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Entry: 87921
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
WW2 VET

MARY VINSON wrote on December 18, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: what happened to ship


Keywords:


Entry: 87769
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
GUNNER'S MATE?

JOHN MARTIN wrote on November 21, 2013


City and State: WEST MIFFLIN PA

Unit: FOX

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served on the USS Pittsburgh from 1951-1956. My sister was born in Bremerton Washington while he was still in the Navy. I'm interested in any information I can get on this subject. I'm not sure of his rank or unit, but I know he was on that ship. His name was John Martin. He is no longer with us, but I'm still interested in any information I can receive. Thank-you. My e-mail address is jusgino@verizon.net.

Keywords: Pope


Entry: 87469
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURG,1952-1956

HOWARD DAVIS wrote on October 24, 2013


City and State: GREENACRES FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: looking to make contact with fooer shipmates

Keywords: quartermaster divison or singleman,52-56


Entry: 79877
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
BILL HOFVING

BETTY HOFVING wrote on August 5, 2011


City and State: POUND RIDGE NY

Unit: USS PITTSBURGH - EARLY 50'S

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Bill Hofving was my brother and he died in 1978 at the age of 48. I know very little about his service
on the USS Pittsburgh and would love to hear from
anyone who remembers him.


Keywords: Bill Hofving served on USS Pittsburgh in the early
1950's. 



Entry: 77349
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURG (CA-72)

RONALD ROGERS wrote on January 4, 2011


City and State: CUMBERLAND MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Im adding this for my father Ronald who was on the USS Pittsburgh with his twin brother Conald. They served from 7-Jan-1952 to 6-Oct. 1955. This is my e-mail address because he has no computer. But the phone number is his, and would like to have ship mates call him. He has a detailed list of the Ports of call the ship was at from 7-Jan-1952 to 6-Oct-1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 76524
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH - CA72

ALFRED GREMILLION wrote on October 25, 2010


City and State: CADIZ KY

Unit: FOX DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: SERVERED ABOARD THE PITTSBURGH-AUG.1951 THRU APRIL-1955

I WAS ABOARD THE LAUNCH THAT WAS SWAMPED IN DEC. 1953
HAMPTON ROADS WHEN 1 LIFE WAS LOST.

ANYONE NEEDING PICTURES OF THE PITTSBURGH OR OF THE 471 BOOT CAMP GRADUATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT
E-MAIL-CARNIVALPARADE@BELLSOUTH.NET OR CALL ME AT 270/522-7808


Keywords: AL


Entry: 76523
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
ALFRED GREMILLION 1951 - 1955

ALFRED GREMILLION wrote on October 25, 2010


City and State:

Unit: FOX DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I SERVED ABOARD THE USS PITTSBURGH FROM AUGUST, 1951 THRU
APRIL, 1955. I WAS IN FOX DIVISION.

I AM INTERESTED IN CONTACTING ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN ON THE
SHIP AT THE SAME TIME AS ME. IF ANYONE WANTS TO CONTACT ME FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHIP DURING THE TIME I WAS ABOARD I
WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH YOU.


Keywords: USS Pittsburgh


Entry: 75999
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
JOHN J BELL - ANYONE REMEMBER HIM?

ALLISON SCAHEFFER wrote on August 31, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: USS Pittsburgh CA72 - looking for anyone who knew my Dad John J (JAck Bell). He passed away 18 years ago but I would love to know if someone knew or remembered him.


Entry: 71707
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNOW MY DAD, PAUL H. SIMPSON

MARK SIMPSON SR. wrote on September 22, 2009


City and State: MCGEHEE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have known or served with my dad, Paul H. Simpson, on the USS Pittsburg (CA-72), during 1951-52. He passed away in 1977. I am on a committee to construct a Veterans Memorial in our community.
Our website is www.mcgeheeveteransmemorial.org


Keywords: USS PITTSBURG (CA-72) 1951-1952


Entry: 71107
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH WWII

EDWARD JANIGA wrote on August 1, 2009


City and State: PERTH AMBOY NJ

Unit: B DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for others who were on USS Pittsburgh when it broke in two in the typhoon during WWII. My dad was in the boiler room. He is Ed Janiga, known as Stein. If you know him, please be in touch.

Keywords: USS Pittsburgh WWII, Typhoon


Entry: 70960
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
SERVED WITH BOB BUTLER FROM COLUMBUS OH

STEVE R. BUTLER wrote on July 20, 2009


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Coming up on Dads 80th B-DAY would like to surprise him with some of his shipmates with collect phone call to him on Oct 24 2009 ???????????


