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Doug's part of the reunion photo project is now complete and the pages are available at
Satellite Page.
Recorded 29 October 2017

Follow our USS Helena CL-50, growing information.
"Ship's"

Recorded 11 October 2017


A second 1945 picture of the USS Helena CA-75 in New York harbor-1945.
Click HERE!
Recorded 11 October 2017


Tony Gomez says, watch the FLAG video, speakers on, full size screen
Thank You Tony!
Recorded 9 October 2017.


Historically Significant


Reunion 2017 is prepared for pictures.
Three changes to our USS Helena home web page.
#1.The 2015 Reunion folder has been moved to Reunions Past Archive.
#2. We now have a reunion 2017 button--ready for pictures.
There are a few images already posted.
#3. As we are full of Enthusiasm, there is a Reunion 2019 available.
Recorded 24 September 2017.


Found on the web-a new rendition of the CA-75 Awards
Recorded 21 September 2017.


The Date: 5 January 1943
The Place: Munda, Solomon Islands
The USS Helena CL-50's, participation in the Battle of Munda Airfield.
Recorded 8 September 2017




1945 picture of the USS Helena CA-75 in New York harbor-1945.
Click HERE!
Recorded 31 August 2017


USS Helena CL-50, April 1943 War Diary's, posted.
Click HERE!
Recorded 29 August 2017
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USS Helena CL-50, March 1943 War Diary's, posted.
Click HERE!
Recorded 28 August 2017
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USS Helena CL-50, February 1943 War Diary's, posted.
Click HERE!
Recorded 28 August 2017


Revisit the Long Beach
"PIKE"


Recorded 19 August 2017


As we learned while in the Navy
"CHANGE # 1"
I am back with new information for our USS Helena web page.
Dave Brouchoud

Please review the top information on our Announcement Page.
Click HERE!
Recorded 4 August 2017


The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioning.
Click HERE!
Recorded 4 August 2017


Doug Comella Dad's WWII Purple Heart image is posted.
Scroll to about the middle of the page. Click HERE!
Recorded 24 March 2017

View a "New", (sort of) WWII propaganda poster. Click HERE.
Recorded 24 March 2017


Our 2017 Reunion Page is open.
Recorded 8 February 2017


View a 1953 picture of the USS Helena (CA-75) being refueled.
Recorded 8 February 2017


Our on-line January 2017 Newsletter, now open.
Recorded 8 February 2017


Enjoy the color and light humor as Doug participates in the
Diamond Head Luau
Recorded 31 January 2017


A new link has been added to Doug Comella's page.
Punchbowl Cemetery.
Recorded 28 January 2017


Did you know that there was another Helena at the same time as the FG9?
Here's the story of the SP-24 Helena 1.

From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Helena I

(SP - 24: dp. 9; l. 43'; b. 10'; dr. 3'; s. 10 k.; a. 1 mg.)

Helena I, a wooden motor yacht, was built in 1906 by Van Sant Brothers,
of Port Republic, N.J., and acquired by the Navy from Dr. W. G. Hall, Trenton, N.J.,
in May 1917. Assigned to the 7th Naval District, she was taken to Key West, Fla.,
and commissioned there 7 September 1917, Otis Curry, QM 2/c in command.

Helena I operated as a harbor and coastal patrol boat in the vicinity of Key West
until being decommissioned and sold 27 August 1919. Before she could be
delivered to her new owner, however, the boat was wrecked 11 September 1919
in a hurricane, and was stricken from the Navy List 4 October 1919.

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (hubertypc@aol.com)


USS HELENA (CL-113)

The name Helena was assigned to, but construction on that hull was cancelled 5 October 1944.



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