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

April 1944
List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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Apr. 1st, 1944-Steaming in TASK FORCE as before

Apr. 2nd, 1944
ball-red-02 Silleman, Oscar W., SK2c received a 1 1/2" laceration above the right eye when he slipped going down the ladder to the Second Division compartment, negligence not apparent. Treated in Sick Bay. Was not admitted to sick list.

Apr. 3rd-5th, 1944-NO REMARKS

Apr. 6th, 1944
Entered into port at MAJURO HARBOR. Anchored in Berth 114.

Apr. 7th, 1944
Esguerra, Nicasio, CCK,   Ryan, Thomas W., SF2c,   Mikos, Stanley L., SK2c reported on board for duty.

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Apr. 8th, 1944
ball-red-02 Deceased Clausius, W. H., EM3c received three lacerations of left wrist when he slipped on a pipe in the forward engine room and fell against a drill, injuring wrist on drill. Man was treated in sick bay and returned to duty.

Edwards, Arthur Thomas M., Lt. (jg) was detached from this vessel and ordered to proceed and report to the CO, US NAVAL AIR STATION, Dassas, TX, for temporary duty involving flying under instruction.

Received Ernest, Homer Lloyd, GM3c on board for duty from the USS MINEAPOLIS (CA36)

Received the following named men aboard for duty from the USS NEW ORLEANS (CA32)

Adams, Gerald, Larence, S2c
Beers, Sr., Charles Robert, MM3c Deceased
Brewster, William, Jr., MM3c
Brown, Alvan Tillman, MM3c
Buck, Robert Merle, S2c
Budop, Richard Ernest, S2c
Carter, Jesse, S2c
Chamberlain, Marion Wendell, S2c
Craig, Earl Ernest, S1c ball-red-02
Dennis, Emery Lee, S1c
Elliott, Virgil Henry, S1c
DeLameter, Avalon Lauder, S2c ball-red-02
Faehnrich, Edward Robert, S2c
Faul, Curly Joseph, S2c
Franko, Lawrence Anthony, S2c
Frazier, David Elden, S1c
Graser, William Thomas, S2c
Green, Harold Otis, S2c
Harris, Clinton Orvile, S2c
Hayes, Christian Thomas, S1c
Holder, John L., MM3c
Howard, Robert LeeRoy, S2c
Kittredge, Robert James, S2c
Kolanda, Richard John, S2c
Meyer, Chester Irwin, S1c
Meyer, Donald William, S2c
Miller, Carl Edward, S2c
Montemayor, Jesus, S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Peasley, Francis Martin, S2c
Prumty[Prunty], William James, S2c
Ranson, William Frank, S2c
Rasch, Charles Paul, S2c
Rather, George Washington, S1c
Ross, John Robert, Jr., S1c
Shortt, Frederick William, MM3c
Smith, Levi Berle, S1c
Stone, Robert Earl, S2c
Sutton, Eugene E., S1c
Walls, Howard Layman, S2c
Walton, Edward Abbott, S2c
Wattman, Roland Edward, S2c Deceased
Webster, William Richard, S2c
Went, Zane Stanislaus, S1c
Yoh, Bernard Dale, S2c

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Apr. 9th, 1944

Wood, Leroy James, GM2c reported aboard for duty in charge of the following twenty-one men from the USS WICHITA (CA45).

Boyd, Claudie Bert, StM1c
Carter, Frank Jacob, StM1c
Exum, Ernest Lee, StM2c
Green, Warren Kenneth, GM3c
Hammock, Ralph Donald, EM3c
Higgins, Charles Howard, GM2c
Holland, Stanley Earl, GM3c
Hufford, George Earl, EM3c
Junot, Raymond Benjamin, GM3c
Kangas, Arthur August, GM3c
Kolb, Elliot Charles, GM3c
Martin, Archie, GM2c
Mathieu, Leo Herve, GM3c
Morin, Alfred Francis, GM3c
Onspaugh, Charles Edward, GM3c
Palmeri, Frank, SF3c
Seckman, William, GM3c
Smith, Nathaniel, StM2c
Stephes, Joseph Thomas, GM3c
Zarembovicx, Gustave Joseph, GM3c
Zatulskis, Levy Stanley, GM2c


