5998. Gunners Mate 2nd Class Alexander Frye ACKLEY was born on 23 July 1920 in Friday Harbor, San Juan , Washington.51,1278,2264,4336 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Washington. On 12 September 1940he Enlisted the US Navy in Seattle, King, Washington, United States3010 service number 385 90 22 Alexander served in the military on 21 November 1940 in USS Trenton CL 11. CL-11Displacement: 7,500 t. (norm.)Length: 555’6” (waterline)Beam: 55’0”Draft: 14’3” (mean)Speed: 33.91 k. (trials)Complement: 458Armament: 12 6”; 4 3”; 2 3-pdrs.; 10 21” torpedo tubesClass: OMAHAThe second TRENTON (CL-11) was laid down on 18 August 1920 at Philadelphia, Pa., by William Cramp & Sons; launched on 16 April 1923; sponsored by Miss Katherine E. Donnelly; and commissioned on 19 April 1924, Capt. Edward C. Kalbfus in command
In November, TRENTON reentered the Pacific and rejoined the Battle Force, becoming an element of Cruiser Division 3. >From 1941 to mid-1944, the ship served with the Southeast Pacific Force. At the time of America's entry into the war early in December of 1941, she was moored at Balboa in the Canal Zone. During the early part of 1942, TRENTON escorted convoys to Bora Bora in the Society Islands where the Navy was constructing a fuel depot. From mid-1942 to mid-1944, she patrolled the western coast of South America between the Canal Zone and the Strait of Magellan.On 18 July 1944, TRENTON headed north for duty in waters surrounding the Aleutians. After stopping for a time at San Francisco, she arrived at Adak, Alaska, on 2 September. A month later, she shifted bases to Attu. In October, TRENTON joined RICHMOND (CL-9) and nine destroyers in two sweeps of the northern Kuril Islands--one between the 16th and the 19th and the second between the 22d and the 29th--as a diversion during the invasion of Leyte. She returned to the Kurils again on 3 January 1945 to bombard enemy installations on Paramushiru Island, then resumed Alaskan patrols.For the remainder of the war, TRENTON patrolled the waters of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and made periodic sweeps of the Kuril Islands. On 18 February, she returned to Paramushiru to pound shore installations. A month later, she bombarded Matsuwa. On 10 June, the light cruiser shelled Matsuwa once more and made an anti-shipping sweep before conducting another bombardment during the evening hours of the 11th. Between 23 and 25 June, TRENTON conducted her last offensive operation of the war, an anti-shipping sweep of the central Kurils. Task Force 94 split into two units. TRENTON encountered no enemy shipping, but the other unit sank five ships of a small convoy.Not long after that operation, the light cruiser steamed south for yard work. She reached San Francisco on 1 August, and the end of the war found her at Mare Island Navy Yard awaiting inactivation overhaul. Early in November, she headed south to Panama. TRENTON transited the canal on the 18th, arrived at Philadelphia a week later, and was placed out of commission there on 20 December 1945. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 21 January 1946. On 29 December 1946, she was delivered to her purchaser, the Patapsco Scrap Co. of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. He served in the military on 28 November 1940 in USS Detroit CL 8.3010 CL-8Displacement: 7.050 t.Length: 555’6”Beam: 55’4”Draft: 13’6”Speed: 34 k.Complement: 458Armament: 12 6”; 4 3”; 10 21” torpedo tubesClass: OMAHAThe fourth DETROIT (CL-8) was launched 29 June 1922 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Mass.; sponsored by Miss M. Couzens, daughter of the Mayor of Detroit, Mich.; and commissioned 31 July 1923, Captain J. Halligan, Jr., in command.
