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Captain Jeff

Greetings from the soggy, foggy PNW.

I have joined this forum in the hopes of tracking down both my late grandfather's military background, specifically to action on Attu Alaska.

My Father has just turned 86 and recently he expressed regret how little he know about his father.

Fred A. Phillips (fathers father) was a captain in the Merchant marines when his ship went down off the coast of Iceland when my father was in his early teens.

I do not know his rank when he was on Attu.

As he was divorced from my fathers mother, Captain Phillips lived at sea most of his life so little interaction went on between boy and father.

It turns out my mother's father (Raymond Stubbs) was in the Military Sea Transport division on Attu as well.

I do not know his rank when he was on Attu.

I would like to find out what I can about both of these men for my parents by Christmas of this year.

Any suggestions on where/how/who to search would be very much appreciated.

Following in a family tradition I served in the USCG and last year attained my 100t captains license off a vessel of my own.

Semper Paratus...

Jeff.

 

 

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huntssurplus

Hey Jeff,

 

I have a relative that was at Attu as well, he was a combat engineer. I would recommend posting in the "Individual and Unit Research" Section on the forum, here is a link: https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/forum/88-individual-and-unit-research/

 

Good luck on your search and welcome to forum!
Hunt

I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

^^ PM ME!!

 

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TheCrustyBosun

Jeff,

Welcome aboard from one Coastie to another!

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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Captain Jeff

Ahoy Boats!

Where did you do your duty?

I was at Alameda for the first duty, then the 82 foot patrol boat Point Glass out of Gig Harbor and finally West Point Lighthouse, was part of the crew that decommissioned it and made it automated.

Regards,

Jeff

 

USCG - Pt. Glass Patrol Boat.jpg

West Point Lighthouse.png

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TheCrustyBosun

Air STA Corpus Christi

Group ATON Facility Corpus 

CGC Eagle

CG Academy Sailing and Seamanship Branch (Waterfront)

PSU 307

CGC Eagle

Sta New London

 

I wanted an 82 really bad but came too late for them. Last ones I saw in service were Lobos, Highland, and Bataan. Spent time underway on the Baker in high school. My friend’s dad was the XPO. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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