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A Brief History Of The
USS Mount Olympus AGC-8 .
The USS Mount Olympus CAGC-81 was commissioned on 24 May, 1944, at
Boston, Massachusetts, and was assigned to the Pacific Amphibious Forces
shortly thereafter, during which time she was the flagship of Vice Admiral
Theodore S. Wilkinson.. U.S. Navy. 1
While attached to the Amphibious Forces in the Pacific, the ship participated
in several initial invasions against Japanese including the assault and occupation
of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippine Islands: also the occupation of Tateyama
and Amori Wan, Honshu, Japan.
The Mount Olympus was flagship of Rear Admiral Richard H. Cruzen, U.S.
Navy, and Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Navy iRetiredJ, during "OPER-
ATION HIGH J UMP", Antarctic Expedition which departed Norfolk, Virginia
2 December, 1946, and returned to the United States 15 April, 1947.
The ship became flagship of Commander Amphibious TWO, U. S. Atlantic
Fleet on 25 August, 1947. She participated in exercise SEMINOLE, and during
February and March, 1949, in Caribbean Amphibious Exercises. Operations that
followed were PORTREX, CROSSOVER, MANUVREX, CAMID and CONVEX.
Late in March, 1951, word was suddenly received that MOUNT OLYMPUS
was to proceed to Europe to be flagship of Admiral Robert B. Carney, Com-
mander in Chief, U. S. Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Ten
days later the ship was underway for Portsmouth, England. Visits to Oran, Vil-
lefranche, Malta, Sicily, Athens, Crete, and Bizerte were interspersed with ex-
tensive exercises during which the Mount Olympus was flagship for an exercise
involving the entire Sixth Fleet. Finally she proceeded to Naples to be flagship
for a unique combined force under the command of Admiral Carney as CINCSOUTH.
On her return to the United States, the Mount Olympus became the flagship
of Commander Amphibious Group FOUR. On 24 October, 1951, at Roosevelt Roads,
Puerto Rico, the fiag of Commander Amphibious Group FOUR was replaced by
the flag of Commander Amphibious Group TWO. The ship is now designated
flagship of the latter.
She was flagship of the Amphibious Force for Operation MAINBRACE, first
large scale NATO operation in Northern European waters, during which period
she visited Edinburgh, Scotland, and Oslo, Norway. Early in October, 1952, she
visited Reykjavik, Iceland.
Exercise LONG STEP, terminating in Lebedos Bay, Turkey, saw the Mount
Olympus again in Mediterranean waters. During October and November she
visited Augusta Bay, Naples, Cannes, Istanbul and Athens.
Printed aboard the
USS MOUNT OLYMPUS, AGC-8
at no expense to
AMP!-IIBIOUS GRQUP TWO
U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET
Captain E.L. Schleif, USN
Chief of Staff
Amphibious Group Two
Rear Admiral R.E.Rose, USN
Amphibious Group Two And
Transpori Squadron Two
Commander Amphibious Force
II-25 September i952
Commander Amphibious Afiack Force
3-I3 November D952
u.s.s. mount ou.vmPus. A909
Commander J G Egan, USN
USS Mount Olympus
Captain R.L. Morris, USN
U.S.S. Mount OIYWIPUS
The European Cruise of the USS Mount Olympus
Diary of a Modern Mariner
A. D. 1952
526 August . . . '
To the stirring strains of martial music we pulled away from .Pier 5 at the
Naval. Base, Norfolk, Virginia, this morning, headed for Northern Europe and
Exercise MAINBRACE. Aboard are Amphibious Group Two, a detachment of
Tactical Air Control Squadron 6, and a 16-piece band formed on 12-hours notice
from musicians of the CINCLANT and PHI BLANT bands. We will be gone until
early in October, and our first port of call will be Edinburgh. Since this is the
Mount Olympus' first visit to Northern Atlantic waters all hands are looking for-
ward to liberty in Scotland.
Leaving port we joined a procession of men-of-war steaming out for MAIN-
BRACE - cruisers, carriers, destroyers and minesweepers. Our force consists of
the Mount Olympus as Flagship, Carpellotti and Commander Escort Squadron 8
in Darby, with Loeser, Delong, Coates and Parle. Tomorrow We will be joined by
Commander Transport Division 21 in Chilton, with Deuel, Arneb and Fort Man-
dan, carrying 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, and by Commander Destroyer Squadron
12, in Compton with Dickson and Commander Minesweeper Division 82 in Staff,
with Towhee, Sprig, Sustain, Strive, Token, Tumult, and Pigeon.
27 August to 3 September . . .
Mount Olympus is sailing steadily eastward, surrounded by ships which form
the amphibious force. The skies have been mostly gray, with some bright spots,
and the seas mild to rough. Our days and nights have been spent in tactical ex-
ercises and emergency drills. Today, on the eve of Exercise GANN ET, our mine-
sweepers left the screen to refuel. We have enjoyed the daily concerts of our band.
4 to 6 September . . .
These three days of Exercise GANNET have been busy ones. We were joined
on the 4th by the U.S. destroyer Meredith and by two Portuguese destroyers,
Duoro and Tejo, from the Azores. Two U.S. submarines, Torsk and Requin, have
been acting as enemy and attacking our force as we maneuvered on our ever east-
ward course. Our ships are playing the part of a convoy and its escorts. We are
being protected by fighter and patrol planes from a U.S. carrier force north of us,
and by land based British anti-submarine planes from the Azores and from Eng-
land. The exercise ends late this afternoon C6 Sept. J .The two Portuguese destroyers
returned to their base yesterday. We sighted several Spanish fishing schooners
this afternoon, headed out.
7 to 10 September . . .
We were joined the morning of the 7th by our support group - Mindoro, es-
corted by Commander Escort Destroyer Squadron 6 in F. T. Berry, with Norris,
McCaffey, L. Thomas, Keppler, Ammen, Cogswill and Ingersoll, and rejoined by
our AMs. The force now makes a very impressive sight, and it's "land ho" as we
sail north along the Irish coast, faintly visible. We had a shoot at radio controlled
drones launched by the Fort Mandan, with good results. We will sail north of the
Orkney Islands and south to the Firth of Forth.
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After dodging fishing trawlers and coastal steamers 'yesterday and sighting
the lights of Aberdeen last night, we anchored this morning below the mile-long
Forth Bridge, a modern "wonder of the world", in the Firth of Forth. call by
Admiral Rose on the Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, and his return
call on Admiral Rose, and calls by other commanders of the MAINBRACE forces
and units completed the morning's activities. Then the liberty party headed for
the landing and Edinburgh, ancient capital of Scotland.
11 to 1.9 September . . .
Hundreds of eager sailors swarmed into waiting buses waving crisp new one
and five pound notes. Harassed conductorettes collected the large bills and
stopped the buses several times during the thirty-minute ride to get change at
Most of us were still mentally wrestling with the British currency system as
the buses rolled around St. Andrews Square and squeaked to a stop in the heart
of Edinburgh. For the more than 40,000 sailors and marines from shigs of the
eight NATO nations participating in Exercise MAIN BRACE, Edinburg became
"hospitality headquarters", with Mount "O" crewmen doing their share of
touring, shopping, eating and drinking.
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.Inspiring tributes' to fighting men of a later date were found in the Scottish
National War Memorial. Located in the center of the Castle, the Memorial is
dedicated to those Scots who died in World War I.
v Second on the list of historic landmarks was the Palace of Holyrood House
which was formerly the home of Scotland's kings and queens, and at present is
the residence of Queen Elizabeth when the Queen is in Scotland. On the route
from the Castle to Holyrood, many of us travelled the "Royal Mile" along
High Gate and Canon Gate. One of the most famous streets in Europe, it is the
thoroughfare which the United Kingdom's monarchs must travel when making
an official visit. This centuries-old way has echoed to the tread of such famous
Scots as John Knox, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and the later Robert Louis
We discovered a modern side to Edinburgh, too. Strolling down Princes
Street, we found one side lined with fashionable shops, the other with monu-
ments, public buildings and verdant parks. Sailors and marines of Scottish an-
cestry shopped for their clan tartans while others found buys in hand-woven
tweeds, textiles leather articles, glassware, silver and wood.
Princes Street Gardens, in the shadow of Castle Hill, offered us a quiet
resting place among beautiful flowers, including the Floral Clock, where we could
relax after hours of shopping and of dodging Edinburgh's clattering double-
decked trams and buses, which all seemed to travel in the wrong direction. Here
too, some of our lads met bonnie Scottish lassies who were bent on furthering the
good neighbor policy.
During our short visit to Scotland, we became accustomed to four o'clock tea
and biscuits, popular throughout the United Kingdom. Although disappointed at
the scarcity of food, we were surprised at the low cost of that which was available.
Mount "O" movie-goers were amazed at the thick blanket of smoke and inces-
sant click of cigarette lighters which accompanied each show.
