Valley Forge (CVS 45) - Naval Cruise Book

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What is a carrier? lt is the largest of ships, massive and clean-flowing on the outside, maze-like within. half 'V .::"'i5 8 lt consists of men and their machines that either assist or make, that make and en- gage, that wage or prevent. They work as a team, these men and machines . . . But what else is a carrier? lt is a multitude of impressions, compounded by all the senses-to hear, smell, feel, experience. A carrier is the sound of vibrating turbines, bos'n's whistles and "reveille, reveille, reveillef' it is the sound of an aircraft thudding against the flight deck and the con- sequent whooshing and sucking of the arresting gearg the gravel of the bull horn and "Prepare to launch aircraftf' the clack of the chocks hitting the deck and the "Easy to port" as the plane-pushers ready another aircraft to go topsideg it is the sound of nickels dropping to the bottom of empty Coke machines and the subsequent banging and kickingg it is the sound of "General Quarters. 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An aircraft carrier is the feel of a slow roll at sea or a barked shin, it is the feel of a bruised head and a low hatch, the feel of frustration as the chow line is tagged just before you, and the feel of a moist, cold breeze at night. 0r, it is the experience of a thousand unique personalities and conflicts, the close quarters or water hours ...or getting up at 0200 for a "man overboard drill." lt is radar checking, weather analyses, navigational plot, or the voice of the Air Intelligence 0fficer in the ready room. lt is team- work and a sense of pride and ac- complishment to know when "pilots man planes" is called part of the mission has been completed. Aircraft carriers are living, breathing things, capable of keeping men living and breath- ing. But danger is close at hand, and to the pilot that approaches the multi-colored flight deck, pitching with the sea, it is sometimes too close. lt can be a haven or it can be hell. ,.,,ffWf.-4' ' f , .,....... , .,. .W ,.,, V " z:::14!M.5n7?MdWfWZ. , , , ., .lm lflff Q Aww mw w f f ,,WWWWMff,14,b.. . f,.,W,,,, , f,,, ,,,,,,,, , .. .,,, ,,.,.,,,,,, , There is no brief answer. lf it is brief, it is at best a many-sided one. The answer consists of all these things and many more-a combination of impression and fact. GQQSV' wh in l'1 I ,L ' Q Q- ,K , Mum V f W Www. M. WWA WM :WM 14 WM ff 3 TO CAPTAIN HAWLEY RUSSELL THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED . . . :ye-r 3253335-Q5-O 03' 'v3C'D:2,r-:Bmw mm-91-0 'Uv 0 Bro 2 24'-44'-efDD"D05y QUPmComw0Q-fini rnl"'.:S"f22dQ,s::mm2 2r1Q"gCpfDOv'3CDNFCD f"'m3fDR2BQ' sr 04:11 0525535 Pcifbzhsmb CDPTIQ 'fm PDQ- 2 U' E-m5'0Fa5'QS'QD'G5 :Q'2sE'mf'Q'D"JW p-n y-A. lmao-'FSE-095555 Slg':+g9'm5'3++ D:- HHF0 083+-356, Efffio-2:f'aHaw:,-z mcrgcvmwgn-SD'co O"5OUQ4gs: 'fffo' CDf""D"533OCDmO"g:D-:,' ,,3..Q,,ggy-5,--.wxg-+l4DCDCD 0 CDO' "J::2.mo 265 P-fm 3UQOmfD5",:s5"'g..g NHCTQQHONQ I3 F,"'3"'v-4 5'ODcn3r f,,gmcoBfDg- 2 ggggmgfmgbds QZAQEEDENRMQQPCD P-050503-230322 o-S5-5531E.5'O,..5 CPD-nv-1mi3C'Dr-nf3CD 'NX3' . , . ,. A .. 11:5-if L.. :fir ..g'ffig-gggfwz A41-,N A159 ywfffz if Lg '-' ,,f2g,:Qig,g, 12121 gp, 'E 15-j.Qg,N ,ig 'QQ-jfQf,f"7f ff, '1 5,7 QL L, 7 53 ii, I ! F E --- -....W,.1,...., YW -V .--..., REAR ADMIRAL A.LLEN M SHINN To be commander of a task group is a responsible position that must be filled capably. When the commander of a Task Group, such as BRAVO, walks the flag bridge his responsibilities are clearly before and around him-the ship that has become known as his flagship and the eight destroyers and over live thousand personnel. The success of the Task Group depends largely on its commander's abil- ity to evaluate each situation as it arises, and through sound judgement, keen fore- sight and guided by vast experience make the corresponding decisions. The suc- cess that Task Group BRAVO has enjoyed during recent months attests to the capable leadership manifested by its commander, Rear Admiral Allen M. Shinn. II Q ,T-Q-W-N-.It..,,,,, M Q f A V il i 5 s l i COMMANDER GREENVILLE R. BERKELEY, JR. EXECUTIVE OFFICER The position of executive oiiicer of any command must be iilled capably and VALLEY FORGE is no exception. His is the job to mete out penalty or praise, promulgate the commanding oliiceras orders and, in brief, see that the ship operates efficiently. His job includes less- oflicial matters too, such as the order for a cruise book . . . Thank you, Commander, for giving us your confidence and enthusiasm and for making this book possible. " - ' U H ,Z f M ii f ,,,x-" . Q sg. . A . is ,K ,kip It l . Q P trts E r F is . ' A F s Q G G 5 Z XX IQ if I V it in f, f f W' . 439 X . Nw 9 . .iz aflnn . , pil' sm' ,mf s ES iff' - if ' , X ,sf-N1 - X' f ,SX . Gil. ' " x , i 'W A E X M, , if t R , x X . A ' A ' , xxxx r X y ,i - fi as ffh,, , ' 1. A33 4 Q . Q L Q . N .541 ' X V ,... A .bv r . t i .A 0 X 0 9 X i' i ' 4' .Q . F, , f, 1. . A f 54 Y . P Q . 4 , p .Ea Q X, f R his . , fi x. pg X E 1: . Q 3 i',, , , W' ,e w X ' as 1 CHANGE OF COMMAND Prior to our arrival at Golfo di Palmas and before we became an oilicial member of the Sixth Fleet, we welcomed a new member to the VALLEY FORGE, Captain Hawley Russell who replaced Captain E.M. Stever as commanding oiiicer. JOINING THE SIXTH FLEET AT GOLFO DI PALMAS VALLEY FORGE and the ships of Task Group BRAVO oiiicially joined the Sixth Fleet at Golfo di Palmas, Sardinia. Here in the great natural bay approximately thirty-eight ships clustered to greet us. We debarked our mid- shipmen and received the welcome of Vice Admiral Anderson, Commander. Sixth Fleet. .7 S I , 1 Qkll wr- . ' , ,M ', , slim. ..X.. . .-,,,,r , 1 , 1 I I l me ll V - l ? i ere : l 1 f T 1 T i l l l a i l , t, E I4 ,ft L A -,E--if-ii"'1Qf'i'1' iiii BARCELUNA Barcelona. The on the sea stepping-stone to a land of enchantment, mystery and charm. Barcelona with its statue of Columbus overseeing all, its Ramblas, ceaselessly moving night and day, its lighted fountains at every corner, playing magic in the night. First port, first liberty, first taste of Spanish culture, foods, entertainment . . . What appeals? Perhaps the glory of the first "corrida" . . . the constant present day touch with the ancient . . . perhaps the never-to--be-forgotten mystery and ultra-femininity of the Spanish woman . . . the loud clear notes of the trumpet over the strains of native instruments . . . the strum and clatter of guitar and castanet and their subsequent psy- chological effect . . . Ah! Flamenco! The gaiety of color, the clack of heels, the graceful swirlingiof the figure and the hiss of crinoline, the classic masculine dancer in all of his glory, the clapping of hand on hand and the in- fectious beat or, the slow, musical pealing of monastery bells echoing throughout the valleys far below . . . the Spanish countryside, rolling, with its pueblos here and there, mazelike constructions of pastel shading, indigents, narrow alleyways and cobbled streets. These are to be seen, felt, experienced in Barcelona, in Spain. Bits and pieces of Spain, the countryside to the far corners, the culture are in Barcelona, on the sea, stepping-stone to a land of enchantment .... 1 1 i 1 1 4 N .I va- 1 The Ramblas: . . . Uceaselessly moving" W and beer is pronounced the same the world over." The favorite European relaxation X Christopher points the way ,I 'x 'A .sf il A 51 ,J V -1 W 4 : im f , V. - - W- Q.-f I 4:1 "i ' A - Y xl' E The craftsman plys his ancient art 1 Postcards of Barcelona A glassblower at the Spanish Village. I9 ,gi xt 'S' , , N 0-M-., ,f,. Face and jigure of A'ndaluc?a 29 hiss of crinoline, clatzer of heels ,.:JhZ71z-fs. ,,,,.fmw- if H : t, ,HZ nf' N I ,fu fW,vf . ' f, ' . ' ' 1 ,, fffw V70 ff 'Q ' x KA ,.'m,,f swf. ff -- A 4 NW. X M We www x wwww- XX x sw 'fm 1, x ,mm Z MAM 1 ' ""'7f"3 ' 1 0, ' I ' 21,!:Q'1.Q5Q ilu. ...ns 4" 4.-'img g Q-" Y ,'F'.Q.f'f'.f.:-f--- 1' -Q ' A.e,,4,- 'YW"'W LY,'Q7'5"'?'7""1'?"""i'3:'-s 'T 711:-Linux A , Y wi.. V, , , , ., ,, ,M , A, ,,,, ,. Vw, Y ,,V,,,,,,- N VV 47' W . ...ff .F n---Q. V -fvqnnusyr: w 21 x K Y A- A I . An. -ingw -Xe.-,x,,,,. PALMA DE MALLORCA From Barcelona it's an overnight journey and to the southeast. It appears like any other island, from out of the sea . . . not high and mountainous but gently rolling, an indication of the pace, the relaxation to be found . . . sunshine, beaches and beautiful women. It's a mixture of all Europe, north, south, east and west, skillfully mingled and mixed in the bright sun- shine of the Mediterranean, flavored au Espanol and marketed under the name of Mallorca . . . Mallorca is the island and Palma the timeless port. High on a hill above the city a relic of antiquity stands, pinkish in the sun, its archways and battlements beckoning to the traveler . . . Bellver Castle. To the right, looking from seaward, stands the Cathedral of Palma, timeless in itself, capturing the faith of Christianity over the centuries in its magnificent archi- tecture. In between, incomparable modernity . . . the architecture of the present. The soft, slow ascent of the sun, bathing everything before retreating from the neon-cla-d explosion of sight and sound that is the Palma night . . . clip-clop, clip-clop . . . the basement cabaret . . . the blend of jukebox, violin and guitar . . . black shawl and kerchief and cane of the aged woman . . .bright, dark eyes, male or female, young or mature . . . and the devout at the Cathedral door. All these are Palma. 22' mm. g 'Q XSN x 1 ,L f f ,5,t."f?1: A Kg ff f fx ff 4 , Whf-vt, 1 , , Q f ' , ff ff' iif12'i f , , , I I K, s' I gg fl 425 25 Q1 pw , '51 Ng ff W, -f , 2, A X445 VX faf 2 I' ,, , f' . f ' ,Z , 4 4 -Ve - 'If ', ?,',,s1f f 53. ,1 HA. . 1: lj ,ffl i , ,Nga I Zn .ff W f tv. F ,, mf, 7 , A 3 X , w - J, 3 f 'NN' iff ! . -Mp V, , yi! fe ev 32,35 V " aff J' y, ' 'I , ,7 5 mail? 1 Z2 if , yi' , ypl , f , 04,1 0 . N E N f 5 f in " P g -ix if gms.. . 1,4 . 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The five millionth gallon. 28 . , ilQ?6?7fI'Q' V V 7- ' 'V NAV REF ELI The project of refueling is just as important to the operations of the carrier as is flight operations. For men on both carrier and destroyers it means hours of hard work, endless pulling of lines and constant vigilance. "Walk away with it" and "the smoking lamp is outn are the constant phrasesg continued operations the result. ...-A,...Q..,.,f,..-. , ., . YA V S K On the after fueling sponson !4,f mN ' x - V wi , I ' y , U X , ,W , . 7 ff , ,?"A-'ff F 'r lF!'H1.iff-ii.