Napa (APA 157) - Naval Cruise Book

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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- sible the life of this ship and her men. -wc, Qitfazmsggmm f M'-'-Ln ---V Nqfy JV 195 f0Q327 1 Y if ,s , ..! N w 1 -1 5 1 2 ' -f K J 1 e N, V 5 .L ,+-,,,?, ,ln-gg-W ,,,,,, 45 ii 1 Q HI u Q' 3' i. .Q- , 4 5 3, f 15 ff 4 Cap tain lv 14ddreAA: 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. 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V 1..V.f-V-A, U--,,.", VH. .. 1 I' f '1'Vf'V" " 7,':lf7VJ'f' 1'1,VV "'.'.f' . ' . ' V I VV , . u 715.13 ,iVe,,1..f.4.,VV.g7Vm L w.VV.'V .V V I !V,V gf VVffe.4vV,VV,Vf6lyV ' Pl,5L,.ViVV,' , ,wi V' . ' 1 , . -,:.V. ,':. V--.Vi V V - , V V s'eV:ian1V'Ef,LEV.f'.V1 ffr Lf" V Ln. 1VV5:..,'y.g.:Vf-,AV 1, VP V,V. ,VV .V ,. ,V V,.V ,. 'Q,f.,fV.-L ' '. 'z' , . Jw" .F ' .. ' "- :f,:f..'. LH 4511-e..a..-..-ff.-7--....- .4 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. . xl, E .-.QQ ,f .T ,pe ?il'A f billidivn 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 on leave! 6 ,, ?i1-At Ibimion 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. 7 7 9 -, f ..,g- .. ,,Qfs. ...rc M 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 country. Secvnd biaJiAion 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." 8 Second bimion 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. 9 9 i, I I r 28 JULY 1944 - The 'GAPA 157 Detail" took over Building No. 6 at the APA Precommissioning School. 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. 9' ' 9 9 W N . N 1 0 f as . 5, t x t r , I H . I iv i .n b 5 . I E Q y 54 4 w t X ".....ff ..... J, ,, .ox '1:f':"Q'.'.pff --fwfr"-Q Third bimivn 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 system." 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. I0 f Third bia7iAivn 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. 7 K-A, 1 HMM---Y eeeee 4, P 1 1 1 r 1 4 1 1 1 iy s I F 1 1 V I l 0 Q , V if E. 4 1 2 1 V L, Y .5 ,V 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. X .251 VY' 4 u 2 5 1 f 9 I 1 Q' W F9 +9 M 1 7 fs! is ,I A isg fffs. QL' 1 M 4 Uv 3 '--iw -Wag-4 -,.,:g-.v.,,m, , 4 ,,,.,, m,.,.wv,v Zaunclaing 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. 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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 pinochle. 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 death. uPatients, stay away from our doorlw I4 W" Ibimivn 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 I5 AUGUST 1944-APA 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 ydotweglget ,lib- erIY?7 1MoMM ones. landed ,A'. 5 in f in the drink Whenhe fell' off :Pia-LSQ1 while sneagkingyeqmir. nn j the fffanvtailandat 2400. y Heir ."ll gi fgrgqt The hga' overaightg 11194 ertyl ills ,there fav ,first 'aid l in- ks tru ction' thi s-V in o rningi? Wh,'?1fC'..iSrN0--.4 hatCh?f-i 3 .1 "N ' I mp as-,.t:s..-f--a A. fs saggy , , As,, X . ,-f:,. .s.i wif at ....m,,,mfZ4. X ,4-'M am 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! ,m T l Mmm 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 equally true. 1 O O J X54 6, O ' . ' A" o 0 ' C'vmmiAAioning eremvm, 'A' 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 y ir 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 if I8 Tiflminmgtldli 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 missions. 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 ff? I Yfud, .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- nlander. a 6 Q, an X 35" ,M P. W 4 Q Zifjiiiggg V uf: vmmfav-if-'--H---1---ff "" "W-V V ff ---- --N --..- -wm,,,,,,,Mx:AZ goat group 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 the ship. 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 Tarzanjb. 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. H E I Q, . L I I 1 I l Kant group 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. AT LEFT 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. 2I 7 OCTOBER l944P-Work- 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 . 'fu bizliafivn 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 seldom right. 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, stewards! 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 AT LEFT 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. , JUWHFVY OCTOBER 1944- 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 Shipf eet2400eooiwai1ihgeof 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 - .- ,rm-,. .m,.,, ,. 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. 'JN Xxg ,I X:-:Llp ,,,,,,. ,ff "Q" 2 . , J . 5 wi " T T , , p leach Pal-ty 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, 26 33 4 N 1 v 1 1 L I I I E l 1 I 1 1 Keaclc Party 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. Q' X f f 0 ca MW Q'--.L Q X af N f dv --ff ff J 0 R f If U J A I W F! . A A W E I 5 , , V -w age' ix-if U Nqw?