USS Point Cruz (CVE-119)


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USS POINT CRUZ CVE 119 ASSOCIATION

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Entry: 95265
Subject: MR.

GEORGE W. Rogers wrote on January 20, 2018


City and State: WINCHESTER OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USS POINT CRUZ 1952 TO 1956

Keywords: SN to RD1



Entry: 95264
Subject: MR.

GEORGE W. Rogers wrote on January 20, 2018


City and State: WINCHESTER OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USS POINT CRUZ 1952 TO 1956

Keywords: SN to RD1



Entry: 93934
Subject: POINT CRUZ MEMBERS

Mark Mair wrote on November 4, 2016


City and State: ST ANN MO

Unit: OTHER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: m y father was on ship in 1953 -1956 he would like to know of any reunions or for that matter

Keywords: just get in touch with anybody who might of server with him



Entry: 92167
Subject:

Charles Laborde wrote on November 11, 2015


City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 92025
Subject: USN PO2 BM CLETUS ZUKE ZIMMERMAN HAS PASSED...

Jill Zimmerman wrote on October 19, 2015


City and State: DAVENPORT IA

Unit: CVE114 & CVE119

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: This is just a note to acknowledge that my father, Cletus Zuke Zimmerman has passed on as of 10pm October 18th, 2015 at the age of 85... I have posted priorly upon trying to locate other veterans he served with in the Korean and Vietnam wars... Thanks to those who responded!

Keywords: USS Point Cruz, USS Rendova, Zuke, Boatswain's mate, petty officer second class, PO2 BM, Korean war, Vietnam war, Hawaii, San Diego,



Entry: 91115
Subject: POINTE CRUZ CREW

Duane Smith JR wrote on May 4, 2015


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my father, Lt (jg) Smith, Duane E. He was either an MD or medical officer aboard CVE-119 during 1954. I would like to hear from anyone who may have served with him.

Duane E. Smith JR.

Keywords:



Entry: 90912
Subject: DAD LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES SERVED 54-55 IN R DIVISION

Claude Nance (Curt) Curtsinger JR wrote on April 2, 2015

Email Update Needed



City and State: KEOTA OK

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My dad is looking for shipmates, that is his phone and address but my email he served in r-division 55thru 56

Keywords:



Entry: 90911
Subject: DAD LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES SERVED 54-55 IN R DIVISION

Claude Nance (Curt) Curtsinger JR wrote on April 2, 2015

Email Update Needed



City and State: KEOTA OK

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My dad is looking for shipmates, that is his phone and address but my email he served in r-division 55thru 56

Keywords:



Entry: 88122
Subject: PETTY OFFICER ZIMMERMAN

Jill Zimmerman wrote on January 15, 2014


City and State: DAVENPORT IA

Unit: DAUGHTER OF NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Cletus (Zuke) Zimmerman is now 83 years old with many memory problems. He keeps waking up at times thinking he is in his berth with alarms sounding! He really hasn't told me much of his career in the navy aside that he enlisted in 1947 and retired in 1966. He was in the Korean war and start of the Vietnam war. He has mentioned being stationed a lot in Hawaii. He has told me he was aboard the USS Rendova and USS Point Cruz. He also has told me his home port was in San Diego, CA. Operation Ivy is a possibility of his service on USS Rendova. Operation Platform may have been something he was apart of on USS Point Cruz, not sure however! I've looked through old belongings of his trying to find medals or stripes, pictures... anything really and have found slim to none. I am really wanting to know basic information, such as what class Petty Officer was he? What medals did he earn? What was his basic life/job like upon the carriers? How heavy was the combat in the Korean war for these two carriers? Stuff like that... I'm wanting to do this not only to help my father come to face with reality of today but, also.. get in touch with my father's life before I was born. I'm hoping once I find a little information, I could perhaps calm his inner nerves where he doesn't wake up in a panic! If you have any information, know my father, served with him ect, please email me, phone or snail mail me!!!

