+15 CINCPAC MSG TO PACIFIC FLEET
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CINCPAC MSG TO PACIFIC FLEET


CINCPAC MSG TO PACIFIC FLEET
October 30, 1944

+++ This sent by Ron Ball
Taken from a copy of the original message his father, Frank Ball, had.
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USS HALFORD DD480

BL #598 -QNL- -A- NPM 260720 DBN - B- 64G GR 109 NT

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF PACIFIC FLEET DESIRES TO EXPRESS TO ALL OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE FLEET HIS PRIDE AND GRATITUDE FOR THE COURAGEOUS AND AGGRESSIVE MANNER IN WHICH THEY HAVE DONE THEIR UTMOST TO DESTROY THE ENEMY IN THE RECENT FIGHTING IN THE PACIFIC X

TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT IN THE AIR ON THE SURFACER AND IN OUR SUBMARINES "WELL DONE" X

TO THOSE BRAVE MEN WHO HAVE GALLANTLY GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO ACHIEVE VICGORY FOR OUR COUNTRY OUR REVERED AND LASTING RESPECT X THEIR HIGH EXAMPLE WILL INSPIRE US ALL IN THE COMPLETION OF OUR TASK OF DESTROYING THE ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
BT

DATE: OCT 30, 44
FROM: RDO HONOLULU
TO: PACIFIC FLEET
INFO COMMANDER IN CHIEF UNITED STATES FLEET