-5 7 Q ff' , , 4,'f' 14 sl' Q 3? -,isbig 49 "Ns , . , ,,,, - 2 P I Q DWWW J .J A A 'c"Xi"4v- Y H ' - X N114 l . xg' Q- tl 3 ' . . S Hepa 041914-I5 75 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 as ammunition. 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 iodine.5 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 semaphore flags. 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, Beachmaster. Q 2 1 Z 2 z Z 6 Q Q f 5 Z . 2 2 N 2 3 2 5 , 5 i E 3 4 3 A ii X C1 3 1 5 8 E e 3 S i ff Q 2 6 Q E 2 -5 " f f 9 '19 1 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- no errors. 7, WM? V 4, if ca P? Q 645 rl 0 v i p A T 4 ,79 T 4 13, 'ff I 'ir' T VIA P ,pf W" billidivn 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 fire room. 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. 30 '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. 3I ll NOVEMBER 1944- Moored at pier C, Todd Shipbuilding Corporation, San Pedro, California, for final overhaul. Light and power received from dock. ME" and G'M', rig gear. Q60 at fir. 1 'I ff I 4 +2 it I 1 X , y ga 0: '- Q9 J! r g s '1- I' 'I o 0 0 f bllfldlvh 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,' Division. P. S.: Eventually we did get home. . . ? 32 fv ,-A- LL V, W """"" """ 7" "f' -'sfwff::1-1. -ef-Mm -',- --s Q-11+ ,yN. fd 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. ' 33 9 I . + e ss Y 4 f ,, t. . f g NOVEMBER 1944 -- Alterations and repairs he- gun WR" division turns to. It won t he long now. r . ! 4 of ' GQ ,Vg pf .Q y WJ? J 52 f 'N K 3 w 'L'-. ,n f 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 2: -1 So we pull into port 5 Tho we're long overdue ,Cause the HR" Division .lust wouldn't turn to. ' ! 1 Onward we sail N O'er the seas of foam, And with Divine Help We'll all make it home. 1 W 'I 34 The boss of us all, k i 'PU biali ion , . 5' .7 ' W 'WU bil7iAivn 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. 35 7 9 NOVEMBER 1944- 0848 Departed San Pedro 1413 moored berth 5 Port Hueneme Callfornla and commenced taking the Shlp s first payload aboard NOVEMBER 1944- 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 cond1t1ons NOVEMBER 1944- 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 judged. 5 ."'- ' 1 20 23 1 easylefficiency which was sur- 25 n , l 'S K' U 1 my xii l f HM. ,..M............vY,,, 7lae Claiefaf 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 Vi -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? ' 36 ,gg mm 99 'Y-Q-'s J Y E 1 F 43 5 S 4 S 4 CHIEF S 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. RE mrso i 1 M A fi ' ll: 1... if 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. if Hum Gam.: I ll Q ' WITH GRASSSKI . ' 1 l 4 1 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- pointment. 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 bustle. 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 38 QM, f f, fZ,0f,c-Q, . 'Wm-w Q W., X 1 , .1 if 0-, Swfwpnffcsff-1www., f K. M, f ,. ff Um, W f X ' ' , , , Q, 14 I Q. f 4, i VW, r-'- I 9 f f f ' ' ' I ., , f , W, Q, , ' -fff jf,',.,4,iQ. !1-,?,-,f H,kf4!f M . x ' A f f..,,w ' ,. .4 ,',, -,,.,,w, w . ,. N , ., H , 1 . M f f f ff ' ,f f, , fr -W I Q ,g xgas v ... .. - ..,......,......, . w,-.,..,. - . V .- A- ML f. A , .,',NKgQM,v .I 2 DECEMBER 1944- 1800 Captain Firth collapsed on the bridge from abdomi- nal pains. 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 Fleet. U i vvc-Y L Li gr-H 1, ,MALTA H N 1 ....lvdusanou-- ff 1 A f i COMMANDER SERVICE FORCE UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET SEF-6551-1Mfjhc ' P16-4fOO 15596-63 , 14'December 1944 From: The Commander Service Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet. To: Commander Guido F. FORSTER, CDEJ , USNR, 1109181 . 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 orders. ' 3. Delivered and detached this date. PAUL B. HARTENSTEIN ' By direction ' Copy to: BuPers AdComPhibsPac 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, f10918j . 1. You reported on board at 1600, 14 December 1944. 2. Assumed command this date. G. F. FORSTER 1 E 2 f 3 2 I s E i z i 3 1 5 s , K 5 E E 3 2 S e Z E 6 S E S I Zn 1.5.1 ....... :WA ,VVA W A ,x,,,,.. , , I I I I I I I I I II . I I 1. I I I I II Ii I I. I. III I II 'I :I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 2 I I I I 1 I I I I I I L , 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 Christmas. DECEMBER 1944- 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 I Spam. I Ii X 0 X , 1 X 5,0 X II II v 0 ,- I O O I , 0 0 ff I f :EQ E IYKII A- ' Xxx I ff ZZ? V X- X i 1 . , 5-L ' " L ,..... an-:s...wqW. - I, fn- - :Zf5m.........m f ,aw , .' . EEKEE553EEEEEEZEEZKEEEEEEZKEEEEE5 4 -I H , O HO! The spirit of Yuletlde and no one feels , .Y . 