In March, 2003, I received the following note and pictures from
Daniel Vendt, a student at Illinois Wesleyan University. I enjoyed
his note and the captions so much I decided just to post them on this
website as Daniel presented them to me, with only a few minor edits.
My grandfather, Edward W. Ogle, served on the USS Santa Fe from
1943-1945. (In the reunion photo on your website, he is in the left of
the back row in a green jacket.)
I recently acquired a gift for him; it's a copy of a little
booklet from the ship. I thought that the booklet might be of
interest to you as an online historian, so I'm forwarding photos
of the pictures. Several I recognize from the cruise record owned
by my grandfather, but I included them just as well. I hope you
find these photos interesting; you are certainly welcome to post
them on your website dedicated to the Santa Fe. They're in .jpg
format; let me know if you need me to convert them or anything. I
typed the captions exactly as seen, so the capitalizations and
misspellings are correct.
cl60-01= the cover from the booklet. not sure as to the history
cl60-02= the inside cover of the booklet.
cl60-03= Capt. Berkey? handwriting at the top reads "all the way Santa
cl60-04= "OUR HOME"
cl60-05= "A cold place, but there were no Christmas trees."
cl60-06= "What we left in our wake."
cl60-07= "NEPTUNUS REX and his Kangaroo Court. Of our several
crossings of the EQUATOR, one was at the International date line (180°
cl60-08= "This happened to the Pollywogs."
cl60-09= "The heat we found here belied the wisdom of an ancient king."
cl60-10= "A piece from a Japanese plane that our gunners shot down
during a night air attack. The piece fell on board as the plane
plummeted in flames across the ship." This is one I recognize from the
cl60-11= "Chalking up the score after the first night attack."
cl60-12= "Air bombs hitting an atoll."
cl60-13= "Our guns helped do this."
cl60-14= "The Marines start to take over." A very interesting photo-
are those little dots Marines? The larger dark shapes in the water
above the Marines could be landing craft; the photo is too poor in
quality to be certain.
cl60-15= "Happy Hour at sea on occasion of our First Anniversary of