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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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Online since June 4, 1996

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

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Updates to my Online Book are now being tracked separately.
Online Book updates are here.

DATE URL NOTES
17 NOV 13 pace_bio Updated bio of LCDR Pace
25 AUG 13 faq Frequently Asked Questions
23 MAR 13 airsqn0 Added photo of VC-65
17 MAR 13 ForCrewJW Added John Wukovits new book
03 MAR 13 reading Updated the Reading List
16 FEB 13 sullivan_bio Updated  bio of CAPT Sullivan
13 JUL 12 author Updated A Note from the Author
13 JUL 12 resume Removed my Resume and all links thereto
12 JUL 12 dd557crew Updated JOHNSTON Crew List
12 JUL 12 dd533crew Updated HOEL Crew List
08 JUL 12 donations Updated donations
01 JUL 12 glossary Updated
01 JUL 12 cve68crew Updated KALININ BAY Crew List
01 JUL 12 various Added call-signs to all ship's histories
01 JUL 12 de341 Edited RAYMOND info
20 JUN 12 various Login/Registration is now required to view Action Reports and Crew Lists
19 MAY 12 glossary Added a glossary (opens in new window)
16 MAY 12 sprague_t_bio Extensively edited RADM Thomas Sprague bio
14 MAY 12 whitney_bio Added rough bio of CAPT Whitney
13 MAY 12 williamson_bio Added rough bio of CAPT Williamson
13 MAY 12 sullivan_bio Added rough bio of CAPT Sullivan
13 MAY 12 johnson_bio Added rough bio of CAPT Johnson
13 MAY 12 hansen_bio Added rough bio of LCDR Hansen
13 MAY 12 beyer_bio Added rough bio of LCDR Beyer
07 MAY 12 ijn_warship_specs Added IJN Warship Pronunciations to warship specs
07 MAY 12 ijn_pronounce Tweaked IJN Warship Pronunciations
07 MAY 12 dd532crew Added more officers to HEERMANN Crew List
25 APR 12 ijn_pronounce Finalized IJN Warship Pronunciations
23 APR 12 various Cleaned up IJN Warship names using proper punctuation, i.e. Ō & Ū
22 APR 12 cvl23_ar_loss Added PRINCETON (CVL 23) Action and Loss Report
21 APR 12 ss247_5th_war_patrol Added DACE (SS 247) Report of Fifth War Patrol
21 APR 12 ss227_4th_war_patrol Added DARTER (SS 227) Report of Fourth War Patrol
21 APR 12 ctu7721_action_report Added CTU 77.2.1/COMBATDIV 3 Action Report
20 APR 12 cmtbs7f_action_report Added COMMTBSQNS 7F Action Report
15 APR 12 cf77_action_report Added CTF 77 Action Report
14 APR 12 ccd15_ar_leyte Added COMCRUDIV 15 Action Report Leyte Occupation
14 APR 12 ccd15_ar_surigao Added COMCRUDIV 15 Action Report Surigao Strait
13 APR 12 ccd4_ar_surigao Added COMCRUDIV 4 Action Report Surigao Strait
13 APR 12 cbd3_ar_surigao Added COMBATDIV 3 Action Report Surigao Strait
13 APR 12 cbd2_ar_bomb_leyte Added COMBATDIV 2 Action Report Bombardment of Leyte
13 APR 12 cbd2_ar_surigao Added COMBATDIV 2 Action Report Surigao Strait
13 APR 12 vc4_action_report Added Composite Squadron VC-4 Action Report
13 APR 12 cve66_action_report Added WHITE PLAINS (CVE 66) Action Report
13 APR 12 pc1119_war_diary Added PC-1119 War Diary
13 APR 12 dd556_war_diary Added HAILEY (DD 556) War Diary
13 APR 12 dd555_action_report Added HAGGARD (DD 555) Action Report
13 APR 12 dd554_war_diary Added FRANKS (DD 554) War Diary
12 APR 12 ctg384_action_report Added CTG 38.4 Action Report
12 APR 12 ctg383_action_report Added CTG 38.3 Action Report
12 APR 12 ctg774_action_report2 Added another CTG 77.4/COMCARDIV 22 Action Report
12 APR 12 ctg781_war_diary Added CTG 78.12 War Diary
12 APR 12 c3f_carrier_strikes Added C3F Carrier Strikes - operational summaries of
11 APR 12 ctu77432_action_report Added CTU 77.4.32/COMCARDIV 26 Action Report