In 1941, DETROIT's home port became Pearl Harbor. She was moored at her base with RALEIGH (CL-7) and UTAH (AG-16) when the Japanese attacked 7 December. The other two ships bore the brunt of an attack by six torpedo planes, and despite several strafing passes, DETROIT was able to get underway safely and set up an antiaircraft fire which accounted for several planes. She was ordered to sail at once to investigate the west coast of Oahu for any indications of a landing by the Japanese, then to join the search for the retiring Japanese force.Returning to Pearl Harbor 10 December 1941, DETROIT took up convoy escort duty between her home port and the west coast. On one of these voyages she took on board 9 tons of gold and 13 tons of silver from TROUT (SS-202) who had evacuated it from Corregidor and delivered the bullion to the U.S. Treasury Department at San Francisco. In September 1942, DETROIT escorted two convoys to Pago Pago, Samoa, rescuing the crew of a downed PBY during one passage.DETROIT sailed from San Francisco 10 November 1942 for Kodiak, Alaska, to become flagship for Commander, Task Group 8.6, and patrol between Adak and Attu to prevent further enemy penetration of the Aleutians. On 12 January 1943, she covered the unopposed landings made on Amchitka to gain a base from which to cut the Japanese supply line, and after repairs at Bremerton in February and March, returned to patrol duty to intercept reinforcements trying to reach the Japanese garrisons on Kiska and Attu. In April, she bombarded Holtz Bay and Chicago Harbor on Attu, returning the next month to join in the assault and capture of the island. In August, she took part in the bombardments of Kiska, then covered the lands 15 August which revealed that the island, the last outpost held by the Japanese in the Aleutians, had been secretly evacuated.DETROIT remained in Alaskan waters until 1944 operating with the covering group for the western Aleutian bases. In June 1944, she saw action with TF 94 during the bombardment of shore installations in the Kuriles. She sailed from Adak 25 June and after repairs at Bremerton, arrived at Balboa 9 August to serve as temporary flagship of the Southeast Pacific Force. She patrolled on the west coast of South America until December.Clearing San Francisco 16 January 1945, DETROIT arrived at Ulithi 4 February for duty with the 6th Fleet. She acted as flagship for the replenishment group serving the fast carrier task forces until the end of the war, and entered Tokyo Bay 1 September. DETROIT continued to direct replenishment operations for the occupation fleet and in addition, the repatriation of Japanese to the home islands from Pacific bases. She left Tokyo Bay 15 October for the States with returning servicemen on board. DETROIT was decommissioned at Philadelphia 11 January 1946, and sold 27 February 1946.DETROIT received six battle stars for World War II service. He served in the military on 7 May 1944 in USS Windham Bay CVE 92.3010 WINDHAM BAYCVE-92Displacement: 10,400 t. (full load)Length: 512’3”Beam: 65”2”Extreme Width: 108’1”Draft: 22’6”Speed: 19.3 k. (trials)Complement: 860Armament: 1 5”; 16 40mmAircraft: 28Class: CASABLANCAWINDHAM BAY (CVE-92) was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1129) on 5 January 1944 at Vancouver, Wash., by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., launched on 29 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Henry M. Cooper, and commissioned on 3 May 1944, Capt. Charles W. Oexle in command.Following commissioning, WINDHAM BAY conducted shakedown training in Puget Sound and then headed for San Diego on 6 June. There, she conducted air qualifications and catapult trials before taking on a load of Hawaii-bound aircraft and passengers. She departed San Diego on 12 June and arrived in Pearl Harbor on the 19th. Trading her cargo of aircraft and passengers for a similar one bound for the Marshall Islands, WINDHAM BAY stood out of the harbor on 25 June and arrived at Majuro on 2 July. After unloading her aircraft, she moved on to Kwajalein where she loaded planes and men of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 532 and headed for the Marianas. The marines flew off near Saipan, and WINDHAM BAY put into Garapan anchorage to unload the squadron's gear.Afterward, the escort carrier took on a load of captured Japanese aircraft and other material for transportation back to Hawaii. She arrived in Pearl Harbor on 10 July and remained there for 15 days, getting underway for the west coast on 25 July. The warship arrived in San Diego on 31 July and soon began overhaul at San Pedro.Repairs took the entire month of August, but she was back at sea on 1 September with a load of aircraft bound for Emirau and Manus. She arrived at Emirau at mid month and at Manus on the 18th. From there, she voyaged to Espiritu Santo on a passenger run, returning to Manus on 5 October with a load of planes. After a brief visit to Guadalcanal during the second week in October, she got underway for the United States. WINDHAM BAY steamed via Espiritu Santo and arrived in San Diego on 20 October. In November, she made another voyage from the west coast to the South Pacific, carrying aircraft to Manus and picking up about 350 casualties from the Palau campaign at Guadalcanal on 24 November for the return voyage to San Diego.The escort carrier remained at San Diego from 10 December until the 27th when she resumed aircraft ferrying operations. She arrived in Pearl Harbor on 2 January 1945, unloaded one cargo of aircraft there and took on another made up of F4U Corsairs. She departed Pearl Harbor on 5 January and arrived at Midway Island on the 9th to unload the Corsairs. Departing Midway the next day, WINDHAM BAY returned to Oahu on the 13th. On 1 February, the ship stood out of Pearl Harbor on her way to the Central Pacific. Carrying replacement aircraft for the fleet carriers of Task Force 58, she made a stop at Eniwetok on her way to the staging base at Ulithi Atoll in the Western Carolines.From there, she operated with the 5th Fleet