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The purpose of this page inserted in the front of this book is to
bring you up-to-date on the latest news and addresses that have been re-
ceived too late to appear in the book.
Changes of address and addresses not in book:
Jo E0 HSYBP,
L. J. Welch comms,
G. W. Windress, CCWTD
Edu. M. zukewski, ccsmb
L. J. Burker,
H. E. Rutter,fCQMl
Ll Fo Horvath,
S. J. Putalavage, -
Earl D. Williams,
Roy E. Ringler
Ro Go Winsor, fY1loD
E. R. Fulton lRH1fcl
Leo S. Latray CRM5 cb
Ken L. Rasor QRMS cl
Walter Britton, Jr.,
M. P. Hoffman.KRM5fcJ,
Howard G. Pyne,lRdM5 cb,
Angelo Gallo, CSoMl ch,
J. E. Sutor1us.KQM5!cD
R. E. Rab1aeau,fseM5!c5,
M. P. Geronimo,CFC5fcD,
Ao Bushkog fTM5 Cy,
G. Henchy,lGM2 cl,
Frances K. Helmsin, KSF5fc
David E. Geor e,KS1fcD,
Keith Casto, ?SlfcJ
F. A. Mahoney, CCOXS,
J. D. Blackmon, iSlfcD,
Kenneth Thompson, KBM2!cJ
R. O, Goudy, fPhMlfcD,
Harry Lubar, KY5fcJ,
Bently C. Palez, lY1fcJ,
Ted Komoroski, .
John J. Reilly, .
Paul Taft, CLieutJ,
B111 Kendall, CLt. Cmdr.J
Capt. J. R. Pahl, USN,
Henry Gaillard, fLieut.D,
J. K, Sidebottom, CLt. jg
John Hoye, CLieut.7,
Thomas Eberly, iLieut.J,
Jim Whitney, KLt. jgl,
Jim Boswell, CL1eut.J,
Dr. Quentin Legg,
R. H. Kress,-CLieut.J,
A. G. Borden, CLleut Cmdr
Lt. jg, C. H. Davis, USN,
Ed Fritz, KL1eut.J,
275Pardel1a Ave., Lemay, Mo.
1718 Leolyn St., Pittsburgh, Pa.
787 P1 er Blvd. Detroit Michigan
W., Grand Rapids, Mich
Island City, N. J.
St., Philadelphia, Pa.
245 Seward Ave., N.
2716 25rd St., Long
1759 E. Scattergood
2044 W. 20th Place,
454 So. 2nd St., St.
RFD 2, Manchester, Mich.
1061 Northview Ave, Barberton, Ohio
5985 Eye St., Sacramento, California
166 First Ave., Prichard, Alabama
P. 0. Box 266, Desota, Mo.
5245 Terry Ave., Bronx, N. Y.
State Fish Hatchery, Great Falls, Montana
520 N. Pierce St., Lima, Ohio
1524 Union Pike, North Bergen, N. J.
479 Avon Ave, Newark 8, N. J.
Route 1, Box 59, Irving, Texas
2659 Carmen St., Camden, N. J.
ll Warren Ave., Tuckahoe, N. Y.
227 W. Dunbar St., Belleflower,
507 East 89th St., New York, N. Y.
564 N. Grove St., E. Orange , N. J.
Box 599, Strabane, Pennsylvania
29 Bayard St., Nutley, N. J.
150 West 4th St., Mount Vernon, N. J.
1979 Sutter Ave., Cincinnati 25, Ohio
Karnak, Illinois A
Box 182, Sta. A.,East Liverpool, Ohio
50 Wall St., Amsterdam, N. Y.
Village Spring, Alabama ,
1501 Main St., Paris, Kentucky '
5420 Oriole Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
2521 S. Marshall St., Philadelphia, Pa.
1100 Rock St., Little Rock, Arkansas
10 Lincoln Ave., Branford, Conn.
406 West 51st St., New York, N. Y.
Piping Rock Lane, Houston, Texas
Burlington Ave., Houston, Texas
N. Flower St., Santa Ana, Calif.
608, Magee Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Campbell Ave., Schenectady, N. Y.
171 Larch Road, Cambridge, Mass.
5522 Lookout Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
274 West llth St., New York, N. Y.
106-O1 51st Ave., COTOHB, LQ IQ, N0 Yo
20 Swan St., Beverly, Mass
1527 Frame St., Charlestown, West Va.
Albans Gen. Hospital, Jamaica, L. I.
5th St-. Corona, California
165 Henderson No. C 1'
ATR:1O, wo, sim sranglgeefmcslif.
West llth St., New York, N. Y.
Probably you have all wondered why you d1dn't get this book before this.
Well, the covers presented the chief difficulty. We placed the order in
March with delivery promised in June or July. The covers finally were re-
ceived in September and then they were the wrong size, so had to be remade
all over again.
We tried to get everybody's name and address in the
book, but never re-
ceived some of the information. As you may remember, the photographers were
working on board ship under very difficult conditions using some Japanese
film. We tried to use all the photos we could even though they were dark
or blurred. That is why some of the pictures are not very clear. Some of
the photos sent in were too small to be used. That is why there are no
pictures of Paul Kraus, Kelly, John Harwood, and one or two others in the
book. The picture Kmiec sent us turned black before we used it.
Most of the write-ups were made by someone in your division. So don't
blame the com ittee for anything said about you.
Letters were written to Capt. Pahl, Capt. Wells, and Capt. Wilson ask-
ing for information about themselves and for their photograph. Maybe the
addresses were not very good because no reply was forthc
who was attached to the Gunnery School at the Washington
Capt. Wilson at Annapolisg but by that time the book was
pleted, and no additional pictures could be used. Tom's
assistance was greatly appreciated. Ensign Luckett, who
ington, D. C. getting ready to go to schoolg Georgetown,
find his address, however.
As you may have noticed, some of the photographs us
Navy photos, which were contributed by the Photo Librar
nautics in Washington.
oming. Tom Eberly,
Navy Yard, saw
pretty well com-
pictures and able
was also in Wash-
I think. I can't
ed official U. S.
y of Bureau of Aero-
To bring everybody up to date, the Steve left Brooklyn Navy Yard for
Charleston, S. C. the early part of March. Probably the
last days of tucklng the old Steve away in mothballs, t
bad enough before the Ship's Service and the movie house
less said about those
he better. It was
burned down. .
Bob Jacob was transfered to the U. S. S. Simpson, CAGQVI, which was an
old 4 stacker operating around Guantanamo. Lt. Cmdr. John Drew, the"Exec",
also received.his orders to a new 2200 ton DD on the West Coast. Lieut.
Harvey Herrick, who took over as Exec, was ordered to the U.S.S. Robert H.
Smith, CDHZSJ, after the Steve was finally decommissioned on April 27, 1946.
The Captain was attached to staff of ComBatCruLant and spends quite a bit of
time around Norfolk. Harvey was accepted as U.S.N. by the way, and on the
strength of that, up and got hitched to his California gal.
Smitty was through Chicago on his way to Great Lakes for separations
He's connected with American and South African Shipping lanes by now. Jane
and Hugh Smith.are now the proud parents of Cynthia Lee, who arrived October
Sth. Frank Fraser, they reported was going back to University of Michigan
Gil Kozak wrote to say that he was getting out on the 17th of September
and was heading back to Detroit.
s hoto and said he was back at
the railroad working
Ed Heuer sent in hi p
at his old job, but hoping to go to night school for awhile under the G.I.
Keith Caste is back at East Liverpool, Chic.
Also heard from Bill Day, who went thru most of the decommissioning pro-
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cess on the Steve, but returned to good ol' Missouri.
Bob Case also reported in from Riverhead, N. Y.
Leo La Tray is now back with the State Fish Hatchery at Great Falls,
lontana and is happy to be there.
Jdhn Coleman is also back home at Mattapan, Mass. Many thanks to him
for his poem and his hard work on the book. .
Benny Palez is taking things easy as a civilian down in Little Rock, Ark.
but threatens to invade Chicago one of these days. Looking forward to it.
Jdhn J. Reilly, a former plank ewner, wrote in from New York to say that
he sees some of the old gang once in awhile.
Former CSM Davis now Lt.CjgJ USN sent his picture in too late for publica
tion but will get a book just the same.
I Al Kruger, that handsome Radarman, is now 'happily married so can't make
any more liberties with Joe Loeschen. Al went to school for awhile at the
University of Minnesota and is now working for Dun and Bradstreet in Minne-
Hartin P. Hoffman former RM5fc, is now living in Newark, N. J. at 479
Avon Avenue. A
A. G. Borden, the former Communicator, on leaving the Steve went to the
U.S,S, Hill, CDEl4lJ,as Exec and finally became Sklpperg and also made Lt.
Cmdr. He's new with the Corbitt Co. at Henderson, North Carolina.
B Jim Whitney, who left the Steve to go to the Mc Nair is finally back in
New York working for his dad designing airplane hangers for airports.
Heinie Gaillard is working in Pittsburgh 'with Appleton a cox, Int., who
are attorneys for an imposing list of insurance companies.
Just received a letter from 'Deaconn Joe S1debottom.who, on leaving the
Steve, took charge of electronics at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Seemed to like it
there very well. On his way North, he visited Capt. Pahl in Washington.
CCapt. Rozendal was also in Washington last springl. Now Joe is with General
Electrics ' 4 p
Bob Cashall came in the office today and we talked about old times. He
is still on terminal leave, but planning to work in-Chicago.
The com lttee appreciates your interest in this book and hopes you like
it. We are mailing copies to everyone listed on these pages and all those
in the biographical section of the book.
If you know the address of any former member of the Stevenson's Ship's
Company whose name and address does not appear in this book, please send it
in to R. S. Mather, 6054 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago 57, Illlnoisg and we will
mail him a book. Anyone having the addresses of any of the following, please
send them ink V
Frank Robb Capt. Wells
A John Shedd Joe Luckett
J. W. Branam Dean
We have a few extra books at 35.00 h if
eac you want an extra copy.
If you furnished us with photographs and have not received them, write
us and tell us what page it appears on, and we will send it to you.
Thank you for your letters and sorry not to be able to answer all of
them. If enough men are interested in sending in information ab t th
selves or other members of the Steve, we may publish parts of their letters
once in awhil d
e an send copies to everyone whose addresses we have.
For the yearbook committee,
J f ,W .. s
P.S. These pages can be torn out after reading if you wish.
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TO THE oEE1cERs AND MEN
WHO HAVE SERVED ABOARD
THE u.s.s. STEVENSON
There have been four Commmiding officers of the Stevenson, Captain
Greene, Captain Wilson, Captain Wells, and myself. Each one of my pred-
ecessors contributed his experience and knowledge to making the Stevenson
mi efficient fighting unit of the U. S. Navy. But what impressed me most on
coming aboard was not the efficiency of the ship but the spirit. Each officer
mid man possessed a continued spontaneous enthusiasm for his job mid his
ship that I truly believe is unequaled. No greater tribute can be given a ship
than to say that she is efficient and at the same time is a home for her officers
mid crew. In short the Stevenson is a happy ship without sacrificing efficiency
and everyone who has served on' her is proud of her. Had the Stevenson con-
tributed nothing more to the wm effort thmi teaching officers mid men alike.
how to live together. work together, and enjoy it, I would consider her a com-
plete success. I am proud to have been the Captain of the U.S.S. Stevenson,
a fighting destroyer.
MARK VARLAND, Lt. Cmdr., U.S.N.
I HIS book does not aim to carl y an accurate record of the Stevenson
fa but a fairly complete log of the many experiences, we have actually
-., witnessed. lt is a souvenir, containing pictures taken by us and sto-
5 ries written by men who have been with the ship a long while.
f Our purpose in making up this book is for men who have served
-F" aboard the Steve, since this Ship is to go into the Reserve Fleet. To
those who don't receive a book, we express our apologies because over nine
hundred men have come and gone during the three years of this ship's exist-
ence. Although we tried to contact men who have been transferred, our efforts
have not proved too successful. I
It. is our hope that this souvenir may continuously recall your time on the
Stevenson and its many memories. We shall not soon forget the ports, inva-
sions, and the World Cruise back to New York in 1945. The sights we saw,
the things we heard and friendships made will linger with us for years.
We wish to acknowledge the efforts of time and work by those who will-
ingly contributed to the construction of the Stevenson's log.
First of all to the Editor, Chief Fire Controlman G. S. Zozak, without whose
efforts the book would never have been more than "a good idea." To Lt. fiql
R. S. Mather who supervised the editing and layout of the book. To Lt. Cjgl
Cowles, Lt. Cjgl Herrick, Bob Cashatt C.S.M. and Ray Gelotte, C.E.M. whose
sketches and designs add originality to our log. To the writers of the stories of
-the various ports we made. They are: Iohn Coleman, RM l fc, Lieut. Gaillard,
Lieut. Price, Lieut. Manley, Lt. ljgl Dancause, Lt. GQXR. Iacob, l..t. llql l. Side-
bottom, Lt. UQ? R. H. Smith, Lieut. Price, R. Keddie, RM Zc. We cannot forget
the typists, and photographers A. Anderson, FC l fc, and F. Kelly, FC Zfc, who
devoted much of their time to taking, developing and printing pictures besides
doing all the typing with the aid of I. Hoxmeier, GM Zfc. To those men of
each division who helped write up the biographies of their particular division.
Also our whole hearted thanks. to everyone who has contributed in any
way to the success of this book, and to those men who lent their personal pic-
tures for photographers, such as Lt. Cjgl Coleman, Lt. Cjgl Herrick, E. G. Blosch,
EM lfc, R. E. lones, EM Zfc, R. E. Devote, S lfc. There are no medals or certi
ficates for these men but the appreciation of every officer and man who has
served aboard the U.S.S. Stevenson.
THE U. S. S. STEVENSON LLEFTI AND THE U. S. S. STOCKTON. TWO
OF THE FOUR DESTROYERS LAUNCHED DURING A BRIEF CEREMONY
COMMEMORATING THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY, ARE READY
TO SLIDE THE WAYS AT THE FEDERAL SHIFBUILDING AND DRY DOCK CO.
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THE DESTROYER U. S. S. STEVENSON CLEFTJ GOES DOWN THE WAYS
AFTER ITS CHRISTENING AT KEARNY DURING A BRIEF CELEBRATION IN
COMMEMORATION OF ARMISTICE DAY. THE U. S. S. STOCKTON. ANOTHER
OF THE FO-UR DESTROYERS LAUNCHED AT THE CEREMONY, IS READY TO
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It all began in the Federal Shipyards of Kearny, New lersey, where thou-
sands of ship-builders Correlated their workmanship on steel, from our great
steel mills to put together Q ship which was to join the fighting forces of the
To the Navy it was a ship, to the civilians a boat, but to us who came
aboard on the 15th of December 1942, it was our "home". Ou that day Lt.
Comdr. T. C. Green, U.S.N., accepted the command of the Stevenson which
then became a commissioned ship of the U. S. Navy.
Everyone of us who did something or other, in our own field of training,
for the completion of the Stevenson felt a thrill of 'deep pride. We knew that
this ship had tovserve a purpose for Freedom-that's why we were there too,
so though the gripes and groans were many, there was gladness in our hearts
when the day came to take her out to sea.
F or a great number of the crew the' Steve was their first ship and she threw
them when at sea because a new ship is like a wild horse, except to the bronc-
buster who can handle a wild bronc because of his experience. In short many
of the men were slightly seasick. .
So on we sailed to Casco Bay for a shake-down cruise. After several
weeks of hard work and strenuous training in every drill conceivable, we
turned the Steve's nose back for a check-up to see how well she had mastered
That short voyage back to New York was ahappy one because we were
ready to accept whatever duty was given us, but that happiness was sliced in
half when in the dark of night a Collier cut through the bow of the Stevenson
just forward of Gun l. The damage was great but the loss of a life in that ac-
cident was a greater sorrow to us who knew l. L. Granger, Cox, as a friend and
shipmate. This catastrophe only delayed our joining the fight for freedom with
thousands of other Navy ships. Our thanks go to the workmen of Bethlehem
Steel Co. who put in many' hours of hard work fitting out a new bow for the
Stevenson. During that period the crew greatly enjoyed the privileges of un-
authorized liberty through the open bow.
About the middle of March we received our call to active duty status.
The nature of that duty was unknown to the members of the crew, so the stories
were really tall. The prophecies of many were soon to unfold into a reality.
The duty given us was that of convoying merchant ships to Casablanca, North
We'll hesitate a moment to recall the many interesting incidents and mem-
ories of that distant place "Casablanca".
OFFICIAL U. S. NAVY PHOTO
REAR ADM, E. J. MAROUART. U55 N. ADDRESSING OFFICERS AND MEN
OFFICIAL U. S. NAVY PHOTO gal'
SPEECH OF REAR ADMIRAL E. I. MARQUART. U. S. N..
NAVY YARD NEW YORK ON DECEMBER 15 1945
Captain T. C. GREEN, Officers and men of the U.S.S. STEVENSON
lt is a privilege and a pleasure for me to take part in this occasion which
is so important to you, to our Navy and to the nation for which we fight. And I
am proud that my flag flies at your masthead.
As you today gird for active service with the fleet, we enter our second
year of war. We face it stripped of all delusions, and without one bit of fear or
doubt as to its outcome. We know of the murderous, relentless cruelty, and
the ruthlessness of our enemies' fanatic courage, yes, and of the skill with
which they fight. But we are fully determined to fight it through to our victory.
This fine vessel for you to take into battle typifies the aroused spirit of the
American people. Built in an astonishingly short time, the STEVENSON is un-
excelled by any ship of her type afloat. ln her you have the sturdiest of hulls,
the most powerful of engines, a smashing armament. Your ship is a mighty
ship to fight. She is in every respect worthy of our great American tradition
that the best is none too good. So, too, is she worthy of the best crew in our
Navy to fight her. I know you realize this and will give your best to make
Now, in the shortest possible time, you officers and men must prepare for
the STEVENSON to take station on the battle line with our fighting ships. l
know that you are eager to get there. So, make every moment count. You
must learn and use every particle of knowledge and skill you can acquire. And
you of greater experience must bend every effort to assist your shipmates who
are newer to the service. That is true teamwork, and the only road to victory.
You must make yourselves master of your various jobs, you must form your-
selves into a team, an offensive attacking team, each geared to the other in
everything you do. Your team must become complete master of your ship,
always ready and able to make her pound the enemy with all the devastating
punch built into her.
This is war-and victory will not come to those who wait. q You have to go
out and get it, and the going is tough, and you have to win it. And there is no
second best in war-you must be the better than the best.
Out of the past comes a great example of high devotion and sterling cour-
age to inspire you in this effort, that heroism displayed by Pay lnspector Iohn
H. Stevenson, U. S. Navy, after whom your vessel is named.
Out of the present, comes the report of Admiral Nimitz, our commander-in-
chief in the Pacific, who says, "The unselfish courage and devotion being dis-
playedby all officers and men who have been fortunate enough to come to
grips with the enemy, is a brilliant new chapter in the glorious traditions of
Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Coast Guard." n
To you all, then, welcome to the Fleet. Best o'luck and God bless you.
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Leaving behind the sunrise, daybreak, the swarm of locusts that came
with it, we were greeted by the early visit of the rowboats filled with dark-
complexioned Frenchmen and even darker-colored Moroccans, dressed in
either modern clothes or rags and wearing rectangular red turbans, who had
come out from shore to sell their curios. There were masts of warships rising
silently out of the oil soaked water, and the ghost of the former proud and pow-
erful battleship, lean Bart, the transport Porthos, lying dead and forgotten on its
side. With' the aid of the pilot boats which guided us to our berth, and the ex-
pansive breakwater that made a haven of Casablanca harbor we emerged
from the dock area onto the Boulevard leading to the city's heart at noon of a
fine North African day. It happened to be our first visit to a foreign port so we
decided to get a glimpse of its most interesting features and by the best means.
Hiring a carriage, driven by a native in a battered straw hat and clothed
in a bed sheet as his only possesions, drawn by two horses, a white one which
the driver later revealed as coming from American stock, spirited and speedy,
and a brown one of Arabian breeding, claimed to be old and unresponsive,
we started out, passing first a spot where several hundred beggars collected,
all squatting in the gutters or on the Boulevard itself, not even moving for the
irregular traffic which moved dangerously close to them.
The boulevard was frequented, for the most part, by peddlers and hawk-
ers, selling leather billfolds, cigarette pouches and rings embossed with "Casa-
blanca, l944". There was one little fellow bouncing up and down the length of
the drive, doing somersaults and handsprings, accelerating his motions if
urged on with candy, food or money. The locusts were falling heavier at noon
and the-natives were filling glass jars with them in preparation for their evening
meal. The warehouses and salvage depots gave way to shops and cafes as
we continued along the boulevard and neared the heart of the city.
lt was a huge square we entered, designated by a high clocked tower,
and the center of. activity, where representatives of all the allied forces of the
world rubbed shoulders, where continental Europe merged with the civilization
of'North Africa. Off, in one far corner of the square, was located the Medina,
the native quarter restricted as "off limits" to military personnel, bounded by a
high wall which served to conceal its mystery, crime and disease and kept it
from flooding and overwhelming the cleaner world outside.
It was a slow, lackadaisical crowd that milled about the open air cafes,
a 'custom that obviously followed French settlement in North,Africa, the shops,
department stores and the Vox theatre, which covered most of the acreage of
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trucks, bicycles, carriages and bicycle-drawn cabs, a headache to any traffic
policeman, emptied into the square from side streets, filling it with a mass of
humanity, noise and confusion. Veiled women walked amongst the multi-
colored uniforms of all nations making it the scene of a veritable international
assembly of life, color and activity.
Le Cafe Internationale appeared, either from a distance or from within,
as the meeting place of the city's military. Wine, beer and cognac could be
had for a few francs, the price varying with the age of the blend. The atmos-
phere within, in the early afternoon, was clear and a steady hum of voices,
in many languages, could be heard. At intervals, a five piece male orchestra
would mount a stage and play the popular themes of the day, such songs as
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" transferring the thoughts of many Americans
there to recollections of more familiar scenes and people.
iMoving further into town, the shops and stores became more numerous
and fashionable, yet the ever-present curios were much like those sold in the
native stalls of the Medina. Rare perfumes and silks, tapestries and Persian
rugs were displayed in most shops and elaborately carved 'wooden and
leather ornaments reflected the effort of 'their creation in the prices attached.
The shop owners were shrewd businessmen, a characteristic developed, most
likely, from years of dealing with other Moroccan merchants.
Bargaining with the shop owners required patience and tact. An offer of
a cigarette might mean the difference between no sale or a markdown in price.
The actual transactions are begun after the visitor says "how much" and the
course of business finds the prices hashed and slashed with the buyer gener-
ally leaving the shop armed with the results of his Yankee determination.
Not far removed from the shopping district' stands the impressive looking
Banque de France which became uncommonly alive this day, exchanging
American dollars for French francs, a simple arrangement as long as one re-
membered that two American cents equalled one franc. Although francs were
used universally throughout Mororcco, at the time, the original American inva-
sion money was still acceptable as a rate of exchange. ,
The west corner of the bank looked out upon another expansive square,
known as Lyautey Park, named after a renowned French General who was
directly responsible for the assimilation of French Morocco by France's colonial
empire. A bronze statue of the general astride a horse was situated conspicu-
ously in the park's center, dedicated in commemoration of his able administra-
tion of the colony. The garden with its variety of flowers, grass plots, trees and
hedges, showed that careful attention had been taken since its inception.
Running adjacent to one side of the park were more open air cafes, the
side-walks in front crowded with tables and chairs, nearly all occupied. Here
the rich French refugee sat and drank, watching the life that unfolded before
his own little locale, and next to him might be an Arab or a Moroccan, dress-ed
in bits of clothes held together with a prayer, drinking according to his means.
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'On the outskirts of town, the Sultan's Palace draws the primary interest of
any sightseer. An immense mansion with its carved figures of bronze and
stone embellishing its exterior, surrounded by acres of green earth, a private
pool for goldfish, and three military guards, clearly signified the wealth and
importance of the man who symbolized these religious, political and financiai
aspects of his race. On the perimeter of Casablanca, the Americans had es-
tablished their air base, its fields packed with bombers and fighters ready for
use, others still crated, undoubtedly some of which made the same 3500 mile
journey we had just completed. On the shoreline, stretching north and south,
one could see a maze of striped canvas tents, a bivouac of ,French colonial
troops, who kept their horses nearby in groups, some taking theirs into the surf
and bathing them.
The second route leading back into the city brought us past the American
Army field hospital, where soldiers, wounded in the fighting further north, were
taken for medical treatment and recuperation.
f Moving through the shopping district once more, we could see 'a glare of
lights shining brightly from the square, defying the possibilities of a sudden air
attack. It was night and time for revelry, the attitude of Casablanca's inhab-
itants seven nights a week. Le Cafe Internationale was transformed from its
cheerful, clean and quiet atmosphere of early afternoon to a noisy, smoky hall,
smelling of beer, cheap wine and tobacco. '
Retracing the course of the boulevard, there were few people to be seen.
The beggars had cleared their squatting places in the street and had slunk
away to their quarters, sleeping out the night in some dark alley, doorway or
gutter of the Medina. Leaving the cab where we had hired it, we passed
through the gates fronting the landing pier and boarded a boat for return to
Riding toward the ship, we noticed the absence of the native rowboats and
pilot boats but the other identifying marks made the harbor familiar looking
even in the darkness.
On the fourth of the five trips this ship made to Casablanca we were for-
tunate in being detailed to proceed with part of our convoy up through the
Straits of Gibraltar. Upon entering the Straits the convoy was taken over by
British escorts and proceeded to their destination at ports farther eastward in
the Mediterranean. Meanwhile we were ordered to tie up at the dock for re-
Though, our stay was short it was a memorable one. Onlyftwo sections
were allowed to go ashore owing. to the fact that a certain percentage of the
ship's crew had to remain aboard during wartime as a security measure. How-
ever, the fellows who went ashore had an enjoyable time.
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The town was small and the narrow streets were lined with shops ranging
from tea-rooms and bakeries to novelty shops and cabarets, the latter being
patronized largely by the Stevenson's crew, barring no one from that category.
The night life at "Gib", Cas the British sevicemen call itlwas centered around
the cabarets and proved very interesting to all of us. They couldn't compare
with our American night clubs but the hospitality that was offered was very
much appreciated. '
In one of the cabarets the music was furnished by an all-girl orchestra.
The gowns they wore appeared to date back to the last war and we might add
that some of the girls appeared to date from that period also, if not earlier.
Nevertheless theirattempts at "God Bless America", "You Are My Sunshine",
and other songs were inspiring to us all. The monotony of long days at sea
and the ever present submarine menace seemed to be remote in those few
pleasant hours. Our worries 'were completely forgotten.
Some of the more ambitious members of our crew attempted a hike to the
top of the famous rock. Upon their return they told of the wonderful View to be
had from the top of the rock, of the high rolling mountains of Spain on one side,
and the coast of Africa on the other.
While tied up to the dock we were honored in having the well-known news-
paperman, Iohn Hersey, come aboard. l-le was to make the return trip to
New York with us. As a' result, the Stevenson and her bell were mentioned in
his book, "A Bell for Adano," and also in the movie version. Our Skipper, who
at that time was Capt. Wilson, and a famous war correspondent undertook
an expedition to the peak on the ship's motorscooter. Coming back they met
up with a little hard luck, the scooter hit a rock on the dirt road and both driver
and passenger went sprawling over the ground. They were fortunate in not
being injured except for a few bruises but the motorscooter was out of commis-
sion for a while.
All in all the hospitality shown to the American sailors at Gibraltar was
gratifying just as it has been at the other British ports where this ship has
called. The fluid state of international relationship seems to have been solid-
After making a total of five round trips across the Atlantic inthe ten month
period following her shakedown cruise, the Squadron received orders to report
to the commander, Seventh Fleet, in the Southwest Pacific where the Steve was
to take part in General MacArthur's historic dash up the New Guinea coast as
a unit of the.Seventh Amphibious Force. Even today she is known to her crew
as 'fthe Galloping Ghost of the New Guinea Coast." The Steve during her con-
voying of the much-needed merchantmen across the Atlantic, made several
attacks on enemy submarines detected by sound contacts but none material-
ized into a confirmed "kill." However not one of the slow merchant ships she
was convoying was lost while the Steve was escorting them even though this
was duringlthe peak of the Nazi submarine offensive against Allied shipping.
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Neither the turbulent waters around Norfolk, nor the Northbound gales oil
Cape Hatteras, nor even the strong headwinds of the Windward Passage re-
tarded our scheduled arrival at Panama for we were on our way to the Pacific
and time was short. We reached the entrance to the Canal, gliding into a trop-
ical heat of lO5 degrees, and, without delay, began our slow progress through
the maze of locks that shut out the Atlantic and open into Gatun Lake, a large
body of freshwater equidistant between the two oceans and separating the
two series of entrances and exits of the canal. '
Travelling through Culebra Cut, a twisting and shallow slice of water, one
could behold a scene of indescribable beauty. The surrounding country was
of a jungle nature, with little islands peppering the lake and offering a solid
wall of green in every direction. The sky overhead was strikingly blue, ac-
centuating the whiteness of sparse fluffy clouds which lolled across the sky
and the clearness of the day afforded the green growth a brilliance which at
once hurt the eye.
The phenomenon of Gatun Lake, a body of fresh water between two bod-
ies of salt, prompted us to wet down the ship and wash off the salt crusts that
lingered as our possible last remembrance of the Atlantic. The crew was in a
jovial mood, so the business at hand developed into play as several streams of
water were exchanged between the groups manning the hose. The cool water
felt good in the heat of early afternoon but the sun dried it quickly and flesh
turned crimson in the process.
The trip through the lake was not without incident. A certain Lieutenant
decided to take a few snapshots of other ships following behind but the watch-
ful eyes of an Army Lieutenant discovered the act and the ship was ordered to
a pier as the consequence. In a matter of minutes the Army officer and an
aide boarded the ship, demanded surrender of the camera but finally suc-
ceeded only in obtaining the film. We were then permitted to continue' our
journey through the Pacific set of locks, descending gradually to the port of
Balboa. Liberty commenced at sundown. -
Balboa was a pretty little town, devoid of activity for it comprised chiefly
the residential portion of the canal zone. ln contrast, Panama City, two miles
away, was alive with lights and people. Certain districts were ear-marked for
early inspection and a perfect stranger to town could have found cash street
that night without asking directions. lt was close-quartered formation and the
lines were long. The Cocanut Grove and Kelly's instantly became the favorite
meeting places and many a sad or humorous story was told with one hand
supporting a glass of "rum and coke" and the other wrapped around some-
thing that months later was to become a "figment of the imagination".
The first evening had its bright spots which climaxed at the yard gates,
where most everyone savored the last drops of what couldn't gain entrance be-
yond the military guards, whose spirits, in turn, mounted from those who tried
the concealment method. The conclusion of the initial evening's festivities wit-
nessed scores of merrymakers balancing themselves precariously on the per-
ilous plank joining the dock with the starboard 20 mm. platform, Chief De-an's
call to man battle stations and a long line, which was assembled for neither
chow nor pay, moving slowly aft on the starboard side. The Medical depart-
ment never did a fuller night's work in its wartime career. The remaining two
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nights followed the regular established pattern, even more so. The general
opinion of the 'crew then, on theoccasion of our departure the third day, was
that Panama was a better port to sail into than away from.
The trip to Galapagos, comprising three small volcanic islands owned by
Ecuador, represented our first voyage of any distance in the Pacific. They lay
l000 miles southwest of the Panama canal, exactly on the equatorial meridian.
Garrisoned by American forces, in agreement with Ecuador, they served ex-
clusively as fueling and radio stations along the interminable route to the
Southwest Pacific. The surrounding waters abounded in big game fish, all of
a species dangerous even to the experienced sportsman. Vari-colored sharks
surfaced nearby and giant manta rays leaped lop-sidely from the calm wa-
ters of St. Isabella Bay.
Fueling completed, we embarked upon a 2200 mile "cruise" to Bora Bora.
Our course necessitated crossing the equatorial line and the traditional cere-
monies were held. Lack of space prohibits a lengthy description of what fol-
lowed but memories alone will suffice the victims. I refer to our journey to Bora
Bora as a "cruise" for conservation of fuel demanded a mamimum speed of 12
knots, taking us I3 days in all to reach our destination. One day was much
like the next during this phase of travel. The weather was sunny and hot, the
sea monotonously calm. Rigid anti-aircraft gun drills were held day and night
in anticipitation of the things to come. S I
Bora Bora in the Society Islands was an enchanting little place with its
green hills looking down upon the sleepy lagoon that was our anchorage.
A two day sojourn permitted restrand leisure time for swimming and lounging
about besides a visit to the island which quartered an Army Medical unit. The
.natives were typical Polynesians, fine featured and light of skin. They had
their own church, topped with can .orange-colored steeple and a general store
.within easy reach of a small native village nearby. There were many grass-
.roofed huts which appeared as neat and clean as their inhabitants. Despite
the presence of the military, the nativesfof this island seemed remote from the
war and retained their quiet, contented and unassuming expressions which
were synonymous with the peace they had always known. Those of us, who
felt as the natives did, found Bora'Bora impressive and memorable.
Play came to an end and work resumed when anchor was hoisted and
our course directed to the Fiji Islands, 600 miles further west. Speed runs up
to 22 knots, intricate maneuvers and the never-ending gun-fire practice consti-
tuted our daily scheduleguntil our arrival at Suva, the major port on the island
of Viti Levu. Suva was a strange city, mixing the color of semi-cannibalistic
populace with a touch. of European culture. The natives clothed themselves in
white, one-piece affairs and wore their hair "fuzzy-wuzzy" style which sug-
gested an odd combination both barbaric and civilized. Quick friendship de-
veloped between crew members and the blacks when a football was brought
out on the dock. Their punting surpassed ours even without considering the
fact that they wore no shoes. '
Return of the liberty parties, stocked with supplies, and Hinz's announce-
ment of Mr. Manning's departure from the ship, wound up our one 'day's activ-
ity at this port on the perimeter of the war.
