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Re: Old memorys
Posted by John Haynes on August 29, 2013, 8:53 am, in reply to "Old memorys"
Yes, Bob, I remember very well. The SS Eldena, position #13 left rear in the coffin corner of Convoy PQ-13 March 1942 to Murmansk. We had a WWI 4"50 on the stern, no other big guns, 4 50cal and 4 pan-fed Lewis 30cal. That was it. No 20mm or 3"50 AA guns. We had ditty bags, clothes stops, rolled clothes in the sea bag and a hammock. Our ninety day wonder, Ens. Fink, was a former mortician.
I remember the cold, the Arctic storms, the ice laden ship and the ice floes we had to plow through, the Wolf packs and air raids. Yes, I remember many things............ too numerous to relate here and I am sure many of you do too.
God bless all of you.