So, it's been busy, and I haven't made the time to update here recently. Surprise, I'm down in San Bruno again! I'm working on a bunch of projects, one of which lead me to keep an eye out for cruisers. They're not my forte, but I came across a folder for CL-62 Birmingham this morning and it had a bunch of textual records, a history written by her Captain in 1945, a war record, and some other interesting tidbits.
Hadn't planned on spending this much time on her, but it's too good to pass up. I've already done the OCR on the 7-page Captain's report and might get it posted later tonight; at least by the weekend.