Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010


Great old photo with a sailor and his lady with USS Parrott and USS Francis M. Robinson (in background) appears shot near Walnut Creek in California. IF anyone wants to comment on the photo click the link to the blog (above).

Friday, June 25, 2010


USAFR, Combined Asiatic Fleet, Leedstown (APA-56) and Marblehead (CL-12) reunion reminder cards will or have been sent by Graylines Branson MO.

To make reservations: call1-800-542-6788, Registration code10097

Reunion package price includes 25-30 August 2010 lodging with breakfast, all shows, attractions and transportation to and from the airport.
Hotel lodging 3 days before and after the reunion is $83 per night, breakfast included.

There will be a reunion in spite of the economic situation.

I hope to see you in Branson.

Be Happy

Ray D Kester
         Reunion president-treasurer.
703.451.2520; raykstr@verizon.net

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mentions of Asiatic Fleet

US Fleet - Asiatic Fleet, October 1, 1939
The organization of the US Navy's Asiatic Fleet in 1939.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tales of the Asiatic Fleet

Tales of the Asiatic Fleet - Tanknet.org
A blog post on the USS Preston - one of the Asiatic Fleet's tenders.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A Blue Sea of Blood:

A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall Book Reviews

Click above for an excellent review of the book by Don Kehn.
Reviewer: Tom Wisker, Host "Weaponry", WBAI, New York Buy it at Amazon.com

Sunday, April 04, 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Charlie Ankerberg - 2010

One of the most colorful of the Asiatic Fleet who served with distinction and filled many interviews with a clear perspective of the war and its tragic and human events.
Obituary Is HERE :

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Signalman was 1 of only 2

Signalman was 1 of only 2 rescued from lifeboat
A USS Marblehead veteran is rescued from the Dutch waship that he served in for the Battle of The Java Sea. It is an amazing story. Most of the US sailors who were "loaned" for signal purposes to the multi national fleet opposing Japan were killed when those ships were sunk. A memorial in Holland notes the names of some of these sailors, a couple of them were USS Houston crew - on loan.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HMAS PERTH memorial regatta

They are looking for Houston Survivors.
 blog it

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Asiatic Fleet News Feed (Google)

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US Fleet - Asiatic Fleet, November 1, 1940
The organization of the US Navy's Asiatic Fleet in 1940.

United States Asiatic Fleet pdf Ebook Download
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Fleet Composition - NOVEMBER - 1940