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WW2 USN LST-246 suit case with uniforms


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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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