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Captain Wilson M. Coleman was born in Eutaw, Alabama. He graduated from the Naval Academy
in 1934, and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1938.
Active operational flying began for Captain Coleman with VF-6 in USS ENTERPRISE, followed by
duty as Senior Aviator, USS BROOKLYN, and as Superintendent of Aviation Training at NAS Miami.
He then had command of VF-43 and VF-13 in USS FRANKLIN and of Air Group 18 in USS INTREPID.
After a tour as instructor at General Line School, he became Executive Officer, USS BAIROKO. During
the Korean War, Captain Coleman served as Operations Officer on the staff of COMCARDIV 15. Other
assignments include attendance at the Naval War College and service on the following staffs: Joint
Chiefs of Staff 3 Commander, Joint Task Force 7 3 and Commander, Field Command, Aimed Forces
Special Weapons Project. He took command of the Ticonderoga on September 20, 1958.
Included among Captain Coleman's achievements during World War Il are six planes shot down,
three probables, and twenty four destroyed on the ground. He is also credited with leading a successful
attack on an enemy submarine.
Between the security of childhood and the insecurity of second childhood, we find a fascinating group of humanity called,
collectively, the sailor.
The Sailor comes in assorted sizes, weights, and sobriety. They can be found anywhere on ships, at shore stations, in
bars, on leave, in love and always in debt. Girls love them, towns tolerate them, and the government supports them.
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The sailor is laziness with a deck of cards, bravery with a tatooed arm and the protector of the high seas with a copy o
" Playboy l'.
The sailor has the energy of a turtle, the slyness of a fox, the brains of an idiot, the stories of a sea captain, the since-
' ' l ll onnected with a liberty card.
rity of a liar, the tenderness of a Casanova, and when he wants something, its genera y c
The sailor likes women, girls, females, dames, broads, and the opposite sex. He dislikes answering letters, wearing his
uniform, his superior officer, the division chief, the chow, and getting up on time.
No one else can cram into one jumper pocket, a little black book, a comb, some change, his locker keys, a pack of
cigarettes, and his liberty and I. D. cards.
The sailor likes to spend some of his pay on gir s, ema
on poker and the rest just foolishly,
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l l out of our home but not out of your heart You can scratch him
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off your mailing list, but not out of your mind. He's your lover-gone-away-from-home, your us an ,y
sweetheart, your blurry-eyed good for nothing bundle of worry. All your shattered dreams become insignificant when your
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USS T ICONDEROGA CCVA-145, the 10th of the Essex Class
carriers to be biilt for the Navy, slid down the ways at the
Newport News Ship-building and drydock Company on 7
February 1944. The fourth U. S. Naval vessel to bear the
name, the TICONDEROGA wassponsored by Stephanie Saran
Pell, of Pelham Manor, New York, daughter of Robert T. Pell
of the United States Department and granddaughter of Stephen
H. Pell, through whose efforts Fort T iconderoga was restored
to its original status.
The ship was placed in commission on the afternoon of 8 May
1944 at the Norfolk Naval Ship Yards, Portsmouth, Virginia and
turned over to Captain Dixie Kiefer, Commanding Officer. On1,26
June 1944, the TICONDEROGA got underway from Norfolk for
Trinidad, British West Indies, on its shakedown cruise. After four
days of flight operations, gunnery drills and battle problems on
the trip south, she anchored at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
The next fifteen days were taken up with intensive exercises
and problems by the air group and ship's personnel. On the
16th of July the TICONDEROGA got underway for Norfolk,
Virginia, arriving on the 22nd of July. On 30th of August, she
stood out from Norfolk for the Panama'Canal Zone, arriving at
Cristobal on 3 September 1944, the next day she entered the
Panama Canal and late in the afternoon moored at Balboa Har-
bor. On the 5th of September she got underway from Balboa
to San Diego, exercising flight operations and general drills while
enroute. She entered San Diego Harbor and moored at North
Island, on 13 September. After liberty in San Diego, the
TICONDEROGA set a course for Pearl Harbor. The ship
arrived at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on the 24th of September
and three weeks later left for the forward area.
On 18 October the TICONDEROGA stood out from Pearl
Harbor for the Philippine Sea and her first taste of combat. She
became part of Task Group 38.
On 5 November four suicide attempts were made on the task
group. One " Kamikaze " hit the LEXINGTON and one narrowly
missed the T ICONDEROGA in its dive. The other two were
shot down. Q
Beginning on the 5th of November, and continuing through
the 14th, strikes were launched by the task force against enemy
airfields, and shipping in the Manila Area of Luzon and the
Retirement to Ulithi by the Task Force commenced on the
14th of November, and on the TICONDEROGA anchored in
Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands.
The period of replenishment and recreating at Ulithi was
short, however, and on the 22nd of November the ship got under-
way for another sortie to the Philippine Sea. On the 25th,
planes were launched against Japanese airfields and shipping in
Central Luzon, the primary target being a damaged Japanese
heavy cruiser anchored in Santa Cruz Harbor.
The task group was again attacked by Japanese suicide planes,
one diving into the iiight deck of the ESSEX and two being
destroyed by TICONDEROGA guns while in their dive. The
TICONDEROGA retired on the 26th of November. After one
week of rest at beautiful Mog-Mog on Ulithi Atoll, fast moving
Task Force 38 was again on the move, this time for attacks
against enemy air installations and shipping in northwest Luzon.
The ship cleared Ulithi Atoll on the 10th of December and on
the 14th was in position to commence the attack. Strikes were
launched for three straight days, through the 16th of December,
and were in support of the landings on Mindoro Island by Army
Retirement to Ulithi was started on the 18th of December and
the ship and the Force arrived there on December 24. Christmas
was observed by a Midnight Mass, a special dinner, and holiday
routine for all hands. On the 30th of December, the TICONDE.
ROGA got underway again with other units of Task Force 38,
on what proved to be the most profitable series of raids so far
conducted by the Air Group and the Ship.
On the 21st of January, while operating in the Philippine Sea
olf Formosa, the TICONDEROGA was again attacked by the
Japanese Special Attack Groups. Three enemy planes were shot
down by the ship's guns but her firing failed to stop the two
that successfully plunged into the flight deck and island struc-
Only superb damage control and fire fighting by all hands
saved the ship, but the price that was paid was high. Three
hundred and forty-five oflicers and men were killed, missing or
wounded in action. Captain Dixie Kiefer was injured so severely
that he was forced to relinquish his command to Commander
H. V. Briner, Engineering Officer. The Executive Officer, Com-
mander W. O. Burch, was also badly wounded.
On the evening of the 21st, the badly crippled ship retired to
the south, arriving at Ulithi on the 24th of January. Captain
Kiefer and Commander Burch were removed, along with
other wounded men, to a hospital ship. After temporary repairs
were effected, the TICONDEROGA got underway on the 28th
with Captain Giles E. Short, in temporary command. On the
7th of February they arrived in Pearl Harbor. Upon arrival in
Pearl Harbor, Captain Short was relieved by Captain William
Sinton, and on the 9th the TICONDEROGA sailed for the
West Coast of the United States for shipyard repairs.
The TICONDEROGA anchored in Puget Sound, Bremerton,
Washington on the 15th of February 1945 and shortly thereafter
was nosed into drydock at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. The
extensive repairs and alterations needed were completed about
the 20th of April and on the 21st, with a large number of new
officers and enlisted in the ship's crew, the TICONDEROGA
sailed westward again, stopping at Alameda, California, for three
days while enroute to Pearl Harbor. The ship arrived at Pearl
Harbor on 1 May and on the 3rd got underway for a week's
training cruise off the Hawaiian Islands. Extensive flight opera-
tions and general drills were held during this time and on the
9th the ship returned to Ford Island.
On 11 May, with Commander Carrier Division TWO, Rear
Admiral Sprague, embarked, the ship got underway enroute to
Ulithi. The ship subjected Maloelap in the Marshall Islands to
a full scale strike. The TICONDEROGA arrived in Ulithi Lagoon
on the 22nd of May and joined Task Group 38.4 under the com-
mand of Rear Admiral Radford and part of Admiral Halsey's
THIRD Fleet. On the 24th they sortied from Ulithi for attacks
against Okinawa and Southern Kyushu. Strikes were carried out
against enemy installations on Okinawa, the majority of which
were bombing and strafing missions in support of Allied Ground
After a long period of rest and replenishment at Leyte the
ship moved out again on the lst of July, this time as part of
Task Group 38.3, Rear Admiral G. D. Bogan, commanding.
On the 3rd of July, while enroute toward Japan with the Task
Force, a casualty to the Number Two reduction gear forced the
ship to leave the fleet and put into Guam for emergency repairs.
It was estimated that these repairs could be made in 24 hours
but it was not until the 19th of July that the ship was ready,
and she got underway to join the Task Force, then operating
off the coast of Japan.
From the 19th of July until the 15th of August the Third
Fleet roamed at will off the coast of Japan, blasting the remaind-
er of the Japanese Navy and Merchant Marine, and hunting
down the dwindling enemy air force which was cunningly disp-
ersed and camouflaged in their many airfields.
On the 15th of August, just after the ship's first deck load of
planes had dropped their bombs on the Tokyo area, word was
received to recall or cancel all strikes. The Empire of Japan
Then at dawn on the 6th of September, Fujiyama barely dis-
cernible through the morning mist, the TICONDEROGA steamed
into Tokyo Bay and anchored off Yokohama.
Shortly after, the TICONDEROGA was assigned to the " Magic
Carpet " Fleet transporting veterans to the United States. In
March of 1946 she was taken to the Puget Sound Navy Yard
and was placed in the inactive reserve fleet.
On April 4, 1952, after hostilities started in Korea, the ship
was sailed from Bremerton to the New York Naval Shipyard
where, during the next 21 months, she was equipped with many
of the latest advances in carrier construction.
Among the changes were a pair of steam-driven catapults to
enable her to launch the Navy's largest and fastest jets, a new
nylon net type barricade, higher and stronger, designed to stop
planes with minimum damage to pilot and plane, a new deck
edge elevator and strengthening of other elevators to accom-
modate larger aircraft and loads, an escalator to enable pilots to
reach the flight deck, a new streamlined island superstructure
with the latest equipment in radar, electronics and fire control,
a strengthened flight deck and new arresting gear.
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World War II. On 21 January 1945, Task Group 38.3, including the
Ticonderoga, was passing through the straits between Luzon and Taiwan.
The Group had launched air strikes against the island of Taiwan throughout
the morning and just when it appeared that the enemy would not attempt
retaliation all ships were alerted by the call, " many bogeys to the north."
Shortly thereafter the Kamekazi, dreaded suicide pilots of the Japanese forces,
were beginning to break through our antiaircraft screen. Many were stopped
by gunfire from the ships but one succeeded in reaching his traget, the
Ticonderoga. From my General Quarters station on the USS MIAMI CCL-895
it appeared that he struck in the vicinity of the forward elevator and the
impact was followed by a tremendous explosion. The remaining suicide
pilots continued to press the attack and before long a second plane broke
through off our port bow, seemingly bent on diving into the Miami. In the
last few seconds he pulled the nose of his plane upward, crossed over our
mainmast and he, too, smashed into the Ticonderoga, striking somewhere on
or near the island. In a matter of minutes the ship was a flaming holocaust.
Through the heroic efforts of her crew the Ti fought and won her battle
but the victory was a costly one. One the morning of January 22nd, all
ships in the group lowered colors to half mast for nearly three hours while
the Ticonderoga committed to the deep the bodies of her gallant dead.
LTJG E. V. COLEMAN, SC, USN
On September 11, 1954, the T ICONDEROGA was recom-
missioned. Captain William A. Schoech, assumed command
On January 6, the TICONDEROGA steamed into Hampton
Roads to pay her first visit to her home port of Norfolk since
1949. In February, the ship sailed for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
on a two-month shakedown cruise.
In April the ship went into the Norfolk Naval Shipyard at
Portsmouth, Va. for six weeks of post-shakedown availability.
During the period August 18-22, the TICONDEROGA visited
New York, to take part in the city's Summer Festival. Over
18,000 visitors toured the ship during the T ICONDEROGA's three
day openhouse period.
In September, the TICONDEROGA participated in the National
Aircraft Show in Philadelphia. With crew members lined up on
the carrier's flight deck spelling out the ships name, she entered
the Delaware River and moored to a pier near the International
Airport. The voyage marked the first time a carrier had
navigated the Delaware since World War II.
Although visiting hours at Philadelphia were shorter than those
in New York, 24,315 visitors fiocked aboard to see the TICON DE-
ROGA's aircraft display. Some 289,000 visitors massed at the city's
International Airport as the TICONDEROGA launched her jets.
It was the first time a U. S. carrier catapulted jets from
dockside for the American public.
Captain Andrew Jackson, relieved Captain Schoech as com-
manding ofiicer in brief ceremonies held aboard the ship Sept.
When the ship sailed out of Norfolk later in September, she
carried with her observers from the Bureau of Aeronautics,
engineers from the Douglas Aircraft Corporation and three
surprise packages-A4D-1 " Skyhawk " the F4D-1 "Skyray"
and the F3He2N "Demon" The new Skyhawk and the first produc-
tion models of the Skyray and the Demon were initiated into the
fleet aboard the TICONDEROGA.
The TICONDEROGA arrived at Gibraltar, B. C. C., 14 November
1955, relieved the carrier USS INTREPID, and officially began
its tour of duty with the U. S. SIXTH Fleet.
On June 8, 1956, Rear Admiral Harris, Commander, Carrier
Division FOUR, hauled down his fiag on the TICONDEROGA.
Being relieved by the USS RANDOLPH, the BIG "T " headed
for her home port, Norfolk, Va., arriving August 2. The nine
month cruise for the TICONDEROGA was the longest training
deployment recorded for an Atlantic Fleet carrier operating with
the U.S. SIXTH Fleet.
The TICONDEROGA entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Port-
smouth, Va. late August to start construction of a 3510 million
angled-deck and enclosed hurricane bow. CAPT W. A,
Stuart became Commanding Officer in October 1956, upon
relieving Commander Harold Miller, Executive Ofiicer, who
was acting as Commanding Officer. The six month moderniza-
tion ended with a two day post-repair trial run off the Virginia
Capes, March 5-6. Some 75-tons were added to the original
ship's weight. The newest feature added to the carrier was a
landing mirror system Cfixed and portableh on the flight deck.
The 40,000-ton warship departed the Norfolk area and the
Atlantic Fleet April 15 for her new home port Alameda, Calif.,
arriving there May 30. .
After underway training and fiight operations off the California
Coast, the TICONDEROGA deployed on September 16 to West
Pac. for seven months. While in Hawaii, Captain Irwin Chase,
Jr., relieved Captain Stuart as Commanding Officer.
The ship returned to Alameda April 1958. After a yard
availability, she operated off the California coast. In August she
again entered the shipyard where she remained until October.
On September 20, Captain W. M. Coleman relieved Captain
Chase as Commanding Officer.
On October 4, the TICONDEROGA again deployed to West
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Dressed in khaki flight suits with their helmets under
their arms the pilots move out to the waiting aircraft.
They climb into the cockpits, make their checks, then
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The great ship turns into the wind. A plane director
steps forward to the first plane to be launched. To the
movements of his hand arms the plane moves forward.
He turns the plane over to a spotter whose arms direct
it into position on the catapult. Men scurry beneath the
plane's belly, attack the bridle, and scurry back away.
"Flight Quarters! Flight Quarters!"
Scores of men, dressed in blue, red, yellow and brown
jerseys and caps, scurry out of the ship's hiding places,
up to the catwalks and on the flight deck. Down on
the hangar deck more jerseyed men push planes to the ele-
vators which are raised to the flight deck to be readied
for the days operations.
When all is clear the engines begin to roar louder and
steadier. The plane backs, seems to hesitate moment-
arily, lurckes forward, and springs into the air. It leaves
behind only a cloud of steam.
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"The city beside the Golden Gate "-this is San Francisco. Like Rome it is built on hills, like Copenhagen it is clean,
like New York it is dynamic, like Paris it is cosmopolitan, and like Vienna it fosters the arts. Lying as it does on the extreme
western edge of the American continent, it looks not only in the direction of European civilization, but draws vitality from
the Orient whose culture it has absorbed from those who came here from Asia.
There is no better way to enter San Francisco than from the sea, for nature and man have combined to create an im-
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Hawaii, America's tropical jewel, was the first non-continental soil seen by the Ticonderoga after having departed from
San Francisco eight days before. This chain of resort islands would have remained just a beautiful, tucked away paradise
had it not been for two factors: its productive soil and its protective harbor.
The islands provide the world with virtually all of its pineapple and the Western hemisphere with most of its sugar and
cocanuts. Pineapples are raised in Hawaii with as much care and attention, as corn and wheat are in the States-and in
fields just as large. Not only on Oahu, but on all the other islands of the chain, "Hawaiian Gold " is carefully cultivated,
making it the big business of Hawaii.
The harbor, which is referred to only as "Pearl" throughout the Naval service has an interesting past. It was once held
sacred by the native population and was thought to be in special favor of the gods. Today, it is very much in the favor of
the United States Navy. Here is the hub of our Pacific operations, and surrounding the natural harbor, one of the rnost com-
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Q which simply means "strong wind" in the Formosan language.
After departing Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1958, for the western Pacific, the TICONDEROGA was confronted with,
is not one, but two of these great storms. The fact that the two storms involved were so close together and completely blocked
it any normal track to our destination presented many interesting problems in evasive manuevering. A few people lost a lot of
sleep over a relatively long period so that this ship could reach its assigned destination safely and with the least delay.
Primarily, in determining evasive action, the Commanding Officer had to weigh the importance of reaching an objective on
time against the danger and the aftereffects of being caught in the storm.
Typhoon LORNA was born 500 miles west of Guam on the 25th of October. LORNA moved westward towards the
Philippines, stalled short of Luzon, regenerated, and moved northeastward towards Japan. Typhoon MARIE generated 700
miles east of Guam on the 26th of October. MARIE took an erratic northerly course towards Marcus Island, veered short of
the island and moved westward for 400 miles before it once again assumed a northward movement. Both of these massive
Storms sustained winds of 120 knots near center, with peak gusts in excess of 150 knots.
While the TICONDEROGA was maintaining a normal great circle course towards Okinawa, on 29 October it became
apparent, based on forecast that MARIE would move north and then north east, that the ship was going to have change
course in order to avoid the effects of that storm. The Captain changed course to the northwest and increased speed to 25
knots in order to keep the ship well north of MARIE. At this time MARIE was centered 900 miles to the Southwest, milling
around in an unusual manner, as if she were trying to decide which way to go. From its past movement, MARIE indicated
a preference for a northward movement, so the course selected headed the ship across the storm's path toward the left, or
safe, semi-circle. '
On the following day, Thursday, 30 October, the ship was crossing MARIE's path, 750 miles due north of the center, when
it became apparent that LORNA, which began to move northeastward toward Japan at an increased speed, had to be con-
sidered. If the ship also maintained its course toward Japan, there was the possibility of becoming directly entangled with
LORNA. Even if LORNA's course was to change and become more easterly, the ship would pass too close for comfort and
safety. If LORNA then decided she wanted to change course to the north, the ship would be in an even more precarious
position against the Japanese Islands with no sea room remaining in which to manuever. The Captain decided to change
course to the southwest and reduce speed to 20 knots. On this course the ship was headed directly toward LORNA, closing
at a speed of 35 knots. However, since LORNA was still a considerable distance away, this course offered more alternatives
to evade the storm even if it made a radical change of course.
Shortly after this course change a small fleet of Japanese fishing craft were sighted intermittently, close aboard. The
swells radiating from MARIE were beginning to affect the ship. The fishing boats, having masts about fifteen feet high, were
disappearing in the troughs of these great swells with increasing regularity.
The ship maintained its southwesterly course throughout the following day. Early on Saturday, 1 November, the ship
was located 500 miles northwest of MARIE and 500 miles Northeast of LORNA. At this time these two great storms were
closing each other. Their projected tracks were plotted, and it was found that they converged at a point 400 miles north of
Iwo Jima. The Captain changed course to the south which was to take the ship directly between LORNA and MARIE. The
seas eminating from each storm tended to counter each other and the resultant confused swell permitted us to maintain a
speed of 20 knots comfortably. '
High cirrus clouds extend forward to the limits of advancing typhoons and sometimes beyond. They are among the first
precursory signs of an approaching storm. At noon on 1 November, while the ship was progressing southward between
MARIE and LORNA, this cloud phenomena was observed in a most remarkable way. Looking to port, high cirrus bands of
clouds were observed with the naked eye. This was the leading edge of MARIE. At the same time, looking to starboard
with a pair of binoculars, cirrus clouds associated with the advance of LORNA could be observed.
