Ticonderoga (CVA 14) - Naval Cruise Book

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W wj Q , ,,, , , 'O : , 1' fQfQ, f"d1 I NL i -1 1' 'Q' y - 3 K ,, '1 4 Q 4, . A 4 H f uma EAR EASTERN CRUISE QQ, USS Ticonderogai S9 KCVA-145 S we qw A T k G p 0 1958-1959 1'5"'f..,""'j-l "'W'f ' S r. Ml. , .1. , -f-...--v...-a-or"- 6- - -- 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. 2 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. . . . f 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, ' l f les, dames, women, and the opposite sex. He likes to spend some l l out of our home but not out of your heart You can scratch him The sailor is the magic creature that you can oct Y i , . h b d our son, or your 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 . - A 4 , it 'r H sailor comes home with the tender and loving phrase that has lasted foi yeais, H1 Ya, oney"! 'J U A " M Q-f t-1 ,,,.....,.-.-C-i.,,......,-. .. ..-.,,-....,.... .... . V 1 ,V 1 V A 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 Visays. 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 forces. 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- ture. KV? mu' IEE '- nn.- '4 DM, . s :I .-P 'vows .uf ir li: E. 1 .1-' Q-p .5 , rf' ,, ,f L . v. ,.. MJ., 5 we 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 Troops. 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 had surrendered. 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. Y ,Al L A ' ' W A -5- 'j -gr' ' ,QA--.,.,--. i H nr 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 6 On September 11, 1954, the T ICONDEROGA was recom- missioned. Captain William A. Schoech, assumed command during recommissioning. 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. 9, I955. 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 Pac. ' 'i' ""' "-' - . ' ..-Q,-3 I l I ' - I A Q'-1.2 ' 1 " Pilots, man your planes! " 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 wait. " Start engines H W 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. W3 i 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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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- pressive entrance. An oceanborne traveller sees first the magnificent suspension bridge which spans the Golden Gate. 19 . ,-,..,,,.,,N... .. .. . ,. 1 ,fr Y 4. V , - f 1 v :www-fx--gm A -- - , , -i.,-...4...' W4 AY .1 .. Wiz,-,Q -- V 1-H'...L1f V' V 'V N i , nu UW., M, , A ....--..- ---- .,...-., A....-...,7H,Y,,,,, 4, g - -f xi-Www U, . W" M- i- I - -E, 4 San. 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' rvr A' ' ,:,i':'-- "lui-I '. ...f-,. JJJ4 7fUJ4,9.9 Photo by Ellis 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- prehensive shore establishments of the Navy. Photo by LT Marlin Photo by LTJG Astrich 24 ZL' , . ' f - - - Golden-clad King Kamehameha Ulv!llO-"' Honolulu's City Hall , l l 1 Punchbowl National Cemetery Photo bv Loveioy -Blow Hole .Pho tos by ENS Miller 25 ' . rv i - lid., e. - ,..-.....---......-in-nm-""'--' Palm trees, Waikiki and Diamondhead I 26 gf' .--, FQ f wg..,,,c L: as-ax, 1 ,., lm., ,ww - "H K Y 'W6A", w 1' W VA' v0,, 4, K ' ,MV . f'-sz. 'Wu '52, lv ,fm Q1 Q N' wtf' ' A 4.4 ...L Photos by LT JG Wasser ,- QF 0 ,f,:,:f,,n 5: 3 ' N "ff f f' ' ,'1f?W ' QQ ,, 2 27 -.-- -- .. -, ff-W , -V - - 1 , ,N-,-.X-Y A . ' .-., ...- Y i.....qr'-- .7- L 5 Contrasting View from the ship-Cabovej the Arizona, a grim reminderg Cbe1oWD the hula girls Who met us at Ford Island. N 1 l w H 1 i i 4 N Y i ,S if X , 28 5? 1: px: v by i i y Q y, i ,,' L ,H 'Q f I J, ': ' A V I: ' if ' fm ' L -2 1 'V ' ' 1 " ' Photos by LTJG Lawder A real haven for liberty hounds was Waikiki. 'IM Photos by Ellis Photo by LTJG Lawder Photo by Ellis , 29 5 , ,-,, ,, -,- gy-I--f 1 rviil f . r- fi w-Q! WU M, i i if - 1 l l l il- U , i 6 ,.. f. Q U U UU UU U l fa U U I U, .U UU UU . .U U UU? UU ..U UUgU?.UUUU3. , ..,. U UU .- U U U. .U U -U, 2 af f,, 'reg -Q c f 1 2 ' , 1 t A , - 1 I . 6 U ' U- . . UU U' -". ' 8?', " A U U ,I ' V ' U U ' U 4U U ' U U . A 1 -Sglfr-ffiie' sf'.,, 'P A-A, c It 1 P' 1. 2 c , s 1 . - . U U U A, A. ,QU Y, , I U g U U , , , , 9 U5 .9 ,, . if. U U U U U U'U U U A U U U 4 U U A U UU , 6 ,- Wa, 3 '- ,L ,6 ' 4 , 2 5 U ao'-"'i"" U . CQ ' U , - - ' U V ' , pf' 0 fo 43- T IH ' ' 1- - ' 0'f- -' .P .1 , 7g ' Y 1 "fend is if :9"g"l 4 A -'gig viao . 2 . a, is - ,.. ..,' 5 of -gn u. - - 1 ' f . 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A if su, fe, - .-. .1 ' . . , ' - -,,,,,, gig., , . - . - Y: ' ily if l, l Because of their great size and intensity, tropical cyclones, when 5 fully developed, are the most destructive of all storms. Violent Winds IU , o o , and mountainous seas accompany intense tropical storms for many , miles at sea. In the Western Pacific these storms are called typhoons, Q which simply means "strong wind" in the Formosan language. ,. i . 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 F 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. 30 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 westward. i "ser HEAVY wearnefz Couourroiv THREE " 31 Z- T'g,',.'.,5gg5:f' - '-s:f',',-'E-gf,tf,,g,,.,f 'I M' .Qfmnasrfr 75:3-f-W i7E.1...-E..'l:.IZ?i -2Usf'2 '.'-hz .-,fwaaisa ,W fs ' ,. ..-f..m.- --:.- 21.-"'i' A" - "Aa - 'H l l i .wt . ,N fl f.-ci 4- i - ' . ,, f',',s,2.uvyq,,",f 1 ' '.,,.,w. 1,' f - - A V - ' - 1 q. 3-, Sill, E i I I i , 1 i i i l l l l i l g, i X, i l E l li li l. EE in l l l H42 it f , i i i Y ..1':',f, -' ,:44i:fg'f ' -1 ,, ,. f t . ' '. - ' I J- ,V ' u -. .,. Q , 4 - f lffwq 'fly 'r ,, - , , . . A V, ' fi . . V V 7 1 err?" -- , -W----Q-:Qi Tile Factory Jymw , Okinawa is not the best of liberty ports. However it's proximity to Taiwan, Korea and China make it strategic. The population is in many ways quite primitive, the principal occupa- tion being farming. Ticonderoga sailors managed to make the best of our short stay, because just to be on any solid ground again was great. It was rough sailing from Hawaii. Community Wash i l GO'CE1I't Photos by LT Marlin Glass Blowers Moonbridge Q 'I 'f ,, I iw VKNK' . i 'V T p .t fi y T l it y in y 5 32 l M .,,, 'J x - '70 ' wr?" I 'fe 4' -.Q 1 is , " f , Qt " I ' W Q x .Uv-W V . -,Wg 5 ., Q lb 2 qua. f. Q . , 2 u ,V If fygkw ff, , 'I ,.-gf - 0339, . f f 1,4 N, JR Rf ' ' 'fsif' 4,-, -'wg ,, i Q,-.gm j M f ' Wyf"-,.'- .W w Defy' , M1:f4u'f?fQ'.:.,, 1, w , 906 -4-'Q -H5 o 1 -a- -r W: A f f- ffff-f-ref - .1 A Brldge Watches Gun shoot Photos by LTJG Lawder Refueling oi A, 5 , 34 Q ' 4 o 5 LJ' ...htpsls aw- f"""! x ,. ...tx , W f 2 3 :K V' IQQKLQEHQ af .Sym b E Y , A, W- P V . b- --qegg----f-1:1ae++a.j42.-.'--iari-AJ:-fva+.i,f The actual preparations for entering port begin several hours ahead of mooring time. On this page are pictured a few of the incidents connected both with the preparations for and the entering of port. Photos by LTJG Lawder 36 K Q"A,-f i1 ,f T ,5 7 5 ,.,, by ,A A' f,.f ,,Ai ly g 54 l , T ' l 1 P Photos by LT Marlin ,lr-:' X X K vi 5" ,,,'5115S:,:lJ'- X ii- ' s 5: . r Sf U l.rL'f5-"-- it ,"' Photos by LTIG Lawder t-Num, 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, which can adequately be described in one Word -dirty. , Photo by LT Marlin 37 QCA l. - glv - - . . -.--'.- ' , 38 sw, f"'S During our stay Captain Coleman held a personnel inspection. . -- . 