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Amphibious Forces of WWII/USNTS Sampson
AMPHIBIOUS FORCES OF WWII/USNTS SAMPSON
Welcome to the Amphibs/Sampson Website Message Board. Due to spammers posting, it is moderated. Posts will not be visible until I mark them approved. They can also be out of sequence due to spam being deleted, but the message chain being marked as updated. I also delete partisan political commentary. Russ
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Subject: Materials to donate to Museum


Author:
Susan Graham
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Date Posted: 11:30:05 05/04/22 Wed

I have several items from Sampson training 1944-45: Booklet about the U.S. Naval training center at Sampson written by Robert Shapien, NY Herald Tribune; Photograph of QM School Class 645, Dec. 26, 1944; mimeographed booklet titled "The Salts: Memories of QM 6-45." My father was there for basic in June, 1944 and QM Dec 1945. Will send all to you carefully packaged at my own cost if the museum wants them. Please provide name and address.

Susan Graham

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Subject: CO 209 Picture


Author:
Mark Cronk
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Date Posted: 08:32:00 11/27/21 Sat

I have a group photo of CO 209 U.S. Naval Training Center, Sampson, N.Y. dated April 25, 1945. If anyone would like to have the photo that is framed, I would ship it to them for the cost of doing so.

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Subject: Looking for my Fathers Company #/photo


Author:
James Jennings
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Date Posted: 11:23:10 04/12/22 Tue

My Father, James J. Jennings Jr. was at USNTS, Sampson sometime at the end of 1943. His discharge papers show his first day of “Active Duty” was Oct. 1, 1943 which was just short of his 18th birthday. How long was training camp in those days to search for his Company graduation picture. Thanks in advance.

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Subject: Richard A. Kisela Logistic Support Co. 57


Author:
Brad
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Date Posted: 10:02:20 03/22/22 Tue

My father was in the Navy at Sampson in Company 57.
Also at Adv. Base Sup Trg. Com/ Camp Perry, Williamsburg, Virginia
Logistics Support, Co. 57
USNABPD, San Bruno, California
4th Special NCB
Enlisted 10/25/44

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Subject: Did MacArthur visit around 45


Author:
Bob Wheeler
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Date Posted: 15:59:08 03/03/22 Thu

Hello all - I'm trying to solve a mystery about my dad who was Navy from 45-47. Went to NTC Sampson 1/9/45. Kids remember a story that he saw MacArthur. He was on the FDR but I find no records MacArthur would have been on the boat. Truman was on in 66 which would make more sense, but siblings adamant the story contains MacArthur. Appreciate any information or leads. //Bob (USN)

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Subject: CO 159, Sep 5, 1944


Author:
LILLIAN STEYNE
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Date Posted: 20:23:03 12/01/21 Wed

I have a photo of the graduating class from USNTC 9/5/1944, company 159. Looking for a complete list of graduates. My possible maternal grandfather is in this photo. Please help me. I have a partial list of name.
Thank you in advance for your help

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Subject: Class 845 Cooks & Bakers US Naval Training Center Sampson NY


Author:
Donald Robert Manson
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Date Posted: 18:27:50 05/31/21 Mon

MY father Donald Robert Manson was a member of Class 845 Cooks & Bakers US Naval Training Center Sampson NY June 12, 1945. I am trying to find out what ship he was a cook on. Any leads would be appreciated. thank you

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Subject: Clarion "Red" Gross


Author:
Christopher Gross
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Date Posted: 16:16:01 11/09/21 Tue

Hello

I recently learned my father went to Sampson. Just figured I'd post his name and see if anyone might have heard of him.

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Subject: Class information


Author:
David Strasshofer
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Date Posted: 13:17:35 10/11/21 Mon

Recently found out my father enlisted in the Navy on 17 April 1945. He was 14 yoa and enlisted under the name of Thomas Aloysius Scanlon. He reported 28 May 1945 and did Basic at Sampson, graduating as a Seaman Second. He was enroute to Cavite PI when his age was discovered and he was honorably discharged. He was discharged 5 Sept 1945. Trying to find what class he may have been in. I figure he may have graduated sometime in July considering the training cycle of the time. Also curious what MOS he had from his training. His discharge shows sea duty, I'm guessing he did not have enough time in the PTO to be eligible for that ribbon. He was awarded the Victory Medal and American Campaign medal. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Subject: Building Sampson Base


Author:
Ann
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Date Posted: 17:45:21 09/09/21 Thu

In 1942, my great uncle, Joseph Patrick Hughes Jr., a mason and building contractor, was a Superintendent with J A Johnson Construction Company, and was working on building the Sampson Base.
He had a heart attack and died at the Base Infirmary on 23 August 1942.