Logistics Group, Task Group 50.8, in support of the fast carrier strikes conducted during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa operations. During the next four months, she visited Guam and the Ryukyu Islands. On 4 to 5 June, while steaming with the logistics group in support of TF 58 and the strikes on Okinawa, the carrier steamed right through the famous typhoon of 1945, suffering lost and damaged planes as well as damage to her flight and hangar decks. On 16 June, she cleared the Marianas en route to Oahu. The warship arrived in Pearl Harbor on the 25th but departed again two days later. She entered port at San Diego on 11 July and immediately began repairs to correct the typhoon damage she had suffered earlier in the month. Those repairs lasted through late August so that she missed the final weeks of the war.On 26 August, she departed San Diego on her way back to the Central Pacific carrying Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF) 312 to Guam. She stopped briefly at Pearl Harbor and arrived in Apra Harbor on 15 September. After unloading passengers and cargo at Guam, WINDHAM BAY headed for Samar in the Philippines, where she arrived on 19 September. There, she loaded passengers, planes, and equipment for transportation back to Hawaii. She got underway from Leyte on 24 September, made a stop at Guam on the 27th, and arrived back at Oahu on 7 October. On the 8th, she continued eastward toward the west coast and arrived at San Diego on the 14th.Five days later, the ship headed back to Pearl Harbor on her way to participate in Operation "Magic Carpet," the return of American servicemen to the United States. After a round-trip voyage to San Pedro, Calif., and back to Pearl Harbor, she set out for the western Pacific once more on 13 November. Arriving at Samar in the Philippines on the 26th, she loaded passengers and then headed east again on the 28th. She stopped at Oahu along the way and arrived in Port Hueneme, Calif., on 17 December. She moved to San Pedro on the 18th and remained there through the New Year.On 8 January 1946, WINDHAM BAY departed San Pedro, headed for Hawaii, and arrived in Pearl Harbor on 14 January. She departed Oahu again on the 15th and arrived in San Pedro on the 21st. Within days, however, she moved north to Tacoma, Wash., where she reported for duty with the Pacific Reserve Fleet on 25 January 1946. She remained there--in commission, in reserve--until 23 August 1946 when she was placed out of commission.The escort carrier stayed with the Reserve Fleet until hostilities erupted in Korea during the summer of 1950. On 28 October 1950, she was recommissioned at Bremerton, Wash., Capt. Charles E. Brunton in command. On 20 November, she steamed south to California, visiting San Francisco on the way to San Diego where she arrived on 2 December. After 11 days, the escort carrier returned to San Francisco whence she embarked upon a voyage to Pearl Harbor on the 19th. Returning to the west coast at Alameda on 2 January 1951, the warship headed west again five days later. She arrived in Yokohama, Japan, on the 24th and unloaded a cargo of aircraft for use in the Korean conflict which the United States had entered under the auspices of the United Nations. Departing Japan two days later, she visited Saigon in French Indochina and Manila in the Philippines before shaping a course back to the United States. WINDHAM BAY reentered San Francisco Bay on 24 February.At this juncture, the escort carrier settled into a routine of transpacific resupply voyages between the United States and Japan. Over the next 20 months, she made nine round-trip voyages, beginning each at either San Francisco or San Diego, stopping always at Yokosuka, and returning always to San Francisco. She broke that nine-voyage routine in October and November 1952 when she visited Takao, Japan, and Bangkok, Thailand before returning, via Japan, to the west coast at Alameda on 9 December.WINDHAM BAY continued her aircraft ferrying voyages between the United States and Japan during 1953. The war in Korea, however, began to subside in intensity at about the same time, and her passages began to take on more of a peacetime character. She began making more stops and side trips in addition to Yokosuka--notably to Hawaii, the Philippines, and at other Japanese ports. French Indochina also returned to her itinerary in May of 1954 and again in February and March of 1955 when she made visits to Saigon, capital of the newly constituted Republic of South Vietnam. On 12 June 1955, she was redesignated CVU-92. In May 1957, she added Naha, Okinawa, to her list of ports of call; and, in December, she made one more stop at Saigon. Otherwise, the remainder of her career consisted of the normal west coast-to-Japan aircraft resupply voyages in support of the fast carriers assigned to the western Pacific.Her career lasted until the end of 1958. In January 1959, she was decommissioned and was berthed with the San Francisco Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1959, and she was subsequently sold to the Hugo Neu Steel Products Corp., of New York City. The ship was scrapped in Japan in February of 1961.WINDHAM BAY earned three battle stars during World War II. Alexander was dicharged from the military on 11 November 1946 2264 He died on 12 March 1963 at the age of 42 in Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway, Alaska.51,1751,2264,4336 He had Social Security Number 543-30-5178 OR.1751 Alexander was buried in Bayview Cemetery, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway, Alaska.51,1009
Gunners Mate 2nd Class Alexander Frye ACKLEY and Marie Alice HOLLINGWORTH were married on 13 August 1944 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.3418,4336 Marie Alice HOLLINGWORTH was born on 21 August 1926 in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.930 She died in October 2001 at the age of 75 in Anchorage, Anchorage , Alaska.4336
Gunners Mate 2nd Class Alexander Frye ACKLEY-9620 and Marie Alice HOLLINGWORTH-46165 had the following children: