Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Twin Lakes United States Submarine Base

October 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, Arkansas, with Vince Anderson, Reference Librarian, Commander Curtis Grant and members presented six volumes of United States Submarine Lost During World War II, Volume 1 of 6 by P.W. Wittmer Publication LLC. The books are about the submarines lost and crews members who traveled to their watery graves.


Front Roll L-R Ralph X. Klotz, Loyal A. Huson, John "Biff" Baker, Melvin T. Smith
Back Roll L-R Charles Davis, Rich Eliot, Curtis Grant, Bill Lowman, Kirk Smith
and Vincent Anderson.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Today is Navy Day! Give a shoutout to a special member of the Navy or join us in saluting them for all they do!
Today is Navy Day! Give a shoutout to a special member of the Navy or join us in saluting them for all they do!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jim Piper USS Sennet


Just received this late notice on Jim Piper from SVWWII.

Clifton Springs, NY: James Hugo Piper, 87, passed away on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at Clifton Springs Hospital. He was born December 13, 1924. Jim is a US Navy submarine veteran of WWII and Korea. He qualified in USS S-16 (SS-121) in 1944 and then served in USSCachalot (SS-170) and USS Sennet (SS-408). He was QM2(SS) when released from the Navy in 1951. Jim is survived by his children, Patricia (Tom) O'Leary, Barbara Delpriore, John (Lucy) Piper and Timothy (Paula) Piper; Grandchildren, Scott, David and Kathryn O'Leary, Timofey Piper and Daniel James (Nicole) Delpriore; Great grandchildren, Timothy James Delpriore and Gabrielle Lee Delpriore. Jim is predeceased by his wife, Winifred "Winnie" Piper. Burial in Pioneer Cemetery. Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on July 7, 2011

 Jim served aboard Sennet as a QM2(SS) during the years 1945-1946.



Saturday, October 11, 2014


It is also available for downloading from http://www.ncsubvets.org/allclear/14q3.pdf

Enjoy your reading and send any comments to patch@emailbuoy.net.

Jerry “Patch” Paciorek

USSVI Tarheel Base COB / POC

Newsletter Editor, ALL CLEAR

Webmaster, www.ncsubvets.org



"The Navy's Most Vital And Secretive Submarine Base Is  In... Idaho?"

Sunday, October 5, 2014


 I am busy writing and doing research for my book, Submarine Stories of the 20th Century, A friend presented me a condensed - just the fact (about 100-125 words) of his career on one of the WWII boats.  After doing research it has grown to over 800 words. I found it very interesting that he had been a crew member of one of the submarine involved with Operation Barney.   I  have two I have started to research for the missing pieces. 

I have a friend, a wife of a submariner who is an editor  that will  be reading and editing for me.

If you want your story in this book being published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc., get in touch with me.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


 I have been researching to fill -in the blanks, start the story and prepare questions for follow-up
on the USS Tinosa (SS-283). I hope I am able to bring to the story the danger and emotions the crew endured. I know most people have no idea how important the submarine force is or that it ever existed. What I have read and learned makes me feel honored the men have presented their stories to me and they believe I will  honor them. Just finished researching the lost of The USS Bone Fish (SS-223). It will be included in this story.