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Subject: Boat Pool 15-1, Manila PI


Author:
Douglas Spencer
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Date Posted: 07:05:54 09/14/15 Mon

I reported to Boat pool 15-1, Manila late august 1945. We lived in tent city until wooden barkets were built several months later. it was a short hike to the Yacht base were the LCVP and LCM landing craft were moored. The unit moved to Caviotte in Feb. 1946. I left for discharge in May 1946.
The duty was great foe a MOMMFN snipe,

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Subject: Ramo Ray Folli


Author:
Steven Wallace
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Date Posted: 10:05:06 12/11/20 Fri

I'm looking for any pictures or information on Ramo Ray Folli. I'm putting together a scrapbook for my mother-in-law as a gift for christmas, and she doesn't have many pictures of him. I know his Service # is 8125428 and he enlisted on July 9 1943, but I'm not 100% sure what day he graduated. I think he was in company 311, but again, I'm not 100%. Anything would be so much help!

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Subject: Roland Chinatti


Author:
Diane Chinatti (daughter)
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Date Posted: 14:05:57 11/18/20 Wed

Roland passed away 7 days ago at the young age of 93. I for the first time am looking at his Honorable Discharge papers and your place is listed so I am thinking that is where he went to boot camp. He entered on 7/4/45. Do any of the photos have service men's names on them? I have a coiuple but would love any information about him you might have. Thank you. Diane Chinatti

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Subject: WW2 / USNTS Sampson


Author:
Jim Ryan
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Date Posted: 16:40:15 09/26/20 Sat


looking to confirm my father, John T. Ryan from Towanda PA was at USNTS Sampson 1942/43

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Subject: COMPANY GRADUATION PHOTO WANTED


Author:
ANDREW CIONGOLI
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Date Posted: 21:14:54 10/02/20 Fri

I AM LOOKING FOR A 1943 GRADUATION GROUP COMPANY PHOTO
OF COMPANY 230 UNIT D
ARRIVAL DATE AT SAMPSON WAS MARCH 12 1943
NOT SURE OF THE GRADUATION DATE

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Subject: Llewellyn Morris Parlette, Lt. Jg during Normandy Invasion


Author:
Linda P Paz Soldan
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Date Posted: 10:47:18 09/11/20 Fri

My father, Llewellyn M. Parlette, trained in amphibious landing procedures at Sampson before being deployed to England from where participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day +6, I believe. Is there anyone still alive or a record of him during his time at Sampson Training Station? I would love to find some photos of memories of him during this period of his life. Thank you so much...
Linda Parlette Paz Soldan, his daughter (now 78 years of age)

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Subject: Roberts R. Engholm


Author:
Candy Roberts
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Date Posted: 17:54:05 08/22/20 Sat

I am looking for anyone who knew or served with my Uncle. Roberts Roy Engholm. He was in the Merchant Marines aboard S. S. Young America. January 21, 1946 until March 25, 1946.

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Subject: Picture of Company 540 (Jan 13 1945)


Author:
Chris Chigas
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Date Posted: 12:16:41 08/09/20 Sun

I have a picture of Company 540 that was just give to me by my brother who had possession of may fathers belongings. My father Paul A Chigas served in the Navy along with all of his brothers. I don't think that he's in the picture.

I'm trying to figure out why he had it. Maybe one of my uncles? I'm not even sure that he attended at Sampson. Because of the size, I have to figure out how to scan the picture and then I'll upload it.

If you you do have any information about Paul A. Chigas from Peabody, MA please let me know.

It's GOD's work that your doing with this WEB site. Thanks you, I'll upload the picture soon.

Chris Chigas, Paebody, MA

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Subject: USS AUBURN AGC-10 593rd JASCO


Author:
Marilyn Mauldin
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Date Posted: 12:25:43 06/10/06 Sat

Hi: My husband, Carl, served as Radioman in the 593rd JASCO unit aboard the Auburn which was a flagship & was at Iwo Jima, Okinawa etc. I thought it would be interesting to contact other JASCO shipmates. He has the origibal "Souvenir Album" with a photo of each unit aboard.Someone may like a copy.
He took boots at San Diego & radio training school at Boulder, CO.
He isn't into computers quite yet, so I'm acting as secretary. MY personal comment : THANKS TO EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !

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Subject: Looking for pictures


Author:
Fred letteer
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Date Posted: 19:11:23 03/10/20 Tue

We are looking for information or pictures of my father he was enlisted from 1942-1946. Anything would be appreciated. Thank you !
Hubert E. Letteer

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Subject: notification of death


Author:
Tonia Digirolamo Griffon
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Date Posted: 18:00:49 02/03/20 Mon

This is to notify you that my father, JJ Digirolamo,
passed away on May 22, 2018. He certainly enjoyed seeing this website whenever I introduced it to him in 2011. Thank you for your work on the page. My children enjoy it as well.

Sincerely,
Tonia Digirolamo-Griffon
Lafayette, LA

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Subject: S.S. Howell Lykes


Author:
Geri S. Rapp
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Date Posted: 15:54:45 09/12/18 Wed

I just found an old green card of my father's (along with some old, faded photos of him and some buddies in the Philippines) entitled "Ancient Order of the Deep" indicating he was on the ship S.S. Howell Lykes and crossed the Equator.

