About the Book
First published in 1946 by Sterling Engraving Company, Seattle, Washington, the unpaged book has been reprinted by The Battery Press, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee. The ship’s history is accompanied by dozens of pictures. At the end are photos of all the men of the ship, taken between the announcement of the surrender of the Japanese in mid August and the formal signing aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945.
I could find no information about Eugene G. Hines.
Donald W. Wilson was a plank owner on the USS Hancock (CV-19), serving on the crew through the remaining months of World War II. The book details the combat operations of the ship from October 1944 through the end of the war, including the largest World War II naval battle, Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Hannah was only out of action for refueling and reprovisioning, and for repairs after being attacked by a kamikaze.
One picture shows my uncle, CEM Donald W. Wilson, with the Electrical Divison of the ship, taken between VJ Day (August 14, 1945) and the formal surrender on September 2.
Listed at the back of the book are those crewmates Killed in Action and Missing in Action and where they were from. There are no notes nor bibliography, but still a valuable resource for researchers.