USS Collett (DD-730)










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Entry: 89929
Subject: KOREAN WAR AWARDS

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on November 6, 2014


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Officers and crewmen of the USS Collett-DD-730, were decorated for meritorious service,
during an amphibious assault on Inchon Korea, during the Korean War. GMC. Lewis R. Hill,
USN, received the Silver Star Medal, for heaving a fused projectile overboard. LCDR. Rue
O'Neill Jr., USN, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, with combat V, for effectively
directing fire against the enemy, destroying enemy gun positions and troops. When a direct
enemy hit, put the main-battery fire control system out of action, three gun mount captains,
maintained effective local control firing. These men--BM1. Edward J. Frodyma, USN, BM1.
Earl K. Hopp, USN, and BM2. Samuel R. Hand, USN, were awarded the Bronze Star Medal,
with combat V. For effecting waterline patches, under enemy fire, FP3. George Broom, USN, MM1. Albert L. Reignierd, USN, earned the Bronze Star Medal, with combat V.
EMC. Gary S. Huntsman, USN, helped keep the vessel on an even keel, when a fuel tank
became flooded, and oil tanks were ruptured, earning him a Bronze Star Medal, with combat
V. Ens. Robert G. Lalicker, USN, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, with combat V, for
rendering first aid, under enemy fire. LCDR. Howard C. Teaford, USN, counter battery officer
and spotter, and Lt.(jg). Robert E. McCabe, USN, who maintained control of all ship fires and
floods, received the Bronze Star Medal, with combat V. Eight other men received Letters of
Commendation, with combat V. They were: CDR. Robert H. Close, USN, Lt. Harry E.
Rorman, USN, Lt.(jg). Edward W.B. Jeffes, USN, Ens. Gerald W. Dyer, USN, MMC. Francis
S. Austin, USN, RMN1. C.F. Harshfield, USNR, FCC. John J. Kelley, USN, and SA. Troy D.
Martin, USN. ----WELL DONE----.

Keywords: USS COLLETT-DD-730 CREW DECORATED FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN THE
KOREAN WAR (INCHON ASSUALT)--CDR. ROBERT H. CLOSE, USN, C.O.



Entry: 72442
Subject: I SERVED ON THE USS COLLETT IN 1956-1958. LOOKING FOR OFFICERS THAT SERVED IN THOSE YEARS.

Sid Farha wrote on November 20, 2009

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: Lt.JG Sidney Farha Supply Officer DD730



Entry: 67287
Subject: RICHARD DESSELMAN? USS COLLETT

Richard Lawless wrote on September 22, 2008

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City and State: COLUMBIA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, my wife's uncle served aboard the USS Collette during the Korean War. Last night he told me an amazing story about being shelled by the N Koreans and how he and his fellow sailors narrowly escaped.
Mr. Desselman is in the first stages of Alztheimers and doesn't remember all of the details.
I'm wondering if there is a place/resource, where I might research specific battles. It's my belief that he just wants to revist his tour of duty and I would like to help him in any way I can.
Bless you,
Richard Lawless
Columbia MO

Keywords: USS Collette Richard Desselman Quartermaster



Entry: 66169
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY FATHER LEE O. GILBREATH

Terri Miller wrote on June 22, 2008


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father die in 1959 I'm don't know why and I don't care why. I just wanted to talk to someone who knew him so I can know him.

Keywords: daughter



Entry: 65263
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES COLLETT DD730

Teddy Polk wrote on April 15, 2008

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City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: USS COLLETT DD 730

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for one of my old ship mates by the name of "Micheal P. Helms" who served abourd the USS Collett, 1954-1956. Last i heard he may have lived in Dallas ft.Worth area. I'd like chat with this ole boy, He'd be about 74-75 years old by now.
Thank You all very much.
Teddy Jack Polk.

Keywords: I can't remember if I had any nicknames or not. I'm sure i might have had some nick names i didn't know about lol. abourd the uss collett dd730 1954-1956.



Entry: 63280
Subject: PLEASE MAKE CONTACT

Monica Joanne Brown wrote on December 3, 2007

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City and State: GYMPIE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for former 1968 USS COLLETTE crew member - Quarter Master Landis, of Kansas , or any former shipmates of the USS Collette. Any information will help. email or phone please.

Keywords: QUARTER MASTER LANDIS, of Kansas



Entry: 63211
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Monica Joanne Brown wrote on November 28, 2007

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for any information on former 1968
"USS COLLETTE" crew member -

Mr 'JACK or JOHN BEAUMAN or BAUMA'.(or similar)

The "COLLETTE" was docked at the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1968. Any info/stories/memories from former shipmates deeply appreciated. Any info on where to find a copy of ships crew manifest for that year/crew group photo/links on where to search etc..would help -
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN

Keywords: "MR JACK BEAUMAN" (or similar)1968



Entry: 63044
Subject: OLD SHIPMATES

Arlos Proctor wrote on November 16, 2007


City and State: BRODHEAD KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to find anyone who served on The U.S.S. Collett in the years of 1952 to 1956.