11 APR 12 ctu77432_comments Added CTU 77.4.32/COMCARDIV 26 Comments and Conclusions
11 APR 12 ctu77432_special_report Added CTU 77.4.32/COMCARDIV 26 Special Report
11 APR 12 ctu77422_action_report Added CTU 77.4.22/COMCARDIV 27 Action Report
11 APR 12 c7f_ijn_losses Added C7F Losses Inflicted on the Japanese Navy
11 APR 12 cve63_action_report Added SAINT LO (CVE 63) Action Report
09 APR 12 dd557_action_report Added JOHNSTON (DD 557) Action Report
09 APR 12 ctu7742_action_report Added CTU 77.4.2/COMCARDIV 24 Action Report
09 APR 12 ctu7741_action_report Added CTU 77.4.1/COMCARDIV 22 Action Report
09 APR 12 ctg774_damage Added CTG 77.4/COMCARDIV 22 Summary of Damage Inflicted and Losses Suffered
08 APR 12 ctg774_action_report Added CTG 77.4/COMCARDIV 22 Action Report
08 APR 12 ctu7743_action_report Added CTU 77.4.3/COMCARDIV 25 Action Report
08 APR 12 cve71_action_report Added KITKUN BAY (CVE 71) Action Report
08 APR 12 cve70_action_report Added FANSHAW BAY (CVE 70) Action Report
08 APR 12 de341_action_report Added RAYMOND (DE 341) Action Report
08 APR 12 de413_action_report Added SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413) Combined Action Report & Report of Loss of Ship
08 APR 12 de339_action_report Added JOHN C. BUTLER (DE 339) Action Report
08 APR 12 cve63_damage_report Added SAINT LO (CVE 63) War Damage Report
08 APR 12 dd532_action_report Added HEERMANN (DD 532) Action Report
08 APR 12 dd557_loss_report Added JOHNSTON (DD 557) Loss of Ship Report
08 APR 12 dd533_action_report Added HOEL (DD 533) Action Report
07 APR 12 de405_action_report Added DENNIS (DE 405) Action Report
07 APR 12 cve73_loss_report Added GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73) Loss of Ship Report
07 APR 12 cve73_action_report Added GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73) Action Report
07 APR 12 cve68_action_report Added KALININ BAY (CVE 68) Action Report
07 APR 12 VC-3_action_report Added VC-3 Action Report
06 APR 12 spec_feat Completed Special Features
05 APR 12 t3awards Added 2 Bronze Star citations
05 APR 12 t3awards Added 2 Silver Star citations
05 APR 12 t3awards Added 21 Navy Cross citations
03 APR 12 photos Enabled guest comments on all photo sections
02 APR 12 deck_logs Deck Logs from the Surviving Warhips
02 APR 12 t3awards Added 6 Navy Cross citations
02 APR 12 articles Added 4 documents
01 APR 12 articles Added 8 documents
31 MAR 12 pace_bio Added bio of LCDR John C. Pace, USN
31 MAR 12 articles Added 10 reports
30 MAR 12 articles Added 7 articles
29 MAR 12 hathaway_bio Added bio of CDR A.T. Hathaway, USN
29 MAR 12 thomas_bio Added bio of CAPT W.D. Thomas, USN
29 MAR 12 vieweg_bio Added bio of CAPT W.V.R. Vieweg, USN
29 MAR 12 evans_bio Added bio of CDR E.E. Evans, USN
29 MAR 12 ofstie_bio Added bio of RADM R.A. Ofstie, USN
29 MAR 12 sample_bio Added bio of RADM W.D. Sample, USN
29 MAR 12 stump_bio Added bio of RADM F.B. Stump, USN
29 MAR 12 henderson_bio Added bio of RADM G.R. Henderson, USN
29 MAR 12 sprague_t_bio Added bio of RADM T.L. Sprague, USN
28 MAR 12 de405crew Added DENNIS Crew List
28 MAR 12 de341crew Added RAYMOND Crew List
28 MAR 12 de339crew Added BUTLER Crew List
28 MAR 12 dd532crew Added HEERMANN Crew List
28 MAR 12 cve71crew Added KITKUN BAY & VC-5 Crew List
28 MAR 12 cve70crew Added FANSHAW BAY & VC-68 Crew List
28 MAR 12 cve68crew Added KALININ BAY & VC-3 Crew List
28 MAR 12 rankabbrev Added Rank & Rate Abbreviations
28 MAR 12 cve66crew Added WHITE PLAINS & VC-4 Crew List
28 MAR 12 cve63crew Added SAINT LO & VC-65 Crew List
28 MAR 12 cve73crew Added GAMBIER BAY & VC-10 Crew List