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Leaving Fiji in our wake, we were destined for Milne Bay where our or-
ders for reporting to the Seventh Fleet were given.
We left the Bay to report to Buna, New Guinea. Our stay was short, for
the invasion of the Admiralty Islands was to take place, including the Steven-
We had, at last, joined the combat forces of the Pacific. Of course every-
one was a little nervous and excited because we didn't know what was in
store for us during the invasion.
We left Buna with LST's and LCl's also carrying troops aboard us. After
three days and two nights, we took stations for the invasion of the Admiralty
During the entire operation we patrolled in the background as sub screen. ,
Most of the firing was done by veteran destroyers so -we had a box 'seat for
awhile until we got the order to remain there for several days as a fire-support-
We remained in the Admiralty vicinity for about five days when we were
relieved. The occupation contin-ued for several weeks and we were convoying
supplies during that period.
Our next invasion took us to Hollandia at which we again acted as sub
screen, just watching the bombardment. Hollandia was soon secured which
then took us back to Buna where we went into rehearsal for the next invasion,
the Schoten Islands.
During the latter part of May, the Steve hit a submerged log while patrol-
ling off Humboldt Bay which necessitated a trip to drydock in Milne Bay. It took
about a week to get the ship back in shape. We arrived back at Hollandia in
time to escort a group of eight LS'I"s to Biak Island.
Everyone who was there will always remember how those lap Kates came
out of the sun to drop their eggs but the only thing they did was splash water
on a couple of LST's. One of these Kates headed for the Stevenson, approach-
ing from the starboard quarter but things got quite hot for her so she turned
away. The captain of the Hobby reported as having definitely seen her crash
on the island. It's the only time the main battery ever fired when no one on
the director platform felt the blast. 'There was something so fascinating about
seeing the enemy plane coming in, that one never felt the guns firing.
Ourgroup left that evening for Hollandia but the Hobby and Kalk were
sent back to Biak and the next morning the Kalk was hit with a bomb causing
the most serious damage that any of the ships of the Squadron experienced
during the entire war. .
Several other trips were made to Biak and at this time Commander I. R.
Pahl relieved Captain R. F. Stout as the Commander of Destroyer Squadron 19.
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Several of the fellows made trips into the jungle around there and by
means known only to those concerned, the Stevenson acquired quite a few 50
caliber machine guns andalso the First Lieut's gig-which Corbitt used in his
pilgrimages to the beach.
The next operation started the last of lune and it was the assault of Noem-
foor Island. The Stevenson conducted shore bombardment and harassing fire
for several days and nights. Back to Hollandia for a few days, a short trip to
Madang for tender availability, and the Stevenson was set for the next opera-
The latter part of luly found the laps pretty much on the run in New
Guinea. Sansapor was taken without much trouble and when it had been se-
cured, the Steve was ordered to Purvis Bay to report to the Third Fleet. On the
way down we stopped long enough at Wewak to train some shore gun fire
groups. It was fun shooting at those laps planes on the airfield even though
they were in pretty bad! shape before we arrived. The laps had saved a few
mortar shells for us and they certainly made an eirie whistling sound while
passing over the ship. The Steve arrived at Purvis Bay in a couple of days,
and conducted preliminary landing rehearsals with Marine and Army Units.
New movies were shown on the fantail and fresh "chow" was taken aboard.
this time Lt. Comdr. I-leydon Wells relieved Comdr. Francis Wilson as Cap-
As we looked out over the convoy on the way to Palau we knew that we
were now in the "big time". On arrival off Peleliu lsland on Sept. 15, the
Stevenson took her place in the screen around the .transport area. Remember
the star shells at night, the 'constant chatter over the voice circuits when the
laps tried to sneak in reinforcements, rounding up the ships for retirement dur-
ing the night, the nightly visit of the lap Seaplane which was nicknamed
"Washing Machine Charlie", the rough weather and how the pilot house was
always filled with smoke when the Batteries of one of the voice radios would
catch fire and the days and weeks of constant patrolling off the island.
There were endless 'days without mail. When someone suggested that it
might be coming by pony express, how- depressed we felt when someone piped
up that they had just eaten the pony for lunch. The fourteenth of October was
a happy day for allhands. Orders back to the States for overhaul: first to
Manus, then refueling at Majuro Island. Remember how quickly those boys
on the tanker got some cash together when they found we would sell them a
few cases of beer? On to Pearl the land of Leis-Cthat is the correct spelling,
Mister Editorll those chocolate milk shakes really tasted good at Pearl City
and how we all did go for those fresh tomato and lettuce sandwiches. The men
bought enough grass skirts to make Hula Girls out of about one quarter of the
Uncle Sugar female population. Orders 'were received to proceed to the 'Todd
Shipyard in Seattle for the overhaul. Hustle and bustle getting records straight,
a new in-port watch bill, deciding who has to go on first leave and then on the
fourth of November entering the Straits of luan De Fuca with Canada on the
port bow and Uncle Sugar on our starboard. Felt mighty good to be back
home again. '
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Fuca, but on that particular November night the fog rolled so thick that the Old
Man wouldn't have more than a slow five knots . . . so that we could make
one knot good against the seaward current. Really slow! Most of the boys
hadn't been home in more than a year, and drinking an infrequent, hot beer
from a small can on some female-deserted island with none but your buddie to
yap with, well! That's not like being at home among friends. Being in sight
but out of reach is what made that night bad . . . like waking up to find it was
only a dream!
We did make it in, -though-after losing three or four hours in unloading
ammunition and another in clearing a stern line that became fouled in the port
screw. We were even impatient over the fifteen minutes delay necessary in
picking up our pilot.
We had not been alongside Pier 92 long enough for the deck force to get
all the lines secured before the first liberty party was on their way. lt was fif-
teen minutes after midnight and eight miles to town,-but who cared! Have
you ever seen a bunch of kids tear out of school on a Friday afternoon? That's
just the way we swept up the pier, out of the yard gate and into town,-laugh-
ing, shouting, bragging of what a treat we were going to give the Seattle girls.
Even after we hit town to find most of it secured andyasleep Cstreet lights
dimmed by economy-minded city-fathers, vanishing after-theater crowds,
closed and shuttered cafes! our enthusiasm wasn't dampened but rather re-
doubled by this new challenge. It didn't take the old hands long to show the
younger what was where and why. We had more fun that first liberty than on
any other, unless it was the night of the ship's dance when the fire department
was sent out to cool us off.
We don't know what all of the boys did while we were in Seattle . . . all of
us got some leave . . . liberty most every night . . . working on the ship during
the day. No one heard any complaints. But who could complain? Forty odd
days of Stateside duty! p
Christmas eve was the first really tough break that we had. That's the
day we got underway for San Diego. We got to Diego in time for some of the
boys to have liberty New Year's eve,-which was our last liberty in the States
in spite of the fact we hung off the southern California coast for another week.
That week, by the way, was one that will long be remembered, especially
by the boys of the "O" division. lt was their show. Day and night, before
meals, after meals and during meals . . . shoot, shoot, shoot . . . if all the steel
we threw at targets that week could have been dumped on Honshu, General
MacArthur wouldn't have a job today. Q
And the following week at Pearl was Just as rugged No one really got a
good rest until we pulled out for Ulithi A goodly portion of the fleet was there
mostly carriers and their protecting cruisers and destroyers It was our hope
that we would be assigned to one of the fast carrier groups that was scheduled
to eventually ravage the Iapanese mainland but to our temporary chagrin we
were given the important but colorless Job of screening tankers provision and
ammunition ships in order that the fast carrier units could continue their strikes
without having to return to port This duty again meant long periods at sea in
the forward area and as in the Atlantic she made several depth charge at
tacks without any definite knowledge of the presence of enemy submarines
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We started in the logistic business in mid-March and stayed in it until the
war's end. As time went on, as first Iwo lima fell, then Okinawa and finally
Iapan, most of the boys came to realize the real significance of our work and to
appreciate the fact that sailing quite a bit of the time within ZOO miles of the
Iap coast was inviting submarine and air attack. Our months of duty at"Camp
Iefferson" were often' months of boredom, once during the Okinawa campaign,
we were at sea for more than 42 days without sight of land.
Between operations we would run back to Ulithi for a brief breather, a can
of beer and a ball game or two. Ulithi isn't the garden spot of the world as
Leonard once said, "If I owned Ulithi and hell, I would rent out Ulithi and live
Although we constantly were in peril from floating enemy mines, only
once during all of these months of slow cruising from point to point did we ex-
perience an actual danger. That was the lune 5th typhoon. You may remem-
ber that one of the Admirals was quoted as saying that it did more damage to
the fleet than the lap Navy. We took tons of green water over our bridge and
once rolled 52 degrees to hang there for about fifteen seconds. Yeah, that was
certainly a bad moment. Most of the boys were scared. We couldn't help but
recall that in an earlier typhoon four of our ships floundered and sunk. That,
plus the news that the new cruiser Pittsburgh had just had her bow torn off by
the seas didn't add to our peace ot mind. I-Iowever, it all came out to the good:
The ship came through comparatively undamaged and we didn't lose a man.
Later we found that the wind had reached an incredible velocity of 138 miles
per hour. Then we understood how it was possible for the whale boat to be
ripped off along with one of the davits by the brutal force of the storm whose
very center we had steamed through. When the storm abated in the middle of
the next morning, the Stevenson was seen busily rounding up her crippled,
limping charges and resuming "Business as usual" as though nothing had
At the close .of the Okinawa campaign the Stevenson put into Leyte Gulf
in the Philippines, for repairs and rest for her crew. Returning to Ulithi for sup-
plies and fuel, we put out to sea on Iuly 3, l945, in what later days proved to
be the closing campaign of the war.
For more than 69 days we were constantly at sea, steadily. plying back
and forth, never more than five hundred miles off the lapanese coast and much
of the time within two hundred miles. Again we had been picked for the duty
of screening the Logistics Support Group so that Admiral I-Ialsey's concentrated
shore bombardment and Fleet Airwing strikes could continue without letup.
Thus on August l5, l945, the word to "Cease Firing" sped through the vast
trackless wastes of the Pacific, the wartime career of the U.S.S. STEVENSON
came to end, her guns idle after plying the submarine infested sealanes of the
Atlantic and the wide reaches of the Pacific for nearly three years.
Shortly after the end of the war, we were operating with one of the Fast
Carrier Groups but were soon detached to become "Bird Dog Charlie", main-
taining continuous patrol of our picket station so as to be able to rescue any of
the Army groups flying to Tokyo in case their planes had to make a forced
landing. We listened with great interest to the preparations for the signing of
the Peace and then finally came the word for us to proceed to Tokyo Bay.
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This was Sagami Wan, Honshu, IAPAN. The anchor chain rumbling out
through the hawse was a reassuring sound, and the mainland, even though
hostile country a short time ago, was good to the eyes. Particularly to this
ship, for we had just completed 69 days of continuous duty at sea. No group
' 'lors looked to the shore with more expectancy than we on the STEVE
of sal .
Unfortunately there was no liberty, the rough seas rolling into our open anchor-
age would not have permitted small boat traffic.
There was sight seeing, however, with every available binocular and long
glass in use throughout the day, and the quicker thinking "O" Division people
soon had an interested line of people waiting to view the shore in a close-up
from the rangefinder on the main battery director.
The surf was piling up on a long, brown. sunny beach which was stacked
with small frail-looking fishing vessels, which appeared to be constructed like
outrigger canoes. Small groups of people could be seen along the sand, com-
pletely busy at their various tasks or at play. Try as we might, we couldn't
find the Iapanese equivalent of our bathing beauties. The people we could
see were almost oblivious to our ship and her sisters swinging slowly at an-
chor. Here all was apparently peace and quiet, and almost a feeling that
these people didn't know there had been a war. Almost but not quite-for as
we continued our inspection of the high hills and mountains we could see huge
cement archways where coastal defense guns were lying unmanned, and fwe
hopedl made powerless by the American occupation forces.
Rex Lawyer and "Mac" McClure had been studying the charts of the bay,
and presently informed all the curious that the Emperor's Summer Palace was
here, and we soon found a few distinctive buildings of Oriental design which
set into one of the mountain slopes. Soon everyone was finding the "Emperor's
Palace"-in a new location-until everyone was thoroughly confused, and
even yet there are arguments as to who saw the real palace.
The long beach was followed by a wide cement road which curved away
until it lost its way in the hills. Traffic was meagre, and consisted only of a
few bicycle riders moving along slowly. Suddenly, from the village, a small
brown car shot along the road. At last here was something we really recog-
nized-an American jeep. That little .auto with its white star was our first indi-
cation of other Americans besides our task group.
Gradually the rangefinder lost its attraction, and we began to speculate on
the movies, which tonight would be on the fantail.
Tokyo Bay-the beginning of a new adventure, the final port of a long
And there was adventure a plenty. From the lOth day of September until
October 7th at least one member of the Steve could be found wherever some-
thing was happening, from Yokosuka Navy. Yard to the northern limits of
The first port open for liberty was Yokosuka, and a strange liberty it was,
While the bombs of our planes had done relatively little damage, there was
much filth and squalor. The one thing which lingers longest is the smell which
greeted our nostrils. The hundreds of undress whites of the liberty parties were
a grotesque sight midst all the ragged people.
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The earlier part of the first day was much as we had expected. The streets
were quiet except for the clak-clak of wooden sandals, for the people said not
a word. The only unhostile sign which we were able to read said, "Welcome,
Yoshura House!" By noon there were a few who looked up with bland faces,
and they conversed in groups and watched our men make purchases. As the
day wore on and American men laughed and joked, seemed only interested. in
buying some kind of souvenir, and tendered sticks of "choon Gomm" to slant-
eyed small fry, the populace began to relax, and in the days before we grew
tired of bargaining and buying, nearly every small, wretched home was selling
its possessions to the sailors.
In this country, as in every land which has seen the American, the money
of the Empire was practically worthless. The greatest demand was for Amer-
ican cigarettes and chocolate. E or a few days these commodities came ashore
in small quantities and most transactions were figured in cigarettes. Standard
rate of exchange was l0 yen per pack, and as much as 20-30 yen was paid by
many. Consider that Americans were receiving l5 yen for an American dollar,
and you can easily see why they were only too eager to bring such ship's
store items ashore. The money thus obtained was spent just as quickly, and
was accepted with the same hissing "Sank yoo" as the legally obtained
While the liberty parties were in the city, the Deck force was obtaining
paint, rope, and small pieces of equipment by a most unusual requisition. The
Navy Yard was dotted with many huge caves which were under strong Amer-
ican Marine guard. These were the japanese storerooms which had been
used to shelter their expendables. Since therejwas only a small tender for so
many ships, the Captain of the Yard had authorized certain ships to seek their
supplies in these caves. These were the first "working parties" which were
composed of volunteers. Our men came back with many-things we needed,
plus a few items the Marines had no use for, that were just lying around.
After Yokohama and Tokyo were opened to liberty parties, our people set
out to see these twoqlarge japanese cities. Travel was by train, by thumbed-
jeep ride, and later by boat.
All japan seemed on the move, and many were the strange vehicles which
crowded the roads. Command cars swooped around ox carts with' rubber tires,
and everywhere were whole families with all their apparent possessionsupon
the backs of the old people and in bundles in the arms of infants. The press of
humanity was all about us, and the short trips to Tokyo made one realize ,that
japan was terribly over-populated, and with the destruction of the war, even
more unable to care for the many young, old, and feeble. l -
Even if these people did not make us realize what the war had done, there
was always the destruction about us. We knew what was meant by the com-
munique' which placed these cities on the list of "unprofitable targets". For
miles outside Yokohama almost to the very center of the town, where the busi-
ness district was relatively untouched, out the other side and all the way to
Tokyo was utter havoc. Only foundations remained to homes, factories were
only blackened skeletons of machinery. Even along the roads were the rusted
frames of automobiles, abandoned, seemingly, in the midst of an air raid.
Everything which had been wood, or fibre was burned, glass was melted, steel
was bent and twisted. Only black, firescarred cement posts and walls could
be seen. We had all wondered what our bombers had done. Here was the
evidence, and it was at once good and terribly frightening.
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MacArthur was here, with all his staff, during the first few days, and their
headquarters were standing erect and untouched by fire bombs. Much of the
business district was untouched, either because it was of sturdier stone con-
struction, or almost as if Doug had pointed to a small pin-point cluster of build-
ings on his maps and said to his bombardiers, "Leave these for the Amer-
The main attraction in Tokyo was the Emperor's palace-still untouched
so far as we could see, for We never got inside the inner moat. This moat, with
its giant Carp two or three feet in length, and the expanse of lawn before it,
made an ideal spot for eating lunch, and many an American was happy
enough to "picnic on the palace grounds". We felt no pangs of regret if we
were desecrating the "Sacred Home of his Imperial Highness."
Gradually the shoeleather began to wear thin with so much walking. An
area had been fixed ashore to play baseball and basketball, and it soon was
far more popular than Tokyo. What has the Emperor got to compare with a
good hot ball game and some ice cold beer. The A and B teams managed a
few games with other ships of the squadron, and they wound up a very satis-
factory season by each beating the officer's team in double-headers.
Then thebiggest news of all came. Where it started we aren't certain, but
careful tracing through the galley, the after fire room, and the bilges confirmed
a pretty certain thing. We were going home, and we were going the Long
So the Steve was to make a World Cruise!
The communication department finally straightened out the confusion of
orders about our .return home, and on the 7th of October we set out with the
Thorn, Stockton, Lansdowne, Lardner, and Nelson, and escorting the Battleships
Tennessee and California, for Wakanura Wan.
With no mishaps, we arrived the next day, and had scarcely settled into
routine to clean up the ship, polish brass, and paint the lifeline white, until we
had to move to a Typhoon Anchorage.
There is something about a storm warning which literally sets this ship on
its ear. Radio was the most popular spot on the ship, as person after person
kept after them for reports on the movement of the storm, which caused so
great damage at Okinawa as we later found out. -
When we saw this was only to miss us by a few miles everyone battened
down for rough weather, hunted up lifejackets, and got as much sleep as pos-
sible in preparation for a blow.
Close to morning the wind began to slack and weather reports indicated
the center had missed us by about 40 miles. After checking our position we
found that steaming at anchor had still caused us to drift slightly, but aside
from loss of sleep and overworked nerves the ship rode out the storm very well.
We soon shifted to our regular anchorage and the days dragged until our
O.T.C. hoisted signals on the l5th and we were homeward bound. First stop-
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With the memory of our "going Horne" music still ringing in our ears. as
we 'sailed out of Wakanura Wan, we enjoyed a calm peaceful trip through
the South China Sea. As we finally turned westward to the Malacca Straits,
naval aircraft from HMS Colossus "buzzed" the Steve in greeting. Then the
HMS Caprice, a British destroyer, guided us through the rain squalls and haze
into Singapore Harbor.
Here masts of sunken ships sticking up from the calm waters of the harbor
reminded us that only six weeks previously Singapore was still in lap hands
and that we were the first American warships to enter since the end ofthe
War. Hardly had we dropped anchor before the bumboats came alongside to
sell souvenirs, pineapples, and bananas.
Each destroyer in the squadron was assigned a British destroyer as their
host, while the British cruiser, HMS Sussex, welcomed the battlewagons. The
squadron flagship, HMS Caesar was assigned to us, and soon plans were be-
ing made for the Officers to visit and have dinner, while a number of the crew
visited the British ship.
While our Paymaster was busy converting U. S. dollars, a British landing
craft with crew and boat Officer was put at our disposal, and was immediately
used to take the first liberty party ashore. 1
On our way in to the beach, we passed several picturesque Chinese Iunks
moored alongside some old tugs and yard craft abandoned by the laps.
Singapore to most of us was a city of exotic allure with the mystery of the
Orient. Certainly as far as the different types and races of people to be seen
on the streets was concerned, it was not disappointing. Majestic looking ln-
dians with a full beard, heads swathed in turbans and magnificent physiques
stalked the streets along with Mohamrnedans in their red fezes, coats, and
wrap-around skirts hanging down to their ankles. Malayan women with their
slightly slanting eyes and bronze skins strode along carrying baskets on their
heads. Also bewildering was the wide variety of uniforms, Royal Navy as
well as Indian, Australian, New Zealand Army uniforms with occasional Dutch
and South African insigna.
At first the large signs headlined "DEATH" were rather alarming, but the
explanation in the "Straits Times" that the laps had left stocks of poison liquor
made everyone more careful.
Only a few of us had enjoyed a taste of the British hospitality before, so
that it was a welcome surprise to find the British Canteens thrown wide open
to us. Free entertainments by the ENSA CBritish equivalent of our USO? were
given not only in the theatres and servicemen's clubs on shore but also on the
battlewagons for the men not rating liberty.
Most of the British sailors expressed surprise at the wonderful food includ-
ing ice cream on the American ships while we thought the idea of liquor served
on board ship mighty strange but certainly having some good points while in
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Singapore was the first foreign city most of us had seen which hadn't been
bombed and burned. It really looked like a wonderful liberty port with its tall
buildings and tree-shaded hills in the background.
Clifford Dock, the liberty landing, was in the downtown business section so
most of us headed up north over the bridge toward the square, government
buildings and the ships. Various types of transportation were awaiting us on
the wide avenue which runs along the harbor. The now familiar rickshas were
flanked by a new contrivance reminiscent of Worlds Fair days, a bicycle with
a side car. Those who wished a faster and more exciting ride rode in one of
the British type cars which served as taxis. However all manner of transporta-
tion had one feature in common-haggling over the fare. One of the unfor-
gettable sights was "Yogi" Coleman coming back to the dock followed by sev-
eral taxi drivers demanding more money loudly and vociferously at his uncon-
Only a few hours after the' first liberty party hit the beach, sailors could be
seen in all the native shops "trying to make a deal" not only for money but for
cigarettes, chewing gum, -fountain pens, and- even watches. Since no new
stock of goods had reached Singapore in years the supply of worthwhile -sou-
venirs was limited and prices consequently high. Nevertheless, we left a total
of over SlO0,000 in U. S. money in Singapore before departing. The narrow
streets had a very picturesque appearance with the variety of pedestrians,
rickshas, vichiclas, bicycles, etc., weaving in and out.between the carts of the
food sellers and merchants who had their wares stretched out on the sidewalks
Others more bent on sight seeing than shopping wandered down the main
streets past the square with its ever present 'soccer or rugby game. Some went
in -St. Andrews Cathedral, to sign the visitors' book, others investigated the
YMCA and British canteens. Further out from the center of the city was the
famous Raffles Museum with its very interesting and complete collection of
Malaya. From there looming up through the trees was the Cathay Building
with its big movie house. On one of the upper floors was the officers' club, at
the opening of which our Commodore Bozendal was the principal speaker.
Those who went to visit the famed Raffles Hotel with its huge verandas
were doomed to disappointment since it had been taken over for the prisoners
of war who had just been released from lap prison camps. Consequently the
hotel was closed to the public.
At night the bright lights of the New World and the Great World, Singa-
pore's "Coney Island" attracted many visitors. Here many of the familiar rides
were mixed in with little cafes which served unfamiliar food and drinks. In
one spot, a Malayan "dime a dance" concession proved interesting since the
dancers did not touch each other but merely danced around yards away.
Much too soon the three short days came to an end and we sailed out of
Malacca Straits headed for Ceylon.
THE S TRAHIS' TIMES Tuesday, Oct 2.3 1945
The Fleet s In
Thr tune lt ls the Yanks
commg from the Paclli
land as we understand from
a place that aches nn Jap
anese memory called Oki
Step in Yanks you re wel
We would like you to know
that your fame was borne
on the w1nd towards us
long before we met you in
th flesh and shook you by
Alr and the armxes would
have whipped the N119 in
the not so dzstant end B115
what laid them on the floor
when they actually quit was
sea power They would
have been strangled per
haps even before they had
been shattered by the
atomic bomb if the f had re
solved to go on thls summer
And in that struggle for the
Pacific the Unlted States
Fleet was the truly terrzfy
ing flnal force Th1s Was
YOUR war as the war at ea
agamsf the Germans was
Am rica will never again be
able to divest herself of her
pre eminence in the Pacrnc
w1thout renouncing her
mighty position among the
This share of the Wide 009211
has so far been remote
from you something over
the edge of beyond It ls a
wise as well as a symbol1c
act that sendS YOu h01'r1e
Singapore is a city that bears
f w outward marks of war
and whxle you wslt her will
do her brave best to remind
h r guests of none
Neve-rthples for three and a
half years she lay at the
foot of the enemy
Sin apore 18 not yet what
Sneanore was tho her
The AIlServnces Newspaper
Ot South East Asna Command
FREE TO FORCES
Prmted By Courtesy oI
The Chalk T-rn s
No 45 TUES 23 OI I' 1.345
SHE LL PLAY T0
Here you will see as many
Indian as British troops
In the long bitter battle in
the Burma Jungle from De
c mber 1941 to August
1945 when a great J ananese
Army was anmhllated
1 avlng 150000 dead count
ed or th field three fourth
of the Imperial troops were
These soldiers we proudly
clamm as our comrades
Th re are none braver If
we mentlon their achi v
ment now it is b cause th ir
a e as still to e
told to the world H s
torv w1ll assess the separate
pa ts of the nations In mp
sfru gle that has ended
To day in Singapore w
c 1 brate our common v1c
REETS U S FLEET
By McQuown Wrlght Unlted Press Staff
Slng pole today welcomes the some 6000
personnel of American
W2rShlPS scheduled to
drop anchor In the roads thxs morn ng' The
battleshlps Clennessee and Cal.forn1a both of
whlch were sunk at Pearl Harbour and were
ralsed to take part mn the Gxlbert and Mar
shalls bombardment, will be the first Amervcan
battlesh ps to VISIT Smgapore slnce the cap tulatlon
They are to be accompamed by s1x des
troyers and an o1ler
o the Amervcans wlth
The Royal Navy hosts
the co operatlon of the
m1l1tary and cm' admmlstratlon authorltles
U S Sallors AFIIVC
The United States battle
sh1ps Tennessee and Cal
fornla accompanled by
des royels and an 011 tan e
are due to arrlve ln Sv lgauore
today Slx thousand A 1 Il
can sallors from the U S
warsh ps start thelr one
w elrs vlslt t Sm p
The management of the
Catnay c1nema have nl de
sp clal plans for the nter
ta nment of the US Navy
In collaboratlon vltl the
B M A they are 1nv1t IH
2 200 members of the A eri
can Navy 1100 on each
n ght-to VIEW Noel f or a us
In Whlch We Serve t
morrow and on Thursday
The performances wlll s rt
at n1ne oclock each n1 ht
The Cathay restau ant 'ull
also be used as an Ol ters
Club by the U S Navy dur
mg thelr stay 1n Sm 'more
Refreshments and meals wlll
be served and a band w1l1 be
in attendance mgl tly The
club w1ll be opened wth a
lunch on Wednesday
A new lm Wago s
Westward w11l be shown at
the Cathay tomorrow hurs
day and Frrday shows wmll
commence tomorrow and
Thursday at 11 a m 2 p 111
4 pm and 6 15 pm n
Friday start1ng times wxll
revert to normal
Ziegfeld Girl another
new fllm will open at the
Cathay on Saturday
have made elaborate plans
for the entertamment of
ratmgs and oflicers
ashore and afloat
The RN has opened
Fleet club at Clifford
where men on liberty
ashore and an ofllcer
at Cathay Build1ng
Amerlcans may VISITS the
RN Fleet Club as indivwual
guests of the British sailors
Desplte shortages inevit
able after three and a. half
Vears occupation by the
Japanese every poss'ble
facllity has been arrangrd
Easy On The Beer
Food will adequate and
solid but because nf short
ages of local produ-.ts wlll
not be up to peace time
standard There w1ll he a
deflnlte scarcity of beer be
cause of shlpp ng condltlons
A word about drinlnng Ln
Singapore Any drink served
outs1de canteens IS suspect
In recent weeks there have
been 22 deaths and se eral
cases of blindness as a result
of drmkmg Smgapolc Sam
wh1ch had been narufac
tured from wood alcol ol
Entertainment afloat will
include performan es b
ENSA Cs1m1lar to the Amen
Guests Of The R.N
Ratmgs and oflicers will
be guests aboard Brxtish
The large sh1ps sucn as
the cruxser HMS Sussex wlll
be hosts to ratings and
officers from the batf eshlps
and the Americans from the
des royers and oiler lvlll D6
entertained by the personnel
of British destroy ers escort
vessels and mlnesu cpers
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Colombo, Ceylon, was our second and next to last stop of the cruise. We
arrived on the morning of October 30th, and after having made our way' into a
harbor so crowded that it closely resembled a jammed parking lot on a football
Saturday, 'we moored alongside the California. Fortunately we found that the
liberty dock was a lot closer aboard than it had been at Singapore, which was
a biq help to the liberty hounds.
Ceylon, the land of Tea, the land of sapphires and diamonds, opals and
emeralds-or were they? Every man was on his own as an expert as we
poured ashore and swarmed through the shops to see what we could see. How
any one town could support as many jewelry shops and gem merchants as did
Colombo made us wonder, but in no time at all we were pretty busy supporting
Little groups could be seen gathered around a counter or seated at a table,
peering intently through a magnifying glass at a precious stone. The dusky
Indian merchants were spieling their sales talk at flank speed, urging us to buy.
Most of us knew little or nothing about stones, but we did our best to pretend
we knew all the ropes.
- And what prices! Unlike Singapore, where we knew that the asking price
was simply the beginning of a maneuver and meant nothing, we found much
to our sorrow that we couldn't bargain with these boys at all. There may have
been some "two packa one rupee" deals, but not many. The Colombo mer-
chants stuck by their guns, and usually we paid their price.
In Colombo the "rickshaw" again made its appearance in large numbers,
and any time of the day or night you could see some of the Steve's gang being
trotted up and down the street in one of them. The barefooted natives could
really made those buggies fly, despite the fact that their costume seemed to be
a cross between a tight skirt and Grandpop's old nightgown.
New sights and new experiences were in store for us. The "Limeys", God
bless them, had prepared an extensive schedule of sight seeing. trips and
games by day, and dinners and dances by night. There were specially organ-
ized tours of the town, Rugby football matches, and all-day trips to Kandy.
The Wrens, the Waafs and the Fanys CField Army Nursing Yeomenl made
their appearance for the first time, and in short order had us spinning around
like tops. Dances at the "Waffery" and the Kent House "Wrennery", picnic
lunches on the beach with the Fanys-which leads into a good story.
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It seems that the Chiefs were doing their part in cementing lntemational
Relationships as well as anyone else, and had invited a party of about ten
Wrens aboard for lunch and a picnic supper on the beach later. Well, a crowd
of Wrens did arrive on board all right, and were duly fed as advertised. But,
to the great consternation of all, the gals turned out to 'be an entirely different
bunch from the ones who had been invited, knew nothing about any picnic,
and furthermore had to report back early. Later in the day as they were being
escorted ashore by our gallant Chiefs, the Wrens who had really been invited
suddenly turned up, and not one Chief anywhere in sight to pipe them aboard.
This time, the Wardroom took over to feed the lovely creatures, and in a
few minutes the Steve was literally crawling with females and only three offi-
cers to keep them happy. They ate everything in sight, including the first ice
cream they had seen in three years.
In due course the boys returned from taking home Consignment No. l, only
to find Consignment No. 2 had arrived and taken things in hand. They were
all over the ship, on the focastle, in the pilot house, the signal bridge and up on
the director. The director seemed to be a favorite spot, and never in our entire
career have we seen a more wide-awake Signal Watch-and we really mean
Watch. The poor old STEVE shivered from paint locker to after steering. War
was never like this.
All in all, we will never forget Colombo: the crowded little harbor with na-
tives paddling queer looking boats out to even stranger loolcing craft that might
have drifted right out of an oil painting: the big Passenger Ietty, with its Custom
Officers suspiciously eyeing everyone in sight: the crowd of boys outside on
the street screaming "Ricksha, Bickshau. Then there was the Grand Oriental
Hotel, the Clock Tower in the middle of town, and the Galle Face Hotel out on
the sea shore.
Brass hats too were flashing in the air, and scrambled eggs could be seen
everywhere. To lend tone and cement higher relationships, cocktail parties
were held on H.M.S. Collossus, and Commander-in-Chief East Indies Station
and Flag Officers of the Royal Navy had a party at Admirals House. At Kandy,
the Supreme Allied Commander Southeast Asia, Lord Louis Montbatten, had a
big lunch. It was like everything we had ever heard of the Far East come to
life, with ourselves right in the middle of it all.
On November 2, tired but happily worn to a frazzle by British hospitality,
the Steve headed the procession out to sea once more, to Cape Town and
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"Crossing the Line" is an experience reserved for a select few in this man's
Navy, and what an experience. Ask the man who has been through it.
The STEVE crossed the Equator on 4 November, l945, but it was at least a
week or ten days before this date that things started to happen.
First, the Shellbacks banded themselves together to repel Pollywogs and
prepare the ship for entry into the Realm of Neptunus Rex. They found the situa-
tion pretty alarming. lt seems that the Mark 2 Stink Detector had been working
overtime, that the indicators were jumping from kilocycles to microseconds,
and the gears were hot from the overload. One of the oldest and wisest of
Shellbacks was called in for consultation. After a quick look at the Stink De-
tector dials, the Shellback announced that all signs pointed to the greatest
number of slimey, smelly, slithering Pollywogs on board that he had ever seen
in his whole career.
Captain Varland became alarmed and sent for Eriedel and Loesche to cal-
ibrate the Stink Detector. The smell was terrible, and just before the PPI Cputrid
pollywog indicatorl melted down completely, word was sent up that there were
at least 60 Pollywogs on the ship.
So, a second meeting of Shellbacks was immediately called, and plans
were laid to prepare the slimey creatures for their initiation.
About a week in advance, the hell started. All Pollywogs were ordered to
turn shirts, pants and caps backward. Their lives were-made miserable shin-
ing shoes, washing clothes and supplying cigarettes for the Shellbacks.
At one point, First Lieutenant Charlie Nold found the "focastle" deck pretty
dirty, and sent for a detail of Pollywogs to scrub down with tooth brushes. They
did a lousy job, but what can you expect from such characters.
