Pamella Sue Sullivan1

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Pamella Sue Sullivan||p72.htm#i1831|Jeremiah Charles Sullivan||p71.htm#i1681|Sharon Lund||p50.htm#i1790|Stephen P. Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel F. King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|||||||
FatherJeremiah Charles Sullivan1
MotherSharon Lund1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
Pamella Sue Sullivan's ancestors
     Pamella Sue Sullivan married Robert Allen Medewell on 20 January 2001.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Robert Allen Medewell
Marriage*Pamella Sue Sullivan married Robert Allen Medewell on 20 January 2001. 
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S126] Jerry Sullivan, "Jerry Sullivan Notes."

Patrick Sullivan1,2

M, b. 17 March 1836, d. 6 July 1910
Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Michael Sullivan|b. 1783\nd. Feb 1857|p71.htm#i1736|Bridget Shea|b. 1788\nd. Oct 1884|p66.htm#i1989|||||||||||||
FatherMichael Sullivan3 b. 1783, d. Feb 1857
MotherBridget Shea2 b. 1788, d. Oct 1884
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Pamella Sue Sullivan's ancestors
     Patrick Sullivan was born on 17 March 1836 at Boncare or Kenmore, Kerry, Ireland; citations do not agree on town of birth. It was two miles south of Kenmore, in Kerry County.2,3,4 He and Michael Sullivan immigrated in 1853 to New York, United States; Devonshire.5 Patrick Sullivan immigrated on 7 April 1853 to Troy, New York, United States; Age 17, with his parents.2,6,4 He married Rose Ann Kelly, daughter of Thomas Kelly and Anna Gray, on 27 January 1856.4,2 Patrick Sullivan died on 6 July 1910 at Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at age 74.3,2

Family

Rose Ann Kelly b. 1 May 1841, d. 31 Dec 1920
Marriage*He married Rose Ann Kelly, daughter of Thomas Kelly and Anna Gray, on 27 January 1856.4,2 
Children
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records,", Notes compiled and input byStephen Grey Sullivan.
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  3. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  4. [S369] Anonomous, St Raymonds Biographical Issue of Parishoners.
  5. [S384] Patrick Sullivan, Raymond Illinois Church records.
  6. [S370] Patrick Sullivan, Devonshire electronic records.

Raymond Sullivan1,2

M, b. 25 August 1888, d. 27 January 1951
Raymond Sullivan|b. 25 Aug 1888\nd. 27 Jan 1951|p72.htm#i1753|John L. Sullivan||p71.htm#i1738|Kate Maher||p51.htm#i1739|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|||||||
FatherJohn L. Sullivan1
MotherKate Maher1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Raymond Sullivan was born on 25 August 1888 at Montgomery, Illinois, United States. He married Kate Jungwerth on 8 January 1918. Raymond Sullivan died on 27 January 1951 at age 62.

Family

Kate Jungwerth
Marriage*He married Kate Jungwerth on 8 January 1918. 
Children
Last Edited17 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."

Rebecca Jo Sullivan1

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Rebecca Jo Sullivan||p72.htm#i1816|John Richard Sullivan|d. 23 Sep 1998|p71.htm#i1678|Joey McFadden||p53.htm#i1789|Stephen P. Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel F. King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|||||||
FatherJohn Richard Sullivan1 d. 23 Sep 1998
MotherJoey McFadden1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
     Rebecca Jo Sullivan married John Pines on 8 April 1972.

Family

John Pines
Marriage*Rebecca Jo Sullivan married John Pines on 8 April 1972. 
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."

Robert Henry Sullivan1,2

M, b. 16 February 1906, d. 25 August 1980
Robert Henry Sullivan|b. 16 Feb 1906\nd. 25 Aug 1980|p72.htm#i1769|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Patrick Martin||p53.htm#i2575|Bridget McCarthy||p53.htm#i2576|
FatherThomas H. Sullivan1 b. 26 Nov 1862, d. 8 Feb 1946
MotherMargaret Martin1 d. 31 Mar 1936
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     My dad was a man of few words unless you were talking about sports. As a kid I remember passing Raymond, IL on our way to a football game and dad said his grandparents farmed there. In turn I inquired about relatives and all he ever said "for all I know they could have been horse thieves". He never gave me any information other than telling me his father, Thomas, hatted the farm and would never go back there for a lively hood.3 Robert Henry Sullivan was born on 16 February 1906 at St Louis, Missouri, United States. He married Bernice Florence Bentley on 19 November 1937. Robert Henry Sullivan died on 25 August 1980 at St John's Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, at age 74.3

Family

Bernice Florence Bentley
Marriage*He married Bernice Florence Bentley on 19 November 1937. 
Child
Last Edited5 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  3. [S383] Provided by Leo M. Sullivan, "Patrick Sullivan family group sheet."

Robert William Sullivan1

M, b. 1933, d. 1982
Robert William Sullivan|b. 1933\nd. 1982|p72.htm#i2594|Thomas Martin Sullivan|b. 28 Jul 1904\nd. 23 Apr 1983|p72.htm#i1765|Helen Genevieve Moore||p55.htm#i1766|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|||||||
FatherThomas Martin Sullivan1 b. 28 Jul 1904, d. 23 Apr 1983
MotherHelen Genevieve Moore1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Robert William Sullivan was born in 1933.1 He died in 1982.1
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S391] Leo Sullivan, "Thomas M. Sullivan," e-mail to Ron Williams.