Keywords: Zuke Zimmerman, Petty Officer, USS Rendova CVE114, USS Point Cruz CVE119, F4U, P-51, Korean War, Vietnam War, San Diego, Operation Platform? Operation Ivy? United States Pacific Fleet, VMF-212?



Entry: 81784
Subject: SKIPPERS OF CVE-119

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Commanding Officers,CVE-119*Capt.Douglas Turner Day
Jr.-16,Oct.1945*Capt.Donald Swain McMahan-27,Nov.1946*
Cdr.William Astrup Smyth-22,Apr.1947*(Out of
commission) Capt.Horace Bushnell Butterfield-
26,Jul.1951*Capt.John Walker Davidson-Dec.1951*Capt.
Clayton Clifton Marcy-Nov.1952*Capt.John
Tucker ChickHayward-Jul.1953*Capt.Frederick James
Brush-17,May 1954*Capt.Alfred Richard Matter-
14,Aug.1955* Admirals and Commands*R/Adm.C.E.Ekstrom
-18,Dec.1953(ComCarDiv-17)*R/Adm.J.S.Russell-27,Apr.
1954(ComCarDiv-17)*R/Adm.W.F.Rodee-01,Aug.1954(ComCar
Div-15)*R/Adm.W.M.Nation-14,Sept.1955(ComCarDiv-15)*

After the Korean War Armistice in 1953, CVE-119
helicopter squadron took part in Operation Platform,
airlifting Indian Troops to the Panmunjom buffer zone,
to supervise the POW exchange.

Keywords: USS Point Cruz-CVE-119-Ship's Skippers-Admirals and
Commands-Operation Platform-



Entry: 81779
Subject: I WAS ON THE POINT CRUZ IN 1946 FOR ABOUT 3 MONTS THEN TRANSFERED TO PC 1171

Ed Platten JR. wrote on January 18, 2012


City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I saw the movie about the baby On the Point Cruz CVE
119.Service USN 1945 to 1966

Keywords:



Entry: 77551
Subject: 1952-1954

David H. Lindley wrote on January 22, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: OLYMPIA WA

Unit: N DIVISION (NAVIGATION)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served in the Point Cruz for eighteen months from the last of 1952 until the first of 1954. I was a Quarter Master 3rd class when I came aboard and left the ship to be discharged as a QM-2. I was the special sea detail and general quarters helmsman for most of my time aboard. I learned to steer the ship under the careful tutilage of C. J. Olbright, QMCS. I can't say enought about what a wonderful man Capt. Hayward was. He was a father figure to a lot of us young sailors who had a chance to work with him. (I turned 21 while aboard the Point Cruz.)

Keywords: Capt. John T. Hayward, W.W.King, QM-1, C.J. Olbright, QMCS, Ron Jones, QM-3



Entry: 76499
Subject: TYPHOON JUNE

Daniel Wilson wrote on October 23, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit: ENGINEERING DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the Point Cruz 1953-1955.
I was at the throttle in main engine control when the typhoon struck the ship. We were ordered to flank speed, and the after engine room was ordered full astern. The rudder angle indicator went to port (Left). The skipper was trying to pin-wheel the carrier to avoid the typhoon, but it was to late. The typhoon tore all of our life rafts of the starbord side of the ship, and caved in all the sponson doors on that side, also, the forward end of the flight deck was ripped up, as a wall of water went over the flying bridge, and that's over 80 feet above the water.
Water in our bildges washed all the way up to our overhead as the ship nearly capsized. It was a frightening experience for a while.

Keywords: John Harris MM2 at the time
Ginter MMC at the time



Entry: 75874
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Charles Weaver JR. wrote on August 22, 2010


City and State: BILOXI MS

Unit: USS POINT CRUZ - OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the USS Point Cruz in Bremerton after coming out of mothballs in late 1951. They kept remodeling the ship but finally we went to San Diego, then headed for Japan with stops in Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa. I was an AG-3 in the weather office but before leaving for Hong Kong was transfered to Pensacola, FL in 1953. Looking for any Aerographer's that were on the ship during 1951 to 1953. There were 12 of us.