In the middle of that week came Pitts Rebellion. No one will ever forget it,
least of all Ensign loe Pitt. Pollywog Pitt decided he'd had enough and pub-
liclv announced a rebellion, to be organized and started on the fantail. Instead
of King Neptune, his gang wouldlclaim allegiance to King Spittoon. Revolu-
tioneer Pitt headed aft on his dirty work, but never quite got there under his
own steam. He was grabbed up by a swarm of angry Shellbacks, given a
powerful "water cure" and hung up on Gun 4 to dry out. That ended all re-
Then came November 3, the night before we crossed the Line. The ship
slowed, turned into the wind, and out of the sea climbed Davey Iones C"Daisy"
Mayl and the Royal Chief of Police C"Chips" Corbittl, followed by a gang of the
roughest looking characters anyone had ever seen. They swarmed all over
the ship, and with the able cooperation of the rest of the Shellbacks, gathered
all slimey Pollywogs on deck.
From here on until late at night the Pollywogs were beaten, pushed,
slapped and trampled, and finally half drowned by the hose. They were
forced to waddle around and make a noise like ducks, bark like dogs, deliver
speeches and sing songs. Talks were given on what it is like to be a Pollywog,
and "Deacon" Ioe Sidebottom stopped the show with his dissertation on the
"Sex Life" of said animal. .
In the meantimegfour slimey Pollywog officers were below doing duty as
messcooks, dishing out the chow, sweeping out and swabbing down the mess
hall. Chief Engineer Dryer washed more trays that night than he ever knew
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cherrrowm, Union of sourhf
Africa. Nov. 17 IIB-The United I
States fleet ls in today, and its men I
are buying engagement rings
looae diamonds like peanuts. More
than 6.000 omeers and men, from'
two United State: battleship: andt
alx destroyers are 'goin ond"
over Capetown's vast assor ent of'
RUM. dealers said. They a are'
ltocking up on leopard skin lm'
curloa, and other souvenirs. T " I
' The highest price reported phid by
an American has been 53,200 for a
white diamond weighing fouri and
a half carats. Nine out of 10 mert are ,
buying engagement rings, the jewel-
Vers said, and many are purchasing
'loose stones as investments.
I The battleships, the California and
'the Tennessee, and the destroyers,
the Lardner, Thorn, Nelson, Lans-
downe, Stevengyhiand Stockton, put
fin herefgr the week-end.
OFFICIALS G0 OUT
Cape Times Shipping Correspondent. .
DENSE fog which hung over Table Bay and threatened
to delay the arrival of the United States Tank Group
yesterday morning did not deter scores of officials from
arriving at the port at an early hour to meet the vessels
and put Cape Town's programme of entertainment for
the American visitors into top gear.
When I went out in the pilot
tug James Searle shortly after
10.30, a, thick bank of fog lay off
Green Point and the ships were
nowhere to be seen. But, to-
gether with another tug, Bland.
we stood out to the south-west
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ENTERTAINME T OF U.S.
' VISITOR I
FULL PROGRAMME FOR NAVAL
I OFFICERS AND CREWS
!TllE full programme of enter-I
1 .tainment arranged for the
lofiicers and crews of the United IG
-l p.m.: U.S.S. California vi
7 m' Dance for crews
p. .. at
ood Cheer Club, arranged by
States Navy task force whichIS'A.w.A.S. K
Iarrived to-day is as follows: I
7 p.m.: Dance for crews at
Good Cheer Club, given by the
7.30 p,m.: Dinner for senlorl
otiicers at the Marine Hotel, Sea
Point, given by the United
States Naval Attache and Mrs.
McManus. Reception and dance
yfor negro personnel at Ex-i
'servicemen's Institute, arranged .
by Cape Coloured Advisory
' Council on behalf of S.A.W.A.S.
I 8 p.m.: Dance for crews at
'Mayors Garden Canteen. given
8.30 p.m.: Dance for officers.
t a.m.: Commanding officer
Ireccives oflicial return calls
'aboard the Califoinia.
5 12.45 p.m.. Civic luncheon ln
'Banqueting Hall, given by the
1 Specia. train takes
ten ., ard dancing'
by s.A.w.A.s.. who
free tickets. Battle-
two destroyers open
until 4.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.: Baseball at New-
lands rugby ground. U.S.N. v.
Cape Town and Stellenbosch
I 4.45 p.m.: U.S.N. v. Western
I 5.30 to 8 p.m.: Tea-dance for
Icrew members staying at
:Muizenherg beach. given by
I 5.30 p.m.: Reception and cock-I
itail party at Bohemian Club,i
lgiven by U.S. Minister, Generali
7 p.m.: Dance for crews at
Good Cheer Club, 'given by
7.240 p.m.: Party for chic!
petty officers at Garrison
N.CO.'s Mess, Wynberg, given
by Union Defence Force. Recep-I
tion and dance for negro per-I
sonnel at Ex-Servicemcrfs In-
stitute. given by Mayor and City
I 8 p.m. Dinner at Admiralty
IHouse, Simon's Town. given by
Vice-Admiral Sir Robert and
Lady Burnett, Dance for men at
Mayors Garden Canteen, given
by Mayor and City Council.
ll 1.30-4.30.: Ships open to pub-I
Il,000 men ff-
2 p.m.: Special train takes
1,000 men to Muizenberg for
bathing and tea. Arranged by'
S.A.W.A.S. who will issue free:
tickets. Baseball at Newlands:
American Consul-General and
Mrs. Russell. Social, dance and
bridge for negro personnel at
Cape Coloured Soldiers' Club,
given by SA.W.A.S.. Dance for
officers at Garrison Officers'
Mess. Wynberg, given by Union
Defence Force. -
8 p.m.: Dance for crews at
Mayors Garden Canteen, given
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Drinks
H.M.S.A.S. Unitie. given by
4.30 p.m.: Tea and dance
aboard U,S.S. California to in-
vited guests of the United States
Task force resumes its voyage
VISITS TO SHIPS I
There will be onlv one-way'
road grease ol. the Duncan idasint
o-morrow and Saturda whenl
four of the American warships I
are open to visitors-the battle-
sbips California and Tennessee,
lying at J and K berths, respec-
tively, and the destroyers Stock-
ton and Stevenson. double-
banked at L berth. The public
will not be allowed on board
the other ships.
Special precautions have been
taken by the harbour and I
American naval authorities to
avoid a repetition of the inci-
'dents when the British battle-
ship Howe was rushed by visi-
lurs in Se tember. Strong
barriers have geen erected along
the quayside o posite the ships,
and a large Body of railway
:olicemen will be available to
7.30 p.m.: Dinner given by
kept steaming until we met
The port's full muster of pilots
turned out. and each pilot
given a list of the ships
showing in what order they had
be bcrthed and where they
to bctied up.
The James Searle also carried
Commander George McManus,
United States Naval Attache.
his staff, and there were
representatives of the Royal
Navy who were to make ar-
rangements for the disembarking
the S.A.N.F. personnel who
were returning in the ships from
Far East for de-secondment.
When we were about eight
miles out the battleship Cali-
fornia was seen coming out of
the fog bank. and then the whole
e could be seen momentarily
a break in the mist.
The battleships were running
behind the other. with the
California leading, and the de:-
troyers in two single columns on
The heavy swell did not facili-
tate easy boarding for the offi-
cials, but in a matter of minutes
both tugs were speeding from
ship to ship putting pilots on
board and giving instructions for
"CAPE TOWN NO. 1"
When I went on board the
destroyer Thorn I found that the
officers and men did not need to
be told of the hospitality they
could expect in Cape Town.
They said that British naval
them that Cape Town was
"Number One Pniority" for hos-
When we were still outside a
message was received from the
nds in Singapore had told
two British destroyers Eskimo
and Roebuck, which had left
port for England shortly before
the Americans arrivedf They
sent the Americans greetings.
saying that they were sorry they
could not meet them in Cape
After the Thorn had been
pdocked I went out to the Stock-
and came into port in her.
the Stockton I was again
verwhelmed with generosity
1 The first thing'the Americans
skecl when I went on board was
'hether there was any mail for
hemf When I assured them
hat there was a big consign-
ent they told me it would be
iheir first for more than three
The United States battleship
California photographed from
the City of Tokio shortly after
she had tied up in Duncan
Block, Cape4Town, yesterday.
was hurried below for
The United States battle
ship caii'f,,,aia eprerinlg the 6, A S
Duncan Dock, Cape Ton n,
They told me that they were
treated magnificently by the
British at both Singapore and
Ceylon during their voyage to
When we entered the Duncan
Dock I found that we were to
have the privilege of being the'
first ship to tie up at P Berth,
near the yacht harbour.
Officers in the wardroom ofI
another destroyer were discus-'
sing their menu forftheir first
meal ashore. I was asked if
there was fresh milk in Cape
Town, and whether there were
tomatoes, lettuce and cauli-
flower. When I assured them
that they were commodities that
were not controlled or rationed,
the said that the were i
those items." 'Fresh vegetables
and fruit were not easily ob-
tained on Far East service.
TRIBUTE T0 BRITISH
One commanding officer told
me tlrdt he was anxious that
mention should be made of the
service being rendered by the
Royal Navy in providing the
ships with their provisions in
In British ports visited during
the present voyage nothing was
left undone when providing the
vessels with service from the
shore. This, if anything, he said,
was lend-lease in reverse,
Another officer said that the
entertainment programme in
Calle Town was such a highly-
Begfed one that he felt sure the
ships complements would be
time came round on Monday,
A "However, we have been look-
ing forward to coming here, and
it looks as though it's going to
be the high-spot since we left
h0m9." he concluded.
Rugbl' Ground, South Africa v.I
United States Navy.
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T0-Ylillht tlic Cape Command
has arranged a party for U,S.
chief. pettv ufliccrs in the
gnrrisonDN C.O.s' Mess at. Wyn-
'FL ' ance: for thc mcn.
Slirinsored hv the Mayor and City In POT! LGS! Night
Slounr-il. will he hr-ld in thc IDOCK,
- 8V0l"s laidcn Recreational B Berth: Ch 1
Hall and. for nrgrn personnel. at NOV- 19- emunz or USA"
the Ex-Scrviromcrfs Institute, E Bfgfhf G- C' Brf-wil. for Abram,
faommr-rrzal-strM't, Thr-rc will FG BIBSLYOWGS D C
n so bc n SA.W.A.S, dance fur ' , QL' ' " 'UWT' Nl'-
lhg' rncn at the Good Cheer Club' H A R B 0 U R L O G ?'?':l'-nat .mdowim for USA"
this l'vr'ning. G Berth: U.S. Destrc-:yer Lardner,
orrzn 'ro VISITORS ' --g M M I H BH" if-Situ Nov- 1 - '
Thr Unttr-rt State' ships will 1 -,.,.lj-I -' ---
'W 'IDN' U1 vlfltfirs from L30 to m " I Ht Lat- J Berth- Uss
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A-MERICANS last night took Cape 'Town by storm.
A Sailors, marines and airmen who only a few weeks
ago walked the cold and devastated streets of Tokio,
where aloe-eyed Japanearwomen ran at their approach,
,rejoiced in an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality
Iwhich many of them described aa " iuat like home."
The social tempo of the city
was heightened by the influx of
the 6,000 men of the American
,task group which arrived in
Table Bay early in the after-
noon. The force consists of the
battleships Califomia and Ten-
nessee, and six destroyers.
The men started coming
ashore shortly after 2 p.m. By
mid-afternoon they were to
be seen everywhere in the city,
. even at Sea Point, where some
plunged into the pool fully
clothed. Those more particu-
y y go ngt
to have a full meal on "just:
lar borrowed gaudy two-pieces'
from 'women hat-horaf - ,
I In the city itselfjhey crowded
1 the streets. the cafes, the cine-
mas and later the .dance halls.
. Waitresses and volunteer
f workers coped magnificently
exhausted by the time sailingf .MORE LIKE HOME
with the ncver-ending throngs
of hungry and thirsty men.
Where they gathered the
fTexas drawi vied with the im-
'ing accents of men from the
Southern States. the lin o of
'the Bronx contrasted with the
New England and New Hamp-
shire twang against a back-
ground of Brooklynese and
Broadway vernacular. o i
Cape Town was not what most
of them expected, they said . . .
A palm-fringed shore, the beat
of the tom-tom, men in white
ducks and loin-clothed natives
. ,... yes! But Cape Town was
nearer America than they had
"Why, this place is wonder-
ful!" said Philip Hanratty. of
.Minneapolis, Minnesota. philo-
sophically drinking his beer. "It's
a lot like Minnie, this place,
where a man can drop into a
pub and talk to friends. The
"JIVING IN AFRICA"
The bigger ones in the city
were .partitioned off for dancing
and eating and in one of them
was found the smallest sailor in
the task force. Augie Ficarra. a
chirpy boy from Brooklyn, N.Y..
height 4ft. l0in.. and an atomic
A 'oc e in civilian lifc hc ls,
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nfrom the destroyer Lardner 487.
Asked how he was liking Cape
nTown. hc said: "Pretty good son
far". and winked at his bright
Cape Town glrls gave their
American sisters keen com-
petition ln jitter-bug dancing
last night. Although a hit'
short of breath and dis-
hevelled. they stolcally kept-
These efiorts drew such admir-
Cny of Tokto, u,,d,, ,bi :ng remarks from their loose-
imbed partners -as "You're in
fthe groove all right!" "You're
rAl?:i":!'and "'Fancy jivlng in
Sumo of the best dancers:
were to be found among the
"l0n'Elll'0P0Hl1 men of the?
force who were entertained at ,
the Mavor's Ex-Servlcemen's-
Club in Commercial-street.:
first thing I wanted when I came
ashore was a good cold beer, and
I found it."
Like hundreds of the men it
had been his second spell in the
Pacific. He had served at Sai-
pan, Luzon, Okinawa and in the
Battle of the Philippine Sea. He
was longing to get home. Cape
Town was making him feel
nearer there. I
Marion L. Wolf. a seaman
from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
said that fresh food was what he
had craved for most when hg
chme ashore, and soon enbug
he was doing justice to "a supcr
steak and chips." Cape Town
against ,the background of Table
ountain was the most beautiful
harbour he. had seen.
His pal, Stanford S. MacMillan,
of Decatur, Illinois. echoed his
Captain Lunsford Muon. Jun..
commander of the United
States task group which ar-
rived at Cape Town yesterday
on a four days' visit. He ls
also the commanding olllcer of
the U.S.S. Callfornla, one of
-the two battleshl s ln the
group. There are also six
destroyers and an auxlllary
tribute to the beauty of the cityfs
surroundings and said that his
craving had been ham and eggs.
With a great show of loyalty he
told everybody about Illinois
but finished ol! graciously by
saying that Cape Town was a
good place .... "full of homey
By 9 p.m. overly restaurant
and cafe. in the e ty had been
cleaned out ol' food completely.
A cafe ln St. Georgfa-street
which had trehled its order tor
the day and was forced to
close at 1.30 expected an evoa
greater mah to-day.
Fortunately there were volun-
tary rervlce clubs open ln the
city and suburbs and those
catered for hundreds of men.
The music here was spirited
and the dancing was infused
with an abandon reminiscent
of film shots at Harlem.
Before they left their ships
the Americans had issued to
them many thousands of pounds
in South African currency by
parties of U.D.F. paymasters.
They exchanged amounts vary-
ing from 255 to 22 l0s. It was
stated that the average amount
exchanged was about 5110.
Throughout the afternoon
there was a steady stream of
sightseers to the Duncan Dock
and last night large crowds
flocked there again to see the
spectacle of the two giant flood-
lit battleships. They will be
fioodlit every night of their stay.
No visitors were allowed on
board the battleships yesterday,
but they will be open to the pub-
lic from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. to-day
Captain Lunsford Y. Mason.
jun., Commanding Dtftcer of the
Task Group and the battleship
Calitomia, yesterday afternoon
paid official calls in the city. He
saw the Acting Administrator.
Mr. J. D. de Villiersg the Mayor
of Cape Town, Mr. A, Bloom-
bergg Vice-Admiral Sir Robert
South' Atlantic: Brigadier B1 R.
Armstrong, Officer Commanding,
Cape Command: and the Ameri-
can Minister, General Thomas
Senior officers were the guests
of the U.S. Naval Attache and
Mrs. McManus at '
Sea Point hotel
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ln Singapore and again in Colombo our British friends had told us of the
wonderful reception we would receive in Capetown. This began to be proven
several days prior to our arrival when we received the program of entertain-
ment being planned for us. The program filled every day of our visit from ll
A. M. till the wee hours of the morning and included daily luncheons, teas,
cocktail parties and nightly dances and for any one person to attend all the
functions would prove not only exhausting but impossible. This advance in-
formation made us very anxious indeed to set foot on Capetown soil and throw
ourselves into the social whirl.
The morning of our arrival found us enveloped by a dense fog which did
not allow the beauty of the coastline with its mountainous background to grow
on us during our approach but waited dramatically until we were but 4 miles
offshore to lift its curtain and present our first view of the sprawling city against
Table Mountain. lt was a thrilling sight.
A large crowd.greeted us as we tied up at the Duncan Docks and as soon
as we were properly confused with our supply of British currency, we set out to
explore the town and attend various functions. At the gate many of us were
greeted with "Want a lift to town, Sailor?" and this usually led to a privately
conducted tour of the city and an invitation to dinner.
Capetown is often referred to as the city thirty miles long and half at mile
wide. While inaccurate, the statement is descriptive. The city extends along
the Atlantic coast from Camps Bay, along Table Bay to the east and southeast,
part way around the eastern shore of Table Bay and south along False Bay.
It was a pleasure to shop in Capetown where all merchandise is price
tagged and attractively displayed. No more bartering or bargaining with shop
keepers. The STEVE spent close to EEl0,000 and bought some of everything.
We brought back pieces of carved stinkwood, yardgoods, watches, diamonds
and all sorts of trinkets and everyone saying "This would cost twice as much
back home." H
Social life is what the boys craved and here as in Singapore and in Co-
lombo, the people went all out to show us a good time, however, Capetown,
untouched by war had much more to offer. ln addition to the sponsored en-
tertainments there were many private parties and the city afforded plenty of
amusements for those out on their own. Throughout the city our boys roamed,
sampling the product of the local wineries at places like Delmonico's or the
Grand Hotel in the downtown section, or jitterbugging at places like the Blue'
Moon or the Union lack in the suburban areas. The two local nightclubs, the
Stardust and the Bohemian Club were well packed until closing time. There
were several modern movie houses for those preferring quiet entertainment.
O f d visit soon came to an end and our departure took placev
ur our ay
much too early in the morning. With heavy eyes, dull heads and butterfly
stomachs we set out for home at 6 A. M. November 19th. In spite of the hour
the ship echoed with tales of adventures and swapping of experiences. lt was
a happy ship-we were headed for home. Yet it was with mixed feelings that
'we left our many friends and our first Americanized port in twelve months and
with some of the boys there still lingers a desire to return to this beautiful and
hospitable city. .
722 .full jeg
With sunny weather, calm seas and favorable winds we started that last
leg of our journey to take us back to our beloved Uncle Sugar. We were only
a few hours out of Capetown when orders came to search our entire ship since
one of the other ships had discovered a stowaway aboard. Some of the more
optimistic immediately started their own private search hoping to find a blonde.
At that time we had no extra passengers aboard but the situation didn't remain
that way very long for Charlie Nold's Iapanese dog, Geisha, presented the
Wardroom with two pups. Such excitement-the word was passed for "all
hands to cease all unnecessary noise on the focsle" and soon even the Com-
modore was seen to be headed for No. l Upper Handling Room to inspect the
new arrivals. "Yogi" Coleman, our eminent biologist, was busy explaining
twenty times a day that it was only normal for the pups to sleep and eat all
All hands took advantage of the wonderful sunshine to renew their tan.
And at night very few let the danger of being hit on the head by a misguided
flying fish keep them from enjoying our nightly "horse opera" at the movies on
the fantail. . u
Soon we passed St. Helena made famous by Napoleon's exile there. More
days went by and finally we passed Ascension Island in the early morning.
By- this time all hands were eagerly counting the days and arguing about how
many more nights had to be endured before that liberty night in New York.
Peacoats were being brushed and aired and the laundry was almost swamped
with requests to "press my liberty blues."
After finally leaving the battlewagons and tanker behind on our final
sprint, the engineers gave us an awful scare as "Christmas in Bermuda" be-
came the word. .
Finally we resumed our speed and soon left the twinkling lights of Ber-
muda in the distance. Our last night was really something. The old Atlantic
which had behaved itself to-date decided to give all aboard a final sendoff.
Some who had decided that sea duty wasn't so bad soon changed their minds.
Through the fog of the morning of December 6th, Ambrose lightship finally
appeared dead ahead Cwhich took a terrific load off the Navigator's mindl and
all hands braved a howling snowstorm to unload our ammunition at Sandy
Hook. No job was done more willingly or quickly for New York lay just ahead.
With the ammo finally all off, the STEVE slid up the channel. To those hardy
souls who braved the cold to see the Statue of Liberty, only the light was vis-
ible. Soon the pilot was aboard and we docked at 33rd Street in Brooklyn. All
hands rating liberty lost no time in getting down the gangway and on to the
good old land of U.S.A.
Port oi Departure Destination Miles
Brooklyn, N. Y. to Oyster Bay, N. Y. C177 mi.1 .......
Oyster Bay, N. Y. to Buzzard Bay, N. Y. C30 rni.1 .....
Buzzard Bay, N. Y. to Casco Bay, Maine C127 mi.1. . .
Casco Bay, Maine to Cape Cod, R. I. C120 mi.1 ......
Cape Cod, B. I. to Casco Bay, Maine C120 mi.1 .....
Casco Bay, Maine to Newport, R. I. C150 mi.1 ........
Newport, R. I. to Brooklyn, N. Y. C155 mi.1 ...........
Sandy Hook, N. Y. to Casablanca, Morocco C3160 mi.1 ......
Casablanca, Morocco to Brooklyn, N. Y. C3174 mi.D. .
Brooklyn, N. Y. to Norfolk, Va. C260 mi.1 ............
Norfolk, Va. to Brooklyn, N. Y. C260 mi.1 ............
Sandy Hook, N. Y. to Casablanca, Morocco C3160 mi.1 ......
Casablanca, Morocco to Brooklyn, N. Y. C3174 mi.D. .
Brooklyn, N. Y. to Norfolk, Va. C260 mil ............
Norfolk, Va. to Casablanca, Morocco C3200 mi.D .....
Casablanca, Morocco to Gibraltar C166 mi.1 ......
Gibraltar to Brooklyn, N. Y. C3347 mi.D ...........
Brooklyn, N. Y. to Casco Bay, Maine C292 mi.1 ....
Casco Bay, Maine to Norfolk, Va. C541 mi.D .........
Norfolk, Va. to Casablanca, Morocco C3200 mil .....
Casablanca, Morocco to Gibraltar C166 mi.1 ......
Gibraltar to Brooklyn, N. Y. C3347 rni.1 ...........
Brooklyn, N. Y. to New London, Conn. C155 mi.1 .....
New London, Conn. to Norfolk, Va. C360 mi.1 ........
. 0 .
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Norfolk, Va. to Casablanca, Morocco C3200 mi.1 .....
Casablanca, Morocco to Brooklyn, N. Y. C3174 mi.1. ..
Brooklyn, N. Y. to Norfolk, Va. C260 mi.1 ...... 1. . . .
Norfolk, Va. to Panama, Balboa-side C1822 mi.1 ......
Panama, Balboa-side to Galapaaos Island C900 mi.1.
Galapagos Island to Bora Bora, Society Is. C4000 mi.1.
Bora Bora, Society Is. to Suva, Fiji Islands C1900 mi.1. .
Suva, Fiji Islands to Milne Bay, New Guinea C1740 mi.1 .....
Milne Bay, New Guinea to Buna, New Guinea C60 mi
Buna, New Guinea to Los Nearos, Admiralty Is. C500
Los Neqros, Admiralty Is. to Buna, New Guinea C500
Buna, New Guinea to Los Neqros, Admiralty ls. C500
Los Nearos, Admiralty ls. to Buna, New Guineaq C500
Buna, New Guinea to Seeadler Harbor, Manus
Seeadler Harbor, Manus to Buna, New Guinea
Buna, New Guinea to Seeadler Harbor, Manus
Seeadler I-Iarbor, Manus to Buna, New Guinea
Buna, New Guinea to Manus, Admiralty ls. C510 rni.1. ..
Manus, Admiralty Is. to 1-lollandia, N. Guinea C400
1-lollandia, N. Guinea to Buna, New Guinea C745 rni.1. . .
Buna, New Guinea to Cape Creten, N. Guinea C220
Cape Creten, N. Guinea to I-Iollandia, New Guinea
. 1- 6-43
. 1- 6-43
. 2- 4-43
. 2- 8-43
. 2- 1-44
. 3- 9-44
I-lollandia, New Guinea to Buna, New Guinea C745 mi.1 ......
Buna, New Guinea to Cape Creten, N. Guinea C220 mi.1 .....
Cape Creten, N. Guinea to Hollandia, New Guinea C540 mi.1.
1-Iollandia, New Guinea to Wadke, New Guinea C140
mi.1. . .
Wadke, New Guinea to Iflollandia, New Guinea C140 mi.1..
Hollandia, New Guinea to Wadke, New Guinea C140
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NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1945.
arch for a 1946 Candidate to Defeat Mar.
Qi Big lVlo's Kid Sister Sheds Her Barnacles
Lt. Comdr. Mark Varland,
skipper ot the Stevenson.
Bar, Candy Store,
Theater Held Up
Despite a spectacular hcldup in
the Grand Central Terminal area
yesterday, a barrooin holdup in
Manhattan and two stlckups in
Brooklyn, crime took a sharp drop
in the clty during the last 24
hours. Only 27 persons, five of
them juveniles, were in today's
Police found no trace of the
armed man who held up eight
persons in the third-floor offices
of the General Pwblic Loan Co. at
120 W. 42nd St. yesterday and es-
caped with 5800.
But they did collar GeorZe Rip-
ple, 33, of Cleveland, Ohio., who
they charged with picking the
pocket of Carolyn Butleman, of
North Bergen, N. J., as she sat
ln the Capitol Theater, Broadway
and 51st St. Police of the pick-
pocket squad were in the theater
and watched Ripple change seats
several times before he opened
the handbag of Miss Butleman.
A detective grabbed his wrist as
he started up the aisle. In his
hand was 315.
While half a dozen patrons
drank at the Darby Bar and Grill,
Inc., at 118 E. 125th St., a man
followed the manager, Philip
Geisenhelmer, into the kitchen
and robbed him of 8350. Then
he left through the barroom after
warning the manager against an
Brooklyn police are searching
for two armed men, one of whom
held up and robbed a girl ticket
seller at the Fox Movie Theater
at 12 Flatbush Ave. of 365 and
another who stuck up a candy
store at 1705 80th St. and took
Crew members scrape the bottom ot the USS Stevenson, the "Galloping Ghost ot the New
Guinea Coast," at the U. S. Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn. w,,,1d.-f,1,,,.m Pho... by p,1.,,,.,,,,,
By EDWARD J. MOWERY,
World-Telegram Staff Writer.
Not a drum rolled the other day
at the U. S. Naval Shipyard,
Bklyn., when the "Galloping Ghost
of the New Guinea Coast" slid her
weary way into drydock after 32
months at sea.
She had barnacles clinging to
her bow fathom markings, but not
a scratch on her bridge. She never
got a. Nazi or Jap plane or sub-
marine. But she's proud of her six
This was the homecoming of
the USS Stevenson, the destroyer
work horse of the 'Ith and 3rd
Fleets. The dull, unglamorous kid
sister of Big Mo, the Tennessee
and the Califomia.
Log Belles Skipper.
Lt. Cmdr. Mark Varland of
Rockford, Ill., 27-year-old skipper
of the Ghost, protested that there
wa.sn't much of interest about her.
He grinned, however, when he
said it. The Stevenson's log goes
like this: Five round trip convoy
chores in the Atlantic before join-
ing the Pacific 7th Fleet's 16th
Destroyer Squadron: in the naval
van of Gen. MacArthur's historic
dash up the New Guinea coast:
bombarded shorelines in the Ad-
miralty Islands in support of
troopsg supported landings at Hol-
landla, Wake, Blak, Noemfoor,
Sansapor, Wewak, Guadalcanal,
Pelellu, Anguar, Iwo Jlma, Okl-
nawa . . . and Tokyo.
The Ghost's crewmen-all under
31-had their own Fourth of July
jubilee last year when they slugged
Noemfoor with concentrated fire.
And for 65 days prior to the Jap
capitulation in Tokyo Bay, the
Ghost darted up and down. the
Jap coast in support of Adm. Hal-
sey's lethal fleet strikes at the
heart of Nippon.
When the "cease fire" order
rattled through the ship Aug. 15.
the crew discovered they had been
in battle over a stretch of 190,000
miles, in all oceans, and had never
been hit! The galling part was
having no scalps on the bridge!
End of an Odyssey.
Today, the Stevenson, fresh
from escorting the Tennessee and
California over 15,000 miles of
ocean C51 days? on one of the
war's most amazing itineraries,
waits patiently for someone to
throw in the towel. She came
back from Tokyo Bay via Manila,
Singapore, Malacca Straits, Cey-
lon, Cape of Good Hope, Capetown,
etc. Her crew, weary from hoisting
shells and flecking radar specks
from the heavens, enjoyed movies
topside. They swapped, battered
and maneuvered loot from pros-
trate Jap ships.
They had one crap game where
a gentleman from Indiana became
S1200 richer. Messrs. Thomas,
Heuer and Puts of the crew pulled
out a Jap destroyer's big wheel
which they hacked off the "dead
duck" in Tokyo Bay. The wheel
was nailed to the wardroom wall.
They had gunnery and pistol prac-
tice. And then someone calmly
announced, as the Stevenson was
off St. Helena, that a lady was
"She really wasn't a lady," Lt.
Robert Mather, Chicago. gunnery
officer, grinned today. "She was
Geisha, a lady dog. And do you
know what Geisha did? She had
two kids. Just like that!"
Resting on a. Farm.
Geisha is now convalescent on a
Long Island farm.
They scraped the rust off the
Ghost's belly today and every-
one felt bad. A drydock is some-
tlmes like limbo. Especially when
your ship has no glamour!"
But then, there's always a rain-
bow when fellows like Storekeeper
2!C Gale Evers, 21, of Anaheim.
Calif., are around. Whitey Evers for
years to come can point to his left
ear and tell his grandchildren:
"This is my Asiatic Duty Award.
It's a nice, Singapore earring. I
had one of the guys in the work-
shop put it in. He just used a
sewing needle and a pair of pliers.
Honest, lt didn't hurt a bltl"
BarNames Navy Man
Lt. Paul B. DeWitt, USNR, now
on terminal leave, was appointed
executive secretary of the Bar of
the Clty of New York, it was an-
nounced yesterday. He was for-
merly assistant secretary of the
American Judicature Society.
fr liar 'Giffedf Givi. ngf. .
B. ALTMAN at co. I i ie S S
Storekeeper 2fC Gale Evers
sports an earring.
ln Radio Venture
BV Ihr Associated Prem.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Dec. 13.--
Elliott Roosevelt has alminority
interest in a new. 250 watt radio
station which has been authorized
for Camden, Ark., and will serve
as a vice president in the enter-
prise. Leon Wilson, treasurer of
Camden Radio, Inc., announced
Mr. Wilson said the firm in-
corporated with 510,000 worth of
stock, and that Mr. Roosevelt had
paid his subscription of stock in
full. The late Presidents son had
not been promised a bonus for
advisory service, Mr. Wilson added.
The corporation, Mr. Wilson
said, was recently authorized to
construct the station and was as-
signed a frequency of 1450 silo-
cycles, with time unlimited.
Ot Stealing Sl80
A 25-year-old Brooklyn handy-
man was under a grand larceny
charge today in the theft of 5180
from a money drawer at the Lef-
court Shoe Co., 400 Madison Ave.
Arrest of the suspect, Harrison
Dean, of 375 Macon St., came dur-
ing an investigation by police into
the systematic stealing of the
f1rm's S27 shoes and their resale
at S6 a pair. Dean was charged
only with the money theft.
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Wadke, New Guinea to Hollandia, New Guinea C140 mi.l. . .
Hollandia, New Guinea to Buna, New Guinea C745 mi.l.
Buna, New Guinea to Milne Bay, N. Guinea C60 mi.l ....
Milne Bay, N. Guinea to Buna, New Guinea C60 mi.l .1 ....
Buna, New Guinea to Moroby Bay, N. Guinea C 180 mi.l ......
Moroby Bay, N. Guinea to Hollandia, New Guinea C300 mi.l.
Hollandia, New Guinea to Biak, Schoten Is. C300 mi.l ....
Biak, Schoten Is. to Hollandia, New Guinea C300 mi.l ....
Hollandia, New Guinea to Biak, Schoten Is. C300 mi.l ....
Bialc, Schoten Is. to Hollandia, New Guinea C300 mi.l.
Hollandia, New Guinea
Wadke, New Guinea to
Hollandia, New Guinea
Wadke, New Guinea to
Hollandia, New Guinea
Noernfoor, New Guinea
to Wadke, New Guinea C145
Hollandia, New Guinea C145
to Wadke, New Guinea C145
Hollandia, New Guinea C145
to 1 N oemfoor, N. Guinea
to Hollandia, New Guinea C375 mi.l. .
to Madang, New Guinea C360 mi.l. . .
Madcmg, New Guinea to Wadke, New Guinea C495 mi.l
Wadke, New Guinea to Sansapor, New Guinea C540 mi.l.
Sansapor, New Guinea to Hollandia, New Guinea C670 mi.l. .
Hollandia, New Guinea to Aitape, New Guinea C120 rni.l ....
Aitape, New Guinea to Finschafen, N. Guinea C540 mi.l ......
Finschafen, N. Guinea to Florida G Guadacanal Is. C720 mi.l. .
