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Entry: 93651
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND 1962 ~ 1965

MIKE (ANDY) ANDREWS wrote on August 25, 2016


City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GA

Unit: USS PINE ISLAND AV12

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for B.L. Smith of Valdosta, GA, whom I served with aboard the PI.
Bobby -- get in touch. I need to talk to you.
Remember the two Yokosuka ladies of upstairs skivvy-house notoriety, who both broke out lunch while conducting 'business?'
. . . Real professionals.
Plz call or email


Keywords: Okinawa, Village 2, Blue Ribbon Restaurant & sukiyaki, Park Palms apartments, San Diego, sea bag, Quina, San Francisco, Bethlehem Steel, Dry Dock, Seattle


Entry: 92972
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
THE DEPLOYMENT OF 1945 / 1946

DOMINIC BOSCHETTO wrote on April 7, 2016


City and State: WINCHESTER CA

Unit: NO UNIT

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Have a lot of photos of the Pine Island's first deployment in 1945 and 1946. Would like to get in touch with anyone that served at that time.

Keywords:


Entry: 92881
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
ROBERT J COAKES

ROBERT COAKES wrote on March 20, 2016


City and State: TEMECULA CA

Unit: PERSONNEL YEOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the Pine Island from May 1951 to October 1954. I was a Chaplains Assistant, YN3 and worked under 3 Chaplains during my time on board.

I formed a small jazz band under Chaplain Parkinson. I assisted in publishing a weekly newspaper on board.

A few days after coming on board we were in a major hurricane and took a 30 degree list which was was scary.

We anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa and in the Pescadores Islands in the Formosa Straits.

We also visited Yosusuka, Japan, Hong Kong, Sangley Point, Phillipines,Midway Island, Pearl Harbor, Hunters Point, SF, Long Beach Naval Shipyard and San Diego which was our Home Port.

I assisted the Chaplain in Sunday Services and held a Bible study frequently.

I was friends with many great shipmates and had a great service time on board

I would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me on board. I am 86 years young and enjoying a positive Christian life with my wife Ann of 42 yers.




.



Keywords:


Entry: 92170
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR FAMILY OF BOB BECKMAN

LINDA LONG wrote on November 11, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for family of Bob Beckmann. He served on the USS Pine Island and was from St. Louis, MO. I found some old pictures of him from when he was in the service and would like to give them to him/his family. Please contact me

Keywords:


Entry: 91683
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
TEX AND LUTHER WELLS

BEVERLY LINDSEY wrote on August 8, 2015


City and State: ONEIDA T

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for a man called TEX that hung with Luther Curtis Wells back in WWII and Korea. These 2 men were friends and got into a lot with one another. Luther passed away in 2001 of lung cancer, but we are trying to find TEX. We would like to connect with him or some of his family. We would like more info if TEX is still living. We would like to know some more info about TEX and the time he and Luther spent together......

Keywords:


Entry: 90474
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

KIM ARY wrote on January 26, 2015


City and State: FAYETTE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served aboard USS Pine Island as a pipe fitter during the years 1953 & 1954.
William (Bill) Aaron Weems anybody remember him? He had a buddy named Brazzel?
Looking for info...


Keywords:


Entry: 88159
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR INFOR ON PI REUNIONS

DALE GRAGES SR. wrote on January 21, 2014


City and State: NORTH LAS VEGAS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 86014
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
BOVEL JAMES HOLCOMB, ADEC CPO

ARDAH HOLCOMB wrote on April 20, 2013


City and State: FOUNTAIN MI

Unit: MY DAD'S UNIT WAS V-2 1950-51

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have written a mesage here before but I have a new email
address which I finally submitted today. If you think your
loved one was on the ship, 1950-51, I have my dad's cruise book
and can look them up. Please include, if known, their job on
ship.
By the way does anyone remember my dad? Would love to hear
from you if you did


Keywords: USS Pine Island V-2 Bovel James Holcomb, or BJ Holcomb, or Pete
Holcomb CPO



Entry: 85978
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND

ARDAH HOLCOMB wrote on April 16, 2013


City and State: FOUNTAIN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If I can help anyone find a loved one, please email me. I had an old email address on here which is no longer active. I have included my new one.

