I'm doing some research on a sailor who served on the USS Bagley in August 1945. His initials are H.S.P.. How can I look at the roster of the ship for that time period? Any help greatly appreciated.
USS Bagley, WW2, I need a ships roster
Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:51 PM
Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:08 PM
What did his initials come off of?
Posted 13 April 2019 - 07:24 PM
There was a flag that I bought recently that had written on it "first US flag to fly over Marcus Island August 1945". On another part of the flag were "H.S.P.". I had never heard of Marcus Island but learned that it was a Japanese held island that we bombed but never invaded. In August 1945 the Japanese garrison wanted to surrender and the USS Bagley was sent. I was hoping that the letters were initials to a sailor on the Bagley so THANK YOU for checking. I checked a website that lists meanings for military acronyms but nothing really jumps out. This grouping included a US Navy uniform and some military book items that were all sold separately with no name ID out of Maine. Someone thought HSP stood for headquarters South Pacific but that seems a stretch. I hate dead ends.
There are actually two flags, one is a proper WW2 Navy Ensign size 7, the other isn't. I'll keep thinking what it could mean. I'll post a picture too soon. Again, thanks for checking.
Posted Today, 10:02 AM
The second flag has written upon it that it was the first flag flown on Marcus Island August 1945. Curiously, the second flag is NOT a Navy type flag like the first flag that I posted. Perhaps the other flag was a family mistake? I don't know.
I've learned doing research that the first ship to reach Marcus Island was a destroyer, the USS MAYRANT, DD-402. It is possible that the H.S.P. could belong to someone, presumably of significance, on that ship. Could I impose again on someone to check the crew list for the MAYRANT for someone with initials HSP? Many Thanks again.
Posted Today, 10:50 AM
I checked all the 1945 rosters for the USS MAYRANT, DD-402 and no one with those initials.
Posted Today, 03:33 PM
Chip, there is a military abbreviation search website that I checked but saw nothing that looked promising. What rank are you thinking?
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