THE
ROYAL WORKS

Silhouette of USS Lexington.

U. S. S.
LEXINGTON

Royal Works cover.


Image of USS Lexington.

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THE ROYAL WORKS

A SOUVENIR OF THE NEPTUNE PARTY
HELD
20 MAY, 1936
IN THE
UNITED STATES SHIP LEXINGTON

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Captain Aubrey W. Fitch, U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer
Commander Ralph Wood, U. S. Navy, Executive Officer

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Edited by
Commander M.S. Brown, U. S. Navy

Material assembled by
T. E. Valle, Y1c, U. S. Navy

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Image of a crossing the line certificate: Domain of Neptune Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, for the USS Lexington.

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Preface

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The ancient Romans had a god called Neptune. Poseidon, he was, to the Greeks. As Saturn's son, in Roman mythology, Jupiter and Pluto were his brothers. The sea was his domain. Ancient art shows him - sometimes with a trident in his right hand, a dolphin in his left, and with one of his feet resting on part of a ship - sometimes in a chariot drawn by sea-horses, with a triton on each side.

Pagan mariners prayed to the god of the sea. They feared the storms he raised and sought by sacrifice and offering to appease his wrath. For centuries the natural terrors of the ocean - boisterous winds and mountainous waves - were less appalling than the creatures of the seafarers imaginations the sirens, the monstrous sea-serpents, and all the other minions of the deep. So real were these frightful figments of the mind to the superstitious sailors that civilization blundered slowly across the long generations of the Dark Ages before there came souls hardy enough to venture into the wide expanses of open oceans.

But, ultimately there came a day when the Renaissance brought light and sanity and daring. Then the New World was discovered by Columbus whose sailors even in that late day were always on the brink of mutiny because of their superstitious fears.

Suddenly the oceans were dotted with sails. The spirit of adventure gripped a world strangely awakened. Trade routes developed. Commerce, science, and invention swept on like a flood. The new and modern world came into being.

Yet the greater portions of all this swift progress like the lion's share of all history of the human race, took place in the northern hemisphere. In its lands civilization has been cradled, nutured, and brought to maturity. In its waters have been traced the web of international commerce.

Below the equatorial belt remained the waters of mystery where ships sailed close to land and where lack of acquaintance left place for the colorful play of superstition and fear.

In some manner, perhaps, it came about that to Neptune was left the watery realm of southern climes. Divested of his genuine deity, he has been retained for the playful moments of more enlightened mariners in these days. When the first Neptune Party (in the modern sense) was held we have no way of knowing. But in the years that passed the boisterous ritual connected with "crossing the line" has been elaborated and considerably standardized. The tradition is by now firmly established. No ship however urgent its errand or how dignified its mission, is immune from a visit from Neptunus Rex and his Royal Court when it crosses the equator.

As social lights pride themselves on memberships in exclusive clubs and organizations, as members of fraternal orders display the badges that indicate the degrees they have taken, so sailors take pride in membership in that great club of "Shellbacks" and proudly unroll for exhibition the certificates which testify that they have been translated from lowly "Polly wogs" through the magic of the "Royal Works".

Needless to say, the ritual of the occasion is riotous, rough and robust. After one has been initiated by a party of rugged and muscular Shellbacks into the solemn mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep, he knows he has been somewhere and has seen something. He is ready, then, and eager to communicate these excruciating secrets to any others who, on similiar occasions, may share with him the decks of any ship that cruises the portals of King Neptune's realm.

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Illustration titled 'A Pollywog's Nightmare,' showing some of the rituals in the ceremony.

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THE CRUISE

Image from above of the USS Lexington.

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THE CRUISE
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·       THE CRUISE       ·

ADIEU

This was to be no ordinary cruise, but how unusual we knew not. There was the usual last minute fueling and provisioning at Long Beach, the last liberty in Los Angeles, tender farewells along the Pike, handkerchiefs waving on the dock as the last boats shoved off - for were we not going off to the big war? And to what else?

UP ANCHOR

And at North Island, The Squadrons feverishly collecting all possible junk - colloquially known as spares - in order to clutter up all available space in the ship, and more beside. Checking planes, checking pilots - and then almost before we knew it, the hook was up, the planes were aboard, and we were off - for six weeks at sea, with a brief interlude at Panama.

WAR

The war passed off pleasantly - not very exciting for the Lex, except when we got close enough to do our regular stunt of sinking the Sara twice or three times a day. At least so all the fliers say and as they were the only witnesses we must believe them.

PANAMA

Panama welcomed us with the usual outstretched itching palm - and collected as per

 

schedule. The Hindus and Chinks were on the job and sold us the regular silks, leathers and precious stones at Navy prices. Mame Kelly came in for her share. And was that Atlas beer good?

ORDERED ACROSS

Then came the big news. The CinC decided to make real sailormen of us - sure enough. He signalled the Fleet that he proposed to take us across the Line on May 20. Joy for the Shellbacks - woe and trembling for the Pollywogs!

PREPARATIONS

But hasty preparations must be made. With no previous warning, the Lex was caught empty handed. No costumes, no certificates - nothing but a handful of ready and willing Shellbacks. A committee was hastily formed, materials bought and uniforms improvised - and very handsome ones they were, too.

THEN THE FUN

Came the day - and the Big Show was on. The accounts of that joyous festivity is chronicled in the following pages.

Then northward bound again. A day or two in Panama - and up anchor for Home.

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The Record of King Neptune's visit to the


" U. S. S. LEXINGTON

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Preliminaries

One week prior to crossing the equator, word was received from the Senior Shellback of the Fleet (CinC, US) that he was going to take the whole fleet across the equator. This word was received most joyously by the Shellbacks of the LEXINGTON. Panama was forgotten, scuttlebutt traveled rapidly, while the ship lay at anchor in Panama, C. Z., the Shellbacks received their first communication from the coral palace "down under":

INCOMING Z NIKM V AR WARM VERY WARM Gr. 22

From: NEPTUNUS REX RULER OF THE RAGING MAIN.

To: SHELLBACKS USS LEXINGTON

1015 WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY UNDERSEA OSCILLATOR THAT THE GOOD SHIP LEXINGTON IS DUE TO ENTER MY DOMAIN SOMETIME DURING THE MONTH OF MAY PERIOD THROUGH MY STATE DEPARTMENT I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF THE CREW ARE POLLYWOGS PERIOD TO YOU MY LOYAL SHELLBACKS CONVEY TO ALL THESE LANDLUBBERS TO BE PREPARED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE ROYAL COURT OF JUDGMENT DAY 1600

The Shellbacks were quick on the trigger. That very day a dispatch was sent to the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts - a dispatch with an ominous import:

From: Shellbacks U.S.S. LEXINGTON.

To: Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

1015 REQUEST THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES TO BE ABOARD PRIOR TO SHIP LEAVING PANAMA PERIOD 200 BBLS [barrels] CASTOR OIL 600 LBS ALOES 400 OLD SAFETY RAZOR BLADES 600 GROSS SANDPAPER 400 THOUSAND FATHOMS TOILET TISSUE 500 FEET TWO INCH LEAD PIPE 40 PAIRS BRASS KNUCKLES 2 BBLS QUININE 2 BBLS CAPSICUM 2200

KING NEPTUNE SENDS WARNING

Underway for the equator, quiet reigned for a time - the kind of quiet an active volcano subsides into between eruptions. King Neptune bestirred himself. On board ship was issued an order he had transmitted:

Refer:

to file: PRIDE OF THE PROUDEST OF FLEETS EXTRAORDINARY THE UNITED STATES SHIP LEXINGTON QUEEN OF THE SEAS FINEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER AFLOAT

VERY SPECIAL ORDER.

From: Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the RAGING MAIN.

To. Foretopmast, Official Representative of Neptunus Rex on board the U.S.S. LEXINGTON.

SUBJECT: Very special warning.

1. At the time the Steamship NANCY LEE turned turtle last night, many of our trusted police were lost, and many were more or less injured, and all the regulation uniforms carried by them were lost; therefore, it will be necessary to designate many of my loyal subjects on board the good ship LEXINGTON to act in their stead, and you are authorized to make the selections from among the most faithful of those who belong to the ROYAL REALM. In making these appointments you will consider their qualifications as to severity, alertness, seadoggedness, their knowledge as to the interior plans of the ship and their ability to follow the trail of any landlubbers or sea lawyers to their hiding places should they endeavor to escape the initiation prescribed by me. You will report to me in secret code the names of the subjects selected. Also report positions assigned and the proficiency of each in order that I may forward their commissions at once. You will see that the regulation uniforms are made up at once, and you will carry out all of the regulations referred to in paragraph xxii, article xixixi of page 2489. Operators of all outlying stations inside the domain are instructed to alter their receiving zones in order that all messages transmitted from the Royal Palace may be received and repeated instantly to avoid any errors in wording or construction and that such messages may arrive at their destination with all possible speed. It is widely rumored throughout the Realm that among the cargo of Sand-crabs aboard the LEXINGTON are a few small

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Image of King Neptune with trident.

KING NEPTUNE


decoctions of flesh and blood and bone that are spreading radical propaganda and opposing the progress of and defaming the titles of His Majesty's loyal subjects. Be it known that every aquatic soul within our entire maritime domain is nursing an individual wish to be aboard and at these vile offenders and that vengeance shall be swift and sure. Leniency in no form whatsoever will be meted out to these bolsheviks of the deep.

2. The present Motto of the Loyal Subjects is as follows: "KILL OR CURE; AND SELDOM CURE."

Signed NEPTUNUS REX

  Next came
ROYAL EMPHATIC AND AUTHENTIC REPRIMAND NO. 1556832182.

1. "'Twas a harsh sound to the Royal ears when report was received in the throne room yesterday that the rebellion on the LEXINGTON had grown to greater proportions. One of the heretofore meek pollywogs (reported to be a slightly overweight Aerographer) was heard to say "Bunk" and "Nertz"; this is evidence that, in spite of all precautions and warnings, some of the uninitiated fail to see the handwriting on the wall (or bulkhead).

2. Before taking action on R. E. & A. N. No. 1556832182, the Royal Estimator will provide himself with one Royal Estimator's Instrument, Mark 813, and estimate the situation from all angles.

3. If said survey shows that said rebellion is as bad as reported, then woe to the members thereof. Those who are now exalted leaders of this rebellion shall bow in disgrace on the fatal day.

4. The hearing of the Royal Branding Irons (hitherto a mere warming process) will be performed in extent on the LEXINGTON. The first heat will commence at once, in order to provide a temperature of 8120 R.N.S. (Royal Neptune Scale) on the appointed day.

5. Testing of the Royal Guillotine should proceed forthwith. Royal Barbers are to sharpen their razors immediately. Royal Bears should be furnished complete outfits of torture instruments. The Royal Surgeon and the Royal Undertaker should be prepared to handle 100% casualties.

6. Royal sympathy, amnesty, pardon and parole are hereby declared abolished in the case of the LEXINGTON, because of this un-heard-of-and unspeakable rebellion.

7. Sic Semper Pollywogs! The Royal wrath is upon you!

Signed in anger,          
NEPTUNUS REX.

Spurred by these evidences of Royal wrath and stung by the attitude and actions of the ship's pollywogs, who seemed not to hold them sufficiently in awe - in fact, who scorned and pooh-pooh-ed in season and out, the Shellbacks crashed down with an expose and warning of their own invention.

NOTICE   NOTICE   NOTICE

The following remarks of certain members of the rebellious clan of Pollywogs were reported

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PRELIMINARIES
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by trusty Shellbacks as having been overheard recently: -

C & R Division - Chief Carpenter's Mate:

"To hell with the shellbacks." 1st Division - Seaman First Class:

"I think that this is all the bunk." B Division - Fireman First Class:

"They can't get me. I'll be on watch. Or, if I'm not on watch, I know a good place to hide." 5th Division - Private:

"The original King Neptune was a Marine; so they always let the Marines get by easy." S Division - Storekeeper Third Class:

"They won't hurt me; if they do I will send all shellbacks' pay accounts to China." K Division - Yeoman First Class:

"If they hurt me I will get them later." V-3 Division - Aviation Chief Metalsmith:

"Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, 'Ma' Ferguson and Aimee Semple McPherson were not Shellbacks; and they were proud of it." Each of the above remarks, with the name of the offender, has been referred to King Neptune and to the Royal Prosecutor for assignment of adequate punishment on the appointed day.

The Mighty Ruler of the Raging Main "sees all - knows all." Thy secret thoughts are as a mimeographed sheet to his periscopic eye.

The day of reckoning is at hand. Are you one of the doomed?

THE SHELLBACKS.

Then came action by the Pollywogs -

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

UNITED WE STAND?, DIVIDED WE FALL

From: Chief Pollywog. To: Lowly Pollywogs. Subject Shellbacks - actions of.

1. It has been noticed that a small per cent of the Kingdom of Neptune has been threatening our ship and us Pollywogs.

2. Is this condition to continue? As Chief Pollywog, backed by the Secret Six, I say, Nay, Nay, a thousand times Nay. Think of our large organization, with EIGHT to 1 power.

3. All Pollywogs are urged to show their patriotism to our Regal land by standing for their rights.

I. M. A. POLLYWOG.


Stand by for the next bulletin.
  BEWARE, YOU SHELLBACKS, BEWARE.

SECRET SIX.

and still some more

HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE

Be it known to all ye lordly and mighty Shellbacks that the proverbial lowly and insignificant worm (Pollywog to you) is about to turn.

Such overbearing and malicious threats are more than even the most humble of Pollywogs can bear.

Be it known that at midnight the LEXINGTON shall quake with the wrath of 1,521 loyal and rebellious Pollywogs, sons of Pollywogs and sons' sons of Pollywogs. The Queen had best gather her skirts above the ankles and scram to the triple bottoms. The Princess should hide lest the shadow of the guillotine fall on her. A desolate Air Office is no safe place for a Royal Scribe and the Admiral need make tracks for a shadowy corner of Neptune's fartherest domain.

Yea, a Pollywog's finger points to the day of reckoning for all boasting and overbearing Shellbacks.

All Pollywogs assume "Condition 15" and stand in readiness for meeting to organize; time of assembly will be announced via "Pollywog Grapevine" at a later hour.

Signed A LOYAL ROYAL POLLYWOG.

then came a warning
Royal File No. '-$-"().:

WARNING

Shellback Headquarters,
Ten Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

A word was received by our undersea min-o-scope of the Pollywogs banding to undermine the structure of HIS MAJESTY of the DEEP. Serious rumblings and frumblings have been recorded, and to some extent the timid are beginning to doubt the reign of HIS MAJESTY of the DEEP.

Insults were passed against the QUEEN; and some even doubt the legitimacy of the ROYAL BABIES. O, ye Pollywogs, on the day of reckoning your eyes will open and your knees shall fail you. Our Vigilance is ever Wakeful, our Vengeance just and sure.

/s/ Secretary, to HIS MAJESTY.

and so on

THE SITUATION AT COURT

Sparks flew from between the marlin spike teeth of our Royal Sovereign, Neptunus Rex, when he learned that the Pollywogs, now af-

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QUEEN OF THE SEAS

U. S. S. LEXINGTON

IN FULL DRESS

Image of USS Lexington with flags strung.

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Scrapbook page with images: Davy Jones Lookout, Royal Navigator, Rear Admiral, 'Pop-eyes' the Binocular Man, and Looking Aft.

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flicted with Pollywogitis, are actually rebelling. It is gravely feared that the leaders, one Aviation Chief Machinist's Mate, in particular, will be consigned to the Royal Brig and fed only the ears of long deceased fish until they are brought before the Royal Judge for sentence. His   Imperial Highness is quoted as saying "The ears of the communistic Pollywogs' leaders shall be shortened and shaved in order that their appearances shall not resemble the animal on whose planet their intelligences places them."

/s/ John (Peg Leg) Silvers.

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Business began to take an official character on the 19th of May, when the following order was promulgated over the Commanding Officer's signature.

PRIDE OF THE PROUDEST OF FLEETS
THE UNITED STATES SHIP LEXINGTON
QUEEN OF THE SEAS
FINEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER AFLOAT

19 May, 1936.

VERY SPECIAL ORDER:

From: Commanding Officer,
United States Ship LEXINGTON.
To: All Officers and Men under my command.
Subject: The boarding of this vessel by the Royal Scribe, Davy Jones, and the reception of His Imperial Majesty, Neptunus Rex.
Reference: (a) The Traditions of the Seven Seas.

1. Word has been received both by radio and transceiver that about 1900 on 19 May, 1936, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Imperial Majesty, Neptunus Rex, His Honor, Royal Scribe Davy Jones, will board this vessel.

2. At the specified time, all hands shall maintain a sharp lookout and shall report to me any evidence of the approach of His Honor Davy Jones.

3. At dark, bridge searchlights shall be played forward, especially on the Hawse pipes.

4. All formalities shall be observed and every effort shall be made to please and placate His Majesty's Closest Friend, Advisor and High Counsellor, the Royal Scribe Davy Jones.

5. Following the visit of the Royal Scribe, it is expected that His Imperial Majesty, Neptunus Rex, Emperor of the Deep, will board this vessel at about 0830, 20 May, 1936.

6. His Majesty will be received at the Port Gun Gallery. Full and most High and Royal Honors will be rendered by the Marine Guard and the Royal Band on this occasion. The Royal Escutcheon and Banner will be broken at once.

  7. On arrival, His Majesty will assume charge of this vessel. All persons shall strictly execute his command under pain of his displeasure.

8. In honor of His Majesty and Royal Entourage, 20 May, 1936, is hereby declared a holiday.

9. On the above date all Shellbacks shall be relieved of Watch and Duty.

10. All initiates shall be warned to have their names checked off by the Royal Scribes.

11. As a Special Warning it is desired to point out that it is particularly dangerous to landlubbers to Flirt with the Royal Princess, or worse still, with the Queen. The Royal Babies must not be teased.

/s/ AUBREY W. FITCH,
Captain, U. S. Navy,
Commanding Officer.

Then a message came from CinC U.S.

From: Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet.
To: The United States Fleet in Company.

0019 THE SENIOR SHELL BACK OF THE UNITED STATES FLEET THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF HAS REPORTED TO HIS IMPERIAL HIGHNESS NEPTUNUS REX THE HIGH RULER OF ALL THE SEAS THAT HE IS APPROACHING THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ROYAL DOMAIN WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF POLLYWOGS AND TADPOLES EVER TO BE BROUGHT AT A SINGLE TIME TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIS HIGHNESS AND TO SEEK ADMISSION INTO THE LOYAL ORDER OF SHELLBACKS PARAGRAPH THERE HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED BY SEAWEED COMMUNICATIONS IN KELP CODE INFORMATION THAT DAVY JONES PEG LEG AND THE ROYAL SCRIBE ARE BEING DISPATCHED BY HIS GRACIOUS HIGHNESS NEPTUNUS REX VIA SEA HORSE SQUADRONS TO BOARD EACH VESSEL AND TO SERVE NOTICE ON ALL SLIMY FISH TO BE PREPARED AT 0830 TOMORROW WEDNESDAY TO APPEAR BEFORE THE ROYAL COURT READY TO FORSWEAR THEIR UNCERTAIN STANDING AS AMATEUR SAILORS AND PREPARED TO

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Scrapbook page with images from ceremony: Yoo, ho, ho...Pirates? Hoist the Jolly Roger (sailors dressed as pirates), and Punishement for Petty crimes (sailor in stocks).

