JB Cody's Journal    
           
  JB Cody documented his experiences, thoughts and feelings while serving aboard the USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) during WWII.  His journal entries begin on January 4, 1945 and finish on July 20, 1945.    The complete journal was scanned and contributed by his son, Steve Cody.   
           
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  Page-1  JB Cody's first journal entry on January 4, 1945.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 2-3  Coming aboard the USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) in Pearl Harbor on January 23, 1945.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 4-5  April 1 through May 10, 1945.  Training at Pearl Harbor and first air strikes on Okinawa.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 6-7  May 10 through May 14, 1945.  Okinawa strikes.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 8-9  May 14 through May 17, 1945.  USS Shipley Bay gasoline tanks damage while refueling.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 10-11  May 17 through May 20, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 12-13  Joined Task Force in Apra Harbor, Guam.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 14-15  May 23 through May 26, 1945.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 16-17  May 26 through May 30, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 18-19  May 30 throough June 2 1945.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 20-21  June 2 through June 5, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 22-23  June 6 through June 12, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 24-25  June 12 through June 15, 1945.  Lieutenant (jg) William Frank Waters Jr. was shot down and killed in action over Sakishima and the island of Ishigaki Japan.  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 26-27  June 17 through June 21, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 28-29 June 22 through June 25, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 30-31 June 26 through June 30, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 32-33  July 1 through July 4, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 34-35  July 5 through July 11, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 36-37  July 11 through July 14, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 38-39  July 14 through July 16, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 40-41  July 16 through July 20, 1945  
     
     
 
 
   
     
  Pages 42-43  JB Cody's final journal entry was made on July 22, 1945 at 0900.  
           
  All of the journal pages shown above can be also viewed in a separate higher resolution windows by clicking on the following links.  1000 pixel [here].  900 pixel [here].  
           
           
           
           
           
           
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