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MN Gal

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In my father in-laws records, he is transferred from Ron 9 to MTB 7th fleet and we don't know where he was for 2 months, then his records say he is transferred this date to nearest receiving ship or station on the west coast of the united states for further transfer to Motor torpedo boat squadrons training center Portsmouth Melville Rhode Island for re-assignment:
Auth: ComSerFor7thFlt., STO No. P- 2729-44

does the above information identify where he was ?
I thought maybe the P-2729-44 might be code for a station or place?

thanks for any help.
julie


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i tjink this is only the authority for the the trransfer order number.instead of writibng it all out the just designated thiis short file number.i don,t tjhhink it peertains to a location.just my opinion though earl

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I was looking at several of my orders from different PT BOATERS that I have in my Exhibit. They seem to indicate these numbers on all of them. I don't think they are a code for what station. Most likely he went to Navy Base, had some leave then reported to Melville. Don't forget the time it took to take a slow boat back to the US. The ones I have show at least one month from the time they are shipped from one place to another, so I am thinking that is time for travel and some leave before reporting.


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MN Gal

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Thanks Earl and Frank,
I appreciate your looking at this for me. I trust that you are both right.

It seems like it took him a long time to process though.
He got his first transfer on Nov.3, 1944 was on a LCI (L) 968 Leaving Morotai Island on Nov.4 with no destination on the sailing (its xxxxxx out.) Charlie discovered the LCI 968 on Mios Woendi on Nov. 7th no page for Nov. 6th and that is where the 7th Fleet was at the time too. He reported to the Com.MTBRons7th Flt on Nov. 6,1944. So I think he was on Mios Woendi for awhile, but then there is nothing in his records for him until he is getting on a plane or trying to, on Manus Island on Jan. 27, 1945. He reported to the receiving station at Pearl Harbor Jan.31.
So from Nov. 4, 1944 to Jan 27, 1945 he was in process? Isnt that a long time?
Just wondering what you guy's think.
thanks, Julie


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This is not uncommon at all. He received orders to report to Mios Woendi, which he did. He had to wait until new orders were drawn up for his next assignment. Case in point, Wallace McNeish received orders to leave the Philippines and Ron 27, and to report to Base 17, on February 13, 1945. He caught a ship on April 7, 1945 to report to Melville for further assignment, almost 2 months after reporting to Base 17, not uncommon at all..........


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wh en the war was declared over they used wjat they called a "p[oint system.each person was assigned points according to rank and time overseas.also ,if the rating was essential to being kept behind for lobger that person had to stay longer until h e was no l;onger needed there.i was kept longer at the base 17 becaise of my rating as cook.in other words i was eligible for return to the sdtates but was held back a little longer due to being needed as a cook..when i was finallt set up for return to th e states i was takeb to a liberty ship and returned to the states at sab fransisco at treasure island.from there i was taken ny "bus"to a train and forwarded to bainbridge,md whee i was processed and discharged.it took about 3 weks or a little longer to get back to the states at SF/waited there about two weeks/then a few dauys to bainbridge,md.about a week at bainbridge and discharrgeed earl

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Thanks Again,
I appreciate the feedback on my question.
Its very interesting, what do you think a guy did for 2 months & 3 wks?
C.J. said they played cards all day, but he didn't wait that long after they left the boat, if I remember right, he said about 10 days.
But if you reported to the commander of MTB 7th Fleet, did they put you to work or did you just wait around?

Julie




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