-F-I ww'-,, "Iranian Air Force, departing. CEN TO visitors standing by the "Angel," CENTO VISITORS After leaving Palma we were host to a group of our military allies from the CENTO nations. CENTO, short for Central Euro- pean Treaty Organization, is composed of Iran, Turkey and Pakistan and forms a powerful alliance against aggression in the central European area. Our guests, from the army, navy and air forces of their respective countries, were briefed in phases of ASW, refueling and air operations. I ' COMING INTO PORT The call comes over the l MC: f'Set the special sea and anchor detail." And once more a new port is not more than an hour away . . .Sailors hurry to get into a fresh pair of whites currency IS being changed eagerness and anxiety reign high among the newcomers complacent diflidence among the world travelers . . All this because the special sea and anchor detail has been set and the great task of maneuvering the great ship into position has begun . Before us the casinos and hotels and dotted plages with the Alps deep in the background-Cannes watering spot of the wealthy the world over and an oc- casional sailor l 3 P l 4 i r 4 F l lt i l i I 3 5 Z 7 . . 9 7 Y . . . , 1 I N 30 5 -T373 A if- .1 -ihl ' Yffl-JJ a ' ' "t" ,,,, W ,,t,M,Y,,,,,,--, , ,, A i gg W QW SM f f l .6 K as 'u I ,P 1 l 1 i l 4 l i t l 32 4 A .-V I l 4 45257 fiwyffx, ' ' " V' Wg," fl W , " ' ' Wff2f,2'W, , ff f V ff ,,, f,ff ,, , 7, 5 "Q, . w 7 ' ' ' W. ,i 5 1 . .Q 71,- ! . ,V 2531 ,ggi 1 If .M f 1 QM l M l ffwy., , I ,I-, , J L. , ff' - -- V ,, , , ..,,..,f , ,pf 1 ' , ,,- . ,,,f , M , , X, , v ., . I -yi V 1 3 'W'!'lUWh,,f f ' 5 .5 I 7":.' iflkkef 1 'ji 'yn , , A f ff w:,4"7- .1 ,i - 1 I .,,,,g ,,,:m! ,t ,, 1 I 11,4-'E Mg, ,- H f 1 VW., ,,V 1 , 4 , , fx, ,fbi V .4 A ,f y il .ff , Vg 1 - ilwfi., 'Q 1 ' ,ef X xl I N, Q ivy is HK 34 f, -gy ,, ,,' -'V A ,C 2 , ' .' ,Q " '.' " F ' ' if 9 -If Mic' ' 'L-' 5 if if my -fx,-1-'..v , , pail ' tm! 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If you sat at a sidewalk cafe, you could watch the world go by with a detached interest, while nursing beer or wine, bread or glacei . . . or take a more direct interest in the prettiness of the girls from other countries, speaking in a language easily recog- nizable from French. It was a good life, an easy one, and the very proximity of the table and chair you were seated upon or the side- walk upon which they rested, made you wonder about this world that you live in, now quite far away. fZVQ'sSf3' 24 77 :sg X ,MW 1 i s , , f A , s s is X ,hwy , lbw N SX ii, f as A X. , In . ii., 1-,--sf , f-'I f 4 'z , , ' "J 'iT Q " ,Q W mar le st ,, ,, Z fl . ,L F , ,my M... W 5 sd gal f . ' 'iff " 5559 Law!" M" -t tif flhlnigulfil -nr "kg, 1.1. f X Lv-uw m y .l I ,sr V,mF,,,,, ,,,,,,, , .41 p L g .1 'wi 1 El , -f , , , . ,, I ,i j 15. .sn V NTS' F'-52' mln B' 4" .f. -fl -ll .il M N M W AM ,V 7 i... N, ,K , s , ' E 'I "" 4 f 'mum s bwfv' ' mzurv X x .' 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In t . mfr. ,Lx 5 ,f,,f,nb Q 451. 5 fe, -J .4 -I4r,:,M." f, ,Qui ,,,A, V in i 1 E 3 3 I "A certain smile, a certain face . . i' a f 1 1 ,Al if .s .i fl P Cannes Harbor scene 38 ifnudrq' ' i ,M -svzfft-'fn ceee YM- ' --W " W - - - '-- "A - N " - '- H' -,.-,, V Wm ,,,,,,-,.., , Nh,-,N Y ,A Y V -..Wai I' S of wv A X . S ,- in 'W 'B gf . ,,i Y N Y , ff f 4' if .. X 1. .W W fl Y 'K tw! N' X ,WI " ew.. ..-f umm mt lo 46, if 49? I film, Win. P2 1' 1.- 1 I' P -tt ff A if -. ' , mvwfff, xx,,,,gnsf1pw W ,V w v W www- f V ,My MW W ,,WWW,,,,,, H f f WM fW W' -MW , M172 X f UW , , fx . ' 53.5 fvfergf 4, .Q -my 'Q 'W iv' .1 And there are other things A 39 Towards F leer Landing 40 Beach scene 1 LW:-.:. ..-,,... W f Y M, Y ff W WW' kwa 4,7 7 , xw ff f ,fi f fc 71 ff x W W W r W Mf f W f X 7 X wing 41 , 4 i i i 1 I le r. I .2 ,. il il El l r 3 il 'S ,ii .Hg it T332 .Elf 5, rl. ' 1 f .' lx .J 2 l 5 2 il all l l, if til lf gi l 1 l it 'ii ll ll li ll 42 LA SPEZ A Through a narrow opening, lying beyond a large harbor dotted with islands and inlets is La Spezia. A salute thunders from high on a cliff overlooking the harbor and ahead is the famous Italian naval base, Roda de La Spezia. La Spezia-a tangible history of World War II. It was the hiding place of the Italian fleet for three years before the fleet's sudden ruin by hurricane and the guns of the Royal Navy. La Spezia olfered the lirst sample of Italian wine and spa- ghetti. Hamburgers and cokes sufliced for many. The artistic boarded a speedy train for Pisa or Florence. Florence-the bridges, the Medici treasures, the museums of the capitol of Renaissance art. Pisa-the leaning tower. The laws of gravity continue to be defied. Then, a sortie, leaving La Spezia and SACLANT,s ASW research and on to Naples. - . if' -- - ' il I-I 1.-T"Th'f'i3"a 1'-sr "" -W '.f' L,,,-,,w,ym,-,Aww-AWA,. p W W p -i vu Y - Q AA-Y -- - -W , .kr V-. S ! Ji REQ Street scene of Northern Italy ,M , ...... ,dir-,gun l 2 l 4 Yi fl el il i i i Y ,, 'EQ ai tai sl :il .iv Wi .il .lf 'l ws -il ii i M :il lil lil! lil li -lzlj i i .l V. ,. ,. .l Y il ' l 9 .U ie E ii ll ie ,. ,., ll Mi is ll: VE .gli I ll' 4 l .V gl V I '4 i i .4 .4 fl .l APLES "Hey, Joe. What you look for. I have it .... You want to buy cameo ring?" . . . And on and on it went . . . peddlers and cabbies and touts . . . all a part of the Nea- politan scene. There was much to be seen-the steeply in- clining alleyways and the congested existence. There was much to be seen-interesting and attractive in its very being. Naples had little of the old world charm, but the relics were there. It teemed with people, scurrying here and there, push- ing their way through the teems, hurrying, hurrying. The weary traveler haltingly acknowledged the volunteer guides with elusion becoming his foremost thought . . . Naples had been through a lot over the last two decades. There were evidences of a great war, set apart in a city that has been slow to rebuild itself. Off in the distance, a dormant Vesuvius dominated the horizon. Further in the distance was the more dormant Pompeii, that never did rebuild itself, waiting for the casual but interested onlooker with its charms of another era. Capri and the legendary Sorrento, both indescribably beautiful and rising from the blue Mediterranean, welcomed Yankee dollars. With the dust of Vesuvius on shoe tops, orange juice and antipasto were digested in the shade of a sidewalk umbrella. All this was left willingly behind in an- ticipation of Gibraltar, the last liberty port. But the memories of a side trip to Rome, the "Eternal Cityj, of Pompeii whose stirring ruins provided a clearer picture to the imagination of a once virile empire, will linger far longer than the cries of "Hey, Joe." ., ,Plqf ll--W A----H --f "H 'Ju' - ' ' -,-vf-A-M"m'A""f'7""' 'wif ' Y ,,,,L,Aj' If2"" Q, , ' ,1ffQQA,Q,,Q'AIgf' "f ff-V 3,11 f-Z.,-agg,.?,,f11 .441-,nifl L -ai .Qmqm-il 9 X x M' Q, Z -X 1 Q W Zn , ,nmww ff fwwffwf xx.. QMJ, ,f,f,, ,,,,,,,,,, N .,,..., X..,. .m ,N ...,,..., , , 45 Pawn-Nf"""""-'wfaQ,,,,,., RM,-gr - , 1 : E 5 e 3 1: W1 avg. ,, g , Sorrento: fabled in song and story o-11.1. Pompeii va 4, Naples from the sea Y--vquurrdh X V , , , i , w "'F!!.q-+- From the OOD on the bridge to the first flights in the new light of dawn AS It receives little newspaper attention, but anti-submarine warfare is one of the most important parts of the Navy's mission. It is the dedication of keeping track of the lurking menace of the submarine and preventing it from doing damage to our lifelines, and, in this day of the underwater missile, our cities. ASW is the job of the "hunter-killerl' groups, the combinations of carrier- based aircraft and speedy destroyers. While at sea, even on a "pleasure cruise" to the Mediterranean, almost all the time is spent in operations that perfect our technique. The primary mission is never forgotten . . . the line personnel polishing and checking their aircraft, the "mechs" double-checking every little detail, working together as a team to ensure safety and efficient operations. The success of the mission depends on each man doing his job ably and well. No gas leaks, bad breaks, dented props, or any of the multiple of things that can go wrong with a plane can be afforded. This means long hours of work with little thanks for all the men involved, but they share .equally in the work of defending the freedom of the seas. When getting up at 0300 and being pulled out of the chow- line to get to work, they mutter unprintable phrases, but it can all be summed up by one well-known quotation: HThat,s the breaks of Naval air . . ." , ,-, V - .. .,., .. , . W K- W- . Y .,. - ., Y. Y Y Y .. , Y .,.-........,.,.-,,--.-,..........- -I- and the continuing flights throughout the day, many others are at work. ,p hi S The aerologist, determining the day's weather and flight conditions . . the signalmen, keeping in touch with the rest of the task group 50 L iin-ggif-'-uz.5,1n , QM' , , - rw' 'XWW4 X"w"""'1 , V or in'CIC, where the constant vigil is kept .A M74 W A A f I :shi , , , , 'f-'F ",' If I 5 I ' - ,, or on the flight deck, where the pilots man their planes . . the photographers get their gear ready in ,.,, WE' f--..... ,, ,.,. -. i 4 5 i X Z f s J G ,f , J" vi 'X the briefing goes on and on . . perhaps a scheduled hop to a submarine working with us, or the maintainance of the ever ready "Angel". Z WQWJZW ff uf, f, A. The mechanics check and double-check their planes, Q ' 4' - e A , fixef-WWW while the gunner's mates keep their guns in working order. Perhaps there is time for an occasional nap fm wwf 44, f f n l X ' f f 7 Q f ff Wm , LA ww " www - ,,,..L,-.g......fk.- 1 g l f GIBRALTAR 3' fm-A F leer Landing, Gibraltar, British Crown Colony And now Gibraltar . . . vast rock, British Crown Colony and our last Mediterranean port. From a distance, the Rockis silhouette is impressive, but proximity even more elfectively emphasizes the vast, steep stability of it. The fortifications, radio towers, the houses clinging to its raw sides add to this. Perhaps a large anthill protruding from the Mediterranean . . . more realistically, a monu- ment to the works of nature. There were two fast days of shopping and buying goods from everywhere at a "jolly good pricei' . . . then, as quickly as we had come, all hands were ready to leave, loaded down with everything from foreign cars to English suits. 0500, 22 August, 1960 . . . the bos'n's whistle pierced the darkness . . . "Reveille, reveille, reveille. Let's go home! All hands heave out and trice upf' Flight deck parade in the early half-light of dawn . . . gray, ominous clouds gathering up and over the Rock. The sea and anchor detail had been set . . . past the Pillars of Hercules on another continent, VALLEY FORGE slid into the vast Atlantic headed west, going home. A view of the Rock 56 .. ,, , ,.