The Philippine Diary Project
Lv. San Pedro Bay 6:00 A.M.
Lv. beach 6:00 P.M., anchored in San Pedro Bay (Tacloban).
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… Read More »Dec. 1, 1944
GQ 2350 — secured at 0045 GQ 0200 — secured at 0515 GQ 0700 — secured at 0845 Four Jap planes shot down, one crashed… Read More »18 November 1944
The good word has come. We’re off for Humboldt Bay, Hollandia, New Guinea. Goodbye San Pedro Bay.
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… Read More »26 October 1944
0600 Arrived off Island of LEYTE, Philippine Islands. Battleships, Cruisers and Destroyers bombarding –first wave landed at 1015; second wave landed at 1030. No enemy… Read More »20 October 1944
Another memorable day in the life of the great Ritchie. At midnight we passed Dinogat [Dinagat] Island and entered Surigao Strait and Leyte Gulf. Tight… Read More »20 October 1944