History

This is the launching page for historical information related to the Calvert’s service during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

The three main history sections of this site are:

The 48-page, A History of the USS Calvert (APA-32), by David. B. Cullen, Jr., covers the ship’s history from 1942 to 1966 and includes a detailed account of the Calvert’s invasions, operations and voyages during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.Mr. Cullen served as an officer aboard the Calvert during WWII and he published this book in 1986. Copies were made available at cost via the Calversion newsletter and at reunions for many years. You can download the full .pdf document here.

Overall Historical Timeline for the USS Calvert (APA-32):

The following timeline highlights the Calvert’s history, beginning in 1942 and ending in 1977.

Timeline accomplished via Timeline JS
Sources: 

  • http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/03/03032.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Calvert_(AP-65)

6 thoughts on “History

  1. Cecil Lee Henderson

    This is the ship my dad served on in WWII His name was Marvin Lee Henderson.
    He was a petite officer second class Machinist Mate. He didn’t talk much about the war and I was wandering If some way I could find out what his duties were. did he have to go in with the landing craft I know he told me that he saw a suicide plane sink a small aircraft carrier. He died in 1964 heart attack. I would like to see some WWII pictures if possible.

    Thanks
    Cecil Lee Henderson

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  2. Ted Garcia

    My dad, David Julio Garcia, Seaman 1st Class V-6, was aboard the USS Calvert. He said he was a cook. I would like to honor him with any pictures you might have of him. He just turned 86 yrs old. He was aboard during the time period of 04/-5/1956 to 04/30/1946.

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  3. Arnold and Dianne Weber

    My father, Warren T. Weber, also known as “Ted” or “Teddy” served as BM2C. He fought in No. Africa, Sicily, Pacific and was in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    His friends from home (New Jersey) during war time were Peter Lange and Kenneth Whitman. I believe Kenny Whitman was killed during WWII or was shipped back
    to the States where he died at a later date. Dad ran the Higgins’ boats during many invasions and spoke often of going in and out of “Pearl.” A major storm off the
    US Pacific coast late in the war occurred; he went out on deck and photographed 40 foot waves by securing himself with his feet to the railings. Around that time,
    he steered the USS Calvert down the Columbia River. He was helmsman and said the ship was about 500 feet long. If anyone has more information on him, his
    buddies, etc. please contact us. Thank you.

    P.S. His photo is in the 2nd Division Deck Crew/Boat Crew, circa 1943 or 1944, USS Calvert. He is in front row on the right.

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  5. Louis W.Pontecorvo

    Dick; A friend of mine served on the USS Calvert during the Korean conflict in 1954.His name was Donald Jayne.Do you remember him or do you have any information about him? Sincerely,Louis

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