Rosa Sullivan1

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Rosa Sullivan||p72.htm#i1747|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose Ann Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Michael Sullivan|b. 1783\nd. Feb 1857|p71.htm#i1736|Bridget Shea|b. 1788\nd. Oct 1884|p66.htm#i1989|Thomas Kelly|b. 18 Mar 1795\nd. 15 Nov 1850|p45.htm#i1734|Anna Gray|b. 1 Jun 1798\nd. 27 Oct 1876|p36.htm#i1735|
FatherPatrick Sullivan1 b. 17 Mar 1836, d. 6 Jul 1910
MotherRose Ann Kelly1 b. 1 May 1841, d. 31 Dec 1920
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Her married name was Cooney.1 Rosa Sullivan married Frank Cooney.

Family

Frank Cooney
Marriage*Rosa Sullivan married Frank Cooney
Children
Last Edited17 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."

Rosa Mae Sullivan1,2

F, d. 2 January 1993
Rosa Mae Sullivan|d. 2 Jan 1993|p72.htm#i1679|Stephen Pryor Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel Faye King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|Jeremiah C. Sullivan|d. 11 Sep 1937|p71.htm#i1683|Rosa M. Thomas|b. 29 Sep 1865\nd. 1 Dec 1906|p76.htm#i1690|Lowery B. King|b. 5 Mar 1865\nd. 12 Jul 1946|p46.htm#i1685|Martha A. Baker|b. 2 Oct 1873\nd. 30 Dec 1962|p6.htm#i1686|
FatherStephen Pryor Sullivan b. 17 Mar 1887, d. 21 Jan 1978
MotherEthel Faye King b. 4 Sep 1894, d. 5 Jan 1991
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
      Rosa Mae Sullivan was also known as Rosamae Sullivan. Her married name was Brown, Sullivan. Her married name was Brown.1 Her married name was Sanborn.1 She and Lyndly Brennen Brown were divorced. Rosa Mae Sullivan married Lyndly Brennen Brown, son of Martha Elizabeth Town, on 3 May 1936.3 Rosa Mae Sullivan was Certified Public Accountant in 1940.2 She married Dan Sanborn, son of Alonzo Hoyt Sanborn and Elizabeth Alberta Emery, circa 1961. Rosa Mae Sullivan died on 2 January 1993 at Tulare, California, United States. She was buried after 2 January 1993 at Tulare, California, United States.

Family 1

Lyndly Brennen Brown d. 3 Dec 1995
Divorce*She and Lyndly Brennen Brown were divorced. 
Marriage* Rosa Mae Sullivan married Lyndly Brennen Brown, son of Martha Elizabeth Town, on 3 May 1936.3 
Children

Family 2

Dan Sanborn b. 31 Oct 1905, d. 7 May 1964
Marriage*Rosa Mae Sullivan married Dan Sanborn, son of Alonzo Hoyt Sanborn and Elizabeth Alberta Emery, circa 1961. 
Last Edited16 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S10] Personal Statement of Ron Williams documented herein.
  3. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."

Rose Caroline Sullivan1,2

F, b. 8 March 1902, d. 25 August 1973
Rose Caroline Sullivan|b. 8 Mar 1902\nd. 25 Aug 1973|p72.htm#i1767|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Patrick Martin||p53.htm#i2575|Bridget McCarthy||p53.htm#i2576|
FatherThomas H. Sullivan b. 26 Nov 1862, d. 8 Feb 1946
MotherMargaret Martin1 d. 31 Mar 1936
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Her married name was Carroll.1 Rose Caroline Sullivan was born on 8 March 1902 at St Louis, Missouri, United States.2 She married Edward Carroll on 27 June 1925. Rose Caroline Sullivan died on 25 August 1973 at Saint Louis, Missouri, United states, at age 71.3

Family

Edward Carroll
Marriage*She married Edward Carroll on 27 June 1925. 
Child
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  3. [S383] Provided by Leo M. Sullivan, "Patrick Sullivan family group sheet."
  4. [S391] Leo Sullivan, "Thomas M. Sullivan," e-mail to Ron Williams.

Stephan James Sullivan1

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Stephan James Sullivan||p72.htm#i1881||||Pamella Sue Sullivan||p72.htm#i1831|||||||Jeremiah C. Sullivan||p71.htm#i1681|Sharon Lund||p50.htm#i1790|
MotherPamella Sue Sullivan1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S126] Jerry Sullivan, "Jerry Sullivan Notes."

Stephen A.D. Sullivan1,2

M, b. 17 April 1866, d. 30 November 1899
Stephen A.D. Sullivan|b. 17 Apr 1866\nd. 30 Nov 1899|p72.htm#i1742|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose Ann Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Michael Sullivan|b. 1783\nd. Feb 1857|p71.htm#i1736|Bridget Shea|b. 1788\nd. Oct 1884|p66.htm#i1989|Thomas Kelly|b. 18 Mar 1795\nd. 15 Nov 1850|p45.htm#i1734|Anna Gray|b. 1 Jun 1798\nd. 27 Oct 1876|p36.htm#i1735|
FatherPatrick Sullivan1 b. 17 Mar 1836, d. 6 Jul 1910
MotherRose Ann Kelly1 b. 1 May 1841, d. 31 Dec 1920
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Stephen A.D. Sullivan was born on 17 April 1866 at Plainview, Macoupin, Illinois, United States. He married Luara A. Dover on 17 February 1898. Stephen A.D. Sullivan died on 30 November 1899 at Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at age 33.

