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Started by USMCR79 , Feb 16 2011 06:34 PM

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#1 USMCR79

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:34 PM

I was reading this evening that tomorrow will be 147 years ago that the CSS H.L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic off Charleston SC (and was also sunk).

Let's "Honor" the "backbone" of the "Silent Service" the enlisted men.

My contribution: CTM Frank Romano "China Sailor"

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#2 StevenL

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:06 PM

Here's just a small portion of the grouping of Theodore H. Breisch of the USS Redfin, who just so happens to be my grandfather (and is also the one who put the ribbon bar on backwards). :D

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:56 PM

Albert Clements was from Conn. and enlisted in 1919, He was an Electrician on the USS O-2 and later transferred to the Gunboat USS Sacramento which earned the Philippine Mindanao & Sulu Campaign Medal

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:13 PM

enjoyed this one -thanks for posting

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:08 PM

I dont know how I messed it up, but thought I was posting my grouping in this thread. It ended up under groupings in general with title Petersen family navy grouping. Two of the three members of that family served aboard subs, including Peter Petersen, who was aboard the USS O-10 in WWI. Check out that thread, and sorry it didnt post correctly here, I love this topic and thanks for starting it.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

This group has been in my collection over 15 years, This is the Navy Cross group to MoMM 1/c Francis X. Ryan from the USS Harder.

I have been told that there were only 5 Navy Crosses awarded to enlisted submariners.

Ryan transferred off the Harder just before it's last patrol.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:58 PM

Photo of Airman Rescue

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

This group has been in my collection over 15 years, This is the Navy Cross group to MoMM 1/c Francis X. Ryan from the USS Harder.

I have been told that there were only 5 Navy Crosses awarded to enlisted submariners.

Ryan transferred off the Harder just before it's last patrol.

Bill


Holy Schmoly Bill- Don't hold back! Wow- Now that's an AMAZING sub group. Really nice stuff!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

Holy Schmoly Bill- Don't hold back! Wow- Now that's an AMAZING sub group. Really nice stuff!


Glad you liked it!!

I'll try to get some more "shots" this weekend, I've been rearranging my "room"

Bill

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:31 AM

My add... :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

I recently acquired this USS Crevalle medal grouping at our local semi-annual militaria show. The group was awarded to Albert Jenigen, who was a MoMM2c and served on all of Crevalle's patrols except the first. I did a double take at the show when I saw his name on the documents - I had purchased Jenigen's scrap book (with his Bronze Star and Mighty Mine Dodgers certificates as well as many great photos) a number of years back. So, it's good to have the grouping reunited. I will post a detailed thread showing the highlights of the grouping soon.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:21 PM

Here is another WWII USN group I recently acquired on Ebay unresearched ! It pays to figure out what it is before the auctions close

This bar belonged to a sailor who served on the USS St. Louis and was present aboard the ship during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 9, 1941. He later was a crewman on the USS Stingray for 2 years.

His WWII Sub Combat Badge with 3 stars was sold seperately on Ebay. It went for $352. I did not win it ! The medals were less than $100. Go figure !

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:46 PM

My only Sub group (and it barely qualifies.)

The USS Herring’s eighth war patrol was to be both her most successful and her last. Topping off at Midway Island on 21 May 1944, Herring headed for the Kurile Islands patrol area. Ten days later she rendezvoused with Barb (SS-220). Herring was never heard from or seen again. However, Japanese records prove that she sank two ships, Ishigaki and Hokuyo Maru, on the night of 30 – 31 May. Ishigaki had been responsible for the sinking of USS S-44 (SS-155) on 7 October 1943. Herring's exact manner of loss can also be determined from these records. Two more merchant ships, Hiburi Maru and Iwaki Maru, were sunk while at anchor in Matsuwa Island on the morning of 1 June 1944. In a counter-attack, enemy shore batteries scored two direct hits on the submarine's conning tower and "bubbles covered an area about 5 meters wide, and heavy oil covered an area of approximately 15 miles." On her last patrol, Herring had sunk four Japanese ships for a total of 13,202 tons. In all she had sunk six marus totaling 19,959 tons, and a Vichy cargo ship.

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Forgot to add...notes from WiKi.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

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