This is certainly one of the few, if not only, recorded instances where a ship could sight simultaneously phenomena as-
sociated with two typhoons in such close proximity. While on this course mostly scattered low clouds, very light variable
winds, and a highly confused sea state were noted. On the second dog watch the ship passed from the seas associated with
MARIE to those of LORNA. Swells from the northeast became intermixed with those from the southeast.
Early on Sunday morning, 2 November, the ship had moved to a point 300 miles due east of LORNA, 450 miles west-
northwest of MARIE. The Captain decided that this point was to be the closest point of approach to the center of each storm.
Considering the forecast movement of LORNA to continue in a northeasterly direction, he thereupon made his fourth evasive
course change by swinging the ship into a southwesterly direction in order to pass south of LORNA to final safety. LORNA,
however, stalled 300 miles northwest of Iwo Jima resulting in the ship's encounter with very high seas and fresh gale winds
C40 knotsb. This condition lasted for about eighteen hours. During this time it was necessary for the ship to slow to six
knots as the seas were in excess of 20 feet, and the ship was recording rolls of 15 to 18 degrees.
Late on Sunday it became apparent that the ship had opened LORNA sufficiently enough to change course once again.
The ship assumed a west-northwesterly course direct for Okinawa some 400 miles away. All day Monday, 3 November, as
the ship progressed through areas recently vacated by LORNA, relatively rough seas continued to be experienced. Early on
Tuesday, 4 November, the ship rendevoused with a tanker prior to entering Okinawa. At this time LORNA was centered 500
miles to the northeast and continuing to slowly open. MARIE was 1500 miles to the northeast and opening quite rapidly.
Evasive action put the ship 32 hours behind its E.T.A., but once it did arrive, it was in good condition and able to carry
out its mission. The accompanying chart shows the two typhoon tracks and the ship's track from vicinity of Midway Island
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However it's proximity to Taiwan, Korea and
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many ways quite primitive, the principal occupa-
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Subic Bay Naval Station and Cubic Point Naval
Air Station are located on the southwest side of
Luzon Island on the shores of Subic Bay, just
north of Manila Bay. The bay is enclosed on
three sides by mountains and provides an excel-
lent harbor for ships.
Here, again, liberty is not the best. just out-
side the gate is a little town named Olongaps,
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g Manila offered us the diversined pleasures of a big city and the opportunity to stroll thiough the history steeped streets
viewing the scenes of the terrific house to house fighting that took place in the closing days of World War II. Typical tourists,
the crew took in remnants of early Philippine history as well The old walled city founded by the Spaniards before 1600,
attracted many The University of Santo Tomas located within the walls was founded by missionaries in 1605 and occupies
a building constructed in 1601
Tours took the sailor away from the city and into the hills where he could get a good view of one of the best harbors
in the world and one of the most famous spots in American history The United States gained title to this highly prized
archipelago after the Spanish American War at the turn of the twentieth century Commodore Dewey s battle of Manila was
the turning point of that war
In 1935 the United States formed the Commonwealth of the Philippines wi h the piomise at that time to later grant the
isl ids their independence During World Wai II the islands suffered heavy damage Reminders of it are evident to this day
in the Walled City which IS largely unrestored since the bombings Innumeiable half submelgcd hulks of ships are visible in
the harbor presenting a hazard to navigation
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Until the mid-nineteenth century Hong Kong was dominated
by Chinese warlords. As a result of the Opium wars the island
was ceded to England as a crown colony in 1841 and will remain
in British hands forever-or until its present status is no longer
useful to those hostile to England. Across from Hong Kong
lies Kowloon, a wedge-like promontory extending from the ma-
inland. Both Kowloon and the territory just north of it have
been leased to Britain for a period of ninety-nine years.
For visiting American naval personnel, Hong Kong offered a
rich variety of diversions. The island itself was interesting for
the perceptive sightseer. Evidences of both the Orient and the
Occident were everywhere apparent and in contrast to each
other. Crowded, dirty streets lined with open shops where
Chinese merchants hawk their wares differed sharply from the
avenues of the financial district where solidly constructed we-
stern-type banks and office buildings, reminiscent of Market or
Wall Street, are securely anchored as if to attest the solvency
of the firms whose names are inscribed on their stone faces,
At Aberdeen on the Southern side of the island was a village
of fioating boats where generations live and die, seldom leaving
their water-borne homes. In contrast, not for away in the area
around Repulse Bay were the homes of those who have become
rich in the market place.
Hong Kong is a free-port and therefore a bargain hunter's
paradise. Linens, jewelry, French perfume, and tailor-made
clothes are favorite buys and can be purchased for a fraction
of their cost in the United States.
On the southeastern edge of the great Asian land mass lies
the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the trading crossroads
and international business mart of the Orient. Due to its strate-
gic geographical position and a perfect natural harbor, Hong
Kong is today a thriving and prosperous center of commerce
where East and West meet and bargain for the world's goods.
Hong Kong's present position is an anachronism. Here is a
stronghold of Western Hcapitalistic imperialism " of a classic
kind. Yet, in spite of the colony's proximity and vulnerability
to Red Chinese aggression, it is allowed to remain intact, since,
as China's only window to the west, the city serves the purpose
of a trading outlet.
Hong' Kong is an island between two worlds where opposing
ideologies, cultures and races live together for mutual financial
gain. The new, modern buildings and busy atmosphere of the
place seem to express a faith in the future on the part of those
who dwell there. However, the endless stream of refugees that
continues to pour into colony from Communist China is a re-
minder that Hong Kong lies at the edge of a whirlpool which
at any time could swallow the island.
The citizens of Hong Kong do not forget what lies behind the
low range of gently rolling hills which stretch to the east and
west thirty miles north of the harbor. However, business con-
tinues as usual from day to day. While the great nations of the
world struggle for positions of power, Hong Kong, the richest
jewel in the British crown, shines with a brilliant lustre in its
setting of soft gold.
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Tigar Balm Garden was built by a Chinese millionaire philantropist named
Aw Boon Haw in 1935 He made his Wealth by producing a kind of medicine
named Tiger Balm This wonderful balm is a sure cure for cough, cold,
headache Rheumatism Neuralgia Gout Sciatica Lumbago, sorethroat, toothache,
Asthma Scorpion and other insect bites and cuts, cramps, and all chest com-
Tiger Balm Garden, which occu-
pies eight acres, was built at the
cost of about HKll16,000,000. The
statues in this garden represent fig-
ures of folklore, some of which are
Chinese, some are Buddhist. These l
tales may be fictitious or factual, but
the Chinese believe them and put
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All of the stories represented by these statues contain morals. They either
exhort them to do good or caution them not to do evil. As the stories tell,
even though the represented sins may not be punished in this life, they Will be
amended for after death. The founder specially selected these statues in the
hope of purifying our sins.
Tiger Pagoda is the most famous structure in the garden. It is six stories
high and was built only for decoration.
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for entire families.
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Stretching more than ten latitudinal degrees off the coast of Korea,
the archipelago of Japan, its four busy islands pinnacled by the snow-
capped Mt. Fuji, offers the tourist the most fascinating combination of
sight-seeing, entertainment and shoping to be found anywhere in the
Far East. F rom Kyoto, With its array of industrial artistry, to Yoko-
suka, its alleys bustling with Navy trade, to the sophisticated Tokyo,
Japan, with her variety of endeavors and sights, is an attraction for
thousands seeking pleasure and profit.
With the exception of Hokkaido, the northern-most island Where the
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travel but is indispensable-the total produce of the farmlands provides
on y seventy-five percent of the staples required for the nation's eighty
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A center of art, religion and culture is Kamakura, It would
require verbal fireworks that trailed golden sparks across the
heavens and exploded with pyrotechnic splendor to describe
properly the importance of Kamakura to the Japanese.
Kamakura became the capital of japan in 1192 and remained
so for 141 years. Protected on three sides by mountains, its
only open side is approched from the sea, from Sagami Bay.
No longer the capital, Kamakura seats itself upon religion and
refreshment, playing host to as many as 60,000 persons a day
during the summer season-people seeking relief from the pres-
sure of daily life, the grinding away of the spirit by the com-
plex life in cities and overcrowded towns.
The Kamakura Art Museum, the Daibutsu-65 Buddhist
Temples and 19 Shinto Shrines, the fabled beaches of Yuigahama
and Shichirigahama-these are the things that draw the Japanese
man-in-the-streets to the resort.
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In the sanctuary of the parks, the people promenade, taking sweets and indulging in idle strolling. One can have a pigeon
accept a coin in an open hand. The bird deposits the coin in a collection box, then disappears into a model pagoda to emerge
with a fortune written on a scrap of paperg fortunes that have deep meanings for Orientals, fortunes that are sometimes
treated too lightly by Occidentals.
The Kamakura Daibutsu, the Great Buddha, is seated serenely, as he has been for hundreds of years. Weathered by time,
the rise and fall of powers, new life, old hates-unmoved he sits in silence, a symbol and a faith that gives strength to his
believers. His temple was damaged by a storm in 1369 and carried away in a tidal wave in 14955 but still he sits, unmoved,
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The original religion of the Japanese was Shinto, a development of hero and ancestor worship, with a backround of nature
Worship. Buddhism was brought from China, and was intermingled with Shintoism for centuries. Buddhism has a base upon
the principle of faith in the Three Treasuresg The perfect Person QBuddhaj, the Truth CDharmaD, and the Community CSanghaD.
"How much you speak?" grinned the little old man, offer-
ing the cigarette lighter again. The silver and black lighter
glowed brightly as he held it in his hand.
'A One titty," said the sailor firmly. He turned the lighter
Over examining the trade mark. The old man whined.
"No-o-0-o. Imake no money. You speak best price, best
"O, K. Best price, two hundred yen."
The old man moaned, drew his breath noisely through his
teeth, and began wrapping the lighter.
"Dai jobu, dai jobu," he said, smiling as he pocketed the
The sailor did not see the smileg he was engrossed in the
sights, sounds and smells of the gaudiest bazaar since Baghdadg
the oriental phenomenon called Yokosuka.
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The Japanese are an industrious, optimistic people. Though custom does not permit them to
show their feelings, they are incorrigibly sentimental-literature, radio, television and motion pictures
are crowed with hearts-and-flowers stories. They are eagerly friendly, highly sensitive to insult, almost
childishly naive, with a frank curiousity that boarders on prying. Courtesy is a national virtue that
reaches an art.
For the sportsman, the streams of the Hakone district around Mt.
Fuji Cor Venerable Fuji, as the Japanese sayb offer trout fishing, while
the forests there are happy hunting grounds during boar season.
Climbing the breathless twelve thousand feet of Mt. Fuji is a thoroughly
satisfying if exhausting sport. Scaling the mountain has religious
significance for the shintoist who believes it requisite for salvation.
Every nation's history has been called colorful, but the adjective has
seldom been used with greater accuracy than when describing Japan's
dramatic past. As in so many ancient civilizations, the prehistorical
period of Japan is a mixture of legend and mythology. The Sun
Goddess, Amaterasu, assisted by naturespirits called Kami, raised the
islands of Japan from the sea and, in the fashion of the angelic decora-
tors of Erin, embellished them generously with topographical virtues.
To these she gave the name Nippon, Land of the Rising Sun, and
designated as emperor her lineal earthly descendant. The native Shinto
religion established the Emperor's person as sacred and built around
that ofnce a maze of ceremonies so intricate, that lifting the brows had
a meaning, and so harsh that a man would be required to commit hara-
kiri for sneezing as the imperial coach passed.
Commander William E. Lemos was born in Riverside, Rhode Island. He was graduated from the
Naval Academy in 1941 and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1943. Early flying experience included
duty in VS-46 and VF-98, and as Senior Aviator, USS WASHINGTON.
From 1946 to 1949, Commander Lemos attended the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he
studied Aviation Ordnance and Guided Missiles. He
received a Master of Science Degree in Electrical
Engineering from M. I. T. He then was ordered to
VX-1 as a Project Pilot and Assistant Development
Oflicer. This was followed by a tour in the Bureau
of Ordnance as Head of the Bombing Systems Sec-
tion of the Research and Development Division. From
1954 to 1956 he had command of VAH-9, followed
by duty as Chief Staff Officer on the Staff of Com-
mander, Heavy Attack Wing ONE. During the
year prior to reporting to the TICONDEROGA, he
attended the National War College in Washington,
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X Division: First Row, R. A. Follis, J.R. Dodd, G. O. Cole, C.T. Free. Second Row, D. S. Rones, J.R. Ray, L. J.
Taconi, CWO P.C. Haynes, LTJG T. L. Bush, ENS N. D. Park, R. L. Shinsky, E. Toole, W.R. Haynes, J. W. Mickens.
Third Row, J . E. Lain, P. V. O'Neill, J. H. Nickerson, T. E. Hart, C.R. Fleetwood, W. C. Davis, G. M. Evans, D. L.
Halvorsen, L. Walker, R. Shaw, D. S. Hibbert, R. L. Hall, W. L. Sergent. Fourth Row, E. Anderson, J. H. Putman,
C. A. Perry, L. D. Nelson, C. Ortega, D. N. Ames, L. T. Hakala, G. K. Riggle, C. E. Simmons, E. Nelson, C. W. Ray,
C. G. Krhovjak.
" X " is the common symbol used in Mathematics to indicate
unknown amount or what is essential to solve or balance an
equation. It is not necessary to solve for "X" Division
since its many important functions and values are well known,
as well as their essentiality.
Basically the "X" Division is the Administrative Depart-
ment, headed by LTJG Terrell, and serves as the Executive
OmCSI',S staff. The duties of the Executive Officer are many
and varied, requiring a large staff to carry out the endless
details. Due to space limitations and by design, the various
offices of the Administrative Department are spread through-
out the ship. The personnel that man the different offices
are grouped together administratively to form the HX"
Division with ENS Park, as the Division Officer.
Starting with the Administrative Office, we find LTJG
Terrell in charge. Through this oiiice passes the vast
majority of 1,520 sheets of Bond and mimeograph paper used
daily by this ship in the form of instructions, notices, official
letters and other miscellaneous types of correspondence. In
addition to originating a good portion of these, Mr. Terrell
and his staff must also check them all for correctness.
Next door to Admin is the Personnel Office with CWO
Haynes in charge. This office has the mammoth task of
accounting for and maintaining the service records of ap-
proximately two thousand enlisted personnel. This along
with the many associated functions, makes the Personnel
Office one of the busiest on the ship.
Just forward of the Captain's Office is the Legal Office,
Where LTJG Bush is always available to help with your legal
problems in addition to those of the command. While this
office has handled very large workloads in the past, they
encourage all hands to keep their work to a minimum.
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If you know where the Captain's in-port cabin is, then
you would have no difficulty in locating the official mail
center of the ship, which is the Captain's Oflice with CWO
Middleton in charge. In addition to maintaining all officers
service records, this office handles approximately 3,700 pieces
of incoming official mail each month, and mails out over
1,000 replies. Included as part of the Captain's Oiiice is the
Print shop, where the quality of their work speaks for itself
in the " Big 'T"'.
It is not necessary to give up your hobby while aboard the Ticonderoga, as a complete hobby shop is maintained under
the supervision of ENS Shawkey. Here you will find a complete store of hobbies and accessories, with space and equipment
available to handle almost any job.
If you haven't read a good book lately, then vve suggest you visit the library Where you will find a selection of over
3,000 books. Chaplain Robinson and Father Gibbons supervise the operation of the library and lounge in addition to their
many other functions, which include, starting and ending our day with a prayer, conducting daily church sevices and
religious instruction, arranging all emergency leaves, guiding the command in its Character Guidance program, and always
being available for individual counsel.
MAA Force: First Rowg D. P. Curtiss, J. A. Abshier, W. E. Lenhast, G. R. Page, A. L. Fox. Second Rovvg J.L.
Nicholson, A. J. Skrocki, J.L. Stone, J. M. Elliott, H. C. Graves.
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of the P. I. O. Ofiicer, LTJG Terrell, publishes the daily press at sea and ships monthly newspaper, the " Big 'T' ". They also
handle all civilian-military public relations, Guest Cruises, Tours, Ports of Call Fact Sheets, and recently initiated a "Ticon
First " by recording Christmas messages for re-broadcast over local state-side radio networks.
Since everyone has, or is taking a Navy Correspondence Course, the location of the Education and Training Oihce is well
known. In this office, ENS Park and his staff, provide educational services to the individual as well as the command. In
addition to over 2,000 correspondence course applications precessed annually and approximately 2,000 recommendations for
advancement in rate, this office administers over 300 GED tests and gives individual council to over 100 men each month.
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The CIC Officer assists him in the actual operations of
aircraft and ships. The Communications Officer endeavors
to keep him Well informed of the current situation. The
Electronics Material Officer maintains the equipment by
which he operates. The Air Operations Officer plots the
path of tomorrovv's aircraft. The Intelligence Officer speaks
to him in hushed tones. Division Officers from Combat,
Intelligence, Photography, Aerology, Electronics, Radio and
Signals provide the administrative assistance necessary for
the operation of this huge department.
CDR R. S. Merritt, Operations Officer and third senior
officer aboard the Ticonderoga is always easily identified
by his bulging portfolio of dispatches, He is command's
right-hand man on matters involving the operational com-
mitments of the ship. He advises the Captain, executes
current operations and contemplates those of the future.
His job requires the ability of an acrobat and his versatility
is exceeded only by his ability to meet the current situa-
tion. His is a trying job, yet, he is not alone.
CDR G. A. Miller
First Row, LT R. E. Huntzinger, CDR LF. Driscoll, CDR G. A. Miller, CDR R. S. Merritt, LCDR E. J. Bryan, LCDR
K Adams, LCDR M.R. Boyack, LT H. M. Parker. Second Row, LTJG W. B. Lague, ENS R. M. Stevens, LTJG
W W. Gran, LTJG L.F. Merrion, ENS R.B. Clothier, ENS P. J. Hinton, ENS J. R. Chipman, LTJG W. K. Metz, LT
R P Miles, LT L. F. Galyean, LT J. E. Armstrong, ENS J. A. Severance, LTJG D.M. Collins, WO LW. Burton, CWO
OA Division: First Row, R. S. Thompson, L.D. Duncan, LTJG R.D. Garrett, A. J. Richards, R.J. Foster, D. P.
McHugh. Second Row, S. L. Miller, F. J. Miller, D. L. Robinson, J. A. Padilla, G. K. Wheelock, F. J. Shaw, O. Olsen,
H. F. Starritt.
The mission of a major Aerological unit afloat, such as is contained in attack carriers, is to provide weather services
and forecasts for all types of air and surface operations. Forecasts are prepared by utilizing balloon borne transmitters and
radar reflectors to obtain pressure, temperature, humidity, and Winds aloft. Synoptic charts are plotted and analyzed every
six hours to aid in forecasting. Hourly surface observations are made aboard and weather observations are received from
pilots in flight. Collection of reports and charts are made by utilizing radio-teletype, CW, and radio-facsimile. Research and
climatological studies are often made to aid in long range planning. Surface and upper air observations are transmitted from
the ship to collection points ashore for further broadcast to the fleet and other activities concerned with dissemination of
Weather services and meteorological forecasts.
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C.T. Hinshaw, D. F. Munger, J.C. Shultz, G. C. Mckay. Second Row g D.L. Nechazel, W. J. Ledden, LJ. Graytock,
E. A. Daniel, R. G. Hussey, D.J. Prout, B.K. Schleicher, J.D. Hare, J. F . Bulloch, B. E. Lucchesi, R. J. Caldwell R. A.
Hartlerode, D. H. Russell. ,
The OE Division is made up of Electronics Technicians CET'sD who repair and maintain all the ship's radios, radars and
miscellaneous electronics equipment. The job of these men may range anywhere from replacing a tube in a radio receiver
to exhaustive research of a complicated circuit diagram to determine how the equipment was engineered to operate.
An ET may be found almost any hour of the twenty-four, tuning the TACAN, trouble shooting a radar repeater, aligning
a section of a radio receiver, on the mast working on the antennas or associated circuitry, or replacing a magnetron. Elec-
tronics aboard the Ticonderoga is an endless job. The continued operation of the Ticonderoga and her Air Group is depen-
dent on keeping the radars and radios operating. It is with this responsibility that the ET's of the Ticonderoga may be found
busy most of their waking hours.
transmitter back in operation.
The MHF group pools their talent to put a URT
Chief Munger conducts a radar equipment instruc-
UAF Gang repairs a
Chief Hinshaw, Dalton, Bullock and
Donate gather around an ANXGRC-27
giving it a last check before putting
it on the air.
Daniel, Prout and Schleicher repair a
Chief Munger supervises Shultz, Caldwell and
Smith, as they repair the CCA radar.
