Ranger receives award of friend killed in war
Charges pipe is too thin, strain too great denied
By Phelps Adams, North American Newspaper Alliance
Government pays 1.972% on obligation of $144 billion
Former Pennsylvania Governor describes how legation worker defied dire threats and helped upset plot
By John Gunther, North American Newspaper Alliance
U.S. Navy Department (September 1, 1943)
For Immediate Release September 1, 1943
Cdr. Alfred J. Homann, USN, 620 Menchino Ave., Santa Rosa, California, has been commended for outstanding seamanship which made possible the rescue of all aboard the minesweeper, USS WASMUTH (DMS-15), when that vessel was so badly battered by storm and exploding depth charges that it was abandoned in the Aleutian area on December 27, 1942.
Loss of the WASMUTH, converted from a 1,190‑ton destroyer and commanded by LtCdr. Joseph Leverton, Jr., 1712 16th St., NW, Washington, DC, has not been previously announced.
The WASMUTH was escorting a convoy in a raging gale 30 miles of the Aleutians when two depth charges were wrenched from their racks by the waves. The depth charges exploded under the WASMUTH’s fantail and carried away a portion of the ship’s after section.
With the damaged WASMUTH slowly, but surely sinking, Cdr. Homann skillfully brought the RAMAPO, a tanker, alongside after a three-and-a-half hour battle with the raging sea and took off everyone aboard the minesweeper.
The Pittsburgh Press (September 1, 1943)
47 British planes lost in 45-minute Thunderbolt assault
By Walter Cronkite, United Press staff writer
Naval task force attack base on Marcus, 1,100 miles from Tokyo
By Sandor S. Klein, United Press staff writer
16-inch shells plaster shore of strait
By Reynolds Packard, United Press staff writer
56 million Americans will want honest work, businessmen are told in campaign to ease government control
By Charles T. Lucey, Scripps-Howard staff writer
But refuses to say if he’s willing to go abroad
Civilians to get entire output of the former in October; meat production increases
By Robert L. Meyer, United Press staff writer