Sgt. Eddie Seamands Photos


Sgt. Geo 'Press' Adams
Sgt. JD Baribault
Sgt. Dan Daniels
Sgt. Tom Eldridge
Sgt. Charlie Hoke
Sgt. Ed Martin
Sgt. Eddie Seamands
Sgt. Con Ward
Lt. Robert Cox
Lt. Thomas Faull
Lt. Dan Githens
Lt. Billy Hay
Lt. Harry Knickelbein
Lt. Jack Lally
Lt. Lally. p.2
Lt. Ed Leidecker
Lt. Fritz Liebich
Lt. KO Misamore
Capt. Bill Patterson
Capt. Patterson, p.2
Capt. Casey Stalnaker
Capt. Casey Stalnaker, p2
Capt. Morgan Webb
Lt. Frank Whalen
Capt. John Worlund
National Archives


Eddie with his TBM crew.

Captain Rice of the USS Gilbert Is and his wife at the ship's commissioning.

Capt. Rice reads the ship's orders.

Cutting the cake.

Sunday worship service.

Loading the ammo belts

Transferring a load of 500 lb bombs.

Assembling the rockets.

20mm AA practice.

40mm AA practice.

Working on a battle problem.

Shellback Day...the fun when you first cross the equator.

Pollywogs about to become Shellbacks.

Shellback Day Council.

Inspection by the Executive Officer.

The Captain inspects the ship.

#23 about to come over the catwalk edge!

F4U about to go ...the first catapault launch from the USS Gilbert Islands.

Amazing photo: F6F tailhook has come off. The Hellcat is just at the barrier, brakes hard-on and tires smoking.

The F6F flipped over at the barrier. Fortunately, Capt Sharpe was not hurt.

The moment of impact! Maj. Mueller survived this bad looking crash.

Capt Worlund's TBM makes a landing.

TBM stretches the landing wire.

Marine LSO Capt. Marshall Tutten at work.

Eddie is in still the plane.

A destroyer has rammed the Gilbert Islands.

Participating in the 'show of strength' over Formosa, Oct 1945.

After the battle ... shrine on Okinawa.

Another shrine at Naha, Okinawa.

The unique tombs on Okinawa.

VJ day is announced to the ship's crew.

A prayer on VJ-day.

Plaque honoring VMTB 143 at the Adm Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas

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