|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
|Eric Bollin's Photograph Collection|
Operation Sea Dragon & Yankee Station
April 6 to June 15, 1967
Yankee Station, here operating with the USS Hancock (CVA-19) and the
Fleet Oiler USS Passumpsic (AO-107)
Replenishment from Stores Ship, Oilers, Reefers, etc. kept us bust day
and night. The oiler above is the USS Kennebec (AO-36). The crates on
deck may have been the "mail" we were asked to take to the USS
with Task Force 77, the destroyer in the lower row is the USS Forrest B.
Royal (DD-872), a part of DesRon 16
partner on Operation Sea Dragon, the Australian HMAS Hobart (D-39) here
refueling from the USS Guadalupe (AO-32) as we pull away from the
rescue of 1LT Ronnie Randolph USAF whose F4C had been shot down over
North Vietnam on May 25th.
round of replenishments, this time with the USS Mars (AFS-1)
never ends, we spent many a long day and night on these operations
Beaman returns from the USS Sanctuary (AH-17) after successful surgery,
Sumner Side Boys looking sharp!
Operations brought us mail, spare parts and ammunition, they ferried
personnel including our rescued pilot and CS1 O'Donnell suffering from a
kidney stone. We even refueled one of the birds as it flew next to us
|What made it all work - The Crew|
Jan TenHoeve Front
L-R: Jack Rihlman, Maurice Warren & Ken Musgraves
||Front Row: Larry Allen, Ron Gray & Doug Harvey||Roger Travis|
||Earl Taylor & Nathan T. Steen||Carl Pease|
||Don Klaben||Kelly Brown (before)||Kelly Brown (after)|
|David Smith||Jim Mullaney||Harry Casey||?,?,?,?,?
Closest: Frank DiBello
||Eric Bollin||?,?||Billie Wheeler & Jim Beasley|
||Harry Casey||Kelly Brown (one more time)||
||Harvey Brinkley||Maurice Warren||
|Steve Bishop||David Smith||Harry Casey||Arthur L. Clarks|
Many thanks to Maurice Warren for help with who is who. If you know who any the unidentified are, please let me know.