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USS Ponchatoula Shipmates Association

AOG 38   AO 148   TAO 148

Painting by Huntzinger, 2003, copyrighted.



Commissioned by the USS Ponchatoula Shipmates Association and presented to the City of Ponchatoula, LA.

 

 

Photo/Video Galleries

Chief Billy Kern CSCS (Ret) photos
Chief Kern's Granddaughter, Jessica Johnson, sent us these pictures and would like any information you may have about the Chief.
Reply to me at: Dave@DaveOnTheWeb.com

Video: "A short film by John Graf"
This is a good quality video with some good views of the Ponchatoula.  The actors are corny but I think you will enjoy watching it anyway.

Pictures of our beautiful ship

Reunion pictures

Jeremiah O'Brien Cruise
Informal gathering to see the reserve fleet in Suisun Bay

Shipmates at PF's barbecue
 

1989 WestPac Unrep
Getting replenished by the Ponchatoula during WestPac 1989. High seas that day, you can see the LST-1184 Frederick County being slammed in one of the pictures.
LSD-42 Germantown pulls alongside in another phot.
LPD-6 Duluth also wandering around.
Check out the spray breaking over the flight deck of the Belleau Wood, 75 feet above the surface

Oilers in storage at Suisun Bay

Pictures from Richard (Rick) Simonson

1956 to 1960 Pictures A
1956 to 1960 Pictures B

A nice set of personal snap shots from 1956 donated buy Plank Owner Tom Davis.

Phil's pictures from 1966/7
This is a great set of personal pictures from the mid 60's.  Many of the pictures are of shipmates (the way we were).  They have been submitted by Phil Kinnicutt.  Many of these pictures were taken by Barry Litchfield who is also the official photographer for our shipmates association.

Barry's slideshow from the mid 60's
A slide show of pictures from the 60's.  These pictures were taken by Barry Litchfield

1970 Cruise Book
A wonderful set of pictures from the 1970 cruise book. Shipmate Grant Wearne of Cincinnati scanned them and made them available to us.

Crossing the Line
Robert Radnick's 1966/67 pictures of "Crossing the Line", an event that
no one who went thru it will ever forget.

USS Ponchatoula Memorial
Photos of the ceremony held in Ponchatoula, LA in May of 2015