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(later CVE-26)
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The Don Schroeder Collection

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The Philippines, October 1944
Leyte Gulf.
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Battle Plan for Leyte Gulf.

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TG 77.4 - Escort Carrier Group.

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USS Sangamon (CVE-26), foreground, with other CVE's on way to Leyte Gulf.

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A kamikaze diving at Sangamon October 20, 1944.

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A kamikaze crashing in ocean astern of Sangamon.

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Message from Rear Admiral Thomas L. Sprague after Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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Rear Admiral Thomas L. Sprague, COMCARDIV 22 aboard Sangamon.

Autograph reads:

"To my friend and shipmate, Dick Bennink, my thanks and esteem
T Sprague
Rear Adm
25 Oct, 1944"

(Photo courtesy Commander Richard A. Bennink).

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Rear Admiral Thomas L. Sprague and his staff aboard USS Sangamon after the Battle of Leyte Gulf (photo is dated 10 November 1944).

Back row: Parader CCK, Owens CRM, Gardner CSM, Crawford CQM, Ens. Lathrop, Ens. Hoggard, Lt(jg) Noble, Lt Bergeson, Lt(jg) Lyness, Ens. Fagari, Ens. Hall, Cooksey CY.

Front row: Lt Van Dyke, Lt Olson, Lt Cmdr Bennink, Capt Carson, Rear Adm Sprague, Comdr Day, Lt Rowland, Lt McDuell, Lt Goodman, Lt Sandberg.

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USS Sangamon (ACV-26/CVE-26)
The Don Schroeder Collection

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