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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...
William B. Hughes first sailed on the SS Joseph Hamilton and that was followed by the USAHS Wisteria. The Hamilton was...
Henry Joffray was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War 2. There were 4,000 ships and 260,000 sailors in...
John DuBose signed on the SS Frenchtown as a messman. The ship was a T-2 tanker that was welded during construction and...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
Roger Shaw was assigned to the SS George Gayle on the Industrial Canal while it was still being completed by the...
Walter Broll was told by one of the officers on the Grace Abbott that he should go to the English aid station at the...
Harold Whitaker went overseas in 1949. He was at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan when the Korean War began. After the...
Walter Broll and his ship the Grace Abbott were in the harbor of Bari, Italy for two weeks before the attack took place...
Walter Broll saw chaos the next morning after the German attack on the port of Bari, Italy. Live and dead personnel...
William B. Hughes sailed on the hospital ship USAHS Wisteria on his second voyage. He was assigned a fire station but...
John DuBose heard little current war news while onboard the SS Frenchtown. They did learn shortly after the end of the...
Walter Broll always had a haircut on Saturday. He would then go to confession since he was raised a Catholic. On one...
Henry Joffray sailed his first Merchant Marine voyage delivering shredded wheat for the troops. [Annotator's Note:...
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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