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Ship launched Oclober I8, I944. Ship commissioned a+ San Francisco,
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OUTFITTINAG AND EQUIPPING-Oakland, Mare Island, I-lunlers Poinl.
SHAKEDOWN AND TRAINING-San Pedro--shakedown.
San Diego, Oceanside-boal 'rraining and landings. 'I
COMBAT LANDING-San Francisco-por'r of deparlurei-lor Tulagi,
via norlh of Hawaii Ifirsl generalquarlers suspecled submarine ap-
proachesl-slipped belween Ocean and Nauru Islands. INepl'une
Parly for Pollywogsl-Ihrough lndespensibIe'S+rai+s, round Florida
Island 'lhroughrlron Bollom Baylo anchor olzi Tulagi in Purvis Bay,
Florida Island Guadalcanal lraining wilh Squadron I2-embarked unil's
of 6 Marine Balialion and Sea Bees. Enroule Okinawa, slopped over al
Uliihi-here had firsl General Ouarlers for air raid. Sailed for Okinawa
allack pos+ Kerama Rello--air raids-lKamakaze missed and dove info
wafer off porl bowl. Easier Sunday April I, i945 landed-blh Marines
for inirial landing I-laguchi Beach-Okinawa--sailed for Pearl Harbor
wilh slop-over al Saipan. V , I I
Jrraining. Formafion maneuvers againsl' dive bomb alif illgfi
Iflaresl Kamakaze affacks Imissed shipaby 5-yardsj rpi
iusl 'managed lo maneuver clear, nighl' suicide bO6'If.5 J'I
searchli,gh'r beams. Back a+ Pearl Harbor+recrealionff?f an
of Oahu--Hula show on board. , ' I 'V
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round Nihoa Island wilh PC boafs and repelling ' 91
alfacks. Fueling and provisioning PC boals unclerwawgfi I
COMBAT CONVOY--Relurned from Pearl .I-Iarboyr-iillf ar
embarked CUB-I7 sailed for Eniwelok, 'rhence Uliihfi fei
Mog ,Mog awailing convoyl Hogushi Bay-Okinawa-a lei
Bay--Okinawa-Air raids Iafler VJ dayl. 'E if
occuPATloN LANDINGS-lal onnawa. Embarkel li
Army Division for landing al Jinsen, Korea. Al Jinsen ha
prisoners of war for Manila. A+ Manila loaded ,l,OOO o rs
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lbl Manus lLos Negros .lslandl-second Neplune Parry. Embarked
Marine Air Service Group ONE and Marine Air Group 25 for landing
al Tsinglao, China. Sfop over al Samar and Leyfe in The Philippines-
via Yellow Sea--gunnery pracrice sinking four mines enroufe-lCrews
firsf visil +o Chinal.
MAGIC CARPET-lal A+ Tsinglao assigned Magic Carpel derail
embarked Navy and Marine separa+ees+sailed for Okinawa picked up
capacily load of separarees-for San Francisco-diverfed To Seallle,
Everefr, Wash. for dry docking.
ibl Seaille for Nagoya. Japan lsiormy weallwerl. Filfli mine sunk oil
Japan. Clirislmas in Japan wiih Army separaiees on board. Sailed for
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of the U.S.S. Noble
shgvgioific.-rs . . .
Chief? Petty Officers . .
Slrifzs Company Commissioning .
'Commissioning Ceremonies . .
Short History of U.S.S. Noble
Oificers' Battle Stations .
Pollywogs ' ....
Royal Family and Staff .
Okinawa . . .
Jinsen, Korea, P.0.W. .
Manus, Guadalcanal, Ulithi .
Enroute Tsingtao A. .1
Orders and Plan of the Day .
Her Life in the Pacific .
Her, Passengers .
Her Commendations . . ., .
Crew Muster Roll Upon Commissioning
Present Roster . . . . .
Front End Sheet
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THIS DDDK IS DEDICATED T0
TIIE DEEICEIIS AND NIEN DE THE
U. S. S. NDDLE
AN AUXILIARY PEIISDN-
NEL ATTACK VESSEL
U.S.S. Noble CAPA 218,
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CAPTAIN SOLOMON SILAS ISQUITH, USN
Captain Isquith was appointed to the Naval Academy
in 1916 from the 13th Congressional District, New York.
While in training he was also crew coxswain and gradu-
ated from the Academy June 1919. During the First
World War he served as midsllipman on the U.S.S. Michi-
gan, the Rhode Island, and the San Diego.
In his rise to his present rank Captain lsquith has seen
varied duty as follows:
Ensign-on the U.S.S. Seattle, the Tattnall, and the
Lt. fjgj-on the U.S.S. Henderson, the Bruce, and the
Lieutenant-Assistant Laboratory Oilicer, Navy Yard,
i New York. On the U.S.S. King and the Arkansas.
Legal Officer 3rd Naval District. Commanding Oflicer
U.S.S. Partridge. Legal Officer Navy Yard, Ports-
Lieutenant Commander-on the U.S.S. Chaumont and
the Utah. '
Commander-Assistant to Salvage Officer, Pearl Har-
bor Salvage Operations, in charge of operations on
the U.S.S. Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, Oglala, Cassin,
and Downes. While still Commander he put the
Noble in commission November 27, 1944, and since
that time has been promoted to Captain.
Citations and medals won by Captain lsquith number
the following: Victory Medal fAtlantic Fleet Clasp, First
World War. China Service Medal 1940. American Defense
fone starj 1941. Navy Cross fUtah action 7 December
19411. Purple Heart cUt31l action 7 December 19411.
Asiatic-Pacific C2 stars, , 7 December 19-Ll, Okinawa 1945.
American Area 1945. Second Victory Medal 1941-1945.
Commendation letter for Salvage Operations Pearl Harbor.
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From: Commandant, Twelfth Naval District.
To: Commander Solomon S. ISQUITH, U. S. Navy.
1. Upon commissioning of tlle U.S.S. NOBLE CAPA-2181 at 1400
Monday, November 27, 194414 at Pier 27, San Francisco, California, you
are directed to accept tl1e vessel from the representative of the Commandant,
Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, California, giving that officer receipt
for the vessel.
2. Immediately upon commissioning and acceptance of the U.S.S.
NOBLE CAPA-2185 in full commission, you are further directed to assume
command in accordance with your basic orders.
H. S. HAISLIP
Assistant Chief of Staff
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HORT HI TORY OF U S S OBLEQ PA 2185
For the members of the U S S NOBLE QAPA 2181 an amphibious
ship ln Asiatic and South Pacific waters proved more ll1tel'6Slllg and ex
citing than lts engagements before Japan quit on August 14, 1945
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Commissioned 27 November 1944 at Kaiser's Richmond, California
yards, the NOBLE, sailing alone on her maiden cruise through Jap held
islands reached Guadalcanal in February 1945. There she trained with
and later embarked members of the 6th Marine Division landing them
on Easter morning fApril lst, on the shores of the now famous Okinawa.
