from USS Bennington
30 August to 6 September, 1945
If you know the names of anyone in the picture,
let us know and I'll add their names
Subject: August 1945
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:08:28 -0400
19 August 1945.
Dr. Raymond P. Hoesten (deceased 1966)
Theodore Boiter, Pharmacists Mate 1/C
Pharmacists Mate Austin
Medical personnel from USS Bennington assigned to the initial landing and occupation of Yokosuka Naval Base 30 August to 6 September, 1945.
From: Dennis Boiter
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 08:27:17 +1200
"Patricia Watts" MYPAWS@paradise.net.nz
I was just thrilled to find the excellent website on The Bennington over the weekend. My Father was a Flight Surgeon aboard The Bennington during WW II and I have been searching different place for years hoping to find any possible photos that might be available of him. His name was Raymond P. Hoesten (deceased 1966). Wonderful news though as I did find two photos which included him on this website and I was wondering whether you could possibly advise where I might look for any more. I am not living in the States now as I moved to New Zealand just over two years ago, so all my research has to be done on the Internet, but if you could advise me, I could always write letters. If you could also suggest any other good Bennington websites that you are personally aware of it would be greatly appreciated. I hope to hear from you at some stage at your convenience to the above.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email Joe.
Patricia Hoesten Watts