Thorn (DD 647) - Naval Cruise Book

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D1iP:'lRA!lViillKll' LIBRARY 59 Ulburn DD 647 WAR RECORD AND HISTORY APRIL, 1943 MARCH, 1946 kfyp gi ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Appreciation is herewith extended to MARGESON, RDM lfc, for his doodlings in providing humorous relief and cartoonic comment throughout this treatise, to BAILEY, MM Zfc, for his poetic interpretations of salty sea stories and seafaring sentiment, to WHITING, RdM Sfc, and DAHLGREN, TM 3fc, for their photographic and dark room developments, to Lt. CORNWALL and the MOLD MAN" for their suggestions and support, to the YEOMEN and MAIL CLERKS for their files and records, to the CHAPLAIN for having his collar turned around, and to MR. WICK, the printer, who helped immeasur- ably in putting the material into printable condition. Apologies are in order for its late appearance. . E A Q THE THORN AT SPECIAL SEA DETAIL STATIONS I 1 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION COMMISSIONING OF THE JONATHAN THORN - THE USS T HORN IN WORLD WAR II - WARDROOM QUOTES POEMS BY GEORGE BAILEY - OFFICERS PLANK OWNERS - NON-PLANK OWNERS MUSTER ROLL PAGE 5 6 9 40 42 45 46 50 5 INTRGDUCTION HEN in years to come you .have your grandchildren gathered around and are snowing them under with salty sea stories-you may he required to produce some suhstantiating evidence in proof of your claim that the USS THORN won the war all hy herself. just in case this should happen to you-here is your evidence. This publication is in no sense an ojfcial document. It has heen prepared and puhlished hy TH ORN personnel for THORN personnel. When a group of men go through a war together on a destroyer, performing every type of mission for which destroyers are desi gned-and some for w.hich they are not-they, the men, become more than professional partnersg they hecome close personal friends. Likewise the ship hecomes more than a place of residence and a means of transportationg it takes on a definite personality. I f this record helps you remember your many friends, your pleasant experiences, and your excellent ship, then the time and effort devoted in producing same will have heen well spent. Personally, the THORN and her personnel will always hold first place in my heart. rw Commander U. S. Navy 9 january 1946. 5 Commissioning of the Ionathan Thorn N FEBRUARY 28, 1943, the destroyer DD 647 was launched at Kearney, New Jersey, and was named Jonathan Thorn in honor of "his gallant conduct in the war with the Barbary States from 1802-1805." Sponsor for the launching was Mrs. Beatrice Fox Palmer, great grandniece of Lieutenant Thorn and presenting the commis- sioning addresses were Admiral Edward Marquardt, USN, 52nd Comman- dant of the Yard, and Charles E. Thorn, Esq., at the commissioning cere- mony at the New York Navy Yard on April 1, 1943. After the ceremony the Thorn family presented the commanding officer, Lieutenant Comman- der Edward Brumby, a handsome silver punch bowl, tray and ladle for the ship. That in brief is the summary of the background of the USS Thom. Admiral Marquardt in his address to the ship's company added a short explanation of the Navy Department's selection of the ship's name: "Lieu- tenant jonathan Thorn, U. S. Navy, who bequeathed his name to your ship, was one of the men who, in the early days of our country greatly helped to establish the traditions of bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice, which are so important in the Navy today. I know that you will put forth every effort to fulfill those traditions-and wherever and whenever the USS Thorn sees action, you will add glorious pages to the history of our Navy." To expand the story of jonathan Thorn-it began in Schenectady, New York, on January 8, 1779. Eldest of fifteen children of a family of military men, Jonathan became a midshipman in the United States Navy in April, 1800, forty-five years before the Naval Academy was established, and this began his naval career. Before 1800 the rulers of the Barbary States QAlgiers, Morocco, Tripoli and Tunisj had been extorting tribute from the American government for several years for allowing its ships to travel in their waters. When not satisfied, they would seize a merchantman and sell the crew into slavery. Accordingly, in 1801 the United States sent its first armed opposition to suppress these outrages, and the schooner Enterprise succeeded in routing a Tripolitan corsair in the only action seen at that time. jonathan Thorn participated in the second phase of the offensive and there earned his reputation for courage and ability, serving aboard the 6 sm runuc 'PS DATA SECWON mmnmmow Qliflpg OF PUBLIC mvrsrou Navy Dnmmnfnngriom frigate Iolm Adams, the USS Enterprise and the USS Congress from Janu- ary 1802 until the end of the Tripolitan War in 1805. He took an active part in small boat raiding parties on enemy ships and shores, in a successful sortie with Lieutenant Decatur into the heavily guarded Tripoli Harbor to set fire to the captured USS Philadelphia under the muzzle of innumerable shore batteries, and was with Decatur in the historic boarding party fight when Reuben James literally risked his neck to save Lieutenant Decatur. For his action as commander of one of the gunboats during the bombard- ment of the City of Tripoli in 1804 Jonathan Thorn received the following Commendation from Captain Preble, USN, to the Secretary of the Navy: "Captain Decatur speaks in the highest terms of Lieutenant Thorn and Midshipman McDonough of Boat number four." In February 1807 Thorn was appointed full lieutenant while acting as the first commandant of the New York Navy Yard at the age of 27. To command John jacob Astoris trading bark Tonquin, he was then granted a two year furlough in 1810. Successfully sailing her around the Horn, Thorn proceeded via the Hawaiian Islands to the mouth of the Columbia River to land and establish his trader passengers at what they named Fort Astor, Oregon. The Indians who boarded the Tonquin to trade their skins for the ship's merchandise one day were incensed at what they deemed an insult to their leader during the trading. Returning stealthily later, just before Thorn, who had become suspicious, had planned to set sail, they mas- sacred the crew of the Tonquin, including Jonathan Thorn, with the knives for which they had traded their skins. Thorn, it was reported, killed or wounded several Indians with his clasp knife before he was overcome by force of numbers and felled by a war club from behind. The sole survivor of the Tonguin, which had been saved when four of the crew had finally reached the small arms locker and driven off the Indians, decoyed the In- dians aboard the next day and then blew up the powder magazine, the ship and most of the Indians. Such was the premature end of a "talented, accomplished and cour- ageous Naval officerf' As to his other qualities, Washington Irving, who knew him from infancy, wrote of him to the last with a warm affection saying that he could not speak of him but with esteem, for he remembered him well in early life as a companion in pleasant scenes and joyous hours, that when on shore among his friends, he was a frank, manly, sound-hearted sailor, when on board ship he evidently assumed the hardness of deport- ment and sternness of demeanor which many deem essential to the naval service. 7 1 'ye 2 3 5 i 'I E 5 E 3 5 T 1 3 5 3 i 1 2 ? i 5 T 1 I 4 1 i c 5 i 4 E 1 1 i i x 2 5 l E I 1 Q 5 E 1 r 1 1 i 5 1 1 2 5 . 1 1? EN if W The E555 fllfljlilfll in World War II AVE YOU EVER spent a month anchored at Yokosuka Naval Base, japan, with liberty every third day, does the mention of the Old Medina cause your nostrils to twitch uncomfortably, do you fail to agree with Life magazine that Ulithi is a "Beautiful Island Paradise", do you know the value of ten-cent fountain pens and cigarettes in bargaining for Singapore glassware and Rangoon diamonds, have you an aversion for the Guinea "rot',g is your impression of the Azores more than geographical, are you quite convinced that there actually is no wind in the eye of a typhoong does the name "Sticker" have a canine connotation? If the answers are in the affirmative your possession of this book is legal and there is no reason to ask if you were ever attached to the USS Thorn DD 647. It all began this way. On April 1, 1943, what two months before had been but oddly shaped plates of steel, white lines on innumerable blue- prints and a name on a schedule at the Federal Shipyards, Kearny, New jersey, received a com- mission pennant at Brooklyn Navy Yard and was that day officially added to the list of de- stroyers, United States Fleet. This unprece- dented two months' building time was a pro- duction record, and during the next three years underway it was proved no sturdiness had been sacrificed in setting the record. What returned to Brooklyn Navy Yard on December 6, 1945, on her return trip around the world after the end of World War II was this same ship, proud of her enviable war record and still manned by half of her original crew in addition to the long-time, capable replacements. A few dents in the fenders- Qrecognized by "salts" as bul- warks, coamings, gun shields and stanchionsj, a slight wobble on the starboard propeller shaft, and a Baker-designed insignia of a Japa- nese destroyer and two planes painted on the wings of the bridge are the visible evidences of what transpired during the interlude and of what will be expanded into many and varied sea stories-the war history and record of the USS Thorn and her crew. This outline and yearbook has been printed as a basis for these future tales-and proof where necessary. In steaming over one-quarter million miles, the "mighty T" became familiar with a quan- tity of water and did a thorough job of con- vincing her crew that the geographers are scien- tifically correct when they say the world is round-and a long way around. The shake- down cruise at Casco Bay, Maine, to familiar- ize the crew with the ship fand inspectionsj and to train for combat operation is a six weeks that will not be forgotten-maneuvers, live submarine runs, target practice, turn-to and no rest. The crew and ship were well broken in under the guidance of Captain Brumby and the exec. Lieut. Schelling. A liberal midnight "sousing" for both liberty party and boat crew at Port Jefferson and liberty in New York were the final preliminaries. First, and most appreciated, assignment for the Thorn was an all-too short tour of duty on the New York-Norfolk-Casablanca "milk run." Between June 1943 and January 1944 the f ,N ,fm V V K , T if 3 , f f LJ. 1 1 't ' a. J A 7 39 12. X X W . Aff, X X wr .film-A X CHIEF S Front row: Kight, Grantham, Cruickshank, Wells, Gregory, Mueller, Potyrala. Back row: Hardaker, Drane, Chambers, Grider, Hackett, Dyess, Shephard, Sach. April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 