US Merchant Marine

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When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
All of the Catholic school teachers were nuns. They were not married. High school teachers in Iowa were required to be...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
Crump had enrolled as a draftsman in the local aircraft plant but in the meantime several of the shipyards had posted...
Woods was a wiper in the engine room. There were 15 wipers aboard large ships. The wipers reported to the 1st Mate....
Crumps dad was making 90 cents an hour. A dime was a big difference in those days. Gasoline was 10 cents a gallon and a...
Woods was upset after the war because he wasn't given the benefits of the G.I. Bill. A friend of his his who had been...
Crump stayed in the shipyard for the better part of a year. They had launched about 14 ships. The launching details had...
Crump came back after the war to visit some of his buddies. He got there the very day they were floating the ship. They...
Crump was able to get a gold crown in his teeth and was able to join. This was in late 1943. Crump was told then that...
Crump and the Chief Engineer had done some work when the seas were calm. The Chief Engineer felt that there was a...
Roger Shaw was assigned to the [Annotator’s Note: SS ] on the Industrial Canal while it was still being completed by...
Harold Whitaker went overseas in 1949. He was at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan when the Korean War began. After the...
View of the "Augustin Daly," a US Merchant Marine Ship whose Naval Armed Guard crews earned a Battle Star for the...
View from deck of US Navy vessel to two other American Liberty ships including the SS Andreas Honcharenko (2829)....

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