-g , - - - . - ,.,.,---....,1.,v.t,, G0 GHO We were going home and on a voyage that would never seem to end. But there were things to break up the monotony and to add interest to the days. Our midshipmen tugged at war with one of the squadrons, or amused the crew with their high-jinks on the hangar deck. Flight operations continued, but more in- frequently, and the derelict freighter "African Queen" adrift with a four man crew. ,I H'---Q A ,.......,i..,-.......-...,.., I9-v-. ' . .:....,x..-.1!?: 1 . f ..,.h,..ai' i Q 1 . 4 Q I 5 ! 1 fa fi 15 we 4. 1, 1' if 15 , J, 'sa 1? 51 qi rug :li ,wr My W w '15, YS 113 Q, X. X. I 1 . 1 V 1 ij d d !'. at ln, gwl Mr ,N wi ,t H M ,W ,Lk J. it :V 1 . an 1 1 '.-..,.....-' Mix V The "African Queen", divided but undaunted, was encountered in mid-Atlantic with its crew of three. i ii sa fi in t x -'M' ' , . v,,,,fgt:1fi7iTm"'f 'iiT1',,, ' ..gg,, ""' 1' 'T---W f'- +2- 1--- -1-'MC I .,,, Q ..L.. ,.Q.- , - ' ""' lr lx Q . P 1 ,, i .1 in 1 l. . i i i .. Vi: li l 411 1 E ll 1 fl 1 ' CAG-56 j .ll , Vi N 3, I pil :Qi i 1 5 The Air Group Commander, 'k A Commander Carrier Air Group 56, is l responsible for the coordination and A training of the various squadrons. He is responsible for balancing the iiight schedules to insure the success of the i 2 T anti-submarine mission. To him comes i 2 the work of the air group to be fun- I neled into a smooth working unit. The l Commander is assisted by a pool of 'l oflicers from the squadrons who com- jf bine their abilities for the good of the unit. This blend of experience makes I for well-run air operations on the part 5 of the embarked units. Commander N. D. Champlin ii CAG of CVSG-56 and Co vs-27 yi 1. 11 xl ii V if V . S it rl. W1 L ll l 1. Ui l. First row: Dr. T. M. Schluetierp CDR J. A. ' Reed: CDR N. D. Champlin, Carrier Air Group Commanderp Dr. E. C. Clark. ' A Second row: Sundblad, Richie, Adams. klp 60 Q. ,, T -.: xvgg3,w-i L ,,',, , ., . .. . ,-., va -..-V ..mn-- ....- ,, V Y , , , ,, , -, , V - H ...4--. Y--.,... v..,,........-fvgqvr. ,-.. YXf'F Ns. 9' -'N-sm., w-.1-, ...,..., 1 f .. A. . ' Q Wit .N iq I ,Hg IIII II ,I II ,ei ,I III ,wi 'I II II 'I ,I III HI 'I I QI I I I, :HI I a,I II :II .I. I I I I, I Ill I I F. I ,I If. vii III III III I 'I II III I I Q., I, II II I I I I I I 3II -. .I VS- Commander James A. Reed Executive Officer First row: LTJG Guy: LTJG R. S. Siaffy LT R. 0. Wirtp LCDR H. A. Chipmang LCDR J. L. Mullenp CDR N. D. Champlin, Commanding Officer: CDR P. V. Conversef LCDR C. C. Carterp LTJG S. C. While: LTJG J. R. Campbell. Second row: L.TJG R. D. Hudginsi LTJG R. C. Genfzf LT W. Sprunkg ENS R. A. Chadwickg LTJG H. R. Dombrowskif ENS W. F. Carverp LTJG T. E. Sanderson: I ' ,I ' M. . .nu...f...e-fi... ' 27 From the launch signal as the first SZF screams down the flight deck to the "Recovery complete" from Pri-Fly, it's a long, tough grind. To the llight deck crew the call 'Gilight quarters" means hard Work with no horse- play, and to the pilots of VS-27 and similar anti-sub- marine squadrons it might mean seemingly endless ennui or the sudden thrill of making' a contact. The two-engine S2F's of VS-27 are a proven com- ponent of hunter-killer anti-submarine warfare, capable of extending the all-out, never ending search of the air groups. - LTJG S. L. Foxg LTJG J. L. Bayneg LT R. P. Counts. Third row: LTJG D. A. Pcmony ENS J. C. E. Picardg LT R. L. Smilhp LTJG F. B. Stumckeg LTJG W. A. Doughertyp LTJG C. E. Warnellp LTJG A. W. Stoeckelp LTJG W. R. Suther- landp LT W. H. Wellsp LT W. T. Miesse. I . Y , ilu.. H V a--,q,y,.-..ff,,1-,- . ,A .gg-4 , .A 1 - r ' -' 'l 'Y o' '- -H"-.A.-i...---------iggn...--is ' - . . . -A - ......L-,...g-...,.. .-.. First row: Morgan, Edwardson, Renfro, Cowels, Edwards, Aragon, King, Third row: White, Davis, Pontes, Clark, Christian, Robertson, Hogan, Chase, Lupeikis. Second row: Collins, Vizfhum, Nolette, Began, AEC, ENS S. C. Murry, Vilardi, Pittman. Fourth row: Trotter, Butler, Serra, Baldwin, Graves, White, LTJG W. A. Dougherty, Mauney, ADC, Brandon, Connor, Bolden, Peck. Bisbing, Dunlap, Moon, Carney, Zebrowski, Plummer, Jackson, Stob. 'X .J ,X M S " M 5 5. . . . Mm M flylf A ,,,,, ...... . , . F nf, lf, . ,fi xv! 'W Y, 3 Q Another job for power plants. Squawks! Squawks! Paper pushers. 63 .-5, I A :rl ,.., ,W J, I . I . E l l i - A 4. i 71. w 'I I li E 5 2 il lr Q 5, z Q . . 1 . f 1 1.5, lil Q at ll! . N , 1 .1 '14 1. pt . 1 .4 1 lr l. In gl l. ll N12 2.1. Erl- lv ri fi UW il ln MF Q4 1 Ru M lfl fl .5 -- That stack is too tight. Before "bluetails" man aircraft. In front: Berry, Gosselin, Sturtevant, Bland, Reeves. First LTJG R. S. Staff, LTJG D. A. Patton, LTJG F. B. Strumkep wick: Murphy, ATCS7 Tatu, Brandenburg. Second row: v row: Abel, Mine, Quinton, Conover, Treutel, Carpenter, Carmack, Cummings, Chapman, Wash. ENS R. A. Chad- Third row: Wood, Kissiah, Harper, Poppe, Willey, Boddie, Bushong, Pearson, Schultz, Mclntyre, Jones, Paul. CXFXQQ Q, , 1 ,f ll ia' fag? :ni h , ' X P .f : l V Y! .N ' i t W . ,M X S , , wwx X WN V l lx 'mi wg l Ii i A X l xxx Q i 1 X X . , I.. I 5 M ,gui W , . A x - 1 i SP ' V ' -'-f lr 1 ' 1 Q 1 ' 1 1 f as Xl, . A . t 1,3 , X f 1 . f 5 r S ...V 1 , - ' . Q A ' " x . S ,l . ,rc 1 n 5 S Sql 3' , i 1 it S L1 f ' R ' iQ- . . f ' ilfi ' ' X f ...- X X A .4 . l f" M .... i ' -f F e " 'N 115 'Q Q - K . ya U N x. , . X .... S . K 5 xx 1. A S . .gf is caeeee 1 v s . 5 f--" i .A -X 'SN H zo A i A i A. r T 4 , RW: ff vs N Q1 ' B i . X I ii A , , 3 v Q O A 1 9 1 X.. 'QW First row: Meyers, Nosek, Close, Smith, Decluifi, Talbot, Murry, Barlow, Garris Westlund. Second row: Rickman Jolicoeur Craddock Jone H si , , . , S, uv I p, Schwindt, ATCA, Serpa, ATCA, LTJG R. C, Genfzy LTJG W. R. Sutherland, Baggeff, ATC, Marvin, Miller, Porflock, Brown, Kindred. Third row: Page, Muff V Y ,X I Z Marsh, Emerick, Eldridge, Nafzel, Squir, Moore, Bryant, Shafer. Fourth row: O'Connor, Cappuchio, Volkmer, Davidson, McBride, Mundell, Thomas, Clark, Timmons, Cox, Bradford. I ,V M Q so f Q ,ffl I. X W,,.swM.M Mol h My ,Q Q X . -q Who says it's all work and no play. I tell you that wrench w0n't fit , "H"-v-.V 1 -l . U I , - . . R, W tty LTJG J. D. B rnsp LTJG D. B. Cargill: LTJG C. W. Johnson. Third row: E"sl2.'oS'SRLlq RHMkslf:nQfn'rgRD'cH'FBUSZQE- LEgl?RDl..RA.slg1x:l1IgeIEEpR fl o. LTEIGSR. F. Pqllefsol: ENS J. T. Christian, me c. w. Addlson, LTJG w. J. sflfaiw second row: Lgflff A. E. Allen, inc, M. F. Hendrix, me lf. M. Colgan: LTJG E. T. Mueller: LTJG B- H- Collopw LTJG C. S. Sword, LUG CIark,'LTJG w. lz. Sacshep me T. J. Mullinf me P. l-l. Neherp me R. J. E. walcllel, LUG L' A' Ednev, WO-1 R- A- B299- VS-24 V Nxr, CDR Eslinger and CDR Rush talk it over. VS-24, like its sister-squadron' VS-27, utilizes the S2F fixed-wing aircraft in its part of detector and pursuer of submarines. These aircraft are utilized in area searches about the ship using their RADAR and electronic gear, to pounce upon friendly underwater craft in routine ASW exercises as Well as any unfriendly submarine that may doubt its integrity. VS-24 was recommissioned recently as an anti-sub- marine warfare squadron. Initially commissioned in 1943 as VB-17, it participated in many of the air attacks made in the Pacific during World War II. After numerous changes of designation the original squadron was decom- missioned in 1956. . Arm-in L , ., , - - - 1 Y V .f , Clean that windshield. ln front: Eman, Fufrell, Sieberi, Szuba, Walski, Demell. First row: Mitzkoviiz, Wheeler, Walden, Munyan, Modica, Makovski, Best, Ziegler, Parnell. Third Powell, Pettengill, LTJG L. A. Edney, LTJG C. S. Sword, LTJG W. R. Sachsep row: McCormick, Vinfila, Stanko, Rickman, Achenbaugh, Basco, Cole, Murphy, Evans, Westley, Childress. Second row: Dickerson, Nolen, LeNeave, Cattoor, Anderson, Roark, Pearson. -v-.suv-rr-I" I E f - V In-r-gwmyvp-:-,. -..:7,e-. ., .C NN :W ul-QT!!!-T-L AW' I Jr,- VY i w'-g l i-" -. Y.. r. .'---,, ,, . - i- .ie .si -1-.... . L.. -.P .., , . ,fun-L .- . . -. V . :rvrvs-fvrfrm f-3 , I- l x ' u V i 1 I w , l 1 1 , ln front kneeling: Elliot, Bailey, Talbert. First row: Patterson, Hanes, Rapp, Warren, Hicks, Fortier, Brennan, Vallett, Third row: Smith, Seiders, Hill, AMCA, LTJG E. T. Mueller, LTJG B. H. Collopyg LTJG F. M. Clark, Kleinsasser, Miller, Rhodes, Travers, Chesnaky, Mitzel, Melton, Moss. AKC, Robinson, ADCA7 Mooney. Second row: Howard, Culp, Heinkel, Fritts, . O. 1 fri N., r-. Flying skipper. a F' ids-miie" Emile- Af-4.-Anais: wr- ,Ln A A, '-"M 'nv'""'i':::-rf-ff'-M he pg ,. V YJ -Q", 1U v -M f 'lf .' x ' 5'-'gag--1-'.-'.,-'74,-:A--:A---' ------J , . .zstlquun v "WW" Dawn on the flight deck. Kneeling in front: Dockins, Thornton, Thompson, Johnson, Huff, Mundy, Dudley, McRee, Kennedy, Shuppan. Second' row: Hartpence, Thomas, ADC, Mullin ATC, Shealey, ATC, ENS J. T. Christian, LTJG R. F. Patterson, WO-l R. A Begg: White, AEC, Freeman, ATC, Hoots, ATCM, Spencer. Third row: Bater Peterson, Wade, Klenovich, Rope, Tophan, Burkholder, Wilson, Boyd, Dugan Zimmerman. Fourth row: Weyenburg, Williams, Morgan, Swofford, Westbrook lmfelcl, Barton, Roberts, Miller, Cunningham, Chinchar, Schrock. ' "'T"""'i' ' '-'iiliif' Nd' ,,,,,. ' -' -- 3 L:f:""le1,: r 11- , , .h -..H , A 4,--15-A W' ,ZA Q' -L-W ,. W L Y ,..-,-,,,,,,..,..,.. 'ut HS- The primary mission is ASW and ASW is what they do. As another important component of CVSG 56,s ASW team, HS-3's men, pilots and aircraft participate in the job of training and readiness. The participation requires an all-out effort by every department, division and man for the desired result-an effective ASW unit. It is a ready-duty job with early briefs, condition II's, and standbys, night checks, heavy operating periods and "pilots man your planes? You can see them i'beat" their Way to their positions, lower their sonar gear into the sea, and start the vigil. It's a search and surveillance job with each helo crew teaming in the eiliort to find and track this elusive thing called submarine. v Utility duty is a secondary mission but one that in- cludes some important specifics-personnel transfers, guard mail runs, and rescues at sea. First row: CWO-2 K. C. Baierp LCDR S. J. Jacobchik, LTJG Z. D. Hausmanng LTJG D. F. Smith, LCDR R. L. Carpenter, LTJG R. H. Hall, CDR A. H. Munson, Executive Officer: CDR W. L. Bennett, Jr., Commanding Officer, CDR R. A. Close, LTJG H. W. Linebackp LTJG W. H. Solo, LTJG W. B. Medlinp LTJG R. A. Davis, ENS T. Collins. Second row: LT L. H. McGlone7 LTJG K. R. Kray- nak, LT J. B. Weiderholtp LTJG l. D. Goodman, LTJG H. R. McDonald, LTJG K. R. Yenni, LTJG M. J. Retzp LTJG C. J. Profiletp LTJG B. F. Doe, LT F. R. Commander William L. Bennett, Jr. Commanding Oiiicer Commander Arthur H. Munson Executive Oflicer Bartlett, ENS J.F. Rowles III, LTJG D. S. Brown, Jr.: LTJG R. E. Clarke, LTJG E. J. Duplechin, LT J. E. Ryleep LTJG R. H. Masson. Third row: LTJG A. M. Wirthp LTJG J. P. Combs, LTJG J. M. Hayes, LCDR B. C. Young: ENS D. A. Fauschp LTJG J. I. Kinekep LTJG C. H. Smith Ill, LTJG C. F. Montcxg, LCDR S. F. Montag, LCDR S. F. Powel Ill, LTJG C. W. Turner, LTJG B. H. Buy, LTJG B. l. Snow, LCDR C. Stuck, LTJG P. F. Frankenberger. till . W M, V , f ffff I .sQ. . Third row McCracken, Burris Boock Austin, Larson Sawyer The line crew at work I-. L Y, V Cllr :ar ,Q -, I Firsl row: Wood, Humphries, Bobst, Conkle, AMC, Mullen, AKC, Shackleford AMC, Maddox, ADC, LTJG R. D. Davis, Jarvis, ADC, Kurkowski, ADC, Thomas, ADC, Barron, Bailey, Landrum. Second row: Stephens, Yow, Hathcock, Lef kowitz, Burgeri, Horlon, Gentry, Dewberry, Shaw, B., Shirley, Duncan, Doran Pearl, Dominiak, Lewis. Third row: Whafley, Radford, Smith, J., Price, N., Parker, Bellflower, Collins, Price, J., Fluker, Mason, Cadle, Scoggins, Williams, Hatton, Wise. X X u l 1 1 V 'l -l is "Launch helosf' l A The end of another rescue. The constant job of maintenance. .,,, ,-W.i1?" , r - E : l V X la L S :E l 2 l 5 i l l I l A f W-af. V-F M-f 4 -1 ...