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Entry: 88482
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
RADIOMAN CIRCA 1954/1956

PAUL APODACA wrote on March 6, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Reported aboard in 1954...RM rating straitght out of RM school. retired in 1978 as LT USN LDO electronics. wish to hear from shipmates from 1954 through 1956

Keywords:


Entry: 86110
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SERVED ON THE CAPE FROM 9/30/55 TO 10/16/56

JAMES BALLEK wrote on May 3, 2013


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who knew me during those years.

Keywords: .


Entry: 85284
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERENCE

CHARLES CLIMP wrote on January 22, 2013


City and State: LITTLETON CO

Unit: MY DAD CHARLES EDWARD CLIMP

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: looking for shipmates of my dad charles edward climp

Keywords:


Entry: 77073
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SITKOH BAY CVE 86

JARED BYRD SR. wrote on December 8, 2010


City and State: NOVATO CALIFORNIA

Unit: AVIATION UNIT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: One evening while going to Japan we and a Luckenbacker cargo ship had a collision. We hit each other with such power the it broke our port anchor off at the shank and left our anchor flukes embedded in the Luckenbacker. I never heard if there were any casualties.

I'm still looking for Gerard Simon


Keywords: Collision at sea


Entry: 76589
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
USS CAPE ESPERANCE

DEAN HILL wrote on November 1, 2010


City and State: WARRENSBURG MO

Unit: 509 MXS, WHITEMAN AFB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 73943
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
TRYING TO FIND TODD HUGHES SON OF PAT HUGHES

KATE KEETS wrote on March 15, 2010


City and State: ASHLAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: mESSAGE55536
TODD WE HAVE A PHOTO OF YOUR FATHER AND MY FATHER WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR FATHER

PLEASE CONTACT MY EMAIL

MY FATHER RICHARD KEETS SERVED ON THE CAPE ESP. AND WORKED IN THE SAME AREA OF THE SHIP YOUR FATHER DID....PLEASE CONTACT ME.
THANKS YOU,
KATE KEETS


Keywords:


Entry: 70930
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERENCE 1958-1959

LARRY ABBAS wrote on July 17, 2009


City and State: FLORENCE AZ

Unit: SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Carried service men, vehicles and mail between the West Coast and places like Japan, Okinawa, Bikini Atoll, Phillipines and Hawaii. Started in mess cooking then transfered to Supply because of my knowledge of electronic coding. Started under Charles Ward later replacing him in the General Stores area as he was promoted to the office. The ship rode out a hurricane for three days just this side of Luzon and sustained heavy damage. We lost everything on the flight deck, lost our life boats and as I recall we had 30 some cracks in the hanger deck.
Served under Admrils Sylvester and Yeager at COMPHIBPAC after leaving the Cape. Left the Navy in Jan of 1961 as SK2. Was called back in the Reserves for a short time that summer. Would like to hear from anyone who might have served then I can't remember but a few names like Ward, Paul Plunkett, Yogi (nickname), Bob Schultz, etc.


Keywords: Went aboard the TCVU88 in Feb of 1958 and served until Jan of 1959 just before she was decomissioned.


Entry: 67515
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
KOREAN WAR

THOMAS BILBO SR. wrote on October 16, 2008


City and State: SCITUATE MA

Unit: STOREKEEPER SK3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was assigned to the re-commissioning crew of the Sitko Bay CVE 86 at Takoma Wa. in July 1950 and shortly before commissioning I was transferred to the Cape Esperance CVE 88 for commissioning, We left Takoma for Bremerton WA for painting etc and then to Alameda to pick up some planes and cargo for Japan (Yokosuka) After several trips to the orient and a trip to Bikini for the A bomb test we were again in Japan Sasabo on the China Sea when the Inchon invasion took place in Sept. We then proceeded to Manila in the Phillapines Caviti City and then to Subic Bay for more cargo for the states back to SanDiego and SanFransisco for planes headed to Bangkok Thialand for the MDAP, we were the first US warship to visit Bangkok since the war, and they gave us quite a welcome, visits to the Emerald Buddah and other historic sites, back to the states and discharge in Aug. 1951 at Treasure Island.
I was assigned to the foward storeroom 3 decks down and responsible for all ship maintenence cargo, like steel plating , lumber, stored under the foward elevator etc. We passed time at sea playing volley ball with a net set up on the aft elevator. and had quite a team, besting all passengers , (air force, UDT team, Officers, and all others.
I was previously assigned to the USS Sutton DE771 in 1946 and 1947 out of Norfolk VA. and discharged back to civilian life until the Korean War broke out and was re-called to active duty aboard the Cap Esperance.


