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  Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Jun 18, 2013 - 2:19pm
I often wonder if any list is out there that shows the different LST's or Freighters that loaded up the boats for their trips to the war zones. I have not seen one, but now and then get a name because it might be in a photo that lists the name on the back. Anyone have any information, maybe we can compile what we have and see what we can come up with. I spoke with my friend Chip Marshall who does much research at the NA, but he has never come across anything.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jun 18, 2013 - 3:16pm
Hi Frank,
I have this and more. I compiled a list, but it is at my home PC and not available until tommorrow. Here is just a little to wet your whistle.

PS I think Chip Marshall sent this to me originally from the Seattle Branch of the National Archives. Jerry



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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
I have RON 40's transports at home, I will post them later tonight. I can also make up an adhoc list of other RON's but it will be far from complete.
Take care,
TED


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MN Gal

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I found this entry VERY Interesting,
I am wondering if there is information out there as to why my father in law was sent to Seattle after boot camp at Farragut?
He was at the Seattle/ Arlington for about 3 weeks, then Bremerton Puget Sound Naval Yards for 4 weeks. Nothing in his records tell what he did there.
His rate never changed if he was having some specialized training others seem to come out with a rate change.
He arrived in New Caledonia as a Seaman 2c. I was told by the museum in Seattle/Arlington there was no records.
It has been a mystery how he got to be on a PT Boat with no training such as Melville, it has been assumed he had on the job training at base camp in the Solomons. Some type of study on the base and a test to become a gunners mate. But with this posting, I am wondering if there is some records? He may have been trained in Bremerton Puget Sound Ship Yard for the maintenance/repair of the PT Boats and knew he was headed for PT Boats when he left California.. Other wise, I have been going with the idea, that you went where you were told, and it didn't have to make sense.
Any thoughts about his time in the Puget Sound Area for almost 7 weeks?


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TED WALTHER

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Julie;
About Puget Sound, I have no idea, except he might have just been waiting on transportation orders and transport out to the area. About his getting on a boat, when he was assigned to base force, you say he became a rated gunners mate, so he probably worked in the base armorey, it is not unheard-of for a crewman transferred off the boat and to be replaced.....for whatever reason(tropical illness-maleria, wounded, personatlity issue/clashes, switching crews, etc), by a base force members, it happened quite often in the early squadrons.
Take care,
TED


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MN Gal

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Thanks Ted,
I believe that is probably how he came to be on the 156
What you said rings true to me.

I have been told that he was a Striker for the almost 3 months between being assigned to Ron 9 and reporting aboard the 156

His military records show ever rate change except the Striker thing.
Was that something that would/should be in his military records as a change to his rate from seaman 2c or is it just a common knowledge thing that you guy's know is a person in "training" to be a gunner?
Either way, Thanks Ted, it make me feel more comfortable about what I put down on paper as to how this all might have happened.
Appreciate the help.
Julie


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TED WALTHER

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Julie;
He would be considered a striker until he made GM 3/C, before that he was a Seaman 1/C, Seaman 2/C, and SA(Seaman Apprentice). These are the striker rates.
Today they are known as E1-E3 (Seaman Recruit, Seaman Apprentice, and Seaman).
Take care,
TED


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Frank,

Fold3.com is an excellent source for finding information on LSTs, movement schedules, etc. You'll have to do some deep wading, but there are some nuggets to be found. Best of luck!

Lance

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Frank Andruss

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Thanks Lance, I will have to check it out...........


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