Although suicide planes did get through to some ships, the NOBLE was
lucky enough to escape being hit. Upon completion of her duty at Okinawa
she shipped to Saipan and Pearl Harbor. Here the crew had their first
liberty, a sight-seeing tour about the island of Oahu, and the ship then
sailed east for a short visit to our home port, San Francisco, arriving in
June. Here another load-a 66Cub" outfit-took passage to Okinawa with
stops at Eniwetok, and Ulithi with its '4Mog-Mog" beer and baseball island
of the Caroline group.
Finally, on August 14 and 15, the ship was again anchored at Okinawa
in Buckner Bay when several Jap Kamakize attacks occurred even while
some peace celebrations were going on elsewhere. The planes missed the
NOBLE, but hita sister ship APA close by one night and torpedoed another
the next night.
In September the ship carried the first American occupation troops,
contingents of the 7th Army Division, to Jinsen, Korea. It was there, too,
that American, British alld Australian prisoners of war who were evacuated
from the prison camp of Seoul were taken on board ship for transportation
and treatment. They were happily provided with clean linens, hot showers,
all the ice cream they could eat, and an uopen ice box" was at their
disposal. Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid, Commander of the 7th Fleet who
interviewed these emaciated prisoners, was quoted as saying the ,laps who
mistreated them would undergo trials. The sea was calm, the weather fine,
and the evacuees 6l1jOy6d a very smooth ride to Manila. Special personnel
handled the evacuees at Manila where a colored band was on hand to greet
From Manila, where sunken ship's hulls stuck up in the Bay and the
bombed rubble of the city was clearly in evidence, the ship embarked a
load of Military Occupation oflicers for Tokyo along with others for the
island of Hokkaido.
On the trip back to Okinawa, the NOBLE intercepted a radio report of
the loss of a C-47 plane downed off Formosa. After an intensive search
during a night and day, our ship found tl1e first raft witl1 2 fliers, and then
the other 6 were turned over to our escort.
The luck of the NOBLE continued when it was ordered to Ma11us Island
in the Admiralty Group. Underway she shied clear of a Wow" of consider-
able proportion which later developed into the disastrous typhoon that
struck Okinawa in October 1945.
At Manus the ship loaded with Marine Aviation units for Tsingtao, China,
the 'fl-Riviera" of the Far East. En route, the NOBLE again made a 'frescue
at sea," picking up an armed-guard sailor from a merchant tanker and
our Senior Medical Officer, Lt. Comdr. Wm. A. Morris, performed the
successful emergency appendectomy operation. A stop was made at Samar
and Leyte, P.I. prior to sailing through the hazardous Yellow Sea where
floating mines, loosened from their moorings, presented a constant menace.
The familiar "general quartersn gong sounded numbers of times and the
ship shimmied through the minefields, and the gun crews successfully
sank four of these mines as evidences from the upaintingsv on the upper
At Tsingtao the embarked Marines were landed just in time to witness
the "last,' Japanese surrender to American fand Chinesel Commanders.
This ceremony took place on October 26th at the Municipal Race Track, and
for this occasion the Captaln of our ship, Commander Solomon S Isqultll,
U S Navy, a veteran of almost 27 years commissioned servlce, was officially
ll1Vlt6d to attend on behalf of the ship s crew ,
At TSll1gt30 the Noble was ordered to joln the 66M3glC Carpet ' outfit, a
happy duty for those who had obtalnedsufficlent 6P0ll1tS,, for separation
from the service Here a group of Bluejackets and MHPIHES were embarked
on 28 October 1945, and the ship sailed for Okinawa where she filled up
to the gunnels with 'fhlgh pointers bound for San F ranclsco and all POIDIS
66Sl13t6Sld1-39, Enroute home on the northern great clrcle route every known
kind of weather was encountered, from sunshine to hall, with drenchlng
ralns ln between Halfway across, the Shlp was diverted to Seattle, Wash
lngton, where the separatees debarked The Noble went to Everett, Wash
lngton, for drydockmg, having been at sea for over a year
Upon reloading the Noble left December 5, 1945 for Nagoya, Japan
On the trlp over she encountered the severest storms since her commission
mg with record breaking rolls of 44 degrees and corresponding pitching
movements Except when unavoldable all hands kept off the weather decks,
and there were no personnel casualties
Chrlstmas lll Japan was made memorable for 2,000 Army officers and
men for they were entertained aboard the Noble wlth a hearty old fashloned
Navy Christmas dinner, candy, clgarettes, cigars, and even Christmas glfts
Homebound again, smoother weather was experlenced with a welcome stop
over at Pearl Harbor, where a Hula dance was arranged for the passengers
Leaving Pearl Harbor the ship was again dlverted but this time to sunny
San Pedro, Cahfornla A short stay there and then orders to the East Coast
for duty wlth a welcome stop over and sight seelng trlp through the Panama
Canal So after some 60 000 mlles of steaming through the broad Paclfic
the Noble leaves for HCIIVG duty lll the Atlantic and perhaps European
waters-but wherever ordered the Noble has at all times safely reached
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Lt. fjgl W. H. OUTMAN
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Ensign G. G. LANG
Ensign H. M. SHARP A
Ensign J. A. ASHBURN
Ensign L. L. MEYER
Ensign V. J. FREDRICKSON
Ensign G. L. KUNEN
Ensign H. E. BROADBENT
Ensign S. Y. WILHITE
Ensign P. H. BRUNER
Lt. Cdr. W. A. MORRIS
Lt. Cdr. F. A. L'ESPERANCE
Lt. fjgl M. L. FORCHT, Jr..
Lt. fjgl R. PADEN
Lieut. R. E. HOWELL
Ensign F. R. JILLSON
Lieut. J. F. ARNOLD
Ch. Bosn. O. O. SOETEN
Elect. G. E. HILL
Mach C E YOUNG
Ch Carp P W WYNN
Ch Pharm R S
Pay Clerk P P SMILEY
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Lleut P F PARKER
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Enslgn C H CORBETT
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Ensign J B SIMPSON
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NOBLE'S POLLYWOGS DISCOVER SECRETS OF
The boisterous ceremonies of 'ccrossing the line" are of such ancient
vintage that their 'precise derivation is lost. It is known that ceremonies
took place long ago when the ship crossed the thirteenth parallel and when
passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. These early ceremonies were of
the roughest sort and were, to a great extent, supposed to try the crew to
determine whether or not the new men on their first cruise could endure
the hardships of a life at sea. Gradually, this initiation came to be, as it
is today, primarily a ship's party, and the Equator became the traditional
place for the initiation, or "trial", of the 6'landlubbers,'.