Thorn, working with Des Div 57, and an as- sortment of DE's and Coast Guard cutters, made four round trips without the loss of a ship in any convoy, average convoy was sixty ships. Highlights of the Atlantic runs were the first live depth charge attacks fdescribed in a Liberty magazine articlej on June 28, 1943, with no observed results, a quick view of Gi- braltar from the harbor and two trips through the Straits fwhere the convoys were turned over to the dwarfed, but highly effective Brit- ish PCSQ, swimming at the beach at Fedala, liberty in Casablanca-the city of hrst shore patrols, smells, wines, the Old Medina and no Ricks-where cigarettes, pens, watches and dungarees could purchase anything and the hulk of the lean Bart exhibited sufficient evi- dence of the effectiveness of the naval bom- bardment during the original landings, "chan- nel fever" in the fog delaying liberty in New York, an all-night search for a sub that had surfaced 50 yards from the USS Turner-re sults negative, a visit with the USS Stockton to Ponta del Gada ffeaturing the Eden Clubj as the first American warships to visit the Azores under the allied agreement with Por- tugal fbest remembered for its supply-also its watches and jewelryj, the news that the USS Card's planes had stopped a wolf pack of ten subs headed in our direction, liberty in New York, escorting the West Point and Em- press o f Scotland off the coast of Africa, eating Christmas and New Year's Heckman hot-plate turkey dinners at forty degree angles-a few put too much "spirits" into the celebration and consequently put in enough time to become brig experts, the unfortunate loss of the USS Turner off Sandy Hook at the end of the last trip. The gun boss and later Executive Oflicer J. P. Drake took charge of the motorwhaleboat crew, Wells, Conte, Hackett, Beth, Jones and Courtney, and succeeded in rescuing three sur- vivors, later receiving commendation bars fmore immediately a welcome warmup on re- turn to the sickbayj, and, more liberty in New York. Rumors of six months' duty in the Mediter- ranean were squelched as soon as the Thorn arrived in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on janu- ary 4, 1945. Desron Nineteen was getting a Pacific grey spray job. Pacific charts and the arrival of a sleezy-fingered Texas paymaster, Ens. Terrible Terrel Littleton, confirmed the rumors and the crew closed its extensive file fm 4 W K 1,1 ji V V of East Coast addresses until a more appro- priate date. Fog prevented shore bombardment practice for the four day stopover at Norfolk before the Thorn headed through the ditch fwith an unforgettable hangover in Panama Cityis Cocoanut Grovej. En route Dr. Soak-It Dean performed the Tl9o1'n's only major under- way operation--and very successfully-an ap- pendectomy while passing through Torpedo Junction. Orders were received and followed to proceed at best speed to Milne Bay, New Guinea, and report to Com Seventh Fleet for duty. The Galapagos and Bora Bora gave the April 1943 USS T HURN March 1946 crew its first view of the ease and glamour of the romantic Pacific Isles, while a detour from Funafuti through Guadalcanal and Rendova escorting a merchant oiler gave the Thorn an exclusive look at the Solomons area before reaching Milne Bay. Hairlines receded and posteriers reddened when the Thorn first crossed the line and the many slimy, stinking and contemptible polly- wogs had the mysteries of the deep well pounded into them. Davy Jones Heckman with the help of but a few old shellbacks succeeded in proving their worth to Neptunus Rex Lieut. Sotak and conducted the ceremonies with an abundant supply of shelalies, grease, electric- ity well applied, and barberish enthusiasm. The Thorn arrived just in time to pick up stores from the USS Dobbin fof the Tender Memories famej and proceed to Cape Sudest to load and escort the first reinforcements QFirst Dismounted Cavalry Divisionj for the Admiralties Island invasion. One hundred men were debarked in boats sent out from the beach after arrival at Los Negros Island on March 4 to assist the small reconnaissance party that had landed first and the "mighty T" received its introduction to the Pacific war. Three more L . if 75551 . X X :uf ' dl U trips between Oro Bay and Seedler Harbor via Vitiaz Straits were made until the beachhead was definitely secured, including two shore bombardments on Pityili Island flater con- verted to the recreation centerj, ducking a couple of stray shots from an Australian de- stroyer, anti-sub patrol, fighter direction escort duty and a suspenseful night when three Jap cruisers with destroyers as escorts were re- ported en route to oppose the landings. Eight US destroyers were assigned to stop them, but the japs failed to appear then as well as at any other time. The only action seen by the Thom was watching the Lightnings and Mitchells strafe the beaches and a few intermittent Jap bursts in return. By the first of April it was evident from the number of ships gathering in the area that an- other invasion was imminent and on the 8th the Thorn joined the Task Force training for the invasion of Hollandia, acting as station ship off the coast of New Guinea that night. On the 10th, however, while conducting a prac- tice torpedo attack exercise on the USS Reid the Thorn "discovered" an uncharted reef off Oro Bay and was forced to limp back to Hun- ter's Point Navy Yard for repairs after two weeks of rain and dry docking in Milne Bay, disappointing only those who had doped it out that repairs would be effected in Australia. A four-hour fueling stopover at Funafuti, escorting the Massachusetts from Pearl Har- bor up to Port Angeles, Washington, for the first view of the West Coast and a quick ex- change of California addresses from assembled black books occupied the cruise back to the States. The month and a half in San Francisco had many highlights-some more discreetly omitted - leave, fire - fighting and gunnery schools, two inspired ships' parties at the Pal- ace Hotel, the after gangway in dry dock, Mar- ket Street meandering, and a final "greenish" trial speed run after leaving dry dock. In May H l who l 753 H wwf 9-guy,-7,.,. W " ,fb I 9' -4 ...A I is Q V45 'nw A M X I .Elk ff 4 X. Xf.- 6 I , . ,, Qdilam Qfy FV ,lx 'i Bring on the Bogies Special Delivery "just Give Me Two Hoses" Sunday Morning Service 'Pappy' Washing jr. Fil1,Er Up Getting More Religion The First Dischargees- Making A Buoy 1 FQ, ...v--"""" E DIVISION Front row: Rebenstorf, Stennett, Smith, D. J., Oxley, Daniels, Starry, Oyler, Irise, Becraft. Second row: Bowman, Lamberson, Anderley, Sanford, Roe, Morgan, Fleehearty, De Magistris, White, McCloskey Third row: Watkins, McKenzie, Ames, Shook, McDonough, Marsden, Sczeney, Branson, Beth, Maryniak, Cruickshank Fourth row: Lt. Cjgj Mooney, Stewart, Morris, Van Zandt, Perley, Bailey, Czak, Lempke, Kujawa, Lord, Mendall. Back row: Duncan, Lund, Baker, Lusk, Skinner, Butler, Philips, Lt. Cjgj Tomfohrde. April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 Lt. Comdr. Schneider relieved Comdr. Brumby as Commanding Officer and remained as the "old man" for the rest of the war. Thirty new men, "boots from Michigan and Pennsylvania," replaced our receiving station recruits and a Dog Pound refugee was added-wobbily- pinned at first, but soon seaworthy and dra- matic as demonstrated when he washed down the decks of the Jap battleship Nagato unas- sisted, for which as the first and only source of supply he was awarded the Royal Order of the Bath. "Sticker," as the terrier was named by vote of the ship's company, subsequently spent more time AOL on two separate occasions than any other crew member during the next eighteen months in the Pacific. But because of his good excuses based on an affinity for the cocoanut trees he was never called up to find out that a Captain's Mast is not just a nautical substitute for a fireplug. An insatiable appetite for chewing gum and hard candies completed his repertoire. ' Bremerton-scene of two softball-for-beer contests "on the Chiefs"-San Diego and shake- down training with the USS Mississippi and USS West Virginia and a short overnight at San Pedro ffeaturing the Pike and Hotel Hil- tonj were cased all too quickly as urgent orders were received to escort the Mississippi with the USS Claxton out to Pearl, leaving August 2. One of the most unique incidents of the war occurred during the training period when the Thorn survived a torpedo attack fired on her- self. One of her own fish curved back for a direct hit amidships with a reversal of designed results, the torpedo sank and the Thorn merely added another dent to her port side. The trip to Pearl was uneventful except for an excel- lent showing by the gunnery department in perforating and knocking down target sleeves and the "dawn exercises", it was more essen- tially a recuperation cruise after two months of exhaustive rehabilitation. 'P 15 A speedy shore bombardment drill and the presence of a large part of the fleet hinted at what was to follow when orders were received to escort the USS Maryland to join a Task Group already en route for Guadalcanal. More hairlines receded and several posteriors went black and blue beyond the pink color scheme as there were more shellbacks than before, though not enough to prevent the new skipper and his cronies from highjacking the leading Royal cop, Lieut the-six-man-gang Omohundro and the jolly Roger. Dress rehearsal with the CVE unit up the Slot proved that the crew was ready for what was to follow and after three weeks of prepa- ration at Tulagi the Task Force headed for Palau and the invasion of Peleliu and Angaur Islands. Little action was seen except by the "airdales" of the CVE outfit covering the land- ings and assaults, but the Thorn succeeded in rescuing the crews of three crashed TBMs- the same crew twice within a week. The second time they claimed they belly-flopped intention- ally to get some more of Chief Dyess' chow, and the crew was more than relieved at having .J-M xFi2lg. Qi! How IT Fsetg, N x X X K .. , ar' X A. . . .,, 1'- N . N 6' X , uf s XT -TMJ""'iv F? Q XZ K 5' 1 , fr 11' . f inn f 1 I Ft? t ' , A-- 1fL .-af "MYg X ,V., Q ,B ev '-QW nw X ""2 Q Q N, QTL. 'nl' li L1 . :jj ' , KU' X- if -1? I x .,. s, 'K ,A ,N 4- '? xx i - 'QM frfg Q' +A 3' 0 , 1 K Q Viv , M 4 .I VJ: 1 Q3 'w Prepare Yourselvcs I im? a Q 'X xygkx X . .,.. M ,M A WM Xi :sf Y Q , 0 1 m+,:'g,: x, , . 1:5 'X5kQ?'8i3 -wb gwx . . mf' ' QL.. gig gm N Q Q l"'Pf? - 4 5 - X x A 1 .' X x ' ' W X W-. .-af? The Clip loirll giailrligt Ustanliifoy-Mark" Kiss the Baby mg toc mgs Tmlsil I uh ' - T110 Hot Seat "Give Him the Works" ki ' rlcmm Say "Ah" f IIHUSSI H THE l.l E 1" ' fo" - 1 fikki - w F N 4 X ,Hg E ,Qx v:f1 SN m,,, .Bw ,QF sg f is N X M I x , W 5 ff 1 al gag lg 5421? 