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OI Division: First Row, H. A. Kerl, D. A. Bowman, J. E. Connolly, I. F. Lyons, LT R. P. Miles, L. B. De Los Rios,
P. S. DiPaola, K. Rogers, M.D. Gillespie, G. W. Long. Second Row, D. M. Selbach, R. D. Nelson, C.H. Hendrickson,
J.D. Medlam, T. E. Smith, R.D. Settler, M. E. McAulliffe, L. E. Tucher, 1. F. Alexander. Third Row, R.G. Tracy,
T. I. Phillips, R.H. Kelly, LR. Wold, W.D. Bertrand, R. A. Nunez, R. C. Duskey, W.R. Cranford, B. J. Guinn, H.L.
Operations officers stand by for Cruise Book phOtO.
Controlling the Combat Air Patrol in Fleet
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Ol Division: First Row, L. A. Burge, L. V. LaFaive, H. D. Fincher, J. E. Dieringer, RJ. Rhor, H. E. Fleider. Second
Row, E. D. Morris, L. M. Wattman, F. W. Purinton, T. P. O'Reilly, LT R. P. Miles, T.J. Amplement, F. P. Jezbera,
R. Dickson, G. A. Hillegoods, D. E. Cucinotta. Third Row, J. H. Wood, C. J. Crabaugh, T. F. Alexander, J. F. Alexander,
J.W. Ticer, R. W. Marshall, T.W. Walker, T. E. Hill, B. J. Tomberlin, C.H. Welch, M.C. Geurin, W. F . Blaser, W.C.
Morris, W. P. Ruland, L. V. Frost.
OP Division: First Row, S. H. Gallichotte, J.R. Napier, J.L. Rowan, M. R. Cain, LTJG W.K..Metz, WO J.W. Burg
ton, T. B. Warwick, S. C. Baker, J.E. Stephens, B. N. Price. Second Row, J. B. Long, D.W. Ainsworth, B. Keith,
E. E. Quist, C. J. Ortega, U. F. Sumner, A. Gudel, G. F. McDonald, G. M. Derr, J. W. Christine, S. A. Collins. Third
Rowg L.L. Larsen, K. Kinnamon, M. L. Norton.
'Ihe OP Division consists of the Photographic Laboratory the Air Intelligence Office and the personnel of the Operation
The OP Division though relatively small in numbers does a big Job and accomplishes a vital part of FICONDEROGAS
Those personnel who maintain files type messages and letters route mail and accomplish many other Jobs in the Opera
tions Office often have no reward but the good feeling of having done a hard Job well These five people serve the whole ship
as well as the Operations Office and Department and their Job in this vital nerve center rates a well done from all hands
The Photo Lab has a full time mission besides this extra work effort All of us have seen the movie cameras on station
on the 07 level during flight operations Every launch and recovery is recorded on film and processed by the photo mates in the
lab When you see a photo marked Official U S Navy Photograph theres one of your photo mates to thank for the Job
Least known part of the OP Division IS the Air Intelligence Office and Special Missions Briefing and Planning Room LT
Kagey and LTJG Metz with the Air Group Air Intelligence personnel and ships personnel work behind doors marked R
stricted Area and Exclusion Area or behind green draperies on work of significant importance to the accomplishment of
the ship s reason detre in WESTPAC Maps or charts? they ve got tons of them what do you need 7
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Maintaining a three section round-the-clock Watch, the OR Division COperations, Radioj maintains
constant communications with military and civilian organizations. It is the ear and voice of every department
of the ship. Every type of message from fuel requirements to child birth, enemy contact reports to orders
to report to new duty, daily press to daily operating schedules all pass through the able hands ofthe Radioman i
on Watch who converts the "dits and dahs" or garbled teletype to the finished product 5 a message.
Operating with five chiefs, eight third class and thirty-three little indians, the bulk of the Work in com-
munications has by necessity fallen on the shoulders of the seaman. Often he has reported aboard fresh from
radioman's school to be placed in a responsible position usually deligated to petty officers. " Well done H is in
order for those who have responded so Well to their responsibilities.
OR Division: First Row, R. V. Wilcox, M. S. Cortese, S. O. Bopp, C. O. Bellevv, LTJG W. B. Lague, B. T. Richardson,
L. F. Pipho, D. Suchomel, W.W. Robinson' D. P. O'Leary. Second Row g M.J. Larson, C.C. Schweigert, J.F. Bishop,
H. G. Herrington, H. T. Van Fossen, G. W. Brinsfield, J. K. Nelson, J. R. Gayle, G. C. Thomas, B. E. Rice, C. L. Chambliss.
Rcgwlg E. O. Barnish, J.W. Stonebarger, A. F. Pugliese, C. G. Clem, W. G. Welch, D. G. Forbess, C. A. Jones,
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Van Fossen sending on teletype,
Chambliss keeping gear in Work-
R. L. Quinn sending over the
circuit. B. A. Fulk receiving over
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OS Division, known to all as signals, is responsible for
all visual communications, including Hag hoist, flashing light,
semaphore and Nancy. Although there are other means
of communications, visual means are the most reliable
during times of was. Until just a few years ago, visual
communication was the only form of communications and
today it is the means used to maneuver the ships in comp-
any with us.
The men of OS Division are responsible for reporting
all visual contacts and identifying them. In short, we are
the eyes of the ship.
Clask and Owen send a messageito a distant
OS Division: First Row, F.E. Babb, W. E. Rinner, G. N. Carpenter, T. F. Ramos, ENS R. M. Stevens, CWO L. K.
Hanson, ENS R. B. Clothler, H. E. Jackson, A. Huff, J. W. Morgan, KJ. Carrell. Second Row, V. W. Foster, D. L.
Harrison, K. W. Johnson, B. A. Lowe, E. M. Aaron, I. P. Anderson, H. B. Clark, X. X. Boatright, W. J. Owen, R. A.
A semaphore message is sent by Burbank to an oiler.
Lowe and Carrell running up a Hag hoist While ENS Stevens looks on
Ramos and Jackson check in the Public-
Harrison and Rinner receiving a light
signal from a plane guard destroyer.
Ramos and Carrell inspect and clean optical gear to improve efficiency on the Watch
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Davis, M. A. Mangum, ENS D. B. Dawes, CDR G.R. Meyer, LT R. P. Allen, R.C. Gaines, M. N. S. Rurphy, C. S.
Millen. Third Rowg R. B. Rose, L.D. Elzinga, R. W. Edin, N.L. Reves, J.R. Tschida, R. E. Wade, G. H. Blackford,
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One of the first navy rates to be established was that of Quartermaster. His main responsibilities now, as then, are the
same. He assists the navigator in finding the ship's position and keeping the Quartermaster's notebook, the source of informa-
tion for the Ship's Deck Log.
However, times have changed and the details of his job also have changed. In addition to being versed in the ways of the
old, reliable, but tricky, sextent, he has at his disposal modern aids to navigation such as Loran, Radar, and the Sonic Fatho-
meter. These new devices now have made the rate highly technical and complex, requiring competent and intelligent personnel.
One of the most interesting aspects of the job is the variety involved. In theory all should go smoothly, but, when the
sky has been overcast for three days, there is no land in sight, the Loran waves have been poor, and the Officer of the Deck
inquires for a course and speed to Point of Intended Movement, the first impulse is to reply, " We don't know." Here, inge-
nuity, a grease pencil or a large thumb come in handy and once again the " TI " turns toward and elusive spot in the ocean
on a recommendation from the chart house.
LT Allen, assistant navigator, gives a sun line read-
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Regulations outline the primary mission of the Gunnery Department as defending our ship from attack, and to this end
our big 5"f38's and rapid-firing 3"f5O's, teamed with the latest in electronic fire control gear, stand always ready to greet any
would-be attacker with an ugly welcome.
But it is the Gunnery team which holds the key to our offensive might, too, for we store, assemble, arm, and deliver the
ammunition, pyrotechnics, rockets and bombs that are our ship's knockout punch.
Our ability to seek the enemy with precision radar, and Welcome him with a hail of steel, tells only a part of the story of
" T he Gun Club,'f for it is the biggest department on our ship, and perhaps the most versatile. Within its ranks are boatswain
mates and nuclearwespons men, guided missilemen and gunner's mates, iirecontrollmen and Marines, ordnancemen and
minemen, all working together on a big, vital job.
Headed by Cdr. W. B. Dickson, a 26 year veteran in the business, our responsibilities extend from serving as that last vital
link in the mobile logistics team to guided missile assembly, and from buying the ship's paint to storing its weapons of war.
That liberty boat you hit the beach in was run by our crews, and it was the skills ofthe deck divisions that got " the hook
down " or tied her up alongside. That letter from your sweetheart may have come across on our highline, and that tasty
steak you just had certainly came over on one of our replenishment rigs. Those bombs, rockets and guided missilies that
arm our Air Group were stored, armed, and delivered by our ordnancemen, and those guns that must always be ready are
kept that way by our gunners mates. Our firecontrollmen care for the intricacies of our fire control radar and computing
systems, and its is the proud members of our Marine Detachment that stand guard day and night, and give us a highly
trained amphibious team, equally at home on land or sea.
Versatility is the key word in the vital job the Gunnery Department does for the " Big T" and the men who take her to
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Manning replenishment and refueling stations, Bo'sns of the Watch and a myriad of deck duties fill the hour of the day
for the hard working men of lst Division, under the command of LTJG W.C. Price. Aided by the Bo'sns Mate with his
sharp call to "Set the special sea and anchor detail" they hustle to their duties of line handling and preparing for "Anchors
During sea and anchor detail, every man in the division is fully occupied. Routine duties include the maintenance of the
anchors, the whole 15 tons that makes one anchor. Interior decorating is not missed, for the division has a major portion of
the first third of the ship's interior to clean and paint.
The sail locker provides canvas for utilitarian and decorative purposes-a lst Division speciality. That much of the ship
looks as well as it does is a credit to the men of this division.
First Division: First Row, J. O. Delgado, G. W. Clinard, M. K. Ray, H. T. Berry, ENS Farber, LTJG Price, J. Mahan,
B. J. Flint, A. C. Boyd, C. L. Hersey, W. Chabal. Second Row g R. D. Maxwell, G. S. Pryor, H. V. Brooks, V. T. Magpie,
H. E. Shirley, N. Silva, P.R. Descoteaux, R. L. Smith, G. D. Norwood, H.W. Daise, D. B. Hallock, D. A. Vargo. Third
Row, J. A. Gilbert, H.R. Wilson, C. D. Young, D. L. Kopperman, D. Gray, D. G. Cash, J.W. Riley, H. K. Munnu Jr.,
R.R. King, M. Redhor, LW. Hill, D. L. Menning, T. H. Harris.
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The TICONDEROGA is a mighty good looking lady, and we take pride in
helping to keep her that Way. It's our job to keep sections of her interior 8:
exterior clean and freshly painted. For us this means many long, hard hours
with a chipper and hammer and then many more with a spray gun and a
Besides keeping her tidy We man four of her guns, play a major role in
refueling and replenishing her, maintain and operate three of her boats, provid-
ing crews who Work through the night to take her liberty parties ashore, and
handle four of the lines necessary to keep her at rest when alongside a pier.
We are a group of some seventy men, varying in ability and character from
new Ensigns and fuzzy-cheeked boots, to tough Boatsvvains Mates and hash
mark seamen. Thus comprised, We believe ourselves second to none, not only
in name, but also in deed.
Second Division First Row, L Abshire, P. G. Poeppel, P. L. Light, LTJG D.C. Malm, S. B. Young, J.E Morris,
E L Pennington, R I Harrington Second Row g J. N. Pastor, H.R. Moody, J. L. Hascall, W. W. Basson, D. W Saxon,
J O Corcorran J P Harvey, R Renner, R.E. Womble, W.E. Campbell, C.W. Baker. Third Row, L. Boatright F T
Caavez I C Barnes R C Rogalski, R. L. Billion, E.E. Moore, W. G. Worrix, J. L. Allyn, J.M. Davis, AJ. Aguilar
Working boatsWain's mate.
An so, another day in the life of a hard
Roller curtains need constant painting.
Field day in the berthing compartment.
Second Division: First Row, W. R. Kamrath, L.L. Williams, C. Webb, R. H. Gleason, ENS S. B. Young, LTJG D.C
Mhalm, W. H. Lewis, E. R. MacPherson, L.R. Neldon, C. F. MacDonald. Second Row, P.R. Escandon, D. Sanders
R.L. Osborn, L. R. Miller, F. M. Perove, R. E. Bassi, C. E. Cavoway, C.C. Hou, S.R. Baker.
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The pilot arrives via a Third Division " Take your Turns, I-leave around," are the com-
Jacob's ladder. mands to line handlers Parsons, Robertson, Carter
The responsibility of maintaining the after third of the ship falls to the men of the 3rd Division. Because so much of
their Work is done on the fantail, 3rd Division sailors are often referred to as " keepers of the back porch."
Aside from the constant painting, scraping and scrubbing duties which are the fates of a deck division, the 3rd Division
handles lines during mooring, and takes part in replenishment and refueling at sea. At General Quarters they man the
3"f5O gun mounts.
Men of the 3rd Division have a variety of watches. They stand helmsman, lee helmsman, messenger and BMOW. The
3rd Division plays a major role in contributing to outstanding seamanship.
Third Division: First Row g M. H. Luna, T.L. Brown, ENS R. L. Doak, N.J. Wolf, W. R. Harris. Second Row g L. I.
Chargualaf, G.L. Triefenbach, E. A. Flores, I. W. Dick, E. Coderre, E. R. King, W. Montague, E. Elliott, S. H. Salyers
L. Lachance. Third Row g D. N. Carpenter, T.F. Axley, C. V. Burnette, J.T. Owens, J. W. Hollis, D.L. Weston, J.Ll
Street, J. C. King.
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Third Division: First Row, G. D. Davis, J. M. Jaylor, LTJG D. M. Branner, H. L. Davis, F. G. Starnes. Second Row,
P. J. Montague, A. B. L. Amidon, C. F. Venable, A. D. Carter, G. H. Searcy, R. I. Uline, J. Marquez, R. E. Jones, F. D.
Van Ogle, H. W. Baird. Third Row, E. E. McKendree, J. L. Foremen, R. B. Parsons, J.H. Lowrance, E. R. Dunn,
E. R. Lampe, E. I. Walker, LH. Patterson, R. J. Godin.
The Side Cleaners, also known as exterior decorators, are a
proud little group of 28 select men from the lst, 2nd and 3rd
division. Under the supervision of the First Lieutenant and the
Ship's Boatswain they perform the arduous task of keeping the
TICONDEROGA's sides and stack clean and painted despite the
frequent disposal of trash, IP 5, stack dust and fuel oil.
Directed by Chief APGAR they also are charged with
the operation of the Bosn's Locker where they take care of all
cordage, wire rope, extra rigging and issue cleaning gear and
housekeeping supplies to the Gunnery Department. They are
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' 7 j l 11 , Control Assistant to sign paint chits and the Supply Department's exhausted stocks, they are
QE, t 'T i f quite capable of keeping pace with the painting requirements of the ship. Under the unchal-
H" lenged command of " BONES " BUNNELL, BM 3, the side cleaners also run the sail locker where
,X eff' "" t hey take care of the canvas, upholstery, and other fabric needs of the ship.
' Keeping in excellent shape all lifesaving equipment, standing fog lookout watches, and
,," "i occasionally spraying out compartments, are some of the many jobs they are called upon
to do while underway.
Side Cleaners: First Row, L.S. Teale, B. C. Davis, H. W. Bunnell, H.C. Apgar, CWO E.L. Sorenson, JD. Pate, R. V.
Freitos, R.L. Toft. Second Rowg J.L. Hageman, J.L. Simpson, B.G. Matherly, J.C. Lloyd, C. D. Green, R.L.
Osborn, L. Barnes, D. M. Conrad, J. Rainey, R. L. Mickey. Third Row, R. D. Whitely, C. Gailusic, H.L. Koehler, M.
Rodriguez, G. V. Nusom, S. D. Green, G. D. Norwood, J.L. Beaham, H. K. Kapali, W.R. Sweigart.
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n1q,?ie??WZ2l1i inceudesinot only the arduous chipping and painting normally associated with the deck divisions, but also the
care and maintenance of some highly complex and valuable machinery. The five twin 8" mounts which constitue the F ourths
principle responsibility and the ship's secondary battery
are highly complicated pieces of equipment.
These ten guns must be kept at the peak of battle
efficiency to protect the " Big T i " against any possible
surface or air attack.
Fourth Division: First Row, R. S. Bergstrom, S. R. Miller, H.P. Vaughn. W. P. Weber. Second Row, D. E. Weber,
R. I. Coleman, R. G. Crichiield, R. J. Vicic, C. J. Harp, ENS R. L. Janney, W.H. Raynard, 1.1. Gribben, L. J. Jackson,
A. G. MacA1uso, T. J. Mertens. Third Row, R. O. Parmer, W. B. Jones, K. R. Nyquist, C. R. Brill, D. Sleighter, P.E.
Podany, M. Horvath, M. E. Benner, G. D. Shidler, D. Sarsfield, W. C. Spears. -
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The mission of the Fifth Division is vital to the "Big T"
and the crew that mans her, for their big guns command
the sea and sky around us.
Should a surprise attack occur, or enemy aircraft slip
through our combat air patrol, it is the big guns of the
Fifth, complemented by our rapid firing 3"f50's, that would
greet any would-be attacker with a Wall of screaming steel.
Our 5"f38 anti-aircraft guns serve still another purpose,
controlling the seas around us Within their lethal range of
nearly ten miles. ln addition they can bombard shore
installations, ire gun salutes, send out shells to 'A light up
the sky " at night and others that start fires, confuse and
jam enemy radars, pierce heavy armor, and even make
Vital and versatile, the Fifth walks softly, yet carries a
Porter inpects a firing lock in Mount 58
Fifth Division: First Row, W. I. Fisk, J. Neuhart, L. B. Shock, H. N. Magee, LTJG C. W. Barnes, R. L. Schwieder
R. E. Lillge, E. Williams, I. H. Stroup, M.P. Cristo. Second Row, L. McCorkel, J. McClure, J. E. Blankinship D E
Fruh, E. Collins, L.F. Kessler, D. D. Frazee, P. C. Dale, K. D. McDonald, W. E. Barker, W. A. Thrasher. Third Row
D. E. Vargason, J. B. Feist, G. H. Ammons, L. D. Porter, G. C. Becker, H. C. Schulz, C. A. Moe, D. J. Kalgaard E C
Proctor, D. J. MacDonagh, L.F. East, E. B. Stanton.
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In the early morning hours before flight quarters have been
sounded, many men are hard at Work preparing the loads which
will be carried by the ship's aircraft on their military missions.
These are the men of the " G" Division, the ordnance handling
organization of the attack carrier. A
The " G " Division is a new-comer to the Gunnery Department
having recently been transferred from the Air Department. Its
basic function is to supply aircraft squadrons with any and all
types of aircraft armament. It is also responsible for supplying
all of the necessary armament and equipment required to carry
out successful landing force operations. The "G" Division is
a key part of any offensive action launched from an aircraft
carrier, whether it be a landing party sent ashore for ground
fighting or aircraft strikes against an enemy target.
The Gunner's Mates of the division Work in the ship's armory
Where they skillfully maintain all of the ship's small arms and
landing force equipment. In addition they store the aviation
ordnance in the great magazine deep Within the ship.
The Aviation Ordnancemen may be found in ammunition belt-
ing room, bomb assembly areas, and ready service magazines,
preparing instruments of destruction which are to be carried
by the aircraft. They also operate the bomb and rocket eleva-
tors which lift the ordnance from the assembly areas to the loading
areas on the flight and hangar decks. Safety is the order of the
day for these men who carefully assemble each bomb and rocket
then deliver it to the squadron ordnancemen who load it on the
Whether it be firebombs or smoke lights, high explosives or
small arms ammunition, the men of the "G" Division stand ready
at all times to deliver the goods which ensure the freedom
of our country.
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ings in front of the diving locker.
G Division: First Row, D. N. Hyde, M. T. lkola, K. T. Silvasy L A M ll'k' TL P H ' A
Toney, J.L. Barnett, M. R. Jones, R. W. Calhoun. Second Row, W. V. lsaslmltlfssen Vvcggis, Iivlgo gI'hCi?rk,
Moore, c.E. Tucker, o.D. Welch, E. M. Easter, C. Moxley, H. A. Wallace, R.L. Wolfe j A vyallecg CTE-GQR' .'
L.D. Miller, J.R. Nelson, J. G. Beaton, D.R. Morcan, T. Williams, L. V. Adelmann M. G..Wheeler u If OW,
Williams, Allen, Beaton and Toney assemble a Bomb
Wallace, McCloud and Dunn break out a 250 pound
a. p. Bomb A
G Division: First Row, R.W. Bowen, R. A. McGuire, T. R. Blake, M. A. Smith, L.R. Hutchings, CWO H. Clark,
V. D. Evans, L. Edwards Jr., M. B. Robinson, J. A. Raines. Second Row, E. R. Catlin, J.L. Shade, R. T. Dunn, W.J.
Smith, R. M. Lockin, W.W. Allen, B. E. Steffen, W. H. Minnick, D. E. McCloud, J. A. Gofigan. Third Row, H. P.
