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TBM Avenger heavily lashed to the deck of escort carrier USS Anzio as the ship rocks with Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 17 Dec 1944.USS Anzio rolling in heavy seas, Pacific Ocean, 17 Dec 1944; note Avenger aircraft in foreground and Wildcat aircraft in background; seen in Nov 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
TBM Avenger heavily lashed to the deck of escort carrier USS Anzio as the ship rocks with Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 17 Dec 1944.USS Anzio rolling in heavy seas, Pacific Ocean, 17 Dec 1944; note Avenger aircraft in foreground and Wildcat aircraft in background; seen in Nov 1945 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
Cruiser USS Santa Fe rolling heavily during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944. Note the forward turret trained to the side so water over the bow would not enter through the gun ports.Destroyer USS Maddox plowing through heavy seas during Typhoon Cobra, 18 Dec 1944.
Cruiser USS Santa Fe rolling heavily during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944. Note the forward turret trained to the side so water over the bow would not enter through the gun ports.Destroyer USS Maddox plowing through heavy seas during Typhoon Cobra, 18 Dec 1944.
Fletcher-class destroyer USS Dyson taking water over the bow during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944.Radar image of Typhoon Cobra, captured by radar system of a US Navy ship, 18 Dec 1944
Fletcher-class destroyer USS Dyson taking water over the bow during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944.Radar image of Typhoon Cobra, captured by radar system of a US Navy ship, 18 Dec 1944
USS Cowpens rolling in heavy seas in Typhoon Cobra in the Pacific Ocean, 18 Dec 1944Memorandum of Commendation to “All Hands” of destroyer escort USS Tabberer from her commanding officer, LtCdr Henry Plage, commending them for their performance in the recent typhoon and subsequent rescue work.
USS Cowpens rolling in heavy seas in Typhoon Cobra in the Pacific Ocean, 18 Dec 1944Memorandum of Commendation to “All Hands” of destroyer escort USS Tabberer from her commanding officer, LtCdr Henry Plage, commending them for their performance in the recent typhoon and subsequent rescue work.
38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.Flight deck crew chief giving taxiing instructions to a just-landed TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 81 aboard USS Wasp, 23 Dec 1944; the aircraft had just returned from searching for Typhoon Cobra survivors
Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.Flight deck crew chief giving taxiing instructions to a just-landed TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 81 aboard USS Wasp, 23 Dec 1944; the aircraft had just returned from searching for Typhoon Cobra survivors
USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944Citation from the Secretary of the Navy authorizing the Navy Unit Commendation for the USS Tabberer and her entire compliment of men for their heroic and persistent rescue work following Typhoon Cobra.
USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944Citation from the Secretary of the Navy authorizing the Navy Unit Commendation for the USS Tabberer and her entire compliment of men for their heroic and persistent rescue work following Typhoon Cobra.
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