Went to Kerama
Retto for bombs for planes.
commendation from Task Force Commander for battle. Now heros.
13 April Heard news of
Presidents death about 10:30 am. 1300 colors lowered to half mast- to be
at half mast for 30 days.
14 April Five minutes
silence oberserved at 1400
22 April Went to Kerama Retto
for supplies. Left same day.
28 April Hospital ship U.S.S.
Comfort hit by two Jap bombs about 10pm several miles away. We
started out to help in answer to SOS but received word they were ok.
29 April Left area for Guam.
Recreation on Guam. Saw a woman for first time in about a year.
to escort New Mexico to Leyte.
Leyte to escort LSTs to Okinawa.
Arrived Kerama Retto and Okinawa then rejoined Task Group
Left for Leyte mission completewell done
Arrived at Leyte
Left for Saipan
Left Saipan for sub patrol duty
sub patrol duty for Saipan
Arrived Saipan. Rescue ship for B29s
Convoyed troop transport to Guam
Returned to Saipan
Left Saipan in convoy for Okinawa
Arrived Okinawa Several air attacks.
Left with convoy for Saipan
At 2000 or 10pm Capt. Read a radio message intercepted by our radiomen from
Sweden accepting peace terms. I had the 8 to 12 watch. The time back
would be 7am 8/10/45.
Arrived Saipan at noon.
9am heard news of Jap surrender.
7pm Left Saipan for Guam
Left Guam to
convoy New Jersey with Admiral Spruance to Manila. New Jersey
Patterson only ships.
San Bernardino Straits at dawn. Arrived at Manila at midnight.
around until dawn.
Entered Manila Bay at dawn. Refueled and anchored
Visited John at Manila Hotel. Buildings in Manila really torn up.
10 am Received
orders to escort New Jersey to Okinawa and proceed to Pearl
then to West Coast for general overhaul.
11am Left Manila with New Jersey for Okinawa.
anchor in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Heard radio reports of actual signing of
terms at 10:30. Also heard orders by President Truman,General MacArthur,
Got underway with USS Boyd for States at 3:30pm. Rah Rah Rah. 18 months.
Homeward Bound Pendant really flying. Reached from mast to fan tail. Passed
Mississippi on way out.
Reached Saipan about 6 pm. Boyd went on to Eniwetok.
Got underway about 11am for Eniwetok
Arrived Eniwetok about 10am. Refueled and left for Pearl Harbor about noon.
Arrived Pearl Harbor about 2pm. Recreation at DesPac base.
Took on over 100 more passengers making 156 in all. Left for San Diego at 6pm.
11:01 am Tied up at pier in San Diego. Liberty in San Diego. 18 mo. 18 days since
9:35 am Left San Diego for Panama Canal
Ran into tropical storm in the night. Lasted 9-30 to 10-1.
Went through Panama Canal. Took all day. Tied up at Coco Solo for night.
Left at noon for New York
Passed within sight of Cuba
Arrived New York 35th Street Landing