While the NATO fleet lay anchored in the Firth of Forth, some of us took
a two-day tour to London. The hundred men from the Mount Olympus who visited
the British capital made the most of their short stay, and could be seen every-
where in the city -- Buckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, Tower of London, Tra-
falgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and St. Paul's.
by Joseph R. Ewing, JO2
16' September . . .
Last night we upped anchor and sailed down the Forth to be in position this
morning for a rehearsal landing of our forthcoming part in Exercise MAIN-
BRACE. Many ships have already sailed from the Clyde for their roles in the exer-
cise, which began 13 September. This morning our landing craft made a run
to the beach in a heavy fog, but did not land their embarked marines. The
rehearsal was covered by a delegation of Scottish newspapermen in a chartered
boat. The stories they wrote for their papers showed they were well impressed
by the amphibious techniques of the U. S. forces. Tonight we are back at our old
anchorage below the Forth Bridge.
19 September . . .
"This is the Admiral speaking" began Admiral Rose over the ship's speaker
system --our first intimation of a change in plans. All hands listened attentively
to the words "the ship will not return to Norfolk upon the completion of MAIN-
BRACE, but will go to the Mediterranean". Many letters were written. tonight,
and many plans changed on both sides of the Atlantic. We were to participate in
Exercise LONG STEP. Today officer observers from the United Kingdom,
France and Denmark came aboard, also members of the press. 3
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20 September . . .
We sailed this morning from the Firth of Forth for the Jutland'Coast of
Denmark for BRACE PHIB, the amphibious assault phase of MAINBRACE.
In company, besides ships which crossed the Atlantic with us, are the carriers
Theseus QUKJ and Magnificent CCanadal, the crulser Bellona tNew Zealandl, de-
stroyer escorts Bambara and Sakalane CFranceJ, Van Zljll and' DeZeeuw CNe-
therlandsi, Creole, Crispin and Widemouth Bay QUKJ, UK frlgates Bramble,
Rinaldo, Pickle, Pincher, Cheerful, Cockatrice, Laertes and Rattlesnake. and Bel-
gian minesweepers Defour and Gerlache.
Exercise MAINBRACE, which began 13 September, is the first great com-
dined maneuver of the northern NATO nations, involving ships of eight navies
and, for good measure, a cruiser from the Royal New Zealand Navy. Included are
carrier strikes against "invaders" in northern Norway and southern Denmark,
anti-submarine and anti-raider operations and a landing of a reinforced battalion
of U.S. Marines on the Jutland coast of Denmark to bolster the defenses of that
nation. The whole exercise is designed to test the tactics, doctrines, logistics and
communications involved in the joint maneuvering of so many ships from so many
Nearly all of us are sorry to see the Mount "O" steam out of the Firth of
Forth. We will not see Scotland again, but we have many souvenirs of Edinburgh,
including kilts and tartans, pockets jingling with sixpence and a bruise here and
there from that first crowded night on the pier at Port Edgar.
21 September . . .
Our NATO task force is underway to Jutland at top speed. We are back in
the "battle" now, general quarters, battle stations, communications watches.
slab attacks, darken sh1p, and to top it off, Davy Jones is playing havoc most of
Civilians, civilians everywhere, happy ones, gloomy ones, joking ones and
even S1Ck ones, but they are all aboard for one purpose--to put MAINBRACE
and the Mount "O" in the news. The 28 correspondents embarked represent the
NATO nations and the U.S. from coast to coast. As teletvpe machines in Radio I
rattle out advance releases to major newspapers and wire r ' th h t th
world, the Mount "O" is making history. Se Vlces mug Ou e
22 September . . .
Rough weather made a landing at the original site at Torup Strand Beach on
the northwest coast unfeasible, so the amphibious force steamed around the
Skaw Peninsula to the alternate beach at Skagen on Denmark's sheltered east
coaist. Off the landing beach, the Meredith transferred 14 more newsmen to us
in lme o cover the landing. Newsreel cameras ground awav and dozens of shut-
ters on Amerlcan and foreign press cameras clicked as the amphibious assault
waves stormed ashore at.Skagen. Landing in the Shadow of Once formidable
German bunkers, the marines were t h d b o ' ' '
members of the Danish Home Guardwgncd eb ty more tha? 1000 Cwlhans and
Denmark and the NATO nations. , y op military and naval officials of
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Today we refueled and replenished at sea. Then the ships of the Phib Force
sailed for Copenhagen, while the Mount Olympus steamed to meet CINCEAST-
LANT and COMSECONDFLEET to proceed with them to Oslo for a critique on
25 September . . . .
In single file we sailed up Oslofjord, the 60-mile approach to Oslo. Unlike most
of Norway's fjords, here gently sloping sides are dotted with towns, resorts and
here and there fortifications. The hilltops were hidden by low-hanging clouds, a
foretaste of the weather to come. Shortly before noon we moored at Filipstad Pier,
near the Radhus, Oslo's modern city hall.
25 to 28 September . e. .
The overcast skies, drizzling rain and chill winds which persisted the first three
days of our stay here have not dampened the spirits of the men of the Mount "O".
Today, Sunday, is bright and warm, luring thousands of N orwegians outdoors and
providing our picture takers their first good day since we arrived. Norwegian
swing and pretty girls have attracted many to the outdoor dancing at night in the
City Hall Plaza, sponsored by Norway's Royal Navy.
Oslo - home of Viking descendants, royalty and the Kon-Tiki raft - provided a
warm welcome for our sailors and marines. The main shopping district, along Karl
Johans Gate, guickly became souvenir headquarters. Oslo's outdoor cafes did a
landoffice business during the four-
day visit, particularly on Sunday
and, Frogner Park, designed espe-
cially to display the dozens of stat-
ues in bronze, stone and iron by the
celebrated Norwegian sculptor ,
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After a rough, cold four-day trip from Oslo, we dropped the hook at 0900
just outside the breakwater which forms Reykjavik's harbor and under a bright
sun which lit Iceland's snow-dusted mountains. Of Iceland's capricious weather
we soon were to learn more. Lusty winds made peacoats and gloves welcome to
the liberty party, who found the small city crowded. The Althing, Iceland's Par-
liament, was in session. Prices were extremely high, the girls very pretty and
the men noncommittal. To avoid any possibility of a clash with the city's expand-
ed population, liberty expired early at 2300 on the dock.
6 October . . . ,
On Saturday - 4 Oct. - sudden high winds caused cancellation of boating, and
Reykjavik could not accommodate the 130 stranded men of the liberty party who
waited in the cold wind. Most were without money, so . . . After it became ap-
parent that boating could not be resumed at all during the night, the Shore Pa-
trol Oflicer contacted the Air Police at Keflavik Air Force Base, about 35 miles from
Reykjavik, and requested assistance. The Air Force went to work and two and
one-half hours later busses arrived. We were on our way on the bumpy, narrow,
and in places almost impassable road. Rain and wild Icelandic driving - all horn
and no brakes - made the trip harrowing for those who could not sleep. Arriving at
the base, we found the buildings we were to occupy, popularly known as "Hassel's
Castle" or "that old red Quonset on Operations Hill", cold and too small to take us
all. We were finally housed in the Air Force hotel, some of us thankful for even a
warm spot on the deck on which to stretch out. Sunday it was learned that the
ship had dragged anchor in the high winds and was required to get underway
and ride out the storm at sea. After learning this, the Air Force decked out their
new gym with 130 completely equipped beds, and the Red Cross furnished toilet
articles. We were then free to visit the clubs or movies. or hit the hay.
Informed that the ship would return
Monday at 0800, we held reveille at 0430 and
b 0600 were on our wa back to Re k'avik H
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Underway For the Mediterranean
With Iceland dropping astern beneath cold grey skies, we headed south to-
ward Gibraltar and the warmer climes of the Mediterranean. Of our forthcoming
operation, Exercise LONG STEP, we will touch three continents--Europeg Africa,
at Bone, Algeriag and Asia, at Istanbul, Turkey--if present tentative plans are
not changed. Our first port in the "Med" will be Augusta, Sicily, where we ex-
pect to arrive 16 October and stay until the 20th. There we will reprovision and
take on a few marines of the landing force and some of their equipment.
12 October . . . '
Today dawned bright and sunny, and Chaplain Lindeman took advantage of
the favorable weather to hold an impressive service on the veranda as we
steamed through the Straits of Gibraltar, with Spain and the "Rock" to port
and Africa to starboard. Gibraltar doesn't look as we had expected it to, but we
soon learned that the familiar view in the insurance ads is that seen from the
mainland, not the seaward side.
There is much shipping converging on the straits--merchantmen, liners and
warships--and we have been in sight of other vessels all day. On the trip from
Iceland, no ships were sighted. The warm sun has attracted both sun bathers and
camera hounds topside, and general amazement and satisfaction is expressed by
hands new to the Med at the change in climate since passing the straits. All day
the coasts of Spain and Africa have been visible.
13 October . . .
Our good weather continues as we sail along the North African coast, always
in sight of both land and other ships. Some tiny swallows landed aboard today,
so tired they could be picked up off the deck. The ship is being made spic-and-
span for our entry into Augusta Bay.