Keywords: Chuck, CVE-119, Aerology, Aerographer's Mate, baby adoption, Bremerton, San Diego, Japan



Entry: 75873
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Charles Weaver JR. wrote on August 22, 2010


City and State: BILOXI MS

Unit: USS POINT CRUZ - OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: I was on the USS Point Cruz in Bremerton after coming out of mothballs in late 1951. They kept remodeling the ship but finally we went to San Diego, then headed for Japan with stops in Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa. I was an AG-3 in the weather office but before leaving for Hong Kong was transfered to Pensacola, FL in 1953. Looking for any Aerographer's that were on the ship during 1951 to 1953. There were 12 of us.

Keywords: Chuck, CVE-119, Aerology, Aerographer's Mate, baby adoption, Bremerton, San Diego, Japan



Entry: 75442
Subject: USS POINT CRUZ 1952-1954

Archie Auxter wrote on July 13, 2010


City and State: GILBERT AZ

Unit: 2ND DEVISION (I THINK)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I wasabord at Bremerrton, WA. Left there Nov ( I think). Trip down to San Deigo was stormy! Most of the time we were Japan, Hong Kong, Korea.If you have the book about the Point Cruz I'm in there holding a model of a WACO biplane with the captain. Good times all through the cruse. A little time after the ship adopped an abaonded child I left the ship for discharge. The child grew up in Spokane, WA

Keywords: None



Entry: 73878
Subject: LOOKING FOR A USS POINT CRUZ PHOTO 1953-1954

Mary Pike wrote on March 11, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would LOVE to get a picture of the USS PT Cruise CREW in 1953 or 1954. Not sure which would have Jim Pike's picture (my father-in-law). If anyone has a picture to copy or knows how to get one, we would love to have one!

Keywords: USS PT Cruz crew picture needed.



Entry: 71547
Subject: 3214TH ST POB355 LOWELL OHIO 45744

William Coley wrote on September 7, 2009


City and State: LOWELL OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: onboard 1953 -54 radioshack cambell,johnson etc.

Keywords:



Entry: 71546
Subject: 3214TH ST POB355 LOWELL OHIO 45744

William Coley wrote on September 7, 2009


City and State: LOWELL OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: onboard 1953 -54 radioshack cambell,johnson etc.

Keywords:



Entry: 68390
Subject: THE SKIPPER OR 'UNCLE HOWIE' 1954-55

David Cole wrote on December 25, 2008


City and State: MONROE NC

Unit: VS-21

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Dad passed down his cruise of VS-21 and the year book dates and pictures the crew, events etc. from April 27 through November of 1954...the last pictoral portrayal before going into moth-balls at Bremerton Washington.

Dad flew a sky-raider with the boys named after my mom,....Plane Jane...I think from a picture in the yearbook and comment that a poor landing hit my Dad's plane and several others may have been damaged.

When I was in fourth grade Dad brought back some u-control model airplanes and got me started in a hobby that was popular on the carrier.

Brief mention is made of 'days of evasive action with typhoons...grace and helen the aggresors, and the point cruz sailing at last into the beautiful harbor of hong kong and kowloon.

Dad's exec at the time was Lcdr. N.R. Charles. He had come to the squadron as executive officer in June of l953. I have many carrier memories as a kid and even going on board to see the dentist, Hugh Parker, a good friend now from the past living in Sonora California.

Please feel free to get in touch I you knew Dad.

Keywords: Anti-submarine warfare, My father Commander Howard Cole
became skiper of the carrier early in April of 1954 for far-east duty.



Entry: 68325
Subject: USS POINT CRUZ CVE 119

Roy Byrd wrote on December 20, 2008


City and State: ATOKA OK

Unit: SHIPS COMPANY V2 DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the Point Cruz during 1953. Boarded her in San Diego and left her in Japan. I was in the V2 division. Was H2 cat operator. My division officer was Lt. Douglas.