Daddy was one of the (Black) Bakers on the ship during Koren war 1940s during the Truman years


Keywords: Bob or BB


Entry: 69303
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
KOREAN WAR SHIPMATE

CHESTER MCGUIRE wrote on February 28, 2009


City and State: LOVELAND CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: We put the ship back into commission in Washington State in 1951. Took it around to the east coast for some refitting.

Keywords: Deck Division


Entry: 68139
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD ALVIN H.MADOW

DOUGLAS MEADOW wrote on December 3, 2008


City and State: NYC NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passeed away in 1994.I was looking for anyone who knew him.

Keywords:


Entry: 56924
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
SERVED ON PITTSBURGH FROM 1953-1957

LOUIS GOLDSMITH wrote on May 1, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: looking to re-connect with some of the guys who served with me during the years of 1953-1957 in the first divison.


Entry: 56747
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOOKIMNG FOR FRIEND OF MINE

RICHARD WILLIAMS SR. wrote on April 20, 2006


City and State: LIMINGTON ME

Unit: FRIEND

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: We was good friend, and would like help in locating him

Keywords: Looking for Charles Leroy Ashman, from San Diego California, we was on the USS Pittsburgh in the late 1950,s, would like to locate him some how.


Entry: 56746
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOOKING FOR

RICHARD WILLIAMS SR. wrote on April 20, 2006


City and State: LIMINGTON ME

Unit: U.S. NANY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Mr Ashman, he was a good friend

Keywords: Looking for Charles Leroy Ashman who was on the uss Pittsburgh in the late 1950,s


Entry: 56579
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
VANDERMEL

JEFF VANDERMEL wrote on April 7, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers Ralph Gordon VanderMel who served on the USS Pittsburgh in the 1950's

Keywords: Looking for anyone who remembers Ralph Gordon VanderMel


Entry: 55934
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PIITTSBURGH CA 72

GENE DAREZZO wrote on February 24, 2006


City and State: LOWELL MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Becky: In response to your E-mail, I would like to tell you what I remember about the event because I was aboard the launch when it capsized. There was one sailor that didn't make it. I remember his name to this day. It was Montcreef (not sure of the spelling).

Keywords:


Entry: 55931
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH CA 72

GENE DAREZZO wrote on February 24, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 51402
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
S 2/C JAMES WALLER

CAROL WALLER wrote on June 8, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: JAMES WALLER
(on a document that was found and given too who we think is his niece,
this info was found for contact purposes for who we think was his sister
(deceased) and the niece has contacted us for help in finding any info
on her family because she was raised in an orphanage and by foster care)
we have communicated with her and supplied all the family info we had
but this is the 1 person that we can not find out info on.
WE HAVE THIS ONLY
JAMES WALLER 20 (the document is dated 07-25-1945)
S 2/C 6th DIVISION U.S.S. PITTSBURGH
DETAIL c/o FLEET POST OFFICE
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.



Keywords:


Entry: 49248
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
U.S.S. PITTSBURGH CA-72

JOSHUA STANKELIS wrote on February 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather George Allen Haws served on the U.S.S. Pittsburgh CA-72 in WWII. he was on it the night the bow broke off from a typhoon.
I have been searching information about the CA-72 and her crew.
if any body has any information about the ship, her crew, or if my grandfather's name sounds familiar to any one please let me know. My grandfather means a lot to me and I would like to see about getting him in touch with his shipmates before he dies.
Thank You,
Joshua A. Stankelis


Keywords:


Entry: 48756
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTBURG 1951-1952

DENA SHEPHERD wrote on February 7, 2005


City and State: MTBURG AR

Unit: ?????

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my future father in law served on this ship from 51 - 55
was a gunner and we are trying to help him get in touch with any of the men that served on the usspittsburg during those years
please dcontact me thru e-mail or
ray hughes
479-634-2921
sincerely thanks
be blessed
I honor you men as our forefathers
Dena


Keywords: uss pirsburg 1951-1955 ray hughes


Entry: 46275
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
GREETINGS

FRANK DERENGOWSKI wrote on October 12, 2004


City and State: SIMI VALLEY CA

Unit: I C GANG

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: covered the evacuation if chiang hi shek,fraom the then tachen islands,capt moon chappel and capt gallery commanding officers..