Hollandia, New Guinea
Guadalcanal to Peleliu,
Palau Is. C1835 mi.l .....
Peleliu, Palau Is. to Seeadler Harbor, Manus C930 mi.l ....
Seeadler Harbor, Manus to Majuro, Marshall Is. C1555 mi.l. . .
Majuro, Marshall Is. to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii C1950 mi.l. .
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Seattle, Wash. C2580 mi.l .......
Seattle, Wash. to San Diego, Calif. C1710 mi.l. ..
San Diego, Calif. to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii C2285 mi.l .....
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Ulithi Islands C3330 mi.l ......
Ulithi Islands to Two Iirna Area Cat seal C990 mi.l ....
-Iwo lima Area Cat seal to Ulithi Islands C990 mi.l .....
Ulithi Islands to Okinawa Area Cat seal C1170 mi.l .....
flYOkinawa Area Cat seal to Ulithi Islands C1170 mi.l ....
Ulithi Islands to Okinawa Area Cat seal C1170 mi.l ......
'l'Ol-:inawa Area Cat seal to Leyte, Phil. ls. C1050 mi.l.
Leyte, Phil. Is. to Ulithi Islands C840 mi.l ....................
Ulithi Islands to At Sea Off Northern Iapan Coast C1800 mi.l. .
'At Sea Off Iapan Coast to Sagami Wan, Iapan C460 mi.l. . .
Sagami Wan, Iapan to Yokosuka, Iapan C27 mi.l .......
Yokosuka, Iapan to Wakayama, Iapan C180 mi.l ........
Wakayama, Iapan to Singapore C2894 mi.l .....
Singapore to Colombo, Ceylon C1572 mi.l .......
Colombo, Ceylon to Cape Town, So. Africa C4500 mi.l ....
Cape Town, So. Africa to New York C6788 mi.l. .
1 0-1 7-44
1 1- 3-45
1 1- 5-44
1 1-1 4-45
.. At sea for 16 days Cmileage given does NOT include cruising at
1: At sea for 49 days Cmileage given does NOT include cruising at
sea for 34 days Cmileage given does NOT include cruising at
sea for 69 days Cmileage given does NOT include cruising at
sea during this periodl.
sea during this periodl.
sea during this periodl.
sea during this periodl.
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-is for the Sailors who loved her and sailed her.
-is for the Times in years to come that we will think of her
-is for Everything that she meant to us.
-is for the Victory she so gallantly fought for.
-is for the Ensign she so proudly ilew for any to challenge.
-is for the Nineteenth squadron she so knightly led.
-is for the many Seas she sailed through.
-is for the great Odds that could never keep her down.
-is for the North star that guided her home.
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MARKESON VARLAND, the "Skipper" . . . Tall, slim, sparse blonde . . . Norwegian.
Reserved with an air of deep thought. Illinois-bred, he was a student at St. Olaf College,
Northfield, Minnesota, prior to his appointment to Annapolis from which he was commis-
sioned Ensign in May, 1940. His first year of duty was aboard the U.S.S. Salt Lake City.
As an Armed Guard Officer he served aboard tankers and Liberties before going to Ad-
vanced Gunnery School, Washington, D. C. Finally came to rest in destroyers as gun-
nery Officer and Exec. of the U.S.S. MCCKENZIE. Duty as Executive Officer of the U.S.S.
IOHN R. PIERCE immediately preceded his command of the STEVE. His wife, Virginia
Swift, trails her husband about the country like any dutiful Navy Wife. Like many an-
other Navy careerist, Captain Varland smiles wistfully and talks gleefully of that "shore
job in the States", but he is at his best in an Officers Club in some foreign clime. Last
address 3107 East State St. Rd., Rockford, Ill.
me and 'Cousin Bull' " . . . joining
IOHN DREW, Long lohn . . . came aboard as Gunnery Officer in Ulithi . . . with a
Missouri drawl and boyish grin. . . "King-size" naval officer . . . efforts as dietician intro-
duced marked improvement in Vfardroom Mess and lightened iob of Mess Treasurer. . .
Mighty proud of his "5 Inch Machine Guns" . . . No. l advocate of traveling light as a
result of his many adventures. . . "Hey, Sailors! Anyone going ashore?" . . . an enthu-
siastic member of the "quartet" and a pretty sharp softball pitcher. . . Iohn is hoping for
a little Stateside duty with Marian and their family of two but being a "regular" he
knows only too well where the "good sailors" go. . . Last address 250 Maywood Drive.
San Francisco, Cal.
HARVEY S. HERRICK . . . "My initials are 'H. S.'-
the STEVE in Seattle, S." immediately became "No. l Promoter" of California in gen-
eral and San Francisco in particular . . . dilletante in classical architecture and German.
. . . Spinner of salty yarns and shore-leave sagas. . . Reminiscences with Manley about
the "Old Navy". . . Packed off to Gunnery School at Pearl. . . Step-father of "O. B. Riley"
and mustached "brother" of Richard Ney. . . Tokyo and the World Cruise only added to
Harv's reputation as shipboard artist and gunsmith plus establishing him as Supreme
Souvenir Collector . . . Gunnery Officer and Exec. In undergraduate days at University
of California majored in N.R.O.T.C. and was graduated as Commander in the California
Navy. . . After graduation came training at Submarine Base, New London, Conn., short
cruise on U.S.S. CUTTLEFISH, and duty on U.S.S. LAWRENCE operating in Alaskan wa-
ters. Seriously considering the Navy as a career C"Make me an offer!"J . . . Otherwise
Harv will return to San Francisco Cby all meansli and await-the mobilization of the Cal-
ifornia Navy. . . "NoW did I ever tell you about the time on the LAWRENCE that . . .?"
Can be reached at 1245 California St., San Francisco, Cal.
OFFICER DES RON 19
LT CMDR GREEN HOPKINS, PAYNE CAPT. CONNOR CAPT. STOUT, CMDR. WILSON
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CAPTAIN HENRY D. ROZENDAL, U.S.N., assumed command of our squadron in
Iuly, 1945 while we were in Ulithi. The Commodore has proved himself a connoisseur
of good coffee and his favorite dish-rice and curry. He claims he was a farmer before
the war, but he must have worked fast to crowd this in among his other more sea-going
activities. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1926. Since then he has also
commanded the U.S.S. Farragut tDD348l and Destroyer Division 114. While under his
command the Farragut participated in the first landing' at Guadalcanal and operated in
the Southwest Pacific. She later participated in the re-occupation of Attu in which
operation the Farragut and another destroyer sank an enemy submarine for which Cap-
tain Rozendal was awarded the Legion of Merit. While under his command his Division
participated in five shore bombardments in the Kuriles. The Commodore intends to re-
main in the Navy, and is looking forward to being with his wife and thirteen year old
daughter, Douglas. Upon retirement he wants to settle down and raise dogs in Cali-
fornia. His home address is 1225 Ohio Ave., Leavenworth, Kansas.
HENRY GAILLARD, or as he likes to be called, "I-leinie," came aboard the STEVE
in April of 1945 to become Squadron Sonar Officer. For several months he shared with
the Squadron Radar Officer the pleasures of visiting the other ships of the squadron. In
September he became senior staff officer, but his reputation for friendliness and good
humofl remained intact. While on board the STEVE he designed a new type of depth
eharge depth-setting wrench for which he received a letter of appreciation. Before en-
tering the Navy in February 1943 he was Cleveland Manager for Conover-Nast Publish-
ing Company. Upon being discharged he will probably return to a selling occupation,
but does not yet know Where he Will live. ln particular he wants to get back to his
wife and his two and a half year old boy Henry Ir. tnicknamed Skipperl and his' ten
months old daughter Wendy. He can be reached at 25 Sutton Manor, New Rochelle,
A EARL W. PRICE, known as "Earl the Pearl" is the gay old sea-dog of the STEVE
troupe. . . Squadron Recognition Officer Cneon beer signs at phenomenal rangesl. . . Only
member of ComDesRon 19 to serve under IOUI' Commodores. . . Has spent all sea duty
aboard the STEVE. . . Iolly-hearted clown, famed for his "soft-shoe, chorus line routine"
performed at dinner time. . . Addicted to big, black cigars. . . Graduate of Washington
College in Maryland at some unspecified date in the past, Earl was a charter member
of the rapidly contracting Bachelor Officers Club on the STEVE. Prior to the Navy he
was employed as a textile chemist by the Celanese Corporation of America in Cumber-
land, Maryland. Midshipman School aboard the U.S.S. Prairie introduced him to the
"Big Town". His old job is impatiently awating him. Can be reached Care Mrs. Rachel
Durst, 131 Independence St., Cumberland, Maryland.
LEON W. MANLEY came aboard the Stevenson in August 1944 to become Assistant
Communications Officer on the staff of ComDesRon 19 and later become Communications
Officer. Leon holds the double distinction of being a good judge of fine cigars and an
expert in the forensic arts. Any time you want to have a good, honest-to-goodness, in-
tellectual bull session Leon is your man. Before coming into the Navy in Nov. 1942,
Leon worked for a Tourist Company in the summer and during the School year taught
English literature and sociology at Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas. While there he
also coached the debating team. He claims that even after two and a half years he
still likes communications. His present immediate desire is to get back to his wife and
settle down to live in his native Tennessee at 207 N. Auburndale St., Memphis.
"JAY-KAY" SIDEBOTTOM, bouyant, dynamic atom, hiding his rampant energy and
vaired talents under the title of Squadron Radar Officer, first appeared in Seattle. Per-
ambulating troubleshooter in electroncis and claimant to the role of "Coxswain of the
Boatswain's Chair" . . . Instructor in electronic theory for Radarmen . . . Demon of the
keyboard on the "Ieep" . . . Fervent discourser and disputant during night watches on
the bridge . . . Officer of the Deck in port tMany thanks for a voluntary dutyl . . . Ward-
room Mess Treasurer . . . Successor to Goudy as Ship's Chaplain. Ioe's life thus far is
just a chapter of the "Philadelphia Story" . . . resident of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania at
307 Hillside Ave .... Bachelor of Science at the University of Pennsylvania H9431 . . .
commission in the Naval Reserve and technical training at Bowdoin College, M.l.T., and
Pearl Harbor . . . Thence to us . . . Like kindred low-point men he impatiently awaits
freedom's light and position as researcher and engineer in electronics with RCA, pointing
toward that' "small business of my own" . . .
BOB COLEMAN . . . "Yogi" . . . silent Ouaker turned Gunnery Officer . . . survivor
of two years duty on STEVE . . . widely known throughout the South Seas as a collector
of "Specimens" . . . strayed frcm ship for an extended gunnery course at Pearl . . . pos-
sessor of deepest, darkest tan aboard . . . sometimes known as "Mitsubishi" for obvious
reasons . . . "Beachcomber Bob's" only rival as a handicraftsman. Met Betsy while ma-
joring in Biology at Swarthmore College . . . married Betsy when STEVE returned to Se-
attle for overhaul . . . in between times attended Coast Guard academy at New London
and then switched to midshipmen's School at Columbia . . . returns to Betsy in "civvies"
after Ianuary first . . . going to University of Pennsylvania for M. A. and then will teach
in a private school in eastern Pennsylvania. . . "Why this is just a small piece of cake!"
Last address 220 East Church Road, Elkins Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
"BILL" COWLES . . . joined the STEVE in the Admiralties just in time for the Seattle
overhaul . . . served as gunnery officer for two months and never fired the "Five-inch"
. . . most consistent drain on Wardroom library . . . navigator on the Tokyo-to-Capetown
run . . . favorite pastime: designing various models and modifications of his "Dream
House" . . . illustrator for this book. A typical New Yorker who lives in Conn. and sports
a diploma from Yale . . . possesses a most attractive wife-"Ginnie"-and an anonymous
prep school reputation in football and boxing . . . internationalist in Capetown tennis . . .
attended Ordnance and Gunnery S'hool in '-Nashington, D. C., before ordered to the
STEVE . . . back to school and architecture at M.l.T .... Last address is "Oldgate," Farm-
ROBERT S. MATHER, genial member of the "O" Division, came aboard in the Ad-
miralties. In addition to his "O" Division duties Bob has handled a number of collateral
jobs such as Recognition Officer, Education Officer, Wardroom Mess Treasurer, and Civil
Readjustment Officer. ln spite of the many headaches connected with these jobs he
has never lost his characteristic patience and is always there with the good word. Bob
graduated from Princeton Unversity in 1936 and after graduation worked for his father
at the University Printing Company in Chicago. In October l942 he enlisted in the
Navy as a Specialist fOrdnancel. Upon becoming a civilian again he plans to return to
his Dad's printing and lithographing company in Chicago. His home address is 6054
Kimbark Ave., Chicago.
EDWARD I. FERGUSON, known as "l:'ergy," the boy from Texas, came aboard at
Pearl on the way back to Seattle and relieved lake Tingle as Torpedo Officer. Pergy
came well qualified having put in 19 months in the Aleutians. This duty also made him
the No. 1 hobby and handicraft expert on board. Never wearied of extolling the beau-
ties of Texas to all within earshot, Fergy, like all true Texans, used tobasco sauce except
in his cereal. Once again a civilian and planning to return to the University of Texas,
Fergy says he "Hopes never to leave Texas again." Married and has one boy iso farl,
his address is 1102 N. San Jacinto, Conroe, Texas.
EBERLY SANDV I G TINGLE
IACK E. TINGLE, "lake", left the ship in Seattle to attend Gunnery Liason School
on the West Coast. After graduating from the Academy fclass of 447 he reported to the
STEVE in Sept. 1943 as Torpedo Officer. "lake" expects to remain in the Navy. His
permanent address is 1629 Columbia Rd. N. W., Washington, D. C.
G. W. SANDVIG, "Sandy", comes from Brooten, Minnesota, is married to Phylli
Gatling. They have a boy 8 months old. Sandy's prewar activities were U S Naval
Academy and the sports he likes most are basketball, crew and golf. During the war
Sandy went first to Gunnery School, Dam Neck, Va., and U.S.S. Wyoming Fire Control
School, Washington, D. C., from there to the U.S.S. Stevenson, then to NAS Banana
River, Fla. His postwar plans are to stay in the regular Navy.
IAMES A. BOSWELL, "the Chief CI have spokenD" and also known as "Iamie boy",
is an original plank owner. Not ,only the Chief Engineer but Welfare and Recreation
Officer, Iarnie could broil a mean steak even over coconut husks. Mess Treasurer par
-excellence and baker of Boston Baked beans were only a few ofthe Chief's talents. Last
of the original officers to leave, Iamie left for Uncle Sugar and Margaret and his family
in Sept. 1945. A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, Iamie is giving serious
thought to remaining in the Navy. His home address is 20 Swan St., Beverly, Mass.
JOSEPH G. DRYER joined our happy family toward the end of the war to relieve our
amiable friend Iamie Boswell of the weighty duties of Chief Engineer. The Chief seems
to be an engineer at heart-he likes to talk the la:nguage and doesnt mind putting on
dungarees, the full dress uniform of all true engineers. loe graduated in Metallurgical
Engineering in 1941. Before entering the Navy in 1943 he was an assistant metallurgist'
for the Bridgeport Brass Company. Upon return to civilian life the Chief intends to re-
turn temporarily to his old job while taking a course in business leading to production
engineering. Ultimately he hopes to do consulting engineering work. His home address
is 1110 Berkeley Drive, Glendale, Cal.
PAUL H. TEARE joined our mighty ship during her overhaul in Seattle. Smce then
he has been Assistant Engineering Officer and Electrical Officer. A very important col-
lateral duty, besides Public Relatons Officer, is his job as Movie Officer. Although he
claims no credit, and seldom can answer "Whaza movie tonight?" or "Hoozinnit?", he
has done a lot for the ship's morale by keeping us supplied with good shows. Before
coming into the Navy he was an electrical engineer in Cleveland. Right now he says
he is striking for a discharge to civilian life where he can work in electronic-and elec-
trical fields in Cleveland. But most important he wants to settle down to married life
again with his wife, Lois, and two children, Paul and Laurel Ianice, at 1671 Parkwood
Ave., Lakewood 7, Ohio.
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It was while we were in Seattle that RICHARD H. SMITH took over the iob of Com-
municator. The "C" Division is a hardworking gang and so is their boss: however he
still has time to tell sea stories. Smitty graduated from the U. S. Merchant Marine
Academy in October 1943 having spent two years as a cadet-midshipman. It was dur-
' O one of the voyages when his
ing that time that he had some seafaring adventures. n
' ' ' from Russia and passing through the Bering Sea it was
ship was in a convoy returning
torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. As soon as he gets back to the States he is
' h d a lot. When he becomes a
going to marry Iane, the girl about whom we have ear
' ' ' ' f ke the sea completely but will work ashore with a
civilian he does not intend to orsa
' I l d or Connecticut. His home address is
shipping company and settle down in Long s an
830 Hovey Ave., Rockford, Ill.
LUCIEN A. DANCAUSE, smiling son of New Hampshire, was first seen at the Officers
A ' t nt Navigator and Assistant Evaluator, CIC Of-
Club in Hollandia, Iuly 1944. As ssis a
" " " - t d' d for Torpedo Officer, only to be
ficer, A "jack of all trades , Danny then under s u ie
shut out by Fergy's arrival. Sufferer in the Prospective Communication Officers Course,
' 'l' Readjustment since V-I day. Bachelor of Arts.
he has been an eager student of Civi ian
' ' ' f l the enterprising retail store manager
University of New Hampshire, 37, he was ormer y
for Endicott Iohnson Shoe Company. Possesses more photographs of family, wife Rose-
' h n does anyone else aboard land both are very
mary and three year old Lucien A., Ir. t a
p ' ' ' h'r for Danny.
hotogenicl. So its back to Greenville, New Hamps 1 e
n her way back to Seattle Since then
ROBERT IACOB came aboard the Stevenson o .
h l ' carr the load in the "C" Division and acting as captain of our
he has been e ping y
sonar team. Back in the days when submarines were threatening and sound contacts
were frequent "lake" could never hit the sack without the thought of a possible rude
ll to the bridge to verify
awakening. Many a sound sleep was broken by an urgent ca
' d t d from Haverford College in August 1943 and entered
a possible contact. fake gra ua e
the Midshipman School at Northwestern University. Upon release from the Navy he in-
' ' ' ' d t ractice in the Mid-
tends to study law at the University of Michigan and settle own o p
West. His home address is 376 Parkway Drive, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh 16, Penna.
t m etrel and harried bridegroom . . .
HFEARLESS PHILIPPE' DE YOUNG . . . s or y p
arrived in the Admiralties and soon became "indispensable" aboard ship as CIC and
Fighter-Intercept Officer . . . major problem during Seattle overhaul was getting Loran
aboard . . . missed Iwo for Radar School, Camp Catlin, Pearl . . . Reluctant draftee as
Wardroom Mess Treasurer . . . "I do not choose to run and will not serve if elected."
A licensed student pilot Phil left the study of Architecture at the University of Michigan
early in the war in favor of Naval flight training . . . A confirmed New Englander, Brook-
' ' ' ' h ts his degree
field Center, Conn., Phil intends to bring his Chicago bride east after e ge
in architecture at Ann Arbor. . .
ER R orted aboard the Stevenson in May 1945 during the Okinawa
FRANK FRAS , I . rep
campaign and joined the mighty "C" Division. Since then he has been the ship's Mail
Officer and together with his right hand man, Prix, has kept our mail coming and going
smoothly. Frank was attending the University of Michigan and left before graduation to
' l waiting to get back to the U S. and to a cer-
enter the Navy. Right now he is eager y ,
' ' ' f th m shortly after his return.
tain girl. It is expected that wedding bells will ring or e
After release to inactive duty he hopes to return to school and upon graduation settle
down and have an all civilian family. His home address is 2435 Underhill Road, Toledo,
WM. I. MCFARLIN, "Bill", came aboard the STEVE in 1943 and soon became the
communicator. His ready wit and friendliness soon endeared him to all hands. Mac's
orders arrived in Seattle taking him to the staff of CDS 25 but even after that we occa
sionally "opened a few cans" with him when the fleet was in port. After separation
w r 'ob in the printing business in Boston. His
Bill returned to his wife and his pre- a 1
home address is 408 Front St., Weymouth, Mass.
IOHN SALLE . . . "lack" is from the great Northwest . . . 403 Eighth Ave., Nampa,
Idaho. . . After V-I2 lack came aboard for cz short time in the Pacific . . . Finally rejoined
us after our arrival in Brooklyn . . . Plans to return to school in the West somewhere.
"BILL" DAY . . . from Chamois, Missouri . . . came aboard in Brooklyn after "chasing"
the STEVE all over the Pacific. . . Also plans to go to school after separation.
"BOB" CASE . . . chased the ship all the way to China only to catch it in Brooklyn
. . . got away With the No. l Souvenir, the Ship's Wheel from Tokyo Bay . . . last ad-
dress 326 East Ave., Riverhead, L. I., N. Y.
"CHUCK" GROIEAN . . . also reported aboard in Brooklyn in time to assist ln the
Overhaul. . . Didn't' get too much chance to enjoy shore duty with his wife, Ioan . . .
was packing his sea bag again . . . that's the life of a regular. . . Address 344 N. Web-
ster Ave., Iacksonville, Ill.
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IOSEPH W. PITT came aboard the STEVE in April of this year and took over the
duties of Assistant First Lieutenant. Since then he has been boss of the 2nd Division
and has been helping Charlie keep the STEVE shipshape. Ioe comes from Texas, as
everybody aboard must know, and brngs with him a little of the drawl and a lot of the
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CHARLES H. NOLD, IR. came to the Stevenson in January 1944 just before she set
out for the Pacific. In April of this year he relieved our old friend Ed Fritz as First Lieu-
tenant., Since the ship's visit to Tokyo -Bay, Charlie has had the collateral duty of ad-
viser, friend, and custodian of Geisha, the little brown and white dog which he found in
Yokosuka. Before coming into the Navy, Charlie attended Brown University and was in
the NROTC unit there. Upon receiving his commission he reported to the Destroyer
School at Norfolk and from there to the STEVE. Right now he is undecided about the
future. He will probably live near Philadelphia at 100 Wynnedale Rd., Narberth, Pa.,
and settle down in some business the nature 'of whch is now pretty indefinite. ,
friendly manner that characterize the people from that remarkable place. He also has
some of the spirit of Sam Houston which he showed when he resisted the supporters of
King Neptune's throne. Ioe was attending the University of Texas before he entered the
Navy. Upon becoming a civilian again he hopes to finish his course at the University
of Texas and then settle down to a quiet home life in San Antonio at 3202 McCullough
EDWARD A. FRITZ, "Big Ed", came aboard ,at the very beginning of the STEVES
career. As First Lieutenant he was a man of 'few words but with a sense of humor
which made him well liked by all. Formerly a bachelor Ed married Eleanor when the
STEVE came back to Seattle. Before the war an accountant, Ed is again a civilian and
probably back to his old field. Ed gives his address as Arlington, Vermont.
IOHN E. HARWOOD, "Pop", Dean of the Wardroom Mess by virtue of his thirty-odd
years . . . reported aboard in the Admiralties in October 1944 . . . Boss of the "One-Man
Division" . . . Specialized in Kamakaze crash drills during pre-dawn alerts at Camp lef-
ferson . . . Saw only real action when "Frenchman's Creek" proved too hot for the mess
hall . . . Since V-I Day most likely to be seen sunning himself on the forecastle. "Coach"
majored in football and baseball at Hampton-Sydney prior to graduation in 1932 and be-
came athletic instructor and teacher of Spanish at Farmville High School. He plans
quickest possible exit from the Navy and a speedy return to Farmville, Virginia, where
an insurance business, a patient wife, Mary Scott, and the Harwood Division-Iohn E.,
Ir., Susan Scott, and Robert-aged ll, 6, and 3 respectively, are all eagerly waiting.
WILLIAM E. HERRON known variously as "Pay" or "Bill" was our genial Paymaster
and Supply Officer from Ian. 1944 when he came aboard until his relief finally arrived
in Sept. 1945. How Pay always managed to have the stores arrive in the middle of the
night, we'll never know. But Bill was always generous with his sympathy anyway. Bill
and Betty plan to live at 1095 Piedmont Road in Columbus, Ohio, where Bill is going
back to the Law School at Ohio State. No family as yet at the last report.
IAMES GRISHAM, "Pay" . . . Slim, silent, skeptical . . . arrived iust in time for world
cruise . . . given unenviable task of separating "Title B" from "Title C" . . . cigars, poker
and Scotch betray him as a son of the Southwest. Native of Arizona. . . Majored in Busi-
ness Administration at University of Arizona and University of Idaho. . . Graduate School
of Business and Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard came next . . . his wife Margaret
is from Maine and so it is to be New England C138 Main Ave., Gardiner, Mainel after
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"Boats" as we called HERBERT, L. M., CBM was the quiet and serious type of fellow
always thinking up some new kind of way to play a practcial joke.. A close friend to
us all, he never refused a favor if it were possible, and we know all the seamen will
long remember him. Although "Boats" address is Iota, Louisiana, when last seen was
back on the STEVE.
KOZAK, GILBERT S., CFC. Most people call him "Zak". He hails from 4427 Lake-
view Ave., Detroit, Mich., where he has a wonderful wife waiting for him. Although
Zak is regular Navy, he has only a short time to do and though he has already made
his decisions of post-war plans, they are not publicly known. Strictly a destroyer man
he has been on the U.S.S. Forrest and helped put the STEVE in commission.
REISINGER F. I. CGM headed the gunners mates and kept the battery in pretty
fair shape. He kept to himself most of the time but when urged into conversation, he
could tell some tall Sea-Stories which held everyone's interest. He's back in the printing
business and his home is 976 Hatch St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
SHEDD IOHN CSPtAD. Iohn was known as the kid from Philly . Always having
something to say in a joking way he was well liked by all hands due to his good sense
of humor and iolly Hi kid . John lives in Philly and is probably listed in the city di-
I. W. BRANAM the kid from anywhere you can name there wasnt anything or
anyone you knew or did that he hasnt don-, before. I. W. Branam either kept up or
brought down everyone s morale depending upon how you approached him. ou may
find him anywhere you look especially Boston.
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MIDDLE-FELITZ, VEENEMAN, WHICHARD, HERBST, FRENZELL, ZUKOWSKI, BOYCE.
BOTTOM-HIGGINS, RUTTER, COBURN, DEANE.
HANSEL, LEONARD A., CWT, was known to many of us as "Lenny" of 2101 Boyd
MEYER, IULIUS E., CMM. "Shoe" was well liked by all. Never had a grim face or
was down hearted. He could work up a sweat quicker than anyone aboard. That's
when we knew there was work to be done. CWell, he looked that wayl. One can find
Meyer at "Hiene's" in St. Louis, Mo.
OKONIEWSKI, EDMUND R., CMM. Although we call him "Okie", he's still Polish.
He resides at 20 Peace St., Buffalo, N. Y. Okie has quite a background, since he worked
for Spencer Lens Co. He is one of our best maintenance men, so we never worry about
engine trouble with him around. Okie doesn't have any definite post-war aims because
he'll be around a while yet. '
St., Baltimore, Md. Although he's not married at present by the end of 1945, he'll take
that step tif all-goes welll. "Lenny" entered the service in 1941 and after boots training
at Norfolk, he went aboard the U.S.S. Iouett after which he came to the STEVE. Sounds
like a "twenty year man" at present.
HERBST, ERVIN W., CWT of St. Louis, Mo., has quite a reputation for being a "good
Sailor". Though "Happy" has left the STEVE, his men still speak of him in civil tongue.
One of our best watertenders, "Happy" will be back in civilian life so he can make his
wonderful wife happier by being around all of the time, that is sometime in '47,
NOLEN, THOMAS P., CWT, "Tommie" hails from Route 2, Dothan, .Alabarna. His
service has been on the U..S.S. Wasp, U.S.S. Forrest and finally on our good ship Steven-
son. Known for his quick wit and comical come-backs which, he says, is a habit formed
from being a comedian in his school plays. His post war plans are undecided.
NEPERENEY, HAROLD, comes from Pittsburgh, Pa., at 1921 Metropolitan St. "Nep"
had a habit of whistling but no one ever complained because he could really warble a
smooth tune. In all probability "Nep" is a civilian again and doing very well.
NEVELS, RAYMOND R., CMM. "Ray" comes from 22 Gerlaugh Ave., Dayton, Ohio.
He is the serious kind of fellow unless stimulated by an external source, then he really
can put on a show. Ray's intentions are aimed at a degree in Mechanical engineering.
WHICHARD, G. W., CMM, George has been discharged
but still can't get away from the navy because his home is
at 818 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, Va. He has a won- S
derful wife Lottie, whom we know means all the happiness
in the world to George.
fellow who never had a care
one, a little girl 2Vz years old,
job in Washington, D. C., the
WINDRESS, G. W., CWT,
called "Windy" for short. Being a sailor for a good many
years up to now, he will remain to do his twenty. He is
happily married and has a daughter two years in age.
WELCH, L. I., CMM, The "Bull" was a "happy-go-lucky"
in the world. Now he has
Linda Lee. Back at his old
"Bull" intends to stay there.
of Detroit, Michigan, was
GELOTTE, RAYMOND, CEM, has always been referred to as "Ray" or Sparky .
His residence is at 107 Bay 7th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Ray is a painter by trade, tpaints on
canvasl. His time in the Navy will never be regretted since he has seen a great deal of
this world and after discharge intends to see more. Ray is a plank owner.
LOYLD HOLDENIAN HORST, CY, of Sumpson Road, Mechanicsburg, Penn., is one
person that can cover a lot of space, either sitting, standing or even when being written
about. He is the jolly, happy-go-lucky kind of guy, but he maintains a very serious side
when it comes to handling any paper work for the ship. As long as Horst remains
around, we're sure everything will run smoothly. He intends to go to college but will
make a definite decision later. A
CASHATT, ROBERT G., CSM, lives at 5620 Dakin St., Chicago, Ill. Often referred to
as "Cash", he is called "Bob" by his wife and "Daddy" by his daughter. Cash has been
around, beginning aboard the U.S.S. Mervine in North Africa and then came on board
the Stevenson. His duties were well done as we don't think he's ever missed a blinker
message but his future lies in his pencil, for Cash is gifted with hands that can control a
pencil when sketching.
ZUKOWSKI, EDWARD M., CRM, was one of the few VEENEMAN, PAUL W., CMOMM, often referred to as
men that had a variety of names, such as "Mike," "Ski," "P, is strictly Navy. Since he has two hitches in, he
"Zuke," etc. However, he was cz good man and intends to may as well do the rest. Anyone can contact him at 1645
stay that way by going to U. of M. in the future. Chase Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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NUNLEY, HARLAN A., MM2c, of Route No. 2, Benton,
Ky., is married and has a four-year-old daughter, Delores.
Prior to entering the Navy he was a welder. When he fin-
ished his training at Great Lakes, he boarded the U.S.S.
Extarie at Shoemaker, Calif. Prom there he went to Guad-
alcanal and was assigned to the Stevenson, Sept. 1944.
After leaving the Navy he plans a short vacation with his
family before returning to work.
SAPPREN, BENIAMIN, Plc. "Ben" lives at l3ll No.
67th St.. Philadelpha, Penna. Before entering the service
Ben was assistant manager of a Warner Bros. Motion Pic-
ture theater. He took his training at Sampson and then
was assigned to the U.S.S. Maddox. After that he came
aboard the Stevenson. After his discharge, Ben intends to
go back to his old job.
CARLSON, CARMEN L., MMlc. "Carl" lives at Rd. No.
2, Brockway, Penna. Prior to entering the Navy, Carl was
farming. He took his training at the Lakes, from there he
went to Flushing St. Barracks at which he was assigned to
the Stevenson. Carl is one of the very few left who put
the ship in commission. After his discharge Carl intends
to go back to farming.
CAPARO, IAMES M., MM2c. lives at 121 Shiloh
St., Pttsburgh, Penna. His favorite sport was football. Hav-
ing completed high school Iim entered the Navy and took
his training at Sampson. He was then transfered to Nor-
folk and to the Stevenson, Iuly 26, 1943. lim plans to at-
tend the school of Business in Pittsburgh after being dis-
HALLEEN, CHARLES A., MM2c. "Char1ie" lives at 1250
48th St., Ashtabula, Ohio. After graduating from high
s ool Charlie entered the Navy. He took his training at
the Lakes, from there to Memphis, Tenn. After leaving
Memphis he went to Pier 92, N.Y.C. to be assigned to the
Stevenson. After the Navy, Charlie intends to go to college.
SCOTT, LEMUEL R., MoMM2c. "Scotty's" home is in
Sullivan, Mo. He's single. Upon graduation he joined the
Navy and started training at Great Lakes where he re-
ceived boots and attended Basic Engineering School. Prom
there he went to Diesel school at Richmond. Va., and then
to the Pacific where he came aboard the Stevenson. After
discharge "Scotty" plans to attend Missouri University.
DEVOTE, ROBERT M., Plc. "Bob" lives at 660 Darling-
ton Ave., Hagnenot Park, Staten Island. New York. In high
school Bob played all sports. Prior to entering the Navy
he worked at housing insulating. He took his training at
Great Lakes. Prom there he went aboard the U.S.S. Benja-
min Hagood. After leaving the Hagood he went to the
Armed Guard center, Pier 92. He came aboard the Steven-
son Nov. 1943. He is undecided upon his plans.
PPLEPSEN, JEROME I., MMlc. "Ierry" lives at Richard-
ton, North Dakota. Prior to entering the service, Ierry
worked on the farm. He is a graduate oil Taylor High
school where he made quite a name for himself playing
football. He finished training at Great Lakes, and from
there went to Dearborn, Mich., to service school. After
leaving servce school he then came aboard the Stevenson.
March 1943. After his discharge from the Navy. lerry
plans to go to school.
HILLSON, GILBERT C., MM3c. "Gil" lives at 45 So'
Main St., Monroeville, Ohio. Prior to entering the service
Gil, a graduate of Monroeville High school, worked for
Rotary Printing Co. After completing his training at the
Lakes, he boarded the U.S.S. Extavie, at Shoemaker, Calif.