Keywords: Tom


Entry: 67483
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)

DOMINICK SHEMO wrote on October 12, 2008


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: TASK FORCE 38

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: WW 11

Keywords: Cape Esperance CVE 88WW


Entry: 66245
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERANCE 1953-1955

ROBERT (BOB) BURCH wrote on June 28, 2008


City and State: JACKSON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was on board from 1953 to May 1955. Was Chaplain's Yoeman. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Keywords: Cape Esperance CVE 88---Korea


Entry: 65779
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
ROGER KING (1952-53 ON CVE-88)

GREG KING wrote on May 27, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im posting this on behalf of my dad, Roger King, who
served on the Cape Esperance for several years. Wed
love to hear from anyone who remembers him: I was in
Boot Camp in San Diego and left on February 6, 1952.
At the beginning of April 1952 I was transferred to
Treasure Island, where I joined CVE 88 Cape Esperance,
which was docked in the estuary on the Oakland side at
the time. We went through some renovations and
updates before being sent to Alameda Naval Air
Station, which was our homeport. In July or August of
1952 we left to transfer troops and equipment to
Yokosuka, Japan, and then went on to Guam. On one of
our trips to Japan the Captain was under secret orders
to direct the ship to Hong Kong, where we picked up
some transport planes along with some fighter planes;
these were taken to Long Beach, California and was I
believe reported in the papers there at the time of
our arrival. When I went aboard Cape Esperance I was
assigned to the Deck Force, but was later transferred
to the Engineering Department as a Fireman Apprentice,
where I remained until my discharge in September 1953.
If anyone remembers me please be in touch. Roger
King.


Keywords:


Entry: 65702
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
THANKS FOR THE RIDE!

KENNETH WADE wrote on May 22, 2008


City and State: WATERFORD CT

Unit: 15 RSM

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: It was late October 1951 and about 200 USAF men were on oders to the Far East. We boarded the Esperance at San Francisco's Bay. It seemed like I could reach up and touch the Bay Bridge as we went out to sea below it. I guess I was a little disrespectful to my Navy crew that I was bunked with; due to a mix up in bunk assignments. I on several occassions called the ship a boat. You see, I'm from New London, CT. and the word boats was always used in reference to the submarine force across the river in Groton. But the Navy men I bunked with showed me respect and didn't pull any hanky panky. I found out later that I was put on the bottom sack because they weren't sure if I would up chuck or not, not having been on a sea worthy ship. I never did; but came close to it several times. This was when we hit a storm. All passengers and non active crew were ordered below and to their quarters. One of the crew came in off his shift where he had been up on the bridge or look out station. He was asked how bad it was and stated that he could see the props at times. We were also pitching at ?? degrees and a few more the ship could topple over. Another mate stated that it had just gotten out of dry dock where the expantion seams were repaired, as it had split into. I don't recall being too concerned as I always had the faith and belief that when my time was to come; it would come. The storm was so bad it was mentioned that the ship was battened down and all port holes and doors etc. were closed and the ship was faced straight into the storm. They said after we findly got out of it that the storm had put us a whole day behind our schedule. Another event aboard the Esperance was being a polly wogg. That was a fun evening for all for the first time crossed the international date line. If I recall, the chow was pretty good also. Anyone who was on board may recall the flight deck and the hanger deck were stock full of F-86's with folded up wings. Their pilots had to every day take a bucket and brush and cover any bare spots of the perservative they have covered the planes with. I might point out that the planes didn't take off or land on the Esperance. They were placed on board. When we pulled into Toyko Harbor the Japannese longshoremen had some of the largest cranes known lifting them off the ship and putting them on flat bed truck. Then they'd take off down the road. good thing the trucks had horns; cause they sure were reckless and worked hard for us. It must have been an hour before we got mustered off the ship and into 6 by's and taken to our casual base about an hour away.

