guadalcanal, sailing through waters which had been the scene of some of our most important sea battles. We were in Guadalcanal long enough to explore points of historical interest, stock up with souvenirs, play ball and go to the movies and hold Mother ' s Day services at the " Du;k Bowl, " and lead the ship with empty coke bottles, hiere we picked up more troops and patients. After fueling at the Florida Islands the ship pointed its bow south again enroute for Espiritu Santos, New h ebrides, where we picked up more troops, more patients and the U. S. O. Troop show " Porgy and Bess. " That same day the " GALLOP- ING GOSHEN " headed northeast for the good old U. S. A. On the way back to the States, the crew and troops were entertained by the U. S. O. performers. The first show was staged entirely by the U.S.O. group and the second was a collaboration between the U.S.O. group and the " GOSHEN GUTBUCKETEERS, " the ship ' s swing band. Both shows were exceptionally good and very few will forget the good f hiiiQ on lib tlu one . . Captain VJ onneij kas in on le ' ' ' vpl aaella ' f n 6 tomb liiiSiiiM ' ii i " " ' ' . . . iandmarh o 1 aciiic niitom times that were had at them. But the biggest moment since leaving the States came when we sighted the Golden Gate through a magnificent sunrise one crisp morning. When the midships superstructure slid under the famous Golden Gate Bridge at precisely 0600 a volley of shouts and cheers mingled with prayers of thanksgiving that we had safely reached our home port again. It sure seemed good to see the city of San Francisco, although we hadn ' t been gone very long. An Army Swing Band was wait- ing at the pier as the GOShlEN steamed in. Many more shouts and cheers were aroused as the ship, crowded with passengers, was moved to the dock. The gangway was then lowered and Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Coast Guardsmen, veterans of two or more years of service overseas, proudly rushed down the gangway with bag and baggage, anxious to catch the first available transportation home. One of the first passengers off was one of the nurses who served in Espiritu Santos and was welcomed by the band playing " Here Comes the Bride. " It wasn ' t long before every pas- senger aboard was disembarked, and many of the sailors already had their dress blues on waiting for liberty call. Lib erty was granted at 1600 for the Port Section, and half of the ship ' s crew streamed down the gangway to seek a beer, a steak, a date, or home sweet home. The ship moved the next morning to a different pier, and immediately yard workers came aboard and began repair work. The unloading of the Coke bottles, shoes, etc. be- [niHSporiaiion ta tic ■ }, pnuale Ininsp . . . fiiipino J hi If . gan next. A few of the fellows received short leaves, and nnany were granted special liberties to see friends and relations. Men of the deck divi- sion went over the sides and chipped and scraped paint. The ship ' s crew and yardmen worked hard and long hours to get the job finished on sched- ule. The main event while in Frisco was the Ship ' s dance, which was held at the Italian Ballroom at Powell and Green Streets. Two dances were held on successive nights for the two liberty sections, and there were many girls, adequate refreshments, and a good orchestra and floor show. An out- standing number of the show was an act featuring the Captain and the Burlesque Queen. The entire affair was enjoyed by all as much as was the Precommissionmg Dance at the Palace hlotel. By the 18th of June the ship ' s repairs were completed, and on the fol- I ' emte a era II lowing day we slowly pulled away from the dock. It was quite a sight, and the GOSh EN looked once again like a new ship, with its sleek dark blue paint job. We all enjoyed our two weeks ' stay, and when we bade fare- well again to the huge Golden Gate it wasn ' t a very happy moment. We were now headed for Seattle, and it was a beautiful trip on the way up the coast, especially going through the straits of Juan de Fuco, and coming into the " Beautiful Evergreen State of Washington. " We steamed in on one boiler and arrived in the harbor on the 22nd of June. After wait- ing a while for a pilot, the 108 moved in and tied up at the Port of Em- barkation. Shortly the hatches were stripped, the booms rigged, and the loading of cargo began. Liberty commenced at 1700 and sailors who lived in the vicinity of Seattle were granted 72 hour passes. The loading lasted three days. Quite a few of the sailors from the GOShlEN spent their liber- O to a clan or ll ' i 3 l)eei s . • . sou i enir: nat tia ue ipu .? . . . . tnt?a •it W-l ..-y»-» amyyn II i Johiim oj [lu I ' nilippinp.s (tiul pa A Of her brood . . , ties in Seattle at the Drift Inn on 5th Avenue, and from the reports it must have been a rugged place. On Wednesday morning, June 21, 1945, we began embarking troops. Included were 100 Seabees, and the rest were ground crews in the Army Air Corps. The Red Cross was on the dock serving coffee and doughnuts as the soldiers boarded the ship. The ship got underway about I 100 and as we pulled away from the dock, the Army band was playing a farewell song. Our vacation was over, and it was time to head back " out there. " The weather was chilly and it was no indication of how we could soon be swel- tering in the heat of the Central Pacific. The first leg of the voyage was uneventful. All hands v ere getting back into the regular routine. On the 4th of July the GOShlEN slippeH into Honolulu hiarbor past Aloha Tower and tied up to the pier, hlonolulu was still the hlonoulu of hordes of ser- vicemen. The stay was short this time, and after disembarking some troops and gaining a few more, wc were Eniwetok bound. As soon as Oahu dropped beneath the horizon the " heat " was on. Fir- ing eyes were sharpened and readied for possible things to come with some AA practice as we steamed away from Oahu. With " Red Tags, " " Square Tags, " and just " Tags " lining up for chow, the routine went on. When the hook was down in the lagoon of Eniwetok atoll the troops re- ceived their practice debarkation. The Boys in Khaki survived the exer- cise in good shape. With the lagoon as calm as could be, no cases of seasickness were evident. Recreation parties were managed, and we had a chance to stretch our legs. " Scuttlebutt " had it that we might be go- - i , -- hi ' rf t, k ' m doch at [yjolion ' itera li a ma . a on5 cotirteMj Od-29 s . Ing to Ulithi again. This talk was not exactly greeted with cheers. All re- membered the long stay there the last trip, with that anchorage berth so far from anywhere. " Scuttlebutt " proved correct and we were once again heading for the Western Carolines. This time things were different. Instead of being away down in the southern anchorage, we were berthed in the northern sector. There was Mog Mog, " Enchanted Isle of the Pacific, " just off our port bow, with Asor, the Atoll Headquarters, dead ahead. But the first recre- ation party met with disaster. The beer supply had been exhausted! This situation was remedied in a couple of days, however, with the arrival of a shipment of the beverage, hiere the Officers, Chiefs, and Signalmen ' s ball clubs proved their prowess by each winning a game in intership com- petition. The Officers also avenged the defeat given them by the Chiefs at Guadalcanal. After a week of ball games, recreation parties and won- dering as to when