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Wallace Peterson F1c on right, Eileen in the cap and Jim Higgins Y2c at the Rumble in the Basin Party in Wyoming. Held by Wallace's son Dick honored the USS Cnklin D 439 . and where his incredible daughter Rain sang - watch for her on Showtime and MTV!.

 

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Men with ship's light and telescope DE 439 Mease QM3c, Waychus RM1c, Vislocky SoM3c, 1945 DE 439 Mare Island McGrain and I with what's left of a Jap sub sunk off Yap, Jan. 23, 1945, DE 439

The hedgehog projectors behind Gun 1, sub killers better than depth charges, as they exploded only on contact, DE 439 Lt. Peter Nicholas Meros USNR, Gunnery Officer, who died in the typhoon Grave of George Conklin USMC, Hawley PA

Looking after from the bridge. The white squares in the backround are where see movies on the fantail. DE 439 from Bob McNamara RM3c Gillen SM3c on #2 gun aft, DE 439, 1945 Mare island. R. Gross developed these pictures in secret on the ship Docks at Terminal Island, San Diego. The craft being tugged says Bethlehem Steel, the ship in the background is numbered 378. 1945 from R. Gross QM3c

Dischargees, sailors going home, DE 439, San Diego 1945. They look very happy Andy Gump sleeping USS Conklin Mare Island 9.45

The rescue of Cliff Farr S1c from the ocean by the USS Donaldson DE 44. Farr washed off the USS Conklin in the typhoon of June 1945 and was rescued miles and hours away - Photo 1 The rescue of Cliff Farr S1c from the ocean by the USS Donaldson DE 44. Farr washed off the USS Conklin in the typhoon of June 1945 and was rescued miles and hours away - Photo 2 The rescue of Cliff Farr S1c from the ocean by the USS Donaldson DE 44. Farr washed off the USS Conklin in the typhoon of June 1945 and was rescued miles and hours away - Photo 3

   
D. Patience, Mease, R. Gross QM3c, and Cliff Farr S1c, kneeling. Note symbols for 2 Jap subs sunk. DE 439, 1945.rfom Dolinar. Horace Palmer S1c, Vernon Mose GM3c, Fred Morris GM3c and Albery Munoz GM3c in a joke picture from Coney Island, December 1943, DE 439. All were probably too young to legally drink.

   
Captain Edmond C. McGibbon of the DE 439. His only prior experience was as a lawyer sailing his yacht. Captain McGibbon and his family, 1960. The Captain was very much loved and respected by his crew. Captain Edmond C. McGibbon of the DE 439. in later years. After the war he refused to sail again and got a pilot's license.

   
USS Conklin DE 439 with Atlantic Ocean camouflage for her shakedown cruise to the Bahamas, June 1943. Hugh Gillen SM3c on 5 inch Gun 2, aft, DE 439, 1945, Mare Island from R. Gross QM2c. USS Conklin DE 439 at Pier 2, Mare Island, from Richard Gross QM1c, 1945.

   
USS Conklin DE 439 with Atlantic Ocean camouflage for her shakedown cruise to the Bahamas, June 1943.Doyle RdM1c, Lt. Day, Conti RdM2c, Corso RdM1c, kneeling Barber rdM2c, Conley RdM3c. Dec. 24, 1944 Ulithi DE 439 Edward Joseph Sustaric MM3c on DE 439, 1945, Mare Island. Ensign Dick Miller and grinning spy, Fall 1944, DE 439 in the Pacific. from Ensign Miller.

   
Ensign Dick Miller and Lt.Ridley Whitaker, Gunnery, DE 439, 1944 at sea.in the Pacific. A DE bathroom, a trench with wood seats, God help us. Sea water flowed in the trench. from the USS Slater. Al Picozzi S2cand our old seadog Bismarck. DE 439 from R. Gross QM1c.

   
Bismark the mascot, Harry Wheeler EM3c and Duplissa EM2c on 5 inch gun turret. 1945, DE 439. Bob McNamara RM3c, on MogMog, Ulithi, March 1945. He is 18 years old and too young to drink or vote in the USA. Bow of the USS Conklin DE 439 from above. 1945.

   
Bunky Hiser FC3c on the flag bag. DE439, 1945. Captain, later Commander D. C. Brown, the first captain of the DE 439. Chief Petty Officers of the DE 439, Ulithi 1945.

   
Cliff Farr S1c and Bismarck on top of Pilot House. In background USS Fletcher and USS Radford. from R. Gross, DE439, 1945. Cliff Farr S1c, huddled up on top of the DE 439, from Bob Kenney S1c. Crossing the Equator DE 439, Feb 27, 1945. George V. Long QMC as Davy Jones.

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