So that's my story being under the comand of the U.S. Navy for eleven days. I thank you for the memoriable experience.

Ken Wade USAF
Teletype/Crypto Tech.
15th RSM


Keywords: I was assigned to the 15th Radio Squardon Mobil unit on the southand island of Kiyusu, Japan where we monitored the air waves of the North Koreans and sent their messages to our crypto annalisis in the states to determine what the North Koreans were up to.


Entry: 65578
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
MY EXPIERANCE ABOARD THE

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ JR. wrote on May 12, 2008


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I loved that old ship. Home port from Alameda, Cailfornia, where we travel to Hawwii, stayed three days to load, travel to Yokuska, Japan stayed there three days to unload and load damage planes and bring back officer cars back to the States in the hanger deck. Off to Naha, Okinawa, then the Philippines (Manila, Subic Bay), To Hong Kong, Bankok, Thidland whish I understood to be the frist Carrier to visit that place, because we even had the King borad our ship Many good merories until, 1959 when a major Thyphoon almost distroyed it and it had to be dicommisioned.

Keywords: My friends were mostly hispanics during my term 1957-59' Juan Castro from Brownsville,Tx, Raul Reyna from Cystal City,Tx Edward Porras from El Paso


Entry: 63174
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
WILLIAM L MORRIS (ALIAS BILL)

MARY WALKER wrote on November 25, 2007


City and State: KITTERY ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: This notice is for anyone that may have stories about my father. I know that he was on the Cape Esperance in the mid-1950s. He is not much for talking about the war. The only story that we have heard is about the paint room fire.

Keywords: Cape Esperance in mid 1950's. William Morris. Electronics.


Entry: 63093
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERANCE KOREAN CREW MEMBER

JOHN KLANSEK wrote on November 19, 2007


City and State: GAITHERSBURG MD

Unit: PERSONNEL OFFICE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Made many trips to Yokosuka, Eneiwetok, Phillipines and many other ports including two to Bankock, Thailand. I was aboard during the terrible typhon we encountered on a return trip from Japan that almost sunk us. I have an article dated Jan 12 from Alameda newsspaper when Captain Sanders said "worst trip ever"with waves that towered over the bridge 65 feet.The article also mentioned that the freighter Pennsylvania was lost at that time. I entered the Korean action from Wilkes Barre, Pa. I would like to hear from shipmates. I have some names.

Keywords: Aboard Cape Esperance from Sept 1950 to Feb 1952


Entry: 60291
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
I WAS A PLANK OWNER AT COMMISIONING

JOHN W. CARLSON wrote on March 10, 2007


City and State: BLOOMINGTON MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am still in good health age 83 come April 8th. Was aboard when ship was commisioned. Went through the Halsey Typhoon in 1944. Have many memory's how wild the ocean can get. I was 19 years old. Thought for sure ship would capsize as had a load of replacement planes. I am now retired. Was a public accountant in civilian life. I stayed in Navy for 8 years. When I left CVE 88 I was transferred to CVE55 Marcus Island Around the world twice on USS Valley Forge CV45 and also USS Tarawa CV-40, both Essex carriers. I was a RADAR 3rd Class.

Keywords:


Entry: 55536
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
1952-1955 CREW MEMBERS

RICHARD (DICK) LEE KEETS wrote on February 3, 2006


City and State: ASHLAND OH

Unit: S2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: TRYING TO FIND CREWM MEMBERS: I WAS ON THE CAPE ESPERANCE JANUARY 1952-FEBRUARY 1955.
WENT IN AS A GUNNERMATE DIVISION,DECK FORCE.MESS COOK,THEN S2, "JACKT OF THE DUST"-TENDING THE REEFERS, FREEZERS, VEGETABEL LOCKERS,DRY FOOD LOCKER, AND MEAT LOCKER.

