DDE 217 ERA PEOPLE PHOTOS (1)
October 1951 - October 1962

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FIRST NAVAL CASUALTIES OF KOREA

Unless noted otherwise, all photos (photocopies) on this page were contributed by William Russel, Pickering, Ont.

 
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One of the wounded being prepared for transfer to USS Chemung who was headed for Japan. The Communist shore battery had killed one officer and two men Lieut. Cmdr. John L. Quinn and Able Seamen Elburne Baikle and Walllis Burden.



 
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AB (NG) Waldo Hergghen, Newport, N.S. in the Captain's days cabin awaiting medical treatment. He was a member of the 'B' gun crew.



 
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The wounded are being transferred to USS Chemung.  Twelve hours after being hit by the shell that caused the first Canadian naval casualties of the Korean War, HMCS Iroquois returned to her patrol area, angrily seeking targets for her guns and knocking out the battery that had scored the hit.

 
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Clyde W. Cannon of  Houston, Texas (rightmost) served aboard USS Chemung (AO30) from  May 1951 to May 1953. Here, he stands on her bridge witnessing the tragedy.

For further details about this this tragic incident, please refer to the article titled "The Aftermath" in the stories section of this web page.


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