I was a friend of Edgar Rice. He and I pulled a lot of liberty in Japan. Was on the ship when the baby came aboard. Played softball for the ship. Only lost to a marine outfit on Inchon Hill in Korea. Thanks for the memories. Roy Byrd

Keywords: USS Point Cruz CVE 119



Entry: 67039
Subject: PHOTO LAB

Ed Platten wrote on August 30, 2008


City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: PHOTO LAB

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS BOOT, FRESH OUT OF BOOT CAMP..I BOARDED THE POINT CRUZ IN ABOUT FEB. 1946. I WAS A PHOTO STRIKER AND I REMEMBER THHE PETTY OFFICE IN CHARGE 1ST CLASS NICK NAME RED. I ALSO LEARN TO DRIVE A JEEP THEY HAD ME DOWN AS A GANG WAY WATCH, AND I GOT APPOINTED TO DRIVE THIS OFFICER TO THE O CLUB, I THINK ISTAY IN 2ND GEAR ALL THE WAY OVER AND BACK, LOL WE HAD A PICTURE OF THE SHIP CREW OF ALL HAND DOWN ON THE DOCK, I WAS ON THERE ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AND LEFT THERE TO GO TO PEARL, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE THEM IN THE LAB, RETIRED IN 1966 ED PLATTEN

Keywords: WW 2, KOREA, VIETNAM



Entry: 62920
Subject: PICTURE OF OI DIVISION

Hank Cain SR. wrote on November 10, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAYSHORE NY

Unit: ----------

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: my brother George c cain served aboard the point cruz and the picture of OI division,my brother is in the first row third in from the left

Keywords: OI



Entry: 62699
Subject: WEST PAC CRUISE 1954

Lon Williams wrote on October 23, 2007


City and State: WEWOKA OK

Unit: VS-21

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Desire to contact other personnel on that deployment. I've seen several comments about that tour that are completely false. I would like to straighten these facts out.

Keywords: cruise to westpac btw 2/1954 and 11/1954.



Entry: 55169
Subject: PLANE CRASH AND TYPHOON

Dena Erwin wrote on January 13, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Ed Erwin, served aboard the USS Point Cruz as a boiler tender. Sadly, my father passed away in Nov. 2004. However I do have a logbook that he kept that has the following entries: Aug. 3, 1954 - Plane crashed into 5 other planes on flight deck and caught fire. Sept. 12, 9:00 a.m - Arrived Yokosuka, Japan. Sept. 13, 6:00 p.m. Got underway because of typhoon.

Those are the only references to either event. Hope that helps a little.

Dena Erwin

Keywords: Plane crash, typhoon, point cruz, Ed Erwin



Entry: 54356
Subject: USS POINT CRUISE CVE119 53/54

Anthony (Tony) DeTore wrote on November 29, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: GUNNERY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: After all these years ,I need some help with my failing memory.I now get a lot of fantastic flash backs of the old days but im starting to get the three carriers i served on mixed up. I remember a marine sqadron VMA211 and VMA 212 with very loud hunter killer AD and AF SINGLE ENGINE FIGHTERS. i ALSO REMEMBER aDMIRAL wARD i REMEMBER A NASTY TYPHOON AND CLEARLY REMEMBER THE gRAND cHERRY BUT i DONT KNOW IF IT WAS yOKUSKA,OR sASABO.i CAN STILL SEE THE jAPANESE oRPHANS ON THE HANGER DECK WITH ALL OF THE MARRIED SAILORS STANDING BEHIND THEM AS THEY ATE ,AND GOT THEIR CHRISTMASS PRESANTS FROM ONE OF THE OFFICERS DRESSED AS SANTA. i WAS TRANSFERED TO THE WRIGHT " IN LATE 54 OR EARLY 55. iF ANY OF YOU OLD SHIP MATES LIKE PUZZELS,DROP ME A LINE OR TWO. tHANKS TONY.

