USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)


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USS Oglethorpe AKA 100 Association

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Entry: 83866
Subject: USS OGLETHORPE-AKA-100, AT WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 11, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: 'Operation Blue Hearts', was the first U.N. amphibious
landing in the Korean War. It was at Pohang,South
Korea, on 18,July 1950, by the U.S.Army's First
Cavalry Division. The village of Pohang, 15,000
inhabitants, lay 70 miles north of Pusan. It had a
useable airfield, fair anchorages, and a 1,000 yard
strip of sandy beach for a landing. With a shortage
of suitable amphibious assult ships, former Military
Sea Transportation Service Ships, USS Oglethorpe-AKA-
100 (Capt.Paul D. Heerbrandt), and USS Titania-AKA-13
(Capt.Frank D. Giambattista), were rushed to Yokosuka,
Japan Naval Base, and fitted with hastily pre-
fabricated boat skids, boat servicing gear, towing
bridles, and boat and vehicle slings. In addition to
getting the so-called AKA's ready, six LSU's were
reactivated also at Yokosuka. These six LSU ex-
Japanese vessels, were under command of Capt.Norman W.
Sears, would perform the lion's share of the unloading
work at Pohang. For personnel; boat crews, hatch
crews, and communication personnel, they were rushed
to Yokosuka by air from the Amphibious Base at
Coronado, California. The Assault Force was underway
from the Yokosuka area on 15,July 1950. The Attack
Force (90) was under the command of Rear Admiral James
H. Doyle, USN. The USS Oglethorpe-AKA-100, was in
90.2,Transport Group, under the command of Capt.V.R.
Roane,USN. Pohang was still in friendly hands, and the
amphibious assault became an unopposed administrative
landing at the docks, instead of the beaches.
The USS Oglethorpe-AKA-100, was also in the Inchon
Invasion, 15,Sept.1950, in the 90.2 Transport Group,
and the Wonsan Landing, 15,Nov.1950, in(90.2), 90.21,
Transport Division Able, commanded by Capt.S.G. Kelly,
USN.

Keywords: Korean War, 'Operation Blue Hearts', Pohang,So. Korea,
USS Oglethorpe-AKA-100, Capt.Paul D. Heerbrandt,
USS Titania-AKA-13, Yokosuka,Japan Naval Base,
Attack Force 90, 90.2 Transport Group.



Entry: 78581
Subject: MED 1956

Andy Chatlos JR. wrote on April 13, 2011


City and State: SEAL BEACH CA

Unit: BOAT ENG. DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WAS ABOARD HER FROM DEC 1955 TO NOV 1957 WENT TO THE MED IN
1956 BEST CRUISE I WAS EVER ON . OUTSIDE OF HAVANA CUBA IN 1956
HAD A GOOD FRIEND ON THERE HIS NAME WAS HEBERT SKYLER FROM
QUEENS NY.IT WAS A GOOD SHIP FOR GAMBLING. THE OTHER GUY WAS
NAMED TRAGLE FROM LS. KEN AND MAYNARD LIPP LIKE TO HERE FROM
THEM
BIG ANDY
THE LIPP BROS WERE BTS

Keywords: USS OGLETHROPE AKA-100



Entry: 76821
Subject: MY HUSBAND PROUDLY SERVED AS A MARINE ON THE OGLETHORPE. HE DIED ON JAN. 20, 2009.

Patricia Dunn wrote on November 17, 2010


City and State: WEYMOUTH MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thank you. I'd like to learn more about the Oglethorpe.

Keywords: Former Member of the Oglethorpe Group.



Entry: 60990
Subject: WALTER SCOTT BAGBY (DEATH)

Carol Bagby wrote on May 15, 2007


City and State: HUDSONVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I wanted to let someone know, I wanted to let someone that my husband Walter Scott Bagby Passed away On April 18,2007. I have tried to e-mail Ron Williamson, to only have his mail not let me in. Hopefully you can get this letter to the correct person.

I don't know how to go about this.

Thank you so very much.

Carol J. Bagby
6007 Gleneagle Drive
Hudsonville, Mi. 49426

cjbagby22@comcast.net

Keywords: U.S. Military Disaster Relief Force. AKA 100 U.S.S. Oglethorpe Active Duty 6/03/1955 Ensign LT.JG-



Entry: 42377
Subject: NAV. DIVISION

David Dodt wrote on April 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEFIANCE OH

Unit: AKA-100

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WE WILL MISS THE SHIP RE-UNION IN CAL. THIS SUMMER.WERE TAKING A CRUISE TO ALASKA. BUT THE GROUP THAT GOES TO HAWAII LATER WILL BE STAYING AT A COOL PLACE. WE WERE THERE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO VISIT FORD ISLAND AND THE WW-2 SHIPS THERE, DO IT. ALSO TAKE THE LATE MORNING BIKE RIDE DOWN THE MOUNTAIN. THAT'S COOL TOO. HEARD CORTS QM2 PASSED AWAY. BUT THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT I SERVED WITH ON THE AKA-100 WED SIGHT. i STILL TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD, SKIN DIVING. PUT OUR 64 CRUISE ON A DVD. SENT A VHS COPY TO RON WILLIAMS. HOPE HE SHOWS IT AT THE REUNION.

