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CONTENTS Foreword x Preface xi Introduction xiv PART I: Background and Service with the United States Merchant Marine 1 Chapter 1: America at War: Personal Reflections and Images from the Home Front 3 Chapter 2: The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point 9 PART II: From Cadet-Midshipman to Deck Officer (1944 to 1947) 17 Chapter 3: SS Cape Catoche (1944?1945) 19 Chapter 4: Back to the Academy 45 Chapter 5: SS Maritime Victory (1946) 55 Chapter 6: SS Warwick Victory (1947) 63 PART III: Ship?s Medical Officer, United States Navy (1955 to 1957) 67 Chapter 7: USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP?145): September 1955?November 1955 69 Chapter 8: USS General George M. Randall (AP?115): November 1955, three weeks 73 Chapter 9: USNS General W.C. Langfitt (AP?151): November 1955?August 1956 77 Chapter 10: USNS Pvt. Elden H. Johnson (AP?184): August 1956?October 1956 93 Chapter 11: USNS Geiger (T-AP?197): October 1956?July 1957 97 Glossary 109 Index 111 ILLUSTRATIONS Figures Frontispiece: William F. Haynes, Jr., M.D., Lieutenant, Medical Corps, USNR (1957) Fig. 1: The USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Fig. 2: Uncle Sam Wants You. Fig. 3: Rosie the Riveter. Fig. 4: Kings Point cadets standing in formation. Fig. 5: Admiral Ugaki?s Sword. Fig. 6: TV Emory Rice. Fig. 7: The SS Cape Catoche. Fig. 8: Tying up lines. Fig. 9: Wheelhouse engine telegraph. Fig. 10: Patrol vessel in heavy seas. Fig. 11: Convoy underway. Fig. 12: Immersion rubber suit. Fig. 13: Map: Pacific Ocean Areas (15 June 1944). Fig. 14: Kings Point Regiment standing at attention. Fig. 15: Kings Point Regimental Dress Review. Fig. 16: Throwing the coxswain overboard. Fig. 17: Swan boat outing in Boston lagoon. Fig. 18: Ensign commission from the United States Naval Reserve. Fig. 19: Coast Guard Third Mate?s License. Fig. 20: Saluting a new Ensign. Fig. 21: Graduation photo for yearbook, Midships, 1946. Fig. 22: SS Maritime Victory. Fig. 23: Liberty ship SS Zebulon Pike. Fig. 24: The SS Maritime Victory along side a pier in Bremerhaven. Fig. 25: Back to school. Fig. 26: SS American Victory. Fig. 27: Unloading wheat in Bremerhaven, West Germany. Fig. 28: USNS General Harry Taylor. Fig. 29: USS General George M. Randall. Fig. 30: Bow of the USS General George M. Randall. Fig. 31: USNS General W.C. Langfitt. Fig. 32: Dr. Bruno Schultz aboard the Langfitt. Fig. 33: Youngsters aboard the Langfitt. Fig. 34: Dispensary aboard the Langfitt. Fig. 35: A C-4 attack transport. Fig. 36: Cramped quarters aboard ship. Fig. 37: Children at Christmas party aboard ship. Fig. 38: Displaced persons aboard ship. Fig. 39: USNS Pvt. Elden H. Johnson. Fig. 40: Dr. Bill Haynes at GTMO. Fig. 41: USNS Geiger at sea. Fig. 42: Seasick soldier. Fig. 43: Nameplate up high on the Geiger. Fig. 44: The drama of the sea. Plates: Plate 1: Color Guard at Kings Point. Plate 2: Gasoline rationing stamps and War Savings stamp album. Plate 3: A variety of three-cent stamps. Plate 4: Cadet-Midshipman O?Hara. Plate 5: Tugboat in icy waters. Plate 6: Ship?s four-code (identification) flags. Plate 7: Imperium Neptuni Regis. Plate 8: Scenic view of Bora Bora. Plate 9: Kings Point cadet making up a bed. Plate 10: Kings Point marching band. Plate 11: Winners of the Superintendent?s Cup. Plate 12: USS General George M. Randall medical staff. Plate 13. USNS General W.C. Langfitt in dry dock. Plate 14. USNS General W.C. Langfitt, awaiting refugees. Plate 15. Child coming on board the Langfitt. Plate 16. Lifeboat drill aboard the Langfitt. Plate 17. USNS General W.C. Langfitt commander on deck. Plate 18. Sailors returning from shore leave. Plate 19. Children?s Christmas party, with Santa. Plate 20. USNS Pvt. Elden H. Johnson docked, with band playing. Plate 21. USNS Pvt. Elden H. Johnson in the Panama Canal. Plate 22: USNS Geiger, view of the bow with troops on deck. Plate 23. White Cliffs of Dover, England. Plate 24. Pilot boarding the Geiger. Plate 25. Waves breaking over the bow of the Geiger. Plate 26. Raft crossing the Atlantic, west to east. Plate 27: The Geiger at sea in heavy weather. Plate 28. Sunset over the Atlantic from the Geiger.
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Haynes, William F.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Merchant mariners -- United States -- Biography.
Ship physicians -- United States -- Biography.