"There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea,
but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!" -Irish Proverb
We now have four groups of photos to view.
Michael Wenig was a shipmate who passed recently. We have evidence that he was assigned to EX Division where he was a ship's photographer. His son, Jeff and Jill (daughter-in-law) Wenig contacted us through this website's feedback link. They donated a lot of pictures from Michael's collection. Some may be seen here.
We were contacted by Harlan R. Martin, the son of a shipmate, Elga Ray Martin. Harlan and his mother found some videos taken during Elga's tour of duty on Toledo.They can be viewed on this page.
Chuck Richards photos were provided to our website from his personal collection. These photos brought back fond memories for me and I'm sure you will enjoy them as well.
Most are from 1956 In Tokyo, Kobe, Okinawa, Hong Kong and Iwo Jima. Some were taken at sea in various operations. The rest were taken in 1957 in San Francisco and Vancouver, BC.
A 1951-1953 photo tour with the USS TOLEDO CA-133. Thanks to Shipmate, Jack Bittman, T Division, 6/51 - 7/53 for providing these photos.