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Crew Lists

At the end of the month, I’m planning a trip to the National Archives outside of Washington D.C. to research more information about the USS BOSTON. The archives have the original deck logs, war diaries, photographs, etc. from the USS … Continue reading

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As I mentioned in my last post, the tiny island of Iwo Jima was very important to both sides in the War for the Pacific.  The Boston set sail for the Bonin and Volcano Islands four times between mid-June of … Continue reading

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1944: The first day of February dawned on Task Force 58 ships engaged in the simultaneous attacks on atoll groups in the Marshall Islands (Operation Flintlock.) The Boston and sister cruiser Baltimore, along with several destroyers detached from the group … Continue reading

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Ulithi Atoll & Mog-Mog Island

Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands was found by the US Navy to be an deep water lagoon that could hold up to 700 ships.  The Island of Mog-Mog in the lagoon was converted to a rest an relaxation station. … Continue reading

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November Aboard the USS Boston

ABOARD THE BOSTON –  NOVEMBER 1943 After returning to the city of Boston from a month-long Caribbean shakedown cruise, the Boston crewmembers continued final preparations before leaving for the Pacific through the first half of the month. On Nov 14, … Continue reading

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