All Hands Magazine: IWO D-Plus-Four - April 1945

April 1945 Issue All Hands Magazine




The Chief of Naval Personnel

The Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel

Table of Contents

  • Mission to Arabia
  • Battle for Iwo
  • Inside Japan
  • Secretary's Report
  • "Amphibious Medicine"
  • Bottled Blood
  • It Could Be a Trap
  • Cradles for Ships
  • Along the Road to Tokyo
  • Dialing U.S.A.
  • Fleet Admiral King Reports
  • They Never Gave Up
  • Prisoners Freed in the Philippines
  • Magazine Digest
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Editorial

The Month's News:

  • The War
  • Navy News
  • Ships and Stations
  • Report from Home
  • Decorations and Citations
  • New Books in Ships' Libraries
  • What's Your Naval I.Q 7
  • Recreation Services and Equipment
  • The Month's Always in Brief
  • The Bulletin Board
  • Index

This magazine is published monthly in Washington, D. C., by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the information and interest of the naval service as a whole. By BuPers Circular Letter 162-43, distribution is to be effected to allow all hands easy access to each issue (see page 80). All activities should keep the Bureau informed of how many copies are required. All original material herein may be reprinted as desired.

For sale by Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.: 15 cents per copy; subscription price $1.50 a year, domestic (including FPO or APO addresses for overseas mail); $2.25, foreign. Remittance should be made direct to the Superintendent of Documents. Subscriptions are accepted for one year only.


  • FRONT COVER (and above): Marines of 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the Stars and Stripes on the summit of Iwo's bloody Mt. Suribachi. For the story behind the picture, see page 6. (Photograph from Press Association, Inc.)
  • INSIDE FRONT COVER: Helldiver bombers and Avenger torpedo planes huddle on the deck of a first-line carrier as aviation machinist's mates check them for the next day's operations. (Official U. S. Navy photograph.)
  • OPPOSITE PAGE: In Lapog Bay, Luzon, P. I., a near-miss splashes off the bow of a Jap merchantman already burning from a direct hit by carrier-based planes. (Official U. S. Navy photograph.)
  • BACK COVER: Based on a poster produced by Training Activity, BuPers.


By BuPers Circular Letter No. 162-43 (appearing as 43-1362 in the cumulative edition of Navy Department Bulletin), the Bureau directed that appropriate steps be taken to insure that all hands have quick and convenient access to the BuPers INFORMATION BULLETIN, and indicated that distribution should be effected based on one copy for every ten officers and enlisted personnel to accomplish the directive.

In most instances, the circulation of the INFORMATION BULLETIN has been increased in accordance with complement and on-board count statistics in the Bureau, based on one copy for every ten officers and enlisted personnel. Because infra-activity shifts affect the Bureau statistics, and because the organization of some activities may require more copies than normally indicated to effect thorough distribution to all hands, the Bureau invites requests for additional copies as necessary to comply with the primary directive. This magazine is intended for all hands, and commanding officers should take the steps required to make it available accordingly.

The Bureau should be kept informed of changes in the numbers of copies required: requests received by the 20th of the month can affect the next issue.

The Bureau should also be advised if the total number of copies are not received regularly. Normally copies for Navy and Coast Guard activities are distributed only to those on the Standard Navy Distribution List in the expectation that such activities will make the further distribution as necessary; where exceptional circumstances warrant seeding direct to sub-activities, the Bureau should be informed.

Distribution to Marine Corps personnel is effected by the Commandant, U. S. Marine Coos. on the present basis of four copies per unit, down to and including the company. Requests from Marine Corps activities should be addressed to the Commandant.



  • Academy Prep School exams scheduled
  • Advancement in Armed Guard
  • AFRS shortwave broadcasts
  • Air priorities for personnel on leave
  • 'Amphibious Medicine,' from 1944 SecNav report
  • Arabia, King of, travels on U. S. destroyer to meet F. D. R.
  • Armed Guard, rules for advancement in
  • Aviation training courses: new editions available
  • B-29s raid Jap cities
  • Bells, how they started
  • Belts to carry name, number
  • Binders for NCB, cost of
  • Blood, bottled, flown to Pacific
  • Brig, no loss of longevity time while confined in
  • BuPers awards commendations for suggestions
  • Burma: Mandalay captured
  • Cameras, sale of as surplus property
  • Carrier attacks on Jap fleets
  • Carter, Rear Adm. William J, becomes chief of BuS&A
  • Clipsheet planned for ship and station papers
  • Coast Guard casualties
  • Coast Guard. date, of the founding of
  • Color-perception requirements for V-12
  • Combat operations, report on by Fleet Admiral King
  • CPO gloves
  • Destroyer, U. S., carries King Ibn Saud of Arabia to meeting with F. D. R.
  • Disabled men to be retained
  • Disability pension
  • Discharge from Navy for Waves
  • Drydocks, floating, repair Navy ships
  • Ex-apprentice distinguishing mark
  • Fixed-text message service, changes in Forwarding of requests
  • Forrestal, Secretary, annual report to President Founding of naval services
    Gloves, CPO, Government property, rules on bringing or mailing to U. S., Gray uniform to stay, Guerrillas in the Philippines, House trailers, transportation of
    Household goods, transportation of Harder, USS, rescues Navy flyer
    Helena, USS, awarded Navy Unit Commendation
  • History of naval services
  • Ibn Saud, King of Arabia, travels on U. S. destroyer to meet F. D. R
  • ID card not to be used as liberty pass
  • Identification marks required on belts