Hervey, V. E. Fusik, T. F. Wooding, C.W. Herbert, R. E. Bikler.
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Dunn transfer 100 lb. bombs.
A diving term of Wolfe and Wallace stand by a
diver's air compresser.
Catlin cleans a Browning Automatic Rifle While
s Whitredge, P. O. in charge of of armory, services a
much used line throwing gun.
Functioning for the most part in the seclu-
sion of the lower deck spaces, the Guided
Missile Division has probably been in evidence
only to few persons and then on only rare
occasions, due in part to their apparent liking
for work in the light of the "midnight oil ".
Newly organized as a division of the
Gunnery Department, the GM division is
assigned responsibility for the custody, test,
assembly and delivery of any guided missile
assigned to the "TI", Operating in close
conjunction with the Air Group, the Opera-
tions Department and the Ordnance Handling
Division, the GM division stands ready to
deliver the weapons by which the long reach
of air power is extended.
Unlike many other divisions, the GM divi-
sions tasks of constant testing and re-testing
continue almost without regard to the varying
pace of operations, as the assigned "birds"
are maintained in constant readiness for any
Ardent enthusiasts of the elusive electron
through mazes of resistors, capacitors, trans-
formers and vacuum tubes, the personnel of the
GM division also function as the ordnancemen
for warheads, fuses and rocket propellants, as
as well as mechanics in the repair and main-
tenance of equipment involved.
Gaining more and more stature with the
advent of missile developments, the GM divi-
sion can be relied upon to deliver the ordnance
that requires the " long, guided ride ".
GM Division: First Row, C. E. White, C.L. Schultz, R. E. Taylor, R. M. Lindsey LT J A D H R W 11
A: N- LOffiS, D-E. L6OI1H1'd, R-D AUUTOHY, G-L- Abney. Second Row, L. R. Williams, Hijgiwlilllahimersleyl 1Iim'I?,
Lmdmeyer, R. E. Ross, E. W. Davis, D. R. Hudson, W. R. Harrt, D.W. Pfeiffer, W. F. Billis, T S Johnson, C C
Myers, H. D. Hull.
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ready to go "
Abney and Schuntz test check another " bird H
Fire control is the technique of delivering effective gun fire on a selected
The gunners of yesteryear, who were used to the command, "fire as your
guns bear" would be amazed by the principles employed today. A target is
selected, it is designated to a director, the director radar " locks on " and
automatically tracks the target, computers work and solve for gun orders,
and the guns fire and hit the target all in a matter of seconds.
The maintenance and operation of the complex equipment involved in the
accomplishment of this task is the job of the Fox Division made up of approx-
imately 55 Fire Control Technicians and strikers.
The Fire Control Technician or " FT " is a highly skilled person Whose
field of endeavor carries him from alignment of the guns and routine check
to highly complex electronic circuits. He is a man who may feel justly proud
of the very important function he performs.
FOX Division: First Row, D.J. Dineen, C. E. Long, L. F. Bordeau, A. E. Durham, J. H. Luse, D.J. Bartelson, D.E
Dreyer. Second Row, E. E. Carlquist, J. R. Moldt, R. D. Sala, C.C. Campbell, LTJG R. M. Lawcler, LTIG J- P- Ashford
R. A. Campbell, A. L. Crandall, T. A. Ingram, W. H. Corn, S. E. Scaffe, C. E. Aebischer. Third Row, JJ- Madden
S. E. Bridge, C.J. Maness, R.O. Hamblin, W. R. Fisher, E. D. Jenkins, C. I. Bailey, K. L. Moore, E. A. Berry, F-M
Neblick, T . R. Sanchez, A. R. Miles, L. E. Sheetz, R. A. Hilterbrand, G.R. Mingo, R.T. Holdaway. Fourth Row, N.-D
Hamblin, C.R. Gonzales, R. W. Swadley, G. E. Keen, L. J. Notton, E. C. Burgi, R. Turner, J. D. Stephens, G. R. Hamnik
B. E. Garst, D.L. Ackerman, C. A. Thompson, S. E. Stairs, D.J. Mallett, F.J. Gron.
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tation of the Display Indicator at Air Defense Aft.
Dineen and Burgi square away the borbette
of Director 52.
Heart of the 5" gun mount fire control system Main Battery Plot.
" General quarters, gene-
ral quarters ."
" Best coffee on
the Whole ship."
On Nov. 10, 1958, the Marines celebrat-
ed the birthday of the Marine Corps,
183 years ago.
The most colorful unit on the ship, the Marine Detach.
ment, performs a variety of duties. Its primary function
and most time consuming one is the internal security Of
the ship. Around-the-Clock Watches on Special Weapon
Spaces and the brig constitute the major part of the internal
security. The Captain's and Executive OfEcer's orderlieg
are jobs that require outstanding appearance, initiative,
and reliability. The Marine Detachment, being a gunnery
division, is required to man mounts, 56 and 58 of the 5"
Battery. Their performance at this task is attested to by
their having the only 5" " E" on the ship.
On the occasion of a visiting dignitary, dress blues are
the uniform of the day for the honor guard. At the other
extreme, utilities are Worn when the detachment is operat.
ing ashore, training the ship's landing force. In order to be
ready at all times for combat ashore, the Marine are kept
in top physical shape by daily calisthenics. This condition-
ing became evident when the detachment Won the Captain'S
Cup for excellence in intramural athletics for the 1957-58
Captain W. E. D. Shepherd, USMC, commands the detach-
ment and lst LT B. A. Pifel is the Executive Officer.
MARDET : First Row, C.R. Sturm, R. Halk, R.O. Woods, P. T. Gairns V. M. Pieczarka CAPT W E D She herd
D.R. Wienke, B. A. Swann, L.R. Westover, R. S. Weisberg, L. A. Hill. ,Second Row' I-1 A Coll Wuj .Bonvillianw
B.E. Wiiise, R.F.ciSek, H. G. Wilson, R. P. Kukan, T. v. Theisen, L.L. Harlan J K relief' R' W fm i1'A Bowers,
Third Row, J. F. Duncan, J. W. Grote, T. E. Schooley, G. L. Low, A. F. Shelton, -S Olney a ' e , u .
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Discussing the latest Word from Headquarters
MARDET: First Row, K. H. Hansen, V. A. Bowden, J. D. Fitch, R. Riepe, R. A. Thayer, lst LT B. A. Pifel, J. C.
Jones, R. S. Thompson, J. T. Donnelly, W. S. Irving. Second Row, C. E. Whitworth, J. W. Marsh, O. J. Perreault,
J. W. Collins, E. D. May, K. L. Riley, B. C. Foster, F. D. Honeycutt, S. W. Johnson, M.J. Porche, A. W. Morley, J. J.
Godin. Third Row, J. M. Fisher, J. F. Carter, R. R. Crofts, G. B. McCall, D. E. West, T. C. Frasier, J. A. Reynolds,
R. Jordan, J. D. Smith.
Verifying indentification on post.
On Station, General Quarters.
The Gunny supervises loading drill
Daily physical drill The Marines keep trim.
Field stripping the rifle and cleaning
Reversing the steps on a ladder for safety
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The officers and men of "W" Division are a highly skilled and
trained group, stemming primarily from individual training in
the handling and testing of atomic ordnance at Sandia Base,
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The division Cconsisting of 5 officers and 19 menj was formed
in October 1957 a Nuclear Weapons Training Center, San Diego
under the name of HFOXTROT Team ". After six months of
a team, FOXTROT was ordered to the
TICONDEROGA for TAD in April.
Upon completion of a Technical Proficiency Inspection by
COMNAVAIRPAC, FOXTROT became a part of ship's company
in August of 1958, gaining a new title of WHISKEY Division
aboard the "Ti",
During the past six months, due to frequent " arrivals U, the
number of enlisted personnel has grown to thirty, enabling them
to carry out their assigned duties with a greater degree of
rigorous training as
" W " Division is the only division aboard ship with a comple-
ment of 5 oiiicers, 4 CPO, 7 PO 1, 7 PO 2, 7 PO 3 and 5 seamen-
a case of many chiefs and few indians-those poor seamen?
With all this proficiency, leadership and technical know-how, it
can be assured that WHISKEY Division will be the Hfirstest
with the mostest " I
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Slutman, CWO H. A. Wiseman, C.L. Shultz, A. Di Dai'Cb1g11dSeISecIdr1ixcliGRR' Currie' PCDR C' R' Fossettv LTJG A- C
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The TICONDEROGA has a prime purpose as a member of the Navy's team
for the preservation of the country's national security and the defense of her
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ies. This purpose is t0 provide a mobile air field for operation of the air-
craft comprise the " Main Battery " of the TI, and the mission of the Air
De art t ' ' ' ' '
p men is to conduct launching and landing operations, including the
control of airborne aircraft incident thereto, and to provide service and facili-
ties for the care, maintenance, and servicing of aircraft, including fueling
so that the embarked Aircraft Squardrons and Detachments can most effec-
tively conduct air operations in the application of their military potential
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e functions of the All Department are directed by the Air Boss, Commander
C. L. Dillard. He is assisted in the myriad of details attendent to this moun-
mental task by Commander H. Morrison, Assistant Air Ofiicerg Lieutenant
Commander J.C. Coggins, Aircraft Handling Officer, and Ensign W. D. Nichol-
son, Administrative Assistant.
During Flight Quarters you will find Commander Dillard guiding the opera-
tions of the Department from the Tower, better Known as Pri-Fly. From this
vantage point direct radio communication is maintained with aircraft While
launching and landing. Soundpowered phones connect this nerve center with
operation stations such as the Catapults, Arresting Gear, Flight Deck Control
and the Hangar Bays. In addition there is a " hot line" installed from Pri-Fly
to the Captainls chair on the bridge and to the control station in Air Opera-
tions in order that necessary information is immediately available to launch
promptly and to recover expeditiously and safely.
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into last minute alignment on catapult.
The " men on the roof " best describes the men of V-1
Division. These men in their jerseys of vivid and varied hues
make up the largest division in the Air Department and the
second largest of the ship's divisions. Long hours and tedious,
back breaking work is required to fulfill their principal respon-
sibility of the safe movement and control of the TI's aircraft.
Unsheltered from the elements, with gale force winds being the
rule rather than the exception, the "Blueshirt" pulls wheel
chocks, runs tow bars and pushes planes. The "Redshirt"
drives tow tractors, mans fire stations or operates crash equip-
ment, for in the event of a mishap it is mandatory that fires
be extinguished rapidly and debris be removed expeditiously.
The "Yellowshirts", spotters and directors, jockey pilots and
plane pushers around with exacting precision, considering only
safety of men and aircraft above speed. All hands perform
these tasks willingly, faithfully and with a sense of accomplish-
ment and pride, for they know the importance of their duties
is second to none. From the time the aircraft hits the deck for
an arrested landing, through guiding it forward on the Hight
deck, and until respotted ready for the next launch the safety
of the aircraft and the pilot is in the hands of these agile, alert
and professionally competent men of the flight deck crew, the
men of V-1 Division, the " men on the roof ".
v-1 Division: First Rowg Ax Arnold, M. J. sciaioiii J. E F B
G, A, Ha1e,' A' J. Tonich, J. R. Th FHUCS, L.. M. Sweet. Second Row, M. B. Dombrowski,
Peterson. Third ROWQ L. Bartoiiilini? Jkiiuciiqn' MJ' Kitchen' R' W' Colombefof HC- Patterson, DE'
Brown, R. J. Radigonda, D. J. Brickner. , ' ' rwer' T-C CFISD, K. W. Gunderson, D. G. Contois, P. L.
V-l Division: First ROW, H. G. Miller, C. W. McKay, R. C. Brown, H. Wiessner, J.R. Laugen, J. V. Golightly.
Second Row, L. Armijo, R. W. Pratt, W. P. Flaherty, T.J. Girdner, L. F. Mesahich, R. L. Epps, E. M. Falativich, G.
Sutton, J. N. Trujillo, J. Gornick. Third Row, D. L. Seeley, R.J. Erner, J. D. Pittard, C. E. Croach, R.W. Sirnas, J.R.
Sly, W. A. Fuller, G. C. Maes, P.P. Digiacomo, G. Hansen. Fourth Row, J.J. Keller, H.J. Davis, P. L. Rogers, R. L.
Christopher, M. R. Pendley, C. E. Glenn, P. W. Massie, H. E. McCartney, D. L. Croyle.
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to the days flight operations.
A moment of relaxation for Crisp and
Gunderson, the " Hot Papas U of the
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V-1 Division: First Row, B. D. Hilbert, W. Reed, W. G. Graden, W. L. Manier, CPO R. L. Epps, R. V. Callan, L-J
Lauderdale, G. A. Fisher. Second Row, W. E. Starkey, K. L. Melton, 1. P. Richards, K. Selvester, A. H. Merritt, C-A
Ramey, G. W. Campbell, P. E. Pittman, A. M. Werre, C. D. Newingham, G. L. Williams R L Charter Third Row
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1. . eston, . . tewart, 1.1. Malone, F. Bozanich, G. S. Pirttila, 1.1. Kurucz, PiA.'Pely, G.T: Warfield, I-C
Callason, P. D. Ferro, D.1. Olson, R. Taunton, K. E. Smith.
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The ability of our ship to safely launch and recover our aircraft makes it an aircraft carrier. These functions are the re-
sponsibility of the V-2 Division, under the leadership of Lieutenant Tipton.
O t o massive steam powered catapults are capable of launching aircraft varyinglfrom the frail.TF to the monstrous
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A3D In operation, every thirty seconds an aircraft is catapulted into the air to proceed on its assigned mission. As an aircraft
approaches the catapult, holdback and bridle crews dash beneath the howling and impatient craft and hook it securely for its
three second ride to flight. Only split seconds before the movement of the Catapult Officer's arm sends the aircraft hurtling
forward, these crews roll clear. And then comes the next aircraft-and then t
Meanwhile, back aft, Lieutenant Nemer and the arresting gear crew await
the return of our planes. The five arresting gear wires lay awkwardly across
the landing area of the flight deck. Below, the crews are standing by the huge, , g
he next-until all are safely airborne.
energy absorbing arresting gear engines. And then they come-first as specks in l Q
the sky and then as a swishing whine as they pass the ship to enter the landing 9 0 p
pattern. Their approach is relentless. Every twenty-five to thirty seconds one F C 4 P
of them is brought to a smooth safe stop, but not before a " thumbs up " JJ
signifying a clear deck is given to the Landing Signal Officer by the man in '
the bright yellow Coveralls and the emerald green helmet. Here there is no time 1 F6 S J
for delay for the remaining airborne aircraft are rapidly using up their fuel, R' x"'
and all must be brought aboard safely. The welcome sound of " Last plane l
aboard " draws the curtain on another safe and success-launch and recovery. qi
But all is not finished when the flight deck becomes quiet and the planes are T A C
secured. For the men of the V-2 Division must now play nursemaid and .. .STAND CLEGR OF THE
master mechanic to their temperamental machines. Everything must be in Fdkwggp pART QFTHE FLIGHT'
readiness for the operations to come-for without our ability to launch and DECK WHILE TESTINQ Q57-APuLI'5,"
recover our aircraft, we cannot be called an aircraft carrier.
V-2 Division: First Row, C. A. Noble, W. C. Weiss, S. E. Pallas, D. R. McCain, F. Chavez, K. L. Hovis, C. A. Plavan,
R.W. Doty, D. D. Nacke, H.. E. Putnam. Second Row 5 V. F. Swift, G. A. Frelichowski, F. J. Lundgren, J. E. Atchison,
R- Moulton, LT H-F T1DtO11, WO P-E M0Utg0m6fY, H.J. Graff, J. M. Heckethorn, L. E. Newcomb, L.A. Butler.
Thlfd ROWS W-R HOUSE, R-L ADHTYOH, N- W0Hg, W-J. Eudy, R.J. Hoffman, F. Zemola, C.D. Gregory, W.P.
Mathers, G. L. Lovell, B. H. Hayes, D.L. Williams, A. O. Seale, J. M. Ardeeser, R. T. Schneider, E. E. Waldroup.
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V-2 Division: First Row, R.T. Williams, M. J. Goswellen, I. L. Stewart, R. E. Tilley, W.R. Cruz, J.W. Thieldt, D. J.
julian, D. H. Bessette, R. M. Molina. Second Row, B. A. Willey, J. R. Fonvergne, J. People, L. E. Faris, L. T. Lawson,
LT H. F. Tipton, W. L. Duncan, R.W. White, R. E. Kemp, J. A. Stanley. Third Row, B.R. Hayes, L. E. Beck, R. H.
Brock, N. Dennis, D. R. Tarbox, J. Starkes, W. H. Bales, R. E. Haggarty.
Lundgren and Frelichowski of the catapult crew
prepare a bridle for the next launch.
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Flight Deck and Arresting Gear crews.
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A maze of blue and gold, the sharp shrill of whistles, scufliing of feet and waving arms does not always
depict a Navy football team in action against Army. However, the timing and the teamwork involved in V-3's
mission of movement and stowage of aircraft on the hangar deck is as precise and necessary as that of any
football team. With its blue-shirted handling crews and ever alert plane directors in bright yellow jerseys
the planes are moved with seemingly effortless grace through each hanger bay. From the mighty " Skywar-
rior" to the comparably diminutive " Cougar ", aircraft are pushed about cheerfully by spirited V-3 personnel.
After operations are secured at night, each pilot sleeps, secure in the knowledge that his plane is safe on the
hangar deck where it has been spotted with great care and skill.
On V-3 rests the responsibility of expeditiously stowing planes below in order to maintain a ready deck
for recovery. During a launch it is also their job to absorb any " down " aircraft so the launching may
continue with smooth eiiiciency. The division is small and their responsibilities are great, but they willingly,
uncomplainingly and tirelessly endeavor to carry out their required duties.
A Chinese puzzle would not be held in awe by these lads, for after final respot, plane after plane is stowed
below until, to the uninitiated, the hangar bays resemble a tangled jungle of wings, tails and fuselages. But
each aircraft has been placed with uncompromising accuracy to conserve every valuable inch of space. The
hanger deck directors are indeed proficient in their ability to spot planes accurately. They have to be! For,
in an aircraft carrier, space is as precious at time. Neither is ever to be wasted.
Lieutenant Colvin, V-3 Division Officer, ensures that day or night, fair weather or foul, his crews are
prepared, his directors alert, and the hangar bays are ready to keep the TICONDEROGA operating efficiently
and maintain her lighting potential.
V-3 Division. First ROW. D.F. Abela, D. M. Barlow, F. D. Pruitt, G. E. Halama. Second Row, J.D. Rowe, D.D
11 WJ K bran LT R D Colvin I L Thompson R S Mara L D Goodman, '
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Herring, P. E. Hammond, H- A- Jackson, D- 5- Hester' L' L' Pratt, , i D R B G J Masino A
. ,M, B , D. G. Tackett, L. Spruill. Fourth Row, . . owman, . . , i
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Stand clear of the 112 elevater.
When Flight Operations are scheduled for the dawning day,
reveille for the Gas Gang is closer to the middle of the night.
At 0230 the " Red Shirts " of V-4 man the Aviation Gasoline and
HEAF CHeavy End Aviation Fuell systems to prepare for the
coming day's work. At 0400 the Boatswain's call announces
Flight Quaters and men throughout the Air Department are
scurrying from their warm Can understatementj bunks to their
places of duty, while V-4 has already checked the fuel loads of
aircraft for the first launch. At 0500 the first launch goes off on
schedule and the deck is readied for the next launch or recovery,
whichever occurs first. The planes, when spotted for the next
" shoot " will be fueled and oiled. Occassionally it is necessary
for the gas crews to de-fuel the aircraft in order that the main-
tenance men of both squadrons and the Air Department can
perform the necessary repairs. During a day's flight operations '
keeping the planes always ready is a never ending task and
continues until the TI secures from Flight Quarters. Though
close to midnight now, the men of CWO Hanson's Division are
far from finished. Preparations must be made for tomorrow's
operations which include, transferring fuel to the Ready Service
tanks and from these tanks into the waiting, fuel-thirsty aircraft.
This chore done, and after assigning two " lucky " sailors to the
Gasoline and HEAF Security Watches, V-4 has time to stop in
coffee locker for a smoke and a cup of " joe " before turning in.
Never fear-this coffee will not keep anyone in this hard work-
ing crew awake. This, in part, is the vital role that the V-4 -
Division plays in maintaining the operational readiness of all
aircraft aboard the TICONDEROGA.
