The following is the journey of the USS Frederick C. Davis. This page is a work in progress.
The pictures are from a box my gramps brought back home on leave. All taken by the ship's photographer. On the back of the pictures, he had handwritten notes that I have included in quotes before each picture.
The following link will activate GoogleEarth. The intent is to show an idea of the travels of the ship
Here is a personal diary from Anthony Kanzoski, GM3c, of the port of calls and such. Some interesting notes at various points.
My gramps called these "bum boats". On the back of the picture was the following:
"These are the bum boats that came out to meet us nearly every time we came into port in Italy. They begged for anything at all to eat and many a time I've seen them haul stuff out of the water that had been thrown overboard. These people are hungry. Note the small children rowing some of the baots."
Isle of Capri
Anzio, Italy (51 kilometers south of Rome)
The ship and crew were at Anzio from 22 Jan 1944 through June 1944.