TRYING TO FIND SOME OF THE CREWMWMBERS I KNEW. MY DAUGHTER KATE KEETS IS HELPING ME IN THIS SEARCH.
HAVE ALOT OF GREAT MEMORIES AND ALOT OF STORIES.

WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT I HAD CONTACT WITH.
LOOKING FOR: DAVE PEEBLES-KENTUCKY-HE RAN THE MOVIE PROJECTORS.,OAKES-OHIO, H.L.SMITH-OHIO. POLLOCK-SEWICKLY,PA. PAPAS. MIKE MULE-IOWA. MARVIN POTTS-CALIF. JACK HAZELWONDER-OREGON. WILLYJOE HOUSE-HAZARD COUNTY KENTUCKY. DAVE LUNDY-FLORIDA (LUNDRY BAKERIES). PAT HUGHES-TEXAS (COOK). J.C. HARMAN-CALIF. FROM GEORGIA, BUT LIVED IN CALIF. IN THE MOUNTAINES, HE WAS CHIEF.LAWSON FROM KENTUCKY. GLENN-WAS A COOK. MATTEGE/MATTEGE-COOK. JOHN PAUL GIDEON JONES, JR-TN. BOB BREWER.


Keywords: DAVE PEEBLES.H.L.SMITH.OAKES.POLLOCK.MIKE MULE.MARVIN POTTS.PAPAS,JACK HAZELWONDER.WILLYJOE HOUSE.DAVE LUNDY.PAT HUGHES.J.C. HARMAN.LAWSON


Entry: 55108
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
1951-1955 USS CAPE ESPERANCE CREW

KATE KEETS wrote on January 10, 2006


City and State: ASHLAND OH

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I'M TRYING TO LOCATE SOME OF MY FATHER'S SHIPMATES ON THE USS CAPE ESPERANCE CV88 AIRCRAFT CARRIER, 1951-1955
LOOKING FOR DAVE PEOPLES(FLORENCE, KENTUCKY)
H.L. SMITH(CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO)
POLLOCK(SEWICKLY, PA)
MIKE MULE (IOWA)
MARVIN POTTS (TULARE, CALIF.
PAPAS-
JACK HAZELWOOD (ORGEON)
WILLY JOE HOUSE (HAZARD COUNTY, KENTUCKY
OAKES-WASHINGTON COURT, OHIO)

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A SCRAPEBOOK FOR MY FATHER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OF THE WHERE ABOUTS OF SOME OF THE CREW MEMBERS HE HAS TALKED ABOUT OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE LOTS OF PHOTOS.
IF YOU KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT THE ABOVE COMMUNICATIONS,
IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS,
KATE KEETS


Keywords: 1951-1955 USS CAPE ESPERANCE CV88 AIRCRAFT CARRIER CREW MEMBERS, WHERE ARE THEY TODAY?????


Entry: 54482
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
1951-1953

PAUL SNIDER wrote on December 3, 2005


City and State: SALISBURY NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served on the Uss Cape Esperance CVE 88. Like to hear from anyone who served in the after fireroom. 5/51-8/53

Keywords:


Entry: 53772
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
HELP PLEASE...DAD SOON TO BE 80

JEFF LEWIS wrote on October 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: hello friends ! my dad turning 80 in a few days... I would love to give the old fart some memiors back.,..please help... of5jeff@myway.com

Keywords: leroy lewis, LEWIS, lroy, leroy, cve-88, uss cape esperance, plank crew


Entry: 53647
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SHIPMATES OF GEORGE ENCK BT3

GEORGE (INK LITTLE INKKY) ENCK wrote on October 17, 2005


City and State: RIVERBANK CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: My Friends, Les Diemler, Bob Butterfield,and twin,also
Warren Cardwell, I served on the Cape Esperance in 1950-1954 in the boiler room. Love to hear from anyone who served or relatives of someone who served on our ship



Entry: 52623
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
USS CAPE ESPERANCE 1952-1956

WILLIAM J. (BILL OR JACK) BOLIN wrote on August 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit: M DIVISION USS CAPE ESPERANCE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for former shipmates from 52-56 on the USS Cape Esperance. Shipmates names as follows:

James A.Lacy,
William B. Carroll,
Les Deimler
Arnold D. Lemoine

All others who I can't think of your name at the moment contact me if you are interested. Looking forward to hearing from you. I was also known as "Jack" and worked in the engine and machine shop division "A." It's been a long, long, time since our Navy days.


