Date reported to the Boston: 1943-06-30 | See Original Document
Notes on arrival: R/S Boston, Mass
Date of departed temporarily from duty on the Boston: 1945-09-05 | See Original Document
Notes on sailors departure: YOKOSUKA CTG 31/7
Date returned from temporary duty to Boston: 1945-10-29 | See Original Document
Notes on sailors departure: FLTACT YOKOSUKA
Date left from the Boston: 1945-11-06 | See Original Document
Notes on departure: USS WICHITA FFT
Promotions for this1944-08-01 Promotion to: Seaman 1st Class (S1c) | See Original Document Comments:
Deck Log Notes for this
Milestones for thisSailor was present at Commissioning and is a Plank Owner
Sailor served outside the Continental Limits of the United States on March 5, 1944
Sailor participated in the Marshall Islands Campaign from 29 Jan 44 to 7 Feb 44
Sailor participated in the capture and occupation of ENIWETOK from 15 Feb 1 to 1 Mar 1944
Crossed the equator 9 Mar 1944 and participated in the initiation ceremonies held by Neptunus Rex and his royal party
Sailor participated in attacks against PALAU and Western Caroline Islands from 30 Mar to April 1st 1944
Sailor participated in attacks and occupation of HOLLANDIA and NORTHWESTERN NEW GUINEA on 21-27 April, and subsequent attacks on TRUK and the bombardment of SATAWAN ISLAND on 23-30 April 1944
Sailor participated in attacks on the MARCUS ISLANDS 19-20 May and the attack on WAKE ISLAND on 23 May 1944
Sailor participated in the engagement and rout of a major Japanese task force in the waters east of the Philippines during the period 17-21 June 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA ISLANDS (Marianas Group) on 11-13 June, and the attacks on IWO JIMA, CHICHI JIMA, and HAHA JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 15-16 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on PAGAN ISLANDS and IWO JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 23-24 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in bombardment of IWO JIMA on 4 July 1944 while USS BOSTON WAS A UNIT of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA during the period 6-20 July 1944, and subsequently in operations in support of the invasion of GUAM during the period 21-22 July 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 25-27 July 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 6-8 September 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on CELEBES ISLANDS and the operations in support of the landing on MOROTAI ISLANDS during the period 15-16 September 1944, While the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks LUZON during the period 21-22 September 1944 and the attacks on the VISAYAN GROUP (Philippine Islands) on 24 September 1944, while the USS Boston was a unit of task group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on NANSEI SHOTO ISLANDS on 10 October 1944, While USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1
Richard Hopkins Born in Bangor, ME, Richard "Hoppy" Hopkins was the son of the late Carleton L. and Marie (Jordan) Hopkins. He grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School. SMSgt Hopkins enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He was stationed on the USS Boston (CA-69), a heavy cruiser and the sixth ship in the navy to be named for Boston.
Upon discharge from the Navy, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for over 23 years of service, including the Vietnam War, retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was a WWII vet honoree of Operation Troop Support in Middleton, MA in 2016.
After his military service, he returned to his hometown of Bangor. He worked as Deputy Sheriff for the Penobscot County Sherriff’s Department alongside Otis LaBree. He held a position later as Chief of Operations with the Federal Protective Services in Boston. Lastly, he was a Branch Manager with the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) in Burlington, MA, retiring in 1994.
Hoppy enjoyed spending time at his camp in Bucksport, ME. He also was passionately devoted to his large family, many friends, comrades at the American Legion, Augustus P. Gardner Post 227 of Middleton, and he liked a good party!