- -....- K , , rf'?'Wi'r3f'mW-"Q N B - ee '1 1 Il V ni, 's.,...,. xwQ First row: Carneal, Zimmerman, Shell, LTJG D. F. Smith, Martin, Vosler, Burris. Second row: Pritchard, Long, Carper, Robinson, Bucy, Klenke, Kanour, Bertrand, Richards. Third row: Reede, Blevins, Bohannon, Hankins, Ireland, Funk, Barker, Sayers, Peraino, House. First row: Norman, Avila, Riggs, Thurtell, Kenyon, Kuebelbeck, McAdams LTJG F. R. Bartlett, Lumpkin, Martinez, Nunnelly, Mericle, Pasterchak, Gardener, Snow. Second row: Aylward, Gay, Brantley, McGruder, Llovd, Conrad, Brown, Marshall, Garrone, ATC, Delaney, AEC, Williams, ATC Williams, SOC, Soliday, ATC, King, Schubert, Pressley, Waine, Redner, Puskas Skinner, Parker. Third row: Goen, Whittaker, Boyce, Cain, Ruch, Reese, Gallick Mclntyre, Engestrand, Dziegkowski, Kellay, Johnson, Fowler, Lundsford Rindgen, Connors, Burdick, Armbrust, Albert, Daugherty, Cleckler, Buchanen Fourth row: Felty, Trent, Grace, Capecci, Joyner, Morris, T, Wright, Rowley Storey, McLane, Burnett, H., McKnight, Morris, S. l r l I . l l l lx 'P l I, If x ' 1 5 lxl-V l .3 l, if fi r I ll? 2341: S l l i i I, l l r ll 1 VA -1 While the two-engine S2F circles the operational area at low altitude in its search for the submarine, another part of ASW operations is being undertaken at a higher altitude by the AD5W, the single-engine air- craft employed by VAW-12. This aircraft, commonly called the "Skyraider", was used extensively as an attack plane in the Korean War. Since then the increasing role of ASW in naval pre- paredness has forced the AD to undergo modihcation to adapt it to the role of a RADAR warning plane and a communicational link between carrier' and other air- craft or surface vessels of the ASW group. First row: Rowe, Brown, Hale, Ward, AEC, McAdams, ADC, Marshall, An- ' LTJG G. O. Cooper, LTJG R. H. Yates. Third row: Carr, Siano, Hinds, Dion halt, Maiorana, Follett. Second row: LTJG H. R. Brant, LTJG G. F. Mac- Santore, Haupert, Thompson, Corbisier. Fourth row: Selby, Hoagland, Kelly Cormack, LTJG K. N. Kermes, LTJG H. C. Curran, LT T. W. Conboy, Officer Nettles, Oliver, Schenk, Elliot, Schlegal, Malinowski, Dunn, Cawvey, Murphy In charge, LTJG H. W. Pearson, LTJG J. B. Amrine, ENS M. L. Hofflers, Courtney. . ggzpdq g 'C Vw.. W 703! Coming home. ......,n,, wrt W wv The "Angel" .:,:sLiLfV fir i Tieing her down. HU- They're called the Angel Crew, an appropriate title for an essential part of the carrier, for their job is watch- ing the hunters. They watch with a paternal-like affection and launch and recovery finds the HUK in its plane- guard position ready to act if needed. It's a tranquilizing thought for many a pilot to know that if he ever has to ditch, the "Angel,' will be swiftly on its way, ready to pluck him from the sea. 76 11-r f 'W naar 'ies'-a'wi , , ..-qv V ,Q N , I A I .W ?,: r' ,Y , ...,---.- M- - ' - ' " - -Y .,-F-L-W--.F-1-v..,i-1-frysv--4--. , ,, ,Y, YA , Y ,,.,,, ...,- A R DEPART N They are seen everywhere on the ship The multi-colored yerseys that are such a large part of part of the comprehensive m1ss1on That linal result without which there would be no ASW no ' a a - a 9 9 9 a - , air operations Green blue red white yellow brown - scrambling across the ilight deck, carry- ing chocks, hoses . . . there are the two prehistoric monsters, encased in their glassine cages, ambling slowly about ready to try their tough skins if chance should warrant it . . . Day . . . and the harlequined flight deck is a plain of ceaseless activity . . . rotor blades churning the air . . . whirling propellers . . . Night . . . and the same and on and on and on. The planes come in one by one . . . some belly-flop onto the restraining wires and some are waved off, screaming their engines, to wait another turn. Eventually they come, great lumbering pigeons that have come home, but there is that time that one doesn't make it . . . All this- is a part of flight ops, that small Commander Charles U. Walkeley purpose involved To insure that there is ASW that there is purpose, that the aircraft fly, there is an Air Department. Q 2 Ns. , '17 ...T ,fi . . --V -- , 1"rv 1 Aircraft Handling Officer and Flight Deck Chief. 78 'V-1 The multicolored jerseys of V-1 could tell quite a tale if they could talk. In blue are the plane pushers, whomove the planes around the deck, keeping them spotted and avoiding confusion. The phone talkers, in white jerseys, direct this traffic from deck to deck and back. The yellow-shirted directors keep the planes moving and send them on down the flight deck. Finally there is the repair crew in red shirts, ready with the right tool in the right spot. At all times, Hight quarters sends these men to their stations. Far ahead of operations, V-1 is on the job. l l I 1 "Q Y 1-,ffl-1 il 1. ritz, i'll.l8l-lllr "Don't tell the others, but I've found the cookies!" 'ini 4 In green jerseys are the men of V-2, the people who operate the launching catapults and arresting gear. On the ilight deck, they tie down newly landed planes and keep the cats ready for constant use. On the hangar deck, they keep the aircraft secure for the night. Below decks, V-2 phone talkers help direct work above and operators control the multiple complex of gear control- ling the operations. A division with jobs spread throughout the ship needs teamwork and co-ordination.. V-2 has this if . Nr A .Q . fl 'FQ 'Z X we X 7 fi , f f X 2 0 N ,, us gp we X H 4, X ff lim' 'X W r S . fr f . ' f ,Wi me f ,FW ' X B 51 " 9 uf , Q . i , 7 We if iff 5 i VT If l," K , fm ' 5 f My Q , 7, iii 5 5' .,, 1 f 1 1 s . K - Q i N 1 y I l B 'W' V 92 Q .f M ' ,,,, 3, .X 5 5 7x ' , ,I y .I f - Q. y I, Y ,MU --.. s 471 sf' iQ , all N' v , -.7 , 5, Q, W 5 4 Q T X j 1 j , 1 g Z , X ,f f ' V 5 I X , ,N .1 f f ,., A , . . i 1' I . ' Firgf row: Thompson, Burgess, Robingcn, Hoover, Harris, H, Wiggins, ABC: D., Martin, Striltmcmer, Williams, J.p Crowley, Uchtmann, Harris, W.g Blackefl Rose, Chappell, Barnes, Ward, R. Second row: Kilmer, Knox, Dehurf, Dudeck, Medlco, Cramer. Wilson, Baldwin, Blessing, Harris, C., Williams, C., Bailey. Third row: Ward, . ,- .. 4, i l. ' ' , M, W , ... ,,,. A, ..,.. 1 -- H . .Yu -.11 -,'......l....e A , - Z",...-...'!'1'1: -WW ,, .. K V V We'll show these youngsters how to do it. Right, slr?" Ugh!!" f "Easy to port" . . "Lock your tail wheel" . . . The piercing sound of a whistle . . 'CCLACKH . . Another aircraft is in the proper space. V-3 men are the masters of the hangar deck -- the Showplace of the ship. Any time a plane is in the way of ship's activities, the blue shirted V-3's are there to move the offending aircraft. The job of moving high-priced planes is routine for V-3. Hard work, diligence and skill are important. V-3's contribution is a precision piece of the total machine . . . the carrier. "Nah! Cat ta nine tails don't hurt. That comes later. They're only friskin' us now." "We're not here to cause trouble, but listen to our story . . ." 9 ,N ,eff f W , A ,U flf J L , ,f W . , 5 W f . I ' ' T R A N 775 wry! f f , M 4 t ,,,f tif f ff V lx: . ' Q- ,fl in il ' new A, 2 f .,, ge X ,,f jr 8 1 ' V R ,W is 4 1 ,i 5 if -v .,. X1 f N . 'Q' 1 "5 Q , ' s f,,,,,,4,,-' fx Xa, . M' f , f tl is W., r . ' . W' 'Z , t 4, . Q tw: I I i 1 it li R L . l 2 2 l 2 3 First row: Himbele, Somerville, Blone, M. T. Hurst, WO-l, Eckrich, Hiott, Brown, Smith, Durbeiul, Buhr. Third row: Ducote, Kivett, Keller, Wolfe Claeys Williams. Second row: Zornick, Rinaldi, Rutledge, Hines, Ritchie, French, Lczhey, Benson, Geiger, Doughton. ' ' ,.., ., , , , I. " S In the pre-dawn darkness when '4Flight Quarters" is called, V-4's red- fx A shirts are at their posts. The aircraft continue to come and go, thirsty for L! another drink. Working in shifts, the red-shirts man the pumps, keeping flight R ops alive. They search for flammable gas leaks and clean the last traces of li' gasoline oif the deck so their efforts won't be betrayed by a stray cigarette or y match. Long hours and hard work With potential danger ever present do not prevent V-4 from keeping a spirit of teamwork and sense of humor. 5., ' if li Refueling gang "Tell me when " 7 kv W 4. 5. v'v r, K . .,', ,2,.,,..i A gr! , V W cw f,.,,,, ' , ' L vig, Z, X 1 T- H f I 1 N f f ff' 1 l fl: X 1 X X l fffk , U X if f M c 7' 4 , J - , 'mnww l l r. up it to lr l.., r. ,. lff w-, L. ,.r V., r-, l'l rs r 2 , Paraloft E S z I .ir l , z -6 V-6 Division, consisting mostly of aviation electronics technicians, assists the embarked squadrons in keeping the aircraft in lighting trim. . In addition to the work in the shops, where the variance of repairs is made on every type of engine and part, V-6 includes the paraloft, home of the parachute riggers. These are the men of whom it is said: "Nobody ever complains about our mistakes? V-6 also supplies the crews for and maintains the shipis mail plane, one key part of our morale program. Afwidespread and versatile group is V-6. Aviation metalships shop I J ' r ,s ii ' l 3 Ll 3 Mg 551 t if sis, will al 'll rl l till fell' 'il 'Q l i f t l l l I 1 ,. l w ' l ll l' l l , It if Q. ,Y 'l l ' Q -"i -l ! T, l 5 i 5 ay! r K X ll ' . ll First row: Hollis, Pietras, Edward-s, Moorehead, Bowersox, Bochenczak, Gale, Fleming, Beauchamp, Leyva. Fourth row: Curtis, Champagne, Pierce, Raimes 1' Blodgett, Bonk. Second row: Burgess, Boles, Brown, Sharp, Davis, Hardwick, Boudreaux, Copeland, Visor, McCarty, Asbury, Bearham, Stevens, Morrison White, Edmundson, Cole, Garcia, Metheny, Welch. Third row: Cogley, Jones, Chattin, Russell. I, Small, Stewart, Hickey, Somerton, Pulliam, Blanding, Stewart, Bailey, Dacken, l it iq 82 . ..