Herbert S. Bailey, class of 1936, was teaching math and
science when the US entered World War II. He joined the
Navy and, after completing Naval Training School, was assigned
as communications officer to the USS Naos in July
The Naos was a combination troop transport and cargo
ship, and spent the war carrying troops and supplies throughout
the South Pacific. Bailey remained on the Naos thoughout
the war, until November 1945, and was promoted from Ensign
He remained in the Navy Reserve after his discharge, serving
as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officers School
from 1953 to 1958. His work at the school continued until
his retirement from the Navy as Commander USNR in 1974.
The upper picture, aboard the Naos was taken in
September 1945, while the lower was taken in August 1957
while Bailey was Commanding Offier of the NROS.