Preserving the Past – 15 April, 1944

 

14-15-16 April 1944

April
15
Saturday

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Tomorrow, April 16, 1944…

14-15-16 April 1944

Went to church today…

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Preserving the Past – 14 April, 1944

 

14-15-16 April 1944

April
14
Saturday

Steaming south. Weather was a little bad. Brunson and Rowlen got off the deck today. It is Bunky’s first flight since the first part of March. Both boys stank a little but in the landing circle and Bunky’s landing was bad. Both planes got aboard OK though. No further word on whether we get our intruder mission or not. I hope at least one plane gets to go in just to see how much good we can do.


 

Bunky Rowlen

group picture of VF(N)-101 Rowlen

Brunson

group picture of VF(N)-101 Brunson

 

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Tomorrow, April 15, 1944…

14-15-16 April 1944

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Preserving the Past – 13 April, 1944

 

12-13 April 1944

April
13
Thursday

Underway today about noon. Back to the old familiar routine. Had  a workout this afternoon – just same volley ball and rope skipping. Conference in the ready room on next operation this evening.


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Tomorrow, April 14, 1944…

14-15-16 April 1944

Steaming south…

Preserving the Past – 12 April, 1944

12-13 April 1944

April
12
Tuesday

This looks like it has been our last full day here. Started out the day with quarters for muster for the whole ship. The purpose of this was to search the lockers of all the enlisted men for stolen government property. Several of my men didn’t get the word and were caught down by their lockers. Taleen had a camera gun in his hand which looked bad for him. Got some sun and a workout this afternoon. Attended a smoker and a movie this evening. Talked with Chris and Bob Holden in the wardroom until after midnight.

Chris Orphanides
group picture of VF(N)-101 Orphanides
Bob Holden
group picture of VF(N)-101 Holden


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Tomorrow, April 13, 1944…

12-13 April 1944

Underway today…

Preserving the Past – 11 April, 1944

10-11 April 1944

April
11
Tuesday

Still at anchor provisioning ship. I should be doing something but can’t think of a thing. I will be glad to be underway again. Got some exercise today and saw a good movie tonight. Wrote a letter to the Bureau requesting a directive to re-form. I will not send it off before this next cruise is over. To bed at 2300.


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Tomorrow, April 12, 1944…

12-13 April 1944

This looks like it has been our last full day here…

Preserving the Past – 10 April, 1944

10-11 April 1944

April
10
Monday

I spent this morning writing letters. Jack Kelly left today via air transportation. He wanted to go via ship for the experience but his only chance pulled out before he could get over to it. I was sorry to see him go. He is one the nicest boys we have. However he needs to get back to flying and I can’t do that for him here. Got in a little sun today about noon and then back to letter writing. Got two more letters from Dolly and one from Dorothy, and a thank you note from Whip Von Sprecken. Played poker tonight in the wardroom and broke even. Came up to the room about mid-night and wrote a letter to Dolly.

Jack Kelly


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Tomorrow, April 11, 1944…

10-11 April 1944

Still at anchor…

Preserving the Past – 9 April, 1944

7-8-9 April 1944

April
9
Sunday

Easter service today – very moving and very good. Poirier and Rowlen got back this noon. I put them under hack* for the rest of the time in port. I felt sorry this evening as he received word today that his baby was still-born. Wrote Dolly & Dorothy tonight after the movie.

* Put under hack means that they were to be disciplined in some way.

group picture of VF(N)-101 Poirier

Poirier

group picture of VF(N)-101 Rowlen

Rowlen


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Tomorrow, April 10, 1944…

10-11 April 1944

I spent this morning…