15 October . . .
We are a little ahead of schedule, so our course has shifted slightly north-
ward, bringing us late this afternoon in sight of the islands off the west cape of
Sicily. We are now off the south coast of Sicily and shore lights can be seen.
16 October . . .
We sailed through the breakwater into Augusta Bay this morning and an-
chored in the midst of a great fleet of U.S. Naval ships of all types. These are some
of the ships which will participate in LONG STEP. To the north, cloud-crowned
and misty in the distance, is the smoking cone of Mount Etna, Sicily's famous vol-
cano. Sicily and its off-lying islands were colonized in the fifth century before
Christ by the Greeks, and later became Roman colonies. Much of the action of
the Punic Wars took place around Sicily, and the islands were the home of many
mythological characters--the Cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, and Vulcan,
Greek God of fire.
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We will always remember the hordes of hawkers, beggars and boys who
crowded the fleet landing at Augusta, and plagued every foot of our progress
through town. The cries of "Hey, Joe, you wanna. . ." and "Hey, Joe, you
gotta . . ." accompanied each offer of a cameo, rug, inlaid jewel box, and gim-
crack, or request for cigarettes or money. Boys tugged at our sleeves wherever
we went. Augusta, with its few Roman and many modern ruins, was a colorful,
if dirty and impoverished town. S
Those who toured by bus to Taormina, resort north of Etna, saw a different
side of Sicilian life. The quaint, quiet town perched on a shelf above the sea, was
partly closed for the season, but its hotel converted from a monastery, its Greek
theater, its shops and cafes and general air of beauty and prosperity contrasted
with the dark, narrow villages along the route, where freshly-killed meat hung in
the streets exposed to dust, flies and the hands of passers-by. Even bustling Cat-
ania, seven times destroyed by Etna's lava or- earthquake and badly damaged in
World War II, looked poor and dirty.
Highway travel in Sicily is an experience not soon to be forgotten. The nar-
row, twisting roads seemed inadequate to accommodate the numerous cars, heavy
trucks and many large busses which all rushed full-speed, horns blasting, around
blind corners and over narrow bridges and past frequent gaily-decorated donkey
carts, each with its inevitable small brown dog tied underneath. Somehow, we
always squeaked through alive.
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We sailed into Naples harbor this morning and did a fast 180 degree turn to tie
up stern first at the end of the pier in the well-known "Mediterranean moor"
next to our sister-ship, the Adirondack. The Des Moines with Commander Sixth
Fleet embarked entered the harbor an hour later and moored along our port side.
As soon as the fantail brow was rigged, quickvisits were exchanged with friends
on the "GC-15", Yesterday afternoon we sailed through the fabled Straits of
Messina, past the romantic island cone of Stromboli at dusk and this morning
passed Capri and raised the towering heights of Vesuvius.
Naples is the metropolis of southern Italy. Its crescent-shaped shores em-
brace both the boulevards and parks -- and Santa Lucia, famed in song -- of the'
new city, and the dark, narrow and littered streets of the old city, with its laundry-
festooned tenements and its industry. y
Admiral Rose and the planning staff rejoined us here today, and Brigadier
General R. E. Hogaboom. USMC. brought his landing force staff aboard.
28 October . . .
These eight days have been filled with touring and sightseeing--several two-
day tours of Rome, day and half-day tours to Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento and Pompeii.
The first three we found beautiful, the last impressive in its ruin.
The average Mount "UH visitor to Naples soon developed a calloused attitude
toward the obsequities of the natives and turned his attention to Naples'historic
points of interest. The oldest city in Italy, Naples grew from a settlement existing
some 2500 years ago. Periodically a city of great wealth and then dire poverty,
Naples has been a barometer indicating the economic condition of the country.
New construction cannot hide all the ravages of war and occupation during World
WarII. Buildings, pock-marked with bomb holes give evidence tothe hundred of Ail-
lied and Nazi air raids on Naples.
Near Naples' modern municipal pier, constructed with Marshall Plan aid, is
the imposing Castello Nuovo. Little is known about this imposing landmark ex-
cept that it was completed in the 13th Century, and one of its residents, a Neapolitan
monarch. is said to have imprisoned his wife there to protect her from suitors.
The Royal Palace is the next ediiice that attracts the eye. This walled-in and vine-
bedecked massive brick pile was once the residence of the Neapolitan kings. and
became Mussolini's home when he was in Naples. The great building shows many
signs of remodelling and reconstruction.
Qpera House and the Galleria Umberto. San Carlo is oneof
-, f th most famous stage plays in Europa Wm!
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with a colonnade copied from St. Peter's thrown in.
Many who have often hummed the famous-novelty tune. "Funiculi, Funiculf'
were surprised to learn that the song was written by a Neapolitan song writer
who was inspired by a ride on the unusual funicularo in Naples, whichfuna up
to the Castle of St. Elmo. Two small trains, composed of several cars with Hom-3
constructed in tiers like short flights of stairs, make the underground trip up a
25 to 30 degree ascent. The trains are balanced on opposite ends of a cable which
runs up over a wheel at the top of the shaft. A switchover midway up permits
the trains to pass on the single track. For many, Hfunicularing' became a popular,
Entertainment is a broad term in Naples, for it takes in many forms and as
many price levels. In design, Neapolitan places of entertainment range all the way
from the primitively exotic "Grottino Cave" at Piazza Concordia half way upthe
hill, to the modern D'Angelo's overlooking the city from the East.
In class, they vary from the boisterous and smoky "Snake Pit" to the com-
paratively quiet atmosphere of the "Seamen.'s Club". Wine, women and song. were
in abundance in nearly every imaginable kind of place--but always for a price.
Although you couldn't help being annoyed at times over the incessant demands
of handout seekers, you were reminded each time the palm was extended or the
plate was passed that it was still better to give than receive. For this reason alone,
liberty in Naples was an unforgettable adventure.
We began our trip up the colorful Via Roma. the Road to Rome. The Zippy
four-hour ride was an adventure in itself. Each turn of the road brought new and
varied scenery, consisting of brightly painted villas, verdant olive orchards, an-
cient aqueducts and rolling acres of fertile Italian farmland.
' Our guide, Alfredo, met us just inside the city walls of Rome, made a ' et-
nmg-fastmtroduction and whisked us into the Church of the 100 Stem and T
over to the Basilica of St. John the Lateran for a quick but informative visit. We
'kept moving on. Piazza Venezia, with Michelafngeldd former home on one sid!
and .Mussol1ni's former headquarters onlthe other, began our first afternoon of
touring. The impressive. Monument to Victor Emmanuel, the Roman Forum and
the Colosseum followed in rapid order.
We' had a general audience with His Holiness Pope Pius Xll The
square ln the center of the Pope's villa was filled with :eo :le from least a -f
dozen nations, and a multi-lingual h illl d th I I B vit
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The Riviera lived up to its reputation for beauty as we aiiclioretl off Cannes
vacht harbor this morning. Azure skies and waters, bright pastel. buildings
and tr,-een hills have the Maritime Alps for ai lizwk drop. Un vloser inspection,
the isemi-tropical plants and brilliant llowers add ilrziniativ color to the
.2 Norember. . .
Cannes, closed for the season and not due to open until iniil-lloc.-etnber, had
little to offer, especially lacking were the girls in l-Iileini hauthing stills. Hut it
was a good base for trips elsewhere: Nice and Monte Vario, with tlieir shops and
casinos, Grasse and its perfume factories. the lllzirilinio Alps. and ahove all. a
four-day tour of Paris.
Paris Tour U
The news spread like wildfire as the lihortx' parties returned 'aboard ship in
Naples. Have you heard the latest? The l':idre has zirrziiigocl ai tour to Paris
from Cannes, andthe best partof. ll, 2 h
. 't we avonrnontli iopziy forit. The list grew
rapidly and when the last final hurdle of aclvance pay for those going on the tour
was arranged, the total stood at 45.
As our first introduction to French life. we wi-ro hillcted in a rather quaint
arrangement called' 'icouchettesn or sleeperettcs. The couchetle is a prison-like
arrangement containing six ,
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a Things began to look up when, with some degree of m d t A 'd
blimty asked. . . Just what's what? He blithely replied, . .. ''O0h,ei?1sit,ucii1dIi'eiLsli1i3fi'Voa1?t
gfthem, 1t's expected in France. " In several cases however, French custom to the
enntrary, wrinkled uniforms and civvies were in evidence the following morning.
Unfortunately we .missed much of the beauty of the French countryside by
traveling at night. Paris greeted us with rain which was about the only thing
Paris had to offer that was both inexpensive and plentiful.
Our party separated to two "excellent" Paris hotels, where we were greeted
with open arms and breakfast was waiting. That was surprise number two to
many who discovered what a "continental" breakfast consisted of. The nice
little hotels broke out their extra special "American Tourist Wine Lists" and
proceeded to charge prices for the extras comparable to the famed "Maxim's".