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Entry: 62608
Subject: I WAS A SNIPE ABOARD THE COLLETTE IN 1958 FOR BOMB TESTS

Marvin Scott wrote on October 15, 2007

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City and State: MESA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: OPERATION HARDTACK #!



Entry: 62239
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT MY FATHER'S RESCUE

William Webb wrote on September 10, 2007


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Unit: H-S BATTALION, MCRD SAN DIEGO, CA.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: My father, William C. Webb, was a Marine pilot on the carrier USS Bennington, CV20, in action off Iwo Jima, when he crashed on takeoff on February 22, 1945. According to his WWII aviator's log, he was picked up by the USS Collet, DD730. As he told it, a Navy seaman had to jump into the water to assist in his rescue. He always said he owed his life to this man. He never knew his name and I would like to find him if possible. My dad died in January, 2007 and I know he would want me to thank his rescuer on his behalf. As I was not born at that time, I suppose I owe my life to him as well. Any information will be appreciated.
Rev. Bill Webb,
former active duty Marine officer

Keywords: USS Collet, DD730



Entry: 60786
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYBODY THAT KNEW JOE SLAYTER

Renee Slayter wrote on April 24, 2007


City and State: BONHAM TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: need to find any one that knew Joe Slayter anD about the Birth of his son Joe Slayter JR in Japan

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Entry: 58643
Subject: DESDIV 91

Murvin Darnell SR. wrote on August 26, 2006

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City and State: MARQUETTE HTS IL

Unit: HONORABLE DISCHARGE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: desdiv 91 uss collette dd730. setting ducks inchon



Entry: 54123
Subject: STORES-USS COLLETT 1967-1970

Mark Grann wrote on November 15, 2005


City and State: CONWAY SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: JUST LOOKING FOR SOME OLD BUDDIES THAT SERVED ABOARD THE COLLETT FROM 1967-1970.I WAS IN THE STORES DEPT. SOME FRIENDS I REMEMBER ARE TOM PALMA, STEVE KIERSCH, ROBERT L. GENDRY(SUPPLY OFFICER)ROBERT GAINES(CHIEF STOREKEEPER)LT.PARISH,FRANK FLEGEL, JD.POWERS,CHIEF JIMENEZ, AND ANY OTHER'S WHO REMEMBER ME. PLEASE EMAIL ME.THANKS--MARK S.GRANN

Keywords: STORES, GRANNY



Entry: 52098
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBERING JOHN WARD (COOK)

John Ward wrote on July 18, 2005

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City and State: ENCINITAS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was a cook onboard the USS Collett
According to his navy records, was with the Sitting Ducks convoy from Sept. 13-18 1950

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Entry: 46269
Subject: WOUNDED ON THE USS COLLETTE

Lynn Coleman wrote on October 12, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Gordon Coleman was a Fire Control Technician and in the plotting room of the USS Collette when it took fire from a Korean shore battery. He was hit by a projectile that nearly took off his leg below the knee. He still has the projectile and uses it for a doorstop today. Although he doesn't have Internet access, he was very interested in hearing the names of shipmates he served with during the "Sitting Duck" operation. I would like to forward any comments to him from anyone who was aboard the Collette during that period.

Keywords: USS Collette, DD73, Sitting Duck Squadron, Korean War, Inchon



Entry: 41462
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBERING JOE SPARANO...

Ruth Sparano wrote on March 3, 2004


City and State: PHOENIXVILLE PA

Unit: NAVAL ARMED GUARD

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any shipmates aboard USS Charles Wickliffe, USS Collette, 1944-1946, or Naval Armed Guard buddies from WWII.

Keywords: Served on USS Charles A Wickliffe, USS Collette
1944-1946



Entry: 41423
Subject: ANYONE THAT KNEW WILLIAM JACKSON GOFF (FN)

Willa Haycox wrote on March 1, 2004


City and State: MCMINNVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to find anyone that may have knew my father when he served aboard the USS Collett 730 during the Korean Conflict. He was in the Navy for a total of 8 years and most of that time was served upon the USS Collett as best as I can find out. If anyone has any recollection of him please email me. Thanks.

