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Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
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USS MUNDA   (CVE-104)
(later CVU-104)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Alpha - Kilo

(Ex- TONOWEK BAY)
CLASS - CASABLANCA
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

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USS Munda (CVE-104) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, California, circa late 1945. Note hull number painted on both the bow and the island.

National Naval Aviation Museum, photo No. 1996.488.035.004.

Naval History & Heritage Command, via Gerd Matthes and Robert Hurst
Larger copy submitted by CAPT Richard D. Gibson, USN (Ret)
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123k USS Munda (CVE-104). Wilma R. Moore, daughter of S1C Leroy R. Willis (1918-1980)
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100k Postcard that was made available to USS Munda (CVE-104) crew members.

CAPT Richard D. Gibson, USN (Ret), son of LT(JG) William D. Gibson, who served aboard USS Munda from Fall 1944 to Spring 1946
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137k Photo of USS Munda (CVE-104) taken by LT(JG) William D. Gibson, date and location unknown.

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92k USS Munda (CVE-104) at sea. Photographer, date and location unknown.

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144k USS Munda (CVE-104). The ship's CO, CAPT Loverne A. Pope, during a crossing of the Equator ceremony. Date unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.

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107k USS Munda (CVE-104) rolling sharply. Date and location unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.

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133k USS Munda (CVE-104). Flight deck, date and location unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.

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131k USS Munda (CVE-104). 40mm/56 Bofors gun crew, date and location unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.

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138k USS Munda (CVE-104). 40mm/56 Bofors guns, gun crews, and director, date and location unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.

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128k USS Munda (CVE-104). Crew members playing basketball, using a net and backboard that are permanently affixed to the hangar deck overhead. Date and location unknown. Photo by LT(JG) William D. Gibson.


Read the USS MUNDA (CVE-104 / CVU-104) DANFS History entry

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. James A. Walls
Address:4806 Odem Drive Corpus Christi, Texas 78415
Phone: 361-855-6428
E-mail: None

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