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Gordon Stevens Geertsen Aviator's Flight Log Book

1920 - 1995

Transcribed by his grandson Garrett Pace 1 Jan 2013.  At some point Gordon started making a list of “Places I’ve been since enlisting”, putting it in the middle of his Log Book.  He listed the various places he was stationed, travel details, and one or two events along the way.  Entries are in chronological order, but not all entries are dated.  He discontinued the list, mid-sentence, on the entry for 29 Feb 1944, when he still had a little less than a year of service left.  Also, at the back of the Log Book he kept a very short and simple diary for 22-30 Oct 1944, describing the events of the Invasion of Leyte Gulf, and his involvement in them.  I have dispersed these various entries throughout his flight logs, to maintain syntax and chronology.  Some are completely redundant and add nothing to the log book, and have been left out.  “Places I’ve been” and the Leyte diary are bolded.

 

Aviator’s Flight Log Book

Name: G. S. Geertsen

Rank: Aviation Machinist’s Mate

Branch of Service: Navy

 

19 Aug 1942 – Joined United States Navy, La Grande, Oregon.

20 Aug 1942 – En route by train to Portland, Oregon.

21 Aug 1942 – Took oath of US Navy, Portland, Oregon.

22 Aug 1942 – En route by train to San Diego, California.

24 Aug 1942 – Entered Boot Camp, San Diego, California.

- Finished Boot Training, San Diego, California.

- En route by train to Chicago, Illinois.

- Arrived in Chicago, Illinois.

- Entered Aviation Mechanic’s Mate School, Chicago, Illinois.

 

27 Mar 1943 – First overnight liberty, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

2 Apr 1943 – Graduated Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.

3 Apr 1943 – En route to Naval Air Gunnery School, Yellow Water, Florida.

6 Apr 1943 – Entered Naval Air Gunnery School, Yellow Water, Florida.

- Week end liberty, Daytona Beach, Florida.

- Graduated Air Gunner, Naval Air Gunnery School, Yellow Water, Florida.

- Entered Operational Training US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

17 Jul 1943 – Completed Operational Training, US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

18 Jul 1943 – Going home 15 day leave, Jacksonville, Florida.

19 Jul 1943 – En route by train to home in Union, Oregon.

24 Jul 1943 – Arrived Los Angeles, California.

24 Jul 1943 – Continued by train to Boise, Idaho.

26 Jul 1943 – Arrived and met family, Boise, Idaho.

28 Jul 1943 – En route by automobile to Union, Oregon.

28 Jul 1943 – Arrived home, Union, Oregon.

 

1 Aug 1943 – En route by automobile to Boise, Idaho.

1 Aug 1943 – Arrived Boise, Idaho.

1 Aug 1943 – En route by Stage to Los Angeles, California.

3 Aug 1943 – Arrived Los Angeles, California.

3 Aug 1943 – En route by train to San Diego, California.

3 Aug 1943 – Arrived US Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California.

5 Aug 1943 – Entered U.P. 33 Squadron, San Diego, California.

7 Aug 1943 – En route by USS Prince William to San Francisco, California.

9 Aug 1943 – Arrived in USS Prince William, San Francisco, California.

9 Aug 1943 – En route by Stage and Return to Pittsburg, California.

10 Aug 1943 – En route, USS Prince William, to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

17 Aug 1943 – Arrived, USS Prince William, Pearl Harbor, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

17 Aug 1943 – En route by truck to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

17 Aug 1943 – Arrived Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

24 Aug 1943 – 12.8 hour flight – Patrol

25 Aug 1943 – Overnight liberty by bus, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

27 Aug 1943 – 9.3 hour flight – Patrol

29 Aug 1943 – Overnight liberty by bus, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Territory of Hawaii.

31 Aug 1943 – 11.3 hour flight – Patrol

 

17 Sep 1943 – 8.4 hour flight – Kaneohe to Palmyra.

18 Sep 1943 – 7.6 hour flight – Palmyra to Canton.  Crossed equator 12:33 PM

19 Sep 1943 – 6.3 hour flight – Canton to Funafuti.  Crossed International Time Zone

21 Sep 1943 – 9.2 hour flight – Patrol from Funa Futi.  Stopped at Nukufetau.

23 Sep 1943 – 5.6 hour flight – Special hop to Nukufetau & Nanomea Islands.

25 Sep 1943 – 10.7 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

27 Sep 1943 – 5 hour flight – Special hop to Nanomea.

30 Sep 1943 – 10.4 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

 