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 .f . - giving us something to think about and start remi- - Lf niscences. Next morning, a half-hearted Merry Christmas - rings throughout the ship and then back to work on I J : - maneuvers. At noon, the miracle happens. uSet Holi- I' I I from the shock. Suddenly, the word is passed for di hi 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 ,J 4 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 I I 1' f I I i 2 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, Ei? 5 I? '- '- ' 'I I- 'I vsfasiaifi 42 ll 1 lf X! . sembling a holiday spirit, and then the Chaplain :Ig U! 5 W f 5 vig ,fs F1 53 Q: 0. fs ,Q 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 work-out. "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 chainsl . "" 7 """"""" 1-Q-Q-HA---M-fs' mwwmwmnewms::amzmexg:ffmasiwwsxexamsfwsf-ffwwrfswvr:rum i Isl 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. 0. 0 W, Y 1 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. , ff 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,,...-...L , l 45 J 6, J- f' N:-. A X ...v -...--gi.. N-Qwwx mmmw. mmm mmwywmfnwmm wwf 4mwm2WW.,4.YM -Mwwmm m,fW,11.w,.-A, 1 by wg :Wy 1-f,m1wMwMm 1-W Mm ,wwmwfmf M WWW? I 5 5 3 5 f 5 4 3 5 3 5 Z Z v 7 Z 2i in E 1. :E ii Q! fl? 53 121 's ii 5 2 5 5 E 5 '- '2- -1 -N , 5.1 1. I. J, f- as .',.:w--..:-- My as -- , . . . ,. if ,, sws.. " X .WN ' . Mfrffwf Q :VRD ' Af x www 34?33ff5':1i:'-:f1"ff'V - ' 'W M' V " "'fff'-f- I ' ""' 303'-f5 l'f 'I5 .. 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- deck, ' 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. JANUARY 1945-2015 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 laceration approximately one and one half inches long and one half inch deep and after necessary 'treatment was returned to his quarters. JANUARY 1945--0752 Underway with Transport Squadron 15 for amphibious and ship tactical training ex- ercises. fzigzaggingi 6, 7, 8. JANUARY 1945--1630 Moored at berth No. 2, Sand Island. More dust, more soft- ball and football, and what was that you said about beer? - 12 JANUARY 1945- 1009 Underway in company with Transport Division 44. More maneuvers. 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 .W 1 If -'xl -, ! . .Q ' ' ,, six? l Win, f" N ssl WI .Y 1 9' III , 5-EET . u 1345, x I .- IQM' I 1 1 .. 4 or i - 1 48 QOH Imperial Domain of the Golden 'U 1-4 G! O -0 13 O 5 Ei e Q- .QS 5. E. Q. SSI'-l Eos. SEE its Us "'D I E Z'- E S. E S ON BOARD THE I5 LN- UN r-l 41 D- 4 xx 41 2 F-4 0 CD U1 o s- r-J sa Q rs. 5 X s 'P 3 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' quarters. 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. 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Q J l 5 1 42 1 i 1 3, i gs 2 S 2 ? 3 15 E n 5 6 4 5 it 5 S L -,.., ., Wv"fffWWlfW W' -We fff fff A A A -W ..,,...-,m---v--- 25 FEBRUARY 1945- 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. ANONYMOUS 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 on Okinawa. 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. 55 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 NAV. S. and A. 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'X 5 3 X V V E x l W n S J Q ' I 1 E, 41 Ex 2 Q I 1 v ii ? 2 4 a 2 5 E ! 1 '12 4 1.z?'G :ff - . 54 ' rims '., '. K NN p G U WVWNW 7, ......,.,, ..x... .,,,,,,,.. . ,...i.-.,,.h.... , ..,,.,......4 . ,..,,......,,...A.f,. Th e vley 0 im ea SPECIAL CITY EDITION EXTRA. EXTRA. 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 Nippon!! 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 Sta'tes Fleetf' 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 brandyf' A 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 I E i X i E i I E 8 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 two pieces. 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 for treatment 9--1 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. MARCH 1945-0845 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 ship MARCH 1945 0811 Underway from anchorage enroute Pearl Harbor T H w1th prisoners of war and casualties The big question or not 9 Ti -A., . max. ig R it at ,L 1 4 .Q I t 3 1 1 f . . . 1 . 25 ' - 3 ' . . - ' v . . . . i ' ' Q . ' - 26 - 1 - - ca ea 1 - , , 1 , . 9 ' , , injured in a fall. In sick hay . A route to position outside of A 1 iSJ6DO We go to the States p , ' Q , . 99 X " ' f- A' f -'MWWVMWMJMMHYMM Wixwklwfwmzfwlwnwfmza,'ffm f- ff ' " ' ' f Ms, ,, .-A Q. . ,. 9 A ...QW -v' 1 Q r 2 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 s I f .. .. i'i'3L..C4.sLf1.f1MWm7Wlaz,.L vmfz .vw fm , ..,...,.. .... ........ . , KKK.-5.1: - Q- -lim! Fm . V fX 1. y 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 1-af' 14 tl: le tim 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 V u . s 3 0 n - - W . . . 9 . 7 X sea fish from a P-boat, touch football games on the dock at g, F ' . . . if , - 9 I 1 -- F' if 64 5 3 1 Z 'mrs "avr is 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- visions. 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 AATC. 5 jo ' , 6 V X all Ufficel-A 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? t Q' 1 1 . I X? ! , l Q 9 J ' Call of the Sea." Ufficel-A 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. 67 .