Keywords: Holcomb, cpo, airplane mechanic,USS Pine Island 1950, 1951,
cruise book, Pete Holcomb, BJ Holcomb



Entry: 83927
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
AV-12 REUNION

WAYNE NELSON wrote on August 16, 2012


City and State: QUEEN CREEK AZ

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served aboard the USS Pine Island 1958-1960. Two
far east cruises. A great ship and good memories of
the sailors I worked and went on liberty with. From
Montana and would like to chat with any who served
with me or remember me. Would appreciate any info
about the up coming reunion as my wife and I would
love to attend! You may call me


Keywords:


Entry: 83865
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR 2ND DIVISON SHIPMATES

CURTIS THOMPSON wrote on August 11, 2012


City and State: GREENWELL SPRINGS LA

Unit: 2ND DIVISON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: served on the pine island av12 from 1958 to
1961.still living down here in cajun country.


Keywords: pat rauenzahn duke early daryl samuels doug
cope dawkins kenneth beckett



Entry: 81817
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR ANY INFO.ON MY DAD

KAREN BRANN wrote on January 22, 2012


City and State: LEASBURG NO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My daddy Kennette Smith could have been called Smitty.
He was from Mebane NC. Served in the US Navy aboard
the Pine Island but I am not sure of the exact years. I
have several Pineapple Newspapers from his service
days. I have a paper that lists my daddy and others under
a heading of May 22 1952. Others include R.R. Cole, R.G.
Karlstrom, H. Franson, H. Fitzgerald, M. Jaudon. Do any
of you remember him? Beside his name is ADE3. One of
the old newspapers he left behind notes that the ships
Captain is William R. Stevens. My daddy was F.K. Smith
Jr. He died in 2001. I miss him terribly. I would be truly
grateful for any pictures, stories, recollections of
him.Thank you very much. Karen Smith Brann, Leasburg
NC.


Keywords:


Entry: 79285
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
REMEMBER MY DAD?

BART BACCUS wrote on June 13, 2011


City and State: INGRAM TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am sending this message to say to all who served on the Pine Island, from 1950 to 1955, that my father Tommy H. Baccus,who served as a teletypeman on board the Pine Island, passed away January 29th 2011. I would like to hear from any one who served with him and learn more about the frozen chosin. Please contact me via e-mail @ bartbaccus@yahoo.com. Thank you and Anchors Aweigh.

Keywords: Remember,shipmates,frozen chosin 


Entry: 79046
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
ON BOAR IN PESCADORES JULY 1951

LAWRENCE NEUMANN wrote on May 27, 2011


City and State: TRUMBULL CT

Unit: VP-731

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I helped the ship elctrical officer determine why ships SG Radar went off line when they were hoisting AC. Simple, problem the ships generators were slowing down under load changing line frequency and the voltage regulators for Radar were frequency sensitive. Problem identified. This was not correctable on site.
I only spent 30 days on board before returning to Sangley Point PI


Keywords: Larry  WWII, LCT 898, AX-90. Leyte landing, Korean war back to Philippines, VP-731, VU3a, FAW-2, VW-2a, VQ-2, VS-837, VP-837. Point Mugu, Port Lyaute Maroc, SanDiego


Entry: 78646
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND

PATTY DAVIS wrote on April 21, 2011


City and State: MOUNT IDA AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Please contact me if you know him. My father was the
best father ever and I would love to know more about him
and his life before me.


Keywords: My father Lenard Lee Fryar " Buddy" served on the USS
Pine Island during Korea. If anyone knew him I would
love to hear from you.



Entry: 77893
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
MY GRANDFATHER SERVED ABOARD TOO

RYAN NASH wrote on February 18, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served aboard the uss pine island also during the korean conflict does Leonard Weaver ring a bell to anyone? He was a cook.

