Oscar M Heider



Oscar M Heider






Presentation of information and pictures furnished to us by Oscar M Heider. Oscar Heider served aboard the USS California, SS Wildwood, SS Nicholas Gilman, SS Thomas W Hyde, SS Theodoric Bland and M/S Talisse.Oscar lives in Lorain, Ohio with his lovely wife, Jean. The following was taken from a Christmas Card he received from the Gunnery Officer on one of his ships.



THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARD. AFTER ABOUT 55 YEARS
IT IS WONDERFUL TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A WWII SHIPMATE, ESPECIALLY
YOU, WHOM I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN, AND NEVER WILL. TO ME YOU WERE
A YOUNG AMBITIOUS BOATSN, A REAL LEADER ( ABOVE AVERAGE). MY
MEMORIES OF OUR TWO VOYAGES ON THE HYDE ARE MANY, SOME ABOUT YOU,
TOO MANY TO PUT IN WRITING. MAYBE WE CAN GET TOGETHER.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LITTLE INFO ON WHEN WE BOARDED THE HYDE

MAY 14, 1943 BOARDED TRAIN IN NY.
MAY 15, 1943 ARRIVED IN PORTLAND MAINE AND BOARDED THE HYDE
MAY 16, 1943 BEGAN LOADING GRAIN
MAY 23, 1943 SAILED FROM PORTLAND, ARRIVED IN BOSTON (SAME DAY)
JUNE 1, 1943 SAILED FROM BOSTON
JUNE 3, 1943 ARRIVED IN HALIFAX N.S.
JUNE 9,1943 SAILED FROM HALIFAX
JUNE 21, 1943 ARRIVED IN LIVERPOOL
JULY 1, 1943 SAILED FROM LIVERPOOL
JULY 14,1943 ARRIVED IN NY.
AUG. 13, 1943 SAILED FROM NY.
AUG.14, 1943 ARRIVED LYNHEAVEN RHODES (NORFOLK, VA)
AUG.27, 1943 SAILED FROM NORFOLK VA. (HEIDER-TWO FLESH WOUNDS FROM 20MM)
SEPT.22, 1943 ARRIVED PALMERO SICILY
OCT.11,1943 SAILED FROM PALMERO
NOV.7, 1943 ARRIVED IN BALTIMORE, MD.

I LEFT THE HYDE IN BALTIMORE, WENT TO NY. AND WAS REASSIGNED TO THE
ARMED GUARD SCHOOL, SHELTON AT LITTLE CREEK, NORFOLK, VA.

NOTE THAT MY PRINTING IS NOT VERY GOOD. MY LONGHAND IS EVEN WORSE. AT
90 WHAT DO WE EXPECT?

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
WENDELL CHESSER








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.








Picture furnished by Oscar Heider.









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