Unfortunately no tour leaves adequate time to truly enjoy all the landmarks of
a city, but in two days, most of our party managed to see a good portion of the
'sights we all have read and heard about and seen many times in the movies or
magazines. Among those best remembered were: the Eiffel Tower, the Palais
de Chaillot, the Arc de Triomphe with its simple eternal flame in memory of the
Unknown Soldier, the broad Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Jardin Des
Tuileries, the Seine cutting the city into Left and Right Banks, the magnificent
Louvre which would take days to stroll through, the quiet Eglise de la Madeleine
and the immense Notre Dame in contrast, the Pantheon, the Place de la Bastille,
the Sorbonne, the Bourse, the Pont Alexandre III or as our guide called it, "Alex-
andre Number Three, " the Quai D'Orsay, the Rue de la Paix and the Montmartre.
Our evenings were free and we made the most of them. Several attended the
opera, ballets, concerts, movies and plays. The others told the truth and went
to Pigalle, center of the night club district where a bottle of champagne at
51313.00 was the price of admission, or to the smaller clubs on the Left Bank
where prices were lO'ff of those in Pigalle, Still others believed the screaming
advertisements and went on a busman's holiday . . . A tour of Paris by Night.
The gala tour through four of the better night clubs consisted of one good club
with an excellent show and three others apparently designed just for the sucker.
Most everyone managed to see the Folies Bergere and no words could ade-
quately describe that show. The staging, settings, costumes and showmanship
were excellent and equalled anything most of us had ever seen previously. The
several scenes featuring French chorus girls in typical costume, or rather lack
of costume, were also beautiful but in a slightly different manner.
During the daylight hours, those of us who didn't sleep off the nights before,
were impressed by the beauty of the city. We found ample. opportunity to walk
for hours along the Left Bank shops, through the vast fruit and vegetablelinar-
kteii along the famed streets and of course snap innumerable pictures of the City
Despite the weather, which of course we can always talk about, and the ex-
orbitant prices, Paris was well worth seeing and a place to which all of us would
like someday to return. by Lt. AJ. Jacobson
3 November . . .
The rough seas, whipped up by a westerly wind, which have hampered boat-
ing' at Cannes still persist today as we sail toward Toulon 'to Join up with the rest
of the amphibious attack force at Rade d'Hyeres as Exercise LONG STEP beglgg
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3 November. . .
We sortied today from Rade d'Hyeres, roadstead near Toulon, for Bone, Al-
geria, and the first phase of Exercise LONG STEP. In company with Everglades
and Great Sitkin and our old friends from MAINBRACE, Trans Div 21 and its
embarked marines, and escorted by Italian destroyer escorts Artigliere, Aviere,
Orsa and Andromeda, and U.S. minesweepers Strive, Token, Tumult and Pigeon,
we are acting the part of a convoy. Aboard the Deuel is a group of French Com-
mandoes and aboard the Aviere an Italian Commando group, both part of the
landing force. We have with us liaison officers and observers from the U.K., Ital-
ian, French, Greek, and Turkish forces.
5 November. . .
A stormy passage south, which hampered expected attacks by "enemy" air
and submarine units, brought us this morning off Bone. The Amphibious Attack
Force, under Admiral Rose, was activated earlier today. Late this afternoon the
landing craft were launched and a practice run made to the beach without land-
ing the troops. The French cruiser, Gloire,has joined us.
6 November. . .
This morning again found us off Bone. Heavy surf at the beach called for a
decision to run the rehearsal landing as planned, but to bobtail it by not actually
putting the landing force ashore. We had several air attacks today.
8 November. . .
Refueling underway today was a real sight, 12 to 15 foot waves and winds
which reached 50 knots made for a rough going and lots of green water shipped
aboard. Worsening weather finally forced a halt to refueling operations, and we
are running for the lee of Sicily. The French cruiser, Montcalm, has joined us.
9 November. . .
We completed the refueling today from our own heavy ships, taking the Aviere
alongside the Mount HO". In the screen now are the Turkish destroyers Gazian-
tep, Giresum and Gelibolu, and the British minesweepers Chameleon, Rifleman
and Plucky. The Montcalm, Carpellotti, and our four U.S. minesweepers left us to
join the advance group but later we picked up the French carrier, Lafayette, and
its screen, the French destroyers Kleber and Marceau and the Greek destroyers
Niki, Doxa, Leon and Panther, and our carrier support force.
10 November. . .
Better weather has again brought submarine and air attacks by Green forces,
but we plow steadily eastward. The Niki and the Doxa left us early this morning
to join the bombardment group which will pound Makares Island in the Aegean
tomorrow. Two Turkish LSTs, the Alfios and Strymon, carrying the Greek Raiders
who complete the landing force, joined us this morning. The Marine Corps 177th
Birthday was celebrated aboard today with traditional ceremonies, including the
cutting of a huge cake presented by the bakery.
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with wr mais wifhnilie Cbhiymbiigliit a secluded bay to Pam!!
as left bivreidmiml Wright, Vice Admiral Lemonmer CFNI. Liaulmiat
and 14 Ambassadors and Ministers who form the Bt-and
of?igecNATO Council. They will observe LONG STEP from the lmmt im' A
' AINBRACE, is a combined operation of the navieldth
NA'Ig7Egii'ri?1?hibketi?he involving the U.S.. U.K..Italy. France, Greece ld
Tu k his a'full-3c3,l9 amphibious assault on a beach in lfebedoa Bay, T ,
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itgrces. Il..ONG STEP has much the same objectives as MAIN BRACE.
- h 1 - - I exercise of the southern NATQ nations,
recehilirsabrgifngrliifedsbi' thgraidtiiisiggisn of Greece and Turkey, in the Mediterranean
area and the iirst full-scale amphibious operation in these wa-ters. So again
Mount Glympus is part of history, as she was on MAIN BRACI1., the first exercise
of its kind by the northern NATO powers.
12 November. . .
Perfect weather greeted us this morning in Lebedos Bay as the landing
force hit the beach under the watchful eyes of the high-ranking observers. The
landing was smooth and sure, and by afternoon the marines and commandoes
had seized their objectives and were preparing to defend their beach-head
through the night. We furnished control for the supporting aircraft and gun-
fire ships. Admiral Carney's party de arted this morning on the Quincy. We
had several air attacks today. Vice Admiral Arnom fTNl joined toobserve the
13 November. . .
With the operation ashore completed and reloading underway, we prepared
to sail for Istanbul at noon. However, Ens. Moriarity decided to need an emer-
gency happendectomy, and it was 1330 before Dr. Rourke, assisted by our Dr.
ar s , Dr. Brown and a colleague from the Chilton, completed the Job and we
were on our way.
. As we departed from Lebedos, word was flashed that LONG STEP W88l32I'?B-
mated. We received "well done" from Admiral Carney CCOMNAVSOUTHLVIW
Admiral Wright QCINCNELMD. Vice Admiral Cassady ICOMSIXTHFLEETI and
golmftiihe melmbers of the Standing Group of the .N ATO Council. Most of our lim-
o cers ad departed forhome in ships of their own nations, but some Turkish
and Greek officers will go with us to Istanbul.
Darkness fell as we entered the storied and strategic straits of the Dlfdl-'
nelles, entrance to the Sea of Marmora which with the Bosporus joins theAMIli9
and Black Seas and separates Asia and Europe.
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With our force steaming steadily through the myriad islands of the Aegeydhg
we left to rendezvous with the Columbus at a secluded bay to .transfer Admiral
Carney, Vice Admiral Wright, Vice Admiral Ioemonnler f FN 7, Lieutenant General
Hays CUSAJ, and 14 Ambassadors and Ministers who form the Standirigkroup
of the NATO Council. They will ,observe LONG STEP from the Mount O .
LONG STEP, like MAIN BRACE, is a combined operation of the navies of the
NATO nations, this time involving the U.S., U.K.,Italy, France, Greece and
Turkey, plus a full-scale amphibious assault on a beach in Lebedos Bay, Turkey,
by U.S. Marines, French and Italian Commandoes and Greek Raiders. Planes
and ships of the various nations form both the Blue forces and the, enemy, Green
forces. LONG STEP has much the same objectives as MAIN BRACE.
It is the 'first such large-scale exercise of the southern NATO nations,
recently augmented by the admission of Greece and 'Turkey, in the Mediterranean
area, and the first full-scale amphibious operation in these waters. So again the
Mount Olympus is part of history, as she was on MAINBRACE, the first exercise
of its kind by the northern NATO powers.
12 November. . .
Perfect weather greeted us this morning in Lebedos Bay as the landing
force hit the beach under the watchful eyes of the high-ranking observers. The
landing was smooth and sure, and by afternoon the marines and commandoes
had seized their objectives and were preparing to defend their beach-head
through the night. We furnished control for the supporting aircraft and gun-
fire ships. Admiral Carney's party departed this morning on the Quincy. We
haddseveral air attacks today. Vice Admiral Arnom CTNJ joined to observe the
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to sail for Istanbul at noon. However, Ens. Moriarity decided to need an emer-
gency appendectomy, and it was 1330 before Dr. Rourke, assisted by our Dr
Bartosh, Dr. Brown and a colleague from the Chilton, completed the job and we
were on our way.