Keywords:


Entry: 77347
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND 58 TO 61

JAMES (ARKIE) ADAMS wrote on January 4, 2011


City and State: FL

Unit: E DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: boot camp 11/57 calif. co. 361 uss pine island 58 to 61 e div. this is arkie, looking for friends


Entry: 75349
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
BROTHERS TOGETHER ON THE USS PINE ISLAND

LAWRENCE D. POOL wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My two older brothers both served on the USS Pine Island together. This was probably during the Korean War. The oldest, Gerald H. Pool, has passed away. The other, Harold L. Poole, lives near Monroe, LA. Yes, their last names are spelled differently; don't ask, it's a long story. I dont know the dates and have not asked my brother if he recalls yet and I will.

Does anyone remember either of them?

Lawrence D. Pool
GySgt USMC (Retired)


Keywords: USS Pine Island (AV-12)


Entry: 75331
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND 1952-1955

KELLY NAYLOR wrote on July 3, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My dad was on the Pine Island from 1952-1955. His name was Kenneth Holmes. He died many years ago when I was very young. I am looking for anyone that may have known him that might have some photos or stories to share.


Entry: 74818
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
CREW BM

ORVILLE FISK wrote on May 26, 2010


City and State: QUILCENE WA

Unit: 1ST DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was the captain Gig coxson . Took the the captain ashore when he wanted to. 1950 to 1953


Entry: 74817
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
CREW BM

ORVILLE FISK wrote on May 26, 2010


City and State: QUILCENE WA

Unit: 1ST DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was the captain Gig coxson . Took the the captain ashore when he wanted to.


Entry: 73858
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
MODEL

LARRY BRUNNER SR. wrote on March 9, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: MCCONNELSVILLE OH

Unit: SUBMARINE FORCE OPTICALMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Gentlemen,
I came into possesion of a photograph years ago of a gentleman who was adding the finishing details to what looks like a builders model, of the Pine Island.
The model appears to be a 1/4" to the foot model and the photo is 8 1/2 X 11". I would believe that the photo was displayed in an Naval facility at one time.
My brother served in the Navy as a pilot from WWII through Vietnam and at one time was attached to the Greenwich Bay as well as other VP Squadrons.
I will donate the photo. Please supply appropriate contact info and I will forward, provided all persons in your organization have access to the photo.
Thanks,
Larry Brunner OM1


Keywords: USS Fulton AS11, USS Bushnell AS16, USS Gilmore AS16,
SubBase NLON, USS Grand Canyon AD28.
Not a submariner but in support. Submarine periscope job code.





Entry: 73412
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
HI

ROY HUFFSTUTLER wrote on February 3, 2010


City and State: EFFINGHAM IL

Unit: V2 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 72674
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
FIFI

KENNETH H. FOOS wrote on December 7, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 72492
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
ABOARD USS PINE ISLAND 1950-1954

ERIKA KNIGHT wrote on November 24, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Bill Kuhn, was aboard the USS Pine Island from 1950-1954; I would love to hear from anyone who knew him then. We will be celebrating his 80th birthday in January and I think it would be a great treat to surprise him with birthday wishes from anyone who was aboard the USS Pine Island with him.

Keywords:


Entry: 72408
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND CHAPLAIN 1946-47

MIMI LITTLE wrote on November 18, 2009


City and State: FAIRFAX CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Putting together a photo book for my dad, Lt. Cmd. Sherman Little, who flew transport from the USS Pine Island. There are many wonderful photos of my dad and the Ship's Chaplain bringing supplies to the Chinese Orphanages. I would love to include the Chaplain's name. My 88 year old father can only remember "Tilly". Can anyone help me?
Many thanks,
Mimi Little


Keywords: USS Pine Island 1946-47


Entry: 72125
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 1951-1953

HERSHEL HAIR SR. wrote on October 29, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WICHITA FALLS TX

Unit: IN FOX DIV,,,TARPEOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS ON THE PINE ISLAND 1951-53.LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE...THANKS

Keywords:


Entry: 72124
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 1951-1953

HERSHEL HAIR SR. wrote on October 29, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WICHITA FALLS TX

Unit: IN FOX DIV,,,TARPEOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS ON THE PINE ISLAND 1951-53.LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE...THANKS

Keywords:


Entry: 72123
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 1951-1953

HERSHEL HAIR SR. wrote on October 29, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WICHITA FALLS TX