we would move on, we got our orders OKINAWA. The prospect of cooler weather was dimmed by the certainty of Japanese Kamikazes and nightly general quarters. carcaSi of a cip plane ULctont come6 to aii ■ f J iJa i ' § nnhlic tmiisportution . . . Cehtt stijie . . . hind a ioltina but beats n ' niliina . . . A few days out of Ulithi saw rough seas and threats of a typhoon. Sev- eral course changes were ordered by the convoy Connmodore In order to avoid the storm. It was the roughest weather encountered since the first trip to San Pedro. But Sunday morning, August 5, found us off Southern Okinawa. The ship had been at general quarters during early morning with reports of enemy planes m the area. On anchoring in the hHagushi anchorage, debarkation and unloading were commenced. The Japs came over as usual that evening and the night was broken with calls to " man your battle stations " and " make smoke. " Next evening found us at le Shima for furtlier unloading. Knowing that a convoy was scheduled to leave for the rear areas Wednesday it was im- perative that the ship be unloaded as soon as possible. By working during darkness, despite Interruptions by the Japanese nuisance raids, the ship was made ready to return to hiagushi the following morning for the final unloading. All hands turned to in grand fashion and the GOShHEN was ready for sea on Wednesday morning. After embarking a small number of Seabee passengers for return to the rear areas the ship was readv to go. At this time Captain C. T. Bonney turned the Command of the GOSh EN over to his relief. Captain Robert A. Knapp. Soon after we left Okinawa the news began to break with bewildering main stem ( ebii citu rapidity. The Allies had unleashed a fantastic atomic bomb. Russia had declared war on Japan. Could the end be close at hand? It was too much to hope. But then we hear that the Japs had sent on acceptance of the Potsdam ultimatum with reservations about the emperor. Wild hope and expectancy, along with mutterings about " the 60 per cent. " A new burst of enthusiasm when we learned that the reservations were accepted tem- porarily. Then more hours of waiting, false rumors, tense expectancy. At 0930 on I 5 August we were anchored off Saipan. At the time, many men were working on deck finishing up odd jobs before lining up for Pay Day in the mess hall. Officers were busy with routine duties or " sweating it out " over a cup of coffee in the wardroom. Suddenly it came: whistles blared, bells rang, men shouted, and time stood still. No one had to ask — we just stared at each other and said " This is it! " People did the foolish things common to such occasions. Everybody rushed topside, and the cry was, " When do we go home? " Riley, " the marine, " was in the barber ' s chair. Shaky Jake, the barber, tossed his clippers into the air and joined the half-shorne Marine on deck. Dr. Byrne ran to a water-tight door and threw it open — his battle station had been completely enclosed by water-tight doors. Three pharmacist ' s mates were breaking out alcohol for the phar- macy, but they say they resisted temptation. Officers left their coffee and slapped each other on the back. Chief Connally, M. A. A., dashed topside to guard the pyrotechnic lockers. Fulk, WTic, began to empty his pockets and throw cigarettes, cigarette lighter, et al over the side. Everett, StMIc, roared like a Florida ' gator. The Seabees shouted " now we won ' t have to come back! " After a few minutes of this the Chaplain called all hands to a minute ( iitUe nips ride piaqii-hiicL ' . . a hiiip-iachcu aets a bach door I ' ipic . . ' • .. III menionam I lie li ' au ot ill I I r ' ' ■ ■ ■ of silent prayer, during which many did publicly what they had been doing privately from the first. Indeed, it was remarked throughout the day that men everywhere seemed to receive the news with relative quiet and sobriety. Many were thinking of those who will not come back. All were thinking of home. And, except for a few " old-timers " who expect im- mediate discharge, most of us realized that, though the war was over, the GOShHEN still had a job to do. For her part in the Big Job, however, we felt that she warranted the " Well Done! " which Admiral King ad- dressed to all hands of the Navy. It didn ' t take long for the initial excitement of Victory to wear off. Once it had, speculations, rumors and guesses flowed rapidly through the ship. We were all curious about our next assignment and we wanted to know how soon the reserves would be sent home. Everyone had his own opinions but no one was sure of anything, so we waited. I Cue ioi " IS of I ' I tea yen pant a in a soup hoi in kaircuh . . . mama doei the laundm . . Hie uottiiacr aenera- iioii . . . on Hie .streets o Ly nrii . . . Within a few days orders came through and the GOShlEN headed out for the Philippines. The hook went down into the bluc-grcen waters of San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf on August 2 I . Almost before the special sea detail was secured the ship was sur- rounded with bumboats. Naked native boys squatted in little canoes hold- ing their hands outstretched and squealing " Money, Joe! " As soon as a coin hit the water, thin brown bodies would be thrashing and churning after it. The older natives were back at the fantail trading their handicraft for soap, clothes, cigarettes, and such. After three days at Leyte we moved on to Cebu hiarbor and our first Philippines liberty was granted in the nearby village of Opan. Ravages of war were still to be seen everywhere at Opan. Rusting, shattered hulks dotted the harbor. Gutted blackened buildings were grotesquely sil- houetted against the tropical greenery by the bright sun. The natives at Opan were dressed in queer combinations of cast-off Army and Navy clothing. They were poor but happy people. The children scampered around begging for chewing gum. Older men offered to buy the clothes ri " ht off one ' s back. The Jacs had stripped the village of everything us- able and they burned that which they could not take. Liberty parties came back to the ship loaded with all kinds of native souvenirs, fancy bolo knives, carved wooden sandals, hand-made mahogany guitars and such. Some of the men came back just " loaded. " Those fortunate enough to have cameras got many picturesque shots of the colorful native life and of Magellan ' s Tomb, a point of considerable historical interest located near Opan. Steaming orders were finally received. We went alongside a r ' nck c. ' - Cebu and loaded up with part of the Americal Infantry Division. Then it was certain that Japan would be our next stop. On September first we left Cebu — just one day before the official peace treaty was signed in Tokyo Bay. On the way up an atmosphere of neadi bowed . . . lips and keartd prauina uisitinci pneit Jau5 ' 9 P ' ma66 . tenseness hovered over the ship. We were headed for a strange, alien land — the land of people whom we had fought and beaten and hated. It was foggy when the GOShlEN slipped into Tokyo Bay. The water was brown and dirty, the sky grey and cold. Here and there along the shore one could see sheets stretched between trees as flags of truce. The body of a Jap sailor floated by as we nosed into an anchorage. The bay was filled with allied naval might — battleships, cruisers, destroyers, transports and scores of others of every size and type. As we glided toward our berth the names of the fighting