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THE NAPALOGUE is the tale of the U.S.S. Napa and her
men, by Whose personalities she differed from other attack
transports of the same physical specifications, although all
were engaged in substantially the same Work in World
For this story of the life of the U.S.S. Napa, the form of
a ship's log has been used in a somewhat modified form. A
ship's log is the complete official record of a ship during her
lifetime. Official records are apt to make dull reading,
whereas the combination of fact and fancy which appears
on the following pages, While authentic Within limits, is
designed to be interesting and to portray as vividly as pos-
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THE story of the NAPA is that of a typical
Attack Transport of the Amphibious Force.
But those of us who have served in her see
in her evidence of the old truth that every
ship has a personality. This personality is the
product of the hammers and torches of the
shipwrights who built her and of the officers
and men who man her. As in the case of any
other person, each of us will see different
phases of her personality. May this book
help to preserve in each of us, a memory of
the NAPA we knew best.
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7 JUNE 1944-At the
Oregon Shipyards, Portland,
Oregon, was laid the keel for
Kaiser Hull No. 1107, a Vic-
tory Ship, designated Hull
No. V-123 in the United
States Maritime Commission
emergency shipbuilding pro-
gram. Leased by the Navy,
this hull was converted dur-
ing construction to become
the attack transport, V APA
157, named U.S.S. Napa after
Napa County, California.
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ORE CAPTAlN'S Masts can be claimed by no
other division than that occupying the ufront porchi'
of the ship. As our name infers, we are first in every-
thing from chow line in Mr. Ballard's uweevil shop"
to leaning over the side in a heavy sea.
Under the watchful eye of Chief Bosn's Mate
Fitzgerald, HUSN-silly man," numbers one and
two hatches operate comparably to the smoothness
of a HP" boat in a typhoon.
Our four uwhip-crackersf' three ensigns and a
-one short of a full house-work with us side
by side fwe by the side of the hatch and they by
the side of the ujoe pot" in the wardroomj. Chipping
paint may be a task for some divisions, but to us it
means that our HSimon Legreen-like officers can't
hit the rack because of the incessant staccato rap of
our woodpecker-like chipping hammers.
Perhaps cleaning heads and scuttlebutts is essen-
tial to the protection of our home-land, maybe
streaming paravanes and piloting liberty boats did
win the warg but why must we stand gun watches
when if the enemy attacks we umake smokew?
Home was never like this, but who wants to go
home when we can see the enchanted islands of the
South Pacific, the strange mysteries of the far east,
the beauty and friendliness of the oriental girl?
Furthermore, each successive month out here adds
one quarter point to our scores--not that we want
a discharge, because we are all Wfwenty-yeari' men.
Yes indeed! two years in the navy and eighteen years
FIRST ROW, left to right: Reed, J. M., Cox, Dearen, R. P., Cox., Fowler, W. D., Cox.,
Staubitz, G. F., GM2c, Edmonds, J. J., Cox., Carpenter, G., Cox., Hammergren, H. J..
GM3c, Johnson, H. V., GM2c, Montgomery, C. E., BM1c, Meeks, W. L., Cox., Earl,
D. C., Cox., Neustedt, A. W., Cox., Tate, T. C., GM3c, Jenkins, J. L., GM3c, Hamilton,
J. D., Cox., Greer, J. M., Cox.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Moody, D. W., S2c, Doolan, R. A., Slcg Barnett, W. F
S2c, Downing, J. D., Slc, Bishop, W. C., S-2c, Query, E. C., Slc, Brooks, J. H., S1c,
Gomez, R., Slcg Robin, J. J., Slcg Duncan, D. K., S2c, Ranczka, W. A., Slc, Saari,
H. J. A., Slc, Townsend, A. L., Slc, Eldridge, B. W., S1c, Fellhauer, E. G., Slc.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Mancillas, P., Slc, Hebert, H. L., Slc, Florence, J. H., S1c,
Jensen, J. C., Slc, Collier, R. T., Slc, Williams, R. C., S2c, Babbitt, E. P., Slc, Hall
J. E., S2c, Perrault, T. A., Slc, Swearingen, J. H., S1c, Fleming, W. E., Slc, Romine
L. A., Slc, Brown, T., Slc, Potz, J. R., Slc, Schlutter, E. A., Slcg Lexow, C. R., S2c,
Hennessey, J. A., Slc, Dykes, W. L., Slc, Chavez, E. L., Slc.
FOURTH ROW, left to right: Gebhardt, D. F., Ens., Strand, H. K., Ens., Alexander
B. G., Slc, Norberg, C. W., S1c, Dutton, E. H., S1c, Swank, L. D., Slc, Ross, E. A., S1c,
Harless, G. H., Slc, Spoor, C. G., Slc, Brand, J. W., Slc, Williford, R. G., S2c, Cope
land, J. W., S2c, Pertl, C. S., Slcg Fell, W. D., Slc, Gregory, A. D., Slcg Pecchio, F.
Slc, Pantet, E. C., Slc, Fitzgerald, T. W., CBM, Piper, C. F., Ens., McCutcheon, W. C.
Lt. Cjgl . Not in picture: Jensen, R. R., GM3c, Francis, E. R., Slc.
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28 JUNE 19441-Ensign
J. J. Burke, USNR, was
joined at the APA Precom-
missioning School fstill un-
commissionedj , Seattle,
Washington, by Ensign J. E.
Shiffler and Lt. H. G.
Carpenter, Jr. They, how-
ever, did not prevent him
starting to worry on behalf
of the Napa and her crew,
themajority of whom at this
time iwere still in training in
boot camps all over the
THE Second Division, otherwise known as the
f6Forced Labor Battalion," works from dawn 'til far
into the night in an honest endeavor to furnish
potatoes, spam, and other choice delicacies under
adverse conditions for the ship's larder-otherwise
known as Number Four Hold.
Number Four Hatch is used as a parking lot for
any Mlibertyw boats which are in need of repair.
Repairs may be defined as anything from replac-
ing missing hand tools, to major overhaul, or the
udeep sixf, The doughty 66Second,' is really a ver-
satile crew. A certain bosin, inspired by their low-
ering and raising of boats, began writing an article
entitled HThe Art of Boathandlingi' or HWh0
Knocked the Hole in the Captainis Gig?,'
They are really proud of the fact that they have
occupied compartment 305 since the ship first went
into commission for it is really one of our choicest
living spaces. Sandwiched between the bake shop,
the evaporators, and the engine room, the heating
problem is simplified. The men say it reminds them
of perpetual summer in the Sahara or the HBlack
Hole of Calcuttaw! .
The exclusive uCoffee Clubf' a recent innovation
in the division, has been uclamped down on" by
the OPA. Having been away from the States for so
long, it is essential to our physical and spiritual
well-being that we have some artificial stimulant at
least twice a day.
The division is not without labor problems. The
ship was forced to use Chinese volunteers for ship-
ping the deck when the members of the United Paint
Chippers of America, Napa Local 157, issued an
ultimatum demanding longer handles on their chip-
ping hammers. This would put them farther away
from their work. The demands were rejected by the
union president, stating that the strikers were a
bunch of chiselers.
The MSecond" is as hardy a crew as ever answered
to the battle cry of uSweepers, Start Your Brooms."
FRONT ROW, left to right: Froelich, R. W., S102 Hall, E. M., S2cg Papetti, S. J., Cox.,
Fontenot, C., S2cg Jarrett, P. D., Slcg Dodgins, F. H., S2cg Powell, B. F., Slcg Savoie
W. D., S2c, Kelly, F., Slcg Maynard, H. R., Slcg Parker, C. D., S2c.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Snyder, J. M., S2cg Coodknight, E. R., Slcg Wilmoth
R. L., Cox., Smith, R. S., GM2cg Levine, S., FC1cg Castlebury, B. J., Cox., Ray, D. T.
Ens.g Howard, W. T., Lt. CjgJ 3 Reed, B. W., Ens.g Brown, W. F.. Cox., Perminas, P. J.
BM1cg Jones, L. C., BM2cg Gilmore, E. F., Cox., Pisani, W. L., Cox.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Crow, R. L., Slcg Quellette, P. E., Slcg Fouts, B. J., Slcg
Michaels, J. A., Slcg Smith, J. E., Slcg Pelham, J. A., S2cg Call, J. N., Slcg Gann, T., Slcg
Rasnick, C. A., .S2cg Garza, A. R., Slcg Reeves, C. H., Slcg Sanders, W. R., Slcg
Raskey, E. R., S2c.
FOURTH ROW, left to right: Folkmann, R. G., S203 Jones, V. E., S203 Parkhill, C. E.,
Slcg Woodward, W. P., Slcg Carter, M. E., Slcg Rhoten, H. L., Slcg Schmersahl, C. W.
Slcg Cartter, R. D., Slcg Civigliano, P., S2cg Glass, G. W., Slcg Griffith, J., Slc.
28 JULY 1944 - The
'GAPA 157 Detail" took over
Building No. 6 at the APA
E After they had cleaned their
Z new quarters and stowed
l their gear, old salts from sea
E duty or advanced service
schools and new boots, fresh
4 from basic training, were in-
terviewed and assigned to
divisions as a nucleus crew
with Lt. John O. Bracken,
USNR, prospective Engineer
Officer, as SOP.
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BATTLEVVAGON7' Rowell sat chipping his teeth
about the dirty deal he got-not being furnished
with a seat on his chipping hammer. MBostin"
Pannie asked MHandl.e Barn Rouse what color the
deck should be painted-said Rouse, MBaby Bluelw
Striking for Gunner's Mate, E. B. fear-bangerj Reid
was gettin' buck fever thinkin' of the 5".
Today the winch operators were instructed by
Bos'n Chicka in the masterful art of operating
Winches by the use of the Bosin Pipe, but Kolos,
BlVf2c, along with his assistants, Winlien and Tem-
ple, make it sound more like jazz, so they continued
to operate their Winches by the use of the Miinger
The third division is ay very talented group, hav-
ing already given the ship hash siingers, gun swab-
bers and bilge rats. Should they ever need a radio
girl, c6Swampy" Zeringue is stancfing by. Even the
fish are friends of the third division. The Life Line
boys, Sadovich, Little, Dodds and Lyons, are always
giving them second-hand meals while at sea.
Under the able guidance of MSweet Potaton
Smoot, the third division is making ufan tailw his-
tory. He recently acquired two more officers to help
him carry on in the personages of MP-38', Danzero
and MShort in the Stirrupsw McDaniel, the latter
being from the infamous 44Lone Starw state.
Should a call ever go out for a message runner
we have one unexcelled in this profession, he being
MShrimp Eater" Bobichaux. At the slightest disturb-
ance he mans his afloat coatf' The shipis bugler,
W. J. Boot, who hails from this division, is the best
by test. Heis the only man who can roll 'em out in
the mornings by sounding both G.Q. and reveille at
the same time. MO1d Mann Payne is strictly a Wfeel-
at-homei' guy. While in Manila he spotted some
Carametta ponies, mistaking them for thorough-
breds from Texas. Our other wave riding cowboys
are K. A. Boot, alias the Chimeneas Kid from Ven-
tura, California, and C. L. Perry.
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FIRST ROW, left to right: Flores, L. Slcg Ramsey, B. A., GM3cg Dacanay,
F. A., CM2cg Root, K. A., Slcg Phillips, R. W., Slc.
SECOND Row, left to fight: Hannes, C. W., Slcg Root, W. J., Slcg Flores
C. R., Slc, Rouse, G. E., Chief Bos'n Mate, Danzero, A. E., Lt., Smoot, P.
Lt. fjgi g McDaniel, E. S., Ens.g Kolos, A. S., BM2cg Brewster, B. C., GM1cg
Winken, C. D., Cox., Reid, E. B., GM3c. .
THIRD ROW, left to right: Temple, R. E., Cox., Terry, B. J., Slcg Little
E. E., Slcg Evers, V. O., Slcg DeLeon, D. M., S203 Robichaux, E. J., Slcg
Holmes, H. H., Slcg Longfellow, L. A., Slcg Payne, E. L., Cox., Sadovich
J. D., Cox.
FOURTH ROW, left to right: Dodds, R. L., Slcg Holmes, R. G., Slcg Rowell
H., S2c:, Grizzle, J. F., Slcg Zeringue, A. P., Slcg Rasco, J. A., Slcg Newton
R. E., FC3c, Fleming, W. R., Slcg Perry, C. L., Slcg Pennie, R. W., Slc
Not in picture: Lyons, J. E., Cox.
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12 AUGUST 1944--
Sponsored by Mrs. Cranston
Williams, the Napa, in
an impressive ceremony,
slipped down the ways to en-
ter her element - 'temporar-
ily the Columbia Biver, fresh
water instead of salt.
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7,1 UNE, 1944, saw the Napa a roll of blueprints
and a keel No. 1107. She was just a steel spine in the
Oregon Shipbuilding ways at Portland, Oregon. The
ull' beam No. 1107 slowly moved into place and
then a ship, our ship, became a tangible reality.
Bivets, welding arcs, steel plates and electric cables
strengthened and fashioned her so that on 12 Au-
gust, 1944, hull No. 1107 bore her prow before the
christening platform to be dubbed uNapa,' and slide
down the ways.
In the yard, among other hulls and other num-
bers, our National Anthem opened the ceremonies
which would soon give a name to one number, our
name. The Portland Oregonianis Mr. Hoyt intro-
duced Mr. Cranston Williams as the first speaker.
Mr. Williams, the General Manager of the Ameri-
can Newspaper Publishers Association, addressed
the audience of workers and friends of the ship to
be called 44Napa." His timely speech was both con-
cise and stimulating. Attorney General Francis J.
Biddle followed Mr. Williams as the second speaker
of the day. It was with the same vigor and magnitude
which has permanently marked him as an orator
that he addressed the Napa on the day of her launch-
ing. Then minds turned to God as Bishop Benjamin
D. Dagwell of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon in-
voked His protection on the Napa and all the men
who sail her. As the prayer concluded, the metal
plates binding the Napa to earth were being severed.
Then, with the momentous words:
MI christen thee, the U.S.S. Napaf' Mrs. Cran-
ston Williams launched another ship to save the fate
of another generation.
To a dock to be fitted for herytask of war and to
receive a part of the men who would man her, our
new ship was towed away from her land cradle.
On the 27th of September the Napa made her first
performance run down the Columbia River. Three
days later she left her birthplace for Astoria, Ore-
gon, to become an integral part of a fighting force of
the United States Navy.
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6'H" division assembled as a
group - began organized
activity after receiving train-
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the humanitarian notion of the Red Cross.
The first of our merciful acts is to stab each man
on the ship with a slight dose of lead poisoning. ln
this way we acquire patients. Lately, uLife, Liberty
and the Pursuit of Happiness" of the crew are all
we can handle.
It is common knowledge that if you are sick, the
last place in the world you want to go is Sick Bay
because you wouldn't want to force us corpsmen to
sleep in our own sacks, would you? If you do turn
in, a corpsman may look at you once at day, but
youill go below and get your own chow. Weill give
you all the shots you want and if the present policy
goes through, there will be a G.I. can of A.P.C. pills
available to all who report to sick call. You mustnit
disturb the corpsmanis nap, his volleyball or his
Thanks be to all, there was only one operation!
The memory of actual work still exhausts us. How-
ever, with an injection of plasma in the left ear and
a ucut-downi' shot of Scotch, we managed to get
them all to Guam where they could get some medi-
cal care. I
In the form of diagnoses, if you have the ulVlog
Mog gong gongf' the G4Chinese Rotf' or just plain
4'Spick ltchfi we have a variety of paints for you
to choose from. If you are the Purple Type, or the
Red-purple, or if there is a flair in you for crimson
feet, we have all three colors. Then if you are the
bashful type, we have a colorless variety, but donit
blame us if you upeel offw up to your arm pits.
We have to stand by for the fights and watch the
diving contests into MP" boats, but if you happen to
get banged up, with luck, the Duty Corpsman may
be found in an hour or so, just before you bleed to
uPatients, stay away from our doorlw
FIRST ROW, left to right: Perry, J. W., CPhMg Donohue, D. M.
PhM2cg Easley, M. E., HA1cg Taylor, G. D., PhM2cg Baldwin, M.
Lt. fjgl, MC, Newhouse, M. L., PhM3cg Denney, D. D., PhM3eg
Cook, W. W., HAICQ Simpson, G. M., CPhM.
SECOND ROWV, left to right: Withe1'ow, J. L., PhM3cg Streng, W
L., HA1cg Haedel, P. P., PhM3c: Blackburn, J. E., PhM1cg Buckles,
K. W., PhM3c, Schattschneider, A. H., PhM2cg Davis, W. R., PhM3cg
Corban, C. B., PhM2cg Webber, W. W., PhM1cg Sparr, E. C., PhM3c
157i Detail reported aboard
theVU.S.S. Arlington .for :a
ten day training cruise. Gold,
green, red, blue crewsgq star-
board, port, ,boat-deck, well-
tdeck, weather-deck, director4
tubs, gun-tubs, welin Ydavits 3
stays, guys, blocks and
booms. Four crews in train-
ing getting in the way. of the
ship's. complement. QlPuget
Sound y iferryboats, , 'Alaskan
winds, 'Port T .Townsend at
night W T flurnber, paper mill,
ismells--especially SMELLS jk,
Port Angeles for ,gn-nnery
practice. tWhereV is' mydstaf
tion? l.'Wh'at crew' I are we- toi
erIY?7 1MoMM ones. landed ,A'. 5 in f
in the drink Whenhe fell' off
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SEPTEMBER 1944 f-
Building No. 6 vacated by
Napa crew to make room for
boots assigned to a ,later
APA. Underway by buspto
Receiving Barracks, Tacoma,
Washington - not expected
by Tacoma authorities.
Arrived Tacoma for tempor-
ary billeting between CVE
crews. Pacific Street, 1 MPap.
py's Cabin," uC.rescent Ball-
room," beer every' afternoon.
Of course, marred 'by inspec-
tions, Tacoma managed to
make an impression. Those
lucky f'?j 100. who took a
side trip to i Pacific Beach
for AA gunnery, some bang!
ll OCTOBER 1944 - Offi-
cers and crew assembled at
quarters on the after boat-
deck before invited guests,
relatives and friends and
heard 4'Napa Napa" resound
over 'the P. A. system for the
first time as Captain A. R.
Ponto, USN, Commanding
Officer of the Naval Sta-
tion, Astoria, Oregon, came
aboard for commissioning
ceremonies. After the invo-
cation by Chaplain Malcolm
W. Eckel, USNR, the U.S.S.
Napa QAPA 1575 was placed
Hin full commission in an
active status" in the United
States Navy. Captain Francis
J. Firth, USN, pursuant to
orders from the Bureau of
Naval Personnel, assumed
command and ordered the
watch to be set. His Watch-
words, 4'Our motto - work,
our destination - doubtful
and confidential," both
equally unpleasant, both
equally necessary, in time
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Assembly of Crew
Music by the Band
The Commanding Officer, Naval Station, Astoria, l
Received at the Gangway
Prayer by Chaplain Malcolm W. Eckel, USNR
Commissioning Orders and Remarks by
Captain A. R. Ponto, USN
COMMISSIONING OF SHIP
Band plays the National Anthem.
National Ensign, Jack, and the
Commission Pennant are hoisted.
The Command ls Transferred to
Captain Francis J . Firth, USN
Reading of Orders and Remarks by
Captain Francis J . Firth, USN
The Watch ls Posted by
Lieut. Commander Robert C. Lynch, USNR
The Sounding of Retreat
HE CAPTAIN extends a hearty wel
come to the officers ,ond men as
signed to duty in the U. S. S. Napa
and hopes that our duty together
will be happy and fruittul..AlI of you
realize, no doubt, that our missions will be
very essential and most important. They will
be no easy jobs nor luxury cruises, therefore,
there is no place on board for weaklings or
shirkers. To accomplish those missions, sin-
cere thought and consideration must be given
to the following principles:
U nity of purpose activated by a sincere loy-
alty should be our rule or the missions
cannot be accomplished.
S ervice to God and Country.
S hip-preservation, which lies close .to the
first law of nature.
N owledge of our ship and our duties.
A pplication of those principles which are
essential to the accomplishment of our
P erseverance which will enable us to win
through to the end.
A cfion in thought, in word, and in deed.
Put them all together and you have e
USS NAPA Put them into practice and
you have aN APA of which both you and the
Navy can be proud
.I OCTOBER 1944 --- The
Boat Group, which had
trained as a separate unit at
Coronado, California, re-
ported aboard the Napa at
1700 under Lt. Lester R.
Schroeder, Boat Group Com-
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LOWER all boats to the rail V, Out of the dreary early hours
of the morning comes the most dreaded command of all. Is it
dreaded because it means ucontactw with the enemy? Not
necessarily. It is dreaded because the boat group is leaving
Shipas company dreads M1-Ablei' because it means that
they'll have to eat Spam and Cheese sandwiches until the
Mindispensablew boys return. You see, when the boat group
udisembarksf, the Napa is like Ha ship without a sail" fbut
with a mighty line enginej, ua child in the wildernessw flike
The boat group dreads 461-Able" because they place their
lives in the hands of the men who handle the Winches. It also
means hours and perhaps days of trying to usurvivew on
MK-Rationsa' and what Wee morsels of food they could 'thi-
jackl' fsuch as chicken-ala-king, Virginia baked ham, fresh
pineapple and peaches, etc. In . On one operation one man swore
that he saw hot coffee being given out, but since he could
furnish no witness to corroborate his statement, it Was attrib-
uted to the deliriums of a mild case of ubottlel' fatigue.