Keywords: ski (what else)


Entry: 44654
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
BOOT CAMP 467

ALFRED HALL wrote on July 20, 2004


City and State: MEDFORD NY

Unit: USS PITTSBURG CA 72

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone 3RD divison


Entry: 44653
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
GUNNERY

ALFRED HALL wrote on July 20, 2004


City and State: MEDFORD NY

Unit: 3RD DIVISON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: To make contact with any one that knows me.


Keywords: Geo Hathaway
Bill Humphery
Karl Knol
Wean, Forgot first name.



Entry: 43189
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS RECOGNIZING AND HONORING CREW OF THE USS PITTSBURGH

PHIL ALPERSON wrote on May 21, 2004


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hello.

On May 20, 2004, COngressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland introduced a bill recognizing and honoring the crew of the U.S.S. Pittsburgh for their heroism in March 1945 for rendering aid and assistance to the U.S.S. Franklin and its crew.

The bill is called H.Con.Res.438.

Rep. Van Hollen was educated about the Pittsburgh by Sol Cohen of Silver Spring MD.



Keywords:


Entry: 42799
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH

JEAN WOODFORD wrote on May 3, 2004


City and State: EAST BOSTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Haven't been here for awhile but just noticed more messages re. US Pittsburgh I will ge back to you as soon as I relocate the album we have (it also has names and great pictures.)

Keywords:


Entry: 39810
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
VINCENT J. LOMBARDO

WILLIAM LOMBARDO wrote on January 7, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Vincent J. Lombardo (Jimmy) served on the Pittsburg during the Korean conflict. He was from Charlestown, Mass. I am not sure of the exact years but if any crew member can remember him please contact me. I am looking for any info you may have.

Thank You!


Keywords:


Entry: 39410
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

HAROLD ROBINSON wrote on December 24, 2003


City and State: CALLAHAN CA

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served 1951-1955 Korea War. Interested in any persons from the 2nd division who would like to keep in touch. Still gets seasick to this day. Interested in any reunions.

Keywords: "robbie" nickname


Entry: 38985
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
ELLIOTT

VIRGINIA ELLIOTT wrote on December 6, 2003


City and State: HOUMA LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother, Roland L. Wells, served on the USS Pittsburg approximately 1953-1955. I would like to have a photo of the ship.

Keywords:


Entry: 38984
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
PHOTO-USS PITTSBURG

VIRGINIA ELLIOTT wrote on December 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 34434
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
CLARK H. ENGLAND

PENNY VAN ATTA wrote on May 26, 2003


City and State: CARROLL OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I have a copy of a letter of commendation that my Grandfather received for his part in the salvaging and lifting of the USS PITTSBURGH bow from the water. The commendation was signed by T.C. Gray, Acting Industrial Mananer. He states that is was a major undertaking. The actual lifting of the bow form the water was well planned and the execution thereof was an excellant sample of team work by riggers, divers and the operating crew of the YD-135. He also says that each man who has had a part should take personal pride in having done his share. If anyone remembers My Grandfather I would appreciate any information you might have.

Keywords: USS PITTSBURGH 1945


Entry: 34432
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
CLARK H. ENGLAND

PENNY VAN ATTA wrote on May 26, 2003


City and State: CARROLL OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I have a copy of a letter of commendation that my Grandfather received for his part in the salvaging and lifting of the USS PITTSBURGH bow from the water. The commendation was signed by T.C. Gray, Acting Industrial Mananer. He states that is was a major undertaking. The actual lifting of the bow form the water was well planned and the execution thereof was an excellant sample of team work by riggers, divers and the operating crew of the YD-135. He also says that each man who has had a part should take personal pride in having done his share. If anyone remembers My Grandfather I would appreciate any information you might have.

Keywords: USS PITTSBURGH 1945


Entry: 33964
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
OLD TIME PHOTOGRAPH

BARBARA WILSON wrote on May 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have recently run across a photo in a very old album of my family's. It shows a long line of sailors dressed in white navy hats, dark dickies and pants, thick belts,and boots (spats) to their knees. There is what appears to be a Navy band. They are standing under a store sign "The Paris Drapery House", "Pacific Building Company Main Office". There are also train/trolley tracks in the street and what appears to be a trolley #1 waiting for the parade to pass. All the info the picture has is written "Crew in parade of U.S.S. Pittsburg San Deigo".
Does anyone have any information on when this might be?