Unit: IN FOX DIV,,,TARPEOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS ON THE PINE ISLAND 1951-53.LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE...THANKS

Keywords:


Entry: 72115
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12

HERSHEL HAIR SR. wrote on October 28, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WICHITA FALLS TX

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I SERVED ON THE PINE ISLAND 1951-1953.FOX DIV.TARPEDOMAN.LIKE T


Entry: 71096
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV 12

PHIL SYMONS wrote on July 31, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: ASHWOOD OR

Unit: USS PINE ISLAND AV 12

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: i served aboard the ship from dec 1962 t0 sept 1966 i was wondering if anyone had the dates we were in vietnam. also waould like the name of the tanker we had the collision with in 1966.we went to dry dock in long beach, i remember being there in august 11th as i celebrated my birthday on the pike.i wa dischared on ship in home port in san diego. thank you Phil Symons

Keywords: my nickname was sy


Entry: 71011
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND - CAM RANH BAY 1965-67

MARVIN (ANDY) ANDERSON wrote on July 24, 2009


City and State: DAYTON OH

Unit: PINE ISLAND MM E DIV 1965-1967

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION OR PICTURES TO PROVE I WAS "FEET ON GROUND" AT CAM RANH BAY. I AM TRYING TO GET MEDICAL CARE AND MEDICINE FOR DIABETICS. WHILE WE WERE ANCHORED THERE, WE CO-SPONSERED A 2 DAY BEACH PARTY WITH THE ARMY. THERE WAS ALSO DIFFERENT BANDS THAT PLAYED. ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

THANKS!
ANDY


Keywords: "ANDY"



Entry: 70526
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
ANYONE KNOW STOREKEEPER BARNHILL

NATHAN BARNHILL wrote on June 10, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew my father Edgar Barnhill. He was on the Pine Island but I am unsure of the dates. If you know him he is still alive and I would like to talk with you. Thanks

Keywords:


Entry: 70036
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND

ROBERT VOSS wrote on May 2, 2009


City and State: DESLOGE MO

Unit: M DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: served on Pine Island April 1951-October 1953


Entry: 68801
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
SERVED ABOARD AV-12 JULY 1960 TO JULY 1961

LARRY KOHLER wrote on January 24, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Went aboard the Pine Island at Olongapo City Philippines in July 1960 and served almost a year to the day before being transfered off and sent to Cubi Point Navel Air station Philippines for shore duty.Our home port over-seas was White Beach Okinawa.
This was my fist ship fresh out of boot camp and I was in the deck force for around two months before going into supply division as a apprentice Baker where I worked with an old salt baker named " Diamond " I remember a cook who most people my remember named "Peabody" who ran a big slush fund loaning out money (think it was five --for--seven )
and he was kind of tall and slender if you remember him.Was on board when the hellicopter crashed while picking up one of our crew member's out of supply division to transport him to the big hospital in San Diego Cal.

If you would like to talk about old times drop me a line. Larry Kohler
E-2 at that time---


Keywords: Aprentice Baker--supply division


Entry: 68670
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

JAMES (ARKIE) ADAMS wrote on January 14, 2009


City and State: PANAMA CITY BEACH FL

Unit: E DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for e div.shipmates.I was aboard 1957 to 1961
I was nick named Arkie. I would like to hear from
anyone aboard at that time.


Keywords: USS PINE ISLAND AV


Entry: 67682
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
PINE ISLAND AV-12 ASSOCIATION

TONY PEZZELLO wrote on October 30, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: DEERFIELD BEACH FL

Unit: V-1

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: THE PINE ISLAND ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN HAVING REUNIONS FOR AS I WAS TOLD THE LAST TEN YEARS.
THE NEXT REUNION 10/09 IN FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO JOIN, SEND TO:
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 ASSOCIATION
STEVEN C. JOHNSON
SECRETARY/TREASURER
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 ASSOCIATION
SAND SPRINGS, OK #74063-2639


Keywords: ABOARD PINE ISLAND AV-12
2/52-4/54



Entry: 67430
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND AV-12 1950-51

ARDAH HOLCOMB wrote on October 6, 2008


City and State: FOUNTAIN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, B.J. Holcomb was aboard the USS Pine Island 1950-51. I have his yearbook. If anyone would like pictures of their family member from the book, I would be more than happy to share that. My dad was a chief and airplane mechanic. He died many years ago.

