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Allan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Allan   Send Email To Allan Posted on: Feb 20, 2011 - 7:35pm
Can someone help me with an issue? Was the officers class that graduated from MTBSTC Melville July 30-1942 the FIRST class to graduate? Or the first OFFICERS class to graduate? If an enlisted man graduated that same day (July 30-1942) what class would he have been in? Apparently classes for officers and for enlisted men did not run concurrently, is that correct?

Thanks for your help.

Allan


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Feb 21, 2011 - 6:51am
I believe the first class graduated in May, not July. The Class started on March 17 and lasted 2 months.

I think July was the second class which started in May.

Documentation for the frirst couple of classes is pretty thin.

The enlisted men in the first class kind of trickled in which caused a bit of confusion in organizing the class and in the graduation dates.

But by the second class, the enlisted men were sent to the Receiving Station in Boston and then sent to Melville as a group.

But each "Class" consisted of Officers and Enlisted men.

DOes this answer your question?

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Allan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Allan   Send Email To Allan Posted on: Feb 21, 2011 - 3:50pm
Charile:

Your reply is helpful. I was, of course, hoping for a more definitive answer (aren't we all) but, since you are widely considered the MTBSTC expert, I'll go with your information. If you have access to class make-up for that second class, I would like to submit a dozen names via e-mail to see if they were there. But, if not, I'll go with what you have provided.

Thanks for your help.

Allan


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29navy

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Feb 22, 2011 - 4:35am
Class Rosters are a bit hard to come by. I have a lot of lists for Officer classes but only one for an enlisted class. I don't have either for the second class, unfortunately. I am pulling together a database of names of those who went to Melville either as a student, staff or RON 4 personnel and when they were there. So any info you have is welcome.

Right now, the only option to track down a name is to go pull the muster reports on microfilm at the National Archives. Although it doesn't break down the names to identify whether they are a student or staff. It can be somewhat determined by some analysis of the data in several muster reports.

Unless it is a time critical issue, you can send me the names and the next time I go to the archives, I can search for you. But send me what you have so I can add it to the list.

And my book on MBSTC will be available on March 1 (shameless plug).



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I may have some Rosters for the MTBSTC, but the ones I have might be for Officers only. I will look today...............


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Just as I thought. I have complete Rosters of Officers classes from 1943-1944 but no Enlisted men that I have found. One of the things I found that is pretty neat is the complete Roster of Officers that ran the MTBSTC from November 1,1943. I did not even remember I had this, but it was tucked away in my file under MTBSTC STUFF. I found some Engineering papers and recruit papers for those who went to Packard Marine Engine School...........


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That is what I found in my research, more officer info and not as much enlisted men's data. There's a lot more digging and analyzing of various sources of data to put the enlisted men's info together.

I'm developing a website with a database of MTBSTC, MTBRTU and RON 4 names so that people can access it and search for names which will be able to tell them when, where and why they were there.

I'll be contacting you later, Frank, to compare the lists you have with what I have.







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