Theo Logan and WAVE buddies Kay and Carol
Chow line, Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, California
Theo Logan, Oakland Naval Hospital, 1945
Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, 1945
Maxine DeeIna or DeIna Logan attended USN Training School in the Bronx, New York. She then served at the U.S. Naval Barracks in Washington, D.C., as a Specialist Third Class.
Furnished by Cindy Nehrkorn Abbott
John Logan, son of Allen Logan and DeIna Buhrman Logan, enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately after graduating from high school in Washington, Iowa (21 May 1944). After training, he boarded the USS President Jackson, an attack transport, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in January of 1945. Among the many wartime activities of the President Jackson, receiving and transporting over 500 casualties from the Battle of Iwo Jima certainly stands out.
The form below — “Places I Have Been” — was distributed to service men and women so they could record their service and ports of call. Most Americans had never heard of these Pacific islands before the Second World War. Here is John Logan’s World War II record.
Contributed by Tom Logan