2 Oct 1943 – 2.2 hour flight – Training – Special to Nukufetau.

4 Oct 1943 – 10.5 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

5 Oct 1943 – 2.5 hour flight – Training – Bounce drill.

8 Oct 1943 – 9.3 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

12 Oct 1943 – 10.5 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

16 Oct 1943 – 11 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

24 Oct 1943 – 10.7 hour flight – Patrol from Funafuti.

26 Oct 1943 – 10.7 hour flight – Funafuti to Noumea, New Caledonia.

28 Oct 1943 – 8.1 hour flight – Noumea to Brisbane, Australia.

29 Oct 1943 – 8.7 hour flight – Brisbane to Adelaide, Australia.

30 Oct 1943 – 11 hour flight – Adelaide to Perth, Australia.

 

17 Nov 1943 – 3.9 hour flight – Maintenance (?) – Perth to Geraldton & Return.

20 Nov 1943 – 0.9 hour flight – Patrol from Perth {returned with engine trouble}.

20 Nov 1943 – 9.1 hour flight – Patrol from Perth.

26 Nov 1943 – 2 hour flight – Calibrate compasses.

27 Nov 1943 – 6 hour flight – Night navigation from Perth.

28 Nov 1943 – 0.8 hour flight – Test hop.

 

3 Dec 1943 – 2.6 hour flight – Night high altitude bombing 6,000’.

3 Dec 1943 – 2.0 hour flight – Night high altitude bombing 6,000’.

4 Dec 1943 – 2.4 hour flight – Day high altitude bombing 7,000’.

5 Dec 1943 – 2.2 hour flight – Daybreak high altitude bombing 7,000’.

20 Dec 1943 – 9.5 hour flight – Patrol from Perth.

23 Dec 1943 – 9.6 hour flight – Patrol from Perth.

25 Dec 1943 – 9.5 hour flight – Patrol from Perth.  Merry Christmas, yeah!

30 Dec 1943 – 11.6 hour flight – Able Patrol Perth to Geraldton.

31 Dec 1943 – Spent New Year’s Eve at Base Force Party, Geraldton, Australia.

 

January 1944 – Happy New Year, Phooey

3 Jan 1944 – 10.8 hour flight – Able Patrol Geraldton to Perth.

6 Jan 1944 – 10.8 hour flight – Able Patrol Perth to Geraldton.

9 Jan 1944 – 9.9 hour flight – Able Patrol Geraldton to Perth.  Hit big ship buoy on takeoff, close shave.

11 Jan 1944 – 6.2 hour flight – Perth to Heron Haven USS Childs, tender.

12 Jan 1944 – 12.7 hour flight – Coverage convoy, one ship.

14 Jan 1944 – 9.6 hour flight – Patrol from Heron Haven.

16 Jan 1944 – 9 hour flight – Patrol from Heron Haven.

18 Jan 1944 – 9 hour flight – Coverage convoy, one ship.

19 Jan 1944 – 1.8 hour flight – Heron Haven to Exmouth (potshot).

20 Jan 1944 – 9.4 hour flight – Patrol from Exmouth (potshot).

21 Jan 1944 – 1.8 hour flight – Exmouth to Heron Haven USS Childs, tender.

21 Jan 1944 – En route PBY-5 (pot shot) Exmouth to Heron Haven, Australia.

22 Jan 1944 – 9.1 hour flight – Patrol from Heron Haven.

25 Jan 1944 – 8.8 hour flight – Patrol from Heron Haven.

25 Jan 1944 – 7.6 hour flight – Heron Haven, USS Childs to Perth.  Overshot water, just missed hanger.

27 Jan 1944 – Special liberty, small stores, Fremantle, Australia.

29 Jan 1944 – 1.3 hour flight – Low altitude bombing.

 

