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Robert Orrell

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Ancestry.com has acquired quite a few Navy Muster Rolls from 31 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1949. What excited me was the fact I found Muster Rolls for my cousin Robert Winfield Orrell from his re-assignment from USS Astoria to temp assignment on USS Leary and finally assignment to PT Ron 1 on 11 Jun 1940. I already had the Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls. Robert was re-assigned to Meville as an instructor in Nov 1942. I did not find the Muster Rolls for '44-'45 when Robert skippered PT 523 at Leyte Gulf.

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Here's an image of the Muster Roll showing Robert's assignment to Ron 1.




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Your cousin was selected to receive a commission. Commissioned officers are not listed in the muster rolls.In navy slang an officer with prior enlisted service is called a mustang. That may be why his boat was named "Mustang".


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  TED WALTHER

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Robert;
Did you also know that your cousin LT. Robert Winfield Orrell USNR was g to he last CO of Miami Shakedown?
I refer you to the documents section of this website, go to The Administrative History of PT Boats, Chapter 18, his last name is misspelled,(unfortunately) but it is him.

Take care,
TED

P.S. BTW do you have any photos? I am specifically looking for Miami photos.


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