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- fice yeomen. e l . QF ' in-3 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 perfect order. Napa Napa! 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' l - . l 68 . I a B I I I Q 1? , i v E H Z E . 29 APRIL 1945 -- 1340 Lt. D. S. ,lacobs, USNR, reported aboard for tempor- ary duty. 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- manent duty. 2 3 MAY 1945-1610 Cast off all linesg underway en route Pearl Harbor to Seattle, Washington 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 i S ,Z X 50' i I l' J ! 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. CURFEW IMMINENT 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 fair city 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 30 1 ' . . .-, - - ' . 0 A T I , . , ' I . . p I l I 9 0 1 ' I . ' ' ' ac Z' , , ',, ' 99 A , . .. vl . ' V . . , ,,. f . . . .. . . . X f I ' - 1 9 -. U X f 3 A I g , I ,. . ' ,f . X .Q I Z I V I l I , C --W 4y. 'f l . ri- o , A 0 ' ,M "' 0 . . . ,Q o -y ' ' C. , . I 7 . p .. i, N ' as X S i 70 Xxi1,! J f , ,f f f J uw'-Y ' 1 I 59- .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 loading cargo. .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. N J A 43. 3. n ll rarer' so 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. "5 ac 99 - - Q J ' ' M aj. 5 , 7 , . Q 9 .. - 7 3, -J' c' i I Y . ,n.. 0. c ff digg-I A J cc. - .av . 72 I .. My ff,-1 is-I-ff, rr-.W-2 --H 1m ceding 7?'ooy2A , 4 26 JUNE 1945 - Moored 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- ing troops. 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- Fojftsff pcr, 2 . the. following, . flowery Jwheat, ' J,..j,,"JULY',"j1945f-0939 Anchored 20,000 A pounds gy, sugar, 'fgranuL O5.W3?l611'5EI1iiW4ift0lE, 1ated,j5,O00,poundsg,pumpkin,,.1 ffm, m3175431-'p s ands.. , t ic S5 - 1,200 pounds, 2rice,2,400 poundsgff' df LL, JMQMZC, Suffered a laceration potatoes fswe'etJ,,-f2,464, , .,.. .Of 475116 i1'ighi,QYC' HS- H 1'6S111t Of HD oil fsaladl ,360 g'a11onstgVBfEANS,' ' Qi f,3QCldfX1E3l2,C011iSi0U Withha 4 501' kidney, 1,000 'polindsgf etl' fsoups, 'ierl '.l..t ,-Vtterklexamination ,e was assortedf1922P6i1ii,'dS1a'fP'63,S5.25948 !l9ti?l9mltlZdt0i6,il'fkl?aY-,,l:Relfl1,, POl111dSs, .'21C'6rEa1':f--fd,rY1-YQ i.'. 'WHS 'itx S.0ff,U1a FHXP almng 'f .at C pounds, mi1k,flppxydefedmkhole, to Q , idii1fhf?'t1rS1i1i1e1ffitcthyfee days- 1,5005 t,.c potunds ,lyt I1u1inipfs,'.2fM1705.5 ..,. ogatt 1 'i". 1-1 1 . 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The main f - V . 4 I' pu , p :!f'Q"f A ,Egg.b'attery'f2knocke,d downfa sleeve ' 2 2 H . A , 1 W f.t',fL NM' J 'X't1 ljroadffon ',', ifthepystarboard quarter. xx Q' , j- , "'V.' , I WLXVV '.,' C1-edit for . . L tttl ,',,i . 1 ytiy 15'Vecdurfd-.,1'0THAA,f1I'iDg- b . ' if . . V 'L .tya JULY21945-+0936 Sighted ' Q, H 'X 5 p.2it r ' tA,,t 1-,IslandstofZohnoiiyoru Bauk, at 1 1 , L L f - 1 ileastj thafps .what 'the navigator . Q BL " 4. 12 ienteredinthelog. 1340Anchored 1 4 'Nl ' L-4 f p p at Ulithi,.Caroline 1slands,in 23 L ' W p ' 4 ,, , i fathomsof water, coral and sand ' I 1 5 is 4 bottom. Sounds, romantic, bu't 4 A A 75 you can have our share of it. "rs-. .. --.-...A , 2 2 74 'YWQCQZ E.r..:!'.5zf.'mx mv-fffffl 1, 1 ...1.. 1 26 JULY 1945-1645 An- other draft of good men trans- ferred from the Napa to bolster the crews of other less fortunate ships. 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 jump. r 29 JULY 1945-0714 Under- way for Hagpshi, Okinawa ls- land, Nansei Shoto group. L9 1 ' f' 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 NO, 1945 0205 Same as 0207 yesterdav Went t G Qi 'Quiet but popular B C his battleln ffell. into No, '45 holdfjwhile ana' died Within-i1,anlA jhoguf few bombs but none close, alert GQ unt1l 0602 IS afte 1' fburlal enfoute- 0 in aww 1 , .P-,U ,Mmm V . .,-1. V I I, 11:-in ,ima-Lk H 'mm-,L Y , . g,,,,:,:,: F -,,, .:YJ,.,..-...,,4s.i . ,.. -.....,-.,........,..!u.-,...........,..., V. A -, , , . . 21 AUGUSTA 1945-1023 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 waters. 1 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 1 ' ' ' A 1 city, black market prices dis- couraged souvenir hunting, poisonous liquor discour- aged ,drinking Ceven mildl, strictly P- P-- boys! " if. 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 100.3-1 1 N y 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 troops. SEPTEMBER 1945 - 1720 Fire in the incinerator room. Repair parties No. 1 and No. 5 called out to take charge. 1752 Fire reported extinguished. Estimated damage: minor damage to incinerator, laundry stores, and paint. 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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 this trip. .I OCTOBER 1945 - 0730 An- chored in berth 44, Saipan Har- bor, Saipan Island, Marianas Islands. 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- tor?J 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. Z' ' ffm,-v if-' f gf- 'Q . fs Jing tav 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. 