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  • Looking for Bob James Posted on June 4, 2009 12:43 pm Name: Steve Smith
    Email: wondervalleyranch@gmail.com
    Location: 29 Palms, Ca

    Comments: I served on board from Dec. 1965 until Aug. 1969 in OR/CR Division. Have been looking for years for Bob James. He was thrown off the roof tops in Hong Kong. We sailed leaving him behind in the Hospital. He was eventually discharged and I presume he went back to his home in Rhode Island. Anyone with any information on locating him please e-mail me.

  • Northwest Posted on June 1, 2009 08:35 pm Name: Les Bretthauer
    Email: brettles46@yahoo.com

    Comments: I served onboard from 9/66 thru 9/68 in R Division. Our leader, WO Ray Johnson was something else but over the years I realized that I learned a lot from him. Turned 21 in Melbourne. Never forget that day. There were many of us from the Pacific Norhtwest in those days. Many from the Seattle area. If anyone knows my old bud, Donald Cook in Memphis, let him know about this site. R Division mates, please email me.
  • Hello Shipmates Posted on May 23, 2009 05:56 pm Name: Glenn Martin
    Email: gamco@swbell.net

    Comments: Would lke to hear from shipmates in FOX Div. aboard CAG-2 from Shake down 1956 to April 1958.

    Glenn ( Marty ) Martin
    Dallas, Texas
  • Charlie Whynott (1958-1962) Posted on May 23, 2009 08:55 am Name: Melanie Whynott Lovell
    Email: melanielovell@gmail.com
    Location: Gloucester, MA

    Comments: Charles A. ?Charlie? Whynott Jr., 70, husband of Rosemary (Clements) Whynott, of Gloucester, passed away at the Seacoast Nursing and Retirement Center on May 22, 2009.
    Charlie was born in Somerville, MA, on February 4, 1939, the son of Marie (Zarrella) Whynott of Gloucester and the late Charles Whynott Sr.
    He attended Gloucester High School.
    Even though Charlie graduated with the Class of 1958, he never forgot his many friends in the Class of 1957 and also attended their class reunions.
    He furthered his education at Northeastern University, obtaining his Associates and Bachelors degrees.
    Charlie was very proud to have served aboard the U.S.S. Canberra (CAG-2) while serving in the United States Navy from 1958 through 1962. Charlie always looked forward to the ship?s annual Navy reunions. As most of the reunion attendees can confirm, Charlie loved to dance and enjoyed leading Rosemary onto the dance floor as soon as the band started playing. He also loved dancing at weddings, Christmas parties, and any other event that involved music and a dance floor.
    Charlie was an avid history buff who enjoyed reading magazines about WWII and watching the History Channel. He also relaxed by watching black and white movies shown on Turner Classic Movies Channel.
    Charlie was a member of the Elks Gloucester Lodge #892.
    He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage; two daughters, Tracy Lee Wells, wife of Bruce, of Cottonwood Falls, KS, and Melanie Rose Lovell, wife of Scott, of Malden, MA; one son, Christopher Lee Whynott, husband of Courtney, of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Gail Scola, and her companion Peter Genova of Gloucester, MA; one brother, Robert Whynott, husband of Patricia, of Gloucester, MA; five grandchildren, Maci, Kristin, and Alissa Wells, of Cottonwood Falls, KS and Christian and Cameron Whynott of Mesa, AZ.
    Charlie?s graveside service and burial will be held at Dolliver Memorial Cemetery on Lincoln Street in West Gloucester on May 27, 2009. Family and friends are cordially invited to meet at Greely Funeral Home at 4:00pm for an immediate procession to the cemetery. The family extends to you a warm welcome to join them for dinner while celebrating Charlie?s life, immediately following the burial service. This will take place at the Tavern on the Harbor, 30 Western Avenue in Gloucester.
    Charlie and Rosemary adopted a retired greyhound, Raging Bull, in May 2003. Bull was one of Charlie?s best friends.
    In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Charlie?s name may be made to:
    Greyhound Adoption Service, 16 Jak-Len Drive, Salisbury, MA 01952.
    Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA.

