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In Memory of Glenn H Hanson and the USS Culebra Island ARG-7

Fathers

My Father passed away in 1963, but I will always remember the special moments we shared and how he impacted my life.
So this is to all Fathers and especially Glenn Hartwich Hanson.

Glenn H Hanson-Veteran of World War II

Dads burial Flag that was presented to me at his funeral.

Glenn Hanson
Crew of the USS Culebra Island ARG-7

USS Culedra Island

The USS Culebra Island ARG-7

USS Culebra Island

About the USS Culebra Island ARG-7

Culebra Island
An island between Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
(ARG-7: dp. 4,023; l. 441'6"; b. 56'11"; dr. 23'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 647; a. 1 5", 3 3"; cl. Luzon)
Culebra Island (ARG-7) was launched as John F. Goucher 23 November 1943 by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, Md., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Miss J. F. Miller; transferred to the Navy 29 November 1943; and commissioned 19 May 1944, Commander W. E. McClendon in command. Departing Norfolk 30 June 1944 Culebra Island reached Milne Bay, New Guinea, 16 August. She joined Floating Repair Unit 1 of the 7th Fleet at Alexishafen and remained there on repair duty until arriving at Hollandia 7 October. Here she prepared ships for the Leyte operation until 25 December when she departed for San Pedro Bay, towing a drydock and escorting a tug convoy. From 6 January to 21 February 1945 she repaired and tended ships in San Pedro Bay, then sailed to Mindoro to ready LSM's for the forthcoming invasions in the southern Philippines. On 14 April she sailed for Morotai to serve ships bound for the Borneo operation and repaired those damaged there until 24 July when she returned to Leyte.
Culebra Island remained in the Philippines on repair duty until 1 December 1945 when she sailed for San Diego. Arriving 9 January 1946 she served at the U.S. Naval Repair Base until placed in commission in reserve 30 November 1946. Culebra Island was placed out of commission in reserve 15 January 1947.
Information from the Danes Index, at the Naval Historical Center.
Author: Mike Hanson

 


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