I believe that the photo “Making an Enlargement” is of R. J. Derwin, a Marine. He was part of OS Division serving as a Photography Section. I served with him in the OS Division, but I was part of the Weather Section. OS Division was divided into two sections, Photography & Weather.
I have a photo of all personnel that served in our OS Division during the early to mid 60s. OS Division was also a composite of Sailors and Marines who were very good at working together and being friends, and of course, Shipmates.
I’ve only re-connected with one other OS Division shipmate over the years. His name is Howard Hada, another Marine. He and I have re-connected and stay in touch via emails. I would certainly like to re-connect with others that I served with aboard the Princeton.
It would be GREAT to find other shipmates from waaaaay back when….OS Division’s CO was Captain D. J Reilly (USMC)…both NCOIC’s for the photo lab and the Aerology section were Marines..I remember Derwin from the photo lab…there was a private Wilson and Sgt Scales also in the photo lab AND a really funny sailor named Del Dennlinger..Also, a sailor named Jensen? Photo Lab was headed by Staff Sgt Nelson and the Aerology department was headed by Staff Sgt. McDaniel.
After departing from the Princeton, I was sent to Camp Pendleton….there, I ran into MAJOR Reilly!….I really respected that man!
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