Events from the
Official DECK LOG RECORDS of the USS SALT LAKE CITY CA25

May, 1943
List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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May 1st, 1943
[0 to 04]

Bennett, R. T., S1c and Brown, C. H., S1c, returned to the ship after being AWOL

[04 to 08]

Wilroy, W. T., BM1c returned aboard after 3 days leave.

The following named men returned from leave as follows:

Wirtz, K. W., BM1c, 3 days leave
Laratro, J. J., S2c, 3 days leave
McCorriston, J. F., MM3c, ball-red-02 3 days leave
Reel, J. C., Cox, 21 days leave

The following named officers and men left the ship for leave as follows:

Border, F. L., Wt1c, ball-red-02 3 days leave
Serio, J. M., S2c, 3 days leave
Gregory, H., WT1c, 3 days leave
Kitts, J. W., Ensign, 3 days leave

Letterman, L. L., Lt., returned from 5 days leave.

The following named men returned to the ship after being A.W.O.L.
Knox, T. L., S2c
Natale, R., SC3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Baker, J. A., S1c Deceased
Ellis, D. Y, GM3c
Pederson, H. G., S2c
Shackleford, C. W., S2c
Powell, L. J., S2c
Whittle, J. C., S2c
DeFluiter, R. L., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Kratke, J. J., S1c
Boegen, B. J., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Southern, H. W., S1c ball-red-02
DuPlantis, B., SC3c
Stones, J. Roy, S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Barritt, George N., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Brown, L. B., S1c
Medley, W. J., GM3c
Feid, F. L., S1c ball-red-02
Wylie, F. A., F3c
Reece, J. H., S1c
Porreca, W. R., S2c
Ellis, D. Y., GM3c

[12 to 16]

Wingett, K. E., S2c and Reid, W. W., S2c returned on board from 21 days leave.

Transferred Fawcett, A., GM2c to Navy Yard, Washing D. C. for course of instruction in Gunner's Mate School (New Construction School) with bag, hammock, records, and accounts.

Transferred Chabot, J. A. A., CMM to Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. for instruction in Electric Hydraulic School, with bags, hammock, records and accounts.

Transferred Kincaid, Robert H., SM1c Deceased to Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, CA. for instruction in Lighter-than-air school, with bag, hammock, records and accounts.

Transferred Shelton, F. E.[or E. E.] , S2c to US Navy Hospital for treatment, with bag, hammock, records, and account.

McCoy, W. O., MM2c and Lloyd, K. J., WT2c returned on board from 3 days leave.

Borja, J. S., MA2c left the ship on a 3 day leave.

The following men returned on board having completed a course at Fire Fighting School, with Deceased Sell, G. V., Ensign in charge.

Czarnowski, E. G., WT1cMahon, D. W., MM2c,   Sabbe, W. A., F1c,   ball-red-02 Michael, Cyrus T., F1c, ball-red-02 Deceased
Yunker, S. N., F1c,   Peterson, D. E., S1c,   Schoeffer, R. C., S1c,   Deceased Roberts, J. F., S1c,   Bartley, A. L., S1c

ball-red-02 Deceased Shaw, C. W., CWT returned aboard from 8 days leave.

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May 2nd, 1943
[08 to 12]

Deceased Cole, P. M., CMM returned on board from 4 days leave.

Mustered the crew on stations: Reported the following absentees:
Shackleford, C. W., S2c,   Pederson, H. G., S2c,   Powell, L. J., S2c,   Whittle, J. C., S2c,   DeFluiter, R. L., S2c,   Kratke, H. J., S1c,  Southern, H. W., S1c,  DuPlantis, B., SC3c,  Stones, R. J., S1c,  Barritt, G.N., S1c,  Feid, F.L., S1c,  Reece, J. H., S1c,  Porreca, W. R., S2c,  Smith, F. E., WT1c,  Jodoin, R. J., F1c,
ball-red-02 Deceased Bohlin, H. H., MM2cWashburn, R. M., S1cFullingim, Bert, S1cBlanchard, L. A., S2c,
Kovach, J. D., S2cFleur, G. W., SK2cball-red-02 Deceased Monslow, Herbert P., S1cball-red-02 Deceased Kloo, I. G., S1c
ball-red-02 Deceased Wiles, R. F., S1cBohlman, L. E., S1c

ball-red-02 Deceased Waldrop, R. C., F2c returned on board after 4 days leave.

[12 to 16]

Could not read

[16 to 20]

By order of the Commanding Officer, Wilkins, E. F., S2c was made a prisoner at large, charged with negligence of duty and is awaiting mast.

McLachlin, B. R., Lt. Deceased returned on board from 4 days leave.