ships we passed were given over our loudspeaker. They were fa- mous names — names that had won fame a thousand times over in the long, bloody road from Guadalcanal. From our anchorage we could see a long strip of twisted steel, black- ened smokestacks and charred re- mains of factories and shipyards. We rode quietly at anchor waiting our turn to qo into the dock to unload. r o it theatre . Lylarn itiAle . . . piele 1 1 ' ilk uaudi com - einUe . . -( ( ' (I Oil ' carao I Otam a Finally our turn came and we slipped mto the berth, unloaded as quickly as possible, and eased back out into the stream. In less than a day we were underway for the Philippines once more. It was good to get back to blue water and warm sunlight again. For a few days we lay idly in the warm sun of Cebu hHarbor and then liberty in Cebu City was finally granted. The novelty of watching the natives had lost its effect so most of the crew spent their time looking for bargains in the little tumbled-down shops that line the streets of the na- tive quarter. Others stayed close around the bars trying to down some " tuba, " the natives ' substitute for whiskey. Still others wandered about in government buildings, schools, and churches, reflecting on the beauty of the city as it must have been before the war. Nearly everyone was glad when we finally went alongside a dock to load — troops, vehicles, and car- m cluch ciiul Iter ditch- L f initial land in a5 on J aL ' - liciido skot iS . . . go. Our holds and decks were soon filled with more than 1200 officers and men of the 77th Infantry Division and their gear. September 22 found us back m the harbor, where we practiced " One-Able " exercises to accus- tom the troops to debarking in the boats. Three days later we were steam- ing out of the harbor enroute to Isikari Wan, hHokkaido Island, Japan. hlokkaido is the northernmost island of the four principal islands of Ja- pan. As a source of coal, timber and other natural resources it played an important part in the Nipponese war machinery. On October 5 we drop- ped the hook in the outer harbor of the City of Otaru, one of the largest ports on the island. The city itself is built on the slope of a mountain. Most of the inhabi- tants are miners and the harbor had served as a naval base. No allied bombs had fallen there so we had an excellent opportunity to observe the Japanese in their more or less normal pursuits. After landing the troops on the shore the ship moved to a dock and unloaded the vehicles and cargo. We then moved back out into the harbor and liberty began. Spending American money was forbidden so we changed our dollars for yen. The most noticeable thing was the attitude of the Japanese. They were afraid. They avoided us whenever possible, but when avoiding was impossible they bowed, saluted, and hissingly smiled. In spite of the . . lonetk -.% ' iiii if ' ■ ' red satis in the Sunset . . . L hi ' na . ea . . . " qiigil saluting and bowing there was a gleam of hatred in their eyes and one found oneself wondering just what they really felt. Many with whonn we talked — students, ministers, and others, seemed genuinely glad t!iat the war was over. They spoke constantly of a " new " Japan. As for souvenirs, they were scarce and of inferior quality. It seemed that everything of value had been hidden. The shops had a very indif- ferent assortment of junk. Most of the liberty parties spent their time walking around trying to explore and absorb as much as possible. It was hard to realize that these people, with their flower shops, tea houses, and delicate paintings, could be so ruthless and bestial. The city of Otaru was dirty as compared with American cities. Little stone-covered gullies along the side of the street served for sewerage dis- posal. Dirty, ragged children played in the mud around flimsy, unpainted 4;. 1 1 ' III I e Spire in a hi lie sL ' ij . . . ill ■ ' eipina . . . f ivelcofne L kine e iveic to ienti I 9 cha n qe m on ' Jlj : ma he tyade I dinq kaol . . houses. The people seemed to exist on so little. Their houses are bare of furniture or conveniences. They eat from shells with chopsticks. Their clothes are ill-fitting and of inferior quality. Seeing all this made many of us appreciate the luxuries that wc had before taken for granted. Our liberty was short-lived for on the 22nd of October we put out to sea bound for the Philippines again. But we were destined to be temporar- ily delayed. A bit of danger found its way on October 8, for on that day we sighted a floating mine which was destroyed by our escort. Two days later we slipped into Tokyo Bay seeking shelter from the hurricane which played havoc with the U. S. installations at Okinawa and other bases in the vicinity. We experienced only the tail-end of the storm — a 32-knot wind. While waiting for the wind to die down, those men eligible for dis- charge under the point system were placed on another ship for transporta- tion to the United States, so we had a demonstration of the old saying that " It ' s an ill wind that blows nobody good! " It took two days for the wind to abate sufficiently to allow us to continue our journey, and on Oc- tober 17 we dropped anchor in the old familiar Leyte Gulf. We stayed at Leyte long enough to provision and fuel the ship, then proceeded through picturesque Philippine waters to Suiuan, where we loaded the cargo holds to capacity and took Seabee passengers aboard. Their destination was Tientsen, China, and all hands began to look forward to seeing something of the oldest living civilization — though we would have settled for some- thing as new and garish as Frisco. The trip up was uneventful but edged with excitement as we passed through the minefields of the China Sea. As we entered the Gulf of Pohai in the late afternoon of November 3, a line of Chinese junks passed across our bow, their big square sails glowing in the sunset. But when we dropped anchor in Taku roadstead next morning we could see nothing but other transports and a few combat ships, and we soon began to wonder if that were going to constitute all of our sightseeing in China — which we were told, was off to port somewhere! After the usual period of waiting around, however, it was announced that liberty parties would be sent each day for 48-hour visits to Tientsen, 18 miles up the Hai Ho River. Only a small number could go each day, but we were there long enough for everyone who wished to make at least one trip. The long, cold ride up the river on LCI ' s and LCM ' s made each group wonder at first if the trip were worth the trouble, but a few hours in Tientsen dispelled all doubts. We found the nearest thing to western civilization we had seen in six months. Tientsen is a cosmopolitan, European temple ol n eai ' eii . . . cenier ol (he iiiiu erje . . . r eipiiut ricL ' j uui ' he ore tlie J- eipina ii ' ull ipuuj LfV type city where east and west are completely intermingled. We were met at the docks by swarms of coolies, soliciting passengers for their rick- shaws, and away we rode in style with eyes agog at the hustle and bustle of the business and shopping districts, their streets teeming with Euro- peans and Asiatics of all nationalities. Our hearts were in our throats un- til we grew accustomed to dodging traffic of rickshaws, streetcars, and charcoal-burning autos driving down the " wrong side " of the street. Some of us managed to get rooms in modern hotels and enjoy the lux- ury