Home Front The Halyard ( Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company )
Published twice a month for employees of the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. Format 9-5/8" x 12-3/4" with 8 pages.

The Halyard 1944 01 15
The Halyard 1944 01 15
Vol. 4 No. 2 ....... Cover: Front Row Faces take our "show window", the cover page, this issue. They're folks who have visited Federal. Upper row: Lieutenant General Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General, Army Service Forces, now C.-in-C. of the railroads; Lewis W. Douglas, Deputy Administrator of the War Shipping Administration, and Governor Charles Edison of New Jersey, former Secretary of the Navy. ... Next row: Rear Admiral Howard Leroy Vickery, Vice-Chairman of the U. S. Maritime Commission, who raised our "M" pennant, March 21, 1943; John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War; Madeleine Carroll, and Major General Clayton Bissell, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Intelligence. ... Center: Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson, President and Commander-in-Chief Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Benjamin F. Fairless, President of the U. S. Steel Corporation. ... Fourth row: Major General Charles P. Gross, Chief of the Army Transportation Corps, now in direct charge of railway operation; Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, Chairman of the U. S. Maritime Commission and War Shipping Administrator; Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, who presented the Army-Navy "E" pennant at Kearny, August 10, 1942, and Patrick J. Hurley, former Secretary of War and now a Brigadier General and special envoy for the President. ... At the bottom: Adela Rogers St. Johns, author; Irving S. Olds, Chairman of the Board, U. S. Steel Corporation, and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. She is the widow of our First World War President. ....... Inside Articles: ... The Oil Must Get Through! ..... Port Newark to Build Destroyers ..... Citations Praise...Fighting Qualities of Federal Ships ..... Prevention Wins for Production ..... Federal Fully Manned...on First Aid Front ..... Accidents and Illness....Aid the Axis ..... Bonds Will Break the Axis Back

The Halyard 1944 02 01
The Halyard 1944 02 01
Vol. 4 No. 3 ....... Cover: U-Boat's No. 1 enemies, growing at Port Newark. One, at right, is almost ready to slide toward war. First picture of its kind passed by the Navy.. ....... Inside Articles: ... "We'll Have a Huge Celebration Where Tokio Used to Be" - Halsey ..... Coming: "The Titanic and Decisive Struggle" - Stimson ..... We Must Put More Power in Our Punch - Forrestal ..... Citation for Federal ..... "On a Long, Rough Road...the Last Miles are the Hardest" - President Roosevelt ..... Back the Attack to bring the Boys Back

The Halyard 1944 03 15
The Halyard 1944 03 15
Vol. 4 No. 6 ....... Cover: A C-2-AKA gets a "facial." A bit of last minute action, preparing 10,000 tons for its Big Slide. On the day before a launching, men on long ladders and in boatswain's chairs, and using spray guns up to ten feet in length do a touch-up paint job on the shell of a towering ship at Kearny. ....... Inside Articles: ... Admiral Land, Skipper and Engineer Praise Federal Tanker Performance ..... Amphibious Hero - DE-508 named for Private John J. Gilligan USMC ..... Meet George Conklin USMC - Awarded Navy Cross and DE-439 named for Him ..... From Midway Flat-Top - Ensign John David Roche awarded Navy Cross and DE-197 named for Him ..... Battle Music: Shipyard Cigarette Funds buy music for ships from Kearny ..... War Paintings by Lt. Dwight Shepler - US Navy Combat Artist ..... Order of the Day ..... We Win 3-Star "E" ..... The Halyard Somewhere ..... War Production Drive Enlists 7,000,000 ..... Port Newark a Triple Threat - Three Types of Fighting Ships Now Under Construction There

The Halyard 1944 04 01
The Halyard 1944 04 01
Vol. 4 No. 7 ....... Cover: Flusser and Reid Fedfighters With the Fleet. ....... Inside Articles: ... Fedvet, Flusser ( DD-368 ) Reports on Arawe Attack - First Kearny-Built Destroyer Led Assault on New Britain. By William F. Boni ..... We Build Flagships for Destroyer Fleets ..... That's the Stuff ..... How the Maddox was Lost - Last Hour of Famous Kearny Ship ( DD-622 ) Off Sicily ..... Landing Craft No. 1 Priority ..... The Kidd ( DD-661 ) Reports ..... Bonuses Boost Idea Box Awards ..... How "Secret Weapon" Gives Warships More Punch ..... Champions, Build Ships, Too - Hurdler: Mrs. Hazel Kirk Kees and Diver: Mrs. Charlotte Peclers ..... Destroyer, First Yank Ship to Anchor in a Jap Harbor ( USS Phelps DD-360 )