.Morlan and Marsh, Redshirts of the Gas Gang, refuel
a thirsty Banshee.
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Chisler. Fourth Row, B.A. Marian, EA. Phillips, cfr. Mathews H R Ramme G A 'M' h M'P' K .1
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V-4 Division: First Row, J. C. Burney, P. W. Monk, J. D. Taylor, R. C. Horton, V. L. Roper, A. R. O'Leary, W.E
Penny, W. D. Revert. Second Row, B. L. Martin, L. Knippers, A. W. Spade, J. Johnson, CWO J. W. Hanson, J.W
Bird, H. C. Hoxsie, J. R. Gilchirst, D. W. Gabany. Third Row, W. A. Lutz, R. R. Roy, A. A. Woodyard, J. D. Ivey
F. L. Baldwin, E. D. Huffman, L. W. Winn, C. W. Holmes, C. H. Vorce. Fourth Row, W. C. Yager, F. E. Blackburn
R. B. Simms, S. L. Baker, J. M. Worsham.
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Bomb Director Shop Crew,
Aviation Metalsmith Crew and
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" Mae Wests " are inflated and checked
A Parachute is inspected and repacked..
V-6 Division: First Row, E. P. Shipley, M. Jenkins, T.D. Ray, G.D. Lewis, W.D. Johnson, W.J. Luttrell, R. R.
Simpson. Second Rowg A. Ramirez, T. Brady, W. H. K. Miller, S. Czerina, LT R. L. Grappi, J. P. Robertson, H. K.
Carlson, W.D. Darland, L. Scott. Third Row, J. A. Henry, ,T.W. McDougall, D. F. Ristow, J. Lewis, D.D. Davis,
D. R. Sweet, O. C. McDonnell, H. R. Leitheiser, D. P. Heintzman, R. M. Kizer, T.W. Lam, P.J. Watters.
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Kain, W. H. Welsh, R. D. Gibson, R. Muhlenpoh, LT R. L. Grappi, B. Berger, R. Hall R R Garard IF Davis
Third Row, D. L. Kunz, V. F. Whitehead, D. A. Lierman, O. O. Fulks, H. Ward, J. F. Tucker, R E Dmgman, H M
Edwards, K.W. Walker, S. Taylor.
Primary Mission: " RESCUE OF DOWNED AIRMANU
Helicopter Utility Squadron One, with 788 successful res-
cues to its credit, provides major ships in the Pacific Fleet
with helicopters. As a part of HU-1, Unit 18 takes pride in
serving the warship, U. S. S. TICONDEROGA and Air Task
Group ONE, by providing them with helicopter rescue and
" One helicopter-one pilot-one crewman, in the right
place at the right time, to prevent the loss of a precious human
life." This is the goal toward which the pilots and men of
the helicopter rescue unit work. Teamwork between pilot and
crewman is the prime requisite for the successful rescue. Each crewman is highly trained in directing the pilot to hover
motionless over a reference he cannot see, and the pilot must respond with skill to these directions. The crewman must also
be ever ready to be lowered down the cable by the pilot, to aid and injured airman. This teamwork marks the difference
between success and failure.
As important as teamwork to the successful conduct of the unit's operations, is versatility. Because of the small comple-
ment of men, each must be capable of doing several jobs well. In the early hours of the morning he may be called on to
act as plane captain, carefully inspecting to insure the readiness of the helicopter for ffight operations. During daylight he
will be assisting in the deck handling, launching, and recovery of the " Angel ", or acting as its crewman. Then into the
long night hours he may be exercising the skills of his rate performing required maintenance, or assisting the other men
with their work.
Each man in the unit can take pride in the contribution of his efforts, to accomplish the everyday utility tasks of the
helicopter, such as delivery of mail and personnel to accompanying ships, an in the readiness of the unit to do the split
second rescue job that he hopes may never become necessary.
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LCDR J. West, LTJG J. H. Songster, ENS C. E. Heckathorn. Second Row g CWO L.J. Demuth, CWO E. A.
Rohrer, CWO T. P. Sailers, ENS D. W. Shawkey, WO R.J. Pick, ENS R. I. Miller, ENS T. P. Duro, ENS R. E.
The value of an aircraft carrier as the Navy's first line of defense lies in the ability
to move. Movement means propulsion, propulsion means power, power means Engineering-
the art and science by which the properties of matter and the sources of power in nature
made useful to man.
Steam is the principal product of the Engineers. Sweat is their principal price.
Repairing damage, maintaining stability and wateright integrity is their responsibility.
Smooth sailing is their reward. Readiness is their result.
The department is headed by CDR F. J. Peterson. He is assisted by the Damage A
Control Assistant, Main Propulsion Assistant, and officers of the five engineering divisions.
The mission of the Auxiliaries Division is service. This service
is as varied and complex as the Divisional machinery and work-
ing spaces are scattered throughont the ship. This machinery is
operated and maintained by sailors who hold one of three basic
ratings, these are Machinist Mates, Engineman, and Machinery
Repairman. Generally, the division is divided into seven stations
with each station performing a specialized function.
The man in station one are referred to as the hydraulic gang.
The machinery assigned to the Machinist Mates in this station in-
clude the three giant aircraft elevators, steering machinery, anchor
hoisting machinery, the boat and airplane crane, replenishing
winches, hangar bay roller curtains and doors, and the escalator.
Steam Heat is the name for station two. Among the many jobs
alloted to this crew is the maintenance of all the galley equipment.
Other station two responsibilities include the upkeep and repairs
of the steam heating system throughout the ship, the steam
catapults below the flight deck, and last but not least, all the hot
water. Now station three is full of air, literally. There are two
High Pressure, two Low Pressure, and three Medium Pressure
Air Compressors for the Machinist Mates of this station to keep
running. This air, ranging in pressures from 100 to 3,200 pounds
per square inch, is vital to the operation of the ship. It is used
to make the "rabbits" run in the pneumatic tubes carrying mes-
sages, operate the emergency systems in the high performance
aircraft, to start diesel engines, iniiate tires, and run pneumatic
A Division: First Row, R. R. Emerson, F. J. Lee, J. Gridley, CPO Ortega, CPO Andrews, LTJG C- Billings CPO
Sumislaski, LW. Bagley, T. L. Duggan, S. T. Bunch, J. R. Mowry. Second Row, G. P. Dees, A. Galmdo, E.M Polk
D.M. Selley, J. L. Souder, P. D. McNally, D. L. McDavid, J.J. Rackley.
A Division: First Row g D.L. Littlejohn, G.C. Selig, J. L. Speer. Second Row, D.J. Nichols, S. M. Schneider, L.P.
Lames, L.R. Hildebrand, CWO L.J. DeMuth, CPO Rembert, J. H. Prior, J.R. Ellis, J.L. Delesbore. Third Row, G. M.
Kalapus, P. A. Martin, C.W. Carlson, J. Seda, W.S. Gray, W.J. Couvillion, E. M. Spratt, S.L. Jones, L. Henderson,
J. W. Bedford.
The sevice performed by station four is usually taken for granted until it is missing. The A. C. Gang maintains the air
conditioning machinery, ice making machines, the main refrigeration plant and small unit refrigeration, and eighty eight
scuttlebutts located throughout the ship. In an emergency two Fairbanks Morse diesels stand ready to furnish electrical power.
These emergency diesels are operated and maintained by the enginemen of station five. Another important function of this
station from a liberty standpoint, is the operation and maintenance of all the ship's boats engines, and last but not least
the diesel driven firepumps. Station six is the machine shop and all departments utilize the facilities of the shop. The
Machinery Repairmen are a " Can do " Outfit. No job has been refused for being to complicated and includes repairs
to installed machinery, manufacturing repair parts, and doing repair jobs for the escorting destroyers. The most specialized
job in the ship is the manufacture of liquid oxygen. This is accomplished in two plants. Liquid oxygen is vital to the
accomplishment of the primary mission of the TICONDEROGA and the attached aircraft. Last but not least of the stations
is station eight. All of the administrative personnel in the division are attached to this station and includes those denizens
of paper work, the Log Room Yeoman. This has been but a brief look into the auxiliary division. We like to think that it
would be impossible to run the Ti without us but we grudingly admit this isn't true. We are proud to be a part of the Ti
A Division: First Row, J. E. Mriglot, L. G. Wilson, E. P. Jantz, J. W. Lambert. Second Rowg C. C. Driver, P.M
Fossum, J.F. Flanagan, F. E. Watson, CPO Purcell, ENS D. W. Shawkey, CPO Walton, R. Greves, R. J. Lewis, R.A
Odgen, C. B. Stagner. Third Row, B.O. Ware, D. R. Luckie, G. E. Wurdeman, L. A. ST Onge, J.B. Bland, L.M
Curry, S. A. Smelcer, F. J. Kaiser, L. Mcgee, J. G. Polack, V. Garza.
The development of the steam engine in 1840 numbered
the days of clipper ship. Steam replaced sail as a means
of propulsion, a new crew came forward to operate the
marine boiler-'twas the birth of the boiler tenders, the
Hot and dirty hours were spent in the first boiler
rooms, supplying coal. In those days castaways were given
jobs in the boiler rooms. Today, trained personnel
operate and maintain the boilers at the high degree of
efficiency that is required.
"B" Division is the largest division aboard. It is the
heart of the Engineering Department. The eight boilers
generate steam at 600 psi, 8500, and supply power to the
main engines, steam catapults, and to the generators that
provide electrical power to the ship.
Four evaporators, the only source of fresh water at sea,
feed the boilers. The Oil King has charge of feeding the
90,000 gallons of water used on a normal steaming day to
the boilers-and must keep an equal distribution of liquids
throughout the ship to maintain an even keel.
Boiler repairmen maintain machinery and repair the
boilers themselves, while the fireroom personnel operate
the boilers, in temperatures often above 1100.
B Division keeps the ship on the go and really has a
lot of Steam.
B Division: First Row, J.R. Burkhart, R. Andrews, G.D. Curnmirs R P Barroso W J L Smlth JT Smile
Second Row, D. V. Bryant, R. V. Peters, J.R. Coston, J. W. Coston R D Thurman D M Corsette E E LaWSOf1
H. L. Dehner, D. L. Morse, B.B. Crite, S. A. Creel. Third Row, F W Frary D L Aston T L Sleeman D E B150
R. L. Brown, K. E. Shindler, H. W. Orbell, K. N. Stein, C. L. Kerns L L Hurley R O Roberts
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B Division: First Row 5 M. Barnes, P. W. Brown, C. Perry, M. E. Sparks, L. B. Wilson. Second Row, R. Owens
D. A. Cox, E. R. Jury, A. L. Gugelman, LTJG J. H. Tremble, T. R. Moore, T. N. Woodridge, C. Seelinger, A.L
Trevelhan. Third Row, S. W. Forrester, G. E. Burks, E. Ellis, T . L. Duncan, D. F. Spagnoleti, J. R. Winkler, R.L
Williams, L. D. Cox, D. J. Peoples, W. C. Smith, W.L. Brown.
B Division: First Row, R. Andrews R L Doree JM R1fe IA Sanderson ID Lowe C Scott ENS C E
Heckathorn, A. E. Smith, L.L. Flint, A N Dixon R A Bishop Second Row R L Stratton T L Batson H W
Hames, R.J. Hall, G. A. Davis, C. M. Williams R R Dzikovvski R L Staltz D E Towell C W Wenslow D Sartm
A. C. Reinsch.
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B Division: First Row, G. S. Burhop, M. Jankowiak, H. E. Emery, J. D. Williams. Second Row, G. R. Dittenber,
J. L. Stonebraker, A. S. Pease, E. Jefferson, CPO Alderson, C. B. Hoyt, R. E. Lavoye, C. C. Nelson, R. H. Camp. Third
Row, J.L. Tatman, J. C. Elam, R. W. Floyd, L. E. Frye, D. P. Nix, L. E. Keller, LW. Dennis, T. B. Sharpe, G. F.
Broeker, J. A. Padilla.
B Division: First Row, W. E. Londevrmilk, W. R. Avram, LE. Wada, D. E. Jucker, H. R. Whitmarch, R. U. Whipple
Second Row, W. A. Smith, R. L. Robinson, J. F. Swindell, R. F. Tschabold, W.I. Fitzgerald, E. W. Snidow, D.E
Steinman, R. J. Marconi, B.R. Luis, R. L. Sonner, G. J. Wolf. Third Row, K. K. Dahl, S. A. Thornhill, G. D. Walters
K. E. Carr, C. B. Brooken, N.S. Kirk, J. E. Poggenpoll, R. C. Gunn, G. W. Sisson, W.I. Crutchley, R.R.Gal1egos, J.W
Watson, A. R. Myers.
The 99 men of E Division keep the ship supplied with elect-
rical power at all times. Along with this task is the operation,
repair, and maintenance of the hundreds of pieces of electrical
gear which are necessary for the TICONDEROGA to be an
effective fighting unit. The team, which is leaded by Electrical
Officer, Ens. Emanuel and Ship' Electrician CWO Sailers, is on
the job day and night carrying out its work. At General Quar-
ters, on the flight deck, during the movie, at church, in the
liberty boat ...... you will always find the men of E Division on
E Division First Row D C McKinney H R Anderson, E. J. Grabosky, D. A. Owens. Second Row, G. E. Elliott
R A Goff B W Sellers D P Koon R L Albright CWO T. D. Sailers, ENS D. A. Emanuel, L. G. Barrett, C. C
Jackson V D Berg J E Dewey Third Row D L Thomas, G. A. Stormo, N. E. Hinton, G.T. Gennett, P. Jagos
EJ Larmon C R Golie T C Tullgren E M Oliveira D. H. Cooper, R. A. Bruce.
E Division: First Row, C. W. Kerr, B. Wilson, W. L. Kilmer, P. G. Jan, R. C. Carrasco, H. H. Shrock. Second Row
D. L. Mullens, D. E. Swanson, J. E. Gartrell, D. I. Walter, J. L. Hollis, L. R. Ware, CWO T. D. Sailers, ENS D. A
Emanuel, R. A. Carmichael. T. Van Wagoner, J. E. Van Camp, B. S. Cook. Third Row g W. I. Meadows, J. E. Walker
J. W. Hurdle, W. A. Maxwell, A. E. Woelfel, J. R. Holton, L. A. Van Wonterghem, R. L. Van Zee, L. W. Sager, J.E
E Division: Flrst Row, C. W. Kerr, G. H. Elston, R. T. Murray, J. H. Daubs, T. F. Johnson, CWO T. D. Sailers,
ENS D. A. Emanuel, L. E. Poston, E. L. Souther, E. C. Garcia. Second Row, I. E. Odums, D. E. Smith, T. W. Shel- Q
nutt, R. Robbins, S. H. Mills, D. Close, C. M. Moak, J. E. Kotz. 1
M Division: First Row, J.E. Fugler, R.H. Miller, E.D. Dancer, I. Gutierrez, D.E.Rachford, W.A.WaranoWski. Second
Row, J.E. Wilson, W. E. Greene, R.J. Cowling, D. A. Villaire, LTJG J. H. Songster, R.L. Hindman, M.H. Lomelino,
J. Thurin, J.C. Kalinowski, W.E. Valley. Third Row, E.W. Cunningham, C.L. Frantz, H.J. Winstead, W.D.
Castleberry, G. H. Walker, E.L. Terry, R. Ortiz, D.H. Snyder, R.W. Kubicek, J. A. Smith. Fourth Row, L.D. Root,
P. W. Rieniets, C. T. Epps, R. W. Woodman, A. G. Eklof, H.C. Stewart.
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The three bladed propeller, Machinist's Mate emblem,
is the badge of "M" Division. The division is a one-
rate society-only MM's and their strikers hover about
the equipment to operate, to maintain or to repair it.
A Machinist Mate, the throttleman, is the human link
between the engine order telegraph and the surging
power behind the throttle. He is the interpreter of
the galaxy of gauges that reports in expose fashion,
the inside story of the engines.
This ship moves fourteen feet through the ocean each
time the massive propellers turn once. The screws,
four bladed and ifteen feet in diameter, each weigh
several tons. Tremendous power is required to move
the ship, to turn the screws.
" M " Division has that power. They operate the four
main engines that provide the thrust that streaks the
the seas with a glowing wake. Not only the engines,
but the ship's service generator prime movers and the
related equipment, condensers, pumps and motors are
operated by the power-house Machinist Mates.
M Division: First Row, M. A. Prinz, F. J. Nuanez, E. A. Turner, A. R. Gonzalez, L. E. Maxton, P.D. Ciralli, G. H.
Scott, D. L. Langferman. Second Row, F. W. Webster, J. Noble, B. F. Smith, W. E. Miller, B. S. Pelkola, ENS R. E.
Phillips, N. W. Lafoy, H.J. Grote, T.E. Nau, E. H. Hawkins, D. G. Baker, J.B. Talton. Third Row, T. R. Cole, S. R.
Seigel, A.E. McCarty, H.K. Hill, T. S. Bentley, G. D. Powell, W. R. Stonebraker, B. T. Boyd, D. L. Fuson, W. A.
Wilson, K. D. Hutchinson. Fourth Row, W. A. Tarris, Z. R. Beach, J. F. Buerhaus, N. E. Kerr, H. P. Rightmeyer,
R. A. Horg, R. E. Bowman, C. G. Ross, T. W. Lunceford, J. A. Holmes, R. L. Potter, W.E. Nicholson.
The ship would be dead, unable to fulfill her mission
if she could not move. " M" Division is the assurance
that the ship can and does move, smartly, and as ordered.
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The job of the Repair Division is a widely diversified one.
At any one instant in a typical day you might find its sailors
engaged in activities ranging from pinpointing possible shipboard
trouble from damage Control Central, to performing the routine
but necessary job of the Vent Gang.
A major portion of the Repair Division work is handled by
the personnel in the newly re-instated Shipfitter rate. The top
echelon of the rate, the Chiefs and First Class,are men skilled
in both metalworking and pipefitting. The men they supervise
are specialists in each of these skills.
R Division: Rirst Row, J.L. McCa11a, R. E. Smith, G.C. Newville, V Flanklin J R Gagne W D Powell Second
Row, J.L. Wilder, W.L. Beam, L. P. Beesley, M.L. Peyton C D Willis CWO E A Rohrer ENS R I Miller B R
Folston, G. H. Mulligan. Third Row 5 J. V. Mallett, C.H Stmecipher R D Jeffery C R Statham R J Quinn L D
Betts, O. A. Springston, N.W. Goins, C.R. Rich, R.N. Fry
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Fontaine, H. I. V. Baxter, CWO E. A. Rohrer, ENS R. l. Miller, R.H. Balstad, B. P. Sawyer, R.B. Ward. Third Row,
R. K. Smith, R. D. Gordon, L. D. Mathews, F.R. Lamm, D. E. Mills, R. E. Holcomb, R. E. Crader, B.G. Collier, D.M.
Holcombe, C. M. Drake, G.R. Huber, P. T. Rurry, P. J. Selle, H.D. Hanseen, M.C. Luhm, C. S. Satterfield.
One such group of specialists are the Shipfitters in the Metal Shop. These men perform such welding, forging, or metal-
working tasks as may be needed to keep the ship in fighting trim. Aboard a CVA these tasks many times call for long
hours of work to meet emergency situations ...... emergencies that if left undone could seriously effect the combat readiness
of the ship.
The other group within the Shipfitter rate are the men of the Pipe Shop. These men have the enormous task of keeping
the vast piping system, necessary to operate a fighting ship, in repair. F iremains must be kept ready for instant use ......
freshwater line throughout the ship must be kept operative ...... and the utilitarian but vital plumbing system is the subject
of continuing effort.
The Vent Gang, working in conjunction with the Shipfitters,has the responsibility of keeping the ships ventilation ducts
clean. Working with a limited number of personnel, the Vent Gang performs a many times thankless task eiiiciently and
quickly, insuring a minimum of inconvenience to those areas affected by their work.
Damage Control has been recognized from the earliest days of the ironclads as a vital factor in determining the ability
of a ship to remain in battle. It is the responsibility of the Damage Controlmen to keep the ship afloat and in the fight.
Their work includes a myriad of duties connected with the preservation of the watertight integrity of the ship, and the
prevention of fire or explosive hazards. Their duties take them to the remotest areas of ship, and many times in emergency
situations the margin between the safety of the ship and disaster depends upon the skill of the DC in performing his job.
The Carpenter shop, operating with the DC's, performs such
woodwork as may be required of them. This runs the gauntlet
from emergency Flight Deck repairs to the lowly Cruise Box.
With only five men to handle the carpentry of the entire ship,
their work is indeed cut out for them. It is to their credit
that they perform their task efficiently and with a minimum
These, then, are the men who make up the "R" Division.
Theirs is a major responsibility, and they have shown repeatedly
that they are willing to meet this task with the hard work
and sweat necessary to keep the TICONDEROGA ready to
meet her responsibilities in a troubled world.