Keywords: Uss Salerno Bay cve 110 52 and 53
Uss Wright cvl 49 55 and 56



Entry: 52964
Subject: NEED TO HEAR FROM ANY SHIPMATE WHO SERVED 54 - 55

Everett Dickinson wrote on September 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: RENNER SD

Unit: USS POINT CRUZ CVE-119 XDIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I still am asking for any shipmate 54 - 55 who can verify the Typhon and crash of aircraft into the island. I thank Shipmate, Robert Manewal for his E-Mail regarding the incidents which Shipmate, Burrell Longtain relayed to him prior to his passing away. I am in need of dates these occurred in order to finish with the VA on my claim. Thank God for watching over us all, then and now. (please refer to Entry 52900)

Keywords: Typhon and aircraft crash into the island



Entry: 52900
Subject: INFO REGARDING TYPHONE 54-55

Everett Dickinson wrote on August 28, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: RENNER SD

Unit: USS POINT CRUZ (CVE-119)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any enlisted or officers who can provide me with the approximate dates, and who may have witnessed an aircraft landing, which snapped the arresting cable, bounced and veered to the starboard crashing into the island. Also, shortly after, we were caught in a severe typhon, many destroyers were lost, and we suffered the loss of all hangar curtains, all aircraft, and put into Yokoska for emergency repairs prior to returning to the States when the ship was decommisioned.

Keywords: Severe Typhon we were caught in 54-55, als infor regarding aircraft landings.



Entry: 52149
Subject: WAS IN THE MOVIE

Robert Jones wrote on July 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS NEW ORLEANS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was om the USS New orleans when they filed 100 Men and A Baby. Was axtually an extra in the end of the movie. Have spent the last 10 years trying to find this movie on VHS or DVD. I tried looking up Narrow escape, if anyone knows where I can buy it please e-mail me at redshirt230@comcast.net
Thanks
Robert Jones
AOC USN(Ret.)

Keywords: LPH-11. The ship they filmed 100 men and a baby.



Entry: 50584
Subject: PHOTO OF OI DIVISION OF THE POINT CRUZ 1954-55

Larry Berg wrote on May 3, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I've recently acquired a photo of Point Cruz OI Division personnel from 1954-55. I do not know who they are but I think someone might be interested in getting a copy of it (no charge).

Keywords: Photo Point Cruz OI Division 1954 1955



Entry: 50479
Subject: COPY OF TV MOVIE

Bonner Marianne wrote on April 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Checked out your website after seeing the movie featuring Dan Keenan on DVD. For anyone trying to locate a DVD copy--the title is "Narrow Escape". It IS the same movie shown on TV under the title "1000 men and A Baby". For whatever reason, the title was changed for the DVD version.

Keywords:



Entry: 49877
Subject: CVE 119 POINT CRUISE

Clifford Cheney wrote on March 30, 2005


City and State: ROSEVILLE CA

Unit: US NAVY AEROLOGY 1951-52

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard while she was at Bremerton Navel shipyards being outfitted to go to Korea, year of 1951-1952. Kept going to sea for shakedown but always had to return to yard because of problems. Was flag ship during 1951 Forth of July celebration in Bellingham , Washington.
She was a good ship. Took water over her flight deck tho in December 1951 in the straits of San Juan DeFuca while going to sea for trials.Anyone aboard during those years, would love to hear from you.

Keywords: CVE 119 USS POINT CRUISE
Years 1951 - June 1952



Entry: 49698
Subject: HELP

Vanessa Klingbeil wrote on March 22, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: well my name is vanessa and my grandfather(Raymond Klingbeil)was in the Korean war and he got shot twice and he is still living. the only thing i know is he opperated mechanine gun and him and buddy had to hide in a hole with dead bodys. well i am doing a school research project and i thought of my grandfather and athe korean war is my topic if anyone has any information on the war please email me.pluz i think it would be nice because my grandfater is not doing to good because he has cancer and he is very depressed and when he came back to the us he was said to have post war syndrome... well i hope some one can help me...
o yeah and thank you for the people that served over in korea.... THANK YOU!!!!!

