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  raif hollister

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LOOKING FOR ANY ALL INFO RE USS NIAGRA -THE ONLY TENDER SUNK BY JAPANESE AIRCRAFT IN SOLOMONS IN WW2

ALL CREW NAMES LOCATIONS ETC

ANYONE KNOW HAVE PICTURES

LOOKING FOR INFO ON FIREMAN HUBERT CHANCEY

CONTACT WAYNE-CHANCEY@EXCITE.COM

CALL 941 416 7857

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  Gary Paulsen

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Wayne
Use the search function for the message board. Type in Niagra. Frank has several photos posted in here of the Niagra with photos of the 70 footers in Cuba. Welcome aboard.
Gary


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Wayne, have sent you several photos from my collection via your E mail.................


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Wayne;
Gene Kirkland also has a number of Niagara photos on his website.
Take care,
TED


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raif hollister

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To Mr. Gene Kirkland

thanks to all of you guys for your swift and very helpful assistance

I do not have Mr Gene Kirklands website or i just may not be seeing or recognizing it

could someone send me the actual website

i stay in first grade a lot mentally

thanks

wayne

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Here is link to Gene's website.
http://pt-king.gdinc.com/
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Looks like Apprentice Seaman Hubert Chancey, from Birmingham, Alabama, arrived on the USS NIagara on Feb 3, 1942. He enlisted on Dec 24, 1941. On 4/24/42 he changed rate to Fireman 3rd Class. On 8/1/42, he advanced rate to FIreman 2nd Class.

On March 1, 1943, he advanced in rate to Fireman 1st Class.

And on May 27, 1943, he transfered to RON 3. On August 3, 1943, he transfered to MTB Base 1.

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  raif hollister

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thank you for the update

questions??

first let me thank all of you for all this quick response and pictures

just so all you guys know your efforts are so appreciated ,

this is a thumbnail sketch of my dad , he only had a second grade education but brought self service (racetrac) to the state , he built 14 gas stations and had many business interests to include movie threatres and helped gregory peck film 12 o clock high at fort Rucker Al. My mom built her own beauty salon out of block she laid herself for a two story buiding.

my dad was one of three brothers that enlisted on the same day in Enterprise alabama and when asked when could they leave my dad replied "just as soon as I tie my damn shoes" this was photographed and written up in the Enterprise Ledger .He eventually received 80 percent disability and died in 1985 at around 85 or so. but you know i don;t think his records reflect a purple heart yet he had sevice wounds



just need your professional opinions
i remember him telling me how he was sunk said he also did some time on local p t boats but cannot support by records he was a real serious farmboy by nature not given to exxageration or lying and he told me he had a torpedo actually come into the engine room

your information talks to a tender the USS James in the area but no one references the Niagra as a service boat

think it might be in the diaries , the nav source talks to where how sunk but appears all or any wartime photos go to anchorage in cuba (which i was not aware of to official records and sinking in Solomons

and the movie 109 reference to the crewmember going aboard the 109 from the sunken niagra

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