2 Feb 1944 – 0.4 hour flight – Test hop.  (Boy WHAT A SCARE missed Supply Depot by inches.)

4 Feb 1944 – Spent evening dancing, Scarbrough, Australia.

12 Feb 1944 – 10.2 hour flight – Ferry – Perth, Western Australia to Adelaide, Southern Australia.

13 Feb 1944 – 7.2 hour flight – Ferry – Adelaide, Southern Australia to Brisbane.

14 Feb 1944 – 5.8 hour flight – Ferry – Brisbane to Palm Island.

15 Feb 1944 – 1 hour flight – Test hop.

16 Feb 1944 – 5.8 hour flight – Ferry – Palm Island to Samarai.

19 & 20 Feb 1944 – 17.2 hour flight – Search for Jap shipping – no luck.

19 Feb 1944 – Search patrol for Jap ships stopped at Fichhafen, US Naval Air Station, New Guinea.

21 Feb 1944 – 5 hour flight – Search for two crippled Jap destroyers, army canceled mission.

24 & 25 Feb 1944 – 17.3 hour flight – Search for shipping to bomb in Wewak Harbor, was fired on by undistinguishable surface craft and chased by night fighters.

29 Feb 1944 – 16.7 hour flight – Night search for Jap shipping between Wewak, Admiralties, Rabaul, and New Hanover Island – no luck.

 

2 Mar 1944 – 1 hour flight – test – Test hop and bounce drill.

4 Mar 1944 – 15 hour flight – Night search for Jap shipping – no luck.  Patrolled Admiralties – refueled at tender USS Halfmoon at Finchhafen.

7 Mar 1944 – 0.8 hour flight – test – Test hop from Samarai.

8 Mar 1944 – 18 hour flight – Night search for Jap shipping in Wewak Harbor and father north – bombed, strafed and sank 3000 ton Jap freighter.

12 Mar 1944 – 18.1 hour flight – Night search for Jap shipping – strafed island Angel Group with bow fifties and waist fifties, sank 500 ton Jap ship.

16 Mar 1944 – 18 hour flight – Night bombing mission – bombed, strafed and set fires on Angel Island north of Wewak.

23 Mar 1944 – 18.2 hour flight – Night search – strafed island in Angel Group with bow fifties and waist fifties.  Dropped parachute flare.  No activity.

26 Mar 1944 – 6.3 hour flight – Finchhafen and return.

 

3 Apr 1944 – 5.1 hour flight – Ferry – Samarai to Palm Island.

6 Apr 1944 – 5.5 hour flight – Ferry – Palm Island to Samarai.

7 Apr 1944 – 5.5 hour flight – Ferry – Samarai to tender – USS Tangier – Admiralties Islands.

9 Apr 1944 – 13.7 hour flight – Night bombing mission – USS Tangier – bombed Wolean (?) – Carolines.

16 Apr 1944 – 12.5 hour flight – Night patrol honorable enemy unpresent.

20 Apr 1944 – 9.4 hour flight – Covered task force which handled troops, Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea.

24 Apr 1944 – 7.3 hour flight – Search for missing B-24 crew.  Could not locate them.

28 Apr 1944 – 1.4 hour flight – Test hop.  Went site seeing around Manus Island.

29 Apr 1944 – 13.5 hour flight – Night spotting for task force.  Shelling and handling troops on Wakde Island off New Guinea.

 

1 May 1944 – 5.3 hour flight – Ferry – USS Tangier, Admiralties Islands to Samarai, New Guinea.

3 May 1944 – 5.1 hour flight – Ferry – Samarai to USS Tangier, Admiralties Islands.

5 May 1944 – 4.4 hour flight – Search for Missing B-24 crew 50 miles off Wewak – no luck.

10 May 1944 – 14.1 hour flight – Flew rescue for 75 B-24’s bombing Truk.  One plane shot down.  Water too rough – would have been suicide to land.  Dropped them life raft and emergency provisions.  They were picked up following morning by destroyer.

13 May 1944 – 9.3 hour flight – Daylight search patrol for Japanese activities of any sort – no luck.

17 May 1944 – 11.2 hour flight – Daylight search patrol.

19 May 1944 – 5.5 hour flight – USS Tangier, Admiralties Islands to Samarai, New Guinea.

21 May 1944 – 1 hour flight – Test – Test hop from Samarai.

23 May 1944 – 7.5 hour flight – Samarai to tender, USS Half Moon, Hollandia, New Guinea.

24 May 1944 – 6.5 hour flight – Gardenia patrol, USS Half Moon, landed at Wakde, went on beach.

26 May 1944 – 8.6 hour flight – Gardenia patrol, rescued the crew of Army A-20 shot down and crashed in open sea five miles off Wewak.