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ACHIEVE THE AUGUST AND GLORIOUS STATUS AS A LOYAL MEMBER IN THE ORDER OF SHELLBACKS PERIOD FOR FIVE MINUTES FROM 1900 TO 1905 TODAY TUESDAY ALL SHIPS WILL STOP ON SIGNAL TO RECEIVE ON BOARD DAVY JONES PERIOD ROCKETS WILL BE FIRED AND SEARCHLIGHTS USED TO ILLUMINATE HAWSE PIPES PERIOD ALL LOYAL SHELLBACKS NOW ON BOARD ARE ENJOINED TO BE PREPARED TO RENDER FULL ASSISTANCE TO THE ROYAL COURT WHEN IT BOARDS THEIR VESSEL TOMORROW TO INSURE THAT EACH POLLYWOG IS FULLY AND THOROUGHLY CONVERTED INTO A WORTHY SHELLBACK 1230.

Following message from Davy Jones' Locker: THE ROYAL COURT NOTES WITH GRAVEST CONCERN THAT YOUR HUGE FLEET APPROACHES OUR IMPERIAL HEADQUARTERS IN AN INEXCUSABLE CONDITION OF FILTH AND SLIME STOP NEVER BEFORE IN ALL ETERNITY HAS SUCH A PUTRID COMBINATION OF SCUMMY POLLYWOGS DARED TO POLLUTE OUR NOBLE WATERS AND NEVER BEFORE HAS THE ROYAL ATMOSPHERE BEEN CONTAMINATED WITH SUCH A LOUSY CONGLOMERATION OF LANDLUBBERISH AND SLIMY SNAILS THEREBY INCURRING OUR HIGHEST DISGUST AND DISPLEASURE STOP WOE UNTO YE ALL BEWARE

SIGNED NEPTUNUS REX          

LOOKOUTS SET In anticipation of the arrival of Davy Jones, and in order not to be caught unprepared by the old sea-dog, precautions were taken on the afternoon of May 19th. Lookouts were posted on Turrets One and Three, in accordance with instructions in the following orders:

U. S. S. LEXINGTON
QUEEN OF THE SEAS

    At sea,
19 May, 1936.
From: The Royal Director of Lookouts.
To: Pollywogs, 4th Class.
Subject: Lookout duties.

1. The LEXINGTON goes into Condition XXX at 1300, 19 May, 1936; a lookout watch will be set at that time on the top of No. 1 and No. 3 Turrets. Lookouts are assigned as below:

Turret No. 1

1300-1400 Ensign Johnson
1400-1500 Ensign Norris
1500-1600 Ensign Latham
1600-1700 Ensign Seymour

  1700-1800 Ensign Merrick & Ensign Fuller
1800-1900 Ensign Coxe

Uniform for these watches are as follows: Blue Service with wing collars, Blue Cap Covers, Gray Gloves, Coca-Cola bottles.

2. Ensign Shook shall be Chief Davy Jones Lookout and he will be responsible for proper standing of these watches. He will make hourly inspections and in the event the relieving officer does not report Ensign Shook will see that proper relief is made even if he has to make the relief himself. Ensign Shook will see that this Watch bill does not interfere with other watches and in the event of such conflict will confer with Royal Director Lookouts.

3. Watches will be stood on No. 3 Turret as follows:

1300-1400 McConnell C. Aerog. V-2
1400-1500 Bartlett ACMM VF-5
1500-1600 Kraft CY K
1600-1700 Loftin ACMM VF-2
1700-1800 Brown ACMM VF-2 - Lewis, CEM
1800-1900 Baumeister ACMM V-3

Uniform for Chief Petty Officers will be: Service Blue Baker with leggings and Coca Cola bottles.

3. McFarland, D. A., ACMM, will see that reliefs are posted and in the event a relief does not appear he shall be the relieving chief.

/s/ R. E. STANLEY,          
Royal Director Lookouts.

From: The Royal Director of Lookouts.
To: C.W.O. & W.O. Pollywogs 4th Class.
Subject: Lookout duties.

1. The LEXINGTON goes into Condition XXX at 1300, 19 May, 1936. A lookout watch will be set at that time on the Hangar Deck. Lookouts are assigned as follows:

Hangar Deck Spaces

1300-1400 Ch. Carp. Whittier
1400-1500 Ch. Pay Clerk Sadd
1500-1600 Mach. McLean
1600-1700 Ch. Rdo. Elec. Weigand
1700-1800 Elec. Hathaway
1800-1900 Ch. Gun. Blossei

2. Uniform for this watch is White Trousers, Frock Coat, Sword and Gloves, White Hat, no Collars.

3. Chief Carpenter Whittier shall be the Chief Hangar Deck lookout and will be responsible for the proper standing of these watches. He will make inspections of the Hangar at 1400, 1500, 1600 and 1700 and in the event the relieving officer does not report he will see that

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a relief is furnished even if he has to stand the watch himself. Lookouts shall, upon the arrival of Davy Jones, through any of the Hangar entrances, report such facts to the Royal Director of Lookouts.

/s/ R. O. Deitzer,      
Royal Director of Lookouts.

Illustration: 'Davy Jones Leaves His Locker,' Davy Jones opening his locker door with octopus near.

DAVY JONES ARRIVES

All during Wednesday, 20 May, the ship was a scene of much activity. Small parties of Shellbacks were working on numerous instruments of torture. Here and there throughout the ship during the day there were brushes between Pollywogs and Shellbacks. Lieutenants (jg) Southwick and Lytle, to whom many of the rebellious Pollywogs looked for leadership, ran

  amuck and were promptly thrown in the brig. There they were visited by the Royal Chaplain, who offered them consolation and advice.

By 1830 everything was in readiness, and while the lookouts still searched the horizon for signs of Davy Jones, all hands were summoned to the Flight Deck to await the arrival of His Majesty's messenger.

At 1900 there came a hail from the starboard gun gallery, which then moved up to the flight deck.

Voice from the deep: Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy! Ship Ahoy!

Officer-of-the-Deck: Ahoy, there!

Voice: What ship is this?

O.O.D.: The United States Ship LEXINGTON.

Voice: Whence come you; and whither bound?

O.O.D.: From Long Beach, California; bound for war maneuvers off the lower coast of South America. Who are you?

Voice: Davy Jones, Emissary of His Majesty, Neptunus Rex; and Staff. I have important messages to deliver.

O.O.D.: Aye, Aye! We are expecting you.

Then out of the shadows came Davy Jones, followed by his attendants, among whom were the Royal Admiral, the Royal Navigator, the Royal Scribe, John (Peg Leg) Silvers, and others. The famous Blackfish which carries Davy Jones about the seven seas on his numerous and important errands, took a blow alongside while Davy proceeded up the flight deck to meet the Captain and deliver his messages.

When he arrived at the forward elevator, he stopped and came to the Royal Salute while the Royal Band, rendered the appropriate honors - four ruffles followed by "Nancy Lee."

The Rostrum and chairs were in the meanwhile being placed on the elevator.

The Captain then came forward and was greeted by Davy Jones. With a full deep voice the old salt of the Royal Domain made the following speech:

"Captain Fitch, officers and crew of the good ship LEXINGTON, I come as the royal herald of His Majesty, Neptunus Rex, Exalted Ruler of the Raging Main, King of all creatures in and upon the Seven Seas, and August Judge of all men who go to sea in ships. His Majesty sends greetings. He has commissioned me to announce that it will be his pleasure to visit your ship tomorrow, and to hold here his Royal Court.

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"By your leave, Sir, I shall read aloud to you and the officers and men of the ship this message which His Majesty has directed that I give into your hand."

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ROYAL PALACE
 
REALM OF THE RAGING MAIN

Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, and King of all creatures in and on the Deeps of the Seven Seas, to Captain Aubrey W. Fitch, United States Navy, Commanding Officer of the United States Ship LEXINGTON, and to all officers and men serving therein.

Greetings, and welcome to the Royal Realm under our command.

We are much displeased, because you have long delayed since you were commissioned in the haven of Pollywogs called Fall River, Mass., before coming to pay your respects and complete your qualifications as men of the sea; we shall condescend, on the morrow, to visit you and hold our Royal Court on your decks.

In confirmation of messages already sent to certain of my loyal subjects among your crew, this greeting and message is conveyed by the hand of our Royal Representative, the Honorable Davy Jones, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Realm of the Raging Main.

Unless your hearts grow faint and fail you, according to information which we have received, you will enter our domain at 0830 tomorrow. At that time we shall board you, and you are directed to hold yourselves in readiness for a rigid inspection by ourselves and Royal Court and to give your ship into our charge and keeping until we have set all things in order for your passage through the waters of our domain.

It is a source of grief to our royal person that loyal and faithful Shellbacks among you are so much outnumbered by scurvy landlubbers, beach-combers and pollywogs; and that a ship so closely rivaling the face and speed of the brazen-hoofed and golden-maned sea-horses which draw our royal chariot should have been entrusted to the inexperienced and inexpert hands of so many Receiving Ship sailors and

  officers and deck-hands of landlocked men-of-war. By the three-tined trident which is the emblem of our Regal Authority, Captain Fitch, your Executive Officer and your Heads of Departments and your other officers and men shall be loyal subjects of our realm and fitter men to handle your ship before another sun has set

Her Majesty, Queen Aphrodite, Our Consort, and the Heirs Apparent, The Royal Twins, with sundry noble persons and retainers and mermaids of the Court will accompany us upon our visitation. You will make suitable provisions for their comfort and entertainment.

We have given into the hand of our Emissary, the Honorable Davy Jones, subpoenas which you will deliver to the Pollywogs among your officers and men. Charges preferred against them therein, and the specifications thereunder, they will be called upon to answer on the morrow. Fair trial will be given to all, in accordance with the immemorial custom of our Realm; and swift and impartial punishment meted out to all whose defense does not disprove their guilt.

In order that incipient riots, which reports declare are brewing, may not break into full and open revolt, you will permit our Emissary this night to hold court and to place under arrest and lock up for safekeeping a number of the most dangerous characters in your ship's company. Davy Jones will advise you of the identity of these persons.

Done under our hand and seal this nineteenth day of May, 1936.

/s/ NEPTUNUS REX.

A jury was hastily picked from among the Shellbacks and the Trial Court met on the Hangar Deck. A record attendance packed the hall of justice to the doors. One by one the principal offenders were brought to trial and charged by the Royal Prosecutors. Despite the able arguments of Defense counsel not one acquittal resulted. The Royal Judges were prompt to render judgment, sentence being passed for execution on the morrow. Sentences ranging from fines to imprisonment, with, of course, the Royal Works as accessories.

Only one offender proved recalcitrant and had to be subdued by the Royal Police. All offenders were accorded the right to appeal in person to His Majesty next day.

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Scrapbook page with images of ceremony: The Big Day may 20, 'Bear Meat' that all enjoyed? and Guillotine in full operation.

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THE BIG DAY
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THE BIG DAY

KING NEPTUNE TAKES OVER LEXINGTON
ROYAL VISITOR AWARDED FULL HONORS

The morning of Wednesday, May 20, 1936, was made memorable in the history of this ship by the first visit aboard of His Royal Majesty, Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main. His Majesty accompanied by his Royal Consort,

Picture of sailors dressed as the King and Queen.

Queen Aphrodite, The Princess Royal and the Royal Twin Babies, together with his full court and attendants boarded the LEXINGTON promptly at 0830 in Latitude 0° 00 Longitude 81Deg; 15' 30"W. They were met by the Captain and accorded the Royal Salute of three guns and military honors, while the Pollywogs assembled at quarters gazed upon the scene in awestruck wonder.

  The King addressed the Captain and ship's company as follows:

"Captain Fitch, Commander Wood, officers and men of the U.S.S. LEXINGTON - greetings, Welcome to the waves and deeps of the watery domain which, from time immemorial, has been under our imperial but benevolent rule.

"From afar we have watched the approach of your gigantic aircraft carrier, and it has been our pleasure to come in our royal shallop to meet you at this gateway to our realm.

"You fly the flag of a great and noble nation and we owe allegiance to the principles for which it stands. But here and now we detain you for a day in order that all on board may swear fealty to our Royal Person, too. This will in no wise conflict with your loyalty to the nation of the Stars and Stripes. But it is our Royal Command, on pain of our Royal Displeasure and Vengeance, that none enter our Kingdom as strangers.

"Reports have reached our Royal Ears, in our palace beneath the sea, that there are many on board this ship who still deserve no other name than the disgraceful one of Pollywog. So we have come to set up here our Royal Court and to hale these invaders before our high tribunal, and to provide by appropriate mystic rites and ceremonies that they shall possess all the qualifications of good sailormen.

Charges of an alarming nature, we find, have been made against some of you. The Nature of these charges will be tried in due course; and each Pollywog shall have the right to enter a plea of defense. But let it be taken into account that true and noble Shellbacks do not make idle and vain reports. We are much disturbed because the charges are so severe. The punishments for the reported disrespect and treason to our Royal Person and the loyal subjects of our Domain may, in some instances, have to be of extreme and excruciating form.

It is a source of regret that you, Commander Wood, are not above suspicion and reproach. But our records have been diligently searched and we have found that you have too long delayed appearance at our Royal Court. Fortunate for you, indeed, that you are the Executive Officer of such a noble ship. The Royal Secret Service reports that while there are certain black marks against you, you have done your part well - for a pollywog.

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We congratulate upon having so fine a ship. No doubt when these dastardly and unworthy Pollywogs under your command have been punished for the crimes and misdemeanors with which they are charged, when they are made to realize their sins and the error of their ways and when through the mystic ceremonies of this day they are made to bow in respect and fealty to our Royal Person, you will have both a ship and a crew that know no equal in the seven seas.

In view of the fact that many charges have been submitted to our Royal Court, we must consume no more time in words. There is work to be done. We desire, therefore, Captain Fitch, that you give your ship into our Royal keeping and entrust it to the care of the worthy Shellbacks on board until such time as our Royal Court has met and concluded the performance of the duties falling to it.

The shp was turned over to His Majesty who in turn placed the Royal Admiral in command. The Royal Navigator was directed to place the ship upon its proper course for the briny deep and not to vary therefrom the breadth of a shark's fin. The course was duly set at 600° F.

His Majesty then declared a holiday and announced that it was his Royal Pleasure to hold court and receive the homage of the lowly Pollywogs, and further advised his worthy retainers that he craved amusement, thereby giving testimony of his hearty good nature.

Preparations were at once begun. The followers were mustered aft. The Royal pool was filled and attended by the Bears, and all possible Royal Medical attention provided for those who should require it. For those who might invoke the Royal Displeasure the electric chair and the guillotine were made ready. Free service was made ready by the Royal Barbers.

To say that His Majesty was amused is to grossly understate the case. His pleasure was unbounded, as was that of his whole court and of his trusted Shellbacks with whom he graciously shared the privilege of witnessing the antics of his neophytes in their attempts to qualify as Shellbacks.

The Royal Devil was responsible for prodding the reluctant commanding officer of VF-2 be-

  fore the Royal Presence. He was given the works, which, be it said to his credit, seemed neither to impair his health nor his enjoyment of further proceedings. From that moment on for a full two hours an unceasing flow of

Image from ceremony - the scribe with a couple of 'finis' men...undertakers.

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officers and men appeared before the Royal Presence, and were initiated into the mystic rites of the Ancient Order of the Deep.

Not until a late hour was it necessary to comb the ship for recalcitrant hide-aways. Needless to say these received the full measure of the Royal Displeasure.

Among those appearing for the honor, early in the proceedings, though late in life, was the Executive Officer. He was received with all due courtesy, in fact, lest he miss the full flavor of any part of the ceremony he was permitted the enjoyment of a second round. All Shellbacks, old and new, shared with him his great enthusiasm.

HIGH LIGHTS

The special treatment given the Sr. Asst. Engineer, who volunteered (under pressure) to stand as godfather to those of the watch below who could not be relieved.

The penalty paid by the Ship's Gunner, a Shellback, who failed to bring proper proof.

  The Army climbing the mast calling "I want to be a Shellback - I want to be a Shellback."

The efficiency of the Royal Police as witness the many who failed to sit down for dinner.

Subduing the mutineers by the famous modern water cure - the oil-skin locker and fire hose.

The reluctance of certain colored gentlemen to approach the chair - maybe they didn't like the black hood.

The Royal Chaplain and his Sympathy Cards, and a well-known Turret Captain kissing the cross.

The Guillotine - many will carry its gory reminder while their shirts withstand the laundry.

The spirited work of the new Shellbacks who relieved the hard worked Bears.

The Track Team Talent unexpectedly (?) developed by running the gauntlet. Swell training.

The amazing speed developed by the Royal Barbers. Will have to ask for their Union cards.

But what a day!

NO CASUALTIES.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Subpoena and Summons Extraordinary

The Royal High Court of the Raging Main

Region of the South Seas
Domain of Neptunus Rex
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To Whom May Come These Presents

Greetings and Beware

WHEREAS, The good ship LEXINGTON, bound southward of the Equator, has never before entered our domain; and

WHEREAS, the aforesaid ship carries a large and loathsome cargo of landlubbers, beach-combers, guardo-rats, sea-lawyers, lounge lizards, parlor-dunigans, plow-deserters, park-bench warmers, chicken-chasers, hay-tossers, four-flushers, cross-word puzzle bugs, bridge sharks, Long Beach sheiks, Pike cowboys, asphalt arabs, and other foul creatures of the land, falsely masquerading as seamen, of which low scum you are member, having never appeared before us; and

WHEREAS, THE ROYAL COURT of the RAGING MAIN will convene on board the good ship LEXINGTON, on the 20th day of May, 1936, at longitude 81° 15' 00" W; and

WHEREAS, an inspection of our Royal Muster shows that it is high time your sad and wandering nautical soul appears before OUR AUGUST PRESENCE;

BE IT KNOWN, That we hereby summon and command you

Now a _______________ U. S. Navy, to appear before the Royal High Court and Our August Presence on the aforesaid date at such time as may best suit OUR pleasure, under penalty of eternal pickling.

You will accept most heartily and with good grace the pains and penalties of the awful tortures that will be inflicted upon you to determine your fitness to be one of our Trusty Shellbacks and answer to the following charges:

CHARGE I. In that you have hitherto willfully and maliciously failed to show reverence and allegiance to our Royal Person, and are therein and thereby a vile landlubber and pollywog.

CHARGE II.

CHARGE III.