After one operation the boat group, tired and battle-Weary
from the beaches, still Nhot under fires, returned to the Napa
to solace and comfort the crew aboard who had uwithstoodw
the trying uordeala' of seeing shrapnel fall to the deck. Said
one, HWhy there must have been SIX PIECES of it!"
Fable: Once upon a time an APA made a 500-mile run
Without a boat group.
Tell that to Ripley!
It was probably the uhappiestw APA in the fleet.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Larsen, F. M., MoMM2c, Glenn, T. J., S1c, Gann, T., fnJ Slc, Silvia, F., fl1J Slc, Goodknight,
E. R., Rasnick, C. A., Slc, Parks, C. R., Flc, Martin, J. H., Flo, Pelham, J. A., Slc, Taylor, C., ini Slc., Roberts, W. W.,
MoMM2e, Germond, C. W., RM3c, James, W. C., Cox., Smit h, W. R., MoMM3c, Roberts H., MoMM2c.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Hightower, J. E., MoMM3c, Glass, G. W., Slc, Wilmoth, R. H., Cox., Lipetri, J. F., MoMM3c,
Burkett, F. R., Flc, Peterson, R. V., Jr., MoMM2c, Stevison, J. H., MoMM3c, Ross, F. A., MoMM2c, Lopez, H. R., Slc,
Phillips, L. E., Slc, Temple, R. E., Cox., Edwards, W. L., MoMMlc, Peters, E. L., MoMM2c, Ragland, J. S., MoMM3c,
Gaudern, C. S., MoMM3c, Fouts, B. J., Slc, Tuck, A. C., Slc.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Robichaux, E. J., Slc, Root, K. A., Slc, McCann, R. E., RdM3c, Carter, M. E., Slc, Raskey,
E. R., S2c, Garza, A. R., Jr., Slc, Dodgins, F. H., S2c, Castlebury, B. J., Cox., Flores, L., S1c, Ouellette, P. E., Slc, Lt
Comdr. L. R. Schroeder, Lt. W. C. McCutcheon, Hennessey, J. A., Slc, Townsend, A. L., Slc, Norberg, C. W., S1c, Smith,
J. C.. MoMM3c, Chavez, E. H., Slc, Collier, R. T., Sle, Brooks, J. H., Slcg Jensen, R. R., GM3c, Brown, T., Cnl, Slc.
FOURTH ROW. left to right: Latliore, L., CnJ , MoMM3c, Gall, J. N., Slc, Rhoten, H. H., Jr., Slc, Snyder, J. M., S2c, Folk
mann, R. C., S2c', Gulliver, D. E., SM2c, Harmen, R. E., SIC, Fowler, W. D., Cox., Reid, J. M., Cox., Edmonds, J. J., Cox.,
Wilson, R. A., CMoMM, Fitzgerald, T. W., CBM, Dutton, E. H., Slc, Brand, J. W., Slc, Swank, L. D., Slc, Florence, J. H.,
Slc, Eldridge, B. W., SIC, Lexow, C. R., Slc, Pisani, W. L., Cox., Earl, D. C., Cox.
FIFTH ROW, left to right: Reichert, E. J., MoMM3c, Leonard, W. L., MoMM3c, Micheals, J. A., Slc, Davis, W. R.
MoMM3c, Jordan, C. A., Sk3c, Fleming, W. R., Slc, Dodds, R. H., Slc, Givigliano, P., fnl, S2c, Hebert, H. L., Slc,
Janssen G. F. MoMM2c' Fell W. D. Slc' Fleming, W. E.. Slc, Pantet, E. C., Slc, Hambly, W. H., MoMM1c, Cook, C. G.,
MOMMQC, orlger, J. M., Cox.,7Kelly, JE., sic, Gilmore, 'E. F., COX., Longfe11ow,L. A., sic, Meeks, W. L., BMZC.
Not in picture: Davis, W., Jr., MoMM3c, Doolan, R. A., Slc, Dykes, W. H., Slc, Eason, J. A., Jr., Slcg Fellhauer, E. R.,
Slc, Fitzgerald, R. M., RM3c, Gregory, A. D., Slc, Griffith, J. Cnl, Slc, Hall, E. M., S2c, Hamilton, J. D., Cox., Hannes,
C. W. Slc' Hernandez P. M Slc' Holmes R. G., Slc, Jenkins, J. H.. CM3c, Jones, L. C., BM2c, Jones, V. E., S2c,
Krause, E.,A., MoMM37c, Leary, F., MoMM3c, Ledbetter, M., MoMM3c, Lyons, J. E., Cox., Mullican, R., S2c, Pecchio
F., fn? , Slc, Perminas, P. J., BM1c, Poulsen, C. K., MoMM3c, Ranczka, W. A., Slc, Rasco, J. A., Slc, Salles, R. C., SM3c,
Swank, L. D., Slc.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Ensign E. S. McDaniel, Lt. M. Ashby, Lt. Comdr. L. R.
Schroeder, Lt. fjgl W. C. McCutcheon, Ensign J. T. Ronian, Ensign W. D. Taylor.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Ensign D. F. Gebhardt, Ensign H. K. Strand, Ensign D.
T. Ray, Jr., Ensign C. F. Piper, Ensign B. W. Read.
ing parties assembled on the
dock to commence the initial
loading of supplies aboard
the Napa. t T e
OCTOBER l944- Even
in all the confusion, the first
pay day of p the Napa was
held at 1330. uBoy!t did that
lettuce look g'ood."To many
of the crew, the'Bos'n,pipe
sounded like our 5g inch'38
going off the next morning-
too many cokes?, p I T .
HTS division modestly admitted it was the most important
division aboard ship. Without it, crew-members would have been
broke, cold and hungry. lt's eight sections composed a floating
Super Service, where, 'thanks to a monopoly, the customer was
To begin, there was the Galley--where beans, rice and black
coffee were never served more than three times a day. The Butcher
Shop occasionally added variety to the ship's diet with generous
helpings of Spam or mutton. The lee Cream Room always used
pure, wholesome powdered milk, never face lotions as oft sus-
pected. The Bake Shop sometimes forgot and made pas'tries.
uBargain Basement"-officially, Clothing and Small Stores-
once wasn't closed for inventory and a few lucky crew members
purchased skivvies. The Ship's Store was reasonable with its
charges on toothpaste and the like. Profits on no item ever ex-
ceeded iifty per cent.
Down at GSK, a chit was always required. Of course, once the
chit was produced there were no bolts that size in stock. Dis-
bursing made an honest effort and denied it used a Chinese add-
ing machine to figure payrolls.
Then there were the brave Stewards. They tossed raw meat into
the W3Id1'OOl11 zoo and cleaned the officers, cages. Brave, brave,
Could and Storelzeepel-A
FRONT ROW, left to right: Rowlett, H. L., Slc CSKJ 3 Marshall, C. C., SC1cg Jones
A. H. CCS' Forsmark J. E. CSK' Lt. CjgJ B. B. Wieseg A.P.C. E. L. O'Neal
Robinson C. P. SK1c' Cabatino A. G. SC3c
SECOND ROW, left to right: Schelle, S., SC3c, Patterson, L. O., SK2cg Woltman, W
H. Slc CSC? ' Glenn T. J., Slc QSCJQ Wood, G. D., Slc CSKJg Rost, C., Slc CSC
Flynn, C. W., SK2cg Gillette, R. R., Slc KSCJ
THIRD ROW, left to right: Jordan, C. A., SK3cg Rylko
E. L., SCCBD Ze, Daugherty, R. F., SC2c, Hansan, J. W., S2c M-M STORES
CBkrJ ' Baher C. W. Jr., SKD2cg Snow, R. E. Bkrlcg Price
J. R. Bkr2c' Carrico, R. L., Slc CBkrJ
Stewardd and Steward lllatu
FRONT ROW, left to right: Robinson, T., St2cg Dixson, J., St3cg Billups, T
S., St3cg Dorsey, A., Ck3cg Carter, R., St3cg Smith, J. T., Ck3c
SECOND ROW, left to right: Lt. fjgl B. B. Wieseg Casey, T. S., St3c
Brown, J. D., StMlcg Halley, R., StMlcg Young, S. M., StM1c:, Smithers, A. B
StM2cg Roberson, B., StMlcg Anderson, W. J., StMlc
THIRD ROW, left to right: Smith, E. A., StM1cg Brown, F. D., StMlc
Tisdale, C., Ck3cg Thornton, R. A., StM2cg Brown., R. J., StMlcg Betty, J. W
Cklcg Smith, R., StMlcg Kennedy, E. L., StM1c. ,
0830 stationed all Vspecial sea
details. 0906 A underway on
maidenlvoyage en route to
Seattle, Washingtohll Cross
ing. the , notoriously , rough
bar at the mouth of the
Columbia AR1V8f,' the 'first
taste of XOVCCHII-g0iI1'g'x was
plenty 1Fugge'dV for 1phe9 Napa
and her 0,855 btfelatherfmer-
chant crew. 14,01 tstructural
test-firing of thelfgunse proved
they were i1i4'wo1fki11giV.eo1jdlie
tion. 'and fwellteseeiifedgjtof the
hornl added7:an'other1 disiilal
touCl1 'to' the .A f.e'atl1C1'-IDQIF
,cha11t5,7,.Qo11e ept 'of the sfailor'S
life 0 0
l6 OCTOBER 1944-
0745 Moored at Pier -91,
Seattle, Washington. Ram-
sey, S2'7c, and Sadovich, S2c,i
injured hy Winches. Under-
way en route to San Pedro,
California. Stocked with sup-
plies and ammunition, the
Napa now rides like a ship
rather than a patrol boat.
I 9 OCTOBER l944+An
eight hour lay-over in San
Francisco was just long
enough for the Boat Group
to acquire their Higgins and
Cris-Craft assault boats. "NO
TITBERTYQ' a 'tough order to
give-worse to take, y
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21 OCTOBER 1944 -
Anchored San Pedro Bay,
California, and reported
r e a d y for 66Shakedown."
Gunnery exercises, tactical
maneuvers, loading and un-
loading, debarkation, and as-
sault landing drills proved
that Captain Firth had not
been joking when he an-
nounced Hworkn as the ship's
motto, but final inspection
report classed the Napa as
ou'tstanding among her
group. Despite the rigorous
work schedule, Pecos Street
Landing daily saw many of
the Napa personnel en route
to and returning from Long
Beach, San Pedro, and even
Los Angeles and Hollywood.
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E are the fastest men at digging holes on this ship. They
say you can't dig holes in loose shale, well, Mthumbs upw
had a little excavation that could be termed the initial step
in a new G6Martial Fieldsw establishment! Tunneling was
the plan of the day but the awkward thing about these
ground hogs was they resembled ostriches and some did
get their tail feathers plucked!
It was the accepted motto of the Beach Party that every-
thing is uAll fouled up!9' And we do try to maintain that
standard of perfection.
If we haven't lost all communications on the beach, then
we have certainly landed on the wrong beach. It matters
little what wave we are scheduled for, we just pick any one
at hand and then proceed to maneuver to the general frus-
tration of all in charge. On the ship, our manipulation of
the Winches is unprecedented. We are famous for showering
cases of most anything all over the deck, and once we made
an omelete on the side of the hatch, recipe: 13,320 eggs,
dash well against any solid bulkhead and allow to drip.
Whether your opinion agrees with the usual run of
opinions, I shall not inquire, but a Beach Party man is
NOT a Marine, nor a soldier and most assuredly not a 4-F
f that is, to start out withj . It takes months to bring him to
the top of his inefliciency, and he is a strictly Navy product.
At his uttermost perfection, he does as little as he possibly
can on the ship, and hitting the beach, he digs aehole and
plans a new attack on shipboard Mlight dutyf,
It appears that when they couldn't find anything to call
us - that was printable - they inaugurated the infamous
Amphibious! It merely means, uoccupation doubtful -
work assured." -
Not even the unions can supply such varied activity as
this celebrated organization. From MSand in My Shoesw to
uPaint in My Hairw augmented by uBounce Me Daddy in
a Flat-Bottomed Boat,'7 our anthem emerges.
We venerate our motto, and our spirit shall never change.
It shall be forever true to the sterling example of our per-
petual and indescribable, GGTHUMBS UPV,
FIRST ROW, left to right: Rouse, C. E., CBM, Lt. C. W. Reynolds, USN, Haedel, P
P. HAlcg Rouleau, J., BMZCQ Buckles, K. W., HAlcg Streng, W. L., HA1cg Wright
N. E., SF1cg Neustedt, A. W., Slcg Pertl, C. S., Slcg McLeary, C. W., Slcg Carlson, G. A.
EM3c, Gregory, H. F., Flcg Estrada, L., RM2cg Denney, D. D., PhM2c.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Otto, R., BM2cg Mueller, D. M., Slcg McCullar, C. L.
MoMM2cg Hassell, J. W., F2c, Hoegen, C. A., Slcg Williams, M. T., Slcg Dearen, R. P.
Slcg Potz, J. R., S103 Moody, D. W., S2cg Ward, J. M., CM1cg Garner, W. H., RM3cg
Brophy, J. F., SM3cg Lt. F. Skubitz.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Ceurin, A. A., RM3cg Kapp, J. A., SM3cg Bowen, J. D., Slcg
Bowen, H. L., MoMM2cg Utz, J. F., Jr., HA2cg Hornick, H. W., S2cg Livsie, E. A., Jr.
HAlcg Eagen, M. H., SM3cg Sparr, E. C., HA1cg Staton, E. L., RM3cg Wallingford, J. W.
CM2cg Jacobs, M. K., Slcg Mancillas, P., Slcg Wood, G. D., S2cg Corban, C. B., PhM2c
Not in picture: Hennen, G. R., Slcg McNeely, M., RM3cg Reed, J. M., Slcg Lt. Comdr
E. duPont, Jr.
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BEACH PARTY ANNEX MABLEU to ANNEX
THREE MDOG" OF OPERATION ORDER
NINE SEVEN DASH FOUR FIVE OF ADCOM-
PHIBSPACSUBORDCOIVPS ATTACK PLAN
SEVEN THREE DASH FOUR FIVE PAREN
J IG XRAY PAREN.
1. D-Day will be 30 February 1946 unless
stated otherwise in reference Qc5 , sub-paragraph
Q35, in which case it will be either 4 June or
25 December 1946 or 1947 as amended in refer-
ence Qg5 paragraph Q375, sub-paragraph Qj-95.
2. H-Hour will be at 0900 unless trash and
garbage is dumped prior to 1900 the preceding
day, in which case it will be at 0901. In the event
that 'trash and garbage has not been dumped at
all, the entire operation Will be pushed back
one day. '
3. The first echelon of the beach party con-
sisting of one Q15 BlVI1c, two Q25 SlVI2c, and
five Q55 Slc will leave the NAPA with the first
Wave in Boat No. 11 Qthe Captain and I.t.,Schroe-
der wi11ing5. Boat No. 11 will remain with the
first echelon at Blue Beach One Qor Green Beach
Seven, depending on which annex to which oper-
ation plan is used5 until 2200 or until the BM1c
in charge of the first echelon has to go to the head.
4. The second echelon of the beach party
consisting of three Q35 Ylc, four Q45 SK1c, and
seven Q75 AerlVI1c will leave the NAPA with the
first Wave of assault troops, will land at Lavender
Beach Thirty-F ive or Fuchsia Beach Ninety-
Seven depending again on which annex to which
operation plan is used. This second echelon will
use Boat No. 11 for their part in the operation.
The second echelon, or Purple Heart Brigade,
will use as their main battery one Q15 155 mm.
Sling-Shot with five Q55 rounds of paper clips
5. In order to avoid confusion, and in order
to utilize all boats to the fullest extent, the third
echelon consisting of the Beachmaster and the
assistant Beachmaster Will remain aboard the
NAPA until D-Day plus 365, or until either or
both of them accumulate 49 points.
6. The fourth echelon, or rep air party echelon,
of the beach party will disembark the NAPA
with the first Wave of assault troops. This echelon
will use Boat No. 11, and will land at Chartreuse
Beach Thirteen with the Marine Scouting Party.
It is the purpose of this echelon Qconsisting of
one Q15 AS5 to scout the disposition of the
Enemy's forces for a distance of ten Q105 miles
all around his landing spot. In order to make for
ease of movement, this echelon will carry the
following gear: One Q15 complete set of SA
Radar, one Q15 complete set of SC Radar, three
Q35 TBS radios all set to the boat operating fre-
quency, three Q35 TBS radios set on the common
fighter frequency, seven B.A.R.'sg one
5",-Q38 double-purpose gun, two rolls of Scot-
'tissueg and one Q15 can of SPANI. The SPAM
is to be consumed in case of capture by the enemy.
Qlt Works much faster than prussic-acid or
7. The fifth echelon, or communications ech-
elon, consisting of eleven Q115 SM1c, fifteen Q155
SlVI2c, and thirty-seven Q375 SICQSM5, will dis-
embark the NAPA with the first wave in Boat
No. 11. It is the purpose of this echelon, as its
name indicates, to communicate all information
to the OTC in the USS ELDORADO as soon as
received. In order the achieve this purpose, the
fifth echelon will carry with it one Q15 set of
8. It has been the beachmaster's aim in draw-
ing up this annex to the annex of the operation
order of the attack plan to clarify several points
which may have undoubtedly been confusing you.
E. DuPont, Lt. Comdr., USNR,
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23 OCTOBER 1944-
0230 Napa fueled for the
first time. Bets placed as to
amount of oil 'to be spilled.
0610 Fueling completed-T
209,396 gallons received-
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FROM the anchor windlass to the steering engine, from
the whistle and siren to the engineroom bilges, from the
diesel fire pumps to the emergency generator, from the
scuttlebutts to the ice boxes, from the evaporators to the
machine shop there's a story turning out.
Shortages, the watchword of the war, does not hold here
for steam and water, for when the cooks say, uNothin's
cookin','9 it is we who turn the fires on. With everything
going out at once and half the repair gang recuperating in
Sick Bay, our day is just normal. The other half, to keep up
the morale of ship,s company and the officers, is tied to the
lathe turning out trinkets from parts of J ap planes. Result:
the Hobby Lobby Kid, knocking off from the sugar report
to Susie Zilch, crams calipers, micrometers, and drawings
into one pocket, slings 25 pounds of repair tools over his
shoulder and arrives breathless to tighten a bolt.
It is the early to bed, late to quarters, elusive Duty
Machinist Mates that are the incomparable MA" Division!
H H biviaion
THATVS right, don't tell us when you're going to fire the
five-inch. Just let us sit here and watch the fires go out.
That's no five-inch. That's just Sully runnin' down to the
Whaw! All six safety valves lifted. Trouble? Not on here!
Why the fellows on here are so conscientious about their
job they often pop off. This probably is the result of the
tender care given by our officers. Ask any member of the
cinder-pusher gang, providing you are well prepared to
really haul ashes.
Not to be outdone in any way, sometimes the boys pull a
burner while forgetting to secure the root oil valve. Result:
Something new in camouflage both for engine room and
snipe. Another feat of juggling is putting oil in the steam
drum and water in the fuel oil. This hasn't happened more
than five times or it might be serious. What was that said
about hauling ashes?
MPermission to blow tubesw-uGranted.,, There's soot
in your eye.
'34" and 'F' bimionn
FIRST ROW, left to right: Stittgen, H., F10 CBD , Greenup, H. B., WT3c QBD , Hayes,
C. W., F2c CAD , Selander, C. W., WT1c QBD , Scott, E. F., Ensign CBD , Cornmesser,
P. J., Mach. CAD , Talbert, H. F., CMM KAD , Welden, K. W., WT2c QBD , Poloha, S.,
MM3c KAD, Martin, J. H., Flc CBD, Nelson, B. O., F2c CBD.
SECOND BOW, left to right: Elk, E. E., Flc KAD g Siesko, J. E., WT2c CBD, Jones,
J. B., WT3c CBD , Mayer, B. H., WT2c KBD , Gill, K. P., F10 QBD 3 Carrington, B. W.,
Jr., F10 KBD g Ray, T. C., WT3c CBD , Poland, L. A., Flc CBD , Futrell, B., MM3c KAD,
Edmondson, J. A., MM3c KAD , Sidell, W. L., Flc CBD .
THIRD AND TOP ROW, left to right: Sherwood, B. D., WT3c CBD 5 Rhen, C. E., Slc
f2ndD, Heumann, R. E., Y2c KAD, Roberts, H., Jr., MoMM3c CAD, Smith, J. C.,
MoMM3c KAD, McReavy, M. S., F10 fAD3 PIIHISOU, G- K-, MOMM3C KADQ DUBHMOQ
P. J., MM2c KAD, Krause, E. A., MoMM3c KBD, Hill, T. W., MM3c CAD, Semrad,
J. A., MM2c KAD.
ll NOVEMBER 1944-
Moored at pier C, Todd
San Pedro, California, for
final overhaul. Light and
power received from dock.
ME" and G'M', rig gear.
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HF uses blew and sparks flew, Then I blew and also flewf,
So SAID the electricianis mate as he described what hap-
pened when both generators tripped out. With this kind of
en-light-ened reasoning and powerful description the ME"
boys are introduced.
There is a story on board that the chief duty of these
flashes is to provide lamps for the all-night poker players, or
when there is a blackout to lay down NON" the quarter-
deck. If the word isnit passed at least ten times a day for the
duty electrician's mate, then the navigator is unable to
check his chronometers.
It is well to know that besides keeping the big things
about the ship operating, the electricians are also respons-
ible for servicing many of the personal conveniences
enjoyed by all hands: electric razors, record players, hot
plates, etc. This was nearly terminated at Iwo ,I ima, though,
when the electrical shop became a Mhas beenf'
Since commissioning the electrical division has had three
warrant electricians and two chief electrician's mates in the
driveris seat. Backing these sparkplugs are some twelve
lesser luminaries. Could the work have burned them out?
