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One minesweeper, one group of brave men and a lasting legacy.
YMS-346 Chester Wisniewski, Jack Whiteman, Oscar Bond, Clarence Hansen, Fred White, Clyde Kelly, Mike Macura


Photographs of the officers and crew 

1943 -1944

Minesweeper YMS-346 First Anniversary Celebration Aug 20,1943 - Aug 20,1944


First year celebration

20 August 1943 -

20 August 1944 

Minesweeper YMS-346 Navy stock photo


Photographs of the ship, specifications

and related information

Letters from WW2 minesweeper YMS-346


A selection of letters and original cartoons

1942 - 1945

Whiteman Family photographs 1943-1944


Photographs of family

at home

1943 - 1944 

Please visit the Blog to learn more about the inspiration for this site.
Image by Anastasia Taioglou

August 20, 1943 found a group of officers and men leaving Jacksonville,

Florida - starting on new careers and missions........

August 20, 1944 finds a group of seasoned sailors who have gone through more than mere words could describe, still sweeping in enemy territory........

August 20, 1945 may that date find ever-lasting peace all over the world

and all of us just "kids" again, home with our loved ones.  To those who are

making the Navy their career and who will still be in uniform when the rest of

us are home enjoying American Freedom -MAY GOD BE WITH THEM ALWAYS.

                                                        - Yeoman Meyer H. Leavitt (1944)

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