Disobey this Summons Under Pain of Our Swift and
Terrible Displeasure.
Our Vigilance is Ever Wakeful, Our Vengeance is
Just and Sure.

          Given Under Our Hand and Seal.
                    NEPTUNUS REX,
                Ruler of the Raging Main

DAVY JONES,
      Clerk

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SYMPATHY CHIT

The bearer of this chit will receive sympathy before the ROYAL COURT. The ROYAL chaplain will sign his name for the worthy pollywogs and they will receive justice before the court. Landlubbers without the chit will get little leniency. Try to get one of these from the ROYAL chaplain and save your skin when the day of judgment arrives.

This chit without the chaplain's signature will help out before the court, but try to get on the right side of the ROYAL chaplain and have one signed by him.


ROYAL CHAPLAIN, W. Jones

 

The Above Slips Were Highly
Prized By All POLLYWOGS

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Following dispatches were received and sent by CinC, US and Commander Aircraft, Battle Force:

From: SARATOGA
To: CINCUS

1010 THE SENIOR POLLYWOG OF THE FLEET IS NOW A SHELLBACK 0925

From: CINCUS
To: COMAIRBATFOR

0020 SARATOGA 1020 0925 WELCOME TO THE RANK OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF SHELLBACKS PERIOD BETTER LATE THAN NEVER CONGRATULATIONS 0948

 
From: COMAIRBATFOR
To: CINCUS

0020 HONORED BY WELCOME TO ROYAL ORDER FROM THE SENIOR SHELLBACKS WILL ENDEAVOR TO BE WORTHY MEMBER FROM NOW ON CARDIV ONE GREATLY APPRECIATES AND IS ENJOYING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE REALM OF HIS GRACIOUS MAJESTY NEPTUNE REX 1040

From: COMAIRBATFOR
To: CINCUS

0020 POLLYWOGS INITIATED AS FOLLOWS SARATOGA 1785 LEXINGTON 1706 RANGER 829 LANGLEY 491 TOTAL 4811 1743

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SHIPS THAT CROSSED THE EQUATOR
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SHIPS THAT CROSSED THE EQUATOR ON
20 MAY, 1936

BLACK FLEET - Vice Admiral Kempff.
Battleships (5)
      Batdiv TWO
        Arizona
Nevada VO-2 solid white tails
Pennsylvania VO-2 solid white tails
      Batdiv FOUR
        West Virginia VO-4 solid black tails
Colorado
Heavy Cruisers (6)
      Crudiv FIVE
        Chicago
Houston VS-10 yellow striped tails
Portland
      Crudiv SEVEN
        Astoria
Minneapolis VS-12 black striped tails
Tuscaloosa
Aircraft Carriers (2)
      With embarked squadrons
        Lexington
Ranger
Light Cruisers (3)
      Crudiv THREE
        Concord
Milwaukee VS-6 Red striped tails
Cincinnati
DESTROYERS
DESBATFOR
Detroit
Desron 2 - (DD341)
Div. 4 Div. 5 Div. 6 Div. 19
78 132 147 113
75 133 117 114
76 131 118 115
127 134 146 116
Desron 4 - (DD215)
Desdiv 11 Desdiv 12
340 223
337 220
338 221
339 229
Desron 6 - (DD336)
Desdiv 16 Desdiv 17 Desdiv 18
345 247 207
214 246 206
187 245 208
239 240 209
 
BROWN FLEET - Admiral Leahy.
Battleships (6)
        California VO - 4 solid black tails
      Batdiv ONE
        Texas VO - 1 solid red tail
Tennessee VO - 2 solid white tails
      Batdiv THREE
        Idaho
Heavy Cruisers (6)
      Crudiv FOUR
        Salt Lake City VS - 9 white striped tails
Chester
      Crudiv SIX
        Louisville
New Orleans VS - 11 green striped tails
Indianapolis
San Francisco
Aircraft Carriers (2)
      With embarked aircraft
        Saratoga
Langley
Light Cruisers (2)
      Crudiv TWO
        Trenton VS - 5 blue striped tails
Marblehead
DESCOFOR
Raleigh
Desron 1 - (DD199)
Desdiv 1 Desdiv 2 Desdiv 3
152 142 148
153 143 149
154 144 150
155 145 151
Desron 3 - (DD249)
Desdiv 7 Desdiv 8 Desdiv 9
231 233 236
232 241 242
234 244 243
235 248 250
Desron 20 - (DD349) DEWEY
Desdiv 60 Desdiv 61
349 348
350 353
351 354
352 355
(Desron 20 is composed of the new 1500-ton destroyers)

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CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS
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SPECIFICATION I

In that Ralph Wood, now a Commander, U. S. Navy, while so serving on board the U. S. S. LEXINGTON, did, on or about 5 May, 1936, in the presence of various persons on board said ship, knowingly and with intent thereby to circulate discontent and to impair the exercise of the functions of the Government of the Raging Main, say to said persons, "Have printed in the plan of the day an order directing all hands not to use so much water," or words to that effect, well knowing that water and its use being the life of this State; the Raging Main then being in a state of war.

SPECIFICATION II

In that Ralph Wood, now a Commander, U. S. Navy, while so serving in that and other capacities from Midshipman, U. S. Navy, to Commander U. S. Navy, while so serving in said apacities has as man, boy and Pollywog, studiously and with intent avoided our realm and failed for some twenty-six years to make contact and to pay proper homage to our Royal Person.

SPECIFICATION III

In that the aforementioned and described Ralph Wood (titles still the same) has by partially forsaking our own element (the sea) and moving in the element of the air (which we also control, however) sought to avoid us.

Prosecution: Your Honor - The state has long waited this day of judgment. With the conviction of this seasoned leader the whole structure of Pollywog gang rule on this ship will totter and fall before the Royal Cops. Can you allow questions of personal guilt or innocence to sway you where the welfare of the Domain is at stake? State rests.

Defense: Your Honor . . .

Sentence

The court sentences you to provide each member of the Royal Party with Coca Cola and to receive the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Ralph Davidsen, formerly a Lieutenant, now a Lieutenant Commander and soon to be a Commander in the U. S. Navy, has by his lubberly navigation and use of Pitometer Logs and Dead Reckoning Tracer, failed to bring the sun over the yardarm at any time except late at night, thereby depriving my trusty Shellbacks of much needed refreshments which he well know was our Royal Desire.

 

SPECIFICATION II

In that Ralph Davidsen, now a navigator of the U. S. Navy, did, on or about August, 1925, while serving as Navigator of an expedition to the North Polar region of our Domain, fail to supply the needed assistance, both pecuniary and mental, and did desert said expedition with the words, "Unless I get my cuts, they can stew in their own juice," or words to that effect, thereby causing two Dornier Wal airplanes to be stranded on a cake of ice. The Stalians then being in a state of Mussolini.

Prosecution: By his navigation we go out on Mondays and try as we may, he stays out until Friday, when he well knows we did not want to go out at all, much less leave Pico Landing. His navigation has taken us to Clemente Island time and again when it was Long Beach we craved. He should be made to take a course of practical navigation under the Royal Navigator who knows all, sees all, and is all in.

Sentence

To stop flirting with Venus and pay more attention to Mars and to get the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Gerald F. Bogan, now a Lieutenant Commander and almost a Commander in the U. S. Navy, while so serving on board the U. S. S. Lexington, did, during his tour of duty on said ship and especially on the present cruise of said ship, wilfully, and without justifiable cause, grossly maltreat innumerable of my faithful Shellbacks and even Pollywogs, by issuing orders for them to push all airplanes forward on the flight deck when he well knew that as soon as the said pushing was accomplished he would order the said airplanes pushed aft and so on ad infinitum. The Fleet then being in a state of war and Black and Blue.

Prosecution: This hardened criminal stands before you and looks the part. Look at that face, those quivering ears, and his eyes flickering toward your honor. But why go on? Let your conscience be your guide. The State rests.

Sentence

To kiss the Royal Baby and to get the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Charles I. Rend and Edward E. Pare, who are now Lieutenant Commanders in the U. S. Navy, while so serving aboard the U. S. S. Lexington, having custody of property of the United States, furnished for the Naval service

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thereof, did, on or about May 5, 1922, on board said ship knowingly deliver to the assorted Shellbacks, Pollywogs, officers, and men, of the aforementioned ship, the said Shellbacks, Pollywogs, etc., having authority and need to receive the same, an amount of water which they, the said Rend and Pare, was many gallons less than the water made by the said Rend and Pare, thereof which they were supposed to deliver to the said Shellbacks, Pollywogs, etc.

Your Honor: Water for engines, water for pumps, water, water, water, but still these fiends cry "shut it off - shut it off." Your faithful Shellbacks ask at last your stern hand. Need more be said? The State rests.

Sentence

To stand the watches in Main Control from midnight to noon and to get the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Ralph I. Mitchell, now a Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps, while so serving on board the U. S. S. Lexington, did, on or about May 12, 1936, in the City of Panama, R. P., upon a statement made to his golf partner, a Shellback, represent his true score to be 76, which said representation was knowingly false and intended to deceive, as he, the said Mitchell, well knew.

SPECIFICATION II

In that the above named Pollywog did, at the Panama Country Club, on or about May 12, 1936, wilfully, felonously, and without regard to the Majesty of the Mighty Ruler of the Raging Main, on approaching the 17th tee two down and four to play attempt to adjust and change the match already agreed upon in order that he, the said Mitchell, would not be deprived of part of his ill gotten gains; and by habit does limp, profess to be sick and does moan and groan whenever he approaches the first tee in order to inveigle unsuspecting Shellbacks into giving him strokes which he, the said Mitchell, well knows he does not need.

Prosecution: Your Honor: These are grave charges. One hundred (100) witnesses await without. Without what? Without anything. The Court can ill afford to release this one man crime wave in our peaceable and ordered domain.

The State demands hard labor - that he educate the "Royal Baby."

Sentence

To play 36 holes of golf on the flight deck, with a putter, using the finger-fittings for holes

  and to get the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Andrew Crinkley, now a Lieutenant Commander in the U. S. Navy, while so serving on board the U. S. S. Lexington, did, on or about 12 May, 1936, in the smoking room of said vessel while said vessel was anchored off Panama, Republic de Panama, say in a disrespectful and contemptous manner to one Lieutenant, junior grade, Louis H. Hunte, U. S. Navy, and one Lieutenant, junior grade, Eugene S. Lytle, Jr., U. S. Navy, "These Shellbacks are all a bunch of swabs and I think they ought to be investigated," or words to that effect.

Prosecutor: Your Honor: The Royal Works for this man is only an end to end such insubordination. Need more be said. The State rests.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Robert Harrell, now a Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy, while so serving on the U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, did, on or about 15 April, 1936, in the ready room of said Air Station, gamble for money with horses.

Your Honor: To supply tender cooked meat for the Cannibals. Let there be utility with our justice.

SPECIFICATION I

In that David Rittenhouse, now a Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy, while so serving on board the U. S. S. Lexington, while off Panama, did felonously take, steal, carry away and appropriate to his own use, one fish, well knowing said fish to be the property of our Royal Domain.

SPECIFICATION II

In that the above mentioned David Rittenhouse, now a Pollywog on the U. S. S. Lexington, did, after felonously taking, stealing, and appropriating to his own use, one fish from our Royal Domain, did return to said ship and state and represent to trusty Shellbacks in the Wardroom of said ship, that the said fish he had felonously purloined from our Royal Domain as being a fathom long, well knowing this to be false and intended to deceive.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is a beach hound. It is only five miles to land straight down. Put him there, Your Honor.

Sentence

To remove the offensive eyebrow from his upper lip and grow a Vandyke beard in lieu thereof and to get the Royal Works.

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SPECIFICATION I

In that E. C. Parker, now a Lieutenant, U. S. Navy, while so serving aboard the U. S. S. Lexington, did on or about 15 May, 1936, endeavor to leave said ship by obtaining orders from the Navy Department to join the U. S. Army at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama, with intent to desert from said ship and from the U. S. Navy, he well knowing what the Army is like.

SPECIFICATION II

In that E. C. Parker, now a Lieutenant U. S. Navy, serving aboard the U. S. S. Lexington, did, while in Panama, Canal Zone, buy one pair of riding boots, with the intent to deceive, impersonate, and appear as an Army officer, therein and thereby bringing discredit to the Naval service of the United States.

Prosecution: Your Honor: A deserter. If he live through this ordeal he still will leave. Let him die with his boots on - or off - but the Works is the thing.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Vernon M. Guymon, now almost a Major, U. S. Marine Corps, while so serving on the U. S. S. Lexington, did, on or about 5 May, 1936, wilfully, knowingly, and without proper authority, apply to his own use one alleged airplane, type BG, the property of the United States intended to the Naval Service thereof, by taking said airplane from the deck of said vessel and using same for the purpose of carrying himself from said ship to a distance of about fifty-three miles merely to observe antics of certain battleships which he designated as hostile, well knowing that said battleships were friendly.

Prosecution: Your Honor: The State demands that this fellow be refracted, collinated, focussed, boresighted, and diapered.

SPECIFICATION I

It that William G. Manley, now a Captain, U. S. Marine Corps, while so serving on the U. S. S. Lexington, did, on or about May 14, 1936, upon a statement made to a loyal subject of His Royal Highness, Neptunus Rex, represent that a fish, which he, the said Manley admitted to have taken from the Royal Domain, and which was of a length of two fathoms and a weight of eighty-seven (87) pounds, which said representation was knowingly false and intended to deceive, as he, the said Manley, well knew.

 

SPECIFICATION II

In that the above mentioned Pollywog, did on or about 0400 May 14 from the waters off Panama, felonously take, hook, steal, and carry away from the Royal Domain one fish weighing about six ounces and of the value of about two cents ($00.02) and did then and there appropriate the same to his own use.

Prosecution: Your Honor: The State will not rest until this phonograph has told bed-time stories to the Royal Babies for forty days and forty nights.

SPECIFICATION I

In that E. P. Southwick, then a Lieutenant, junior grade, U. S. Navy, now serving on the U. S. [S.] Lexington, did, together with two or more other persons, names to the relator unknown, on or about 13 May, 1936, in the smoking room of the said vessel, wilfully and without justifiable cause, incite the aforementioned persons names to the relator unknown, to riotously, tumultously, and violently, resist and engage in a fight with the Shellbacks of my realm, and did, then and there, in the manner aforesaid, solicit, incite, and urge other Pollywogs of unknown identity, to do violence against the aforementioned Shellbacks and against the peace and good order of my realm.

Prosecution: Your Honor: The State demands that this prisoner's mouth be changed from a Z door, closed only in emergency, to an X door - closed when not in use. The State further demands that he be weighed and recharged if necessary. As for guilt, it is written all over him. The sentence is the thing.

Sentence

That he be thrown in the brig immediately, and to get the Royal Works until the Royal Doctor pronounce him dead.

Charge: Impersonating a Naval Officer.

SPECIFICATION I

In that William Chamberlain, now a civilian in the employ of the Pratt Company (ADVT.) while so serving on board the U. S. S. Lexington did during the period 27 April to date wear a dirty, ill fitting, Naval uniform, thereby attempting to deceive the Shellbacks of my Royal Domain into believing that he was an officer regularly attached to the said ship, wherein and whereas he well knew that his proper uniform was a pair of dirty, ill-fitting coveralls with "Pratt" embroidered on the back thereof.

Prosecution: Your Honor: Let the Bears decide

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where the Pratt should be embroidered. A Pratt is a Pratt no matter where the location.

Sentence

To wear dirty coveralls with the name Pratt embroidered on the back and to be given the Royal Works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Harry Larsen, new a lowly form of civilian Pollywog in the employment of the Grauman Co., did during period 27 April to date, on repeated and numerous occasions, expound, relate, declare, and proclaim the splendid qualities of his Company's product, thereby hoping to gain great acclamation, adulation, grease, and possibly a raise from said company, wherein in fact he knew the product of the said company to be of little value - to-wit "lousy."

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is a fighter and a sheik. Let's paint him and let him fight the Royal Chief Bear.

Sentence

To fight the Royal Chief Bear in the tank and to get the works.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Robert Radio Sutliff, now a Lieutenant, U. S. Navy, while so serving as Navigator of VF Squadron, FIVE-B, attached to the U. S. S. Lexington, and being on December 10th, 1935, temporarily in command of a plane of the said Squadron making passage from Ream Field to the Naval Air Station, San Diego, the weather being clear and mild, visibility unlimited, ceiling unlimited, did, nevertheless, neglect and fail to exercise proper care and attention in landing the said airplane while approaching North Island, in that neglected and failed to make allowance for the fact that his wheels were retracted, well knowing that this type of airplane lands very poorly with the said wheels retracted, and he, the aforesaid Sutliff, through said negligence, did suffer the said airplane at about 10:29 a.m. on the day aforesaid to be stranded on its back in the middle of the landing field at North Island, thereby causing his Commanding Officer and Squadron mates great mortification and pain.

Prosecution: Your Honor: One hundred landings in the Royal tank with and without assistance from our Bears may teach him his lesson.

Ensign G. T. Baker, U. S. Navy.

 
Charges:IShirking duty.
 IIComplicating International Situation.

Specifications: In that this lowly one of the lowest order known to man, hereinafter called POLLYWOGS, did while at the throttle in Main Control cause this vessel to smoke, thereby attracting enemy planes and ending the Problem. The conclusion of which brought this Pollywog fewer watches and more time to stretch forth his manly form under the Panamian sun.

This lubberly Pollywog has further caused annoyance to the Navy in general and Shellbacks in particular by his alarming increase in tonnage. His inability to eat enough at one table in the mess whereas he must needs eat also at the vacant places of watch standers is rapidly causing the displacement of the ship to exceed treaty limit.

Prosecution: Your Honor: Look at this Pollywog. If he was any longer he would be classified as an eel, and would fall below the cognizance of this august court. The State demands that fourteen inches be removed by the Royal Surgeon and contributed to the store of extensions for shrimps.

Ensign G. S. Fuller, U. S. Navy.

Charges:IHigh Treason
 IIExtreme Cruelty.

Specification: This awkward Pollywog while acting in the capacity of C. B. L. (otherwise known as Chief Battle Lookout) did with malice and forethought dress himself in a sheet wherewith impersonating a ghost did attempt to frighten ship's officers and watch standers from their lawful duties on the bridge, hoping that thereby we should avoid contact with the enemy.

The aforesaid defendant, (Nincompoop) does cause his mess mates great mental anguish in that he never has a cigarette when asked for one. He further causes his mess mates great annoyance by attempting to force his singing hereafter referred to as the braying of an ass to resound through the J. O. Mess all the while twisting his curls with his hand.

Prosecution: Your Honor: A ghost! Let the Bears finish the job and make not only a ghost out of him but a skeleton besides. The job should be easy.

Ensign G. C. Merrick, U. S. Navy.

Charges:IIncreasing cost of living.
 IINews not getting.
 IIIImportance exaggerating.