Keywords: QUARTERMASTER THIRD



Entry: 40810
Subject: OLD SHIPMATES

Bobby McCallister wrote on February 12, 2004


City and State: REYNOLDSBURG OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
Looking the wherebouts of a 1st class by the name of Joe Thrasher. He was in "R" Div. but I don't remember his rate. There was anothewr person a 1st class (deck forces) that had a saying of "You silly bitch" smoked cigarettes from the side of his mouth and I think sorta blondish hair. Anyone remember these folks and know their where bouts. They may even be deceased now. Let me know.

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Entry: 40809
Subject:

Bobby McCallister wrote on February 12, 2004


City and State: REYNOLDSBURG OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 40382
Subject: KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL

Charles E. Cain wrote on January 29, 2004


City and State: BELVEDERE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 39677
Subject: DEATH OF SHIPMATE

Randall Brown wrote on January 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: OCALA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: If anyone reading this served with John Otto Miedema in the early 1950's aboard the Oglethrope or otherwise, please email us your remembrances and condolences for John, who passed away on Friday night, January 2, 2004. His memorial service will be conducted on Monday, January 5, 2004. If you would please email Randall Brown (his pastor), ASAP!, we would like to read any messages received from former shipmates,etc.
Thank you and God bless all of you for your destinguished service to our country!
Randall N. Brown, Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Ocala, FL (352) 237-2640.

Keywords: USS Oglethrope



Entry: 39397
Subject: 1961-1964

Clyde Cobb wrote on December 24, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: E.DIV

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: huff em1 torres em2 perdue em3

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Entry: 39188
Subject: USS OGLETHORPE

C. Clyde Hooks wrote on December 15, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH AUGUSTA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for Ellis M. Goldman, a crewmember of the Oglethorpe during the war. Spelling of names may not be correct. Need to contact him about the Korean War Memorial that is being placed in Augusta, Georgia.

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Entry: 38724
Subject: USS OGLETHORPE

Dennis McDowell wrote on November 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MADISON WI

Unit: R- DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on Board the Oglethorpe from Sept. 1960 to April 1964.

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Entry: 29026
Subject: DID YOU KNOW PAUL F. BARRETT?

Jim Barrett wrote on October 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BURLINGTON VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was wondering if anyone had run across my father, Paul F. Barrett, who died back in 1976. As far as I know he worked below deck in engineering/maintenance. Being young kid when he passed (7 yrs old) I didn't get to know him too well and would like ot know if anyone ran across him. Also would enjoy knowing more about history of ship the USS Oglethorpe.

Keywords: USS Oglethorpe



Entry: 20133
Subject: 4TH DIVISION

Ron Williamson wrote on October 25, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BELVIDERE NJ

Unit: USS OGLETHORPE AKA 100

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served aboard the ship from Nov 1958 to May
1962. I am coordinator for the ship reunions.
Plase contact me for more information. Ph
908.475.4435 email misty1@epix.net

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Entry: 17921
Subject: SERVICE OF TELETYPE OPERATOR LEONARD C. CRAWFORD

Mike Sullivan wrote on July 11, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SLIDELL LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Mrs. Rosemary Brown, sister of Teletype Operator
Leonard C. Crawford who served aboard the Oglethorpe during the early 1950s is looking for correspondence from his shipmates and friends. Anyone knowing of Leonard may reach Mrs Brown thru the above/below email address.

mmsulliv@datasync.com

Keywords: Leonard C. Crawford, Teletype Operator



Entry: 7689
Subject: OGLETHORPE PICTURES

Jim Devin wrote on March 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: VACAVILLE CA

Unit: M DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have a small collection of photos on disk with some info. I was aboard between Aug. 66' and Feb.68'. Send a self addressed, stamped return envelope containing a 1.44 mb, formatted floppy disk and I will copy them and ship- it right back to you. Thanks.

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Entry: 5789
Subject: F DIV

Curtis M. Combs wrote on December 23, 1999


City and State: ROGERSVILLE TN

Unit: F DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: F DIV.

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