'lil " Ibiviaivn
THIS is Chief lVIcNevin speaking-uNow men, and you,
too, messenger O'Neil, my fifty years in the Navy has taught
me a lot. Let me reflect a moment. Just what did it teach me?
Oh, yes! Don't make the Navy a career. That is all and now
we will retire for the nonce to Shillleris Beer Garden where
Hill, the battling kid, will once again tell us about his battles
-not against the laps, but against the Seattleitesf'
And so it goes with the mechanics of B-l. The clankity-
clank turbines have carried us over 40,000 miles. Very
nearly didn't make it, though. You see it was this way:
Brutus Nolte on one occasion started to light off the main
plant so he called on some of his King's men to help. Boy!
What a stink! But this stink eventually passed away and
things were then squared away. So we did make the 40,000
miles after all.
At this writing we are now hoping the 10,000 miles from
Tsingtao, China, to home will be overcome by each turn of
the prop. And who is responsible for keeping that prop
turning? Why the fellows we mentioned above-the ulVI,'
P. S.: Eventually we did get home. . . ?
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T" and Wt" lbimion
FIRST ROW, left to right: Brownfield, O. C., MM3c CMD , O'Neil, D. J., CMM CMD 3
Demmon, W. E., CEM CED, Shiifler, J. E., Ensign CMD, Nolte, L. W., CMM CMD,
Ledbetter, M., MoMM3c CMD , Buel, E. N., EM3c CED , Burke, M. J., MoMM2c CMD
SECOND ROW, left to right: Hunt, H. J., EM2c CED, Sargent, M., EM2c CED,
Varela, H. R., EM2c CED, Jacobi, L. F., EM3c CED, Jordan, H., EM3c CED, Cody,
J. F., Jr., Flc CED, Peters, R. T., Flc CMD, Partain, C. D., MM3c CMD, Hicks
E. E., Flc CMD.
TOP ROW, left to right: Wegdahl, A. H., EM1c CED , Ewing, D. T., Jr., MM2c CMD ,
Harmen, R. E., S2c CED , Hassel, J. W., Flc CED , Boggs, G. W., EM3c CED, Burrow,
D. H., EM3c CED 3 Parks, R. ML", MM3c CMD. '
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NOVEMBER 1944 --
Alterations and repairs he-
gun WR" division turns to. It
won t he long now.
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Here stands the GCR" Division
Mighty, brave and strong
To tell you our story
Won't take long
We're shipfitters, me'talsmiths
And laundrymen few
Also carpenters, harhers
And motor Macs too
We are the men
Who tend to repair
We've caused three captains
To lose their hair w
We're always ready '
To do our job
With hammers or Welders
The whole damn mob
There's uFirechief" Bush, 3
Whose screaming voice ,
Is heard above all. .,
Then uWatertight" Morris
Is next in command.
He bullies and jostles
Our chaotic hand.
Now Chief MAA Wilson,
The HSheriH7' he is.
Whose theory on diesel
Don"t amount to a uFizz."
Now into this scene
Chief Ward, he does enter-
Adjusting his hat
He yells, uFront and center."
You look at our work,
Then start to scream.
It looks like a part
Of a uSurrealist's Dream."
It's lopsided, crooked
And frail as a feather, 1
And you wonder to God 1
What holds it together. 5
So we pull into port 5
Tho we're long overdue
,Cause the HR" Division
.lust wouldn't turn to. '
Onward we sail N
O'er the seas of foam,
And with Divine Help
We'll all make it home.
The boss of us all, k
'PU biali ion ,
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FRONT ROW, left to right: Schmidt, L. J., Flcg Wolverton, W. C., SF1cg Wilson, R. A.
CMoMM, Bush, G. A., Ens.g Morris, W. T., Ch. Carp., Ward, J. H., CCM, Edwards
W. L., MoMM1cg Parks, C. R., F2c.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Davis, W., MoMM3cg White, A. L., CM2c, Yarnell, L. R.
Slcg Richard, C. P., SSMB2cg Brown, J. V., CM3c3 Alexander,-W. D., S2cg Leonard
W. L., MoMM3cg Savano, L., SSML3cg Abdon, R. L., MoMM1c, Hightower, J. E., Flcg
Lopez, L. R., Slcg Ragland, J. S., MoMM3c.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Lennon, J. H., SSML3cg Wenkus, W. B., Slcg Hanks, J. C.
Slcg Wallingford, J. W., CM2cg Williams, M. T., CM3cg Carter, J. P., CM2cg Perez
A. M., Slcg Guisti, D. J., SF2cg Shea, J., Slcg King, J. C., Slcg Silva, W. B., Slcg
Larsen, F. M., MoMM3cg Ross, F. A., MoMM2c.
FOURTH ROW, left to right: Vella, L. C., SSMB3c:, Smith, R. R., MoMM3cg Grabzack
R. L., SF3cg Lipetri, J. L., MoMM3cg Neely, W. F., CM3c, Fones, R. L., SSML2cg
Latorie, L., MoMM3cg Leary, D. T., MoMM2cg Smith, J. E., MoMM2cg Rowe, O. W.
Slcg Inman, J A, Slcg Culbertson, K S, Slcg Janssen, G F, MoMM2cg Roberts
W. W., MoMlVI2c,. Wiedeman, R., SF2ci Robertson, W. R., S.1c,.Grady, H. W., srscf
Wynn, V., CM3 c.
FIFTH ROW, left to right: Carlson, E. A., EM3cg Reichert, E. J., MoMM3cg Routen,
R. C., MM3cg Gattenby, E. L., SF2cg Rivera, A. B., Slcg Downs, W. N., MoMM2cg
Taylor, O., Slcg Lankford, H. R., SSML3cg Threlkeld, R. R., Slcg Wilson, H. B., CM2cg
James, W. C., Cox., Gaudern, C. S., MoMM3cg Hambly, W. H., MoMM2cg Peterson
R. V., MoMM2c3 Peters, E. L., MoMM2c.
Not in picture: Cook, C. G., MoMM2cg Burkett, R. F., Flc.
0848 Departed San Pedro
1413 moored berth 5 Port
Hueneme Callfornla and
commenced taking the Shlp s
first payload aboard
0500 Completed l o a d 1 n g
cargo Seabees and c1v1l1an
stevedores set the Nap a
winch hatchmen a goal of
prlsing to watch but a goal
soon topped under tougher
0909 Departed Port Hue
neme en route Pearl Harbor
HaWa11 carrylng elements of
the 30th Naval Constructlon
Battalion Th1S outfit set
high standard of cleanliness
and discipline and estab-
lished a precedence upon
which subsequent units were
easylefficiency which was sur-
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We Chiefs of the Napa
In hot water all day,
From the crew to the oflicers
Our work, we display.
The same old routine
From morning ,til night,
Toils uSheriff'7 Chief Wilson,
His badge shining bright.
Concealing all dope
ls HI wonit talkw Lynch.
While eyeing his patient
Says Perry, MA Cinch."
The Australian dreamer,
Could be O"Nealg
And Demmon shoots trouble
At Jones? weevil cooked meal.
Brown with a pencil
Scratches all day,
And Rouse, with a growl,
Says, uThere'll come a dayl
Talbert smells oil
ln the bilges, and howl
While Fitz has his sun bath
Sprawled out on the bow.
Chief Ward, uWood Butcherf'
Can box up these ships,
But Bibla still threatens
-o blow ,em to bits!
Then out of a novel
Chief Forsmark appears,
To tell all chit holders
G.S.K.'s closed for two years!
So ends our story
Of Napa's proud Chiefs,
How in the world
Did we stay off the reefs? '
FRONT ROW, left to right: Bibla, J. A., CGM,
Wilson, R. A., CMOMMQ Fitzgerald, P. W., CBM,
Ward, J. H., CCM, Lynch, J. E., CRM, Rouse
C. E., CBM, Simpson, G. M., CPHM.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Talbert, CMM
O'Niel, D. J., CMM, Perry, J. W., CPHMQ Jones
A. H., CCS, Nolte, L. W., CMM, Forsmark
CSKg Demmon, CEM.
fi ' ll:
2 DECEMBER 1944 --
0500 Landfall. Island of
Oahu sighted broad on the
starboard bow. From a dis-
tance it met all expectations
based on the tourist and
movie version of Hawaii.
Diamond Head was satisfac-
torily impressive. Only a few
disappointed at the absence
of Hawaiian beauties in war
canoes, carrying leis and
singing tropical love songs.
1200 Moored starboard side
to berth A-12, Pearl Harbor,
to discharge cargo and pas-
sengers, Gun crews secured
when there was a noticeable
absence of laps.
5 DECEMBER 1944 -
1606 shifted to berth X-7 in
east lock, passing the sunken
and overturned Battleship
Utah on the way. It was our
first glimpse of the results
of Japanese treachery. Other
remaining evidences of Pearl
Harbor day bombing were
passed frequently in ensuing
days by liberty boats going to
and from the fleet landing.
' WITH GRASSSKI .
Ude to tice Zend of leiA,
Zuma! and Ulzvlelaao
HAWAII . . . land of golden shores, palm trees,
brown-eyed 44Wahines," and Waikiki. As we steamed
past Diamond Head, many were the thoughts that
went through our minds. Some of us thought of
Waikiki, others thought of a band waiting to greet
us on the dock with the plaintive strains of 6GAloha
Oe,'7 and still others thought of lithe Hlfanakasw div-
ing for pennies which we might throw them from
the ship. And of course there were other thoughts,
but 64 . . . we don't talk about that Iv But alas! Alack!
And what have you? We were doomed to disap-
Waikiki . '. . a quarter-mile stretch of crustacean-
abounding sand perhaps 100 yards wide at its widest
point, surrounded on one side by the Pacific Ocean
disguised to resemble a sewage disposal canal, and
on the other side by curio shops and shooting gal-
leries where H . . . both mother and daughter-
working for the Yankee Dollarf,
And now let us see what the band played as we
proceeded to put our lines out to the dock. Oh, yes,
there was a band-a band of native yard workmen,
waiting to put up the gangway, and that's about all.
uAloha Oew? That probablyiwent out with the
Which brings us to the Kanakas diving for our
few paltry pennies. Those selfsame Kanakas that
greeted the Matsonia, Mariposa, et al, are now em-
ployed in the Navy Yard for 31.50 per hour. Who
has time to dive for pennies?
fAny similarity between this description and a
Fitzpatrick Travelogue is purely maliciousj
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.I 2 DECEMBER 1944-
1800 Captain Firth collapsed
on the bridge from abdomi-
l4 DECEMBER 19441-
1500 Capt ain Firth 'trans-
ferred to shore emergency
hospitalization from which
he was not allowed to return
to sea duty.
.I 5 DECEMBER 194-4-
1000 Commander Guido F.
Forster, USNR, reported
aboard and assumed com-
mand i11 accordance with
orders from the Commander,
Service Force, U. Pacific
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COMMANDER SERVICE FORCE
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
From: The Commander Service Force, U. S. Pacific
To: Commander Guido F. FORSTER, CDEJ , USNR,
Subject : Change of Duty.
1. Upon receipt of these orders you will consider
yourself detached from your present duty and from such
other duties as may have been assigned youg will pro-
ceed immediately to the U.S.S. NAPA QAPA 157j. Upon
arrival you will report to the immediate superior in
command if present otherwise by dispatch, for duty as
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. NAPA QAPA 157j.
2. No transportation other than government is
necessary or authorized in the execution of these
3. Delivered and detached this date.
PAUL B. HARTENSTEIN '
By direction '
USS NAPA QAPA 1571
lst End I U.S.S. NAPA fAPA 1572 15 December 1944.
From: Commanding Officer.
To: Commander Guido F. FORSTER, fDEj , USNR,
1. You reported on board at 1600, 14 December
2. Assumed command this date.
G. F. FORSTER
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DECEMBER 1944 --
I 0726 Underway for training
I' maneuvers to practice as-
I sault landings on island
EI beaches at Maui, T. H.
I, DECEMBER 1944-
I 1200 Beach Party C3 officers
and 38 menj left the ship for
I temporary duty under in-
struction on an uninhabited
island beach. '4Merry Christ-
I man Eve." At least the rest
of us will be on board our
' own ship, even though len-
gaged in maneuvers. Christ-
mas Party in the creW's mess
hall with presents for all.
Midnight Celebration of
Holy Communion to usher in
I 0440 Underway approaching
objective beach. 0647 Ar-
I . rived V i c i ni t y Transport
Area and commenced lower-
ing boats to simulate de-
barking troops. 0924 Made
I y smoke. 1012 Ceased making
smoke. 1115 Commenced
f hoisting boats aboard. 1210
Ip Underway in retirement
g p movement. 1400 HHoliday
I Routine." Mr. Ballard actu-
y ally served everything men-
I tioned on the menu to pro-
I, I vide one meal the folks at
I home could envy us - no
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, O HO! The spirit of Yuletlde and no one feels ,
s- like Christmas this year. In the first place snow, .
el-ry Clari tma
which is so much of a necessity, is missing. Part of .
E the Christmas packages have been received and some '
are cached away in preparation for THE DAY. De-
i cember 24th and we are on maneuvers, nothing re-
j springs forth with a Christmas Eve party in the mess-
, hall. Pharmacist Mate Perry acts as MC, the Napa ,
, orchestra gets hot with some jive and our two .
1 little Christmas spirits, Yeomen Hopkins and Har-
i ris, stand by the Christmas tree and pass out pres-
- ents to all. Cake and punch and carols all add in I
- giving us something to think about and start remi- -
Next morning, a half-hearted Merry Christmas
- rings throughout the ship and then back to work on I
- maneuvers. At noon, the miracle happens. uSet Holi-
I from the shock. Suddenly, the word is passed for di
f visions to turn in names for a swimming party on f
I the beach and everyone ubangs earsw with thepdi '
I vision officer. A mad scramble for the boats and off '
we go to the beach just a little way from Lahina '
' 66 0 79
day Routine," and three men passed out on deck t Roads, Maui, a beautiful beach, marvelous swim- I
ming, baseball and football or just lying in the sun. .
When we get back to the ship everyone is dead tired
and the showers and clean clothes feel good.
Z I V To top it all off is Mr. Ballard's masterpiece. What Q
a meal! It almost takes two trays to hold it all but
everything is there and the cooks and bakers really
I outdid themselves this time. A real feast and almost j
like home. ALMOST! I
That evening as we sat out on deck and thought I
4 about the day, we could see Christmas trees in the I
homes on the beaches of Maui. Many of us remarked Ig
I that it wasn't a bad Christmas at all, but, it's not like
j aback homef,
'- '- ' 'I I- 'I vsfasiaifi
. sembling a holiday spirit, and then the Chaplain
27 DECEMBER 1944-
Loaded elements of the 4th
Marine Division. Prepared
to get underway for maneu-
vers with the Marines. The
well-trained MN" d iv i s i o n
will get her first operation
"il" lbizli ion
IS for negat, nuisance or nuts compiled and recorded for the
Napa Year Book.
If it's sewing that you're after, or a private lit'tle chat with some
two mile off cruiser, don't sit there, tape a nap! There's a light-
get that signal-Where's that man for No. 4 hatch? Clear the deck
of all spectators-Coming writer-Clear the shack. Yes sir Cap-
tain-That,s my coffee-Who the hell can fix my pants?
Press sheet, Press sheet-Captain's iile board-.loc is ready-
QMO! Snoring? What a false assertion, that is merely scrambled
code! Who's the originator of this message-Turn that cowboy
groaner low! What? You haven't got the scores yet-Get some
music down below! 'cComeback'9 dear from San Francisco, pack
your silk and hurry home!
Quotamahsta, course and distance-Where's the sextant-Man
the Wheel! Wheel house, 'Wheel house-Got no readings-What's
the weather, ring the bell! Left no right no left full rudder-
lighthouse bearing 232-We're just ten miles off position-Make
that simply WATEBED joe!
Get a radarman to do it-Bogey-Bos'n sound GQ! Negat on
that Bogey Mister, thunderstorm at 3321 Bange to guide and
where's my Water-OOD wants his lunch at 21 SA needs a little
iixing-Man your swabs at each GQ!
Yeoman, yeoman who's restricted-Wherels the morning paper
you? Will you check my points this morning-Get me form two
nine dash two. Duplicates? I want a million-Liberty at noon to-
day-Summary at 09 hundred-Type this memo right away.
So the eyes, ears, heads and fingers which are called the Napa
brains, take a momentary check-up. CHere are heard the clank of
"" 7 """"""" 1-Q-Q-HA---M-fs' mwwmwmnewms::amzmexg:ffmasiwwsxexamsfwsf-ffwwrfswvr:rum
RADIOMEN 8: SIGNAL GANG - HN" DIVISION
FRONT ROW, left to right: Lynch, J. E., CRM, Lt. fjgl J. J. Wilkes, Lt. fjgl G. B.
Higgins, Lt. fjgl D. A. Liercke.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Egan, M. H., SM3cg Smith, E. B., SM2cg Germond, C. W.,
RM3cg Garner, W. H., RM3cg McCasland, W. J., RMIcg Hanie, S. E., Slcg Brophy,
J. F., SM2cg Salles, R. C., SM3cg Sujkoski, W. A., SM2cg Rossano, J. R., SM3c.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Hackler, H. F., SM3cg Schilling, D. H., SM2c:, Williams,
J. M., RM2cg Jesse, J. D., RM2c, Biggs, R. L., RM3cg Smith, D. R., SM3cg Maiolo, R. M.,
RM3cg Kapp, J. A., SM3cg Gulliver, D. E., SM2cg Stanfield, A. M., Slc.
FOURTH ROW, left to right: Marshall, R. G., RM3cg Hunt, W. H., RMIcg Heatherly,
L. J., RMIcg Estrada, L., RM2cg Staton, E. L., RM3cg McMahan, S. R., RM3cg Guerin,
A. A., RM3cg Hinds, G. D., RM2c.
QUARTERMASTERS, RADARMEN, MAILMEN 81 YEOMEN
' MN" DIVISION
FRONT ROW, left to right: Nomey, J. G., Slc, Harris, W. W., Y2cg Hancock, I 4 1,
W. F., RDM2cg Dixon, W. R., RDM3cg Ens. J. H. Hopkins, McCann, R. E.,
RDM3cg Levy, R. C., RT3cg Abraham, B., RDM2cg Hicks, P. L., MaM2c.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Wright, T. F., Y3cg Radel, W. E., RDM3cg
O'Keefe, W. W., Y3cg Hale, R. A., RDM3cg Allen, L. M., RDM3cg Hendren,
F. L., Slcg Morris, E. J., RDM3cg Brown, K. D., Ylc.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Kinnebrew, J. E., QMIcg Bishop, D. J., AerM2cg
Ford, C. R., QM2cg Givens, E. L., RT3cg Bohnett, J. B., RDM2cg Helmuth, I I
E. R., RDM3cg Fenn, G. A., QM2cg Grace, P. L., RDM3c. A
m,fW,11.w,.-A, 1 by wg :Wy 1-f,m1wMwMm 1-W Mm
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JANUARY 1945 -- 0000
lVIoored starboard side to
berth No. 2, Sand Island,
Honolulu, T. H., with 19
Fathoms of chain out to the
port-anchor. Boiler No. 2 in
use for auxiliary purposes.
Here in Honolulu's glow,
We watch the year bow out.
Dulled -by the thunderous clank
of arms, f
Is the reveller's merry shout.
Four shadows pattern' the quarter-
Where the O.D.tprowls his watch.
"Prepare to .receive a passenger,
1 sir, 1 1 .
He's small, but of Almighty stock."
While engines turn ffor auxiliary
'arms, 11, ,I
The Captain awaits the bell,
The Exec, sits' watching the small
y black-I hands, ' T I p I
Clang . . Sixteen times . . The, Yell.
Nineteen hundred forty five, A
The year thatisi born for peace,
The year that sees allnations 1
thrive, , ii ' I
And men weigh armsiand feast.
0015 Appendectomy com-
pleted on Pfc. D. L. Burr,
USMC. 0800 The first ad-
vancements were awarded by
the Captain. Twenty-seven
men were advanced in rating
this date. HOLIDAY ROU-
TINE. NO MANEUVERS.
While returning a b o a r d
after liberty, Sergeant, Head-
quarters Company of the
25th Marine Division, struck
his shin on the projection of
a. bulkhead hatch on port
side of main deck. He suf-
fered a crescent s h a p e d
one and one half inches long
and one half inch deep and
after necessary 'treatment
was returned to his quarters.
Underway with Transport
Squadron 15 for amphibious
and ship tactical training ex-
ercises. fzigzaggingi 6, 7, 8.
Moored at berth No. 2, Sand
Island. More dust, more soft-
ball and football, and what
was that you said about
12 JANUARY 1945-
1009 Underway in company
with Transport Division 44.
I8 JANUARY 1945-
1137 Back once more at
berth No. 2, Sand Island. Dr.,
Baldwin held gas instruction
on Sand Island for officers.
Still causes a stink.
JANUARY 1945 -
1100 Lt. Qjgl J. F. Fenerty,
S CID , USNR, reported
aboard for temporary duty.
fNote that Word Mtempo-
raryf, 18 October 1945, he is
still on boardj
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Imperial Domain of the Golden
ON BOARD THE
27 JANUARY 1945-0829 Underway.
Destination unknown. At sea, Colonel
Mustain went on the PA and an-
nounced, '6Men, our destination is Iwo
Jima, an enemy-held island in the Vol-
cano group. On D-day, February 19, we
will assault Blue Beach Sector." That
was all. Everyone knew the rest.