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Specification: This colossal Pollywog with the figure of an overdeveloped cow has refused co-operation in reducing the high cost of the J. O. Mess bill in that he does gorge himself, causing not only an exorbitant expense to his messmates but further causing them to starve while he himself rapidly approaches the proportions of a whale.

Further, his constant inquiries of all fellow officers and in all ship's officers of "Where will the ship be?" "When do we get in?" has caused strained relations among the ship's personnel.

In that his increased size has so pleased his vanity that he has begun to believe that upon himself depends the operations of the Navy, little realizing that the brain of a Pollywog is of inconsequential dimensions.

Prosecution: Your Honor: Slow starvation is the easiest compromise that the State will consider, also we will promise that the State will reduce that girth thereby, helping our trusty Shellbacks of the J. O. Mess.

Chief Pay Clerk W. W. Raybolt, USMC.
Charge: I Impersonating an Officer.

Specification: In that Chief Pay Clerk Raybolt did on or about 1 April, 1936, aboard my good ship Lexington and did appropriate to his use an outside stateroom in the starboard side of said ship well knowing that such stateroom is reserved to the use of officers of the Navy who are my trusted Shellbacks, and did thereby knowingly, wilfully and with intent to deceive, falsely assume the character and dignity of an officer and causing my trusty Shellbacks untold perspiration, and myself great displeasure.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This Pollywog is so mean that he refused to take a trip around the world for two dollars.

Chief Pay Clerk L. W. Sadd, U. S. Navy.
Charges: Malingering.

In that Chief Pay Clerk L. W. Sadd did willingly and malingering feign illness "Dobe Itch" and succeed in getting himself on the sick list and obtain treatment from a worthy Shellback and further dodge duty (receiving stores) and thereby causing some other Chief Pay Clerk to be substituted in his place.

SPECIFICATION II

Further, that by making the sick list he did shamefully neglect his obligation to Mame Kelly and the Atlas Beer Garden.

Prosecution: Your Honor: An "Itch" in time
  may save nine. Let the Royal Doctor administer an itch that he won't forget. A report to be also made to "Mame." By who? By me.

Electrician M. F. Hathaway, U. S. Navy.
Charge: Attempted evasion.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Electrician M. F. Hathaway did during the past 12 months falsely spread rumors to the effect that he was soon to be ordered to shore duty, thereby attempt to evade a visit to the Royal Kingdom and further evade initiation into the Royal Realms of His Majesty.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This parlor sailor was seen mailing a mail order, counterfeit, Neptune certificate. Need I say more?

Charge: Falsehood.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Robert B. Landry, now a First Lieutenant, Air Corps, U. S. Army, while so serving aboard the U. S. S. Lexington, will on or about 23 May, 1936, upon his return to Albrook Field, C. Z., which is his regularly assigned duty, fabricate, lie, exaggerate, and falsely expound on the doings, operations, mystic rites, and conduct of our Royal Realm in general, and the U. S. Navy in particular, well knowing such stories will be false and untrue.

Prosecution: Your Honor: His Majesty will recall that one of his most distinguished "Shell Backs" also came to us from the Army; no other than General John Pershing. So as we will never be accused of being unfair in our justice let's make him a "General" of all the works, by seeing all, doing all, and missing none.

Sentence

To climb the foretopmast three times and shout so all may hear "I want to be a Shellback."
Charge: Espionage.

SPECIFICATION I

In that Thayer Olds, now a Captain, Air Corps, U. S. Army, while so serving aboard the U. S. S. Lexington, did on or about 16 May, 1936, board said ship for passage into the realm of his Royal Majesty King Neptune, to probe, spy, and snoop into the secrets and mysteries of my trusty Shellbacks, well knowing that such information gained would be passed on, imparted, and broadcast to the U. S. Army, thereby and therein placing my trusty Shellbacks in a compromising light.

Prosecution: Your Honor: What is sauce for

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the goose is sauce for the goose. A Captain should get even more than a Lieutenant. Need I say more? The State rests.

Sentence

To climb the foretopmast three times and shout so all may hear, "I want to be a Shellback."

Pursell, G. A. CMM U. S. Navy.
Charges: Swimmming in the fireroom bilges. Eating sardines from a fox-tail. Threatening to pull King Neptune's whiskers.

SPECIFICATION I

Did go swimming in the fire-room bilges; was also seen eating sardines from a fox-tail brush; and was overheard saying, "I'll pull the King's whiskers, the old buzzard."

Presecution: Your Honor: There may be some misunderstanding of the charges; probably this man was swimming in the bilges in search of sardines. Yes, that may be true, but, fox-tail brushes do not swim well; probably he was brushing the sardines up with the brush, and probably he wasn't, and probably, well - the State demands that this man be refracted, focused, boresighted, put in diapers; to teach the King the art of catching and eating sardines in the aforesaid manner, and to imitate a fish in water.

E. M. Zimmer, CMM, U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Using improper language toward our good ship.

Specification: This foul and dripping son of the bilges came aboard this vessel from small ships called submarines. His attitude toward this good ship was likened to submarines. He is quoted as saying, "We did not do that on the last ship I was on or you can't do this because we never did that on submarines." This attitude caused your loyal Shellbacks much hard labor and mental anguish.

Prosecution: Your Honor: The State will not rest, because guilt is written all over his face. He should be given to the Royal Cannibals.

W. J. Deans, EM1c. U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Impersonating an Electrician.

Specification: In that this lowly Pollywog, after a number of years in the Navy, becomes an Electrician's Mate First Class, causing lights to burn out and fuses to blow, thereby causing much discomfort to Shellbacks.

Prosecution: Your Honor: He thinks he's an electrician. Why, then, shouldn't the law decree that he shalll explore the bottom of Davy

  Jones locker in search of an electric eel? Flux density - that's what ails these boneheads who seek leniency. Voltage, that's the cure.

R. H. Ricks, Matt3c, U. S. Navy.

Charges: I Disrespect to the King.
  II Impersonation.

Specification: Did object to being called a Pollywog, well knowing that he was one of the lowest order, and by habit does try to be a Valentino and at the same time a Joe Louis.

Prosecution: Your Honor: Another impersonator. We have too many of these impersonators. Need I say more?

B. Haddock, CRM, U. S. Navy.
Charges: I Trying to use his ears for wind-scoops.

Specification: Did extend his ears to full capacity to listen in on Shellback meetings, and by habit goes ashore in Panama.

Prosecution: He was raised on a farm and the horse flies bother him. He thought the mail box was a fly trap installed by the department of agriculture. The Royal microscope proved that the accused himself was hiding in the mail box, with his ears extended trying his best to give himself the appearance of a windmill. The State demands that he rig his ears out and flap them to cast cool breezes upon the Royal Court, and also to be given the Royal Works.

D. A. McFarland, ACMM, U. S. Navy.

Charges: I Mutiny.
  II Profanity

Specification: Did join a secret league which is planning to upset the reign of His Majesty, and by habit does use Irish language against His Majesty and Royal Shellbacks.

Prosecution: Your Honor: Inasmuch as this Pollywog joins secret leagues why shouldn't he then be taken into the secret league of His Majesty, which will make two leagues? No, make it 20 leagues below.

B. M. Orrell. ACMM (ANP), U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Boneheadity.

Specification: Did use said wash room when ship was darkened, thereby not having to use much soap and killing two birds with one stone.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is accused (or should I say convicted) of trying to kill two birds with one stone: It has been said that he's been trying to save on soap; well, say he has, that's one bird, where's the other? And let it also be known that the nose you see is false.

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Or did I make a mistake. Nose or Rose, it's almost the same, but not his nose. Yes, a Rose is a beautiful thing and it's been said that the accused has tried to grow roses. It seems he has had better success in growing noses. A rose is beautiful to look at and to smell and a nose is to smell with, but don't think that his nose is a rose, nor does any beautiful odors waft from this scoundrel. Now, we're back to the original, the washroom, yes the washroom. One bird is that he was saving on soap, the other bird is - that it was darkened ship. Look at him; he blushes like a rose, even the nose blushes. Let the Royal Artist retouch the masterpiece that he has concealed beneath the varnish.

Grie, H. E. FC1c, U.S. Navy
Charge: Impersonating Santa Claus.

SPECIFICATION I

Did state that the Shellbacks were a lot of hooey and baloney, even including King Neptune, and did impersonate Santa Claus without wearing a beard by making out an allotment to a certain fair and married lady in the City of Long Beach, California.

Prosecution: Your Honor: He thinks it's just a party that King Neptune isn't any more real than Santa Claus. Very well, if he thinks it's just a party, where is his invitation?

C. W. McConnell, C.Aerog., U. S. Navy
Charge: I Disseminating false information.

Specification: In that his lowly star gazer and corpulency Pollywog tries to forecast the weather by saying "It will rain tomorrow because my corn hurts," thereby causing all Shellbacks to break out their foul weather clothing, while the sun beams out of the sky.

Prosecution: Your Honor: I suggest he tell the Royal Princess the weather conditions for the coming *th day of June, and failure to do so correctly is enough to prove his guilt of the aforesaid charges, and woe to him if flying conditions are not favorable. I think enough has been said. He is certainly guilty, as he says he can't forecast the weather so far in advance. Well, he must have cut his corn; therefore, he should be given an examination by the Royal Doctor. And if he has, the Royal Works. Yes, and then to be fed to the Royal Cannibals.

T. D. Beecher, Sea1c, U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Impersonating a baseball player.

Specification: Did boast that he was the best ball player in the U. S. Navy and being a

  lowly person called Pollywog, knows that he cannot be a good ball player.

Prosecution: Your Honor: A ball player he thinks he is; fine, let him play ball with the Royal Bears.

L. M. Bane, RM2c, U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Unbecoming conduct.

Specification: Did, at Panama, Canal Zone, on or about 13 May, 1936, wilfully, felonously and without regard to the Majesty of the Mighty Ruler of the Raging Main, take His Majesty's name in vain, while around Pollywogs, and by habit does threaten to kiss the Royal Baby.

Prosecution: Your Honor: So this man threatens to kiss the Royal Baby. O. K., let's give him that opportunity; have the sun-tanned baby come forward.

Blanco, R., Cox., U. S. Navy.
Charge: Uttering Seditious Words.

SPECIFICATION I

In that this four-flusher, bridge shark, Long Beach sheik, did utter to-wit, "This Shellback talk may be all right for recruits but an old seaman like myself they don't scare me. Knowing well that Shellbacks is an old tradition on the seas and he being a seaman who knows all to be is falsely impersonating not only a seaman but a human being.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is a Long Beach sheik, which makes him a Beach Hound. It's only 10 miles to land straight down. Put him there, Your Honor.

Clayton, C. M., Cox., U. S. Navy.
Charge: Imitating a Human Being.

SPECIFICATION I

He did remark, "To hell with you people (meaning Shellbacks), you don't bother me. I'll knock somebody's tooth down their throat." Also boasting that the Royal Police would be unable to find him.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is a fighter and a sheik. Let's paint him and let him fight the Royal Chief Bear.

R. E. Jackson, PhM2c, U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Impersonating a Doctor.

Specification: Did concoct a poisonous substance calculated to counteract the medicines of the Royal Dentist, which are so beneficial to lubberly Pollywogs, and by habit does consider himself stroke oar of his mess table.

Prosecution: Your Honor: This man is always impersonating someone, so let him now show

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the court how he executes his celebrated slow rolls. May it be rolling a pill or rolling his imaginary plane, let him roll.

W. A. Shelton, Y3c, U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Being a suspicious character.

Specification: Does say he is a big shot from Massachusetts who joined the Navy to avoid being a preacher, whereas his sole ambition is to become a Yeoman Second Class, and by habit does sleep with his shoes on, thereby causing perturbing odor to issue forth and causing undue suffering to many Shellbacks.

Prosecution: Your Honor: We state without fear of successful cantradiction that anyone who claims to come from Massachusetts deserves all the court can give him.

Scholten, Lyle Joseph, RM1c (NAP), U. S. Navy.
Charge: I Taking Royal Shellback for airplane ride.

Specification: This awkward Pollywog, while acting in the capacity of N. A. P. (otherwise known as Naval Aviation Pilot), did with malice aforethought entice, beguile, enveigle, invite, force, or otherwise seduce, a Royal Shellback into the rear seat or other carrying space, of one airplane, now designated as "3-S-10." The passenger so situated and entertaining no suspicious thoughts, qualms, fright, or other attendant fears did observe the said Pollywog bedecking himself in one fur-lined winter flying suit or other apparel of like nature. The Pollywog, so dressed, did then and there with no further concourse with the said Shellback envelop himself in the forward compartment of said aircraft. The actions of the accused, up to this time, were not unduly suspicious. The said Shellback, believing that his pilot was very much uninitiated to the rigors of the rarer atmosphere, did not at once gather the real significance of the heavy clothing. Notwithstanding

  the probability of foul play, the passenger did not conceive of any reason for questioning his supposedly friendly companion as to his actions. Furthermore, there was not time prior to take-off for any interrogation on this point. Immediately upon leaving the ground the aforementioned Pollywog did commence wild stunts, gyrations, acrobatics, hazardous plunges, and other antics providing his fellow passenger with unendurable torment and discomfiture to the extent of painful nausea, vomiting, and painful discharge through the oral cavities. The much-to-be pittied Pollywog, with gross disrespect for the Royal and Mighty Order of Shellbacks, did then proceed to the nether heights seeking the coldest nooks and corners of the highest altitudes, causing the aforementioned accumulation of half digested breakfast and dinner which had trickled down the front of the unhappy Shellback's flying suit to freeze into hard lumps, causing great mental and bodily anguish.

Prosecution: Your Honor: An aviator is bad enough and a pilot is worse. How could any combination be worse than an aviation pilot? We demand the Royal Works for this low-life villain.

K. E. Gray, Cox., U. S. Navy.

Charges: I Infringement.
  II Disturbing the peace.

Specifications: On or about 1830, 12 May, 1936, did infringe (and how) in, on and around a shipmate's bunk, and by habit does disturb the peace every morning about the ship, thereby causing several Shellbacks to lose much valuable sleep and rest they would otherwise get.

Prosecution: Your Honor: The State insists that the whole Royal Detail infringe all over this inlaid invertebrate and all his effects.

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ROSTERS
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Illustration of a 2 crowns bordering 'The Royal Court'.

Neptunus Rex
O. McInturff, CWT

Queen Amphitrite
F. K. Lewis, Sealc

The Princess
D. F. Powers, ACMM

The Royal Babies
K. I. Dexter, Gunnery Sgt.
A. Vann, OffCk2c

Davy Jones
L. Cross, ACMM (NAP)

The Royal Admiral
J. C. Lawrence, CRM

The Royal Navigator
Comdr. M. S. Brown

The Royal Chaplain
W. J. Jones, BM1c

The Royal Judges
W. T. Blakley, CWT
Lt. Comdr. G. R. Fairlamb, Jr.

The Royal Prosecutors
A. Segerstrom, ACMM (NAP)
Capt. B. W. Atkinson

The Royal Attorney for Defense
H. A. Ebel, ACMM
Lieut. F. A. L. Dartsch

Uncle Sam
H. B. Jones, EM1c

The Royal Nurses
J. D. Goodsell, ACMM (NAP)
Lieut. W. G. Eaton

  The Royal Jesters
T. C. Copeland, WT1c
D. M. Sears, ACMM

The Royal Dentists
J. A. Cain, BM1c
R. W. Greer, Y1c
M. J. Banning, MM1c
A. L. James, CEM

The Royal Skeleton
H. M. Bradley, ACMM

The Royal Doctors
H. C. Coon, PhM1c
Lt. Comdr. L. K. Swenson

The Royal Orderly
W. W. Kerr, Pay Sgt.

The Royal Vaccinators
H. N. Stahl, CMM
J. P. Coyne, SF1c
B. Yates, CMM
J. D. Burnett, CBM

The Royal Executioners
P. F. Taylor, CBM
J. B. Orem, ACMM
R. L. Brewer, CWT
Lt. G. H. DeBaun

The Royal Electrocutionists
F. C. Scesney, CEM
K. V. Polk, EM1c
W. S. Harmon, EM1c

The Chief of the Royal Police
F. G. Lopez, CTC

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Illustration of a 2 crowns bordering 'The Royal Court'.

The Royal Police

Landers, W. G. CWT (AA)
Cook, H. I. AMM1c
Grosiak, J. Prtr1c
Nusshart, W. F. AMM1c
Cunningham, I. G. ACM2c
Williams, G. E. P1c
Weik, J. T. EM1c
Jones, M. L. GM3c
Phillips, D. C. BM2c
Askew, R. F. BM2c
Maaha, W. G. Ptr2c
Hoyt, J. A. SK1c
Hosford, R. M. SK2c
Bowen, G. R. Sea1c
Dye, H. W. AMM2c
Harrison, J. S. EM2c
Harrison, W. H. EM3c
Fox, H. E. AMM3c
Mortensen, M. R. RM1c
Laubach, Q. G. WT2c
Zeller, R. J. SC1c
Loiacono, S. AOM2c
Bentz, J. D. AOM1c
Loomis, J. D. Ptr1c
Chamberline, V. L. 1st Sgt.
Blews, F. E. ACMM
Florido, P. V. OC3c
Alcoriza, B. OC3c
Sawyers, "Tom" F. M. ACOM
Kindlesparger, L. L. MM1c
Lann, C. J. BM1c
Holleman, W. GM1c
Churchill, R. W. RM2c
Wolniewicz, F. H. CEM
Sherwood, C. P. AMM1c
Harrer, A. J. RM1c
Kosar, W. S. CRM
McIntosh, E. J. RM1c
 
Sulpaciol, C. Matt1c
Clark, R. H. EM2c
Dyer B. CWT
Harris, H. L. Y2c
Blumer, J. R. CSK
Pilarske, T. H. SK1c
Ross, M. G. CSK
Hughes, J. AMM1c
Knight, A. T. ACMM
Driskill, W. T. Sea1c
Sarzyski, J. J. Sea1c
Ehrendreich, A. F. Sgt.
Bitoon, B. Matt2c
Taylor, W. OffStd2c
Bosn, C. L. Knopp  
Ch.Gun. J. B. Ayres  
Gun. G. C. Nichols  
Elec. J. E. Tague  
Ch.Mach. R. O. Deitzer  
Ch.Mach. A. F. O'Meara  
Lieut. C. A Legg  
Lt. W. J. Marshall  
Ens. R. E. Stanley  
Ens. H. S. Atherton  
Lt. Comdr. H. E. Humphreys (SC)  
Lt. V. H. Traxler (DC)  
Lt. Comdr. W. S. Cunningham  
Lt. R. R. Waller  
Lt. (jg) R. S. Clarke  
Carp. G. A. Tryon  
Ch. Bosn. F. W. Atherton  
Gillette, J. R. EM1c
Poti, S. MM2c
Gardner, A. E. MM2c
Boatwright, H. TC1c
Galentine, C. V. TM3c
Holder, J. A. EM2c
Lamont, J. J. GM1c
Brinkley, B. SF2c
Krapp, L. M. Cox.