The following men were received on board for duty from the USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA38)

Alcorn, Gail E., Bkr3c Deceased
Brooks, P. M., GM2c
Colson, H. E. D., GM2c
Cook, G. E., GM2c
Gray, George T., GM2c Deceased
Guidry, W. J., GM2c
Johnson, McKinney R., GM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Letterle, G. A., SK3c
Mortensen, L. S., SK3c
Ridenhour, G., GM2c
Seme, Anton F., GM2c
Sobba, C. F., GM2c

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Apr. 10th, 1944
Howell, T. E., Ensign was detached from this vessel to report to the USS PASTORES (AF16) for transportation.

Transferred Oeding[Oading], Delwin James, S2c to USS RELEIF for hospitalization and treatment. Diagnosis: Appendicitis, acute.

Apr. 11th, 1944
Detached ball-red-02 Neufeldt, Victor Peter, Ensign to be given the first available government transportation to the US to report to the nearest Naval District for future assignment.

Apr. 12th, 1944
The following men reported on board for duty from LINDENWALD (LSD #6).
Myszkowski, R. P., S1cWhitaker, Spencer, S2c,   D'Abbraccio, L. A., S1c

Transferred ball-red-02 Orr, Charles Taylor, SF1c to DOWNES (DD375) FFT to Navy 128, FagTrans US Naval Repair Base, San Diego, CA. for a course in Advanced Welders School.

Transferred Deceased Richardson, Leighton, B1c, to the DOWNES (DD375) FFT to Navy 128, FagTrans, to nearest Receiving Ship or Station on West Coast of U.S. for Water Tender Classification Center, San Francisco, CA.

Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Swenson, Theodore Roosevelt, CMM(AA) to the LINDENWALD LSO#6 FFT to the nearest receiving ship or station on the West Coast of the U.S. for futher assignment by BuPers.

Apr. 14th-16th, 1944 - NO REMARKS

Apr. 17th, 1944
Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Bowling, Clay, GM3c to CASTOR AKS-1 FFT Advanced Gunner's Mate School, Washington, D.C., for a course of instruction with bag, records and accounts for duty.

Transferred Schrader, Kermit R., SG1c with bags, records, and accounts to LINDENWALD (LSD5) FFT Navy #128 Fagtrans to nearest receiving ship or station on West Coast of U.S., FFT advanced Gunners Mate School, Washington, D. C., for a couse of instruction.

Transferred Peterson, David Ernest, GM3c to CASTOR(AKS1), FFT Navy #128 Fagtrans to nearest receiving ship or station on West Coast of U.S. for Advanced Gunner's Mate School., San Diego, CA.

Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Emlet, Jack Alfred, MM1c to CASTOR(AKS1), FFT Navy #128 to nearest receiving ship or station on West Coast of U. S., FFT Instruction's Training, Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA. or Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho for duty.

Transferred Bailey, Jasper Edward, GM3c to CASTOR (AKS1) FFT Navy #128 to nearest receiving ship or station on West Coast of U. S., FFT Instruction's Training, Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA.

Apr. 18th-20th, 1944-NO REMARKS

Apr. 21st, 1944
Pepe, Joseph A., MM2c injured first finger on left hand while on authorized liberty to NELLIE ISLAND. Admitted to sick bay for local treatment of lacerations. Negligence not apparent. Returned to duty.

Apr. 22nd-29th, 1944 - NO REMARKS

Apr. 30th, 1944
McMichen, Atticus Lee, BM2cStollar, Wilbur Earl, FC(R)2cball-red-02 Deceased Clower, Edward V., SF3c,
Drake, Harold Morton, Jr., Ensign reported aboard for duty.

ball-red-02 Breeze, Sidney S., Jr., Ensign,   Petty, Robert M., Lt. Comdr.Nelson, James D., Lt.(jg)
Lanahan, John R., Ensign reported aboard for duty.

Left port, headed to PEARL HARBOR, T. H.

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