Keywords:



Entry: 49697
Subject: HELP

Vanessa Klingbeil wrote on March 22, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: well my name is vanessa and my grandfather(Raymond Klingbeil)was in the Korean war and he got shot twice and he is still living. the only thing i know is he opperated mechanine gun and him and buddy had to hide in a hole with dead bodys. well i am doing a school research project and i thought of my grandfather and athe korean war is my topic if anyone has any information on the war please email me.pluz i think it would be nice because my grandfater is not doing to good because he has cancer and he is very depressed and when he came back to the us he was said to have post war syndrome... well i hope some one can help me...
o yeah and thank you for the people that served over in korea.... THANK YOU!!!!!

Keywords:



Entry: 47975
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE POINT CRUZ

Bradley Workman wrote on January 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear Friends of the USS Point Cruz,

My Father Geaorge A. Workman served aboard the USS Point Cruz during the Korean War. I have a phot album, yearbook from his time aboard the Point Cruz. George died when I was only 16 and therefore I never knew much about his time in service. I believe he mentioned that the men of the Point Cruz used to fly model airplanes on deck. If anyone knew my Father, I would deeply appreciate any contact.

My son is now in Navy boot camp and will serve aboard an aircraft carrier. I would love to share stories of his Grandfather while aboard the Point Cruz.

Thank You all for your service to this Great Nation!

Bradley Workman
US Army 1972 - 1976

Keywords: Korean War Point Cruz



Entry: 46892
Subject: KENNETH LOGAN 1945/46

Kenneth Logan wrote on November 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HELENA AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a radioman from the time the Point Cruz was commissioned in 1945 until I was discharged in 1946. Would like to hear from anyone who possibly served as a radioman at that time.

Keywords: Kenneth Logan USS CVE119 1945/46



Entry: 46891
Subject: KENNETH LOGAN 1945/46

Kenneth Logan wrote on November 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HELENA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 46888
Subject: PLANK OWNER / CVE119/ 45-46

Loran Owens wrote on November 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUFFMAN TX

Unit: RADAR

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Trying to locate 'radar gang shipmates' and
'Plank Owners' and info on 'reunion' dates

Keywords:



Entry: 46663
Subject: POINT CRUZ SHIPMATE

Robert Manewal wrote on November 4, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the ship in 52 to 54 in the commissary division. would like to hear from anyone that was on the ship around those times. We have a reunion every year and in 2005 will be in portland oregon. DAN OUR BABY COMES TO ALL THE REUNIONS AND A GREAT PERSON

Keywords: USS POINT CRUZ CVE 119



Entry: 46121
Subject: POINT CRUZ PHOTO ALBUM

David Hinshaw wrote on October 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have the Photo Album of USS Point Cruz. I would be glad to share whatever with any fellow members of the crew. I was discharged in 1954. I served from 1950 to 1954. I also would be interested in the date for the next reunion.

Keywords: Assigned to USS Point Cruz after she was commissioned.



Entry: 46120
Subject: POINT CRUZ PHOTO ALBUM

David Hinshaw wrote on October 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have the Photo Album of USS Point Cruz. I would be glad to share whatever with any fellow members of the crew. I was discharged in 1954. I served from 1950 to 1954.

Keywords: Assigned to USS Point Cruz after she was commissioned.



Entry: 46039
Subject: HAVE PHOTO- MESSAGE 29542

Kenneth Logan wrote on September 27, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HELENA AL

Unit: RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Chuck, I was on the Point Cruz when it was commissioned. I saw note on this website from Alita Marchand your daughter. She said she had a photo of the ship with crew on deck. I would love to get a copy if possible. She said you were a marine - I suppose mechanic for the planes - we had marine pilots. I made the basketball team (5 sailors and 5 marines) there was a red headed marine - could that have been you by any chance.

