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Huge U.S.S Chicago/U.S.S Bowditch grouping

Started by Yancy Irwin , Oct 20 2011 06:50 AM

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#51 Yancy Irwin

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:49 AM

49.U.S.S Chicago in dry dock mare island CA

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

50.U.S.S Chicago

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

Out friggin' standing! WOW! That is one cool group!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:23 AM

thanks Ski! im about 1/2 way done...it gets better still...we haven't even got to the war yet!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:30 AM

53.William Irwin in middle pic and standing left in R and L pic

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:33 AM

55.William Irwin left pic..its awesome that he captioned all the pics in his album like did.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:35 AM

56.cool shot of the U.S.S Chicago fireing a torpedo.so many of these pictures are crystal clear its great!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:37 AM

57.my favorite page from the album my grandfather is in the largest of the cut out close up shots..all pictures are captioned with the sailors names

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

heres a part of the grouping that was amazing to me.I learned something about my family history that neither myself or anyone from my generation had known about my grandfather.I had always been told that he used to get into alot of bar fights and used to box when he was a kid.I never thought much of it until i got this grouping a few months ago and started reading these clippings from the U.S.S Chicago and Navy newspapers-at 6'2 200 pounds my grandfather was big by 1930's standards and i from reading these you can see he boxed as the heavyweight on the U.S.S Chicago and it looks like they were constantly having fights between the U.S.S Chicago and other ships in the fleet-

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:44 AM

59.my grandpa knocked out the sailor from the U.S.S Indianapolis in the opening seconds of the second round!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:47 AM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:48 AM

62.they spelled my grandpas last name wrong...they at least got his nickname right!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

64.William Irwin

standing on the right in the top pic
standing 3rd from left middle pic
standing 2nd from left bottom pic

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:17 AM

Outstanding photo collection!  Picture 49 is a battleship in drydock, not Chicago.  Picture 55 shows ENS Morton, who was the famous submariner Dudley W. "Mush" Morton, who joined the Silent Service after his time aboard Chicago.




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