I'm pretty sure Mac was COB when we went to Northern Europe. I know Chief Brady went because I have a picture of him in Rotterdam. I think Mac came aboard with Brady. They were the first two Engineering Chiefs we had on the boat. Geo Brayson was the senior Eng guy for a while after Sid Swire left.
I don't remember when Zang left, but it must have been before we went north. I'll look at my pictures later.
I still have one stiff pour from the scotch you gave me last summer in Niagara Falls. I intended to bring it to the reunion and share that with you, but now I think it will be used to salute our shipmate Mac Maquire.
It's not 100 proof as he requested, but the quality will certainly be there.
I got out of the Navy the beginning of November in 64 after the northern trip. I don't remember meeting Chief Maquire. But then again I don't remember if Zang was still on the boat at that time.