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This so-called War Diary is an honest attempt to record a brief chapter in the young life of a gallant ship.
No effort has been made to glamourize her deeds; no claim has been made that she fought the war single-handed; no single incident or group has been intentionally emphasized or omitted.
The Monty was a workhorse from the Solomons, through the Marianas, the Philippines, the Nansei Shoto, and into Japan proper -- for thirty-six long months she successfully fulfilled her missions.
So for posterity we preserve herewith her experiences, as seen from her decks and from her spotting planes.
United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, U.S.S. Montpelier, CL-57, "The Mighty Monty"
United States Navy, "War diary of CL 57 U.S.S. Montpelier, September, 1942-December, 1945" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 175.
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