14, ,Ir-3-1-hJ,M..-,,.,, t -x '-'w.-1---:-"f-:": l N 1 Q ll unsung 40 ll. -.-. ,E was had by all. , 1q.: Lbfzwstf 'uf . 'f :W hw A good time ,s' Let's just push it over the side Wait till you see next yearls model. CAG on fmal: Comments left to rightg "He looks high and fast." "More Work for me." " There goes the spin gear." "Whats that Sir P, you say there's no meatball ? v1 V N Hey, Mom I 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 We 44 The damages of the last war are still being rebuilt. ff Manila intersection 1453 Qlfigfiiiggf- "1 'f ' -4 :aff 3 :.,n.1..1..,., . .. .. , Q 1-1 r . .. V 'fb , L:.,,..,.. V , ,Lu-.. ,I :A N 1 N 5. . .X Q, ,. . 1 , ,- -'xxysj j.-1 ., ':, ,f"T":1'3 max ""' ' . W S .. 1- A ,TT .. . ., . .-, . , -'neun-evu:,. 4 1 Photos by LTI G Lawder Photo by LT Friel Photo by LT Marlin Photo by LT Friel .. ' ' if 1- -V ,, 1, - wif " ' . " 39" ,L - ,qu 'gf 1',,.A-,nf 5 f -' ...vue f " .L""V ' 4 'GTV "ie-..QQ1fT'V'WiLif .L , 4 ' ' -"Ewg5,9,:1M -111 """o 'L-asv: ,...,g,,,irws W-L al H 1 M I L H W , , 'WWI-4gg"4Qll M , -1+ w ,Q - - N L- 1' w fI"'?..1p,.. Q ' ' ' v '-.-. .-- -. . .-.-..,.l.L.L, .. , ' --' 1 Jxfowg J 0745 Photos by LT Marlin 'W 3.54 'feffviw ' r .lf ' mmf . aw., X "'2z'wff2-'W-ATM Milf cz if 'saw ,fag-z f' " ,uh -mf anv- 'Wm ,1 my if it 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. gl 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. fix xx X fs .X XX - X x W aq- X CQ-P 6 '.w"j,,p-f has had ,nw-1 www fhfx 4 , ff -auf xiufff f , f MM f f f 4 Photo by LT Marlin Photo by LT Marlin 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- I 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 them into textbooks for children. 7 Photo by LTJG Lawder 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. Photo by LT Marlin Photo by LT Friel HMM Basket prowed boats are shelter for entire families. Rocked by indifferent Waters, C! B 1384 is home. ,, ,, ,. una... ,.,, Q..- 5 'I -A -SW T" r .. . -. 'dd4'L...e..smx.- e....a.... ,.... I I ' ,vi . ,. , - L 1, ,A . .,,.,., V V. , - . I li . . - oto by Mr. Watanabe JAP! 70' 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 Winters are severe Japan's Weather is incli dt b , ne o e temperate, often humid. The rainy season Clate spring and early summerj discourages travel but is indispensable-the total produce of the farmlands provides l on y seventy-five percent of the staples required for the nation's eighty million people. 52 iw ' ei ' 1 i 53 v--s.,.,' - . -, .V . -'-- - ' . . .7.' ""7"7 ' L " 1' - Q"--2 '1.-L -...1..,V Y A 15" ff---'H "5-.,"f!"'U . ., .. . .. ,HH ,I,-.-5.:.,...1-.....,..,., .1 ... . 1""' vnu- ,ad .164 WUAJIMQJ4 - , , . v fl I . 1 1 - 1 . 1 - Arif! . Photo by LTJG Wasser Daibutsu 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. Visited by school boys. Photo by LTJG Lawdef Photo by LTJG Lawder Pachinko Kamakura aa Cab rr Photo by LT Friel 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, patient. ,, 50 vu - ,-, -Mm., .. A . 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. 56 yofo mea "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 price." "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 money. 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. l 1 I 5 i I Y Y Y 1 5, Y Y . 1 I: 1 . 1 J Y? 2 E Q l I, I L Y E 1 1 1 l N N l x! 5 Y l V ,i ,w i2 z 3, 4N iw , ix 4 ag W K! -R 5 I Y 1 1 i 111 H N1 4 ,, 5, Q1 iw ii 31 I 2 3, H - H 1 W lx iq VN 1 I 41 J JIU. -Ui' 'I .Ll 7nI 'ii 'WW ,.Y,.,,,, pf ? Um.-, 41, . . ,WH EE mu.. V ff- f 'I fagigfzig. . ,, -. -- - - 4-.-H . -..,,Y.,.,-o1f - 4 - - -.v,-.- -.-.-,-.'-.1 i ? a f i In cc V Photo by LTJG Photo by LTJ G Lawder Tp... ,,.,, - F. Y Q 1 I . . ., , ,Z A ' vi ' W4 Kia Z ' .-ff," bl 'P W A . My 5, :.,,H,.!f K fntgwo. r?,'f,gi ,- w :: f L K 3D'f"T-f - Wasser Uh J... , -H., -l f :mil-, 1-1 ,- - fi, 1 . 1, , N -1 5' ""'Axf'MAX7h:g ' W ,f than - wg- f . 1' P1 .4551 2-,z-:H ' , N ,, Q 2 ?" f?f'k, "'w2'ff A " ygjf. :wk ""',' f""w 1L . 5' ,k' -'WW ' ' ' -f' ' ' J .ajgfffj ' 5TgfPw.,::go2Q,, mal ,,, , , , , , Photo by LT F riel 60 Photo by LTI G Lawder Photo by LTJG Lawder 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. 61 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, D. C. Commander Lemos is no newcomer to THE BIG T. He was a part of Air Group THREE on the TI during the 1956 Mediterranean deployment. '.r.. Q' it 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. .fgclminiofrafion " 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. 63 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. ills ,,- -4 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"'. S 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. .:,:. A tlft ' rf V fs Q GU, N A ayy,f,f. Jwggg-fr f fl ! , f ,,i,.. , 'Q 4 y l p r yyppy gt.:-4, y .J ,J get ' if tyas f Q, ,M '9 ""'Hom 1' Axlx i X 2 fly, X The Public Information Office occupies the same space as the Education and Training Office. This ofiice under the guidance 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. 66 l i , l I I l , l l I ii l Y i r 1 K l l Q- X x ,N ,1 XX X 1 4 ,f I X, ffffffj'-....+,,UV it 17,11 X 1 's M fx H IM! ! ! Fil? U W I MS W, XQVSXH X NKXN U X X R SM T if x N J 1 Q 1 N Q X Og 'gk mx X J :XI X 3 6 x X fx, FX a N x iw E xii . X X X 3 x M I :N X Nx 0 N ? ? A 'W '-ig Q X M X Q W I Wiz f 1 f ff! wi . ' fr 4 , Q X X W Y XXX Q7 h 5 V- X .n ' 11 ll .4 X ,f A 55-J' E X. 'A 5 54 "J " '17 X ' 'A fi A 'ffl 1 1,11 ' , , w fm' f 'Yew QL 63 fm ffffg Y X My 7 T 7 in " Q SX lb ' f? 'f N fb QQ? CDR R. S. ' Merritt l 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 Larson. 68 x lffli 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. f, ff , zz' . ma an 4 f47Z.zf iff f X Xu 69 ' 'izgvw .-. .,. ..-... ,.. CWO Larson and Wiget, ETC, check equipment , history cards. Mm .u , 4 3 if ,M OE Division: First Row g D. H. Smith, H. A. Devore, R. T. Donate, J. E. Wiget, CWO D. C. Larson, LT J. E. Armstrong, 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. 71 The MHF group pools their talent to put a URT -.. 1 Chief Munger conducts a radar equipment instruc- tion course. UAF Gang repairs a receiver. Chief Hinshaw, Dalton, Bullock and Donate gather around an ANXGRC-27 giving it a last check before putting it on the air. '72 Daniel, Prout and Schleicher repair a communication receiver. I Chief Munger supervises Shultz, Caldwell and Smith, as they repair the CCA radar. - Q. -..ii , , i H V Y v VS ,N-,vLlLA'ZL Y, . ,vi.:,7.',. Q, 5 , 1.1-,, , 7..v.I , J. -.i-. . J. CDR J F Drk C011 CIC Omcer Air Operations officers monitor a ' ' D ' returning strike 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. Barrier. ' Operations officers stand by for Cruise Book phOtO. 12 Controlling the Combat Air Patrol in Fleet ,,,,,,,,,,, Air Defense. 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. 2 1 Ed? 1 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 Office The OP Division though relatively small in numbers does a big Job and accomplishes a vital part of FICONDEROGAS mission 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 N I u A s , I Q 1 I . , , .. . . . . . . . . . f 7 , 7 9 1 2 . . . . . . H ,, u ' H , v ' . , , , . . . . . . . H e - ,, 4, - ,, . . . . . . ' 9 cn 2 as - y V 'J Vx f WA Z! A-. - 1 77 lg - ....,, wt-V, i 1 l 1 ' l l l I l 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. l l 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, . o t. ' l 3 l 3 l 1 l l l l 1 1 l l 1 l l 78 l - ....