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DON BARKER’S PHOTOS FROM 1959-1960

Fox Division guys including Fuller and Sneider on highline detail. Circa 1959.

DON BARKER

COMMODORE AND XO ON THE FLYING BRIDGE. (YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO BE A SIGNALMAN TO KNOW WHAT THE FLAGS MEAN.)

DESRON 12

RETRIVAL OF GONDOLA DURING OPERATIONSKY HOOK IN 1959. NEAR TRINADAD AND TOBAGO, 6 DEGREES FROM EQUATOR.

FOSTER AND PURCHASE-BOTH FT’S.

PHOTOS AND COMMENTS FROM JIM ACHESON

Crossing the International date line. R.J. Richardson is on the far right.

Hello,

My dad (now 85) was on the Hyman in 1945. I have some photos and would also like to sign him up with the ships log. He was RJ Acheson Seaman First Class V-6. I also know of one other shipmate that is still living from the 1945 cruse. I live in Branson, MO and would like to attend the reunion. My dad is in poor health and will not be able to attend.

How can I sign him and his buddy on the ships log?

Regards,

Jim Acheson

This is from my dad’s Hyman photo book. The first picture is an initiation while crossing the international data line in the Pacific aboard the Hyman. RJ Acheson is the person to the far right standing above the crowd. The second picture is my dad and another shipmate just release at the wars end. His name is Noel Hughes. He now lives in Kansas City, MO. The 3rd photo is in occupied Japan at wars end.

 You can post these if you like.

Regards,

Jim Acheson

Hi Jim,

Thanks for writing, and glad to hear your dad is hanging in there at 85 years old. I have forwarded your letters to the USS Hyman Association folks for processing. I’m sure they can use the photos on the Association’s web site, as I will on the Hyman Snipes Site.

You caught me right in the middle of updating the Hyman Snipes site, so your photos came at an opportune time. I will be sending out notifications of the updated site after the Branson reunion next month, so I can include any photos/stories from members about the reunion. Unfortunately, I will be unable to make this reunion, but hope to make the next one in 2014. Cheers. Jim “Junior” Crawford MMl, (1954-1958)

(P.S. The Hyman Snipes site was initially set up for Hyman Snipes, but now includes anyone in any rating that served aboard ship for any amount of time.)

2012 USS HYMAN MEMORIAL VISIT

HYMAN MEMORIAL 2012

VINTAGE NAVY WAR POSTER

VINTAGE NAVY WAR POSTER

RAY MAYFIELD IC3

RAY MAYFIELD IC3 
 
 RAY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO THE SAILORS ARE IN THE PHOTOS BELOW.  IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE, SEND AN EMAIL TO ME AT:  USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM AND I WILL PASS IT ALONG TO RAY.  THANKS.  JUNIOR. 
 

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE HERE? SEND AN EAMIL TO: USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM. THANKS. JUNIOR

SEYMOUR FISHMAN YNT 1951

 

 

 

 

I served aboard the USS HYMAN in 1951 and have many great memories.

We were in DESTROYER Division 122, which included the BEATTY, PURDY & BRISTOL.
Our trip around the world included Panama, Hawaii, Wonsan Harbor, Korea, Atami Japan, Yokosuka, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Ras Tanura, Aden, Suez, Naples, Rome, Cannes, Gibraltar and back to Newport.
While on shore bombardment in Wonson Harbor our ship received minor damage from shore batteries in the Harbor and returned to Yokosuka for repairs.
I have sent some photos of this very memorable trip.
 
I served as a Yeoman YNT3 and stay in touch with many shipmates even today.
Seymour Fishman YNT3

ARNIE RODGERS (ROY) MM2 1950-1953

ARNIE RODGERS (ROY)

Hi Junior,

     My name is Arnold Rodgers better known on the Hyman as “ROY”. I served on the Hyman from October 1950- late 1953. I had just made MM2 when I transfered to the USS Rooks DD804 awaiting discharge in May 1954, while the Hyman went to the Med. again.
I was assigned to the fwd engine room and stood watches with my good friend Carlos Cellucci. Yes we made the world cruise together in ’51 and ’52 and served in Korea. In Wonsan, the fwd engine room throtle was my GQ station and I remember the day we were hit on the stardoard side rail near the torpedo shack, just above the fwd engine room. I remember the explosion and the ringing in my ears. I remember looking around the engine room and could not see anyone, and the feeling I was alone. Soon, I saw chief Miller’s head appear and was much relieved. The bridge called for flank speed and I answeared the bell. I remember going up on deck after the all clear and seeing holes in the stacks where shrapnel struck. I was 19 at the time.
Those memories are so vived and I probably could write a book about that cruise alone. I recently received a call from another good friend and shipmate, Linwood Newell, telling me about your web sight. I was sad to hear about Carlos death. He was a great friend. The Hyman went into Boston navy yard in June 1952 and Carlos bought a used Indian Motorcycle. He invited me to ride double with him from Boston to Bridgeport, CT where another shipmate, Ed Dubord lived. After a couple of breakdowns and a couple of long walks we arrived at Dubords home and it was dark and raining. Carlos said, “stay on, I’ll take you into the driveway”. He ripped across the road to the left, hit the next door neighbors hedge which had a rock in it and threw me off into the middle of the yard. I got up, brushed off the mud, greeted the Duboard family and spent the week end while Carlos went on to NJ.
I have some great memories. That same month I met my wife Ellen when another Hyman shipmate, Harold Gregor who lived in Saugas, MA, had a friend who fixed me up. That was June 4th and we were married Aug 1st 1952. We celebrated our 59th anniversary this past Aug.
Some of the other snipes that I remember may have been there when you were there: Walter Brazel, Morly Clapp, Jack Edgell, Morris Klentworth, John Lamb, Harry Shoeller, Bob Nielson, Richard Newkirk, Chief Alfred Miller, Joe Stratton, Richard Morey, Joe Favuzza, Kenneth Luebke. John Fritzman, Francis Fleming I could go on. The only former shipmates I’m still in touch with is Lindy Newell and Harold Gregor.
I would love to hear from you. I live in Dunnellon, FL and I’m a Hyman 732 Asso. member. I retired from Anheuser Busch in 1991. I’ll turn 80 on Oct 5th. I’m still in pretty good health thank God.
Smooth Sailing,
Arnie Rodgers
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