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Slender minarets by the score point -skyward from this ancient city's: dozens
of mosques as we anchor in the swift-Howing Bosporus between lf.ur-opean Stanhui
the old quarter of Istanbul, and Asiatic Hydarapaszi. Upsteam lies the bolder
Horn and Galata, the commercial and social center of the city. On the left are St.
Sophia, the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed and the Seraglio Palace, towering almveold
Roman sea walls. Our landing place is the glorious llolrna liahce Palace, and to
our right are the great military barracks and thc hospital where Florence
Nightingale began her career as a nurse.
18 November. . .
Istanbul wasa surprise to many of us - a clean, modern city superimposed on
an ancient walled Byzantine town. From Taksim Ct-ntcr with its hotels and night
clubs, along Istakal Caddesi with its shops, tln-atcrs and restaurants, to the
Galata Bridge, Istanbul is a new city. Crossing thc Golden Horn we found our-
selves in the old city of ancient mosques, the Spice Market, the Sultan's Palace.
the covered bazaar and towered Roman walls.
. .We were visited today by two vastly- different delegations of Turks -a la 're
gnilitary and naval party headed hy General I3-aransels, commanding the Turk '
econd Army, and seventy orphans from three institutions. General Baransels'
Sanity toured then ship from Flag Bridge to Combat. The child ren saw color cartoons.
at a . f' H- ' - . ' r
u eas ID te crew s mess, did a folk dance and sang. and were each given
a gift on departing.
19 November. . .
Admiral Rose and th b lk f th PHIB GRO I . . d B ' ' 'A l
General Hogaboom and his sflaff O e if L P TWU satan.. an Headset
departed today by air for Norfolk.
Remaining aboard are a few of- ,V fv-
ficers of the Phib Group, the men .0 I 1 R
and a few officers of the landing Q N L5
gorce, and twoofficers of Tacron - ' i
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sengers for transit to the States
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20 November. . .
The Acropolis, symbol of the Golden Age of Athens. glowed golden in
distance as wwe am-hm-ed in Phgilenon Huy oH the ancient leur! of Plrleus wid
ships of the Sixth Fleet familiar to us from Naples In lstun nil.
24 November. . .
Rain that persisted until Suntlzn-, and the liipli winds that have pltlrued W
since Reykjavik kept many of us frinn 1-rijoyintf Athens, but those who tllhofe
were well rewarded. Athens, :i city: uf one million has rnucli lu offer the VIEW
B 'd h '
esl es t e ancient glory of the l':irtlwnon :ind 'I'ormilf- of z.-in, the Odeon and
Theater of Dionvsus, the These-uni 'ind tho Fri-ok ani llornin A ora h
, , . 1 I I is. 1 em
the numerous and splendid theaters. thi- opt-ra, rorif-erts and :i limited but lnudy
night life But vi f l
. 'e oum Athens expvnsivo and its rnonvyi' dillic'iilt-litllldraehmle
for 31.00. Th ' ' - ' '
e smaller notes-coins lwim: non.:-xistvnt e wore- a pm-at deal more
trouble to handle than they were worth.
We found Greek Ouza,.a liquor which tastes lilac- lioorioo and turns white in
watertremlnlscent of Turkish Rakuand Uri-ole food similar to that in Istanbul.
But missin h ' f ' '
g ere was the bartering found in tho cover:-d lisnzaars. Prices are fixed.
and the dollar - for once not a vt l
, . - . 'ff Como me-flium uf vxrharigv. lint thelbesuty0f
the Greek ruins - built of solid marble and stanflir-lg aiu-r Zfitlfl years - lmPf
us all. And the b . ' ' -
UW hurrying city. full of new f-onstrnrtion and remveriflk fm
years of war and rebellion. conlr 'te -
. an ,S to that
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islands of the Aegean, headed alone for Gili- 'Wy
galilar, on the last leg of our Mediterranean
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28 November . . .
A calm passage west, then rain, naturally, as we tied up in Gibraltar harbor
under the frowning "Rock", A few hours ashore to shop along Gibraltar town's
single commercial street, a few hours to wet the whistle and watch the curious
exodus at midnight when the Spanish girls must head for the border at La Linea,
and Gibraltar liberty was over.
29 November . . .
As the headlands of Spain and Morocco faded astern and the broad reaches
of the Atlantic lay ahead, that mighty ocean threatened us with storms which
might delay our arrival in Norfolk and home or leave.
The threatened storms materiallzed forcing us to turn southward to skirt
the storm centers Even so the ship tossed andshuddered and groaned, and
there were several nights we slept little, if at all. Sometimes we did well just
to hang on and stay in one place. But we rela ed and knew it was all over when
we heard the word, "The ship is now passing Cape Henry."
30 November to 12 December . . .
We have spent British pounds and shil-
lings, Norwegian kroner and ore, Icelandic
kronur and aura, Italian lira, French francs,
Turkish lira and kurus and Greek drachmae. ' X
Counlfing Sicily and Gibraltar, we have
visite nine countries, sailed 20,000 naut-
ical miles, participated in two major exercises, TH AT VRVUENT'
worked with the British, Canadian, New Zea- SIGN
land, French, Belgian, Netherlands, Norwegian,
Danish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek and Turk-
ish navies and with troops from France, Italy,
Greece and Turkey.
Our journey has taken us north of 64 de-
grees, east of 29 degrees and south of 36 de-
grees. We have seen much of Europe and
glimpses of Africa and Asia, but the most U U . ,
welcome sightof allwasour first sight of home. ff . "' .
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suPP1.Y DEPT. MOT HOUSE
STAFE COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS GROUP TWO
Center, RAdm R.E. Rose, ComPhibGru 2
FRONT ROW, LCdr T.S. Heitzeberg, Cdr E.F. Schreiter, LtCol S.L. Carse, USA, Capt
C.E. Gordon, Jr., Capt E.L. Schleif, RAdm Rose, Capt Kemp Tolley, Cdr j.L. Wood-
ville, Jr., LtCol F.X. Beamer, USMC, Cdr P. Southardg SECOND ROW, Lt R.J. McCormick,
Lt F.N. Barrell, Ir., Lt J.EL Linskey, Maj E.J. Radios, USMC, Maj R.S. Wallace,
USMC, LCdr B.j. Belmore, Maj R.J. Augeri, USMC, Lt J.C. Hightower, Lt G.G. Perry
Lt L.E. jalbert, Lt A.L. Lupia, Lt W.A. Pollard III, Lt P.H. Williams, THIRD ROW,
Lt. J.S. Craft, Ltjg V.A. Taylor, 1stLt R.W. Tufts, USMC, Lt C.G. Broman, Capt
J.H.P. McAlinn, USMC, Capt j.R. Kearney, USMC, Lt j.E. Renn, Ltjg B.D. Hoffman,
Lt A.j. Jacobson, Ltjg K.M. Henry, Ens D.G. Ramsey, Capt J.B. Liga, USA,L1 F.G.
SHIPS OFFICERS, U.S.S. MOUNT OLYMPUS
Capt R.L. Morris
FI ST ROW, Lt A. Belkin, Capt J.R. Kearney USMC, LCdr j.W. McClellan, Cdr J.G. Egan
Capt Morris, LCdr C.j. Strezmienski, Lt B. Wilcox, Lt S.W. Swartz, Lt L.F. Brozo
CSCjg SECOND ROW, Ens R.M. Harp, Ens L.P. Borden, Carp J.R. Platt, Ens M.L. Reis,
Ltjg P. R. Boggs, jr., Ens F.S. Patterson, jr., Ens D.T. Warner, Ens P.R. Schlitz
THIRD ROW.1stLT R.W. Tufts, USMC, Ltjg W. L. Read, Ltjg D.L. Rourke CMCD, Ltjg A. J.
Bartosh CDCD, Ltjg R.A. Derus, Ens R.C. Foster, Rele R.P2 Williams, Ens H.K. Aiken
Lt j.C. Dawson, Lt R.j. Ragland, FOURTH ROW, Ens A.G. Broshar, jr., Ens J.M. Adkins,
Chpclk j.M. Lalley, Chelec L.B. Hageman, Chbosn W.T. Harris, Ens R.L. Enos, Ens
1.1. Flynn, Chmach G.W. Black f
NOT SHOWN, Lt L.j. Crotty, LCdr j.B. Feaster, Ltjg G.E. Irish, LCdr W.L. Lindeman,
CCHCJ,Ens C.D. Bobo, Ens W.B. Jones. and D.W. Moriarity.