At an earlier date, it was apparently the custom of the Vikings, when
crossing certain parallels, to make appeasement to Neptune, the mythologi-
cal god of the seas. It is possible that part of the ceremony grew out of these
earlier traditions, even though sailors had come to doubt the existence of
Neptune. Nevertheless, Neptunus Rex -- King Neptune - is today the
Hmajestyv who rules the ceremonies.
This ancient and spectacular ceremony is dear to the heart of the seamen
of all nations, and it is a curious fact of human nature that men will -
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Royal Barber ...........
Royal Devlls ...........
Royal Judge .........
Royal Scrlbe .......
Royal Ta1lo1 ........
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King Neptune ...., ....... M ARSH E L CRM
GREGC M B BMIL
MYERS L L Ens
LONG W J Jl GM1c
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.WIDEMAN C GM2c
-SMITH B B CM1c
BRYANT E SC3c
Prosecutmg Attorney ............................
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Defense Attorney..ROCERS C W
BOCKE J F
BROWN R C
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Hugh Sheriff ....
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WYNN P W Ch Carp
Sea Hag ........ MARKOWITZ J H , BM2c
Royal Chaplain .... STRAUS R A APC
Undertaker .............. .... P IERCE C SMIL
Royal Slave .................... LONG M Lklc
HUDSON O St3c
Royal Bears .... WALTERS R St C CSK
LORDELL L J CCM
LUQUE M M SM1c
WILSON B H CMoMM
WILHITE S Y Ens
BRITSCHGI C C RM1c
Royal Dentist ........ GURNEY R A Cpl1M
LINTHICUM W P Lleut Cjgj
Royal Pollceman ....................................
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STUCK R F CM1c
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HART D T BM1c
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Royal Jester ............ RUSSELL J F CMM
Royal Photographer .................,..........
MacD0N0Uf1H R S Ch Phaxm
Royal Executloner ........ Bell C J Lieut
Summons and Orders Extraordmary of the ,Royal Court
of Neptune Rex
Name ........................................................................ Rate ................,.............
1 You are hereby ordered to appear ln the Sh1p's Mess Hall of the
good shlp NOBLE dressed as follows
Mattress cover for sklrt, a bralssere made by your own hands, wearlng a
Hat hat, and a ten ll1CI'l bow tle, wlth whlte gloves
2 Be prepared for a short arm lnspectlon You wlll serve chow to
the Royal Trusty, F althful and most Honorable Shellbacks
fsf Davy Jones
Orders of the Raging Deep
BOILED PUREE OF POLLYWOG TAIL AU DAVEY JONES
ROAST BOSUN BIRD A LA EQUATOR
OLD SALT DRESSING OCTOPUS INK SAUCE
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Operationg Naha. Mixing,
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Isqulth, Lt Comdr Wm A Morris, Lt
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Flingg American P.0.W.'s entertainingg 'Un-
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Top: Chapel at Manus, Admiralty Islands:
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ORDERS AND PLAN or THE DAY
Saturday, 31 March 1945
UNIFORM OF THE DAY: '
Officers and Chief Petty Officers-Gray or Khaki without necktie.
0.0.D.-Gray or Khaki.
0445-Mess cooks and mess men report to mess hall.
Morning alert for gun crews, lookouts, and bridge watch.
0645-Clean sweep down.
0700-Turn to ship's work.
0815-All divisions muster on station. Department Heads make muster
0330-Easter Service and Communion, topside at :HI2 hatch.
fCrews Mess Hall in case of foul weatherl
1000-Mess cooks and mess men report to mess hall.
1 1 1 5-Clean sweep down.
1345-Clean sweep down.
-Turn to ship's work.
1500-"D-Day" Service for all troops and ship's company of all faiths
conducted by Chaplains Berman and Arnold, topside at number 2
1545-Mess cooks and mess men report to mess hall.
1645-Clean sweep down.
1700-Supper. C A
Sunset Darken Ship Evening Alert
Eight o'clock reports after eveningalert.
Beginning Sunday April 1 the laundry will be secured until completion
of the present operation.
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Lt. Col. Couldg Ship's Urchestrag Capll
Isquith receives plaqueg Strip tease, Happy
Hour entertainment, Rheinhvolt, WT3f 5 Kam-
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IIER LIFE I
27 November 1944
U.S.S. Noble commissioned at 1400 at
pier 27, San Francisco, California, and
left immediately for Oakland Supply De-
pot to load stores.
At I-Iunter's Point, San Francisco, Cali-
fornia for fitting out.
Proceeded to Mare Island to load ammu-
nition. In "pea soup" fog, soon finds the
value of her Radar in avoiding near-
collision with another ship.
Sailed for San Pedro for ffshakedownw
Shaking down- new crew in San Pedro
29 December-13 January, 1945
Amphibious training operations at San
Diego, Oceanside and adjacent waters.
New Year's at San Diego.
14-15 January, 1945
At Bethlehem Steel Co., Yard, San Pedro,
California, final fitting out.
Sailed for San Francisco to pick up new
In San Francisco Bay. Loaded two LCM 6s
for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
Sailed alone from San Francisco en route
Fo Afulagi, Florida Island, Solomon Is-
31 January-1 February
Winds of gale velocity and high seas
caused first sea sickness and helped an
unseasoned' crew to early get their "sea
Sighted MAUNA KEA peak, Island of
Hawaii, T.I-I., after playing about with
large unidentified target, the first contact
A 12 February
Passed within sight of Little Makin Is-
land, Gilbert Islands. At 734 crossed the
Equator into South Pacific area. During
Full Moon slipped silently passed the Jap
held Islands of Nauru and Ocean.
About ,fif ty Shellbacks initiated some 450
pollywogs into the Ancient Order of the
Deep in an impressive ceremony.
Dropped anchor in Purvis Bay, Florida
Island, Solomon Islands.
23 February-11 March
Maneuvers, gunnery, loading and landing
exercises in "Iron Bottom Bay," around
historic Savo Island and adjacent waters.
Anchored off' BUNINA POINT, Guadal-
canal and embarked 1409 officers and
men of the 6th Marine Division.
THE PACIE IC
Sailed with Task Group 53.11 en route
to Ulithi Island, Caroline Islands.
Anchored in Ulithi Lagoon.
A 27 March
Underway for invasion of Okinawa, Ry-
Off' South West coast of Okinawa, com-
menced final approach for assault land-
ing. Easter Sunday Services held today.
1 April 1945
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At General Quarters almost continually.
Landing effected at H-hour 0830.
Mission completed, sailed from Okinawa
to Pearl I-Iarbor with stopover at Saipan,
Arrived Pearl Harbor, moored to buoys
in East Lock until 6 may 1945. Enjoyed
"Hula" show on board, several trips
around the Island of Oahu, and liberty
in Honolulu and Waikiki.
