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Complement: 8-10 officers, 89-100 enlisted men. Armament: 1 × single 3"/50 caliber gun mount; 8 × 40 mm guns; 12 × 20 mm guns.

. Read a book called, The Ninety and Nine. The story of a WW2LST. The title referred to the crew. My father served on an LST in the early 1960s, USS Sumner County, LST-1148.

 

Id be very interested in what other ships Cookie served on. And, when he actually retired. Was LST 246 his last ship, or was the case a souvenir of a past command that was a good place to store his uniforms?

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. Read a book called, The Ninety and Nine. The story of a WW2LST. The title referred to the crew. My father served on an LST in the early 1960s, USS Sumner County, LST-1148.

 

Id be very interested in what other ships Cookie served on. And, when he actually retired. Was LST 246 his last ship, or was the case a souvenir of a past command that was a good place to store his uniforms

I do not have these items. This was broken up before I got to it.

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So Cookie. Made First Class inn1960. Generally, you are required to remain on active duty for 2 years to be advanced. So, probably looking at him entering the Navy, some time around 1942. That would give him 20 years and account for his 4 hash marks.

 

Next would be to find out when he was on the LST.

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Clemens was on the sub hunter USS PC-565 on Aug 8th 1943. This information was found on a paper titled "Doman of Neptunis Rex" "bound for Rio De Janero" The photo was too large for me to post.

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Clemens was on the sub hunter USS PC-565 on Aug 8th 1943. This information was found on a paper titled "Doman of Neptunis Rex" "bound for Rio De Janero" The photo was too large for me to post.

. It looks like he then went to LST-246 as original crew (Plank Owner). LST-246 was decommissioned in 1946, so Clemens moved on to the rest of his career. Hung onto the case over the years and packed away his gear when he retired. It would be interesting to find out if he got out after the war, then re-enlisted after being out for a bit. I served with a number of men while I was in the Navy, who were in WW2, got out, hung around a while, then went back in to finish a career
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mike bravo
On 3/12/2020 at 10:05 PM, P-59A said:

LST - 246

LST - 246 was laid down on 12 May 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 22 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Joseph Shaw; and commissioned on 23 August 1943. During World War IT, LST-246 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Marshall Islands operation: (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1944 (B) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February 1944 Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944 Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944 Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands - September and October 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May 1945 Following the war, LST-246 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 1946 when she returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 14 February 1946. On 26 June 1947, she was transferred to the United States Army and struck from the Navy list on 12 March 1948. LST-246 earned six battle stars for World War IT service.

 

On 3/12/2020 at 10:00 PM, P-59A said:

This is "Cookie" aka Clemens

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I was looking for info on a family member (Albert Christian) who was on LST246. I found the attached OCT 1945 muster list with Arthur Clemens next to my family member. It looks like Clemens enlisted in the Navy 12 JAN 1943 and was received on LST246 on 19 AUG 1945 as a Ships Cook 2nd Class (SC2c). Hope this helps you with info on Clemens.

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mike bravo
2 minutes ago, mike bravo said:

 

 

I was looking for info on a family member (Albert Christian) who was on LST246. I found the attached OCT 1945 muster list with Arthur Clemens next to my family member. It looks like Clemens enlisted in the Navy 12 JAN 1943 and was received on LST246 on 19 AUG 1945 as a Ships Cook 2nd Class (SC2c). Hope this helps you with info on Clemens.

LST 246 Muster OCT 1945.pdf 525.9 kB · 1 download

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