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Subject: Company 203 - Unit D - April 5, 1944


Author:
Michael Somershoe
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Date Posted: 00:33:14 10/20/19 Sun

I came across some old navy records of my grandfather, Stanley (Bob) Somershoe. One appears to be a partial roster provided by "Sampson WW-2 Navy Veterans, Inc" in 1997 of Company 203, Unit D, From March 19, 1944 - May 1, 1944 - I also have an accompanying photo of Company 203. I'm Willing to share these upon request.

The other record was a "Notice of Separation From U.S. Naval Service". His service was from 3/18/1944 - 2/3/1946. This form shows he was a Seaman 1st Class (SV-6 USNR) ; Remarks: AL NAV 6-46, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal ; Service: USNTS Sampson, NY , R/S NTD Washington, D.C.

I am pretty ignorant to a lot of the abbreviations so was looking for help in understanding the following:

1) AL NAV 6-46?
2) R/S NTD Washington D.C.?
3) Is it possible to tell what specific ship, if any, that he served on based on the company, unit, date, medals, etc.. provided?
4) If so - What was there primary tasks during the war

Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Subject: CBMU 517 ship


Author:
Kathy Iverson
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Date Posted: 03:16:45 07/20/08 Sun

I am trying to find out the name of my Dad's ship during WWII. He was in the CBMU 517 unit from 4-5-43 to 9-20-45. His name was Francis "Butch" Becvar. He was a cook on the ship.

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Subject: Pictures needed


Author:
Krista Ericsson
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Date Posted: 10:19:47 07/13/19 Sat

I am creating a book for my grandfather’s birthday with the letters he wrote during WWII. His name is Robert Dale, he was in U.S.N.T.C. F20 CO. 439. From September 1944 til Nov 1944. Then in December 1944 he returned and worked in Mess Hall, unit H (OGU BIO U). Then went to service school command, electrian’s mate school (E.M. 13-45) until April 1945. I am looking for any pics I can find.

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Subject: DeLillo in late 1944 in database?


Author:
Dean DeLillo
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Date Posted: 10:42:58 06/24/19 Mon

Russ,

The record(s) you found are indeed my father. He spelled our last name a few different ways back then (for some weird reason!). His birth certificate and all my Grandfather's records have DiLillo. As a teenager my father used that spelling along with DeLillo and DeLillio; eventually deciding to use the 'e' instead of the 'i'.
Anyway, I can send an image of his discharge papers which have the spelling you have plus the same serial number.

What other information do you have??

Super grateful for your efforts.
Dean DeLillo

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Subject: Looking for records


Author:
Ralph Sandle, jr.
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Date Posted: 11:44:08 06/29/19 Sat

Trying to find any records for my father Ralph Sandle who was active duty on 26 February 1943 and went to basic training at NTS Sampson NY before assigned to the USS Trever. Anything would be helpful.

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Subject: trying to find Steve Petronko


Author:
Raymond Petronko
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Date Posted: 09:28:33 06/06/19 Thu

My dad's Stephen Petronko,date of entry was July 7th 1943 dog tag 5205067. his NTs was Sampson, NY. how can I find more info about him. i there some kind of registry?

Thanks,

-Ray

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Subject: Naval Records of my Grandfather


Author:
Zachary Sperling
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Date Posted: 14:28:46 06/20/19 Thu

Hello, my grandfathers name is Harold E. Leider. He arrived at the U.S.N.T.S. Sampson N.Y. on 8 Aug 1945. I am trying to find any information about his time their. Any pictures or other records would be great as well. If you would like I can also provide his service number if that would make it easier for you to find the records. As he does not recall much about his service I am trying to give him back a piece of his past.

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Subject: Julius Sandroni


Author:
Sally Ann Smith
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Date Posted: 09:15:52 05/22/19 Wed

I'm trying to confirm info that Julius Sandroni was stationed at Sampson Naval Training Station 1942/1943 time period. He was from Sayre, PA
Thanks ~~ Sally

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Subject: Company 412


Author:
Dusty White
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Date Posted: 20:47:45 05/05/19 Sun

My father Charles Robert White (10/26/26----05/05/2015) originally from Weston, WV -- was in Company 412 ---1945 Pharmistis Mate

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Subject: Camp Sampson 1944


Author:
Henry J Pagano
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Date Posted: 13:38:20 08/22/18 Wed

My grandfather (92 years young) was filling me in on his experience prepping for World War 2 and his training at Camp Sampson in the Summer of 1944 after his graduation from high school in Albany, NY.

Is there any chance anyone has any photos from the G-Unit cadets from the late summer of 1944 thru the Fall of 1944?

I would love to be able to find his photo and share it with him.

God Bless,
Henry

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Subject: APA-198, USS McCracken--David E. Dingley


Author:
Michael Kirby
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Date Posted: 13:51:39 03/30/03 Sun

I'm looking to hear from anyone who served aboard either the APA-198, USS McCracken or the AM-225, USS Elusive.
Also would like to hear from anyone who knew A Coxswain by the name of David E. Dingley who served aboard both of these vessels.

