Friday, August 29, 2014

"The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast": The USS Houston

From the Jan. 2012, Blue Bonnet, Vol. 70, Issue 69.

There now is a 14-foot long model of the USS Houston (CA-30) at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy.

"Alert!"  The 70th Anniversary of the USS Houston Sinking to be held in 2012.  Make plans to attend:

USS Houston (CA-30)
2012 Reunion
Feb 29-March 4, 2012
Hyatt Regency Downtown
Houston, Texas

From November 17, 2011.

The USS Houston model installation ceremony was attended by 80 persons, including survivors David C. Flynn, Howard Brooks and Bill Ingram.  Also, former crew member (but not on the ship when it was sunk) Rau Kester.

The model is built at 1/48th scale.

Survivor Robert Hanley spent 7-8 hours in the water before he was picked up by a Japanese patrol boat and has been married 66 years to his wife Eilleen.

--GreGen

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