Clarence Walter Hutson, GM3c


Michael HutsonClarence enlisted in Cleveland, OH and reported to CA-69 two days after her Commissioning, on July 2, 1943.  He served aboard her for more than a year, mustering off the ship on Aug 2, 1944.  He was transferred to Fleet Service School in San Diego, CA.

photo submitted by Clarence’s son, Michael Thomas Hutson, Sr., Lt. US Navy Ret.

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Glen Hartman, S1c


Glen Hartman 1942 001Glen arrived in Boston from Springfield, Il and reported to the ship on the 6th of August, 1943 (about 5 weeks after her Commissioning.)  He was part of the Signal Gang, and was a pal of my father (William Kelly) and Roland Tougas, among others.  [Several snapshots of Glen are in my dad's photo album.]

He was transferred off the ship on Dec. 26, 1945, after serving Occupation Duty off the shores of Japan.

Photo submitted by Glen’s son Rodney.

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Frank Studenski working on one of his models (2008).  Compliments of Frank's friend, Laurie WasilewskiFrank Studenski, working on one of his Boston models (2008). Compliments of his friend, Laurie Wasilewski

Laurie sent me this photo of Frank, and alerted me to the wonderful post by Art Hebert on the Shipmates’ website.  If you haven’t read it, check it out!  Click on the CURRENT EVENTS button.


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In Memoriam: plankowner Frank Studenski, S1c


I’m saddened to say that Frank Studenski, avid USS Boston CA-69 savant, writer of the incredible WAR DIARY, master model-maker, great story-teller, beloved and invaluable member of the USS Boston Shipmates, lost his battle with cancer this past Saturday (March 8.)  Frank was three days shy of his 90th birthday.  He died shortly after being released from the hospital at the home of his son, Frank Jr.

As of this writing, no obituary has yet been posted.

I posted a story about Frank on June 15, 2013, after meeting with and interviewing him during the writing of Baked Beans Vol. 3.  His participation in the book was critical and his stories amazing.

Glad I had the chance to meet you, Frank.  Rest in Peace.


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Ronald F. Sullivan, S1c


imageRonald came aboard the ship on 11/12/45 and was transferred off the ship on June 17, 1946.  He was aboard for the Boston’s final trip home from Japanese waters, and he was part of the skeleton crew that prepared CA-69 for decommissioning in Bremerton, WA.

USS Boston Decommission Group

USS Boston Decommission Group  (top row, center) Ronald Sullivan

submitted by Ronald’s son, Ron Sullivan

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