U.S. Navy Quartermaster, USS Franks (DD-554)
Tuesday, May 21st, 2002
A Tin Can Sailor in the Pacific
Michael Bak Jr. was a Quartermaster 2nd Class aboard The destroyer USS Franks (DD-554) during WWII.
He was aboard the ship from the time of its commissioning until the end of the war. He and the crew of the USS
Franks survive Japanese naval and air attacks as well as typhoons. The USS Franks collided with the USS New Jersey,
killing the Captain of the Franks. The program will run approximately one hour. Mike Bak will present a slide show
of pictures take by himself and the rest of the crew of the USS Franks.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2002
Last month's guest speaker Michael Bak
…. is featured in the following books just recently released on the market: Carrier War by Paul Stillwell &
Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor. These books can be found at Barnes & Noble Book Store on Old York Road in
USS Franks (DD-554)