-.-,m AA Van Fossen sending on teletype, Chambliss keeping gear in Work- ing order. R. L. Quinn sending over the circuit. B. A. Fulk receiving over the circuit. ." .. ., v. ' 5' ' ' '- V AQ' .J.fs7"iQ-v- V1-1 ' r-f"4NL4"jV-'jj'f..-I 'r-1-5-,--5.-,-. 1-f-, :-:-1' - ':l4 ' -- -.--:Vx-:-1. .-.-, . ,ru--v-n-sung-N-,,-. 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 destroyer. 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. Burbank. 1 l 80 -' 'X 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- ation HO-87. ,I 82, Harrison and Rinner receiving a light signal from a plane guard destroyer. i l I i 1 i 1 i 1 E i P I , , 1 Ramos and Carrell inspect and clean optical gear to improve efficiency on the Watch s S i xy iii Y! QI Q . I Sf? ii? ALIOTHX Q X X XQDTZ f x 251 ? , ALKAID I f EH ff XG DU' I s '3 255 ,Z v 213 Zn! . 9- 4 X3 3 , , , fff J 1 41? ' fwmnf t fimy X' ""' W f iff- ,gf jf? 'A f ' LW I XM W f XX 'iw 2 f ' . af? f 'ff ,, ffj '51 f 'X Q, x 5 'N 2 J AQ A X NYE: ' Y 'Sf fyj X 1 f XF if I N . ', -P XXX - - " f .,,-ff ' 5. .L w ff,A v- X f M 2 H N 2 fl ' f' ,Q C' -X X 'Vx' X , x Ill' If I ,r If jl f QM 7. XXS 1-f g": ' 14 'N ' -A-A N Division: First Row, N.D. Lowe, R. V. Boberg. S. D. Miles. Second Row, D.R. Torrey, G.D. Nichols, B. S. 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, B. L. Hughes, D. R. Shaffer, M. H. Jones, R. C. Buchan. 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- CDR Meyer, Navigator ing to Gaines, QM 1. ,f , pl Eff' F I A l 1 l l 1 l V Davis lays off a Course on the Chart During special sea detail Lowe takes House dead reckoning tracer. azimuths of navigational aids. w 1 L 1 i E l j il ln ls 1 il n l l 3 Mangum, QMC, ENS Dawes and Buchan take on 1 Boberg and Wade stand azimuth to check gyro error. helm and lee helm watches While entering port. The Quartermastefs Notebook is compiled by Miles M or In l l 5 n l l 5, l ill , l l 1 1 , 1 in nl 3 a X fy W fx ff - gajllulfl mumff X! X V' El Y 4 2 I f' X S XX S ,f If , , f ' , f nn - X C ff ' iw U L U ,Z f , 7,1 f fff 7 H fbi I 1, f j i !! 1' f f f X ff ff! , ff! I ff I I X ff' ff ff If ff X I f ' X I X! f ff ff, X I F ' ff X X ff 1 f f I! , X If u x I J f! f .4 K 52 Q ' 1: Tli, . ,f .1-"" i - ' , S x L' N- .er fa " ax WW ? ' Af . f s I V. v T T. N. Porter, LT J.A. Donovan, LCDR C.R. Fossett, CDR First Row, LTJG R. S. Currie, LTJG P. R. Standley, L v W. B. Dickson, LCDR F.lVl. Posch, CAPT W. E. D. Shepherd, LTJG IP- Ashford, LTJG R- M- Lavvdef, LTJG W. C. enson, CWO H. A. Wiseman, CWO R. E. Johnson, CWO D. P' .S dR gCWOH.Cl k, CWO E.L. Sor U Vliini!nger?CL1?l'JG OW. K. Prindle, ETJG J.F. Sullivan, LTJG C. W. Barnes, lst LT B. A. Pifel, LTJG A. C. Slutman, ENS R.L. Janney, ENS J.L. Farber, ENS S.B Young, LTJG DC- Malm- 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 sea. Copher instructs Yeomen, Wat- kins and Shade, concerning gunnery forms. The Sail Locker Crew mm X Dozier posts the next day's watch list. 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 Aweighf' 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. ff ff 7 I u-'.,.1+g-,g,g.,- -' .-.-:-U,-Z-I". uf- f -.. fri ,576 ! Q 2 f 1-11-1? A Q W7 IZ J J QV IU 2 J Ki I5 S l ly f f Q L .qlce jo recad tk N 1 w w n IL- 90 , 1 , . 1 QE ' I , A bolo line is sent to a tanker by Boyd. Miller fakes down a messenger. eloknidkmenf af Sea, Wilson heaves in on a messenger returning from a destroyer during under- Way refueling. The supplies reach station ii 9 by highline and are swiftly passed on to striking areas LTJG Malm and Light BM 1 plan Work for 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 brush. 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 W wf .rf 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. A-,W ? 4 4 - ' i ' v Y 'B X 'f V 4 , . ' ,M 4 Y . S f9 75 4, 1 W f ff 93 V447 Q53 .5 C ,..1 2 QUARTER, f X sffvrm X 55,2742 af U f J u Z f ' f X 1 my 7 ff ' 4 I Ofiicers' country gets a new coat o pam . J 4 gk, .srl Gleason supervises the upkeep of the starboard sponson decks. 94 Over A11 Lines " +e """f 'sr ' f n " " ' 1" -"M A 'ss' H A H p ' . , The block is rigged for a highline transfer. Kockler and Lloyd make a bolo line up for heaving. M 31 JJ- ff' .sf . rghhne Manned and Ready e Lg 1 ine tahon The supplies move off the highline station. 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 and Triefenbock. 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. ' 96 , W1-.. . .:l::..f . . . - ,Y l . "ef-Q 5-We fa 'ei A . K f 05,4 217 2 ' e ' 'ri' W 'Dx 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. f 97 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 1 l L- .1 Q ill l 5 J f- l- bf 5- r . A' - , charged with the operation of two ship,s paint lockers, and despite the reluctance of the Damage ' 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. 98 I H Bringing the oi1er's hose across - ' HOOLUUQ UD Pht b L - T G Photo by LTJG Lawder O O Y J Malm iw, u 0 The supplies pass between ships by burton rlg.. Taklng a good long drlnk. Photo by ENS Jamey s Photos b , . . L5:I'JG Lawder Marmes move food to Str1k1ng Areas. QZR""' 3 f 1' ' -vf"1vv'1--"---11-pg ff,-f-V----. - f..- -f ,. ,. . . ,. T - , Y .. . l ll ll 4 1 l l l l li ll ll l l Z Q al xl 1 fl 1, W. l i, ll ,, i 5 1, il I l ! l 1, ,E l Fx il l The " Fighting Fourth " is a compact unit composed of approximately thirty well-trained men. The role of these men is u' b dth 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. - l ' 100 W xg 'f- 1 R ix 51 M , L ,v - e 2' I , 5 ' m 101 ,E my ,XXYIA , 102 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 smoke ! Vital and versatile, the Fifth walks softly, yet carries a big stick. 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. . V 155 ui- 1v" f -wr --.-- I v l r l l 1 w Chief Schwieder and Magee track down that elusive spare part. Blankinship has the attention of McDonald, Pale and Fruh as he explains projectile paint markings. Mount 51 gets a good squaring away. I O4 l uh--an -w c fir I Eb? 'mfs ui' 114' 2 7, 1 f CCL i dir e...,.,.. ff" 4 5 iff., 1 "1 X .w',j..S' si 'give Luigi.. xwiAi?3,--- .Wf- ,NX L - "Now END of Fmme RUM m smRBaAm: . .. " 5 1 1 l l l l i 1 i i -l l l r fl il Ql l ll l ll l l l l l l l l 1 l 1 I5 ll 1 l i. l l l. 1. 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 aircraft. 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. Ship's divers Wallau, LTJG l Sullivan and Woefe with aqual- 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, 106 Williams, Allen, Beaton and Toney assemble a Bomb Fin 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. ,. ..,,f L 1 w . if l jliiifi -".f S 1 A r 515 r ff-fri l ?' .Av fr 107 r V I 4 -15'-1'-'flilff-V1-41.4-2,31'2-fr-v:::::zezgzjzgzgz,-5:3,,:,..-.:.-g:::.1 ---1- E Rockets are broken out on the hanger deck M I 20 mm. ammunition is belted. 108 I. Lxx f If 'V 6 ru! 1 9 IL ' WWYWZPQ :IWWMI X 5 SX X 'HQ B , 2: " 1 I S it -- g bd, LTI G Sullivan supervises as Catlin, McCloud and 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. 109 f 1 i U i 6 i o u 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 eventuality. 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 ". 5 fx N rw X 14-N Rl: dxf? 2 ,XI 52 il L S ff 'l-2 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. 