Fred C. Baker looks out of "The Last Straw", was in the and Bomb Squadrons of the Bomb Group during the early part of WWII. It was transferred to the Troop Carrier Squadron in October 1943 when the completed its transition from to
Japanese; IJN Ikazuchi(雷 "Thunder"), a Fabuki Class Destroyer, built at the Uraga Dock Company was the third of the “Type III” improved series of Fubuki destroyers, incorporating a modified gun turret which could elevate her main battery of Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns to 75°, commissioned 15/08/32. on 13/04/44, while escorting the transport Sanyō Maru, she was torpedoed & sunk by the submarine USS Harder (SS-257), approx. 200 miles (170 nmi) SSE of Guam There were no survivors.
And you know the one thing United Nations people like and that GOLF dad gummit! So they built a 1 hole par 3 golf course….Surrounded by Land Mines and Gun Turrets! maybe,but I wouldn’t want to get shot in my back swing that’s for sure.
Dutch;HNLMS De Ruyter was laid down on 16 September 1933 at the Wilton Fijenoord dockyard in Schiedam and commissioned on 3 October 1936. 170-meter long, resembling German "pocket battleships", She had an unusual layout - six 150-mm guns in twin turrets and one more in superimposed single B-turret. She was originally designed as a 5000-ton ship with a lighter armament. Later in the design stage an extra gun turret was added and the armor was improved. Displacement was increased to 6545 ton
Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr died from his wounds 25th October 1944 during the battle off Samar while atempting to fire the last shell in his damaged 5in gun turret on the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts was awarded the silver star and a US Frigate was named in his honnor
Facial reconstruction of 2 Sailors whose remains were discovered inside the gun turret of the USS Monitor after it was raised from the ocean floor in 2002 are revealed during a ceremony sponsored by the U.