ISI. DIVISION- 1
LT L.J. CROTTY, ENS H.K. AIKIN, ENS L.P. BORDEN, CHBOSN W.T. HARRIS
FIRST ROW: B.M. HECKMAN BM3, R. MILNE BM1, H.M. HAWK BMC, LT CROTTY, ENS AIKIN, ENS
BORDEN, CHBOSN HARRIS, W.D. HOGLE BM1, BUSH, BM2, W. HASKETT BM2: SECOND ROW: E.A.
BLOSS SA, E.H. SNAPP SN, R.L. RADABAUGH SN, A.G. RAYL SA, E.D. HATFIELD SN, F.j. SIM-
ARD SN, R,G. ROBILLARD SN, R.E. MCKINZIE SN, A.A. DOBISH SN, THIRD ROW: B.J. REITAN
SN, A.W. CUNNINGHAM SA, C.F. KEHRLI SN, R.G. MORGAN SN, MANISCALSO SA, N.J. MCFADDEN
SN, W.j. KIRK SN, W.V. PORTER SN, R,E. MACK SN, J.j. O'DONNELL SN, FOURTH ROW: H.F.
ROGERS SN, W.j. ROGERS SN, G.E. DUNCAN SN, C.M. OWEN SN, D.L. BEAUCHESNF SA, D. M.
BARNETT SN, j.B. EVELAND SN, J.A. DIXON SN, R.E. CRAYNE SN, W.H. ROSS SN.
is? DIVISION 2
FIRST ROW K L Cooper BM3 L R Ward BM3 C C Patton BM3 C H Koblenzer BM3 R A
Plzza BMSN SECGVD ROW I P Pallseno SN K W Brooks BMSN I W Rasmussen SN W A
Brant SN P E Jones SN THIRD ROW E E McHenry YNTSN R J Hebden SN C M Owen
S J G Long SN S W Trate N
NOT SHOWN W I Z1mmerman SN W A McGee SA H Garrett BM3 J J Aude SN E T
Welch SN E E Foster SN
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ENS HARP, LTJG RA. DERLS, LT LJ. CROTTY, CHRGSN RT. HARRIS
FIRST ROW: W.R. THIBEAVLT BM3, O. MANFSS BM3 J. POWERS BN2, T.R. POWFLL BMT, VNS
HARP, LTJG DERUS, LT CROTTY, CHBOSN HARRIS, J,W, DRAGO BMC, T.j. BURCHFRS HVI L J.
FISHER BMI, C.E. MCCUTCHEN BM2: SECONR ROW: C.F. SCHAFFFR SN. A. VrIYFR Sf, V I
DAUCH SA, E.M. BROTMAN SA. J. MARX SA, I. MARIIXFLLI SA, C.I. VAVRIC SN, R, vfGVIRF
SA, B.K. GERMAIN SA, F.j. WFHMANDN SA, E.W. LEWIS SN, I. KELLY SA, F.A, WIIAKWWSHI
BM3, THIRD ROW: R.E. RICARD SA, F.W. HARTMAN SA, KFRSTVLJA SA, W.C. HIRKWOOP SN, P.j.
DELONG SN, D.F. MILLS SA, W.A. McALEE SN, D.J. ALVINO RMSN, R.N. WILKINS SN, F,R,
STRYKER SA, J.E. HILL SA, R.D. MINTER SA, H.R. PRESTON SA, FOVRTH ROW: G. KYUQW BMSN
J.H. SHIPLEY SN, R.M. HANSEN SA, L.P. JOSEPH SA, J. FURTARDO SA, FIFTH ROW: j.E. Mc-
CANN SN, K.I. MCCAN SN, R.E. MORONEY SA, A. SAIJBBURY SA, P.C. MARTIN SA, D.I-Z. TAY-
LOR SN,-R.D: BEHERNS SN, P.F. SEILER SN, A. HERSH SA, W.R. M SSER SA, C.F. HO VORKA
SN E. STANFORD SN. T.T- CLEVENGEP sw
2 nd. DIVISION - 2
FIRST ROW! F. W. RIPPERGER SN, F. J. KEKACS SA, L. A. MITCHELL SN, D. D. OSTRANDER SN
J. F. SG-IMIDT SA, SECDND ROW: F. GRAY BM3, D. J. SANFORD BM3, T. R. STONE SN, M. WEB-
STER SN, NOT SHOWN: D. D. FONDELL, T. L. FINCHER, J. E. HOOD, T. KASPERSKI, E.F.HANDY
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RMN2, HOLDAMPF, RM2, LODER, TE1, LAMBFRT, RMN2, HOVEY, RM3, BILL-
SWARTZ, ENS. ADKINS, KENNEDY, RM1, MISCOVICH, RM3, MCGRAW RMN2
ROW: RAYBURN, TE3, FISCHER, RMSN, FRYE RMSN WEISNER RMSN ,WAL
n 1 1 1 L'
ACE, SN, FLANAGAN, RMSN, BABIEZ, TESN, JAMROZIK, TESN. COUSINEAU RMSN JACOBS RMSN
LILLARD, RM3, THIRD ROW: LORANGER, SN, HARDIN, RMSN, BLANCHETT, SN, LOCQISTQ, SN: GH,
PIN, TE3 BELLA, RMSN, KEFFE, RIISN, PICHLER, RMSN, MURISI-IITE, SN, NOLAN, RMSN, TANNER
RMSN. NOT SHOWN: DEITELBAUM, TE2, LOMBARDO, TESN.
FIRST ROW: MILTON,
INGSLEY, RMC, LT.
NEAL, RM2, SECOND
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ENS R.C. FOSTER, ENS R.L. ENOS, LT J.C. DAWSON, ENS 1.1. FLYNN
FIRST ROW: J. F. DURING RD2, W.H.T. FARRELL RD3, A.G. VAN LOW RD3, ENS FOSTER, ENS
ENOS LT. DAWSON, ENS FLYNN, R.E.L. ST. CLNIR RD1, J. IVAN JR. RD3, W.C. SCHMIDT 111
RD3, A.J. TAYLOR RD3: SECOND ROW: R.W. LYONS RDSN, R.E. HAR S RDSN C. GOLDST
, IEN RDSN
R.J. KELLER,RD3. W.E. DAVIS RD3, W.I. RODWELL RD3, J.R. OLSON RDSN, N.W. LOGGIA RDSN
gOSCOE,E.R. RDSN, C.H. HUNGER RD3, THIRD ROW: H.D. KENNEDY RDSN, R. STORAGE RD3, H.J
ZEWCZYK RD3, C.A. PATTERSON RDSN, A.J. GARLIN'RDSN, W.L. HAYES RDSN, H.H. VICKERS RD
3, D.C. RICIIRDSN, R.L. BROWN RDSN, D.J. ENNIS RD3, B.L. HARMON RD3: NOT SHOWN: D.H
NEWLAN RD2, J.W. WALDRON RD2. D.L. BOCK RD3.
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FIRST ROW: SHANYZ, EM3, YERKES, 11.12, BROVIN, EM1, CHELEC, HAGEMAN, LOVEJOY, EMI. KOZAN
EM1, JACKSCN, ICQ, PRIDDLE, EM3, SECOND ROW, KILLINGER, EM3, CASTNER, EMFN, THOMPSCN,
ICFA, HARRIS, PN, REED, SA, HUFFMAN, EMFN, THIRD ROW: ANDERSON, ICFN, DUFFY, EMFN
MOORE, EMFN, PICKETT, EMFN, CLAMEN, EMFN, CONNERTON, ICFN, DARLEY, ICFN, NOT SHOWN:
ROME, EM3, GABLEMAN, EMFN.
FLAG DIVISION - I
LTJG V.A. TAYLOR
FIRST ROW: W.E. PETERS PH3, G.E. WINEMAN YNSN, J.A. MANDOLFO YNSN, L.F. ROCHON YNSN
A.R. CROLL YNSN, G.W. CAMMACK YN3, j.I-I. PARRIS TN, A.P. TROTTA QMSN: SECOND ROW: G.J'.
FITZGIBBON BM1, F.J'. BOHARA QM1, M.Q CARINO SDC, B. LICODO SDC, F. DIVING SDC, LTJG
TAYLOR, F.L. BEYE QMC, H.N. LEVETT RMC, C.C. BROWN AGC, F. WASCHE YNC, J.O. MCNEECE
RM1: THIRD ROW: Sgt E. FULLER, PFC R.E. WALLS, PFC J.A. ZIELAN, E.R. BUCZKOWSKI, YN2
C.C. URBI SD3,1E.P. MARTINEZ SD2, G.T. FITZGERALD AG2, PFC M.F. BENIK, PHI A.R. FOLEY
PPC W.M. HAYES: FCIIRTH ROW: E.W. MATZKE SN, R.C.' MAXWELL SA, D.J. CUNNINGHAM SN, A.J.
SMITH SN, D.L. KLINGEL PHAN, T.D. LEISEN QMSN, M.A. PICINICH DMSN: FIFTH ROW: W.W.
