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1945 – Minor Surgery Performed by Ph. M Baker and Ph. M. Schaefer

In this photograph, my grandfather John Baker (left) can be seen performing minor surgery alongside Ph. M. Schaefer (right) on an unknown subject. Both men were Pharmacists Mates aboard the USCG Cutter Duane during WWII. This photograph was taken by … Continue reading

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1945 – “Sack Time” for Baker, Rooks and Schaefer aboard the USCG USS Duane

This is one of the few photographs from John Baker’s Warbook that features both John Baker and Dale Rooks together. This is presumably because Rooks was often behind the camera for most of the photos.¬†It is not known who stepped … Continue reading

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June 16, 1943 – “The Duane Torpedo” interviews John Baker on his 27th birthday

Today is a very special post that actually does not come from the Warbook. I was recently contacted by a visitor to this site named Betsy Bianchi. Her father,¬†Maurice Stephen O’Connell, served aboard the USS Duane during World War II … Continue reading

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1945 – Admiral Hewitt of 8th Fleet Awards USS Duane Heroes

In this photograph, Admiral H. Kent Hewitt of the 8th Fleet can be seen giving out awards to the heroes from the USS Duane. Admiral Hewitt was previously aboard the Duane where he and Admiral Lowry took part in “Operation … Continue reading

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