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Entry: 37699
Subject: INFORMATION ON A FALLEN SOLDIER

Edward Correia wrote on October 21, 2003

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City and State: MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to establish conatct with any sailors who served aboard the Collett with an Arthur R. Correia. Arthur Correia is my father and he passed away some years ago. I would like to hear stories and share anecdotes with any sailors that served with him. I believe he had the nickname "Snotty Arty" or "Bullhead", while on board the Collett. I also believe he held the title of boatswain mate.

Keywords: USS Collett



Entry: 36185
Subject: THE SITTING DUCK SQUADRON 2004 REUNION

Richard A. (Rich) Bowman wrote on August 10, 2003


City and State: ROY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We are trying to locate and contact former members of the Korean War who served aboard the following destroyers: USS DeHaven (DD-727), USS Mansfield (DD-728), USS Collett (DD-730), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Henderson (DD-785) and USS Gurke (DD-783). The destroyers comprised Destroyer Squadron 9 (DESRON9) and became known as The Sitting Duck Squadron, for their pre-invasion assault on Wolmi-Do Island at Inchon, Korea on September 13, 1950. These six ships received the Navy Unit Commendation for their bravery and heroism on this historic day.

We like to locate veterans of DESRON9 to determine potential interest for organizing a Sitting Duck Squadron Reunion, to be held in 2004 at a yet to be determined location in the United States.

Interested veterans may write, call, or E-mail either:

William H. Barnes III
2 Williams Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21401-2215
Telephone: (410) 263-2006

Richard A. Bowman
5007 S. 1800 W.
Roy, UT 84067-2988
Telephone: (801) 774-9098
E-Mail: rbowman866@aol.com

Keywords: USS DeHaven (DD-727), USS Mansfield (DD-728), USS Collett (DD-730), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Henderson (DD-785) and USS Gurke (DD-783)



Entry: 34174
Subject: LOOKING FOR A OLD FRIEND OF MY FATHER IN LAW

Allison Bland wrote on May 14, 2003

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City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: last known residence was compton calf. anyone have any information please call.

Keywords: looking for royce berlison or burlison



Entry: 32274
Subject: LOOKING FOR THE WHEREABOUTS OF....

S. Thomson wrote on February 21, 2003


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wanting to find any information on Jack / John Bauman...
Alive? Deceased? Current address and or phone number?
Time is short and searching is longer. Anybody with information PLEASE reply. If no information can you direct me to the right looking place.
thank you.

Keywords: Jack or John Bauman, USS Collett DD-730,(Docked in Brisbane Australia in 1968)



Entry: 30045
Subject:

Murvin L. Darnell wrote on November 30, 2002

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City and State: MARQUETTE HEIGHTS IL

Unit: BM3--1ST DIV.(NICK NAME-ROUND TURN)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: went aboard -1948 to 1953-mare is.i remember coss gm 1st.,lewis bm2nd,chief bm.horning,mayes sn,capt.close,exec smiley(he was a dog)exec.oneil-good people.cable bm2-2nd div.smith,fats boLLINGHAM,SO MANY MORE.I LEFT THE COLLETTE IN PEARL IN 1953,WENT ON SHORE DUTY AT TREASURE IS. SAN FRANCISCO FOR 2 YRS.DISCHARGED 1956.

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Entry: 29633
Subject: COLLETT AFTER ARGENTINA SALE

Robert D. (Bob) Toney wrote on November 16, 2002

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City and State: SALEM OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Collett decommissioned 12/18/1970.
Sold to Argentina 6/4/1974.
Renamed Piedra Buena D-29 on 1/15/1973.
Was used in Falkland War.
Decommissioned by Argentina in 1984.
Sunk by Argentina for target practice by surface
ships and a submarine in 1984.

Keywords: Argentina , Piedra Buena D-29 ,Falkland War ,



Entry: 26721
Subject: GREAT COLLETT HISTORYT

Earl Lanning wrote on July 4, 2002

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City and State: WAYNESVILLE N

Unit: U.S,S. ROCHESTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: If you Collett veterens of the Korean war want to read something great about your ship, pull up www.ussrocheter.org then click on rochester memories, then click on "not heros just good sailors" I need to know the name of the pharmisist mate that saved Lt. Abbots life.on the collett. They called him "digger odell. now get off your ass and pull up that web sight Earl Lanning

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Entry: 24384
Subject: E-MAIL CHANGE

Earl Holt wrote on March 30, 2002


City and State: LOUDON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Still looking for George and Frank Carter
serving on DD730 during Korean Conflict

Keywords: Tim



Entry: 21388
Subject: ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH MY FATHER

Ross Goff wrote on December 11, 2001

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City and State: ANTIOCH TN

Unit: DD 730

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Ross Goff. I am looking for anyone that knew and or served with my father during the Korean War on the USS Collet, DD 730. My father died a few years ago and I found several papers with reference to the USS Collet. If you have any information about him, please write me at Ross.goff@dana.com

Thanks,
Ross

Keywords: USS Collet, DD 730



Entry: 20138
Subject: FIGHTING DUCK PATCH

Susan Adelsperger wrote on October 25, 2001

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City and State: EUREKA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I have lost the Fighting Duck Patch that Mr. Delroy Jarose had given me to show a group of school children. I was wondering if you knew of where to get one to replace the one that I had lost. This patch means the world to this man and I feel so ashamed that I have lost it. If anyone can please help me, please let me know.