Family

Luara A. Dover
Marriage*He married Luara A. Dover on 17 February 1898. 
Child
Last Edited16 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."

Stephen Grey Sullivan1,2

M, b. 7 February 1917, d. 6 May 1999
Stephen Grey Sullivan|b. 7 Feb 1917\nd. 6 May 1999|p72.htm#i1677|Stephen Pryor Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel Faye King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|Jeremiah C. Sullivan|d. 11 Sep 1937|p71.htm#i1683|Rosa M. Thomas|b. 29 Sep 1865\nd. 1 Dec 1906|p76.htm#i1690|Lowery B. King|b. 5 Mar 1865\nd. 12 Jul 1946|p46.htm#i1685|Martha A. Baker|b. 2 Oct 1873\nd. 30 Dec 1962|p6.htm#i1686|
FatherStephen Pryor Sullivan b. 17 Mar 1887, d. 21 Jan 1978
MotherEthel Faye King b. 4 Sep 1894, d. 5 Jan 1991
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
     Stephen Grey Sullivan was Owned and operated Glass Company in Tulare, California.1 He was born on 7 February 1917 at Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.2 Heserved in the military between 1941 and 1945 as Served in WW-II as U.S. Navy Pilot. Served in Pacific Theater. Decorated for valor. Flew Grumman Avenger Aicrcraft.