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Subject: LST training


Author:
Rodney Chapman
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Date Posted: 10:54:38 12/28/18 Fri

I wonder if you may have any information about this subject?
I lived with a family that had a cousin, Steve Backner that trained at Samson prior to D-Day. He related some stories of landing troops ashore only to see them shot to pieces.
I did not ,notice anything on this website that references this type of training.

Also, while at NAS Sanford, Fl., (1061)I spoke to a sailor that was sent to Boot Camp at Samson. Needless to say, that base was already closed. This man was put in a hotel nearby awaiting the recruiter to come from Horseheads, NY. Only problem was that the recruiter only came on Tuesdays!

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Subject: Boot camp photo


Author:
Harold P. Seeber
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Date Posted: 09:37:40 03/05/09 Thu

I was at Sampson from Dec. 19 1944 until end of Feb. 1945-.Was in G unit. Company 549. I have a very good orig. photo of final photo taken at end of training. One may remember our unit leader was out of uniform for having a tailor made kerchief on in the photo.

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Subject: Looking for info on two uncles in the Navy WWII


Author:
Meadows
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Date Posted: 13:16:28 12/02/18 Sun

I know this is a long shot, but I am looking for information on two uncles i had in the Navy. One during WWII and the other a little after. The one I am most interested in learning more about is my uncle in the war. My mother's brother, who his wife has passed and the had no kids. I remember going to his funeral in the mid 80's and I was 16 or so. There was a newspaper article that on him about his service that his shipmate brought. No one really knew this man who served with him,or about my uncle's service. He never talked about the war of the topic of the article. It was about my uncle, Shoffner Meadows, who served on a mine sweeper was responsible for sinking a U-Boat. Mom doesn't know the name of his ship. I have searched to no avail. Can someone steer me in the direction to find how to obtain his records or information on him? Thanks so much
Jason Meadows Willis

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Subject: Looking for info on my dad, Larry Lincoln from MA


Author:
Bob Lincoln
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Date Posted: 11:45:04 11/29/18 Thu

My dad turned 18 in April 1945, enlisted and had to report to Sampson before his high school graduation. So he would have been at Sampson around early May to maybe July? Not sure how many weeks one trained here. I remember him telling me they spent some time playing baseball once their training was done. Then he was in Philadelphia awaiting a ship to be commissioned. I have no idea what unit he was in here, and he died in 2007. Is there a way to find out?

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Subject: Photos taken of base


Author:
Robert Brotz
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Date Posted: 09:15:03 10/30/18 Tue

My Grandfather Stewart J. Comfort was asked to shoot photos of the base for the Navy. Would there be any photos attributed to him. For the purpose of our family history. Or is there some one I could contact to find out.

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Subject: LeRoy Dale Allen, Harris APA


Author:
Tamara Miles
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Date Posted: 20:43:10 10/13/18 Sat

My biological grandfather, LeRoy Dale Allen was on the ship Harris until Feb. 22, 1944, when he was transferred. I am curious about whether anyone has photos, etc. Thank you.

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Subject: Picture of Graduating Class Company 372 Nov.6, 1943


Author:
Judy Hall
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Date Posted: 13:04:58 09/08/18 Sat

Have picture of my Dad's graduating class at Sampson. Am happy to share if needed for the website. My Dad Harold G. Domchick trained as a sonar man and served on DE Riley.
Thanks.

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Subject: Silk Pillow Covers


Author:
Cecelia Purner
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Date Posted: 06:33:41 08/16/18 Thu

I have recently found two silk pillow covers that my Father sent to my Mother. My Father trained at Sampson during WWII. I don't wish to keep these mementos but I would rather not throw the away. If there is any interest, please contact me at the e-mail listed above.

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Subject: Hello


Author:
Christina
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Date Posted: 18:22:45 05/28/18 Mon

Greetings!
My grandfather graduated from Sampson Naval center on January 10, 1945 Co 378. Name Kenneth Meyer, He will be 91 this year! I am a proud Granddaughter of this remarkable man! Any links, photos would be appreciated.I'm having no luck finding any info on this particular company. He also served on the USS Herbert J Thomas in 1946. Thanks!

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Subject: COmpany picture


Author:
Joan Pokrant
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Date Posted: 07:43:00 08/11/18 Sat

Hello,
I have Company 441's group photo. I see that you do not have a copy. I also have a holiday menu and perhaps some newsletters. iff you want any of these, let me know and I can send them electronically. Thanks you. Would love to contribute to this website.
Joan, daughter of Clifford Waitt

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Subject: Photo of Company 406


Author:
Allen Conover
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Date Posted: 19:54:17 08/07/18 Tue

Was going through some of my parents old photos and found a Photo of Company 406 November 25 1943. My dad was in the class. If anyone would like a copy of that picture I would be glad to send one.

