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USS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943

Caption     USS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943 ww2dbase
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1. towing chicago says:
5 Aug 2010 06:23:50 AM

Okay, none of you are going to like this, but you will get over it. LOL! What this former officer did was wrong, dead wrong. So what, he did not receive a jail sentence but lost his job and means in which to earn a living during a DEPRESSION which can be just as fierce as a prison sentence. No job no income and chances are he will lose everything.
2. Neil Walton says:
5 Jun 2012 01:28:13 PM

I just happened to come across this site. My brother, Rupert W. Walton went down with this ship, after sustaining burns and sent to sick bay. I don't blame anyone, as fighting of every type in those days was ancient, compared to now. But I would LOVE to connect with anyone, including the captain of the Chicago, if anyone is still living. Thank you!
3. Christina Bradley says:
12 Oct 2018 05:23:23 PM

VERY proud of my dad Clifford I. Snyder and all who served. He was aboard the USS Chicago when she was hit and went down. He spent time in a Australian hospital (I think). He passed away in 1978. So, I was young and how I wish I would have asked more questions. I would sit with him and watch the old film reels on TV. I do have his Shellback! He was also stationed in Honolulu out on maneuvers when the Japanese struck. Thanks to ALL for your service!

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