Keywords: Unit Engineering Division M


Entry: 52536
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)

RANDY BENEFIELD SR. wrote on August 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for shipmates/friends of my brother who is deceased, served on the uss cape esperance during the korean war.

Keywords: Robert Byrd Benefield


Entry: 52535
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)

RANDY BENEFIELD SR. wrote on August 10, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for shipmates/friends of my brother who is deceased, served on the uss cape esperance during the korean war.

Keywords: Robert Byrd Benefield


Entry: 49521
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S KOREAN WAR BUDDIES

SANDRA GOODWIN wrote on March 12, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is searching for Korean War buddies, I would appreciate any help I can get. He does not care to use computers and I would love to find something for him. His 75th Birthday is coming in November and would love to give him something like a buddies address or even a friend at his party.

Buddies names: Dan Malotich (sp?)

Paul Gallagher (lived in Sacremento, CA at the time)

Ray Holtz

Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.



Keywords: Unit CHBII 1950-1954
Transported on The Esperanso 1952?
From Japan to US
My father's nickname is "Jiggs"



Entry: 47741
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
LOOKING FOR BILLY MAC HOLIWAY

CLARENCE COPLEY wrote on December 27, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Last seen in Opam Japan,He stay while left in Oct.1953 on board the USS New Jersey BB62

Keywords:


Entry: 43749
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
FATHER, JIM WAGNER SERVED ON THE CAPE

DAN WAGNER wrote on June 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father Jim Wagner served on the Cape Esperance. I am not certain of the years but would guess that it would have been in the early 50's. He died many years ago. In addition to serving on this ship I remember him talking about being stationed in California. Jim was a skinny guy who grew up in Detroit. I know for at least part of his time he job involved assisting the dentist. He had a bunch of brothers, most of whom were also serving in the Navy at the same time he was. It would be great to hear from any of you old salts that may have known him.

Keywords:


Entry: 43603
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
TCVE-88 FROM MAY 1954 - APRIL 1955

HAROLD ROUSE wrote on June 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Made many trips from on TCVE-88 hauling planes and military personnel from San Francisco to Yokosuka, Japan and return, sometimes via Hawaii. Also one trip to Sattahip (Bankok) Thailand; Sasebo, Japan; Long Beach; San Diego.

Keywords: Ensign Hal Rouse; communications; TCVE-88 in MSTS. May 1954 to April 1955.


Entry: 42954
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
USS CAPE ESPERANCE 1954

JERRY CONKLIN wrote on May 10, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 29TH RSM USAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was part of a USAF contingent that sailed from California to Japan aboard the USS Cape Esperance in March, 1954.

Keywords:


Entry: 42559
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
COMMENTS

BOB CARVER wrote on April 24, 2004


City and State: AZUSA CA

Unit: AEROLOGY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My name is Bob Carver. Came across your message in the Bloody cape llisting. I was the Aerographer's Mate (AG-3) on board from early 51 to early 52. I came from Adak in the Aleutian Islands. We had two typhoons in that period and did almost capsize in one of them We went way past the maximum heel allowed and darned near caught the next wave before we came back up. I was part of the radar group ( they didn't know where else to put me) and if we had turned over, it would have been some fifty feet back to the surface and I was a lousy swimmer. Some of those Marines we brought back would stand on the hangar deck and watch the crack in the starboard side of the hull open and close as we pitched in those seas. It was about half way up the ladder. My work and sleeping spaces were on the port side under the flight dack with the catapult cable return tube running through my work space. My sleepping space was completely over water and the outer door opened inward and was never water tight. I finally drilled some holes in the deck and put big stoppers in them so I could get rid of the water when things smoothed out. But I enjoyed it including the trip to Hong Kong. I guess I even did a fair job on my forecasts as Captain Watson never refused them. Ah, memories. I wish I had heard about the re-union earlier, but such is life.