Prom there he went to Guadalcanal and was assigned to
the Stevenson. After Gil's discharge he wants to become a
civilian and work at his old job.
RIVARD, FRANCIS E., MM2c. "Prenchie's" home is at
35 Hinckley St., Somerville, Mass. He is one of the ship's
eligible bachelors-but look outl He attended school ir:
his home town then took a defense job as a Welder. His
Navy career started at Newport, R. I., training base and
from there to Pier 92 and then boarded the Stevenson. His
postwar plans are to work and lead the life of a civilian in
LONG, EARL R., Plc, lives at Stower, Miss. He is mar-
ried and has two children. Prior to entering the Navy, Earl
was doing farming, in his spare time he hunted and fished.
Having completed his training at Bainbridge, Maryland, he
was assigned to the U.S.S. O'Brien and then to the Steven-
son. Earl intends to go back to farming after his discharge.
RILEY, DANIEL M., Plc. "Danny" lives at Drew St.,
Littletown, New Hampshire. During his high school career
he took part in several sports, but the one he likes best is
hunting. He took his training at Newport, R. I., after which
he went to Pier 92, and was then assigned to the Steven-
son, Sept. 1943.
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HAEHNER, CARL BERNARD, Plc - Carl or "Toodles"
as the crew calls him, lives at Pulton, South Dakota. Hav-
ing been a Boy Scout, Carl is always prepared and is able
to handle any situation texcept womenl. Before entering
the service 'Carl worked on a farm as one can tell by the
he uts away the chow "Tood1es" entered the service
way p .
Aug. 1944 and took boots at Farragut, Idaho. He also at-
tended service school there and came aboard the Stevenson
Iune 1945. After he receives his discharge, Carl hopes to
finish college and find himself a nice wife to take care of
him. "Toodles' " ambition is to become a Scout Master.
HAMILTON, CHESTER, Plc - Chet's home is at 1442
N . Sierra Bonita, Pasadena, Calif. Anyone can see by his
gait that his real home must be Kansas. He is married to
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a very wonderful girl by the name of jane, althoug t ere
are no little ones yet, Chet is still hoping. Chet has served
aboard the U.S.S. Lyra, Philips, and then came to the
Stevenson. He has been very happy in the Navy and it is
rumored that he may some day have a row of hash mar s
on his sleeve.
RINGLER, ROY E., WT3c - Roy hails from sunny Cali-
fornia anyone standing watches with him soon finds out.
Before Roy entered the Navy he led a very active civilian
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life taking part in sports, besides going to schoo, an
walking in a war plant. "Legs" as the snipes know him
enlisted Oct. 27, 1942, trained at the Lakes and reported
aboard the STEVE Dec. 15, 1942. Roy will make his home
at 3014 E St., Sacramento, Calif., where he hopes o se
down and raise a family. If he has time, Roy wants to
learn to fly.
LINO I. SALVADOR, Plc, the Irishman of the forward
fire room, hails from 127 New Bridge St., West Springfield,
Mass. Besides his qualifications of being a hard worker,
he is a valuable asset to the fire room as he creates a draft
with his somewhat vivid and possibly overworked imagina-
tion in the very hottest of climates. Undoubtedly the most
dubish "snipe" afloat, a certain shiny spot on the cranium
has caused him considerable worry.
DOMGALL, W. I., MMlc, is another plank owner of the
STEVE. His home is at R. R. No. 4, Danville, Illinois, but
we don't know just what his civilian work will be.
BASARICH, GEORGE, MMlc, the leading PO of the "E"
D'vision, comes from 888 Tennessee Ave., Detroit, Michigan,
and he's probably back at work by now. Last reports
showed he was still single.
LARSON, RICHARD G., WTlc - Richard, "the Dove",
is a Minnesota boy. He plans to get himself a large farm
and do nothing but eat that good old farm chow. "The
D ve's" home address is Milaca, Minn., Route 2, Box 105.
However, what, with all his women, that isnt a very sure
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spot to find him. Maybe if you inquire about un a a
tain nurse's home, you will get some helpful information.
B for entering the service Dick was helping to build air-
planes with "Rosie the Riveter." He entered the service in
1942 and is a plank owner aboard the Stevenson.
hopes to go back to the farm and raise the best crops in
Minnesota. The first thing "the Dove will do upon getting
discharged will be to buy himself that nice little red tractor
for which he has been saving the past three years. 1
NIEMIEC, CHESTER S., WT3c - Chester's home address
is 1200 So. Raymond Ave., Bay City, Michigan. "Mousey"
is what the boys below decks call him. Chet is quite an 1
ert on wing spreads and also flowers, not to mention
the fact that he is a great lover. Before entering the service
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"Mousey" worked in a printing plant and attende ig
school. He likes his sports and spends a great deal of time
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was mustered aboard the Stevenson Sept. 7, 1944. After
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Chet receives his discharge he hopes to return to 1g
school. He may then go into his father's business as a
rdener. More then likely he will be a twenty
year man, as he's just the type.
DEGROAT, KEITH, B3c - Keith Degroat is undoubtedly
th ltiest sailor aboard the Stevenson as far as stories
go. He really has a sad line for a boy hailing from Box
274, Glasco, Kansas, Keith has done all right in the Navy.
"Boilers" is very serious about his work and often spends
lon cold nights nursing his four boilers back to health.
Before entering service, "Boilers" did a lot of truck driving
We guess the jouncing of the trucks accounts for his present
waist line. Keith took boots at the Lakes. After doing 14
months as a fresh water sailor he came aboard the Steven-
son Sept. 7, 1943. We can only remember Keith as the
"Typhoon Kid". The way he hugged his life jacket one
would think it was uniform of the day. Boilers hopes to
continue his trade in civilian life.
HAMILTON, B. I., Plc, came aboard in Seattle. He's
still not married and on discharge expects to go to work on
the river again or at the plant. His address is 801 So.
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IRVING FREEDMAN, WT2c, of the forward fire room,
known as "Murph" and "Irishman", The nickname "Murph"
was given to him by the boys of his home town, for he
was one of the few lewish boys in a lrish section. He is a
well known man in South Boston, and that's where we be-
lieve "Murph" will start his business, and become a suc-
JAMES WARREN SIGGERS, F lc. After spending quite
some time on the deck force, Iames was finally persuaded
by his fireroom friends to come below decks.. We of the
forward fire room are sure that he will be a success in ci-
vilian life not only in business but in marriage.
HENRY W. HOMEK, better known as "Polack" to his
shipmates, hails from New Iersey or, to be more exact, 158
Berger St., Newark. As a member of the Black'Gang, ,the
forward fire room is his playhouse. Although his civilian
occupation was that of an Assistant Manager of a large
grocery store, he has made good as a water tender having
attained the rating of WT2c through hard work and clear
thinking. He now can go back to his zoot suit.
CHARLES C. DECKER, Flc, of 2918 North 20th Street.
East Omaha, Neb., is the father to a boy and girl he loves
very much as well as his wife. He is a well-liked man
among the boys of the Stevenson, and rates the Purple
Heart while in the battle of the Marshall. "Pop" as we
call him, will go back to his old job, and be a good father.
RUBEN E. IONES, EM 3c. "Rube" came aboard the
Stevenson in Ian. 1945 after serving aboard several other
ships, including the DE 100, DE 345 and APA 216. Before
joining the Navy, he was an electrician's helper at the Nor-
folk Navy Yard. After reporting aboard the STEVE he was
taken into the electrical gang and his experience put to
good use. "Rube's" home is at 208 Bell St., Elizabeth City,
No. Carolina. He hopes to attend electrical school in Eliz-
abeth City when he puts his civilian clothes back on but
says, "Maybe l'll come back into the Navy after l've fin-
ished school". .
HOLMAN C. STANCHFIELD, EM Sc. "Stan" hails from
90 President St., Lynn, Mass., where he attended Lynn Eng-
lish High. He joined the Navy in lune 1943 and attended
electricians mates school at Newport, R. I. "Stan" boarded
the Stevenson in Ian. 1944, where he was put to work with
the fire room gang and then joined the electrical gang in
work nearer his heart. His strong back and his muscular
arms have proved a valuable asset to the electrical dept.
SLE'l'I'EDAl-ll., PRESCOTT CARL, WTlc - "Red" or "the
big bad Norwegian", is a proud son of that little town of
Echo, Minn. He claims that if you just mention his name
in that district people will take you in and give you a free
meal. If you take a look at Carl's hands you will see that
he has done many a milking and plowing. Being a farm
boy the Navy has really affected Carl as now he wants
nothing but big city life. Carl entered the Navy Oct. 24,
1942 and took his boot training at the Lakes. He is a plank
owner on the Stevenson and will probably shed a tear
when that discharge comes. His ambition is to own a great
big farm and have a large family.
FLAHERTY, IOHN JOSEPH, Flc-lohn is known to all
the crew as that little package of Irish dynamite, "Mighty
Mouse", "Flash" or "The Philly Kid". Flash attended Stod-
dard High School where he took part in all sports. He
claims to be the pride of the Irish neighborhood, at 655 N.
22nd St., Philadelphia. Iohn enlisted in the Navy on May
5, 1943 and went through boot at the Lakes. He served
aboard the U.S.S. Wilkes, Ross and was mustered aboard
the Stevenson lan. 15, 1945. "Mighty Mouse" wants to go
back to school and after that he hopes to marry some Irish
girl and raise a family.
PELOQUIN, LEO E., WT2c - Leo is a blue blood boy
with a French accent. He makes his home at 242 Court St.,
Brockton, Mass. His fellow snipes know him as the "Bird".
Before entering the Navy Leo attended high school, partici-
pated in all sports and was as clean-cut as the best of
them, and the Navy hasn't changed him cr bit. Leo took
boot training at Newport, also attended service school there.
He mustered aboard the Stevenson Ian. 5, 1945. After his
kid-cruise is up Leo hopes to take in the slack and perhaps
continue his education. r
HAASE, ROBERT E., 'W'T3c - Robert, or "Rockie" as he
is known to all his women, hails from 724 No. Main St.,
Kendallville, Ind. iRockie seems to like to have the girls
call him that because it sounds so manly.l Before enlisting
he attended high school and also swears to the fact that
he was a fireman at the local Army air base. Rockie goes
in for all sports. Bob entered the Navy April 12, 1944 and
came aboard the Stevenson Sept. 4, 1944. Well, sailors,
you all need only to look at Rockie's tatoos and talk to him
about ten minutes to find out that he is a twenty year man.
if not thirty.
HOLMES, WILLARD E.. MM2c. "Bill" lives .at 107 "F"
St., La Porte, Indiana. In high school Bill participated in
all sports. Also played two years of Semi-Pro baseball.
Prior to entering the service he was an Ordnance Inspector.
He took his training at the Lakes and from there he came
aboard the Stevenson. After leaving the Navy Bill plans
to go to school or travel.
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RAYMOND I. NELSON, EMlc. Ray's home is at 645 W.
87th St., Chicago, where he worked for the Harper-Wyman
Mfg. Co. "Nels" is a graduate of Calumet High, and enjoys
golf and bowling. After his boot training, Nels also at-
tended the machinist mate school at Great Lakes. He
boarded the Stevenson in March 1943 and was put to work
with the machinist mates. He was eventually rescued from
the engine room. As an electrician his rise was rapid until,
now he is leading first class. Nels hopes to retum to his
old job when released from the Navy and possibly go to
trade school or college.
NORMAN A. IONES, FlctEMj. "Norm" came aboard the
Stevenson in Feb. 1945, at which time he was taken into
the electrical gang. He joined the Navy in Ian. 1943 and
attended University of Oklahoma as a V-12 student and
V-16 at Akkansas Tech. Prior to coming to the Stevenson
he also received training at electrical service school. Norm's
home is in Dover, Arkansas. His post Navy plans include
finishing college as an electrical engineer.
EDWARD G. BLOSCH, EM lc. "Bloschle" hails from
Cedar Ave., in Andalusia, Bucks Co., Penna. He attended
Pensalem High and Mastbaum Vocational school. Ed joined
the Navy in Oct. 1942 and after serving on the U.S.S.
Omaha he joined the STEVE in Dec. 1942, just a few days
after commissioning. He is best known land most cussed
atl aboard ship as the movie operator. Honest fellas, all
those comy and ancient pictures we've had were no, fault
of Blosch's. Aside from being movie operator, Ed earned
his place in the electrical gang through his skill and knowl-
edge of motors and repair work. After he is released from
the Navy, Blosch plans to live with his folks and plans to
go into electrical contracting work.
HOMAN, ELDON E., Flc, "Kick," lives at Milford, Indi-
ana, and is still single. He left Milford High School where
he played football to join the Navy Dec. 1944 and took his
training at Sampson, New York. After leaving Sampson he
was shipped out from Shoemaker, Calf., and met the Steven-
son at Iwo Iima. After his discharge he is undecided about
GUNKEL, WAYNE G., Slc, comes from Hope, North Da-
wota. Box 123 is his address. Still single, he intends to
stay in the Navy, at least for awhile.
LONNIE RAY MEADOWS, Plc, hails from Dunns, West
Va. "Dusty" has worked in the Chiefs' quarters for quite a
while and we can say that his duties were well-done. His
discharge is awaiting him and so are his wife and two
Another hard working, ambitious lad in the fireroom, is
BENNY C. BEA'I'I'Y, who hails from Charlotte, N. C., Route
6. Where Benny picked up the nickname "Harriet" is a
dark secret in the fire room. We of the fireroom wish
Benny all the luck in the world as he starts his civilan ca-
reer in a power plant.
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RICHARD R. MAI-IAFFEY, F lc CEMJ, known to his ship-
mates as "Red", boarded the Stevenson in Feb. 1945, after
taking boot training at Great Lakes and attending Electri-
cian school at Iowa State College. As a civilian he worked
for Pocahantas Fuel Co. Red hails from Box 114, Ienkin-
jones, West Virginia, and attended Gary high school at
Gary, West Va. Like most of the men in the electrical
gang aboard ship, he hopes to make electricity his civilian
job. Red plans to take up electrical engineering at school
and find a job as an electrician.
HARRY BODYL, IR., EM Zc. Harry lives with his folks
at West Market St., Tresckow, Penna., where he graduated
from McAdor High. He confesses, "I didn't do much work
before I came into the Navy", but we all know him as one
of the hardest workers in the electrical gang. After boots
and Electrician's Mate school at Sampson, N. Y., Harry
boarded the Stevenson in Nov. 1943. After two long years
of sea duty on the STEVE, his only comment is, "It makes
me long for some real home cooking". After he leaves the
Navy he plans to live with his folks but aside from that he
hasn't made any definite plans.
EDWARD T. RIELING, EM 2c. There probably isn't an-
other person on our ship who has as many nicknames as
Eddie Rieling. For a long time he was known as "The
Brot". In his early days as a striker he was called "The
Kid" but now that he is a grown boy we call him "Smokey".
He comes from 710 Berger Ave., Iersey City, New Iersey.
"Smokey" took his boot training at Newport, R. I., and re-
ported aboard the Stevenson in Sept. 1943. His ambition
upon becoming a civilian is to go to school and study
DEYLING, RAYMOND I., W'I'3c - Ray's home address
is 7824 Brookside Rd., Independence, Ohio. "Lefty" as the
crew call him is really a farm boy especially when it
comes to women. He has had a very stormy love life and
we all hope it clears up some day. Before entering the
service Ray attended high school and to hear him talk he
was the local school hero in all sports. He is a fairly
good ball player and hopes to try out for bigger things
when he is discharged. Ray took his training at the Lakes
and reported aboard the Stevenson Nov. ll, 1943. He likes
the Navy very much and if he goes hungry on the outside,
he'll be back.
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LOUIS FONTANA, SM3c. Known as "Louie" to all the
boys, he is quiet and reserved at times but it takes a riot
squad to stop him when he gets started. Cuts a neat rug
and also sweeps it because he is built so close to it. He
hails from 101 Main St., Meaderville, Butte, Montana. Took
boots and graduated from Signalman school at Farragut.
Idaho. Vwfas assigned to Des Ron 19 on Nov. 13, 1944 from
Bremerton, Wash. Gives a good name to the flag by his
fine signaling. A jack of all trades, this master in cutting
hair expects to settle in Butte, but if he ever gets the yearn
to roam, he will go east. Good tastel
RAYMOND COONCE, SMSC. The STEVE'S one and only
"our boy Red" tVan Iohnson has nothing on himl. His
home address is 127 Ulp St., Masury, Ohio. After comple-
tion of boots at Great Lakes he came aboard the STEVE at
New York on Nov. 8, 1943. He is still going strong! He
worked for General American Tank and expects to fill a
desk job with the same firm when he is released. "Red"
slays all the women, but is not interested in getting mar-
ried just plays the field in general.
HAROLD A. MCCLURE, SMlc. Theres one on every
ship, the jolly, happy-go-lucky fellow. Vile call him "Ham".
which is formed from the initials in his name. Home, sweet
home is Box 361, Shelburn, Indiana. "Ham" served in the
CCC and did electrical work with American Steel and
Foundry, Hammond, lndiana. loining the Navy as a "reg-
ular" on Sept. 16, 1942, he took boots at Great Lakes, had
duty on the U.S.S. Alcor KAR-101 and on the U.S.S. Tascarora
fAT341l, and was assigned to Des Ron 19 on Iuly 1943
"Ham" will soon take that final step-marriage.
LARSON, M. S. SM2c, is still unmarried and out of ser-
vice. Mike is living at 2214 Branch Ave., Anoka, Minnesota.
Has his pre-war job back and is doing well, so far.
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ALFRED C. CURRAN, SM3c. Here is the height of all
ambition and our tallest man aboard. We call him "Slim",
His sending by light is likened to the fast-firing machine
guns. His home is 24 Ranner St., Springfield, Mass. "Slim"
is a highschool graduate, played football, basketball and
hockey. Went to boots at Sampson. Slim is pretty hard
on our food supply! Came aboard the STEVE on Iuly 26,
1943. "Slim" is another Nelson Eddy. He plans to organ-
ize his own band or to sing with one.
RICHARD BREYEN KESLER, SM3c. "Dick" comes from
Winnona, Minn., where he lives at 459 Grand Ave. He left
high school in his third year to enlist. His prewar work
was in the dry-cleaning field. His basic training was foll
lowed by Farragut's Signal school. Dick was assigned to
Com Des Ron 19 aboard the Stevenson, Nov. 13, 1944. His
future plans are to finish high school and attend, specialized
FRANK A. RITTER, SM2c. A good all around sport, we
call him "Rick". His address is 119 Summit St., Newark,
N. I. Rick worked as a stock clerk in a department store
and business increased 1002 when he started work. He
completed two months of Signal school at Portland, Maine,
and reported aboard the STEVE on Nov. 22, 1943. He is
very good hand at sketching and plans to complete three
years of art at Pratt University, Brooklyn, N. Y. He is not
married but giving the subject some serious thought.
CURT V. LANGENHAN, SICCRMJ. "Curt" comes from
Lakewood, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Before enter-
ing the Navy he worked for Bundy Motors, Ford dealers in
Cleveland, attended Western Reserve University studying
pre-med. He received his boot training at Great Lakes, ra-
dio school at Madison, Wis., after which he was transferred
to Shoemaker, Calif., for shipment to the Pacific area. He
came aboard the Stevenson in June 1945. After discharge
he plans to go to college. You can contact him by writing
to 1530 Waterbury Road, Lakewood, Ohio.
MICHAEL J. KRAMER, RM3c. Mike Kramer comes from
St. Louis, Missouri, is married and has a six year old son
named Michael, Jr. Before entering the Navy in March 1944
he workedtfor the Shell Oil Company in St. Louis, Mo., and
Kilgore, Texas, for 13 years. After boot training and radio
school at Farragut he was sent to the receiving station at
Shoemaker, Calif., then to this ship, which at the time was
in Seattle, Wash. After being demobilized he says, "I will
return to my old line of work after about three months va-
cation. Then I'll enjoy the home life as I was used to be-
fore the war." You can contact him by writing Care Shell
Oil Co., Box 32, Kilgore, Texas.
ROBERT J. KEDDIE, RM2c. "Bob" comes from Silver
Creek in upper New York state. Before entering the Navy
he worked for Curtis-Wright Corporation at Buffalo, N. Y.
He attended boot camp at Sampson and also received radio
training there. After which he reported to the Stevenson
September 1943. HeJs not married yet but intends to em-
bark on the matrimonial path soon. After his discharge he
intends to go to college under the G. I. Bill of Rights and
return to his old job at Curtis-Wright. He can be contacted
by writing to 8 Porter Avenue, Silver Creek, New York.
JOHN P. COLEMAN, RMlc, This fair-haired lad comes
from Mass. and can easily be distinguished as a New
Englander by his accent. John is also a "plank owner"
coming aboard the Stevenson in Dec. 1942, after having
duty on a P.C. boat operating out of Key West, Fla. His
work in the radio gang has been inspiring to the rest of
his shipmates. He received his boot training at Newport,
R. I., and attended radio school in Boston. After returning
to civilian life he plans to specialize in journalism at Bos-
ton University. His future home will be somewhere in Con-
necticut. You can contact him at 219 West Seldon St., Mat-
JUDSON, J., RM3c, "Jud" for short, of 9203 Lahring Rd.,
Gaines, Mich., has retired from his stay in the service at an
early stage but says he's happily married and intends to
live that way.
WINSOR, R. G., Ylc, referred to as "Duke," was well
liked by everyone he had contact with. We know Duke
has a fine future ahead since his marriage to a wonderful
girl, Pat. -
PHILIP J. CHAPPEL, RM3c. Phil Chappel comes from
414 East Merrimac Street, Dodgeville, Wis. He is an ardent
lover of music and "other things" as well. Before joining
the Navy in April, 1944. he was employed by the Wis-
consin State Journal and also the Hahn Wholesale Co. He
received boot training at Great Lakes, Ill., attended radio
school at the University of Chicago before reporting aboard
the Stevenson in Seattle, Wash. He has no definite plans
about what he will do but contemplates on continuing his
JOSEPH W. BRENNAN, RM3c. "Joe" comes from "The
Windy City". Before entering the Navy he attended L90
High school in Chicago where he participated in basketball.
After graduating he worked for Carnegie Steel. Boot train-
ing was received at Great Lakes and radio school at Uni-
versity of Chicago, from which he was transferred to Nor-
folk, Va., where he was assigned to the U.S.S. Begor. He
came aboard the Stevenson in Tokyo Bay. You can contact
him by writing to 502 East 89th Street, Chicago. ' 4
FULTON, E. R., RMlc, the "Admral", can be remembered
well by just glancing at a dictionary. He had a vocabulary
which was difficult to follow in a conversation but we lis-
tened. He intends to finish college, get married and settle
LEO S. LA TRAY, RM3c. Leo comes from Lewistown.
Montana, is married and has three children, two of which
are boys aged 7 and 5 and a girl, aged 3. Before entering
the Navy he worked for the State of Montana Fish and
Game Department as fish culturist. He is an ardent foot
ball fan. In 1932-33 he made the Montana all-state football
team as a half-back. After joining the Navy in April 1944,
he received boot training at San Diego, radio school at
Texas A. and M. after which he joined the Stevenson at
Seattle, Washington. He intends to return to his old job
and also live in Lewiston, Montana.
KENNETH L. RASOR, RM3c. "Ken" Rasor hails from
Piqua, Ohio, is married to a nice wife named Delores. Be-
fore joining the Navy in February 1943 he worked for Lear
Radio Corp. He received boot training at Great Lakes, Ra-
dio school at Madison, Wis., and spent a short time at the
Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., in ships company, before coming
aboard the Stevenson in January 1944. After discharge he
hopes to own a business of his own. His address is 706V2
North Main St., Lima, Ohio.
HARRY I. RABENECKER, RT3c. "Rah", as his shipmates
call him, comes from the Blue Grass State of Kentucky. He
is one of the few "plank owners" left aboard. Before join-
ing the Navy he worked in Louisville as an auto mechanic.
He intends to follow this same line after his discharge.
Took his boot training at Great Lakes. Aside from being :J
very apt radio technician he was also an asset to the car-
penter shop in his spare time. CA good fourth hand at
heartsj His address is 1805 Douglas Blvd., Louisville, Ken-
LYNN H. NELSON, RM3c. Lynn comes from Seattle.
Washington, cr good liberty port, as most of the fellows will
vouch for. He had his boot training at Farragut and at-
tended radio. school in Seattle. He worked as a sheet metal
worker before joining the Navy. He boarded the Stevenson
in Seattle. Lynn is single yet but he certainly is a lover
so it might not be long before some lucky gal snags him.
After his discharge he contemplates on living either in Se-
attle or Alaska. His address is 12515 35th Avenue, Seattle,
KARL L. WERKHEISER, RM3c. "Werk" as his shipmates
call him, hails from Hellertown, Pa. Before joining the
Navy he attended Hellertown high school. He received
boot training at Camp Peary, Va., radio school at Bain-
bridge, Md., after which he was transferred to the Pacific
area aboard the U.S.S. George M. Randall. He says, "l
hope to go to Penn. State to study forestry and become af-
filiated with the Federal Fish and Game Commission". His
address is 166 New Street, Hellertown, Pa.
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CHESTER McDOWELL, Rlvilc, is back in Madison, Ill.,
living at 2007 Sixth St. Although his post-war plans are
undecided, one fact remains, that he prefers civilian life.
DAVID SINAINK, RM3c. "Dave" comes from Philadel-
phia. Before joining the Navy in May 1944 he graduated
from North-East high school in Philly and also worked for
the Army Signal Corps as an inspector. After his bool
training at Camp Peary, Va., he attended radio school at
Bainbridge, Md. From there he was transferred to Shoe-
maker. He came aboard the Stevenson on May 1945 at
Ulithi. After his discharge he expects to take up journal-
ism, planning to attend college. One weakness of Dave's
is typhoons. Ask him about it sometime. Of course we all
were a "little bit scared but Dave wasn't even on an even
keel when he aimed for the bucket". His home address is
3324 West Harold St., Phila., Pa.
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KENNETH I. KERWIN, RM2c. "Ken" comes from St.
Albans, New York. His shipmates call him "joe" for some
reason or other. Could be because his middle initial is I.
But confidentially that I. stands for Ierome. He went to
Andrew Iackson high school in St. Albans before coming
into the Navy and you ought to hear him tell about the
good times he had there. When it comes to dancing, well
"he can sure cut a mean rug" if you know what l mean.
Ask Kubrick, the laundryman. After discharge he plans to
go to college. His address is ll24l 2Olst Street, St. Albans,
Long Island, N.Y.C.
CLYDE SUTTLES, SSML3c, hails from Barbourville, Ken-
tucky, where he attended Knox Central High School and
played basketball and tennis between his fishing trips.
Clyde's next stop was for Boot Training at Great Lakes,
then on to the STEVE. He will probably be glad to go
back to school after the thankless but essential job of run-
ning the ship's laundry.
KUBRICK, MORRIS A., SSML3c. "Al" has a number of
aliases ranging anywhere from "Mooch" to "Sam" but pre-
fers to be called "Al", He attended Peabody High School
in Pittsburgh where he participated in basketball and foot-
ball. Before entering the Navy he was employed at the
Dravo shipyards as a chipper. His favorite pastime is
dancing and he can certainly "cut a mean rug". He is
forever giving out with "jive lingo". This lad has seen a
lot of the world like the rest of us but will be content "to
return to civilian life, get married to a nice little gal waiting
for me, be a good citizen and keep out of politcs". You
can contact him at 1532 Hunter St., Wilkensburgh, Pa.
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FRANCIS IOSEPH LOESCHE, RdMlc. "1oe" who is sin-
gle but has good intentions lives with his folks at 11311
Robson St., Detroit, Michigan. Before enlisting in the Navy
Ioe worked for Ford Motor Co. Upon being discharged he
plans on returning to Ford where he'll keep those Fords
PETER MAKRUSH, Ir., RdMlc. "Mac" who is single,
but won't be long, lives with his folks at R. D. No. 3, Box
123, McDonald, Pa. Before enlisting he worked for the
Pittsburgh Brass Co. and was active in sports. Upon being
discharged he plans to enter Electrical Engineering College
and set up a home in Chicago. He's going to take up ra-
dio as a hobby.
WALTER M. HALL, RdM3c. VValt lives with his wife,
Florence and four children, two boys and two girls at 2105
Park St., Bellingham, Washington. Before enlisting he
taught school and was District Manager for Farmers lnsur-
ance Group. He plans on returning to the insurance busi-
ness upon getting his discharge. Versatile Walt won fame
as the best coffee maker in C.1.C.
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FRIX, I. B., MaM3c, better known as "Bags" which is
short for mailbags which we always hoped we would re-
ceive. He will soon be a civilian again but refuses to di-
vulge his future plans. Maybe he and Pyne are going to
take the place of Hopalong Cassidy in the movies.
WALKER A. SKINNER, RdM3c. "Skippy" who is single
lives with his folks at Route No. 3, Copper, Texas. Before
enlisting in the Navy he attended school and did odd jobs.
During his time in the Navy he served aboard the U.S.S.
Fox CPC 791D then reported to the Stevenson. Our young
lady killer plans to go into business for himself upon getting
KRAUS, PAUL, RdM2c. He was the quiet type of person
who never mingled but did his job well. We hope he en-
joyed his short stay in the navy.
KRUEGER, A. L., RdMlc, was the educated lad and still
wishes to continue his schooling after discharge. Al hails
from Minnesota, 4117 Vincent Ave., Minneapolis.
KNUDSEN, B., RdMlc, Bennie, was another popular lad,
a guy you could like by just looking at him. His home is
in Brooklyn and intends to finish college as an accountant
and remain in that great city.
SWACK, F. L., RdM3c, of Dubois, Pa., has returned to
his wife and family of one girl tthus farl. Intends to stay a
civilian the remainder of his years on earth. I
DONALD E. ARENDTS, RdM3c. "Don" lives a bach-
elor's life with his folks in Dodge Center, Minnesota, Box
301. Before the war he was a farmer and plans on return-
ing to the farm life when discharged. Keep those crops
coming because We'll all be hungry when we get out as
FRED FRIEDEL, IR., Rdrn2c. Fred who is single, but has
other plans lives at home on Jerusalem Ave., No. Bellmore,
L. I., N. Y. Before entering the Navy he was employed as
a clerk in a meat market and was active in sports. He is
one of our few remaining plank owners aboard. When he
finishes out his hitch he plans on taking up Television.
We're counting on this regular to keep the Navy upfor us.
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when I made first class?"
IAMES HENRY BECK, QM3c, from Aspen, Colo., is mar-
ried and proud father of a boy and a girl. His wife's name
is Winifred. He was a wholesale hardware salesman be-
fore the war in Colorado territory. After finishing boots at
Farragut, and attending Quartermaster school there, he
was assigned to the Stevenson from Bremerton, Wash., Nov.
27, 1944. Iim will continue his salesmanhsip after dis-
charge and possibly make his home in Salt Lake City.
REX O'DELL LAWYER, QMIC, a swell guy in all re-
spects. We call him "Wheels", a rate loving guy, he is a
good twenty year man. His home is in Plainville, Indiana.
A high school graduate, he worked at various jobs, mostly
farming. He joined the Navy on Iune 15, 1942, took boot
and four months of Quartermaster schooling at Great Lakes.
He plans on taking a long vacation when discharged.
A MICHAEL S. HARMAN, QM3c. "Smokey" is from Home-
stead, Penna., where he lives at 345 West 13th Ave. He is
single with no prospects. Prior to the war "Smokey" was
engaged as a shoe clerk and later as a mill worker. His
Naval career began Feb. 1943. He attended Quartermaster
school at Sampson, New York, boarded his first ship, U.S.S.
Wadleigh lDD689l Oct. l9, 1943, was then transferred to
the Stevenson, Oct. 12, 1944 at Palau ls. "Smokey" plans
on going to college to launch a business career.
BECK, B. C., SoMlc, has returned to civilian life and
plans on going to Iowa U. for awhile. One can always
stop in at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to visit him and his family.
COGGESHALL, C. G., SoM2c, of West Vtfarcham, Mass.,
has gone back to civilian life to settle down in Na home re-
cently purchased, where he'll spend many a happy moment
DORSEY CURTIS BROWN, SoM2c. "Brownie" is unmar-
ried and lives at Oak Hill, West Virginia, with his family.
Before entering the service he was employed as a store
clerk and. taxi driver. He is one of our few remaining
plank owners. Upon getting discharged he is going to en-
ter Engineering College and continue in his competition for
the title of Biggest Sea Story Teller.
GEORGE E. KARLGREN, JR., SoM3c.
"Whitey", he lives with his folks at 63 Quinapoxet Lane,
Worcester, Mass. Before enlisting in the Navy he attended
school and did part time work. Upon receiving his dis-
charge he plans to go back to school.
Known to us as
WILLIAM N. KEENE, SoM3c. "Willie" is single and
lives with his folks at 427 St. Clair Ave., Clairton, Penna.
Before coming into the service he was employed in a steel
mill. During his stay in the Navy he served aboard the
PC 616 then to the Stevenson. He plans on going into the
restaurant business. Bet he won't serve too much Navy
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IQHNNY R. HINZ, QM2c, of l97l Farragut Ave., Chicago,
is quite the lad. Although his sea-duty totals several years,
he intends to take the road to civilian life and live as a
married man should.
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GANGL, W. A., FClc is from 584 East Jessamine Ave.
in St. Paul and no doubt is back there by now. Bill is one
of those easy going guys that is always ready to do any-
one a favor. And if it could be done he is the person that
can do it. Bill was with us for quite a while, but either
wanted to get away or was in love, as he was married the
last. time in the States, and that gave him enough points to
get out. We all think that it was love. Any how he is a
civilian now, and also a proud father, even though he did
not know whether it was a boy or girl when he left us.
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ANDERSON, LELAND A., FCIC, everyone calls him Lee,
has his home at 1050 2nd 'St., N.E., Mason City, Iowa, where
his parents live. Prior to enlisting in the Navy he held
many jobs, he is also one of the plank owners on the old
STEVE. As to his future, he is planning to stay in the
Navy for a while longer.