of real beds for a night. Others took a chance on sleeping in Marine barracks or aboard LCI ' s and plunged immediately Into sightseeing, shop- ping, eating, and other sprees. The sights of the various national settlements, the imposing government and commercial buildings, and the older and more distinctively Chinese districts will be remembered by all hands for years to come. The crowded bazaars well-stocked with silks, curios and sil- ver were chief attractions. Into these Goshcnites poured many dollars of saved-up pay, and each group returned to the ship heavily laden with kimonas, furs, clocks and watches, silverware, curios, and what-not. We soon became past-masters at the Chinese game of extensive and involved haggling over the price of every item bought, and we were delighted with our bargains while the shopkeepers gleefully filled their tills with more Yan- kee dollars than they had seen in many a moon. pa ill ted porcn . . . Mimmer palace . . . ill tne ii ' eJiterii liiiis . . . l eipiiia in a fonvan tooh the bnclc d tr oni r Some items, such as food, had to be bought with Chinese dollars, which we obtained at the rate of from four to six thousand for one Ameri- can greenback. We shall never forget the experience of ordering a big steak dinner and nonchalantly paying the check for twenty-five hundred dollars or forty cents. In fact, we shall never forget the steak dinners in their own right. Not only steaks, but eggs, and fresh tomatoes and salads, and chicken and duck and, for the more daring, exotic Chinese and Rus- sian dishes. Some chow hounds ate as many as eight full meals a day. Then in the evening there were American-type night clubs complete with swing bands and girls — not Miss Americas, to be sure, but girls just the same. Though the Marines landed first and had the situation pretty well in hand, the bluejackets did all right for themselves. All in all, each re- turning group was so well pleased with the excursion that if the Navy had placed a recruiting officer on the dock quite a few would have shipped over with a request for duty on the China station. Later on a few lucky people got an even better break and made 72- hour trips up to Peking, the ancient Northern Capital and cultural center of China. These involved tedious journeys by doubtful trains ovei a close- ly-guarded railway, but for those who went their stay in Peking was the highlight of the entire cruise. From comfortable quarters in modern hotels tne shipper loohj it ouer from kis chair . or in the Navy barracks of the Peking Union Medical College they sallied forth m rickshaws through the narrow tree-shaded streets of the interna- tional settlement and the twisting dark alleys of the Chinese quarters to see China as most Americans imagine it to be. On all sides were sloping tiled roofs of blue, yellow, or red, walled gar- dens, picturesque pagodas, arches and gateways, and in the background, the towering city wall, with its huge watch-towers. After hurried eye-filled trips to the fabulous Summer and Winter palaces, the Temple of hieaven with its Whispering Wall and Altar of the Go ds, the universities, shrines, and parks, the sightseers squeezed in more hours of bargaining in bazaars and consumed a few delicious meals m the exclusive Peking Club, the Moscow Cafe, or other famous Chinese and Russian restaurants. At the restful Red Cross Embassy Club were girls from home to make the trip complete. The Peking parties returned to the ship with glowing reports, documented by photographs and souvenirs, for the enlightenment of en- vious shipmates. All hands felt that their brief visits to these two Chinese cities, with glimpses of the countryside enroute and conversations spoken and unspoken with the intelligent, friendly, and likeable Chinese people gave them some insight into the old and new greatness of our ally. Midnight of the sixteenth of November found us eighty miles from our anchorage in the Gulf of Pohai, well on our way towards Guam. We had weighed anchor and gotten underway that afternoon. Soon the ship was undergoing her second dip in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea. In a mat- ter of three more days those waters merged into the waves of the East China Sea and they, in turn, led us into the Philippine Sea. Meanwhile the weather was putting on the warm cloak of the tropics. Shirts came off, lemonade made a reappearance in the mess hall, and watch standers again banged their shins at night against cots covering the weather decks. (((if wciuers . . , I i (ill I hi in hers . . si a no. -bit . . . ex- S: S rndc! . . . Most of us got our first look at Guam on the mornirng of November 24, and a few hours later we were securely moored in Apra hiarbor, head- quarters for the Pacific Fleet. We found Guam no different from most of the other islands we had visited. One third of it was still covered with the lush tropical vegetation formerly covering most of the island. One third held miles of impressive military installations and camps, and what was left was given over to native villages and farms and " Out of Bounds " signs. Those of us who managed to tour the island were impressed with the in- telligence and friendliness of the natives and with the tragic destruction of their capital city. Guam was alive with activity. The sight of transports, loaded with troops and headed back to the United States gave rise to a flood of scut- tlebutt. With Christmas now only a month off all of us were anxious to head back and our hopes flowed into our speech. Soon we learned we were stateside bound alright, but with a detour by way of Japan. The GOShHEN had small chance now of seeing the west coast by December fnamif boat of tlif y Juiiejf naim . . a V nckii still e r tke f- acihc iooh:i tim tkb . - J annon ieul on ■J arm on nam . . 25. Anyway an adjoining berth soon held good company. The carrier hHORNET steamed in, giving camera addicts a chance to add another photo to their swelling collections. On December I the GOShiEN left Guam, headed once more for the land of silk kimonos (at black market prices). This time our destination was the city of Sasebo, located on Kyushu Island, at the southern tip of the Japanese chain. Legend has it that a Japanese god, walking on a bridge in their heaven, dipped his sword in the Pacific ocean beneath him. The sprinkle of water, falling from the blade, formed the islands of Japan. Kyushu had the honor of being the second drop. Only one event of impor- tance marked the five days required for our trip, and this went unnoticed by most of the men. On the third day out 271 smokepots, all those left on board, were carried on deck and then consigned to the permanent keeping of Davey Jones. Throwing them over the side brought back mem- ories of the days spent off the beach at Okinawa and the familiar call of " One — zero — eight, make smoke! " Many of the pots were impotent from long storage but the majority still had life. Now their usefulness was over. They would never again hide fat transports from Jap Kamikazes. Sasebo Ko was small but almost perfect as bays go. We sailed through its tiny entrance into the deep waters of the harbor on December 6. Near- ly landlocked, it had only the one small passage leading to its sheltered waters. This part of Japan seemed httle different from the previous places we had encountered. Rugged hills marked with terraced small farms with close-packed villages huddling