Keywords: USS Cape Esperance TCVE-88


Entry: 40409
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
ROBERT (BOB) PERLMAN (1944-45)

HOWARD PERLMAN wrote on January 30, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Robert (Bob) Perlman was on the Cape Esperance in 1944-45. I do have a neat picture of when they crossed the International Date Line and they had a clothes-tearing contest or something.

I'd be interested in any news about him on the ship from other crewmembers.

He died back in 1988.


Keywords: Bob Perlman


Entry: 40341
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERANCE

JERRY SAISA wrote on January 27, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served on Cape 12/54 to 10/57 as YN. Usual run from Alameda to Yokosuka. One trip to Pakistan. One trip to Med. via Spanish Morrocco, Italy, France, Portugal. Hit very rough storm in Med. Planes broke loose etc. Total mileage during that span of time was about 126,000. Sailed about 26 days a month. Had one fire on board, overflowed 550 gal. of oil on hangar deck, bulkheads cracked during typhoon going to Okinawa, and had one murder on board.

Keywords:


Entry: 39996
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
12/1951

CLARENCE R. (BOB) COPLEY wrote on January 15, 2004


City and State: HILLSBORO OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Went abroad the "Cape" right out of boot camp(San Diago ca. Co # 72)When too Japan after that ,stayed in Japan till Oct. 7 1953 . On broad U.S.S. New Jersey BB62 Discharged 9/7/1955
Anyone that can help ,thank you .


Keywords: trying to locate Billy Mac Holiway from Columbus Ga.


Entry: 39589
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SERVED ON CAPE ESPERANCE NOV. 1953

JOAN ESPOSO wrote on December 31, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle, William (Bill) Pellerin (my father's brother), was lost at sea after a plane crash off the coast of San Diego on Nov. 10, 1953. I believe that he was serving on the Cape Esperance at the time.

I would love to learn of any information about my Uncle, and/or about the accident.



Keywords:


Entry: 38938
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERANCE TCVU 88

CHARLES WARD wrote on December 4, 2003


City and State: SUMMERVILLE SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: went aboard april 57 until decommision april 59.went as a SA and went out SK3 i made many trips to HI and YOKO i retired in 1977 SKCS two other charles ward, one a YN3 and one a HM3 all on board at the same time

Keywords:


Entry: 38238
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
USS CAPE ESPERENCE

PAUL MADWIN wrote on November 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was crew member 1957-58 ( Korean era ) when it was the USS Cape Esperence TCVU 88 part of MSTS(militery sea transport service). I ran small stores and the "Gedunk". There was a crew of about 200 and some civilians. Our function was to transport airplanes to the orient and bring back damaged ones, as well as prisoners,and dependents.

Paul Madwin, YN3


Keywords: Uss Cape Esperence TCVU 88


Entry: 36599
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SERVED: 'DOUBLE 8 BALL' 10/50 TO 5/52

ROBERT H. (BOB) TAYLOR wrote on August 30, 2003


City and State: LOS ALTOS CA

Unit: SH3 SUPPLY DIV. ON TCVE-88

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served aboard the Cape Esperance from Oct. 1950 to May 1952 when I completed my "Truman Year" and was discharged. I ran Clothing and Small Stores during my tour and also made ice cream at night. As Tom Bilbo, SK3, also on this site says, we made many Pacific crossings carrying planes (F-86s and F-84s) to Yokosuka and back, often stopping in Hawaii. Also trips to Bangkok (two)carrying planes for the Thai air force (we were wined and dined by the King on our first trip), Eniewitok as A bomb test support, Subic Bay, Manila, Cavite, etc. My home was in Oakland so Tom Bilbo, Mike Limperis and I took a liberty up to the Russian River one summer and had a ball. On our return from the Far East we experienced a severe north Pacific storm which caused lots of damage and we came close to capsizing. All the paint in the paint locker broke loose and the crew had to go below and carry the paint in buckets up the steel ladders to the hanger deck and toss it over the side. Very intoxicating fumes!...If any of my old buddies are still around, like Tom, get in touch.