Lockwood, V. A., F2c was released from confinement and restored to duty, having completed 8 days in solitary confinement on bread and water assigned him by Deck Court Martial held on April 22nd, 1943.

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May 3rd, 1943

[0 to 04]

Deceased Pennington, Ray, S2c received injuries multiple, both lip and upper bum and loss of a toothas a result of a fall. He had been sleeping on a mess table and was observed by Sutton, MM1c, engineering Security Patrol as he rolled over, fell and hit on his face on the deck. He was examined, treaded and turned into sick bay by the Pharmist Mate on watch. Misconduct not apparent.

Deceased Wessley, Richard E., PHM2c returned aboard from temporary shore patrol duty.

[04 to 08] Unable to read

[08 to 12] Unable to read

[12 to 16]

The following men returned to the ship from leave as indicated:

ball-red-02 Deceased Sundberg, K. M., F3cConnal, D. R., RM2cNesslage, W. N., S2cball-red-02 Deceased Maschinot, C. L., S1c

Transferred Monroe, L. L., BM2c to Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale CA., with bag, hammock, records and accounts, for duty.

No further information of interest.

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May 4th-5th, 1943 No Remarks

May 6th, 1943

[12 to 16]

The following named men were transferred to Mare Island for duty with staff returns and bags
Dryden, R. C., Corp. USMCball-red-02 Deceased Thompson, W. A., Corp., USMCScott, J. W., Pfc, USMC,
Fiedler, H. J., Pfc, USMC

The following named men were transferred to the U.S. Naval Hospital for treatment:
Rholl, D. A., ARM2c ball-red-02 Deceased Diagnosis: Wound-lacerated rt. calf
Logan, A. A., F1c Diagnosis: (Simple Adult Maladjustment)
Phillips, A. D., S1c Deceased Diagnosis: Abcess

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May 7th, 1943

[12 to 16]

The following named men returned on board for duty from Fleet Air Wing #3

Birmingham, J. A., AMM2c
Fitzsimmons, E. J., ACMM
Bryan, D. H., ARM3c
Cogburn, J. D., AMM3c
Gillis, N. V., S2c
Gordon, R. J., S2c
Jaekel, H. A., AMM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Kocurek, E. H., AMM2c
Maxwell, G. L., AMM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
McCornack, A. A., AM3c
Pheifer, G. L., Jr., AMM3c
Porterhouse, E. C., ARM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Renner, I. V., AMM1c
Seaton, Robert A., AM2c ball-red-02
Stover, H. D., AOM1c
Timmons, W. E., AOM1c
Waterman, K. E., ARM1c Deceased
Van Sandt, W. N., AMM3c

Deceased Kobey, T. H., Comdr. was detached from this vessel and ordered to temporary duty at West Coast Sound School.

The following men were transferred with bag, hammock, records and accounts to NAVAL TRAINING STATION, San Diego, CA. for training under the Naval College Training Program.

Abbott, N. C., Ptr2c
Blankenship, W. H., BM2c
Johnson, R. A., EM3c
Seekins, Norman E., CM3c ball-red-02
Rehbein, A. J., CM2c Deceased
May, K. L., BM2c
Wolchko, Joseph, FC3c


The following men returned on board for duty having completed temporary Shore Patrol Duty

ball-red-02 Deceased Roberts, J. M., BM1c,   Lagesse, Louis E., FC2c,   Mason, E. L., FC2c,   Petersen, H. M., MoMM2c
Rickey, R. F., MM2c

Transferred Ballerini, V. F., Sgt. to Marine Barracks in San Diego, CA. for duty.

Transferred the following men to the Naval Hospital for treatment with bag, hammock, records and accounts to follow via guard mail.
Miller, A. R., CMM,   Davlin, E. M., S2c,   Hansen, A. L., CMM(PA)

Transferred Lovegrove, D. W., WT2c to Naval Boiler and Turbine Laboratory, Navy Yard, PA. with bags, hammock, records and accounts.

ball-red-02 Deceased Frame, C. H., Lt. returned to the ship from 10 days leave.

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May 8th, 1943

Received Toti, P., S1c on board for duty with bag, hammock, records and accounts.

Received Hammet, B. R., Jr., F1c on board for duty from US Naval Hospital, Mare Island, CA. with bag, hammock, records and accounts.

Drew, Walter H., Mach. reported on board for duty.

Gebhardt, R. L., QM1c left the ship for New Haven, Conn. for instruction in submarine training.

ball-red-02 Lichtman, Benjamin, BM2c was transferred with bag, hammock, records and accounts to US Naval Station, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, CA. for instruction in lighter-than-air school.