Awarded the Navy Cross: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Steven G. Sullivan, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron SEVENTEEN (VT-17), embarked from the U.S.S. HORNET (CV-12), in action on 7 April 1945, while deployed over the East China Sea. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Details of service: Torpedo Squadron VT-17 serving aboard USS Hornet
Description of Steve's squadron's action during WWII.
HILO was the squadron’s first brush with the semi-tropics and living conditions at an advanced station (not having yet reached GUAM). Gunnery, searches, inter island hops, squadron and air group tactics, co-ordinated air group and inter-air group tactics and simulated torpedo attacks on blue shipping were included in the training during this period.
Living conditions at HILO were satisfactory. The officers’ and mens quarters were clean and sanitary despite the indigenous dampness due to heavy rainfall.
Pre-Dawn simulated attacks on friendly shipping in the Hawaiian area were valuable, if dangerous, to VT-17 pilots during this period. Because of widespread cloud cover a great portion of the time in this area during the winter season, the pilots were able to utilize this important combat advantage in simulated shipping attacks. Horizontal bombing tactics were perfected here.
The squadron left HILO 15 December 1944, went to Pearl Harbor on an inter-island steamer, the name of which is difficult and happily forgotten. On 16 December the USS NASSAU left Pearl Harbor with the squadron enroute to GUAM.
7. NAB AGANA, GUAM 26 December 1944 to 29 January 1945:
GUAM became immediately more “advanced” than HILO. The squadron officers and men lived in Quonset huts, and ate canned food, bathed in public and cold water and washed their clothes in all types of ingenious contrivances.
Some refresher carrier landings were made during this period, and some division gunnery runs were made.
One two-plane strike was made on AGUIJAN, from GUAM during which VT-17’s “combat bombing” was initiated. (The crossroads of the by-passed island’s village was hit).
After one month on GUAM, the air group embarked for ULITHI on the USS KASAAN BAY, arriving there 1 February 1945.
COMBAT
8. Aboard the USS HORNET 1 February 1945 to 13 June 1945:
The HORNET sortied from ULITHI 10 February 1945 with Air Group SEVENTEEN aboard. Training exercises had been conducted on a pre-operation shakedown cruise 4, 5, and 6 February, and continued on 11 and 12 February. Pilots were briefed on the first operation, “Tokyo,” on 13 and 14 and 15 February.
Tokyo was a big name. The war looked big and important to VT-17 at this moment, and in the squadron ready rooms smiles passed rakishly and nervously before the first take offs. VT’s first target was HACHIJO Jima, only an island very close to Japan and Tokyo, but a test, and unknown nevertheless. The airfield, installations and small craft in the harbor were hit, 16 February. The pilots came back with enthusiasm. This was the squadron’s first real attack on the enemy. Following this hop, the same day, a mission was sent over HAMAMATSU Airfield – the Honshu homeland! The AA was “disappointing.” Strafing by the squadron was rampant. Extensive damage was inflicted on the airfield installations and parked planes.
For three days the Task Force haunted Honshu, VT hit other airfields (TOYAHASHI and KANOYA), and CHICHI Jima, a hot spot of anti-aircraft, which tucked in their confident ears somewhat but hardly affected their aggressiveness.
The force steamed then for the primary operations objective, IWO Jima. The squadron was told “TOKIO” had been “diversionary,” and a feint to keep Empire aircraft aground watching the home fires burn while the amphibious units prepared to take the little island in the Volcano Retto.
IWO was PETALUMA MARSH in the real. What the squadron had practiced 30 miles north of ALAMEDA, they were repeating 650 miles south of TOKIO. Five support missions were launched to support the IWO ground forces, and the “well dones” were adequate payment for the long hours on and over PETALUMA MARSH.
VT was given its first crack at Jap shipping in MIYAKO Hakuchi. Search disclosed two merchantmen and a DE there. Five torpedo-bearing TBM’s were launched 1 March 1945. Three of the pilots shared two hits on an SB, which exploded spectacularly and sank, and two other VT pilots shared in the sinking of a FTC. The fifth pilot, a veteran, returned shamefacedly and admitted he had scored but a near miss on the DE.
This strike completed the first phase of the cruise of VT-17. The Task Force returned to ULITHI 4 March.
In 11 days the force was at sea again, this time for an extended prowl, one which took the squadron in forty-seven (47) days to such targets as KURE on the INLAND SEA, the KERAMA RETTO, which was a pre-invasion operation for OKINAWA; shipping in the EAST CHINA SEA, OKINAWA, AMAMI GUNTO islands, AMAMI GUNTO shipping, KANOYA, SAKISHIMA GUNTO, and the JAP FLEET, spearheaded by the late YAMATO.
KURE, 19 March, will remain a nightmare of multi-colored flak as long as the squadron lives. Piercing this lethal pyro-technic display with a torpedo bomber was akin to sticking one’s fingers into a bowl of hot colored marbles. Still the ships were below it — waiting but angry ducks on the harbor pond. VT-17 poked “12 fingers” into the marble bowl, and pulled back eight whole ones. Three were injured, one was missing. But in those weary fingers was adequate feel of contact and accomplishment. VT-17 scored 14 x 500-pound bomb hits on eight ships.
The KERAMA RETTO reminded many of the pilots of home. It was a sleepy group of hilly islands breeding people apparently of the soil. Even so, the little islands were obstacles to the goal OKINAWA. VT-17 bombed and burned them three times 23 March.
An eight-ship enemy convoy, apparently en route to secure OKIMAWA, was spotted too far from their home shore in the EAST CHINA SEA 24 March. Twelve VT-17 planes, with others of the Task Group, were launched. Three of the squadron’s planes failed to reach the target due to the emergency water landing of one and rescue procedure of the two planes standing by. (See Air Sea Rescue Appendix 10). The nine planes carrying their torpedoes to the target, however, scored six hits on four ships, all of which sank during the Task Group attack.
Pre-Invasion OKINAWA support began for VT-17 25 March. Including these and the numerous post-invasion missions, VT-17 flew a total of 24 without losing a plane or crew. Targets included practically everything stationary and moving on the ground from aircraft revetments to truck convoys and galloping horses (the last-mentioned galloped unmolested).
OKINAWA, despite occasional flurries of AA, ultimately became the convenient route to an Air Medal, but it was still tedious, technical business over the target with the ever-present potential threat of being destroyed at low altitude.
AMAMI GUNTO held out to VT-17 pilots airfield and shipping targets mostly, and occasionally a barracks area or a concentration of aircraft revetments.
Ordinarily camouflage played its theatrical role in the Gunto. Shipping, when found, was often close against the ponderous shorelines under nets or or tree limbs, and the aircraft, too, were hidden in groves. During two shipping strikes, though, VT-17 damaged eight ships, destroyed two luggers and damaged other small craft.
MIYAKO SHIMA was an excellent airfield target. It was more circular, like a bull’s-eye, than were most of the oddly-shaped NANSEI SHOTO airfields. This shima was hit twice by VT-17. Its bombs were dropped on the airfield and installations principally.
On 7 April, a portion of the Jap Fleet, including the YAMATO, was struck in the EAST CHINA SEA. Thirteen planes of VT-17 were in on the kill, and were the first torpedo planes to attack the principal units, including the prized 45,000-ton YAMATO. Four of the eight VT-17 torpedoes fired at the YAMATO scored hits on the port side of the big ship. The ship listed to the port, wounded painfully. Three other VT-17 pilots dropped their torpedoes on the TERUTSUKI class DD in the force, scoring one hit. The DD sank. One torpedo hung up, and one missed a DD in the screen. One pilot and crew were lost attacking the port bow of the YAMATO. All of the ships in the convoy seemed to be underway and maneuvering when the squadron attacked. Torpedoes were dropped against the YAMATO from an altitude of 600-700 feet and from an average range of 1600 yards. Torpedoes were set at 20 feet depth setting for the YAMATO, (see comments of CO), and 10 feet depth setting on the smaller ships in this force.
Colored puffs of AA, like those observed at KURE, were seen also during this attack. The shipborne AA was intense, destroying one VT-17 plane and damaging five others. Wing tanks were carried by the VT-17 planes for the 263-mile leg out mission. The planes were in the air five hours.
The target was hazy, and the ceiling during the squadron’s attack was from 1200 to 2000 feet with seven tenths clouds and intermittent rain.
Returning pilots said the YAMATO assumed tremendous proportions as their attacking planes drew within dropping range. She was underway at high speed.
Following the excitement — and rejoicing — over the YAMATO attack, VT-17 “simmered down” to a series of support attacks on OKINAWA and airfield and installations attacks on KIKAI and AMAMI GUNTO.
Although the support strikes were not of a spectacular nature, their effectiveness was essential to the advancement of ground troops and the ultimate security of OKINAWA SHIMA and the satellite islands intended to establish the base from which to hit Japan’s homeland and/or China.
After the support strike on OKINAWA 27 April the Task Group left the operation area, and steamed to ULITHI, arriving there 30 April. The group sortied 9 May and on 12 May VT-17 was again flying in support of OKINAWA, striking the now familiar KANOYA Airfield and other KYUSHU airfields and installations. One SHIKOKU Airfield, shipping in the EAST CHINA SEA, additional strikes against AMAMI GUNTO and ended this final phase of combat by flying supply paradrop missions for the advanced front line troops on OKINAWA’s hard-fought southern sector.
Damage inflicted on KYUSHU’s airfields and installations by VT-17 was difficult to assess. Most attacks against this type of target were glide bombing attacks, and bombs were released at altitudes ranging from 1500 to 3500 feet. Observation by the pilots was difficult also since their planes were in pull-outs usually when the bombs hit the targets. Over-all, however, the bombing accuracy was estimated at 80-90 per cent, and the damage extensive to airfields, revetments, more than a dozen hangars, scores of plane revetments, warehouses, workshops, barracks, one gunpowder plant and a dozen aircraft factory buildings.
After a series of attacks on KANOYA, IZUMI Airfield and SAEKI Naval Air Base, on 14 May VT-17 was assigned its first strictly industrial target, the KUMAMOTO Aircraft Plant. (The strike was reported as the first by U.S. Planes against the factory). Fifteen of the squadron’s planes in two flights dropped a total of 52 x 500-pound bombs on the factory area seriously damaging three large camouflaged buildings, a large “U”-shaped building, four large buildings, several smaller buildings, and a gas tank. During the second of the two KUMAMOTO strikes, 4 x 500-pound bombs in one of the planes hung up over the target, and were dropped returning to base on the gunpowder plant north of NOBEOKA on the east coast of KYUSHU. The four-bomb salvo made a direct hit on the four large adjoining buildings. An explosion followed, and the plant was probably destroyed.
TACHIARAI Airfield was hit 14 May for the first time by VT-17 planes during this period of operations. MATSUYAMA WEST, the only SHIKOKU Airfield to be attacked by VT-17 planes during the entire combat cruise, received one mission. TOKUNA Airfield was a new target for VT-17.
Two VT-17 planes were launched with fighter planes to intercept a three-ship convoy in the EAST CHINA SEA 22 May. One of the planes scored a direct 500-pound bomb hit on a PC-13 sinking it.
Among the most successful missions of VT-17 over OKINAWA were the two supply paradrop flights during which 12 planes flew a total of 42 sorties from KADENA Airfield to the advanced lines in the southern sector of the island. At this time mud and blocked roads were hampering ground movement of supplies. The planes dropped food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, received thanks and “well dones”.
Combat missions for VT-17 ended 3 June 1945.
There followed, however, one of the most harassing experiences. On 5 June the squadron’s base ship, USS HORNET, with other ships of the Task Group encountered a typhoon. Steady winds reached a velocity of 80-100 knots, with gusts up to 120 knots. The seas were mountainous. No one was injured or lost, however, aboard the ship.
The Task Group reached LEYTE 13 June and anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY.
After a partial ship-stripping, the USS HORNET sailed eastward 19 June to the U.S. via PEARL HARBOR.1,3,4




