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  1. Hi Elizabeth, The following are from "The Officer's Guide", July 1943 Edition: Hope this helps answer your question. Larry
  2. Sorry, no idea why just "P". I use this list as a reference - https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/abbreviations.html Larry
  3. NavSource identifies this ship as the USS Admiral W.L. Capps - see my response in the EPHEMERA, PHOTOGRAPHS & MILITARY ARTWORK ... section. Larry
  4. NavSource identifies this ship as the USS Admiral W.L. Capps and has a similar photo shown in the first section, third from bottom at this site - https://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22121.htm It has also had the names - USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121) (1950 - 1978) USAT General Hugh J. Gaffey (1946 - 1950) USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) (1944 - 1946) Larry
  5. 1) Service number 42097544 is an enlisted service number shown belonging to "Max H. Wilson" who entered the service 16 Aug 1944 2) MACR 4264 shows a B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Max E. Wilson lost on 24 Apr 1944 with notations that the crew were RTD (returned to duty). The MACR also contains a statement from S-2 files that states in part - "He dropped bombs on target and swung off towards Switzerland under control.". **MACR information from fold3 Larry
  6. "scottplen" is correct. Here is information for the 124th Cavalry KIA - ***above from ancestry Larry
  7. There is conflicting information regarding SSG Young - ** above from ancestry *** above from fold3 HIs Headstone Application card shows his DOB as 13 Aug 22 with a notation on the back indicating 13 Aug 23 and his unit as the 335th Infantry. The 335th was part of the 84th Division and fought in Europe. The 124th Cavalry fought in the CBI area. The Hospital Admission Card indicates KIA in the European theatre. Hope you can resolve these differences. Larry
  8. Navigator's insignia - http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usnavy/usnavynavigator.shtml Larry
  9. Typo on MACR number - should be 15453 Is the name and service number you have on the MACR? Larry
  10. Dorr's book "7th Bombardment Group/Wing, 1918-1995" lists two 436th Bombardment Squadron aircraft involved in incidents in May 1945. B-24J 44-41172 flown by Lt. J.P Osborne was lost on a mission 3 May 1945 and B-24J 42-73246 flown by Eugene B. Williams crashed on takeoff 8 May 1945. MACR 14453 lists the crew members of Lt. Osborne's plane. MACR page from fold3.. Additional documentation from a "R&R Report" dated 5 April 1946 indicates "Date presumed dead 4 May 1946...". Does your name and service number match any of these? If so, no
  11. Very nice grouping. Note, SSN 579 Swordfish is a nuclear powered submarine and was not commissioned until 15 September 1958 and is the second submarine by that name. Your Warrant Officer served aboard the original Swordfish, SS 193, from 10 October 1941 to 20 December 1943. SS 193 was lost on her thirteenth warpatrol in early 1945. Larry
  12. Found together in a thrift shop in southern Oregon (no studio name on photos)... I sincerely hope the GI got to experience his child growing up with his wife. Larry
  13. Found this while sorting some photos - TB-12 - from DANSF History Davis Charles Henry Davis, born 16 January 1807 in Boston, Mass., was appointed Midshipman 12 August 1823 and made many valuable scientific contributions to the Navy before the Civil War during which he served with distinction. As Flag Officer of the Mississippi Flotilla he directed the capture and destruction of seven Confederate gunboats and rams near Memphis, Tenn., and received the surrender of the city 6 June 1862; joined Farragut's fleet for operations against Vicksburg; and c
  14. gijoe.. In answer to your original question, here are copies of documentation regarding the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal criteria. The first is from - The Library of Congress, United States Statues at Large, 77th Congress, page 781 - 782 The second is from the - Federal Register, Friday February 14, 1947 **** (For reference, the World War 2 era Army of Occupation Medal was established by War Department Circular 102 dated 5 April 1946. Another reference indicates War Department General Orders (W
  15. Salvage Sailor's rating is for a Radarman from the 1947 change. The rating for a Radarman from 1942 to 1947 utilized this speciality symbol - Larry
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