R Division: First Row, W. M. Yates, T. W. Edmondson. Second Row, W. B. Goodman, E. T. Gurule, O. H. Gipson,
W. T. Gustafson, A. Milewski, J. R. Murphy, EJ. Johnson, P. J. Zuccala. Third Row, P. E. Martin, W.B. Bryce, R. C.
Miller, C. W. Gribble, G. H. Crenshaw, D. Evans, R. E. Owaski, J. D. Stevens, J. R. James.
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Adelman, LT L.R. Balderston, D. Derion, B. W. Rice, L.H. Crimmins, I. T. Moore, L. V. Scales. Second Row, R. M.
Gusman, J.L. Jordan, W. E. Miller, H. M. McKenzie, E. B. Ryder, J. Janak, H. Maggard Jr., S. Scott, A. B. Morris,
H. N. Naumu. Third Row g J.B. Wilson, W. A. Schiflett, D.L. Arnold, D.B. Nichols, S. C. Trumbull, S.R. Molera, '
P.L. Scott, B. G. Johnson.
The thirty hard-working, efficient technicians of the UTICON-
DEROGA GENERAL STORE " are charged with responsibilities
surrounding ordering, receiving, stocking, and issuing approxi-
mately 42,000 items of stock. T hat's right-42,000! The inven-
tory of the GENERAL STORE exceeds 3825,000.00, or 35275.00
worth of stock per person on the mighty UTI."
In rendering supply services to all departments, S-1 personnel
provide advice gladly, and questions are answered promptly,
courteously, and accurately-
" Hey, Stores, I need a bolt and can't ind a stock number?
"Delighted to assist-it's G42l0-0450-1111."
" Hey, Stores, what storeroom has the rags?
" Of the 32 storerooms maintained in excellent, ready-for-sea
condition by your friendly S-1 Division, the rags are stored in
And so on, ad infinitum ll
General stores material, from Alphabet iiags to Zinc chromate
and technical material and spare parts for ordnance, machinery
and electronics equipment are readily available to ships depart-
ments-at the flick of a stub requisition, " Open for issues from
0800 until 2400, never closed for inventory, and always ready to
obtain what we may temporarily not have in stock," is our creed!!
One might consider these busy storekeepers millionaires as
they issue material at the rate of two dollars and forty cents
per minute-three hundred and sixty-five days a year.
In many instances TI's well-roended stocks have met the ur-
gent at-sea requirments of smaller vessels,
" Thanks, TI," those vessels say, " Your 'can do' attitude is
S-1's reply: "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
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Imagine going through the chow line, seeing something like
ham, chicken, roast, chops, steak or turkey-mashed potatos, pie
a la mode-the works! It took a Bay City Crane, a 200 hand
working party, fork lifts, a 40 gallon mixing machine, a potato
peeler that peels 100 pounds of spuds in three minutes, and over
200 sailors, to present the succulent selection.
Drop by the Bake Shop at night, witness the three man night
crew as they bake the daily 684 loaves of bread, or mix the
2,150 rolls consumed at a single morning's breakfast. A peek
in the Butcher Shop, where an interesting machine produces
2,100 hamburger patties an hour. On a meat block, a butcher
might be "boning out " the 104 hams required for a Virginia
Baked Ham dinner.
Soup? 80 gallon steam-jacketed kettles, one in each galley,
are nearly full-to accomodate the slurpers meals. On the
row of grills, almost 4,650 eggs are prepared for breakfasts. In
the Vegetable Preparation Room, better known as the " spud
locker," 2,000 pounds of spuds are peeled and eyed each day.
Hundreds of pounds of vegetables and fruits are prepared, to
end on the " line " or on the salad bar.
On the Mess Decks, or in any of the mentioned spaces, the
ever present messcooks perform endless tasks, from scrubbing
pots and pans to the filling of salt shakers, manning the hot
and hurried scullery or trundling stores, as part of the U break-
out " crew. The Mess Deck MAA's supervise approximately
115 messcooks. CWO R. M. Morrissey is the Commissary
S-2 Division: First Row, G. N. Murrell, P. A. Bell, J.H. Dugger, G. Blackwell, J. E. Ross, CWO R.M. Morrissey,
H.H. Sargent, L. D. Earl, R. A. Hachler, L. O. Vanderslice. Second Row, D. R. Daniel, H. E. Guidry, A. Vandoorn,
f H. F. Waters, J. E. Cummings, J. Herrin, C. Irwin, I. E. Solomon, W. E. Pittman, G. Ramos. Third Row, J. Pediago,
D. Hayes, D.J. Thinkham, W.R. Sharp, B. A. Santos.
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Separate the eggs and peel the bananas.
Blend Well, pour into shells, and bake until
Hamburgers again ? ? ?
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The S-8 Division is the Supply Department's No. 1 diversified service division. The division consists of 65 artisans of
of various types and is headed by LTJG Milner who is ably assisted by Murphy. S-3 division's monopoly consists of 3 ship's
stores, 2 soda fountains, 1 Naval Clothing store, a complete cobbler shop and tailor shop, 2 laundries, 2 barber shops, and an
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tribute to the men who manage it.
You'll find an assortment from Antiseptic to Zippo lighters in the Ship's Stores. The soda fountains pour literally thou-
sands of milkshakes and juices and keep the ice cream making machine humming. Two men service the vending machines
several times daily. On pay days the each registers ring madly at the clothing store. The tailor and cobbler shops provide
Welcome services to the crew and the barber shops are complete even to the proverbial " barber pole ". The laundries process
an incredible 18 tons, yes tons, of laundry per Week.
Add this all up and you will see why the S-3 division is proud of the service they render to the crew of the UTI".
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Jr., R. W. Stiles, R. Flores, J. Sarrette Jr., R.D. Parana, W.M. Gunn, P. T. Lane. Second Row, E. J. Burlette, E. T.
Smith, J. M. Sellers, A.W. Cotton, J. Erhardt, W. J. Murphy, M.L. Proctor, R.L. Groninger, C.W. Curry, C.L
L. H. Foster, J. A. Lecroy, K. H. Ehrenholm, J. M. Steffi, F. Archuleta, G. L. Boyd. Fourth Row g D.L. Halvorsen
C.L. Monroe, R.L. Yeaney, A.L. Thompson, J. Devine, C.D. Hazelrigs, G. L. Henry, E.W. Rodgers, L. J. Grayson
W.F. Martin, L.O. Thomas.
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The Disbursing Office, perhaps the favorite office on the ship, manages to keep the crew happy to the tune of over 365,000,000
annually. Headed by LT JG Mundt, and capably staffed by an even dozen hardworking Disbursing clerks, this office is respon-
sible for paying regular pay to the officers and crew twice monthly, for making travel and per diem payments, for registering
allotments, and for performing other important financial services to which the men in blue are entitled. Payments are made
in various currencies from U. S. Green to Japanese yenwand in the famous U.S. " Mickey Mouse " paper money used in certain
The "long green office," in carrying out its functions, keeps the adding machines and calculators humming and the coins
jingling. But above those sounds one can usually hear the strains of " Mantonvani " or " Tom Dooly " floating from the office's
Hi-Fi system. For this progressive financial institution, like the modern state-side banks, provides soft music for its employees.
Incidentally, the Disbursing Office's motto is, " Will do if legal ".
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Approximately forty five hardworking Stewards make up the S-5 Division. These men, emanating from many parts of the
world, have chosen to be responsible for the rendering of many valuable Wardroom services aboard the Ticonderoga.
The men who make up the division are combination cooks, waiters, and diplomats, and strive constantly to maintain the
excellent food and service which make the times at sea more enjoyable for the two hundred twenty-five ofiicers of the Ship's
Company and the Air Group.
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S-5 Division: First Row, H. Veldez, A. Ferma, L. Johnson, C. M. Hays, N.N. Baltazar, LTJG D. B. Gruell, K.H
Dove, W. Miller, D. C. Riley, B. Dalanan, C. Alexander. Second Row, E. Morales, N. Mangahas, W. L. Clark, LE
Adams, R. L. Griffin, E. O. Smiley, R. J. Tiong, B. S. Saclolo, M. T. Ventura.
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The S-6 Division is the "baby" of the Ticonderoga. Formerly S-1A, this Division was created on 1 November 1958. In
reality, S-6, the Aviation Stores Section of the Supply Department is a " plank owner" for it is an integral part of any
carrier from the time of commissioning. It is through this division that the multitudious demands of the Air Group for
aeronautical stores and repair parts are met. Working on a " never closed " basis the "airdale storekeepers" are responsible
for the orderly outntting of the ship with all necessary aviation stores and equipment to support an Air Group during
deployment. Upon return to the States after deployment these AKs must offioad a majority of their remaining aeronautical
stores in order to provide space for the next outfitting. Since no two models of Navy aircraft are alike, it follows that
support requirements will be different thus necessitating a reoutiitting prior to each deployment. 4
LTJG Coleman is the Aviation Stores Oiiicer and S-6 Division Officer. The division supervisor is Chief Hervey. S-6
consists of twenty men who are required to man the Aviation Stores Office plus fifteen different storerooms containing more
than 20,000 items. These items range from gaskets weighing one ounce to jet engines weighing more than 8,000 pounds.
All of these stores must be moved by man power alone but the true strength of the division lies in the spirit of goodwill
and cooperation that is ever present. The S-6 Division is the "Gunga Din " of the Carrier Air Striking Force.
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E. V. Coleman, L. P. Bell, D. L. Bergstrom, F. Santacruz, A. G. Crowe. Second Row, J. C. Bryant, A. L. Blank, R.R.
Juhler, J. C. Schmitt, R. Richter, R. F. Burns, R. L. Hollingsworth, M. F. Kyle, J. P. Sandoval, W. C. Moritz. Third
Row, S.J. Wicka, P. W. Hutch, W.R. Daves, C. R. Haskins.
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"To keep as many men at as many guns as many days as possible 'i reads the primary mission of the medical depart-
ment. To accomplish this task 23 hospital corpsmen assist three doctors, and a medical service corps o cer.
The aircraft carrier in today's Navy has the responsibility of acting as the hospital ship of the operating forces. To
carry out this responsibility the medical department must be prepared to meet any and all emergencies. The USS Ticonderoga
with a competent medical staff and the most modern drugs and equipment known to medical science, is prepared to accept
this responsibility on a moments notice.
The medical facilities aboard the " Ti " would do credit to a town with a population of 5,000 people. It has a laboratory,
pharmacy, operating room, 60 bed ward, X-ray facilities, EENT room, and a new physio-therapy whirlpool bath-'endearingly
called " The Hotsi Bath."
In the pages that follow you will see members of the medical department performing their every day tasks. A lot of
these tasks, which in themselves are simple, require many man hours for accomplishment, since they must be performed
in numbers of 3000. A simple cholera shot requires the screening of 3000 records, the giving of 3000 shots, and the job of
entering 3000 shots in the records. n
Members of the medical department are proud of their mission aboard ship and they feel that their efforts are well ap-
preciated. One of the most popular Commendation ever written was by the late Honorable James Forrestal, who was Secretary
of the Navy during World War II. As far as it is known this was the first time in military history that a single staff corps
serving in so many diversified capacities, and scattered over so vast an area was commended by the Head of the Department.
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" Out of every 100 men of the United States Navy and Marine corps who were wounded in World War II, 97 recovered.
This is a record not equaled anywhere, anytime.
Every individual who was thus saved owes an everlasting debt to the Navy's Hospital Corps. The Navy is indebted to
the Corps. The entire nation is its debtor, for thousands of citizens are living normal, constructive, happy and productive
lives who, but for the skill and toil of the hospital corps, might be dead or disheartened by crippling invalidism.
So to the 200,000 men and women of the Hospital Corps, I say in behalf of the United States Navy: Well Done. Well
done, indeed I "
We of the Medical Department feel that whether our work be proclaimed by the Secretary of the Navy or by a shipmate's
" Thanks Doc ", the work itself is the most rewarding in the Navy.
H Division: First Row, R. Beltran, E. L. Fuller, J. A. Price, W. T. Sampson LT IM H EllbogenTCClgilel C
Nordstorm, LTJG H. J. Boudreau, E. R. Wallace, E. Szyszkiewicz, W.W. Manning, M D. Crisostromg Jr Second.
Row, D. A. Davison, L. A. Reeder Jr., D. E. M , N.W. N 1 - ' ' . 1'
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Careful Sampson, those bugs have been
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Flight Deck Corpsmen in action:
Kolker, Chief Jackson, Fitzgerald
Cristomo and Nelson repairing the
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Paradoxically, the smallest division aboard ship has one of the largest
jobs. There are approximately 65,000 teeth aboard the Ticonderoga.
The responsibiliy of keeping them in good repair falls to the three
Dental Officers and the dental technicians of D Division.
Commander R. G. Rives is the head of the Dental Department, he is
aided by Dotors Marlin and Mielke, Assistant Dental Officers. These
three oiiicers are qualified dentists and they do the actual chair vvorkg
the drilling, filling, extractions and brigework. They are assisted by
technicians who are qualified to take X-Rays, clean and polish teeth,
and mix fillings.
In addition to restoring teeth to good health, D Division maintains
an exellent prosthetics laboratory. Dental technicians are also trained
in first aid. During General Quarters they act as hospital corpsmen.
The mission of the Dental Department is to maintain the health of
the Ticonderoga and supervise dental hygine aboard ship. No one
does this job efficiently with a toothache.
D Division: First Row, M. B. Quinn, LT D. C. M 1' CDR
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The Air Task Group concept was formulated at the beginning of the Korean War, in 1951,
when the need for additional trained, deployable Air Groups become apparent. The Pacific
Fleet met this need by reducing the number of squadrons on the Essex class carriers from five
to four, and forming new Air Groups from the remaining squadrons. These Air Groups were
designated Air Task Groups, and number ONE through FOUR. Operational control of the
component squadrons was under the cognizance of an Air Task Group Cammander, assigned
by the Bureau of Personnel in the same manner as Carrier Air Group Commander, but ad-
ministratively attached to Fleet Air Staffs. The advantages accruing from commissioning the
Air Task Groups were increased mobility in the existing Air Groups, more trained naval aviators
and enlisted personnel avilable for deployment, and increased training cycle time for all Air
The physical composition of the Air Task Groups is similar to a carrier Air Group, with
a day fighter squadron, an all weather fighter squadron, and two light attack squadron, currently
one jet and one prop. In addition, special detachments for developments are assigned from
parent squadrons with special and significant missions. For Air Task Group ONE, these
detachments are designated " HOTEL ", and accompany and are supported by the Air Task
Group squadrons under deployments.
-The missions of Air Task Group ONE are idential
to those of all other commissioned Air Groups: C15 To
implement the national policy, C25 To obtain and main-
tain local air superiority over any assigned area, target or
shipg C35 To attack and destroy any assigned targets
during time of warg C45 To support allied ground forces
during wartime in the attainment of their objectivesg
To attain sea superiority, in war, by attacking and
suppressing hostile surface and subsurface craft, and
most important of all, to assure freedom of the sky
and sea in peacetime.
Air Task Group One: First Row, LTJG 1.1. McLaughlin, LTJGJ T Miller CDR R P Regester CDR D S Crockett,
LT J. P. Miller, LT R. E. Kinneman, LT J. D. Frazier. Second Row, D V Orndorff, S K Inman J M Spillane,
K C. Staggs, A. L. Evasivs.
CDR David S. Crockett is a graduate of the University of Texas
and was designated a Naval aviator at Pensacola in 1940, Although
he has flown everything the Navy has had, CDR Crockett has
spent twelve years in fighters.
During World War II, CDR Crockett served extensively in the
South Atlantic, was Operations Officer in Air Group Nineteen
and XO of VF-191. He was Commanding Officer of VF-64 during
the closing phases of the Korean Confiict.
This was followed with tours as Commanding Ofiicer of the
Fleet Air Gunnery Unit at El Centro, California, and the Bureau
of Aeronautics Representative at North American Aviation where
he tested and purchased new Navy and Air Force fighters.
CDR Crockett took command of Air Task Group ONE in
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Looking back on January 1957 seems like a long time ago. It was! One by one the vital pieces that made up the comp-
lete squadron picture were fitted together from that date. All the ideas were new to us-from the fine techniques of making
our birds fly to the equally arduous task of controlling them in the sky everyone sweated and everyone learned. '
The 4th of July '57 found us in the high hot desert surrounding Fallon, Nevada. Some of us were hot at the gambling
tables but mostly we were just hot. Four months later in November and again in January we shivered in the snow and
sleet of the same desert. Hot and cold and the squadron still producing at top speed. t
With the relentless scurrying of gypsies we shuttled back and forth alternately between San Diego Car Quals and the
desert. Speculating on the air-lift became the favorite pastime of men and families alike.
VA-151: First Row, D.A. Degler, J.M. Ring, J. Juarez, E. J. Shiell, M.D. Lambert, J.D. Golden, L.D. Glover, J. P.
Morgan, LTJG Meyer, LTJG Johnson, LT Service, CDR Blackburn, LT Vaughan, LCDR Smith, LT McC1usky, LT
Butler, LTJG Weingartner, W.H. Andrew, L.F. Clawson, J.S. Ortega, G.A. Wiley, R. E. Smeder, A.M. Burch.
Second Row, G.J. Fenick, A. Sasules, W.H. Caten, R.R. Trautman, G. Ferrante, B.D. Kern, J.H. Aleksick, B.L.
Wilcox, F.C. Haisten, R.B. Recknor, T.L. Barron, F.R. Messmer, W.W. Hardin, J. Fenstermacher, A. Deubner,
J.A. Abousselman, A.H. Tomlinson, C.C. Gales, R.W. Gill, L.L. Stockton, R.J. Armstrong. Third Row, T. Can-
gelosi, R.J. Crawford, D.A. Salisbury, J.D. Le Page, G.W. Stereib, J.C. Monson, R.L. Kreus, K. H. Johnson, L. R.
Jones, J. V. McKenney, W.B. Lambert, A. E. Helton, R.A. Peterson, M.R. New, J. L. Leftwich, H. O. Spinks, D. W. V.
Meyer, D.H. Avery, W.J. Trester, J.R. Presley, C. E. Hughes, R. E. Borror, B.A. Shuck, H. A. Rhyne, R.A. Smith,
J. F. Edwards.
CDR E. W. BLACKBURN began his naval career
nearly twenty three years ago in 1936. In 1941 he
earned his wings of gold and served in the Pacific
theatre where he was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, three Air. Medals, and the Presidential
Unit Citation. Following World War II "Blacky"
saw duty as a Flight Deck Officer, Logistic Air Wing
Pilot, and as a student at the Navy's General Line
School. After a tour in .1 the Advanced Training
Command and as Operations Ofncer of CAG-14 CDR
BLACKBURN took command of VA-54 in December
of 1957. Shortly thereafter CDR BLACKBURN was
ordered to VA-151 and took command in May of 1958
while we cruised to Hawaii.
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,ufmgma Y Sc eduled to deploy 1n early 1958 we all watched the date move back-back and back some more No standing
sti or the wait though-the extra weeks put a hi ' '
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earned a coveted Outstanding in their annual ADMAT Izspnactiine cien team that we had already become and the squadron
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frorregir Eight deck. Another challenge and another "can-do" answer,
Spection ' W- BLACKBURN 110011 the Squadron during this cruise reliving CDR B. SEVILLA in our mt "Whites" In.
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0 owing our return to the states we were Joined with the TI and went through the rigors of operation " Blue Bolt"
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Zgeravnlfg hiri operagicinal inspection to test our combined abilities. And then, after a short leave period, twenty two months
. ' Jome Ogether 111 foggy Alameda we deployed to the Western Pacific.
This is our story and these are the people:
VA-151: First Row, R.B. Lacoste, R.R. Lopez, L.E. Albey, L.O. Rinaldo, L. I. Alway, C.A. Ritter, J.D. Sherrill,
LTJG Penney, LTJG Kaiser, LTJG Reese, LT Zeithaml, LT Foucht, LTJG Jones, LCDR Borley, LTJG Howe, LTJG
Dils, LTJG Astrich, C. P. Allen, R.E. Toopes, R.G. Clapper, P. A. Windsor, R.D. Scott. Second Row, D.L. Hughes,
R.E. Williams, D.E. Gash, P. E. Bieker, W.L. Steward, J.A. Brown, C. N. Stewart, R.L.Rumme1t, D.E. Taylor,
R.W. Crenshaw, J. A. Daniels, A.L. Bea, A.R. Wilkinson, J.H. Tolliver, N. Cannizaro, K.B. Wagner, R.M. Kent,
B.L. Wilson, R.D. Bodell, E. O. L. Otey, R.J. Kegg, D.A. Bowen, C.C. Guilfoyle, D.L. Carter, J.W. Berthiaume, L.
