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 Author  Topic: Righto you Yanks,HELP ME please :)
  Michael

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Gidday Everyone,
I have been enjoying reading all the posts and contributing to this forum,ive even made some good friends here,and i am now seriously hooked on PT Boats,However i must get back to why i came here in the first place,im still looking for information on my Grandfather, Cecil Emors Sellers,MoMM3c.
I now know that he wasnt a permanent member of a Boat crew,but he was part of the Base Force that serviced the Boats.
Does anyone on the board know what these base forces were called,I mean did they have a unit number or a squadron number,anything that i could further research.
Cecil died before i could meet him,1996.Oh,by the way im a war grandchild (Some of the boys did more than fight the Japs over here)
Ive included his Separation Paper if that helps.
Any info or where i could look would be great.
Thanks Fellas
Michael
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That's great that you have the seperation papers Michael! That really tells the story. Seems like your grandfather made the rounds - six ratings/promotions, plus PT base duty and crewed on two LST's. I wish I had something to help you out...have you looked up the ships he was on?

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160452.htm

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160045.htm

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They were pretty much called Base Force. However, they bases had differnt units within. Being a Motor Mac, He probalby would have been either the E-11 Unit - PT Operating Base Repair ComponentUnit or the E-12 Unit - PT Major Engine Overhaul Component. At Close Quarters describes all the units on Page 74-75.

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Michael

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Thanks 99 and 29,
Ive searched the Navsource sites and i will read my copy of At Close Quarters again.
The search goes on,all i want is one bloody picture of him,jeez you wouldnt think it would be so hard.
Anyway Cheers Fellas,
All the best to ya's

Michael

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Hold out hope Michael...grandkids are coming along and wanting to know more like you and I did. One of these days an offspring of a friend of your grandfather will show up with a handful of pictures, asking what they are of and looking for more info!

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  Michael

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Thanks for the encouragement Newsnerd,i suppose ive waited this long (47yrs) a bit longer is not gunna hurt,but my mum is not getting any younger!
Cheers Mate,

Michael

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