Ken Logan

Keywords:



Entry: 43912
Subject: 11 JAN. TO 18 DEC. 1953

Clyde Morley wrote on June 19, 2004

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City and State: SPRING TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: gentleman i had a great uncle Edgar Allen Rice who served in the secound div. would like to hear from anyone who knew him i have is book about the cruise and some of his pictures with his buddies.and one other question why does every one call the baby danny the book says the childds name was baby san

Keywords: cvve 119 far east cruise 11 jan to 18 dec. 1953



Entry: 43861
Subject: I WAS ON THE POINT CRUZ JULY1,1951 - JAN 18, 1954

Robert Gravholt wrote on June 17, 2004

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City and State: LESTERVILLE SD

Unit: CVE110 ENGINEERING DEPT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have the book that was published on Jan. 2, 1954. With pictures and the history of Jan. 11, 1953 to December of 1953. Includes pictures of the baby Danny and the story of it.

Keywords:



Entry: 43860
Subject:

Robert Gravholt wrote on June 17, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 42325
Subject: CREWMAN FROM USS POINT CRUZ PASSES AWAY

Roger Cowan wrote on April 13, 2004

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City and State: FLINT TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Charles Raymond Dunn, my grandfather, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004. He told stories about his time on the Point Cruz and his friends he made there. If anyone remembers him, or even if you don't, but you were there during that time, please feel free to contact me. I would like to know more about those times. And, perhaps, to gather prayers for my grandmother in this time of sorrow. Thank you and God bless.

Keywords: USS Point Cruz, Korea, One of the 1000 men with the baby



Entry: 40024
Subject: WILLIAM (BILL) PELLERIN, NOV. 1953

Joan Esposo wrote on January 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My Uncle, William (Bill) Pellerin (my father's brother), was lost at sea in a plane crash off the coast of San Diego on Nov. 10, 1953. His body was never recovered. I believe that he was serving on the USS Pt. Cruz (CVE 119) at the time. My father passed away 11 years ago, but wasn't really able to talk about his brother or his death. I'm hoping that I might find anyone who served with him at that time, and who might have known him, or perhaps point me in the right direction.

Keywords: personal friends



Entry: 37191
Subject: UPDATE ON BABY DANNY

Janet Matthews wrote on September 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hi to all interested in this story. I've seen lots of queries on this website from people wondering about "the rest of the story," how baby Danny is- ( it is 50 years later, so he's 50) and if the story is all true.

Let me fill you in.
In 1999, Dan Keenan and I worked together to create a short version of this story, which appears in Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul. It is as accurate as the information we had at that time allowed. We then began researching to write the full length book. It is about 2/3 done now - hopefully it will be out late in 2004. It will be filled with original photos and images of all the key heroes in this story. It is truly a magnificent true, and very American story.
Any questions, please e-mail me - janet@canadiansoul.com

Thank you very much for your interest!
Janet Matthews
Associate Editor
Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul
Co-author Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul
and
Dan Keenan

Keywords: 1000 Men and a Baby, Baby Danny, George Ascom Cruz



Entry: 31068
Subject: VMF-214 MARINE

Charles Ames wrote on January 8, 2003


City and State: WEST MELBOURNE FL

Unit: VMF-214

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any Marine Veteran of VMF-214 Unit: VMF(N) 513......Flying Nightmares (1950/51...not sure of dates)
Duties: Aircraft Maintenance, Crew Chief and Rifleman (M-2 Carbine) I plan to go through my old paperwork and pictures and may be able to supply pictures and information for your efforts and to help others who are seeking pictures and names etc. I will gladly welcome any communications from anyone who may remember me or the times before VMF(N)
513 moved south to Kusan AFB and the first months at "Beautiful Kunsan by the Sea".

Keywords: USS Point Cruz, USS Rendova



Entry: 30393
Subject: BABY DANNY

Nora H. Matos wrote on December 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PROVIDENCE RI

Unit: 201ST EVACUATION HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was in the Persian Gulf War. I saw the Thousand Men and a baby on television. Where is Danny and his family? And his father and mother? The captain and the crew. Do you know?
Thanks: Nora

Keywords:






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