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Illustration of a 2 crowns bordering 'The Royal Court'.

The Royal Devil
Lt. Comdr. J. R. Tate
The Royal Undertakers
Lt. Comdr. K. M. Hoeffel  
Tesla, F. BM1c
Murphy, P. R. CWT
Chudiski, J. MM2c
Giergerich, L. J. CMM
The Royal Cannibals
Shoff, R. E. CEM
Mumford, E. J. MM2c
Spagnola, R. CRM
Lynch, W. J. MM1c
The Chief Royal Bear
Sanders, J. BM2c
The Royal Bears
Loomis, A. R. EM1c
Molter, A. H. SF1c
McQuire, M. C. Pmkr1c
Larner, B. A. ACOM
Dickinson, C. AOM2c
Fraus, F. MM2c
Wells, L. SMM2c
Goldsberry, D. R. SM2c
Willis, C. R. SM2c
Keeley, D. D. WT2c
Manipis, B. OC3c
Haislett, J. A. WT2c
Minier, L. S. EM1c
Macky, J. W. TM2c
Campfield, B. F. MM2c
Craven, C. C. AOM2c
Kohler, J. J. RM1c
Bryant, J. W. CM1c
Gilkeson, C. W. MM1c
Weir, R. J. CEM
Cyr, L. L. EM1c
Wingett, W. R. AMM1c
Winegar, J. C. MM1c
Carlson, E. W. SK1c
Graham, R. G. SK1c
Bennett, J. B. AMM1c (NAP)
Pierce, W. EM2c
The Chief Royal Pirate
Jackson, G. R. AMM1c
 
The Pirates
Dagle, G. ACOM
Witt, E. E. SF1c
Montsch, H. J. AM3c
Rogers, J. J. AMM1c
The Chief Royal Scribe
Valle, T. E. Y1c
The Royal Scribes
Norwood, H. E. Y2c
French, R. W. Y2c
Simpson, C. T. Y1c
The Royal Pages
Kennedy, L. C. Cox.
Denk, J. S. Cox.
Wyckoff, L. H. SC3c
The Royal Slaves
Wright, L. ACMM
Rounds, H. M. CSF
Bacon, A. M. T. ACMM
Fredericks, E. C. SF2c
Hawley, J. G. BM2c
The Royal Pallbearers
Jones, M. R. GM3c
Howell, M. D. GM1c
Shade, W. MM1c
Nelson, L. E. Ptr1c
Solomon, V. MM2c
Berkery, J. J. Ptr2c
The Galley Slaves
Yesberg, W. C. SC3c
Hicks, E. W. SF2c
The Royal Barbers
Ramsey, C. I. Pfc
Corrieri, J. Sea1c
Mancusco, F. BM2c
Wayburn, R. AOM1c
The Royal Band Leader
Zeramby, S. M. Bandmaster
SHELLBACK COMMITTEE
In charge of Neptune Party and General Chairman
Commander M. S. Brown, U. S. Navy
Committee
Cross, L. ACMM (NAP)
Lawrence, J. C. CRM
Lopez, F. G. CTC
Valle, T. E. Y1c

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Captain Aubrey W. Fitch, U. S. Navy
Commander M. S. Brown, U. S. Navy
Commander Ralph Wood, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander R. E. Davison, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander G. F. Bogan, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander L. K. Swenson, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander G. R. Fairlamb, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander K. M. Hoeffel, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander D. Rittenhouse, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander H. C. Flanagan, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander C. J. Rend, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander E. E. Pare, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander O. C. Laird, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. Snyder, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. K. Hodsdon, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. W. Bowers, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. B. Miller, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant G. H. DeBaun, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. G. Eaton, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant J. V. Carney, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant H. H. Goodwin, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant T. E. Boyce, U. S, Navy
Lieutenant F. A. L. Dartsch, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. M. Beakley, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant C. A. Legg, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant A. M. Townsend, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. R. Waller, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. J. Marshall, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) H. E. Bernstein, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. S. Clarke, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) B. F. Roeder, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) G. F. Schultz, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) C. T. Strub, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. H. Nelson, U. S. Navy
Ensign K. S. Shook, U. S. Navy
Ensign L. P. Kimball, Jr., U. S. Navy
Ensign R. E. Styles, U. S. Navy
Ensign R. E. Stanley, U. S. Navy
Ensign T. E. Norris, U. S. Navy
Ensign H. S. Atherton, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. C. Wells, U. S. Navy
Ensign L. C. Coxe, U. S. Navy
Ensign R. C. Latham, U. S. Navy
Ensign J. R. Tibbets, U. S. Navy
Ensign N. C. Johnson, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. C. Merrick, U. S. Navy
Ensign J. W. Stivers, U. S. Navy
Ensign J. H. Eichmann, U. S. Navy
Ensign N. H. Meyer, U. S. Navy
Ensign J. G. O'Handley, U. S. Navy
Ensign J. M. Seymour, U. S. Navy
Ensign E. W. Shellworth, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. Hutchinson, U. S. Navy
Ensign C. B. Langston, U. S. Navy
  Ensign D. C. Lyndon, U. S. Navy
Ensign H. H. Larsen, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. W. Clegg, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. S. Fuller, U. S. Navy
Ensign E. D. Vestel, Jr., U. S. Navy
Ensign R. McGowan, U. S. Navy
Ensign S. L. Ward, U. S. Navy
Ensign G. T. Baker, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander (MC) D. H. Vance, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander (MC) E. Ward, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) (MC) J. J. Sapero, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) E. J. Easley, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander (DC) J. E. Herlihy, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant (DC) V. H. Traxler, U. S. Navy
Commander (SC) S. E. Dickinson, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Comdr. (SC) H. E. Humphreys, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) (SH) H. C. Haynsworth, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) (ChC) R. R. Marken, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (CC) C. F. Cotton, U. S. Navy
Ch. Btsn. F. W. Atherton, U. S. Navy
Bosn. C. L. Knopp, U. S. Navy
Ch. Gun. B. E. Blossie, U. S. Navy
Ch. Gun. J. B. Ayres, U. S. Navy
Gunner G. C. Nichols, U. S. Navy
Ch. Elec. W. B. Craig, U. S. Navy
Elec. M. F. Hathaway, U. S. Navy
Elec. J. E. Teague, U. S. Navy
Ch. Rad. El. C. A. McKelvey, U. S. Navy
Ch. Rad. El. J. S. Weigand, U. S.: Navy
Ch. Mach. V. F. LeVerne, U. S. Navy
Ch. Mach. R. O. Deitzer, U. S. Navy
Ch. Mach. S. C. Moore, U. S. Navy
Ch. Mach. A. F. O'Meara, U. S. Navy
Mach. J. W. McLean, U. S. Navy
Ch. Carp. A. F. Whittier, U. S. Navy
Carp. G. A. Tryon, U. S. Navy
Ch. Pay Clk. E. E. Sleet, U. S. Navy
Ch. Pay Clk. J. H. O'Neill, U. S. Navy
Ch. Pay Clk. L. W. Sadd, U. S. Navy
Capt. (USMC) B. W. Atkinson, Jr.
1st Lt. (USMC) W. F. Parks
2nd Lt. (USMC) H. W. G. Vadnais
VF Squadron Two-B
Lieut-Commander A. Crinkley, U. S. Navy
Lieut-Commander W. S. Cunningham, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant E. C. Parker, U. S. Navy
Lieut, (jg.) M. P. Evenson, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) G. W. Anderson, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) C. E. Wakeman, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) F. C. McAllister, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. H. Best, U. S. Navy

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VB Squadron Three-B
Lieut-Commander R. H. Harrell, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant J. H. McKay, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant L. A. Moebus, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant F. M. Hughes, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. S. Custer, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. C. Brixner, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) J. P. Monroe, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. H. Ashford, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) S. B. Perreault, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg)E. O. Rigsbee, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) N. M. Miller, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) L. Q. Forbes, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) J. T. Thornton, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. M. Ryon, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) C. J. Odend'hal, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) T. E. Carpenter, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) D. S. Crowley, U. S. Navy
Ensign (USNR) R. R. Campbell
VF Squadron Five-B
Lieut-Commander J. R. Tate, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. W. Smith, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant R. C. Sutliff, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant D. T. Day, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. C. Dey, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) P. H. Lyons, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) O. P. Smoot, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) F. Turner, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) L. H. Hunte, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. F. Raborn, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) H. P. Badger, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) G. M. Greene, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. E. Gallaher, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) C. M. Jett, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg)E. S. Lytle, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) J. H. Morse, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. L. Strickler, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. J. Widhelm, U. S. Navy
 
VS Squadron Three-B
Lieutenant J. F. Bolger, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant W. V. Saunders, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant D. E. Wilcox, U. S. Navy
Lieutenant J. O. Lambrecht, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) P. W. Watson, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) F. N. Taylor, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. G. Armstrong, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) E. P. Southwick, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) T. B. Clark, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. M. Drane, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) E. M. Block, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) W. C. Kaiser, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) P. H. Ashworth, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) R. W. Allen, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) P. K. Will, U. S. Navy
Lieut. (jg) H. E. Born, U. S. Navy
U. S. MARINE CORPS
VB Squadron Four-M
Lieut-Col. R. J. Mitchell, U. S. M. C.
Captain V. M. Guymon, U. S. M. C.
Captain W. G. Manley, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. E. L. Pugh, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. D. F. O'Neil, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. J. C. Munn, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. H. R. Lee, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. T. G. Ennis, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. W. J. Huffman, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. P. Moret, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. W. B. Steiner, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. R. D. Salmon, U. S. M. C.
1st Lieut. F. D. Winfree, U. S. M. C.
Ch. Pay Clk. W. W. Raybolt, U. S. M. C.
PASSENGERS
Captain J. S. McCain, Sr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. W. S. Chamberlain, U. S. N. R.
Captain. T. S. Olds, U. S. Army
1st Lieut. R. B. Landry, U. S. Army
Mr. Harry Larsen

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ROSTERS CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON
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A
ABUEG, D. Matt2c
ACHERMAN, R. V. Sea2c
ACKLEY, A. C. F1c
AITKEN, J., Jr. Sea2c
ALBRIGHTSON, D. L. Yeo1c
ALCORIZA, B. OC3c
ALDRIDGE, W. FC1c
ALGEE, H. R. WT2c
ALLAIRE, D. G. EM3c
ALLEN, E. N. GM1c
ALLEN, H. W., Jr. Sea1c
ALLEN, J. W. Sea2c
ALLEN, M. A. CWT (PA)
ALLEN, R. R. Sea1c
ALLEN, R. W. Sea2c
ALLGIRE, J. M. Bkr2c
ALSEY, H. M. Sea2c
AMBROSINO, R. EM2c
ANDERSON, L. K. EM3c
ANDERSON, R. F. Sea2c
ANDERSON, V. H. F3c
ANGELES, J. R. Sea2c
ANSHUTZ, M. J. MM2c
ANTHONY, K. WT2c
ARCARDO, M. Matt2c
ARELLANO, T., Jr. Sea1c
ARMOUR, C. M. Sea2c
ARMSTRONG, T. B. MM2c
ARNOLD, J. V. F1c
ASKEW, R. F. BM2c
B
BACHILLER, R. Matt1c
BADER, L. W. Sea2c
BAGGARLY, B. W. F3c
BAILEY, J. R. Sea2c
BAIN, C. E. F3c
BAKER, P. A. Cox.
BALL, W. W. Sea2c
BANE, L. M. RM2c
BANKER, G. E. EM2c
BARBIERI, L. R. F3c
BARCHI, J. E. Sea2c
BARKER, W. P. Sea2c
BARNES, R. O. F2c
BRR, C. C. Sea1c
BARTA, G. Sea2c
BARTLETT, W. W. Sea2c
BARTON, W. T. SC2c
BATCHELDER, G. J. MM1c
BATH, A. A. Mus1c

 
BAUER, G. A. Sea1c
BAUER, M. W. Sea2c
BAULEY, R. J. F3c
BAUM, V. F. F3c
BAUMESITER, W. N. ACMM (PA)
BAXTER, H. E. F3c
BEACH, N. J. RM3c
BEAN, F. Sea2c
BEARD, J. W. Sea2c
BEATTIE, A. H. F2c
BEDNORZ, L. J. Sea2c
BEGALKA, A. A. F2c
BEILOCK, P. Sea2c
BEIRNE, U. F. Sea2c
BENNETT, J. B. AMM1c (NAP)
BENNETT, J. E. MM2c
BENOY, D. H. Sea2c
BENSON, H. L. EM1c
BERG, J. C. Sea2c
BERRY, E. C. EM3c
BECK, M. D. CTM (PA)
BICKFORD, R. W. Sea2c
BIENERT, J. B. BM1c
BINGHAM, W. H. Sea2c
BITHER, L. E. Sea2c
BITOON, B. MAtt2c
BLAGG, E. F2c
BLAGG, L. O. Sea2c
BLAKE, H. B. EM3c
BLAKENEY, R. E. CWT (PA)
BLANCO, R. Cox.
BLANTON, R. MM2c
BLANTON, V. R.f Jr. Sea1c
BLAZER, E. S. Sea2c
BLEAKLEY, W. T. F3c
BLUMER, J. R. OSK(PA)
BOATRIGHT, H. TC1c
BOETTGER, C. G. Cox.
BOGUE, R. O. Sea1c
BOH, F. F. F3c
BOLLINGER, F. E. Sea1c
BOND, S. E. F1c
BOOKER, M. J. WT2c
BOOTH, J. C. F3c
BOWERS, H. E. Sea2c
BOWMAN, J. E. Sea2c
BOX, H. G Sea2c
BOXELL, C. E. FC3c
BOYCE, J. H. Sea2c
BOYETT, W. O. SM1c
BRATT, H. MM2c
BREWER, W. W. Cox.
BREWER, R. L. CWT (AA)
BRIGHAM, B. C. Sea2c

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BRILEY, J. W. AMM2c
BRILL, S. J. Sea2c
BRINKLEY, B. SF2c
BRITTON, W. H. AOM1c
BROOKS, H. G. Sea2c
BROWN, A. A. (X) Yeo1c
BROWN, H. P. Sea2c
BROWN, H. C. F3c
BROWN, M. L. Sea1c
BROWN, W. C. MM2c
BROWN, W. L. MAtt3c
BRUCE, W. Sea1c
BRYAN, J. W. CM1c
BRYANT, F. MAtt3c
BRYANT, M. MAtt3c
BUCHANON, G. D. WT2c
BUCHANAN, J. PhM2c
BUFFINGTON, C. C. Sea2c
BULLER, H. A. Sea1c
BULT, T. K. Sea1c
BURCHETT, G. F. AM2c
BURCZYK, A. F. MM1c
BURKE, C. E. Sea2c
BURKEY, G. C. Sea2c
BURNETT, J. D. CBM(AA)
BURNHAM, E. E. AM1c
BURROWS, R. Jr. F3c
C
CAIN, W. MM1c
CALLIS, K. S. SF3c
CALLISON, P. F. Sea1c
CAMRIN, R. R. Sea2c
CAMP, H. A. Sea1c
CAMPFIELD, B. F. MM2c
CANNON, M. L. MAtt3c
CARLSON, E. W. SK1c
CARMICHAEL, T. E. Sea2c
CARSE, L. EM3c
CARTER, D. M. WT2c
CASSIDY, E. M. CY(PA)
CHEEK, T. F. Sea2c
CHILDERS, J. E. WT1c
CHILDERS, W. H. Sea1c
CHISHOLM, F. C. AMM1c
CHURCHILL, S. W. RM2c
CIOPRYNA, M. Sea2c
CISKOWSKI, F. Y2c
CLARK, L. E. F3c
CLARK, M. WT1c
CLARK, R. H. EM2c
CLARY, W. L. Sea2c
CLEMENTS, H. E. Sea2c
CLEMONS, E. M. WT2c
CLEMONS, L. B. F1c
 
CLEWORTH, H. B. Sea2c
CLIFFORD, R. L. R. GM2c
CLOUD, G. B. Sea1c
COBB, J. H. Sea2c
COLEBURN, L. E. Jr. F3c
COLEMAN, A. L. WT2c
COLEMAN, I. W. F1c
COLEMAN, J. E. Sea2c
COLLINS, J. M. EM1c
COLLINS, R. B. Sea2c
COLLINS, W. W. WT1c
CONKLIN, C. D. Sea2c
CONKRIGHT, L. J. EM2c
CONNOLLY, J. W. F2c
COON, H. C. PhM1c
COPE, G. W. AS
COPE, I. C. F3c
COPELAND, T. C. WT1c
CORDELL, J. R. F3c
CORDELL, R. J. F3c
CORRIERI, J. Sea1c
COSBY, W. C. Sea2c
COSSEY, V. H. Sea2c
COSTLE, G. M. Sea1c
COUCH, R. T. F3c
COWART, M. H. Sea1c
COWART, M. J. F2c
COY, R. L. PhM3c
COYNE, J. P. SF1c
CRABB, H. J. R. Sea2c
CRABB, I. E. Sea1c
CRAFT, W. J. GM2c
CROCKER, L. B. Sea2c
CRONIN, J. M. Jr. Sea2c
CROSS, C. D. F1c
CROW, F. W. MM2c
COCHRAN, J. O. F3c
CUNNINGHAM, D. R. Sea2c
CUPPY, H. L. AMM3c
CUSIC, H. E. WT2c
CUTTING, H. M. Sea1c
CYR, L. L. EM1c
D
DALE, L. R. FC3c
DANCE, F. W. Sea2c
DANLEY, J. T. EM3c
D'ARCY, R. J. Sea2c
DAVIS, J. L. F3c
DAVIS, J. O. MM2c
DAVIS, P. W. F3c
DAVIS, R. F. EM3c
DAVIS, T. W. F3c
DAVIS, W. S. F2c

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DAY, E. D. Sea2c
DEAN, G. F. Sea2c
DEANS, W. J. EM1c
DE GREGORY, F. H. F1c
DE LOACH, J. L. Jr. F1c
DENK, J. S. BM2c
DE ROCO, V. J. Sea1c
DEXTER, K. I. Sea2c
DE VERA, V. MAtt1c
DICKESON, G. H. SK3c
DILLON, G. N. Sea2c
DILWORTH, P. T. Sea2c
DIXON, C. A. CEM(PA)
DIXON, G. W. F3c
DIXON, R. V. BM2c
DOBBS, G. E. F2c
DOBBS, G. M. EM3c
DOMINICK, J. L. F3c
DONAHUE, F. L. Sea2c
DOSLEA, T. F3c
DOWNES, W. E. Sea1c
DOYLE, J. F. Sea1c
DRAPER, J. S. F1c
DREW, P. C. Sea2c
DUNAGAN, W. D. Cox.
DUNCAN, E. A. MM2c
DUNCAN, E. H. MM2c
DUNCAN, H. L. EM3c
DUNCAN, N. V. F2c
DURKIN, R. E. Sea2c
DURKIN, W. T. BM1c
DWIRE, O. S. Sea1c
DYER, B. CWT(PA)
DYER, H. L. WT2c
E
EASTWOOD, W. E. Sea1c
EBBLEY, D. A. ACMM(PA)
EBUENGA, L. MAtt2c
ECKHOFF, B. T. Sea2c
ELDER, R. E. MM2c
ELFALAN, F. MAtt1c
ELSASSER, A. C. Sea2c
ERICKSON, C. F. EM3c
ESTRADA, A. OC1c
ESTRIDGE. E. H. Sea2c
EVITTS, C. F. AMM1c
F
FAGG, C. W. Sea2c
FAIRLESS, C. A. Aerog2c
FARE, W. F. CSM(AA)
 
