The following pictures courtesy of BT1 Jack Ray Huffman [deceased] (47-51). Donated by his son Darrel Huffman for use on this website and for the archives of the USS Mansfield Association.
DISCLAIMER: ALL NAMES AND EVENTS WITHDRAWN FROM A 50+ YEAR OLD MEMORY BANK!
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BT1 JACK RAY HUFFMAN [deceased]
BT1 Jack Ray Huffman served aboard the USS Mansfield from March 1946 - January 1951. He went from S 2/C, F2/C, F1/C, WT3, BT2, BT1 while on the Mansfield. Some of his duties were Oil King; Burnerman; Checkman; Top Auxiliary and Top Fireroom Steaming Watches; Fireroom Supervisor; Boiler Repair Petty Officer in Charge #1 and #2 Fireroom; Top Engine room Watch.
My thanks to his son Darrel Huffman for donating the photo albums to the Mansfield Association and for use on this website.
The pictures of the mine damage are remarkable and probably being seen for the first time by the general public. I've also scanned many photos of Jack's shipmates.
There are several photos of a family nature and many of general scenes which I chose not to put on the website. The albums will be sent to the Mansfield Association and a "new" album created for use of the Association and all personal and unused photos will be returned to the Huffman family.