at their feet, were evident as we steamed through the entrance. Rural Japan was the same here as in the northern island. As soon as we got a look at Sasebo we knew the cities were, too. Squalid, dirty, half of it utterly destroyed by heavy bombing, our liberty parties found that Sasebo had little to show for a city that once had boasted 175,000 inhabitants. The novelty of visiiing Japan hod now worn off for most of the men and they found even the few hours they were al- lowed ashore too long to see the now limited sights of a once flourishing city. United States Marines climbing the GOShHSN ' S gangway were a wel- come sight. They meant goodbye to Japan and hello to America. We took I 500 of them aboard on December 9, 2nd and 5th Division men of Saipan and Iwo Jima fame, and the next morning paid our last respects to the is- land of Kyushu. The GOShlEN ' S bow turned eastward and the navigator set a course for San Diego, California. The " long voyage home " naturally seemed pretty slow to all hands. All of us had been away for at least six months, and many of the passengers had been away much longer — had been through months of bloody com- bat since they last saw the shores of America. But there was some acti- vity and a little excitement on the way to relieve the boredom. A few days out of Sasebo we encountered some pretty rough weather, and the ship echoed with sounds of crashing gear. One midnight in the midst of heavy seas we received orders to deviate from our course and proceed to a point from which a merchant ship had sent out an S. O. S. We had visions of lowering boats and taking aboard survivors in giant swells, but when we converged on the designated point along with some other ships, we found that the position of the ship in distress had been erroneously reported. So we soon returned to our course, and m a few days the Paci- fic was relatively calm again. On December 13 the GOShHEN celebrated her first birthday, with a year of steady and far-flung cruising behind her. There were no facilities, with passengers aboard, for a big celebration, but cigars were passed out after noon chow and " hHappy Birthday " posters were plastered on bulk- open ivicte 0,: this mau nitrt a n oiv liUP Je . L rnie .stands hu a A JJr. Ljiickrest does liLs sl ' iipi in the narh d or a I Kuuajn a6 Seen from L orn ananas . . heads. That night the Captain cut a birthday cake in the officers ' ward- room. Soon thoughts of Christmas began to steal into our minds, though we knew that none of the traditional celebration would be possible. Mostly we thought about home and the things that would be going on there. hHowever, Christmas posters and decorations made an appearance, and we began to feel a little of the spirit of the season even in the middle of the Pacific. On Christmas Eve we gathered around No. 3 hatch and sang carols under the stars. Then Christmas morning after a late breakfast all hands received Red Cross Christmas packages, and they helped a lot. There were special church services in the morning, followed by a big tur- key dinner with all the trimmings. Afterwards there was a show on No. 3 hatch: boxing and wrestling matches, a string band, and several specialty numbers. By the time night came we all felt that we had had a pretty merry Christmas after all. T6. 1) duraem . . . rJ-Ji ■ ier ana l l auk paten ttieni up . . tk needles and cataiit ' r f fjcip hoiuilzey . . . t a I pan . . . cie- sMonea . . . 01 com mi. But the best present of any Christmas came on the morning of the 29th of December when we sighted Point Loma and San Diego harbor. The decks were jammed with eager expectant men as we slowly moved up the channel by North Island. A fireboat met us with noisv blasts and formed a huge " V " with streams of water. From ComEleven came the word " Welcome, and well done! " And when we nosed into the dock a Marine Band pranced out, led by three pretty drum majorettes. Several families were there too, and tears mingled with smiles as we realized that, after a year of preparation, com- bat and occupation service, the GOShlEN had finally come home to a nation at peace. That afternoon there were pictures of our ship on the front pages of all the papers, because we had had the honor of bringing home the Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. For our own small part m the victory forever symbolized in the picture of that flag, we shall be forever grateful. iiiiioadinq at the en d ol 11 I e trail . icture6 teii tkelr own siom . . . 1 M " • v:rli y " n. j j »5Hi . . . skouid auid acaualntance be fo c oi. ?? c? icei s L oMer KNAPP, Robert A. Calvert Texas Commanding Officer EDWARDS, John Vernon 1335 W. 27th Drive San Pedro, Cal. Executive Officer BONNEY, Carroll T. 1510 Illinois Street Vallejo, Cal. Commanding Officer (Relieved) COSPER, Lavelle William Burlington, Wash. Executive Officer (Relieved) tcers ANDERSON. Reynold Martin Route No. 3 Mason City, Iowa Boat Officer ANDERSON, W.lliam P. 400 Cedar Street Vallejo, Calif. Chief Machinist BRICKER, John Andrew Route No 4 Salem. Ohio First Division Officer BVRNE, Harold James 7742 Ivanhoe La Jolla. Calif. Junior Medical Officer CABE, Carroll Gus 1830 Estudille Street Martinez. Calif. Boatswain CASH. William Emery 505 West 1 0th Street Cixco, Texas Boat Officer CHRISTINE. 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Box 61 I Boise, Idaho BRAV LEy, Floyd Eugene, SF2c I 126 Douglas Street Madison, III. BROCKMAN, Roy Edward. Sic ' ( McKinney Theater Inc. McKinncy. Texas BROOKS, Edward Leo, S2c Route No. 3. Box 161 Pcnsacola, Fla. BROWN. Andrew Edward, RM3c 12 M :rit Court Brooklyn, New Vork BROWN, Vincent Tliomas, MMIc 3330 E. 20th Kansas City, Miss BRULLA, Marvin Carl, S2c Eden Valley, Minn. Box 64 BRUNOEHLER, Ernest " A " ' ; y.M.c.A. Evansville, Indiana BUEDLER. Clarence H., MoMM3c Route No. 7, Box 155 Watertown, Wis. BUKV, Edwin Ansel, Sic 946 Lee Avenue Idaho Falls, Idaho BULLINS, Charles Raymond, S2c Route No, I, Box 99 Madison, N. C. BUNDRIGE, Willie, StMIc ' . Post Office Granite Hill, Ga. BUNK. Henry Beniamm, SF2c 1226 Mine 40 Windfer, Pa. BURCH, Donald Morton, S2c 414 7th Ave. N.W. Faribault. Minn, BURKE, Leroy, BM2c 1216 Sanger Ave. Dallas, Texas BURTON, Jflmcs Berry, SMIc 2602 N. Ouaker Tulsa, 1 5, Oklahoma BURV ELL, Henr W. Jr.. SF2c 105 Forrest Ave, BIdg. Suite 206 Atlanta. 