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Entry: 89394
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on July 27, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Lt. Herman J. Sanders, USN, C.O. of the USS Osprey-AMS-28, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, for Korean War Heroism, 13&14 Oct. 1952.

Keywords: Korean War--Bronze Star Medal, with, Combat V. USS OSPREY-AMS-28----
LT. HERMAM J. SANDERS, USN, SKIPPER, FOR HEROISM, 13 & 14 OCT. 1952.



Entry: 83742
Subject: TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE WHO SERVED ON THE OSPREY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 1954 AND 1958

James Gillespie wrote on July 26, 2012


City and State: INDEPENDENCE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was wondering if anyone remembered
serving with my father. His name was
George E. Gillespie. I'm not write sure of
his rank or the exact year his was there
but I do know it was somewhere
between 54 and 58. He passed away 2
months before I was born, and I was just
trying to find out as much as possible
about him. Any info would be greatly
appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 72681
Subject: USS YMS-422----USS OSPREY-AMS-28

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on December 8, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USS OSPREY (AM-29), A LAPWING-CLASS MINESWEEPER WAS
COMMISSIONED 7,JAN.,1919, DECOMMISSIONED 12,OCT.,1920,
RECOMMISSIONED 17,SEPT.,1941 AS USS CRUSADER (ARS-2)
SALVAGE SHIP, AND DECOMMISSIONED 13,FEB.,1947--------.

USS OSPREY(SP-928), A MOTORBOAT THAT SERVED DURING
WORLD WAR ONE.---------------.

USS OSPREY(AM-56), A AUK-CLASS MINESWEEPER WAS
COMMISSIONED IN DEC.,1940. ON 5,JUNE,1944, WHILE
SWEEPING IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, SHE STRUCK A MINE,
AND SUNK. THE FIRST US NAVY SHIP LOST IN THE NORMANDY
OPERATION.-----------------------------.

USS YMS-422 WAS COMMISSIONED 27,SEPT.,1944,AT ASTORIA,
OREGON,WITH LT.SEATON R.DALY IN COMMAND. THE SHIP
SERVED IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC IN WW-II.------THE SHIP
WAS THEN DESIGNATED USS OSPREY(AMS-28). THE 136 FOOT
LONG WOODEN-HULLED SHIP WAS IN JAPANESE WATERS, AT THE
OUTBREAK OF THE "KOREAN WAR",IN JUNE,1950. THE USS
OSPREY(AMS-28)ON 14,JULY,1950, MADE SWEEPS OF THE
ANCHORAGE AT POHANG, TO CLEAR MINES FOR THE US ARMY,
1ST. CAVALRY DIVISION'S AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT. WHEN THE
KOREAN WAR BEGAN THERE WERE SIX AMS AUXILIARY SWEEPS
IN ADMIRAL JOY'S FAR EAST COMMAND,THEY WERE THE
NEGLECTED ORPHANS OF THE POST WAR US NAVY. THE NORTH
KOREANS HAD STREWN MORE THAN FOUR THOUSAND SOVIET
MINES ALONG BOTH KOREAN COASTS. CAPTAIN RICHARD T.
SPOFFORD,COMMANDING MINE SQUADRON-3, BEGAN THE WONSAN
HARBOR MINE CLEARING TASK ON 10,OCT.,1950, WITH THE
ADVANCE GROUP OF SIX AMS'S. THE TASK OF DETECTING,
SWEEPING, AND DESTROYING APPROXIMATELY 225 MINES IN
THE DESIGNATED APPROACH CHANNEL FROM THE SEA, TOOK 15
DAYS. 21 TROOP TRANSPORTS, AND 15 LST'S CARRYING THE
1ST. MARINE DIVISION,THEN THREADED THEIR WAY THROUGH
THE PASSAGE ON 26,OCT.,1950, TO FIND A SIGN ON THE
WONSAN BEACH, STATING; "THIS BEACH IS ALL YOURS THRU
COURTESY OF MINE SQUADRON THREE"! THEN IT WAS OFF TO
THE YELLOW SEA ON THE WEST COAST OF KOREA, TO SWEEP
THE INCHON,NORTH KOREA HARBOR TO PREPARE A FIRE BASE
ANCHORAGE FOR THE BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI, AND HER
16 INCH GUNS, FOR THE 15,SEPT.,1950 INCHON AMPHIBIOUS
LANDINGS, PLANNED BY GENERAL MACARTHUR.----------.
THEN IN OCT.,1950, THE USS OSPREY(AMS-28) WAS BACK IN
THE SEA OF JAPAN ON THE EAST COAST OF NORTH KOREA, AT
THE WONSAN AREA. WHILE SWEEPING ON 12,OCT.,1950 IN
WONSAN HARBOR, HER SISTER AMS-SHIPS,USS PIRATE, AND
USS PLEDGE STRUCK ENEMY MINES AND SUNK ELEVEN MINUTES
APART,WITH 92 CASUALTIES. NORTH KOREAN SHORE BATTERIES
WERE HAZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF US MINE-SWEEP SAILORS.
THE USS OSPREY(AMS-28)WAS HIT THREE TIMES BY ENEMY
SHORE BATTERIES IN WONSAN HARBOR,(A 300 SQUARE MILE
HARBOR,WITH MANY ISLANDS) ON 29,OCT.,1951, WITH ONE
CASUALTY. THE SHIP WAS HIT AGAIN BY ENEMY SHORE
BATTERIES UP NORTH AT SONGJIN,NORTH KOREA ON 24,APRIL,
1952. AFTER BATTLE DAMAGE REPAIR IN JAPAN, THE USS
OSPREY(AMS-28)WAS BACK IN THE WAR,UNTIL THE TRUCE,
27,JULY,1953, SWEEPING CHANNELS, AND HARBORS. BOTH
EAST AND WEST KOREAN COASTS FEATURE SOUTH FLOWING
CURRENTS, ALLOWING THE NORTH KOREAN ENEMY TO RELEASE
FREE-FLOATING MINES, OR "DRIFTERS", IN HOPES OF
DAMAGING OR SINKING UN BLOCKADING SHIPS FARTHER DOWN THE COASTS. WITH THE HARD WORK OF THE USS OSPREY
(AMS-28), AND HER SISTER SWEEPS, NOT ONE UN TROOP
TRANSPORT SHIP HIT A MINE DURING THE KOREAN WAR.-----.
THIS GREAT LITTLE SHIP, AFTER THE WAR WAS LOANED TO
THE JAPANESE, AND SERVED AS YAKUSHIMA(YTE-10). THE
SHIP WAS STRUCK FROM THE US NAVY LIST ON 15,JUNE,1969.

