Vincent Perrone

Vincent Perrone

(November 8, 1918 — April 4, 2016). Served on the USS Fremont APA-44.

21 October 1944

This morning a group of enemy planes appeared and two were shot down. One dropped a bomb on the Australian cruiser and damaged her superstructure

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22 October 1944

As usual at 0500, a couple of enemy planes appeared. One was shot down and the other driven off. At 1830 they returned again. One

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23 October 1944

As usual, air raid at 0500 and 1830. This night one BETTY came in on us from the stern straight forward to the bow and

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24 October 1944

This has been a day I will never forget in all my days. At 0500 enemy planes appeared and were shot at by AA fire,

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25 October 1944

General Quarters at 0500. Nothing happened, although there were enemy planes in the vicinity. We secured at 0730 when the boys were about to have

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26 October 1944

GQ at 0500, nothing happened. I think they bombed inland on the beach. We secured at 0530. GQ was again sounded at 0600 and the

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27 October 1944

GQ at 0500. The other force was being attacked. We could see the AA fire from here. We were left alone. Secured at 0800. Up

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28 October 1944

The boys off the Carrier had been in the water for 2 days and nights. They told of how the Japs bracketed her with Battleships,

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