  • INFO ON MY DAD Posted on May 22, 2009 11:47 am Name: Nancy Warren
    Email: rjwnewvew@verizon.net
    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known my Dad, Lawrence (Larry) Schrader. My mother told us he was on the USS Canberra during WWII, and they had been hit and had to come home just like sitting ducks. I think they returned to New York or Boston. Anybody know anything about this?? Please e-mail me and let me know. Thanks so much. It means a lot to me.
    Nancy
  • Agent Orange Info Posted on May 21, 2009 12:15 pm Name: Joseph Norton
    Email: jlmbnorton@att.net

    Comments: Looking for info for claim on agent orange and date of anchorage in DaNang
  • Shipmates Posted on May 20, 2009 01:49 pm Name: Sybil Fulk
    Email: foxsybil@yahoo.com
    Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Comments: I am searching for shipmates that may have served with my late husband during the years 1960-1965. His name was Ralph Joseph Fulk. I understand that as a result of my last post on here, some shipmates tried to e-mail me at the other e-mail address I have. It did not work so PLEASE e-mail me one more time. Ralph died in 2007 and I am trying to prove the Agent Orange exposure and the fact that he set foot on Vietnam soil, as he told me a couple of "on land" stories. Thanks SO much!
  • Looking for Bill Price Posted on May 20, 2009 10:52 am Name: Richard H. (Dick) Merklin
    Email: wapiti1@nque.com
    Location: North Platte, NE.

    Comments: I'm looking for Bill Price. He was on Canberra mid 1965 til 1967. Served with him on 2 WestPacs; off the coast of North and South Vietnam. He was the ship's primary Vietnamese interpreter. Prior to serving on Canberra, he and I had been stationed in South Vietnam (Saigon) July 1964 to July 1965. I need to find him to see if he remembers the 10 days of escape/evasion training we took together, prior to deploying to Saigon in July, 1964. I'm having problems with the V.A. on the medical problems I'm having with my hands caused by injuries received during this training. He's the only one I remember in the class of 78 that went thru this in June of 1964. Thanks for any help.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Posted on May 19, 2009 07:12 pm Name: Thomas Leamey
    Email: nynj1973@yahoo.com

    Comments: My father was on the Canberra. His name was Tom Leamey. He was from New York City. I know he was on during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I was always proud of him and his stories he told me when he was a kid. Made me join the Navy when I was 18. Well, if anyone remembers my dad feel free to email me. Thanks!
  • Looking for shipmates that served during 1962 cruise Posted on May 11, 2009 11:15 am Name: Jeffrey Frankowski
    Email: jeffrey.frankowski@navy.mil
    Location: Norfolk VA/Philadelphia PA

    Comments: Looking for follow shipmates that might have served with my uncle during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He just passed this weekend from cancer and I wanted to make a shadowbox for him.
    Joseph J. Frankowski (Philadelphia PA)
    "1962 Cruise"
  • Looking For Posted on April 21, 2009 09:40 am Name: Joseph Bevilacqua
    Email: routetoo@aol.com
    Location: Lodi, NJ

    Comments: Looking for SPINA. I think his first name was Frank. He worked at the worlds fair 1965, on the Sinclair ride. Thanks, have a good day. WELCOME HOME!!!
  • WW2 Canberra Posted on April 20, 2009 12:34 pm Name: Gordon Peck
    Email: gordonp62@yahoo.com
    Location: Boxboro, MA

    Comments: My father, Ralph Peck, Jr., served on the Canberra from its shakedown cruise through the torpedo attack during WW2. He was in the 5th division, and went to bootcamp in Sampson NY. He is currently doing ok -living in a nursing home in Massachusetts. God Bless all who served.
  • Searching CA-70 Posted on April 12, 2009 05:59 pm Name: Piscitelli
    Email: ckmom84@aol.com
    Location: salamanca, ny