28 May 1944 – 10.1 hour flight – Gardenia patrol between Hollandia and Biak Island where 186th Infantry made beachhead yesterday.

30 May 1944 – 10.5 hour flight – Gardenia patrol between Hollandia and Wewak.  Also strafed airfields & shore installations at Wewak – saw P-39’s do their stuff.

 

1 Jun 1944 – 9.4 hour flight – Took war correspondent to Biak Island and brought two army pilots and a Colonel back to Hollandia – bartered with natives.

3 Jun 1944 – 10.7 hour flight – Gardenia patrol, landed at Wadke.  Lt. Wilcox was attacked by enemy planes, landed 95 on reef at Biak Island.

4 Jun 1944 – 10.7 hour flight – passenger – Went to Biak to work on 95, put on beaching gear and returned to Hollandia that evening – 2 Jap prisoners.

5 Jun 1944 – 2.8 hour flight – passenger – Went to Biak to repair 95, got plane on beach and commenced repairs.  Stayed there till 8 Jun.

8 Jun 1944 – 3.5 hour flight - Flew 95 back to Hollandia after repairing bottom with temporary patches.  Flew and landed O.K.

9 Jun 1944 – 7 hour flight – Hollandia to Samarai.

13 Jun 1944 – 2.3 hour flight – Samarai to Hollandia – turned back with oil leak.

14 Jun 1944 – 7.1 hour flight – Samarai to Hollandia, USS Orca.

16 Jun 1944 – 9.3 hour flight – Gardenia, landed at P.T. base in Schoutens – Landed at Wakde.

18 Jun 1944 – 0.5 hour flight – Test hop.

20 Jun 1944 – 9.9 hour flight – Gardenia, covered bomber strike on Jap bases – Numfor Island – 75 miles northwest of Biak – 4 P-38’s escort.

22 Jun 1944 – 0.7 hour flight – Test hop.

23 Jun 1944 – 10.4 hour flight – Gardenia, strike called off – bad weather – searched for white man reported west coast of Japan.

26 Jun 1944 – 10.5 hour flight – Gardenia from USS Wright – Hollandia strike canceled account for bad weather.  Landed at P. T. Base – Biak.

28 Jun 1944 – 7.9 hour flight – USS Wright Hollandia to Samarai.

 

3 Jul 1944 – 8.3 hour flight – passenger – Milne Bay to Brisbane.

15 Jul 1944 – 8.5 hour flight – passenger – Brisbane to Milne Bay.

17 Jul 1944 – 4.6 hour flight – Samarai to USS Tangier, Admiralties.

18 Jul 1944 – 9.3 hour flight – Patrol from USS Tangier.

20 Jul 1944 – 9.4 hour flight – Patrol from USS Tangier.

23 Jul 1944 – 9.2 hour flight – Patrol from USS Tangier.

25 Jul 1944 – 5.4 hour flight – USS Tangier (Manus) to Samarai.

26 Jul 1944 – 6.2 hour flight – Samarai to Bowen, Australia.

27 Jul 1944 – 6.7 hour flight – Bowen to Sydney, Australia.

28 Jul 1944 – 3.4 hour flight – Sydney to Lake Boga (Swan Hill), Australia.

 

9 Aug 1944 – 0.7 hour flight – Test hop at Lake Boga.

10 Aug 1944 – 0.7 hour flight – Test hop and carried Fox Movietone cameramen.

11 Aug 1944 – 5.5 hour flight – Lake Boga (Swan Hill) to Brisbane, Australia.

12 Aug 1944 – 4.1 hour flight – Brisbane, Australia to Bowen, Australia.

13 Aug 1944 – 4.7 hour flight – Bowen, Australia to Samarai.

15 Aug 1944 – 8.8 hour flight – Samarai to Woendy (Biak Is.).

16 Aug 1944 – 6 hour flight – Woendy to Manus (Admiralties).

24 Aug 1944 – 1.8 hour flight – Anti-sub practice bombing runs.

 

1 Sep 1944 – 6.7 hour flight – Pt (patrol?) humdrum Admiralties to Middleburg Is. USS Orea.

3 Sep 1944 – 13.7 hour flight – Strafed and sank barges & sailboats, bombed 700 ton Sugar Charlie at Ceram – was fired on in Ambon Harbor – Ack ack tore hole 3’ x 6’ in port wing.

