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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.

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United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, U.S.S. Montpelier, CL-57, "The Mighty Monty"


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Co-editors: Lieut. J.B. Cralle II, USNR and Ens. J.R. Chadwick, USNR

War diary of CL 57 U.S.S. Montpelier, September, 1942-December, 1945



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