-M2 -1, F vfr"f,T'I- xzvf-fir-43 W it Q 1 4 Z 5 5 P9 1 E X A 'X we 9 ' ,M ' 49 OPERATIONS DEPART E Within the air-conditioned space behind the door marked "Operations OHice" there are many labeled chairs . . . Air Intelligence Oflicer . . . Air Operations Oliicer . . . Communications Officer . . . CIC Oflicer . . . Upon the bulkheads topo- graphic maps, airlanes deiined, stretch and sched- ules plaster the space. This is an important part of the ship, perhaps even its core, cerebrum - it governs the actions of the entire vessel. From the occupied chairs come the decisions and, collec- tively, the ship responds. From the Air Operations Officer comes the flight scheduleg the Communica- tions Officer keeps alive that vital link between ship and shore. The Operations Officer oversees all and the whereabouts of the ship are determined, even her berthing space. CIC keeps ready in preparation for that day We hope will never come when it must determine the very moves and maneuvers of the great ship, coordinating her very course with the objective in mind . . . ASW. Commander James W. Smith A 83 ,1n......--1--m-L4--A - ------------f-f' 77' Ai' 'H' K f, 40 V ii 1' " G' , 7 B f X gg A' fy X I f X fi Q Ig, Ag "f V, ff ,g X 4-.W In First row: Ledford, Glynn, M. A. Brown, AGC, LT A. L. Bengal, O'Donnell, Boyd, Bowden. Standing: Frate, Abercromby, Hunt, Schmidt, Otto, Portwood, Schmitz. 0- "Cumulus clouds . . . six-tenths coverage at 1500 feet . . . visibility five miles and light rain showers . . . dry bulb temperature of 74" . . . wet bulb temperature of 7 39 . ." i Sounds vaguely like a weather forecast. It is, but it isn't complete yet. When this information is analyzed it will be ready for the quartermaster on the bridge, Hag plot or the Air Operations Oflicer. This important part of Operations is done by O-A, the ship's weather station. Launching the weather balloon. fig 5.4917 t 1 v ,If fm If 2 X ,Www ' f' X M O-C Division coordinates the iiight operations through flight deck control and CCA. Theirs is the job of making sure that the aircraft are sent out and come back in good order. Another job that is taken for granted -but it must be done with coordination and be in continuous preparation for accident or combat readiness. Efiiciency is a must for O-C. t bf' "'-GZ i V W, it , I X S ff s f' , Qxggw. 1 s t , Seated: Pierson, Nicolaisen, LT Wise, Madden, Taylor. Standing: Lindeman, Klug, Jackson, Kohler, Cadenc Missing: Semczck. . ' 31 Y Ffffi' 'i"' ' "Thr They are called, somewhat affectionately, '4Twidgets,' . . . a strange breed of man in the modern Navy, as inexpendable to the workings of a great ship as the wheel itself. They repair, devise, and create the electronic wonders of the naval ship. Their hours are long and, if you engage one in conversation, he's apt to turn it on a technical bent which you don't quite understand. And then he'll go away, quietly, -muttering about transistors, tubes and flashing lights . . . www 'ls1'. row: Murray, Glick, LTJG J. F. Judson, LT F. M. Hollenp CWO-3 J. H. Johnson, P. N..Kice, ETC, Galvin. Standing:Skaggs,Sfeele, Wendling, Clark, Gencich, Clements, Melton, Arnold, Moravek, Collins, Popour, Raley, Crothamel, Willoughby, Kane. ....-......,. ., . ta .ii ,. MT. - - , ..- . . , ,wi-ii..... .......,...vl.1i1.... 4 .1 X, , tmwt I Ns ' 4754! XQS' y 1 , 6 x 1 ,K R X. Q' 5 A ' ay' f W ff-4 A 'fix 2""A f ff Sammi ,G WW at if . 1. . ,., 5, M, f' L Qi y ,Q I E s if M A . rr' A A ,, ,f Nj, K if 'f his " sk il , 7 fb, gnu' HM4 Q ,Q l if ' A A., r A. .id R p f lywgii l 'W' ss wp ,, f B X ' - ' .r "" H X " W X W :gf X First row: Piro, Kidd, Dunn, Lancaster, LT R. E. Platt, LTJG M. P. Severin, Clouser, Macias, Simmons. Third row: Lerffler, Sanders, Ogg, Gai, Shana- Hayes, Walters, Murdock. Second row: Howard, Healy, Hastings, Folan, berger, Davis, Puckett. Fourth row: Keuscher, Holler, Gahn, Kelly, Hamlin. Plotting a Contact At the DRT ' ww, ' . , X W. f" ,MW 4.:. ,VV ,f Qs' ,pf ' 39' ' ' ss 3,7 hip. f ' fiffrff 1 f if 'fzff 2 ,C xg , -V f' 2- e - I f 1 X f JZ O-I Division is made up of Radarmen, who keep the ship in position and plot courses and contacts, help-- ing to detect those unknown subs to feed the rumor mills. RADAR comes from radio detection and ranging- which aptly describes the Work done by O-I. Using the familiar radar scope, they turn ilashes or f'blips'? into a report to the Operations Officer of what is around, under, and over the VALLEY. Over, because air plotting is part of O-I's job. They keep Operations informed. We've got a skunk! " E ,A-W,r--X. t, is. vu 5 iv , ,, N., 1. . ,Q 1 ,ff ' ,Nj MW7, as 3, Ni " f 5 NS-N N.. .. .-l-.V , - as W sv' V y -405 fi I Qi X 3 ig f V LE 3 First row: Hendricks, Robertson, Flores, LCDR J. Mudrrock, Marshall, Boyd, Pottger. Whitney, Dina, Henderson, Troyonos. Perhaps one of the busiest spaces in the ship is the Photo Lab. At sea and at flight quarters they maintain a vigilant watch on every take oil and recovery lest some- thing go Wrong. Their cameras capture shipboard life. They are the Valley's graphic historians. They're con- tinually at work on VIP coverage, liberty port coverage, accidents or getting their very popular photo display boards ready for the public to view. 5 iw , K so XM, ' QF? W 3' 4 f ' YW ' 7 . ff 1' f 4 .A 1 ' M 2 Z iff! 2 5 1 2 ,155 X 3 I 'Cf 57 f Q s , f X V5 ,HV 2 f ,,f31if,, ,fa Boyd comes down from the air . . . vw...,..i... F9 it hr The division officer speaks. Another vital part of the Operations Department is O-R Division. R stands for Radiomen who man their posts, their earphones set. Receiving and transmitting messages is done by Radiomen in Main Communications and Radio 1. Switching plugs, turning dials, typing messages, O-R knows iirst where the VALLEY goes and what operations go in tomorrowis POD. A lesser duty of O-R is important to morale. They compile news for the MORNING WATCH, covering world crises and ball scores. Keeping the wires hot is O-R's job. First row: Lushenko, Sellars, DeGraffenreid, RMCQ Sanford, RMC, ENS R. L. Smith, W. L., Gunther, Mitchell, Lockwood, Barnes, Cross, Berry, Watson, Seegelp H. W. Chermak, RMC, Riner, Schick. Second row: Mosley, Reynolds, P Ludovico, McElvar. Fourth roxy: Grail'iw0l1l, WUYQOI Allen. CYGSS, Keller, siali- Nugent, Nelson, Stafford, Ryan, McSwain, Adams, Shea, Gomez. Third row: ings, Mushnlck, DemlC0, Keflflngf SYFIGC- i M, f ii 12 iff 5 P 't 1 . iff ' f L, W4 57 AF i Z 5 Q f 1 V dw A V oy ! f 4 "-J ,4 I 9 -1 RJ in NILIII, , 4, QW!! f' w ff M f Z J Seated in front: Burge, ENS E. V., .laycoxp B. L. Long, SMC, Moore. Second row: Connelly, Hunfsberger, Bandor Molinelli, Guerra, Shure, Whittaker, Seifert, Stewart. Third row: Parker, Allen, Groves, Hunt, Boles, LaFolleHe Shelby, Campbell, Ross. Nothing seems to look quite as nautical as a halyard filled with brilliantly colored signal flags, each doing its own part for the resultant message or perhaps just dressing up the ship, or the staccato-like blinking of a blinker signal from one of the "cans" across the dark expanse of ocean. In either case, O-S Division is responsible for what flies from the halyards, or the answering message to the destroyer blinker signal. Routine or urgent, the message will be sent. By Sem0Ph0"e - - flashing light and flag hoist it ff, GUNNER I M '4Prepare for a firing run to port" . . . the VALLEY shakes with the impact. Preceding this are the combined efforts of the Gunnery Depart- ment personnel who know whichdial to crank and button to push to overcome problems of roll and pitch, lead angle, range and deflection. Whether the target is a drone or a bogey, the same result is desired. I Constantly, when not drilling, the crews clean the guns keeping them in shape for what we hope never comes. Below decks, there are checks on the complex fire control mechanism. The guns sleep in peacetime but the crews are wide awake. Commander Orval D. Hughes 91 g- awww, .-4 ll Q...-......1-. QQ T Q Y I M' L I .T , , 1 .1 1 1 ,,, M I J , ,,,,,, re f , 1, ,I 'X f 4 x f Q fffafff K 1 , I F i n at ef Q - , 2 if , V SQA f ,, l l L f V fcffefi U ,f F Qcf"" f , i 13 7 ,, 1 ,f , , r n S , if . ,y i 5 M ' ',:,f Sw Q' ,j , , 4 K X ' 4 ' ,, 4 lx , , 1 ' Y, ' , X l . , Y , Q f ,, qi, Ny E exams e 4 -Xx - X V ff' f A ' W f X l X if i I f ff , 5 an 'Q ,4ff7f ' Z f r ,gg 51 f sift V f X F ff, ' f ff f, 0 F 'Q N K ' 1 fi , , ss ..F"""" ll' ":' ,555 1 A gif s s r f y f. , ,, F , a a t ff f , . f X I A 5,4 X i Y SXMK First rovy: Ogden, Abernathy, ENS Igelbrink, Blackwell, Brumfield. Second Murray. Fourth row: Dillon, row: Donovan, McConnell, James, Story, Dicken, Ambrose, Sisk, Riggs. Third Wagoner, Bellamy. row: Kelso, Spinnazzola, Scott, Hogate, Stoke, Eggiman, Archer, Cosom, DIVISION Whether it be sea and anchor details on the forecastle or squaring away a space, First Division ably does its job. At any end of the VALLEY FORGE, at any deck level, they may be seen, doing one of many small, but necessary jobs. These are the utility men, a valuable part of any team, ready to get the job done wherever they are sent. Manning the replenishment line, keeping the hangar deck clean . . Whatever it is, the First is always a "Working divisionf' 47 2, 7 H5 f 4 45, Z .X Y, Q 7 awww We ef if 7 W ff flaw!! Z I ,K 4 'QS N 'Nu 'A , .,... M Y fi' fiffiyfff if? f Milton, Denk, Higgins, Belcourt, Mlakar, Olson, Over the quarterdeck. The anchor detail. 9 fy Q wx f if aa., 1 it Y, .Su 167m pl Keeplng the boar fflm Bos'n and his whistle. fND DIVISION "Away the gig away" . . . "Make the starboard accommodation ladder." The boat calls are familiar to the Second Division -- the boats crew. These are bo's'ns mates . . sailors of the old school . . smallcraft seamen. They keep the boats trim at sea - always preparing for the next port. It's not all boat tending. "Second" is also a backbone of refueling andreplenishment and chips and paints - and they pass the word to all but the "ten percent." First row Urlch Hundley Erb WOI C. Helms, ENS W. J. Metzger, Temfe, BMC, Days, McWhorter, Seymour. Standing Hammersmith Sfefamk Jacobsen, Finger, Bower, Jones, Hendley, Burnham, Morgan, Mann, Wullck, r". ,. if . 1 f, ,, S' ANI N ,guna f , .. I I . 5.2250 1 W .H ,, Vfgh-R . ls 11 W H , W, Q V" Q X ZZ, M , I , lf, ff, ' f , f , 4 f 2 f 4 f f , 7 f Y , , -X r WH , , , X 4 . f 'v at X f ff Z5 I ll W l , ,W 'f f i M 'X' tl QA' f I , 1 4 X l , 2 I, I fl X gl ti ll fi . fir-""! x l V 1 , , 1 i l l 1 l Q, ll W' Seated: Joyner, ENS R. O. Bothwellp Jolly. Standing: Thomas, Adkins, Green, Jones, Grim, Kersting, Flick, Meeker, Dunn, Levins, Dixon, Mullis, Ellerbe, Bakken. l l all R D it l I l -1 - 4'Set the fueling detail." These are familiar words ' T l W to the men of the Third Division. The Third forms the backbone' of the fueling details which take aboard the E necessary aviation gasoline and fuel oil to keep the ship ali r itself and the aircraft moving. Whenever the fueling detail is set, the Third D-ivision 1 can be seen in their life jackets doing their part of an ,V E 1 , l V . , essential job. a 53, V 1. , -X ' Win l . f ff K' , fi ' At the after fueling pocket. . ,... 