7 Sep 1944 – 16.8 hour flight – Strafed several sailboats & bombed 6000 ton Jap ship in Boetoeng Straits, Celebes Is.  Was fired on but Japs poor shots.

13 Sep 1944 – 14.6 hour flight – Night search in northern Celebes.  No luck – radar out.

15 Sep 1944 – 2.7 hour flight – Tender USS San Carlos to Woendi.

17 Sep 1944 – 5 hour flight – Woendi to USS San Carlos, Moratai Is.

20 Sep 1944 – 1 hour flight – Test hop.

23 Sep 1944 – 0.9 hour flight – Test hop.

24 Sep 1944 – 13.5 hour flight – Sank 4500 ton Fox Tare Charlie and left 1500 ton Fox Tare Dog sinking in Darvel Bay, Borneo Island.

27 Sep 1944 – 4.4 hour flight – USS Half Moon – Morotai to Woendi.

30 Sep 1944 – 5.7 hour flight – Woendi to Morotai – USS Half Moon.

 

1 Oct 1944 – 13.1 hour flight – Night search in bays of Davao and Zamboangu – severely damaged 2000 ton Jap Sugar Charlie with bombs and strafing.

3 Oct 1944 – 1.1 hour flight – Test hop.

4 Oct 1944 – 5.7 hour flight – Covered B-25 strike in Celebes.

6 Oct 1944 – 5.1 hour flight – Morotai to Woendi.

22 Oct 1944 – 1.5 hour flight – Test hop and check out.

22 Oct 1944 – American forces landed at Leyte – Phillipines.

23 Oct 1944 – 10.7 hour flight – passenger – Woendi to San Pedro Bay, USS Half Moon, Leyte Island, Phillipines.

23 Oct 1944 – VPB 33 Arrives on scene.  1st squadron based there on USS Half Moon.  Two Jap Bombers make runs and drop dud bombs – miss ship.

25 Oct 1944 – Naval battle in Leyte Gulf, had ringside seat.  Japs over every few minutes.  Sky full of ack ack.  Knock plenty down.  About 20 G.Q.’s during day and night.

26 Oct 1944 – 6.7 hour flight – Day patrol from Leyte.

26 Oct 1944 – Jap dive bombers over all AM.  Three near misses.  G.Q. lasted all PM.  Served lunches to ship’s gun crews – no time to eat meals.  DD knocked down 5 planes.  San Carlos runs aground.  Had patrol.

27 Oct 1944 – G.Q. at 0545 – 150 enemy planes in vicinity.  None came in.  Quiet rest of AM.  At 1830 Jap planes come in.  One tries suicide dive on Half Moon but gunners get him and he crashes 10 feet off fantail.  Ten other Jap planes shot down by our ships in bay.  Sure busy ducking for cover – no place to go.

28-29 Oct 1944 – G.Q.’s every morning with few nuisance raids.  Typhoon on way 29th after noon, hits gulf at 2000 going 70 mph.  Me on plane at buoy for night watch right in the middle of it.  Got sicker than a dog.  Almost drift on rocks.  Just about a goner.  Taxied all night – worst night in my history I ever spent.  Lost 5 PBY’s, tender lost three boats.