He died on 6 May 1999 at Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at age 82.
Last Edited20 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S10] Personal Statement of Ron Williams documented herein.
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  3. [S381] Navy Cross Association Records, online.
  4. [S382] VT-17 Historical Repor, online.

Stephen Mark Sullivan1

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Stephen Mark Sullivan||p72.htm#i1820|John Richard Sullivan|d. 23 Sep 1998|p71.htm#i1678|Joey McFadden||p53.htm#i1789|Stephen P. Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel F. King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|||||||
FatherJohn Richard Sullivan1 d. 23 Sep 1998
MotherJoey McFadden1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."

Stephen Pryor Sullivan1

M, b. 17 March 1887, d. 21 January 1978
Stephen Pryor Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Jeremiah Charles Sullivan|d. 11 Sep 1937|p71.htm#i1683|Rosa May Thomas|b. 29 Sep 1865\nd. 1 Dec 1906|p76.htm#i1690|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Pryor Thomas|b. c 1840\nd. b 1880|p76.htm#i1711|Sarah E. Fite|b. 19 Jan 1843\nd. 24 Sep 1874|p31.htm#i1698|
FatherJeremiah Charles Sullivan2 d. 11 Sep 1937
MotherRosa May Thomas2 b. 29 Sep 1865, d. 1 Dec 1906
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Pamella Sue Sullivan's ancestors
     Stephen Pryor Sullivan was born on 17 March 1887 at Raymond, Illinois, United States.3 He married Ethel Faye King, daughter of Lowery Buckner King and Martha Ann Baker, on 14 February 1914 at Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.4 Stephen Pryor Sullivan died on 21 January 1978 at Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at age 90.5 He was buried after 21 January 1978 at Tulare, California, United States.