4 " S Nas. .N cr w. 1 . , s W4 t u, - so t 11 i i at as a at M t A S X t ' 1 - f f . jf ym- M . gf, f ,, ,y 4 if , jf 1 5 5 7 H. f I - - 4? S ' ,, 5. -... Q. 7 , N 6 r Xi, ,, an X ,,,,, ZZ Qt A K , Q no V I . , 1 W B 5 7 3 sy, Q W " J ' 44 Nan? 0 , 'E S- K X WV' 4 f l N M s Y . 5 x. , L , X K x 53- I rf I ff , , X lt f V ' , ,p, uf Q ' f' L! ,Q . , . I ,I7 if r Q 3 A, ff 5 A li S' 3 g ' 1 I ,X Q i N Q. f 1 i V: Xa tl V' if J b. 3 , ,, 5 1 I 2 1, 1 X l c -f 1 f l. ' N T , ' - , , ax my S 1 'Q or V 5. g f f 4 1 . l Z Seated Vargo ENS R S Holtz Sparkman Stand ng H rrs B T d Q M k S Smith Christiansen Leavell Childers Allport Krug lSkllesGDillard'sePeIlgtliel'JmllVarrZilmBonlgClorowsI awyer l ,Q-As-N ., 25 ' -I A 'Ee . . . ' , ' ' 2 . I 1 . I 1 I I J ' I I I I I I I r 1 . f"'f" , - , .' it 1 ' 'V ' ' . " - ---v ---:r- --:- -,.....1....aa-L. ' -fe-----A-------- f ' ' ' ,,,, il,-1 we , ,,,,l,,:,,:-. Y, , ,A ,,,, ,,,,:,,,r ,, W , ,,,i,,,,, , ,,,,,, ,,,iZ a,mg,- ------an i,.-it--,M-f--WH f.-, fu--MM --rf -----HM---vW.- ,-,,,,.,,,,..,n,,,,,i.,-,. , l ll Q l r V l l i F 1 Q L t 1 l 1 4 I 1 1 1 I i l 1 f l Hey, man. Waifll I finish laying this tile before you go bufin' it. 4' 7 . TH DIVISION The men of the Fifth Division are the hard core of the Gunnery Department - Gunners Mates, as old a rate as the Navy itself. No dramatics for them - no spit and polish, except for their guns. There, they wait for their call. They will, as in the past, load, fire, and load again preparing for what they hope is not the inevitable. The mechanics have changed, but the job remains the same. Firsf row: Mundy, Meuse, Pollock, GMC, ENS C. Hannon, Rogers, Gibson, Clonis. Behind: Stone, Brown, Heilprin, Lee, P. L., Haralson, Greene, Roberts, Maloney, Wilson, L. C., Miller, Wilson, D. L., Meyers, Duncan, Gordon, Joyner, Fellenbaum, Whifs, Evans, Gamble, Fischer, Jackson, Whitson. N3 2 f , , , A hi 'W -me fy ,ix r f"' I l 1 l gl 33 We-rf. 2 f tr, , ,5 Xl os! ! .. M 1 . 1 , , w f , X Q Q 'G I X F gn.. f' X, ff f . 5' S N4. we s Me, , x fy K 'El e' 'Q u V NY ! 1 fi 'ga e YA ff- 1, -Y' ---nu-- F - C X.xA ,W f A Xfff :Q siwefys aswgfnte , , s J , - .- F, i f,ff,f f E T.. f , z F r , 4 ,l , gy "!"3"'g :I .5 le N A , I Q Ai X f f la l Nw X, ' ',.-I.:-.B-"s-1:4 a M xy ayamadg T' T s,seaWw,, Q H-ra.-L, 5 ,if f H QlQf aawesssea RM G 'fi l rdQafeaaas i - - , D Lg' 'A W , - W ,NV ,Mi ,, - I 1 Y U4 r , A , ? NM V Xxk.x to N My f ' ,ff - X R ff r,a, 'aiiHs r . W., S . Y ex ,, . .sv Lowrey logs it in. "Granny says . . Y' is a favorite Marine Detachment expression aboard the VALLEY FORGE, and if "Granny saysi' something it must be right. "Granny says . . ." that the Marines stay battle ready and effi- cient at all times. They do. Granny says theyill act as orderlies for the Captain and Executive Oflicer. They do. Granny says they must stand brig watches. They do. Granny also says that all Marines will be neatly pressed and neat appearing. For this reason the detachment has its own press shop and many a white hat has often thanked lucky stars for it. n -1 ,,,,, 1 s a ? ,,,, The never-ending boot camp. First row: Heath, Carter, Larvie, First Lieutenant Gentry, Captain Lowrey Brannon, Kaufman, Schwartz, Rathbun. Second row: Guide-on: Timilty, Larsen, Yates, Butler, Faulkner, McDaniels, Taylor, Futch, McKinnon, Dixon, Waite, Roberts, F. J., Gertler, Dinota, Goulart. Third row: Davis, Falkenstern, Fitz- Crum, Hedrick. , patrick, Sanger, Ransom, Marshall, Jordan, Pool, Baker, Roberts, W Fourth Row: Gillmann, Cannon, Lowery, Sanderlin, Miller, Kelly, Risher, Streeter Callahan, Phillips, Voorhies. Fifth row: Alten, Hallquist, Bull, McLaughlin It s rzght here in the form . . . er dzagramf' 9 'infra ,NX First rowi Kreider, Kuchercavy, Bostick, Bennett, FTC, LTJG R W MacKay Nlemann Sykes South Second row: Davidson, Gustin, Hindman, Sparti, Hudson, Lane, Baker Winslow Third row Love Llpmskl McCaIlo Royston, Steere, Grew, Rose. , FO DIVISION FOX is the Gunnery Department ordnance division. FoX's men provide the mechanical gunlire for mounts which cannot produce firepower by manual Clocalj control. Besides regulating the iire of the guns, they partic- ipate in radar navigation, aiding the ship through low visibility. By tracking weather balloons on radar they supplement the shipls weather report. FOX division is versatile and it is an essential part of the ship's smooth functioning. iii-f -H ...sem .,.f- .- l 5 , ll , I' ff f 4 fl tt 2 7 'il , 5, ,Xl , f., ff , f is it sl in V. :N 'N 4 A " 5 1 33 X 'W "NW S it , N:ss,..,XXg si . sswiqxwss 5131, . ,Mg f s t . Q? X Q 1 it N XX N 3 X, 3 X s , N :Xi X N t XkxL , , X .-, ,,,N , egg tmp , w 4 .lx x t ,X NNN,N N N We M M NX +54 W! ' , ' 'L7' ra , ,, has W, MY, ff ,I 1 4' X 1 2 1 ? f W First row: Walls, Copas, LTJG G. E. Pierce, CWO-3 E. E. Wilgus, AOCM Holcomb, AOC.Brown, Abbott, Hanley, Hawkins. Standing: Pulliam, Obrisch, Lindwall, Bradshaw, Goddard, Smale, Forney, Pierson, Putman, Salerno, Maher, Bradley, Bischke, Donofrio, Wells, Smith, R. H., Smith, R. T.y Ziegler, Welch. Gr-fx V44-swf' p "The smoking lamp is out, frames 78 to 112 while handling ammunition s. . .', As familiar a piping as for ". . . while refueling aircraft on the flight deck . .", but not as frequent. The elevators and the rollers hum with usage as the ammunition is taken up from the maga- zines, rolled to the elevators, and start their upward ascent. It's a gingerly process, but the men of G-A Divi- sion see to it that the ammunition reaches topside and is in readiness for the aircraft, either for dummy runs or for the real thing. P f 4 . me s ,,,,,.,, -Wk sss. so ,,,, ,,,,.--Mrmrw -nu Y V v? """ I bis, T Q 'f' 4431 X is if ZXSLJ ,Wk . fy f waz li ,, , , s f r 5 Ready for refueling. "It's here somewhere . . ." G-0 G-O Division is strapped with the task of handling ship's ammunition. Danger is everpresent but G-O's answer is "somebody's got to do it - here We are." In addition to actual handling of ammunition, G-O keeps the magazines in order . . stocking bombs, rockets, and 5-inch "ammo," They carry fuses, a ticklish detail, and man the line-guns when replenishment gets under way. Dangerous and thankless, but vital is G-O. First row: Ray, Gosseh, Stalnaker, CWO-3 Micklos, Shelby, Orme, Gasi. Second row: Webb, Hartley, Mooradian, Hammond, Hanna, Landers, Lavoie, Walters, Jenkins. Third row: Lavacca, Henderson, Crawford, Suchman, Huff, Curtis, Scandura. gfiess 7 X ..,-,,,,,-,,,,,VW,,, ,, X fff I , s , , f X 9 ff ' -. W N ey, af eeswwwrew e f 4 s Q ,e,, in fc:-" f 'emwf ' ,xg If I 9 5 P J Q f 5 1 Q I .X jf fs FQez5 gr gi a... 5 f' t 3, f X 5 f ,A . R . - f ll -.ii X Q 2 , ,A 2 4 YW L ' ,J W D Nw fm i ff Z , ' 5 .9 , M ff f 2 ,ss f ,f'nWWZa ngQq.Wxgwy'3MQQweiffi Q Q J J , , .WM Q f all D f I X .M ww fin ' '69 ,, t W, 5 , p ' V i ,, as fr ,, 6 Y his f pp X xr z of ,, -X J i f x p s xi , . WD 0 , :A 4 f"" X G, X -his HISKE ,H . J ,ff , Ma , A f 'ef 'X l , f ,M Y ff 4 , , 3 , DIVISION The colorful name of 4'W,' Division smacks of liberty ports, but its job is definitely dissimilar. Whiskey Division is the special weapons detail of the Gunnery Department, taking care of Whatever torpedoes, missiles, depth charges, or new-fangled weapons come into the VALLEY's coifers. The work of Whiskey Division is even more explosive than the name they carry, and a mistake would be costly in more than dollars. May their efforts be only for ORI's. t Hoist away. ffffzzmlqlsgf W, SM f , ff l ' 'I , W' f ,Q XM , H IIA.: v uf if X fx? 5 X Wx Flfsf WWI STBVGUS, BGYCIUY, TilY0rj, .Hankey, TMC, LCDR Morris, ENS Heffron, Denniston, Stewart, Needham. ieaicinlol Flaw: Waldemarsen, Chehchs, Shannon, Regan, Farole, Wilkins, Capps, Rousseau, Thrush, Collins, e, mmac. - lOO l H I , ,, ,, ,L .. V- . . .. -L-.. E GINEERING DEPARTMENT Like any ship, she needs men to make her go. Within her depths are the men who meet the gargantuan challenge. The work below decks which keeps the VALLEY steaming is handled by the ive engi- neering divisions. From Chief Engineer to raw FN, these men supply "Bren to keep her going. The engine order telegraph is their task master and they ably comply to its demands. The engineering department keeps steam coming, night and day. Steam does more than keep her moving. Showers, drinking water, effi- cient running boilers, engine upkeep - these are a few of the results of the work done "in the hole." The men with the red rating badges undergo a rigorous preparation for their specialty. They have to understand thecomplex machinery which keeps the VALLEY going. It is impossible to learn each part of every nut and bolt, but when these men make a rate, they are competent - they are the Navy "mechs." The job isn't dramatic. Seldom is it seen. The results must be right. If not - the ship breaks down, water stops, light goes off and shipboard life slows significantly. The engineers don't want attention. A capable job satisfies them, because they know they make the VALLEY live. Commander Charles C. Tidwell V li - DIVISION Handling auxiliaries of the ship is Alfa division. They give you air conditioning, heat, ice for fruit-ade and hot water for coffee. HA" division makes liberty possible by keeping boat engines in trim and diesel equipment running. They run the hydraulics which keep elevators going and have a share in damage control and watertight integ- rity. Making new parts, repairing old ones, Alfa division Machine Shop is evident in every passage, oiiice and working space. First row: Hagerman, Engle, Brannon, MMC, ENS T. l.. Ridingsp ENS J. A. Ekelundg Hulsman, MMC, Wheeler, MMC, Penland, Johnson. Second row: Rochford, Porlhouse, Wade, Dean, Carlson, Kramer, Piplinski, Maines, Camp bell, Richardson, Stephan, Chaisly. Third row: Murry, Seef, Daniel, Brock, Holt, Sigman, lngoldsloy, Coleman, McCabe, Carano, Fults, Hedley, Pavlovvec. Fourth row: Vella, Hopkins, Dorward, Garganese, Talmadge, Hall, Rusch, Leek, Mayhew, Davis, Wills, Prine, Laxfon, O'Rourke, Kramer. ' X W f..x1 'f C If ,gf W ,Z ,, ZTi' E ,XV I I J W fs 'N R 4.47 l , f -wr 5 I Y J . f 4 lla? X ' Q il -nr., ff X I -Q-----N, ...cd wc if-':.,-f,-. E a o M V.-f f GSW---.