Keywords: Navy Veteran: Korean War


Entry: 33954
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
26-02-1951 V DIVISION

JAMES REMOND wrote on May 2, 2003


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: V-DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Love to hear from "Corkey Moore" Van Buren,Arkansas.

Bob Selky Milwaukee,Wisc


Keywords: Howard (nmn)Moore-William Taylor-Jerry Campbell
Bob Selky-



Entry: 32933
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
ANYONE WHO SERVED 53-55

JACK JOHNSTONE wrote on March 20, 2003


City and State: BRISBANE QL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather, Raymond Noel Burbank - known as Dutchy to his pals, served in WW2 and Korea in I believe a support and logistics role.
He was born 15 January 1920 in Minneapolis.

Details I know are :

WW2 - unsure where and when with whom, but know he discharged after the war.

14 April 1950 - re-enlisted (recSta, San Francisco) and in transit status 14 Apr 190 - 22 June 1950.

23 June 1950 to 17 April 1953 US Naval Air Station, Angana, Guam

18 April 1953 to 21st June 1953 Transit Status

22 June 1953 to 7 July 1955 served aboard USS Cape Esperance (T-CVE88)

8 July 1955 to 17th August 1955 - hospitalised

18 Aug 1955 to 13 Feb 1956 aboard USS General J C Breckinridge (T-AP176)

Re-enlisted 14 Feb 1956 USS Breckinridge

retired May 1958 - I have a newspaper clipping - also retired with H.O Spender and E.G. Brock - has photos of all 3 men. Let me know if you know these other men and if you would like a copy of the (tattered) clipping.

On July 26th 1958 - he arrived to settle permenantly in Australia, with his Australian born wife and their three US born children - one of which was my mother.

he passed away in his sleep from a heart attack related stroke in about 1974, in Cessnock, NSW Australia.

Despite being his oldest grandchild - I was only 6 years old and have only few memories of him. We used to sit on the jetty and fish - I wonder what he was thinking then as he used to look out accross the water...

Would love to hear from anyone who knows anything of the people my grandfather served with.




Keywords: Burbank Dutchy Raymond Esperance Breckinridge Agana Spender Brock


Entry: 32886
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)

TIM SWIFT wrote on March 18, 2003


City and State: DES MOINES IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello. My name is Tim Swift son of Joseph A. Swift who served on the USS Esperance in 1944 and 45. I was looking through some old scrap books and saw some great pictures of dad playing tennis on the deck of the ship. My father passed away in 1985 but I wanted to find out more information about his ship. Thanks.

Keywords:


Entry: 32367
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
KOREAN WAR

RICHARD RALSTON wrote on February 27, 2003


City and State: RENTON WA

Unit: USS CAPE ESPERANCE CVE 88

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Many trips- Alameda to Yokosuka Japan Service dates- 1952-1954 Once to Hong Kong Damage Control officer LTjg- assigned US Naval Hospital Hayward, CA 1954- relieved of duty.

Keywords: USS Cape Esperance CVE 88


Entry: 31858
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SHIPMATES

GORDON FOSS wrote on February 9, 2003


City and State: GRYGLA MN

Unit: SEVED ON CAPE ESPERANCE 1944T0 AUG. 1945 MM3CLASS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Like to hear from any one who served on the Cape Esperance

Keywords: Andrew Lelack and Billy Gene Sinor friends


Entry: 30936
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
1944 TO1945

GORDON FOSS wrote on January 4, 2003


City and State: GRYGLA MN

Unit: MACHIEST MATE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: World War 2 served on Cape Esperance in 1944 and 1945 Friends Andrew Lelack and Billy Gene Sinor

Keywords:


Entry: 28658
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
KOREA SEA OF JAPAN ARUBA APPLE CRATE OF TISSUE PAPER

JULIA HOLLINGSWORTH wrote on October 5, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: It seems that the duty of one former Navy officer aboard Cape Esperance during Korea was a routine task of swapping out an apple crate of tissue paper at regular intervals. This seems to hint of similarity compared to the Atomic Veterans story. I would like to know more about this time period in this ship's history. Who out there might have first hand information.