THE USS OSPREY(AMS-28)RECEIVED 2 BATTLE STARS FOR
WW-II SERVICE, AND 10 BATTLE STARS FOR KOREAN WAR
SERVICE. THE SHIP WAS ONE OF ONLY THREE US NAVY SHIPS
IN THE KOREAN WAR(USS KITE(AMS-22--USS REDHEAD(AMS-34)
TO RECIEVE "THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION"-PUC(10-24
OCT.,1950), AND "THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION"-NUC(16 APRIL-19 MAY,1952;12,OCT. and 15,OCT.,1952).------------
USS OSPREY(AMS-28), "WELL DONE".--------------------

Keywords: POHANG INCHON WONSAN LT.(jg)PHILIP LEVIN SONGJIN



Entry: 71413
Subject: CO AMS 28

Henry Litvin wrote on August 26, 2009


City and State: JENKINTOWN PA

Unit: 2ND BATT, 5TH REGMT, 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Lt Philip Levin CO of AMS 28 at Inchon and Wonsan died
Saturday, August 22, 2009. He lost his final battle to Parkinsons disease.

Keywords: Inchon, Wonsan, Korea



Entry: 40118
Subject: USS OSPREY AMS 28

Steven Powell wrote on January 20, 2004


City and State: VAN ALSTYNE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather was on the USS Osprey Ams 28 in the Korean War from 1951-53. His name is Kenneth Powell. I am looking for contacts for information on the USS Osprey and/or people who were in her crew during that time.

Keywords: USS Osprey, AMS 28, Korean War, 1951-1953



Entry: 25867
Subject: USS SUTHERLAND KOREAN WAR

Leona Greene wrote on May 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad was in the Korean War, his name was Denny Lee Greene, his nik name was The Breeze. I am seeking anyone who may have been on that very same ship with him. I am hoping to get a photo of the ship to add to his file in my genealogy tree. I do have one photo to share with anyone that may have served with him. Hopefully you may have one to add to my collection.

Leona R. Greene

Keywords: USS SUTHERLAND



Entry: 24646
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON BILL M SUTHERLAND

Bill G. Sutherland wrote on April 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: NAVY/USS OSPREY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 24639
Subject: INFO ON DAD BILL SUTHERLAND AKA SUDS

Bill G. Sutherland wrote on April 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: NAVY/USS OSPREY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello I am looking for any information on my dad he serve with the us navy on the uss osprey I am his oldest son my name is bill g sutherland and his name is bill m sutherland his nike name was (SUDS)Ilost him about 2 years ago I have not and my mom has not really got over our lost so if any one has any information on my dad could you please e-mail me at billsutherland162@msn.com THANK YOU very much

Keywords: Navy/ussosprey



Entry: 21481
Subject: USS OSPREY

Ken Holland wrote on December 14, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on the Osprey from Jun 53 to Oct 54

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