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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...
A few days after leaving Australia, the ship 25 miles ahead of Ralph Crump's radioed that it had been under torpedo...
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...
John Campbell was on ships that sunk twice. The first one [Annotator's Note: the SS Andrew G. Curtin, sunk 1944], he...
Walter Broll was told by one of the officers on the Grace Abbott that he should go to the English aid station at the...
The first saltwater trip John Campbell made as a US Merchant Marine [Annotator's Note: Campbell regularly does not...
John Campbell was born Clinton Township, Ohio in 1926. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about life during the...
Harold Whitaker went overseas in 1949. He was at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan when the Korean War began. After the...
John Campbell says that President Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States] had...
John Campbell wrote about what would have happened if he had had the G.I. Bill. His life would have been different...
Going into the Mediterranean on the SS Thomas Nelson Page is the most memorable experience for Edward Kissam. When he...
[Annotator's Note: David R. Saunders joined the Merchant Marine and during a port call in Egypt he contracted Bacillary...
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...
At 18, Ralph Crump was awed by the work and the caliber of the professionals with whom he interacted [Annotator's Note...
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:...
David R. Saunders recalled when they announced that the war was over. Everyone was hooping and hollering. When he...
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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