Keywords: Bovel J. Holcomb or B.J. Holcomb, my Dad.
1950-51 USS Pine Island, V-2 Division



Entry: 67126
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND JUNE 1959 TO FEB 1963

BART LOEHR wrote on September 7, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: AURORA OR

Unit: USS PINE ISLAND AV12

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: JUST HEARD FROM A OLD SHIPMATE FROM KANSAS HIS NAME WAS CLAUDE RICH WE HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING ABOUT OLD TIMES. IF YOU REMEMBER ME OR THINK YOU DO, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND WE WILL CHAT FOR A WHILE.,

Keywords:


Entry: 66141
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND 60 TO 64

MICHAEL MEEK wrote on June 20, 2008


City and State:

Unit: M DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served as a Machinist mate (Snipe) E-5 in M division, in the aft engine room, from 1960 to 1964. Any one on board at that time care to talk about old times, and the things we went through.
Like.

Trip down to the Galapagos islands, about 1963.

Collision with a tanker during refueling off Okinawa, into dry dock for weeks in Japan 1961-2?.

M Div Ship mate went over board at about midnight in bad weather, and was never found. 1962.

USS Pine Island collides with something large and submerged, but unknown. At night, in vary deep water. Found no flotsam or jetsam, in 6 hr search. "Strange incident", no damage to PI upon return to S.D. 1962-3?. Returning from West Pack cruise.

Helicopter crashed on deck, killing several, and fire, off San Diego 1962.

I have 1963 cruse book.


Keywords:


Entry: 65354
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

JACK OBRAY wrote on April 22, 2008


City and State: MACKAY ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I,m trying to find anyone that remembers me that served on the Pine Island from early 1952 to late 1955. My wife said that there was an E-mail from the Pine Island yesterday,but did not read it. When I checked my E-mail today there was no message. If anyone knows of this message please, would you forward it to me?

Thank Jack O.


Keywords:


Entry: 64723
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
GM/FT AV12 1960/1962

THOMAS JENNINGS wrote on March 12, 2008


City and State:

Unit: GM/FT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Any old friends watching this?


Entry: 64354
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
USS PINE ISLAND ANTARCTIC 1946 CREW TO BE RECOVERED FROM 61 YEAR OLD TEMP GRAVE

LOU SAPIENZA wrote on February 18, 2008


City and State: SEATTLE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: George 1 US Navy Air Crew off USS Pine Island Dec 30 1946 to be recovery from 61 Year Temporary Antarctic Grave.

For more information please visit: www.george1recovery.org OR contact lou@george1recovery.org

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hc110-301

Mission:
   Utilizing proven technology the George One/Operation Highjump Recovery Team will safely recover and return to US soil, to their families and to their nation, three US Naval flight crew members killed when their converted Mariner Patrol Bomber (PBM-5) seaplane code named "George-One" off the USS P9ine Island December 30th 1946 - crashed on Antarcticas Thurston Island during the US Navy, Admiral Richard Byrd led, 1946-47 Operation Highjump.

History
   On December 30th 1946, during Operation Highjump, in complete whiteout conditions and on instrument flight rules (IFR,) the PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane designated George One bumped the Thurston Islands Noville Glacier and exploded while attempting to climb and turn back out to sea. Victimized by the Antarctics notoriously foul-weathered Phantom Coast, the non-surviving crew and the photoreconnaissance Mariner Patrol Bomber remain buried in up to 150 feet below the accumulating snows of Thurston Island. (Latitude 98.8W Longitude 71.8S.)
   Sixty years ago, in what was meant to be a temporary grave, Ensign Maxwell A. Lopez, Newport, RI; Frederick Warren Williams, Aviation Machinists Mate First Class, Huntington, TN and Wendell K. Hendersin, Aviation Radioman First Class, Sparta, WI were buried beneath a specific and well-marked area under the starboard leading-edge of the large PBM-5 wing. Six fellow crewmen survived the crash and were rescued 13 days later.
   Adverse weather conditions during the end of Operation Highjump precluded the recovery of the fallen crewmen. For 60 years the surviving families, surviving George One crewmembers and crewmembers of the rescue teams have long petitioned the U.S. Navy to recover the men for proper interment in the United States.


