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Re: ULITHI ...

Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:53 pm

charliebrown737 wrote:Anyone know if the Hornet was there? My dad was a POW in the PI and the ship that was transporting him to Japan and to Manchuria was attacked and sunk by Hornet pilots

Yes the Hornet CV-12 was there in December 1944 then off to the South China Sea through January 1945. Can you elaborate a bit what happened? Would be very interested in hearing about your father. My dad was one the Hornets pilots.

Thanks for posting

Mark

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:06 pm

Mark Allen M wrote:
charliebrown737 wrote:Anyone know if the Hornet was there? My dad was a POW in the PI and the ship that was transporting him to Japan and to Manchuria was attacked and sunk by Hornet pilots

Yes the Hornet CV-12 was there in December 1944 then off to the South China Sea through January 1945. Can you elaborate a bit what happened? Would be very interested in hearing about your father. My dad was one the Hornets pilots.

Thanks for posting

Mark


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Re: ULITHI ...

Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi Charlie, These guys here have a Section on POW's and the Hellships, you might find it interesting............. http://corregidor.proboards.com/ scroll down to the middle

Re: ULITHI ...

Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:06 pm

The strip at Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll, home to Marine Air Group-45. VMSB-245’s parking area in May 1945 at Ulithi

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Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:19 pm

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Culver Cadet MAG 45 Falalop airstrip Ulithi Atoll Caroline Islands

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Clumsy PBMs lock horns at Ulithi, December 1944
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Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:08 pm

Ulithi moving pictures ... really good stuff here and well worth a look.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... n-piled-up

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... tched-huts

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... -air-strip

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... pital-ship

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... -airplanes

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... ft_Seabees
My dad's outfit at the time can be seen (VF-11 Sundowner Hellcats off the USS Hornet) in a few clips.

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Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:36 pm

I really like the Pq-14 picture. I had no idea those where posted so far out from the states.

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Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:28 pm

Adam Kline wrote:I really like the Pq-14 picture. I had no idea those where posted so far out from the states.


Same here. I never knew they left CONUS.

As always great photos Mark! Thank you for your postings.

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Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:46 pm

Culver cadet that's a new one on me

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Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:23 pm

Robin Hood, I can't view these photos. I see that you mention that there are photos of PBM's in here. I'm in touch with a guy who flew PBM5's and was at Ulithi for a short time and I wanted to share any pictures of PBM's with him. Can you help me figure out how to view at least those of PBm's? Thanks


Robin Hood wrote:PBM's at Ulithi ...

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JATO takeoff

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JATO takeoff

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Clumsy PBMs lock horns at Ulithi, December 1944

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Clumsy PBMs lock horns at Ulithi, December 1944

Re: ULITHI ...

Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:45 pm

you need CRAP
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133697406 ... 4733634941
as he might say; happy 4th of july

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Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:16 pm

Thank you!



fnqvmuch wrote:you need CRAP
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133697406 ... 4733634941
as he might say; happy 4th of july

Re: ULITHI ...

Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:30 am

I was on board the USS Randolph in 1954-55. She was struck by a kamikaze while anchored at Ulithi on March 11 1945

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Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:04 pm

I served on the USS Randolph in 1963/64. She had been upgraded since WWII, and used as a CVS (anti submarine). She was a good ship, and took quite a beating several times in storms.

my dad was on Randolph when she was hit. Cromlins Thunderbir

Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:33 am

dleewalk wrote:Ulithi was only kept secret from the US and home folks, George -- certainty not to the Japanese! My Dad was on the USS Randolph (CV-15) riding anchor at Ulithi on March 11th, 1945 and was hit by a Kamikaze attack.

Excerpt from USS Randolpg history:
Riding at anchor at Ulithi 11 March, a kamikaze "Frances," a twin-engine bomber, hit Randolph on the starboard side aft just below the flight deck, killing 25 men and wounding 106. Repaired at Ulithi, Randolph joined the Okinawa Task Forc e 7 April. Combat air patrols were flown daily until 14 April, when strikes were sent against Okinawa, Ie Shima, and Kakeroma Island. The following day, an air support mission of fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes hit Okinawa and a fighter sweep struck an airfield in southern Kyushu. Under daily air attack from 17 April on, Randolph continued to send her aircraft on CAP and support missions throughout the month.
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