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Subject: Looking for Info


Author:
Michael Mitchell
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Date Posted: 18:19:54 07/10/18 Tue

I am looking for information on my father, Frederick George Mitchell, who entered the US Navy on 3/23/44 and was at Sampson for boot camp. If you could provide a date and company number or picture it would be greatly appreciated

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Subject: picture from Naval Training Center


Author:
Patricia Yocca
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Date Posted: 11:55:18 06/02/18 Sat

I just came across a picture that belonged to my grandfather, Fred Menard. He passed way many many years ago. The picture appears to be a fire station with B-25 on the top of the building. I know my grandfather was in the Navy and at sometime a fireman and then was a coal man on a train. The back of the picture has posted Courtesy Public Relations Office, Naval training station, Sampson, N<Y<, CREDIT LIE MUST READ, U.S. NAVY OFFICIAL PHOTO.

If the museum would like this picture, please let me know. I'd be happt to send it to you with a picture of my grandfather.

Thank you.

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Subject: Found USS Wayen photo album on ebay would like to share!


Author:
Claudine Purdue
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Date Posted: 15:47:23 06/01/18 Fri

Hello Everyone ,

It's been forever since posting last. I recently found and purchased from a photography seller on ebay a photo album of activities circa wwii on the wayne and i think another ship. Would love to share with you all..habe to scan them first.

Claudine ( GM3 Peter Salzarulo's Granddaughter) he was known as 'Sal' to several of you. 😁

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Subject: Company 248


Author:
Bill Payne
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Date Posted: 14:18:06 05/25/18 Fri

My Dad was in Company 248 and I have the Graduation Pic. from June 9th, 1943. If anyone would like a copy please mail me at wspceo1@aol.com
Regards
Bill

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Subject: re: boot camp at Sampson


Author:
colleen moyles wheeler
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Date Posted: 08:14:03 06/09/12 Sat

Greetings All,

have just located a newspaper clipping that states my Dad was home on leave for seven days after completing boot camp at US Naval Station Sampspn,NY. The article was dated July 3, 1943. From this, I was trying to determine his company .. and the closest I could come up with was Company 260, whose photo was as of the end of June. Were Company photos taken at the time of "graduation"? Was not sure how long boot camp lasted back in 1943. Many thanks!

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Subject: USS Natrona 28-29 May 1945


Author:
Joe Smith
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Date Posted: 06:39:54 05/24/18 Thu

Sir:

I am researching information on my grandfather's ship, USS Forrest DD-461/DMS-24. His ship was moored next to the USS Natrona on the 28th and 29th of May 1945 at Kerama Retto after being damaged by kamikaze attacks on 27May1945. Your website lists a number of men transferred from the Natrona; my Question is do you have or know of a list of these crewmen transferred off the Forrest on 28/29May1945? (Crewmen from the USS Braine were also being transferred since both ships were damaged on 27May)

Thank you for your time!

V/r
JS

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Subject: Sampson Company 230 Graduation Photo 1943


Author:
ANDREW CIONGOLI
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Date Posted: 21:10:08 02/15/15 Sun

WANTED SAMPSON NAVAL TRAINING CENTER COMPANY 230 GRADUATION PHOTO FROM 1943.

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Subject: What is the rank ACC used at Sampson


Author:
Kirby Lindtveit
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Date Posted: 15:47:13 04/13/18 Fri

My father-in-law, Henry Jost trained at USNTC Sampson in Feb-Mar 1945 graduating with Co.176. He then remained to train subsequent classes. He is referred to as ACC Jost. I can find no reference to this acronym. Can anyone help.
Thanks.

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Subject: Oct.7,1944 Sampson Naval Training Center CO 567


Author:
Kit Ryan/Mele
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Date Posted: 17:40:51 03/08/15 Sun

My dad was at the training center in 1944.I believe it was boot camp.I have a picture,but it has some damage.On the back is a list of names.I believe my dad was a mechanic.I know he went over sea's on a ship.In my mom's bible it says he recieved baptism and had his first communion on board ship in 1945.His name was George T. Ryan.I'm hoping for ANY info as to where they went,the Ships name and any stories of those who may have been ship mates with him.My dad passed in 1975 and i really feel like I don't know much about him. Thank You to ALL those who have served,I for one appreciate Your service.

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Subject: Shellback


Author:
Sharon Nelson
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Date Posted: 13:38:06 01/21/18 Sun

Our grandfather’s shellback certificate from July has longitude”0000” and latitude “secret”
Not surprising as much of the letters he wrote Home are cut out for censoring. Anyone having more information would like to get with you to find out more.

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Subject: SS Howell Lykes


Author:
Sharon Nelson
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Date Posted: 08:42:06 01/21/18 Sun

My grandfather, Jim Hobizal, we believe was on the SS Lykes at that time. We have afew award certificates (Polllywog or Shellback) but they don’t have signatures on them from other servicemen. One is dated January of 1944. If yours has signature would love to see if our grandpa is there. We have very little from him as he passed shortly after his return home from Service.