OH' Maui Island, T.H., participating in
practice day and night attack and load-
ing maneuvers with squadron of Attack
Pearl Harbor again.
' 17-27 May
Round and round NII-IOA, T.I-I., in com-
pany with U.S.S. New Kent CAPA 217j,
simulating convoy movements for sub-
marine maneuvers. Underway fueling of
our two P.C. escorts.
Sailed from Pearl Harbor en route to San
Francisco and first leave!
San Francisco Bay. Coveted leave or lib-
erty for all hands. Several officers and
men detached here. About 40 new men
added to the crew.
Sailed alone from San Francisco en
route to Okinawa via Eniwetok and
Ulithi with 1267 officers and men of Cub
Stopped over at Eniwetok.
18 July-8 August
Anchored in Ulithi Lagoon. Despite the
doubtful attractions of Mog-Mog Island,
the "Pearl of the Pacific", 22 days in
the sweltering summer heat. of Ulithi La-
goon with 1267 restless passengers aboard
is no picnic. '
Last leg of the long trip to Okinawa.
Again at Hagushi and again night air
Moved to Buckner Bay, unloaded pas-
sengers day following.
Air attacks by Japanese. General Quar-
ters most of both nights. Two sister
APAs close at hand hit and severely dam-
aged, and still air raids and alarms 'til
Peace having become an accomplished
fact, embarked Army troops for occupa-
tion duty and departed for Jinsen, Korea.
Harbor of Jinsen, Korea. Embarked about
450 Allied prisoners-of-war, among them
120 American officers and men taken at
Bataan and Corregidor. These men were
visited on board by Admiral Thomas C.
Kincaid, Commander of the 7th Fleet.
En route Manila, P.I. One mine sunk by
Arrived Manila, and debarked RAMP pas-
sengers to the music of an Army Negro
band assembled on the dock in official
welcome. Brief opportunity to see the
ruins of once beautiful Manila.
Departed Manila en route to Okinawa
with 500 Navy replacement personnel
aboard as passengers.
Ordered to search for and succeeded in
finding Army fiiers whose C-47 Skytrain
had been forced down at sea off Formosa,
and who had been adrift in open rafts
for over 30 hours. Two of the men
picked up by the NOBLE, the other six
by an escorting DE, after a full night
and day search over a wide area.
Arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa.
25 September-2 October
En route Manus, Admiralty Islands.
Missed typhoon which struck Okinawa
with devastating force after our .depar-
ture. Another Equator 'initiation on
aboard for the few new po-llywogs who
joined the ship in June.
Enjoyed the ample and no longer crowd-
ed facilities of Seadler CGerman for "Sea
Eaglewb Harbor and the Navy and Marine
Corps Bases on Manus and Los Negros
in the Admiralty Islands.
Departed Manus carrying Service Air 1
and Marine Air Group 25 and their equip-
ment to Tsingtao, China for occupation
Stopped over at Leyte and Samar, Philip-
pine Islands, to pick up some of our
roaming mail, enroute Tsingtao through
mine infested Yellow Sea-sunk four
Tsingtao, China. It was here that we had
opportunity to witness the formal sur-
render of Japanese Forces in the Tsingtao
Area to the Commanding General, Sixth
Marine Division, and the Deputy Com-
mander, Eleventh Chinese War Area.
Departed Tsingtao en route to San Fran-
cisco, California via Okinawa, on first
6'Magic Carpetn run.
V 31 October
Stopped by Okinawa to embark the re-
mainder of our 2000 man "Magic Car-
pet" load and upon departure was divert-
ed to Seattle, Wash.
Arrived Seattle and debarked 2000 happy
men. Large group of Ship's Company
detached on "points" here, including the
Ship's Executive Officer, Lt. Comdr. E.
Dry docked at the Everett-Pacific Ship
Yards, Everett, Washington.
After loading stores at Pier 91, departed
for Nagoya, Japan via the Great Circle
Route on another "Magic Carpet" run.
The U.S.S. NOBLE'S FIRST REAL BAT-
TLE WITH THE ELEMENTS! Gale
weather continually, causing damage to
the ship and great discomfort to all on
board. Lost 15' life rafts en route. Vis-
ualize SS ........ , ........ sliding around the
shipis passageways when the Disbursing
Officer's safe "got loosew and tore
through the office bulkhead! But no
personnel losses. Sunk anlother mine off
Arrived in Nagoya, Japan.
Embarked 2000 Officers and Men .of the
Army, homeward bound for discharge.
Navy Christmas dinner with all trimmings
and Xmas gifts for all our crew and
Sailed for Seattle by much more southerly
route than was followed on trip over
with smooth sailing.
3-4 January 1946
Detoured to Pearl Harbor. Enjoyed Hula
show on dock alongside the ship, and
'fgot our name in the papers" along with
a picture of the show taken by an .official
Navy photographer. Destination changed
from Seattle to San Pedro, California.
Arrived San Pedro, and debarked pas-
sengers early the following morning.
At Terminal Island, San Pedro Bay, Cali-
fornia. Total mileage to date: 60,242.
26 January or about
Sailed for Panam-l Canal and active duty
in the Atlantic, cleaving behind in the ia!
Pacific many friendsiand a uwell done" I wwf-'-11
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HER PASSE GERS-WHAT THEY HAH T0 AY
1. Major Robert E. McCook
U. S. Marine Corps:
TV "I, and many other Marines aboard the U.S.S. NOBLE, have served and
travelled on many ships of our Navy, but we have yet to find a ship that can compare
with the NOBLE for its human interest for the troops aboard." .
2. Captain J. J. Freyman CMCD USNB
' Comdr. A. E. Pagan CMC, USNR:
"Throughout the six weeks on board your ship we were conscious of your
constant concern for the health and comfort of your passengers, and are taking this
opportunity to express to you our sincere appreciation for your kindness and thoughtful
3. Major Mark E. Barber
"I express the thoughts of my officers and men when I say that this has been
the most enjoyable voyage we have made in our 29 months of amphibious operations."
4. All British passengers CEX-P.O.W.sJ deloarking at Ma11ila:
"We are so grateful for all you have done for us that it is difficult to express
our thanks. What has touched our hearts so profoundly on this voyage of deliverance
are the spontaneous interest, the individual kindnesses, and the unvarying generosity
of all grades from the Captain down. We shall ever remember you with gratitude?
5. Lt. Col. I. Alexander, USA
Lt. Col. C. T. Beecher, USMC: ,
"For ourselves and on behalf of all evacuated American personnel, we join
our British brethren in the sentiment so aptly expressed."