30 Oct 1944 – 13.1 hour flight – All night search patrol from Leyte.

30 Oct 1944 – Twelve bombs dropped on Half Moon as target.  Some duds, no hits thank God.  Japs hit fuel dump on beach.

31 Oct 1944 – 0.6 hour flight – Test hop.

 

3 Nov 1944 – 8.7 hour flight – Leyte to Woendi.

9 Nov 1944 – 4.3 hour flight – Woendi to Leyte – turned back with engine trouble.

10 Nov 1944 – 10.1 hour flight – Woendi to USS Half Moon, Leyte.

12 Nov 1944 – 10.3 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.

14 Nov 1944 – 9.3 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.

16 Nov 1944 – 9.1 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.

18 Nov 1944 – 10.4 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.

21 Nov 1944 – 9.2 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.

23 Nov 1944 – 7.8 hour flight – Patrol from USS Half Moon – Leyte.  Returned on one engine.

24 Nov 1944 – 0.6 hour flight – Test hop.

26 Nov 1944 – 7.1 hour flight – Leyte to Morotai – engine trouble.

27 Nov 1944 – 4.6 hour flight – Morotai to Woendi.

 

2 Dec 1944 – 4 hour flight – Woendi to Leyte.  Returned with engine trouble.

3 Dec 1944 – 8.7 hour flight – Woendi to Leyte.

4 Dec 1944 – 8.5 hour flight – Leyte to Woendi.

8 Dec 1944 – 11.2 hour flight – Anti-sub patrol from Woendi.

9 Dec 1944 – 1.6 hour flight – 1st and 2nd pilot bounce drill.

11 Dec 1944 – 11.7 hour flight – Anti-sub patrol from Woendi, came back with oil leak – lost 20 gallons.

17 Dec 1944 – 0.8 hour flight – Test hop from Woendi – went zooming over Biak.

18 Dec 1944 – 10.2 hour flight – Woendi to USS San Carlos – Leyte.

21 Dec 1944 – 10.4 hour flight – Patrol from USS San Carlos – Leyte.

23 Dec 1944 – 10.2 hour flight – Patrol from USS San Carlos – Leyte.

26 Dec 1944 – 5.5 hour flight – Patrol from USS San Carlos – Leyte.  Returned with oil leak.

27 Dec 1944 – 6.7 hour flight – Night search for Jap task force of battleships, cruisers & destroyers attempting to reinforce Mindoro.

29 Dec 1944 – 7.8 hour flight – Patrol from USS San Carlos – Leyte.  Returned with oil leak.

 

1 Jan 1945 – 3.5 hour flight – Anti-sub patrol from Leyte.  Returned with oil leaks.

1 Jan 1945 – 6.5 hour flight – Finished patrol with another plane.

4 Jan 1945 – 10.5 hour flight – Anti sub patrol from USS San Carlos, Leyte.

8 Jan 1945 – 8.7 hour flight – USS San Carlos, Leyte to Woendi.

12 Jan 1945 – 6.4 hour flight – Woendi to Manus.

13 Jan 1945 – 5.2 hour flight – Manus to Woendi.

17 Jan 1945 – 1.4 hour flight – Test hop and bounce.

18 Jan 1945 – 1.6 hour flight – Woendi to Leyte – turned back, gas leak.

19 Jan 1945 – 8.8 hour flight – Woendi to USS San Carlos – Leyte.

22 Jan 1945 – 10.9 hour flight – Anti sub patrol – USS San Carlos – Leyte.

24 Jan 1945 – 11 hour flight – Anti sub patrol – USS San Carlos – Leyte.

27 Jan 1945 – 11 hour flight – Anti sub patrol – USS San Carlos – Leyte.

30 Jan 1945 – 7.8 hour flight – Anti sub patrol – USS San Carlos – Leyte.

 

2 Feb 1945 – 9.8 hour flight – Patrol USS San Carlos – Leyte.

3 Feb 1945 – 4.5 hour flight – Leyte to Woendi – returned.

5 Feb 1945 – 4.6 hour flight – passenger – Leyte to Peleliu.

5 Feb 1945 – 3.6 hour flight – passenger – Peleliu to Owi.

6 Feb 1945 – 2.2 hour flight – passenger – Owi to Hollandia

6 Feb 1945 – 3.2 hour flight – passenger – Hollandia to Momote.

14 Feb 1945 – 3 hour flight – PPC Check out – Manus.

 

 

Ships I’ve been on

 

CVE USS Prince William

AV USS William B. Preston

AV USS Childs

AV USS Half Moon

AV USS Orca

AV USS San Carlos

AV USS Tangier

AV USS Wright

AV USS San Pablo

AV USS Carrituck

AV USS Heron

AV USS Berriterri

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