-..,... t S t fy , 4 f 1, X f, V Z, N , rY4g!,,,h, X h. , K. 3 25.17 I vffgf '55 t , gr ff 4, ,1 , rf- f f ' f x , X534 . , , ,, . V1 H I A WHA, N. I b ,f J f , 'W-rd 3 ,, 2,-af s KW r ff f 2 r - sw i ' P X xg A ' ,WW A 5 ' if .st Q..x ,, ,Q f A L le-ff! o 4, I '- Q f "' r X T, Qin!! st 3 V W aef .. :JS .XX. First row:.Jurazaki, Beverley, French, Bonnett, LTJG E. L. Roberts, CWO-2 L. R. Servnes, Flynn, BTC, Mullins, Griffin, lowry, McWade, Bondy. Second Silvis. Fourth row: Bacque, Greeley, Sharp, Calipetro, Stenfankwicz, Aguon, row: Durham, Wilkins, Hoffman, Combs, Owens, Shutt, Green, Harrington, McLain, Lannius, James. Niles, Zawadzkl, Stevens, Joyner, Grether, Moore. Third row: Tschappatt, Swank, Kirby, Ferland, Bryant, Dickson, Brooks, Lawrence, W. E., langstaff, B DIVISION They come up from down below, hot and dirty . . . the possessors of one of the most important jobs but one of the most thankless. They're "snipes,' and BT's and they work the boilers of great ships. Boilers that give propulsion so it can make its way. The temperature sometimes exceeds comfortable heights, but still these men, uncom- fortable, make her run, answering the bell codes. K- -rx p y I 4? ' W we , ff if 0- 1 Z V mi' fr - ,, Q :L 2 f ' 52-wg. s ..., f M' ' , fr X, s ,mf V . wx, :sr - so 1 2 'wr W , Q , t LW, ,M V j 4 5 fr 'Q 'ci 1 we ikfvfl' at V 4 , K f + X, , 3 4 wr g Q S AE, V Y t Q ff Sm? , f 3 , l 3 fff f ' WAN' I W' I , W ,W f Q , st sl xr, s' B' ffmmff First row: Caraway, Wolfe, BTC, ENS S. L. Bilsky, Mann. Second row: Neal, Mahan, Rice,'Leveratt, Gilbert Kimble, Noel. Third row: Kimble, Renner, Januliwicz, Rutledge, Haggerty, Haskins, Edwards, Wolfe. Fourth row De Bauche, Hartley, Croft, Sutton, Zabukovec, Manley, Smith, Bolmg. lO3 .,.,, 4 .,...--..........-1.---M ..,..,.-.l...- . ,,,. . i . s Z 5' i 1.1-.,1.?, Front row: Saplak, Becker, Rogers, EMC, Radford, EMC, LTJG H. S. Spillars, McGinn, Steinrnetz, Puskas, Burd. Third row: Polifka, Shumun, Bolwtrhf Ben' CWO-3 G. W. Bonnette, Sloan, ICCM, Corley, Lee, Second row: Hardy, nett, Butler, Llptak, Fake, Dean, Gregory. Morris, Sibery, Whitehouse, H. R., Mercier, Whitehouse, R. L., Pfleeger, Cook, E DIVISION Echo division is a good name for the electric shops, and the people who keep the Valley lit up - but assuredly sober. Besides lights, the men of E division keep the boat-motors and electrical deck machinery in repair. With plenty of hard Work and 'round the clock duty, E Division completes the various circuits and keeps the ship well plugged in. First roy: Helms, Whitlow, Kubala, Sturdevant, EMC, ENS T. J. Rogers, Bracewell. Third row: Ross, Sosa, Pearcy, McConnell, Burgess, Kuhar, Softel, ENS R. Pmgenot, Harrington, Lineweaver, Besack, Morris. Second row: Mitchell, Hoggatt, Smith, R. H., Frederick, Jones, Moren, Enos. Fourth row: Moore, G. .W. Stream, Hicks, Quintana, Lovelace, Neph, Morrison, Shay, Woods, Enget, Mitchell, MacFarland, Stoneback, Miles, Duda, Flanders, Greene, Soltls, Allen, White, J. R., Smith, l. W., Britton, White, J. E., Henderson, Briggs, H. T., Young, Yett, Davis, Rice, Stanley. I 5 its 'PS iw STEAM ff. DIVISION M Division, often known as the "Black Gang", is the Main Engines Division. The three sections, are for- ward engine room, after engine room and the generator gang. These are the people who get down to the "brass tacks" of making the VALLEY FORGE go. Machinist Mates, oldtimers to the Navy, con- adjust themselves to the latest in generators, and buttons. Here, in the bowels of the ship, The tinue to turbines, the thrust is supplied to make the ship steam to the point where its orders may direct it. A X 4 'W - 5, A Q X rg gr , M 2.1 ' ig? T 'jr 5' vi ,715 i LQ "7 f' . f 0' , , Q, Q , ,""V7"l as e .nl 'Gif B ,f :QU Z F , I Sheff .nv-es. Fi M 1 if , '? 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' X J af , . f gym 0 X, , Xmwg k cp , N Q y f' -4 , s f ,, f Len r f Q1 2 sf , ,, ' ' , N r , i nf, 'lm , ' ' , vi ' F. 4 ,. t ' A 5 1' 1 ,W , X, M, Q45 3 r A . W I M, I , f y, NV W ., ,L ,. ,.., , f - 3 0 11+ Q11 77 gas ,W mic- :cM:'yf'f f, ' 9,-N-N 7 ' ,f , M ' ', r ,ff J Lzffjsg ,- Zffc Iwata ' ,e ,f amy X05 Q Mo. ff X , f 5 ef-X: 'XX 'tscffiv "f z'i'1,"f4f X S i ' , 'W X ,ms fm' eff ' "W V 1 is - First row: Demmerle, Gill, McWaller, R. N. Bolster, CWO-2 L. R. Servies, Mitchell. Second row: Haney, Beard, Mueller, Alger, Daronco, Hall, Kyle, r Cloniger, Stitt, Gilbert, MMC, LTJG Jethro, MMCp Croy, Ricker, Norris, Miller, Godfrey, Murray, Melichar, Scaton, Correa, Capuano, Mehalek, Byerly, Coleman, Dean, Bohn, Micari, Babin. Third row: Mayeux, Demko, Patterson, Miller, Shissler, Widmer, Hackbart, Ventura. Fourth row: Tolbert, Pettice, Moon, Graham, Hart, Higginbotham, Hamilton, Seal, Rule, Jacobs. 1- . H 'Uv gf X Y JW ff? cfs.-...,.., M... ,, " LJ. ,' 1. tr AY Cruise boxes and more cruise boxes . . . R DIVISION "R" is a suitable initial for repair and Romeo divi- sion does just that - from leaky faucets to high-pressure steam lines. Day and night, they handle metalworking, carpentry, and pipefitting. Damage Control is just another of the additional assignments of R Division and it's important. With Damage Control they are concerned with maintaining safety in battle and at other times of peril. But actual repair isn't the only part of their job that is important - the fact they are ready is the key to eilicient battle preparation. r f , Av ,EMA Z I fl tis V ,Eg ,,, ,V 5 ., 4 S X , i 4 a x ts 4 .V A X , 5 ' .' W . ' w -M.. gg L ,Qi , , I I we . . ,Q - Q- ft V it el gf x r ll A M . , t - Q f 1 , g, f, r J ' 2 X t " i Xl a an S fx t , 'f 22 roy, . 1 M ,O . , ,M , it ' ffmz, 'ew f -ze V Firsf row: Gramza, Bragg, Carlsen, Joseph, Marden, DCC, LTJG R. H. Bell, R ' k , l. h , S 'th, B , C ' ' 5 ' ' . ' Allen, SFC- Talbot, SFC, Keen, Zimmerman, Milbourne, Hyland. Second row: SsdlibeHolT:NPl?e,:ley,mllussell?'eMoorrZig.2,bral:1l:lyba:d:eTecl'lLFoil-:HH lrgvvlll-. gllzlzfrlidl Parsons, Chatham, Holley, Edder, Miller, Axion, Pringle, Angevine, Corbin, Cerne, Murphy, Maloney, Heller, Mclain, Pearce, Trowbridge, Pieperl I l06 ,., SUPPL DEPARTME Material needs of the ship are handled by the Supply Department. The six divisions of Supply keep the ship clothed, fed, and stocked with the equipment needed to keep over 2500 men satisfied. From the day you board the VALLEY FORGE until you step off the gangplank for the last time, the Supply Department is with you every step of the way. The pay check comes from Dis- bursing, uniforms from small stores, haircuts at the barber shop, athletic gear, chow, 6'gedunk", weekly laundry, cobbler, tailor, are all there to help keep things uship-shape." The S in Supply also stands for its prime duty - service which keeps the VALLEY FORGE functioning. Besides the material things of life, Supply also pours forth a multiple of parts and gadgets needed in shops and offices. Without borrowing the well-known "What you want, Joe?" from the ubiquitous street vendor, Supply has It. Anything from pencils, typewriter ribbons, screws, bolts, airplane parts, literally everything from A to Z to keep the ship operating. Commander Robert L. Rubel SX 1 4, , S f" X f M23 - 4 K XXXX 5 1 ,QW E 1 i Z Z , X fuk ,, Z , VNS ,gf 5 , I , , MM rv 'hi , ,Nl , ,K M44-f .K ' X A fqwvmkiliy 'X ,I W ' 'Z if 7 fs 'I Lzsttt V Nzwlizlllxt 19.57 Jil? V7 f ffm Q.- 1 25 L A lun I7 Ira? 'Of 1 I I , I e I I. I ' I I I 'I II, ,I I ,, I I :I .I . II, y. In I ,A ' .1 'S I FI i, 1 1 ,I ,I ,I - I -P I I I II II EI ,II FI II II 'I I I 'I ,I, ,I '1 I II II II ,I I: M II I I It ,g I 3 I , I I IZ If 'Ii II, JI, 'IE III y I:- an I I P . I Q I. ,, I-. It 55 Ig- I 11' ,V Il II IZ ,I g. 9 IIIIZ I L, I 'I ,I QI If :I I, I I I II II L.: Ii I I I 54.3, F . is ,, L Let's seek. Thafs stock number . . . - I S-1 is the storeroom of the VALLEY FORGE. Here, the Storekeepers receive, inventory and distribute the articles to the various departments of Supply The men of S-1 also do the bookkeeping for the ship, ordering the supplies from the allowed funds and checking and re-checking their records to see that they are balanced. During replenishment they can be seen, checking off the items, always on the job. First row: Bednar, Cassidy, SKC, ENS F. R. Corovefte, Ofiman, SKC, W'I . R d 'k, T b' . F th : Ch Second row: Lindsay, Dawson, Rosafi, Trobucco, Judol, Pilliar, Applewhiig. Lgvgix EiSI?1dll?, Sliliih, glaafler, Iglgnqouylil Holmes' ward' McQueen' Smanwood Third' row: Kerr, Grushkin, Walther, Kargill, Harris, Damron, Hillen, Nelson, 108 Firsi row: Renninger, CSC: Gilbert, Robinson, Markham, Carilli, Horton, Banks, Coldiron, Mosi, Baker, Wells. Second row: Hornberger, Shannon, Bazemore, Casper, Moore, Martin, Shemley, Moore, J. R., Trulett, Ellard, Almond, Good morning. How would you like your eggs? f Glover, Pimenfal, Rodrigues, CSC, ENS L. Stevens. Third row: Branch, Watson, Brouse, Jones, Engess, Ramsay, Selma, Cooley, Miller. S-2 The Navy travels, on its stomach and S-2 division . . . cooks, bakers, messcooks and scullery hands . . . feeds that collective stomach to the brim. Work begins long before dawn as the 25 hand work- ing party musters with a CSI. It goes on, particularly at sea when the chow is served virtually around the clock. It seems thankless. There is seldom a good word when it is tasty - at least the galley cooks never hear it. Suppose S-2 would quit for part of a day. Hungry? Affirmative. IO9 , X' ff First row: Edmonds, McVey, Nelson, SHCp ENS J. R. Kwolekp ENS R. A. Thomas, Ryan, SHCp Bent, Kelly. Second row: Edmonds, L., Willett, Fish, Bush, S-3 "Closed DeWitt Clinton's Birthday" the sign read and so the usual "gedunks" will wait. But at least the Barber Shop is open. Meanwhile anything from cameras to stencil pencils can be purchased from Shipis Store i-1:1 and Ship's Store 36,2 has the soap or the cigarettes you need. Further aft, "small stores", the tailor and cobbler shops and the laundry can be found . . . 4'Empty? Don't kick that Coke machine! Call 811. That's S-3. They'll fill it? First row: Renwick, Moye, Shelton, Dixon, ENS J. R. Kwoleky ENS R. A. Thomas, Bruno, Spruill, Burks. Second row: Worley, Decker, Elder, Pipkin, 'E L W , XV it Pasquariello Rosenberg Evans Player Third row Mason Hankel Buck Krack, Moore Jewel Dowst Wilson ONelll Hanes Rollins " f lreland, Benfleld Elkins Young Melllng Leonard Third row McKenzie Kirby Milton, Geist Cadle Svanoe McElroy Hodges S-4 Cash-gelt-moola-shekels-coins-bread . . . Anything you want to call it all adds up to one thing . . . pay check. S-4, the disbursing department, sees that each man gets what's coming to him on the lst and 15th of the month and for the Mediterranean cruise S-4 turned inter- national. Pesetas, Francs, and Lire Were, at different times, as plentiful as dollars in the disbursing oifice. This enhanced liberty. .-nl.. S0 thafs where my pay check goes . . . , First row: Glymph, Theriof, ENS C. T. Dean: Waits, DKCp Lansberry, Vega. Second row: Reicke, O'Rourke, Clarke, Boles, Lynch. lll , V ,,.....,A.--,.-.-.,..,,..-i.-.i-- ,..,..1....- , ., -..... . 13, x W to f l fl l 4 is g ' 4 3-f V',Q,.gf 2 2 WZ If ,W .1 . 