28 MAR 12 de413crew Added ROBERTS Crew List
28 MAR 12 dd533crew Added HOEL Crew List
28 MAR 12 dd557crew Added JOHNSTON Crew List
26 MAR 12 mckenna_bio Added bio for RADM F.J. McKenna, USN
26 MAR 12 IJNWarshipSpecs Added all INJ Warship Specifications
26 MAR 12 forum Added the Forums
26 MAR 12 taps Added all Monument pages
26 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapters 13 & 14
25 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapters 9, 10, 11, & 12 to my Online Book
24 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapters 7 & 8 to my Online Book
23 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapter 6 to my Online Book
23 MAR 12 boswarn Added TBS & Shackle Code to my Online Book
18 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapters 4 & 5 to my Online Book
18 MAR 12 redfern Added Poem: The Battle Off Samar
17 MAR 12 boswarn Added Chapters 1, 2, & 3 to my Online Book
17 MAR 12 webrings Added WebRings
16 MAR 12 mapsdx Added 24 Illustrations
16 MAR 12 mckenna Navy Cross - CAPT F.J. McKenna, USN
16 MAR 12 spragueCAF Navy Cross - RADM C.A.F. Sprague, USN
16 MAR 12 evansmoh Added Medal of Honor awarded to CDR Ernest E. Evans, USN
16 MAR 12 rppuc_citation Added Award of the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
16 MAR 12 puc_citation Added Presidential Unit Citation
16 MAR 12 t3awards Updated TU 77.4.3 Awards
16 MAR 12 mckibben Added Laurence Eddie McKibben Collection
16 MAR 12 edminster Personal letter from SoM3c Earl E. Edminster, USNR
14 MAR 12 forms Edited Registration/Login Forms
13 MAR 12 articles Added 14 articles
 12 MAR 12 wnew Updated What's New 
12 MAR 12 articles Added 4 articles
12 MAR 12 bosamar New site went live
12 MAR 12 bosamar Final file housekeeping & layout
11 MAR 12 bosamar Deleted old website from server
 11 MAR 12 boswarn Added My Online Book template 
11 MAR 12 crew_list Added Crew List Template
11 MAR 12 t3awards Added TU 77.4.3 Awards Template
11 MAR 12 book Added Purchase My Book Template
11 MAR 12 mapsdx Added Maps & Illustrations Template
11 MAR 12 bios Added Biographies Template
11 MAR 12 articles Added Articles, Reports & Documents Template
 11 MAR 12 sprague_bio  Added RADM Ziggy Sprague bio
 10 MAR 12 IJNWarshipSpecs Added INJ Warship Specs templates
 10 MAR 12 t3warships Added Taffy III Warship section and all ship histories
 10 MAR 12 archive0  Added Archive Photo Section & pix 
 10 MAR 12 combat0  Added Combat Action Photo Section & Pix 
 10 MAR 12 kami0  Added Kamikaze Photo Section & Pix 
 10 MAR 12 airsqn0 Added Composite Squadron Photo Section & Pix 
10 MAR 12 taps Added Monuments Template
 10 MAR 12 IJNWarshipPhoto  Added IJN Warship Photo Section & Pix
 09 MAR 12 reading Added Reading List 
 09 MAR 12 spec_feat Added Special Features Template 
 09 MAR 12 cve_us Added US CVE List 
09 MAR 12 fstrike Added INJ First Strike Force Template
 09 MAR 12 tg774 Added Task Group 77.4 Template 
09 MAR 12 contact Added Contact Me
09 MAR 12 links Added Links
09 MAR 12 virgil Added S1c Virgil Cox, USNR
09 MAR 12 faq Added Frequently Asked Questions
09 MAR 12  mission Added Mission Statement
09 MAR 12 disclaimer Added Disclaimer
 09 MAR 12 wnew Added What's New Template
 09 MAR 12 site_index Added Site Index 
 09 MAR 12 cox_navy_bio Added my Navy bio 
 09 MAR 12 author Added A Note from the Author 
 08 MAR 12 index Finalized Index template 
 07 MAR 12 index Learning new software phase 
 06 MAR 12 index Learning new software phase 
 05 MAR 12 index Learning new software phase
 04 MAR 12 index Tinkered with Main Page 
 04 MAR 12 bosamar.com Old website crashed & installed new