The Halyard 1944 04 15
The Halyard 1944 04 15
Vol. 4 No. 8 ....... Cover: War Production Drive Turns Two Years Old at Kearny - Giant "Bull Gear" being installed aboard ship. ....... Inside Articles: ... Production for Victory Drive Two Years Old at Kearny Yard ..... "You May Well Be Proud" ..... "Their Valor is a Blazing Torch" - A General's Views on Why We Fight. By Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell ..... Teamwork for Victory ..... Eye on the Wall By Bing Crosby ..... Fighting Gobs Get It ( USS Bullard DD-660 ) ..... Invasion Begins at Home....Where Landing Craft are Built ..... "Combined Operations" - On the Shipyard Front By Rear Admiral E. L. Cochrane ..... Heaviest DD's "Pocket Cruisers" - How the destroyer "happened" and how it has developed into Navy's all-purpose fighter.

The Halyard 1944 05 15
The Halyard 1944 05 15
Vol. 4 No. 10 ....... Cover: The Fedship Landed Invaders at Salerno ( LCI 194 ). ....... Inside Articles: ... Our Ship Production Made Possible Large Part of U.S. Naval Strategy ..... "PN" Wins Admiral's Praise for Aiding Italian Invasion ( Rear Admiral E. L. Cochrane ) ..... Invasion Ships - By Initials ..... Skipper Reports Buchanan Fleet's Fightin'est Ship ( USS Buchanan DD-484 ) ..... War Casualty ( Frank Knox ) ..... President Praises Shipbuilders ..... National Maritime Day ..... War Production Drive Enters Third Year at Kearny Yard ..... "Full Speed Ahead" - Urged by Admiral King on Landing Craft Program at Our Port Newark Yard.

The Halyard 1944 06 01
The Halyard 1944 06 01
Vol. 4 No. 11 ....... Cover: The Fifth War Bond Drive....... Inside Articles: ... Men Who Build Ships - Home front "Shots" from the Feredal sector ..... It Takes All Kinds - To Fight this Shipbuilders' War ..... He "Heiled Hitler" ( 8th AAF Gunner - T/Sgt. Francis Hilliard ) ..... Back from Somewhere ..... Cleaned Japs: Cleans "PN" ( Seabees - Calvin Harris ) ..... Two Wars Hero ( Leatherneck - T/Sgt. William H. Fischer ) ..... Five Star Father ( James B. Temme ) ..... Two Fronts Soldier ( Martin Marshall ) ..... "H'Lo Pop" ( Seaman Harold Meisel ) ..... Khaki Kids ( Cpl. Philip Schwabenland and Pvt. James Shaw ) ..... Tough Task ..... Victory Begins Here - Invasion is Built in Shipyards ..... Ready Radford Repeats, Twice - Pours it down enemy's throat in far Pacific ( USS Radford DD-446 ) ..... Tanker Thanks Us for Good Work ( Pan - Rhode Island )

The Halyard 1944 06 15
The Halyard 1944 06 15
Vol. 4 No. 12 ....... Cover: Photo Fun at Lunch Hour ( David Davies ) ....... Inside Articles: ... Who Said Gobbledygook? ..... "Only Fools" ( Louie Wishnefsky ) ..... "Home on the Range" ( Steve Wager ) ..... All the Comforts ( Ted Jankowski ) ..... Shipyard Casey Jones ( Lawrence Frazier ) ..... How Federal Warships Turned Battle Tide in Far Pacific ( USS Fletcher DD-445 at Guadalcanal ) ..... Photo Fun at Lunch Hour [ Watch it Buddy! - Barney Oldfield ..... No Demi-Tasse Demand - John Farrell , George Sodesky and Nick Demicco ..... High Notes - Lewis Megenity ..... Minnie and Mike - Mike Horvat ..... The Music Comes Out Here - Paul Mikal and Louis Padulo ] ..... Invasion ..... "Knoxisms" ..... It's Zero Hour for Us, Too - 5th War Loan ..... Newsmen See New Ships for Navy - Washington Correspondents Visit Kearny and Port Newark Yards

