When we last left the USS Sway (AM-120), she had completed refitting and repairs in the United States, had cleared the Panama Canal, and was now reassigned to the Pacific Fleet. During the time she spent stateside, the war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific was still being fought across vast distances and on many islands. Allied forces were quickly closing on Japan and plans were already being made for an invasion, one that would dwarf any that had come before. This would come at the high cost of countless soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen on both sides as well as an untold number of Japanese civilian lives. This, however, was many months away and the Sway was headed back to combat.
All entries come from the ship's was journal unless otherwise noted.