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Historical Archive Website

Dedicated to preserving the memory of the USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62)

John W. DeWitt, Jr.

Natoma Bay Navigation Bar

"For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore, and afloat. Striking aggressively at her targets in the face of frequent and sustained hostile air attacks, the USS NATOMA BAY caused extemely heavy losses to the enemy in warships, aircraft, merchant shipping, and shore installations destroyed or severely damaged. . . . Her illustrious record of achievement, made possible by her own combat readiness and the courageous fighting spirit of her officers and men, reflects the highest credit upon the NATOMA BAY and the United States Naval Service."—from the Presidential Unit Citation

Natoma Bay LogBook Online—online version of the Natoma Bay LogBook and Photographer's Diary.

Crew and Family Updates & Recent news—NEW!!

2015 Reunion Information—CANCELLED!!

One Lucky Ship— Slide show of photos from the Archives. The photos from the slideshow have been moved to the Natoma Bay Photogallery. The original Powerpoint presentation is available for download on the Downloads page.

The Starboard List and Scuttlebutt—excerpts from the onboard newspaper "The Starboard List," the Natoma Bay Association newsletter "Scuttlebutt," and other newletters.

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