4 I Z l X fi I V v A Q W L 1 iv ,gl Z ' : b I G I , M fh' , ENS P k' - Hyman, SDC, Parker, mond .Williams, Frazier, Santos, Delacruz. Third row: Santos, Castro, Reeves, Egliiinsldiiy W'iIl?:xdvx.ergeconcd sggwz Suiiiagon, Mediolilio, Lipar, Galeno, Ham- Canonizado, NGHS1 Trl-'d0, Bl-'fkel HGFYIS, T0f1kH1S, LCU19, MCVCIY- S-5 "Out of sight, out of mind . . ." goes the old saying, and although the stewards of S-5 Division are infrequently seen by the rest of the crew, their presence is very much felt by the officers. Serving food, carrying laundry or keeping spaces clean, the stewards do their job in quiet efliciency. First row: Arquelita, Newbern, Golson, ENS J. Perkins, H. Hyman, SDC, Parker, King, Bartoleme. Second row: Jones, Aline, Del Rosario, Gurian, Call- away, Arrington, Hatch, Huffman, Bantog. Third row: Boyd, Harrell, Harris, X f, fly' if Briggs, Adams, H. T., Barnette, Barrado, Joseph, Gutierrez, Lewis, Wright, Adams, H.B. f , , Vg. 6 'S. y ' T ' f l U y , as? V' 1 ,.,,, A '52-',,,, 'XXQ Q J This should be it . . . S-6 S-6 Division's mission is singular and definite: to keep the planes in the air by supplying the necessary repair parts. The average daily routine is processing dispatches, instructions, directives, and requests and funneling them into proper channels. The Aviation Supply personnel like to avoid "AIRCRAFT OUT OF COMMISSION FOR PARTS" on the status board. They know theyive done their job if AOCP doesn't enter the picture. ,Q ff at , W I, J f-wav, , i X.. .1 I ' fm 'WL -S-sc, My-b - -. N J X , , Y '-iqhug. i 3.31. WHMW Q41 VE X fs, ,,- X ll' 'ws " t '41, so , L ! . 5 Q Zi l jg, X W , f f eff' fl , 1 Firsi row: Easferclay, Adragna, Schumm, Newbert, AKC, CWO-2 D. Conquest, Proppes, Coley, Kipp, Mcarcum. Second row: Crosby, Bresson, Biggie, Dickson, Millstein, Hadlock, Kelly. ll3 4 A WA- V ,.j,, -,-,......,.. ... , , il ' W 'l iw AV GATIO Long before the first crude compass appeared in the binnacle of those early day undersized sailing vessels that plied the earth's oceans, there were stars and sextants. They have been used for centuries by mariners and are still an essential part of modern navigation for an over sized man o' war. The principle remains the same - to set out from one point and arrive safely at another. LORAN, radar, and the DRT reckoning tracer help in navigating the ship. As navigator and quartermasters bend over their charts in the dimly lighted plot room, they follow in the same path as their predecessors who sailed long 'before them. g Commander Percy E. Kedigh 'frtxsv' W, Keeping the log up to date. f I R, Cf Taking a Hx. Front row: Williams, Williams, D. D., QMCg CDR P. E. Kedigh, LT A. C. Freedman, Cleveland. Second row: Robinson, Rose, Shaub, Mcxckewicz, Herring, Duris, Lareio, Ahern, Knigge. Third row: Pape, Grundy, Shirley, Wilson, Nauru, Pethe. E A . .iff R . Q M W 4 its -. R ' .,,,.,lg.i,, nun , , A, Red arrows lead to Sick Bay. Here, H divi- sion tends to the medical needs of the VALLEY's more than 2,500 men. Sick call is three times a dayg however some- body is always on duty in case of emergency. The corpsmen, with the large red crosses on their White jerseys, are in attendance during flight operatio-ns, ready for the accident that everyone prays will not happen. Captain MORRIS and his staff of five doc- tors and 22 corpsmen are dedicated to the mammoth job of keeping the VALLEY fit. Captain N. Morris ED CAL v H6 1 l A S Mac takes the count At work in the pharmacy First row: French, Dr. E. C. Clark, DR. K. M. Sussman, CAPT. N. Morris, Dr. Third row: Ward, Dean, Andrews, Bohannon, Swink, Babbitt, Chittenden W. L. Irwin, Dr. T. M. Schlueter, Baltimore. Second row: Clark, HMC, Har- Britton. grove, Ragsdale, Crouse, Roberts, Ayala, Zabivnik, McWilliams, Thompson. ll7 L, " ..g.lQLl4,,1..Qg..f.1...L4n. 1f.,,f f 1 I E 5 i l l I 1 With a complete dental department, T I the G'Happy Valley" can fill almost any gap required, not only for her own men, but for her foster children, the "cans," The two dentists and live corpsmen take care of, on an average, 300 patients a month. Simple removals, fillings and oral surgery are all in a day's work and are made, if not more pleasant for the patient, easier by the use of the department's three high speed drills. 5 l Commander J. G. Hancock 1 l l l L 118 l l f K I -qs, P I Ami -a.. Future dentists of America. .,, . att! f,, NF V My gg 1 N ,R x 1 'R'- xxxf if ' 'lm tt.X t M First row: Dr. J. H. Lessigp Dr. J. G. Hancock, Moynihan. Second row: Hankel, McKenna, Raynor, Eck. ,,.,...-.... 1- Dr. Lessig 1 19 ,.,. . - ,A .,:,.--...s. . .. aa.. , W , X V if K I 44 .. .J s fy s '. ,lf fn Z-5231 Q '1 ' x N s W ' f ff 'W xx 4 MW fan 2 " M: X . .7 1 .5 " 1 4- - I , -. je We I gm jf ' ww V w X a Lfff ,ff If if , 1 ,Q , . , . rf, Q ea f . . . eye. .. . J wi , xt I Q- I X XXXN W , ' Q ,sf 24,9 X sf , X- f l JL Z it Z 4+ ff Xi A ik , Q. ' ,V I V ,I , 1, ,. X i f ,X v Qt, .,1 f ' - Q f - 5 wt. v ,N I f 4 , W 1 V 4 ' 'Q Q r fm V5 . L 'V se, s 1f..1Al.-MA 5 W M5 f Il ,f N! X W kj! -'W f ' Zi fy 6 Q? ' I Y ! or Us ' :ffl ff f' e , 3 sqgx. I A F I VK 1,7 1 7 1 , 5, Q Z! X i L A A JT AQ' , W ig if 1 riser" XV 'Wk' "1--. X lmffw i ff ' -fl '2 - f X '7 f 1 ' 2 -A A V . f "f , if iv " . " 'Q N f f . ' ' if ' ' 2 L , , , , ,.: 4 K' , F f 5 , 2 f f f f V f f First row: Bullard, PNC, CWO-2 R. A. Stroutsp LTJG J. R. Lawsong WO-'I R. A. Remillard, Berbo, YNC. Second' row: Quebbman, Ockerman, Lapentigny, Reed, Norton, Joannides, Novak, Silberfine, Campbell, James. Third row: X Division, or ADMIN, is perhaps the center of all the paper Work that goes on in the floating city called VALLEY FORGE. The familiar mimeographed sheets that appear nightly are products of the Administrative Office. The Legal Oilice capably handles all judicial paperwork an-d the Personnel Oflice sees that quarterly grades, promotions and other necessary data are entered into the service records and that the records are properly kept. The library maintains a comprehensive stock of all the latest maga- zines and books - a convenience that every Whitehat enjoys. I8zE, another branch of the division, keeps the men informed on the educational benefits available to them through Navy schools or at colleges and universities after discharge. The Print Shop does all the printing for the ship and Separations sees that men are discharged after Career Appraisal has done its best to underline the benefits. First row: Curry, Render, TMC, CWO-2 R. A. Strouls, LTJG J. R. Lawson, WO-l R. Remillard, Pipher, ABC, Clark. Second row: Brennan, Grinnel, Hinkle, Moscini, Roberts, Hairen, Trueit, Ezelle, Mayer, Ridenhour, Byars. Alford, Hoeber, Hulsey, Lemarcly, Cheney, Middleton, Anderson, Vitai, O'neill, Geiken, Pappas, Holt, Sobczak. '--1 f JU, z I f F fifth? f . f 5.1 I1 -:Af 71 'W Third row: Tilley, Herman, McDine, Bumbray, Landrum, Lange, Hicks, Hardy Parker, Minish, Pressley. S lx r rl P - - . ,..--Q.......-...,vQ,.. .,,..,..t...-w L l ..,.,,,,,,,,,,.--, -- -1 . . - -1-Q-.-.-. ivy X Name, rate and serial number . . . B0st0n's own fills up the Lucky Bag. i XMAA Amidships, below the hangar deck is the Master-at-Arms Shack, the center of ship's discipline. This is the home of the men who enforce the ship's regulations. Under the Chief Master-at-Arms are a group of veteran Navymen. These 'csaltsl' are not expected just to sign report chits. Primarily, MAAS are expected to exemplify a model petty oflicer. When that example is set and followed, the MAAS have accomplished their mission . . . a "squared away" ship. Chief Adams breaks in a new Chief Master at Arms. LS Sh y, C fda M ,,,,,, my gig I A I p "ti X 'Y e V 3? 4 lx ,I A I 'S Y ,T . 5 1 ,X 1 1 J "t' V as y is ya 5 A 11 i R X I ,453 'fl xx N J P . First row: Shroeder, Brothers, Hodgin, AOC: Adams, BMC, Musgrove, Paul. Second row: Dunn, Weeks, Slotten- how, Sutton, Hathcock, Pike, Moiney, Howard, Hill. 121 f- ..-....-,---,,...-....., Q...-.--... -- ., .-1.-1 First row: LCDR J. Mullen, Jr., LCDR F. K. Sione, LCDR J. B. Haines, CDR Schwolbe, Stephens, Emmell, Thomson, Zuege. Third row: Formichella, DePiro, P. G. Dye, CAPT W. L. Pack, CDR W. T. Bruce, CDR W. E. Cummins, LCDR Hanson, Cordonnler, Belew, Schlmonski, Brooks, Worden, Ingram, Lugo, D. P. Jones, Tonner, YNC. Second row: Broncn, Shea, Forbes, Hood, Buehler, Folleth. FLAG When a ship is known as a "flagship" she has gained a bit of prestige, for on her Hag bridge can be seen the commander of a division, group or element. With this comf mander, usually an Admiral in the instance of ComCarDiv FOURTEEN, and entire staff of yeomen,personne1men, quartermasters, Marines, radarmen and oiiicer advisors are in accompaniment. The job is not an easy one. For this reason the staff must be large and efficient, qualities which the "Flag" staff has manifested every day. 122 The mzdshzpmen arrive. CAPT Russell reviews the mzdshzpmen at change of command. Checked out. NIIDSH P Each summer hundreds of midshipmen from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and many other colleges and universities go to sea with the Fleet. This summer and cruise was no exception. As junior oHicers-under- instruction they stood watches, attended lectures and kept up with their schedules, all designed to train them as oilicers in the United States Navy. YL? .M-""""""n X s el 3 I rar . S my . n.,r S ,, L,,,,L..3.. ' ' -' . -Z ff,- ,,. . 2 Q. W W W W , W- W WW f. W , ,Q I f W LW C W ,WW W' 1W W W' r W W, . . 1 -WW WW IWW W J 'W , WW W W W W W EW .I z W I f WW 3' r W I 1 .Wi .Wa 'li Wf '- W 1 W W I E ' W W I W I 1 in W I I , W W W W WW- fil ,. I clc WATCH oFFlcERs Left fo righi: CDR Hansen, LCDR Mudrock, LCDR Wood, LT Platt, ENS Neal. COMMUNICATIONS WATCH OFFICERS St d' , Ifit ' hh ENS Shl , ENS J , ENS ' . Fishneringomiqunigmzggns Ofnceric osser aycox Doerken, ENS Kmzel, ENS Boufforcl. Seaied. LCDR 1 W W W WW- am. I 1 'I .1 4 X .-. W 'uv Z ., VV 'VVV - H . 1- swsm. 'ff ' 1 ' W I , . .ix - - Q . f 1 f J' so N. mmm L:-. I , NF I -arf WARRANT OFFICERS Sealed: CWQ-2 R. A. Sfroufs, CWO-2 T. A. Miklos, CWO-3 J. A. Johnson, CAPT Hawley Russell, WO-I M. T Hurst. Sfondlng: WO-I R. A. Remillcxrd, WO-2 D. A. Conquest, WO-I C. P. Helms, CWO-2 G. R. Bonnelfe CWO-I R. A. Begg, CWO-2 K. C. Boier, CWO-3 E. E. Wilgus. ENGINEERING WATCH OFFICERS Left to righh ENS Ekelund, ENS Rogers, ENS Norris, LTJG Bolsster, LTJG Roberts, ENS Hanson, LTJG Spillors ENS Dickson, ENS Pingenof, CWO-2 Bonnette, ENS Ridings, LTJG Bell. Sealed-: CDR Tidwell. What is an ASW carrier? lt is a combination of many things . . . sound, space, reality and the intangible. lt is also an idea . . . an idea still to be tested, still to be proven. ideas are simple things. Proof becomes more difficult, for then the hypothetical must be forced into actuality, an actuality that we hope will never happen. , ln the testing of the hypothesis, in the around the clock operations, the operational readiness, the pitch and roll, other things come to pass . . . good things, good times. There are liberty ports, seeing places with another voice, another language .... 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