110 X ,..j , , 21 'N ,A ws 1 .4 V. f i ,ff , 1 - .- ' 'PM' V' ' ' 15i,-s':ff1r- -fig...--.L..:.,: Q " Handle it gently, men, it's ready to go " Abney and Schuntz test check another " bird H 112 Fire control is the technique of delivering effective gun fire on a selected target. 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. 'Pug' "'529-2235-nv-u-v-gan:--.-..b 7-Q ,-.fi V T"7T'T' , ': ' - - V . V. N - --. Y .-,-,,. .,. . ..., ...... ... 7. , ,.,., . , ---,,. . " f, -.iw if-"f "ff: ., iv. " . . n-,..42'fTl'.'5TI.?f-""-'-'-A-.a.g- - -"-----"- -'-'-"- -' "' Burgi, Notton, Miles and Sanchez inspect the presen 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." A 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 season. Captain W. E. D. Shepherd, USMC, commands the detach- ment and lst LT B. A. Pifel is the Executive Officer. l8f6LCAl'l'lQl'lf 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 . if.. 3 .J l .2E,EEi-SJl2f1' 3. Detachment Commander conducting a training class. Discussing the latest Word from Headquarters Marine Corps. 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. ll7 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 personal gear. Reversing the steps on a ladder for safety i precaution. ' ,, , 1... .-, -N -1-.,.:: 5 yn Q. Y.-Y " ' " - Yifffgg-ie V up E - ,.5.xnv'--f--5--in f,,w--1.,.+- - . . e 4 1 U gli Honcho 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 efiiciency. " 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 1 V I I V: all l li 4 ll l l l W Division: First Row, S. W. Ward CWG R E Slutman, CWO H. A. Wiseman, C.L. Shultz, A. Di Dai'Cb1g11dSeISecIdr1ixcliGRR' Currie' PCDR C' R' Fossettv LTJG A- C L. O. Betters, D.H. Pennington, H. A. Morris, S. M. Beatty J G DOWOW, L. B. Ortiz, C. R. Freeman, W. E. Sprague M. L. MCDOW, T. G. Taylor, F.D. Boiander, R. W. Towies E3 in iinuds1oti1y,13INTA1i4SteWa1E.LTVl?rd ROW? OW' Moms' ' ' ' ' - - OYCF, . . ilson, W. C. Weitnauer 120 --i Security Risks .X v., ' I just can't locate those other three election? li ii lk. 3. Ci 5512, fl ,. m , E i,ic rc: -if: iii ini g.. if, QS P t il? J Q ml, xg Qpldl if M f" - lf' J 2? X i x A F Xl Q light XIX f. yvx 3 ll i' " Creep up on it quietly! " ni , 9: Turn to, Commence ship's Work. 121 Il ... 4 1 C ! 7 5 SX ,Ln f ng S 1938 2 af' X E sg , X Exfxi fl xi 3 Xi gf k X 1 1 2 3315:-6, 5 X I , ' 'f H - x 1 X X g , F X X 'a X 'N . X x ' l ' XNI- X QI, gp' ? J Yi , ,wif i"' ,fl + , T X X nf' 4' f ---' --fi ,fi,5'4'- 4 ' L " . ,,f 4 af -- "iff ,S -if " ,M A? if Z -vii ,X 1-V- f 'f as , ' Qt. K K U ...l ZIV", ft, 'H " "l'5 V "' A f X- A ,c C - fffk ' if, . f I A ,V , -- , ,. gf- f xxx N S I FglXf"i' If -ff' .iii- Y dn Ti 1, QA ' g ' -1 - X.- X 0 XY 5 Q, v gg, X I ' an ,J X 'X-X ,uk I Z wx! ,. uf A A as QBAEEST 3 3 Q Sh' f-. Y X 2 1 2 KX 5 5 i T -245 1- x i i X, if 3 X 'L'- 5061 14. nf lg, - ei-:ilxr A X XE ., '---1.5 , ' '--' -1' ' J" ' n A- 1 T ji! 3 - v X - D " 4 - ,. ,IH "" TI- .K ,H 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 AH. .... . 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 Th . .A . . 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. QP, Taffreaoffif c - ' U ... QM: -' -1 --h-'- NGU FL ITE QWIRTFRS J FUT5 QUARTERS . - ' Second Row! . R. D. C l , CDR C. L. Dillard, LT J.C. Wold, LT R. L. Grappi. LCDERRTMC, VLITHI-efnliolgflilpflcan, CDR qliillllsflorrison, CWO R.J. Hudson, WO P. E. Montgomery. 123 ' l .u,:,e'w' - w-v ,Y..,,1,, ,H-mv-A - " , ' -. 'iv'--i..g-.-' '- '-' i- 'V .- ,- .,- , ., , ,, ,. , ---..,.. e i . , , .- - . r - Blueshirts and Yellowshirts alike push a Banshee 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. 124 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. t ,J k ,Ag fi J 5 l D 3 I l X,-.f"" A-Zffigcf 1 A muster of V-1 is held prior to the days flight operations. A moment of relaxation for Crisp and Gunderson, the " Hot Papas U of the Crash and Salvage Crevv. . ., K G1 T4-WT Z'-i'Lii'f.:5igkf-:il-.':.v.iLf 3 i5f'l'L7i7'l7"37"ML' ' ' ' HMQWV' "1 K' S4955-ix '5 1 - -. AA, ' . . - -- ' ' "" ' " 'N ' A l I 1 1 n 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 L W A L S 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. 126 l..g,-:,'-":""', ,, ' 'ff- L - A ' for action. A yellovvshirted plane spotter gives final hand signals to the pilot of this Demon while moving on to the catapult. Not a " Man From Mars," but an alert and ready member of the Crash and Salvage Crew prepared Mfg' Mt' :W 1 tr 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 ur w , 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. - www- -. -iifwesiwwssustsaun-wuasulgrfsm. 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. Rlggmg the barricade calls for cooperation b6fWGC1'1 Flight Deck and Arresting Gear crews. VM, T wt'- ' fa. i 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 V 1 1 1. ,1 V 1 5 E 1 1 1, 1 i1 1 I 1 1 I -1 I I 1 91 V1 1 11 11 11 i 1 1 I 5 1 .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Xgx X ff? Q Q Q 1 fee? W K O oboe P 'Q' M0 , Y ,Q - ld- ' , 1 on OJ fl, K - cf, C-if-S 'fn nf , cm f fr or Wo' , Y Ld-,,. wirsunf AUi1LllfRY MAIN Lflllc' ,, FUN' E Sfor' 4141.115 ,fn SLQZEARRGFR 56 S C?s""' 8 fur-ff ik: -W-I ffvauff vfuve J' 1 n Vg 5 da LARGE WG MANH-,-OLD RECEIVER 1 ,qs L.n1'l'LE WIN- Receweg A F Q i ,, HOMC OREU MAIN AUKILMRY I-.INE DIREQT To THE BolL6F.S Start of the cycle, strapping the air craft on the Catapult. End of the flight, another one safely aboard. Retract the wire for the next one. 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 x il y. Z I. T l i. l l . . xii ' li . l' il 11 WJ K bran LT R D Colvin I L Thompson R S Mara L D Goodman, ' s . . . T 7 - - y ' ' 7 ' ' N , . ' , . . . gblifrlCEi1aslE:inA.RH'gr1iu3iisgn5 Txlrfd Row' Di1Galata, H. C. Trego, RJ- Thayer, 1-5. EdW8fdS, PENHYSOU, l ' '. ' ' ' ' , T. A. Tradal, J. W. Milam, . . urner, . . 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 55311!'ik1E1'gr?.JNL SIQ:oE2hglldSOn,TvxiIV1i Washington, D. E. Graham, G. M. Beck, R. E. Shearm, W. J. Trumbull, 3 D. E. 'wefiiea D. A. Ward, c. einer, B. J. Thomas, W- E- Ffafy- l 2 i ii A 131 Q' , ! L U il V H H H lx H H is i Y W Q Y l I W 4 i 1 Y 1 1 i l ! li ,, ii 3: 1 w 1 f 1 E w Q l H 1 2 Pi ' 'ffl ly in E11 We cou1dn't have messed it up that bad." Taking her up topside. Stand clear of the 112 elevater. 133 4 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. V-4 D. . . I . I , LF. Jigga? D. 1E,fr?Ei1I5j?1:1V,'P?i?'HZSgigZ1 RNS-533353, Igetgsgegd, GRM7. glagk, D. N. Schmitt, L. D. McDonald, . ' ' ' ' OWL . . ordon, L. Knippers, A. W. Spade, .T-Jh ,CWO.W.H - . . o nson anson, J. W. Bird, H.C. Hoxsie, J. R. Gilchirst, J. L. Wheeler. Third R W' S. W. ThomaS O.Sf ,D.P.W,,, ' -- - , f e ert 1tt R C Harrison, J.J. Giri, J. M. Michel, L. E. Mead, R.R. Walters, J R Gaffetitj J P Pannel, F. D- Chisler. Fourth Row, B.A. Marian, EA. Phillips, cfr. Mathews H R Ramme G A 'M' h M'P' K .1 3 ' 9 - - aI'C , . . lltl. l --n.1....s.... I I 1 1 l l T s p I 1 J l 5 1? l E li l 1 I K 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. L 1 W' 5 N r X, 1 5 I E X W -Ji--3 w D mil Xfh fy M' Vi fl I ff . , 'A , 1 4 , I i .fp , 1 3 , ? i S A J ., MW, . MZ ,M - f f 1 If av I' I ! V v 1 l i l 1 l l 4 i l NOW THE : 5 1 Aircraft Starting Crew, I Mobile Equipment Crew, Aviation Electrical Crew, ,ig .ff fr! Liquid Oxygen Crew, Aviation Electronics Crew, Bomb Director Shop Crew, Aviation Metalsmith Crew and Clerical Office Crew Hand tools, Special tools, Starter jeeps, Tow tractors, Ohmmeters, Voltmeters, Starting cables, mms Power cables, Engine stands, Check stands, Diode tubes, Triode tubes, Route sheets, Check Sheets, Solder irons, Angle irons, Regulators, Generators, Welding machines, Grinding machines, Hydraulic carts, Oxygen carts, Gasoline, Acetylene, Welding rods, Hot rods, Benches, Wrenches, I Oils, y Soils, IU , , Plus three mess cooks and LT Grappi are -6 LUL6L0l'L j li i ! 