Steacy D. Hicks

Steacy D. Hicks

(April 19, 1925 — ), Physical Oceanographer. Served aboard USS Conway.

November 24, 1944

Arrived Philippine Islands. Guarding Leyte Gulf in company with: NEW MEXICO (BB 40) COLORADO (BB 45) MARYLAND (BB 464) WEST VIRGINIA (BB 48) CTG 77.2

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Nov. 25, 1944

Arrived Philippine Islands. Guarding Leyte Gulf in company with: NEW MEXICO (BB 40) COLORADO (BB 45) MARYLAND (BB 464) WEST VIRGINIA (BB 48) CTG 77.2

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November 27, 1944

First attack of cruise. About 15 suicide planes came in with simulated IFF while we were fueling. Cast off all lines and formed a huge

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Nov. 27, 1944

First attack of cruise. About 15 suicide planes came in with simulated IFF while we were fueling. Cast off all lines and formed a huge

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Dec. 1, 1944

Left screen and proceeded to San Pedro Bay off Tacloban. ComDesDiv 44 attended conference with Commander Task Force (CTF) 77 in WASATCH (AGC 9). Took

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Dec. 2, 1944

Shortly after midnight, entered Ormoc Bay. Finding no enemy, continued north. At about 0182, float plane approached column from astern. SIGOURNEY apparently challenged it with

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Dec. 13, 1944

Arrived Sulu Sea. HARADEN (DD S85) had no. one stack blown off by suicide plane. Several killed and injured (reported).

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Dec. 14, 1944

Three air attacks so far. About 20 enemy shot down, mostly by fighters. Serving as plane guard at end of carrier column. Due to very

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Dec. 15, 1944

Four air attacks last night; five today. Thirty enemy shot down, mostly by fighters. Supported landing at San Jose, Mindoro. An enemy twin engine suicide

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Dec. 17, 1944

As we passed close down the coast of an island, the dense lush foliage suddenly opened up to reveal a barrio. Its white church and

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