USS George Clymer (APA-27)

USS George Clymer embarking marines in Kobe, Japan on 8 September 1950.

That saw service with the US Navy in four wars - World War II, the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

- USS George Clymer (APA-27)
USS George Clymer embarking marines in Kobe, Japan on 8 September 1950.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding

Shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States, originally established in 1938, and now part of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States, originally established in 1938, and now part of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Ingalls Shipbuilding logo
Aerial view of Ingalls Shipbuilding in 1985. Visible in this photo are (pierside, left to right): USS Yorktown (CG-48), USS Vincennes (CG-49), USS Valley Forge (CG-50) and USS Bunker Hill (CG-52). Under construction on shore are USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) and USS Antietam (CG-54).
Female welders at Ingalls Shipbuilding, 1943
A view of a section of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Company showing various United States Navy ships under construction. Pictured are (from left to right): USS Boxer (LHD-4), USS Ramage (DDG-61), USS Benfold (DDG-65) and the Israeli guided missile corvette,.

It started out building commercial ships including USS George Clymer (APA-27), which took part in Liberty Fleet Day on 27 September 1941.

United States Army soldiers hunt Japanese infiltrators on Bougainville in March 1944.

Bougainville campaign

Series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan, named after the island of Bougainville.

Series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan, named after the island of Bougainville.

United States Army soldiers hunt Japanese infiltrators on Bougainville in March 1944.
Map depicting the locations of key battles on Bougainville during 1944–45
Landing beaches near Cape Torokina
Landing craft circling off Cape Torokina
Antiaircraft gunners at Cape Torokina
Air raid in Simpson Harbor
The Japanese counterattack on Bougainville between 9 and 17 March 1944
U.S. Marine Raiders gathered in front of a Japanese dugout on Cape Torokina on Bougainville
Australian troops from the 42nd Battalion patrol on Bougainville, January 1945
A Fijian medical orderly administers an emergency plasma transfusion during heavy fighting on Bougainville.
8 September 1945: General Masatane Kanda surrenders remaining Japanese forces on Bougainville.

Rear Admiral Theodore Wilkinson, Commander Third Fleet Amphibious Forces, was assigned by Halsey to direct the landings at Cape Torokina from aboard his flagship, the attack transport George Clymer.

O'Donnell as a Captain in the 1950s

Edward J. O'Donnell (military)

American naval officer.

American naval officer.

O'Donnell as a Captain in the 1950s
Lexington, abandoned and burning, several hours after being damaged by Japanese airstrikes
RADM O'Donnell as superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School.

O'Donnell also commanded the USS George Clymer and USS New Jersey.