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Los OF HIGHLIGHTS or THE u.s.s. .mson
IN WORLD WAR an p
following letter brings to mind a signal honor that was accorded the
at Ulithi: 1
A COMMANDER FIRST CARRIER TASK FORCE, PACIFIC
COMMANDER TASK FORCE EIETY-EIGHT e
cfo Fleet Post Off
San Francisco, C
28 January 1945.
From: Commander First Carrier Task Force, Pacific.
To : Commanding Officer, U.S.S. JASON.
Subject: The U.S.S. JASON.
1. The Commander FIRST Carrier Task Force, Pacific, wishes to thank the C
Officer and the Officers offthe U.S.S. JASON for the courteous and expeditious
in which his staff was received. It was a 'pleasure to raise his flag on
cfsf Mt A. MITSCE R
Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy.
MAY 25, 1945 - Departed Ulithi Atoll.
MAY S3,S1g45M6giS5rived San Pedro Bay, Philippine Iglandso Completely reg
' ' ' ln Slx 467 day?-' Shifted to Manicani anchorage to do hull
, the U.S.S. MISSISSIPPI and U.S.S. IDAHO also U,S,S, MT, OLYMPUS and 3,S.
N DARNELL While they were in the large floating drydockg QABSDD, After t
d ' - .
D ays at Manicani anchorage, shifted berths to San Pedro Harbor.
AUGUST SO, 1945 -,Departed San Pedro Bay, Letye Gulf. p
SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 .. NV-Jn nay underway
TSEETEMBER 5, 1945 - Arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa.
CSEITEMBER 5, 1945 -. D
Occupation of Korea. ' Y
eparted Buckner Bay, Okinawa in convo of 7th Fleet
,SEPTEM ER 8 1945 - A ' .
7 rrived Jinsen, Korea, with the invasion and occ
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JASON vs. KAMIKAZE 6
1 1945 issue of RECOGNIT .v P u
Navy g2gagEmgnts with the assistance of Time, Inc., carries t
O O t b r
t n til CO3 that hate U. S. forces moving agalnat tha Philippin
S re g 0 k d ff Leyte by bomb-loaded aircraft which climaxed the'
2:53025 :S jrash-diving our carriers. To the best of our knowledg
this was the first time that the Kamikaze Corps struck, the first ti
. - d d used as a weapon with a defini
'I 25 1944 a new Jap weapon made its first appearance
U ' E
that suicide .was organize an . f h K 'k I
lace in ndlitary planning. The first successes o t e ami a
P l b t like any other weapon, it can '
Corps were spectacu ar, u ,
n,,,Squadron TEN has speeded up by many months the invasion of Japa
f lim in back to Pearl Harbor or the West Coast, most shi
Instead o p g J
can be repaired or resupplied close to the combat zones and return
action that much sooner. This logistic miracle makes the Fifth Fla
On the same day that the Japanese opened up with the Kamika
Corps, the JASON headed for Ulithi Atoll in the Western Carolines.
was here that the JASON as a unit of Service Squadron TEN literal
pitted her personnel, her machines, and her stores of material again
the attacks hurled against our carriers, battleships, and auxiliarie
As is stated by NEWSWEEK the JASON along with other repair shipsf
Service Squadron TEN made it unnecessary for many ships to limp ba
to Pearl Harbor or the West Coast. lf the Japanese felt, which is like
they did, that a suicide crash into one of our men-of war would si
it, or put it out of commission for a long period, then, they had n
reckoned with the strength of the fighting ships, the tenacity of t
officers and men in keeping a wounded ship afloat and lastly the abili
of Repair Ships to restore the damaged hulls and machinery. Operati
on the fringe of or in the combat zone, Repair Ships restored many
the crippled, battle-damaged vessels to fighting efficiency in a matt
of days. As large as our fleet actually was, it must have appeared ve
much larger to the Japanese.
Below are listed ships that were damaged by Kamikaze Qsuici
corpsl plane attacks and assigned to the JASON for repairs. These shi
were Camplataly repaired by the JASON without returning to the re
area- In many CHSGS they were repaired in less time than would ha
taken them to steam to Pearl Harbor or the West Cgagt,
U- S- S- LEXINGTON U. s. s. RANDOLPH U. s. s. Mississii
U. S. S. ENTERPRISE U S S CABOT U 3 3 COLQRADO
U S S TALUGA
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ION vubiishea by the U. s. war m
Speaking of Service Squadron TEN, March 5, 1945, NEWSWEEK Say
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