31 JANUARY 1945 - 2237 Crossed
International Date Line. 2400 Changed
date to conform to zone 12 time. All
hands are now members of the Order
of the Golden Dragon.
.I FEBRUARY 1945-"The Lost Day."
2 FEBRUARY 1945 - 0800 Seventy-
six men advanced in rating.
3 FEBRUARY 1945-0800 Wind SE,
light, clear weather, sea calm, tempera-
ture 81 rising to 87 shortly after noon,
hotter than a dice game in the Stewards'
5 FEBRUARY 1945-0943 Anchored
Eniwetok Atoll, berth 328. First anni-
versary of taking this atoll by 4th
Marines. 1245 set Speical Sea and An-
chor Details. 1318 Underway en route
to Berth 380 to fuel ship. 1516 secured
Sea and Anchor Details. 1945 ship
blacked out. "No Liberty."
7 FEBRUARY 1945 -f 1029
Aweigh. Underway on next lap of
to Iwo J ima.
ll FEBRUARY 1945 - 0953 An-
chored in Saipan harbor, Marianas
Islands. Some of "our" Marines visited.
graves of brothers and pals here. .laps
are still taken daily. 1800 Hoisted all
boats aboard despite rough seas which
necessitated turning over ship's .en-
gines to provide lee. Great Experiencel,
12 FEBRUARY 1945 - 1716 Unaei:
way for a final practice night rendei-
vous and amphibious landing. 1 .'.2
13 FEBRUARY 1945 - 1818 An-
chored in Saipan harbor after success-
ful completion of dress rehearsal.
.I 4 FEBRUARY 1945 - 1300 Liberty
at Seabees' Beach-Pepsi-cola. Marched
two miles in dust for two cans of beer!
Maybe sea duty isn't the worst duty in
the world after all. Tubes are blown
only once a day.
II 5 FEBRUARY 1945 - 1300 Liberty
.I 6 FEBRUARY 1945 - 1443 Under-
way from Saipan en route to Iwo Jima.
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0800 Mustered crew at quar-
ters, ahsentees: the follow-
ing are casualties sustained
in the invasion of Iwo J ima,
killed in action: RITCHIE,
D. E., Lt. fjgl ,USNR, HOR-
NICK, H. W., S2c, USNR,
MORRONE, A. A., Flc,
USNR, REED, J. M., Slc,
USN R, missing in action and
believed dead: OWENS, .l.
C., Slc, USNR, wounded in
action: Lt. Comdr. E. du
PONT, Jr., USNR, CHAM-
PAGNE, S. J., Slc, USNR,
HEATHCOTT, A. I., GM3c,
USN, DAVIS, S. W., Mo-
MM3c, USNR Con boardjg
MILLER, S. A., Slc, USNR,
WARD, J. H., CM1c,' USN,
ROUSE, G. E., CBMCAAD,
USN, Con boardjg ROU-
LEAU, J., BM2c, USN,
MUELLER, D. M., Slc,
USNR, JACOBS, M. K., Slc,
USNR, PERTL, C. S., S2c,
USNR, fon boardl DEAR-
EN, R. P., Slc, USNR Con
boardjg OTTO, R. ful,
BM2c,USNR. I J
THOU Wert the morning star among the living,
Ere, thy fair light had fled
Now, having died, thou art as the Hesperus giving
New splendor to the dead.
fn memory 0 . ..
Lt. Q Donald Ernest Ritchie, USNR, Boat
Group Oflicer, killed in action during the in-
vasion of Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945. He
was in command of and led the eighth wave
to a successful landing on Blue Beach when
hit by a burst of machine gun fire inflicting
wounds which later caused his death. He was
buried at sea on 21 February 1945 with full
military honors from the U.S.S. Newberry.
Harold Warren Hornick, S2 c, USNR, a mem-
ber ofthe Napa Beach Party, killed in action
on 19 February 1945 on the beach at Iwo
Jima. He was hit by enemy gun fire while
carrying out his orders. His remains, like
many others, are buried on the small island
that cost so much in human life.
Anthony Alfonso Morrone, Flc, USNR, en-
gineer member of boat crew LCM 26, killed
in action during the invasion of Iwo Jima. He
died of wounds received from machine gun
fire while his boat was landing on the beach.
He died on board the U.S.S. Berrien and
was buried at sea on 20 February 1945 with
full military honors.
James Carlton Owens, Slc, USNR, boat crew
member of LCM 26, killed in action during
the invasion of Iwo Jima. Reported missing
in action after being wounded by machine
gun fire, his death was later verified by the
Bureau of Naval Personnel.
John Max Reed, S1c, USNR, a member of
the Napa Beach Party, killed in action 19
February 1945 on the beach at Iwo Jima. He
was hit by mortar fire on the second terrace
of the beach while acting as a stretcher
bearer. Like many otherspwho made the su-
preme sacrifice, his remains are buried in
the cemetery on Iwo Jima.
Benjamin Charlie Schlabach, Slc, USNR,
died of accidental injuries incurred on 7 Au-
gust 1945 while manning his battle station
during an enemy air raid at Okinawa. A mili-
tary funeral was held on board the Napa by
the ship's Chaplain. His remains were de-
livered to the Army Graves Registration
Service for burial in an American cemetery
Lt. Ford Eshleman, MC, USNR, miss-
ing in action, served on the NAPA from No-
vember 1944 through the Iwo Jima engage-
ment. He was later transferred to destroyer
duty and was serving on board the destroyer
U.S.S. Braine when she was severely dam-
aged by three kamikaze planes.
They performed their duties in keeping
with the highest Naval traditions and
Americans all should be greatly proud.
2 8 FEBRUARY 1945 -
1225 Moored port side to
dock No. 5, APHA inner
harbor, Guam, Marianas 1s-
lands. Messrs. J. P. Marquand
of Harpers, Frederick C.
Painton, of Reader's Digest,
and Norman Soong of Cen-
tral News Agency of China,
left the ship, having com-
pleted transportation from
Iwo Jima. 1323 Commenced
debarking ambulatory and
stretcher patients to the
seemingly endless stream of
ambulances lined up on the
dock. Officers and men alike
tried to be among the first
ashore to survey the extent
of the damage, and to marvel
at the gaping hole in our
side. Another ten feet and
we would have had 30 days
at home - survivor's leave.
Repair authorities took one
look and refused to allow 'the
ship to go outside the har-
bor. Decaying meat was to be
flushed out of the shattered
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SPECIAL CITY EDITION
ATTACK TRANSPURT NAPA SUNK
AS RUINED ENEMY FLEET PANIGS
Napa Napa Destroyed at
Iwo Jima Island
By TOKYO ROSE
Once again the persistent fools of the United
States Navy have seen the error of their ways,
the error that had its beginnings when this same
navy of the United States attacked Imperial
Forces without warning on December 7, 1941.
Last night a group of American transports was
hastily evacuating surviving members of the U. S.
Marine Corps from Iwo ,lima when a squadron
of our glorious bomber aircraft, while on a
routine mission, chanced upon these helpless
ships. Gasoline was low, but our Flyers of the
Divine Winds cared not, they swooped in for the
kill. The enemy did not fire a single shot and
were pounded mercilessly by our superior men
in our superior planes.
As Squadron Leader Itchy Nomora says, H. . the
slaughter was complete. Not a ship of the once
great U. S. Navy is still afloat."
Confusion seemed to be the greatest on a ship
of the Victory type which bore the numbers 157
on its bow. However, once the ship was definitely
on its way down, the confusion seemed to dissi-
pate, and members of the bomber squadron say
that they could hear, very faintly, men on this
transport number 157 actually singing. And the
words seemed to be these, 6' .... it was sad, it was
sad when that great ship went down . . . " Death
to the Yankees. Death to the Dodgers. Dai
Survivors of Napa Napa
Tell Tale of Horror
By BONNIE SMILEY
Tales of raw heroism, raw courage, raw sea-
manship, and raw SPAM were told today when
the transport Napa, a gaping hole in her side,
brought 2341 wounded from the Iwo Jima fight
to Guam hospitals.
uTraveling in the black of night off Two Jima
at the height of the bloody, blaring battle, the
Napa was rammed by another ship of the United
64I'didn't know what had hit us," Lt.
Maitland Baldwin, Concord, Mass., in charge of
hospital corpsmen, said:
44We got word from the bridge-or pinochle,
if you prefer-to prepare to abandon ship, and
in ten minutes our corpsmen had every case of
brandy safely on deck. Our lifeboats were gone,
but our spirits were up, and we prepared to drop
the patients over the 'side and 'turn to' on the
Tragedy was averted, however, by quick work
of the Napa's yeomen, who mimeographed the
Plan of the Day in the nick of time. The skipper
of the ship that had done the ramming then
pulled his vessel alongside the badly listing,
happily helpless Napa, in a vain effort to salvage
the few remaining bottles of Spiritus Fermentus.
'4Our hospital corpsmen were just too, too
divine,"' Lieutenant Baldwin said.
L5They forgot all about their own pinochle
games, and even gave their best Bicycle Playing
Cards to the patients."
5 MARCH 1945 - 1510
Bow of ship crossed sill of
floating drydock. 1542 Ship
in position. 1552 Main en-
gines secured. Dock com-
menced pumping out water.
1640 Ship resting on keel
blocks. 1655 Cast off' all lines
to dock. Asthe water level
falls, the extent of the col-
lision damage is revealed.
The gash in the Napa's side
extends well below the turn
of the bilges and it is clear
that only the lucky presence
of the king post prevented
the intruder's bow from
shearing clean into the keel
of the Napa, which would
have inevitably cut her into
6 MARCH 1945 - 1400
Ship's company commenced
scraping hull preparatory to
painting. Bos'n Chicka grins
cheerfully as he sees his
Hfeather merchants," now
veteran sailors, literally
starting at the bottom again.
Dock crew, meanwhile, is
bracing and shoring, welding
and cutting, temporarily
patching the wound, so that
the Napa can return to sea.
.I 2 MARCH 1945 - 1400
Commenced flooding dock.
The Napa, partially re-
paired, prepares to go along-
side dock for final touches.
1540 Napa water borne.
1847 Bow crosses sill leaving
dock, all lines clear. 1904
Anchored in Apra Harbor
and celebrated by making
smoke during red alert.
ll MARCH 1945 -- 0620
Commenced making prepar-
ations for shifting berth.
0730 Underway from anchor-
age, proceeding to new berth.
0828 Docked port side to
berth No 1, Inner APRA
Harbor Work begun lmmed
lately to finish patch. Ball
games beside ship on dock
MARCH 1945 2030
Whlle supervising repairs to
port side of ship Chl s
A LITTLE gem in the blue Pacific, uncut, un-
polished, and unfortunately-unforgetableI Be-
cause of an acute attack of collisionitis, the reeking
Napa floundered into this emerald patch and con-
sented to Dry Dock surgery.
Guam is the only place in the world that meas-
ures its rainfall by the mile. When it rains, it pours
and when it shines, it's a lie. ln such a perfect cli-
mate the crew was debarked for recreation. Upon
a beautiful strip of coral amid clusters of rusting
tanks and jagged rock, we were granted the august
privilege of contracting lock-jaw or too-hot-beer-
itis. The palms there resembled broken umbrellas
and the sand was half dirt and half beer cans.
There was swimming, to be sure, and that bot-
tom, which some folks marvel at, holds the true
charm of shattered whiskey bottles. Sunburns were
easily acquired as were the tons of sand and granu-
lated coral. These soothing nature cures cling to
your hair, eyes, back and teeth. The over-all sensa-
tion of liberty was nauseating. We had little choice
--our ice boxes were demolished and beef doesnit
have that tempting aroma when exposed to tropical
climates as it appears in the ads and on Mom's plat-
ters. ln a word the Napa stunk, and for miles.
The crowning experience of our stay at Guam was
embarking a load of Jap prisoners! They looked
delightfully emaciated. It rained . . . still, and we
finally took leave of this garden spot of tropical
tangle with high hopes for walking the gilded streets
of the fabled U.S.A.
Repair work finished Em-
barked Japanese prisoners of
war and Marine guards 1100
Embarked ambulatory and
stretcher patients for trans
fer to Pearl Harbor or the
States 1533 Underway en
harbor to deballast 1814 An
chored ln Bei th No 701
2010 Commenced fueling
MARCH 1945 0811
Underway from anchorage
enroute Pearl Harbor T H
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2 APRIL 1945-1100 The
following named men were
given commendation at Cap-
tain,s Mast for their conduct
after the collision off Iwo
Jima between the Napa and
the USS Logan on the morn-
ing of 21 February 1945:
Leicken, W. M., CBM
Bibla, W. A., CGM
Nolte, L. W., CMM
Talbert, H. F., MM1c
Levicke, H. C., WT2'7c
McCreavy, M. S., MM3c
Ewing, D. T., MM3c
Jacobi, L. F., EM3c
Price, J. R., Bkr3c
Stephenson, J. A., Slc
Papetti, S. J., Slc
Reeves, C. H., Slc
Templet, L. W., F1c
1330 Happy Hour featuring
Big Johnny Johnson and his
immortal rendition of HThe
Road to Mandalay." Chief
Sullivan, uBig Stupe" and
WBarrelgut" Krause put the
finishing touches on the fes-
'tivities, to say nothing of the
chocolate meringue which
they inhaled to the dismay of
their competitors. It is still
a matter of discussion which
required the greater effort
that or the finals of the All
Ship Boxing Tournament
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THE athletic program was one of the factors that helped to
bridge the yawning gap between the Navy as it should be and
the Napa as it was. By roping off a ring on No. 2 hatch for
boxing, browbeating bored fleet recreation directors into
the loan of softball fields, and converting No. 5 hold into a
volleyball court by sheer imagination-power, Napa sports
fans kept the spirit of sport alive throughout the Pacific.
High point of the program was a 40-game softball sched-
ule made possible by our extended stay at Pearl for repairs.
Two crack outfits ran roughshod over the rest of the league,
a bunch of fighting engineers who would rather play ball
than eat, and a spirited MN" division outfit sparked by the
star battery of Jerry Hinds and Fred Dietrich. The NNP
team won the shining trophy made by the engineers'
machine shop in a 4-3 contest at the close of the season.
Two boxing tournaments were run off in the spring and
another in October. Though not as many men entered as was
hoped for, there were some good scraps and Mach. Corn-
messer provided a peacetime Navy brand of refereeing.
Opportunities for basketball were few but a four team
tournament was played off at Pearl with the hospital corps-
men downing the officers for the title A Napa team lost a
hard fought game to the carrier Hancock by six points The
Corpsmen also won a tennis tournament at Pearl and wal-
loped the officers at the end of the volleyball league schedule
after the bralders had led the league for weeks
Many l1ttle memories stand out playing pitch and catch
in the sand at Lahaina on Christmas 1944 trolling for deep-
Guam and going down for the ball when lt went into the
Water the team from Napa winning the handy billy contest
at Aela Fire Fighting School sweating through a basketball
scrimmage 1n the equatorial sun on beautiful Mog Mog.
Each of us no doubt, can supply many more
To sum up the sports program of the Napa, it s too bad we
were unable to do any more, it s remarkable we were able
to do as much as we did
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APRIL 1945-1245 Pearl
Harbor again. Moored at
berth B-17. 1335 Commenced
debarking prisoners of war.
14100 Completed debarking
prisoners of war. 1425 Com-
menced debarking prisoner
of war casualties. 1500 Com-
pleted debarking prisoner of
war casualties. 46Woe is me."
States out. This is official.
1545 Ambulatory patients
and Marine guard detach-
ment transferred from ship.
1730 Commenced loading
provisions in No. 2 hold.
18415 Completed loading p1'o-
APRIL 1945-1145 Cap-
tain F. Kent Loomis, USN,
reported aboard for duty.
Radarmen to Fleet Service
School for 3 weeks, Officers
to Signal Officers' School,
Gun Crews to Waianae
5 jo ' ,
FROM Wardroom to Quarterdeck to Wardroom to
the sack to muster to the sack to work to Sick Bay,
the unchanging course of life follows its laborious
grind. In the true spirit of cooperation, the Shipis
Management fights with the Departments and the
Departments with the Divisions and out of the tur-
moil Lieutenants make Ensign and Ensigns rise to
JG. Itis who and what you can do, and for how long
that counts. If itfs a Commander-it's an insult, if
it's an Ensign-it's a mistake! g
From pillar to post or from more barsto less,the
work of the day drops in somebody's lap. So, MChip
paint, Heaven save me,'7 and back to my rack to
complete the twelve hours muster broke up. Itfs a
solace and joy to know what work is and to master
that function with all possible ease. Three hours a
day and ten out for lunch and then Club 0110 is
open for business. Our club is like that in the stories
you read, where brains are relaxed and tensions
eased. Fours, Queens, One-Eyed Jacks and a King
with an axe will do more for tinsel than that brass
cleaner. You can win, if you're lucky and thereis
plenty of spirit even if the color is missing and the
flavor is rough.
The Mess bill arrives and so aptly termed, uIt's
robbery 179 uIt's brutal and more than that, it's a lie ll,
The laundry comes back with collarless shirts and
the buttons are missing and the pants seams are split.
The decks are all rusting, weire too sleepy to see and
the liberty s canceled and thereis no stock for the
trip Oh' the misery we carry and nobody knows,
all steaks and no bacon, all sack and no zest. In
volleyball, tennis, softball and craps we lose all our
skivvies and tarnish our culis. We, proud through it
all for dammit, weive impressions to make and a
code to keep up. It's a hare. life that calls us, WI'he
Thus we stand first on the list, first at the gang-
way and first in the eyes of the advertisements of
the nation Who ever saw a Lux, Ponds or an Inter-
national Sterling ad without a ubarw?
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J ' Call of the Sea."
FIRST ROW, left to right: Lt. fjgl D. D. Watkins, Lt. Joseph Fennerty, Lt. H. C.
Carpenter, Lt. Comdr. J. O. Bracken, Commander, R. W. Harris, Captain F. Kent
Loomis, USN, Lt. Comdr. R. VC. Lynch, Lt. Comdr. E. duPont, Jr., Lt. Comdr. L. R.
Schroeder, Lt. J. C. Senter, lst Lt. C. N. Jackson, USMCR, Lt. M. W. Eckel.
SECOND ROW, left to right: Ensign G. A. Bush, Ensign J. T. Ronian, Ensign D. F.
Cebhardt, Ensign B. W. Read, Lt. M. Ashby, Lt. ijgl B. B. Wiese, Lt. fjgl D. A. Liercke,
Lt. E. R. Zaworski, Lt. W. C. McCutcheon, Lt. A. E. Danzero, Lt. fjgl G. B. Higgins,
Ch. Carp. W. T. Morris, USN, Ensign W. D. Taylor.
THIRD ROW, left to right: Ensign D. T. Ray, Jr., Ch. Pharm. C. L. DuBose, USN,
Lt. Qjgl W. T. Howard, C.P.C. E. Ballard, USN, Ensign H. R. Damon, Ensign E. F.
Scott, Lt. M. Glazer, A.P.C. E. O'Neal, USN, Ensign H. J. Strand, Lt. fjgl P. Smoot,
Ensign C. F. Piper, Ch. Mach. P. J. Cornmesser, USN, Ensign E. S. McDaniel.
Not in picture: Lt. M. P. Corriveau, Lt. R. P. Gill, Lt. fjgl M. Baldwin, USN,
Lt. fjgl W. Lewis, Lt. Cjgl W. E. Morris, USN, Lt. fjgl L. Sigunick, Lt. fjgl J. J.
Willces, USN, Lt. fjgl T. E. Winchester, Ensign J. J. Burke, Ensign J. H. Hopkins,
Ensign J. E. Shifller, Ensign H. F. Soule, Ensign C. F. Tobin, Bos'n S. Chicka.
.Io APRIL 1945 - 0951
Underway from berth to en-
ter dry dock. 1038 Bow passed
sill. 1120 Ship in position.
water being pumped from
dock. 1200 Back on keel
blocks again and destined to
stay here almost two weeks
until damaged part of hull
is completely rebuilt 'to orig-
inal specifications. A
23 APRIL 1945 - 2300
Bishop, D. J., AeRM3c, re-
ceived aboard for duty. From
now on we can have weather
reports made to order.
27 APRIL 1945 -Robi-
chaux, E. J., Slc, while en-
gaged in organized recrea-
tion fbaseballl at ball field,
twisted left thigh while run-
ning, causing a muscular
strain to left leg fNo. 25521
and was treated wi'th Methyl
Salicylate and heat lamp.
fOnly the Medical Depart-
ment knows what No. 2552
means, we hope lj 1920 Bear-
isto, J. R., Sgt., USMC, re-
ported aboard for assign-
ment to Transport Quarter-
master. Lt. Jackson now has
staff 'to defend his office
against raids by Ship's Of-
PEARL HARBOR, T. H., April 10, 1945
With hundreds of wildly cheering WACS perched on
the superstructure, the first annual Napa Napa Paint
Chipping Contest was run off yesterday afternoon. As
expected, the Second Division made a runaway of the
event, which was pronounced a huge success by Lt.
Bracken, who compared it favorably with sporting events
held in Baltimore. r
Due to the large number of expert paint chippers, two
teams were entered by the Second Division: Castlebury,s
Commandos representing the Republic of Texas, and
Sanders, Pacific Razorbacks upholding the good name of
Arkansas. These teams finished in that order, the winners
setting a new 7th Fleet record by chipping 100 sq. ft. of
boat deck in 12.13.1. A last minute entry, composed of
officers from California who had failed to get oH the ship
last Christmas, came in a strong third, having had plenty
of practice on their own teeth.
