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Photographs Related to USS Razorback - 1945-1949 - LTJG Joeseph Bonds
Joseph Bonds served aboard USS Razorback from 1945 until 1949. He made the 4th and 5th War Patrols and remained aboard after World War II. He went on to serve on many other submarines.
A photograph of the officers and crew that were about to depart on Razorback's fifth and (although they didn't know it at the time) final war patrol. Photograph take on 07 July, 1945 at Midway Island (then part of the Territory of Hawaii).
The back of the above photograph, with a partial listing of officers.
The text reads:
Second Row (left to right) Officers making 5th War Patrol
1. ENS Berry - Assistant Torpedo and Gunnery Officer
2. ENS Joe Bonds - Assistant Engineering and Electrical Officer
3. ENS Frank Farris - USNA '45 - Communications Officer
4. LT N.E. Aubry USNA '42 - Executive Officer
5. LT(jg) W.H. Pattillo - First Lieutenant
6. LCDR C. Donald Brown - USNA '38 - Commanding Officer
7. LT E. Witherby (Detached) - Torpedo and Gunnery Officer
8. Boatswain Henry F. Fort, USN - Assistant Communications Officer
9. ENS D.O. Kjerulf (Detached) - Assistant First Lieutenant and Commisary Officer
10. LT Larry B. Crann - Engineering Officer
11. LT(jg) W. Anderson - Radar and Electrical Officer
Officers and Crew USS Razorback
Midway Island T.H. - July 7, 1945
High-angle forward port quarter view of USS Razorback (SS-394) underway on the surface at high speed. Both 5-inch guns are visibile, as are the guns on the cigarette decks. Since Razorback's hull number is painted on the sail and on the bow, this photograph was taken sometime after the end of World War II.
Full Program - 4 MB Adobe PDF File
Cover from the program for the 1949 Christmas Party. Razorback was at Pearl Harbor. The program includes a full list of officers and crew, as well as a menu for the meal.
There are only six officers and sixty seven crew, reflecting the reduction in manpower that the Navy went through in the year after World War II. During the war, Razorback would have carried as many as ten officers and seventy eight crew members.