Operation Highjump – Page 3 of 4

by Ned Harris (USCS # 3608)


Cover from the destroyer U.S.S. Brownson (DD-868) of the Eastern Group.



Cover from the Seaplane Tender U.S.S. Pine Island. Note the use of her wartime cancel.

The Western Group rendezvoused at the Marquesas Islands on 12 December 1946 and they reached the edge of the ice pack on Christmas Eve. The Henderson and Cacapon fanned out to serve as weather stations while the Currituk commenced flight operations on the 24th.



Cover from the Seaplane Tender U.S.S. Currituck. Note the use of her fancy cancel.


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