St Louis takes a Kamikaze Hit -- Leyte Gulf Nov. 27th 1944

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"With my Heart in my Mouth" - by - Duncan Norton Taylor

 1)  A Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers  (18:43) told by EM1/c Jerald Douglas  Huggins, USS St. Louis CL-49,  2007

2)  With my Heart in My Mouth Jacket Flap  (3:39)

3)  XVII.  The Maiden (USS St. Louis) 21:33

4)  XVIII.  Battle of Kula Gulf (14:22)

5)  XIX.  McInerney's Heroines  (15:30)

Excerpted from With My Heart in My Mouth --  © 1944 by Duncan Norton-Taylor
this CD is a wonderful, professional Narrative. Historian Buffs should love it.

Absolutely fascinating story filed by Chicago News War correspondent relative to 2nd battle of Kula Gulf, July 5th & 6th, 1943 --- actual night battle operation, witnessed and viewed in person, his feelings and fright during this engagement, graphic memories of the mortally hit USS Helena and her sinking.  Hence the title.

 

Read by Brigadier General (Ret), Michael R.S. Teilmann, 2008

Monday July 5, 1943.   3 Cruisers and 4 Destroyers bombed Vila, Kolobangara, and Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia.  Marines and Army troops land at Rice Anchorage, New Georgia, Solomon Island.  United States Naval vessel sunk:  Destroyer STRONG  (DD-467, by submarine torpedo.

Tuesday July 6, 1943.   Battle of Kula Gulf is fought in the darkness as a task group consisting of 3 cruisers and 4 Destroyers engages 10 Japanese Destroyers' carrying troops and supplies to Kolobangara, Solomon Islands.  United States naval vessel sunk:  Light cruiser HELENA CL-50, by  Destroyer torpedoes.  Japanese naval vessel sunk: destroyer NIIZUKI, by naval gunfire, Destroyer, grounded and abandoned.

TBS "Talk-Between-Ships":  Very high frequency shipborne equipment of medium power, used for ships tactically maneuvering.

I dubbed St. Louis "The Maiden" in my book.  Navy censors wouldn't let use her real name.  I had to call Honolulu "The Flag".  Funny, censors let me call Helena by her right name -- Duncan Norton-Taylor, 1978

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Front Cover Picture

 Radio Crew of the USS St. Louis listen for news of the Japanese Surrender

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"Text (Speaking) Contents"

February 1942 ............Part vitriolic, part comedic kamikaze, Carson Robison found a niche during WWII penning songs aimed at every imaginable enemy.  Here, Robison twists an old, bawdy folk song into a topical romp entitled "Here I Go to Tokyo", said "Barnacle Bill, the Sailor", from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library .............................3:05 minutes

October 2nd, 1945 ........ to the USS St. Louis, the Story of the "Lucky Lou" "The Ship that could not Die ..............14:26 minutes

December 15, 1945........ A letter from the "Lucky Lou -- Los Angeles Harbor -- berth 58  ..........................................8:33 minutes

December 7, 1977 ......... NBC network radio news update.  Edwin Newman -- Interviews with Commander (Ret) Al Seton, founder of the USS St. Louis CL-49 association, on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor  ................................................ 1:27 minutes

December 7th, 1996 ........ USS St. Louis Memorial dedication at the "Soldier's Memorial Military Museum.  Sound bytes from Pearl Harbor veterans. sound bytes from shipmates Rev. Kerm Law, and Frank Barrett: Newscaster erroneously states St. Louis did not engage in battle during the Pearl Harbor attack, and refers to the cruiser as a battleship.................................2:12 minutes

September 5, 2000 ......... KPCC Pasadena, California, National Public Radio affiliate.  Larry Mantle's "Air Talk", Kitty Felde interviews shipmates R. Sumner Blossom, and Captain John Edwards.  Broadcast in conjunction with the USS St. Louis Association 2000 reunion in Santa Monica - Los Angeles -- Part 1 interview.........19.05 -- Part 2 listener Call In .........6:17 minutes

August 28th 2005 .......... WGEL - Greenville, Illinois,  Public affairs Program, host John Goldsmith.  shipmates Jack R. Jones, editor of the USS St. Louis Association "Hubble Bubble" newsletter, and secretary, past treasurer and Pearl Harbor Veteran, J. Douglas Huggins are interviewed with model ship builder Jeff Leidner, whose 1.96 scale model of the USS St. Louis (CL-49) was accepted for display by the National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA   ...................................................................16:11 minutes

(CD  $5.00)


St. Louis Turret in Action

USS St. Louis (CL-49)
Minneapolis Reunion 2001 DVD 1-hour

 

Shipmates tell their stories on video at the 2001 reunion in Minneapolis.  Illustrated with footage of the USS St. Louis (CL-49) from the United States National Archives.  See it on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74EDD3134E7A306F 

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Price ...........................................$5.00



                                                              

Japanese fighter "Judy" another hit.

 

USS St. Louis (CL-49)
 Reunion Portland Oregon May 1997 (Double) DVD set  2-hour

 

         Japanese bomber hit and burning

The 1997 May Reunion of the USS St. Louis CL49 association held in Portland, Oregon. Interviews with US Navy veterans and archival footage of the light cruiser USS St. Louis (CL-49), , the "Lucky Lou". World War II Pacific theater 1939-1949.  No copy protection.  Please freely make duplicates for family.

Illustrated with footage of the USS St. Louis (CL-49) from the United States National Archives.  

See on "youtube":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByPtkDrfdLE&list=PLCCE78B2C474BEAC9 
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Price ...........................................$10.00

 



USS St. Louis CL-49
USS St. Louis Cruise Book ( Hard cover with Gold Title imprinting, Glossy paper),
Professional book in all respects.  Reprinted text and photo's, mirror duplicate of original "Cruise Book"

Leaving Tulagi

Front cover, leaving Tulagi in Solomon Island, looking for a fight.  USS St. Louis (CL-49) steams out of "Tulagi" capital of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, in early 1943.  St. Louis earned 11 battle stars and Navy Unit Citation during WWII

Back cover showing CL-49 steaming towards open sea (9:20 AM ) December 7th, 1941 -- USS St. Louis (CL-49), was the first major warship to get underway and reach open sea during the attack.


The overturned hull of Oklahoma (BB-37) is center. Burning oil from the Arizona (BB-39) drifts toward the torpedoed California (BB-44), left

At the harbor entrance a midget submarine fired two torpedoes at St. Louis, exploding harmlessly on an intervening coral reef, drenching her.  Missed by an aerial bomb that did not explode and strafed by enemy planes, that day St. Louis earned the nickname "Lucky Lou", officially credited with downing three Japanese planes on the way out.

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" Any one (1) Cachet (Envelopes) Price @ $1.00 each

Cachet (Envelope) w'stamps, October 14, 1999

USS St Louis, light cruiser CL-49 -- Commissioning


Note ! this envelope 91/4" X 4" is cream colored, and bars shown top and bottom,  only to define the size


Cachet (envelope) w/ stamps, Sept 2nd, 2000
USS St. Louis (CL-49) Reunion honoring those who served
VICTORY OVER JAPAN
SEPTEMBER 2, 1945


Cachet (envelope) w/ stamps, Launched 1938 --- 1998 Reunion
USS St. Louis (CL-49) "The Lucky Lou

"Pearl Harbor" Escape -- Dec. 7th 1941"



Two (2) side printing
Side 1) Listing by name of St. Louis Engagements
Side 2) Picture of St. Louis CL-49 with 11 Engagement stars

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