    Comments: I am looking for any shipmates of my Dad's who served in WW2 aboard the Canberra. His name was Francis "Moon" Piscitelli.
  • Looking for anyone who served on Canberra in 1945 Posted on April 11, 2009 02:16 pm Name: David Zaccaria
    Email: captzack2007@yahoo.com

    Comments: Trying to track down any of my uncle's shipmates. Donald O'Gara from Bridgeport, Ct 1945
  • Formosa-1944 Posted on April 11, 2009 12:56 pm Name: Russell Burgess
    Email: rburgpse@optonline.net
    Location: new jersey

    Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my uncle, Ray Burgess, in 1944.
  • Looking for memories Posted on April 6, 2009 01:34 pm Name: Steve Hill
    Email: shill35@hotmail.com

    Comments: My dad, Donald Hill, served aboard the Canberra in the early 60's. He served as PC1/gunners assistant (I think). If anyone remembers him and can share any memories, please email me. I do still have a Canberra information packet with some photographs in it he sent my brothers and me. I was only 7 when he died, so I really don't know too much about him.
    Thanks,
    Steve Hill
  • Looking for Shipmates Posted on March 28, 2009 12:19 pm Name: Robert Cummer
    Email: tinacummer@yahoo.com

    Comments: I served from September 1956 - September 1960. We made several Med cruises. I was known as Shorty and served in the Ships Service. I would love to hear from anyone who served with me. The e-mail is my daughter's. She will give me any messages.
  • 66-67 NAM CRUISE Posted on March 24, 2009 07:10 pm Name: Wallace Ward
    Email: wmw_mobile@verizon.net
    Homepage: bluewaternavy.org
    Location: Manassas, VA

    Comments: Does anyone know the date we anchored in DaNang?
  • MEMORY HELP Posted on March 23, 2009 01:16 am Name: BEVERLY MEYER
    Email: bbmeyer@netllc.net
    Location: HOLSTEIN, IOWA

    Comments: HI - I HAD A NOTICE POSTED HERE IN NOV OR DECEMBER REGARDING MY HUSBAND, WILLIAM (BILL) MEYER FROM HOLSTEIN, IOWA. HE PASSED AWAY IN OCTOBER 2008. THANKFULLY AND WONDERFULLY I HAD TELEPHONE CALLS FROM SHIPMATES - I HAD ONE GENTLEMAN WHO REPLACED BILL AS A MESSENGER IN THE COMMUNICATIONS (OR DIV). I AM SO SORRY THAT I MISPLACED YOUR NUMBER AND NAME. PLEASE, PLEASE, CALL ME AGAIN. I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BILL DURING HIS NAVY TIME. I APOLOGIZE FOR BEGGING AGAIN, BUT IN ORDER TO HELP ME IN MY GRIEF, WOULD YOU CALL ME AGAIN. CELL # 712-369-1382 OR
    712-365-4898 AND ONE MORE NUMBER - 712-830-3281. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. I AM REMEMBERING YOUR TELLING ME ABOUT THE TRAINING BILL GAVE YOU AT SUBIK AND I AM SURE HE WAS A GOOD TEACHER. THANK YOU BEV MEYER 5185 210TH STREET, HOLSTEIN, IOWA 51025
  • Agent Orange Posted on March 16, 2009 11:57 pm Name: Sybil Fulk
    Email: rjfdist@earthlink.net

    Comments: When the USS Canberra was in Vietnam during the war, I have heard that the ship, at some point, was exposed to Agent Orange, and that is something I need to prove to receive benefits.
    Since my husband, Ralph J. Fulk, died on 4/17/07, I have been trying to find out this much needed information as well as finding anyone that served with him and anything they may remember about on shore unpleasant duties.
    Please get back to me. You are ALL heroes in my heart and I thank you for your service!
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