137 5' " Mae Wests " are inflated and checked for leaks. 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. L38 , .,.. , .. .,......m-. Q.. ss'-sm.. ' S N Q i I . X, ' . 5 . ' , ...f 1 x f ' . . g 1 'Q' . ,V ij' if 5 K ' f' if ,, , V f, . Av ' f -QI? 4 ' M2 527' f - ,fi f Q I Zigi? 4 V. 1 . M Q ? , fy. s 5 'Y if V-6 Division: First Rowg E. M. Jones, W. C. Wortham, K. D. Powell, L. C. Small, G. A. Blevins Second Row, P 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. A.L.... 11.4. ,W 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 utilities. " 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. HU1 TE -t RAW D Triplet J Brown M W, Ricketts, J. W. Updegraff, B. B. Morgan, T. M. Tunnell. Second - ' 1rs o ' . , - f ' R . R L C t ,C Benskin LTJG D W Humphreys, LTJG E. J. Chichowitz, LTJG P. E. Caine, V. O. Deburry, l owg..aes,.. f " E. G. Morris. 141 ' A -Y - 4 ' ", ?'-vi, ...v . Y , Morris gives the canopy a last polish. The Vertical shaft bearing is checked by Benskin and Deberry. Starting the " chopper " in the tovvered elevater. Gates and Morris inspect the underside. 9 ' 4 as The Group Helo airbor Booting the blades Y H Y .-.-.'.4 -.--- ---Y- Y ,- ,..,,,v,, - - -Y f -- .. " v- v---.--Y, V , Bring., an K K Q A 4' , , 9 .Q "Q 1 I v 1 Vi U H 4? yi ll- n 1? VE u i I! li I W l 1 .5-. . ,xv : f Up M V i , I ' . o '15 T I ,, ' i J' K f fs.. krkhr f I U ' -g.N,....,.h...,i.,..,,.v.,M K V, '- " . as I f .-L ' I Q T- fo A 1.-21 . I 1 5 gf 1 ., .- ., , ,.', . 4,.-mm?-f .-1: J , . . ,.,,,f:,q3 QKVVQ, X K V 4 af i i ' i , W.. .Vu 1' 3 . .',.1 :,g-- .. ' , A ,F HH.-'A ' f5.g.,,4v-1 - I . -YM.. U H- N ,,AW,,f- , 1,5 W ' 1. ., - i' '- V g , , M - :.- -. 1.25, iv.,-an -P'-' " 1' - .- Q ,- V: H4 +3 A K , I I n , W -ru:-.. ,,,,. a.,f,,.,,.f .- , 0 H i " ' i H ' H ' -- ff V -' ,. .W '- ' ' First one airborne on the morning launch. Last " bird " aboard at night. ENGINEER G 1 . - 1- 6 N l-Nl? Nl, '-,xx SH FTw 'MII' -ka Sm Sv' I5 :ii 14 gffl N-'V' Sjg I '-4 f L. . S Wvs. 5 fin. -6- hx "Q x . p R RN -rl. l , ja Z g YY li ? if , . ,ff --J 111 'U 'H ' 'F Q56-2-:exit xXx was A- H ' Vgmgwy -u--- --.-. . ,,, ,,,, VHYVIQ-Q , Q V -5. I Q V , , - 4 I First Row, ENS D. A. Emanuel, LTJG C. H. Billings, LTJG J. H. Tremble, LT T. R. Allen, CDR F.J. Peterson, 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. Phillips. 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. 146 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 tools. -X4 lbiuidion .f-"' 1164 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. 147 i 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 Team. 148 f 1 lj ,J .J . 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. 149 Z? miuidion 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 Black Gang. 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 XA , 4 , ,.., .. L L 7 ,4 . ,iff .Q ff A? , ,...1. , .... ,W W, 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. 152 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. S V . 12 M lilliillli , . Ai A ' Q12 ' 2 ll if "4 'N ., 3 ix 4 5 91- 4.41 MC' 8--we 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. 155 Cf? liuiaion 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 the job. 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. 156 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 Hopkins. ,Aiea Q , 157 l l w P in l S ' n 1 1 , i 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 ll l l S l I E I i Q i ix l 5 2 5 l I r I 4 in i 1 l I l 1 158 l i U i 6 i 0 n 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. 159 V V- V' - v-.-.. vv'-"L" 'gu-S ' ':.,-ag-: -..- 'W ,- 4 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. Tif :fi 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. '-mw,- L, , A 160 K 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. 161 4 V A H TW ' 1 " Y-N - --..,Y- . . . Q .ibiuidion 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 162 5 x l rl.. lilt .--.fr T151 C 6 . 'l, . , . . f 42 , A X -4 ,,. Q 5 XX , f f- ,,,, , f , , , "" f T 1 , 1 -'?A' 5 ' . T , X 4534 x X ! 21 1 ' X I 1 x y C if P . -V,., " 1. T' T 31 'T if D i f are W 4' WV ' , ., iii P C' Q 7 4 S W R Division: First Row, J.D. Green, F. C. Harris, J.L. Corso, M. E. Patterson. Second Row, I.L. Fox, L.L. La 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. fr as , 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 of delay. 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. fx x il ii i l l H U P P LY .-T XX X N NX X X X Ns X X X X X X XXX X XXX O X N I X o 0 0 , X z . J s Q 5 O X xx N Q X I 1 X X X X15 J X X X, f 5 s if X, X X I I v 2 ' v f 4 V 1 f o ' o X XT. N X. 1 ' I 'ff 7 ff 0 I r I 4 f I 7 7,,,,,,uqnm.R.:,mw!,-M7 ""'fQ5: "'?"'w?T'L?',f7"N" 'Z 1i9'r'E+i+.:..:i:--.1-:sri 1-'-,rkgggzrtfs gp-:311:5--11111,-z1,2-:1...,..-. ..1:- f- - - - A First Rowg LTJG D.B. Gruelle, LT L. R. Balderston, CDR R. A. Brademan, LCDR G. S. Pope, LTJG E. V. Coleman Second Row: LTJG E. E. Mundt, CWO RJ M. Morrissey, LTJG F. J. Adelman. k CDR R. A. Brademan i Supply officer 166 J ,. will ..,,, ,tw 4' 7 e.-I 'I , I i U i 6 i 0 fl I.. r H w V, fgfffffljfly Wm X, 4 X QX4 Q-T I I I X 7 fl Mil ., . - 1' ff - - ' MT wi - if ' ' h ,NAM NX - i ' fs My 4-iiQ.a , fl Mi X ' ' ,W fig 6 97 - X i 154'fi T , f , L' W f ,,' , M 5 W3 42. 4 ' J 'X 4 XX. - A I , gba x 1 1 fW1'f' ' -ff. ,X I 'Y gg, f 791531 ' Wh s , swim, 1 I X Hg , W lk , , 1, , N11 I I WI, .-f fl l fr Wf7,' fs' ff, X5 ff . fl, ' f , f M X + - 4 K! HMP 1 V yf u k I if A if X gf 0 . 66 5 I M , '3f"'2if'O32f- ' I V WA v W f if sf ff X 'alfiiafpi' ' 'F'f?zff-gf 'W-- ,-,.j 2 " X Z' ' I 0 X ' 'Nfl I-,144 . fl 1 Lf' I- ,K Y .. f , ' - .43 -,Z-, I fig, x , , - ,G a N I , E W J if M -L2 I f, X- W ,ff ,ff "'. f' I , !! L!f X " N- O X , s"' , """' Y- - f 'E qw A fff ' 'Gil fy ,ff ' hi-5 gl ', f , f ..,..-f f 0 I 0 , GN- if . Q Q 1 - , , N, , AW X 167 S-1 Division: First Row, J.R. Edwards, EI. Vidauri D.R. Smallwood, C. R. Bennett, R. C. Frilot, LTJG EJ. 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 A-202-A." 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 appreciated." S-1's reply: "Satisfaction Guaranteed." Battling the requisition and accounting problem Time for inventory again. Checking the dope. wwhawu. Q That's an electronic tube? A -ell f , Q2 4 4 5 X q 1 N NM XX X ' 1 Q X vw lu: X H , " QQ ! f nm' 9 NW I ' ' 1 4 9 , - MI QS' X ll : I X X X F si !! if x I W , f ax N-ff ff ..- 5413 we-A f f 1 X , 'Llp - K2 25.11-' JH V 4 V A :Q EY? rull "1 '-'?ff5io'7gY1 W , ZW F' 2 1 lla A twiki. ff- 3 J "A uuwhmfuw' L f .' If 1' ig ' ff P5 'OKHV X ww- N L tiki? 4 A7 N f . III W UM, " "'f' JN K if SW 0 3 HI , fm 1 9 Q -cf 4' I " Q-ff 'X 'Y if ,Rf K , , -ml X X in X X s Q ff im f 4 -. 