FARRELL, L. J. Sea1c
FARROW, G. P. F3c
FAUBERT, L. P. EM2c
FEDERICO, S. MAtt1c
FENNELL, C. B. Sea2c
FERGUSON, E. L. Sea2c
FERREIRA, M. R. EM3c
FILARDO, B. J. Sea1c
FINNEGAN, J. B. Sea2c
FINNIE, K. M. Sea1c
FITE, F. B. F2c
FITZPATRICK, P. J. Music
FLESHMAN, R. W. RM2c
FLORIDO, P. V. OC3c
FOLEY, J. P. WT1c
FOLTZ, C. S. EM3c
FORE, W. F. EM3c
FOSTER, O. J. Sea2c
FOY, G. H. F1c
FRANK, D. A. F2c
FRANK, R. B. F2c
FRANKS, L. Jr. Sea2c
FREDERICKS, E. C. SF2c
FREDERICKSON, R. W. SF3c
FRENCH, R. W. Yeo2c
FRESE, E. C. Sea2c
FRIEND, D. E. Sea2c
FRODELIUS, R. G. Sea2c
FRUGOLI, G. F. MM1c
FRY, I. B. Yeo2c
FULLER, C. M. WT2c
FULLER, E. C. F1c
G
GADINGAN, P. MAtt1c
GALENTINE, C. V. TM3c
GALLACCI, C. R. Sea2c
GAMBLE, R. H. Jr. Sea2c
GANTZ, E. D. Sea1c
GARBINSKI, C. EM2c
GARDNER, A. W. MM1c
GARDNER, F. N. Jr. CCM(PA)
GARDNER, E. A. MM2c
GARDNER, R. SM3c
GASSETT, C. M. F3c
GATES, J. N. Sea2c
GAVETT, T. C. F1c
GERMER, T. C. Sea1c
GIBSON, C. E. F1c
GIERGERICH, L. J. CMM(PA)
GIETZ, W. H. SC3c

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GILKESON, C. W. MM1c
GILL, A. O. F3c
GILLMORE, F. A. Sea2c
GILLETTE, J. R. EM1c
GILLIAM, O. F1c
GILLOCK, P. E. Sea2c
GLADWELL, J. W. Sea2c
GLANTZ, J. E. F2c
GLOBUS, K. M. Sea1c
GODFREY, M. N. F3c
GOEBEL, T. E. F2c
GOLDBAR, F. Jr. Sea2c
GOLDSBERRY, C. T. SM2c
GOLDSMITH, M. T. EM2c
GOLDSTINE, C. H. Cox.
GONDAKES, B. MAtt2c
GOODWIN, J. T. AMM2c
GOULD, F. H. SM1c
GRAHAM, J. W. Sea2c
GRAHAM, R. E. Sea2c
GRANT, J. E. Jr. F3c
GRANT, J. H. Sea2c
GRAVES, D. A. EM2c
GRAVES, H. Sea2c
GRAY, K. E. Cox.
GREENE, H. F. Sea2c
GREER, R. W. Yeo2c
GREESON, T. J. F3c
GRIEF, H. E. FC1c
GRIEST, W. E. Cox.
GRIFFITH, W. E. Sea2c
GRISSOM, L. A. F3c
GROSIAK, J. Prtr1c
GRUBL, T. F. F2c
GRUEN, F. L. Sea2c
GULLEDGE, J. E. SK2c
GUTHEIL, L. J. SK3c
H
HAILEY, W. O. F1c
HAIN, R. E. Sea2c
HAISLETT, J. A. WT2c
HALL, J. L. Sea1c
HALL, N. MAtt3c
HALL, R. N. F2c
HALL, V. MM1c
HAMMOND, K. J. V. EM3c
HAMPTON, C. M. Sea1c
HAMPTON, I. H. Cox.
HANCOCK, J. H. Sea2c
HANLEY, G. P. Sea1c
HARBIN, D. P. WT2c
HARGETT, T. E. Sea1c
 
HARMON, W. S. EM1c
HARMS, E. F. H. F2c
HARMUTH, E. A. F2c
HARPER, E. W. Mldr1c
HARPER, J. L. ACM1c
HARRIS, G. E. MAtt3c
HARRIS, J. A. F2c
HARRISON, J. S. EM2c
HARRISON, W. H. EM3c
HART, H. W. F2c
HARTMAN, C. T. Sea2c
HARTSELL, E. T. EM1c
HARVEY, L. W. EM1c
HAUF, H. Jr. Sea2c
HAWKES, B. K. Sea2c
HAWLEY, R. C. BM2c
HAYES, D. L. F1c
HAYES, W. MAtt2c
HAYS, J. W. EM2c
HAYWOOD, J. T. Sea2c
HEATH, J. B. EM1c
HEATON, P. D. Sea2c
HEATON, W. E. B. Sea2c
HENDRICKSON, B. E. AMM2c
HENDRY, W. K. Sea1c
HENN, F. M. Sea2c
HENRY, E. F. Sea1c
HENSLEY, E. B. Sea2c
HENZE, L. G. MM2c
HERZIG, L. L. F2c
HICKMAN, E. P. MM2c
HICKS, E. W. SF2c
HICKS, F. A. F1c
HILL, W. J. GM3c
HINTON, O. B. Sea2c
HIOTT, A. J. Yeo3c
HIRE, C. W. EM2c
HOBBS, R. W. F3c
HODGES, A. H. MAtt3c
HODGMAN, W. B. Sea1c
HOFFMAN, J. A. GM1c
HOGUE, R. A. EM3c
HOLDER, J. A. EM2c
HOLLEMAN, W. GM1c
HOLMAN, F. L. Sea2c
HOLMES, H. E. Sea1c
HOLMES, O. C. F1c
HOLTER, C. M. Sea1c
HOLZNECHT, W. H. J. Yeo3c
HOPSON, H. B. Sea2c
HORN, V. T. F3c

52


ROSTERS CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON
Decorative wave border.

HOSFORD, R. M. SK2c
HOUVINEN, H. F. F1c
HOWARD, J. O. F3c
HOWELL, J. O. Sea2c
HOYT, J. A. SK1c
HUBATA, H. H. F1c
HUBBARD, N. W. MAtt2c
HUDSON, E. M. Cox.
HUFFINGTON, R. Sea2c
HULBERT, G. P. CMM(AA)
HULL, R. O. MM1c
HULTMAN, H. F1c
HUNTS, L. H. Sea1c
HURST, H. R. Sea2c
HUSKEY, W. R. SF1c
HUTCHINSON, T. F. EM3c
HYMAN, C. R. T. MAtt3c
HYNDMAN, J. B. MM2c
HYNES, W. Cox.
I
INGRAM, R. L. SC3c
IVIE, F. S. F1c
J
JACKSON, D. MAtt2c
JACKSON, G. R. AMM1c
JACKSON, L. W. WT2c
JACKSON, R. E. PhM3c
JACKSON, R. L. MAtt3c
JACQUEMIN, G. L. MM2c
JAMES, J. L. Jr. F3c
JAMES, H. M. QM1c
JAMES, J. L. r. F3c
JANES, J. E. EM3c
JARDELL, E. MM2c
JASIEWICZ, C. WT1c
JOHNSON, H. W. GM3c
JOHNSON, J. A. Sea2c
JOHNSTON, L. C. Sea1c
JOHNSON, M. N. Yeo1c
JOHNSON, P. W. Sea1c
JOHNSTON, T. PhM3c
JONES, A. D. Sea2c
JONES, B. B. RM2c
JONES, D. EM2c
JONES, H. B. EM1c
JONES, M. E. SC3c
JONES, M. R. J. F1c
JONES, R. G. MM2c
JONES, R. D. PhM2c
 
JONES, W. R. Sea2c
JOSLIN, B. E. QM3c
JOSLIN, L. H. HA1c
JOYCE, W. P. SK3c
JEFFERSON, J. J. MAtt3c
JENKINS, L. R. EM3c
JENNE, D. C. Sea2c
JENSEN, L. E. F1c
K
KAPCZYNSKI, J. S. SK3c
KEELEY, D. D. WT2c
KEETER, R. J. EM2c
KEITH, G. H. F1c
KELLER, O. AMM1c
KELLER, H. S. Sea2c
KELLY, J. T. MM2c
KELLY, W. R. SK3c
KENDALL, A. R. CPhM(AA)
KENNEDY, L. C. BM2c
KICHIER, T. M. RM2c
KINCHINKO, E. L. F1c
KIDDER, C. R. F3c
KIES, R. L. EM1c
KINDBERG, W. O. F1c
KINDLESPARGER, L. L. MM1c
KING, A. W. F1c
KING, O. C. Sea2c
KING, O. W. Sea2c
KIPP, W. W. GM3c
KIRKWOOD, W. D. F3c
KITCHEN, G. A. Yeo2c
KITCHEN, G. M. SC2c
KLEIN, E. J. Sea2c
KLEIN, K. T. EM2c
KNECHT, F. H. Sea2c
KNOUSE, D. A. AMM3c
KOCH, K. G. SC2c
KOEHLER, C. D. F2c
KOSAR, W. S. CRM(PA)
KOSLAK, J. A. MM2c
KOHLER, J. J. RM1c
KOKOT, J. Sea2c
KRAFT, P. W. CY(AA)
KRAPP, L. M. Cox.
KRAUS, F. MM2c
KRAUSNICK, H. F. F1c
KRIWITZKI, S. BSmth1c
KUBACH, R. A. Sea1c

53


CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON ROSTERS
Decorative wave border.

KULHANEK, F. RM3c
KUNTZ, A. J. Yeo2c
KURBY, G. D. MM1c
KYNE, E. F. MM2c
L
LAFFIN, T. E. WT2c
LAFORTEZA L. MAtt2c
LAMBERT, P. H. WT2c
LA MONT, F. R. SK3c
LAMONT, J. J. GM1c
LANDERS, W. G. CWT(AA)
LANE, B. Sea2c
LAUBACH, Q. G. WT2c
LAWRENCE, J. C. CRM(PA)
LAWTON, R. S. Sea1c
LAYMAN, M. A. GM2c
LEBBS, M. G. Sea2c
LEDBETTER, J. C. MM2c
LEE, C. I. ACMM(PA)
LEE, L. A. Aerog2c
LEGG, E. M. EM2c
LEIDIG, W. H. F2c
LEIGHTON, R. E. EM2c
LELAND, E. L. AOM3c
LEON, A. Ptr2c
LEONE, F. J. Sea1c
LEONARD, R. D. T. SK3c
LEONARD, .R. F. F1c
LEONNIG, R. B. Sea1c
LESHER, D. J. Sea2c
LEWIS, K. CEM(PA)
LINDLEY, C. E. Bkr3c
LINN, R. S. EM2c
LISTER, R. O. F2c
LITIZZETTE, J. Jr. Sea2c
LLENARESAS, T. OS3c
LOCKHART, W. W. F1c
LOCKWOOD, L. B. F1c
LOHNES, A. E. Sea2c
LOIACONO, S. AOM2c
LOOMIS, A. R. EM1c
LOPEZ, F. G. CTC(PA)
LORENSEN, L. E. F1c
LORENTZ, V. T. Sea1c
LORENTZEN, G. F1c
LORENZANA, C. P. Cox.
LOVE, E. M. Sea2c
LOWERY, G. O. F2c
LUCK, E. B. Sea2c
LUNDBERG, D. Sea1c
LUNDGREN, K. M. Sea2c
LYNCH, W. ]. MM1c
 
LYTLE, R. A. Bkr2c
Mc
MAC DONALD, A. R. Yeo3c
MAC ISAAC, R. J. EM1c
MC ARTHUR, R. F. Jr. F2c
MC ARDLE, H. P. EM2c
MC BRIDE, C. M. SK3c
MC CONNELL, C. W. CAerog(PA)
MC CRARY, W. MM1c
MC CALL, C. M. Sea2c
MC CALLUM, C. O. SC3c
MC CALEB, L. B. EM3c
MC CAMPBELL, B. L. Sea2c
MC CLURE, J. W. F2c
MC CLURE, V. I. Sea1c
MC DANIEL, J. B. CMM(PA)
MC DONALD, W. F. Sea1c
MC FARLAND, D. A. ACMM(PA)
MC FARLAND, J. E. GM2c
MC GAUGHEY, M. W. SMM2c
MC GUIRE, M. C. PMkr1c
MC INTOSH, E. J. RM1c
MC KEE, G. G. RM3c
MC KENZIE, F. M. Jr. Bugle
MC KINNEY, J. L. WT1c
MC KNIGHT, C. B. RM3c
MC LAIN, R. M. EM2c
MC LAUGHLIN, J. A. MM1c
MC SHARRY, W. F. Sea1c
MC VICKER, G. R. RM1c
M
MAAG, P. F. MM2c
MAAHS, W. C. Ptr2c
MACKY, J. W. TM2c
MADRONIO, T. MAtt2c
MADER, H. W. MM1c
MAHLER, J. S. SC3c
MANGLICMOT, J. MAtt1c
MANIPIS, B. OC3c
MANNING, M. J. MM1c
MARIETTA, W. C. MM2c
MARTIN, N. J. EM2c
MARTIN, S. MAtt3c
MARTIN, W. X. MM2c
MARTINEZ, C. MAtt1c
MARUT, F. L. GM3c
MARZAHAN, C. F. MM2c
MATTISON, H. E. Sea1c
MAXFIELD, C. E. F1c
MAY, R. C. MM2c
MEREDITH, J. F. Sea2c

54


ROSTERS CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON
Decorative wave border.

MERRICK, J. A. Bkr2c
METSCHKE, R. A. Secdc
MEYER, E. C. MM2c
MEYER, W. J. EM2c
MEYERS, J. D. MM2c
MIDDAG, R. R. Sea2c
MILES, N. N. Sea2c
MILLER, J. E. Cox.
MILLER, J. F. CSmth1c
MILLER, C. R. MM2c
MILLER, D. E. F2c
MILLER, D. R. RM2c
MILLER, R. Sea2c
MILLER, T. W. Sea1c
MILLER, V. N. Sea2c
MILLER, W. V. F3c
MILMORE, L. M. SC3c
MITCHELL, G. W. Sea2c
MITCHELL, J. D. Jr. WT2c
MITCHELL, W. J. Sea2c
MILES, G. E. Sea2c
MINIER, L. S. EM1c
MIEMNCZYNSKI, V. J. MM2c
MOLTER, A. H. SF1c
MONTGOMERY, L. H. F1c
MONTSCH, H. J. AM3c
MOON, M. E. PhM3c
MOONEY, C. D. F2c
MOORE, E. B. EM3c
MOORE, L. R. MM1c
MOORE, M. P. RM1c
MOORE, W. B. AM2c
MOORE, W. R. F3c
MOORE, W. M. Jr. Sea2c
MORRISON, D. J. Sea2c
MORRISON, S. H. Sea1c
MORA, M. MAtt1c
MORASKI, J. M. Sea1c
MORGAN, H. B. F2c
MORRILL, J. W. Sea1c
MORIN, H. F. E. Sea1c
MORTENSEN, M. R. RM1c
MORTON, A. B. ACMM(PA)
MOSKOVCIAK, S. Sea2c
MOZIER, A. V. CSF(AA)
MUHM, R. C. GM3c
MULHOLLEM, D. E. Sea1c
MULKERIN, L. A. WT1c
MULVEY, R. E. F3c
MUMFORD, E. I. MM2c
MUMMA, I. M. F3c
MUNTZ, H. H. Sea2c
MUNDELL, H. J. GM3c
 
MUNTZ, R. H. Sea1c
MURDOCK, A. M. F2c
MURDOCK, I. T. AMM3c
MURDOCK, S. F3c
MURPHY, B. W. F3c
MURRAY, M. E. Jr. Sea2c
MYERS, H. L. QM2c
N
NEEL, B. D. Sea2c
NEIS, J. EM2c
NELSON, D. R. Sea2c
NELSON, E. K. Sea2c
NEUBRAND, W. J. CM3c
NEVILLE, C. W. Sea2c
NEWELL, T. E. AMM3c
NEWMAN, A. N. CP(PA)
NICHOLAS, W. J. Sea1c
NISBET, W. P. EM2c
NOGAS, V. S. F2c
NOONEY, S. R. ACMM(PA)
NORTON, A. J. MAtt3c
NORWOOD, H. E. Yeo2c
NOSTER, J. J. MM2c
NOVAK, J. A. Sea1c
NUGENT, J. C. Sea2c
NYSTROM, C. R. ACM2c
O
OBREGON, A. GM3c
O'BRYAN, G. D. Sea2c
O'DONNELL, T. G. EM2c
O'GRADY, J. S. Sea2c
OHLER, W. G. EM2c
O'HARA, E. J. Sea1c
O'HOP, F. P. F3c
O'KEEFE, L. C. Sea2c
OLEK, R. J. F3c
OLIVERIO, A. Sea2c
OLLIFF, L. L. Sea2c
OLSON, R. D. Sea2c
OLSON, R. M. Sea1c
O'NEIL, J. F. F2c
OSTBOE, H. P. SK2c
OSWALT, P. M. Sea2c
OWEN, M. L. Sea2c
OWENS, E. L. Sea2c
P
PACE, H. O. F2c
PAGE, R. L. Sea1c

55


CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON ROSTERS
Decorative wave border.