Keywords:


Entry: 31698
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
WARD ROOM

LAVELLE SELLERS wrote on February 3, 2003


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO SERVED AS A SHIPS STEWARD 1952 - 1954 USS PITTSBURG CA72

Keywords:


Entry: 31416
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
PLANK OWNER

ALTON HADLEY wrote on January 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 6TH DIV. TASK FORCE 48

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My Dad is still here and kicking. He was a crewman on the CA72 heavy crusier from 1944-1947.
He has a few pictures and a lot of stories. He was there during the typhoon and when they got the Presidents Unit Citation for towing the USS Franklin.

He does not use a computer so if you want to get any information to him or from him you will need to E-mail me. PLEASE put USS Pittsburg in the subject line so I do not delete it.


Keywords: Plank Owner on the USS Pittsburg.


Entry: 31379
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOG BOOK AND PICTURES

WILLIAM WOODFORD wrote on January 19, 2003


City and State: EAST BOSTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: We have a navy log book with dates 1922-1923 on the U.S.S.Pitttsburgh. Some names of ship mates on pictures. It belonged to my uncle, since passed.

Keywords:


Entry: 30868
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURG

RANDOLPH LOVELESS wrote on January 1, 2003


City and State: MACON GA

Unit: 1ST DIV #1GUN CREW

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone that was in this gun crew.has anyone heard of V.E McGlenn of Brinkley?E-mail me with any info.I would like to hear from any of my shipmates or any one from the med crews. Randy "rudy" Loveless

Keywords: "rudy",uss pittsburg,gun turret #1 8inch-site setter


Entry: 30278
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH CA-72

MARCIA FRONK wrote on December 9, 2002


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Could someone tell me what Ex Division means and what they did on the Ship? My father was James F. Fronk and served from 1952-1954. I have the "Year Book" of the goodwill tour. It includes photos of Divisions and many of the ships operations and stops. (Including the helicopters mentioned in the last posting.)My father's personal photos only include one of fellow shipmates, identified as Kask and Phillips.

Keywords: Ex Division


Entry: 30211
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH IN CEYLON

ROGER THIEDEMAN wrote on December 7, 2002


City and State: KEYSBOROUGH, VICTORIA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Does anyone have reminiscences of the USS Pittsburgh's visit to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in February 1953, during its Indian Ocean tour?
I would particularly like to have more information about the demonstration flights by a Piasecki helicopter from the Pittsburgh, which have been reported as the first helicopter flights seen in Ceylon.


Keywords: Helicopters


Entry: 28667
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH 25TH REUNION

DAVID MYERS wrote on October 5, 2002


City and State: DALLAS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle George W. Myers served on the USS Pittsburgh during WWII. I am interested in attending the 25th reunion in October 2002 so that I can collect information and possibly photographs about the ship. I am interested in any and all memorabilia.


Keywords:


Entry: 28645
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)

CHARLIE BENJAMIN BURRIS wrote on October 4, 2002


City and State: LAKE CITY TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USMC: Date of Induction April 8, 1952, Knoxville, TN; Sea School Jan 29, 1852.
Served on the USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
a)A unit of U S Sixth Fleet, operating in home and territorial waters or contiguous ocean area in direct support of occupation of former enemy national territory from 8 Dec 1952 to 13 Jan 1953.
2)The flagship unit of CINCNELM on courtesy and operational visit of middle east territory and ports from 14 Jan 1952 to 4 Mar 1952.
3)A unit of U S Sixth Fleet operating in home and territorial waters of contiguous ocean area in direct support of occupation of former enemy national territory from 5 Mar 1953 to 10 May 1953.
E B McNeill, Jr, Captain, USMC Co Mar Det USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
Charlie Benjamin Burris
222 Cumberland View Estates
Lake City, TN 37769
Pho: 865-426-6121
E Mail: fburris1@bellsouth.net


Keywords: CHARLIE BENJAMIN BURRIS USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)


Entry: 28609
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
C STROUP 1952 IN GUAM

ED DANIELS wrote on October 2, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: c.stroup was on the Pittsburgh in R Div. 1951 1952 send me your phone number ED Daniels pjed26@aol.com

Keywords: uss pittsburgh ca 72 1952 in guam


Entry: 27792
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
MARINE DETACHMENT

ED BAIR wrote on August 23, 2002


City and State: COLLINGSWOOD NJ

Unit: MARDET USS PITTSBURGH CA72

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Interested in communicating with some old
buddies that I served with.