The event was run off very smoothly, with the exception
of a brief disturbance caused when the Engineers tried
to enter a team equipped with a mechanical paint-chip-
ping machine, complete with fan, over-the-side disposal
chute, and jo-pot. When the judges pointed out that labor
and time-saving devices of this nature are un-navy-like,
the snipes, peace-loving fellows that they are, retired in
ON BOARD U. S. CARRIER, PEARL HARBOR, T. H.,
May 20, 1945
Near riot features first defeat of the unbeaten Napa
hoopsters. Going down to their first defeat in ten games,
the Napites fought a tough fight, but the flight boys were
a little too rugged.
Well trained and in the pink of condition, at least their
noses were red, the Napa Napa boys were a little too over-
confident. Normal Napa intramural rules were not ac-
ceptable to' the high flying boys. They were accustomed to
contact from a distance. Accidents will happen, though,
and the carrier ace is still trailin' the Napa hot shot.
It has been suggested to the Napa team that hand-to-
hand combat is a separate sport. Coach Gebhardt has re-
plied, 'LYeh! in da women's game, but we ain't no sissiesf'
RICHARDSON FIELD, PEARL HARBOR, T. H.
May 18, 1945
Full of high spirits and Schlitz, the '6N,' Division piled
into a shipward bound P-boat this afternoon, victors over
the Engineers, 4-3, in the crucial game climaxing the Napa
softball league program. Low in spirits, but full of Schlitz,
the snipes followed, brooding over the cruel fate that
dropped them in the rolling Hawaiian dust after leading
the league parade all season. D
A play-by-play account of the game will be found else-
where in this issue, along with the ship's office plan for
maximum leave and liberty in the States Suffice it to say
here that the play as usual was fast errorless and of
major league caliber that the beer truck as usual was
late and that the two teams parted the best of friends
That s the Navy way after all
The treatment given to the umpire behlnd the plate
who lost the count with the score tied bases loaded and
3 and 2 on the batter may have seemed severe to some
but this IS war and the morale of the men IS lmportant
Friends of the umpire may V1Sll him ln sick bay tomorrow
The softball season lS over Now for the Battle of Seattle'
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29 APRIL 1945 -- 1340
Lt. D. S. ,lacobs, USNR,
reported aboard for tempor-
30 APRIL 1945 - 1605
Fire in No. 4 hold, refriger-
ation spaces, and believe it or
not-1610 Fire extinguished.
MAY 1945-0800 Sixteen
men advanced in rating.
.I 8 MAY 1945-1800 Ens.
W. T. Howard, USNR, COII1-
pleted temporary duty on
board and reported for per-
2 3 MAY 1945-1610 Cast
off all linesg underway en
route Pearl Harbor to Seattle,
MAY 1945 1801
Anchored one mile from
Ferry Landing, Seattle
Washington Eight months
in the Pacific makes this city
much more attractive than
rt was durmg our school
days here last summer
NEW MEDICINE STUDIED
SEATTLE, Wash.-.Tune 5. A new elixir of
Youth named after its discoverer, Comdr. Robert
W. Harris, MC, USNR, studied. 6'Dr. Harris'
Snake Cure', was under investigation by the
County Board of Medical Examiners. '
Lt. Charles W. R6yD0ldS, MC, USN. PFOISSUUS
the use of the medicine said, ult's 95 per cent
alcohol and 5 per cent cocoanut pulp."
In defense of the product Dr. Harris stated,
"What do you expect for 69 cents-Bourbon?"
At the hearing one of Dr. Harris' satisfied
customers stated, '6Hic-'s wonderful-I-lice--.',
LIOUOR STORES CLOSED
SEATTLE, Wash.-June 3. The liquor stores
in this section of the state will be closed for the
remainder of the month of June. In a short
statement this morning the State Liquor Board
announced that the supply usually consumed in
one month had been sold on the first two days
of the month, that no bottles remain on the
shelves of any of the stores and that many of
the clerks are in a state of collapse.
SEATTLE Wash June 1 Clty C0l1I1C1lVOI6Cl
5 to 4 in favor of placing '1 curfew on 'ill single
girls in the clty of Seattle Under this nevs city
or dlnance all unmarried women under 21 years
of age must be off the streets before nine 0 clock.
R U Weke chairman of the Council said in
explanation of the move Since the arrival of a
certain naval vessel rn Puget Sound rt IS no
longer safe for a girl to walk the streets of our
It IS believed that the law is a temporary meas-
ure and will be lifted 1n a month
Wm .l McCasland RMlc in commenting on
the new ruling said I think it IS a splendid
thing how can 1 get over to Portland"
HIGGINS OF THE SNAKE PIT or
WHO SLAPPED ANNIE ON THE
FANNIE WITH A HIGHBALLI
SEATTLE Wash .lune 8. A certain Mr.
Higgins has set the town afire with a new dance,
something on the order of '4Ducks do it, why
cant I do lt w'rddleI" lt has gripped the
gay set and produced such a demand in the
elite clubs Snake Pit and the like, that he
has been crowned the new Astaire to modern
ballroom dancing He was so good as to grant an
interview to this reporter, and the immortal
hoofer gave these words of advice: '6Mama had
r bustle Papa had a swallow-tail coat and Straus
made history by mal ing them wiggle. It is my
contention that a wiggle 1S the secret of success.
In mY particular style a waddle, the true expres-
sron of the real me IS given complete dominance
ln my dancing
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.I JUNE 1945-0936 Underway to
shift berths to Ames Terminal
Dock. 1007 Moored starboard side
to. It's a long taxi ride to town, but
we can sleep a few minutes later
in the morning. Let the early birds
return by P boat if they prefer.
1130 Nine men advanced in rate.
Mast reports absentees are in-
creasing, but not alarming. 0732
Underway to Port of Embarka-
tion. 0907 Moored Pier 37.
ll 6JUNE 1945-1430 Commenced
.I 7 JUNE 1945-Ens. J. J. Burke,
USNR, transferred to U. S.'Nava1
Hospital to be operated on for
acute appendicitis after more than
a full year on duty with the Napa
and its embryo crew. Nearly five
months later "Honest J ohn" is
still trying to get transportation to
the ship in accordance with his
orders, but State-side authorities
still tell him the Napa is expected
in port any day now and refuse to
let him leave San Francisco.
'I9 JUNE 1945 - 1007 Com-
menced embarking Army
troops. 1755 Completed same. 1859
Underway enroute Honolulu, T.
H. Only two men failed to make
the ship, and one of them soon re-
joined. A few more masts, a few
more punishments to be served,
and only richly embellished tales,
oft retold, will be left of the
Napa's return visit to Seattle.
A 43. 3.
good Eye Mama
I in off to Yfoleolaama
HEN the band struck up a most appropriate tune . . .. uSenti-
mental J ourneyf' As the strains of this song were wafted over the
clear morning air, many a battle-hardened veteran with fa,Good-
Conduct Ribbon pinned to his manly bosom? could be heard
gulping audibly, and perhaps hiding a tear. For they were off to
the wars! lt was indeed a touching moment, and even the forced
gaiety of the Red Cross women as they cheerfully,doled out cups
of insipid coffee and plaster of paris doughnuts could not dispel
the gloom. p
One young lad of seventeen who was wearing the chevrons of a
Master Sergeant was trying his best to hide a trembling lower lip.
44Wha't's the matter, Sargef' 1 asked, usad at the thought of leaving
the States ?" uNossir." he replied, uthat S.O.B. leading the band
won my address book in a crap-game last night, and heis staying
here!" Just then a very rugged looking individual came up and
took his chevrons away from my seventeen-year-old friend.
As the last lines were cast off from the dock, a sudden grimness
seemed to permeate 'the atmosphere. Soldiers were to be seen
tensely cleaning their rifies, B. A. Rfs, carbines, and stomachs Call
internally of coursei , and sailors were to be seen tensely cleaning
brass name plates to the tune of 46 . . . put some elbow grease with
the bright-work polish, you apes."
. The 'trip itself was rather uneventful although on D-Day minus
two at approximately 1000, an excited look-out hurriedly awak-
ened the Officer of the Deck with the shout, '6Enemy planes, sir."
c4Where away?" drowsilv queried the OOD. uThataway,', proudly
replied the look-out. MAH hands man your battle stations," and
the raucous blaring of the general alarm caused men to rush pell-
mell fK1ng size, of coursei up and downuladders, and passage-
wavs But before all guns were manned, the members of the
Meat Ball Express were already joinlngtheir ancestors. An in-
tense and deadly barrage from the doggiesv lining the- rail plus
voluminous clouds of thick, white smoke prepared by our Chief
Smoke Maker now warrant S.M J caused the slant-eyes to crash.
Thirty minutes after we d secured from G.Q., a plaintive voice
from inside the cavernous depths of a talker -helmet could be
heard to say It s a Betty " A ' Q
The mornlng of D Day dawned as 1S always the casei -bright
and clear But what s this '7 No intense pre-invasion bombardment
by scores of battleships cruisers, tin cans." and motor whale-
boats'7 No pre 1nvas1on bombing of Blue-Beach One" by thou-
sands of Navy and Mar ne Coips planes? Hell no, Mac, this is
Honolulu, and you re dlsembaiking over the gangwayi And with
Diamond Head fading away ln the distance, with the strains of
Sentimental Journey fsentimentally played by a sentimental
Army bandj still r1ng1ng 1n our ears, we take leave of'Hawaii--
Paradise of the Pacific and our doggie passengers, who are even
now fighting for the r lives in downtown Honolulu.
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starboard side to Pier 39-D,
Honolulu, T. H., and commenced
debarking 'troops within the
hour, unloading cargo later.
2 7 JUNE 1945 Four men
apprehended inyshaft alley with
two f2J'fu11,cases of beer,2one
1111 empty case of beer.-Evidence
in custody of Chief Master atj' L it 'L
Arms, Howmany men got away?
2 140. Completed loading supplies
and provisions 'from j S. ,Naval
Supply' Depot, having 'received
States. 2345 Completed loading
cargo. 0.915 Completed embark-
JUNE 1945-1409 Under-
way enroute Eniwetok, Marshall
Islands. 1 2 1
.l 1945-2400 Advanced
.date one daygto conform to zone
12 time. The Fourth of July al-
ready, but 'at sea it's just another
day Loi AS ,BE-
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the. following, . flowery Jwheat, ' J,..j,,"JULY',"j1945f-0939 Anchored
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1ated,j5,O00,poundsg,pumpkin,,.1 ffm, m3175431-'p s ands.. , t ic S5 -
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potatoes fswe'etJ,,-f2,464, , .,.. .Of 475116 i1'ighi,QYC' HS- H 1'6S111t Of HD
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kidney, 1,000 'polindsgf etl' fsoups, 'ierl '.l..t ,-Vtterklexamination ,e was
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26 JULY 1945-1645 An-
other draft of good men trans-
ferred from the Napa to bolster
the crews of other less fortunate
21 JULY 1945 - 1945 What
seaman ucaught first toe of left
foot in electric fan upon getting
up for watch?,7 That almost tops
the radarman who broke his
thumb when he fellsout of his
bunk during the collision at Iwo!
24 JULY 1945 - Anchored
as before. Chief Kruse had a big
day--1130 he was promoted to
'the rankof Electrician QTJ and
at 1445 he was transferred to the
nearest naval district within the
continental limits of the United
States. 'cLucky Man." Chiefs
Nickelatti and Key equally lucky
a month later.
28 JULY 1945 - 1710 Lt.
Comdr. R. W. Harris, QMCJ,
USNR, was injured while return-
ing to ship from organized recre-
ation: diagnosis, fractured tibia,
award, first place in the high
JULY 1945-0714 Under-
way for Hagpshi, Okinawa ls-
land, Nansei Shoto group.
1945 1150 Anchored 1n M3Ch1n8tO an
1620 Colnmencedpdebarklng troops
troops. 1971- ' Q
1945--0207 An' raid, Went, to to ,GQ.
No action, but no sleep either.
unloading cargo il V
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ffell. into No, '45 holdfjwhile
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Anchored in San Pedro Bay
Anchorage, Leyte, P. 1. I
25 AUGUST 1945-1508
Underway proceeding to
Manila, Luzon lsland, P. I.
Steaming through historic
7 AUGUST- 1945-0700
Sighted Corregidor Island.
0706 Sighted Mtg Bataan,
bearing 035 true, .distance
about 30 miles. 0930 passed
Corregidor Island abeam to
port. 0945 E1 Frailep'fFort
Drumj to starboard' - the
concrete shop.. 1110'An-
chored in ManilaBay,Luzon,
P. I. Sangley Point fsoftball
and beerj ,Subic Bay, Man-0 M
ila, our first chance to seesthe
war wreckage of ap '1T10d61'l1
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city, black market prices dis-
couraged souvenir hunting,
poisonous liquor discour-
aged ,drinking Ceven mildl,
strictly P- P-- boys!
8 AUGUST 1945e-Gab-
atino and Dacanay left the
ship on six, days leave to visit
relatives. ' . '
3 AUGUST' 1945-1540
First group of 'high pointers
left, the ship to return home.
Now we know the war is
over. Leiken, Forzano, Hyl-
dahl, Hyde,.Kartnian, Little-
john, 1 Ochandarena, Sulli-
van,0Warren, Ray, Johnson,
Titus, Volpe, rHudson. Hope
fellows- take .care of
what's left until we make it
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SEPTEMBER 1945 -
0945 Moved to berth at Pier
No. 1 in Manila Inner Har-
bor. 1505 Commenced em-
barking troops, elements of
43rd Div., 8th Army. 1700
Commenced loading cargo.
SEPTEMBER 1945 -
1645 Completed loading
cargo. y A
SEPTEMBER 1945 -
1 600 Completed embarking
SEPTEMBER 1945 -
1720 Fire in the incinerator
room. Repair parties No. 1
and No. 5 called out to take
charge. 1752 Fire reported
damage: minor damage to
incinerator, laundry stores,
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PLAN or THE DAY
to fand I do mean youj
Duty BM, MMA, Bugler, Cooks, Bakers, Yeomen,
teethj, chromaters follow paint chippers and
chromate, painters follow chromaters and paint,
chippers follow painters and chip like mad.
Knock off work for thirty seconds for a cigar-
ette. The smoking lamp is out throughout the ship.
Set all special sea and anchor details, make all
preparations for entering dry dock.
Secure special sea and anchor details. Pipe to
Set condition 1-A. Lower all boats to the rail.
Secure from condition 1-A. Exercise all hands at
abandon ship drill.
Secure from abandon ship drill. Exercise all
hands at man-overboard drill.
Secure from man-overboard drill. Exercise crew
Secure from all drills and exercises. Pipe
Taps. Captain's Mast.
NOTES: There is to be no paint chipping within
100 yards of Officers' Country, and within 200
yards of the Executive 0fficer's stateroom.
Any suggestions which will make for'aIhappier
crew are to be turned in to the suggestion box in
Number Seven hold.
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derway enroute to Guam.
23 SEPTEMBER 1945 - 1539
Moored port side to pontoon dock
Apra Harbor, Guam.
Commenced loading cargo for ele-
ments of the 6th Marine Division.
25 SEPTEMBER 1945 - 0452
Commenced embarking Marine
troops. 1940 Completed loading
cargo and embarking troops.
30 SEPTEMBER 1945-1316 Un-
derway to Saipan. 1616 Streamed
paravanes. There may be mines on
.I OCTOBER 1945 - 0730 An-
chored in berth 44, Saipan Har-
bor, Saipan Island, Marianas
2 OCTOBER 1945 - 1359 Under-
way for Chefoo, China.
OCTOBER 1945 - 0850
Anchored 600 yards north of
berth Fox 10, Tsingtao Harbor,
China. CWhat happened, Naviga-
16 OCTOBER 1945 - 1935 Re-
ceived following stores aboard, in-
spected as to quantity by Chief
Pay Clerk E. Ballard, and as to
quality by Lt. Comdr. Harris: 4800
dozen eggs, fresh from Lee Shun
Co., Tsingtao, China.
.I 7 OCTOBER 1945 - 1558 Un-
derway from Tsingtao, China, to
Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
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TOPIA," or the land where you can get fifteen thou-
sand dollars for one! So goes the slogan and so went the
millions of wild dollars in avery friendly country.
A sampan fleet was out to greet us. Through the interna-
tional gestures that always work, the coming liberty was
given extra spice and flavor. All that we hoped would be
China, China was! Wfhe good Earth? appeared to be liter-
ally abundant! Silk, Vodka and the all-too popular ulaotus
Blossomsw raised international relations to an exhausted
pitch. Now, like the G6Old Saltsw the ulfeather Merchantsw
can echo-Mwhen 1 was' in China in 945 V'
Aside from the human aspects, which were someaspects,
the city itself had a type of charm. German, Russian and
Chinese influence intermingled to make a completely inter-
national appearance. Through the narrow streets, HChop,
Chopi' echoed and re-echoed as the Napa Crew galloped
the ricksha runners to all the points of interests. Some men
went into the thorough investigation of the unusual archi-
tecture and their findings were most agreeable. MClever,
these Chinese !,'
Alongnmi-xivith their- art in making silk, their alcoholic
manipulations were, to say the least, dazzling! Steak and
Vodka, eggs and Vodka, rice and Vodka or just plain Vodka
makes an excellent meal! If you can grow plants in liquid,
it proves that there is something in this flowing diet! All the
U. S. whiskeys were sold there, with a good dash of local
fermented rice. Needless to say, there were a goodly number
of fermented whiskey lovers! D I
The citizens received us with open arms, Ch66fS
applause. All the streets were draped in paper flags and all
the merchants were draped in yen. It was a happy place
with an unsubdued gaiety that captivated everyone who
went ashore. The ricksha was a new experience that
wanted to be repeated and repeated. Down to the docks,
through the bursting streets, the Napa men streamed in. An
occasional baby or two was merely an extra present for
66 9 ' 79
Mom. ,Cause she loves kids.
Now we see China, not as a land of make-believe, not as
a press notice, but as a living, loving land of teeming smiles
and open-hearted people.
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Commenced receiving mail
aboard. 1445 Commenced
embarking troops. 1635 Sta-
tioned special sea and an-
chor detail. 1700 Cast off all
lines and underway from
Pier 38 South, in accordance
with CTC 16.12 despatch of
12 December 1945, to Shang-
hai, China, on various
courses and speeds to con-
form wlth safe navigation.
5 JANUARY 1946. 0800
Mustered crew at quarters,
no absentees. 1000 Made
daily inspection of maga-
zines and smokeless powder
samples, conditions normal.
1140 Changed course to 070
T and PCC. Returning 'to
San Francisco, California,
USA, in accordance with or-
ders from ComWesSeaFron
6 JANUARY 1946. 2000
Changed course to 245 T and
PCC, back to Shanghai.
7 JANUARY 1946. 0000
Steaming independently on
boilers No. 1 and No. 2, en-
route San Francisco, Cali-
fornia, to Shanghai, China.
2129 Exchanged signals with
SS OREGON EXPRESS,
ship of Norwegian Registry.
Changed speed to 43 RPM,
10 knots. Standing by to give
medical assistance to wife of
Laree BLOM, who is Master
of SS ORECON EXPRESS.
Symptom of patient is dia-
betic coma 2141 Changed
course to 300 T and PCC
2158 Commenced maneuver-
ing to glve ald to ORFGON
EXPRESS 2214 Lowered
boat to take ship s doctor to
JANUARY 1946 0930
All hands at quarters for
presentation of awards for
meritorious action during
the assault phases of the in
vaslon of lwo Jima
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ARE Island, the Napa was home for a Mbreatheri' and
Ceorgia Street, Main Street and Nob Hill resounded with
the well known battle cry, 66Napa, Napa." When the hang-
over fog from a gay New Year's Eve party parted and began
to blow away, the managers of the Casa deivallejo and St.
Francis Hotel looked around and surveyed the wreckage.
Hardly had the eyes of the crew lost their bloodshot look
when they found 883 Naval personnel passengers boarding
at San Francisco and three fourths of them ured, hot bootsf,
The trip out was going to be very interesting to say the least
and then THE MESSACE was received 18 hours out of
port and the laundry was swamped in a wild rush to get
adress canvasi' ready.
The excitement had just died down whenpon the third
night we passed the Norwegian ship, S. S. HOregon Expressw
and received a call for medical assistance. The HRY boat was
lowered and Dr. Morris and Dr. Robertson fa passengerj
went over to assist HW'illie" Webber on the case. Rumors
flew fast and furious and at the time of this writing there are
some false impressions, let it be known that the lady in
distress was the Captain's wife and she did not have a baby.
,lust for everyoneis personal satisfaction, does anyone
know if that passenger found Charlie Noble to get the key
to wind the Anchor Watch from him. There were several
other people who were looking for such articles as cared
kerosenewifor the port running light, the locker with the
Heagle poles," the valve for the ublue steamw and the Nde-
rusting compound? to put in the pail of water that little
fellow carried all over the ship.
Not to be outdone in such spectacular performances by
the passengers, the Ship's Company 'cfell in" on the for-
ward boat deck to witness the presentation of awards by the
Captain E J Robichaux received the Bronze Star Medal
and its twin was sent to R E Temple for their exemplary
service at Iwo Jima Letters of commendation were pre-
sented to the entire R boat crew of the lwo Jima Opera-
tion for their exceptionally meritorious service in that oper-
ation Not a bad display to exhibit to the passengers of the
efficiency of this crew Shrimp Eater Robichaux blushed
when he got his award but that s because begs bashful.
