QM2 Richard Bowman 1948-50 - Page 1

Richard A. Bowman (March 1948-October 1952)
USS Mansfield (DD-728) 1948-1950
USS Tortuga (LSD-26) 1950-1952 QM2

Mansfield's Operation Division - San Diego, CA - November 1948

Front Row (L to R): H.E. Rutherford QM2, Ray Richers RM3, Harwell ET2, A.B. Guetereze YN3, D.U. Dyer QM2, J.P. Murray RDSA, J.E. Brewer QMSA, Morris Crabb RD3, Monte Martinez RDSA, Frank Wassom LTjg Division Officer.
Second Row (L to R): R.V. Reif SO3, C.R. Harmon RMSN, B.J. Harmon RD3, Jack Coe QM3 (kneeling), John Mikus QM3, Myers RMSN, Bauchman RDSN, Addington RDSA, Bryant YNSA, T.W. Roy ET3, E.E. Hanson QMSN.
Third Row (L to R): Dale Collins RMSN, Bergner TE3, R.L. Bazinet QMSN, Bowers RMSN, E.J. Brown ET3, R.A. Bowman QMSN, R.C. Vigenault SOSN, J.P. Blythe RDSN, Paul Reese QMSA

Taken entering San Diego Harbor December 1947 on her return from the Fareast and China

Mansfield passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA on her return from Alaskan training maneuvers.
The First Task Fleet was comprised of more than fifty ships. (November 1948)

Taken enroute Guan from Johnson Island - circa summer 1950 The Torpedo Deck of the Mansfield:
(L to R):
(1) Don Taylor RM3, (2) Dan Villenga RM3, (3) Cliff Stevenson RMSN, (4) Vic Roy ET3, (5) Eddie Engelskirch RMSN, (6) Dale Collins RMSN, (7) "Fats" Perkins RMSA, (8) Leonard Macy ET3, (9) Earl Pugh SOSN.

QM's 1949 (L to R): James Bishop QM2, Earl Shedd QMSN, Andy Jayich BMSN and Jack Rhoten QMSN (Rhoten retired from the navy as a Chief QM)

Mansfield's 5" Main Battery Fire Control L to R: C. Warner GMSN, Charles Clark FC3 and gunnery officer LTjg Hugh Reynolds. (Clark retired from the navy as Chief FC)

The 37-knot wake of the Mansfield on ther speed run from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA in the summer of 1948. Time 15 hours. (Flank speed and all cooks on the fan tail with egg beaters!)

William "Moon" Maulin GM3 (1949) Maulin retired from the navy as a Lt.Cdr. A "mustang" that went up through the ranks.

L to R: Jack Coe QM3, John Lees TM2 and Ens. Peter Johnson (1948)
TORTUGA - Bowman on the light.
Bowman '93
Bowman on the light again. 45 years later aboard the USS Paul Foster (DD-964), Long Beach Naval Station, Long Beach, CA 30 September 1993

Desron9 Patch

Front and back side photos of military scrip which was issued to us during the 1950s Asian Occupation and Korean War era. Whenever, we left the continental limits of the U.S. all American currency was confiscated and we were issued scrip.

During this period of time, the government did not want U.S. currency being used during the occupation of Japan, etc., as it could be used for black-market activities. However, the Japanese would use the scrip for the same purposes too. But, the government had the option of reissuing the stuff and they were somewhat leery of trading with it. I have other issues of the scrip. Whenever, they would reissue it, it would always look different.


1993 Reunion
Manfield Reunion - Long Beach, CA 1993
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