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(later CVE-26)
Special Feature

The Don Schroeder Collection

Ship's Log   &   Ship's History

Abbreviated Log of the USS Sangamon (ACV-26/CVE-26) taken directly from a copy of the Ship's Log obtained from the Navy Archives.

Sangamon was known as the "Queen of the CVE's".

As she was converted from an oil tanker, her logo was an oil can with wings. She was "2 in 1".

Download the
Plans of the Day, January 31–February 29, 1944
thanks to Hank Millan, USS Sangamon

in .PDF format
(23 pages, 13.7Mb)
Download the
Plans of the Day, January 31–November 4, 1944
transcribed by Martha Johnson, for easier reading

in .PDF format
(78 pages, 258Kb)
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Download the
USS Sangamon History
by Don T. Schroeder

in .PDF format
(70 pages, 334Kb)
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Comparing Triumphs and Tragedies: Two World War II Experiences
by Olivia Stolz,
granddaughter of Donald T. Schroeder

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Aug. 25—Nov. 13, 1942
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Nov. 27, 1942—Oct. 10, 1943
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Oct. 20, 1943—Jan. 31, 1944
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Feb. 7—May 5, 1944
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May 7—Jun. 8, 1944
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Jun. 12—Jul. 27, 1944
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Jul. 28—Oct. 13, 1944
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Oct. 14—Nov. 19, 1944
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Nov. 21, 1944—Feb. 15, 1945
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Feb. 16—Apr. 6, 1945
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Apr. 7—May 10, 1945
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May 11—Oct. 24, 1945
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April 1, 1945; page 1. This was Easter Sunday and April Fool's Day. This was also the day the invasion of Okinawa started. This was a typical day while in enemy waters.
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April 1, 1945; page 2.
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April 2, 1945.
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Press Release No. 674
(For release to P.M. newspapers Wednesday, 13 December 1944)

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

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