4,igW, The Two Soak Its Easy Meat Cleamng Off the Sllme Meetmg, Neptunus Rex MISS Pollywogs of 1945 Dax eS s Partx Royal Famlly 1944 Roy al Famlly 1945 ,1 I ,. II M, x April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 picked them up as it meant some more ice cream from the carrier when they were taken home. Only casualty for the Thorn during the operation was a stray 40 mm hit on the "Hol- lywood" deck from one of our own carriers during a dawn alert general quarters, though she was fortunate to leave when she did as the ship which was ordered to replace the Thorn was strafed the first night by three planes. Prize remark of the operation was "Smiling John,s" reply to the lookout who had excitedly reported the first dead Jap the crew had seen floating in the water-"Well, what did he say?" Orders were received on the 29th to report to Com Seventh Fleet at Manus, and the Thorn got her second look at the Admiralties-her first under the American flag, built into a miniature Pearl Harbor and by then one of the most important advance supply bases. Work- ing with the fire support screen along with the USS Welles-the only other ship from Desron Nineteen present-the Thorn, after riding out its first really rough weather and some rugged Jap propaganda about sinking the American fleet off the Philippines, entered Leyte Gulf on the night of October 18, 1944, side-stepping the mines which the fast sweeps had already 7 5 Q lA..,pdP we AG Q5 GET HUT cleared. Along with the USS Denver the Thorn provided bombardment support at Abuyog be- low the Dulag beachhead on D-Day, October 20-the first invasion of the Philippines. On the 21st and 22nd the "mighty T" assisted in splashing two Jap planes and watched many other 'bogies" shot down in the vicinity by the CAP and ships' gunfire while patrolling the southern end of the Gulf. Dawn and dusk alerts with live targets-such as P-call Charlie- the "smoked-out transport area and too many chattering voice circuits were overshadowed by the naval battle of Surigao Straits early on the morning of the 25th. Word was received early in the evening that a Jap force would arrive sometime during the night and the entire battle fleet was stationed along both sides and at the upper end of the Southern Straits most effectively to surprise and annihilate this force, Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet was to stop any threats from the north or east. The progress of the Jap force, consisting of two battleships, four cruisers and a number of destroyers was plotted from re- ports sent in by scout PT boats and destroyers until direct contact was made and the attack began on the single enemy column attempting to sneak up the Straits and knock out the trans- ports in the Gulf. During the battle the Thorn screened the battleship line at the end of the Straits and acted as cover for the eastern en- trance to the Straits, watching the cruisers' eight-inch "machine gun fire" and battleships' heavies converge on flaming targets and hear- ing the occasional whine and splash of a wild Jap salvo. After being recalled from a torpedo attack on the remnants of the Jap fleet retiring down the Southern Straits, the Thorn joined a cruiser formation and headed south to sink the cripples. A Jap destroyer was sighted and sunk Cher boilers exploding underwater as the Thorn passed over the spotJ and five columns of smoke-one from a sinking battleship whose. Ig 1 E, gi: Lai 5. X lr I Er- . 5.47, , L sa--"""""wM X 3 f Pi'-f D DIVISION Front row: "Spider" Webb, Nicely, Pokorny, Burmeister, Ragsdale, Conte, Watkins, Sisco, Lawn. Second row: Prusack, Laczynski, Stalzer, Mainini, Richards, jones. Third row: Wiacek, Swenson, Woodward, West, Simmons, Whiting, Cooper, Palermo, Hudak M., Childress, Lieut. Young. Fourth row: Wells, Walker, Lapekes, Mogle, Maniglia, McDonald, Teeple, Latona, Goldrick, Provenzano, Para. Back row: Nietch, Lampke, Seymour, Wesner, Riviello, Hudak, G., Simonds, Sears, Schaeffermeyer, Stephens, Neale, Gregory We aan' S -M L April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 V-M A, x. WG! QNP6 'Dfw ' . 1 G! rl ES. PUNG . thi, superstructure was awash-disappeared slowly below the surface farther ahead. Survivors dotted the oily water like a cargo load of float- ing cocoanuts. Only a few were picked up for questioning, the rest were left to "their own ldevicesn in sight of land, and the forma- tion steamed up the Gulf to rearm and refuel. That night the Thorn with Des Div Xmy lay to off Homonhon Island to cover the eastern entrance to the Gulf against the Jap force which had hit the CVES and escorts off Samar in the morning and whose location was un- known unt1l the next morning after they had retired through San Bernadino S raits Tension was relieved during the mid-watch when or- ders came over to rendezvous, in the event of making a torpedo attack at the Top-of-the- Mark where the drinks would be on the divi- sion commander, but again a ap threat failed Wardroom and messhall strat g1StS spent the next week revising and analyzing the decisions and results General opinion fortunately was favorable for the US Admirals so no immediate changes of staff and braid was effected And it was generally agreed that if the aps had made better use of their air power the results could have been much more serious for us. It was the biggest and accordingly the last great failure of a Jap mission, the climax of Naval warfare in the Pacific. On the 29th-just before the first large-scale advent of the Kamikazee Korps--the Thorn was ordered to Ulithi, not yet realizing howl unavoidably familiar she would become with the Milwaukee of the Pacific, and Acme-the brew that made MogMog famous. This Pacific atoll was home, pub, grocery store and enter- tainment center for the fast carrier forces and supply units and consequently for the Thorn for the next ten months. For the benefit of those near and dear to the possessors of this book fnear meaning within effective rolling pin rangej Life reported very reliably the facts on the isolation of the natives on one atoll- providing there were any natives, as very few were even seen despite the battery of well- trained glasses whenever passing by their ru- mored seclusion center. Palm trees, shells, co- ral, lizards, bathing beauties fall sailorsj and dead beer cans comprised the scenery-and provided a picturesque background for an in- formal Monte Carlo. Despite any shortages the recreation was always much appreciated, and the only objection-the scarcity of it. The Thorn joined the fast carrier 'Iask Force 58 for its next operation-air strikes against the Philippines from November 5 through the 2-4th A few intermittent air attacks, some low level flying in rough seas which disturbed the usual serenity of the Chief s quarters and 1n stigated several requests for submarine pay, lowed no time for the topside watches to get hung on any hooks or the engineers to tend the throttle with their feet It was a real thrill to watch the three beetlebuglike task groups of CVs CVLs BBs, cruisers and destroyers maneuver together at high speeds and to watch . , U I O I to appear. and the fast pace in the "big-time circuit," al- . . . . . ,, , N . . . , ,, , . - D 7 7 . I ,.,.,1 14 5 w N ff H J 4 on J S ,f.X MQ . Q-md yi Q , -QW, I i Q . . A ,,., I aura' xt. ?Qj o 59 H, iff U 5 3 ey? Y f gee S N. ,fif ' 1 .r fm , , 1? ' by i i,.,gE,iw .f M I' ... ,aim -if, - ,, A I pf" 'e UK ez, Q, . - fe. 5' If X 'ii - . - 'A r ZQQW?-!.if',",.- "1 we x f '. -..nah f .?f1?f251L ...M Smoking Sunrise Silver Star For Leyte Delivering the juice Friendly Welcome Requisition a Periscope PROWLING THE PACIFIC TWOBMS Onecan Daytime Blackout Steady As You Go Squadron Maneuvers April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 the highly trained, efficient flight crews launch and land three and four times a day with a minimum of crash landings and dunkings. Best story of the operation was passed out later back at MogMog when one of the Hyboys described an emergency landing by a CVL pilot on a CV. Looking down at the huge expanse of the flight deck, the pilot called in "which runway are you using today?', and then proceeded to crash into the landing barrier. In December the Thorn joined the fast car- rier logistic support group for the air strikes XNXXXXXXIX U ll C2 . D3 I on the Philippines and acted as screen, mail- man, plane guard, mine sinker and endurance escort for the "beans, bombs and bullets" sup- pliers until the end of the war. Duty with the Heet oilers, ammunition and supply ships con- sisted mostly of steaming in large circles be- hind the striking forces and fortunately never being spotted by the japs, but there was always plenty to do. The coordination and ability of the units in replenishing, often under next to impossible conditions, with negligible casual- ties is a lasting credit to the stamina and train- ing of all the men concerned and is one more factor in understanding why the American Navy so outclassed the Japanese. On December 18 the Thorn rode through the first typhoon the fleet hit, during which three destroyers were lost. In the early morning the "mighty T" received an emergency call to stand by the Cape Esperance when she lost power and experienced a gasoline fire in her hanger deck. Fortunately the escort carrier was able to regain control and the worst of the storm abated soon after. Maximum wind velocity reached 130 knots, and some of the ships were able to keep afloat only by expeditiously shift- ing the crew from one side of the ship to the other. Maximum roll of 62 degrees was re- ported by the Tloorniv helmsman when he came down off the bulkhead, and Steele will always be thankful for thepresence of a stanchion on the boat deck to which he clung when he was blown off the deck in a horizontal position. The next day the Thorn joined the task unit search- ing for survivors in the storm area with nega- tive results except for spotting much floating debris and one Jap snooper plane which beat a hasty retreat as did the task unit. Upon re- turning to Ulithi Cand sixty bags of mail on Christmas dayj more proof of the danger of the typhoon was evidenced by two DFS with no masts and another destroyer without its for- ward stack, anchored in the lagoon. With the fast oiler support group the Thorn transited the Luzon Straits into the South China Sea on January 10, 1945, ffirst ship to enter the sea since the beginning of the warj to provide logistic support for the fast carrier strikes on the Indo-China coast, Hong Kong and Formosa. A midnight collision between two of the oilers was fortunately successfully amended and the two were referred to in the future as the oilers with "the bloody nose and the tender seat." Unexpectedly quiet-except for the car- rier force around Formosa on the way back- only action seen were two Jap patrol planes shot down by the combat air patrol, the rescue of one TBM crew and one lighter pilot -fmore ice creamj and continuous rough seas. Return l - April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 to Ulithi's MogMog-well covered by then with a prolific supply of goat-fodder as no re- fund was offered on the beer cans-via the Mindoro Straits and the familiar Leyte Gulf was beautifully calm and scenic. A convoy of reinforcement landing craft stretching from one horizon to the other on its way to Lin- guayan Gulf made a very impressive sight at sunset one evening in the Sulu Sea. During the occupation of Iwo Jima in Feb- ruary the Thorn was again with the oilers and made one trip into the objective, screening the heavy fire support units on two nights, acting as anti-sub patrol, watching the Hellcats and Helldivers pound pinpoint targets over the island, and taking a tug to assist the Bismark Sea, which had been hit by a suicide plane but which sank before the tug arrived. A two-day "rest" floading supplies and a quick repaint jobj at Ulithi's Feitabul fthe newly established destroyer and tender recrea- tion center in the southern anchoragej and off for the Okinawa operation. Four-trips into Kerama Retto during which an oiler accounted for a Kamikazee with her bridge structure C3000 yards asternj, watching several planes shot down or dive into the sea when they missed their targets, and two bogies passing almost ig?