Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spanish American War

Spanish American War
Lots of information on Dewey's Asiatic Fleet.

The OLD ASIATIC FLEET - models

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This link will help you find more discussions of the Asiatic Fleet. Great models!

U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth Marker

U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth Marker
This particular blog tracks historical markers. Perhaps it would be good to check the site and see if more markers should be added.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Paul Jones Veteran Gene Schindler



There are several more parts to this video interview made at the Asiatic Fleet Reunion in August 2009.
Part II    Part III   Part IV   See ME3TV.org   for MORE!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Institute of WW2 at FSU

Veterans and family should consider this institute as an option to place archival family memories from WW2. Here are some links that will help you get started.
http://www.fsu.edu/~ww2/
http://www.fsu.edu/~ww2/packet.htm
http://www.fsu.edu/~ww2/brochure.htm
 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 29 in World War II

Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 29 in World War II
A superb blog on this history of this important squadron of destroyers in the early days of WWII. The blog also references several books that cover the topic well.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The lonely ships:

The lonely ships: The life and death of the U.S. Asiatic fleet
(Hardcover) by Edwin P Hoyt -
Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
...
Of course this one is one of the classics from these events.
If you have read it .. enter a review at the website!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SHIP TAKEN OVER BY US

British Pathe - JAPANESE SHIP TAKEN OVER BY US
THIS IS FILM FOOTAGE from British Pathe.
USS Stewart was repaired from a destroyed drydock in Java and survived the war as Japanese patrol destroyer.

This film shows the RETURN of the Stewart to US hands. Capt. Wicke Alford wrote and excellent book on this ship (he was one of the team that tried to destroy the ship completely in dry dock). His book is "Playing for Time". It is an excellent read on the whole experience of the Asiatic Fleet.

The link to this footage was provided by Don Kehn, Jr. Author of "A Blue Sea of Blood".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Asiatic Fleet Reuion - Washington DC

August 27 - August 31, 2009 Hyatt Fairlakes in Fairfax VA.
Room Rate $89 - $97 depending on number in room.
RESERVE HOTEL by APRIL 15.
The U S Asiatic Fleet Members and Associate
Members are planning a Reunion in Washington, DC for
27 - 31 August 2009. Points of contact for details are:
Ray Kester 703-451-2520
Charlie Ankerberg 727-867-3891
Let Ray or Charlie know your plans and receive registration payment by 15 April. The following Ships Crews and Associates will also participate:
USS Leedstown [APA-56], USS Marblehead
[CL-12] , USS Catskill [LSV-1] & USS Oakland [CLAA-95]
The cut off date for reservations will be 31 July 2009. The earlier the better for reservations. If you have e-mail, Ray Kester can send you all the details quickly that will include prices and tours and local transportation or open the links to PDF files you can print below:


A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE AUG Meeting in DC
A Downloadable form to print and mail in for REGISTRATION.

A full schedule takes into consideration the age of the veterans.

AMBUSHED - New Book

Ambushed Under The Southern Cross .. New book by George Duffy. The story is intertwined with the USS Houston and the Asiatic Fleet.