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03 Apr 1925 1
Beech Creek, Muhlenburg, Kentucky, USA 1
Death:
24 Sep 1968 1
Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, USA 1
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Full Name:
Lowell Rondell Reynolds 1
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Lowell "Oosh" Reynolds 1
Birth:
03 Apr 1925 1
Beech Creek, Muhlenburg, Kentucky, USA 1
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Death:
24 Sep 1968 1
Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, USA 1
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Mother: Chloe Dean English 1
Father: Samuel Joseph Reynolds 1
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Lowell Rondell Reynolds Memorandum Book details

Pacific Ocean

This is word for word (with spelling corrections) what Lowell wrote about in his Memoranda book that we acquired after cleaning out Melba's shed.L. R. Reynolds Cox. U.S.N.U.S.S. L.S.T. #835Boarded ship Feb. 9, 1945. Place: Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Sailed from Oahu, Feb. 23, 1945, destination Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. Arrived, March 7, 1945. One year after I made the invasion. Left there, March 13,1945. Arrived at Guam March 18, 1945. Left Guam, March 30,1945. Arrived at Iwo Jima, April 9, 1945. Departed, April 12, 1945, With L. C. T. in tow.Arrived at Saipan, April 16, 1945. Departed same day. Arrived at Guam, April 17, 1945. Loaded with 14 hundred tons of high explosives we left Guam, April 23, 1945. April 25 (or 29), we were attacked by enemy aircraft, no damage done. Arrived at Okinawa, May 1, 1945. Launched L. C. T. from main deck, May, 10, 1945. We had constant air attacks for several days and nights. Jap suicide constantly on the run. The Cruiser U.S.S. Birmingham hit by suicidal plane. New Mexico Battleship hit by two.May 18, 1945, left Okinawa for Ie Shima (Okinawa), arrived same day. Saw Ernie Pyle’s grave. U.S.S. L.S.T. #808 sink just off our fantail, May 18, 1945, night. Departed 19th May, arrived at Okinawa same night, left Okinawa 20th May, 1945. Arrived at Saipan, May 26, 1945, left Saipan, June 4, 1945. Arrived at Leyte, San Pedro Bay, Philippine Is. June 10, 1945. Departed from Leyte, June 12, 1945, arrived at Palawan, Puerto Princesa, June 14, 1945. Departed June 18, 1945. Arrived at Leyte June 21, 1945, left the same day. Headed for Okinawa June 26, 1945. Departed from Okinawa June 29, 1945, headed for Cebu, Philippines. Stopped at Leyte to pick up supplies, July 5, 1945.Departed for Cebu July 8th. Arrived at Cebu July 10, 1945. Departed July 11, 1945, arrived at Suki Bay, Philippines July 13, 1945. Slipped ashore and drank seven pints of the famous Kickapoo juice, the Philippines special whiskey. Departed July 20, 1945. Arrived at Okinawa July 24, 1945. We had the 345th Bombardment outfit. Tokyo Rose made the statement that the outfit we had would never reach Okinawa. But they did.Departed from Okinawa July 25, 1945. Arrived at Ie Shima, same day. Departed July 26, 1945 bound for Okinawa. We were due to leave Okinawa 30th May, but was delayed by a typhoon. All ships pulled out of Naha harbor in the middle of a typhoon August 1, 1945. Arrived at Leyte August 7, 1945, departed August 9, 1945. Arrived at Mindaco, Philippines.The Japs asked for peace August12 (10 is xx out), 1945.Arrived at Zamboanga August 13, 1945. The war ended August 14, 1945. The night of the good news, we broke out all the ships whiskey, about 120 quarts of Old Grand dad, and had about 80 quarts of Kickapoo juice, what a night. There was only one man aboard ship who was not drunk, and that was the Chaplain. There was lots of pam-pom for everybody, I had my share.Lt (Jg?) J. C. Manning turned passionate, for men, attacked sixteen men while sleeping. Departed August 21, 1945, arrived at Leyte, August 22, 1945. Departed August 28, 1945, arrived at Manila, August 31, 1945. Found out why the Nazis are overseas. Public whores.Picked up an Army outfit and General Robinson. If the Army left Manila headed for Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan September 15-16th. We rode the middle of the worst typhoon in the Yellow Sea in 35 years. Much worse than the one the Pittsburg Cruiser broke her bow in.I would have sold my life for a plug nickel. It almost finished the old 835. Arrived at Nagasaki, Japan, September 19, 1945. Took a trip to see what damage the atomic bomb did. It cannot be believed by anyone who did not see it. We drove for miles and didn’t see a single thing standing, not even a steel frame.Departed September 20, 1945, arrived at Sasebo for occupation. We were the first three ships to enter the harbor at Sasebo (Lt. Comm. W.H. McHenry) Comm. U.S.S. LST #835 received the surrendering Succored from Jap. Fleet Com. General Robinson received the Jap. Army surrendering succored.On September 22, 1945 we saw the Fifth amphibious Marines come in and make another one of their famous invasions. We had already been there for days. Departed September 24, 1945, arrived at Wakajoma Kenshu. Got liberty September 29th. Departed October 15, 1945 destination Lingayen Gulf. Arrived at Philippine Islands Oct 23, 1945. Departed for Japan Oct 26, 1945. Arrived at Nagoya, Japan Nov 3, 1945.Lost our old skipper at Nagoya, picked up Lt (J?) Carter, new skipper. Arrived at Saipan Nov 14 (13 is xx), 1945. Due to leave for the States in notice?Crew of 835 screened lost 59 very good men. Departed from Saipan via Pearl Harbor, Dec 8, 1945.---------

Lowell Rondell Reynolds USNR WWII Service

Great Lakes, IL

2 September 1942 to 20 January 1946 (Age approx. 17-21) United States Navy Reserves Pacific Theatre ‎‎‎‎‎(WWII Higgins Boat Driver)‎‎‎‎‎Note: Honorable Discharge - USN PERS SEP CEN, Unit 3DOE - Louisville, KY; Sept 2, 1942DOS - Great Lakes, IL; Jan 20, 1946Service Number - 634 59 67USNTS, Great Lakes, IL; "USS Alcyone"; "USS J Franklin Bell ‎‎‎(Strangler)‎‎‎"; "USS Cambria ‎‎‎(APA36)‎‎‎"; "Waipio Amphibious Operating Base"; "Waimanalo Amphibious Operating Base"; "Flag Detachment, Amphibious Force, US Pacific Fleet"; "USS LST 835"Ratings Held - Qual Cert.: AS, S2C, S1C, COX‎‎‎(T)‎‎‎"Coxswayne"Awards - American Area Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon‎‎(1 Star)‎‎, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Naval Expeditionary Medal, World War II Victory RibbonHow they are worn -American Campaign Medal Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Ribbon, Naval Expeditionary Medal Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Medal Ribbon - World War II, World War II ‎(WWII)‎ Victory Medal Ribbon.Residence: Beech Creek, KY

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