Trieber, D.L. Dixon. Third Row, L.J. Fields, H.G. Crouch, D.L. Head, G.A. Gwatney, T.D. Hollar, G.J. Kindred,
G. R. Little, E. A. Kuhn, J. C. Foster, J. E. Murtagh, G.L. Van Luven, 1.1. Eisenhauer, K.L. Chase, G. M. Vanderhoff,
R.W. Rigdon, R.A. Musgraves, S.R. Trumphour, R.K. Drueke, W.B. Jackson, M.L. Heusinkveld, K.R. Brown,
G. D. Gallagher, E. L. Davis, R. F. Brumley, D.E. Bryant, D. B. Blyler, C. C. Thorne.
LCDR C.A. " Spike " BORLEY reported to the
squadron in January, 1957. Known lovingly as the
"Longhorn" to ready room " gig " players he came
to the squadron via duty in Formosa with the MAAG
Staff. Winner of the Navy Cross and the Distin-
guished Flying Cross he took his place among the
Navy's aces when he downed five enemy planes dur-
ing the second battle of the Philippines. Following
World War II LCDR BORLEY attended college at
the University of Washington and then CIC School
at NAS Glenview. Next came duty on the " Phil
Sea " and a tour in the advanced Training Command
as an Instrument Instructor. A topnotch oiiicer and
aviator his fast pace has been an example for all of
Navigation for an attack mission is planned.
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LTI G Reese and LT F oucht.
Holystoning a flap.
" Weakeyes Division " LCDR Borley, LTJG Haggard, LTJG Vaughan and
LTI G Diles.
Gilbert Roland cinches down the saddle
Good grief another APM! I!
" All the blades are there, launch him." Bob
Oliver CWADQ, LTI G Kaiser, and I oe Wyman
MOD 1 hoist at Work.
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Ready to go with the refueling package.
All lined up for a
on the cat.
Plugged in !
No, this is not a relief
It feels so
All the comforts of home??
The master speaketh
Ortega and Wiley shortcut.
HEH-HEH-HEHf-too late to cure.
We make homemade
" Who's Worried?
You say the chief just fell overboard ? "
Take good care of the Boss' plane!
" And you think you'Ve got troubles
Oh to be bsvck in a prop squadron?
Another tough day on the flight deck,
Hang on, it's here somewhere.
The skipper, transferred to the Antarctic?
Let's order it twice, supply always '
looses the first one.
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The primary mission of Attack Squadron One Nine Six is versatility. With
its Douglas "SKYRAIDERS", the culmination of a lengthy process of develop-
ment of the propeller-driven light attack airplane, the squadron is ready to go,
night or day, in any weather.
Featured in the selection of armament which the "SKYRAIDER" can carry
is the special weapon. Much of the squadron's training is concerned with
perfecting this atomic delivery capability. Unlike their faster counter-parts,
the "SKYRAIDER" can operate efficiently at low altitude, and at extremely
long ranges-consequently, any long low-level mission is this squadron's
Close air support of front-line ground troops with conventional weapons is
another capability. Almost any desired attack may be made: dive bombing,
rockets, strafing, or napalm. During the Korean conflict, the "SKYRAIDER"
even carried torpedoes. With herculean strength, the "SKYRAIDER" carries
more destruction than the famed B-17 of World War II.
In addition to carrying a giantic load, this squadron assists others as well.
The " AD " tanker provides extra fuel that thirsty jet engines require for
maximum range. In low visibility, the "AD" may carry radar to facilitate
navigation or search.
Considering these multiple missions, as well as the reliability of the aircraft
in performing them, one may realize the value of this last propdriven attack
plane. Until some faster aircraft can match its rugged drive and formidable
punch, the indefatigable " AD SKYRAIDER " will remain one of our first line
VA-196: First Row, M. E. Butts, LT J. P. Miller, LTJG J. H. Jacobsen, LTJG D. E. Sams, LTJG F.E. McKean,
LTJG R.L. Buc, LCDR D. Wieland, LT R.C. Bennedy, LTJG W.L. Layson, LT J. R. Chadwick, LTJG R.C. Cole,
LTJG J. D. Buchanan, D. Singletary. Second Row, L. G. Labrie, A.H. Armstrong, L.R. Peay, J. Spiegleman, R-L
Sturguess, R.T. Duczkowski, J. O. White, M.P. Maenhoudt, C. E. Friedman, L. Fondren Jr., K.L. Davis, D. G.
Luttrell. Third Row, D.A. Neuman, J. R. Price, D.T. Hardy, H.C. Brown Jr., O.A. Tharp, P.D. Borsky, R.L.
Childers, M. E. Wilson, D. J. Brown, M. H. Robinson, D.L. Butler, K.A. Allison. Fourth Row, L. Chandwell, E. O.
Brethrick, J. P. Dowdy, C. H. Bellsle, M. D. Johnson, C.R. Lundquist, R.B. Ayers Jr.,-H.R. Luko, L.M. Herink, E.
O'De11, N. J. Kazmark, R.M. Fisher, D.C. Dowler, O.L. Pond.
The Commanding Officer of Attack
Squadron ONE NINE SIX, Lieutenant
Commander Dicky Wieland was born
in 1920 and was raised in Dearborn,
Michigan, while attending the Detroit
Institute of Technology, he entered
the Naval Aviation Cadet flight
training program, receiving his com-
mission and designation as a naval
aviator at Corpus Christi, Texas in
LCDR Wieland participated in the
Naval Compaigns in the Central
Pacific with Bomber Squadron 109,
and served with Fighter Squadron
75 during the closing days of World
War II. He also served as Officer in
Charge of a drone unit with Utility
Wing, Atlantic Fleet, and after ex-
tensive guided missile training, aboard
the USS NORTON SOUND, the
Navy's first guided missile ship.
Among other decorations he holds
the Air Medal, Presidential Unit
Citation, Navy Commandation and
Asiatic-Pacific Compaign Medal with
two battle stars. LCDR Wieland
joined Attack Squardron ONE NINE
SIX in January 1957 and served as
Executive Officer until April 1958
when he relieved Commander, R.T.
Lynn as Commanding Officer.
VA.l96: First Row, K.W. Kowalski, LTJG W.K. McCrackin, LTJG T. A. Felling, LTJG J. K. Owen, LT J. A.
McKenzie, LT T.C. Watson Jr., LCDR R.S. Sutherland, LT W. J. Mandley Jr., LT L. J. Marshall, LTJG H. A.
Stephens Jr., LTJG C.B. Hawkins Jr., C. J. Kecskes. Second Row, R.M. Crabb Jr., F. F. Wood, W.J. Calhoun, D. V. '
Shultz, G. P. Spinella, L.L. Ehlers, L. Dingle, E.L. Thomas Jr., K.M. Walker Jr., A. B. Zuscar Jr., D.E. Goddard,
'R. O. Voga. Third Row, H.G. Peters, C. R. Beasley, G. C. Mancuso, E.G. Hilliard Jr., R. J. Brennen, J. R. Platt, D.L.
Carroll, T.W. Rosenau, W.S. Moffitt Jr., E. P. Fitzgerald. Fourth Row, G.L. Hayziett, G. Griffith Jr., S.L.
Swanson, O. G. Corlew, D. C. Tyler, C. N. Morace, L. S. Dunn, R. G. Mueller, C. G. Gordon, E. C. O'Brien, C.E.
Conger, G.D. Stup, W. Wiley.
Shown here receiving the 1958 CNO Safety Award from RADM M. E. ARNOLD is VA-196's Command-
ing Oiiicer, LCDR D. Wieland, while CDR. D.S. Crockett, Commander Air Task Group ONE, looks on.
The coveted Safety Award denotes an outstanding safety record for fiscal year 1958.
LT McKenzie and Spiegeiman
CDR REGESTER is strapped in by DINGLE.
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LT Kennedy and Ehlers.
LTI G Stephens, the squadron air intelligence
officer, briefs the pilots.
LTJ G Felling and Pond
Line crew members.
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parachute and a MK-2 life jacket.
Dunn, Price and Will of the VA-196 parachute loft
packing a chute.
LT Marshall and Moiiitt. LTJ G Layson and Calhoun
plain an instruction to
Spinella in the Admin
'pencif ana! d il
Normal " Working " day. LTJ G McCrackin gives singlet-QTY, G00di118,
Hilliard a typing fest Whiie Swanson and W11S0n Of'
Mancuso looks On. the material department
Gutzier and Friedman
at Work in the VA-196
Walker and Brown eX-
LCDR Wieland and
LT Watson and O'Brien.
LTJG Owen from the
discusses plane availability
with Chiefs Brown and
LT J' G Buchanan and
The daily flight schedule is discussed by Labrite,
Dowdy and Richards.
LTJ G Hawkins and Robinson.
Chief Rose chats With Platt.
Members of the Structures Division turn to on
the tail section of an AD.
Von Bargen is seen removing
the cowling of an AD for internal
inspection while Davis greases the
landing gear. Wood looks on.
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LT J G Jacobsen and Wilson.
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Seen installing AERO-14 bomb and rocket
launchers are Dolphin, Steinwart, Goddard and
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LT Chadwick and Neumann.
O'De11 and Duczkowski
Chief Snyder and Lambert show a plane
Chief Butts and Conger give the line crew Captain the Pfopef usage of a hurricane tie'
lecrure on the proper use of the fire bottle. down'
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Tharp, Hayzlett and Allison calibrate an air speed
Chief Kecskes demonstrates the proper of calibrat
ing a fuel gauge. F
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Fisher and Luko align an AN!
ARC-27 receiver While Chief
Burnett looks on.
Smith and Rosenau, observed
by LT JG Rupner, bench check
a Tacan for proper operation.
Zuscar, Voga and Thomas,
performing a periodic operational
check of an AD's IFF equipment.
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LTJG Buc and Sturguess. LT Mandley and Dingle
- VA-196 invades the Sea Horse Club in Subic.
LTJG S-211115 Hlld Shulfi LTI G Cole and Bowling
Chiefs Rose and'
Webb making a final
essential check of an
AD prior to launch.
LTI G McKean and Morace.
Fowler, Carroll and Tyler change the
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ment. Kowalski, LCDR Sutherland, LTJ G Rupner
Qthe champj and LT JG lVlcCrackin.
Servicing a prop are Fondren, Peters,
Wright and Mead.
CDR Ray A. VOLPI, the Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron Fifty Two, entered the U. S. Navy in July 1942, reporting
to NAS Oakland for Flight Training. During October, 1942, he was transferred to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was
designated a'Naval Aviator and commissioned in March, 1943. His first assignment after commissioning was with Scouting
Squadron 47, an operating squadron of the Pacific Fleet. Shortly thereafter, in August 1943, he was transferred to VC-3
Where he fiew the famous "Wildcat " and " Hellcat " aircraft throughout World War II, until his detachment in January 1946
While attached to VC-3, embarked aboard the USS Kalinin Bay CVE-63, and USS Savo Island CVE-68, he spent the war
period actively participating in operations in the Marshall Islands, Marianas Islands, Palau Islands, Aleutians, the Battle of
of Eastern Philippine Sea, the Battle of Samar, and finall th ' ' ' ' ' '
The intervening years between World War II and the present consisted of duties in VF-24 aboard USS BOXER, CVA-21,
during the Korean incident, VX-4' TACRON ONE, BUAER F' ld Offi
y e occupation of Japan. In the Battle of Samar his 1n1t1al air kills
, ' ie ce of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, General line
School at Monterey, Staff, COMNABS 11!12 ND, and as Assistant Air Officer aboard the USS Shangri La CVA-38.
Commander VOLPI assumed command of the Sealancer Squadron in June, 1958, and is destined for future duty With
Staff, Commander Naval Air Reserve Training, upon completion of the present Far East Cruise aboard USS TICONDEROGA
The Commander's Naval awards include the Distinguished Flying Crosses, Air Medals, Navy Unit Citations, U. S. Presidential
Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
Prior to entering the Navy, CDR VOLPI attended the College of Pacific in Stockton, California.
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LCDR F. W. Blake, Executive Oflicer
VF-52: First Row, LT J.D. Frazier, LT W. G. Friel, LT W. A. Petry, LT A. C. Wartman, LCRD E. Ciulis, CDR
R. A. Volpi, LCDR F. W. Blake, LT J.P. McCarthy, LT T. J. Perry, LT P. N. Sonnenburg, LTJG F. A. Dunbar.
Second Row, LTJC J. C. Presley, LTJG B.C. Spray, LTJG R. W. Cameron, LTJC- D.D. Fredrickson, LTJG R.J.
Bush, LTJG C. T. Bjerke, LTJG J. H. Carson, LTJG W. B. Stone, LTJC D. T. Drewry.
VF-52: First Row, H.A. Hunt, L. W. Kaas, J. G. Tolleson, L. A. Maupin, B. L. Rowton, J. L. Bennett, B. L. Foster,
D. L. Hopkins, G.W. Clark, W.A. Kolker, M.R. Kyle, E. C. Lamb, L. E. Ellis, V. L. Reeves, 1.1. Livaccari, J. P.
Gonsales, R. Sabbs, L. A. Elmore, R.R. Houser. Second Row, G.A. Moyers, R.H. Selley, B. I. Brakeville, R. E.
Stopp, J.T. Pool, J. E. Jones, R. E. Pyle, LTJG D.T. Drewry, LT W.G. Friel, LT T.J. Perry, LTIG W.B. Stone, LT
W. A. Petry, LTJG J. H. Thompson, CDR R. A. Blake, LTJG F. W. Blake, LTJG C. T. Bjerke, LTJG LH. Zander.
Third Row 5 J.R. Hunt, J. Hawker, W.A. COX, W. L. Hudgens, J.A. Lindblom, G. W. Walston, L. W. Birdsall, R.J.
Lang, W. V. Bahr, I. Niven, W.D. Kyle, H.W. Garfield, H. F. Horton, J.S. Nabors, EJ. Shustack, G.W. Cecil, E. A.
Self, R. R. Ratzloff, W. E. Thompson, R.M. Frawley, L. P. Withers, W.M. Rose, E. C. Wilson, M. Brown, W.T.
Pratt, W. E. Black, A.R. Dampsey, H. H. Schmidt. Fourth Row, R. D. Hicks, E. F. Wheeler, J. K. McDowell, J. L.
Shirey, R. K. Eagan, J.W. Larson, O.D.,l. Henderson, M.H. Maggio, J. P. Nolan, J. Floodstrand, G. C. Hauss, C. F.
Greer, T. L. Ludwig, R.D. Rodigiehro, J.S. Harris, R.W. Owens, J. L. Garrison, D. R. Walters, W. V. Croft, E. F.
Fischer, J. M. Pearson.
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VF-52: First Row, R. B. Dixon, D.O. Dunlap, H. Byrd, R.V. Vitack, E.M. Nowell, I. B. Morris, R. E. Merrill, P.L
Casper, D.M. York. Second Row, J.J. DeVito, M. T. Hurst, J.R. Warner, W.W. Nelson, J. A. Hiscox, LTJG R.W
Cameron, LTJG B. C. Spray, LT B. C. Spray, LT P. N. Sonnenburg, LTJG F. A. Danbar, LTJG D.D. Fredrickson
LT A. C. Wartman, LT J. P. McCarthy, LCDR E. Ciulis, LCDR F. W. Blake, CDR R. A. Volpi. Third Row, J.D
Dyer, M.R. Kinkead, V.J. Bengston, L. G. Rice, T. D. Ott, J. F. Travis, J.C. Giffork, L. A. Acari, E. J. Schuman, R
Dunn, M.R. Masters, D. L. Small, R.D. Logan, A. A. Yoho, J. S. Bartlett. Fourth Row, W.R. Edmiston, D.W
Munro, J. H. N. Bishop, D. T. Rose, J. B. Wilson, W. J. George, W. P. Huston, H. E. Warren, S. T. Macalusa, J. F.
Johnston, J.M. Pegram, W. L. Burgess, A. D. Richards.
VE-52: M. T. Hurst, LR. Warner, LA. Hiscox, W. W. Nelson, R. E. Pyle, CDR R. A. Volpi, R. E. Stops, LL DeVito,
LE. Jones, LT. Pool.
Sitting in his cockpit on the catapult any grey day or black horizonless night the All-Weather pilot is confident that every
electronic and mechanical working part of the aircraft is in excellent repair and will function properly when called into play.
This confidence is brought about by the SEALANCERS' superb Maintenance team.
As he is strapped firmly into his cockpit by his Plane Captain, the VF -52 pilot knows the aircraft is " ready to go " in
all respects. In the air the controls and engines respond smartly to the call of the stick and throttle, while the radar con-
stantly scans the area seeking unknown objects. The Night Fighter Pilot is always aware of his position and attitude by the
use of the navigational and radio equipment. He has learned to trust his instruments. Upon returning to Ticonderoga from
his hop the pilot is greeted first by his Plane Captain, who begins preparing his aircraft for the next flight.
Administration: First Row, J.J. DeVito, R. E. Ryle, LTJG W. B. Stone, LT A. C. Wartman, LT W. A. Petry, LTJG
J. C. Presley, R.H. Selley. Second Row, W. A, Kolker, T. L. Ludwig, I. B. Morris, M.R. Edmiston, H.W. Garfield,
R. W. Owens.
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Fredrickson, G. A. Moyers, D. L. Hopkins, B. L. Foster, L. W. Kaas. Second Row, R. E. Merrill, R.D. Hicks, O.D.J
Henderson, H.H. Shmidt, G.W. Welston, G.W. Clark, J.F. Travis, V.J. Bengtson, J. C. Gifford, W. E. Thomson
W. L. Burges, R.R. Ratziaff.
Cooperation plus know-how equal greater range and endur-
ance. Clockvvise .... Vitcak Con vvingb, Thomson, Travis,
Henderson, Walston, Fairchild, Schmidt, Hopkins, Ellis, Ratzlaff,
Foster, Kaas and Clark.
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Demonstrating the best method
of keeping the nose up on the
Line: First Row, J. A. Linclblom, M. R. Masters, 1.1. Livacarri, P. L. Casper, LB. Wilson, J. P. Gonzales, L.P.
Withers, LTJG J.H. Thompson, J. T. Pool, W. E. Warren, J . F. Johnston, G. C. Hauss, C. F. Greer, E. C. Wilson, R.
Sabbs. Second Row, S. T. Macalusa, J. L. Shirey, W.D. Kyle, J. P. Nolan, J. L. Garrison, J.S. Nabora, J. L. Bennett,
W. M. Rose, D. R. Walters, W.T. Pratt, W. V. Bahr, L. A. Elmore, J. K. McDowell.
" Let's just give this line a yank
and see What happens "
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Richards, R. D. Rodighiero. Second Row, L. W. Birdsall, W. P. Huston, R. K. Eagan, V. L. Reeves, J.W Larson,
R.R. Houser, R. M. Frawley, B. L. Rowton, R. B. Dixon.
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Standing by to stand by Hickman, Gifford, Travis, " Yup, I got it all in my head, you betcha
Power Plants: First Rowg LL. E. Ellis, T. D. Ott, LTJG D. K. P ll d R ' .
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Ordnance: First Rovvg D. Forbes, B. I. Brakeville, LTJG B. C. Spray, D.J. Hadd, N. P. McCroskey. Second Row
E. A. Self, J. M. Pegram, E. C. Lamb, D.O. Dunlap, H. E. Davis.
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Electricians: First Row, D. L. Small, E. M. Nowell, J. S. Bartlett, LTJG D. T. Drewry, M. T. Hurst, G.W. Cecil
L.A. Arcali. Second-Row, W. A. Cox, W. H. Black, J.G. Tolleson, J. Hawker, J. R. Hunt, W. L. Hudgens, E. J
Schuman, L. A. Maupin.
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Deployment aboard one of the mighty carriers of the United States Navy is the goal of every Fighter Squadron. Such
was VF-112's goal when it began its training cycle back in March of 1957. The squadron at this time was composed of a
small nucleus of experienced pilots and maintenance personnel. With the addition of new pilots from the training command
and eager enlisted personnel from technical schools and boot camp, VF -112 began its indoctrination to the Demon. The
program started with four pilots, led by the new skipper, LCDR M. M. Casey Jr., and a select group of maintenance personnel
received orders to the Transition Training Unit at Moffett Field. Their stay was short but they returned with a through
knowledge of the Demon and its capabilities. Then began the long, ardous task of molding the squadron into that high state
of readiness necessary for deploying units of the Navy.
The next several months were devoted to routine training flights and deployments to Centro for gunnery exercises.
