USS Colorado BB-45
Message Board

Sept. 4, 2020

I have a question about my Dad's cousin, Harold Lee Dick. He was killed July 24th 1944, while shelling Tinian. He was a gun captain on Mount seven cama twin 40 millimeter pom pom guns. Updating have found his body and taking him home for burial. Was wondering if anyone might have any thing about him.

Harold McNeal

Apr. 1, 2015

I just discovered your site and have thoroughly enjoyed searching through it. I just discovered that my Uncle, Orville Leroy KROMA, seaman First Class was aboard the U.S.S. Colorado from 10-3-31 to 3-21-35 and then transferred to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. Then discharged on May 31, 1935. He later spent much time in the VA Hospitals with Service related injuries Since he was onboard when the #5 turret exploded, Nov 5, 1931, I wondered if he might have been one of the 23 who were reported injured? I found the list of the five who were killed, but not a list of the injured. I would welcome any information that could be shared regarding my uncle's involvement or other.

Dave Clawson, MSgt, USAF, Ret.

Mar. 13, 2011

My father, Frank L. Clift MM1 was stationed on the Colorado during WWII. His nickname was "Pappy" because he was 26 when he joined.  I appreciate the pictures.  Thanks. I too served in the Navy during Vietnam. 

Richard L. Clift
Avondale, Arizona

Feb. 7, 2008

My Uncle Charles McDonald, Jr. was killed on July 24, 1944 on board off the coast of Tinian. I'm very interested in a message board which the BB 45 sites doesn't have. I'd like to locate other descendants of veterans who served aboard the Colorado.

Kindest Regards,
Dennis Neal

Aug. 2, 2007

I have been compiling an album for my Uncle Bob for his birthday this year. The album is on the USS Colorado on which he served in WWII. The Colorado is dear to his heart and his service to her a great pride he clings to. Your site has been very helpful with info and pic's.

Thank you,
Suz Knapp

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