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Z 4 i x I Z V 1 4 JANUARY 1946. 1322 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 051912-1946. 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 OREGON EXPRESS 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 .,, ,M ra 5,5310 . .,....,., ...,,Mmw --H------UM-'--H '--' ' ' 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 1 X . . . . . 1 ' ' . ' 1 - ' an 79 I . , , L L I 2 ' 0 1 66 e 97 K . . U . , A 0 I O U . 7 T 0 - 7 A F 1 r v f W , W 1 Y 1 -f I W nw. i Y A an A MN , JY! , S JJ, ,:-,L Y fL4,-553.17 575- Y, A-A-5 K. ,,,Y,., -.A ,Y :L . .ff-J .. . -1. 47.5- - - M--V-fn -- -I 2 i.v.,fW4-seg.-.213 f 'vf A ' .,z',iz-'a.xxm1'N'ff'A""1"" -'WL " ' ""' ' ""-" 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 .letty. ' '-' 'Q'Y-r E X CHANG E 1U-6 Foncucf i Fi O 0' N EAR Percy, 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 Q- 92 l 1 I I 'I o ,,, Wy, 0 l 1 I-.1 - f' V, af' ,M gm f ff, X .. in -5 ,.'. X ? sglj. 65" xx kg? 4, K2 A Qwbm, 5 ff CM ww MV 4 1 ...Haul 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 310708. fl' i H iv .2 1 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! 94 f 1 1 u 4 1 1 I 1 1 1 A 11 lf 5 L. Z E L r 2 2 E l, x 5 4 E li I? I . s 3 1 I, Q, i ls 1 I X , L lt E if l i 1 1 1 1 1 ! E 1 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 ' LIBERTY. ' f A 1 s Q . Oo 5 'am ,M ,,,g,,,5N. V . , ,1,..s-.1 -M.g,.s ., L. H-+fm..,..Ms.,,,,K 'wmmxwm 'MGH' 4 1 . F T 2 l ' , 2 1 - r We N 1 ' N I , , 1 1 M A X V A X N l X l L S lv L L S I my W- 5 V., ss,, X . A , I NM A .s,s.t N M 1 X M ' O O o 0 it 0 191W fe '9 ' Q1 ' 1 1 Y T, A ,v v is wie., I 3 ., M- .. Nl ggwjvl-24-6 X U S W, W W 1 A - -I s e was .s,.s :N is -f M, f-f -.1 Y guess.. 1. , ' . X, S Wmmsw 'EN-'Q W- M -av., Ss -I is - 1 S We--..,s. -s ' ' I N-sw f W-sw -.N-M. ' LsWw1""13.iDw-- Q. ' V ,m1TWp..,.1QZsuL.ff'e- ' Q1 g'3s33z'ggfyf'fW I 'tfm,,,,m.QQf 'WTA I , " M, y , 0 jk 'if MQmM,CW,Q.1Wf, . 1 , 'W fm., .1 sw"-Wtif .Q - W' -- MVAW., or X, . W, M ,. M fMmsa,,sw AN A Y -X W. 1 V ., ,.,, f-M 'M M tw K S ,,.. .,,.,ii,,,mW 'XX105igQ,m-v in-my Mmm ,,..,251M 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. Pacific Fleet. iw wb, WDIIIJ JII I CI hun J'lUJ'JJJ'JwJJX ihey'd built the ship that ne're wouhl sinh. Bui i'was neariviq Jim-a shore When the mortersqavi U J J IJ J .J ' a roar It was sad when that qreat ship went down It was sad It was sad. It was sad I In I I 9 J' 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. 96 1 ?'!-,g,,f I it i - .. MM --,,...i,,.,.,,...,,..- A. I. 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. II. 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 deck. 'C 'Bandon ship," the Helmsman cried, As he climbed the six foot side. III. 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. IV. 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 first. Erse Ballard cursed the stars, ,Cause he'd lost his black cigars. V. ultis a Betty," shouted Bones, As he threw away his phones, And old Clifford shouted, uSavethe poker chips!" aa . ,, Save my ocarina flute, Shouted Ensign Peter Smoot. VI. 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. VII. 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. VIII. Though the chaplain jumped the gun, Others followed one by one. And soon the marriages were coming thick and fast. There were few did not comply, And right now they're wondering why. IX. 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. Chorus 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 lives It was sad when that great ship went down. 97 , ' ' ' ms.::.1rf.,,m.iw ,,1,MI1.,.........-.. 7'..Ls'f!,,,, flip ...rJ..:..s . Wapalvgue Staff EDITORIAL STAFF 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 PIIOTOGRAPHIC STAFF Delbert D. Denny, PhM1c Arno H. Schattschneider, PhM2c ' ART STAFF , John A. Edmondson, MM3c Robert E. McCann, RdM3c MANAGING STAFF Lt. Maitland Baldwin Ch. Mach. Paul J. Cornmesser Ens. Elmer F. Scott Wallace ,l. Root, Slc BUSINESS STAFF Lt. Edmund R. Zaworski I CIRCULATION STAFF Lt. Comdr. John O. Bracken Lt. Joseph F. X. Fenerty Clifford Rhen, Slc ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 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 publication. STATISTICS 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 ,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,..,,,, 140 -....---1,830 176 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 98 - f 1 1 l 'X T' 4 4 1 4 I Q I s I A4 is u, I I r N 1 i K ! I ii Pew anne! 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., Chicago, Ill. 'iLt. Meredith Ashby, 1009 Rock Island Ave., Dalhart, Texas. "'Lt. Henry G. Carpenter, 723 N. Resford Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 3 Martial P. Corriveau, 321 Palmer St., Salem, Mass . Andrew E. Danzero, 1235 Noriega St , San Francisco, Calif. 