USS Evansville (PF-70)


Photo by Hal Barker












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Entry: 91867
Subject: SHIPMATES

Mark White wrote on September 8, 2015


City and State: EAST FREETOWN MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Cecil Edward White served on the Evansville during the Korean War. Now that he has passed I am searching for any information regarding his service aboard ship. Any in formation would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 87476
Subject: RESCUE OF DOWNED FLYER

Robert L. Dye wrote on October 24, 2013


City and State: MILLBRAE CA

Unit: USS EVANSVILLE PF 70

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I Recently read about the downed flyer, Lt P J O'malley who was
picked up by the Evansville. I was one of the crew that helped
him on board. The first thing he said after thanks was have the
gunnersmate take care of his revolver. After lifting him out of
the water he gave me his poncho, the one issued to pilots. I
still have it and would be willing to donate it. I also have a
few photos taken on board during my tenure while I was a radio
operator. The Evansville's call sign was NZXQ. I am 81 and
retired from teaching since 1993. My wife and I have been
living near San Francico Airport since 1978. Our son is a chief
engineer at United Air Lines and our daughter is into
radiology. She presented us with a grandson who is now eight
and will probably be president eventually, of course. Robert L.
Dye, 318 26 75, USN

Keywords: USS Evansville PF 70



Entry: 83464
Subject: THE RESCUE OF LT.P.J. O'MALLEY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 26, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 9,Dec. 1951, Lt.P.J.O'Malley of VF-54, off of the
USS Essex-CV-9, had his aircraft hit by enemy AA fire,
igniting his 20-mm ammo cans, and damageing his
aircraft wing. Lt.O'Malley ditched successfully, and
was recovered by the USS Evansville-PF-70. WELL-DONE,
Evansville.

Keywords: Korean War, 9,Dec.1951, Lt.P.J. O'Malley, VF-54, USS
Essex-CV-9, USS Evansville-PF-70.



Entry: 72291
Subject: CONTACTS

Bobby Rankin wrote on November 11, 2009


City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit: USS EVANSVILLE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hi, I am looking for photos of USS Evansville and contact with any shipmates. I was aboard and worked to decommission the ship.

Keywords: USS Evansville Boatswainsmate







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