Family

Ethel Faye King b. 4 Sep 1894, d. 5 Jan 1991
Marriage*He married Ethel Faye King, daughter of Lowery Buckner King and Martha Ann Baker, on 14 February 1914 at Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.4 
Children
Last Edited17 Dec 2010

Citations

  1. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  2. [S56] US Census 1910,www.ancestry.com, Baker-Tulare Co California.
  3. [S118] SS Death Listing.
  4. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  5. [S119] California Death Index.

Tad Dickens Sullivan1

M
Tad Dickens Sullivan||p72.htm#i1823|James Lowery Sullivan||p71.htm#i1682|Darlene Dickens||p18.htm#i1791|Stephen P. Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1887\nd. 21 Jan 1978|p72.htm#i1333|Ethel F. King|b. 4 Sep 1894\nd. 5 Jan 1991|p46.htm#i1334|||||||
Adoptive fatherJames Lowery Sullivan1
MotherDarlene Dickens1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Benjamine Drake Descendants
     Tad Dickens Sullivan married Sharlene Carroll on 16 June 1984.

Family

Sharlene Carroll
Marriage*Tad Dickens Sullivan married Sharlene Carroll on 16 June 1984. 
Last Edited18 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."

Thomas Sullivan1

M, b. 4 July 1885, d. 3 February 1943
Thomas Sullivan|b. 4 Jul 1885\nd. 3 Feb 1943|p72.htm#i1751|John L. Sullivan||p71.htm#i1738|Kate Maher||p51.htm#i1739|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|||||||
FatherJohn L. Sullivan1
MotherKate Maher1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Thomas Sullivan was born on 4 July 1885 at Montgomery, Illinois, United States. He died on 3 February 1943 at Farmersville, Tulare, California, United States, at age 57.
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."

Thomas H. Sullivan1,2

M, b. 26 November 1862, d. 8 February 1946
Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose Ann Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Michael Sullivan|b. 1783\nd. Feb 1857|p71.htm#i1736|Bridget Shea|b. 1788\nd. Oct 1884|p66.htm#i1989|Thomas Kelly|b. 18 Mar 1795\nd. 15 Nov 1850|p45.htm#i1734|Anna Gray|b. 1 Jun 1798\nd. 27 Oct 1876|p36.htm#i1735|
FatherPatrick Sullivan1 b. 17 Mar 1836, d. 6 Jul 1910
MotherRose Ann Kelly1 b. 1 May 1841, d. 31 Dec 1920
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Thomas H. Sullivan was born on 26 November 1862 at Earlsville, Chanango, Illinois, United States; The family group sheet obtained from Leo Sullivan states he was born in New York which does not match with other documents.2,1,3 He married Margaret Martin, daughter of Patrick Martin and Bridget McCarthy, on 17 April 1901. Thomas H. Sullivan died on 8 February 1946 at St Louis, Missouri, United States, at age 83.4

Family

Margaret Martin d. 31 Mar 1936
Marriage*He married Margaret Martin, daughter of Patrick Martin and Bridget McCarthy, on 17 April 1901. 
Children
Last Edited5 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S358] "Sullivan, Ethel-Genealogy memos."
  3. [S369] Anonomous, St Raymonds Biographical Issue of Parishoners.
  4. [S383] Provided by Leo M. Sullivan, "Patrick Sullivan family group sheet."

Thomas M Sullivan III1

M
Thomas M Sullivan III||p72.htm#i2598|Thomas Martin Sullivan Jr.|b. 1931\nd. 2004|p72.htm#i2593||||Thomas M. Sullivan|b. 28 Jul 1904\nd. 23 Apr 1983|p72.htm#i1765|Helen G. Moore||p55.htm#i1766|||||||
FatherThomas Martin Sullivan Jr.1 b. 1931, d. 2004
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S391] Leo Sullivan, "Thomas M. Sullivan," e-mail to Ron Williams.

Thomas Martin Sullivan1,2

M, b. 28 July 1904, d. 23 April 1983
Thomas Martin Sullivan|b. 28 Jul 1904\nd. 23 Apr 1983|p72.htm#i1765|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Patrick Martin||p53.htm#i2575|Bridget McCarthy||p53.htm#i2576|
FatherThomas H. Sullivan1 b. 26 Nov 1862, d. 8 Feb 1946
MotherMargaret Martin1 d. 31 Mar 1936
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Thomas Martin Sullivan was born on 28 July 1904 at St Louis, Missouri, United States.2 He married Helen Genevieve Moore on 26 February 1930. Thomas Martin Sullivan died on 23 April 1983 at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, at age 78.2

Family

Helen Genevieve Moore
Marriage*He married Helen Genevieve Moore on 26 February 1930. 
Children
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S383] Provided by Leo M. Sullivan, "Patrick Sullivan family group sheet."
  3. [S391] Leo Sullivan, "Thomas M. Sullivan," e-mail to Ron Williams.

Thomas Martin Sullivan Jr.1

M, b. 1931, d. 2004
Thomas Martin Sullivan Jr.|b. 1931\nd. 2004|p72.htm#i2593|Thomas Martin Sullivan|b. 28 Jul 1904\nd. 23 Apr 1983|p72.htm#i1765|Helen Genevieve Moore||p55.htm#i1766|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|||||||
FatherThomas Martin Sullivan1 b. 28 Jul 1904, d. 23 Apr 1983
MotherHelen Genevieve Moore1
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Thomas Martin Sullivan Jr. was born in 1931.1 He died in 2004.1

Family

Child
Last Edited28 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S391] Leo Sullivan, "Thomas M. Sullivan," e-mail to Ron Williams.