'li t Ma1colmW Eckel ChC 687 Morris St Albany NY Joseph Fenerty 2618 E Thompson St - Philadelphia Pa ' . Robert P. Gill 3206 W. 16th St. Cleveland Ohio Monroe Glazer 2842 No Whipple St Chicago Ill Charles B Newton MC 655 Highland Curington Wash Charles W Reynolds MC 740 Emery St Longmont Colo 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 tk 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 Minneapolis Minn 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 Louisville Ky fJgJ William T Howard 12 W 5th Ave San Mateo Calif Hg? Vincent Ro er Humphrey 937 N 14th St Sparta WISC 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 Lindsay Calif Og? Donald E Ritchie 14 Hemingway Ave Winchester Mass fjgl Ernest J Smith Jr MC fjgl Leo Slgumck 3052 Brighton 14th St Brooklyn N Y Cjgl Peter Smott 320 N Ingleu ood Blvd Inglewood Calif 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., Champaign, Ill. fig? Thomas E. Winchester, 1161 E. Calavaras St., Altadena, Calif. iilst Lt. George N. Jackson, USMCR, 333 No. 7th St., McAllen, Texas. if Lt. fEns. John J. Burke, 1192 Diamond St., San Francisco, Calif. 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, Cincinnati, Ohio 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, Calif. Ens. James LeRoy Kotch, 401 Johnson St., Little Rock, Arkansas Ens David Alexander Kottwitz, 2537 Lavender St,-I New Orleans, La ns Edward S McDaniel 1115 Gandy Dr Denison Texas 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 Warren Ohio 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 Appleton Wls BURNEY MosesW Elec 515 Lynch St Jackson Miss CHICKA Steve Bosn RR No 1 Export Penn CORNMESSER Paul J Ch Mach 2102 Story Ave Boone Iowa DuBOSE Carrol L Ch Phar 427 Queen St Portsmouth Va JASPER Gerald Leroy War Elec Gillette Wyomin MORRIS WardenT Ch Carp Rt Box 93A Westminster Calif ONEAL Earl APC 6051 E 64th St Seattle Wash YELLEN Joseph Frank Ch Mach 13 Warden Pl Craddock Va BIBLA Joseph CGM 119 Grand St Brooklyn N Y BLAKELEY George Alber CCS 221 162 St Norfolk Virginia 'BROWN King D CY 1031 Corning St Los Angeles Calif BUTLER Charles Morris CPhM 247 Arthur St Zellenople Pa 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 Norfolk Virginia Lt. . Lt . PKE ' LJ . . , , ., , . . ' ' t. . . ' - - . ' ' fEns. . , ., , scL J ' IEIIS. - 9 ., c , t 9 9 9 9 'FE ,FL . . ns. . , . ., , I. , . ., , . 9::E ' ' L . ns. . , , . ., t' ' 9 9 9 ' - 9 9 ' fs Q 9 ng 9, 72: ' 7 , , ' - ' 9 9 -9 9 9 9 Fil . . . . , ., , . . TLt. . , .7 9 7 Va. :f:Ens ' . . . . . - , , - - L ' . 7 ', ' . ' . D -' - 9 - -9 Lt. , ., , . . - 7 - ,K 9- . . Ll. . , , ., - . . . , 9 9 N ' XLL ' ' ' ' 7 , uk 9 9 9 9 9 ' 9 -9 -9 - -9 .7 , u . 4 0 , . I L . ' . , ., , . , .7 .9 .7 , - . LI. . , , ., ak 9 . . . , , , . . . , , . 9 ' vi: 3Lt. ' A . , , ' , ' . 7 ' ' , ' Q . . . , Cleveland, Okla. A 1 ' Lt. i l ' , ' ., ' - - U ' ' 7 9 ' '9 7 O' L . . .9 . Ii: , -9 n 99 - 7 I. . , . ., - , w - . , . sg 9 - - 9 - -9 9 - Lt. g , . ., ' ' - 9 9 9 -9 '9 , . Lt. ' . , ' , . ' ' . 'L . . , . ., , . . ... . . . . .., Lf. . , ., , . 4 9 9 9 '9 9 9 9 :1'Lt. . , , . , 9 9 9 '9 9 7 . , A a l fLt. . , -, 1 9 '9 9 '9 9 9 ' ' LI. I . ' , ., , I 9 9 9 '9 LI. , ., 9 ' l , . . ' 9 ' . 9 9 I 9 JCLI. l , . ' ., 9 9 '9 9 -9 9 ' . . , LI. f . ' , ., , 9 . . . 9 9 ' "' , . . 9 - 'c r 1 ' n 0 ' ' ing. H' - ' r n ' n 1 ' ' ' . me 52' -Eff 'L-.. .di FITZGERALD, Truman W., CBM, Rt.1,Trinidad, Texas fFORSMARK, Joseph E., CSK, 1110 Adeline St., Hattiesburg, Miss. 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., Seattle, Wash. 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., Hollywood, Calif. 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., Lynwood, Calif. "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., Portland, Oregon WARD, .lack H., CCM, 2435 Edgewood Dr., Baton Rouge, La. ZWARREN, Willie J., CEM, 2516 Vance Ave., Chattanooga, Tenn. 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, 1sc. "'ALLEN, Leland M., RdM3c, 2529 Benton St., Denver 14, Colo. ANDERSON, Stanford R., HA1c, 2511 Harold St., Philadelphia, Pa. 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., Aberdeen, Wash. "'BETTY, James W., Cklc, RFD 2, Box 24, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 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, Pasadena, Calif. BISHOP, Dennis J., AerM2c, 3597 Coleman St., Memphis, Tenn. 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, Richmond, Calif. ikBOHNETT, John B., RdM2c, 1114 Bank of America Bldg., San Jose, Calif. XBOMMARITO, Anthony, BM2c, 518 McHenery Ave., Modesto, Calif. "'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., Cincinnati, Ohio XBRIDGES, Raymond D., Bkrlc, cfo Triangle Service, McCleary, Wash. I "'BRINKLE, Lydle F., MoMM2c, 615 St. John Ave., Osceala, Ark. 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., Washington, D.C. 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., Louisville, Ky. 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., Denver, Colo. 