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Dedicated to the men who manned the ships
and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944

 

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BOSAMAR logo:  USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
takes a pounding 
from the IJN heavy cruiser CHIKUMA

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U.S. Navy Photograph

from the personal collection of Sam McNeil BM2c, USNR USS KALININ BAY (CVE 68)

Taps aboard U.S.S. KALININ BAY (CVE-68)


In remembrance;
October 25, 1944
lost in action, 17 men


 The crew of USS KALININ BAY (CVE 68)
gathers to pay their last respects to their battle-dead,
shortly after the Battle Off Samar.


 

Crossing the Bar
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out of the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of the farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

 

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