During this period the squadron was introduced to a new concept of aerial war fare, the air to air guided missile. With its
standard arsenal of guns, Sparrow I and Sidewinder, the Demon represents the most potent Fighter Aircraft in the fleet
The first landings aboard a carrier were made in November of 1957 aboard the HORNET. This was the beginning of
many qualification cruises, which saw VF -112 conducting operations with almost every carrier in the West Coast area. With
the departure of Air Group Eleven in March of 1958, VF-112 entered a period of uncertainty, during which the phase " Have
missile will travel " could have been its motto. Undaunted, the squadron maintained its high proficiency with gunnery
deployments, missile shoots, and carrier operations.
E'FE1i:' F 1rst Row Q A.G. Crowe, R.J. Herr, E. J. Tompkiewicz, J. L. Alcorn, B.C. Rabalais, D. D. Hole, O. Salazar,
ti f18.'21kCZ:r.P.W. Huth, L. E. Cleveland, R.C'. Ward, H.M. Greer, T.L. Coleman, J. N. Paimer, L. F. Kirk, R.M.
LIE E 3, . 1burc1o, B.G. Holcomb. Second Row 3 R.A. Lux, W.D. Boaz, E. Ryan, D. E. Tineo, LTJG R.D. Zudis,
Tuiltle gefgegson, LT J.S. Clauzel, CDR M.M. Casey, Jr., LCDR 1.1. Konzen, LTJG J. R. Wilson, LTJG J.O.
, . . Webb, W. F. Knaust, D. Henderson, C.H. Stowell, M.R. Sugg Jr. Third Row, M.J. Caudell, R.D.
Koopman, D. Hare, R. E. Johme, F. J. Comas, R. E. King, S.R. Daugherty, R.A. Beckwith, J. E. Stuber, J.D. Mar-
shall, L.L. Wittrock, T.L. Buchanan, J.M. Hockenbarger, R.L. Shade, B.D. Crocket, P.W. Moore, S.D. Cole, L.L.
Banner, L. Raggio, O. Ward. Fourth Row, D. E. McLeod, B. M. Sloan, N.H. Goulden, H. E. Henson, G.L. Hoff,
J.O. Weigant, R.K1efer, D.H. Elder, R.A. Palizzolo, ,l.L. Colburn, A. F. Mew, G. E. Wheeler, R.L. McMurry, R.O.
Peterson, R.M. Gould, F. W. Beaird, C.R. Matthews, G. E. Davis, J.B. Doyle, R.L. Adams, D.R. Scheidegger.
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VF 112: First Row, O. E. Barber, A.L. Leathers, P. W. Hancock, T. C. Sandvig, L.J. Lindeman, W.A. Roggeman,
W. D. Bicksler, M.L. Abrahamson, R.A. Huffman, J.L. Griswold, D. L. Wilson, G.R. Dull, E. E. Jordon, F.B. Inman,
L.J. Duesler, J. E. Whatley, W.L. Dunlap, B. Straughn, L.G. Palmer, H. V. Kengle, C.M. Ellenburg, G. McLin, P.
Kinnision, G.D. Nido, S.W. Poteet, C.A. Plunkett. Second Row, J. E. Welborn, J.A. Moore, R.A. Gorton, L.B.
Iverson, L. M. Rust, W.M. Shipley, W.G. Stephens, A.G. Swanda, LT D. E. Anderson, LT W.F. Moore, LTJG L. V.
Hansen, LTJG R. D. Witthoft, CDR M.M. Casey, LCDR 1.1. Konzen, LTJG R. H. Lundy, LTJG G.C. Cornell, LTJG
A. P. Marchese, LTJG J.W. Skidmore, T.C. McBath, J.N. Crippen, D.B. Ellis, D.L. Ginther, E. E. Komzelman.
Third Row, R.L. Holder, H.L. Horner, J. K. Sibley, W.D. Osborne, C.W. Ziebell, W.B. Tucker, J.D. Vredenburg,
C.M. Travis, D.C. James, D.L. Gentry, R.H. Couch, R.A. Reese, R.W. Draper, J.H. Richardson, T.J. Bryant, D.
Rivera, G.A. O'Hara, D. V. Branchaud, J.L. Kent, R.D. Bockovich, R.D. Anderson, R.A. Klumph, N.C. Clair, R.L.
Luevano, B.L. Kainer, J.H. Reynolds, J.D. Apple. Fourth Row, H. Summerhill, L.L. Crawford, C.W. Lingerfelt,
S. Robinson, F. A. Spessart, M. F. Oshogay, F. K. Peterson, J.D. Brooks, R.A. Gossum, A.L. Shire, R.G. Sweet, F. L.
Shortz, D. E. Champion, G.S. Alexander, J.F. Norton, J.W. Barnes, E. M. Smith, LA. Baum, W.T. Rosselot, J.C.
Doyle, R.F. Howe, W.J. Zaycek, R.L. Jarvis, J. A. Holden, B. G. Hiller, B.J. Ward, L.G. Kerska.
VF-112 became a component squadron of Air Task Group ONE in June of 1958 and proceeded rapidly to become an integral
part of this fine organization. Once aboard the "TI" VF-112 demonstrated the efficiency of all hands in the operation of a
carrier-borne Fighter Squadron. Only through the untiring efforts of each and every man was this goal achieved. Each
man can say with pride and a sense of personal accomplishment, "That's my Squadron, Fighting ONE TWELVE."
CDR M. M Casey, Jr.
LCDR Konzen came to VF-112 from the P. G. School
at Monterey after a brief tour at the jet transition
training unit at Dlathe. After serving as the squa-
dron's operations oiiicer, he became executive oiicer
in the summer of 1958. His keen administration
and leadership helped mold the squadron into the
close knit, highly elificient fighter squadron that it
CDR Casey came to VF-112 from the staff of COM-
CARDIV 5 and after a cruise as Executive Officer,
he took the helm as skipper in the spring of 1957.
Through the past two years he has led the squadron
to its high peak of operational efficiency with the skill
and technical knowledge of an outstanding naval
ofhcer and aviator.
LCDR J. J. Konzen
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ment consists of four AD-5N's, which are especially adapted for all weather low-level attack with special weapons capabilities.
The plane is manned by a crew of three, a pilot and two enlisted crew-members who operate the radar and other electro-
LCDR William H. Cleland is detachment Oiiicer-in-Charge. Four other pilots-LT William M. Fitzgerald, LT JG John H.
Hopp, LTJG Tammy H. Etheridge, and LTJG Thomas C. Walker-and 38 enlisted personnel complete the roster.
In addition to its all weather special weapon capabilities, the detachment's varied missions include close air support, ASW,
search and rescue, active and passive ECM, and remote transmitting.
Although Detachment 'K Hotel " spent most of the cruise off-loaded at NAS Cubi Point in the Philippines, a full program
of varied tactical training flights was put in operation.
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P B Moser, G. S. Streed, V. Scaybaugh. Second Row, W. Wallace, E. Huknall, L, Mark, F. Hustead, W. Warner
B Williams, A Melby, J. Kunkel, L. Banks, W. Gaines, K. Moore, D. Abeyta, J. Gonsalves, H. Reynolds, B. Mclntyre
J Meyer, D. Brandon, D. Schwartz, J. Evans, J. Sisson, W. Edgar, W. Guy.
Light Photographic Squadron Sixty4One based at N. A. S. Miramar in San Diego has as part of its mission
the responsibility of providing photo reconnaissance detachments for each attack carrier operating in the
Detachment Hotel on board the TICONDEROGA has had a unique life since it was formed in April, 1958.
As Detachment Foxtrot it was formed as part of Air Group Founteen to make the continent circling trip
from San Diego to San Francisco via Cape Horn on board the USS Ranger. EEd. Note-Really Pj The detach-
ment's three F9F-8P photo planes were flown from Miramar to Norfolk. The rest of the detachment made
the 4 day cross country trip on board a Sante Fe Pullman.
After two and a half weeks of air operations in the Norfolk area the Ranger sailed for San Francisco,
arriving on August 20.
When Detachment Foxtrot left the Ranger it became Detachment Hotel aboard the USS Ticonderoga. On
October 4, after a little over month spent at Miramar, Hotel sailed on the Ticonderoga for Pearl Harbor and
Most of the time the Ticondegroga was in the Hawaiian area Hotel's planes operated from the Naval Air
Station at Barbar's Point. During the ORI the work of the pilots, mechs, photo mates, plane captains, and
PI's led to a smooth performance and good grade for the Detachment.
After leaving Pearl Harbor, Hotel spent most of its time at N. A. S. Atsugi near Yokohama and Tokyo
while the Ticonderoga operated in WESTPAC. Offloaded at Naha the photo Cougars were flown to Atsugi
and the men were air lifted in an Air Force C-130 from Okinawa to Atsugi. During the three months spent
at Atsugi members of the detachment were able to get a good look at Japan, its people and customs.
The rimar mission of each VFP-61 photo detachment is to obtain tactical reconnaissance photography. Pictures taken by
the aerial cameras of the F9F-SP photo planes Ctop photob are processed by the ship's photo lab and sent to the VFP-61
photo intelligence spaces for interpretation. In the lower photo LT Ben Cloud looks over the requirements for his next sortie
while LTJG Julian Wasser PI's a roll of prints. In the background are Abeyta, Gaines, Maclntyre, and Brandon the detach-
ment photo mates.
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the Detachment Pachinko machine.
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The unit providing a Heavy Attack capability for Air Task Group ONE and the USS Ticonderoga is Heavy Attack Squ-
adron TWO's CVAH-25 Detachment HOTEL. The detachment is comprised of the most experienced and capable A3D Jet
Skywarrior crews presently assigned to the Pacific Fleet backed up by a determined and competent support force. The mis-
sion of the detachment is to provide a carrier based, long range, high Speed nuclear Weapefl de11VefY Capablhty to the Seventh
Fleet with their mammoth but sleek A3D-2 Skywarriors. ' . t
The A3D, which is the world's largest carrier based aircraft, weighs over 70,000 pounds. Powered by two mighty Jet
engines each developing over 10,000 pounds of thrust, the plane has the enviable performance characteristics of being able to
operate at speeds in excess of 600 mph and at altitudes above 40,000 feet. These two facts coupled with the long distances
that the ASD can fly without refueling provide indubitable proof that the A3D provides the long reach and an additional jolt
to the " Sunday punch " of the Naval Air Arm. . U
The three man crew is comprised of the Aircraft Commander, the Bombard1er!Radar Observer, and the Navigator. The
latter crew position is nlled by enlisted men of various ratings who are specially trained in all phases of aerial navigation,
including celestial, and who after qualification, wear the cherished wings of the Naval Aircrewman.
When assigned to Air Task Group ONE last July, the
detachment, consisting of 13 officers, 96 maintenance!
support personnel and 4 aircraft, was officially designated
Detachment HOTEL with CDR Thomas L. Hine, USN
as Officer in Charge.
After participating in Operation BLUE BOLT and the
ORTA with ATG-1 and the TI, Detachment HOTEL
was ordered to proceed " post haste " to West Pac and
report to Commander, Seventh Fleet to await the arrival
of the TICONDEROGA.
Departing their home station, NAS Whidbey Island,
Washington on the 26th of August the flight of mighty
A3Ds crossed the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean from
NAS Alameda to the Philippine Islands without incident
and established a new total elapsed time record of 47
hours for the entire trip
Probably more impressive than the elapsed time record
for the trip was the fact that the departure from Whid
bey Island had been on 24 hours notice'
CDR T L H1ne
With refueling stops made at Hawaii Kwajelein and Guam after only 15 hours in the air the sleek swept wing Jets
touched the runway at NAS Cubi Point where Detachment HOTEL was to stand ready to augment the heavy attck forces
already in West Pac
It was only a short time later that the USS LEXINGTON CCVA 16D requested one aircraft with crew and then the re
maining 5 crews and three planes were ordered aboard the USS MIDWAY CCVA 41D On the 6th of November however these
carrier hopping antics came to an end with the arrival of the TI and all of the HOBOES Cas they have become affec
tionately knownj of Detachment HOTEL rejoined forces and reported aboard their home away from home the Mighty TI
to continue operational deployment as originally scheduled
first to operate the ASD and consequently the first to operate the A3D from an aircraft carrier deck of this moderate size
Other firsts which can be found in the squadrons historical log include the speed record for ALAMEDA to Hawaii fiight
C4 hours 23 minutesj the same record for Hawaii to Alameda C3hrs 58 minsj first squadron to fly Jet carrier aircraft across
the Pacific and as previously mentioned the holders of the elapsed time record for this Trans Pac
CDR Hine who is also the Executive Officer of VAH 2 enter
ed the Navy in 1941 after his graduation from Harvard
University with a degree in Electrical Engineering
Heavy Attack Squadron TWO was the first sqadron in the Pacific Fleet to be assigned the A3D and, consequently, the
VAH-2 First Row, LT Jimenez, A. S. Estep, I. E. Tomasen, R. F. Waters, G.C. Elzay, W. P. Jackson, L.C. Long,
R.P. Lang, CDR T. L. Hine, LCDR C. E. Dechow, C. A. Young, H.L. Gordon, S. M. Hill, R.L. Peeples, J. A. Lunt, R.
Apontc. Second Row, D. Geralde, D. Barfield, J.J. Everett, J. Stonecypher, F. R. Toline, R. P. Kulwick, C. P. Wick-
man, A. W. Messerschmidt, J. A. Obester, B.R. Taylor, H. A. Foster, J. D. Richards, A. Cameron, M. F. Raffertz, R.H.
all ntine S C ohnson Third Row D D Cramer AJ Young J W Schneider L P P1ttman
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A. R. Fanara, S. K. Jackson, J.C. Davis, J.C. Carroll, G. Maddox, L. E. Moflitt, R.G. McLemore, R.L. Dickerson
L.R. Macalvann, G. K. Handlos, R. E. Dale, J.R. Upchurch.
VAH-2: First Row g P. F. Menges, M.D. Kampa, H. W. Byrd, LTJG J.B. Hooker, LTJG P. J. Sheehan, LCDR M. E.
Klein, CDR L, T. Hine, LTJG C. E. Farrar, LT L.L. Jongeward, LCDR C.H. Boldt, LTJG B. G. Henderson, LTJG
G. G. Atkinson, G. L. Thornhill, F. A. Mapstone, J. H. Meier, E. J. White. Second Row, A. T. Hood, R.A. Bedgood,
A.L. Pekrul, R. F. Brooks, D.M. Erwin, R.L. Graff, T. J. Faxon, LJ. Franzyk, J. E. Holtz, R.D. Gaertner, D. L. Keen,
B.O. McKinney, A.D. Kenfield, T. Rogers, C. E. Ott. Third Row, J. S. Bowman, H. G. Kinney, L. J. Turner, B.R
Small, R.R. Critchley, R.D. Bartram, R. G. Preissner,'G. S. Dalee, L. E. Bell, R. L. Henry, R. E. Zehr, R.L. Long, B.J
Bannister, R. K. Jackson, R. E. Hess.
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R. D. West, Gunner-Navigator, S. J.
i Johnson, Plane Captain.
Crew Q22 S. E. Jackson, GunnerfNavigator, CDR T. L. Hine, Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander,
LTJG C. E. Farrar, BombardierfNaVigator.
Crew 54: LTJG B. G. Henderson,
Bornbardier!Navigator, LCDR C. H.
Boldt, Heavy Attack Aircraft Com-
mander, G. L. Thornhill, Gunner!
Crew 510: LTJG J. B. Hooker, Bombardier!
Navigator, LCDR M. E. Klein, Heavy Attack
Aircraft-Commander, P. F. Menees, Gunner!
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Crew 512: EJ. White, Gunner!
Navigator, LT L.L. Jongewafd,
Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander,
LTJG G. G. Atkinson, Bombardier!
Crew 4411: L. C. Long, Gunner!
Navigator, LCDR C. E. Dechow,
Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander,
LTJG J. W. Blaser, Bombardier!
Air Frames: G. C. Elzay, G. K. Handlos, B. J. Bannister, B. R. Taylor, R. R. Critchley, L. E.
Molflt, R. G. McLemore, J. C. Carroll, H. R. Long, D.D. Cramer, D. E. Burkhart, LTJG C. E.
A member of the "' HEAVY
Electrical: Standing, T. Ro-
gers, G. S. Dalee, R. L. Henry,
LTJG R. S. Hughes. Sitting,
A. J. Hood, C. A. Young
Power Plants: Yes, Chief,
the power plant looks O. K.l
Manning the rail
A1r Intelhgence LT J G Sheehan and Waters
Admlmstratlon Seated Shackleford LCDR
Dechow Standmg Kulwlck Barfield LTI G
Hooker and Dale
Operat1ons!Nav1gat1on Wh1te Jackson LCDR L1tt1e
Plttman LT Joneewaard LTI G Atkmson Wmkman
Maintenance: R. D. Gaertner, A. W. Messerschmidt, S. Wicka.
Maintenance: G. C. Elzay, LCDR C. H.
Boldt, X. X. Byrd.
Ordnance: H. L. Gordon, I. E. Thomason, M. D. Kampa, W.O
Sutherlin, A. Cameron, J. D. Richards.
ASB Shop: First Row 5 R. E. Guest,
W. C. Paherson, S. M. Hill. Second
Rowg J.W. Schneider, F. A. Mad-
stone, R. E. Zehr, A. C. Pekrul, A. R.
The 11ne crew
Electronics: J. C. Davis G. N. Mad
dox R L Peeples C E Ott
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Do you thmk It W111 ever Work agam?
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Stay as sweet as you are
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Are We THIS close to the equator?
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" Now all hands stand easy, relax bottle dress! "
Maintenance Chief Byrd and Douglas AJC Representative Hovsepian
.Jcrlogoed af p ay
RE DY DECK
LTJ G John H. Songster
LTJG Robert M Lawder
LT JG Frank J Adelman
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Wo Burton and his mates of the Photo Lab for the many hours they put into READY DECK's
Chief Clarkson, V-1 Division, for his slide which Was used as the opening fly leafg
LTJ G Collins for his slide which was used as the closing fly leafg
All who permitted us to use their photographsg
The Chief Engineer and Gun Boss for so valiantly carrying-on Without nsg
All, unnamed, who offered a suggestion or a Word of encouragementg
Miss Rumiko Matsui for her imperturbable assistance at the typewriterg
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your hook. In the right-hand corner of this page is a panoramic
view of the Ichzgaya plant where READY DECK was produced.
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F ormosa-not much bigger than West Virginia, a beautiful island in the Western Pacific, if you
can see past the squalor of the small villages, but thousands, of miles from California and even more
than seven hundred miles from Yokosuka. Not much to quibble over, you might think at first, but
for at least two big reasons you'd be wrong. The first, which is simply a matter of what some peo-
ple call " geopoliticsf' is Formosa's location, and the second, a part of the fabric of spirit and determi-
nation which is one of the strongest remaining supports of Chiang Kai-Shek's government, is the fact
that Taiwan is the last outpost of Free China. Chiang can retreat no further.
It's as simple as that. You may read of " world politics," "ideological warfare," and " mutual
defense of common principles," but they all mean the same thing. They add up to simply stated but
infinitely complicated problems which makes it necessary for thousands of Americans every year to come
to the Far East. The interests of the United States extend now throughout the world, and wherever
they are not safe there must be a Navy ready to fight for them.
The location of Formosa is a vexing matter of concern to Americans, and not just because so
many of us do not like the fact it is so far from home. The island is about half way around the
world from the United States, right between the two strongest free nations in Asia, Japan and the
Philippines. That it remains friendly to us and to them means that vital sea and air lanes stay open.
lf Formosa falls the Communists will have a base situated directly between their strongest Asiatic
enemies. From Keelung, Kaoshiung, and Taipei communist planes and ships could harass trade routes
which now keep Free Asia strong.
But turn it around a minute. Look at the situation from a positive point of view. Look at it
the way the communist leaders on the mainland see it today. Formosa stands seventy-five miles from
the fortresses of China, a poised stronghold from which the communists can be attacked at any time.
Chiang's troops await only the word that now is the time to return to the homeland, and the Com-
munists know this. To protect themselves they must keep armies and air wings close by. They must
keep elaborate lines functioning to supply those armies and planes. How much more he would rather
have his strength in a position to force the issue in southeast Asia or Korea. He must feel frustrated
as he watches his enemy's supply lines flowing unhindered while his sea ports are bottled up, his in-
terior lines of communication lying open to attack. From Formosa the free world looks on him at
close range and sees his movements, his build-up positions of strength, his plans. It is not surprising
that he has announced he must take the island.
And that's where Free China enters the picture. To millions of Chinese on the mainland Chiang's
promises to keep up the fight, to return to the mainland, are the principal source of hope. Chiang's
armies train only seventy-five miles away, and their daily object is getting one step nearer the trip
home. There is still hope on the mainland.
To maintain our commitments in the Far East, the President has sent army, navy, marine and air
force units to the Western Pacific. Of these the most important is Admiral Kivette's Seventh Fleet.
It conducts intensive training all over the Japan-Okinawa-Taiwan area.
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