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victorkchun

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There were pictures and write up of Lt. Alfred Vanderbilt on page 49 of my vol. II book.
I understand a relative of his George W. Vanderbilt also served in the Navy, may be in
the PT service. Can someone shed some light on this?
Victor

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As stated in the Knights of the Sea Publication from HQ:


GEORGE VANDERBILT, Lt. Cdr.,

Ron 12, 7th Fleet.
Born in New York 9/ 23 / 1914.
Ranks: ensign, USNR, 2/11/41 ;
completed Naval Reserve Officers Training School at Newport, RI , 8/ 6/ 42;
Lt. (jr. grade), 8/31/42;
Lt., 5/ 1/ 43;
Lt. Cdr., 10/ 3/ 45 .
Ships and Stations: Dist. Intelligence Office, II th Naval Dist., San Diego, 6/ 4/ 42 to 2/11 / 43;
Ron 12, 2/12/43 to 9/ 7 / 43;
Staff, Com. 7th Fleet, 9/8/43 to 11/20/ 43 ;
Staff, Com. MTB Rons, 7th Fleet, 11/21/43 to 11 / I / 44;
Dist. Intelligence Office, 12th, 11/ 2/ 44 to 8/27/45.

Lt. Cdr. Vanderbilt was authorized to wear the Combat "V" by the President of the U.S., who presented him the Legion of Merit - " .. . in operations against enemy Japanese forces; . . . 23 special intelligence missions; ... Ied missions into areas not yet reached by Allied forces; . . . obtaining valuable information concerning Japanese craft, material and techniques; . . . pinpointed targets for airplane strikes; .. . directed photographic reconnaissance of enemy installations and coordinated attacks of aircraft and surface forces upon Japanese shore positions; . . . commanded group of PT boats, Yalau landing; . . directed PT Boat 341 through uncharted waters to evacuate a dying man; . . . participated in 10 combat patrols for intelligence purposes, frequently carrying out these vital missions in the face of intensive fire from enemy surface craft and airplanes; ... by his superb professional ability, inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty, he contributed to the success of our forces in the South Pacific area and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service."

According to the Department of the Navy, additional information regarding the various PT boats to which he may have been assigned and detailed information regarding the duties he performed are not of record.

Lt. Cdr. Vanderbilt was discharged from the USN R under honorable conditions on 6/17/59. He died 6/ 24/ 61 , and is buried in a private cemetery at Arcadia Plantation in Georgetown, SC, where his daughter, Lucille Vanderbilt Pate, now resides with her three surviving children, two sons and a daughter. A fourth child, a son, age 17, died as the result of an auto accident. He was very like his grandfather and is buried beside him.


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EARL RICHMOND

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victor
while i was in ormoc,pi up to dec,1945 i beleive our commanding iofficer was george vanderbuilt,he stayed at rth e officers quaryeras in the old hotel at the end of the pier in my photos of ormoc.i never heard much abiout him though.i saw his bio that mentioned 1943 or so but i was at ormoc till dec 1945,i had enough points to come home but as i was in a needed occupation i was h eld back from coming home till then,i don,t know if he wqs astill there or not
my best/ earl

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Victor;
Alfred Gwynn Vanderbilt ll, was Skipper of PT 196 RON 12
George Washington Vanderbilt lll, was Intell Officer of RON 12
They were brothers.
Take care,
TED


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Did George command a boat? Man, calling RON 12 the Millionaire's squadron is not a lie ..............

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victorkchun

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Thank you guys, especially Dick, for just the information I need.
Victor

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Ted, I remember reading one time that George Vanderbilt killed himself sometime in the 60's. I am not sure if this was the same man from Ron 12..............


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EARL RICHMOND

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sorry/maybe i got george and alfred mixed up earl

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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Yes, it was the same man.

Garth;
No, George W. Vanderbilt lll, did not command a PT Boat. As per Dick's info from Knights of the Sea, George went to Intell School in Newport, RI. Then was assigned to RON 12 as Intell Officer, Just like Byron "Whizzer" White was assigned to RON 10 as Intell Officer, and later Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla 1.
Take care,
TED


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Ted,

Thanks, I don't have the hard copy of KNIGHTS OF THE SEA or Dick's CD - both are too expensive for me.

Byron White - the Supreme Court Justice?

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