Back to a regular steaming watch what a life!! Nothing
ever happens at sea Holi' Humlll
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JANUARY 1946. 0001
Anchored in the outer es-
tuary to the Yangtze River,
China with 45 fathoms of
chain to the starboard an-
chor. 0750 Commenced
heaving in remainder of an-
chor. 0813. Anchors aweigh.
Underway from outer estu-
ary of Yangtze River steer-
ing on various courses and
speeds. 1257 Passed quaran-
tine buoy abeam to port, dis-
tance 400 yards. 1258 Let go
starboard anchor. 1417 Sta-
tioned special sea and an-
chor detail. 1421 Veered
starboard anchor to 75 fath-
oms in seven fathonis of wa-
ter. 1425 Secured special sea
and anchor detail.
24.lANUARY 1946. 0714
Set special sea and anchor
detail. 0731 Underway from
Quarantine Area. Steering
on various courses and
speeds 'to and in Whangpoo
River to Shanghai. 1120 Se-
cured special sea and anchor
detail. Set a regular port
watch. Moored to buoys No.
1 and No. 2. A good anchor-
age for the Napa-just a few
minutes ride to the Customs
E X CHANG
1U-6 Foncucf i
O 0' N
Well, we have at last reached Shanghai, 'the city of Orien-
tal mystery and Occidental infiltration and inflation. We
arrived yesterday to find the Napa written up by the Shang-
hai press in connection with the sinking of the Enoshima
Maru, a Japanese ship which was returning to Japan with
approximately 4200 repatriates aboard. She struck a mine
at the mouth of the Yangtse and asked for help. The skipper
kicked up the speed and when we arrived we found the
U.S.S. Brevard had taken the survivors aboard. The Napa
was mentioned as offering assistance.
The Yangtse is a dirty brown color and has quite a cur-
rent and to get to Shanghai you go up the Yangtse with one
pilot to the Wangno, where you trade pilots and then up
the winding river Wangpo. The ships in the river are lined
up at buoys in the middle of the river in a chain-like fashion
and from the air it must look like a snake in the middle of
the river. The ships run for miles and are criss-crossed by
the hundreds of junks and sampans that carry everything
from one or two people to a couple of hundred fstacked
two and three deep over the gunwalesj and tractors, trucks
and barrels of oil. We pulled right up the river to tie up at
Buoy No. 1 right in the center of activity and about 5 min-
utes ride in a UP" boat to the liberty landing.
The liberty landing is the Customs Jetty and is situated
right on the lnternational Bund with its contrasting modern
buildings and throngs of beggars and scores of rickshaws
and something new we have never seen before in the form
of a bicycle propelled rickshaw which are called upedal-
cabs." Nanking Road is the main thoroughfare through the
shopping district and you can buy everything there but
fresh milk, even the kitchen sink fin a primitive forml is
sold in stores there. Jade, ivory, silk, camphorwood, sandal-
wood, bronze porcelain, silver, filet mignon, beer, wines,
scotches and furs, all are found in shops along this famous
street and further out when the name changes to Bubbling
Well Road you will find a whole series of night clubs. Seat-
tle had its beer, Manila its snake juice but you should taste
the Vodka in Shanghai.
The merchants were allowed to come up and display their
wares on the forward boat deck and we had our own de-
partment store right out on deck. Of course, everyone is
running around now with dragons embroidered on the in-
side of their cuffs and half length Russian boots. What a
bunch of Asiatic Mswabbiesn this crew is. Well., if 1 want to
go over on liberty again 1 had better ushove off" and meet
the gang at the Paramount or the Park Hotel.
Smooth sailing Y
f' V, af'
X .. in
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4 FEBRUARY 1946. 1219
Cast off anchor chain from
Buoy No. 1. Underway from
Shanghai, China to Tsingtao,
China, in accordance with
Com 7th Fleet despatch
310708. Maneuvering on var-
ious courses and speeds in
Whangpoo river. Captain,
Executive Officer and Navi-
gator on bridge.
6 FEBRUARY 1946.
Moored port side to north
side Pier No. 2 same berth
we were moored to on our
initial trip to Tsingtaol
Tsingtao, China. 1300 Heavy
winds and snowstorm de-
tained the Napa in depart-
ing from Tsingtao this date.
8 FEBRUARY 1946. 0630
Set special sea and anchor
detail. 0640 Underway from
Tsingtao, China to San Die-
go, California in accordance
with Com 7th Fleet despatch
TSINGTAO and Chinese New Year's and what a dead
place it was this trip in. It was colder than a well-diggeris
foot and the crew stayed aboard instead of taking liberty
and Worked, for the loading was started as soon as possible
in order to keep the ship on a course of 0900 headed for
UNCLE SUGAR ABLE. The Marines and Sailors, Coast
Guard and C.B.7s were loaded on the second day in port
and the Napa was scheduled to leave that day, but noon-
time found the ship engulfed in its baptism of real, live,
honest-to-goodness snow and a high wind which kept her at
the dock that night. The troops built fires on the dock to
keep from freezing while they waited to be embarked and
the crew of No. 2 hatch wore half of the clothes they owned
to keep themselves warm.
The trip back proved to be an uneventful one with every-
one busying themselves for discharge and Mr. O'Neal and
his storekeepers had a rough time rationing the cigarettes
and candy. They must have starved those Marines in China
because when they came aboard they really consumed the
chow. The supplies in the larder began to diminish rapidly
and even the breakfast beans disappeared before they could
find their way into dinner time soup.
The two nurses from the USS REPOSE didn't even show
themselves on deck and the boys were disappointed not to
see real American women and also were disappointed that
they didnit receive advance intelligence information on the
rate of exchange in this port. The popular question upon
arrival was, 6fWhat do the women on this island look like
and do theyall Wear shoes ?"
The day before arrival in San Diego the ship rendez-
voused with USS LCI 813 and 66Doc" Webber took another
boat ride on an errand of mercy. This patient had ureteral
colic and there were no questions nor scuttlebutt asking
about babies. The Napa arrived under usual California
weather conditions ffogj in SUNNY SOUTHERN CALI-
FORNIA and if you don't believe it, ask Bob Hope. The
ship was greeted by the usual number of relatives and
friends fgirlj besides the Naval Auxiliary Corps on the
beach with cups of fresh milk and doughnuts and fresh
milk and fresh milk. I
San Diego was then invaded in the usual Napa custom
and the girls were all called in by their parents at nightfall.
The crew mustered in the telephone booths and the usual
process of Hlogging ini, was carried out with rapidity and
then on to the USS GRANT HOTEL Rendezvous. IF the
first bar was too crowded.
So to Panama and Norfolk and HOME! I!
24 FEBRUARY 1946.
Steaming independently un-
der Nos. I and II boilers' en?
route from Tsingtao, China
to San Diego, California,
1130 Set special sea and an?
chor detail. Made all prepa-1
rations for entering San Die-Q
go Harbor. 12150 Secured spej
cial sea and anchor details'
Moored ports side to
Pier.- 1325 Commenced' fde-
blarking troops. 1430 Fins
ished deloarking troops and
two Navy Nursesg 55 Naval Aiiv 17'
officersg 4-78 enlisted Naval.
personnelg 43 Marine zoffi-,
cersg 1129 enlisted Marine
personnel. Liberty com-L
menced at 1700 for the Napaui
crew and oilicers. State side '
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THE Napa was then directed from San Diego hy
Commander, Western Sea Frontier dispatch 2123141
F ehruary, to proceed via the Canal Zone to Norfolk,
Va., and report to the Commandant of the Fifth
Naval District to he decommissioned.
Thus ended the Napa's tour of duty with the Am-
phibious forces and umagic carpetw duty in the U. S.
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when that great ship went down to the bot-tom of the -has-hands anal wives,
little child-ren lost thier lives, It was sad when that areat 'ship went down.
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Now they built the APA,
'Twas the ship to save the day,
And they thought they'd built
. would sink.
But t'was nearing ,lima's Shore,
When the mortars gave a roar.
The Na a Song
Written by ENSIGN CHARLES PIPER
a ship that ne'er
Now an Ensign young and bold,
Climbed the ladder from the hold,
And he thought he'd walk around 'the quarter
'C 'Bandon ship," the Helmsman cried,
As he climbed the six foot side.
Now the Surgeon dropped three stitches,
And the Bos'n lost his breeches,
When the Logan struck abaft th
The Captain was asleep,
Dreaming of his gig and jeep.
In the sack the T.Q.M.,
e port side beam.
Heard 'the Chaplain shout, '4Amen."
And the doctor said the booze and beer come
Erse Ballard cursed the stars,
,Cause he'd lost his black cigars.
ultis a Betty," shouted Bones,
As he threw away his phones,
And old Clifford shouted, uSavethe poker chips!"
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Save my ocarina flute,
Shouted Ensign Peter Smoot.
With her stern to .lima's shores,
And no meat in number four,
The Napa turned her thoughts again to sea.
Now the crew was eating Spam,
But they didn't give a damn.
So we sailed down Puget Sound
In 'the fog Seattle bound.
And the censors thought the secret was intact,
But as we anchored near the town,
Wives and sweethearts gathered lround.
Though the chaplain jumped the gun,
Others followed one by one.
And soon the marriages were coming thick and
There were few did not comply,
And right now they're wondering why.
When the Napa left Seattle
She had scars of recent battle,
But we had a string of victories on the shelf.
Wives and sweethearts said goodbye.
Some were ours - some other guys.
It was sad when that great ship went down
It was sad
It was sad -
It was sad when that great ship went down -
To the bottom of the .
Husbands and wives, little children lost their
It was sad when that great ship went down.
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Lt. Henry G. Carpenter Maurice H. Egan, SM3c
Chaplain Malcolm W. Eckel Willard W. Webber, PhM1c
Lt. Monroe Glazer Thomas F. Wright, Y3c
Lt. William C. McCutcheon
Delbert D. Denny, PhM1c Arno H. Schattschneider, PhM2c
' ART STAFF ,
John A. Edmondson, MM3c Robert E. McCann, RdM3c
Lt. Maitland Baldwin Ch. Mach. Paul J. Cornmesser
Ens. Elmer F. Scott Wallace ,l. Root, Slc
Lt. Edmund R. Zaworski I
Lt. Comdr. John O. Bracken Lt. Joseph F. X. Fenerty
Clifford Rhen, Slc
The Napalogue is the fruit of the combined voluntary efforts of officers and
men of the U.S.S. Napa in an attempt to produce a living record of the life of
this ship as a souvenir for her men. A spirit of light satire prevails throughout
the book, for that most truly represents the Spirit in Which oflicers and men live.
An attempt has been made to include as much material as possible, and it is
hoped that what is presented will give a good picture of Napa life.
In addition to the members of the staff numerous members of ship's company
and passengers assisted in the completion of the book. To everyone, the Staff
Wishes to express its appreciation and thanks for the able assistance which was
rendered. Without this help it would have been impossible to complete the
Total engine miles travelled .,,. ,.,,.......,,,.,.,
Personnel carried to war zones:
Officers fNavyJ .............. ...... 6 8 Enlisted men fNavyj .,,,.,.....,.,,.., 1,214
0fHCC1'S fM3FiH6l .................... 34 Enlisted men fMarinej ......,,.,,,,,,, 4,050
0ffiC61'S KAIIIIYD ........................ 360 Enlisted men fArmyj ,,,.,,. ,,,,.,,, 4 ,145
Foreign personnel carried on board:
- Officers fChinese National Armyj ,,,,..,,,,,.,,.
Enlisted men fChinese National Armyj .......
Prisoners of war fjapanesej ,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,..,,,,
Casualties carried on board: ,,,.,,,,,,,,.,,,,.,,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,- ,--,.,------. ,,----- ----- 4 7 0
Personnel returned to the States: '
OITICGTS fA1'II1Yl ........................ 27 Enlisted men QAIIHYJ ,,,,,,, .,.,.,,, 1 ,600
0fHCC1'S fWHCSl ........................ 3 Enlisted Wacs .............,.., ,,,,, 7 9
Nurses QA1-myj ,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,.,-,,,, 7
Total Navy standard rations issued to crew and passengers:
Total rations issued ..,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,.,,,,.,,,,.,,,,,,,--. ..,--.---,-- 4 56,531
Total number of meals served ,,,,,,,.,I,,,,,,,,--,,,,,,,,-,-,,,,,,,,,,, 1,276,344
Weight of food consumed Clbs.D ...... 1,701,792
lfCapt. Francis J. Firth, 2757 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, Calif.
Capt. F. Kent Loomis, 639 Virginia St., Vallejo, Calif.
Comdr. Giudo F. Forster, 23 Euclid Ave., Summit, N. J.
'Comdr. Robert W. Harris, MC, Williamson, N. Y.
1Lt. Comdr. John O. Bracken, 4413 Atwick Rd.,
Baltimore 10, Md.
":Lt. Comdr. Ernest J. duPont, Darling Court Apt.,
1301 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, Del.
"'Lt. Comdr. Robert C. Lynch, 1830 Yosemite Rd.,
Berkeley, Calif. .
Lt. Comdr. Oliver W. Roberts, MC, 204 E. Pearl St.,
- Owatonne, Minn.
:'1Lt. Comdr. Lester R. Schroeder, 9206 S. Aberdeen St.,
'iLt. Meredith Ashby, 1009 Rock Island Ave., Dalhart,
"'Lt. Henry G. Carpenter, 723 N. Resford Dr., Beverly
3 Martial P. Corriveau, 321 Palmer St., Salem, Mass
. Andrew E. Danzero, 1235 Noriega St , San Francisco,
'li t Ma1colmW Eckel ChC 687 Morris St Albany NY
Joseph Fenerty 2618 E Thompson St -
' . Robert P. Gill 3206 W. 16th St. Cleveland Ohio
Monroe Glazer 2842 No Whipple St Chicago Ill
Charles B Newton MC 655 Highland
Charles W Reynolds MC 740 Emery St
John C Senter Jr 919 Malden Lane Roanoke
4' t Frank Skubltz 42 Eighth Ave Ely Minn
Johnny Wukes 212 Rochambeau St Providence R I
Edmund R LHKVOFSICI DC 10806 Grace Ave
Cleveland 5 Ohio
fjgj Maitland Baldwin MC 119 Commonwealth
Ave Boston Mass
'F t fJgJ John F Clifford 2244 Merrill Ave Chicago Ill
Cjgl John P Cooper MC 4612 Wooddale Ave
fjgj Ford P Eshleman MC Lake Mills Wis
if t fjgl George B Hlggens JI 210 South Vine St
fjgl Burton McMillan Heine 2119 Winston Ave
fJgJ William T Howard 12 W 5th Ave
San Mateo Calif
Hg? Vincent Ro er Humphrey 937 N 14th St
ljgj Don S Jacobs Sugar City Idaho
4 t fjgb W1lsonN Lewis 207 S Kline St Aberdeen S D
Cjgl Don A LICFCIQC 69 Bonnie Ave Pasadena Calif
Hg? William C McCutcheon Box 917 Rt 2
Og? Donald E Ritchie 14 Hemingway Ave
fjgl Ernest J Smith Jr MC
fjgl Leo Slgumck 3052 Brighton 14th St
Brooklyn N Y
Cjgl Peter Smott 320 N Ingleu ood Blvd
Cjgl Doyle D Watkins 4189 Amboy Rd Great Kills
Staten Island N Y
KU Off: e s and Ezlzsted Person el present at ommzsszon
K j Office s and E listed Perso :el kzlled m action
Lt. CjgJ Thomas Anthony Webster, 1733 N. W. 30th St.,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
tLt. fjgl Billy B. Wiese, 1001 N. Randolph St.,
fig? Thomas E. Winchester, 1161 E. Calavaras St.,
iilst Lt. George N. Jackson, USMCR, 333 No. 7th St.,
fEns. John J. Burke, 1192 Diamond St., San Francisco,
fEns. George A. Bush, R.D. 1, Canfield, Ohio.
fEns. Henry R. Damon, 2230 33rd St., Sacramento, Calif.
'fEns. Donald F. Gebhardt, 5706 Marmion Lane,
fEns. Shelton T. Halk, Cherry Valley, Ark.
Ens. Alton Mathias Hendrickson, Jr., 2236 Barone St.,
New Orleans, La.
f:Ens. Jonathan H. Hopkins, 964 W. 8th St., San Pedro,
Ens. James LeRoy Kotch, 401 Johnson St., Little Rock,
Ens David Alexander Kottwitz, 2537 Lavender St,-I
New Orleans, La
ns Edward S McDaniel 1115 Gandy Dr
Charles P Piper 10812FloranAve Cleveland Ohio
" DeWittT Ray 4401 Belclaire St Dallas Texas
Buster W Read 413 W 4th St Hays Kansas
James T Roman 412 Bonnie Brae N E
Ens ElmerF Scott 156N Dover St LaGrange Ill
Ens John E Shllfler 3262 Poplar St Bucyrus Ohlo
Ens HaweyF Soule 34 Beach Ave Albany N Y
Hartw1ckK Strand Portland N D
Ens W1ll1amT Taylor 701 E Cypress St
Santa Marla Calif
Ens Charles T Tobin
XBALLARD Earcey CPC Box 932 Tuscaloosa Ala
BOOTS Albert B Elec 424 W Foster St
BURNEY MosesW Elec 515 Lynch St Jackson Miss
CHICKA Steve Bosn RR No 1 Export Penn
CORNMESSER Paul J Ch Mach 2102 Story Ave
DuBOSE Carrol L Ch Phar 427 Queen St
JASPER Gerald Leroy War Elec Gillette Wyomin
MORRIS WardenT Ch Carp Rt Box 93A
ONEAL Earl APC 6051 E 64th St Seattle Wash
YELLEN Joseph Frank Ch Mach 13 Warden Pl
BIBLA Joseph CGM 119 Grand St Brooklyn N Y
BLAKELEY George Alber CCS 221 162 St Norfolk
'BROWN King D CY 1031 Corning St Los Angeles
BUTLER Charles Morris CPhM 247 Arthur St
CARLSEN Lewis Bernard CBM Alva Florida
DEMMON William E CEM 724 River Ave
Couer D Alene Idaho
DRENNAN Willis Joseph CBM 210 W Freemason St
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fFORSMARK, Joseph E., CSK, 1110 Adeline St.,
XHUGHS, Tracy M., CSK, 4600 Pepperwood, Lake Wood
Village, Long Beach, Calif.
"'JONES, Alfred H., CCStd, 222 Reavenworth St.,
San Francisco, Calif.
'kKARTMAN, Francis H., CY, Cassville, Wis.
"KEY, Frank L., CCStd, 7544 15th Ave., S.W.,
KINSLOW, William G., CBM
KRAFT, Kenneth Charles, CWT, Dauvile, Calif.
XKRUSE, William R., CM, 3619 Feindale Ave.,
' Baltimore, Md.
WLIECKEN, Walter M., CBM, 5602 Fernwood Ave.,
YLYNCH, Joseph E., CRM, 4668 Greer Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
"'NICKILATTI, Edward Y., CCM, 5059 Gardenia Ave.,
Long Beach, Calif.
1tNOLTE, Lester W., CMM, Waukon, Iowa
KNOVAK, Lewis L., CB
JCOLSON, Harold O., CRM
""O'NEIL, Dean J., CMM, 3310 Magnolia St.,
"PERRY, James W., CPhM, 3716 North College St.,
Indianapolis, Ind. S
XPOGGEMAN, Waldmar J., CSF
ROUSE, George E., CBM, 1010 Summit St.,
San Antonio, Texas
YSIMPSON, Gerlad W., CPhM, Rt. 1, Eden, Ala.
t'SN OW, William E., CMM, 29 Overhill Rd., Med-ia, Penn.
"SULLIVAN, George W., CWT, 119 Jersey St.,
San Francisco, Calif.
"'TALBERT, Henry F., CMM, Rt. 1, Dexter, Ohio
VOLPE, John S., CMOMM, 334 S.E. 83rd Ave.,
WARD, .lack H., CCM, 2435 Edgewood Dr.,
Baton Rouge, La.
ZWARREN, Willie J., CEM, 2516 Vance Ave.,
WILSON, Ralph A., ClVloMM, 1677 Missouri St.,
San Diego, Calif.
ABDON, Russel L., MoMM1c, Raceland, Ky.
:"ABRAHAM, Braham, RdM2c, 1211 3rd S.E.,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
"'ADEY, Paul K., S2c, Long Beach, Calif.
fALBERTSON, Lee H., Slc,
ALEXANDER, Billy G., Slc, 4685 Clay St.,
Denver 11, Colo. .
ALEXANDER, William D., Slc, 718 All View,
San Pablo, Calif.
ALFQJITH, Tommy, QM3c, 368 Patch St., Stevens Point,
"'ALLEN, Leland M., RdM3c, 2529 Benton St.,
Denver 14, Colo.
ANDERSON, Stanford R., HA1c, 2511 Harold St.,
XANDERSON, Weldon J., StM1c, 2011 Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, Calif.
XARCHER, James W., EM2c,
BABBITT, Ernest P., Slc, RFD 8, Norwichtown, Conn.
"'BAHER, Clyde W., Jr., SkD2c, General Delivery,
San de Fuca, Wash.
"'BAlLEY, Eugene, Slc
BARNETT, William F., S2c, 601 N.E. 8th St.,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
"'BENDER, Harold H., SK2c, 68 Forrest St., Tiffin, Ohio
WBERKEN, Thomas W., PhM2c, 114 First Ave.,
"'BETTY, James W., Cklc, RFD 2, Box 24,
KU-Officers and Enlisted Personnel present at commissioning.
IH!-Officers and Enlisted Personnel killed in action.
BIGGERSTAFF, Wrex C., S10
:'4BIGGS, Robert L., RM3c, Rt. 2, Tipp City, Ohio
XBILLUPS, Thomas S., ST3c, 1980 Santa Rosa,
BISHOP, Dennis J., AerM2c, 3597 Coleman St.,
BISHOP, William C., S2c, 518 W. 6th St., Stockton,Calif.
BLACKBURN, James E., PhM1c, 142 E. 94th St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
"'BOARN, Edward W., SC2c, 217 Lane Ave., S.W.,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
fBOGGS, George W., EM3c, 2701 17th St., Rt. 2,
ikBOHNETT, John B., RdM2c, 1114 Bank of America
Bldg., San Jose, Calif.
XBOMMARITO, Anthony, BM2c, 518 McHenery Ave.,
"'BOWEN, Harold L., MoMM3c
"'BOWN, Jared D., S2c, Box 2-L3, Lauann, Ark.
XBRAND, James W., Slc, 501 Meander St., Abilene, Texas
":BREWfSTER, Bonard C., GlVllc, lit. 3, Boaz, Ala.
XBEEZLER, Charles R., Jr., QMlc
BRADY, James Joseph, FC3c, 4754 Glenway Ave.,
XBRIDGES, Raymond D., Bkrlc, cfo Triangle Service,
McCleary, Wash. I
"'BRINKLE, Lydle F., MoMM2c, 615 St. John Ave.,
BRINTON, Richard W., PhM3c, Meadowbrook, Pa.
ZBROCKWAY, Warrell C., S2c, Superior, Mont.
BROOKS, Jess, S2c, Rt. 1, Box 389, Ft. Worth, Texas
ZBROPHY, Joseph F., SM2c, 6113 Algon Ave.,
Philadelphia 11, Pa.
BRCUGHTON, Samuel Eugene, StM3c, Rt. 1, Rome, Ga.
SBROWN, Fred D., StM1c, 606 Q St., N.W.,
fBROWN, J-ack D., StM1c, 57 Peasley St.,Owensberg,S.C.
BROWN, Manuel G., S2c ,
XBROWN, Robert, Jr., StM1c, 7552 Metting St.,
Charleston, S. C.
BROWN, Troy, Slc, 317 W. Washington Ave.,
N. Little Rock, Ark.
XBROWNFIELD, Ottmar, MM3c, 1327 S. Floyd St.,
ZBUCKLES, Kenneth W., HA1c, Rt. 3, Odessa, Mo.
ZBUEL, Eugene N., EM3c, 329 Alger St.,
Marine City, Mich.
iBURKE, Michael J., MoMM2c, 9407 63rd Dr., Rego
Park, Long Island, N. Y.
XBROWN, John V., S2c, 244 West 3rd Ave.,
XBURKETT, Robert F ., Flc, Rt. 4, Box 539,
W. Monroe, La.
BURNS, Paul G., S2c, 8 Hudson St., St. Louis, Mo.
XBURROW, Dwight H., EM3c, 401 E. School St.,
i'CAIKIN, Russel L., PhM2c
"'CALDWELL, Ray N., S2c
'fCAMERON, Harry L., S2c
i4CAMPOS, John P., Slc
xCARLSON, George A., EM3c, 2355 Francisco St.,
San Francisco 23, Calif.
i:CARPENTER, Glenn, Jr., Cox., 1212 Campbell Ave.,
XCARRICO, Robert L., Slc, Box 362, Gooding, Idaho
XCARRINGTON, Bradie W., Jr., Flc, P.O. Box 144,
Marshall, Texas -
a"CARROLL, Charles W., RM3c '
CARTER, James P., GM2c, 218 W. Illinois St.,
XCARTER, Melvin E., S2c, R.F.D. 1, Gracemont, Okla.
'SCARTER, Russel, St3c, 9633 Baltimore Ave.,
CARTTER, Richard D., Slc, 168 Highland Pl.,
i:CASBEER, Jack A., Flc
l'CASEY, Tyree, St3c, Box 62 7, Carrollton, Texas
WCASTLEBURY, Billy J., Cox., Rt. 3, Paris, Texas
'CELLETTL Nille, S2c
"CHAMPAGNE, Steve J., Slc
CHANCE, Tully R., QM1c, 157 N. Franklin St.,
ikCHAVEZ, Abran L., Slc, General Delivery, Gallup, N.M.
"'CLARK, Edward, StM1c, 775 Lincoln St.,
XCLEMENTS, Leonard S., EM2c, Iowa Park, Texas.
XCLINTON, Ernest W., MM2c, 860 S. 154th,
CODY, John F., Jr., Flc, 33 Woods Ave., Holyoke, Mass.
"COLE, Virgil E., BM2c, 906 Pine St., Jasper, Ala.
COLLIER, Ray T., Slc, Box 276, Alba, Texas 1
"COOK, Carlton G., MoMM2c, 5417 S. 28th Ave.,
COOK, William W., HA1c, Rt. 3, Box 66,
COPELAND, James W., Slc, 616 Drew St., Apt. 3,
CORBAN, Clarence B., PhM2c, Route 1, McComb, Miss.
"gCOSTA, John P., Slc, Route 5, Box 92, Stockton, Calif.
HZCROW, Robert L., S2c, General Delivery,
Port Costa, Calif.
:"CULBERTSON, Kenneth S., Slc, 1714 Isabella,
Sioux City, Iowa
'DACANAY, Filemon A., GM2c, 70 W. Grand Ave.,
DARLING, William B., BM2c, 2788 Tivoly Ave.,
WDAUGHERTY, Raymond F., SC2c, St. Bernice, Calif.
'DAV1S, Stephen W., MOMM2c
DAVIS, Walter, Jr., MoMM3c, Abetz Sta., Ohio
"DAVIS, William R., PhM3c, 629 N. 4th E., Logan, Utah
XDAWSON, Harry B., RT1c
XDEAREN, Robert P., BM2c,3635 Moore St., Venice,Calif.
'RDE LEON, Davis M., S2c, Box 118, Macdona, Texas
:"DENNY, Delbert D., PhM1c, Enterprise, Oregon
DeVOE, Clarkson C., HA1c. 119 3rd Ave., Patterson,N.J.
'DIETRICH, Frederick J., SM1c, 170 West Fishers Ave.,
AQDITCHBURN, Fred, SF2c, 1433 Lardner St.,
Philadelphia 24, Pa.
XDIXON. William R.. RdM3c, General Delivery,
La Porte City, Iowa .
"DIXON. James St3c. Anguilla, Miss.
DODDS, Robert L., Slc, 1226 15th Ave. N., Seattle.Wash.
DODGINS, Fred H.. S2c, RFD 1, Mountain Rest, S. C.
"'l'JONNOI-IUE. Theodore P., GH3c
"'DONOHUE, Dennis M., Jr., PhM2c, 506 E. Richard Ave.,
DOOLAN, Roger A., S2c, 1016 4th St., Santa Rosa, Calif.
DORSCH, John Paul, SC1c, 1314 89th Ave., Oakland,
fDORSEY, Arthur, CK3c, 229 S. Eldorado St.,
DOWNING, John D., Slc, 2663 Madison St.,
Long Beach, Calif. '
DOWNS, Wade N., MoMM2c, 1117 Calhoun St.,
Columbia, S. C.
'kDRECHSLER, Max K., Jr., Mlc
"'DROLLINGER, George E., Slc
SDUBALDO, Peter J., MM2c, 59 Irving St.,
DUNCAN, Dennie K., S2c, Box 761, Pulaski, .Va.
ZDURAND, Julius J., SC1c, Mansura, La.
YDUTTON, Edwin H., Slc, 933 Belmont St.,
'FDYKES, Willis L., Slc, Box 169, Franklinton, La.
IU-Officers and Enlisted Personnel present at commissioning.
f"j-Officers and Enlisted Personnel killed in actio
"EARL, Don C., Cox., 354 S. Main, Logan, Utah
"'EASLEY, Melvin E., HA1c, 4727 Kansas Ave.,
San Diego, Calif.
"EASON, James A., Jr., Slc, 937 W. 258th St.,
"'EDMONDS, James J., Cox., 19 Semple Way,
"'EDMONDSON, John A., MM3c, 2606 Lawndale Ave.,
Kansas City, Mo.
'EDWARDS, Louis, StMlc, 420 5th Ave., Bartow, Fla.
"EDWARDS, William L., MoMM1c, 728 Adams Ave.,
Montgomery, Ala. -
"'EGAN, Maurice H., SM3c, 77 Croton Ave.,Mt.Kisco,N.Y.
WELDRIDGE, Billy W., Slc, General Delivery,
Wolfe City, Texas
ELK, Edwin E., Flc, 1308 N. Lockwood Ave.,
Chicago 51, Ill.
ELLIS, Sydney, PhM3c, 8540 Lynwood Ave.,
'l'ENLOW, Irving H., S2c
EPOCH, Paul, EM1c, Highcoal, West Virginia
ERRIDGE, John, S2c, R.R. 1, Ionia. Mich.
"'ESTRADA, Leon, RM2c, Box 746, Fabens, Texas
EVERS, Verlos O., Slc, Route E No. 78. Evergreen, Ala
+EW1NG, Dewey T., Jr., MM2., RFD 1, Doland, s. D. '
XFELL, William D., Slc, Box 617. Santa Maria, Calif.
"'FELLOWS, Robert A., StM1c, 938 E. Jefferson Blvd.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
FELLHAUER, Edward R., Slc, RFD 1, Fowler, Colo.
FENN, Giles A., QM2c, 126 Concert St., El Monte, Calif
i'FITZGERALD, Ransom M., RM3c, Route 3, Box 851,
"'FLEM1N.G, Walter E., Slc, Box 65, Melrose, New Mexico
"'FLEMING, Wilbert R., Slc, Route 1, Black Rock, Ark.
":FLORENCE, James H., Slc, 210 Attuias St.,
"FLORES. Conrad R., Slc, 1113K S. Mott St.,
Los Angeles 23, Calif.
"FLORES. Leopoldo. Slc, 3631 Oro St., El Paso, Texas
:':FLOWER. James W., Slc
":FLYNN. George W., SK2c, 8045 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,
FOLKMANN, Raymond C., Slc, General Delivery,
South Amana. Calif.
"'FONES, Raymond O.. SSML2c, 1337 Shatto St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
FONTENOT, Clayo, S2c, Route 5, Box 256,
XFORD, Clayton R., QM2c, 2626 N.E. Multnomah St.,
"'FORZANO, Nuncie R.. GH2c, Travelers Hotel,
East Liverpool. Ohio
,"FflUTS. Billie J.. S2c. Box 73, Iredell, Texas
"eFOWLER. Watt D., Cox.. Box 3718. Lowell. Arizona
FRANCIS, Eugene R., Slc, 349 Maxwell Ave.,
FREDERICK, George, S2c
'KFROEHLICI-I. Roland W., Slc, Box 412, LaGrange, Tex.
XFUTRELL, Billy, MM3c, General Delivery, Hurst, Ill.
WGABATINO, Agustin G., SC3c, 1037 7th Ave. N.,
fGALL, John N., Slc, Route 1, Box 219, Orange, Texas
"'GANN, Ted, Slc, 1704 S. 11th St., Fort Smith, Arkansas
XGARDNER, Glenn V., BM1c, Box 702, Newport, Oregon
XGARNER, William H., RM3c, Box 781, Beaumont, Calif.
i'GARZA. Alfredo R., Jr.. Slc, Box 852, San Benito, Calif.
GATLIN, James A., PhM3c, Las Animas, Colo.
XGATTENBY, Elmer L., SF2c, RFD 5, McAlester, Okla.
"'GAUDERN, George S., MoMM3c, 114 Robert E. Lee St.,
San Antonio, Texas
GAY, John C., Slc
XGEISDORF, William C., GM1c, 501 Spruce Ave.,
Upper Darby, Pa.
GERMOND Charles W RM3c 52 Willcox Ave
Oneonta N Y
XGEURIN ArvyA RM3c 910 33rd St Bakersfield Calif.
'GILBERT William N Y3c
GILL Kenneth P WT3c 2342 AS 10th St
St Louis Mo
GILLETTE Robert R Slc 207 Mooney Dr
Monterey Park Callf
"'GILLMORE Elmer F BM2c 73 S Craig
GIUSTI Dante J SF2e 1209 Deslonde St
New Orleans La
'GIVENS Thrldge L RT3c 301 S 14th St
GIVIGLIANO Peter S2c 400 S Ave
Los Angeles 21 Calif
'GLASS GeorgeW Slc Box 246 Inola Texas
'FGLENN Thomas J Slc 1402 N Commerce St
Fort Worth Texas
GOMEZ Raymond Slc Route 4 No 381 A 1
XGOODKNIGHT' EdwardR Slc 116W Wanna
GOODWIN Harold E Slc 337 Summer St
XGRABCZAK Raymond L SF2c 1960 Virginia
'GRACE Patrick L Jr RdM3c 2920 Kern St
'GRADY HenryW SF3c 312 E 6th St
GRAF John E S2c 207 N Main Del R10 Texas
XGRAHAM Elgle L SK1c Route 6 Somerville Tenn.
GRAHAM Erman Z S2c
GRAVITT Wayne Slc 904 Carter Ave SE
GREEN ClayD Jr GM2c
GREEN George A Jr Cox
"'GREENF Robert RM3c
GREENUP Herbert B WT2c 20 Alice St
Pawtucket R I
"'GREER Jesse M Cox Route 1 Harrlsvllle M ss
GREGORY Albert D S2c cfo G C Clark
40 Lee Bros MCXIH Texas
WGREGORY Harold F Flc
"'GRIFFITH Johnnie Slc Route 1 Box 60
Fort Stockton Texas
GRIZZLE James F Slc Route 6 Lubbock Texas
,"GROOM Charles H Flc
'KGUANTES Emilie C S2c
'KGULLIVER Don E SM2c 10416 Telfair Ave
GUSTAFSON David W Jr S2c
'KHACKLER Harold F SM3c Route 2 Box 119
North Little Rock Arkansas
'FHAEDEI Peter P PhM3c 525 Meadow Lane
HALE Robert A RdM3c 624 E 30th St
HALL Earl J S2c Garland Utah
HALL ElmerM Jr S2c 1808 Carmbronne
New Orleans La
HALL J E S2c Route 4 Brookhaven Miss
"'HALLCY Robert StMlc 1521 N More St Tyler Texas
HAMBLY Wllllam H MoMM2c 7329 Vashon Place,
Seattle 6 Wash
WHAMILTON John D Cox 508 Apt B Guava Drive,
Chula Vista Calif
XHAMMERGREN Howard J GM3c 178 Maple
St Paul Minn
IU Offwers and Enlzsted Personnel present at commissioning.
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SHANCOCK, Wallace F., RdM2c, 2918 Eudora St.,
Denver 7, Colo.
HANIE, Samuel E., Slc, 823 Grandview St., Dallas, Texas
HANKS, James C., Slc, Route 3, Palestine, Texas
HANNES, Clarence W., Slc, General Delivery,
Elm Mott, Texas
igHANSAN, John W., S2c, 316 Forest Ave., Oshkosh, Wis.
HARLESS, George H., Jr., Slc, Route 1, Moselle, Miss.
HARMEN, Richard E., Flc, 3419 Lee St.,
Los Angeles 23, Calif.
ZHARR, Edward L., SM1c, General Delivery,
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
XHARRIS, Wayne W., Y2c, 1010 W. 3rd St.,
Little Rock, Arkansas
XHASSELL, James W., Flo, Box 162, Gibson, Tenn.
HAYES, George W., F2c, 113 S. Spring St.,
XHEATI-ICOTT, Arnold I., GM3c
XHEATHERLY, Luther J., RM1c, Route 5,
:"HEBERT, Henry L., Slc, Route 1, No.286, Abbeville, La.
'kHELMUTH, Ernest A., RdM3c, Route 1, Box 429A,
Kerman, Calif. 5
HENDREN, Fred R., Slc, Route 2, No. 245,
Fort Worth, Texas
XHENNEN, George R., Slc I
HENNESSEY, John A., Slc, 6120 Memphis St.,
New Orleans, La.
EHERNANDEZ, Pedro M., S2c, 1454 S. Maclay St.,
San Fernando, Calif.
'il-IEUMANN, Richard E., Y2c, 5067 Highland Ave.,
St. Louis, Mo.
HICKS, Eugene E.. Flo, RFD 2, Galena, Mo.
HICKS. Paul L., MaM2c, Route 3, No. 140,
Nashville, Tenn. f
HIGHTOWER. James E., Flc, Box 225,
Junction City, Arkansas'
XHILL, Frederick T., MM1c, RFD No. 2 Summit Rd.,
Waterbury, Conn. A
I-HLL. Thomas W., MM3c, 1747 Garza, Dallas, Texas
'kHlNDS. Gerald D.. RM2c, 10 Post Ave., New York, N. Y.
iHINE, Nicholas P., Cox., 76 Westford Ave.,
Stafford Springs. Conn.
QKHODGES, Sammy W., StM2c
SFHOEGEN, Charles A., Jr., Cox., 42 Chase St., A
HOLMES, Henry H., Slc, GeneralDeliverv, Ferriday, La.
HOLMES. Robert G., S2c, 1715 W. 16th St.,
HOPKINS, Arthur C., Ylc, Box 89, Arkansas City, Kan.
PHORN. Loren E., MoMM2c, Box 108, Houlton, Oregon
iHORNICK. Harold W., S2c
HUDSON, Samuel D., BMlc, Route 5, Sweetwater, Tenn.
'HUGHES Ferrell L.. SMlc, 111 Powell St., Atlanta, Ga.
HUNT, Henry J., EM2c. West Buxton. Maine
"HUNT, William H.. RMIC, 627 E. Platte Ave.,
Fort Morgan, Colo.
XHUTCHINSON. Lee V.. RlVI2c, Box 250, Taylor, N. D.
i:HYDE. William E., WTlc, 4748 West North Ave.,
Chicago, Ill. ,
iHYLDAHL, Henry C., BM2c, 1037 N. Lawber Ave.,
ZINMAN, John A., Jr., Slc, Cape Rock Drive,
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
'kJACOBI, Louis F., EM3c, 1302 Poland Ave., l
New Orleans 17, La.
JACOBS, Frank C.. Jr.. HA1c, 503 2nd St., Charleroi, Pa.
XJACOBS, Marion K., Slc
XJAMES, William C., Cox., Route 3, Chelsea, Okla.
JANSSEN, George F., MoMM2c, 2022 Boylston St. N.,
JARRETT, Paul D., Slc, 218 Whitney Ave., Dinuba, Cal.
RJENKINS, Joe L., GM3c, Box 274, Pilot Point, Texas
JENSEN, James C., Slc, 1101 New Hampshire Ave.,
N.W., Washington, D. C.
"'JENSEN, Robert R., GM3c, Route 1, Safford, Arizona
JJESSE, John D., RM2c, 6209 Hancock Ave., St.Louis,Mo.
TJINKENS, Clarence, StM2c
TJOHNSON, Harold V., GM2c, 4932 12th Ave.,
Sacramento 17, Calif.
"'JOHNSON, Linder M., CM1c
XJOHNSON, Melvin H., GM1c, 901 South 56th St.,
"'JONES, Eugene J., Slc
JONES, Joseph B., WT3c, 4435 7th Ave. S.,
JJONES, Lee C., BM2c, 2035 Harlem Ave.,
JONES VernonE S2c General Deliver Kerman Cal.
9 '9 7 y, 7 C'
'kJONES, Wayne M., MoMM1c
YJORDAN, Claud A., Jr., SK3c, P.O. Box 144,
XJORDAN, Harry, EM3c, Route 2, Fairland, Okla.
"4KAMPFE, Otto M., PhM3c, 5909 Irving Park Rd.,
KAPP, John A., Jr., SM2c, 530 Tuckerman St. N.W.,
Washington, D. C.
KASTNER, William J., SF1c
"'KAUL, Clifford L., BM2c, 270 Carlton Ave.,
San Bruno, Calif.
XKEELEY, Francis T., FCR3c
XKELLY, Floyd, Jr., Slc, 727 White Ave.,
Grand Junction, Colo.
KELLY, Bernard James, StM1c, 4 Walnut St., Salem,
XKENASTON, Henry R., SM1c
YKENNEBREW, Jack E., QM1c, Route 1, Box 35,
KKENNEDY, Edgar L., StM1c, 1043 N. Fair Oaks,
KERLIN, Robert C., SM2c
XKIEWETZ, Gregory G., RM3c, 5531 N. Nienah Ave.,
XKING, James C., Slc, 1110 Park St., Greeneville, Texas
XKOLOS, Aloysius S., BM2c, 3749 Frazer St.,
XKRAUSE, Eugene A., MoMM3c, 503 Spring St.,
XLANKFORD, MH". R., SSML3c, General Delivery,
Cliff, New Mexico
XLARSEN. Fred M., Jr., MoMM2c, Elsie Rt.,
:iLATORRE, Leroy, MOMM3c, 128 Calhoun St.,
Charleston, S. C.
i:LEARY, Daniel F., Jr., MoMM3c, 157 Rutland Rd.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
LEDBETTER, McCoy, MoMM3c, RFD 5,
XLENNON, John H., SSML3c, 621 Coolidge Ave.,
SLEONARD, Francis G., SM3c
fLEONARD, William L., MoMM3c, 303 Lake Ave.,
Lakemont, Pa. .
'l:LEVECKE, Henry C., WT2c
XLEVINE, Sam, FC1c, 4 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
LEVY, Robert C., RT2c, 2502 S. Alsace Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
LEWIS, Edom E., SF1c
LEXON, Calvin R., S2c. 3627 W. 57th Place, Chicago,Ill.