-' surf, bi Xi-31 : 4 f b f of 1, Q! Sify muff 'Ro Q! overhead in the night convinced the crew of the undesirability of picket duty above Oki- nawa and made 74 out of 76 days underway at sea seem like no strain. On March 25 the USS Aylwiu and Thorn dropped four patterns of depth charges on a good sound contact and remained to search the area for a day with the assistance of two planes, but no results were observed. V-E day was celebrated enthusiastically at Ulithi, and found the Thorn ready to return with some full oilers to the floating supply base "Camp jefferson." On june 5th the fleet hit the eye of a second typhoon. Despite the lack of wind in the cen- ter the experience was not pleasant, especially in View of the results of the previous one. The USS Pittsburgh lost her bow, the USS Duluth got a cauliflower nose and four CVES and loads were banged up. Thanks to the skillful ship handling of Captain Schneider, the cooperation of all hands and expert construction, the Thorn received only superficial damage and shaking up, and escorted the damaged ships into Guam -where Manczak, Notario, Oswalt and Little- dike evaporated some of their corpulence on the softball diamond and where recreation in- cluded Red Cross workers and USO entertain- ment. Three weeks of this rugged routine was followed by a week swinging around the hook at Saipan, and the Thorn rejoined the logistics - so 1 Q55-LLL "mx5'is HOT REMEMBER DG .JERK A QQEEQXQEOL mm BLONDE Qesm m' ,N .... OKlNAwA...,. " Zfls Ulmmommmuwml ww 1 .ff ! '- lx Qsmifcsm W P0 W X I Q Lf, I QONSTHNTLY m cowsusxcm -L s"f-N I XAXHERE Muux xs Acc:omPLIsx-men I if? Q Q! YAGONNA x. dm? HNYTHIN6 uw HAPPEN! E gf-NJ-ix ' HIT f spgnwwas Bl wJmAaees0N,,RfwnaMnN KQK I is X Mame5 ' 0 O o 0 O Nm 'D 0 'SAC O Q ff' "-TRU? w ' N 2 A K X 0 kf ll' ikri N r ? I f X vx 'R NXS-,td Q fN 1- Q, I l Q , X kx --N r "' jf H Q fkfl-if X n 4 L Mqrq e.. I V N Manic, -'nsx moment wnoss wen was COURSE "msn C'ONDlT4oN ONE-ansv --- Qesrme Bur Pfu-afar I O Q 3 W ,, ,, ,, .,..... .. A,.....,....4...-..,..,...,.....,, .,,,, ,,, , ,.,,. . : , CG! WEE SWWTDQNTHEBR A AQQEDEEZZ gs QM X W V ' ' N 1.75, NZ! mx n... Q55 X' M V, QM Q L., t7 X L I L L, Q33 X ,J SH--W Q! .. yd O 'A 'Xml-A 2 IQ X6 M Dv l Qrqe.. 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Underway fueling units were still necessary for replenishing the occu- pation forces around the Tokyo area during the time of the surrender negotiations, and it was not until September 8th that the Thorn got her first look at Tokyo Bay, filled with Allied ships of war, returning to Sagami Wan for her first night of anchorage in Japanese home waters. On the 9th the logistics group proceeded up to Yokosuka Naval Base and remained there until the group was dissolved at the end of the month. Fueling the Jap battleship Nagato, which' the Navy was hoping to recondition enough to steam back to the States for Navy Day, pro- vided a sightseeing and souvenir stripping tar- get for all hands, including "Sticker," Liberty in Yokohama and Tokyo was impressive evi- dence of the deadliness of the precision fire- bombing of the B-29s. The Yokosuka to Tokyo local was as crowded as the New York sub- ways with as little respect shown, the main difference was that the Japanese civilians were all short enough to see over. Foraging through the caves at the Jap Naval Base showed the effectiveness of the Jap methods of digging into bombproof shelters, caves burrowed into the hills at every farm showed how completely plans of resistance and self protection had been premeditated. Poverty, destruction and infla- tion were rampant and the only worthwhile souvenirs were available through the Army and Marine Corps scalpers service. The people, frightened at first because of the Japanese propaganda, were polite, though con- fused and offered at least no visible trouble or hostility. Americans, too, were confused, espe- cially at such sights as seeing Japanese bowing before the moat of the Emperor's Palace, rick- shaws, and long lines waiting to see the movies 1156? 92 L L .4 r M L fthere was no food to form lines forj. But they enjoyed the sightseeing and left the people pretty much alone, though children got their share of candy and gum with their wide, ap- pealing eyes. All the men were in uniform as they had been unable to buy any other cloth for over five years, women wore mostly ki- monas and wooden sandals. There was a big job ahead of the Japanese restoring two of their largest cities and an even larger one ahead for the Allied Military Council restoring the proper values in the lives of a longtime mili- tarized Shinto nation. Every day brought a new source of "hot dope" about orders back to the States. Two 531, 51 .T ff A M- ,j-fjm1, ,4g3ggQj,g,4 itQif:gj,,,,.Ng,Qg4,g1g.i'Q:i.:g-2.ZQWQQZAQ44 . .ua--nf 4nd--N-J--2--Q -f++w--7-5-5557533ffjijf3 4,, ":gif'f:"'i1g,i.i:i.:.:.TTiM.--Q-M11-I3-AM73-9-529449-?'45l'4mMW1'M'4'Mi"'J M .AAQEQA , , ,LM,, MM,M 4,vA ,W ,, V ,,,,M,,, ,,,, ..... . .,. A ,, E I , E ' ,X A . gg . 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'P 455 ."i!IE.i 3-f N , .w....Q..,...-...M-W...-N.-L 5 . .1-nn-:tina X f - . x 1 Q21 g jg i X 1 J f QQWINCI usf' April 1943 y USS T HORN March 1946 large task groups left near the end of October to be home for Navy Day-the Thorn missed by one ship, having left the States two weeks later than the Buchanan. As it happened, no one was sorry. Part of the crew had already been transferred back to the States for dis- charge with the first group leaving at sea un- der the demobilization point system. New changes on discharges and points were received daily from the after fireroom's main feed pump. Eventually another group left when credit was allowed for overseas duty and just before the long awaited orders actually arrived. The or- ders, when finally confirmed and verified, meant taking the long way around and a month's delay in reaching home, but they also meant an unforgettable experience for every man aboard-a trip around the world with stops at Wakayama, Singapore, Colombo and Capetown-and the eventual destination-New York. Desron Nineteen had by a stroke of good fortune been handed the assignment of escort- ing the USS California and USS Tennessee around the Cape of Good Hope. Proudly flying the homeward bound pen- fin? F I fi L ,fuk l 0 Le fl W-221-s. wi n l nant, the Thorn-after completing repairs to her bow where she had been hit while at an- chor on October 4 by a transport-steamed out of Tokyo Bay on October 8. Arriving in Waka- yama on the 9th to join the battleships, the Thorn rode through a third typhoon, this time at anchor and protected by land on three sides. A brief view of the beach there confirmed the thoroughness of japanese poverty and mis- guidance, though the town itself had been spared from any bombing and proved more picturesque of a typical japanese landscape with its low dwellings, upturned roofs, mats on the floors and sandals lined up outside. Bar- ter there, too, was the principal, though offi- cially unrecognized, means of exchange because of the degree of inflation. Fifty - five passengers for discharge were loaded aboard on the 14th and were much ap- preciated in easing the watches to one in four except for the engineers. Fourteen men had to be left behind as they had not put in sufficient "time" in the Pacific. On the 15th the group formed and proceeded on the first leg home. The cruise through the Bashi Channel down the South China Seas was well timed to avoid typhoons and was uneventful enough not to interfere with the crew's concentrated deter- mination to tan the hide. Sunbathing-not al- lowed during wartime-lights and movies on the fantail at night improved the environment commensurately. A British destroyer met the group on the 23rd and escorted it through the swept channel up the Straits to Singapore Har- bor, where the British Navy went all out to entertain the group for the next three days. It was strange to realize that the japs had just been cleared out six weeks before and had been strolling around in the same streets in much the same manner. The natives had hidden all their merchandise during the occupation and had unearthed all sorts of silks and jewelry preparatory to the Americans' arrival-in addi- sw' R ww 'fe K W WG X? -,f -Y Y ,,-V, , , , ,,, 1 5 Hg' X R. C ie. - xl Q X Q-rssgg f Q isfjsg' .z I 'X xf I SK? Y J ga.,-Q, Q W X mul' mvfgw' K N x .-...,.....,, in ,P-X 5,-ww-N""g5 if GA , C , S as C 0 If V, - I I I, 2 V rrrl as ' If S on ,S I a I ,.L" I 4 , 7, It O DIVISION Front row: Nevins, Lobello, Sanders, Miknis, Weaver, Smith H. K., Torrez, Fugit, Stall. Second row: Sadowski, Salley, Frazer, Burbank, McfCabe, Wood, Lecifl, Boden, Manczak, Howard, Lt. Cjgj Cornwall, Lieut. Woelfel. Third row: Ens. Buckminster, Riebert, Ferrucci, Ross, Nelson, Krause, Rogers, Moskal, Belt, Newton, Murphy, Bozer. Back row: Lieut. Omohundro, Chambers, Lobien, Scobee, Musial, Ryan, Nanninga, Reents, Sorge, Lacey, Orem, Giess, Hackett, Cunningham April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 tion to doubling their already inflated price tags. The strange contrasts of East and West were intensified by their proximity-the mod- ern Cathay Hotel, the world famous Raffles, the Victoria Theater, the British government buildings in the middle of the natives' narrow two-story shop-houses and the low open stores with the watchmen sleeping on cots out in front of the boarded doors at night. Rickshaws and bicycles were the principal means of trans- portation, and their lights flickered poetically on the blackened streets at night as the runners shuffled along. A huge two-block outdoor res- taurant and the narrow, dirty street markets showed there was sufficient food, though there was a drastic shortage of the main staple, rice, which the japanese had confiscated. The Great World and the New World amusement parks were perhaps the clearest examples of the con- tradictions of the trading center of the Orient. Chinese dramas with their colorful costumes and pantomimes played next to movie houses showing antiquated American and British films, weed and fish restaurants and native shops featured sing-song orchestras and vocal- ists across from two large dance halls playing American swing and "buzzing jitterbugsf' Throughout the three days the American Ilwffii -- Q ti la- Q S0-7453 Kiwi , X A itll 31 I YW-in fl vw -5-ff? 