STEWARD, RAY E., Slc, better known to all his ship-
mates as "Stew", has his home at 125 Burbank Ave., Rock-
ford, Ill., where his parents are now awaiting his return.
He was attending high school before his enlistment and has
hopes of continuing his education upon receiving his dis-
charge. He is also unmarried, but plans to do so in the
HEINE, W. F., FC2c, has his home in Battle Creek, Mich.,
at 200 Bidwell St. Bill is regular but after his hitch, we can
say he'll return to his lovely wife Pat and his son, to settle
down to a normal married life.
HART, BILLY JIM, FCSC, who, to all his shipmates, is
known as "B. J.", lives with his parents at 0219 23rd St.,
Lewiston, Idaho. He isn't married but has intentions of do-
ing so when his enlistment is up. Before joining the Navy
and the Stevenson he was attending high school. At the
tion of his enlistment he intends to finish his educa-
tion and then go back to the woods of Idaho.
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WATLAND, ELMER JAMES, FC3c, better known to his
shipmates as "Whitey", has his own home at Route 2, Box
420, Tacoma, Washington, where his wife and two children
are anxiously awaiting his return. It seems Whitey had
foresight about post-war plans so started immediately at the
beginning of the war on his family life. As long as he
continues his foresightedness we know he will continue
with great success in civilian life as he has done aboard
FILICETTI, LOUIS JOSEPH, FC2c, who has many nick-
names but everyone seems to call him Phil, is not married
at present so he intends to rejoin his family at 2412 Grand
Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y., when his enlistment expires.
Upon enlisting in the regular Navy, he went to Newport for
boots and Firecontrol school. Later he went to Pier 92 and
then to the old STEVE. When his time is up he is going
back to his civilian life and to his folks.
KELLY, FREDERICK L., FC2c, whom everyone calls
"Kell" for short, lives at 129 Solomon Ave., Inwood, L. I.,
N. Y. He is a single man with hopes of getting married
after being discharged from the Navy. Upon entering the
Navy he was sent to Great Lakes for boots and later to
Navy Pier, Chicago, and still later to the good old STEVE.
His post war plans are to find a job and be a good civilian
GILL, HAROLD E., FC2c, otherwise known to everyone
as "Scorchy", is still single and living with his mother at
364 No. Grove St., East Orange, New Jersey. Before he en-
listed he was attending a trade school and when he is dis-
charged from the service he plans to complete his educa-
tion and have some fun before settling down to a possible
married life. '
GILLICK, THOMAS J., PC3c, is better known as "Zippy"
to his shipmates. He is unmarried and lives with his parents
at 223-Ol 137th Ave., Laurelton, L. I., N. Y., who are wait-
ing eagerly for his return. Zippy was working as a Photo-
stat operator prior to his enlistment. He has served aboard
the U.S.S. Sapelo CAO-llJ before he joined the old STEVE.
NEWTON, GEORGE, JR., FC3c. George lives with his
parents at llOl2 Arden Ave.,,Plymouth, Michigan. He is
not married but his intentions are good. Before enlisting he
was attending high school. He went to a number of re-
ceiving stations before he joined the STEVE and when his
enlistment is up he plans to finish his education and hopes
to go to college.
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HARRY LOUIS HAGERSTROM, TMlc, U.S.N. Strictly
"regular navy", he goes by the name of "Swede" on board
but back around his old stamping groundsy 1117 Harrison
Street, Superior, Wisconsin, it's "Bud". He left high school
to enlist in the Navy in September 1942. From boot camp
days at Great Lakes he went to Naval Torpedo Station,
Newport, R. l., and reported aboard the STEVE in March-
y'43 where he remained until ship was put on inactive duty.
Swede's post-discharge plans are vague-here might be a
twenty year man, who knows?
TURNER, H. H., TM2c, of 916 West 2nd St., Okmulgee,
Oklahoma, is strictly a civilian. "Okie" has married and
has settled down to a happy life, including working at his
DONALD RAYMOND METZLER, TM2c. Strictly an east-
erner, 15 Center Street, Milford, Conn., is the place. He
was kept busy with a job as timekeeper prior to his Navy
career, with a little football for sport on the side. Don en-
tered4Navy in Feb. '43, and took his boot training at Bain-
bridge, Md., after which he was sent to fleet service school
at Norfolk, Va. He reported aboard the Stevenson in luly
1943 and remained aboard' until ship was placed on in-
active duty. He intends to return to Milford after discharge
and take up his old job.
BELCHER, HENRY, TM3c. "Hank" hails from 501 Kirk
St., Princeton, West Virginia. Prior to entering service he
worked for the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., and also
as an automatic milling machine operator. When the day
finally came, he headed for Great Lakes for his boot train-
ing Orders then sent him to NAS Memphis Tenn for
four months after which he reported aboard the Stevenson
Still in the unmarried state he intends to remain so until
after discharge when he can pursue greener pastures
MAX WILBUR MAURER TM2c Dutch originated from
Herndon Penna back in the good old days He was en
gaged in the sale of auto parts prior to entering the Naval
service in 1938 He took his boot training at Bainbridge
and from there was transfered to the Fleet Torpedo School
at Norfolk He reported aboard the STEVE upon completion
of school Discharge means rest and relaxation for a while
then back into the swing of civilian life and his old iob
LEWIS HAMILTON CURRY,'IR., TM3c. Called "Tag" for
short, he comes from that rebel country, Cannelton, West
Virginia. He is not married but should and probably Will
be. "Tag" jumped out of high school into the Navy, taking
his boot training- at Great Lakes. He reported aboard the
Stevenson in Sept. 1944, and remained aboard until ship
was placed on inactive duty. After discharge, he intends
to head back to West Va. and pick up where he left off,
by going back to school. -
VICTOR HENRY WESLEY, TM3c. "lust call me Vic",
comes from Oakley, Michigan. Yep-he's married and has
two children, a girl three and a boy two. He Worked for
General Motors prior to entering the Naval service. After
two months of boot training at Great Lakes, he Went to
Shoemaker, Calif., and then to the Stevenson. After dis-
charge he intends to return to Oakley and his job at Gen-
JOSEPH LOUIS SUDUL, TM3c. "Toot" is the name, he
hails from Philadelphia, Penna., 4542 Mercer Street is the
place. He is not yet married but is thinking on the subject.
He entered the Naval service in October 1942, taking his
boot training at Great Lakes. A trip to Norfolk, Va., and to
the U.S.S. Omaha came in December from which he was
transfered to the Stevenson later that same month. Toot
intends to head back to his old "stomping grounds" after
discharge and take up a civilian routine again.
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PHILIP LEONARD MAY, GMlc of Washington, Indiana,
is known to us as "Daisy Mae". Daisy is single, he says,
but we wonder! He attended Washington High and lived
.on the farm prior to joining the Navy in Sept. '4O. After his
training at Great Lakes, and duty aboard the U.S.S. Arkan-
sas, he helped put the STEVE in commission. Definitely a
20 year man, he intends to make a career of the Navy.
CHARLES RENZER IRBY, GMlc, is from Ouitman, Miss.,
and is a graduate of Ouitman High. He married Rose
since being in the Navy. Charles worked on a farm before
joining the regular Navy Oct. 5, 1940. Had his training at
San Diego, and was aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn in Dec. '40,
made a good ,will tour to New England and Australia, be-
fore launching and commissioning the STEVE. When his
enlistment expires, he intends to return to his farm.
KURT GUSTAVE BLENK, GM3c, "Chicken" to us, comes
from 2051 S. Raymond Ave., N.Y.C. Chick is single and he
left school to enlist in the Navy. He had his training at
Newport and was in the Armed Guard aboard the liberty
ship Lucretia Mott before joining us on the Stevenson, Nov.
'43. Chick intends returning to school, and then try to get
in the N . Y. Police Dept.
STEVE LESTER SIMS, Slc CGMJ, hails from Lovin, Miss.
He is single, but she's nearly got him talked into it. Steve
left school to enlist in the Navy in Iuly 1943 and was sent
to boots, and stationed at Pensacola Air Station. He joined
the Stevenson in Nov. 1943. His only intentions are-"civil-
ROBERT A. WALKER, GM3c, goes by the name of "Big
Stoup". And he'll never let you forget he's from Calif.-
102 Senic Ave., San Anselmo is the place. After graduat-
ing from San Rafel High, he joined the Navy Iune '43, had
his training at Farragut, his naval education at Great Lakes
gunnery school and advanced gunnery and electrical hy-
draulic at Destroyer Base, San Diego. Caught the Steven-
son Iuly '44 at New Guinea. When released may go to
Alaska for construction Work but will definitely end up in
FRANK IOESPH KMIEC, GMZC, is a North Andover.
Mass., resident, from 66 Saunders Street. He is single, but
for how much longer, we don't know. "Pooch", as he is
known to us, is a graduate of Iohnson High. A great lover
of horses, he has done some jockeying before joining the
Navy. He had his boots at Great Lakes, Oct. '42, and is a
plank owner aboard the Stevenson. "Pooch" plans to re-
turn to Mass. and to his horses.
FRANCIS MCMORROW, GM3c, of Eliot St., Canton, Mass.,
is married to Helen Mary, and has a Francis, Ir. "Mac"
graduated from Franklin High in 1938, and was a clerk
before joining the regular Navy Ian.
boot training at Newport and was
Station, Washington, D. C. Came
Dec. 17, 1942. He's going back to
his enlistment expires.
9, 1942. Mac had his
sent to Anacostia Air
aboard the Stevenson
his clerking job when
COLLIER F. KLEINTOP, GMZC, better known as "Tax",
of 633 Franklin Street, Palmerton, Penna., was married to
La Rue right after he joined the Navy. "Tax" attended
Palmerton High and worked for the New Iersey Zinc Co. of
Penna. Training at Bainbridge, gunnery school at New-
port, Staten Island Repair Station, and duty aboard the
U.S.S. Wyoming are accredited him before he joined the
Stevenson in Ian. '44, Tax's ambition when released is to
concentrate on being married.
EDWARD P. HAYES, GM3c, is from 89 Van Nostrand
Ave., Iersey City, New Iersey. Eddie is single, graduated
from I. C. Ferris High, and worked as a train announcer for
Penna. R. R. before enlisting. He went through boots at
Newport, R. I., was stationed at Staten Island Repair Base,
and gunnery school aboard the U.S.S. Wyoming before com-
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LYLE E. STEINER, Slc CGMJ, comes from 6327 Sth St.
NE, Seattle, Wash. His nickname "Stinky" has been car-
ried over from civilian life. He is married to Alex, and the
proud father of Sandy and Sheery, the latter whom he has
not seen. "Stinky" attended Ballard High, and Racine Busi-
ness College and worked for Howe and Co. before going
to Alaska as government surveyor. After going through
boots and gunnery school at Farragut, he had duty aboard
the U.S.S. Bancroft CDD 598l. He joined the Stevenson at
Pearl Harbor Ian. 1944.
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the place Orleans, Nebraska, and is right proud to be from
the "Com Husker State". Iohn is a graduate of Orleans
High. His occupation prior to his entering the services was
that of a farmer. He answered the call to the colors in
Iune '42, Took his boots and gunnery school at Great
Lakes, before becoming a "plank owner". He is single
and doesn't think he'll get married for a while.
to go to Alaska when released.
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B. M. IONES, Slc KGMJ, came aboard Nov. 1943 and left
the ship for discharge in Tokyo Bay. He kept the Armory
in good shape. He is still unmarried las far as we knowl
and his address is 719 Phillip Ave., Norfolk, Va.
DONALD R. HACKEL, Slc CGMD. "Halihitch" is the
name, 2645 3rd Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn., is the place.
"Hitch" is a graduate of De La Salle High where he was
quite an athlete. He worked as office boy and Welder in
the shipyards prior to his entering in the services. He took
his "boot training" at Camp Farragut in Iuly, 1944 and re-
ported aboard for duty Dec. 1944. Don plans to return to
his newspaper job after his discharge.
IOESPH GEORGE HOFFMAN, GM2c, is from 1514 Som-
erville Ave., Menominee, Mich. "Red" is not married yet.
but will be as soon as he and Mary can get together.
"Red" attended Menominee High, and worked as a con-
struction electrician for five years prior to his enlistment
Oct. 1942. His training and Fire Control school were at
Great Lakes, from which he joined the Stevenson March
'43. When released, Red will return to his job in Michigan.
GEORGE C. RICHARDS, IR., GM3c. "Count" the nick-
name. the place 4977 Monponsett Street, Kingston, Mass.
Prior to his entering the Navy he put six years in the Mer-
chant Marine, making him a real salt. George took boots
at Newport, R. I., and soon after joined the crew of the
STEVE. He plans to remain in the Navy and make it his
DRIGGERS, I. K., CM3c, Red, comes from Ruskin, Florida.
Though undecided in his plans for the future, he is out for
the time being.
SEALE, TOMMY, Slc, "The Alabama Kid," better known
aboard the STEVE, as "Casanova". Evidently he must be
quite a lady's man. Looks as though he got a little mixed
up in this man's Navy. Had training at Branson Field,
Carry Field and then wound up being a Destroyer man.
His home is at 1313 2nd Place, Pratt City, Birmingham, Ala.
WEILER, GEORGE, Slc. He's really a destroyer man
as he has seen active duty on both the U.S.S. Ross and
the Stevenson. His nickname is "Brandy", l'm sure l
couldn't say why he is called that. Maybe, South Africa
has something to do with it. How about it, Weiler? He
can't wait to get back to his prewar activities in North
Dakota. Don't know as I can blame him. Can be reached
Care Mrs. Adam A. Weiler, Box 403, Richardton, No. Dak.
HARDING, H. A., BM2c, "Boots", is just a newcomer
aboard the Steve
MOSER, ROBERT S., SKlc, always called "Bob" by his
friends, comes from Quakertown, Pa. Bob has been married
only a short time so he will attempt to make a go on the
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SYLVESTER M. FURIANIC, BM 2c, is the Daddy of the
lst Division, being the leading P. O. "Frie" claims the
Windy City as his home, at 2656 East Q-4th St., Chicago, lll.
Before the war "Frie" worked for Republic Steel as a mill-
wright helper. He played football with Champlain Light-
weight team and basketball in C.Y.O. League. After boots
at Great Lakes he went to Firecontrol school before report-
ing aboard the Stevenson. It's definitely Chicago for Frie
after leaving the Navy and as to an occupation it depends
on the opportunities offered.
DITCHCREEK, DAVID A., COX., is the goodnatured
sailor with the white hair and is called "Whitey". He lives
at RD No. l, Box 275, Conemaugh, Penn., and is just an-
other one of the boys who isn't married. Before enlisting
he went to lack Rager school where he participated in all
sports. "Whitey" can farm and also work in the mines.
His boot training was taken at Sampson, N. Y. After leav-
ing the Navy it's back to ole Pennsylvania for "Whitey"
GLADDING D. WILLIAMS, Cox., is the salty coxswain
of the lst Division, tattoos and all. "Spider" lives with his
mother at 249 Atlantic St. N. W., Warren, Ohio. He worked
with a Construction Outfit and in his leisure hours spends
his time in the grand profession of pool. Spider claims to
be the best pool shark of the ship. From boot training at
Great Lakes he went to U.S.S. Daniel Webster before re-
porting to the Stevenson. Spider's ambitions are unan-
nounced at the present time, anything can happen!
ROBERT A. CLARK, Cox., better known to us as "Andy",
comes from 558 'Warren St., Hudson, N. Y. Outside of farm-
ing and going to school Andy's life was quite peaceful. He
went through boots at Sampson, N. Y., before reporting to
the Stevenson. After leaving the Navy Andy will go back
to farming in old New York.
ZIMMERMAN, ROBERT, Slc. Bob left school at the ninth
year and went to work in a barrel factory, which is run
by his dad. After four years of work there he joined the
Navy to help win the war and it looks like he has done it
again. Expects to return to the factory when he gets out
of the service. Also intends to get married and raise a
family. So look out, girls. He can be reached at Hilltop
Parkway, Woburn, Mass.
CAMPBELL, MARTIN, Slc. Comes from away down in
Alabama on a farm. That's"all right, "Sawsey", it's a
good life. He took his boot training at the Lakes and then
came aboard the STEVE for active duty, where, he has
served for the past 30 months. Expects to go back to the
farm as soon as he leaves the Navy. His address is Route
I, Delta, Ala.
WEIRICK, VVILLIAM, Slc. "Pan-cake Bill," we used to
call him aboard the old STEVE as he could eat more pan-
cakes than any other man on board. He is one of the few
remaining men of Gun 'l'hree's crew. We had some good
times in the old days, huh, Bill. He lives at 502 Birdseye
St., Clyde, Ohio.
WETTEROW, GROVER P., SF3c, is better known as
"Stats", while serving on board the Stevenson. "Slats"
comes from RD No. l, Flat Rock, Ill., and was a welder
and welding inspector in civilian life. There is never a job
that he can't do on board ship. He is even called out to
throw a heaving line since he has such long arms.
HELMSIN, FRANCIS K., SF3c, is better known as "Red"
to his shipmates. "Red" comes from 26-I Boltwood Ct
English Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a construction
worker in civilian life, and does the welding on board the
Stevenson. After leaving the Navy, Red will go back to
his old job in Cincinnati.
PUTZ, IOE, Slc. Ioe is known by his friends in civilian
life as "Clown", but his shipmates know him by "Trinket
Ioe". Ioe is a Shipfitter striker and it is known by his-fel
low workers that if it can be made, Ioe can make it. He
comes from 207 l2th Ave., McKeesport, Pa.
FRANK I. HOFFMAN, S lc, who is better known aboard
the Stevenson as "Huffie", resides at 816 Stuyvesant Ave.,
Trenton, N. I. Before enlisting n the Navy, Huffie went tc.
Trenton Central High school where he participated in all
sports. Newport, R. I., was the scene. of Huffie's baptism
into a Naval career. He was there from Iune 25, 1943 until
Sept. 7, 1943 when he came aboard the Stevenson.
MCLAUGHLIN, IOHN I., IR., S lc. "Mac" lives at 62
Tuttle St., Dorchester, Mass. He left high school in '43 then
worked in a department store. Ships prior to reporting
aboard the Stevenson were the U.S.S. Frament and Snyder.
Mac is undecided as to his post war plans but he hopes to
have a business of his own.
CRISPY, IOHN, Slc. "Greek", that good looking kid
from Box 795, Krebs, Oklahoma, is about the laziest thing
on board ship. He expects to put up a Hamburger stand
when he gets out, and plans to call it the "Greasy Spoon".
He may get married to a sweet girl if someone hasn't beat
him to her.
GALE M. HEINTZMAN, S lc, claims Akron, Ohio, as his
home town, living at 632 Spicer St., in single happiness.
Before enlisting he participated in various sports and prac-
ticed commercial arts. Great Lakes and Memphis, Tenn.,
were Gale's addresses before reporting aboard the Steven-
son. His post war plans so far are undecided.
HART, CHARLES B., S lc. lives at 2425 W. 34th Ave.,
Denver, Colo. "Chicken" isn't married. Before enlisting he
went to East Denver high school, drove a truck, and hunted
for his pleasures. He took boots at Farragut, Idaho, then
reported aboard the Stevenson at Seattle. No post war
plans at present so Chicken is putting his time in.
HANEY, MARLIN T., Slc. We call him "Tug boat" or
"Whitey". If you're ever around 530 East First St., Port
Angeles, Wash. CBox 9343, drop in. Before the war Haney
worked on a tug boat and his school was Roosevelt High
School. "Tug boat's" first training was at Farragut, Idaho,
and from there to the Stevenson. Fellows, if you wish to
know anything about a tug boat, just ask Haney.
GEORGE, DAVID E., Slc. "Say, George, what's this I
hear about you shipping over to the paratroopers? Is that
the straight dope?" "Satch" comes from Illinois. George
has been tatooed all the way from Tokyo. to New York.
That ain't dandruff on his shoulders, that's salt.
HARRAL, CLYDE, Slc. It seems that Harral was a big
hero in school as he lettered in three sports-football, track,
and baseball. Must have made a hit with the grls but he
wouldn't now afterlthe initiation with that short hair cut.
"By the way, just what did happen to those curls, Harral?"
Home is at 2801 So. 48th St., Lincoln, Nebraska.
GRIMES, MILTON M., Slc. just call him "Buck",sa1lc-rs.
"Buck" comes from Champion, Neb., and is still single. Be-
fore the war "Buck's" school was C.C.H.S. where his sports
were football and basketball. His first training in this
man's Navy was at Farragut, Idaho. From there he went
to Bremerton, Vlfash., and then to the Stevenson. "Buck"
says when he gets out, it's back to the farm for him.
WADE, EUGENE E., Slc. "Gene" comes from Elizabeth,
New Iersey, and according to him there is no other place
on earth can compare with his hometown for Women and
other things. He attended Iefferson High School. His fa-
' ROBICHEAU, GEORGE, Slc, comes all the way from
Nova Scotia to join the U. S, Navy. He's just a farmer boy,
at heart and intends to go back to the farm soon at Salmon
River, Digby Co., Nova Scotia.
CASTO, KEITH, Slc, comes all the way from Ohio and
intends to return there after he is discharged from the
Navy. Going back to be a grease monkey, hey, "Scar".
His address is Monaco St., East Lverpool, Ohio. '
HECKART, ERNEST, Slc. "Ernie", the Iowa Kid, after a
one year career in the Navy, expects to return to his pre-
war job-at the Iohn Marvel's Meat Packing Co. He's real-
ly a wolf in ship's clothing, girls, so watch out. He hails
from 2013 Gow St., Ottumwa, Iowa. 'E
DEDMON, BRYAN, Slc. Better known, in the 2nd Divi-
sion as "Deadeye", is just a farmer boy from -North Car-
olina. He entered the Navy in l944 and took boot training
at Camp Peary, Va. Ioined the Setvenson Sept. 6, IQ44. I-le
has hopes to own his own iarm some day soon., Can be
reached at ll9 Dover St., Shelby, North Carolina.
I-IEUER, ED. I., Cox. We call him "Doctor Heuer" or
some times "Mousie". "What's up, Doc?" Ed's home is at
4008 Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, La. "Youlall from the
South, boy?" Ed's going back to New Orleans and be a
first class civilian, planning to work at his old job on' the
LINNELL, ROGER, Slc. From a farmer to a Navy man
all in one big jump. Quite a jump, huh, Lindy? No one
will ever be the wiser of just how you got to be a regular
or should We make it a little plainer, a six year man. I'rn
told that he likes to be a Game Warden's headache. I-low
could anyone be that mean. I believe his plans have been
postponed a bit till his time is up. just what will the lttle
woman say, when she finds out, you have time to do in
this man's Navy. Home address is Care Mrs. Adrian Beldfa,
Sebeka, Minn. 'L -A
vorite pastimes are ice-skating, swimming, and fishing.
Rumor has it that he can also tap-dance. You aren't keep-
ing anything from us, are you, "Gene"? He hasn't any def-
inite plans after discharge, but if you'd like to hear a "tall"
sea story you can find htm atp 23 N. Spring St., Elizabeth,
FAULK, CARLEY L., Cox. "What's the good word
bit'?" Rabbit lives at 230 North Scott St., M-
Carley is married and his wife's name is Iannie.
the war Carley was a truck driver in the good old
Kentucky and Tennessee. He took his boot training Gd
Lakes and after that came aboard the Stevenson.
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SEXSON, C. L., BMlc, "Sex," too, has gone back to civil-
ian life and back to his farm near St. Francis, Kansas. Hap-
pily married to Yvonne and has a daughter to whom he
can tell his sea stories some day.
CORBITT, IAMES D., CM2c, is better known as "Chips"
to his shipmates. The reason for the name is that he is al-
ways chipping his teeth. "Chips" comes from Route No. 2,
Winnsboro, Texas, and was a carpenter in civilian life. He
is planning on going back to the same kind of wozk if he
doesn't stay in the Navy.
KRUGER, ROBERT, Cox. Well known to the crew of the
STEVE as "Gloves" or "Salty" with all his tatoos, he comes
from Pittsburgh, Penna. After leaving the Navy he intends
to remain a sailor. Only with the Maritime Service. His
home is 129 Comstock St., Elliott, Pittsburgh, Pa. Watch it,
"Gloves", those wild women will catch up with you yet.
HERRING, EARL W., Slc, is better known as "Dutch" to
his shipmates. "Dutch" comes from RD No. 2, Box 145.
Pine Grove, Penna., and is undecided as to what he will
do when he gets out of the Navy. He may go back to car-
pentery work, and again he may join the Merchant Ma-
rine so as to see the rest of the world. Dutch is nineteen
years old and has nineteen months in the Navy.
FRANT2, CARL N., Sic. Carl comes from Vintondale.
Pa. He is a quiet fellow and does a lot of thinking. He's
not married yet but what gal coulrin't go for that blonde
hair of his. He attended high school in Du Bois, Penna..
and among his favorite pastimes he considers swimming
and ice-skating most enjoyable. He received boot training
at Sampson, N. Y., then was assigned to the Stevenson for
duty. Carl appears to be a "home loving" fellow so it
might not be long before he has that little farm in those
Pennsylvania mountains. His address is Box 257, Vinton-
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ROY E. HUNTER, S lc, hails from M35, Menomlnee,
Mich., and resides with his parents at lB23 Glenn St.
"Lucky" is another one of the boys who is not married.
Before he entered the service Lucky went to Evergreen High
school. Helping with the chores was Lucky's work and it
will remain so until time catches up with Lucky. Boot train-
ing was taken at Great Lakes then he was assigned to the
EARLE D. HAY, S lc, without a doubt is the "Brother"
of our lst Division. Brother Hay is happily married to
Anna Mae and s the proud father of two girls. l-lay's resi-
dence is 119 Baldwin Ave., Connellsville, Pa., and he was
a truck driver in a ship yard before entering the service.
Bainbridge, Maryland, was the place of Brother's boot train-
ing before coming aboard the Stevenson.
FAUGHT, IAMES N., S lc, lives at Route l, Dora, Ala-
bama, and is the "Baby" of the lst Division. "Babe" fin-
ished high school before enlisting in the Navy. He took his
boot training at Great Lakes, then came aboard the Steven-
son. 'fBabe" intends to go back to the farm after finishing
RILEY, PAUL, Slc. "Cash" really made the headlines
the other day as he stayed away from his sack, for all of
forty-five minutes. "Horizontal", they used to call him
away back in the old days when Cash was a traveling
"sailsman" and he really used to get around or have you
heard about "the traveling sailsman." He's just another
Kentucky boy and lives at 515 West M St., Louisville.
HERPEL, C. H., Slc. More commonly called "Flash"
by the crew, as you hvae to line him up with a stanchion
to tell if he is moving. Flash hails from 8738 Nashville
Ave., Richmond Hts., Missouri, and expects to return there
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MORRIS, EDWARD, Slc. Hails from away up in Mich-
igan. Before joining the Navy he went to the school at St.
Louis High. He took a great fancy to baseball and basket-
ball while at school. Started Naval career at Great Lakes
and from there he went to Navy Pier, Chicago. Home is
Route 3, St. Louis, Michigan.
CUMMINGS, ELWIN E. Slc. "Wild Bill" is a native of
Westboro, Wisconsin. What do you know, another sailor
who isn't married! Before enlisting, Bill went to Westboro
High School-trapping was one of Bill's special hobbies.
Great Lakes was the scene of his boot training. He is un-
decided as to what he is going to do after leaving the
ROBERT E. STONE, Slc. "Bob" as he is called, hails
from the Lone Star State but gets his mail at Box 25, Ridge-
crest, Calif. He is one of the unmarried boys in the lst Di-
vision. Truck driving was Bob's occupation before enlisting
in the Navy. Prior to the Stevenson, Bob was a Cruiser
sailor being aboard the following cruisers: Honolulu, New
Orleans, Salt Lake City. But for the most rugged duty he
says "a tin can tops them all". Upon leaving the Navy he
intends driving trucks again and marry the sweetest girl in
TAYLOR ARCH HARRISON, IR., S'lc. "Arch", as this
sailor is known, hails from Idaho, living with his parents at
152 East 4th St., No., St. Anthony, Idaho. Arch is not mar-
ried as yet. He played baritone horn in high school band
and also was an all around athlete. Arch's naval career
started at Farragut, Idaho.. before reporting aboard the Ste-
venson. After finishing this cruise in the Navy, Arch plans
to go to school then help his father in the trucking business.
EDWARD LEONARD, S- lc, is lovingly given the nick-
name "Duck", and hails from Maryland, 3239 Elliot St., Bal-
timore. Duck isn't married nowrbut it won't be long before
everything is secured. He helped his dad out by driving a
gas line truck before enlisting in the Navy. After a period
of time at Bainbridge, was sent to sea aboard the U.S.S.
Charles Ausburne which was one of the Little Beaver
Squadron C31 Knot Burkel. Eventually Duck landed aboard
the Stevenson. Civilian Leonard before long and back to
work for his dad. '
SOELCH, R. R., Slc, otherwise known as "Red", lives at
165 So. Lexington Ave., White Plains, N. Y. Before joining
the fight, Red was working in an aircraft plant. Red has
served aboard the U.S.S. Donna-Annecta, and-Sapelo before
joining the Stevenson. His future plans are to finish school
and possibly get married.
WALKER, I. T., Slc, came aboard Iuly 1943. His, ad-
dress is 6 Abbott St., Phillipsburg, N. I.
BLACKMON, I. D., Slc, 'He's just a railroad man and
there's no ties to that. He's going back to be a railroad
man and that's a lot of steam. Don't drink too much of
that sail locker joe, "Blackie", it's worse then Tokyo "sake".
ROBERGE, WM., Slc. just another of those White Moun-
tain boys out here serving his country, eh, Bill? He says
he's going to do a lot of traveling when he gets back to
civilian lite and that's soon.
THOMPSON, KENNETH, BM2c. Hails from the hills of
Kentucky where they have fast women and beautiful
horses. He wore his first pair of shoes when he entered
the Navy. He walked backwards all day just to see the
tracks they made. It- really is going to be swell to go bare-
footed again, "Hay, Tom". I
MARSHALL, STANLEY E., Slc, better known to us all as
"Stan", hails from 238 Elm St., North Easton, Mass. By the
way, girls, Stan isn't married! He says when he gets back
he will either go into the Carpenter racket or work on the
farm with his dad. Stan says all he came in the Navy for
was to help get the war over.
CALDWELL, MILLARD, Slc, His home was in Kentucky
before joining the U.S.N. Now he hangs his hat aboard
the good old STEVE. The question seems ,to be whether
after his first cruise to make the Navy a life career. How
about it, "Cogwheels". It really isn't such a bad life. Can
be reached at Box 97, Kenvir, Ky.
RAYMOND H. RICE, S lc, that beater of mythical mel-
odies on the messhall tables, affectionately called "Skin",
lives with his parents at 618 Third St., Silver Grove, Ky.
He played basketball and tennis while going to high school,
then worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. His
Naval career started at Great Lakes then to Navy Pier,
Chicago, before reporting aboard the Stevenson. Looks like
Skin will hit that musical road. Maybe another Krupa in
ROBERT W. HOLMES, S lc, a sender of solid sending,
"Eddie Boy" claims Bayonne, N. I., as his home. Still sin-
gle he lives with his parents at ll Story Court. Ed worked
for General Cable Co. and was one of the athletic members
of the younger set. Newport, R. I., was Ed's home for
boots before reporting aboard the Stevenson. Looks like lst
Division will be hearing wedding bells soon, as Ed plans
on marrying his childhood sweetheart and raising a Divi-
sion of his own.
IAMES C. CAVINS, S lc. This teller of tall tales is given
the nickname of "Iocko" and he hails from Uniontown, Ken-
tucky, Route l. Lord help the poor working girl when
locko becomes a civilian as he is not married. April 5.
1942 was the start of all Iocko's troubles, he enlisted in the
Navy. After a stretch on the S. S. Winkler, Chapetueptic.
Iocko arrived home on the Stevenson. Before the war locks
was a shipping clerk and intends to become the best in
the west. As you all know he has a beautiful girl somes
where, and it shouldn't be long before that knot is tied.
IOHN THOMAS, S lc, claims California as his
living at 1360 So. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
mance" as we call him went to Poly Tech., and
in football and boxing before enlisting. His boot
was at San Diego, then to the U.S.S. Mugford, and
to the Stevenson. In Romances estimation, Calif. is 4.
besides the sun always shines-so he says!
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GROSS, PAUL R., PhM2c, better known to all hands as
"Doc", lives at 2l9 So. Cherry St., Hartford City, Ind., where
his parents await his return. Prior to enlisting in the Navy.
"Doc" worked as a clerk. He has been to a number of
receiving stations and hospitals before joining the old Ste-
venson. When his enlistment expires, he plans to return
to Hartford City and find a job.
When we speak of "Whitey" everyone on the STEVE
knows we mean GALE EDWARD EVERS, SKD 2ctTl, our
money man. "Whitey" hails from l6035A Harvard Blvd.,
Gardena, California, and is now residing at 908 North Sa-
bina St., Anaheim, California. Oh yes, he's a married man
and has a son two years eight months old. Before the war
most of his time was spent attending school. His training
was at San Diego, then Toledo, Ohio, from there to Pier 92,
New York, where he met up with the Stevenson. When
Whitey gets into civilian life again he is going to be a Cal-
ifornian. Accounting will be his line of work.
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BENTLY C. PALEZ, Ylc, another in the office of DD645.
His nickname is "Benny" and he comes from 23l9 Izard
Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. He worked in the florist busi-
ness in Long Beach, California, where he will return and
open a business of his own, after discharge. Boot training
was taken at San Diego and he stayed in San Diego until
he was assigned to the U.S.S. Flint tCL97l. Next he was
transferred to the Navy Hospital in San Diego. After get-
ting out of the Hospital, "Benny" was then sent to Pearl
Harbor to catch the Stevenson.