1. Commodore H. B. Knowles, USN
Commander TransRon 12, U. S. Pacific Fleet:
"The following commendatory message has been received by ComTransRon 12:
YOU HAVE ADDED TO YOUR LONG LIST OF STRENUOUS
OPERATIONS A MOST SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY COM-
MENDABLE JOB. I EXTEND TO YOU MY CONGRATULA-
TIONS AND APPRECIATION . . .
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"Receipt of such a message was made possible only because of the highest
degree of loyalty, fullest cooperation, prolonged and unceasing endeavor, and a high
state of discipline of all units and individuals involved."
2. General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., USMC
To ComTransRon 12:
"Upon debarkation of the Sixth Marine Division from vessels of your Squadron,
I desire to extend my commendation and appreciation for the efficient manner in which
you, your staff and shipis Captains have conducted the Naval phase of the amphibious
"I also desire to express my appreciation for the many courtesies extended
by the officers and crews of your transport squadron during the voyage to the target
area. Their efforts to make the troops comfortable have done much to increase their
morale during this period."
CREW MUSTER ROLL UPON COMMISSIONING
ABRAMOVITZ, Gabriel Inj, Slc
ADAMS, Robert Ellison, GM3c
AESCHLEMAN, Raphael Eli,
ALARDI, Andrew P., Slc
ALBERG, Clyde William, GM1c
ALEXANDER, Billy James, Bkr3c
ALLEN, Wardell Thomas, St2c
ALPAUGH, Robert Earl, SF1c
ANDERSON, August J., PhM2c
ANDERSON, Frank, StM1c
ANDERSON, Leonard F.,
ANDRADE, Fred, Cox QLCJ
ANJJRUSKIEWICZ, Raymond A.,
ARLET, Frederick Melven, B2c
ARMSTRONG, Leonard, StM2c
ARNOLD, Richard Hinton, Slc
ASHCRAFT, Harry Raine,
AUSTIN, James Tyler, FC3c
AYRES, Loren John, S2c
BABINSKI, Carl, Flc
BALLOTT, Cleveland, StM1c
BANKER, Arthur Jerome,
BANYON, Dale Clarence, S2c
BARCELOW, Paul A., Jr.,
BARISCILLO, John Francis, HA11:
BARTELLI, Kenneth A., S2c
BARTON, Angus Wickham, S2c
BASHOOR, John Walter, S2c
BATES, John Wesley, HA2c
BAXTER, Lowell Johnson, S2c
BEDNAR, Francis David, Y3c
BEGANSKY, Charles, CBMQTJ
BENDER, Thruman Gerold, SM3c
BENNETT, Benjamin, CM2c
BENTLEY, George, Ylc
BERENDES, Glenn Eugene,
BERNIUS, George E., Jr., EM3c
BESERDETSKY, John Stanley, Slc
BIDDISON, Robert Martin, S2c
BIGGERSTAFF, Elmer Charles,
BINDNER, Justen James, S2c
BINNIE, Glenn David, MoMM1c
BLANTON, Santford Brown, S2c
BLECHL, Alvin Joseph, SM3c
BLY, Frank Oscar, PhM3c
BOCKE, Joseph Fred, CEMQAAJ
BOLES, Bridcr Bronzell, S2c
BONNER, Bennie, StM2c
BRADLEY, William, Jr., StM1c
BRAWDY, Robert Raymond, S2c
BRESHEARS, Claude V., F1c
BRIGGS, Jimlny Jeene, SlM1c
BRIGGS, Kenneth Louis, Slc
BRITSCHGI, Carl G., EM1c
BROCK, Raymond Gerald, Flc
BROTON, Dwaine Carter, S2c
BROWN, Jesse Milner, RM3c
BROWN, Robert Chaney, EM2c
BRUNING, Willard F., Y2c
BRYANT, Elmon Burnice, SC3c
BUCKLEY, Francis Leo, Cox
BULIFANT, Herbert Lee, S2c
BURNS, John Hugh, S2c1YJ
BUSH, James Henry, Ck2c
BYRD, Charles Robert, Flc
CAREY, Harold Dennis, Slc
CARR, James Ishmul, F1c
CARR, Joseph Raymond,
CASEY, John James, S1cfQMJ
CAVASOS, Gerald Dean, F10
CHALLONER, Raymond H., CM3c
CHAPMAN, Stephen Glen, CM2c
CHILDERS, Jack, Jr., Flc
Cl..-KEYS, Cyril M., Flc
CLAPPER, Ream M., Jr., S2c
CLARK, Luther Leroy, S2c
CLARKE, Bruce C., Jr., Slc
CLAYBON, Lemuel F., StM1c
CLELAND, Jesse LeRoy, Cox
CLEMONS, Rupert G., Y3c
CLII-"PON, Thelma J., BM2cfLC,l
COCHRAN, Howard T., Slc
COLBURN, Ernest Wayne, S2c
COLEY, Joseph Yvilliam, F10
COLUCCI, Joseph A., BM1c
COOL, Charles Lemon, BM2cQLCJ
COREATHERS, Dwight, StM1c
COURSON, Charles Ray,
COUZENS, Joseph Elvan, SF2e
COVENTON, William A., S2c
CRAIG, Glen Ralph, CM1c
CRAWFORD, James T., S2c
CRAYNE, Verner Hugo, S2cQRMj
CREELMAN, James Allan, S2c -
CROCK, Roy William, S2cQLCJ
CROUSE, Fred W., Jr., S2c
CULP, Lyman Presnell,
CULP, William B., COXQLCJ
DAGGETT, George Miles, HA2c
DAVID, Peter R. L., Flc
DAVIS, Robert Clyde, StM1c
DAWSON, Charles Robert,
DE ALBAR, Eugene, S2c
DELANEY, John Thomas, S2c
DE LEON, Charlie M., Flc
DE MARTIN, Charles, Jr., HA2c
DERRICK, Robert Earl, S1clLCj
DILLON, Author Coleman, W'l'2c
DIVEL, William E., PhM2c
DIKON, James Allen, S2c
DRIVER, Odis Lawrence, Cox
DUNCAN, Charles William, EMlc
DUNNING, Billie Lee, S2c
DURANCEAU, Peter James,
DUTTON, Earl George, PhM2c
EDWARDS, Charles Elvin, Y2c
EHMKE, William Arnol,
ELLIS, George, StM2c
ERICKSON, Hans Theodore,