'WV 1: Navy found that all Singapore merchants can "tell" real gems which they possessed fandfor manufacturedj in abundance from Alexand- rites to Zircons. The British Navy, occupied with the task of quieting the Javanese theatre troubles, made a hit with the Americans in their off hours with their noontime shot of toddy, and likewise much appreciated the food in our chowlines. Only feature of this fabulous center which proved disappointing was the absence of any knowledge of a "Singapore sling." Three days were all too short for a comprehensive visit, but the next four days steaming were no more than enough to recover for the stopover at Colombo, Ceylon. The same destroyer escorted the group-with the Thorn in the lead-up the Malacca Straits, from where we proceeded independently below the Nicobar Islands through the Bay of Bengal direct to Colombo. Mist obscured the'Malay Peninsula and Sumatra on the trip through the Straits, but for the summer months the unexpectedly cool weather was sufficient compensation. Colombo, which the group reached on the 30th, was a more modernized Singapore and was one of the main advance bases which the English had kept throughout the war. It was consequently well supplied and organized. The harbor itself was crowded with ships of all '9 +5 g-in A, , wwx 5 gr N Q1 .. ii 1 nf im, X, , iw K K if ..,, f X 4' u A Ez' X f "V x fi. .X aww 1 i wi. . M Q .:E:,,,::, xl X s 5, :V M .T RN k K . " '52 '- VX x - Sk' ' 7, . ' V ' X Ski X ,+V KX 1 4 , . ' X - - x MTX A ' .M A ,ii A k'WxWQ' 43?lT'Qs? '- " if 5'-wi if VQQQTQXQ AX Q, Q. . , , g A 49 Q SIGHT SEEING Junk Dealing X okosulxa I andmark "How Many Cxgarettes Shore Patrol m the Rumi In japan Nearly Everx one Q . Sm .. W C DIVISION Front row: Sullivan W., Lyons, Boornazian, Davis, Phillips, Truhon, Weir, Sullivan C., Hallar, Keays, Cavnar. Second row: Swing, Lake, Hollander, Will, Scholle, Moyer, Peterson, Whalen, Powell, Monteverde. Third row: Ens. Slattery, Ens. Williams, Lt. Cjgj Hubbard, Barnett, Meyer, Kracke, Bruning, Holm, Harrison, Vos, Margeson. Bauer, Lieut. Sotak, Lieut. justice, Grantham. April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 types including the colorful fishing fleets of the natives and Britain's large troop and supply transports. Boxing bouts against the British and native Ceylonese champs the first night proved that sixteen months at sea leaves one in poor physical condition, "Bull" Notario and trainer Ens. "Boscoe" Larkin, however, well represented the Thorn. The Galle Face Hotel facing on the ocean, The Grand Oriental with a situation comparable to the clock under which every one meets in New York's Biltmore Hotel, and the Grand Hotel at Mt. Lavinia with its placid bathing beach and scanty shorts for rent soon became operational headquarters. Scouts were sent to the WRENery and FANY dances, returned with favorable reports and reinforce- ments were quickly supplied. Taxi tours of the city's sights were very popular-especially with the drivers--and an all-day trip to Kandy for part of the crew provided a colorful view of the countryside, Buddha's Temple of the Tooth, elephants, tea fields, and people. The main trade of Colombo seemed to be in gems and jewelry, though Holm will also vouch for the quality of their stamps. As at Singapore it was considered impolite to pay more than half of the price asked for anything and it took half N cf J X X1 f l . fy. L 603 'THQT'5 No Exc.u-ge! I I I gf Sx . . r 'fv .- 036228 .69 6' fd ig, an hour's haggling before you were allowed to buy anything. Paunchi Singho and his star sap- phires will not be forgotten, and there are those who felt as though they had bought instead of rented certain of the night clubs before they left. The people themselves-both natives and British-proved very amicable and the invita- tions and conversations helped to increase our knowledge of conditions there. Clothes varied from the latest British Bond Street styles to the beautifully tinged transparent lace Sauris which the native women wore over their robes. Ara- bians, Indians, Ceylonese, Malayans, Europeans all seemed just as much at home. Flower gar- dens, soccer fields, ponds and parks were situ- ated throughout the city and the white or orange houses brightened the tropical atmo- sphere. Ceylon is known by the British Far Eastern forces as the "Garden of Edenn and so it could be with its green foliage, fruit and fertility. Again the time slipped by all too fast and the four day stay was at an end. The usual crowd of broken-hearted women appeared at the docks as we left fit was only a coincidence that a troop transport was pulling out at the same timej and set a course for Capetown, the last stop before New York. ,JBBISK 1 ! 2 E Q ' .. 1'f 'f1Wl ,153 5 52? of M V it A 1 E 1 lx L 1 X S X I Y 5 -x . ,. T V x K- Q 5' , S. E sS,.,.er5 K, A A ' V' V5 Zim F 1 -iv' ,,'. Qg?I2ig-iv! -, S .V if sq, st. -s my -1' .,. 1 Y w,2.Qwfz-f k S, wi 2 ., ,fir x al 1 f-iw ' ' Q' -V Y X , , li ll soss H W ff 15 A 952225 ll li Cleaning Out Debris , "Leave the boilers, Boys" 1 l Food Line TWO Malayan Generations Who's the Most Curious? fi HOLIDAY ROUTI E SPE T SUNBAKING w ,l w 1 ' 3 K X 1 3 Q M , I I i 1k ii il' 1 ill 1, iv , f ' if 57, ' 'Q i .Ax E y Right: S Division. Fronl: Smythe, Thompson, Wil- liams, Oswalt, Seymour. f Second row: Salerno, De- Piro, Voelker, Feather- . stone, Dyess. Tbird row: j 3 I E lvluha, Giess, Smith. 1 Below: Wrenery' Bait. i V, fu. we rf fy r- ?i? Q S I 'ii April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 The cruise down through the Indian Ocean proved quite scenic as the route took the task grou past Mauritius and Reunion Islands ris ing high out of the ocean in the early morning across the southern tip of Madagascar over to the coast of Africa near Durbin following thc current down along the coast and round th tip of the continent The approach to Capetown out of the fog on the morning of November 15 with Table Rock and Lion's Head in the back- ground was the most beautiful view of the trip. The city and people were more like the United 'S--Z' f X V . 1? " . ' me of November 9. From there the Thorn cut y X1 XS States than any place the ship's company had been and were almost embarrassing with their quantity of hospitable invitations. Del Monicos, swimming at Sea Point, the Riebeek Castle, district six, the cable car and view on top of Table Rock, the raw brandy, the summer coun- tryside, the roses in the city garden, and the curio shops with the variety of skins, ivory carvings, stinkwood, watches and diamonds are but a few of the impressions retained. Visiting hours were allowed, and the crew for the first time was permitted to show off its floating domicile. Fresh food such as lettuce, tomatoes, fruits and vegetables and quantities of milk were available for the first time since the ship had left the States and the natives may have gotten a slightly distorted impression of the average American's diet. American movies, music and cars were the prized interests of the Capetown populace and nearly every one hoped eventually to make the trip to the United States for his vacation or to stay. One native's inten- tions were so immediate that he stowed away aboard one of the destroyers and had to be re- turned when found behind one of the boilers. Many friends were made during the short stay, and all agreed that the people couldn't have done more to make them feel at home. Leaving early on the 19th, the task group followed the great circle route past St. Helena and Ascension Islands on the final lap home, and though early "channel fever" made the last few days drag, the bow was always pointed in the right direction. Gorging on a chefs supreme Thanksgiving dinner, unusually calm weather all the way, a close call with the USS Lans- downe, and a trial speed run at 35 knots past Bermuda were the final antecedents to a month's overhaul in Brooklyn Navy Yard for some and civilian readjustment for the others. Enough of the crew was retained aboard to steam the Thorn to Charleston, where she was put into the reserve status as part of the N avy's inactive fleet on May 6. Double features on the foc'sle when along- 'ii hp 1 I R Q 2 N Qffgg i ' fl April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 W1 111 WW111 ...J J FINISH DH REEL' Duets. Brow oveta' one of which her crew deserves to be proud A Silver Star for the action in Leyte Gulfj and a Bronze Star for the operations in the South China Sea for the Captain upon the re ceipt of which he commented that the crew bars with seven stars on the Pacific ribbon, the Philippines liberation ribbon with two stars and the World War II Victory Medal are the tangible rewards for the crew The most 1m- portant one however, is the knowledge that all contributed their best efforts in an exemplary spirit despite the risks and discomforts, to shorten the war and restore peace Now-and in the future-we are all faced X X! K Y - C C . . , . X ' 1 X f f , I X , D . u 1 'X n o 1 f f X1 1 X 11 X 1 f f ff f rated takin turns wearin same, three area 1 f A fm I g g if 1 ', . . . side another ship setting a record scraping and painting the ship's bottom in a Ulithi drydock in thirteen hours, lights along the beach at Oro Bay and Los Negros Island while the States were still blacked out, the bellow of "clear the stack," getting routed out of the flag bags for working and ammunition parties, the ten de- gree port list and sudden scarcity of binoculars when going alongside a hospital ship port side to, a Jap plane sneaking out from land in a fog and flying between the stacks at Leyte Gulf, fifteen months of steaming without going along- side a tender, joe pots and the serving of mid- watch coffee with spoons, a tempermental motor whaleboat, the thrill of seeing thirty bags of mail come abroard after three weeks under- way, fueling and provisioning at sea which soon became as standard as steady steaming and eventually the crew felt left out if not ordered to transfer orders, freight, or personnel at least once a day, the menace of floating mines of which the Thorn destroyed six, more sunrises than most of the crew will see the rest of their lives these are a few of the highlights and experiences of tin can duty aboard the USS Thorn This brief summary shows that the Thorn made an impressive record during the war and with an even more difficult and demanding chal- lenge-to take an active part in benefiting from the opportunities offered us to understand the problems of other nations and reach settlements through peaceful and just means-To SEE THAT WAR DOES NOT COME AGAIN. 