PAGE, T .R. EM3c
PANTZAR, W. R. Sea2c
PAPE, A. Sea2c
PARK, P. E. F3c
PARKER, I. W. Sea2c
PARTRIDGE, I. V. Sea2c
PASTRANA, E. M. SC3c
PATTISON, P. MM2c
PAULK, V. B. Sea2c
PAYLER, C. R. Sea2c
PEARSON, W. L. F2c
PEARCE, G. W. Sea2c
PEDDICORD, E. P. Sea2c
PEELE, H. E. Sea2c
PEMBER, R. W. Sea2c
PENDILLA, S. MAtt2c
PEPPER, C. O. Sea1c
PERLEY, E. E. Sea1c
PERRY, C. L. Sea1c
PERTILLA, J. MAtt3c
PERUCCI, A. Sea1c
PETERS, P. WT1c
PETERSON, R. J. Sea2c
PETRELLA, L. J. Bkr3c
PETTIT, D. D. F2c
PETTIT, H. C, Jr. F3c
PFINGSGRAFF, J. Jr. Sea2c
PHILLIPO, M. E. Sea2c
PHILLIPS, B. H. Sea2c
PHILLIPS, D. C. BM2c
PHILLIPS, D. F2c
PHILLIPS, E. E. Sea2c
PHILLIPS, W. D. Sea2c
PIERCE, B. C. F3c
PIERCE, P. J. Sea2c
PIERCE, W. EM2c
PILARSKE, T. H. SK1c
PIPES, J. D. RM1c
PITTMAN, H. C. Sea2c
PIZARRO, F. MAtt1c
POLING, R. F3c
POLK, K. V. EM1c
POLZIN, E. W. Sea2c
PONDER, F. N. Sea2c
PORET, M. J. Jr. Sea2c
PORTER, G. V. EM1c
PORTERFIELD, A. A. F2c
POSLADEK, A. F. RM1c
POTI, S. MM2c
POULSON, T. K. Sea2c
POWELL, C. M. SF2c
POWELL, G. G. Sea2c
PRATER, B. D. MM1c
PREVOST, A. E. F1c
 
PRICE, E. T. Jr. EM3c
PRICE, F. S. F3c
PRICE, R. M. 3rd Sea2c
PROWSE, M. E. EM2c
PUGH, W. V. Sea2c
PURCELL, F. R. CCStd(AA)
PURSELL, G. A. CMM(PA)
PUTNAM, T. D. Sea2c
PLYANT, P. B. Sea2c
Q
QUATRARA, A. D. Sea2c
QUEIROLO, E. B. F1c
R
RABUN, E. D. Sea2c
RALL, H. L. Sea2c
RAIZIS, P. G. F3c
RAMSEY, C. I. EM3c
RANSON, W. E. SK3c
RAPPA, G. E. F3c
RAWLEY, D. P. CMM(PA)
RAY, L. B. EM3c
RAYMOND, M. H. MM2c
REANO, A. J. Sea2c
REEB, K. E. Sea2c
REEDY, J. E. Sea2c
REESE, O. F. EM3c
REGINALDO, E. Music
REID, B. W. Sea2c
REILE, F. Cox.
REILLY, J. A. Sea1c
REINECKE, F. A. F3c
REISS, A. W. Sea2c
RETTLER, W. E. Sea2c
REYNOLDS, O. E. Sea1c
REYNOLDS, R. A. EM2c
REYNOLDS, W. W. EM3c
RHODES, R. E. F3c
RICE, I. C. F3c
RICKETT, W. W. MM1c
RICKS, R. H. MAtt3c
RIDLEHOOVER, T. A. Sea2c
RIDNOUR, R. H. Sea1c
RIDONDO, O. MAtt1c
RIEGEL, N. W. Sea2c
RIGGS, R. W. MM2c
RIKER, W. E. EM3c
RILLEY, F. S. Sea2c
RIPLEY, T. EM3c
RISTOGINO, G. V. MM1c
RITCHIE, L. A. MM2c
ROACH, W. J. Sea2c
ROBERTS, E. P. Sea2c
ROBERTS, H. L. SC2c

56


FIRST DIVISION VF5B
IN PERFECT FORMATION
FAR ABOVE THEIR
FLOATING AIRPORT

Image of planes flying in 'V' formation over USS Lexington.

U. S. S. LEXINGTON
. . HOMEWARD BOUND

57


CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON ROSTERS
Decorative wave border.

ROBERTS, W. B. Sea2c
ROBERTSON, E. M. BMkr2c
ROINSON, F. H. WT1c
ROBERTSON, T. D. EM3c
ROGALLA, E. J. GM2c
RONCAL, L. MAtt2c
ROSE, C. G. F3c
ROSENHOFFER, N. J. F1c
ROSS, B. F. Sea2c
ROSS, C. A. F3c
ROSS, M. G. CSK(PA)
ROSSOW, R. A. Sea2c
ROTHERMEL, J. L. Sea2c
ROUNDS, H. M. CSF(PA)
ROYALTY, C. A. F2c
RUARK, E. E. Sea1c
RUDOLPH, P. E. F3c
RUNYON, C. C. Sea2c
RUSSELL, H. J. Sea2c
RUSSELL, O. L. Sea2c
RUSSIANO, J. N. Sea2c
RUSSO, J. B. Jr. Sea1c
RYAN, M. J. Sea2c
RYBA, J. A. Sea1c
S
SADDLER, G. O. TC1c
SAGER, A. ACOM(AA)
SAILER, J. C. F3c
SALMON, D. J. Sea2c
SANDERS, J. G. RM3c
SANSOUCY, A. R. F3c
SARMONT, L. R. Sea1c
SAUCIER, W. M. AS
SAUNDERS, C. C. Sea1c
SAUNDERS, J. F2c
SAUER, R. E. Sea2c
SAWULA, J. Sea1c
SCESNEY, F. C. CEM(PA)
SCHAEFFER, G. R. Sea2c
SCHAFER, T. M. Sea2c
SCHARNELL, A. WT2c
SCHILDT, J. D. Sea2c
SCHMIDT, W. T. A. Sea2c
SCHOONMAKER, R. R. Sea1c
SCHREIER, A. Sea2c
SCHROLL, A. E. F3c
SCHULTZ, E. L. Sea2c
SCHULTZ, E. C. Sea2c
SCHULTZ, J. A. Sea2c
SCHWARTZ, H. Sea2c
SCHWARTZ, J. Sea2c
SCOFIELD, F. O. Sea2c
SCOTT, E. M. EM3c
 
SCOTT, L. Jr. EM2c
SCOTT, W. R. MAtt3c
SEARS, T. B. Sea2c
SEAT, J. F. F2c
SECOVITCH, T. RM2c
SELZER, J. O. AM3c
SHADE, W. MM1c
SHADELL, K. L. Sea2c
SHANNON, R. C. Sea1c
SHAW, E. R. Sea2c
SHAW, R. L. Sea2c
SHEEHAN, D. J. Cox.
SHEF.HAN, M. L. SK3c
SHEFFIELD, W. C. Yeo3c
SHELDON, G. L. EM3c
SHELDON, R. E. Sea2c
SHELDON, W. A. Yeo3c
SHELL, J. P. Sea2c
SHELTON, R. F. Sea2c
SHEPARD, C. H. Sea1c
SHIPMAN, M. L. PhM1c
SHIRLEY, J. M. Sea1c
SHOFF, R. E. CEM(PA)
SHOOPMAN, L. V. F3c
SIDEBOTTOM, A. O. Sea2c
SIGSBEE, W. T. Sea1c
SILLS, J. E. QM2c
SIMPLER, C. C. Sea2c
SIMPSON, C. T. Yeo1c
SIMPSON, W. A. EM3c
SIMS, W. C. MM2c
SINGLE, R. L. WT1c
SINKO, P. F3c
SIRATZKE, C. E. EM2c
SKELTON, J. J. Sea2c
SKILLMAN, E. H. SK3c
SLAVIN, C. F. Sea1c
SMITH, A. R. Jr. Sea1c
SMITH, F. MAtt3c
SMITH, G. A. EM3c
SMITH, H. G. Sea2c
SMITH, M. WT2c
SMITH, R. W. F2c
SMITH, R. C. MAtt3c
SMITH, R. BM2c
SMITH, W. B. Sea2c
SMITH, W. B. Sea2c
SNELL, R. D. WT1c
SOBEC, J. E. EM3c
SOLOMON, D. A. Sea2c
SOLOMON, V. MM2c
SORENSEN, S. SF2c
SOWELL, R. D. Jr. Sea1c
SPEED, H. L. F2c

58


ROSTERS CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON
Decorative wave border.

SPEIGHT, R. D. Sea2c
SPELTS, B. J. Mus2c
SPIVEY, J. L. F2c
SPURLOCK, W. E. Jr. F3c
SQUIRES, R. R. F1c
STABLER, K. R. Sea2c
STAFFORD, P. C. F3c
STAHL, H. N. CMM(PA)
STAIGER, A. L. CM1c
STANDISH M. H. Jr. GM3c
STANLEY, D. E. Sea1c
STANLEY, L. F. SK2c
STANTON, G. EM3c
STEADMAN, G. A. Sea1c
STEVEN, A. H. GM3c
STEVENS, R. C. Cox.
STEWART, H. W. Mus2c
STILSON, P. L. Sea2c
STILTZ, J. C. F2c
STOGSDILL, L. C. Sea2c
STONE, F. F. F2c
STONE, H. E. CSmth2c
STOTTS, H. B. EM2c
STRAWN, E. J. Jr. EM3c
STRONG, M. W. Sea1c
STURDEVANT, C. T. Sea2c
SUBONG, C. OC3c
SULPACIO, C. MAtt1c
SUTCLIFFE, J. W. MM2c
T
TANNER, F. W. Sea2c
TATE, H. L. F1c
TATUM, E. MAtt3c
TAUBE, A. R. Sea2c
TAYLOR, P. F. CBM(PA)
TAYLOR, W. OS2c
TENNILLE, R. M. Jr. HA1c
TERRY, S. A. F3c
TESTA, F. BM1c
THEIMER, G. E. F3c
THOMAS, G. S. AMM3c
THOMAS, M. W. QM3c
THOMPSON, C. MAtt3c
THOMPSON, H. R. EM2c
THOMPSON, K. A. Sea2c
THORNTON, R. M. PhM2c
THURSTON, L. S. F3c
TIARA, J. B. EM2c
TIBBITS, W. I. MM2c
TIMBERLAKE, A. N Cox.
TISDALL, H. B. Sea2c
 
TOBIAS, J. E. RM3c
TOMAYO, E. OS3c
TONDRE, C. J. Sea2c
TOTTEN H. C. EM3c
TOURNE, A. H. MM2c
TOZIER, H. E. F1c
TREHERN, W. F. BMkr2c
TREMKLER, F. W. H. FC1c
TROY, R. W. F2c
TROYER, E. EM2c
TRUEX, J. C. Cox.
TRUITT, T. F. MM2c
TUBBS, J. M. MM1c
TUTT, W. F. GM3c
TYSON, H. L. Sea1c
U
UDELL, E. H. EM1c
UTZ, E. D. Cox.
V
VAIL, J. W. F1c
VALERA, A. MAtt2c
VALINE, J. T. Sea2c
VAN AUKEN, N. GM3c
VAN DUSSEN, L. GM2c
VANN, A. OC2c
VANSANT, W. C. F2c
VAUGHAN, R. J. Sea2c
VAUGHT, C. R. MM2c
VETTER, L. C. Sea2c
VINCENT, L. C. Sea2c
VIAU, P. R. Sea2c
VITUG, P. MAtt2c
VOLLUM, O. C. BM2c
W
WAAG, F. F2c
WAGGONER, J. S. F3c
WAGNER, L. J. F3c
WALDRON, A. G. Sea2c
WALES, L. C. EM3c
WALL, H. R. MAtt3c
WALLIS, C. H. AMM3c
WALLACE, P. W. Sea2c
WALLACE, W. W. Sea1c
WALKER, H. S. EM1c
WALKER, M. H. F2c
WALKER, M. G. Sea2c
WALTERS, L. W. F2c
WARD, R. E. Sea1c
WARE, W. T. F3c
WARREN, W. A. MM2c

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CREW OF THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON ROSTERS
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WATSON, M. H. F3c
WEATHERFORD, F. G. AM1c
WEATHERFORD, P. A. SK3c
WEAVER, W. S. F2c
WEBB, H. S. F3c
WEBB, W. C. SK3c
WEBBER, F. E. F3c
WEBBER, P. M. C QM(PA)
WEBER, H. P. CBMkr
WEBSTER, R. E. F3c
WEICHERT, F. Jr. Sea2c
WEIK, J. T. EM1c
WEIR, R. J. CEM(PA)
WEISS, F. Sea2c
WEIST, H. C. Sea2c
WELCH, H. W. Bkr1c
WELDON, R. S. Sea2c
WELLINGTON, J. A. Jr. Sea2c
WELLS, L. SMM2c
WELLS, A. N. F3c
WEST, C. F3c
WEST, J. C. Sea1c
WEST, S. G. Sea2c
WESTLAKE, W. E. Sea2c
WHEAT, E. D. F3c
WHELAN, C. T. F3c
WHIPPLE, E. M. F1c
WHITCOMB, M. R. F3c
WHITE, A. Sea2c
WHITE, E. N. Sea2c
WHITEHOUSE, E. J. Sea2c
WHITENACK, G. W. Sea2c
WHITFIELD, C. L. RM1c
WHITWORTH, B. L. Sea2c
WHITT, J. E. Sea2c
WILDES, L. J. F3c
WILKINSON, I. I. Sea2c
WILLGRUBER, J. R. F3c
WILLIAMS, A. F. F3c
WILLIAMS, C. R. F3c
WILLIAMS, G. F3c
WILLIAMS, H. J. MAtt2c
WILLIAMS, J. B. F1c
WILLIAMS, L. L. Sea2c
WILLIAMS, M. S. F3c
WILLINGHAM, H. D. Sea2c
WILLIS, C. R. SM3c
WILLS, W. J. F2c
WILSON, A. A. F2c
WILSON, J. L. Jr. F2c
WILSON, J. R. EM3c
WILSON, M. Sea2c
WILSON, R. B. Sea2c
 
WIMMER, W. D. Sea2c
WINDRESS, W. G. Jr. F3c
WINGATE, E. C. F3c
WINGO, L. A. EM2c
WINEGAR, J. C. MM1c
WINN, H. H. Jr. F1c
WINSLOW, E. L. F3c
WISE, A. D. Sea2c
WISE, M. H. Sea2c
WISNEWSKI, F. A. CTC(PA)
WITT, E. E. SF1c
WITTER, F. D. AM3c
WOLFE, G. A. F3c
WOLFE, W. C. CCStd(PA)
WOLHAR, J. M. Jr. Sea2c
WOLKENBERG, H. Sea2c
WOLNIEWICZ, F. H. CEM(PA)
WOLSLEGEL, E.S. F2c
WOLTER, R. E. GM3c
WOOD, C. E. F3c
WOOD, I. C. Jr. AS
WOOD, J. V. EM2c
WOOD, O. S. F3c
WOOD, P. F. Sea2c
WRAY, R. P. F3c
WUBKER, E. C. Sea2c
WYCKOFF, L. H. SC3c
Y
YATES, B. H. CMM(PA)
YATES, J. D. Sea1c
YATES, W. Cox.
YESBERG, W. C. SC3c
YODICE, M. N. CWT(PA)
YOUNG, C. A. F3c
YOUNG, J. V. F2c
YOUNG, R. P. AMM2c
Z
ZABASKI, J. Sea2c
ZEISER, R. E. F2c
ZELLER, R. J. SC1c
ZEMKE, O. B. Sea2c
ZENGLEIN, J. D. F3c
ZERAMBY, S. M. BMSTR(PA)
ZIMMER, E. M. CMM(PA)
ZINKEVITCK, M. F3c
ZINIEWICZ, T. Sea2c
ZINGG, J. T. Sea1c
ZINGG, R. F. EM3c
ZOLLNER, G. B. F2c
ZONA, A. F. F3c
ZUMBRUN, F. O. Sea2c
ZYGMONT, J. Sea2c

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61


MARINE DETACHMENT, U. S. S. LEXINGTON ROSTERS
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GOODE, M. F. 1stSgt.
DEXTER, T. H. Gy-Sgt.
BEARDSLEY, W. H. Sgt.
EHRENDREICH, A. F. Sgt.
MILLER, F. A. Sgt.
PEARLSTEIN, J. Sgt.
BOURQUIN, E. Cpl.
BULLITT, J. E. Cpl.
DAVENPORT, C. Z. Cpl.
DONOVAN, R. P. Cpl.
GROTH, B. C. Cpl.
HARR, P. L. Cpl.
HICKS, L. D. Cpl.
REEVES, H. W. Cpl.
ANDERSON, J. M. Jr. PFC.
ANDERSON, P. J. PFC.
ANDREW, K. E. PFC.
BOWEN, N. PFC.
BROCATO, H. A. PFC.
CLAPP, C. D. PFC.
COHEN, R. S. PFC.
DeLISLE, A. W. PFC.
GARIEPY, J. A. W. PFC.
GREEN, D. J. PFC.
HAYES, L. G. PFC.
HUDSON, S. W. PFC.
JEFFERS, M. R. PFC.
LAND, C. R. PFC.
LAUGHLIN, E. V. PFC.
LEE B. G. PFC.
LEVINES, C. K. PFC.
LYON, J. M. PFC.
MCALLISTER, J. R. PFC.
MILES, A. PFC.
RAMSEY, W. L. PFC.
REGUS, J. W. PFC.
ROBINSON, M. H. PFC.
ST. GERMAIN, F. A. PFC.
TYSON, J. F. PFC.
WALKER, M. H. PFC.
WILLIAMS, G. E. PFC.
PARRISH, R. F. Dmr1cl.
TEMPLETON, H. E. Dmr.
ABBOTT, J. W. Pvt.
ASHLEY, D. E. Pvt.
 