The families are mounting a recovery effort to bring home



Keywords: Wendell Hendersin, Max Lopez, Fred Williams, George One, George 1, Operation Highjump


Entry: 63670
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
WAS ABOARD THE PINEY MARU 56 AND 57

L.J. HOLLINGWORTH wrote on January 3, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: FONTANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Still remember the river boatride to Bruni

Keywords: Assigned to the Torpedo Shop


Entry: 62570
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES '60-'63 USS PINE ISLAND AV12

RAY KNIGHT wrote on October 11, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for ship mates that would like to share memories of our time on board the USS Pine Island.
I boarded the ship in '60 and was discharged in 5-'63
I worked in the IC room as a switchboard electrician (in charge of phone shop)
E4 E division. Looking forward to hearing from someone.


Keywords: Nickname was "SHORTY"


Entry: 62551
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
CREW MEMBERS 1960-62

EDWIN JACOBS JR. wrote on October 9, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: LITTLETON CO

Unit: NAVIGATION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 62434
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
SERVED USS PINE ISLAND 1960 TO 1962

DENNIS MCLAUGHLIN wrote on September 26, 2007


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My time aboard this ship are some of the best memories in my life. Dennis

Keywords: I am interested in comunicating with persons of interest who knew of me or served with on USS Pine Island between 1960 to 1962.


Entry: 62223
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
ON THE PINE ISLAND FROM 56 TO 58

CHARLIE SANDELIN wrote on September 8, 2007


City and State: NEWARK CA

Unit: 2ND DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: ON FROM 56 TO 58 IN THE 2ND DIV. SUNK 3 PANES, BUT THEY WERE OURS. O WELL, NO ONE IS PERFICT. DUZ ANYONE REMBER THE SINKING OF THE PLANES? ONE BY M1 FIRE AND THE 2ND ONE BY 20MM AND THE 3RD BY 40MM. RING A BELL?

Keywords: USS PINE ISLAND AV12


Entry: 61857
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

ROBERT WARMAN wrote on August 3, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: FRANKFORT KY

Unit: V-4 DIVISION USS ENTERPRISE CVN-65

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father served on board the USS Pine Island AV-12 between 1951 and 1955. I would like to talk to or e-mail anyone that remembers him. I am building a presentation model of the Pine Island for him. His cruise/yearbooks have not survived the years. Anyone with pictures of him with shipmates or of life on board I would appreciate recieving copies via e-mail or post. Letters to him, I will forward. I wish to give him the letters, and/or pictures when I present him with the model at Christmas this year(2007). My father was Radioman William H. Warman From Stearns, Kentucky. Thank you for all your hard work and sacrifices. Sincerly, Robert P. Warman

Keywords: Bill Warman, "Hoit", Radioman, USS Pine Island AV-12


Entry: 61704
USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)
W.W.II VETERAN KEN LEMMEY ORIGINAL PINE ISLAND CREWMAN

HARRY LEMMEY SR. wrote on July 22, 2007


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit: U.S. ARMY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER WAS AN ELECTRICIANS MATE E-4 ORIGINAL CREW
TODAY HE IS ABOUT 88 YEARS OLD AND ALMOST BLIND.
I WILL GLADLY READ HIM ANY MESSAGES SENT TO MY
E MAIL. HARRYLEMMEY@SBCGLOBAL.NET


Keywords: SHAKE DOWN CRUISE OUT OF SAN DIAGO EARLY 1945. SAILED
SOUTH PACIFIC.OKONOWA AND SASABO JAPAN SUMMER AND FALL
1945.BIG TYPHON.LAID OUT AIRFIELDS ON SEA FOR PBY LANDING STRIPS. PICTURE IN JANES OF STARBOARD POOP,SHOWS PLANES,HANGER AND CRANE.




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