USS Helena CL-50 Memories
Miniature Life ring found on eBay. It measures 8" by 8" and is about 1 1/2" thick.
Reported to have been used as a table decoration for special occasions on the USS Helena CL-50.
Memories provided by Charles McClelland
WW II War Ration Books issued to Miss Agnes Brinkman in Detroit. Now wife of Charles McClelland USS Helena CL 50.
Some of the items rationed during WW II were Sugar, Butter, Coffee and Meats. Also Shoes, Gasoline, Fuel Oil and Tires.
|Christmas Day Menu
25 December 1940
HEARTS OF CELERY SWEET MIXED PICKLES GREEN OLIVES PEA SOUP SALTINE WAFERS ROAST YOUNG TURKEY APPLE AND CELERY DRESSING GIBLET GRAVY CRANBERRY SAUCE BAKED SPICED HAM MASHED POTATOES CANDIED YAMS BUTTERED ASPARAGUS TIPS LETTUCE AND TOMATO SALAD RUSSIAN DRESSING FRUIT CAKE NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM ASSORTED FRESH FRUITS HARD CANDIES ASSORTED NUTS LEMONADE CIGARS AND CIGARETTES H. J. BONNE Chief Commissary Steward U.S. Navy
The menu that follows was found on eBay and is now the property of the USS Helena Organization.
Posted on 19 November 2009
When closed, this menu measures 5 3/8 inches wide by 7 inches high.
When opened, this menu measures 10 3/4 inches wide by 7 inches high.
The Headlines of the Detroit Times as it appeared in the Detroit, Michigan Newspaper. Friday July 9, 1943.
I believe it was written by Lt. C. G. Morris, USNR, Radio Officer on the USS Helena.
The story was published before any next of kin were notified.