RUTH YN3, W.E. IGOU SN, W.F.' AGUILAR SA, W.F. HICKS TN, J.W. QUICK QM3, W.J.' O'CONNER
SA. S.R. KOPZICK BEEN. B. RCNDARES SD3.
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FLAG DIVISION- 2
FIRST ROW: O'OONNER, SA, SHEEHAN, DM3, SPENCE, EN3, HARTMAN, YN2, BETHURUM, RM2, SEC
OND ROW: HUBERDIER, SN, LYNCH, RMSN, MOSSOIAN, TESN, JOHNSON, TESN, GURZYNSKI., DM3
THIRD ROW: KOPZICK. BMSN. LESSELYOUNG. SN. SIMON. SN. FLYNN. RMSN.
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Ltjg A.j. Bartosh CD D, Ltjg D.j. Rourke
FIRST ROW, W.B. Fincher HM2, N.j. Dreps HMC, Ltjg Bartosh, Ltjg Rourke J C Dlblase
HMI, SECOND ROW, T.D. Keating SN, D.j. Malaquias HM3, R.B. Abeyta HM3, L.U. Johnson
HN, K.L. Jenkins DT3, W.T4 WQTPH1 HM3
NOT SHOWN, Nece SA
"M" DIVISION - 1.
ENS A.G. BROSHAR
FIRST ROW: CUIJCH MM3, WOODWORTH BT2, BAKER BT1, FANI' MM2, PIATT MPKI, ENS BROSHAR,
CABELL BTC, BROWN MMI, PAULSON MMI, IIIFFY MMI, SMALL MM2, ROHER MM3, SEGDND ROW: GER
LACH FA, MCGEE FA, DANIELS FN, GARLAND MM3, SANFORD MM3, REED FN, MATRANGA FN, KNUYER
FA, RHODE IW, MCGLADHAN FN, THIRD ROW: LOPEZ FN, TAYMAII PN, HUTTIE MMFN, HOUGH FN,
WEIGAND FN, NDORE FN, LIBERATTI FA, DEIDULOS FN, STATKIEWICZ MMFN, OGLE FN: NOT SH-
OWN: CZARNOWSKI BTC, BALLARD BT1, STUDIMAN BTC, ZUNIGA NMFN, LAMBERT BT3, CHRISTIE FN
ROSCHER FN, KENNY FN, FESSER MM3, RUCK FN, STCXISDILL FN,
'M' oavasaom -2
FIRST ROW, C.G. LAMBERT BT3, L.G. FESSER MM3, j.G. BALLARD BTI, J.j'.A KENNY FN.
SECOND ROW: j.C. SIMSON FN, :B.C. RUCK FN, IW. STOGSDILL FN.
FLAG DIVISION- 3
FIRST RCN: R,C.fMESSENGER RNBN, .T.N. LAURENTS SN, W.E. JACOBSON YN3, T.N. MCGLYNN YN3
D.P. KANG SN, C.J'.' NAGY SN, W.B. KLIEN YN3, B.I:. BENJAMIN TE3 j.L.' DAVIS SD3: SECOND
ROW: D.F. LYCNS SN, B. CLARK SK3, H.W. FOWLER YN3, D.W. BREEN YNSN, TI.D CAMP YNSV J.
VL CARLIN PN3, j.H. BARTLETT RMSN, R.L.' MAHONEY QM3, G.C.' KETUROSKY YDBN,- R.A.' LDREL
SN: THIRD ROW: E.L. RAYNER SA, LM. GIBSCN RMSN, C.H.' COUNCILOR SK3, R.S.' MARIETTA,
YN3, R.C.' MAXWELL SA, W.G. DICKINSON SN, L.S.I HAWORTH QM3, G.W.' CRAIGIE SN, R.A.CEAW-
FORD QM3, C.W. WOLFE OMSN. Q
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ENS F.H. PATTERSON
FIRST ROW: W.J. LOVE QM3, R.j. LOGUE QM1, H.C. WHITE QMC, DIS PATTERSON, j.E. FEIGH
QW, J.D. ALBRIGHT QM1, F.A. MOLLEEN AG1, G.D. DILLAID AG2, F.H. SEBADE QM3: SKOND
ROW: D.E. LUSCH AG3, J. DUNYAK AGAN, S. BRODSKY QMSN, L.P. BALLOCJJI QNSN, S.F. DICRE-
DIUJ QVBN, L.E. LINDER QNSN, L.A. BRUNER QMSN, THIRD RON: L.j. CULVER QMSN, T.J'. KER-
PUOPQLBN, J. ROMANO QIISN, G. TORKEL QNSN, C.D, REID QIISN, R.E. OLSON QMSN, R.L. PIL-
LOW QM3, W.J. KUTZ QIIEN, T.-I. HAVILAND QNBN, T.E. EARP QMSN: NOT SHOWN: J. WHEELER QM
2, M.E. KLINE AG3, R.A. SUNDE QM3,R.E. FARLEY QNSN, P.G. LIVELY QMSN,T.E. KOPCHAK,
QMSN, J. MONTE QMC, C.W. KOWALKE QMSN, D.E. MILLER QMSN, D.F. GOEBEL QMSN.
' LTJG W.L. READ, ENS P.R. SCHLITZ
FIRST ROW: A.J. MALAK GM3, j.A. MASTERS GM3, L.L.jUERGENS GM3, R.J. PAULEY GMI, LTIG
IUIAD, ENSSCHLITZ, D.B. BROWNING GMC, R.H. NARO SN, R.C. NELSON SN, SECCND ROW: L.F.
REEVES SN, R. WHITE SN, O,.Lf PATION SN, N,H,, KELLER SN, B.S. BIGGS SN, V.O. LANQJE SN
D.R. 'WILLI SN, THIRD RCW: LW. KNIERIM SN, P.O.'RYDER SN, J.A. HEATHMAN SN, E. BATOR.
SN, NOT SHOWN: K.S. LEE GM3, MCATEE GM3, T.J. HOURICAN SN.
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CARP J.R. PLATT
FIRST ROW: w.A. JONES DC3, w. SMALLWOOD FP2, O.J. HERSMAN ME1, c.M. MARTIN MKI,'CARP
PLATT, H.L. PREVOST NE1, A.R. OAILLAIRD ME3, F. HUERTA ME3, T.H. ZPIII-IES YN3: SECONU
ROW: R.S. HUOHED FN, c..E. KET'1'LEHI1' FA, E.O. POWERS FN, D.O. JONES SN, R.O. SMITH FN,
F.S. ROWE SN, w.J. BARRON FN, H.J. CARIERO FN, A.c. JTNNEY, SN,m1RD RON: w.E. SWAF-
FER FN, P.J.'DIEGNAN FN, J.E. HARRISON FN, J.w. SELLARS FN, J. KRZYSCIAK FN, F.R. ROS-
SETT1 FN, M.E. FREYER FN. NOT SHOWN: ROBERTSON ME1, MCHENNEY FN, SUCHY FN.
"S-1" DIVISION' 1
1 ChpClk JQM. Lalley
FIRST ROW, U. Craft SH1, R. O'Halloran SK1, J. collins DKC, E. Johnson SCS, ChpClk
Lalley, R. Douglas SHC, C. Pleau CSC, R. Lewis SH1, M. Anderson SH1giSHIOND ROW,
A., Armstrong SK1, D. Houck CS1, L. Mosley SN, A. Morrison SN, J. Wilkinson SN, H.
Ledbetter SN, D. Hawk SN, R. Martin SN, R. Weeman SN, E. Bragan SN, 'R. Otterman SN,
J. Garrett SN, W. Warder BMI, THIRD ROW, D. Harris SH3, A. Martin DK3, R. Falce SA,
C. Young SHSN, E. Brown SN, C. Salvaggio SA, N. Queen SN, H. Brock SK3, A.Maiore11a
SH3, C. Elder CS2g FOURTH ROW, E.. Plautz CS3, G. Nelson SK3, N. Venezia SHSN, D.
Depoe SN, B. Simpson,SN, E. Caputo DK3, M. Maneri SK3, HW. Francis SI-I2, R. Gaivin
CS3, McFadin SH2g FIFTH ROW, J'.,Schmidt SN, D. Wetzel SK3, I. Byr as SKSN1, W., Jackson
SHSN, E. K l ' S. ' '
og emeier N, F. Everhard SK3, D.-.Bresnehan CS3, R. Runyon CS3, F. ,Smith
SH3, W. Blevins SN. PM A H '
"s-1" DIVISION - 2
FIRST ROW, J.R. Neaves CS2, R.M. Shamon SN, J.O. Calfee CS1, j.P. Hood CS3, R.A.
Bishop SA, R.j. Pelrine SA, SECOND ROW, L.W. Jones CS3, L.E. Hunter SA, J.H. Leffler
SN, W.M. Nickerson SN, J.H. Hawk SN, R.C. Nikerson SN, E.T. Cotton SA, C.E. Hoffman
SA, I.E. Montawya CS1, R.W. Rathsack CSSN, T.O. Current SN.