Keywords: PI Mar53
MB NNYD Ports VA Aug53 Sep53
MarDet USS Pittsburgh CA72 Sep53-Sep55
HQCo H and SBn FFMLant Norfolk VA Sep55 Mar57
USMCR Mar57 Mar61



Entry: 25353
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
SERVED ON NUCLEUS CREW FOR RECOMMISSION,

WILLIAM BROWN wrote on May 10, 2002


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: AFTER FIRE ROOM

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: was on the nucleus crew that put pittsburg back into commission about 1951, served until hitche was up in 1953, left ship in naples italy for discharge. served in the after fire room.

Keywords: iwqo jima pelilu, okinawa, korea from 1950 through 1951.


Entry: 24422
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
SERVED ON PITTSBURG MOTHBALL

ALFRED HALL wrote on March 31, 2002


City and State: MEDFORD NY

Unit: THIRD DIVISON FANTAIL GUN RMATE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to chat about old times,

Keywords: The Humpfre brothers


Entry: 23726
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
JOSEPH F. NICKEY, SR.

DAVID NICKEY wrote on March 6, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served aboard the Pittsburgh in the Pacific during WWII. I never new my father, as he left his family in PA and remarried in WA state. Does anyone have any information at all they would be willing to share. I am interested strictly from a "roots" standpoint. My information tells me he passed away sometime around 1987 - 1989, last living in Tacoma, WA.

Keywords: CA-72, USS PITTSBURGH, JOSEPH F. NICKEY, Sr.


Entry: 22766
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE.S WHO TOOK IT OUTOF MOTHBALL AT BREMERTON WA, AND TOOK SHAKE DOWN CRUISE TO GET

ERNEST POTTER wrote on January 30, 2002


City and State: OWASSO OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS CHEVALIER DD/DDR 805

Keywords:


Entry: 22124
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
RECON PLANES USS PITTSBURG CA72

JOHN SHARP wrote on January 7, 2002


City and State: CHATTANOOGA TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, My grandfather served on the pittsburg '44-the typhoon. He kept lots of photos of the ship, his friends, etc. One picture in particular grabbed my attention. The 2 Recon Planes On the bow. Looked like they were launched in a strange way. Does anybody know anything about this.
My grandfather recently passed away, and he didn't talk about the war much at all. But he kept alot of pictures and other keepsakes. PLEASE CONTACT ME, I will be glad to share any info i have.


Keywords: USS Pittsburg, Kingfisher Reconnisance Planes, Typhoon


Entry: 19848
USS PITTSBURGH (CA-72)
TROY LEE BEASLEY RIP

CATHY BEASLEY SIDRER wrote on October 8, 2001


City and State: GREENSBORO NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Troy Lee Beasley was on the Pittsburgh during WWII. From the time she was comissioned in Baltimore til sometime after she was hit by the typhoon.T

he line that towed the Franklin went out over his gunnery station. His best friend was a man I know only as Tourville. If anyone knows anything about anyone on the ship during that time please let us know.

Thanks,
Cathy Sidrer

Cathy sends this tribute for her Dad:

Subject: A Tribute to Troy Lee Beasley

I lost my Daddy April 6, 2003 at the age of 77. He was my my hero, my friend and mentor.

He would talk for hours about the times he spent on the USS Pittsbugh during WWII. The good times he had and, of course, the bad. These are things he would not discuss with even my Mother.

I truly cherished these times with him. He was not a war hero, but he was mine.

He was a building contractor, an avid fisherman and gardener.

He gave of himself and had no enemies. As a member of the New Garden Moose Lodge if something need to be done, there was little discussion, but within a few days they found it was done.

He loved to fish with my Uncle Charlie, and did so 3-4 times a week. On many occasions they gave their daily catch to someone else.

His gardens were known throughout the county. He never sold anything from them, but gave away. Luscious tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and many other types of fresh vegetables, too numerous to list, to friends and people he didn't even know until that time.

He taught me to hunt, fish, build things with my hands and mind. He was proud of my talents in school and work. He may not have shown it in conventional ways, but when a master builder comes to his daughter to draw plans for a gazebo, that he could only vision, see it on paper, and know it is right, the pride was there.

Was he a war hero ? No. Was he a Superman ? No. He was just a man, a Daddy and a husband who put others before himself. A man who loved his family and fellow man.

I miss and love you Daddy.

Your Daughter,
Cathy Beasley Sidrer


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