Harold H. Spease, TC1c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC..."Enlisted Navy"...Harold H. Spease, TC1c
Harold H. Spease passed away on Aug. 14th, 2000
I enlisted in the USN in May 1941. After boot camp in San Diego, CA., I
was ordered aboard the USS SALT LAKE CITY in September of 1941.
April 1942, we were escorting the USS Hornet to launch Doolittle and his
B-25 raiders to Tokyo. then back to the South Pacific and was attached
to the Australian Navy for around three months. then we joined with a
force in Wellington, New Zealand to escort Marines through the Fiji's and
the Roaring 40's to Guadalcanal. We were in the midst of the Savo Island
battle of November 11-12, 1942. After Savo Island and repairs at Pearl
Harbor, we went back to the North Pacific and found ourselves confronting
what we thought to be merchant ships; but, were Japanese men of war; this
was the Komandorski battle.
Mon, 14 Feb 2000
Thanks so much for adding my Dad's contributions and memories.
You have done a wonderful job with the website. At this time
I am printing what you have added from my Dad so he can see
what you have done. I know that he was proud to have served
his country aboard with SLC. Thanks again.
SLC Deck Log Feb. 1943|
#34 in picture with the 3rd Division, February 3rd, 1944
Cox, Ricker & Spease
Aleutian Islands, May 24th, 1943
|Harold & Martha attended the following SLC Reunions: 1979 1981 1983 1985 1989 1991 1993|
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