3, Georgia BUTCHER, Hubert Noel, Sic 2450 Pierson Street Indianapolis. Ind. BUTLER, Raymond Victor, PhM3c 1904 B. Street Pullman, Washington BUZIUK, Frank Anthony. ' ,MR2c 31 So, Meade Street Wilkcs-Barre. Pa. BYARS, Thomas Alven, S2c 5929 Vallc|o St. Emeryville, 8, Calif. B RNS, Frank Francis Jr., GM3c 933 Colorado Clearwater. Calif. CAMPAGNA, Peter A.. RM3c 52 Cambridge Dr. E. Hartford, Conn. CAMPANELLA. Michael S.. F2c 51 West 2nd Street Bound Brook, New Jersey CAMPBELL, Jack, PhM3c 615 2nd Avenue N.W. Rochester. Minn. CANNON. Thomas Charles. S2c 710 N. Crawford Detroit, 9, Michigan CANTRELL, Stanley C, SC3c 2440 Independence New Orleans, La. CARLSON, Harlan Arvid, Sic 4324 Caso St. Omaha. Nebraska CARPENTER, Horace Bradley, S2c Route No. 2 Tuscumbia, Ala. CARPENTER. Kenneth, F2c Box 123 Hartford, Vt. CARRAHER, Robert Patrick, Sic Spalding, Nebraska CARRETSON, Jack Wilburn, Sic Box 882 Vallejo, Calif. CARTER, Gordon Paul, CM3c P. O Box 19 Laguna Beach. Calif. CARTWRIGHT, Harry Myron, FIc 120 Chase Street Vallejo, Calif. CARVELLI, Elmo King, MMIc 1793 Case Avenue St. Paul, Minn. CASSON, James Francis. S2c 448 W. Highland Sicrra-Madre, Calif. CATO, Lloyd Benton, PhM3c Route No. I Whitewnght, Texas CATRON, Leman Theodore, y3c 202 Chestnut Street Jefferson City, Mo, CAVILL, William Edward, RM2c Rapid River. Mich. CHAPMAN, H. F.. FIc ' . Mrs. O. Harris 569.B S. Twelfth St. Newark, New Jersey CHAPPELL, Roderick Scott, SC3c 290 Fredrick Street San Francisco, 17, Calif. CHEADLE, Howard R, EM2c 245 N. Wetherly Dr. Beverly Hills, Calif. CHIESA, Paul Mitchell, MoMM3c 700 15th St. N.W. Canton, 3, Ohio CHISHOLM, Donald Boyd, S2c 23018 Happy Land Avenue Hayward, Calif. CHRISTIANO, John Joseph, FIc Box 56, Zoar Avenue Oakville, Conn. CINQUANTI. Joseph. FIc 319 Cascadilla Street Ithaca. New York CLARDV, Robert Clarence. Sic 223 Western Avenue Toledo 9, Ohio CLARK, John Francis, Sic Route No, 9, Box 528 Indianapolis, Indiana COBB, Alfred Lee, St2c P. O. Box 28 Coal City, N. C. COLE. Ernest Everett, Sic 845 W. Weldon Fresno, Calif. COLEV. Russell Clark. Wt3c 115 Throckmorton Street Freehold, New Jersey COLLINS, Earl Kenneth. S2c 101 I Graun Ave. Beardstown, III. COLLINS. Robert Charles, BM2c Torr ngton, Wyo COLLINS, Walter N., GM3c 1349 Barth Ave. Indianapolis, Indiana COMBS, Cortei B. Jr., BMIc McFarland. California COMER, Edward B.. Sic (SM] 421 Gettys Street Rock Hill. S. C. CONLEE, Carlton Bruce, WT3c Box 452 Dade City, Fla. CONNOR, John Joseph. MM3c 2649 E Schcller Street Philadelphia, Pa. CONTINO, James Vincent, Sic 278 Oak Street Passau, New Jersey CORBIN, BUine Emory, SC2c Vine Street. Box 183 Mapleton Depot, Pa. COTTON, John Francis. Cox I 15 Lowell Street Pcabody. Mass. COURTER, Alfred Joseph, Sic 606 Warren St. Flint, Mich. COUTURE, Frederic Eugene. Cox 305 3rd Ave. Chula Vista. Calif. COWLING. Beniamin F.. S2c Route No. 2 Anna, Texas COX, James Linnie. Cox INN. Olive St. Carlsbad, N. M. CRANDALL. Thomas Lee, FIc 2147 E. 119 Street Los Angeles, Calif. CRAWFORD, Herbert E., WT2c 5105 Suwanee Avenue Tampa, Fla. CRISWELL, Albert Henry, SM3c Dyersburg. Tenn. CROWTHER, William Milton. S2c 8707 Ivy St. Los Angeles, California CRO LE, Robert Junior. S2c Box 457 Rimersbury. Pa. CRUCE, Roy Lee. GM3c Box 842 Tahoka, Texas CRUDUP, Willie Albert. StMIc Route No. I, Box 32 Manning, Arlt. CURRAN. Laurence T.. WTIc 153 Franklin Street Portland, Maine D ' ALOISIO, Ugo. PhMIc 225 Hill Avenue Endicott. New York D ' ANTONIO, Donald Extore, FIc 4056 N. Street Louis Chicago, III. DALTON, James EIrige. Cox Box 768 Robstown, Texas DAMIAN, Theodore Florlan, SF2c 77 Hagen St. Buffalo, I I. New York DANFORTH, Clayton M., FIc Plymouth, New Hampshire DANIEL, Bowen Bradley. Sic Vandalia. Mo. DARGAN, Thomas Francis. GMIc 1935 Lafayette St. Waterloo, Iowa DART, Marvin Stewart, y3c P. O. Box 13 Elk Grove, Calif. DAUGHERTy, Russell Robert, Sic Route No. 2 Pueblo. Colorado DAVIS. Fred Samuel, S2c 3249 32nd St, Parthut, Texas DAVIS. Junior Lee, S2c Route No. 7 Greensville. Tcnn. DAVIS. Pearl Jr.. FIc 1347 Liberty Avenue Terre Haute. Ind. DAVIS, Roger, StM2c 467 Park Avenue Bradock. Pa. DE CESARI, Alfred H., MMIc Box 82 Franklinville, New Jersey DELARUELLE, Melvin Joseph, S2c Lumenburg, Wisconsin Route No. 2 DENNIS. Alvan Avra, SM3c 1512 Washington Street Kansas City. Mo. DENNY. Orrin Gemard, RM3c 1647 E. 5th Street Tucson. Arizona DESAVEDO. Harold. Sic 632 Sweeney St. San Francisco. Calif. DEW. Thomas Hugins. Sic 1417 W. 20th N. Little Rock, Ark. DIEHL. Harold Joseph, CMIc 318 E. 8th Street Monroe. Michigan DIFULVIA, Antonio G., MMIc I I Lisle Ave. Binghamton, N. V. Dl PAOLO. Vincent James. F2c 1415 Bristow Street Bronx. New York DIR, Melvin William, y3c Route No. 3 Boise, Idaho DIX, Leslie Arthur Jr., Sic (RM) 616 W. 116 Street Los Angeles, 44, Calif. DIXON, Howard Darling, StMlc 1316 E. 4th Street Fort Worth, Texas DONALDSON, Allen H., QMIc 1276 26th Street Ogden, Utah DONOVAN. Bruce. S2c Idaho Falls, Idaho Gen, Del. DORRIETy, Grady Lee, EM2c P. O. Box 416 Hartford. Conn. DOWNEY. Lawrence. Sic General Delivery Port Arthur, Texas DRISKILL. Andrew Jackson. FIc 2248 W. Washington Phoenix. Arizona DRISCOLL. Frank William, SMIc 1815 Oakland Avenue Dcs Moines, Iowa DU CHARME, Delbert, Sic ' . ' t Gillis Cleaners Pierre, S. D. DUFF. Robert Omar, BM2c P. O, Box 55 Ages, Ky. DUNCAN, Charles Aron Jr., BM2c 213 Va. Ave. Bluefield. Va. DYER, Robert Elton, BM2c 3022 Walnut St. Huntington Park. Calif. EAMES. Donald. QM3c 707 Niantic Avenue Daly City, Calif. ECKBERG, Orlin Walter, S2c Route No. 2 Carney, Michigan ELLIS, Frank George. Stic 2461 A. E. 40th Street Cleveland, Ohio ELSON, Andrew Theodore, S2c 5739 Montcello Dallas, Texas ENOS, Edward Melvin, S2c 21390 Birch St. Hayward, Calif. ERICKSON, Harry Ellsworth, SC3c 361 Harrison Street Marquette, Michigan ERICKSON, Marvin V., Sic (QM| Route No. I Humboldt, S. D. EVERETT. Manuel. StMIc General Delivery Del Ray Beach. Fla. EVERS. Harold Elmo, BM2c Box 22 Bluffsprings. Fla. FAIDLEY. Robert Lcroy. FIc Mt. Savage, Maryland FAIRBANK, Robert Edwin, y2c 108 North 21st Avenue Hattiesburg. Miss. FAIRWEATHER, C. A , MoMMIc Wallace Road Harborcrccit, Pa, FARMER, Billy. MM2c General Delivery Bastorp, La. FARMER, Frank Jr., S2c Route No. 2 Dixon. Ky. FARRAR. Preston Hird, Sic 34 W. Nth St Newport. Ky, FERRAILOLO, Joseph Omel, S2c 1495 Westchester Ave. Bronx, N. y. FERRELL, Leonard Warren. Sic Idaho Falls, Idaho Route No. I FESTAGALLO, Richard S.. S2c 504 Union Ave, Irvington, N. J. FIEBIG, Vernon Lester, Sic 5246 Hodiamont Ave. St. Louis, 20, Missouri FIQURIS, Kenneth, S2c 4039 Lincoln Ave. Shadyside, Ohio FISER, Clarence R.. RdM3c ' - C. E. Fiser Star Route Paducah, Kentucky FISHER, William Wesley, Blrr2c 958 South Greenlawn Lima, Ohio FISHKIN, Herbert H., EM3c 243 W. St. George Ave. Linden, N, J. FIT7SIMMONS, Robert A., S2c 1669 Trenton St. Denver, 7, Colo. FLOROM, Chester Orvis, Sic 217 East I Ith North Platte, Neb. FLOYD, Robert Wilham, Sic Route No. 3 Canton, Ohio FLYNN. John Godcrick, BM2c Geneses, N. D. FOGARTy, Paul Joseph, RdM3c 1730 B. Avenue N. E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa FOGARTY. Patrick M., Bkr3c 22081 2 Elm Street Butte, Mont. FOSTER. Jack Junior, Sic (SM) 704 Pine Street Eureka, Calif. FOSTER. James Edgar, Cox 838 W. 38th St. Baltimore, Maryland FOWLER, Albert Junior, Cox Route No. 1, Box 25 Kennard, Texas FOWLER, James Richard. Cox Box No. 21 Burlington, N Car. FOWLER, Weaver Frank, S2c Route No. 2 Mcna, Ark. FRANK. Charles Paul. y2c Bokchita. Oklahoma FRENCH, Ralph B. Jr., SM3c P. O. Box 656 Albuquerque, New Mex. FRIEDLINE, Carrol Thomas, Sic Piasa, III. FRITZ, Albert Wm J,.. FIc 714 Bergen Blvd. Ridgefleld, N. J. FRITZ, George Francis Jr., S2c 1941 E. 2nd Ave. Durango. Colo. FROST. Philip Anthony, SF3c Gray, Maine FRY, Wiiliam Franklin, S2c Route No. I Kaylong, West Va FULK. John Sidney, WT2c Route I Ashland, Ohio FULLER, Chester Allen Jr., SM3c 338 Franklin Street Tucson, Arizona GABRIEL, Charles Anthony, S2c I 15 ' . S. Sandu sky Bucyrus, Ohio GAFFNEY. James Joseph, MMIc 2824 42nd Street Long Island City, New York GALLAGHER, A. W., GM2c Crosby, N. D. GALLUP. Harold Alva. MoMM2c 2701 So. Barrington Los Angeles, Calif. GEFFKEN, Robert William, Sic Box 107 Rockfall, Conn. GEISSLER, Brian August, CMIc 29136 Van Riper Street Flat Rock, Michigan GEORGE, Chester Paul, Sic 837 E. Elmwood Burbank, Calif. GLAZIER, Harry McLcod, MM2c Upper Lake, Calif. GORDER, William Keith, 8W2c Gen. Del. Anchorage, Alaska GOULD, Isaac Curtis, EM3c 636 I Ith Street West Dcs