1 I S5 Q X ,f h JLE1, ' M X3 V Q I 1 Dim ,XY X' rf Q lf x f - X, V J I, f kk I A nw-NW f 4 N y ff . ff L Qs ff f , xn. I x J, I - ' 'K fa Qmxmmw " If ff K 1 ' 6 ' f - C R NH T X 71 NHL , f D 1 ,, mp Law 7 ' f W 4 X if 'f Wm K Q x , X if i, x X Z fqf I N X X :gif f x ml. hu E ,J 17 , 1 X 1' 1 W, fQf gf L. , f "m f 'X Q ivid ion IL N, X X X. X N.. x h. P. I ,. .s 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 Oiicer. 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. 5 2' :ff I 49 ' .3 Q, ' 5 6, .gi f V, 26 Recipe for banana cream pie Separate the eggs and peel the bananas. Blend Well, pour into shells, and bake until delicious. Hamburgers again ? ? ? Only 50,000 more to go! !! I 173 J N1 -- as-is 5 X 1 .SJ-3 iuidion S-3 Division 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 znwnmmnofvmmmgnmdmws Tmsemmmdw gpwwz1nwt33WDW00ammmW,HWmd1amThmW,mnrmhmisa 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". UL L TIN BOARD jr! ' It 0 v , My gvfv f 'l-T 5 5:-MP5 srone 4 CLOSED FOR c-15.55 INVENTORY CLOSED FOR INVENTORY ll f- SODH Fouwrmu CLOSED FOR rr-um TURY 5 -Q.. --L . !!45?9 ,ff TI XG.- , 174 . M' J ' Q , ' Z 2 A ' 5 I A .g ai ? 2 .gl XV i ,' f ' t . .,., , J f , f ' Q P ' r f 5 ' 2+ f' fi 5' f 3 W . J i "" iildmfwfm 1 i f j V' i 3 if: -' A K ' f f' t f- , 2 X M A Q 1 A Q 5. . . A1 , V ' ' J N it :Wai t , S-3 Division: First Row, K. S. Behrens, F. A. Hamrick, R.E. Proifltt, W.A. Shadlow, D. V. Kujawa, J. D. Garrett 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 BhmmmhIlSPmmo NmdRmwInDWLRSMmmawmPlLBmmnRCQWgmsJLJmmsJDJMdo 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. u 7 ! 7 Chief Murphy and boys. GEDUN K 175 J f Q',fW ?Q 11Jl 1111 11 11 113 11 111 11' 1111 111' 1111 1, V1 111 111f 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 111 11 1 '1. 1 11 11 1 1 1 Barber Shop. 11 I1 Tailor Shop. 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Laundry No-0-0-0-o! I ! " 'Q TA, , 1 ,,,x . 177 1 ,KA z A Just a few of Supp1y's services. l 1 l A V g Z A W iv 34 miviaion 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 overseas areas. 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 ". ,!K-,,..1- ..., fy' it T' i XR i x X, f if X X , ff fi yiXgQig,.,,,,XX f X ff it li J !g XX L L , ff ' i , , , V I f af wiv y li ii I I li x 1 H ' r - i X r i I 1 X Y 1" l f , Y V l xi ll' ii ,ff l Q' l --K ir l Q ,,, . f ., if .A 4. i f V, ,,,. .V , ' f 1 , 2241. 11 ' ,. ' i "1 ' ' J 5. 25. 3 'Q 9, 4 , V a. .,., . , , .444 A ,, , .M V fr. : K .V V , 2 ? ' ' 5 . f . NXXX XS S . was-QW x ,wg 3 S-4 Division: First Rowg M. Hernandez, G.A McEdWard, LTJG E. E. Mundt, LM. Mondragon, K. D. Fink, A. Vaughn. Second Rowg D. Blackwell, L. Hunsucker, R. S. Mullehour, R. W. Donvan, A. K. Hall, W. S. Low, R. D. Abracosa. V Always at your service. 179 .., The Boss. CC An eye for an eye" .... an dough for dough. Is that figure right? 180 Immlllll m e ,e e e e . ff- irc:-41 HN Y .SJ-5 iliuidion 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. v ff SEVEN TH FLEETL9 Ri B X 1 r X Wnnnnoom lusim: TX C3 X Q X Q yrs 4 440 X 'Q Q 181 f 'Z' 2 fi 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. Dinner for 225. 182 l1l Lunch in the Wardroom is cafeteria style. X Y- w , 0 I Q xv, 0 Lf ' ' 'L fr THEME' Nl-L4 56 orv4Yafve slrrnvq ld rf-If wfmonoon.. S-5's friendly srewards. 36 gbiuidion 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. X - ff "ai F Q' A, 62 'Yf 6 F 4 'VFD ENR? F21 -I L kgs 1 is Xjjxl PN f'F,9, ffzx Y SQ94, QS I ai 5X 6' 7 MX 0 73,39 6 7' 'VO x"v N gc- 'P DN fy 4 6,314 or 2- f Ti X fp QYAIH . N Q, Y' XX 62-400. CI, Qc? Xi J f 41151 ERS i i 1 184 S-6 Division: First Row, M. S. Fuentes, D. K. MacDougall, H. B. Wilson, D. L. Hackmann, J. T. Hervey, LTJG 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. Just another issue Mule training a 7,000 pounds engine. 185 --.ff .V .uf . .. 4, ...a f I I v 0 . 4. 4.4! . .. M , .,.,, ,.- ,. H... .'.1f . .M ..-, .la 22,000 items in our Kardex. Technical research. Midnight Oil. A satisfied customer every time I 16 1 4 f xxxafx LW Zig, is! Q X X Q J NTT X2 ' Xxx Q X X 9 X .ik32 ,I Q N52 s' x2 f U 4 ,X X , b X 4 , N K f X nk S XXX, if N yi 2 X . jr X XX J x Q' fx ' 25 X ig 42 " QI. II I II I I EI II II I I I II I A, I I I I 1I I 'I I I II II JII .I I II I I i, i I. I E. -I II I I. I I ,. II ,. I I. ,. QI 'fi II III II I I I II 'I 'I Il II3 II III I II I I Ii II I II I .Lam . ., o K I Weclccaf .Lelaarfmenf "To keep as many men at as many guns as many days as possible 'i reads the primary mission of the medical depart- ' in 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. It read in part: W " 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' Wel1s,W.J.Smith, W.A.smIIh. yers em' AM' Klttelson' EW' Ehflch' LC- Bflttf T-E 188 Smith complaining to Ehr- lich and Dr. Nordstrom that a satellite has return- ed to earth. 5 Szyszkievvicz checking out vision. Careful Sampson, those bugs have been known to bite! i v 1 1 w F l L l i 1 V V 2 s i l 4 I l l x Mr. Boudreau and Chief Wallace in High Level Conference. Flight Deck Corpsmen in action: Kolker, Chief Jackson, Fitzgerald and Barron. Cristomo and Nelson repairing the evils of liberty. il n fi. 1 . l i e Kittleson and Smith keeping the record straight Dr Ellbogen Smith and Wells holding ward sick call ee"-X"-1: W. .,,., .,, V Y:-Wx, ,, -' gi Aj, Manning and Davison balancing the books. Fu11er's corner drugstore Dr. Kinneman, looking for gold? Take the pic- ture Reeder, the foot Won't smile! Poteet on sanitation inspection ,as 9 I We U 1 C i a Blazek giving a " H0tsi" bath. 2 S? .-.za-. 3 . . ,, my Y Y .Ma , , A mellia 8l9Cl,l"fl'l'l8l'lt 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. l D Division: First Row, M. B. Quinn, LT D. C. M 1' CDR Bryant, B.F. Lee, M.F. Mire, J.L. Crawford, B.R. DuttEbiij1Ti.C. Gr1ffiyG Rives' LT D T Mlelke Second ROW' R R ' 194 Chief Quinn checks the cardex file While Bryant, DT 3 does the typing. LT D. T. Mielke with Mire assisting takes an impression. Dr. Marlin performing operative dentistry. 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If 197 Mfll Xxhxhx MWA M X DL U21 IBD W has 11--Y,..,,. - ' 1P'ff'f',2H'- 7'57'i"c"fJU'us1-.e..v---,..g.:..-' :ui-F'-'. .-......, . , , , , 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 Groups. 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. Skippers 1 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 January 1957. 'l W IC HUM: UNE fl N Y i 5 N v 1 F xi - 2: N il l, , A Z! 200 u RADM Russell presents our sharpshoot- er with a trophy for second place in the " All Navy " competition. CHad gun - did travel ll Cubi Point Inspection CDR E. W. Blackburn relieves CDR B. Sevilla durmg our Hawaiian Cruise in May. , ,, Wy QC Good conduct awards 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. y 202 O ' ' ll h ' ,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 ' ' gh glos th iii t earned a coveted Outstanding in their annual ADMAT Izspnactiine cien team that we had already become and the squadron f ,5 f ' -- - , June 0 8 Ound us operating off Hawaii with the USS BENNINGTON and using the first operational " Buddy Tanker " 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. F I ' ' ' cc as . 0 owing our return to the states we were Joined with the TI and went through the rigors of operation " Blue Bolt" d th ' ' ' . . . . 