Vincent Sullivan1

M, b. 3 September 1907, d. 3 October 1992
Vincent Sullivan|b. 3 Sep 1907\nd. 3 Oct 1992|p72.htm#i1771|Thomas H. Sullivan|b. 26 Nov 1862\nd. 8 Feb 1946|p72.htm#i1741|Margaret Martin|d. 31 Mar 1936|p53.htm#i1990|Patrick Sullivan|b. 17 Mar 1836\nd. 6 Jul 1910|p72.htm#i1684|Rose A. Kelly|b. 1 May 1841\nd. 31 Dec 1920|p45.htm#i1691|Patrick Martin||p53.htm#i2575|Bridget McCarthy||p53.htm#i2576|
FatherThomas H. Sullivan1 b. 26 Nov 1862, d. 8 Feb 1946
MotherMargaret Martin1 d. 31 Mar 1936
ChartsMichael Sullivan descendants
     Vincent Sullivan was born on 3 September 1907 at St Louis, Missouri, United States. He married Bernice Florence Bentley on 27 June 1935. Vincent Sullivan died on 3 October 1992 at Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, at age 85.2

Family

Bernice Florence Bentley
Marriage*He married Bernice Florence Bentley on 27 June 1935. 
Last Edited5 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S125] "Stephen Gray Sullivan Notes-family records."
  2. [S383] Provided by Leo M. Sullivan, "Patrick Sullivan family group sheet."

Elizabeth Sumpter1

F, b. 28 July 1836
     Her married name was Walker.1 Elizabeth Sumpter married Jonathan Doss Walker, son of Edward B. Walker Jr. and Mahala Tussey.1 Elizabeth Sumpter was born on 28 July 1836.1

Family

Jonathan Doss Walker b. 13 Nov 1837, d. 17 Aug 1922
Marriage*She married Jonathan Doss Walker, son of Edward B. Walker Jr. and Mahala Tussey.1 
Last Edited26 Aug 2005

Citations

  1. [S271] Kimberly Mcdaniel, 2005.

Alice Helen Surrier1

F
     Alice Helen Surrier was born at Pipestone, Minnesota, United States.1 As of 20 December 1900,her married name was Walker.1 She married Reverend Daniel Salathial Renfro Walker, son of Joseph Selman Hilton Walker and Sarah Malinda Bellamy, on 20 December 1900 at Holland, Minnesota, United States.1

Family

Reverend Daniel Salathial Renfro Walker b. 9 Nov 1872
Marriage*Alice Helen Surrier married Reverend Daniel Salathial Renfro Walker, son of Joseph Selman Hilton Walker and Sarah Malinda Bellamy, on 20 December 1900 at Holland, Minnesota, United States.1 
Last Edited27 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S363] Phillip Walker, "Daniel Salathiel Renfro Walker."

Amanda Swartz1

F, b. 11 October 1826, d. 18 March 1884
Amanda Swartz|b. 11 Oct 1826\nd. 18 Mar 1884|p72.htm#i1369|Christian Swartz|b. 14 Aug 1804\nd. Oct 1885|p72.htm#i1618|(?) Mary Rheinhart|b. 26 Jun 1802|p53.htm#i1988|Samuel Swartz|b. 1779\nd. 12 Feb 1867|p74.htm#i1359|Barbara Geil|b. 14 Mar 1783\nd. 29 Mar 1849|p34.htm#i1358|Adam Rhinehart||p63.htm#i1650|Christina Branner|b. 3 Apr 1778|p10.htm#i1623|
FatherChristian Swartz b. 14 Aug 1804, d. Oct 1885
Mother(?) Mary Rheinhart b. 26 Jun 1802
ChartsJ. Conrad Geil Descendants
     Amanda Swartz was born on 11 October 1826 at Virginia, United States. She married an unknown person on 4 December 1856 at Rockingham, Virginia, United States. She married an unknown person on 4 December 1856 at Rockingham, Virginia, United States. She died on 18 March 1884 at New Hamption, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at age 57. She was buried after 18 March 1884 at Foster Cemetery, Harrison, Missouri, United States.
Last Edited10 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S232] Unknown compiler, The Christian Swartz House.

Amanda Francis Swartz1

F, b. 1832, d. 1910
Amanda Francis Swartz|b. 1832\nd. 1910|p72.htm#i2698|James Swartz|b. c 1801\nd. 25 Feb 1884|p73.htm#i2694|Mahala McDonald||p53.htm#i2695|John Swartz|b. 1753\nd. 1819|p73.htm#i2703||||||||||
FatherJames Swartz1 b. c 1801, d. 25 Feb 1884
MotherMahala McDonald1
     Amanda Francis Swartz was born in 1832.1 She died in 1910.1
Last Edited17 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S405] Mahala McDonnell Family File, by unknown photographer.