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., Rayne, La. 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., Hamilton, Ohio 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., Memphis, Tenn. XCARTER, Melvin E., S2c, R.F.D. 1, Gracemont, Okla. 'SCARTER, Russel, St3c, 9633 Baltimore Ave., Overland, Mo. CARTTER, Richard D., Slc, 168 Highland Pl., Monrovia, Calif. 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., Mobile, Ala. ikCHAVEZ, Abran L., Slc, General Delivery, Gallup, N.M. "'CLARK, Edward, StM1c, 775 Lincoln St., Beaumont, Texas XCLEMENTS, Leonard S., EM2c, Iowa Park, Texas. XCLINTON, Ernest W., MM2c, 860 S. 154th, Seattle, Wash. 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., Omaha, Nebr. COOK, William W., HA1c, Rt. 3, Box 66, Muskogee, Okla. COPELAND, James W., Slc, 616 Drew St., Apt. 3, Houston, Texas 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., Chicago, Ill. DARLING, William B., BM2c, 2788 Tivoly Ave., Baltimore, Md. 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., Philadelphia, Pa. 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., Dayton, Wash. DOOLAN, Roger A., S2c, 1016 4th St., Santa Rosa, Calif. DORSCH, John Paul, SC1c, 1314 89th Ave., Oakland, California fDORSEY, Arthur, CK3c, 229 S. Eldorado St., Stockton, Calif. 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., Manchester, Conn. DUNCAN, Dennie K., S2c, Box 761, Pulaski, .Va. ZDURAND, Julius J., SC1c, Mansura, La. YDUTTON, Edwin H., Slc, 933 Belmont St., Bellflower, Calif. '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., Wilmington, Calif. "'EDMONDS, James J., Cox., 19 Semple Way, Benicia, Calif. "'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., Detroit, Mich. '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, Concord, Calif. "'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., Modesto, Calif. "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., Portland. Oregon 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, Villenlatte, La. XFORD, Clayton R., QM2c, 2626 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland. Oregon "'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., Snrinfrdale. Pa. 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., Minneapolis, Minn. 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. I 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 Pasadena Calif GIUSTI Dante J SF2e 1209 Deslonde St New Orleans La 'GIVENS Thrldge L RT3c 301 S 14th St Frederick Okla 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 Phoenlx Arizona XGOODKNIGHT' EdwardR Slc 116W Wanna Dennison Texas GOODWIN Harold E Slc 337 Summer St Somerville Mass XGRABCZAK Raymond L SF2c 1960 Virginia Gary Ind 'GRACE Patrick L Jr RdM3c 2920 Kern St Fresno Calif 'GRADY HenryW SF3c 312 E 6th St Texarkana Arkansas 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 Ardmore Okla GREEN ClayD Jr GM2c GREEN George A Jr Cox Snokane Wash "'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 Pacomma Calif GUSTAFSON David W Jr S2c 'KHACKLER Harold F SM3c Route 2 Box 119 North Little Rock Arkansas 'FHAEDEI Peter P PhM3c 525 Meadow Lane Oreland Pa HALE Robert A RdM3c 624 E 30th St Davenport Iowa 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. """! Offzcers and Enlzsted Personnel killed m action g -a a -9 , C I ' ' 9 -9 9 'Q 1 . . a -9 , ., , . . ., . . , . 5 '9 9 '7 . , . . 7 '7 7 ' 7 . , . 7 '7 7 '7 , . . , ., , . ., . , . 7 7 7 ' '7 . , , . 7 '7 7 7 7 7 '7 7 ' '7 , . 2 a s A - ' ' 9 . . , 7 7 'U 7 ' 7 J A . ' a 9 '7 7 '7 . , . . . . . ., , St., , . ' . , 7 '7 '7 7 '7 - . , - . 9 'W 9 - -9 7 . . 7 '7 7 ' 7 7 . . 7 '7 7 7 ' 7 Pk . , ., . 7 - 7 7 '7 ' '7 , . 44 v , ., ... , ., .. . GREEN, Wallace D., Slc, 1214 N. Division, . 9 - Ja , V . I ' '7 9 -H 9 1 - l , ., ., , . ,, 1 . , ., .. . . , . ., . . 9 --1 I . 7 7 7 7 7 V , 7 9 -a - a a J 9 - n .9 Q . . . .-. . 9 -e 9 --. . . .. . , . . 7 '7 '7 7 '7 7 . 7 7 7 -'9 'a 9 9 , . Pk 9 'a a - -9 7 7 '7 7 7 7 '7 '7 7 9 , . 66 77 u a ' 'Q a 1 , . 9 9 , . .. b , . . I , '7 7 , . 9 -9 -g . - . . , . 7 '9 9 St., . , . A V- f- 1 - a-e' 1 W- .. .. ' -ae' A 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., Hillsboro, Oregon XHEATI-ICOTT, Arnold I., GM3c XHEATHERLY, Luther J., RM1c, Route 5, Elizabethtown, Tenn. :"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 Methuen, Mass. HOLMES, Henry H., Slc, GeneralDeliverv, Ferriday, La. HOLMES. Robert G., S2c, 1715 W. 16th St., Texarkana, Texas 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., Chicago, Ill. Sk Fk S. ai: 9: 93 9 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., Seattle, Wash. JARRETT, Paul D., Slc, 218 Whitney Ave., Dinuba, Cal. RJENKINS, Joe L., GM3c, Box 274, Pilot Point, Texas Pk S: 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., Tacoma, Wash. "'JONES, Eugene J., Slc JONES, Joseph B., WT3c, 4435 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, Ala. JJONES, Lee C., BM2c, 2035 Harlem Ave., Baltimore, Md. 