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Volume 3369a

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Oldest War Correspondent of WWII

Reports from the USS Cahaba II
Part II (Continued from Part I: ERBzine 3969)
CONTENTS
6. ERB WWII Photos from the Estate of Arnold E. Frishberg 
Pharmacist's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Cahaba in 1945
7. The US Naval Base At Ulithi 
The World’s Largest Naval Facility in WWII

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6. Edgar Rice Burroughs on Ulithi Atoll
Photos From The Estate of Arnold E. Frishberg
(Pharmacist's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Cahaba in 1945)
From Adam Beechen:
"My grandfather, the late Arnold E. Frishberg of St. Paul, MN, served as a Pharmacist's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Cahaba in 1945 at the same time Mr. Burroughs was aboard ship as a war correspondent. My grandfather documented his service with many photos, including some featuring Mr. Burroughs. The attached is labeled, "Edgar Rice Burroughs, 4 June 1945 on the island of Ulithi"

I've also included an invitation to the pre-commissioning ball and the Commissioning Ceremonies of the Cahaba.

Photos Courtesy of The Arnold E. Frishberg Estate
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Edgar Rice Burroughs On The Island of Ulithi :: 4 June 1945


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7. The US Naval Base At Ulithi, Carolina Islands, W. Pacific
For A Time The World’s Largest Naval Facility
Ref: War History Online


 
The Ulithi atoll is in the westernmost of the Caroline Islands, 579 km southwest of Guam, 1,368 km east of the Philippines and 2,100 km south of Tokyo. It is a typical volcanic atoll, with a coral reef, white sand beaches and palm trees. Ulithi's forty small islands barely rise above the sea. Ulithi was a major staging area for the United States Navy in the final year of the Second World War.

Early in the Second World War, the Japanese had established a radio and weather station on Ulithi and had occasionally used the lagoon as an anchorage, 
but had abandoned it by 1944. As the operations of the United States Navy moved west across the Pacific, the Navy required a more forward base for its operations.

Ulithi was perfectly positioned to act as a staging area for the US Navy's western Pacific operations. The anchorage was large and well situated, but there were no port facilities to repair ships or re-supply the fleet. It was capable of holding 700 vessels—a capacity greater than either Majuro or Pearl Harbor. 

Fleet oilers sortied from Ulithi to meet the task forces at sea, refueling the warships a short distance from their combat operational areas. The result was something never seen before: a vast floating service station enabling the entire Pacific fleet to operate indefinitely at unprecedented distances from its mainland bases.

In mid-1945 Pacific Fleet moved its forward staging area to Leyte, and Ulithi was all but abandoned. In the end, few US civilians ever heard of Ulithi. By the time Naval security cleared release of the name, there were no longer reasons to print stories about it. The war had moved on, but for seven months in late 1944 and early 1945, the large lagoon of the Ulithi atoll was the largest and most active anchorage in the world.

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ERB WWII CorrespondentUSS Shaw off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, January 26, 1937
See the Edgar Rice Burroughs / USS Shaw Connection
ERB: THE WAR YEARS ~ ERBzine 1019


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