CAMLIN, W. D. Pvt.
CHESTNUT, R. L. Pvt.
COOPER, A. O. Pvt.
CRAIG, H. B. Pvt.
DAVIS, M. R. Pvt.
DeMOUTH, L. J. Pvt.
DOBSON, W. S. C. Pvt.
ELKINS, F. W. Pvt.
EVANS, D. G. Pvt.
EVANS, F. L. Pvt.
EVANS, R. B. Pvt.
FARLEY, C. A. Pvt.
GABLER, L. H. Pvt.
GERCKEN, J. E. Pvt.
GODWIN, L. W. Pvt.
GREENE, H. L. Pvt.
HARRISON, D. C. Pvt.
HATTON, K. B. Pvt.
HOGBERG, L. O. Pvt.
HUDIBURG, E. D. Pvt.
JOHNSON, C. S. Pvt.
JUDD, C. A. Pvt.
KOCH, A. P. Pvt.
KRUEGER, N. Pvt.
McCOMMONS, W. H. Pvt.
McKENNA, T. J. Pvt.
MCKKENZIE, R. S. Pvt.
MONTGOMERY, C. F. Pvt.
MOORE, G. A. Pvt.
NASIF, G. Pvt.
NEBBERGALL, T. A. Pvt.
PHIPPS, R. L. Jr. Pvt.
POWELL, J. C. Pvt.
RAPP, W. R. Pvt.
SCHNEIDER, V. J. Pvt.
SHORTRIDGE, I. W. Pvt.
SIMPSON, T. H. Pvt.
SPENCER, T. L. Pvt.
STRAIGHTIFF, L. F. Pvt.
TOWNSEND, H. J. Pvt.
VRIGHT, C. D. Pvt.
VF Squadron Five-B
AULD, Homer Sea1c
BACON, Alfred M. T. ACMM(PA)
BANHOLZER, Arnold C. AMM1c

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ROSTERS MARINE DETACHMENT, U. S. S. LEXINGTON
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BARTLETT, Jerry F. ACMM(AA)
BECKHAM, Oscar C. ACM1c
BEHRLE, Alton, G. AMM3c
BEZANSON, Stanley B. Sea1c
BOWEN, George R. AMM3c
BRIDGES, Bernard H. AMM3c
BROWN, Wilbur F. Y1c
CARTER, Harold G. AMM2c
CHALLET, Gilbert G. Sea2c
COOK, Luther, M. AMM3c
CORKINS, Charles W. AMM1c
CRAVEN, Charles, C. AOM2c
DAIGLE, Gabrial ACOM(AA)
DE FOREST, Don C. AOM2c
EBEL, Harry A. ACMM(PA)
ELLINGTON, Walter C. Sea1c
FINLEY, lake W. Sea1c
FLANNERY, John C. AMM3c
FORSBERG, John A. Sea2c
FREDERICK, Howard W. AMM2c
FULGHAM, Pat F. Sea1c
GIANNINI, Paul Sea1c
GREENE, Henry L. AMM1c
HADDOCK, Bert CRM(PA)
HAINES, Wendell P. AMM3c
HALEY, John G. BM2c
HENRY, James R. AMM1c
HUNKA, Jerry L. AMM1c
JARBOE, Sydney W. AMM1c
JOLLY, John L. Sea2c
ONES, Elbert W. Sea2c
KAUZLARICH, William A. Sea2c
KITA, Joseph Sea1c
KITCHEN, Robert C. AMM3c
LAGARZO, Me1chor MAtt1c
LE HOY, John Sea1c
LINTON, James G. Sea2c
LOUGHRAN, Donald S. Sea1c
 
MACAPAGAL, Purisimo MAtt1c
MALISZESKI, Leon Sea1c
McLENDON, Robert L. Sea1c
MERRITT, Clarence E. AMM3c
MILLER, Edward C. Sea1c
MORRELL, Truitt O. Sea2c
MURRAY, Alvin B. Sea1c
NOGLE, Ernest E. Sea2c
NORRIS, Lewis' D. AMM2c
O'NEILL, John R. Sea2c
OTTO, Donald C. M. Sea2c
OVERHOLTS, Clayton E. Sea1c
PARKER, John P. AOM3c
PERKINS, Franklin V. Sea1c
PRENTICE, Jack W. Sea1c
READ, Douglas E. Sea2c
RICHARDSON, Harley A. AMM3c
ROBINSON, Ralph W. AMM3c
ROGERS, Joseph J. AMM1c
ROMANO, Emedeo V. AMM3c
SAGLE, Art A. ACMM(PA)
SCHATTE, Elden A. AMM3c
SCHAUER, Walter Sea1c
SCOTT, Rex V. Sea2c
SERVIDAD, Gregorio MAtt1c
SIEMIENKIEWICZ, Francis AMM3c
SMITH, Lester S. Ptr2c
SMITH, William G. MAtt3c
SOTIER, Geeorge F. AMM1c
STREETER, Noble I. AMM1c
STRICKLAND, Ollie L. AOM3c
TANNER, Harold W. Sea2c
THOMAS, Kenneth J. Sea1c
THOMPSON, Lacy I. RM1c
TRENT, Andy R. AMM3c
WAYBURN, Richard AOM1c
WILKINSON, Lawrence A. Sea1c
WILLIAMS, Clarence J. AMM2c
WOODS, James T. EM2c

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VS SQUADRON THREE-B ROSTERS
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VS Squadron Three-B
Alphabetical List of Personnel of This Squadron
Who Crossed the Equator on May 20, 1936
ABUEG, Decgracias MAtt2c
ANDERSON, Donald M. Sea1c
BARRETT, James H. AM1c
BENTZ, John D. AOM1c
BOYETTE, Jesse K. Sea1c
BRADLEY, Harry M. ACMM
BRANDOW, Karl ACM3c
BRIGGS, Thomas E. Sea1c
BRISBANE, Elliott H. AMM3c
BROWNING, Joseph L. Sea1c
CARNEY, John J. AMM2c
CEASE, Everett V. AM3c
CLARKE, Edward A. Sea1c
COLYER, Edwin T. Sea2c
COX, Marshall D Y1c
CRANMER, Micajah H. AMM1c
CREIDER, Anthony S. Sea2c
CUNNINGHAM, Irving G. ACM2c
CURRY, Harry W. CRM
DAWSON, Merlyn B. Sea1c
DICKINSON, Cass AOM2c
ELKO, Steve Sea1c
ELLINGTON, Bruce K. Sea2c
ELLIS, Climpson J. ACMM
ENDRESS, Henry L. Sea1c
EVANS, Jesse A. AMM2c
FISHER, Floyd F. AMM3c
FITZGERALD, Richard J. AMM2c
FLANAGAN, Paul M. AMM2c
GATES, Joel A. AOM3c
GRAHAM, Richard G. SK1c
GREENWOOD, Emet A. Sea1c
HALL, Clarence E. AM3c
HARMONIS, John RM1c
HARRER, Anthony J. RM1c
HIPPE, Leonard N. AMM2c
HOECHST, Herbert G. Sea2c
HOOVER, Wylie J. RM1c
HOWELL, Albert L. AMM3c
JACKSON, Dan MAtt2c
JENKINS, John ACMM
JENSEN, Johannes M. Sea1c
JOHANSEN, Johnny M. AMM2c
JOHNSON, Harry W. ACMM
JOHNSON, Ottis G. Sea2c
KAMINER, William F. AOM1c
 
KEELINE, William C. AMM1c
KELLNER, Gilbert E. AMM3c
KENDRICK, Don W. AMM1c
KLECZ, Michael Jr. AM2c
LABIO, Marino Matt1c
LANHAM, Frederick C. Sea2c
LANSING, William H. Sea1c
LATERRIERE, Claude L. M. Sea2c
LAY, George Sea2c
LEWIS, Harry M. Sea1c
LIVENGOOD, Elvin B. AMM1c
MADDOX, William C. RM2c
MARTIN, Leroy E. AMM3c
MATHERS, Kenneth E. Sea2c
McHONEY, Lake M. Sea1c
McMANUS, John J. Sea2c
McNEIL, Bert AMM3c
MONAHAN, John F. BM1c
MOORE, Alonzo M. Sea1c
MORRIS, Murrill C. Y2c
NELSON, Lloyd E. Ptr1c
NOBBS, Harrison S. RM1c
PAOLUCCI, Felix J. RM2c
PARCO, Eutiquio Matt1c
PARKER, Carter E. Sea2c
PHILLIPS, William A. Sea2c
PIERCE, Carlton E. AMM2c
PIERSON, William H. Sea1c
PRINGLE, Joseph A. P1c
ROBINSON, Everett W. RM2c
ROGOWITZ, Felix F. Sea1c
SARZYNSKI, Julius J. Sea1c
SAWYER, Frank M. ACOM
SCHOLTEN, Lyle J. RM1c
SEARS, David M. ACMM
SKINNER, Oscar E. Sea2c
SMITH, Ted T. AMM3c
SMITH, William Z. Sea2c
SPAGNOLA, Raymond CRM
STEINBACH, Edward V. Sea1c
STRENG, Adam A. AOM3c
TOOMEY, Jack E. Sea1c
TRAGER, Bernard L. RM1c
VANDERHOEF, Frank N. RM2c
VICK, Hugh L. Sea1c
WALKER, Rowland E. AMM3c
WELLIVER, Royce T. Sea1c
WILKENING, Otto H. RM2c
WILLS, Richard F. RM2c
WILSON, Henry J. Sea1c

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ROSTERS VF SQUADRON TWO-B

List of VF Squadron Two-B Personnel Who
Crossed Equator on May 20, 1936, in U. S. S.
Lexington During Fleet Problem XVII.
ANDERSON, Earl L. Sea2c
ATKINSON, Hermon A. AMM2c
BAILEY, Clayton W. CRM
BARTON, Kiah A. AMM3c
BASS, Orval W. AOM3c
BEDFORD, Joseph D. Sea1c
BERK, Stephen W. AMM2c
BESSENGER, Lewis I. AMM1c
BLEWS, Frank E. ACMM
BOAS, William H. ACMM
BOITOS, John AMM3c
BRADSHAW, Howard C. AMM3c
BROBERG, Percy C. AMM2c
BROWN, Fenton L. ACMM
BURHOOP, Henry C. Sea1c
CAIN, Joseph A. BM1c
CARLSON, Stanley R. Y3c
CARNER, Harold H. Sea1c
CARTER, William O. AOM3c
CHRONISTER, John C. Sea1c
CRAMER, Charles G. AMM3c
CROSS, Lloyd ACMM
DEAR, Wilbur W. Sea2c
DRISKILL, William T. Sea1c
EMERSON, Everett C. Sea2c
EMMONS, George MAtt3c
EPPICK, James A. ACM3c
EUBANKS, Ray Sea1c
EVANS, Robert F. Sea2c
FITZPATRICK, Robert P. Sea2c
FORET, Lement B. Sea1c
FRIERSON, William S. AMM1c
FURST, Dewey O. ACMM
GIBBS, William H. ACMM
GILLIS, Arthur T. AMM2c
GOODSELL, John D. ACMM
GOSSETT, Ralph R. Sea2c
GRIGSBY, Lyle E. AM3c
HARSHAW, Ralph A. Sea2c
HARSHAW, Raymond C. Sea2c
HARSHMAN, Verne W. CMM
HARTWICH, Ronald L. Y1c
HATHAWAY, David A. Sea1c
 
HAWKINS, Hugh G. AMM1c
HAYS, Gilbert B. AMM1c
HAYES, William MAtt3c
HEARD, Jim Sea2c
HORNING, Richard C. Bkr1c
HOUDMANN, Gustav E. Sea1c
JOY, Leslie W. Sea1c
KNIGHT, Andrew T. ACMM
KNIZEK, Elveey P. EM2c
LARNER, Bartley A. ACOM
LOFTIN, Samuel T. ACMM
LOHMAN, Aloysius J. AMM3c
LOOMIS, James D. Ptr1c
LUTHRINGER, Henry L. AMM3c
MALLERY, Olin L. Sea1c
McDERMET, Vern E. AMM3c
METTEE, James E. ACMM
NEAL, John E. AMM3c
O'CONNOR, Thomas C. AOM3c
OCSKAY, George F. ACMM
OREM, John B. ACMM
ORRELL, Boyd W. ACMM
OWEN, William A. AM3c
PAWELA, Frank J. Sea1c
PETERSON, James E. Sea1c
PHILLIPS, Edward H. AMM3c
PHILLIPS, John F. AMM3c
POWERS, Daniel F. ACMM
RECKE, Frank AMM2c
RODAK, Stanislaf, Sea1c
SANDERS, Orville W. Sea1c
SEGERSTROM, Algot ACMM
SHERWOOD, Clark P. AMM1c
SLOAN, Albert I. ACMM
SMITH, John A. Sea1c
SPAHR, Ralph G. AOM1c
STAGNER, Marvin D. Sea2c
STEWART, Rolphe W. Sea1c
SWINDECK, Stephenson B. ACM1c
TALKINGTON, Harley E. Sea1c
TORRENCE, Walter B. AMM2c
WESTON, Arthur CRM
WILLARD, Robert A. AM1c
WILLEY, Jack K. Sea2c
WINGETT, Wilmar R. AMM1c
HOLTEN, Juston G. SK2c
MORRIS, Murrill C. Y2c

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VB SQUADRON THREE-B ROSTERS
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VB Squadron Three-B
Enlisted Personnel Attached to Squadron Who
Crossed the Equator.
ADDY, H. C. Sea1c
ALLEN, C. E. Sea1c
BAIN, C. T. SC1c
BAISLEY, E. Sea2c
BALA WAG, P. MAtt2c
BOGGS, C. E. AOM2c
BURGESS, C. A. AOM1c
CARLISLE, H. AOM1c
CASTEEN, J. D. AMM2c
CHARLETON, J. R. RM2c
COLE, A. E. Sea1c
COLLINS, H. AM2c
COOK, H. I. AMM1c
CRAMER, C. L. ACMM(PA)
CROWDER, M. T. RM2c
DANIELS, J. W. MAtt3c
DAVID, M. K. Sea2c
DAWSON, R. E. AOM1c
DILLOW, L H. Sea2c
DYE, H. W. AMM2c
DYE, L. A. Sea1c
ERNST, R. J. RM2c
EZZELL, R. M. AMM1c
FOX, H. E. AMM3c
FREDERICK, R. A. Sea1c
FRY, I. B. Yeo2c
GOODMAN, L. A. Sea2c
HALL, N. MAtt3c
HARGIS, D. A. RM1c
HARRIS, H. L. Yeo2c
HAUSWIRTH, G. W. AM3c
HOLMAN, F. A. Sea2c
HUGHES, J. AMM1c
HUNT, R. S. AMM1c
HYMAN, C. R. MAtt3c
JENNISON, W. J. ACM(PA)
JOHNSON, A. W. Sea1c
JOHNSON, E. E. Sea1c
JOSEN, W. A. Sea1c
KAST, G. ACMM(PA)
KAUFFMAN, W. W. Sea2c
 
KEHOE, J. J. AOM1c
KITCHEN, L. . Sea1c
KNUDSON, J. B. EM2c
LAMB, E. B. AM3c
LARSON, C. A. ACMM(PA)
LLOYD, E. B. ACMM(PA)
LUTES, R. C. CRM
MANCUSO, F. BM2c
MARCHELOS, J. ACM1c
MARSHALL, H. H. Sea1c
McCORMICK, C. L. AMM3c
McLEOD, N. W. Sea1c
MILLER, H. E. Sea1c
MILLS, J. AOM3c
MURPHY, F. D. Sea1c
MURPHY, S. S. P3c
MYRICK, W. A. AMM3c
NESBITT, R. H. Sea2c
NUSS, J. F. Sea1c
NUSSHART, W. F. AMM1c
PASTORE, H. Sea1c
PATTERSON, G. AMM2c
PEELE, C. R. Sea1c
REED, R. A. Sea1c
ROOD, M. W. Sea2c
RYAN, D. W. AMM1c
SCHUELER, J. A. Sea1c
SHINDLER, M. L. ACMM(PA)
SLACK, R. A. Sea1c
STARKS, R. C. MAtt3c
STEWART, A. R. Sea2c
STONER, F. E. AMM2c
STUART, R. T. AMM2c
TATUM, E. W. Sea1c
TAYLOR, J. N. AMM2c
TINER, T. L. Sea1c
TOZER, W. F. AMM2c
VAJDAK, W. A. AMM3c
WADE, J. E. ACM2c
WAGNER, H. E. AOM3c
WALDRON, G. H. Sea2c
WHEELER, -W. W. Sea2c
WRIGHT, L. L. ACMM(PA)
WYNNE, A. A. . ACMM(PA)

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AIRCRAFT TWO, FLEET MARINE FORCE
VB Squadron 4-M
ADAMCZYK, Philip V. Cpl.
ALDER, Asa Stf-Sgt.
ANDERSON, Adolph J. T-Sgt.
BALDWIN, Foster K. Cpl.
BARON, Frank Jr. Pvt.
BECKELMAN, Ray Cpl.
BUCKLEY, Benjamin F. Cpl.
BUEHMAN, Remick T. Pvt.
CARNAHAN, Carl L. PFC.
CANDEE, Ralph W. Pvt.
CELLUCCI, Costanzo PFC.
CHAMBERLAND, Van L. 1st-Sgt.
CHILDERS, Don D. Pvt.
CHRISTENSEN, Frank N. Cpl.
COLE, George T-Sgt.
DAHL, Raymond M. Pvt.
DAILEY, LeRoy E. Pvt.
DAVIS, Alan B. PFC.
DAWDY, Ollie B. Sgt.
DICKEY, Robert L. Stf-Sgt.
DOUGLAS, Frank Pvt.
DUNGAN, Roy H. PFC.
DUNN, Edward L. T-Sgt.
DYKEMAN, Arthur R. Pvt.
FRAZER, Howard C. Cpl.
FRECKA, Norman Sgt.
FULLER, George McC. Sgt.
GAGYI, Alexandeer Sgt.
GARCELON, Frederick F. Cpl.
GAYER, Clarence W. Pvt.
GEER, Horace D. M T-Sgt.
GIOVANINI, Antone Jr. Sgt.
GREEN, James H. Cpl.
GREENE, William W. Sgt.
HAAS, Albert I. T-Sgt.
HAMILTON, Henry B. Cpl.
HALE, Edward E. Pvt.
HERRINGTON, Lawrence Pvt.
HOBBS, Ralph H. T-Sgt.
 
HODO, Kenneth E. Cpl.
HOEFER, Edward C. Cpl.
HORNE, Leland O. Pvt.
JONASSON, Ernest G. PFC.
JONES, Aubrey R. Pvt.
KERR, Waller W. Pay-Sgt.
KILDOW, Hopwood C. T-Sgt.
KRUSZEWSKI, Matthew J. Pvt.
McGREGOR, John D. Pvt.
McINTIRE, Lloyd G. PFC.
MILLER, James A. Sgt.
MOSSMAN, Jack W. Cpl.
MUSICK, Lawrence A. Pvt.
PARKS, Frank Cpl.
REDMOND, John G. Pvt.
REPPENHAGEN, Edwin C. QM-Sgt.
RIDER, George W. Pvt.
SCHROETER, Paul M. PFC.
SCHROETER, Richard M. Cpl.
SEATON, James B. Pvt.
SESSIONS, Hubert C. Pvt.
SEVERIN, William J. Pvt.
SMITH, James A. Sgt.
TAYLOR, Hollis W. Stf-Sgt.
THOMAS, Ben T. Jr. Sgt.
THOMPSON, Robert McM. Pvt.
THURMAN, Roscoe V. M T-Sgt.
TUCKER, Arville C. M T-Sgt.
VAN BOSKIRK, Martin C. Pvt.
VAN FLEET, Thomas R. Pvt.
VARGO, Peter Cpl.
WADDINGTON, David I. Pvt.
WALKER, Walter A. Sgt.
WALL, Robert E. Stf-Sgt.
WEBER, Arthur J. Pvt.
WHITE, Charles A. Pvt.
WILDHAGEN, Charles F. Jr. Pvt.
WILSON, William F. T-Sgt.
WOODRUFF, William L. T-Sgt.
WOZNIAK, Walter J. Pvt.
WRIGHT, Ellis R. Stf-Sgt.

Three planes above two wavy lines as a border.

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Scrapbook page of images from the ceremony: Pollywog losing his head????, King Neptune with 'Rich' Princess, Pegleg, and Waiting for a neck.


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Related source: Crossing the Line, Plank Owner and Other Unofficial Certificates Acquired by Naval Personnel .