NOT SHOWN, R.F. Emmons SK3, H.D. Lewis SH1, R.F. Lowdermilk SK3, L.W. Martel SHSN,
B.D. Pickerel SA, H.R. Pickerel SN.
A "S-2" DIVISION
Ens R.L. Enos, Ens J.D. Thomlinson
FIRST ROW, E.T. Gilmore SD3, I.L. Templeton SD1, C.F. Chisholm SDC, V.B. Sablan SDC,
Ens Enos, Ens Tomlinson, j.R. Adams SDC, E. Spruill SD1, W. Graves SD3, W.H. Johnson
SD3, C. Phelps SD1, D.J. Ziglar SD3, SEC ND ROWQ'W.J. Page TN,FXE. Dangerfield TN,
W.L. Davis TA, C.E. Davis TA, H.D. Redman'TA, W.F. Stewart TN, E.B. Richardscn1TA,
S. Thomas TA, M. Washington TA.
NOT SHOWN, E. Brownlee SD3, F.G. Bell SDQ, B.F. Green SDQ, W.C. Myefs SD3, I.
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Rele R.P. Williams, Ltjg P.R. Boggs, Jr.
FIRST ROW, A.K. Bachman ET3, F.L. Booze ET2, A.O. Clark ET1, Rele Williams, Ltjg
Boggs, A.F. Liefheit ET1, E.D. Smith ETSN, J.F. Schlagei ET2, j.M. Kelley ET1g
SECOND ROW, E.W. Heins ETSN, R. P. Mischle SN, K.P. Winder ETSN, D.G. Liberty ETSN
P.J. Wilcox ETB, W.j. Kunz ET3, H.j. Rambow ET3g THIRD ROW, J.M. Kicinski SKSN,
D.A. Stromback ETSN, R. Berger ETSN, W.R. Calhoun SA, W.E. Morris ET3, D.W.
D.A. Stro back ETSN, R. Berger ETSN, W.R. Calhoun SA, W.E. Morris ETB, D.W. Hawk ET3
NOT SHOWN, K.M. Johnson ET3.
Ens W.B. Jones
FIRST ROW, D.G. Brown YN3, R.C. Bowen LI3, L.E. Zarwell PI3, L. Rubin PI3, Ens
Jones, E.F. McCambridge YNC, L.J. Ozab LI3, W.E. Wendbrf PI3, C.W. Cribby SN, P.N
Rugh YN3g SECOND ROW, P.H. Free DM3, D.R. MacRae DMSN, H.L. Griffin DMSN, J.A. Sams
PH3, D.G. Shupp PH3, D.W. MacAfee PH1, V.W. Allen PI1, F.E. Tonkinson PN3, L.C.
High PN13 THIRD ROW, J.E. Doten LI3, J,A. Beamish YNSN, R.W. Hancock SA, J.F. Simcox
PISN, G.R. Birdsong PI3, j.A. Denny PISN, N.C. Wokasch PISN, G.D4 Henry YNSN, R.R.
Maharry YN3g FOURTH ROW, j.S. Patrick PH3, A.j. McNitt SN, j.L. Ingram SN, R.H. Zika
LISN, F.H. Kimball SA, R.L. Hatfield SA, W.C. Powell SA, E.C. Miller SA, C.F. Missey
SN. L '
NOT SHOWN, D.R. O'toole YN3, P.W. Baker YNSN, W.J. Laskee DM3.
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M A A FORCE
D. Berlik BM3, W.T. Warder BMI, A.P. Helton BMI, Cdr Egan, L.C. jackson BIC
CMAA, J.H. Kerr BMI, S. Storage BM2.
MARINE SIGNAL DETACHMENT
CAPT j.R. KEARNEY, ISTLT R.W. TUFTS
FIRST ROW: TSgt COOPER, MSgt GARDNER, CAPT. KEARNEY, 1stLT TUFTS, MSgt LANE, TSgt
BEASLEY: SECOND ROW: PFC BECHOLT, Sgt HEATH, Corp STABB, Sgt ARCHIE, Sgt DICKEY, SSgt
REED: THIRD ROW: PFC HEINS, Corp PAULSON, Corp TAYLOR, Corp BAILEY, Corp JONES, Corp
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FIRST ROW, J.P. Keller SA CC-25, R. Blanchette SN, J. Arnold SN Clstj, R. Weeman
SKSN, P.L. Martin SN, A. Grannes SN CXD, W. Warder BM1, W. Mullen SA, A. Blanchett
SN, R. Nelson SA, J. Gibson SA: SECOND RCF, W. Aguilar CFLAGD, R. Klemm SA llstj,
W. Kanter FN CMD, S. Fox SN, E. Rayner SN, R. Hawking FA, T. M. Owens SA!1stj,
J. Castner FN, R.G. Loranger SN, R. johnson jr. SN.
MEN WHO ARE NOT PICTURED WITH THEIR DIVISIONS
FIRST ROW, S. Modelo SD3 CFlagD, J.J. Aude SN C1stD, W.J. Laskee DM3 CXD, R.O.
Springer DM3 CFlagD, E. Toomer SD3 CFlagD, E. Quinio SD3 CFlagD A. Ramos TN CFlagD,
E.A. Kingkiner FN CAD, SECOND ROW, F.G. Bell SD2 CS2D, M.W. Kline AG3 CND, D.H.
Newlan RD2 CC2D, W.J. Studiman BTC CMD, D.L. Bock RD3 CC-2D, J.W. Waldron RD2 CC-2D,
E.C. Monte QMC CND, P.W. Baker YNSN CXDQ D.R. O'Toole YNT3 CXDg THIRD ROW, D.E.
Miller QMSN CND, R.H. Roscher FN CMD, D.F. Goebel QMSN CND, J.A. Wheeler QM2 CND,
P.G. Lively QMSN CND, T. Kopchak QMSN CND, C.W. Kowalke QMSN CND, D. Gableman EMFN
CED, E.W. Schoolcraft FN CAD, W. Deitelbaum TE2 CC-ID, FOURTH ROW, E.T. Welch SN
C1stD, K.M. johnson ET3 CTD, R.A. Sunde QM3 CND, B.G. Mcatee GM3 COD, R.F. Lowder-
milk SK3 CS-ID, K.s. Lee GM3 Coy, J.R. Christie FN CMD, s.P. Lombardo TESN CC-1D,
and N.J. Newman YN3 CFlagD.
OFFICERS OF TACRCN 6
CDR J.F. MCROBERTS
FIRST ROW: LCDR A.j. MAHER, CDR MCROBERTS, LCDR A. BOWERS: SECOND ROW: LT C.w
SMITH, LTJG G. CLARKE, LT w.G. BENNETT, LT 1.1. CALLAHAN, LTJG T.F. MCCORMICK
OFFICERS OF' THE LANDING FORGE
Brig Gen R.E. Hogaboom
FIRST ROW, LtCol E.N. Thompson, Col. S.W. Trachta, Col E.A. Wrenn, LtCol Henry
Aplington II, LtCol T.N. Peters, SECOND ROW, 1stLt j.J. D'Alessandro Chiddenl,
LtCol H.M. Wellman, Maj W.H. Cuenin, Maj Patrick Laughlin, Maj L.E. Buck, Maj
Reknapp, Maj StreeterLNOj, Capt W.G. Timmieg THIRD ROW, Capt V.K. Aller, 1stLt,
I.a. Elmore, Capt W.A. Dicus, Capt C.G. Dahl, Capt L.L. Chapman, Ltjg E.B. Brown
Jr., USNCMCDg FOURTH ROW, LCdr Naurice Allongve, LNO, FN, Lt Paolo Gambardella,
LNO IN, Cdr Adnam Aykut, LNO, TN: Col Angelus Gangini, LNO, IA: Lt De Vaxsseau
Ruquet, LNO, FN, Maj Nikolas Zervoiannis, LNO, RHN: ZD Lt Philip latter, ZD Lt R.A.
Chambers, Jr. A
MARINES OF THE LANDING FORCE -1
FRONT ROW, latter Sergeanta j.T. Simpson, j.H. Graham, G.j. Powell, H.A. Belanger,
R.A. Tiritilli, R.L. Johnson, Hospitalman Chief, USN, Master Sergeants C.L. White
and A.J. O'Maheng SECOND ROW, Technical Sergeants J.E. Prussia, J.C. Hancock, J.A.
Giles, l.P. Honeycutt, Jr., D.R. Beam, H.G. Shelton, F.H. Clayton and Staff Sgt.
G.F. Rogers, jr., THIRD ROW, Sergeants W.J. Smith, R.G. King and R.l. Thompson, Jr.,
Staff Sergeants H.G. Duncan, L.F. Gerald, jr., A.J. Shranko and R. Shaffer, FOURTH
' ' C.R. Grether, jr., R.E. Rick, J.H.
ROW, Sergeants C.J. West, j.D. Piatkowski,
d Staff Sergeant G.E. Honeypenny.
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