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Subject: My grandfather was there :)


Author:
Brian
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Date Posted: 12:17:02 01/14/18 Sun

My grandfather trained at Sampson back in 44 and Don Rickles was in his unit as well. Do they have a ball cap for the training. center for this year or for WW2 in general? I have his dog tags they are round and mom has his navy uniform pic. Brian K Mino

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Subject: USS Botetourt APA 136


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John Robison
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Date Posted: 11:43:05 03/11/03 Tue

Looking for anyone who served on the USS Botetourt APA 136 during WWII. My dad served on the ship in '45-'46. Was in Tokyo Bay for unconditional surrender.


Thank you,
John Robison

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Subject: Jjoseph Burns (Sampson 9/43)


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Joseph H Burns
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Date Posted: 17:38:35 12/14/17 Thu

My Dad Joseph H. Burns (PO 2 Pharmacist Mate) entered Sampson in mid 1943. Was discharged as a PO2 Pharmacist Mate on 2/18/46 from the Bainbridge Md. Separation Ctr. Served @ the USN Hospital #5 from 9/43-7/45. I have one # (820-98-35) Can anyone help me w/ further info.

Joseph H. Burns III

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Subject: The USS Catoctin stories that MUST BE TOLD!`


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Jeanette Henderson
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Date Posted: 14:11:28 11/17/14 Mon

I have been commissioned to write a book about the USS Catoctin, and would appreciate any and all stories, pictures and information that any of you would be willing to share. What I have learned so far has been an incredible journey, and I would love to try to include as many more stories as possible, as well as to confirm some of the wilder stories I've already heard :-). No doubt in the process, we can create a network of survivors, friends and family members to share. Please send any helpful information to me at jeanette.henderson@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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Subject: My dad in WWII


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Connie Lindsey
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Date Posted: 13:55:34 11/28/14 Fri

My father was in the amphibious forces in WWII. His name was Malvin Wiggins and served in the South Pacific. He would not talk much about WWII but did tell us he was a frog man. Just wondering if anyone may still be living that knew my father and could tell me about his service.

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Subject: WWII Navy Amphibous training at San Bruno


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Janet Harrill
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Date Posted: 20:50:55 11/11/14 Tue

My father was in the Navy in WWII. I know he trained at San Bruno. I remember seeing pictures of him with a group dressed like soldiers or marines. I always thought that was strange since he was in the Navy. He never talked much about the mission he was on at the end of the war. I found out after he died that he had been with the amphibious unit that was set to invade the coast of Japan. He used to joke that he rode a magic carpet one time, when we would see anything about the Arabian Knights. I didn't know the significance until I read about the operation to pick up service men throughout the South Pacific that was called Magic Carpet. From what I read the whole mission they were on to invade Japan was to be kept secret and I'm sure they told them that at the time. He never revealed much about that. He said that they were ready to leave on a mission and had been told that most of them would probably die, when they heard that Japan had been bombed. I would like to know if anyone remembers my father or could give me any information about his service. His name was John Baxter Harrill S1/C. He may have been called Shorty or J.B.

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Subject: Company 476


Author:
Marc Gingold
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Date Posted: 16:37:54 11/09/14 Sun

Where do I send the original picture if you don't have a copy?

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Subject: Jim McCarthy


Author:
Karen McClung
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Date Posted: 06:53:59 11/08/17 Wed

If anyone remembers or has a photo of James McCarthy, circa March through May of 1944, I would greatly appreciate you letting me know. Thank you and God Bless.

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Subject: USS Taboara


Author:
Steve Gering
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Date Posted: 11:12:26 11/04/17 Sat

My father in law Richard S Orr, served as a cook on the Tabora 44-46
Richard S Orr

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Subject: Why is the picture of company133 not in with the others


Author:
Faye Spears
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Date Posted: 15:14:28 10/03/17 Tue

My Father was Howell Franklin Combs. I have a group picture of Company 133. It was made @ U.S. Naval Training Station in Sampson N.Y. August 7 1943. Thank You Faye Combs Spears

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Subject: Lynn E. Thomas


Author:
Michelle Walbridge - Florida
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Date Posted: 12:18:37 09/18/17 Mon

I was recently told that my grandfather Lynn E. Thomas was stationed at Sampson Naval Station. Our family has no information or pictures regarding his time in the Navy. Can someone suggest the best way to get information and/or pictures of him?

Thank you in advance for any information.
Michelle

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Subject: Service deployment


Author:
Max Palmer
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Date Posted: 11:18:52 09/03/17 Sun

During my visit to the wonderful museum at Sampson, we found my brother Zane, listed on the Muster Roll..12/31/1943. The docent was kind enough to make a copy for me to take home, which I thought was very generous. I was told that I could go to a website and track his deployments, during the war. I know that he spent his time in the Pacific Theater.
My question: could someone provide me with the website that I was told of? I wrote it on a piece of paper that was misplaced.
Or a phone number for the museum, so that I could talk to someone there. Thank you in advance, for any help.

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Subject: co 447


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Jacquie Limeri
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Date Posted: 06:13:17 08/30/17 Wed

I have a picture of my grandfather's (Jack Henry) CO 447 group from March 15, 1945. I can e-mail a copy to anyone who would like it.

