"In 1943 we settled down for a nice quiet Christmas in Efate, New Hebrides. Our Chaplain had worked out a show for Christmas (a burlesque) and had planned a Christmas Church service. On the 24th of December it was announced that the ship would get underway the following morning. The burlesque show was given Christmas Eve instead. It was a very good show, with chorus gals, strip tease and everything. It was a big success.
On Christmas morning a small group of the band played Christmas carols over the P.A. system. At 1000 the ship got underway. We had a big Christmas dinner at sea." Lloyd Glick
Battleship Wilmington Nc Uss North Carolina