Here is another hardworking Yeoman Sc of the Steven-
sony FREDERICK LAVERN HARMS, nicknamed by the office
force "Bangs", who comes from Cozad, Nebraska. He at-
tended high school in Cozad, and also was a flying stu-
dent at North Platte Air Base. While going to school he
worked part time in Safeway Stores there. He started in
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ROBERT L. HARTWIG, SlctSKJ, is a swooner from 137
NE 102 Ave., Portland, Oregon. His shipmates call him
"Beaver" as he is always busy scurrying around doing his
work. He completed a four year course at the Franklin
High School, Portland, Oregon. "Beaver's" Navy career
started at Farragut, Idaho, from where he was transferred
to Bremerton, Washington. Later on he was transferred to
the U.S.S. Stevenson CDD645l. His postwar plan is to attend
Another one of our Storekeepers is DONALD RAY' PO
LAND, who comes from 2811 Detroit Avenue, Toledo 10,
Ohio. Another item of interest is that he is married to a
lovely lady named Gerry Faye. "DR" is what he goes by
aboard the STEVE. "DR's" navy life started at Norfolk
then later to Toledo, from there to the Stevenson on 15 De-
cember l942. His post war plans are still unknown.
CARL HILMAR HANSON, Y3c, is one of the hard-work-
ing yeoman of the STEVE whose nickname is Harry. Harry
comes from a small town called Fishtail, Montana. l-le has
a hard time convincing the rest of the crew it is as good as
New York. Before the war Carl spent most of his time in'
school, and doing some farm work too. He graduated from
Absarokee High School, Iune of 1944. The start of Harry's
Navy career was at Farragut, ldaho, from there to Bremer-
ton, Washington, and then on to the ship. After he is dis-
charged he plans to go to college and later to aranch near
GUS'I'AVUS, EDWARD I., Ylc, can always be attracted
by saying "Hey, Gus." He lives at 926 N. Van Buren St..
Milwaukee, Wis. Gus left us recently although he should
have stayed but he preferred -going to college to study in
a field all his own. He has spent awhile aboard the STEVE
and was quite competent in his work. t
Farragut and then to Bremerton, Washington, later to the
STEVE. After he returns to civilian life, he plans to con-
tinue with his flying, go to college and last but not least
getting married and living where she- thinks best.
PALMER, E. H., SK3c, of 310 W. Kiowa, Marlow.
homo, has time to do yet so maybe he's a twenty year
in the making.
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JOHNSON, IAMES L., Bkr2c, is known to his shipmates
as "Cheeta". He worked in a bakery and as a clerk in
several stores in his hometown. Played football, baskteball
in high school. "Cheeta" is getting married as soon as he
leaves the Navy. The lucky little lady will be Ioyce Baker
of Racine, Wis. "Cheeta" lives in Oconto Falls, Wis., at
214 S. Main Street. Hopes to be a good civilian and a
leading citizen, hopes to go to Cape Town, I wonder why,
your guess is as good as mine.
SOLTON, LOUIS. IR., SClc. Louis hails from Camden,
N. I., and lives at 334 N. Tenth Street. Previous to the
Navy Louis was going to school and working in the Cam-
den ship yards after school. After he leaves the Navy
Louis plans to go back to school, and then he would like
to go back to Cape Town, South Africa, and start a busi-
ness of his own. He came in the Navy in Oct. 1942, and
came aboard the good old STEVE in Dec. 1942 just in time
to put the ole girl in commission.
NOTTINGHAM, MAX, SC2c. For Max's two years in the
Navy he can say that he has lost nothing, but that he has
gained a lot. To him this has been an endurance of life
which he feels that he has won, and of which he is proud.
All the money in the world could not buy what he has
done or saw, but he would not give a dime to see it again,
because Mrs. Nottingham, his daughter and small son will
take up where they left off. They live in a small and quiet
town of Fowlertown, Ind.
MIDDENDORF, R. H., SClc, was a well-liked guy by all
hands tmaybe because he was a good cookl. However
Mitty has left the service for some of that homecooking of
hi! wife in Hannibal, Mo.
PFAFF, WILLIAM R., Slc CSCJ. Known to his shipmates
as "Bill", he hails from- 95 Winans Ave., Newark., New Ier-
sey. Before coming in the Navy Bill was a tube cutter.
Bill came in the Navy Iune 10, 1943 and went to boot camp
at Newport. After eight weeks training Bill came aboard
the Steve and has served faithfully on her. Will remain in
the Navy for a while. Bill is one of our best seaman and
a very good cook, take notice all of you girls who are look-
ing for a man who can cook.
i IENNINGS, IOSEPH P., Slc KSCJ. loe hails from Balti-
more,.Maryland, and lives at 3910 Oakford Ave. Previous
to the Navy Ioe worked as a clerk in a dept. store. Before
coming into the Navy Ioe was active in football, hockey,
and basketball. Ioe came in the Navy in Feb. 1943: went
to Bainbridge for his training, from there he went to Shoe-
maker, California, for advacned training in gunnery. Went
to Pearl Harbor and came aboard the STEVE. After Ioe
leaves the Navy he plans to be a good civilian and settle
down and get married.
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WEITZ, IOHN W., Bkr2c. Previous to the Navy Iohn
worked as a baker. He came in the Navy in Nov. 1942
and after his training at Great Lakes he went to Memphis,
Tenn., for cook's and baker school. Iohn reported aboard
the STEVE in Sept. 1943 and has been on her ever sincei
After Iohn leaves the Navy he plans on going into the bak-
ing business which his brother has already started. Iohn
is planning to get married and settle down to good old
married life. Oh yea! That's not what we heard. ls it,
fellows? Iohn lives in a small town by the name of Chilli-
cothe, lllinois, at 513 Beech St.
HURLBUT, MELVIN, SC2c, comes from Pine Island, Minn.
His shipmates call him "Swede" and a very fitting nick.
name it is. "Swede" is not married but he hopes to be
very soon. Previous to the Navy "Swede" was working
own farm. He came aboard the STEVE in Dec. 1942.
"Swede" is one of the few men left who put the shipin
commission. After leaving the Navy "Swede" expects to
have his own nightclub. Likes the Navy but remarks he'll
make a better civilian than sailor.
LIIKALA, ARNE A., Slc CSCD. Arne is married and has
two children, one boy and one girl. He lives in Cloquet,
Minn., at RR No. l, Box 431. Previous to the Navy Arne
worked as a metal worker. His favorite pastime is hunt-
ing, and hopes to do a lot of it as soon as he leaves the
Navy. Ame came in the Navy May 1944 and came aboard
the STEVE Nov. 29, 1944 and likes the Navy.
HUFFMAN, ALVA, SC3c. Known to his shipmates as
"Cooky", he is married and his wife's name is Harriet. As
yet they have no children but hope to have very soon. Be-
fore entering the Navy in April 1943, "Corky" Worked for
the Penn. R. R. and expects to do the same on his departure
from the Navy. "Cooky" lives in Columbus, Ohio, at 296
S. Champion Ave. .
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ROBERT. LITMON, StM2c, hails from 988 Garabaldi St.,
Atlanta, Ga., and is a married man of two years and the
father of a baby girl. His pre-service hobbies were as the
present ones-dancing, swimming and football. He thanks
the Navy for educational values as well as his training in
economy. His plans are undecided: he wants to be a
Navy man and a civilian, but will probably end up in At-
lanta in his sharp zoot-suit.
LUKE WALKER, StMlc, No man should be happier than
Luke Walker, who was transferred from a D. E. to a good
"Tin Can". Since coming aboard here, he distinguished
himself by becoming the "Captain's boy". Before entering
the service, at his home town, Atlanta, Georgia, he worked
at Bell Aircraft Factory. In his spare time he played foot-
ball, baseball and golf. Since the war is over, being the
proud father of two children, he intends to return to his
home and family in Detroit, Mich. His home before enlist-
ing was 3ll Chapel St., S. W., Apt. 321, Atlanta, Ga.
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HOWARD HICKMAN, StMlc, is from 2520 Berks St.,
Apt. C, Philadelphia, Pa. His pre-war hobbies were Wres-
tling, boxing, dancing and above all, going to concerts. His
conception of the Navy is pretty high in some respects, for
here he met his future wife, learned quite a bit about poli-
tics and gained a broad knowledge of the World. His post-
war plans are to marry a girl from South Africa, and go
back to college.
HEROD LOWERY, StMlc, is married and hails from Box
8, McCool, Miss. Before coming into the Navy he attended
school where he played baseball and did some farming.
Before coming aboard the STEVE, he was on the U.S.S.
Nashville. After his discharge, he expects to go back to
1 A t WILLIE C. BROCK, StMlc, is from Luverne, Ala. "The
It U J ,,vv- Q "-' gk Sea Wolf" is a new-comer here, coming aboard in Dec. of
Z, T' - X 1 '44. He spent most of his time in the rough waters-sea-
Q q sick, but for him those days are gone, he's a "salt" now.
If 1 J Since his entrance into the Navy at Great Lakes, he really
'N 234 L 4 .I " A has distinguished himself in the wardroom country, but fur-
Jf? F 2 ff, i thermore as a spare-time radioman twhere all the "live" is
J nl playedl. Before entering the service, he was of all things.
1 J J X.. I -"' 'WR an iceman and a profound player of baseball. When I
1 I A Xxx' fl askecilgvhclzt hehwill io when discharged, his only reply
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'T A. I. CLARK, Ck2c, is a longhorn from Brookshire, Texas.
Y X He has been aboard the U.s.s. TQrbe11. U.s.s. Grill. U.s.s.
-,L Lee and last but not least the dear old STEVE. Although
l t being a longhorn, he was a truck dealer, instead of a cow
T merchant. His only desire now is to become a civilian and
VH! If so :ack to his old hobbies of swimming and playing bas-
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'ABBOTT' GUY Patrick, SVC. VS. USNR ......... .... 1 2-15-42 11-2944 CAMPBELL, Mmm Fmnkm, sue, ve, USNR- 11-1143
'ABBO'I'I'. Hcxmld Mmon, Mmzfc, ve, USNR .... .... 1 2-15-42 9-20-45 'cANoN, Moms Eugene, wTzfC ve, USNR ---nu-12-15-42 7-2143
'ABBO'I'I', Richard Axben, F2fc, vs, USNR .... .... 1 z-15-42 5-18-43 'cAPPs, Ray Woodrow, Gmsfc, 'USN ...... In---H--12-15-42 5-1943
'I-XDAMIAK, Nicholas. szfc, vs, UsNR--, ...... .... 1 z-15-42 3-31-43 "CARLSON, cqrmen Lander, MM1fcl'I'J, vs Izlgili--H12-15-42
'A1cE1.MAcx-LHR, Samuel. CYcAm, ve, USNR ......... 12-15-42 1-13-43 CARROLL, Jerome, OC3fc, USN .......... f ...... If 3-20-43 5-2043
AKERMAN, Eugene Sylvester, Flfc, V6, USNR ........ 10-12-44 12-24-44 CASHATT, Robert Grady, Ir., CSMU-KAL CTD, USN- -- 1-30-43
AI-BBRSON. Elbert Eliiuh. Flfc, SV, V6, USNR ........ 9- 8-43 6-10-44 CASTO, Keith Arden, sm, va, USNR -,,,,,,-'., Q, --11.11.43
A1-TON, Kerwin George, Flfc, VS. USNR ............. 3-27-43 11-1s-43 CAVINS, Iames Clyde, sm, ve, USNR ,,,,,,,,,,, f"11- 8,43
'AI-VER. Robert Iohn. S2fc, USN ................. ---12-15-42 1-17-43 MCEYROLLES, Harry, JL, WT1 fem, vs, USNR -,---- :i12,15,42
"ANDERSON, Leland Andrew, Fcoucm. vs, UsNR-12-15-42 'cHANDNorr, Francis James, Pzfc, USN ........ 12.1542 9-1543
'ANDHWEC1 Bruce Bam.-fra, Fcazfcm, V6, USNR .... 12-1542 5-17-45 CHAPPEL, Philip Iohn RMCBXCKTJ sv vs USNR -----11-27-44 -
ARENDTS, Donald Ewin, RdM3fcfl'l, V6, USNR ,,,,,,, 3-24.43 CHASE' William' StMQfCl USN-' ---- 'U-L ---- """' 9 -19-43 11-16,43
P-RNQNE' Sulvafofef PVC' V5- USNR ---------------- 3-27-43 5-13-43 CLARK, Andrew Jackson, Ck3!ciTJ, SV, V6 UENLEI-'U 1.21.44
ASPERS. Iohn Joseph, Slfc, SV, V6, USNR ......,.,.. 7-26-43 1-13-44 CLARK, Robert Aaron' COXQ-,I V5 USNR ' "" 7-2643
Aviom, Charlie Joseph, coxm, ve, USNR .......... 11-'8-43 12-16-44 -CLARK, vincent Paul, WT3fc, ve, USNRZII-I-----12-15-42 7- 6-44
AYLESWORTH, Ralph D., spcxbafc, cNcu sv, ve, USNR +2545 9- 6-45 'cL1P'roN, Ioseph Edgar, sm, ve, USNR ,,,,, f 'ff'f12-1542 5.18-43
'BP-IL Thomas Armand: FC2fC' USN --------.-...... 12-15-42 9- 2-44 CLYMER, Clarence Edward, S2fC, V6, USNR-- - - 9-15-43 1,2344
'BAII-EY, Willie Thomas, OC3!c, USN ............... 12-15-42 3-18-43 COAKLEY, vemon Odell, Ckgfcl USN ,------ ' ' 4.18-44 1, 3-45
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BANASIAK. Stanley, Ir., WT3fc, V6, USNR ........... 12-23-42 11-30-44 'COBURN, HQ,-fy Anhui-5 -CEMQAAJI V51 USNR-::::::12,15,42 9- 5.44
BARKER, Harold Emerson, Ir., mzfcm, ve, USNR ..... 10-12-45 11-16-45 COGGESHALL, CCI1'1tOl'1fGGIdIl9I', somzfc, vs, USNR-- 9- 1-43 9- 345
BAHNETF. Bennie Raymond. S1M1!c, V6, USNR, ...... 11-20-43 1- 3-45 'COLBY, Calvin Rogers, Flfc, V6 USNR -,-,-,,--,--- 12-15-42 11,1543
'B-ARRICK. Walter Clair, SF1!c. V6, USNR ........... 12-15-42 9- 9-43 "COLEMAN, Iohn Pam, RM1 fCqTj, Vg, USNR -,,-,---- 12-1542
'B-AKRON. Lcrwrence Edward, Ir., S2!c, V6, USNR .... 12-15-42 11-16-43 COLLINS, Robert Henry, Flfcl ve, USNR ------, -,,-, 7 43-43 11-15.43
'BATES' IUU195 HSIHY. If-, COX, V5. USNR ........... 12-15-42 7-22-44 'COLI.INS, Thomas Iczckson, Ir., SZXC, USN ,,--.------ 12.15.42 3-31.43
BP-SARICH. GGOFQS, MMUCKTJ, V6, USNR ............ 3-27-43 CONROY, John joseph, YZXC, V6, USNR --,,,,,,.----- 3-19-43 12-23.44
BEAHY, Benny cmrk, wTsfccTm sv, ve, USNR ..-.... 7-26-43 COOMER, Charles Vernon, Gmafc, M2,.USNR ........ 12-18-42 +25-44
'BaAUDRY, George Joseph, WTQXC, vs, USNR .... g---1Z-15-42 1-26-45 COONCE, Raymond George, smsfcm, ve, USNH ....- 11-1143
BECK. Benedict Christian, SoM1f c, V6, USNR --------- 1- 3-43 9- 2-44 CONKLIN, Iqmes Francis, S2fc, V5, USNR --,-.------. 5-11.43 11-22.43
BECK, James Henry, QMSXCCTJ, sv, ve, UsNa---, ...... 11-2744 'coN1.EY, wuuqm Joseph, szfc, ve, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42 5-1743
BELCHER, Henry, TM3!cfTJ, SV, V6, USNR ...... .... 1 1- 8-43 CONNER, Joe Lewis, szfc, SV, V6, USNR ------------ 9-15.43 11-15.43
BELL. Icrmes Paul, Slfc, V6, USNR .-......... .... 3 - 9-43 11-16-43 CONNOLLY, Patrick Ioseph, Bzfc, V6, USNR ,,-,,,,- '- 1.19.43 5-10.43
Donald N., TM2fc, USN--g ..... ,,.. 7 "COPLBI'1'I', Iqmes Daniel, CM2fC, -------- ---- 1
BENECKIS, Charles Michael, Y3fc, USN ..... .-.- 9 -18-43 12-14-43 CQTA, Tom Mitcham, Szjcl V51 USNR -------- ---- 9 -15,43 11-1543
'BENNETT' Glermis Ivfm. BMUC, USN ---- ---- 1 2-15-42 9- 5-44 coUcH, Raymond Baird, RM1!'c, ve, UsNR.--- 1-26-43 5-12-43
'BENNE'I'1', Virgil Earl, Ir.. AS, USN ----.--- ..-- 1 2-15-42 1-23-44 'CHANEL Hugh Lennox, szfc, ve., USNR -,--, ,,.- 1 2.15-42 5-17.43
'BENTON, Norman Earl, szfc, ve, USNR .... .-.. 1 2-15-42 11-16-43 CREEKMORE, Alfred, Ir., W-mc, USN ---., -..- 1 2,18,42 4,1943
BERNARD, Samuel Iohn, F3fc, USN .....--.--- ---- 1 1-23-42 5-10-43 CRI-SPY' john, S1 jc' SV, V51 USNR ---------.-------- 9, 5,44
'BEYEE Wfllfef William. P3fCf V6, USNR ------ ---- 1 2-15-42 5-27-43 'CROCKE'I'I', Ioe lack, WTIXCQTJ, USN --------------- 12-15-42 1. 2.45
'BICHSEL Thomas Edward, F2fc, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42 11-16-43 QRUTCHER' Raymond Bronstein, WT3fcfT,l V51 USNR-11, 8,43 9,29-45
BY-ACKMONI I- D-I SVC' V51 USNR ------------ ---- 1 1-11-43 CRUZ, Jesus lose, Stlfc, USN ..--.-...-....-........ 5-1143 10-28-44
BLACKWELL. BOS, SC2fCf USN ------------- ---- 1 -26-43 5-15-43 CUMMINGS, Elwin Everen, Slfc, ve, USNR .......--. 9- 5-44
Iulius Adolphusf Szfcl --------- --i- Robert Igmesl Szfc' V6, -.----
'BLAETZ, Iames Mathias, Slfc, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42 11-16-43 CURRAN, Alfred francis' SM3fdTJ, SV, V51 USNR---Q 7,2643
BI-ENK, Kuff Gustave' GMSXC. USN ---- , -------- ---- 1 1- 9f43 cfURRY, Lewis Hamilton, Ir., Tmsfcm, sv vs, USNR- 9. 5-44
'BT-ISS, Harold. MVC' USN ------------------------- 12-15-42 5-1043 CAFARO. Iccmes Michael. MMZXCQTJ, sv, Ve, USNR--- 7-2643
'BI-OSCHf Edward George, EMVCKTJ. V 6. USNR ------- 12-26-42 'DA1-ILMANN, George Anon, TM3!'c, USN -.---------- 12.15-42 1. 5-44
QQQYI5 Ifqggif' Cm' Ve' USNR """"'-"'- 11' Z2 722 44 'D'ANDREA, Carmen Charles, SF1!c, vs, USNR ...... 12-15-42 9- 345
.somlgfhmb C' . ---------'----'-------- ---- ' ' ' ' DANDREA, Samuel, SM2fc, ve, USNR ---.....-.-..-. 12-2042 9. 5-44
' me Lmus' SVC' VS' USNR ----- -'-- 1 24542 1' 843 DAVIS Ch 1 H d csmuw USN 318-43 1ea44
'soaowsn Iohn Paul, CBMKAAJ, USN ....... .... 1 2-15-42 5-1543 DAVIS' H Gres ogy' USN ' - ------- ---12'm42- H1743
BOWEN, James Dexter, S2fc, sv, vs, USNR .,.- .... 7 -ze-43 9-1543 ' 'HWY' C' ---------------- ----- ' '
'BoW1.1NG, wuumn Stewart, Fzfc, USN ............. 12-15-42 3-31-43 DAVIS' Wm Mfmlef RMWC' VB' USNR ------- ----- 5 4343 94543
eBOYCE' Clarence Wilbur' ---!-------- 3- Ruleph Jackson, MMZXC, V6, ..... ..... 1 1' 1-
'BRADLEY, Kenneth McClelland. Rmafc, vs, UsNR---12-15-42 11-15-43 DAWSON' Russell Ernest GMVCI USN -------- 74343 114643
BRANAM' In W., CCSCTJI USN ----------------.--.--- 5-27.43 9. 3-45 DEAN, Rufus Marion, CBMCPAJ, USN ................. 12-28-42 11- 9-44
'BRANNON, William Charles, Slfc, V6, USNR ....... 12-15-42 7-15-43 DECKER. Charles Clifford. PUC. SV. V6, USNR ----- 1-14-45
BRBNNAN, Ioseph wuum, RMBXCQTJ, ve, USNR -.-.-- 9-29-45 DEDMON. Bryon Crdwford. Slfc. SV. VG. USNR ------ 9- 544
BRITTON, wquer, Jr., RMZXC, vs, USNH-, ............ 3-zo-43 9-29-45 DEGHOAT. Keifh, BQVCCTJ. USN ---------------------- '9- 7-43
BROCK, Wuue clemon, StM1!c, sv, V6, USNR .....-.. 11-14-44 "DELLA-NNO. Vincent WT1fCfT7. VS. USNR ---------- 12-1542
wsnooxcs, James Even-me, szfc, vs, USNR ........... 12-15-42 5-10-43 DELI-APOSTAI Alfred. PNC. VS. USNR --------- ----- 1 2-15-42 9F24-43
"BROWN, Dorsey cums, SoM2fc, ve, USNR ----.---- 12-15-42 DBNNY, Lemuel John. Slfc, VS. USNR -------- ----- 1 2-2242 11-1643
'BROWN' pm,-,k Mau,-ice, 5210, V5, USNR ,,--,-.,,-- 12-15.42 5-22-43 'DESCI-IENES, Omer Francis, Slfc, V6, USNR .......-. 12-15-42 9-15-43
'BROWN, Raymond Douglas, ssMLs!Cm, ve, USNR--12-15-42 9-15-45 'DESROCI-IERS, Robert Joseph. F2!c. USN ----- ----- 1 2-1542 7-2143
BUBNIS, Leonard Bernard: scale, sv, ve, USNR-, .... 7-26-43 1- 5-44 DEVIL!-E, Ecrmest. Mufflfc. VS. USNR ---------------- 12-18-42 7-26-43
-BUCKMIER, Ambrose Lucmk, Fzfc, vs, USNR ........ 12-15-42 9-15-43 DEVOTE. Reber! Mcrrkn Slfc, USN ------------------- 1-2044
'BURGY, Nathan Frederick, MMZXC, ve, USNR .....-. 12-15-42 11-16-43 DEYLING. Raymond Joseph, WT3!cCTl. V6, USNR .-..- 11-11-43
BURKER, Louis Ioseph, MMVCKTP, V6, USNR .......... 7-13-43 9-15-45 DITCHCREEK, David Arthur, COXCTJ. SV, VS. USNR-U 7-26-43
'sUmcf:rr, Ioseph Amen, Fczfccmn, USN -..---- ---- 1 2-15-42 1- 4-44 DODGE, Clayton Edward. F1!dEMl. SV. VG. USNIL- 2-14-45
"BURNES, Charles William, F2fc, USN-- .... .... 1 2-15-42 5-18-43 HDOMGALL, Wilbur Ira, MMUCCTJ. V5. USNR ----.-- 12-15-42
BURTCHAELL, William James, mzfc, USN ....- .... 1 -1a-43 5-15-43 DON, Mcriin, Fllc. VS. USNR ----------------------- 9- 5-44
BUSHKO, Alex, TM2!c!TD, V6, USNR .....-.-. .-.. 3 - 9-43 9-15-45 'DONNELLY, Frederick Brcmwell, F2!c. V6, USNH .... 12-15-42 5-17-43
'BYRD, Woodrow, CMMCAAJ, USN ....-.-...- ..-- 1 z-15-42 7-26-43 'DoRs,'A1ben Francis, Mmzfc, USN ...-..-.--.-.-... 12-15-42 1-26-45
'BYRNEs, Walter xoseph, Fzfc, vs, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42 9-15-43 DORSEY, Woodford Lee, Flfc, Ve. USNR --......-.... 9- 5-44 '
CALDWELL, Mmafd, sm, sv, USN ---..-..-. -.-- 1 1-11-43 DRAYTON, charles Henry, snvlzfc. vs. USNR ........ 7-13-43 1-23-44
'CAI.KINS, William cmsfe, FC2lc, USN .-...... ..-. 1 2-15-42 5-1543 DRIGGI-IRS, Jem Kenneah. cM3fc, USN ...-.......-. 12-17-42 5-17-45
CAMPBELL, John Thomas, M3!ctTJ, ve, USNR ......... 11- a-43 9-20-45 'DucKE'rr, Edmund Ralph, MM1fc, vs. USNR ...... ..l2-15-42 7-20-43
A ' 1f!h?igf:-i'-
Medea Nall of Me W.5.5.SZZeaen4c1-14.
DUDLEY. Roy Lee, lr., Slfc, V6, USNR ..,.....
ELI. Charles Wlchmann, EM3! c, V6, USNR .....
1- 1 4-45
EU-10'1'I'. Graydon. SC3!c, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 12-24.42
EMERSON, lames William, MMZICKTJ. V6, USNR ......
EPSTETN. Harold, Y3!c, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
ESTRELLER, Pablo, Cklfc, USN ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, 1 111943
"BVERS. Gale Edward, S1CD2fcfT1, USN ..,,,,, ,,,, 1 2-15-42
'FAC-IAN, Frederick Ioseph, S2!c, V6, USNR ..........
FAGERLAND, Elmer Elias, FC3fCtM1, V6, USNR .......
FANNIN. Zeb. Ir.. Slfc, V6, USNR ................... 11-11-43
FAUGHT. lames Norman, Slf c, V6, USNR ...... .... 1 1-11-43
FAULK, Car16Y Lee. COX1'l'l. V6, USNR ...... .... 1 1-ll-43
FAZIO, Thomas Edgar. W'1'2!c. V6, USNR ...... .... 3 -27-43
'FEI-DT. Adolphus Iesse, CWTIPAJ, USN ......,.,,..,
FERENCE. Michael Stephen, RM3fc, V6, USNR .......
'FERGUSON. Frank Harland, CGMCPA1, USN ......... 12-15-42
FIELYIZ. Edward Merle, CP1'1M1AA1, V6, USNR ....,,..
F1l.ICE1'I'I. Louis Ioseph, FC2fc. USN ..........
'Fl-ACK, Ernest Iohn, Slfc, V6, USNR ............... 12-15-42
'FLAHER'l'Y, Edward Iames, S2fc, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42
Fl-AHERTY. lohn Ioseph, Flfc, USN .............,...
FLYNT. Chester Dudley, MM2!c, V6, USNR ...........
FONTANA, Louis Robert, SM3!ciT1, SV, V6, USNR---
'FOREST, Cammelle Francis, Flfc, V6, USNR ........ 12-15-42
FOX, Harvey Charles, S2!c, V6, USNR .........
FRANTZ. Carl Nelson. Slfc, SV, V6, USNR ...........
'FRAZIER, Calvin Luther, lr., TM1!c, USN .......... .
'FREDERICK Owen Iunior, SoM3fc, V6, USNR .......
HFREEDMAN, lrving, WT2fct'l'l, V6, USNR ...........
FRENCH, Wayne Goffery. GMl!c, USN ..,...........
FRENZEL, Herman Frederick, CSNKT1. USN ...........
12- 1 5-42
1 2-1 5-42
7- l 3-43
"FRIEDEL, Frederick Eugene, lr., RdM2fc, USN ...... 12-15-42
FRIX, lim Bill, MaM3fc, V6, USNR ...................
'FRYMAN, Charles Edward, Ir., S2fc, V6, USNR ...... 12-15-42
FREEMAN, Charles William, SoM3fc. V6, USNR ......
'FULTON. Eugene Ralph, Ir., RM1!c, V3, USN ........ 12-15-42
FURIANIC, Sylvester Matthew, BM2fci'l'1, V6, USNR--. 1- 8-43
'GALLO, Angelo, SoMlfct'1'1, V5, USNR .............. 12-15-42
GANGL, William Arthur, FC1fct'l'1, V6, USNR ......... 1- 8-43
'GAMBER Gerald Keith, Slflfc, USN .......... .... 1 2-15-42
'C-IARD, Henry Franklin, S2fC, V6, USNR ....... ...- 1 2-15-42
'GARDNER Dennle Lee, MM1fc, V6, USNR .... .... 1 2-15-42
'GEE, Kenneth Loyal, CWTIAA1, USN .......... ..-- 1 2-15-42
'GEl.O'l'l'E, Raymond, CEM1AAl, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42
GEORGE. David Edward, Slfc. V6, USNR ...........- 11-11-43
GEORGE, Paul Lester, Y2fc, USN ......-........---- 3-23-43
GERLING, Wlllidm lames, lr.. Flfc, SV, V6, USNR .... 9- 6-43
GERONIMO, Michael Peter, FCR3fC, V6, USNR ....... 9-15-43
'GILLEl'1'E, Edward Sherwood, FC3fctM1, V6, USNR-. -12-15-42
GILL, Harold Edward, FC2fct'1'1, V5. USNR ..---------- 9-15-43
GILLICK, Thomas Iohn, FCO3fc1T1, V6, USNR ......... 1-21-44
GILMER, Leonard Aaron. StM2!c, SV, V6, USNR ...... 9-24-43
GOOCH, Walter Wallace, S2fc. USN ....------------ 1- 3-43
'GOODSPEED, Kenneth Floyd, Mach.1T1, USN ......... 12-15-42
'Go'1'12Rc1-1, nudoiph, szc, vs, USNR ..........
GOUDY, Robert Oran, PhMlfCf'1'1, V6, USNR ....
'GRANGER, Iames Leland, COX. USN -------------- --12'15'42
GRIFFITHS, Ioseph Raymon, TM2fc, V6, USNR ....... 12-26-42
Games, Mll1OH Merle. Slfc. V6, USNR .....--------- 12-23-44
'GRIMM, Lester Martin, Slfc, V6, USNR .......
GROSS, Paul Richard. PhM2!ciT1, SV6, USNR ----- ---
'GU1.LEDGE, Wilmer Melvin, S21 c, V6, USNR ........ 12-15-42
GUNKEL, Wayne Gustaf, F1fC. USN ...---------- ----
"GUS'1'AVUS, Edward larnes, YIICCT1. V5, USNR ----
'GUYSE, Paul Thomas. GMS! C. V5. USNR ------------ 12'15'42
HACKEL, Donald Robert, Slfc, V6, USNR ......