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Subject: Sampson Sailor


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Kathy
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Date Posted: 12:04:50 07/19/17 Wed

Please put the sailor back on the circle, it was always a welcome site to see when we come camping

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Subject: USS Griggs APA 119


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Michael L Heckathorn
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Date Posted: 14:28:09 07/11/17 Tue

How can I acquire the crew book listed on your site? I cannot click through on the actual page. My Great-uncle James Albert Anderson is listed on Fold3 crew lists as having served on this ship.

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Subject: USS Hendry


Author:
Sherry Lindsey
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Date Posted: 12:17:47 06/08/17 Thu

I am looking for information on the "company" or group that my dad was in on the USS Hendry/Navy. Alfred Keisler, he is 91 and lives in Oklahoma. Any info or contacts would be appreciated. He fought at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Thank you

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Subject: Company 160, February 29, 1944


Author:
Edmund F Landwersiek, Jr.
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Date Posted: 16:55:18 05/30/17 Tue

For Memorial Day a couple of friends and I decided to go to Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery to pay our respects. While in the area we saw the Sampson WWII Museum sign and decided to go through it. While there I realized my father might have gone there for training. When I got home I found his Sampson Company 160 photo from February 29, 1944. His name was Edmund F. Landwersiek and he served in the Philippines during WWII on PT Boat 324, Ron 21. He passed away four years ago and was proud to have been in the Navy but rarely talked about the war. I followed in his footsteps and served in the Navy also. Thank you, the Sampson WWII Museum and the Sampson Memorial Cemetery for keeping the memories alive.

Edmund F. Landwersiek, Jr.

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Subject: Don McCann


Author:
Ruby Everett
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Date Posted: 14:16:06 05/24/17 Wed

I am trying to find any pictures or information about my father's time aboard the USS McCracken. I know that he was stationed in the crows nest but sadly I know little else. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Ruby

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Subject: uss hardwood DDE-861


Author:
Dawn (colberg) benware
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Date Posted: 05:00:19 05/07/17 Sun

I am looking for any info on uss hardwood DE-861 1962, shipmates, pictures, etc.
My father was on this ship in 1962, and not sure if he was on any other ones before or after this date, he was deceased in 2002, his name is Ronald D colberg, id#533,first division, rank/rate SN, his brother was on same ship and same time i believe, james colberg,ID#532 div A/S same rank

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Subject: Picture of Recruit Class


Author:
Aaron Daniels
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Date Posted: 10:20:02 04/11/17 Tue

I have a picture of Company 348, graduating class of Oct 5, 1943. Please direct me where to submit so to display on this site. Thank you

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Subject: WWII photos USS Melette (APA 156)


Author:
John Alwin
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Date Posted: 19:20:11 11/05/16 Sat

I am looking for photos associated with the USS Melette. One poster on this site says he has some to share but I can't access his email for communication for some reason. Help!

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Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON USS BRYANT


Author:
JILL WELLS
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Date Posted: 14:29:54 03/30/17 Thu

I am looking to research my grandfather, Lloyd H. Robertson, USS Bryant, MIA 4/16/45. Anybody have any suggestions? Thank you!

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Subject: company number and unit request


Author:
Gene Kalet
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Date Posted: 12:15:11 10/28/08 Tue

Thanks for info on company number and unit at Sampson June 45 to August 45.
Do you have a company photo I could copy?

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Subject: Looking for information/photo


Author:
Tom Cooper
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Date Posted: 15:26:54 03/02/17 Thu

The S.S. Young America took us aboard at Namur Island on Feb 10th or 11th in i944. The Fourth Marine Div. Invaded the Roi and Naumr Islands (Marshalls) on Feb 2, 1944. It was the first action for the 4th Div. We were transported back to Maui,Hawaii for refit and more training. I believe the ship was a passenger ship in pre-war days. I am trying to find a suitable picture to add to a family/war history that I am preparing.

I liked the Young America better than the APA ships that I had been associated with. My division left Maui and were taken by an APA to Saipan and Tinian in the Marianas.

If you can direct me to a picture I would be pleased.

Thank you,
Tom

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Subject: USNTS Sampson, NY - USS Cactoctin


Author:
Theresa Wilson
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Date Posted: 18:02:22 12/09/09 Wed

My dad left school at age 17 and entered the Navy on Aug 21, 1943 USNTS Sampson, NY he then served on the USS Cactoctin. Does anyone have any pictures of his shipmates or members of his graduating class? Not sure of his class number. Would love to surprise him. He lights up when talking about his time in the navy he said he couldn't wait to get back aboard ship to be with his buddies.

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Subject: January 28 1944


Author:
Bill Solem
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Date Posted: 17:59:36 01/02/17 Mon

Just checking if this will connect with anyone who had a relative on the Howell lykes January 28 1944.

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Subject: LSM 225


Author:
Duane Miller
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Date Posted: 14:52:56 01/01/17 Sun

My dad served on the 225. I think I might have a picture of it packed away.

