"NOW HEAR THIS"

The following first-hand accounts have been culled from “Now Hear This, a Newsletter of the USS Savannah (CL-42) and its Shipmates.”  The newsletter was founded in 1987, edited by Bob Garmy and published by Murry Flanders.   It served to reconnect fellow Savannah crew members with news of future reunions, personal joys and sorrows, and shared experiences from the past.

 

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum would like to thank Dottie Keller Summerlin and Ron Keller who donated a number of these newsletters to the Museum in recognition of their father C.M. Keller, S1, USS Savannah (CL-42).

 

This website is an ongoing document.  Please check back as we hope to add new stories and content as they become available.

If you or someone you know has editions of these newsletters (especially from the late 1980s - early 1990s) and would like to donate them, or provide copies for the Museum, please contact Museum Curator Wendy Melton at wendymelton@shipsofthesea.org.

Subject: Yalta Conference *

Published: August 1993

By: Dick Whiting

Title: Ah! Seaduty!*

Published: November 1993

By: Joe Koch

Subject: That Fateful Day

Published: November 1993

By: George Palella

Subject: Company 18

Published: March 1994

By: Lawrence Day

Title: Albert Andrion’s eye-witness account on the bombing of the USS Savannah on September 11, 1943

Published: August 1995

By: Albert E. Andrion

Subject: Incident in New York

Published: November 1996

By: Paul E. Coggins

Subject: OJT (On the Job Training)

Published: December 1996

By:  Forest R Sheldon

Title: The Equator*

Published: July 1996

By: Lyle Davis

Title: North Africa, Mers-El-Keber Harbor, 1943*

Published: July 1996

By: Lyle Davis

Subject: Gun Station, 11 September 1943

Published: May 1996

By: Eldor Volkman

Subject: Christmas Day, 1942*

Published: May 1996

By: Lyle Davis

Title: A Fish Story

Published: May 1996

By: Lyle Davis

Title: A Swimming Party

Published: May 1996

By: Lyle Davis

Title:  Remembrances CL-42

Published: January 1996

By: Bruce Davis

Title:  Remembrances (II) CL-42

Published: January 1996

By: Bruce Davis

Title: The Story of Mice & Men

Published: January 1996

By: Ralph Scheib

Subject: Ref: “Of Mice and Men” *

Published: May 1996

By: B. Lyle Davis

Subject: Thyrator Room, 11 Sept 1943

Published: January 1996

By: Marvin Petzholdt

Subject: “Prize Crew”

Published: March 1996

By: B. Lyle Davis

Subject: Entrapment in Radio 3

Published: January 1997

By: Bob Garmy

Subject: Looking Back*

Published: January 1997

By: Cdr R G Langland

Subject: Operations off Sicily

Published: March 1997

By: John Heesemann

Subject: An Aviator’s Recollections

Published: April 1997

By: J. Gordon Osborn

Subject: Navy Day, Operation Magic Carpet, & Mothballs*

Published: June 1997

By: Tom Travers

Subject: My First Ship

Published: June 1997

By: Gene Chamberlain

Title: Now, For a Look Back – Way Back

Published: August 1997

By: Bob Garmy

Subject: Depth Charges

Published: August 1997

By: Bob Maples

Subject: Heroes*

Published: February 1998

By: Bob Schmitz

Subject: Bomb Fuses

Published: May 1999

By: Pastor Herbert Hemingway

Subject: Reporting on Board

Published: May 1999

By: Jim Given

Subject: My Home Ship

Published: May 1999

By: Joe Mathis

Subject: Plank Owner*

Published: May 1999

By: Robert Langland

Subject: Plank Owner (2)

Published: July 1999

By: J. Kenneth Cox

Subject: Memories of the Past*

Published: March 2000

By: Frank Landers

Subject: A Little Ditty

Published: April 2001

By: Tom Simpson

Subject: Salerno Burials*

Published: April 2001

By Maurice Whitacre (Editor)

Subject: Reunion Prayers

Published: November 2002

By: Lou Wabnitz (Editor)