Moines, Iowa GORMAN, Edward Philhp, BMIc 1431 28th Ave. Astoris, N. y. GRANGAARD, Walter H , y2c 1905 Thome Avenue Fresno. Calif. GRANNEMAN, Clifford E., GM2c 1717 S. Webster St. Fort Wayne, Ind. GUANA, Augustm, SSMT3c 1502 North 3rd Street Albuquerque, New Mexico GUIST. Guyer Gordon, Sic 909 Ross Street Tarentum, Penn, Hale, Gene Lester, BM3c 358 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, 16, Mich HALL, Gerald Lee, FIc (EM) Sed3ewick, Kansas HAMILTON, Robert F., Sic 408 12th St. North Seattle, Washington HAMLIN, William Lewis, RM3c 1068 Central Avenue Dunkirk, New York HANDY, Lloyd Earl, MM3c 325 Conger Street Plymouth, Ind. HANE , Edwin Ray, S2c (SC) 524 I Ith Avenue N. W. Rochester, Minn. HANSON, Dean Nelson, Sic 2229 East 15th St. Oakland, California HARRIS, Howard Henry. Sic Route No. 2 Spencer, Nebraska HARRIS, James Oliver. CKIc I 1 West Green Street Franklinton, N, C. FIARRIS, Nelson E., Flc(MoMM) 28 Washington Ave. Coxsackie. N. Y. HARGROVE, William H.. BMIc 72 Hughes Salinas. Calif. HARRIS, Winston B., MoMM3c 708 Olive St. Wharton, Texas HASTINGS. Oscar H, EMIc 2226 Banocks Street New Orleans, 19, La. HAZELETT, Wilfred Baryl, EM3c 3127 South East Bacoma St. Portland, Oregon HEATON, Dendall S.. MoMM2c Route No. I Greer, South Carolina HEDGES, Donald Dourl, Bkric I 6 Chenery Street San Francisco, Calif. HEISLEY, Harry Jr., EMIc 451 Flower Avenue E. Watertown. New Vork HcLPINGSTINE, Kenneth C, Xlc 332 N. Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, 14. Calif. HESS. J. C. FIc Moran. Texas HESTER. Donald Duane. S2c Route No. I Mondannin, Iowa HETTLER. Roy Albert. Sic 2898 S. Cherokee Englewood, Colo. HILL. Willie Lee Ennis, StM2c 4705 East Place Dallas, Texas HINES. Robert Leon, S2c 710 West Kiowa Marlow, Okla. HOLLIS, James Winifred, StM2c P. O 639B Denton. Texas HOLLIDAV. Albert Joseph. CM3c 702 Frenchman Street New Orleans, 1 7. La. HOLST, Robert Hansen, PhM3c 79 Meade Avenue East Port Chester, Conn. HOLUM, Harley Jerome, Fit Granville, North Dakota Box 183 HOMAN. Robert Eugene. Sic Weeping Water. Neb. HOOVER. Delbert R., RMIc Route No. 5 Chippewa Falls. Wisconsin HOWARD. Raymond Charles, F2c 1316 W. Sunnyside Ave. Chicago, III. HOWE, Harold Eugene, S2c 1311 Elati St. Denver. Colo. HUETHER. Walter George, Sic Wall. S. D. HUFFMAN. Aubrey Lee, Sic 214 No. Garfield Ave. Alliance, Ohio HUGHES. John Lemuel, SSML3c 17 South 21st Street Temple. Texas HUNKER, Robert Leroy, MM2c 1010 Zane Highway Martins Ferry. Ohio HURLBURT, Harrison B., Sic 40 Wall Street New Haven, Conn. IRELAND, Chester Roland, CMIc 6 Grove St. Milford, New Hampshire IRVING, Reginald, Stic 2048 Randolph Street South Norfolk. Va. JACKSON, Donald Francis, Sic Blackfoot, Idaho JACOBSON, Richard Earl, GW2c Tenstrike, Minn. JAHN, Edwin Vincent Jr., MM2c 8011 14th N. W. Seattle. 7. Wash. JOHNSON. Robert McN., PhMlc Woodville, Georgia JOHNSON, Wallace Lee, S2c Sparta, Tennessee JONAS, James Marshall. S2c 1012 Harney Ave. Rapi d City. S D. JONES, Richard J., S2c 2401 High St. Dcs Moines, Iowa JONES. Russell Harry. VSc Council Grove. Kansas JUDKINS, Clyde Max, Cox 927 West Camille St. Santa Ana. Calif. KEATON. Robert Henry. RM3c 819 Kinsley Avenue Winslow, Arizona KEZSTER, Gilbert, Sic Scenic. S. D. KELLAND, R. chard The:.. RMIc 1819 E. 32nd Street Baltimore, 18, Maryland KELLER, Albert. S2c 1323 lOlh Ave. Scottsbluff, Nebraska KERSKI, Daniel James. Sic 1323 Carney Blvd. Marinette. Wis. KOMAR, John Charles. RTIc Route No. 2, Box 13 New Florence, Pa. KRONHEIM, Daniel H., RdM3c 1947 Si. 5th Street Milwaukee. 4, Wise. KUJAVA. Frank Wallace, Sic Strandquist, Minn. KURA. Arthur A., Flc(MoMM) 3852 N. Oakley Avenue Chicago, 111. LARKIN. Francis Thomas, PhMlc 8818 Prince Avenue Los Angeles. 2. Calif. LEAMAN, Orren Ohio. S2c Route No. 3 Cortland, Ohio LEE, Harold Dave, S2c 823 South Ohio St. Protalis, New Mex. L:E, Philip Joseph, S2c 1806 Hanison Ave. Butte, Mont. LEVI, John Edward, S2c 920 Alta Road Springfield, Ohio LEVIS. Elmer Wllbert Jr.. Sic 2150 East 7th Long Beach. 4, California. LEWIS. Calvin Marshall, Sic Box 173 East Vaughn, New ' ,exico LIGHTLE. Leo Martin. y3c P. O. Box 345 Frankfort, Ohio LINDSTROM, Hilding C, PhMlc 4221 Aurora Avenue Seattle, 3, Washington LITTLE. Oscar Ellsworth. EM3c ' ' Gen. Del. Columbus. Ohio LOCKABX, Robert Hugh. SK3c East Flat Rock. No. Car. LOCKLIN, Elmer Earl, MoMM3c Van Horn, Texas Box 183 LOFTIN, Orman Able, S2c Route No. I Lilbarn. Mo. LOVEDAY, Dewey Samuel, Cox 723 S. University Ave. Knoxvillc. Tenn. LOVELAND. Raymond Ross. Sic Rogersville, Mo. Route No. I LOWDER, W. E., Flc(MoMM) 878 Everett Ave. Salt Lake City, 3, Utah LUCIA, Frank James. PhM3c 251 Grand Avenue Brooklyn. 5. New Vork LUEDTKE. WiLiam Francis. Sic 1225 Lincoln Ave. Dubuque, Iowa LUNG, Eugene Daniel, WT2c 682 Clinton Avenue Fresno, Calif. MALON, Andrew, MoMM2c 325 De Sota Ave. Woodbridge, N. J. MANN, Donald C, Slc|RM) 1st Street Bucksport. Maine WARESCO. Louis Geo., MoMM2c 695 East I6lst Bronx 56 New Vorli City, N. Y. MARRIAGE, E. L,, EM2c (GV) East Kinq Street Corunna. Mich. MARTINEZ, Morns, Sic 1507 3rd Street Oakland, 7. Calif. MASON, Dewitt, St2c ' ' Gen. Del. Perote, Alabama MAUZy, Glenn Edward, SM3c 213 Merrick Street Shrcveport, Louisiana MAVOU. Gerald Frederick, S2c 1529 Carney Blvd. Marinette, Wisconsin McAllister, Robert Ross, Sic 3219 McBryde Ave. Richmond, California McBRIDE. Leonard Henry, BM2c 579 Haight St. San Francisco, California McCORKLE, Robert S., RM3c 7th Street Forest Grove, Oreqon McCUISTION, Chas. G., MaM2c Spring City, Tennessee Box 127 McDonald, Chester C, BM2c 317 Roberto Street Modesta, Calif. McDonald, Wm. a., fic(em) 1204 Broad St. Durham, N. C, McDowell. Jas. w., moMM2c Route No. 4 Danville. Va. McGINNESS, Alf Allen, Sic Liberty. Tennessee McGARRH, Daniel A., Sic (SMI Stewart, Miss. McKINNEy, Willie, StMIc Unit A-38, Apt. 299 Marin City, Calif. McLaughlin. Warren F.. SFIc 8234 So. Justine Street Chicago, 20. III. McLEAN. Davis Lindsey Jr., Sic 62 Bellinger St. Ilion. New Vork McSWEENEV, L. J., Flc(MoMM| 70 Roosevelt Dnv Middletown. Conn. MEADE, Kenneth H., SS ' .L3c 800 West Jack-,on Street Centcrville. Iowa MEDUGNO, Joseph A., BM2c 13 A Green St. Everett. Mass. MENEESE, James Avery, St3c 2102 E. nth Street Kansas City, Missouri MERCER, Leslie Lloyd, S2c 817 Pineallas St. Clearwater. Fla METZ. Robert Eugene, EM3c 477 Vea Sam Clemcntc Montcbcllc, Calif. MICALI, John George. WT3c 169 Bromton Street San Francisc:), Calif. MIDDLETON, Wm. N.. SSML3c 936 Delaware Avenue Lexington. Ky. MILBURN. Robert W.. SM3c 21 13 Gould Street Dallas. I. Texas MILLARD, Paul Clarence, MMIc I 19 Samish Highway Bellingham. Washington MILLER. Herbert George. EM3c 101 S. Sam Houston. Apt. 27 San Beniot, Texas MISAKIAN. Archie, MoMM3c 66 Border St Whitinsvillc, Mass. MITCHELL. Omar O ' Dell, HA2c 517 East 7th Street Coleman, Texas MONIZ, Albert. Cox 1201 Rhode Island St. San Francisco. Calif. MONTGOMERY, Robert J. J.. Sic Leeds, North Dakota MOORE, Paul Heaton, Slc(SF) Lamed, Kansas MC GAN, Wm. Michael, Sic 929 N. Karlon Ave. Chicago. 