Fillmore, C. W., EM3c was transferred to US Naval Training Station with bag, hammock, records and accounts to San Diego, CA. for instruction in _________ school. [can not read handwriting]

Schroeder, W. G., FC1c left the ship with bag, hammock, records and accounts for transfer to the Commandent, US Navy, Washington, DC for instruction in Fire Control (New Construction)

LaCroix, T. F., MM2c left the ship with bag, hammock, records and accounts to receiving ship, San Francisco, CA. for instruction in Motor Machinist School.

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May 9th, 1943

Received the following named men on board for duty with bag, hammock, records and accounts from US Naval Receiving Station, San Francisco, CA.

Andrews, J. J., F2c
Coda, V. B., MM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Crank, D. A., MM2c
Giancola, Alfred J., F2c Deceased
Gerhauser, T. E., Jr., F2c
Mas, R., F2c
Miodaszewski, F. J., F2c
Olsen, H. E.[M], F2c
O'Malley, T. J., F2c
Perez, J. S., S2c
Saussy, H. P., S2c


Detached Knight, Fraser S., Lt. to proceed and report to C. O. Submarine Base, New London, Conn. for temporary duty under instruction in submarines.

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May 10th, 1943 - No Remarks

May 11th, 1943

Brow, Tommie B., S2c received a contusion on the head when on a routine trip as a member of a motor launch crew. He fell overboard as his boat was making a landing and struck his head on the boat gunwale. Negligence not apparent. Man treated in sick bay and ammited to sick list.

Laughlin, L. W., F2c while lighting off No. 8 boiler, received multiple burns to the arms, face and chest when a flareback occurred. Man treated in sick bay and admitted to sick list. Negligence not apparent as cause of injury.

The following named men reportted on board for duty with bag, hammock, records and accounts.
Ball, E. J., S2c
Crownover, B. D., S2c Deceased
Holley, D. G., S2c
Young, J. P., S2c
Hiatt, D. V., S2c
Green, W. R., S2c
Bashirs, L. J., S2c
Bridges, B. B., S2c
Buttner, A. F., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Dickinson, J. F., S2c
Dover, T. E., S2c
Ebbs, J. L., S2c Deceased
Holligan, O. B., S2c
Hooper, B. J., S2c
Hunt, W. R, Jr., S2c
Kay, W. T., S2c
Lawrence, E. R., S2c
Little, R. T., S2c
Hughes, J., S2c
Loftin, E. G., S2c

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May 12th, 1943

The following men reported on board for duty with bag, hammock, records and accounts.
Warnick, Richard L., EM3c & ball-red-02 Deceased Feore, Martin D., EM3c

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May 13th, 1943

Transferred Ishmiel, G. H., S1c with bag, hammock, records and accounts to the US Naval Hospital for treatment: Diagnosis: DU Psychoneurosis Neurasthenia

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May 14th, 1943

The following men reported on board with bag, hammock, records and accounts for duty.
Ollero, N. L., StM3c,   Dacus, C. F., S2c,   Duval, W. K., S2c

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May 15th, 1943 - No Remarks

May 16th, 1943

Hurt, William M., EM3c, while descending a ladder, fell and struck his head on the deck, receiving an intercranial injury. Injury was while man was at work; negligence not apparent. Man was taken to sick bay and admitted to the sick list.

May 17th, 1943 - No Remarks

May 18th, 1943

ball-red-02 Deceased Hankins, L. D., CM1c, while endeavering to remove a misfired and jammed cartridge from No. 11 20mm gun, during practice firing, received a traumatic amputation of the ends of the first and second fingers, right hand, when the fingers were smashed by the mechanism of the fun when it uncocked itself. Injury was during work, negligence not apparent. man taken to sick bay for treatment and admitted to sick list.

Unable to read rest of report.

May 19th-21st, 1943 - NO REMARKS

May 22nd, 1943

Basso, Paul, Pfc, USMC received contusion, right hip. negligence not apparent. Treated in sick bay and admitted to sick list.

May 23rd, 1943

Transferred Hurt, William M., EM3c to USS Cuyana, with bag, hammock, records and accounts, for treatment. Diagnosis: Fracture, Simple Skull

Davis, I. K., Cpl. USMC receied two lacerations of the scalp. Injury received when enroute from living canpartment to battle station. He struck his head on the hatch, within command, negligence not apparent. Treated in sick bay and returned to duty.

May 24th - May 30th, 1943 - NO REMARKS

May 31st, 1943

Clemons, C., S1c received a sprained left ankle while on watch on 5" Gun #8; Negligence not apparent. Treated at sick bay and turned into his bunk for the night.

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