FARRELLY, John J., Jr., Sic
FAUROT, George Arthur,
FINCH, William Walter, Cox
FOWLER, Ernest C., Jr.,
FOX, Dale, RM1c
FRANCIS, William Manuel,
FRANTZ, Elwood Carl, Slc
FRAZIER, Norman Paul, S2c
FREEMAN, Byron T., Jr., GM2c
FRIEDEMAN, Emil Victor, QM2c
FRUIN, James Charles, RM3c
FUSILIER, Delmar Louis, StM1c
GAGEN, Henry Joseph, SF31:
GALLIE, Toy Clarence, Slc
GENAWESE, John William, Cox
GENTRY, Raymond Ralph, MM2c
GILI., Walter Rolland, BM1c1LCj
GORDON, Owen Edward,
GOTHARD, Melton Ralph, Flu:
GOYETTE, James Edward, Cox
GRAHAM, R. S., StM1c
GRANADO, Bennie Trigo,
GRAY, Owen Leslie, Jr., BM1c
GREGG, Max Burton, BMIcQLCj
GREINKE, John Herman, BM2c
GRESHAM, Terrance Owen,
GUERRERO, Gonzalo M., S2c
GURNEY, Robert Alfred,
GUTIERREZ, Ignacio G., Jr.,
GUTTINC, John, S2c1SMJ
GUYBERSON, John Andrew, Slc
HAJDUK, Eugene John, EM3c
HALLMAN, Harry Howard,
CBM QPAJ QLCJ
HALTERMAN, Harold Glen, BM2c
HANING, James Robert, CM2c
HANSEN, Carl Martin, SF2cQLCJ
HARMON, James Rhyne, S2c
HARR, Paul Glenn, PhM2c
HARRIS, Marion Francis, BMIc
HART, Dwain Tholnas, BM1c
IIATFIELD, Benjamin Carl, SCIQ-
IIELLMAN, Samuel, PliM1c
HENDERSON, Kelley I., S2c
IIICKERSON, James Dewey,
HILF, William Edward, RM3c
HODGETTS, Frederick J., S10
HOLT, Frank Louis, Slc
HOOPER, Norman Lee,
HOOVER, Walter Marion,
HOPKINS, Rex, QM2c
HORNING, Chester A., M19
IIOTCHKISS, Harold E., SK2c
HOWARD, Earl LeRoy, W'f1c
HOWARD, W'illiam Raymond,
I-IUBBARD, Franklin F., S2c
HUBBARD, Otis C., S2c
HUDSON, Oliver, StM3c
HURLEY, Hugh Hudson, GM3c
HURST, Alfred Hall, S2c
HURST, Ralph Quinton, Jr.,
HUTCHERSON, Willis G.,
HUTTON, John Henry, S2eQLCj
JACKSON, Lee Parker, Ck3e
JAMES, George William, StM1c
JAY, Ralph Bidwell, S2cQRdMj
JEFFERS, Fred Elmer, GM3c
JENKINS, Sherman, Jr., sun.,
JOHNSON, Alvin Bert, S2cQLCj
JOHNSON, Audie Leon,
JOHNSON, Clarence R., S2clLCJ
JOHNSON, Clyde Harris, S2cQLCJ
JOHNSON, Francis A., Jr.,
JOHNSON, James Harold,
JOHNSON, Mervin Lyle, S2cQLCJ
JOHNSON, Robert Nugent
JOHNSON, Thomas F., S1cQLCJ
JONES, Charles William,
JONES, Gerald, S2cQLCJ
JONES, Glendon Lee, S2c
JONES, Mack Harlan, S2cQLCJ
JONES, Ollie Fredrick, CoxQLCj
JUHN, Albert Richard, RT3c
JUSTESEN, Anton Jay, S2cQLCj
KAMP, George Francis, S2c1LCj
JUSTUS, Kenneth Ralph, S2cQLCj
KANTHACK, Earl Albert,
KEATING, William Henry, MM14:
KELLEY, Evertt Leon, EM2c
KELLY, Elmer Duane, S2clLCJ
KELSO, Wilbur Wayne,
KEMP, Edward Eugene, S2cQLCJ
KENNEDY, Donald Keith,
KENNEY, Beverley Crenshaw,
KETTINGER, Kenneth Alden, F2c
KIMBLE, Dee, S20
KING, Grady, S2c
KIRCHGRABER, Paul J., Jr.,
KIRKMAN, George Raymond
KIRKPATRICK, Robert H.,
KLEPPER, Stanley Hughes,
KNOX, Clinton Clarence,
KOPPE, David Fred, S2cQLCj
KRAMER, Ralph Otto, PhM3c
KREFT, Ernest Theodore,
KROEGER, Verner M. J., F2c
LAMBERT, Forrest William, F2c
LEE, .Iames Gordon, Cwlc
LEE, Robert Earl, StM3c
LEE, William, Dewie, S10
LE JEUNE, Robert Bruce,
LERCH, Henry W., Jr., S1cQLCj
LESAR, Melvin Frederick, Slc
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LILES, Granville T., COXQLCJ
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LIPINSKI, Henry, COXQLCJ
LITTLE, John Glenn, CoxfLCj
LITTLE, Kenneth Irwin, SK1c
LITTLEFIELD, John C., PhM3c
LOBDELL, Lyle James, CCMQPAJ
LOGAN, Philliph, COXQLCJ
LONG, Maham, Cklc
LONG, William J., Jr., GM21:
LONGCOR, Walter Morris,
LOOMIS, Walter Owen, COXQLCJ
LOWICANCE, Willialn Selby,
LUCAS, Ernest Emick, Slc
LUCAS, Steve, Jr., Cox1TjQLCj
LUCIANO, Michael Anthony,
LULHAM, Benny Merle, GM3c
LUX, Urman Maydar, S2c1SMJ
MACKEY, Leonard, StMlc
MADISON, Morris Lloyd,
MALONE, Gaylord Philip,
MAMONE, Frank, Slc
MAPLES, James L., Jr., Slc
MARCUM, Walter, Cox
MARKUWITZ, Joe Harry,
MARRUN, Bernard Francis,
MARSH, Edward Louis, CBMQPAJ
MARTIN, Carrol Johnson, RM31:
MARX, Frederick, CoxQLCj
LHATHIAS, Robert William,
MAYBERRY, Jewel Lee, CoxQLCj
McKAY, Donald Bruce, SK2c
McKINLEY, William R., HA2c X
McMAHAN, Edward Joseph, GM3c
McNAIR, Kenneth David,
McNAUGHT, James, F2c
McNUTT, Everett Lee,
MEEK, John William, GM3c
MILES, Melvin George,
MILLER, Everett Lee, Jr., RM3c
MISTERKA, John Frank, FCO3c
MOBLEY, Charles Young,
MOLSON, Raymond Alfred,
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MONTALBO, Paul Eugene,
MONTGOMERY, Roy Edgar,
MOORE, Elvious, CCSQPAI
MOORE, Jesse, Jr., S2cQLCJ
MOORE, Robert Chilton, S2cQLCj
MOREA.U, Wilfred Joseph,
MORGAN, Bobby Joe, RM2c
MORROW, Charles Emerson,
MORROW, William B., Jr.
