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San Juan Related Documents/Memorabilia

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(Courtesy of San Juan crewman Howard Herman)
During the occupation of Japan in '45, crewman S1c Howard Herman acquired this decorated "cigarette box" North of Tokyo. He still has the five cigarettes that were in the box.

 

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(Courtesy of San Juan crewman Howard Herman)
A certificate indicating the ribbons the bearer is entitled to wear

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(Courtesy of San Juan crewman George LaMay)
History of the San Juan
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Censor's Memorandums
Memorandum's courtesy of Mike Miller, son of crewmember Ernest "Red" Miller

Censor's Memo pg 1

Censor's Memo pg 2

Suicide Boat Memo

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First Day - Announcement for the launching of the San Juan dated September 6, 1941
Courtesy of Norman Hayes  This announcement is addressed to Mr. Hayes' Grandfather,
he was a machinist who made valves and gauges in the shipyard.

The following is a copy of an article from the Fort Worth Star Telegram about a
letter San Juan shipmate Jim L. Haney sent home concerning the release of POW's
A thanks to Charlene Haney, wife of Jim Haney, for sending it in

This drawing was done by San Juan crewman Frank "Fritz" Ryszewski
on the San Juan using a piece of canvas that was torn off in battle from one of the guns.
This drawing is hanging in the home of his sister, Evelyn Ryszewski Kalec.
A thanks to John Kalec for sending this image in.

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NEW
On the left is a newspaper article about San Juan shipmate Matthew Boggia.
On the right is a 2 page gunnery memo.
A thanks to Brian Boggia, son of crewman Matthew Boggia, for providing these great documents.

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Communiqué
CINCPOA #419

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A Journal by San Juan Crewman Lee R. Wright
A thanks to his nephew, Dale Wickham, for
providing this view of life on the San Juan

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Ship's Log
A thanks to Nevin Gaudet, nephew of crewman Simon Mattie, for these logs.

August 5-10, 1942
August 25-28, 1942
November 24-28, 1942
November 24-28, 1942 Pt2


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