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: f 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 us. 203 i Navigation for an attack mission is planned. 307 and 151 crew With pilots. Our deployment to FALLON in November 1957. f-nap, h- f'i,,.w- 2 " ,.9ff1fi'!M J I f 3 1 UNL ,X-, 5 S W We can fix it with our eyes closed. LTJG McC1usky, LTJG Weingartner, LT Butler and CDR Blackburn 2, .1 3 Q- . ' ' f 'xi 1 f f b 'Ng ' """"' f K yi, 5X5 " Radio Gang Radio missing-next Pilot check LT Service and LTJG Johnson Electronics Division Let's re-set the channelization-Back Wards Fighters P LCDR Smith, LT Vaughan, - f-95 .'?:R,L-fix 'Qu -4,91 'Z-ew, Nix QNX?-f.wf:i ., Q, ..xX,,X we xQ,. - we vx : Q I X 12, 1-X, ,L , a f, ' ' A Q 4 - ':-x:4gi:aax" :rr-V - . szaslfwffiis' ,Qw M , HM y X S XG ' , Xa Y fi 1 f w f -q w: Q X ' I K fx mi Q AQQQQ xx x wx x r qv QX3 A 1 x A ' ' 4 , 36" 1' -r is N ,X A f 5 f Q Z' 1 5 Vx 6 X be ,IM 3 2. Q , X , v ., ,. . i .,1 yrifg isvf 1 V. 25 ' ,, viii r, -, ..,, ,.., 'info-'-2 . 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" " - ,h', 1 f W f fi W +9 Qfffgkf hf',ffiyffXf4A,f5Lff X W ffl, Z We f,f Off ,K ff f 1 v J - , arra f 1 K"' f ' ssss s , ' AAK' r A 'f uf K ,1ly- , 'iw ' ' ' ' ' I f-1 ' 1 ,lf-f 'T 1' " " r Qf5QffY1fGsff7ff f, .X " K ..a,,,,, ,K f -z , 1. wffv. .f K vm W., f ff. 1, ,. . , , f f K5 f A 'f as . as r ff ' f f fA f l f , 4, V- ' x ,k.' ' , 1,4 ' fqrv'4i,,.:f:-0432 , , . f, L ' 'L f Myfyff ff, f , J " Guess who had the mid-Watch?" LTJG Astrich, LTI G Penny, LTJ G Meyer, LT JG Kaiser. S s N K4 1 1,2 nf X If w i, ff 3,4 ,f.- ' z I a, sss,e 2 .,..,,.,s , ,,,, m,W Wm f W vM' W W7 N. ,fs . was e,,, .,, f e V X A I F N a , 5 jr Q. L X A v Nh 5 "' Q' V 'f"" - LJ ' ' " A .V ,ww Power plants A!!- Airframes repair party. 1' I 5 . 5 f xx f, , 2' 'V 2-1 25 i "Fenway Flight." LT Zeithaml, LTJG Jones, LTI G Reese and LT F oucht. Holystoning a flap. The metelbender clan " Weakeyes Division " LCDR Borley, LTJG Haggard, LTJG Vaughan and LTI G Diles. Gilbert Roland cinches down the saddle Q05 ' Good grief another APM! I! " All the blades are there, launch him." Bob Oliver CWADQ, LTI G Kaiser, and I oe Wyman CNAAD MOD 1 hoist at Work. yn ' " 3 -WL. if 1 l Ready to go with the refueling package. All lined up for a drink. arf' Being spotted on the cat. Plugged in ! -'-MW. No, this is not a relief tube. 5: It feels so good ! " All the comforts of home?? The master speaketh Ortega and Wiley shortcut. HEH-HEH-HEHf-too late to cure. We make homemade bombs. " 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? Per-diem ? Let's order it twice, supply always ' looses the first one. , HX ' Y ' D' 'K' , 41.1 -7, 1- .,.. 1 4 a 1 4 1 I I I H f '-Hag----M '- -- -- - -1- 'S Y- --w'+-J-- ' ---- H f - f f 1 . :. - V - g,g,J,g,..,g4-,g,,g., ,,4p:.w,.-.gk M. ,-,A - - . -I """"' 'T -Y . . - ... , , ' . , 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 assignment. 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 carrier aircraft. 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 September 1943. 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. A 196 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. ...C 4, !'1 -YW-6. .,., LT Kennedy and Ehlers. LTI G Stephens, the squadron air intelligence officer, briefs the pilots. LTJ G Felling and Pond Line crew members. I e .,.. . Q0 x .v-sw ' i VA-196 parachute riggers inspecting a 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 223 plain an instruction to Spinella in the Admin office. '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 turn to. Gutzier and Friedman at Work in the VA-196 Logs office. Walker and Brown eX- LCDR Wieland and Kazmark. LT Watson and O'Brien. LTJG Owen from the maintenance department discusses plane availability with Chiefs Brown and Webb. LT J' G Buchanan and Lundquist. 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. .gafrucfurezi Q iuizi ion LT J G Jacobsen and Wilson. '- -- V -------- -- V-v-. A --. .. .... ,---,,,,,- .,,, ,,-,.,,.N,, gn A K A - F I I 4 V W W A D V H ..-c.. ,J-7' ' Seen installing AERO-14 bomb and rocket launchers are Dolphin, Steinwart, Goddard and Michael. OMJIQ ance .Q iui5 ion LT Chadwick and Neumann. LCDR Sutherland, 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' ' -',.uv '- Tharp, Hayzlett and Allison calibrate an air speed indicator. Chief Kecskes demonstrates the proper of calibrat ing a fuel gauge. F gfecfric ana! Rufio fliuifsiolz Fisher and Luko align an AN! ARC-27 receiver While Chief Burnett looks on. if 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. 229 :I W ana! W H ff LTJG Buc and Sturguess. LT Mandley and Dingle - VA-196 invades the Sea Horse Club in Subic. 'f F lv I F I Y " 3 F AX X 997 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. SY' 72' l . l , ' r l 1 l 1 w l w w i l i l l r I Y 1 l w I i l l i , , S LTI G McKean and Morace. Fowler, Carroll and Tyler change the park plugs. 'Nw oz-f---ws 93 'WB Championship playoff-VA-196 cribbage tourna ment. Kowalski, LCDR Sutherland, LTJ G Rupner Qthe champj and LT JG lVlcCrackin. l 15 SO"-Sw'-Q 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 ' ' ' ' ' ' were registered. 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 CVA-14. 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. 234 -.,, . -1-'IAM ' ' 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. 235 l 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. 4 ,,.. L 236 fe-,inc "- wiv - ,LK-glaze "" e v 1 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. 237 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. 238 Vee i . L Oyxvq 'mf' ' 51,7 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. ,-WNW f-,, N .....-..........,-.,.,-...,...,- ..,. , ,, . ,,,,,,m.,,. ,.,, " Your orders Weren't lost skipper, they Were just mislaidf' " Apprehend the individual and keep him under custody until I complete this plumbing job." A V 5,,,,.,,,.,.,, mw9,:i7,f':' ' 'U 'Mn 2735. ' , ,C I Q i, 4 I 4 4, 2-3 A ,Ng W . V Mamtenance: D. W. Munro, J. E. Jones, LTJG R. W. Cameron, LT P. N. Sonneburg, J. N. Floodstrand. Yessu' IOOZ ava11ab111ty yessn' 240 H ' - .. , 7 7 ,, F1 l Airframes: First Row, W. V. Croft, G. W. Hickman, W. E. Allen, H. Byrd, J. Niven, W.W. Nelson, LTJG D.D 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. VF ' 5? Demonstrating the best method of keeping the nose up on the Flight Deck. 241 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 " McDowell, Nowell, Sabbs, Thomson. Nc-1 Driver not indentifled 4 242 - .-Q-f - . A.-,J-v., 4 23' .,,,.,, ,, 4 Q ,Tia ,V M41 .V ,, 4,75 4, . - 6 , , ,.4,,, V t V I , 47? tgp, I , -K V H if V V, ii , - , . Q 5 r ' V1 ' 15 V f , 1, , V2 f , ,J K 45 ilr ,- lv., l,.4. :lv W gy D Y J ' K W ' X K ,N X I I I Q a 1 W ,,, 1 f fav' Q I ' f My f i Y 7, ., 47 Electronics: First Row, D. T. Rose, WJ. George, H. A. Hunt, R. E. Stopp, LTJG D. T. Drewry, J. A. Hiscox, A D 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. "I have more talent than Uncle Miltie " -a ff ,.,, M Quiz., .. ,Q w is , 75v'MW2,V'445 ,V 33.1, 4a1,Vi ' ' umm, " ' punt 2 v Zi E N . . I 4 . f ' pk ',k. Z ,',-- ' ff? , ,,,, 5 1 W ,. N im, Q V, K , V . fi .fV'w,'fV,1 ! HS" V 'LlZ"m,?7 A-tvdhfilfff' " ' ?V MP, S4, w, ,ff H , ,Z,f.,i,yky,,Q V, . ,f V fl: . +A K W , Av WA: Q5 ,TV K t. Q. , I , A It , A :Mean .,?,,., 'C MW fr Q f MV' S 'W' 0 ,M ' ' , -fV-V J , '1 . , p:fwg.g:a:ef" -V of fiss t,,, 5 , t ' L V V ' ,V ,'.f, 'f,, f -0 .