HAASE, Robert Eugene, W'l'3c, V6, USNR ........ . - -
- - - - 12-23-44
HAEHNER, Carl Bemard, Flfc, SV6, USNR .---------- 5-1945
11AG1:ns'1'RoM, Harry Louis, Ir., mmm, USN ....... 3-29-43
HALL, Walter Merle, RdM3fC1'1'1, SV6, USNR .......... 11-27-44
HALLEEN. chmies Arnold, Mmafc, ve, USNR ........ 11- 8-43
'HALLENBECK, nous Roy, Ir., SM2fc, vs, USNR ...... 12-15-42
'I-IALVORSEN, cimord Egan, Cox. USN .....--.- ----- 1 2-15-12
HAMILTON, Billie lean. FUC. V51 USNR -------------
HAMILTON, Chester Everett, Flfc, V6, USNR ......... 1-17-45
HANEY, Marlin Thomas. SVC. USN -------- --- ---- 12'23'44
'l-IANRAHAN, Thomas Ioseph, S2fC. USN ---- ---- 1 2'15'42
1 1- 9-43
9- 1 5-45
Name Rate Aboard
"HANSEL, Leonard Augusta, Ir., CWTKAAMTJ, USN--l2-15-42
HANSEN, Lawrence Edward. Flfc, V6, USNR ........ 6-19-45
HANSON, Carl Hilmar, Y3!cf'1'1, SV6, USNR .......... 12-23-44
'1-LARBERT, Frank Henry, OM3!c, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42
HARMAN, Michael Sebastian, OM3fc, SV6, USNR .... 10-12-44
HARMS, Laveme Fredrick, Y3fCiTl, V6, USNR ........ 12-23-44
HARRAL, Clyde LeRoy, Slfc, USN ........, . ......... 12-23-44
HARR1SON, Taylor Arch, Ir., S2fc, V6, USNR ........ 12-23-44
HART. Billy lim, FC3!ct'1'1, V6, USNR .......... .... 1 2-23-44
HART, Charles Burl, lr., S2fc, USN ..............,,, 12-23-44
'HARTLEY, Gerald Emanuel, MM2fc, V6, USNR ...... 12-15-42
HARTNEIT. Daniel loseph, Flfc, V6, USNR .......... 11- 7-43
HARTWIG, Robert Loren, Slfc, SV6, USNR ..... .... 1 2-23-44
HARVILLE, lohn Benjamin, AS, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 1- 7-43
HAY, Earle Duane, Slfc, SV6, USNR .......... .... 9- 5-44
HAYDEN, Robert Lee, WT2!c, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,..,,, 12-15-42
HAYES, Edward Patrick. GM3fc, SV6, USNR ......... 1- 5-44
HASEMANN, Ioseph Walter, F2!c, V6, USNR ......... 11- 7-43
HAUGHTON, Lonnie Elbert, CGM1AA1,C'l'l, USN ........ 5-20-43
'HEBERT. Linus Martin, CBMCTJ, USN ......., .... 1 2-15-42
HECKART, Emest Leroy, Slfc, V6, USNR .... .... 1 2-23-44
'HEAL, Aubrey Norman, F2!c, V6, USNR .... .... 1 2-15-42
'HEELEY, Harold Root. Mlfc, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42
'HE1NE. William Francis, FC3!c, USN ......... .... 1 2-15-42
HEINTZMAN, Gale Merideth, Slfc, V6, USNR ........ 11- 8-43
HELMSIN, Francis Kenneth, SF3fc, SV6, USNR .... --- 9- 5-44
HENCHY, Gerald Peter, GM2!c, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 -11-43
HENRY, Richard Oren, WT3fc, USN ...,,..., ..,, 1 1-11-43
'HERBST, Ervin Waldemer, CWTIAAJ, USN ..... .... 1 2-15-42
HERRING, Earl Webster, Slfc, V6, USNR .... ,... 9 - 5-44
HERPEL, Clarence Allen, S2fc, V6, USNR .... .... 1 2-23-44
HEUER. Edward Ioseph, Cox, SV6, USNR ....... .... 1 2-23-44
HEXAMER, Francis Thomas, AS, SV6, USNR .... .... 1 1- 7-43
'H1BBLE, Iames Leonard, SC2!c, USN .......... .... 1 2-15-42
'H1CKEY, Iames I., F2!c, USNR ..................... 12-15-42
HICKMAN, Howard Gussle, StM1fc, V6, USNR ....... 11-22-43
HIGDON. Byron Moore, Flfc, V6, USNR ............. 6- 4-45
'HlGG1NS, Iesse Franklin, CRTCTJ, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42
HILLSON, Gilbert Carole. M1vl3fc, SV6, USNR .... -- 9- 5-44
HINZ, lohn Robert, OM3fc, USN ............. .... 1 -18-43
'HlPP. Ivory Otis, S2!c, V6, USNR ......... .... 1 2-15-42
HIZER, Ralph Elton, S2fc, V6, USNR ........ .... 9 -15-43
HOEFS, Russell Harold, FC3fc, V6, USNR .... ---I 3-22-43
HOESL, Robert, Slf, V6, USNR .......... I ..... --- 6- 4-45
HOFFMAN, Martin Peter, RM3fc1'1'1, V6, USNR .... --- 9- 7-43
HOFFMAN. Robert Vernon, Flfc, SV6, USNR ......... 6- 4-45
HOFFMAN, Frank Ioseph 111, Slfc, V6, USNR ......... 9- 7-43
HOFFMAN, Ioseph George, GM2fc1Tl, V6, USNR ..... 3-22-43
HOGAN, William Franklin, FC2fc, USN .............. 3-22-43
'HO1.L, Charles Iosepl-1, RM2fc, V6, USNR ..... .... 1 2-15-42
HOLMES, William Ioseph, Slfc, V6, USNR ..... --- 6- 4-45
HOLMES, Robert Walter, Slfc, V6, USNR ............ 9- 7-43
HOLMES, Willard Edgar, MM2fcfT1, V6, USNR ........ ll- 7-43
HOLTZCLAW, Doyle Gulen. Flfc, V6, USNR ..... --. 1-14-45
HOMAN, Eldon Earl, Flfc, V6, USNR ............... 6- 4-45
HOMEK, Henry William, W'1'2fciT1, SV6, USNR ....... 9- 7-43
'HONEYCUTII Clarence E., CoxiT1, V6, USNR ........ 12-15.-42
HOOVLER, Iacob lerome, Flfc, SV6, USNR ..... -.- 7-26-43
HOPKINS, Robert Charles, Slfc, V6, USNR ..... -.- 6- 4-45
HORST, Richard Iarnes, Slfc, V6, USNR ........ .... 6 - 4-45
'HORS'1', Lloyd Haldarnen, CY CT1, USN .............. 12-15-42
HORVATH, Louis Frank, Flfc, SV6, USNR ............ 6- 4-45
HOSTEFLAR, Edward Clinton, Slfc, V6, USNR ....... 1-18-43
'1-lOVlS, Lee Andrew, Slf, V6, USNR ............... 12-15-42
Hows, William Francis, rcafc, vs, USNR ..... .... 2 - 9-45
'HOXM1-IIER, 101111 chmes, GM2!ctT1, USN ..... .... 1 2-15-42
nov, at-iph, ir., Y2fc, USN ................... .... 1 -13-43
'HU1-'FMAN, Aiphc Glen, Gmzfc, ve, 'USNR .... .... 1 z-15-42
HUFFMAN, Am, Ir., SC3fc, ve, USNR ...... .... 1 1- 8-43
HUNTER, Roy Ed-mn, Slfc, ve, USNR ............... 9- 5-14
'l-IUNTER, Harold Leroy, MMZXC, USNR .............. 12-15-42
' ' HURLBUT, Melvin Franklin, SC2f Cfl' 1, V6, USNR .... 12-15-42
' 'IRBY, Charles Renzer, GM1fctT1. USN .............- 12-15-42
'IENK1NS, Elmer Warren, W'1'1fc, USN ............... 12-15-42
1111v11zs, wa-011, srzfcm, USN ................
IENNINGS, lOS6Pl'1 Patrick, stfc, vs, USNR ....
M464-2194 Clif M6 SZGUGMJGM
'JENSEN, John Joseph, Slfc, V6, USNR .....,,,,,
IERNIGAN, George James, Flfc, SV6, USNR .....
JOHNSON. James Louis, Bkr,2fC, USN ,,.-----.
'lOl-INSON, Charles Simpson, S2fc, V6, USNR ....
JONES, Bruce Magellan, Slfc, V6, USNR ,,,,-
JONES, Norman A.. Flfc, V6, USNR .....,,, ,
JONES, Ruben Edward, EM3f c, V6, USNR ,,-,
IUDSON, James Archie, RM3fc, V6, USNR ....
JULIAN, Donald Eugene, RT3fc, SV6, USNR-,
'KADAKAS, Henry Raynold, FC2fc, USNR---,--
'KAMY1C, Peter Paul, Slfc, V6, USNR ...........
'K-A-PI-AN, Herman, F2fc, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,,,,--
ICARLGREN, G-forgo Edmund, SoM3fc, svs, USNRZII
KASPEROWICZ, Alexander John, EM2fc, ve, USNR--
'KA-STEAN, Milton G., FZXC, USN ,,,,,-----. -
KEDDIE, Robert James, RM2fc, USN ill ...........
KEENE, William Newton, SoM3fC, V6, USNR---
KELLY, Frederick L., Jr., FC2fC, V6, USNR--,--
KELLEHER, John Joseph S., S2fc, USN .... g--
KELLER, Harold Jack, S2!c, SV6, USNR .....
KENT, Jule Ray, MM3fc, SV6, USNR .........
'KERN, Richard Philip, BM2fc, V6, USNR ......
KERWIN, Kenneth Jerome, RM2fctT1, USN ill ......
KESLER, Edward Breyen, SM3fc tTJ, V6, USNR---
KLEINTOP, Collier, GM2fCtT1, SV6, USNR .........
"KM1EC, Frank Joseph, GM2fctT1, V6, USNR .... -
KNOLL, Frank Carl, Y3fc, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,,,,,
KNUDSEN, Bernard Kaare, RdM1fc, V6, USNR ....
KOCH, Milton Wayne, S2fc, V6, USNR .........
HKOZAK, Gilbert Stanley, CFCKTJ, USN ....... -
KRAMER, Leonard, SK3fc, SV6, USNR ...........
KRAMER, Michael Joseph, RM3fCiTl, V6, USNR---
KRATOSEK, Gregory, Slfc, V6, USNR ...........
KRAUS, Paul, RdM2fc, V6, USNR ...............
KRINER, John Conrad 111, Coxt'1'1, V6, USNR .......
KRUEGER, Almond Leopold, RdMlfcCTJ, V6, USNR ....
"KRUGER, Robert Henry, CoxtT1, V6, USNR .......
KUBRICK, Morris Albert, SSML3fctT1, SV6, USNR--
'KUNTZ, Joseph Leonard, Slfc, V6, USNR ........
KURCZ Joseph Frank, Slfc CRMJ V6, USNR ......
LACHMAN, Jonathan Lembooh, 1f4M2fo, sve, UsN1ifff
'LAMBERT, Ear1AFrancis, COXKTJ, V6, USNR .......
'LANDRY, Alvin Wilfred, Y3fClTl, V5, USNR .....
'LANE,'Garland Wesley, S2fc, USN ..... 7 .... -
LANEY, Max Clifford, Slfc, V5,'USNR ...... .
LANGENHAN, Curt Val, Slfc, V6, USNR .......
LARGAY, Roland Francis, QM3fC, SVG, USNR ....
LARSON, Marvin Siqfred, SM2fctTJ, V6, USNR ....
'LARSON, Richard Glen, WTIXCCTJ, V6, USNR ....
LASHER, Ronald Harold, Elfc, SV6, USNR----.-
LATRAY, Leo Stanley, RM3fctTl, V6, USNR .....
LATULIPPE, Joseph Albert, S2f c, V6, USNR .....
'LAWYER, Rex O'Dell, OM1fctTl, V6, USNR ....
'LECOUR, Leon Leonard, S2f c, USN .............
LENNEAR, Leo Vandon, Jr., StMlfc, V6, USNR---
LEONARD, Edward, Slfc, SV6, USNR ................
LEONHARDY, Woodrow Dempsey, OM3fc, USN ......
LETSINGER, Claude Ivan, Jr., MM3fctTJ, SV6, USNR-
- - - - 7-20-43
- -- -12-15-42
--- -11- 8-43
-- -- 6-19-45
1 1- 8-43
- - -- 10-12-44
- -- - 12-26-42
- -- -12-15-42
-- - -12-15-42
- -- - 9-19-43
LIIKALA, Arne Albert, Slfc, SV6, USNR ............. 11-29-44
'LINGLEY Robert Elliot Slfc V6 USNR .......
LINNELL Roger Bruce Slfc SV USN
LITMON Robert StM2fc V6 USNR
LOESCHE Francis Joseph RdMlfc V6 USNR
LONG Earl Rudolph Flfc SV6 USNR
LOVE Robert Earl Flfc' V6 USNR
LOWERY Herod StMlfc V6 tSVl USNR
LUBAR Harry Y2fc V6 USNR
LUCAS Eugene Robert S2fc V6 USNR
LUCKETT Charles Edward Jr Ens1gntTJ USN
MacGREGOR James GM3fc USN
MacHALE George Patrick BM2fc V6 USNR
MacLAC1-ILAN William F lfc V6 USNR
MAHAFFEY Richard Rudolph Flfc SV6 USNR
MAHONEY Francis Anthony Cox V6 USNR
MAKRUSH Peter Jr RdM1fc V6 USNR
MALTBY John Franklin EM'7fc V6 USNR
MANLEY Cec1lElroy Slfc V6 USNR
'MANSER, Leonard Floyd Slfc, V6, USNR
MARSHALL, Stanley Ellis, S1-fc, V6, USNR ...........
MARTIN, Horace, CEM CPAJ, USN ,,,,,,,,---,,--- -U
MARTIN, Edward George Harold, RM3fc, USN .......
MARSH, Paul Devon, S2!c, V6, USNR ,,,,,,,,.,---,,
MASON, George Theron, Slfc, V6, USNR .....
MAUGANS, Glen Edqar, EMlfC, V6, USNR ....
MA-URER, Joseph Peter, FC2fc, USN .,,.,,,,,,,,
MAURER, Max Wilbur, '1'M2f ctT1, SVG, USNR ....
MAY, Philip Leonard, GM1fctTJ, USN .....,,,,
'MAY, Peter John, Slfc, V6, USNR .....,.....
MAYS, 15-1414.-, Matt2fc, ve, USNR .,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,
MacDONNELL, Alvert Alexander, BM2fc, USN ........
MCCANN, Lawrence John, Slfc, V6, USNR ...........
MCCLURE, Harold Allen, SMIXC, USN ...........
'McDONALD, James Francis, F2!c, V6, USNR ,.,,,,,,
'McDONELL, Jack Austin, S2f'c, V6, USNR ...........
McDOWELL, Chester Alvin, RM1fc, V3, USNR ........
MCLAUGHLIN, Richard James, AS, V6, USNR .........
MCLAUGHLIN, John Joseph, Jr., Slfc, V6, USNR ...., -
'McMANAMAN, Bernard Joseph, PhM2fc, USN .....
MCMORROW, Francis, GM3fc, USNR .,-,,,,,,,,,,,,,
MEADOWS, Lonnie Ray, F lf c, SV6, USNR ,..... 4 ....
MEADOWS, Ernest Theodore, CMMKPAJ, USN .........
'MERRlTT, Melvin Frank, EM1fc, V6, USNR ..........
MEIZLER, Donald Raymond, TM2fctTJ, V6, USNR .....
MEYER, Julius Elmer, CMM AAiT1, V6, USNR .........
MIDDENDORF, Robert Henry, SC1fc, V6, USNR .......
MILIONE, George Frank, WT2fc, V6, USNR ....
MILLER, Harold Dean, TM3!c, USN ,.....,,,.,,,
MILLER, Ned, CSM CPAJ, USN ...... 1 ....,...........
MILLER, Raymond Theodore, Slfc, V6, USNR ........
MILLER, John Leroy, Flfc, V6 USNR-
MILLER, Pom Washington, M1-912fo, vefusN151fll .....
MILLIS, Delbert noyd, szfo, ve, USNR .......,...,,,,
'MlNCY, John Robert, F2fc, V6, USNR .........
'M1NOR, Frederick Keith, SClfc, USN .......
MOORE, Herbert Glenn, S2fc, V6, USNR ........
MORRIS, Edward Ray, Jr., Slfc, V6, USNR ...........
'MOSER, Robert Stoneback, SK1fctTJ, V6, USNR ......
MOSKAL, Willam John, CTM KPAJ, USN .........
MOSLEY, Walter Morris, StM1fc, USN ...............
MURANO, Robert Elmo, MoMM2fc, V6, USNR ........
MURPHY, Robert Donald, S2fC, V6, USNR .......
MURRAY, Eugene Calvin, SM3fc, USN .........
NAPIER, Boyce Clay, Slfc, 'USN ............
NEEL, Lawrence, Jr., Mlfc, V6, USNR ......... -
'NELSON, Elwood Robert, COX, V5, USNR ............
NELSON, Lynn Henry, RM3fctTl, V6, USNR ..........
NELSON, Raymond John, EM1fctT1, V6, USNR ........
NEPERENY, Harold Alex., CMMCAAJ, lT1, V6, USNR---
NEVELS, Raymond Radio, CMM KAAJ, Clll, V6, USNR---
NEWTON, George, Jr., FC3fc ITL V6, USNR ..........
'NEWTON, John W., SoM3fc, V6, USNR ............
NIDAK, Albin Louis, SC2fc iTl, SVS, USNR ...........
NIEMIEC, Chester Stanly, WT3fctT1, V6, USNR .......
NOLEN, Thomas Philemon, CWT CAA1 tTl, USN .......
NORD, Bruce Samuel, Y3fc, V6, USNR ...............
NOTHELFER, Farnum Francis, MM3fctTl, V6, USNR---
NOTTINGHAM Max Edward SC3fC iTl V6 USNR
NUNLEY Harlan Aldrxdg MM2fc SV6 USNR
OBRIEN John Charles Slfc V6 USNR
OHMEYER Frank Louis F2fc V6 USNR
OKONIEWSKI Edmund Ray CMM tAAl lTl V6 USNR
ORR Ervin Albert Cox V6 USNR
OSTROWSKI Robert RM2fc USN
OWENS Clarence MM3fc V6 USNR
PALEZ Bently Charles Ylfc CTJ V6 USNR
PALMER Edwin Henry Jr Slfc USN
PALMER Jerry Edward SSMB3fc V6 USNR
PARKER James Curt1s StMlfc V6 USNR
PARKER Lee Brooks Flfc V6 USNR
PAWELKOP Oswald Carl MM2fc V6 USNR
PARKS John Albert StMlfc SV6 USNR
PEARSON Golbert Henry elfc V6 USNR
1 2-1 5-42
1 1- 8-43
12- 1 5-42
1 1- 8-43
1 2- 1 5-42
1 2-1 5-42
1 2- 1 8-42
7- 1 3-43
3- 6-4 5
10 29 44
1 23 44
7 15 43
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Nale Rate Aboard ferred
PELOQUIN, Leo Eugene, W'I'2fc KTJ, USN ....... .-- 1- 5-43
PERRY, Iohn Luther, Slfc, V6, USNR ...,...,,,,,,,,,, G-19-45 1111245
'PERRY, Kenneth MacDonald, CPhMfAAl. USN ....... 12-15-42 4- 1-43
'PETE-IRSON. Leroy Dale, Cox, USN ............. ---12-15-42 12-16-44
'PEFRL Howard Oliver, MM3fc, V6, USNR .... -- .12-15-42 3- 6-45
'PEI'l'ERSON, Edward Bannon, CFC. USN ..... ,--12-15-42 5-15-43
PEORR, William Iohn, S2fC. V6, USNR ........ - 9- 8-43 11- 6-43
PFAFF. wuuem meherd, size, usN ..,.,.,,,,,, , 9- 7.43
PFLEPSEN. Ierome Iohn, MMl!c, V6, USNR ..... - 3- 9-43
PICK. Iohn, F2!c. USN ...................... ---l2-23-42 9-15-43
PICKETT, Clayton Alfred, Slfc, V6, USNR ...... .11- 8-43 11-16-43
PIERCE. Walter Arthur, MoMM3fC, V6, USNR .... . 6-19-45 9-20-45
'PIPPER, Donald Edward, S2fC, V6, USNR .... -12-15-42 5-22-43
'PODIASKL Robert loseph, S2fc, USN ........ -12-15-42 3-27-43
POLAND, Donald Ray, SK2!ct'l'l, USN .........,. .12-15-42
PORTWOOD, Donald Edward, Sllc, V6, USNR ....... ll- 8-43 11-16-43
'PUTALAVAGE Stanley Iohn, WTlfC, V6, USNR ..... 12-15-42 9-15-45
PUTZ, Ioe, Slfc, SV6, USNR ......,.......,,,.. , 1-14-45
'PYNE, Howard George, RdM3fc, V6, USNR .... -12-26-42 9-15-45
QUEEN. Iohn Franklin, Slc, V6, USNR .......... - 7-13-43 11-16-43
'RABENECKER Harry Iohn, RT3fc, V6, USNR.-- -12-15-42
'RABIDEAU, Robert Edward, SoM2fc, USN ..,,.. .12-15-42 9-15-45
RASOR, Kenneth Louis, RM3fCfTl. SV6, USNR .... . 1-20-44
RAY, Leon Alvin, Slc, USN KD ........,..,,... -11- 8-43
REAGAN, Bruce Lincoln. Slfc, V6, USNR .... - 7-13-43 11-16-43
'REDMOND, George, EMlfC, V6, USNR .............. 12-15-42 1- 2-45
'REILLY, Iohn Joseph, BM2!c, V6, USNR ............. 12-15-42 12-16-44
'RElSlNGER, Frederick I.. CGMCAAXTL V6, USNR ,.... 12-15-42 9- 3-45
"REYNOLDS, Homer, Slfc, V6, USNR ............... 12-15-42 9-15-43
RICE, Raymond Harold, Slfc, V6, USNR ..,.......... 9-15-43
RICHARDS, George Chester, GM3fc, V6, USNR ..,.... 9- 7-43
RIDGEWAY. Homer E.. SoM3fc, V6, USNR ...... -.- 1- 3-43 9-23-43
RIELING, Edward Thomas, EM2fcfTl. V6, USNR ....... 9- 7-43
RILEY, Daniel Mark, Flfc, USN ............... - 9- 7-43
RILEY, Paul David, Slfc, V6, USNR ......... .... 9 -15-43
'RlNGLER, Roy Eaton, WT3fC, V6, USNR ...... .... 1 2-15-42
Rl'1'l'ER, Frank Anthony, SM2!c, V6, USNR ..... 9- 7-43
RIVARD, Francis Edward, MM2fc, V6, USNR ..... -.- 9- 7-43
'ROBB1NS, Grenville M., MMlfc, V6, USNR ......,... 12-15-42 5-27-45
ROBERGE, William Raymond, Slfc, V6, USNR .... -.. l- 5-44
ROBICHEAU, George l., Slfc, V6, USNR ....... --- 9- 7-43
ROBINSON, Linwood, S1M1fc,.V6, USNR ......... 3-31-43 4-14-44
'ROSENTHAL llrnmiy Fuller. W'l'2fc, V6, USNR ....... 12-15-42 7- 6-44
ROY, Iohn Dominic, WT2fc. VS, USNR ............... 12-15-42 11-30-44
'RU'1'l'ER, Edward Harvey, COM fAAl, O-1, USNR ..... 12-15-42 9- 3-45
SABBEY, Ioseph, Slfc, SV6, USNR ................... 1-20-44 1- 2-45
SAFFREN, Benjamin, Flfc, SV6, USNR ........... -- 1-17-45
SALVADOR. Lino lohn, Flfc. V6, USNR ..,.. .... 1 1- 8-43
'SCI-IANCK, Ray, Cox, V6, USNR ......... .... 1 2-15-42 11-12-43
SACHS, Henry, RMllc, V6, USNR ............. .... 5 -11-43 7- 7-44
SANDERS, Iohn Robert, 1V1A2fC, USN ................ 3-15-43 5-18-43
SCOTT, Lemuel Rush, MoMM2!c1Tl, V6, USNR ........ 2-14-45
SEALE, T. C.. Slfc. V5, USNR ................. ..-- 1 1- 5-43
'SEXON. Clifford Lee, BM1fC1Tl. V6, USNR ..,,. 12-15-42 9-29-45
'Sf'lARP, lames Alvin, Slfc, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42 11-16-43
TSHEDD, Iohn Murray, CBMfSpl, V6, USNR ..... 12-15-42 3- 6-45
SHERRY, Iames Richard, Flfc, V6, USNR .... 3- 6-43 7-21-43
'SHlPl.EY, Tom, GMSZC, V6, USNR ......... 12-15-42 1-26-45
'Sl-IORE, Iohn Franklin, '1'M3fc, V6, USNR .... 12-15-42 9- 3-44
SIGGERS, Iames Warren, Fl lc, V6, USNR ..... ll- 8-43
SIMON, Edward William, Flfc, USNR ..., 11- 9-43 6-10-44
SIMPSON, Exo, S2!c, V6, USNR ........ 11- 5-43 1- 9-44
SIMS, Steve Lasker, Sflc. V6, USNR ...... 11- 8-43
SIMS, Ozld Delmer, Flfc, V6, USNR ........ 3- 6-43 5-10-43
'SIMS, Sidney Monroe, GM3! c, V6, USNR ..... 12-15-42 4-26-44
SINAINK, David, RM3fC, V5, USNR -.--------- 5' 245
'SINSKL Carroll Louis, MM1fc, V6, USNR ...... 12-15-42 9-15-43
SKINNER, Walker Allen, RdM3fc, V6, USNR .... 11-27-44
'SLEMBOSKL Mitchell, Slfo, V6, USNR .......... 12-15-42 9-15-43
'Sl..E'I"l'EDA1-lL, Prescott C., WT1!c, V6, USNR ........ 12-15-42
SMITH, Woodry, WT3fc. SV6, USNR ------------ 1-1445
-s1v11'r1-1, Robert Lee, CFC. V6, USNR ............ .--- 1 2-15-42 7-26-44
5015101-1, Richard Robert, Slfc, V6, USNR ............ 1-21-44
51.,m'1-1, Bernard Jenn, PhM2fc, V6, USNR ............ 3-30-43 7-23-43
SOLLOWAY, Iohn Edwin, Ir., CTMKAAXTD. USN ------- 12- 2-44 4-15-45
'SOI.TON, Louis, Ir.. SC1!ctTJ. V6. USNR ------------- 12-15-42
'SOU'I'H, Hershel Pason, MM1!c. V6, USNR ..... ..,. 1 2-15-42 7-22-44
SPARGER, Homer Gordon,'Slfc, V6, USNR .... .... l 1- B-43 11-16-43
-SPARKS, Iames Elmer, Flfc, vs, USNR ...... .... 1 2-15-42 7.21-43
SPAULDING, wuiiem v., szfe, ve. USNR ..... ..-. 6 -19-45 1012-45
STAFFORD, Roosevelt, Sklfc, USN --------- ---- 1 1' 243 1'23'44
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STANCHFIELD, Holman C., EM3fc1Tl. SV6, USNR ..... 1- 5-44
STEINER, Lyle Edward, Sllc, V6, USNR ........ , 1-14-45
STEVENSON, Robert M., S2!c, V6, USNR .,... . 6-19-45 10-12-45
STEWARD, Ray Edward, Slfc, V6, USNR .... . 2-14-45
'STEWART Forest, CMMKAAJ, USN ...,,,,.,, ,12-15-42 5.25.44
'STI'1'ES, Henry Eugene, S2!c, V6, USNR ..... .12-15-42 7-21-43
STCNE, Robert Earl, Slfc, V6 USN ........ . 1-14-45
'STOUT, Bemard Merrill, S2fc, V6, USNR .... .12-15-42 7-15-43
STRONG, Woodrow, StM2!c, SV6, USNR ..... . 1-23-44 l- 3-45
SUDUL, Ioseph Louis, TM3fc1T1, V6, USNR ..... .12-26-42
SULTON, Monroe Clinton, StM2!c. V6, USNR ..... , 9-15-43 11-22-43
'SUNUNU, Atallah Frank, SZCI USN ,,,,.,,,,,., -12-15-42 5.18-43
SUTORIUS, loseph Edward, OM3fc1Tl, V6, USNR ...,. 5- 2-44 10- 6-45
SWACK, Frank Leroy, RdM3fc, V6, USNR ......, .11- 8-43 9-29-45
'SVVOPE,-Leonard Reuben, F2fc, V2, USNR .... ..... l 2-15-42 3- 3-43
SYBELDON, Thomas Morris, RMlfc, USN ..... . 3-20-43 5-15-45
'TRACEY, Virgil Vincent, S2!c, V6, USNR .,.. ..... 1 2-15-42 1-17-43
'TAMEURRINQ Frank, Slfc, V6, USNR ,... ..... 1 2-15-42 ll-16-43
'TAYLOR Ioseph Curtis, 1'-'2!c, USN ,,.,.,...,,,,..,, 12-15-42 5-18-43
TIGHE. George Dale, TM2!:, V6, USNR .,.,,,,,., ,,,. 1 2-29-42 B-25-44
'TOMASZEWSKL Stanley F.. MoMM2!c, V6, USNR. .12-15-42 12-28-42
'TONGEN, Willard Milrey, WT2fc, V6, USNR ........ 12-15-42 1- 2-45
THOMASON, Robert Telman, F2fc, V6, USNR ......... 7-13-43 9-15-43
TOMOLINSON, Denzil B., S2fc, V6, USNR .,,,., ,,.,, 1 2-28-42 3-31-43
'TURNER lames William, Mlvflfc, V6, USNR ..,...... 12-15-42 9-15-45
TURNER, Harmon Herbert, 'l'M2fc, V6, USNR .,.....,. 12-29-42 5-27-45
'TURNER, Robert Bowers, RM3fc, V6, USNR ..., .... 1 2-15-42 7-21-43
"1'YRA. Clarence Elmer, AS, V6, USNR ...,... ...,. 1 2-15-42 1-23-44
NAMES-GALLEY FIVE ,..... ..,.
'VA-NHOYE, Camile, COX, V6, USNR ..-.,..., .... 1 2-15-42 12-16-44
VAN WYK, Iohn Charles, RM3!c, V6, USNR ..., .... 5 -13-43 11-16-43
VASS, Giffln Hartshorn, Y2!c, V6, USNR ...,,....,,,. 12-14-43 1-19-44
'VAUG1-IAN, Iohn William, SF3!c, V6, USNR ..,...... 12-15-42 8-25-4-1
'VAUGHN, I. D., S2fc, V6, USNR .....,..,,.., ,... 1 2-15-42 3-10-43
'VEENElvIAN, Paul Wyman, CMOMM, USN .....,..... 12-15-42 5-17-45
'V1E'1'1'1, Iohn Anthony, Cox. V6, USNR ...........,.. 12-15-42 12-16-44
'VOESTE, Frank William, Ir., MM2fc, V6, USNR ...... 12-15-42 5-17-45
VOIGHT, Walter Henry, S2fc, V6, USNR .....,....... 9- 5-44 1- 2-45
VORMITTAG, Frank, F2!c, V6, USNR ......,,....,... 12- 1-42 9-15-43
VVADE, Eugene Edward, Slfc, SV6, USNR .... -.- 1- 7-43
WALKER, Iam:-s Thomas, Slfc, SV6, USNR .... ,. 7-13-43
WALKER, Luke, StMl!c, SV6, USNR ........,.. -- 1-14-45
WALSH, Thomas Francis, F2fc, V6, USNR .......,.... 7-13-43 1-13-44
WATLAND, Elmer James, FC3!c, SV6, USNR ......... 9- 5-44
WALTON, Raymond Allen, Slfc, V6, USNR .... .... 7 -13-43 12- 8-44
WARD, Harrell Hoyt, F2fc, V6, USNR ....... .... 5 -1 1-43 9-15-43
'WARREN, Iohn Edward, S2fC, USN .....,.. .... 1 2-15-42 9-15-43
WEBBER, Albert Ioseph, S1fc1 SV6, USNR ...... .... 7 -13-43 1- 2-45
WVEITZ, Iohn Vfilliam, Blcr 3fC, V6, USNR ............. 9-24-43
'WE1..SH, Lawrence Iames, CMMCTJ, V6, USNR ........ 12-15-42 9-15-45
'WELTE, Paul Thomas, Slfc, V6, USNR .............- 12-15-42 9-15-43
'WEfNTRAUT, Harry Govin, EM3fc, V6, USNR ,,.., 12-15-42 7-12-43.
'WENDLAND, Kenneth Eddie, EM2fc, V6, USNR ....., 12-15-42 5-12-43
WERKHEISER, Karl Leroy, RM3!c, V6, USNR .,..... 5- 2-45
VVESLEY, Victor Henry, '1'M3fC, SV6, USNR ........- 9- 5-44
W1-IEATLEY, William N., S2!c, SV6, USNR -.....-.--- 9- 5-44 1- 2-45
'W1-IICHARD, George Watlers, CMMKAAJ. V6, USNR--l2-15-42 1- 2-45-
WHITEMAN, Allan, MM3fc, V6, USNR .....---...--
'W1ECE, Shirley, Flfc, V6, USNR -.-.--..--.-.-.-- 12-15-42 5-10-43
'WILHITE, Richard, Matt3fc, V6, USNR ......., -- 12-15-42 5-10-43
WILLIAMS, William Edward, Flfc, V6, USNR .,.,.. 3- 6-43 9-24-43
WILLIAMS, Earl Douglas, Flfc, SV6, USNR .... -- 2-14-45
VVILLIAMS, Gladding Dayne, Cox, USN -...... -- 1'-20-44
'WlLSON, Grant, Ir., Matt2fc, V6, USNR ........ -. 12-15-42 7-13-43
'WINDRESS, William George, CWTKTJ, USN ,,,,, ,, 12-15-42 9- 3-45
'WINSOR, Raymond Glen, Ylfc, V6, USNR ..... ,, 12-15-42' 5-27-45
WOLFE, Leonard Andrew, SC2fc, V6, USNR ..... .- 2- 2-43 9-15-43
WOLFE, Wendell Kyle, S2fc, SV6, USNR ----...---. 6-19-45 10-12-45
WOODS, Francis Allen, S2fc, V6, USNR ------------- 11- 3-43 1-23-44
WOODWARD, Richard Album, Slfc, V6, USNR ...... 12-28-42 5-18-43
WRIGHT, Clement Clay, lr., Slfc, V6, USNR ......... 9-15-43 7-22-44
WRIGHT, Robert Neil, S2fc, V6, USNR ............... 6-19-45 10-12-45
WROBLESKE, Henry Edward, RM2fc, V6, USNR ...... 5-13-43 11-16-43
'WINK, Louis, CMMKAAL USN .--------------------- 12-29-42 2'15'43
-YARR1s1-1, Iohn Marcel, Slfc, V6, USNR ......-. .-.12-15-42 11-16-43
ZOUL, George Albert, BMlfc, V6, USNR ------------- 9' 743 1'15'44
'ZUKOWSKL Edward Mathew, CRM fPAl, USNR ...... 12-15-42 9- 3-45
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We cross the briny deep
It would take a good sea-lawyer
To figure how we sleep.
lt's a-buckin' like a broncho
u And a-rarin' like a mule,
And to be a tin-can sailor
You don't have to go to school.
You just hang on when it's stormy
When you're on the weather deck
If a wave sneaks up behind you
You'll get it in the neck.
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No doubt you are the sickest
When you're hanging on the rail
And the scuttle butt flies thickest
On the fan tail.
W'hen your chow flies off the table
And lands right in your sack
You just curse like Cain at Able
And wish that you were back.
With your little home town sweetheart
And the boys down at the store
But you'd miss your two stack sweetheart
And you'd go to sea once more.
So just beef and gripe and holler
And curse and rave and roar
But l'll bet my bottom dollar
You'd be homesick on the shore.
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Every division has a story to tell,
The first and second as well,
But among the tales of labor.
Of reliability, endurance and favor,
I know none better in fact,
Than, that of the Laundry shack.
That port-side vestibule of confusion,
A veritable graveyard for perusion,
Of socks and shirts of Khaki hue
That are somehow mixed with dungarees too.
Yet the policy of this shack
Is to try to give all clothes back.
Now there are four fine men
Who inhabit this den,
And lend an air
Which is hard to compare,
Between southern hospitality
And Brooklyn originality:
Monsieur Suttles is in charge
lfVith Kubrick, second at large,
Followed by Franz and Wade
For Whose work, I hear, get paid.
The efficiency of this motley four
Is ever present through the open door.
Outside its door passes the parade,
And into the passageway fade,
To consume three meals a day,
Or perhaps to collect their pay,
But none from the laundry venture
F or fear of possible censure.
The washer churns all night U
Grinding its noisy might.
Unceasingly the steam press clamps
Smoothing those wrinkled pants.
The whites come in, the blues go back
Cf speed, there is no lack.
A liberty .port lies ahead.
That alone, "nuff said"
F or them, there is no rest.
Preparing the guest
F or the city that lies ashore.
"The laundry is open no more."
Now this story has an ending
With an appropriate phrase for blending,
That will not be offending
To anyone condescending
"Whatever became of that guy Brown?"
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