Catherine Swartz

F, b. circa 1809
Catherine Swartz|b. c 1809|p72.htm#i1362|Samuel Swartz|b. 1779\nd. 12 Feb 1867|p74.htm#i1359|Barbara Geil|b. 14 Mar 1783\nd. 29 Mar 1849|p34.htm#i1358|||||||Jacob Geil|b. 1746\nd. 1794|p34.htm#i1344|(?) (?)|d. a 14 Mar 1783|p1.htm#i1357|
FatherSamuel Swartz b. 1779, d. 12 Feb 1867
MotherBarbara Geil b. 14 Mar 1783, d. 29 Mar 1849
ChartsJ. Conrad Geil Descendants
     Catherine Swartz was born circa 1809 at Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. She married an unknown person circa 1827.
Last Edited20 Dec 2004

Charles E. Swartz1

M, b. 14 January 1875, d. 30 December 1938
Charles E. Swartz|b. 14 Jan 1875\nd. 30 Dec 1938|p72.htm#i1266|James Henry Swartz|b. 1837\nd. Nov 1881|p73.htm#i260|Sarah Swartz|b. 23 Jan 1843\nd. 3 Dec 1920|p74.htm#i261|James Swartz|b. c 1801\nd. 25 Feb 1884|p73.htm#i2694|Mahala McDonald||p53.htm#i2695|Christian Swartz|b. 14 Aug 1804\nd. Oct 1885|p72.htm#i1618|(?) Mary Rheinhart|b. 26 Jun 1802|p53.htm#i1988|
FatherJames Henry Swartz b. 1837, d. Nov 1881
MotherSarah Swartz b. 23 Jan 1843, d. 3 Dec 1920
ChartsJ. Conrad Geil Descendants
     Charles E. Swartz married Myrtle (Lee) Williams. Charles E. Swartz was born on 14 January 1875 at Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States. He married Lena F. Haynes before 3 June 1897. Charles E. Swartz died on 30 December 1938 at age 63.

Family 1

Lena F. Haynes b. 29 Aug 1876, d. 24 Dec 1902
Marriage*He married Lena F. Haynes before 3 June 1897. 
Children

Family 2

Myrtle (Lee) Williams b. 1879, d. 24 Dec
Marriage*Charles E. Swartz married Myrtle (Lee) Williams
Children
Last Edited26 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. [S73] Donald Williams, "Donald Williams' Papers."

Charles E. Swartz Jr.

M, b. 26 February 1910
Charles E. Swartz Jr.|b. 26 Feb 1910|p72.htm#i1270|Charles E. Swartz|b. 14 Jan 1875\nd. 30 Dec 1938|p72.htm#i1266|Lena F. Haynes|b. 29 Aug 1876\nd. 24 Dec 1902|p41.htm#i1283|James H. Swartz|b. 1837\nd. Nov 1881|p73.htm#i260|Sarah Swartz|b. 23 Jan 1843\nd. 3 Dec 1920|p74.htm#i261|||||||
FatherCharles E. Swartz b. 14 Jan 1875, d. 30 Dec 1938
MotherLena F. Haynes b. 29 Aug 1876, d. 24 Dec 1902
ChartsJ. Conrad Geil Descendants
     Charles E. Swartz Jr. was born on 26 February 1910.
Last Edited26 Dec 2011

Christian Swartz1,2

M, b. 14 August 1804, d. October 1885
Christian Swartz|b. 14 Aug 1804\nd. Oct 1885|p72.htm#i1618|Samuel Swartz|b. 1779\nd. 12 Feb 1867|p74.htm#i1359|Barbara Geil|b. 14 Mar 1783\nd. 29 Mar 1849|p34.htm#i1358|||||||Jacob Geil|b. 1746\nd. 1794|p34.htm#i1344|(?) (?)|d. a 14 Mar 1783|p1.htm#i1357|
FatherSamuel Swartz b. 1779, d. 12 Feb 1867
MotherBarbara Geil b. 14 Mar 1783, d. 29 Mar 1849
ChartsJ. Conrad Geil Descendants
Taylor Vitti's ancestors
Brendan Williams' Ancestors
     Christian Swartz was born on 14 August 1804 at Shenandoah, Mt. Jackson, Virginia, United States. He married (?) Mary Rheinhart, daughter of Adam Rhinehart and Christina Branner, on 11 May 1824 at Shenandoa, Virginia, United States.2 Christian Swartz died in October 1885 at Harrison, Missouri, United States, at age 81.

Family

(?) Mary Rheinhart b. 26 Jun 1802
Marriage*He married (?) Mary Rheinhart, daughter of Adam Rhinehart and Christina Branner, on 11 May 1824 at Shenandoa, Virginia, United States.2 
Children
Last Edited26 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S98] Shiela Farris.
  2. [S238] Sheila Farris, 2004.

Conrad Swartz1

M, b. 1787, d. 1850
Conrad Swartz|b. 1787\nd. 1850|p72.htm#i2706|John Swartz|b. 1753\nd. 1819|p73.htm#i2703|Catherine Weaver|b. c 1770\nd. c 1830|p82.htm#i2704|||||||Henry Weaver|b. 1740\nd. 1773|p82.htm#i2705||||
FatherJohn Swartz1 b. 1753, d. 1819
MotherCatherine Weaver1 b. c 1770, d. c 1830
     Conrad Swartz was born in 1787 at Frederick, Virginia, United States.1 He died in 1850 at Clarke, Virginia, United States.1,2
Last Edited17 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S405] Mahala McDonnell Family File, by unknown photographer.
  2. [S74] US Census 1850,www.ancestry.com.
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