Keywords: Korea, Sea of Japan, Aruba, Apple Crate of Tissue Paper, hollingsworth


Entry: 25704
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
KOREA TO FRISCO,BY CAPE ESPERANCE

GARY LEE wrote on May 24, 2002


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 1ST 90MM GUN BATT.1ST MAR. DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Came home on the Cape Esperance, with 320 other Marines.I thought it wasthe greatest cooking in the world on board this ship. I remember fried chicken the mess men gave me abour 12 pieces of chicken,and after eating the sop food in Korea, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.I also remember big storm in north pacific that lasted all nite, and during the day with the ocean flat,we stopped for 3 or 4 hours with sailors going over the side and welding some seams that had ope up. All in all a great 15 days.

Keywords: Korea, 4-52, to 3-53


Entry: 23946
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
SERVED ON CAPE ESPERANCE JAN 1951 TO JAN 1952

WILLIAM B. (BILL) MCIVER wrote on March 15, 2002


City and State: MENDOCINO CA

Unit: USS CAPE ESPERANCE, TCVE 88

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the Cape Esperance from Jan 1951 to Jan 1952. We crossed the Pacific 7 times that year and back. 1st cruise was to Pearl Harbor on the way to Eniwetok, which we were to know later was in support of the A-Bomb tests of that year. I was a Fireman Apprentice in the Forward Engine Room. We carried men, material and aircraft to Yokosuka, Kobe, Sasebo, Japan; also several ports in the Philippines, Subic Bay, Manila Bay, Cavite City. Eniwetok, Bangkok Thailand. Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

I later served on the USS Everett, PF 8 in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea from 1952 - 1953. My last ship was the USS Colahan, DD 658 in Korea, Japan from 1953 to 1954. The Colahan escorted CV Saipan into the harbor (now Da Nang) Gulf of Touraine, Vietnam in a resupply effort for the French at Dienbienphu, Vietnam.


Keywords:


Entry: 19598
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)

JULIAN (JULES) RUTKOVITZ wrote on September 25, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 13531
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
RE-COMMISSIONING CREW 1950

TOM BILBO wrote on December 8, 2000


City and State: SCITUATE MA

Unit: SK3 SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was part of the re-commissioning crew in July 1950. We made many trips across the Pacific to Yokosuka, Kobe Sasebo Japan, also several ports in the Phillappines, Subic Bay, Manila Bay, Cavite City. Eniwetok, Bangkok Thialand. Pearl Harbor Hawaii. I served in supply from July 1950 to about Aug. 1951. Sister ship USS Sitko Bay CVE 86 comissioned at same time from Takoma WA,. We were towed to Bremerton for bottom sand blasting and painting and in one month we were at Sasebo Japan with supplies for the invasion of Inchon in Sept. 1950. Anyone who remembers me me E mail me , it has been many years since I heard from anyone.

Keywords:


Entry: 13089
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
CAPE ESPERANCE

DEAN HILL wrote on November 18, 2000


City and State:

Unit: 388TH EMS HILL AFB, UT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father was on the USS Cape Esperance during the Korean war. His name was Willie Dean Hill, and I would be interested in finding or talking to anyone that has information on him during that period. I also have access to a naval picture of the ship during this time period that my father had recieved while on board.

Keywords:


Entry: 9968
USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)
REUNIONS

ARNOLD LEMOINE wrote on June 30, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just a brief note about an upcoming reunion for the USS Cape Esperance. It will be held at the down town Holiday Inn in Green Bay, Wesconsin July 27 - 30. If you are interested, call the Holiday Inn and they can give you info and who to contact.

Keywords: Navy Veteran, Korea



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