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#1526 bazelot

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:49 PM

Latest setup. Both helmet and goggles are named to Carl Lawrence Love. Goggle strap was modified. I love this setup and the history attached to it.

 

Carl L. Love, 93, died September 8, 2017 at Bethel Home in Montezuma. He was born on June 21, 1924 in Reece, the son of Ira C. and Frances (Gentry) Love.
Carl attended a country school in Reece and then attended high school in Hamilton. After graduation, Carl served his country in World War II in the South Pacific as a tail gunner in the United States Navy. Carl continued his education at Emporia State Teachers College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education. On September 2, 1949, he married Marilyn Thomas in Montezuma. She preceded him in death on December 13, 1983. Carl taught from 1951-1964 in Stafford, Sublette, Cimarron and Montezuma, teaching math, chemistry, science, art, and 6th grade. He was also a farmer, retiring in 1980 and owned rental properties. After his retirement, Carl enjoyed the freedom to visit his family and attend auctions. Carl loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 

Carl L. Love was with VC-99. THe attached roster is when the squadron sailed as passengers from the West Coast to Hawaii in January 1945 to finish their training. In April 1945 they went to Saipan, where they were land based, and flew anti-sub patrols until the end of the month. On 4/30/45, they embarked on CVE-75 USS Hoggatt Bay, and conducted ground support missions for the Marines on Okinawa from May 17-June 22 1945. He would have been a turret gunner on one of the squadron's 12 TBM Avengers.

 

LOVE, Carl Lawrence                       701-05-96

 

From Muster Rolls on ancestry:

 

Assigned to VC-99 from USNAS Pensacola            28 Mar 44                            S1c

Change of Rate                 1 Jun 44                                                to AOM3c

Change of Rate                 1 Apr 45                                                to AOM2c

Transferred to COMFAIR Alameda CA                                    24 Oct 45

 

From War Diaries/War History on fold3:

 

Composite Squadron 99 (VC-99)

 

Commissioned  22 Mar 44

Transferred to US Naval Air Station Seattle

Transferred to USNAAS Klamath Falls, Oregon                   28 Apr 44

Transferred to NAAS Holtville, California                               Dec 44

Embarked on USS Bouganville for transport to Pearl Harbor         7 Jan 45

Transferred to NAS Kahului, Maui

Trained at Kahului until 7 Apr 45

Transferred to Saipan, MI           

Embarked on USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)                30 Apr 45

 

On CVE-75 through the end of the War

 

VC-99 Aircraft types -                     FM-2

                                                       TBF/TBM

 

Thanks to Larry and Paul for all the info they provided.

 

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:52 PM

Roster and registration card:

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

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