MOTHERSHED, Ernest J.,
MOUTON, John Ollie, StM1c
MUNS, Duane Henry, MM3c
MURPHY, Wilfred Henry,
MURRAY, Guy Rupert, MM2c
MYERS, Louis G., Jr., S2cfLCJ
NELSON, Charles Richard, CF3c
NELSON, Francis A., Jr., RM3c
NELSON, George William,
NELSON, Sofus LeRoy, MME3c
NELSON, Milton, Slc
NERI, Victor, CstfAAJ
NESBIT, Joseph, StM1c
NIMON, Wade I-laden,
NOAH, Floyd Edward, S2cfLCJ
NORDMAN, Vincent C., SC2c
NORRIS, Frederick E., S2cfLCJ
NOVAK, Herman Henry, SM3c
OAKEY, William James, S2cfLCJ
O'DONNELL, Richard E.,
OLSEN, Jerry Orris, S2cfLCJ
O'NEAL, Richard H., S2cfLCJ
ORTEGA, Tim Jim, S2cfLCJ
O'I'I'O, Michael, S2cfLCJ
OWEN, Woodward, S2c
PADGETT, John William, S2c
PAGANO, Peter Eugene, S2cfLCj
PAGE, Arthur Winfred, S2c
PALACIO, Eduardo Del, S2cfLCJ
PALEY. Lester, S2c
PANELLA, Francis Joseph, S2c
PANTIER, Norman Lyle,
PANZARELLA, Gandolfo C., S2c
PARADIS, Normand Joseph, S2c
PARKER, Roy Arthur, S2c
PARLIN, Herbert John, S2c
PARMUTH, Robert Donald,
PARRISH, Harry Benford, S2c
PARRONE, Joseph, S2c
PARSONS, Robert Cromwell,
PARTAIN, Charles Richard,
PARTCH, James Junior, S2cfLCJ
PATE, John Floyd, S2cfLCJ
PAgI'TERSON, Charles H., Jr.,
PATTERSON, Edward, S2c
PATTERSON, James Ray, S2c
PAUL, John Henry, S2c
PAVILL, Vincent Paul, S2c
PAYNE, Titus Randolph, S2c
PECK, John Harvey, S2c
PEDERSON, John Maxell, SM31:
PEKARSKY, Jerome, S2c
PELGER, Edward Carl, S2c
PELOQUIN, Jean Normand
PENDER, William Howard, S2c
PENDRO, Robert, S2c
PENROD, Billy, S2c
PEREIRA, Anthony, S2c
PERONI, Paul John, S2c
PETERSON, Earl Leonard, S2c
PETERSON, Raymond Francis,
Pfeiffer, Melvin Merle, EM3c
PIERCE, Clarence Eugene, SM1c
POLICASTRO, Gerald John,
POWELL, Deon David, Slc
POWELL, William Hoyt, Slc
QUILLEN, William J., Jr.,
REED, Fred Allen, F2cfWTj
RAY, Lawrence, F2c
REINHOLD, Frederick A., Jr.,
ROBINSON, Asberry Celeste,
ROBSON, William Albert,
ROSENBLUM, Joseph, IIA1c
ROYALTY, Harold Eugene,
RUCKER, Lafayette Charles,
RUDOLPH, Philip Charles,
RUMMEL, Josiah Francis, PhM2c
RUSSEL, James Franklin,
RUSSELL, Roscoe Earl,
RYAN, Clayton Alexander, F2c
RYAN, Frederick Charles,
SABATH, Theodore Anton, Slc
SALTIBAN, Pedro Apilado, Ck3c
SAMBATARO, Joseph, Cox
SAUNDERS, George Thomas,
SAWYER, Lindsey Paul, S2c
SCHEPERS, Donald Charles,
SCHIRTZ, Charles W.,
SCHMIDT, Virgil William,
SCHNEIDER, Fred George,
SCHODOWSKI, Chester W.,
SCHRAMM, James Gilbert,
SCHROPP, William John,
SCHULDT, Harry Henry,
SCHULL, James Kirby, S1cfSCJ
SCHWARTZ, Herbert S.,
SCIIWARZ, Frank Paul, SC1c
SCLOCCHINI, Albert A.,
SEDER, Floyd Henry,
SELBY, Wilmer Gardner, F2c
SHEEI-IAN, James H., Jr., WT2c
SHELTON, Thomas Edward,
SHIPP, Eugene Howard,
SHNIDER, Jack Carl, FC03c
SHOULDERS, Dabney G.,
SHRAIBERG, Jack Edward,
SIDRONY, George T.
SIGHTS, Jack Early,
SJOBERG, Harry Francis, WT3c
SKOCZYLAS, Edward Frank,
SMALL, Richard, StM2c
SMITH, Bernard Butler, GM1c
SMITH, Philip Pliney, StM1c
SMOLLER, Robert James,
SMOTHERS, Ronald, F1cfEMJ
SNELLINGS, Conroy H., MoMM1c
SODOSKY, Edward, S2cfRMJ
STANLEY, Harold W., GM3cfLCJ
STOKES, Frank Sontag, Flc
STONE, Stanley, S1cfSKJ
STOVALL, Carl Jessie, S2c
STRONG, Lloyd Clifford, RM2c
STUCK, Russell Emmett, GM1c
STULTS, Hubert James, S2c
SU.MMERS, John Daniel, S2cfSCJ
TAMMIO, Ailo Athon, CSFKAAJ
TEN BRINK, Eugene T. R., MM1c
THOMPSON, Sylvester E.,
TIBBETTS, Raymond A., S1cfYJ
TOMLIN, Charles Edward, SM2c
TOOMEY, Matthew Peter, S2c
TRACEY, William Edward, S2c
TOONE, Bill, RM2c
TRUAX, Richard Armond, MM2e
VAN DERMARK, Robert H., F2c
VAN PELT, Sidney, HA2c
VASQUEZ, Seferino D., S2c
VAUGHT, James David, BM2c
VERDEROSA, Arthur Harry.
VOYLES, J. T., Slc
WAGNER, Claude Joseph, S2c
WAGNER, George Elmer, S2c
WALKER, G. W., S2c
WALKER, Lowen A., S2c
WALTERS, Richard St. C.,
WARR, Frank, S2c
WA'I'1"S, Willie, S2c
WEAGLY, Fred Warren, MM1c
WEBB, Willie Felton, Slc
WEBSTER, Edwin Walter,
WEDEMEIER, Herbert H.,
WEEKS, Allen Mitchell, S2c
WEEKS, James Clinton, Slc
WEEKS, Paul Eugene, Slc
WEIL, Robert August, HA1c
XVESTENBERGER, August, BM2c
WIDEMAN, Cameron Leland,
WILLIAMS, Thomas Eugene,
WILSON, Byron Herschel,
WOLFE, Robert Herman, MM1c
WOOD, Charles Thomas,
XANDER, Bill Owen, Bkrlc
YOUNG, Julious F., SM2c-
Captain S0l0l110n S. ISQUITH, U.S.N ..,.,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Commanding Officer
Li. Comdr. James.M. CLARIQ, Jr., CCDD, 'USNR ,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, Executive Officer
Lielli. C-Ollltlr. Walter SUNKENS, CEMD, USNR ,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Engineering Officer
Lieut. Jesse S. COOPER, U.S.N ...,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,
Lt. William F. EICKS, CDD, USNR ,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,
Lt. Robert H. EBLEN, CDD, USNR .......
