John W. Harvey

Signalman USS Atlanta

Information kindly supplied by Christine Burmeister


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Ordeal of November 13th 1942

The following account was written by Mr. Harvey. As the lone  surviving signalmen aboard the USS Atlanta after the battle, Mr. Harvey sent and received all communications from Capt. Jenkins the Heavy Cruiser USS Portland (who Capt was the senior surviving officer) the USS Bobolink (fleet tug). This is a unique account considering Mr. Harvey's access to all important communications.

Mr Harvey's graduation class from Great Lakes NTC


USS Atlanta on Trials






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