The Halyard 1944 07 01
The Halyard 1944 07 01
Vol. 5 No. 1 ....... Cover: H-Hour at Kearny - Silent prayer for success. That was the reaction of the Kearny Pipe Shop to news of invasion on the morning of June 6th. the Halyard photographer had no advance notice: he was not there at 1:30 a.m. But - the next morning that scene was re-enacted for our camera and with the same deep feeling. We all felt that way. ....... Inside Articles: ... Man Power That Makes Sea Power [ Hundred Percenters - Manuel Torea's Carpenters gang no absenteeism for a month. John Goldie, Bill Evans, Andy Hlavack, Dominick De Lorenz, Bruno Tlusty, Jess Posmentier; Torea, Joe Kanopa, Vince Pesce, John Chalupa, Jack Goncalves and Julio Vazquez. ..... All Wrapped Up ( Paul Ilovichny ) ..... Hugo on Half Shells ( Hugo Schneegas ) ..... Bud Gorman ..... Shipyard Clean Sweep ( Bill Pettigrew, John Delessio, Gabriel Nagy, J. Nagy, V. Conroy, Ray Gottchalk and Angela Frogliossi ) ..... Look Down ( Chester Nowosieiki and Bill Witterschein ) ..... "Jitterbug" ( Alex Stevenson ) ] ..... Two Pages of Pictures Showing How We Support Invasion with Dollars in the Fifth War Loan Drive ..... Ships will Win the War! ..... Our Total Ships for War 183! - Federal Builds Nine Different Types ..... How Federal Learned of D-Day in France ..... Kearny Welder Reports on D-Day - Tells of experiences on desperately fought American Beachhead in France ( Francis J. Augusta ) ..... Victory Signs Greet Kearny Newscast on D-Day

The Halyard 1944 07 15
The Halyard 1944 07 15
Vol. 5 No. 2 ....... Cover: Kearny crowd watches lunch hour softball. And, inset below, shipfitter George Lindstadt is safe at first. Bill Briggs, of "44" is a split second too late. Comments omitted. ....... Inside Articles: ... Lunch Hour Fun at Kearny and Port Newark ..... Better Ideas Win ..... Night Life at Port Newark [ Sawing with Flame ( Augustine Fiore and Otto Akins ) ..... Hell's Heat ( Charles Kosofsky ) ..... But Nobody's Dummy ( Charlie McCarthy ) ..... Three Star Dad ( Eugene A. Dooner ) ..... Pat's Always Present ( Patrick McKeown ) ..... Chief ( A. W. Sleep ) ..... "Knife-Setting" - Setting edge of bow on DE ..... Victory Roll ( Serop Tatosian and Michael Caencharik ) ] ..... Stick by the Ship ..... First Pictures of Kearny Troopship at Sea - Our Transports Land G.I. Joes for Invasion in Tough Fighting Trim ( The General Blank ) .... Our Investment in Victory $30,000,000

The Halyard 1944 08 15
The Halyard 1944 08 15
Vol. 5 No. 4 ....... Cover: Comings and Goings. ....... Inside Articles: ... Comings and Goings at Kearny and Port Newark - Fast Transportation Shifts the Population of Our Two Shipyards Cities ..... Camera Shots of a Kearny Transport - Action at Sea is Shown Here for the Benefit of the Builders ..... Federal Wins Fifth "E" ..... Fatalities Among Federal Fighters [ Sank Twice ( Tanker J. A. Moffett, Jr. ) ..... Invasion Gold Star ( USS Glennon DD-620 ) ..... Under in Three Minutes ( Cargo Ship - Steel Navigator ) ..... Two Santa Ships Lost ( Santa Elena and Santa Lucia ) ..... 46 Days Adrift ( T. C. McCobb ) ] ..... Fedvets on Fighting Fronts [ Ace Fighter ( Lt. John Koerner ) ..... Air Attack Leader ( Lt. Norman L. Gootee ) ..... Stories Scores ( T/Sgt. James Warren ) ..... Silent Small ( S/Sgt. Harry R. Small ) ]

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