XLIPETRI, Joseph F., MoMM3c, 354 Elton St.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
tLITTLE, Emmet E., Slc, General Delivery,
West Ford, Arkansas
fLITTLEJOHN, Donald N., SC1c, 407 N. Iuar Ave.,
Temple City, Calif.
KU-Officers and Enlisted Personnel present at conzmissioning.
fwj-Officers and Enlisted Personnel killed in act'on.
'fLIVSIE, Ellyott A., Jr., HA1c, 3211 Maryland Ave..
Richmond, Va. .
"'LODGE, Roland L., GM2c -
XLONGFELLOW, Lamar A., Slc, 1200 Canyon Rd.,
'lLOPEZ, Librado R., Slc, 434 S. Frio St.,
San Antonio, Texas
LORENSON, Kenneth B., HA1c, 401 W. Jackson,
SQLORENTZ, Clyde V., Slc
iLYONS, Chester J., Slc, 819 4th St., Friend, Nebraska
LYONS, Joe E., Cox., Route 1, Hampton, Tenn.
,'MAIOLO, Robert M., RM3c, 628 West Virginia Ave.,
Morgantown, West Va.
MALLICOAT, Hiram F., HA1c, Chickamauga, Ga.
:"MALONE, Leslie W., Cox., North Cove, Wash.
YMANCILLAS, Pedro, Slc, Box 94-7, San Benito, Texas
'kMARSHALL, Cecil C., SC1c, Box 276, Benicia, Calif.
WMARSHALL, Robert G., RM3c, Rt. 6, Greenfield, Ind
XMARTIN, John H., Flc, 109 Geneva Ave.,
XMAYER, Basil H., WT3c, 10615 S. Oaklay Ave.,
RYMAYNARD, Harry R., Jr., Slc, 3417 Ave. M.,
Ft. Worth, Texas
iiMAYNARD, Ulysses J.. SSML3c, Garden, Mich.
"5McAVOY, Robert J., GH3c
'kMcCANN, Robert E., Jr., RdM3c, 1013 Mill St.,
' Pittsburgh, Penn.
'kMcCASLAND, William J., RM1c, Box 654, Artesia, N. M
iMcCLOSKY, Joe L., Flo
ZMcCULLAR. Glenn L.. MoMM1c, Batesville, Miss.
McK1LL1P, William Carl, SK2c, 666 Liberty St.,
a'McK1NLEY, Lawrence A., WT2c, General Delivery,
Bristol, N. H.
XMCLEAN, James A., Slc
TMCLEARY, Claud W., Slc, Box 142,
Hughes Springs, Texas
'kMcMAHAN, Samuel R., RM3c, Box 705, Frisco, Texas
:kMcNEELY, Mark, RM3c
SFMCNEVIN, Louis B., F1c, 1425 Cortland St.,
?':McREAVY, Melvin S., F1c, 314 S. 9th W. St.,
Salt Lake City, Utah
"'MEEKS, Wilburn L., Cox., 2222 W. Webster, St.,
SEMERHOFF, Donald G., Flc, 1220 North June St.,
MEYER, Milton S., MoMM3c
XMICHAELS, Joseph A., Slc, 183 Jackson St.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
MILLER, Sam A., Slc
XMONGELLUZZO, Emmett S., MM3c, Main St.,
"'MONTGOMERY, Charles E., BM1c, Box 1, 4l.1B,
White Haven, Tenn.
iMOODY, Daniel W., S2c, Box 57, Little Rock, Arkansas
'5MORR1S, Everett J., RdM3c, 2251 Clay St., Fresno. Calif
XMORRONE, Anthony A., Flc '
YMOSES, Lee Livingston, CK3c
XMUELLER, Daniel M., Slc, 445 Geresse Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
XMULLICAN, Rilley, Jr., S2c, 312 E. 9th St.,
WNEELEY, Williard E., CM3c, 845 W. Franklin St.,
EENELMIDO, Juan, CK3c, 236 S. El Dorado St.,
NELSON, Bill O., F2c, Box 182, Mulberry, Kansas
:l:NEMCOSKY, Bernard E., S2c
QIINEUSTEDT, Albert W., Cox., 1142 Meridian Ave.,
S. Pasadena, Calif.
XNEWHOUSE, Melvin L., PhM3c, Rt. 1, Box 126A,
XNEWLON, John B., HA1c, Flemington,,West' Va.
"'NEWTO'N, Ralph F., Slc, Box 318, Winlock, Wash.
NOMEY, Joseph G., Y3c, General Delivery,
NORBERG, Carl W., Jr., Slc, 324 Green St.,
Morgantown, West Va.
YOCHANDARENA, Berlin W., MM1c, 5143 46th Ave.,
N.E., Seattle, Wash.
O'KEEFE, William W., Y3c, 815 Fillmore St.,
St. Louis, Mo.
ORR, Ramon E., SF2c
:kOTTO, Robert, BM2c
SOUELLETTE, Paul E., Slc, 387 Talbot Ave., N.E.,
MOWENS, James C., Slc ,
'kPANTET, Earl C., Slc, 523 S. 4th St., Clinton, Okla.
"'PAPETTI, Salvatore, J., Jr., Cox., 1306 Fuesado Ave.,
"'PARKER,. Clifford D., S2c, 1325 Jeanette St.,
WPARKHILL, Cecil E., Slc, Box 7, Crowell, Texas
XPARKS, John L., StM2c ' '
XPARKS, Raymond L., MM3c, Rt. 6, Trenton, Tenn.
'l'PARRY, Donald G., Slc
"'PARTAlN, Charles D., MM3c, Rt. 1, 686, Fontana, Calif.
HQPASCHAL, Thomas H., S2c
XPATTERSON, Lynn O., SK2c, 707 Bon Ami St.,
De Ridder, La.
t"PAYNE, Edward L., Slc, General Delivery,'
YPECCHIO, Frank, Slc, 8716 Atlantic Ave.,
Ozone Park, N. Y.
iPECK, Rollin W., S2c
i'PELHAM, Junior A., S2c, General Delivery,
"'PELLAND, Joseph C., MM1c, 101 Hendrie St.,
"'PENNIE, Richard W., Slc, 2850 Vllyoming St.,
St. Louis, Mo.
"'PEREZ. Albert M., Slc, Box 107A Pope St.,
St. Helena, Calif.
"iPERMINAS, Paul J., BM1c, 3814 Lowe Ave.,
PERREAULT. Theodore A., Slc, 50 Charles St.,
Chicopee Falls, Mass.
iPERRY, Clarence L., Jr., Slc, Rt. 1, Lecrompte, La.,
PERTL. Clarence S., Slc, Rt. 1, Box 60, Caldwell, Texas
iPETERS, Elmer L., MoMM3c, Rt. 1, Kings, Ill.
'kPETERS, Rodney T., F lc, 4902 Lavender St.,
i'PETERSON, Roger V., Jr., MoMM2c, 2305 W. View St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
PHILLIPS. James, Slc
iPHlLLIPS. Louis E., Slc, Rt. 1, Grosvenor, Texas
'iPlPPINS. Billy G., F2c, Box 58, Rule, Texas
PISANI, Wilton L., Cox., Box 1706, Berwick. La.
iPITZER, David R., MoMM3c, 715 E. 52nd St.,
PLUM, Paul Munk, S2c, 7725 E. Jefferson, Detroit, Mich.
iPOLAND. Leon A., Flc, General Delivery,
West Paris, Maine
'kPOLOHA, Steve, MM3c, RFD 2, Kniffen Rd.,
,kPOSS, Ira M., MoMM3c
'l'POTZ, Joseph R., Slc, 11516 W. 70th St.,
Los Angeles, Calif. '
iPOULSEN, Gordon K., MoMM3c, 135 Vedder St.,
Staten Island, N. Y.
POUSSON Allen lVI lc
, - ., S
iPOWELL, Bobby F., S1c, 139 Bruce St., Flint, Mich.
IU-Officers and Enlisted Personnel present at commissioning.
ful-Officers and Enlisted Personnel. killed in action.
PRICE, James R., Bkr2c, General Delivery.
Greenville, West Va.
i4PRILLIMAN, Lewis R., Slc
iiQUERY, Edward C., Slc, General Delivery,
SRADEL, Warren E., RdM3c, Wa-basso, Minn.
i"RAGLAND, John S., MoMM2c, Box 1408, Alice, Texas
WRAINES, Stuart L., SF2c
ZRAMSEY, Benjamin A., Slc, 2C Coronado Cts.,
iiRAMUSCHAK, Joseph F., Slc
RANCZKA, Walter A., Slc, 2122 California St., N. E.,
RASCO, Jack A., Slc, Rt. 2, Thornton, Texas
RASKEY, Edward R., S2c, 2764 E. 122nd St.,
RASNICK, Charles A., Slc, General Delivery,
RAY. Arnold S., Cox., 2100 Hammon Ave.,
Waterloo, Iowa .
RAY, George W., RM1c
XRAY, Thomas G., WT3c, General Delivery, Nucla, Colo.
WREED, James M., Cox., Oneida, Tenn. '
WREED. John M., Slc
ZREEVES, Clifton N., S2c, Box 366, Walfe City, Texas
iREICHERT, Edward J., MoMM3c, 303 Monastery Ave.,
iREID, Ernest B., GM3c, 3008 11th St., Port Arthur, Texas
"'RHEN, Clifford E., Slc, Box 122, Spooner, Minn.
:l:RHOTEN, Homer L., Jr., Slc, Rt. 2, Burleson, Texas
SQRICHARD, Curley P., SSMB2c, Rt. 1, Box 209,
RICHMAN, David, PhM2c, 104 Lewis Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
YROBERSON, Buford, StM2c, 1701 8th St., Oakland, Calif.
WROBERTS, Howard, Jr., MoMM2c, General Delivery,
Port Barre, La.
XROBERTS, William W., MoMM2c, Rt. 2, Bozman, Mont.
ROBERTSON, William E.. HA1c, Newburg, West. Va.
XROBERTSON, Winston R., Slc, Rt. 1, Box 23A,
Heber Springs, Ark.
'iROBlCHAUX, Elgin J., Slc, LC Rt., Houma. La. '
HFROBIN. Jeffrey J., Slc, Rt. 3. Arnaudville, La.
ROBINSON, Colonel P., Sklc, 116 Walnut St.,
ROBINSON, .lames C., Y2c. Manning. S. C.
ROBINSON. Taft, St2c, 356 46th St., Chicago, Ill.
WRODRIGUEZ, Richard J., S2c
XROMINE, Leroy A., Cox.. lota City. La.
'iRO0T, Kenneth A., Slc, 71 W. Santa Clara St.,
XROOT, Wallace J., S2c
XROSS, Eugene A., Cox., General Delivery,Piedmont,Mo
"'ROS-S, Frank, MoMM2c, 82 Gilmore St.,
"'ROSSANO, Joseph R., SM3c, 695 Liberty Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
XROST, Claude, Slc, 289 E. Mt. St., Pasadena, Calif.
RROULEAU. James, BM2c
"'ROUTEN, Raymond C.. M3c. Box 1013, Benicia, Calif
SFROWE, Olen W., Slc, 1317 W. Arkansas St.,
ROWELL, Harvey, S2c, 1634 Euterpe St.,
New Orleans, La.
XROWLETT, Hubert L., Slc, General Delivery, Box 412,
South Houston. Texas
WRUSSELL, Daryl R.. Slc
ZRYLKO, Emil F., SCB2c, 3231 St. Clair St.,
'l'SAARI, Harold J., Slc, General Delivery,Hansboro,N.D.
ZSADOVICH, Joseph D., Cox., 407 S. 1st W. St.,
"'SALLES, Robert C., SM3c, 1807 Kansas St.,
SANDERS, George Ray, Slc, R.R. 4, Springfield, Ohio
XSANDERS, William R., Slc, Box 23, Cullendale, Ark.
ZSARGENT, Melvin, EM2c, 5433 KaimSt.,Houston,Texas
KSASO, Domenic J., RM2c, 1131 Hollister Ave.,
San Francisco, Calif.
SSAVANO, Leon, SSM3c, 1330 8th St., Alameda, Calif.
WSAVOIE, William D., S2c, 611 E. Chosen St.,
I El Monte, Calif.
NSAYRE, Charles A., Slc
i:SCHATTSCHNElDER, Arno H., PhM2c,
2932 W. Orchard St., Milwaukee, Wis.
XSCHELLE, Siegfred, SC3c, Box 235, Elgin, N. D.
ZSCHILLING, Daniel H., SM2c, 3.22 Urexler Ave.,
San Antonio, Texas
"4SCHIMMEL, Leonard F., Jr., Flc, 4035 N. Fairhill Sl.,
WSCHLABACH, benjamin C. F., Slc
XSCHLOTTER, Ralph E., Sic, 421 N. Ilacock St..
iiSCHMERSAl-IL, Curtis W., Slc, Box 338,
. Rosemberg, Texas
21SCHlVl1DT, Harry lvl., S2c
SCHMIDT, Leonard J., Flc, 6505 Vine St.,
i"SELANDER, Clifford W., WT1c, Melby, Minn.
fSEMRAD, Joseph A., MlVlR2c, Linwood, Neb.
fSHEA, James, Slc, 501 Lierely St., Taft, Calif.
SHELTON, Keenis, Cox.
XSHERWOOD, Burton D., WT3c, 408 First St., S.W.,
Watertown, S. D.
fSHOEMAKER, Joseph D., Bkr3c, 338 Caldwell St.,
XSIDELL, William L., Flc, Box 543, Pekin, Ill.
XSIESKO, James E., WT2c, 817 Mulbury St.,
'fSILVlA, Floyd, Slc, Rt. 1, Box 232, Lake Charles, La.
fS1MPSON, Joe W., Slc
"SMITH, Dallas, Ck3c, 1014 Woodlawn Ave.,
1"SMITH, Donald R., SM3c, 14950 E. Jefferson St.,
'KSMITI-I, Earl B., SM2c, Shelby Ave., Edinburgh, Ind.
SMITH, Edward A., StM2c, 730 N. 9th St., Quincy, Ill.
YSMITH, Jack E., SK3c
"'SMITH, James C., MoMM3c, 3021 Coolidge Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
'SMITH, John E., Slc, 2644 Newell St., Los Angeles,Calif.
WSMITH, John T., Ck3c, Rt. 1, Box 45, Rayville, La.
AQSMITH, Lawrence C., S2c '
SSMITH, Richard S., GM2c, 38 Elizabeth St.,
ZRSMITH, Robert, StMlc, 2838 Clara St., New Orlean, La.
if SMITH, Roy, Jr., MoMM3c, Box 191,Port Arkansa, Texas
'BSMITI-IERS, Albert B., StMlc, 1 Willow St.,
San Francisco, Calif.
i'iSNOW, Robert E., Bkr2c, 6507 S. Normandie St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
SNYDER, Joseph M., S2c, 2910 E. 7th Ave.
SOETH, Norman Cecil, WT2c, Rt. 2, Box 21, Orland,
iiSPARR, Edgar C., Sr., PhM3c, 112 East Second St.,
XSPOOR, Clark G., GM3c, 315 Commercial St.,
SPRAGUE, William T., RM2c, 1221 Vermont St.,
"STAHL, Andrew A., S2c
XSTANFIELD, Alvin M., Jr., Slc, 1339 W. 27th Drive,
San Pedro, Calif.
"'STATON, Edwin L., RM3c, Rt. 1, Box 105, Braggs, Okla.
STAUBITZ, Glenn F., GM1c, 221 Newburg Ave.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
f'l-Officers and Enlisted Personnel present at commissioning.
f"'l-Officers and Enlisted Personnel killed in action.
XSTEELMAN, Lorenzo M., Jr., Slc
i:STEPHENSON, James A., Slc, 1113 Green St.,
"'STEVlSON, James L., MoMM3c, R.F.D. 3, Jackson, Ohio
iiSTITTGEN, Harmon, Flc, 622 Santa Paula St.,
Santa Paula, Calif.
STOKES, Waldo, S2c
STOUGHTON, Maurice C., WT2c, General Delivery,
U Columbus, Ind.
"STRENG, Walter L., HA1c, 520 E. 129th St.,
New York, N. Y.
XSUJKOSKI, Walter A., SM2c, 89 Hopkins Place,
Irvington, N. J.
AQSWANK, Leslie D., Slc, Rt. 3, Gravette, Arkansas
"iSWEARINGEN, John H., Slc, General Delivery,
SXAWERDA, Chester A., Cox.
'FTATE, Thomas C., GM3c, Rt. 1, Ramona, Okla.
'kTAYLOR, George D., PhM2c, 423 57th St.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
"'TAYLOR, Otto, Slc, Box 216, Anton, Texas
i'TEMPLE, Robert E., Cox., Box 25, Deport, Texas
TEMPLET, Louis J., Jr., Flc
WTHOMAS, Roland H., Y2c
KTHORNTON, Richard A., StM2c, 1075 Bell St.,
RTHREILELD, Robert R., Slc, Shelbine, Mo.
WTIMMER, Dean P., SC2c
WTISDALE, Coolidge, Ck3c, 099 Pine St.,
Green Cove Springs, Fla.
XTITUS, Arthur L., SM2c, 9859 Edas Ave., Oakland, Calif.
TOWNE, Martin C., PhM3c, Glenn Falls, N. Y.
f'iTERRY, 'Johnny B., S2c, St. Francis, Kansas
XTOWNSEND, Archie L., Slc, 217V2 S. Girard Ave.,
Albuquerque, N. M.
TUCK, Alfred C., Slc, 26005 Oak St., Lomita, Calif.
XTURNER, Alfonso A., StM2c
'fUTZ, Joseph F., Jr., HA1c, 122 Gem Ave.,
VANCE, John W., PhM3c
'fVARELA, Henry R., EM2c, 747 S. Orme Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
VAUGHAN, Ulysses M., PhM3c, 1058 Piedmont Ave.,
N.E., Atlanta, Ga.
iVELLA, LaMarr G., SSMB3c, Lyman, Wyoming
VITALE, Michael, PhM3c, 332 S. 7th St., Newark, N. J.
WWALKER, Jesse P., ML1c, 7029V2 Seaview Ave.,
Huntington Park, Calif.
"iWALLINGFORD, James W., CM2c, 515 Armor Ave.,
f'WARD, Jack H., CM1c
WEAKLEY, Richard G., S2c, R.F.D. 6, Kalamazoo,Mich.
i"WEBBER, Willard W., PhM1c, 6628 S. Honore St.,
Chicago, Ill. p
KWEGDAHL, Alvin H., EM1c, Rt. 1, Box 135,
XWELCH, Bernal R., Slc
WELCH, Chester D., MoMM3c
WELDEN, Kenneth W., WT2c, R.F.D. 3, St.Joseph,Miss.
WELLMAN, Richard A., HA1c, 8 Finlay St.,
Amsterdam, N. Y.
:iWENCKUS, Walter B., SF3c, 110 Pierce St.,
San Francisco, Calif.
VWERNER, Russell C., CM2c
MWEST, Robert J., Flc
RWESTBERG, Robert W., BM2c, Rt. 2, Box 1210,
i4WHITE, Austin L., CM2c, Box 75, Vernal, Utah
WICKWIRE, Claire W., S2c, Box 17, Sergeant, Penn.
'iWIEDEMAN, Robert, SF2c, 100 Locust St.,Windsor,Col.
XWIGGINS, James W., SK2c
XWILBANKS, William R., S2c
"WILLIAMS, Henry J., ST3c, Rt. 1, Box l2,Camden, Miss.
WWILLIAMS, James, StM1c, Box 203, Arcadia, La.
XWILLIAMS, Marvin T., CM3c, 112 W. Fairview Blvd.,
WILLIAMS, Raymond C., S2c, Rt. 3, Meadville, Penn.
"gW1LLIAMS, Thomas, S2c ,
WILLIFORD, G., Slc, Rt. 2, Box 130C, Warren, Texas
XWILLSON, Howard B., CM2c, Rt. 2, Box 417,
San Angelo, Texas
YWILMOTH, Ross L., Cox., General Delivery,Decatur,lll.
gWIN KEN, Clyde D., Cox., Winnebago, Minn.
WINN, Ernest Eugene III, StM3c, 901 Hubert St., Waco,
XWITHEROW, James L., PhM3c, Box 72, Orlando, Fla.
WOLTMANN, Wilbert H., SC3c, Rt. 3, Fayetteville, Texas
WOLVERTON, Walter C., SF1c, cfo Burg-Motors,
Main St., Trumansburg, N. Y. '
WOOD, Gordon L., Slc, 1822 West Monroe St.,
Phoenix, Arizona I
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WOODS, Weldon H., Slc '
WOODWARD, William P., Slc, 1723 Chandlust St.,
North Little Rock, Arkansas ,
IWORLEY, Curtis L., S20 '
XWRIGI-IT, Norman E., SFlc, 973 S. Western St.,
Los Angeles, Calif. ' '
WRIGHT, Thomas F., Y3c, 1239 8th St., Douglas, Ariz.
WYNN, Virgil, CM2c, 3607 Bonnie Rd., Austin, Texas
YARNELL, Leon R., SF3c, 102 E. Kentucky Ave., S.,
YOUNG, Stanford M., StM1c, 1426 6th Ave. S.,
YOUNIE, Donald W., HA2c, Manilla, Iowa
ZARING, John H., I-IA1c, 765 Cobb Blvd, Kankakee, Ill.
ZERINGUE, Alfred P., Slc, General Delivery,
St. James, La.
ZOBEL, Edgar W., HA1c, Traverse City, Mich.,
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