Salisbury Sound (AV 13) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1959

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Commander Leary, a native of New York City, graduated from Fordam University in 194O and was accepted for NROTC training at Northwestern University. He was commissioned in April 1941, and began his Naval career as Q "black shoe" by serving aboard the USS COLORADO as Third Division Officer. ln December 1942, he received orders to fiight training at Pensacola, and in September 1943 received his wings, and orders to the Aleutian Theater, where he fiew patrols in PBY's. After WWII, he was assigned as an instructor at the NROTC Unit at Cornell University where he met his future wife. ln October 1948, they were married and are now residing in San Mateo, Calif. Commander Leary has served with the Bureau of Ordnance, Fleet Air Wing FOURTEEN, Air Transport Squadron EIGHT and as Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron FORTY-SIX. Prior to reporting to the "Sally" he was assigned to the Patrol Design Branch ofthe Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D.C. ....,.......- -f-,'.............--,-....--Q-..,-,.-. L., N... . 3 , . e: A . COMMANDER W.J. LEARY, USN AND OUR "EXECS" 'Quai' X' CAPTAIN E.W. BERGSTROM Captain Bergstrom served as Excecutive Officer onthe USS SALISBURY SOUND from 18 April 1958 until the 1st of Febuary 1959. "Commander Bergstrom" as we know him was selected for Captain and was detached as XO of the "Sally" and ordered to the office of Chief of Naval Operations. His Naval career began in 1939 following graduation from the University of Minnesota. He was accepted for Naval Flight Training and reported to Pensacola, Florida and upon graduating received his wings and commission as Ensign. Most of Captain Bergstroms' World War ll service was in patrol squadrons operating from the Philippines and Aleutians. His heroic efforts during the early part of the war won him the Distinguished Flying Cross. Prior to reporting aboard the "Sally" he served as Navigator aboard the USS SOLOMON, Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Naval Science and Tactics, NROTC Unit, University of Utah. lt was during this latter tour of duty that his wife presented him with twins4Tommy and Bobby. He and Mrs. Bergstrom, the twins, and two daughters, Chris and Susan, are now residing in Annapolis, Virginia. lt was with sincere regret that that the "Sally " saw "Commander Bergstrom " leave as Exec and assume his new duties in Washington, D.C.

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Q ffl! CAPTAIN R. L. FOWLER, USN Captain Fowler, Commanding Officer of the USS SALISBURY SOUND lAV-131, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the commission of Ensign in 1936. His first duty was aboard the USS LEXINGTON where he served as Gunnery and Division Officer until 1938. In 1938 Captain Fowler began flight training at Pensacola, Florida and graduated with his wings ten months later in June, 1939. From Flight School, Captain Fowler received orders to the USS WASP. During War ll he also served aboard the USS INDEPENDENCE and the USS KITKUM BAY. He fought in every major Pacific battle from Midway to Okinawa. While Commanding Officer of VC-5 Squadron aboard the USS KITKUM BAY, he was decorated with the Navy Cross for duty performed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Strictly a carrier pilot, Captain Fowler has 496 carrier landings to his credit. His last shipboard duty before coming to the USS SALISBURY SOUND in August 1958 was aboard the USS LEYTE where he served as Executive Officer in 1954. He was Naval Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air immediately prior to reporting to the USS SALISBURY SOUND. Recently Captain Fowler received orders as Commanding Officer of the USS ESSEX. Captain Fowler wed Miss Mederies Coburn of Seattle, Washington in 1938. They have three children, Dianne, 19, Julia, 9, and Richard, 5. They make their home at Los Gatos, California. OUR I CAPTAIN. . . I At the conn . . . , ...,.. . i 5 ' I ', , I A ., .l

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OUR FLAG . . . l- CAPTAIN T. O. MURRY, USN K , ' i",F , '. A .. . mg-x. J, .,',,,,-- -.Q 32.2-r REAR ADMIRAL P. P. BLACKBURN JR.,USN While rn Western Pacific waters the " Sally " was the flagship lor Rear Admiral PP. Blackburn Ji., Commander, Taiwan Patrol Forcef Fleet Arr Wing ONE, and his staff, Rear Admiral Blackburn is a graduate ol the Naval Academy, Class ol l93O, and was designated a Naval Aviator in l932. He commissioned Patrol Squadron 2Ol in June i942 and served as Commanding Officer of that squadron. Alter a tour of duty in the Bureau ol Aeronautics, he reported aboard the USS RANDOLPH as Navigator and later served as Executive Officer. He has served as Chief ot Stott to Commander Carrier Division FOUR and Head ofthe Special Vveapons and Psychological Warfare Branch, Strategic Plans Division at the OPnce of the Chief of Naval Operations. Rear Admiral Blackburn was appointed to his present rank on 24 January i958 and that some month assumed his present important duties. He is married to the former Miss Moulden of Washington, D.C., and has two sons, Paul ltt and William. He and Mrs Blackburn reside on Okinawa at the present time. Captain Murray assumed the duties of Chief of Staff, Taiwan Patrol Farce Fleet Air Wing One l August l958 He entered the U.S. Navy in July i935 at the Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington, D.C., reporting for flight training. He served aboard the USS YORKTOWN upon receiving his commission as a Naval Aviator. During WWII he served as Commanding Officer of various squadrons. From i948 to i958 he has served as Chief of Staff and Commanding Officer, Naval Operating Base, Naval Air Facility, Adak, Alaska, as director of technical publications in the Bureau of Aero- nautics, Operations Officer Hawaiian Sea Frontier, and as Com- manding Ofhcer, Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 5l. He is married to the former Anne C. Mc Craw, and has four children, Thomas lr., Michael, Peter and Kathryn. He and his family reside on Okinawa.

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