9 Q f ,, 6 " Hi wi 9 xljmriu J 38 X of . - Q,+Q.., . X x. 3 K I A .. . ,.. W N 1294 , '15 .,- Lat X Y X Q Www , 'MUG it Wilf if ffk iQ..w.:b 5 94 W-H inn: Closer Than Ever Expected Jap Air Base and Caves Yokosuka Ko Duke of York-Tokyo Bay Singapore Market Victor and Vanquished "You Being American I Make You Special Price Columbo Funeral Round the World Two Wheeling April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 Wardroom uotes 1 1 What's the matter? Are you hung on a hook?" Pouring drinks on the ground is the easiest way to keep up." Let's not invite any more Marines back to the ship for chow, they make to damn much noise and get us in wrong." 'That's no excuse, ya hafta show me." 'Let me present fclap, clap, A man whom we all know Qclap, clapj To know him is to love him Qclap, clapj To love him is to know him Qclap, clapj just returned from the North African Theater- .3 ff 3 CQ 0 f t. f 'VJ IX? el mf ftpu 52 lv 3 "YouNG MHN,wu-mT'S THiS I VEHK at-sont THAT Lest coumeemnacu ?' 'Now here's the dope." 'Handle these lines fast, I only have one engine." 'Goodbye, good luck, be seeing you soon - Bang, Bang, Bang." Q Be sure to leave enough slack in the lines on the motor whaleboat so they won't part when the tide goes out." 'We were trying out a new paint sprayer." 'Yes dear, no dear, right away, dear." "Course and speed to station, combat. What, bridge? Course and speed to station, combat. Standby, bridge." "No strain, that's standard." ll It would take a two-hand working party to get Flatty into the whaleboat." "Balls," The Texas legislature is meeting now to decide on making a separate peace." "Does any one want anything at the ship's store?" K! It's a real Alexandrite, ya just know." 'AI could eat that bowlful of prunesf' K! Get the dictionary." "This is a drill. This is a drill." "This is Corky. Roger. OOt." Qi It gives me great pleasure tonight to welcome into our ranks a new and deserving member whose exploits will never be forgotten by us and only hazily recalled by him-the new Thimble Belly Champion--" "If you don't eat all that's on your plate-no dessert." ll Well, I tossed over Shirley today, so I guess she'll go ahead and marry that Agar guy." "Now the drinking party lay aft to Newcombe's beach." ll How much do you want for that kimono you had on?" LOWER RIGHT OPPOSITE PAGE . Front row: Omohundro, Drake, Captain Schneider, Doc Dean, Sotak. , Second row: Sedler, Buckminster, Mooney, Matthews, Littleton, Williams, Webb, Cornwall. Back row: Slattery, Tomfohrde, Young, MdClure, Justice, Hubbard. LOWER LEFT OPPOSITE PAGE Front row: Flemm, Webb, Buckminster, Yeater, Klein. Kneeling: Matthews, Newcombe, Mooney, Sedler, Wil- liams. Back row: Bruce, justice, Harrington, Captain, Young, Hubbard, Tomfohrde, Cornwall, McClure, Larkin. . l 1 3 k xw . s W X :Q w X V ix xx K we x'1, L Q, N, '35 Y . W 'W , XX , X x g X N Q K xx 'Q gay A x r X e, ' N X X ix xr S an Y Q r, X t gs . . ,SQ,1:427,i'i5p ...,, is . iirfke 'fi I vor! f X . r.,,,g:xp5, -55, ,Lb fs Q, X . .Q 54,1 Q., km R , -, V wwfwuw- X,X' :L +V Q? . .q, N- Q X 1 " W s ' '3 ,- .. X my X J 13 x gl SN i we SY? . 4 X 6 0 3 5 M 9 " 'P C Q 4 GM Q bd 5 4 viwzeizkeil ' 'QQPRW "WWW" ,E -A Q gf , V 1 ' 5 Cx A w 9 4- Q K Q V4 5 Q iiiiiir , X 1 Q fr 0 "el-svn, .- , f 1 Z1 f s ...JU FH and GL "OLD MAN,S,7 PAGE No justice Like Wfayne No Strain C r l . . on ro , Under Control Pla ym y Favorites 5 5' FH and JP Ilioc ani PHY Poop Decking ugge "Get the Guns on Target" --Smoothies P G E M S by GEORGE BAILEY, MM lfc The Poor Snipe The Chief Engineer, in his casual way Did write out a note, to concern who it may The feed pump needs fixen'g was all he did say If it isn't repaired, there'll be hell to pay. The Chief P.O. then got up from his rack, And sent for the 1st class, asleep in his sack, That feed pump ain't pumping, so plan your attack, And make yourself points, "ere the night becomes black." The lst class then let out a horrible yell, To the 2nd class P.O. these words he did tell, Let's get that pump perking it's actions do smell If I tell you again, you will really catch hell. UA fb lf .22 The job was then passed to the 3rd class P.O. To fix up the pump that was running too slow. But he knew a way he would get it to go So he brought forth his striker, the lowest of low. The snipe then proceeded to work and to sweat, And he fixed up the pump that had made the Chief fret, Saying "Now it will roll, of that you can bet." "If I keep on the ball, I will make P.O. yet." The report to the Chief Engineer was quite brief, That pump is okay, it was signed by the Chief. It will run on for years, that is now my belief, , If I'm wrong, I'll ship out, and go back on relief. The Chief Engineer, with his chin carried high, Thought, that Chief P.O. is a real savy guy, He fixed up that pump without batting an eye He can make a hard job look as easy as pie. Are You a Shellback? Oh! Once there was a sailor, at least he thought he was. Day in, day out, he did the things that every sailor does, He turned to when they piped it and washed and scrubbed and brushed. His bad deeds he served time for, his good deeds were all hushed. He seemed content and happy in just sailing right along, Till one day something happened that snapped his happy song. It seems his ship was headed to the land way far below, And to reach their destination, cross the Equator they'd have to go. The night before they crossed it, they rushed him from his sack. They made him run, they beat his bottom, they darn near broke his back. They dressed him up and made him take a turn around the deck, Before the sun went down that night they darn near broke his neck. He flopped into his sack again and was getting set to snore When the messenger awakened him, he had the twelve to four. He stood his watch in the engine house and above the noise and din He dreamt of the next morning which would find him sleeping in. He was just about relaxing when there was an awful shout. The "Shell Backs" came stampeding, crying "Poly- wogs, get out!" He blinked and flopped down to the deck, he hadn't time to dress. They painted him and beat his rump, he was an awful mess. April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 He stood up on the foc'sle awaiting Davy jones. His muscles ached, his flesh was raw, he had misery in his bones. Then up came "Davy" looking fierce, he was a grue- some sight. The sailor stood and blinked and gapedg he got an awful fright. Next came the call to quarters and then a minute's rest. He knew that pretty soon now would come the crucial test. He stood before the judge whose stare was hard and cold, He felt like cussing everyone but he wasn'f quite that bold. They asked "Are you a sailor?', He said he tried to be. but why he had to go through this was more than he could see. They asked, "Are you a Shellback?" His mind was all agog. He finally answered "No, I guess I'm just a Polly- wog." They sent him to the barber and sat him in a chair. No sooner was he seated he was flying through the air. The chair was rigged with wires, a playful little whim, As soon as he was seated the voltage shot through him. They sent him to the doctor-the playful little scout. The stuff the Doc fed him almost made his guts blow Out. The next stop was the dentist, a carefree little guy, The fluid that he fed him brought the teardrops to his eye. His hair was ruined, his feelings hurt, he wasn't worth a damn. He swore if he was near the beach he'd take it on the lam. He wondered how long it would last, his heart was filled with fear. When suddenly a voice boomed out, "Hey you, over here." Before he knew what happened he was thrown into a ool, Theyppulled him up, they pushed him down, how could they be so cruel? They dunked him and they dipped him, they pushed and held him down. He wiggled and he struggled, he was sure that he would drown. They asked him "Are you a Shellback?" His mind was in a haze. He cried: "I'll be a Shellback the remainder of my days. They dropped him down upon the deck, he was cold and wet and dizzy, He little thought the coming seconds would really find him busy. He landed on his hands and knees and started to crawl. The barrage that landed on his rear end almost made him bawl. When he went through the garbage chute and finished, a happy lad was he. At last it was completed, this unhappy misery. "You are O.K. Bud," they shouted, "to be a Shellback you deservef ' He cried, "To hell with all this mess, I'm only a re- serve! "I'd like to cross the line once more, but I'm on my return trip home. "And once I hit that dear sweet soil, I never more will roam!" "Lucky Civilian" Here's to the civilian, he's one in a million He doesn't know starboard from port While he's back home drinking, we are out here thinking Of liquors and beers tall and short. He doesn't know valves and he doesn't know throttles His only thoughts concern beer in large bottles He never has heard those 5 inch guns roar He's never ever been 5 miles from the shore. He doesn't know bow and he doesn't know stern There's a lot about ships that he'd have to learn There's a lot about his ways we'll have to learn, too When we get discharged from our dear Navy blue. When we return home to drive our own cars And meet our old pals in our neighborhood bars When we're greeted by families and children who grew When we're rid of that endless, infernal "Turn to! !" When a uniform of the day won't prevail- . And there'll be no such things as 5 month old mail There'll be no reveille, nor will there be muster Our blues in moth balls will lose all their luster. 1 . A 1 i -r l I 4 Q Q i 1 I 5 ! 5 , le l 5 Y , I i Z l i T 1 I i 1. 1 x ,. 