  • Ex-apprentice distinguishing mark
  • Flight surgeon, how worn
  • Parachutist, how worn
  • Pin-on device for Waves' cap
  • Pin-on devices. when worn
  • Storekeeper (V) specialty mark
  • Submarine, how worn


  • Invasion of Normandy, report on by Fleet Admiral King

Iwo Jima:

  • Captured
  • Pictures of battle
  • Story of flag-raising
  • Japan, OWI report on the home front
  • Jap fleet, carrier attacks on


  • Khaki uniforms allowed for interim
  • King Fleet Admiral, annual report
  • Leave, air priorities for personnel on
  • Liberty: m cards not to be used as pass
  • Longevity in brig
  • Maps, road, available
  • Marianas operations, report on by Fleet Admiral King
  • Marine Corps, date of the founding of
  • Marines capture Iwo
  • Math. requirement for V-7
  • Medicine, amphibious; SecNav's report on
  • Messages, fixed-text, changes in service
  • Music: orchestration hits offered
  • Naval operations, report on by Fleet Admiral King
  • Navy, date of the founding of
  • Navy Nurse Corp promotions by alnav
  • Navy Show Contest
  • News broadcasts by shortwave: schedule
  • Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, sees Japan still strong
  • Normandy invasion, report on by Fleet Admiral King
  • Nurses promoted by alnav
  • Officer-candidate requirements for Waves
  • Orchestration kits offered
  • OW! reports on Japanese home front
  • Pacific offensive, chart of from report by Fleet Admiral King
  • Papers, ship, and station. clip sheet service for


  • Guerrillas (photographs)
  • Invasions of Mindanao, Palawan, Panay
  • Naval personnel liberated
  • Reoccupation, report on by Fleet Admiral King

  • Pin-on device, when worn on collars
  • Pin-on insignia for Waves' caps
  • Pontoon drydocks, sale of as surplus property
  • Prison, loss of longevity time in
  • Prisoners freed in Philippines
  • Publication, rules on for naval personnel
  • Quarters, rules on allowance for
  • Qualification jacket, officers to keep on release
  • Radio broadcasts by shortwave: AFRS schedules
  • Rationing: veterans get extra gas for job interviews
  • Release of officers, rules tightened on
  • Report of SecNav to President for the fiscal year 1944
  • Requests, forwarding of
  • Rhine crossed by Yanks
  • Road maps available
  • Rotation plan: wounded from overseas get break in
  • Sale of writing by naval personnel
  • Saluting of warrants
  • Scripts, show, prizes for
  • Seabees grow hair in Africa
  • SecNav report to President on 1944 fiscal year
  • Ships' Editorial Association announced
  • Shin's service items limited overseas
  • Shirts with work uniform
  • SHORPUBINT. meaning of
  • Shortwave broadcasts, AFRS: chart and schedules
  • Show-script contest
  • Smith, Vice Adm. William W., becomes ComSerForPac
  • Souvenirs, rules on
  • Specialist U rating
  • Storekeeper (V) specialty mark authorized
  • Sub. use Harder, rescues Navy flyer
  • Suggestions to BuPers win commendations
  • Supply Corps V-7, math. requirements for
  • Suribachi. Mt., story of flag-raising
  • Surplus property. disposal
  • Transfer to regular Navy offered radio technicians
  • Transportation of household goods
  • Uniforms, khaki and gray
  • Tinian Jack. origin of name
  • United Nations conference, U. S. delegates named to
  • V-7, math. requirements for
  • V-12, color-perception requirements for
  • Personnel for 1 July 1945 program
  • V-Disc releases

Veterans benefits:

  • Gas for job interviews
  • Guidance Centers at colleges
  • Jobs with Navy
  • Priorities for building

  • War Bonds, cashing of
  • Warrants, saluting of


  • discharges from Navy
  • not assigned as torpedomen
  • officer-candidate requirements


  • Workman. Chaplain Robert D., named rear admiral and Chief of Chaplains
  • Wounded from overseas get break in rotation plan
  • Writing for publication, rules on

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