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, Visalia, Calif. XJORDAN, Harry, EM3c, Route 2, Fairland, Okla. "4KAMPFE, Otto M., PhM3c, 5909 Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Ill. 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. if KELLY, Bernard James, StM1c, 4 Walnut St., Salem, New Jersey XKENASTON, Henry R., SM1c YKENNEBREW, Jack E., QM1c, Route 1, Box 35, Coalinga, Calif. KKENNEDY, Edgar L., StM1c, 1043 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, Calif. KERLIN, Robert C., SM2c XKIEWETZ, Gregory G., RM3c, 5531 N. Nienah Ave., Chicago, Ill. XKING, James C., Slc, 1110 Park St., Greeneville, Texas XKOLOS, Aloysius S., BM2c, 3749 Frazer St., Pittsburgh, Pa. XKRAUSE, Eugene A., MoMM3c, 503 Spring St., Hawley, Pa. XLANKFORD, MH". R., SSML3c, General Delivery, Cliff, New Mexico XLARSEN. Fred M., Jr., MoMM2c, Elsie Rt., Jewell. Oregon :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, Livingstone, Tenn. XLENNON, John H., SSML3c, 621 Coolidge Ave., Keokuk, Iowa 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., Ogden, Utah 'lLOPEZ, Librado R., Slc, 434 S. Frio St., San Antonio, Texas LORENSON, Kenneth B., HA1c, 401 W. Jackson, Sullivan, Ill. 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., Hamilton, Mont. XMAYER, Basil H., WT3c, 10615 S. Oaklay Ave., Chicago, Ill. 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., Galesburg, Ill. 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., Houston, Texas ?':McREAVY, Melvin S., F1c, 314 S. 9th W. St., Salt Lake City, Utah "'MEEKS, Wilburn L., Cox., 2222 W. Webster, St., Seattle, Wash. SEMERHOFF, Donald G., Flc, 1220 North June St., Hollywood, Calif. MEYER, Milton S., MoMM3c XMICHAELS, Joseph A., Slc, 183 Jackson St., Brooklyn, N. Y. MILLER, Sam A., Slc XMONGELLUZZO, Emmett S., MM3c, Main St., Vanderbilt, Pa. "'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., Anadrako, Okla. WNEELEY, Williard E., CM3c, 845 W. Franklin St., Sheleyville, Ind. EENELMIDO, Juan, CK3c, 236 S. El Dorado St., Stockton, Calif. 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, Bend, Oregon XNEWLON, John B., HA1c, Flemington,,West' Va. "'NEWTO'N, Ralph F., Slc, Box 318, Winlock, Wash. NOMEY, Joseph G., Y3c, General Delivery, Jonesbro, La. NORBERG, Carl W., Jr., Slc, 324 Green St., Morgantown, West Va. H? 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., Seattle, Wash. MOWENS, James C., Slc , 'kPANTET, Earl C., Slc, 523 S. 4th St., Clinton, Okla. "'PAPETTI, Salvatore, J., Jr., Cox., 1306 Fuesado Ave., Calif. "'PARKER,. Clifford D., S2c, 1325 Jeanette St., Abiline, Texas 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,' Skidmore, Texas YPECCHIO, Frank, Slc, 8716 Atlantic Ave., Ozone Park, N. Y. iPECK, Rollin W., S2c i'PELHAM, Junior A., S2c, General Delivery, Wyandotte, Okla. "'PELLAND, Joseph C., MM1c, 101 Hendrie St., Detroit, Mich. "'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., Chicago, Ill. 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., Houston, Texas 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., Tacoma, Wash. 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., Painesville, Ohio ,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. 22 E f PRICE, James R., Bkr2c, General Delivery. Greenville, West Va. i4PRILLIMAN, Lewis R., Slc iiQUERY, Edward C., Slc, General Delivery, Wilsonville, Nebraska 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., Douglas, Ariz. iiRAMUSCHAK, Joseph F., Slc RANCZKA, Walter A., Slc, 2122 California St., N. E., Minneapolis, Minn. RASCO, Jack A., Slc, Rt. 2, Thornton, Texas RASKEY, Edward R., S2c, 2764 E. 122nd St., Cleveland, Ohio RASNICK, Charles A., Slc, General Delivery, Indio, Cal. 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 2? iREICHERT, Edward J., MoMM3c, 303 Monastery Ave., Philadelphia, Penn. 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, Jennings, La. 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., Jesup, Ga. 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., Ventura, Calif. XROOT, Wallace J., S2c XROSS, Eugene A., Cox., General Delivery,Piedmont,Mo "'ROS-S, Frank, MoMM2c, 82 Gilmore St., Bridgeport, Conn. "'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., Durant, Okla. 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., Cleveland, Ohio 'l'SAARI, Harold J., Slc, General Delivery,Hansboro,N.D. ZSADOVICH, Joseph D., Cox., 407 S. 1st W. St., Tooele, Utah "'SALLES, Robert C., SM3c, 1807 Kansas St., Memphis, Tenn. 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., Philadelphia, Pa. WSCHLABACH, benjamin C. F., Slc XSCHLOTTER, Ralph E., Sic, 421 N. Ilacock St.. Ottumwa, Iowa iiSCHMERSAl-IL, Curtis W., Slc, Box 338, . Rosemberg, Texas 21SCHlVl1DT, Harry lvl., S2c SCHMIDT, Leonard J., Flc, 6505 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio i"SELANDER, Clifford W., WT1c, Melby, Minn. fSEMRAD, Joseph A., MlVlR2c, Linwood, Neb. fSHEA, James, Slc, 501 Lierely St., Taft, Calif. 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