4 4 i i April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 There'll be no more saluting and no water hours When we're on our own we'll have every night showers We'll have plenty of wine and women and song- When we're back on the beach where we all belong. No more dim out ship, no more drill G.Q. But, especially no more of that darn "turning to" Then the lights will all glow in the land of the free And the searchlights will shine on ships miles at sea. Happy Birthday Mighty T When the war is over and we're free from hate and fear, We'll all be back among those things that we hold near and dear. lWhen we return to civil life, to loved ones kind and true, Q We'll have some pleasant memories of days in Navy blue. Remember A11 those characters we shipped with through the war And how we thrilled when we iirst cast our eyes on foreign shore. Those Arabs looked so far away from anything we knew But they held their own in bargaining just like a Brooklyn jew. Those nights we spent in South Sea isles with a breath- less splendor, The day we banged our bulkheads in while moored beside the tender, Those liberties in Panama, they really were the things Those evening fantail sessions where we used to play and sing. Remember all those arguments that no one ever won? Those Shellback celebrations really were a lot of fun That day we hit the coral reef and fouled up both our screws When they said "Head for Frisco," boy, that really was good news! That time we helped defeat the 'laps in Sugigao Strait Recall our trips with Halsey and his Task Force 38. We've done our share of convoy work, on that you'll all agree. But we also helped contribute to that final victory. So when the war is over and we're back where we were born just think about the pleasant times we had on board the Thorn. And on her 2nd birthday, Mates, let's cheer her long and loud We want the whole wide world to know of the "Mighty T" we're proud! s-I5-"Numa-1, v4!fA AL W At. -4' v -' -W .17-'T' Nafnef and Addresses fflcers Commander Edward BRUMBY Apt. 114A, Palmer House, Larchmont Acres, Larchmont, N. Y Lieut Lieut. Lieut. Lieut. Lieut Lieut. Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut. Lieut. Comdr Robert A. SCHELLING fComdr. Edward RYE Comdr. James P. DRAKE Melvin H. BRUNKHORST Richard F. WOELFEL Frank P. OMOHUNDRO John W. SOTAK Clyde J. ALLEN John V. B. DEAN Emmett L. HUBBARD James F. MOONEY Lt. Leonard S. SEDLER Lt. Cjgj William P. PETERSON Ens. George W. YOST Lieut. Archibald MCCLURE Lieut. William D. YOUNG Lieut. Ernest S. CORNWALL, Jr. Lt. Cjgj John H. TOMFOHRDE, Jr. Lieut. Terrell W. LITTLETON Lt. Cjgj William L. WEBB Lt. Cjgj John E. SLATTERY Lieut. Wayne M. JUSTICE Warrant Mach. Guy A. HACKETT Commander Frederick H. SCHNEIDER Ens. Guy A. BUCKMINSTER, Jr. Ens. John W. BURCHELL Lt. Cjgj William C. WILLIAMS Lt. Cjgj Byron H. MATTHEWS Ens. Malcolm A. JONES Ens. William R. LARKIN Ens. Robert E. PATTERSON Lt. Cjgj Douglas P. TORRE Ens. Elwyn H. YEATER Ens. Raymond O.. KLEIN Lieut. George L. NEWCOMB, Jr. Ens. Robert S. BRUCE Ens. William J. HARRINGTON Ens. Rinaldo MOGLIONI Ens. Ens. Leslie C. SCHERLING Charles A. CLINARD U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Naval School of Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C. 2450 34th Avenue, San Francisco 16, -California 121 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 713 South Donnybrook, Tyler, Texas 19 Marine Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 31 South 1st West, Tooele, Utah 812 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y. Apt. 104, 15 N. Henry Street, Richmond, Virginia 26 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, N. Y. 304 Water Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York 623 Leland Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 111 Thelma Terrace, Linden, New Jersey 114 14th Street S. E.,Washington 3, D. C. 2306 Wichita Avenue, Houston, Texas Route if 1, Stockdale, Texas 5411 Willis Street, Dallas, Texas 1181 South Oakley Avenue,Chicago, Illinois Box 5, Del Mar, California 32 Warwick Avenue, Rochester, N. Y. 126 Eau Claire Boulevard, Wausau, Wisconsin 755 42nd Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Q 5009 Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 815 East 'Capitol Street, Washington, D. C. R.F.D. qi 1, Jamesville, N. Y. 2006a Ann Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 1455 Main Street, Bethleham, Pennsylvania 1928 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 812 Garfield Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 1135 3X4 East 81st, Los Angeles, California 621 West 113th Street, New York, N. Y. 613 West Dryden, Glendale, California 9 Pitcher Avenue, West Medford, Massachusetts 609 North Rodney Street, Wilmington, Delaware 851 Mandana Boulevard, Oakland 10, California 208 East Washington, Urbana, Illinois 45 lank Wners ALTERMAN, Raymond, RM2c COOPER, Charles E., BM2c AMES, Lester L., EMZC '135 Middle Street, Wellington, Ohio 1142 Wallgate Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa COSTIGAN, Vincent D., MM1c ANDERLY, Henry C., MMIC 561 N. Summer Field, Bridgeport, Connecticut '100 Berkley Street, 'Cranton, Rhode Island COTE, Henry R-, 52C BAILEY, George D., MM1e COVERT, Round E-, SM1c '17 Minerva Street, Jersey City, New Jersey CRABTREE Royale MOMMZC BAILEY, Leonard J. jr., WT1c CROWELL, Raymond B., EMM BAKER, Malvin Do CWT A17 East Otterman St., Greensburg, Pennsylvania 2702 Keller Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia CRUIKSHANK, James K., CMM BARNETI, James E., Ygc 4617 104th Street, 'Corona, Long Island, N. Y. U'S'S' Duluth CCL879 CUNNINGHAM, Lloyd R., oM1e BECRAFT, Malcolm M., WT3c 931 West View, Decatur, Illinois 542 Indiana Avenue, Aurora, Indiana CUNDIFF, George M., SZC BELT, Melvin F., TM3C 2101 Wilson Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky '2438 Augusta Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois CZAK, Walter F., EMR BOATWRIGHT, John V., CWT 1413 Ridgeway Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania BOOKER, William J., S1c DANIELS, Charles A., S2c 5518 South Grand Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri DAVIS, Robert J., RdM2c BOZER, James, FCO3c 580 East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 3160 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania DAVIS, Seymour R., Sze BRINGMAN, Irwin Dv 52C DEMAGISTRIS, Ralph J., MMze BROWN, Norman J., 52C 78 Bain Street, Cranston, Rhode Island BRUNING, Roland I., YZC DEPIRO, Albert, SSMLZC 8 Edmarth place, Hastings, N, Y. 964 East 230th Street, Bronx, N. Y. BRYANT, Jack D., Flo DICKERSON, Thomas E., Flc DRANE Burgess E. CEM BURBANK, Edgar F., TM3c ' ' . Naval Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. 50 Danbury Street' SE" Washington, D' C' DW RK BUCKMINSTER, Coy A. Jr., CGM O ' Samuel' SZC 755 42nd Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. FANOVICH, Ra1Ph To S2C CHELL J h W L C J 34-48 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, N. Y. BUR , o n ., t. jg USS Bordelon CDDSSIJ FPO, San Francisco, Cal. FENSKE, Paul Ev MMR BURMEISTER Robert E SF2c FERGUSON, Hamilton, MMZC 2067 West 103rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio FERRIOLI, Theodore M., S1c CAMPBELL, Herman W., Y2c FERREE, Robert Wo MM2C CARLEY Ronald F EMZC FETTERMAN, Earl Jr., RdM2C '1004 Gruin Street, Alliguippa, Pennsylvania 18 Adelford Avenue, Akron, Ohio FLINT, Irving L., EM3c CAVNAR' LeRoy B" CSOM 378 Hillside Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts '3549 York Street, Denver 5, Colorado GARDO F I L CSK . . . , rancis ., gziiiaglgfgtlggjlglflifigglifemlnary' 501 West 158th Street, New York 33, N. Y. CHAMBERS, William C., CrM GIBSON, Paul H- If-r MAZC Route No. 1, Moultrie, Georgia GIESS, Rudolph J. Jr., S1c CONTE Mathew T. CBM '1356 Bryant Avenue, Rahway, New jersey 5 Woodland Avenue, Larchmont, N. Y. GLANCEY, Thomas H., WT2c .f 46 2 , -ws-wmwwwf :- If l' ll Q I I r April 1943 LEASON William B MM1c G , -, 'G-6128 Clio Road, Mt. Morris, Michigan GLEN, joseph G., MoMM2c GORDON, 'Clarence M., F2c GOUVEIA, Arlindo J., EM3c GRANTHAM, Edwin O., CRM Marion, Alabama GREEN, Robert J. jr., MM3c 19 Franklin Street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. GRIDER, "J" "C", CQM GUMATAOTAO, jose T., Ck1c Lt. No. 1368 Anigua, Agana, Guam HACKETT, Francis L., CGM RFD No. 1, Osborn, Ohio HACKETT, Guy A., CMM ADDOCK Bill E WT2c H , -, 5626 Davison Road, La Peer, Michigan HAHN, James R., Slc 1401 East Lafayette, Baltimore, Maryland HALLAR, Michael J., SoM2c HARLIN, Everett L., S2c HARRY, james H., WT3c HEALY, Gerald P., Slc 3124 Linden Street, Flushing, Long Island, N.Y. HECKMAN, Anthony A., CCS 1430 Fern Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania HOLLAND, Ernest C., CM3c HOLLANDER, Milton, SoM3c 2958 West 1st Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. HORN, 'Charles R., S2c HOWELL, Andrew J., Flc '330 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia HOWLAND, Francis E., Cox. P. O. Box No. 5, Geneva, Illinois IRISE, Arthur W., MM2c 438 East 66th Street, New York, N. Y. JAGGERS, Christian E., F1c JOHNSON, Robert W., S2c JONES, Hiram W. jr., BM2c Grenlock, New jersey JAVORSKI, Julius C., S2c KEAYS, William L., SoM3c 316 S. Christian Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania KEEGAN, Joseph A., CBM 3108 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania KELLEY, Robert J., F2c KENNEDY, William J., S2c 355 East 147th Street, Bronx, N. Y. USS T HORN March 1946 KICKLIGHTER, Jack L., F3c KIGHT, julian G., LCWT Walnut, Illinois KOLSEN, Raymond R., S2c KRAMER, Emanuel Cnj, S2c KRAUSE, Robert H., GM1c 11 Colonial Avenue, Patterson, New jersey KUJAWA, Edgar j., WT2c 117 South Beagle Street, Dunkirk, N. Y KULIK, joseph, S2c LAMICELLA, Emilio J., S2c lCherry Street, New York, N. Y. LAMPKE, Arthur R., Cox. 68 Ashley Street, Buffalo, N. Y. LAPINSKI, john, EM1c ll19 Cabot Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts LAUDENSLAYER, Neil W. jr., QM3c LAWN, john J., CM3c 219 West 20th Street, New York, N. Y. LEE, james A., F2c LEMPKE, Emil A., MM1c ?Fargo, South Dakota LIBUTZKE, lCharles H., GM3c LICEFI, Lawrence A., GM2c l151 New Philadelphia Rd., Edgewood, Maryland LOBELLO, Nunzio R., GM1c 2501 Hoffman Street, Bronx, N. Y. LOBIEN, Chester, GM2c 202 North Street, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania LORD, Thomas H., MM1c 98 Rounds Street, New e B dford, Massachusetts LOTTINVILLE, Leo Ferdinand, MM1c 20 Summer Street, Biddleford, Maine LOWE, Glen V., S2c LOWE, Leo R., TM5c LUND, Clyde E., WT1c Badger, Iowa LUSK, Raymond R., M2c LYONS, Michael V., RdM2c 1121 Morrison Avenue, Bronx 59, N. Y. MABRY, Ervin Cnj, Slc U.S.S. Pittsburgh CCL72j MAININI, john Cnj, Slc 5620 Columbia, St. Louis, Missouri MALMGREN, Otto Cnj , CMM ZAK hn M GM 1c MANC , jo ., 315 Norwood Place, Trenton, New jersey MANIGLIA, Phillip J., Slc 3222 West Flourney Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 47 April 1943 USS T HORN March 19 46 MANTINEO, John T., S1c 710 Summer Avenue, Newark, New Jersey MARCHANT, John A., Slc Terry, Mississippi MARGESON, Wilbur J., RdM1c 124 Queen Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio MARKEE, Louis J., SC1c USN TadCen, Camp Elliot, San Diego, Calif. MARLEY, John W., S2c MARITT, Joseph D., WT3c 2 Bay Avenue, Oceanside, Long Island, N. Y. MARSDEN, Herbert L., MMIC Box 25, Saylesville, Rhode Island MARSHECK, Henry Cnj, FC3c MARTINUZZI, Gino P., EC5c MARYNIAK, Frank J., Mlc 10 South 15th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. MAYLE, Calvin N., S2c MCCLOSKEY, James J., MM3c MCDONALD, John W., S2c McDONOUGH, John J., MM2c 160 Darbow Street, Quency, Massachusetts MCDUEEIE, John T. Jr., S2c MCINTOSH, Carl CnJ, S2c McPARTLAND, John F., TM1c MELNICK, Andrew Cnj, SM3c MENDALL, Lewis R. Sr., MM2c 45 Codman Park, Rolbury, Massachusetts MEYER, Francis J., SM3c 608 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. MIKNIS, Kasmir A., TM2c 599 Avenue "A," Battle Creek, Michigan MONAHAN, Francis A., S2c MONTEVERDE, Charles J., SoM2c 233 East 59th Street, New York, N. Y. MOONEY, George E., MM3c MOORE, James L., StM1c MORGAN, John P., MM2c 520 Wales Avenue, Bronx, N. Y. MORRIS, Walter A., WT1c 294 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. MOYER, Frank T., SoM2c MUELLER, Milburne K., CMM MUHA, Albert J., SC2c 12 Prince Place, Stamford, Connecticut MUSIAL, Benny F., TM3c 2302 Leavitt Street, Chicago, Illinois NEAL, William R., Flc NEALE, James M., Cox. 5392 Stuyvesant Place, N W Washington D NORTHAM, Dale L., MM2c NOTARIO, Armand Cnj, CM2c 1019 East Third Street, Monroe Michigan NUCCIARONE, H. Joseph, CM1c 206 Central Avenue, Orange New Jersey OMUNDSEN, Alexander E., MM2c 109-15 107th Street, Ozone Park N Y OSBORNE, John H., SC3c LeJunior, Kentucky OSTER, Henry Cnb, S2c OSWALT, Jack Cnj, SC1c 229 West Market Street, Wabash Indiana OWIN, Theodore, S2c 150-20 14 Ave., Whitestone Long Island N Y OWSIANIK, John P., Slc OXLEY, James G. Jr., WT2c 885 Madison Avenue, Union New Jersey PARMENTER, Victor L., S2c PEARSON, Carl Cnj, MM2c PELNO, Joseph D. F., S2c PENALVER, Jose A., SC3c PERLEY, Howard M., MM2c 10 East Water Street, N. Andover Massachusetts PHILLIPS, John Cnj, MM2c 4255 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania POWELL, Morgan J., RM2c 4128 East 135th Street, Cleveland N Y PRATT, Clarence E., S2c PROVENZANO, Charles H., Slc 1156 North 22nd Avenue Melrose Park Illinois PRUSACK, Robert J., Slc 2056 East 65th Street, Brooklyn N Y PUCAK, Myron Cnj, S2c QUIGLEY, James E., S26 RAGSDALE, Howard E., BM1c RAIMO, Anthony N. Jr., S2c RAINBOLT, Robert N., EM2c RAUSCHER, James C., Slc REBENSTORF, Reo G., MM1c REENTS, Paul E., GM3c Washburn, Illinois REIBERT, John E., F+C3c RENNER, Charles R., FIC NANCE, Earl W., S2c 1605 Homewood Avenue Mishawaka Indiana April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 RHODES,QGeorge jr., StMlc D SMITH, Pat G., W'I'1c General Delivery, Charlestown, Indiana , R.F.D. No. 2, Camilla, Georgia RHODES, Robert S. Jr., MM2c - , lWilliamstown, Massachusetts SORGE, George S" TM5' John H., SIC HafOld R., 312 Washington Street, Stillwater, Oklahoma STALL, Anthony A., FC2c RILEY, Warren Cnj, StM2c 2856 "E" Street, San Bernardeno, California - RIVERS, Willie Cnj, StM1c STALZER, john F., Slc Fred CHD, Slc Linden Stfeet, Ridgewood, New Jefsey 1148 High Street, Newark, New Jersey STARRY, Harold L, WTZC N RQE, John R., BIC 122 John Street, Elmira, N. Y. 22 North Morley Street, Baltimore, Maryland STEWART John A Sze SACH, h ., CY Je n If u G STEWART, Wallace V., TM2c SALERNO, Armlnlo J., Bkr3c The Dales, Oregon 36 Anderson Street, Raritan, New Jersey SANFORD, Frank C., WT3c STEVENSON, Frank R. Jr., RM3c 2015 Railroad Street, Jackson, Michigan SULLIVAN, Charles M., RM3c SAUKEL, Alnyaina H., FC3c Lmdenf New 5efeeY SAVAGE, Edward C., Flc SULI-Ilflglgiacflffillifllfl Pg RCIMZC , 6 ld M h SCHAEEERMEYER, Adrian W., sln SWENSON Kefriylynsltreet' prmg e ' asm 'Betts , aj n , c 'SCHERf Arthur, V" SZC 25-B Lakewood Drive, Denville, New Jersey A 252 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. . TAYLOR, Ralph L., Flc SCHULTZ,IfV1"e me SZC TEDEsCo Nathan tny sin SCOBEE, Lemuel C-a GMZC RED. No. 1, Milleville, New Jersey '639 10th Street, N.E., Mason City, Iowa THERRIEN George L BIC SCZESNY, Michael J., EM2c 810 McGilluary Place, Linden, New jersey THOMPSON, James CHD, SK2C 136 Kent Street, Brooklyn, New York SHACHNER, Harold Cnj, SM1c . 523 North Drake Avenue, Chicago, Illinois TORREZQ Gilbert A-1 PC0243 . e Box 608, Fontana, California SHERMAN, jack W., WT1c 141 Park Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. TUCCL John CHD, 52C SHEPPARD, Ralph C., CRT TUCKEK Howard CHD, S20 432 North Pearl Street, Bridgeton, New jersey VALLES, Rica,-do J., 52C SHOEMAKER, Dennis L., RM3c VAN SITCKLE, William R., S2c 3817 Pleasant Place, Baltimore, Maryland VOELKER, Leo C., SKK SHOOK, john W., MM3c 452 East Tenth Street, Wenona, Minnesota 'Carter Road, Newport, N. Y. WALKER, Clyde R., Plc SIMPSON, Harold L., SC1C Barnes Street, Reidsville, South Carolina 244 A. Summer Avenue, Newark, New Jersey WATKINS, Durrell Elton, BMIC SISCO, James H., Cox. 449 East 80th Street, New York, N. Y. 69 Marshall Street, Paterson, New jersey WEAVER, Curtis O., 1:C3C SIEGERIED, Edwin E., EM3c Je111e0aTem1eeSee slMoNDs, Robert L., SF2c WEAVER, Lyle Re MM3c 12 Glen Avenue, Roseland, New Jersey WEEKS, Henry J., S2c SKYLES, Alva M., Cox. WEI55, .l0hI1 .I-a 52C SLAGEL, James A., FC1c WELLS, Ernest CHD, CBM SMITH, Fred W., Slc WILL, Ferdinand E., RdM3c 2534 Coleman, St. Louis, Missouri 2029 Potomac Avenue, Chicago, Illinois SMITH, Houston K. jr., S1c WOLCSONA Stephan J' Sze 47 Youmans Avenue, Washington, New jersey WOOD, jack H., GM3c SMITH John T Jr WTZC 208 Front Street, Oswego, N. Y. 4708 Hudson Boulevard, Union, New Jersey ZAUSS, john P., Slc 1 5 l AIGNER, Robert H., Slc ATTERBURY, Russell, Slc BAILEY, john A., StM1c BARNE'I'I', Paul F., QM2c on-Plank Wners 3651 Keokuk Street, St. Louis, Mo. BARRETT, Stephen M., S1c BARTOW, Robert E., S2c BAUER, Richard Eg, QM3C Q CROWELL, Raymond B., EM1c 318 Culbertson Ave., Greensburg Pennsylvania CUNDIFF, George M., S2c USS Okaloosa, APA 219 cfo FPO New York CURLEE, David E., SM3c CURRIER, Richard S., M3c DALHGREN, john W., S1c 231 Stowe Street, Jamestown N Y DANIELS Kra WT2c x789 Woodbourne' Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania iiver,,Kentucky BEHLING, Robert sl, TM2c 1215 Eleventh Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin BELL, Glen V. C., CPhM I BENNETT, joe B., PhM2c BETH, Alvin H., MoMM1c BLACK, Eli J., Slc BODELL, Russell, Flc DAVID, Julius, cox. DELLEVIE, Ralph H. Jr., sic Sekon-in-the-Palms, Pass a Grille Beach Florida DRESKA, Paul, Slc 1 DU BOIS, Edwin F., WT2c 822 N. Campbell Avenue Chicago 22 Illinois DUNCAN, Charles H., WT1c f1006 Market Street, Sunbury Pennsylvania BODEN, LO11iS F.',.CF'C A .Q .. ' Frank M., F26 224 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 1 I 1 DUTTER, W'll' L., F BOORNAZIAN, Peter s. Jr., RdM2c.' I - , 1 lam 26 ' 86-07 Northern Blvd., jackson Heights, N. Y. DYESS, Dan S., CCS BCWMAN, John Sq MMSC t '308 Nickolson Road, Picayune Mississippi 134 High Street,Flemmington,'Pennsylvania EDWARDS, Bruce W., WT3c BRANSON, Cad O., MMM P 614 Monroe Street, Flint Michigan 230 Oakwood Avenue, Muncie, Indiana ELLISON, james A., F2c BRETON, Gerald A., S2c FANOVITCH, Ralph F., F2c BUTLER, Dallas P., Flc FEATHERSTON, Billy R., SKD2c 1105 Irving Street, .Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 1514 McGregor Street, Wichita Falls Texas CARNEY, Robert R., F2c FERRUCCI, john M., Slc CALO, Gennaro, F2c CARTER, James G., F2c CAVALLE, James A., Mama A ' 'A u '6 Green Street, Milford Massachusetts FLEEHEARTY, Herbert F., MM1c IP. O. Box No. 547, Berkley California FLORES, Ionney C., Ck2c lRoute No. 2, Clarlcsb rg, Xvcst Virginia FORD Daniel I EMR CASEY, James Tw FZC FRAHM, Homer J., Flc Joseph CI., Carl E., CHILDRESS, Walter F., SIC in 'Route Noi 2, Pittsfield, Illinois 'New Canton, Vlfginlil Eugene I., FZC Adflan R., , 'rerupus O., COURTNEY ames A. Cox. I Second Street, Cannelton Indiana , J , , 1 Rt., 3, Woodson Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee GOINS Berle G. Sic CRABTREE, Robert J., S2c . Big Stone Gap, Virginia CRANDALL, William Ray, WT2c GOLDRICK, Robert P., S2c 61 Glenwood Avenue, Pontiac, Michigan 4505 Carrolton Avenue, Indianapolis Indiana CRISP, George J., Slc y GREGORY, Leo A., CSP 50 April 1943 USS T HORN March 1946 GREIVELL, Richard H., SM2c 3120 S. Delaware Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin GRIMES, Herbert F., SoM1c 96 Village Street, Reading, Massachusetts HANDY, William, Flc H ' HARDAKER, Leonard Jr., CPhM Y 844 East 4th Street, South Boston, Massachusetts HARRISON, Edwin P., sMzc ' 'I 512921 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri HARKINS, John J., S2c HAYES, Edward L., S2c HEALY, John B., Slc HEGARTY, John F., S2c HILTON, Alvin L., Slc HOLM, Hans C., QM1c 231 Walnut St., West Middlesex, Pennsylvania HOWARD, Edgar B., GM3c g I 40-12 12th Street, Long Island City, N. Y. HOWARD, William B., Flc I 547 West 157th Street, New York, N. Y. HUERTAS, Arthur J., MM2c HUDAK, George, Cox. 100 West 30th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey HUDAK, Michael, Cox. 102 West 56th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey HUDSON, William H., S2c . JAMES, Claude E., FC2c JOHNSON, George W., SoM3c KEEL, Leon J., MoMM2c KISER, Joseph W., sic Route gil, Moorehead, Kentucky I KRACKE, Helmut J.,lQM2c 81-26 169th Street, Jamaica, N. Y. KRAMER, Emanuel, S2c J LACEY, Hamer, Slc 154 School Street, Keen, New Hampshire LACKEY, Melvin E., WT1c LACZYNSKI, Steve, Slc 12303 McDougall, Detroit, Michigan LAKE, Herbert W., Slc 1607 Hamblin Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan LAMBERSON, Kenneth L., F1c 29 East Garden Street, Mt. Union, Pennsylvania LAPEKES, Fred, Slc Route No. 1, Wayland, Michigan LATONA, Carl J., S2c 14345 E. Vernon Highway, Detroit, Michigan LAUGHLIN, Robert W., Slc i A LEWIS, Henry H. H., Slc 402 North 18th Street, Nashville, Tennessee 51 LITTEER, Harry Edward, RM2c Groveland, N. Y. LITTLEDIKE, Don M., RM3c Trenton, Utah LONGO, William L., Slc LOTTINVILLE, Leo F., MMIC 20 Summer Street, Biddleford, Maine LOW, Russell D., SSMB2c 3405 Elmwood Street, Detroit, Michigan LOWE, Leo R., TM3c LUTZ, Ernest D., Slc ' Box No. 6, Youngwood, Pennsylvania LYNCH, Michael J., Ylc 47 Monroe Street New Rochelle, N. Y. MACHT, Charles, Slc MARCHESE, Walter M., S2c MANUEL, George W. 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Cherry Chase Dr., Glendale, California RUBIN, Louis, -I-M36 3 N1ETcH,Horo1d r.,r1e RUE, Robert R, MMM 5, 1336 Sheridan, Niles, Michigan 274 Tom Hunter Road, Fort Lee, New jersey NISEWANER, Charles L., sze ' RUNNNG, Orville, lrlt , OR-EM Daniel P, Slc i452 West Michigan, Clarksville, Michigan I 105 Kenwood Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland RUSXS, Henry L, StM2C O1-TO, Keith Mn F26 lRoute No. 1, Boxl3, Pineland, Texas OYLER, Robert, FIC RYAN, Neilan, GM3c , ' 912 Von Lunen Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania Northwood, North Dakota PALERMO, James, SIC SADCWSKI, Robert J., SIC . 2632 Mt, Elliott, Detroit, Michigan 5342 Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois PAPICIAK, Joseph, RMSC SALLEY, Roger E., Slc ' 57 Washington Place, Passaic, New Jersey SANDERS, Stanley C, I,-,C3C ' PARA, Jghn A., 31C Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania 12596 Moran, Detroit, Michigan PARKER, Carl L., Slc SANDERS, Warren, RM1c SANTFORD, Frank C., WT3c PARMENTER, Victor GU S25 '2015 Railroad Street, jackson, Michigan PASSMORE, Romie, StM1c SAUKEL, Aloysius H., FC3c '609 West Park Avenue, Savannah, Georgia SANTILLAN, Ben, S IC PATSKOl31:Qkf0g,,j,flin, Pennsylvania SCHILLINGER, Robert E., MM2o P. 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