111. MOSER. Lloyd Charles, BM2c Raymond, Washington MOSES, Marvin Lewis, St3c 44 Oak Street East Orange. New Jersey NASH, Harold Everett Jr., R;. ' ,3c 43 Grafton Street Millbury, Mass. N TALEA. Louis. Cox 2129 South St. Middletown. Ohio NEPRAS, Gccrje Frank. MoMM3c 2541 S. Harding Chicago, III. NEGRI, Robert J , RT3c 3432 W. 39th Ave. Denver, Colo. NEU. Dillon Junior, Sic Wakefield. Neb. NEWBILL, David, Cox Lucedale. Miss. Route No. 2. Box 215 NICHOLSON, Howard Roy, FIc Marmarth, N D. NOLAN. Francis William, Cox 141 I Cambridge St. Cambridge, Mass. NORDBERG, Odcll C. FhM3c 7031. Forest Hill Apts. Bellingham, Washington NORDBO, Marvin Theodore. Sic Hatton. N. D. NORLIN, Howard Libert 5619 West 8th Street Duluth, Minn. NORRIS. Peter, BMIc 620 N. Lafayette Blvd. South Bend. Ind. NURSE. James Henry, Ck3c 213 W. Cooper Street Scdalia, Missouri O ' DONNELL. Sherman. Cox Grasonville. Maryland OKENFSKI. Kenneth Pearson, S2c Route No. 9 Ridgeway, Penna. OLCESE. Lawrence Robert, EM2c 6108 Glenmore Street Philadelphia. Penna. OLLISON, Lonnic Jr.. Ck3c Gen. Del. Gonzales, Texas ONSTAD, Charles Ray, PhM3c 301 lOth Street North Fargo, North Dakota O ' OUINN. Boyd Francis, SM3c 215 Jefferson Street Coalinga. Calif. OVERTON, Frank Sterling. StMIc 2 I I Granclien Street Abiline. Texas OTTENWESS. Frederick A.. Cox 3849 Laraing Street Grand Rapids. Mich. PAINTER, John Andrew. PhM3c 540 East lOth Avenue Tarcntum, I, Penna. PALMER. Robert E.-n -t. BMJc Idaho City. Idaho PALMER. Sherwood Harold. Sic Box 86 Daggett. Calif. PARKER, John Howard, Sic 405 Marn St. Johnson City, N. Y. PARKER, Ray Theodore, EMIc Box 3495, Route No, 4 Tampa, Florida PATTON, Robert W., MoMM3c 953 S. Vales Denver, Colo. PAULSON, Robert D., S2c 1310 E, 8th Street Sioux Falls, S. D. PECHLOFF, Joseph, RT3c 5503 Cornell Ave. Chicago, 111. PEISKER, Ernest William, HAIc 2648 C- rmen Avenue Chicago, 25, 111. PELC, Eugene Michael, SK3c 712 53rd Stre et Pittsburgh, I, Penn. PENDERGRASS, E, B., MoMM3c New Florence. Missouri PENNINGTON, M. N., MoMM3c 302 First Avenue Red Oak, Iowa PENNOCK, Jack R., Flc(MoMMl Route No. 3 Longmont, Colo, PERCHAK, Max, S2c 127 Maple St. Muse. Pa. PETERSEN, Paul Andrew, Sic 617 33rd Ave. Seattle, Washington PETR, Norbert Wcnceslaus, Sic 917 North Rose Street Baltimore, 5, laryland PIERCE, Alexander, StMIc M.K.T. Baggage Room, Box 13 Denison, Texas PLUMMER, Ralph Edw., MoMM3c 540 Arnold Street Lebanon, Pa. POLASCHEK, Alfred Thos., Sic Lenghy. Minnesota PONT. Laurence. FIc 177 Mechanic St. Westerly. R. I. POSCKOCIL, Chas. J., MoMM3c 3626 Raymond Avenue Brookfield, III. POWELL, Gerald V ., S2c Pleatcau, Ala. POWELL, Milton Harold, EM3c 2800 Shepherd Street Mt. Ranier, Marvland PRIDDV, Merlyn, S2c Route No. 4 Bedford, Ind. PROCTOR, John George, SK2c 547 West Fine Street Audubon, New Jersey RAMERIZ, Eugene Merdez, Sic P. O. Box 663 Ajo, Arizona RAMMELSBERG, D. M., MoMM3c Route No. I Iowa City, Iowa RAV, Clayton Columbus, B ' ' i2c Route No. 2, Box 105 Rulcville, Miss. REED, Frank Charles, Sic Route No. 2 Boise. Idaho RHODES, Henry R., Jr., S2c Route No. 3 Polio, III. REEVES, Burr R., Jr., F2c Speigner, Ala. RILEV, Robert M,, Corp., USMCR Salisbury, Penna. RIZZUTI, Dominic N., FIc I 108 W, 7th St. Des Moines 14, Iowa ROBBINS, Charles C, MoMM3c Baker Avenue Berkely Heights, N. J. RODRIGUES, Joseph Freitas, Sic Lovelock, Nev. ROSS, Cyrus Philip, RM3c I Park Avenue Hazlet, N J. ROUSE, Cecil, S2c Route No, I Wetumpka, Ala. ROUX, Joseph A., StM2c 2452 N. Tonti St. New Orleans, La. RUGGERIO, Clement, GM2c Stone House Road Basking Ridge, N. J. SAILOR, McClellan Franklin, Sic Box 661 Park City, Utah SANFORD, Floyd Mac, MoMM3c 106 East 15th Street Des Moines. Iowa SATALINO. George Edward. FIc 37 Salem Road East Hartford, Conn. SAUNDERS, Thomas, Jr.. MM3c P. O. Box 663 Mexico, Maine SAUREV, Seth Joseph, FIc Route No. 3 Rexburg. Idaho SCARDINO, Joseph A., MoMM3c 520 W. 37th Street Chicago, III. SCHAEFER, George, Sic Jcffersonville, N, Y. SCHAETTER, Oliver, HAIc 308 E. San Antonio Street Fredericksburg, Texas SCHATZ, Charlie Vernard, BM2c Route No, 2 Ohatcha, Ala. SCHILLING, Walter, FIc 306 Buchanan Street Nincola, L. I., N. y. SCHNEIDER, Ronald K., Sic 3624 East " F " Street Tacoma 4, Wash. SCHULTZ, Edward John, Sic I 337 Cornells Ave. Chicago, III, SCLAFANI, Joseph, RM3c 1934 West 9th Street Brooklyn, N. Y. SCOTT, Donald Sage, QM3c 645 South 5th Street San Jose, Calif. SCOTT, Nehemiah Homer, StMIc 395I 2 Bunkett Street Houston 4, Texas SCRUGGS, John Morns, RdM3c 221 N. Emolino Alhambra, Calif. SELF, Robert Lawrence, RM3c McCormick, S. C. SHAFFER, Robert John, FIc 6902 Apple Street Pittsburgh, Penna. SHARK, Albert Claire, RM3c Argyle, Iowa SHARP, William C, S2c 106 Crescent Hill Road Route No. I Wilkinsburg, Penna. SHAUB. William A., MoMM3c 3527 Bair Street St. Petersburg, Fla. 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Charleston Seattle 6, Wash. SMITH, William Leo, SK2c 1443 McDuff Street Los Angeles 26, Caltf. SMULLEN, Charles Edward, Sic c o Sprouse-Reitz Co. Needles, Calif. SNOW, Willis, S2c 205 Croft Street Cincinnati, Ohio SOLESKY, Merrill Clair, S2c 5929 Northwest Highway Chicago, 111. SORENSON. Lester Edgar, S2c 128 Linden St. Duluth, Minn. SOUTHALL, Ernest Lee, S2c Route No. I, Box 256 Earle, Ark. SPALDING, Clarence E., Jr., S2c 2235 N. Pulashi Street Baltinnore 17, Md. SPARKS, Rotha Lance, S2c Rural Route No. 6 Bloomington, Ind. SPINKS, Darwin Eugene, SM2c Route No. 3, Box 462 North Little Rock, Ark. SPIVEV, Sam Swinton, Sic Route No. I, Box 265 Tabor City, N. C. SPROWL, Perry Albert, S2c Route No. 2 Bradford, Ohio SPRy, William N., FIc Route No. I Smyrna, Tcnn. STACEy, Samuel Earl, S2c P. O. Boy 519 Holtvillc, Calif. STALEy, Dwight, S2c Route No. 2 Wilkesboro, N. C. STANKO, Emil William, F2c 601 Chestnut Street Johnstown, Pa. STANZONI, Anthony A., S2c 101-16 lOlst Avenue Ozone Park, N. y. STAPLETON, James K , Sic 201 I South " M " Street Fort Smith, Ark. STARK, Kenneth Espy, SF3c 945 N. W. 7lh Avenue Miami 36, Fla. STEIN, Junius, RdM3c 2160 N. Mobile Avenue Chicago, 111. ST. MARIE, Kenneth F., BM2c 2819 West 2nd Street Duluth, Minn. STETZ, George, GM2c 321 Campbell St. McKees Rocks, Pa. STEWART, Boykin Eugene. SC2c East Rockingham, N. C. STONE, Charles W.. Jr , FC3c 554 Kenilworth Ave. San Leandro, Calif. STONE, Edwin Dale, S2c Box 582 Post, Texas STRUCK, Glecn Carl, FC02c Central City, Iowa SULLIVAN, Vincent J., Sic 3025 N. Kilbourn Chicago, III. SULLIVAN, Walter Welman, S2c North A and 12th St. Buffalo, Wyo. SULTON, Jack Murrill, GM3c Route No. 1 Rolla, Ark, SWAIN, Robert Earl, FIc 73 Green Street Bordentown, N. J. SWEENEy, William J., MoMM3c Pleasant Street Antvim, N, H. SZOPINSKI, Anthony, MoMM3c 7 i 5 Summit Street Joliet, 111- TADDy, Howard Herman, S2c 1918 Rogers Street Two Rivers, Wis. TAyLOR, Harold R., FIc Route No. 6 Chillicothc, Ohio THOMPSON, Ellis G., Sic 4115 37th Avenue S. Minneapolis, Minn. TIGHE, Arthur Howard, FIc 731 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, R. I. THURMAN, Siegle. StM2c 1704 N Peona Street Tulsa, Okla. THWAITS, William A., Jr., S2c Box 562 Hobbs, N. M. TOSSELL, James Leo, MoMMIc 212 Payson Street Kewanee, III. VAtJ DUKER, Robert W„ SKIc Route No. 3, Box 1026 Klamath Falls, Ore. VAN DYKE, John Robert, Sic 1322 Christie St. Davenport, Iowa VERBEKE, Julian Alois, FIc 126 N. Stewart Avenue Libertyville, III. VICKERMAN, Norman T., S2c Route No. 2 Hopkins, Minn. VOLPI, Marius Manuel, Sic 835 West 16th Street Port Arthur, Texas WAGAMAN, Lloyd Earl, BM2c 957 Dorman Street Indianapolis 2, Ind. WALATT, William Joseph, WT3c 9 Ricbdale Avenue Somer. ' illc, ' ass. WALBURN, Marvin C, Jr„ Sic 2067 32nd Avenue San Francisco 16, Calif. WALLACE, Richard Allyn, S2c 1494 14th Avenue San Francisco, Calif. WALLER, Ramond Winford, Cox Route No, 3 Oak Grove, La. 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