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USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Stern from Above - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Stern from Above - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36)
Treasury Class Coast Guard Cutter
Served in World War II as anti-submarine
Post-war as North Atlantic Ice Patrol
Taken by crewman Edward G. Gerdes in 1946/1947

USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Ed Gerdes and Friend - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Ed Gerdes and Friend - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36)
Crewman Edward G. Gerdes (right) and unknown friend aboard Spencer
The friend may be another Arkansas Coast Guardsman since the photo back says "Arkansas"

USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Bow From Above - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36) - Bow From Above - 1946

USCGC Spencer (W-36)
Treasury Class Cutter
Served in WWII on anti-submarine duty
Post-War North Atlantic Ice Patrol
Taken in 1946/1947 by crewman Edward G. Gerdes

United States Coast Guard Training 1946

United States Coast Guard Training 1946

United States Coast Guard Training 1946
From personal photos of Edward G. Gerdes
crewman USCGC Spencer W-36 and USCGC Eugene
North Atlantic Ice Patrol

Watley Children of Lafe Arkansas

Watley Children of Lafe Arkansas

Melva Deane Gerdes (in black stockings)
Edward G. Gerdes (in overalls and cap)

The rest of the children belong to the Watley family of Greene County Arkansas. I do not have names for them

Marion Gerdes of Lafe Arkansas

Marion Gerdes of Lafe Arkansas

Marion Gerdes (1923-2007)
son of Louis Gerdes and Ollie Pearl Brown

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