-.V,,.CzQ A H - ,V , f' fzzfwt 5 ,5.f,ifffzlf'1,f5 I ff f rf ' ,V YV' 2 , , 4 f - 2, Qi' , f, '1 vi ,,f,':,l:'V',f V 334' V' rl vi 4 Q2-r V 4' " Secure from flight quarters " " Speedy " Gonzales making final adjustments o canopy cover. 243 va V? X-E Standing by to stand by Hickman, Gifford, Travis, " Yup, I got it all in my head, you betcha Foster. Power Plants: First Rowg LL. E. Ellis, T. D. Ott, LTJG D. K. P ll d R ' . second Rowg R. D. Logan, D. M. York, L. G. Rice, 12.1. shusrack, Rlxiryifiak, lgY JPi..lxliaE,:gShOp, J' S' Hams 244 ' .... and it comes out here " Looks O. K. at IOOM, Mac, now try it in after- burner." Double talk 2 245 I 4' Always be safety conscious." The s1tuat1on lo Well 1n hand LCDR F rank Blake LTI G John Hart Thompson and LTJ G Bert Spray 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. 246 S ' ' ,- V-A -'f . -.....-..,'--.,----,-- , t 4., Cameras may be drawn from the camera locker for photographing refueling. . . ' ' ' " t About to fam the newer swept W1ng type alrcraft. LT B111 Fuel' Fhght Contac 247 Glorious Leader. CDR VOlp1 bemg served by Gorobao S O TN 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. 248 QNX 00 Q jigher .gyquaclron 0110 .NMHJPQJ jllfeflle Q Q X X N W fi WM, X Q V -Nw 4? H y TX QQ: X Wi V ..--' If 2 ww Q gi? f 0 ,,V,f5' 2'21"3Qf f X U56 X gf r fl ' fi -'Z 'ms 'ill m f - Q S .fdrmeci JQe.er5 0 fAe peace kk "A '-5535. , x, lo . Iii Q05 442. . 'Xb I w 249 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 today. 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. mf --'- , A . ggw W ma 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." 251 , 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 is today. 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 W. 4--N 1,L. A 4 I - , . W 2, I if Brimstone Division The pilots. 1 . Y 7:1 ,. 1':l115:3213:"1f'Tgyij-11j:j.T:'g1 Qg.gg::Q. 5155. g.3:v.i' ..,,gi-Kpf-'t1,.gi.,1-11,..1l'.'ii. A -,,,.:.- - , . V -- -- .'n". ,. -.x..Zsv'T.:Q4:-I-NJ,L3.-,H142-..!l.-Ixf.Z,..-.Z--A-:'..,.-N --A,-..,,.-,. ,..-.Yuvw - V---f -1- - - , LT Moore and LTI G Zudis, Rainbow Division. 'Sabi LT Webb, LT Clauzel, LTI G Witthoft and LTI G Peterson of the Tiger Division. Congrafs Freddie. VF-l12's first White hat of the month. Jw-W W Filling up the oil and checking the gas? "Good grief, yve been trappedyf 258 l.v':1P "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer I " Hurry up I " I can't hold this Wing all day Wake up Ellis! This thing might go off I " 259 l "If it doesn't move, paint it!" 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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. 269 1 1 ,1 1 1 1 I. Q1 11 1 , 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I1 .1 11 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 7, 1 me 1 1 +1 1? E ll 1 4 Q 1 111 11 111 11 '11 131 1 11 1 1 11 '.1 1 1 1 Xk 1 -A..-.5::.4vu"'f" - lUj!9'67 cibef. ,yofef N JH N-573,57 I Z NK ff- vvf f -M-'fy fy 5-Zglg 1-'zxig l""'Z X ..... -.,....,-'-'-f'4 --Y. 4, 'T' N- -":f'f-'l--- " -212137 I T i--Y-Jia 115, --.-M pl ,fijn-'-if?-sa-,, -.1 . 1 A. 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Miramar in San Diego has as part of its mission the responsibility of providing photo reconnaissance detachments for each attack carrier operating in the Pacific. 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 ORI. ' 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. 272 Lak. frrzfe V The rimar mission of each VFP-61 photo detachment is to obtain tactical reconnaissance photography. Pictures taken by D Y 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. 273 V f 1 +1 jlil 'HQ X 1 , 4 Li ,x N I il, i 1 , ,, , P X ' w 1 11 in Ri 'P sb 2 274 1 W i 1 L ...,--- - - K'q"""""f 4 .o , V -1 P747 a i ? ' " 37917-' BP W57 'iv--4 .Q X, - Q 2 275 1. '54 .Manx ..,. F At N. A. S. Atsugi Detachment Hote1's three FQF-8P are torn down for maintenance. Evans and Sisson look over the Cougar engine While Meyer inspects tail pipe opening of one of the planes. In opposite photo Schwartz operates the Detachment Pachinko machine. E ."' G. Streed W. Guy J. Sisson J. Meyer W. Warner B. McIntyre R. Brandon D. Abeyta S. Kunkel V. Slaybaugh D. Schwartz L. Mark L. Banks H. Melby F. Hustead H Reynolds W Edgar I EVanS W Games J Gonsalves E Huduall K Moore W Wallace K Olsen B Wllhams . . , l -B l 276 I HW' V 1:11 1 , Q ,,, . . 1 x f Vw, ,dx 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 278 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 Hovermole,L.H.Ge',..J . g.. ,.. ,.. ,-. , 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. - wr ' ff "- -1 5 " '375?'7f7'l WW? 7 me ,"W-A, W f-wa ., . 747' "74',' 77'fW v- "f , f f ? , ,f-'W-'ww-f , , , , fw6f,w Wfyfafzf fff H ff w ' f ' f 'cf' yyf ywf, J,-f..f, , 4 f ' - f 'f ' HI f 4 2 T ' ' ' ' V, , , ' ' ,, H ,.,, , v, I . , 3 fa: M, f af fff: '- , f "1 .f ' ' 'W f' ff' il" " . ' X .Q i , ,, ,QW ,: Mfr! Crew E23 LTJG R. S. Hughes, Bom: bardierfNavigator, LCDR H. Little, Heavy Attack Aircraft Commander, 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! Navigator. Crew 510: LTJG J. B. Hooker, Bombardier! Navigator, LCDR M. E. Klein, Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander, P. F. Menees, Gunner! Navigator. M 1 , W. 'S 4 af. -- ' '- --f - - -5, 4 --414' ' Crew 512: EJ. White, Gunner! Navigator, LT L.L. Jongewafd, Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander, LTJG G. G. Atkinson, Bombardier! Navigator. Crew 4411: L. C. Long, Gunner! Navigator, LCDR C. E. Dechow, Heavy Attack Aircraft-Commander, LTJG J. W. Blaser, Bombardier! Navigator. 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. Farrar. A member of the "' HEAVY attack squadron. 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 Z 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. Fanara. l l The 11ne crew Electronics: J. C. Davis G. N. Mad dox R L Peeples C E Ott "' .V7.T It's here someplace. .Q Line crew tying down. la,-7' It's on order I 25 , Hn " WEL ,WMV may ,- Ready to go Whats new ch1ef 9 Do you thmk It W111 ever Work agam? I K ' an " x J. Hitting the books I Stay as sweet as you are .k . A X K in - Are We THIS close to the equator? - .W -.. t 291 N ,U li slit my' V va ii Hi W: W " Now all hands stand easy, relax bottle dress! " Maintenance Chief Byrd and Douglas AJC Representative Hovsepian .Jcrlogoed af p ay 294 " .LL.- Chief Hobo 295 RE DY DECK Editor-in-Chief LTJ G John H. Songster ASSOCIHYC Ed1tor LTJG Robert M Lawder Busmess Manager LT JG Frank J Adelman Thanks to The followmg squadron representa Our Angels for the1r help and t1Ves for the1r cooperat1on suggesuons SSIVICC VA 151 CDR H C Nordstrom JG Layson VA 196 CDR C B Roblnson JG VV1lson VF 112 JG Hopp VAAVV 35 JG Blaser VAH2 JG Wasser VFP 61 CDR Hi Ci Crockett Friel VF-52 2 6 'TAFF Thanks to... 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W' 1 '- ,f fr 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. Under the theme of training, though, these is always the thought that the fleet is ready. If while the ships conduct maneuvers, the need for their services arise they are there. It is from this thought that we derived the title-READY DECK. 300 ,J 3512! 61. Q 3 You II10Ie L but NW x.. Ti 'N il Iii - lie my P' - K-Y sl "-.. 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