Keywords: fighting Duck Patch



Entry: 18955
Subject: LT. ABBOT

Earl Lanning wrote on August 25, 2001

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City and State: WAYNESVILLE N

Unit: U.S.S.ROCHESTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Im doing research on the resque of Lt. Abbot by the Rochester helicopter crew. The Pilot dropped the Lt. off on the Collett after getting him out of the water. Your Pharmicist mate saved his life. Does any one know this mans name?I would like to give this ma credit for what he did as well as the Collett.
Earl F. Lanning me3 U.S.S. Rochester 1950-53

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Entry: 15608
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Joel (Pancho) Gonzalez wrote on March 25, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

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Entry: 14738
Subject: USS COLLETT 1952-1955

Curtis Hinshaw wrote on February 1, 2001


City and State: FOLEY MO

Unit: ELECTRONIC TECHNICION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: ELECTRONIC TECHNICION

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Entry: 12420
Subject: CURTIS HINSHAW

Curtis Hinshaw wrote on October 18, 2000


City and State: FOLEY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 11428
Subject: E-MAIL CHANGE

Earl Holt wrote on September 2, 2000


City and State: LOUDON TN

Unit: USS DD730 COLLETT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Shipmates

Keywords: Nickname "Tim"
Served on USS DD730 Collett and
USS O'Brien
1951-1955



Entry: 8627
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES--1948 TO 1951

Robert D. (Bob) Toney wrote on May 12, 2000

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City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: USS COLLETT DD-730

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would particularly like to contact any members of Communication Division, i.e.,ET's, Radarmen, Radiomen, etc. and any other crewmen on board 1948 to 1950

Have been trying to locate Dan Sterling and a SONARMAN Kile (Kile lived in Grants Pass, OR).
Would like to hear from all other crew members of the same era.

Keywords: Friends: Dan Sterling; Harold Northcutt;
Harry(?)Paris(sp?);Earl Credland; Charles Knott; Boynton; Beldon; Lathrop; Sonarman Kile;



Entry: 7152
Subject: KOREAN WAR 1950/1953

Howard Leazer wrote on February 24, 2000

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 6396
Subject: USS COLLETT DD730 - AUG '50 TO FEB '52

Edward Miller wrote on January 23, 2000

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City and State: SUN CITY CENTER FL

Unit: USS COLLETT DD730 - AUG '50 TO FEB '52

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS COLLETT DD730 - AUG '50 TO FEB '52

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Entry: 5147
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Earl Holt wrote on November 20, 1999


City and State: LOUDON TN

Unit: USS COLLETT DD-730

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Years served - 1951-1955

Keywords: Earl Holt (nickname - Tim)
USS Collett DD-730
USS O'Brien DD-725



Entry: 3740
Subject: FINDING INFO WILMER ABSHIRE

Wilmer (Bill) Abshire wrote on October 27, 1999

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City and State: SULPHUR LA

Unit: USS COLLETT DD730 US NAVY

Service or Relationship:

Comments: What happened to the ship the Collett after it was sold to Argentina? How about our sister ships the Swenson DD729, Mansfield DD728 and the De Haven DD 727?? Please e-mail me and let me know please.

Keywords: Served on the Collett from Oct 1951 to Nov 1954.
Grade was a Quartermaster 3rd Class.



Entry: 3688
Subject: FINDING BUDDIES

Pam Potter wrote on September 26, 1999

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City and State: SAPULPA OK

Unit: USS COLLECTT DD-730 . AND PRINCETON

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: shipmates of USS COLLETT DD-730 and Princeton
1950-1953. MY DAD LEONARD GARY CRISWELL is looking for his buddies. email me thank you.

Keywords: Web page USS
COLLETTE [KOREAN WAR]

hi, here a page I fixed up for my dad, and his pictures. Pam Potter



Entry: 892
Subject: SHIPMATES 1951-54

Earl Holt wrote on November 20, 1998


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Comments: I AM INTERESTED IN THE MEN WHO SERVED ON THE USS COLLETT DD-730. WHERE CAN I GET ADDRESSES FOR SHIPMATES DURING THE YEARS 19541-1954



EARL HOLT MM2/C

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