Greg Sebring Posted April 14, 2007 Share #1 Posted April 14, 2007 My uncle, Lt. jg Fred Dickinson, was assigned to this ship. It was primarily on sub patrol duty in the Atlantic. Fred has passed on but I remember him showing me photos of this ship returning to port with several brooms hanging suspended from the super structure. He told me this symbolized a "clean sweep" where they sank everything they encountered. Fred also saw duty in the Pacific at Okinawa but I don't know if it was on the same ship. The second photo shows what I believe is a mission detailing where significant events happened. You never hear much about the baby flat tops as they were less glamorous than the "big boys" but played an important part in winning the war and protecting the mainland. Greg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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