Lt. CjgD Jacob N. PIERCE, CDD, USNR .,....,,,,,,
Lt. CjgD Joseph A. ASHBURN, CDD USNR ......
...----Asst. First Lieut.
Li. Victor J. FREDRICKSON, CDD, USNR .............. Jr. 2nd Div. Officer
LI. Duane K. NYGAARD, CDD, USNR .................... First Division Officer
Ensign Clarence H. CORBETT, CDD, USNR-..
Ensign Eugene L. WOLFF, CDD, USNR ............
Ensign Willard C. SHRODE, CDD, USNR ........
Ensign James B. SIMPSON, CDD, USNR ........
Ensign Peter H. TRAUDT, CDD, USNR ...........
---....-Boat Group Comdr.
.....------..Second Div. Officer
Ensign Henry J. VODERBERG, CDD, USNR ................ Jr. First Division Off.
Ensign Harry E. BROADBENT, Jr., USNR ........ Asst. Engineering Off.
Ensign Paul H. BRUNER, CED, USNR .......,.....
Sam Y. WILHITE, U.S.N ................................. Radar and CIC Officer
---Asst. Engineering Off.
Ensign Bolling G. BRAWLEY, CDDL, USNR ................ Asst. Engineering Off.
Ensign John D. HOWARD, Jr., CDDL, USNR ...........
Ensign William G. HUGHES, CDDL, USNR .......... .-
Comdr. Marshall COHEN, CMCD, USN ....................
.Jr. First Division Officer
-....--..Asst. Radio Officer
Lt. Martin L. FORCHT, Jr., CMCD, USNR ............ Asst. Medical Officer
Lleut. Randolph PADEN, CDD, USNR ........,........... ................ D ental Officer
Lt. CjgD Frank R. JILLSON, CSCD, USNR ........
Lieut. John F. ARNOLD, ChC, USNR .........
Ch. Bosn. Osmond O. SOETEN, USN .......
Ch. Elect. Gerald E. HILL, USN .........
Ch. Elect. Gerald E. HILL, USN ........
Machinist Charles E. Young, USN ........
Ship's Clerk Fred G. Schneider, USN ........
Chief Pay Clerk Richard A. Straus ......
.Supply Sr Disb. Officer
- - - -- -Electrical Engineer
...-..-Asst. Engineering Off.
--....--Asst. to Executive Off.
.-.Asst. to Supply Officer
Lieutenant Comdr, Edmund W. Lakas, CDD, USNR .....,...... Executive Officer
Lieutenant John D. Marlin, .lr-, CDD, USNR -------- 5 ---------.----------------- N3Vig3t01'
Lieutenant Comdr. Shepard W. Leigh, CCRD, USNR .... Communications Off.
Lieutenant Carl W. Rogers, CDD, USNR ................................ Gunnery Officer
Lieutenant Charles J. Bell, um, USNR .F.......................... First Lieuwuam
Lieutenant Robert T. Clifton, CDDL, USNR ........ Third Division Officer
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Lieutenant William H. Ollilllall, QDJ, USNR .......,........ FiI'Sl Division Officer
Lieutenant Julius ECl16l6S,I ,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,, IiOC0gl1lti0n Officer
Lieutenant Q William P. Linthicum, CEMQ, USNR--Asst. Engineering Off.
Ensign George G. Lang, CDCLJ, USNR .................................. Signal Ufliccl'
Ensign Harry M. Sharp, USN ...................................... Asst. Gllllllery 0fHCC1'
Ensign Louis L. Meyer, USN ................................................ Ship,S SCCl'Ci2lI'y
Lieut, Comdr. William A. Morris, QMCDS, USNR ...... ....... M edical 0fl'lCC1'
Lieutenant Commander Robert E. Howell, KSCJ ......r............. Supply Officer
Chief Pharmacist Robert S. MacDonough, USN ..... .Admin. Asst. to Med. Off.
Carpenter Paul YV. Wynn, USN ..........................
Pay Clerk Paul P. Smiley, USNR ................................ ASSt. to Supply Oflicel'
Lieutenant Bernard A. Rause KDD, USNR ........
Lieutenant Robert P. Larkin, CDMD, USNR .......
Lieutenant Augusta R. ,Iones,'USN .......... ..
-.--.Ass,t. Engineering Off.
Lieutenant Frederick W. Rosen, KD, USNR ........................ Gunnery Officer
Lieutenant Percy F. Parker, CDJL, USNR ...........
.Boat Group Commander
Lieutenant Tennyson G. Wright, CDI, USNR ........ Ass't. Boat Group Comdr.
Lieutenant Donald G. Divine, CDD, USNR ....... -.
Ensign George'L. Kunen, CDDR, USNR ..........
Ensign Marion G. Stephenson, CCH, USNR ...... -.
Ensign John L. Merrick, QDD, USNR .........,,,,.
Lieutenant Edward M. Turich, QMCJ, USNR .......
----.--Ass't. Comm. Oflicer
..-.-...----Boat Eng. Oiiicer
.----Beach Party Med. Off.
Lieutenant Cjgl George S. Bova, CMCJ, USNR .,.,,,,,,,,, Ass"t, Medical Officer
Lieutenant Q Joseph P. Catania, CMCI, USNR ........ Ass't. Medical Oiiicer
Machinist Wilbur W. Kelso,-USN ...,.....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,-,,,,.,,,,--,,..--,,---,
Second Lieutenant Kenneth R. Church, USMCRQ ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,. Transport M,
OFFICERS COMING ON BOARD SINCE
Lieutenant-Commander James M. Clark, Jr.
Lieutenant fjgl Jacob N. Pierce S
Ensign Bolling G. Brawley '
Ensign John D. Howard, Jr.
Ensign William G. Hughes
Commander Marshall Cohen
Ship's Clerk Fred G. Schneider
Lieutenant Augusta R. Jones
Lieutenant Ber11ard A. Rause
Lieutenant Robert P. Larkin
Lieutenant Frederick W. Rosen
-Lieutenant Edward M. Turich
Lieutenant fjgl Joseph P. Catania
Machinist Wilbur W. Kelso
Lieutenant-Commander Francis A. L'Esperance
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