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Subject: Looking for HOSPITALat ABATUin Lido Beach,LI,NY


Author:
Armond V. Acri
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Date Posted: 10:35:53 12/14/16 Wed

I was in that hospital and need X-Rays for claim in 1945.
12/14/16,1:34PM.I,never knew name of Hospital,I was injured
on the beach, Thanks

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Subject: Looking for HOSPITALat ABATUin Lido Beach,LI,NY


Author:
Armond V. Acri
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Date Posted: 10:31:52 12/14/16 Wed

I was in that hospital and need X-Rays for claim in 1945.

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Subject: Tabora


Author:
John Rush
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Date Posted: 01:44:36 12/08/16 Thu

I am looking for any and all pictures concerning Cecil Rush, might be under Larry Rush he was young.

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Subject: USS Tabora


Author:
Thomas H McKernan
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Date Posted: 16:20:20 01/28/07 Sun

Looking for anyone that served with my Dad EM3 Tom McKernan. aboard the AKA 45 USS Tabora. Have a pic of him with Taylor, Herr and Rieland taken in San Francisco. About late 1945?

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Subject: Company 106 in 1943


Author:
George Litynski
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Date Posted: 04:07:03 04/29/16 Fri

I am looking for any info or pictures of Company 106 from Sampson in late 1943. My father Raymond was there and I am gathering info for my son who also served in the Navy.

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Subject: USS Mellette APA 156


Author:
Ralph Scott Waggoner
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Date Posted: 08:29:46 08/28/07 Tue

I am looking for any information on the Mellette. My father served on her during WWII. I am especially interesrted in pictures or ships rosters or logs. Thanks,
R. Scott Waggoner, Florence, SC.

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Subject: SS Young America Radioman 3rd Class Wier


Author:
Walter T Wier
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Date Posted: 12:45:28 10/31/16 Mon

I boarded the SS Young America on May 31, 1943 on her maiden voyage. We sailed out Pt. Hueneme and crossed the equator on Jun 7, enroute to Brisbane, Aus.

Please contact me to share more.

Walt Wier

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Subject: co 571 at n.t.c.sampson n.y oct. 1944


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Roscoe Leroy Easter
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Date Posted: 16:20:24 01/24/15 Sat

i was in that co 571 would like to hear from any one who was in bootcamp with me leaster2@coulumbus.rr.com this was in oct 1944 thanks

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Subject: 1944-45 Wedderburn yearbook


Author:
Tamra Chase
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Date Posted: 15:59:16 09/25/16 Sun

I HAVE INHERITED MY LATE GRANDFATHER'S SHIP'S YEARBOOK PLUS SOME VERY DEAR MEMORABILIA FROM HIS TOUR ON THE u.s.s. wEDDERBURN FROM WHEN HE JOINED IN 43-44 TO 46 AND THE SHIP'S TOUR IN THE PACIFIC DURING ww2, HE WAS VERY PROUD OF HIS SHIP AND SHIPMATES, AND TOLD ME MANY STORIES.i AM WILLING TO SHARE THESE IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN COPIES? pLEASE LET ME KNOW.MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME WAS RUSSELL E.CHASE WATER TENDER THIRD CLASS.THANKS TAMRA CHASE

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Subject: USS Newberry


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Frank
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Date Posted: 07:57:17 04/26/06 Wed


I am seeking any info on William Childers, M.O.M.M. KIA February 19, 1945. He was on the USS Newberry.

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Subject: David E Dingley


Author:
Chris Dingley
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Date Posted: 20:15:23 08/02/16 Tue

I am the grandson of David Dingley

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Subject: USNTS Sampson


Author:
Brandon
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Date Posted: 15:28:21 07/03/16 Sun

Hello, everyone.
I do a bit of genealogy, but was also fortunate enough to grow up enjoying frequent visits with my grandfather, and hearing some tales firsthand. To my regret, I lost him several years ago, and he is sorely missed. If anyone served with Joe Cottrell, either while in boot as a trainee or as a fellow shipmate on the USS Casco, I'd love to hear from you.
For anyone that is interested, I have a very nice photo of the US Naval Training center class of 23 May 1945, Company 228. Also, I have a muster roll from the USS Casco, AVP-12 listing most of his fellow mates. Just email me, I look forward to your messages.

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Subject: Link to the Sampson Website


Author:
Gerald Manriquez
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Date Posted: 10:21:50 07/03/16 Sun

I am the web master for the USS Des Moines CA-134 (www.ussdesmoines.com). I am going through some of the memorabilia an unknown shipmate sent to our Secretary years ago. I have a number of your Sampson WW-2 Navy Veterans, Inc. publications. I assume that shipmate went through Boot Camp at Sampson and served on the Des Moines. I am trying to put one Boot Camp book on our site for which my shipmates were trained. I just wanted to let you know that I am going to link to your website.

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Subject: SS Young America


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Wm. E. Zade
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Date Posted: 19:57:49 06/24/16 Fri

I have my father's "Shellback" papers he received as he with other troops on board the SS Young America crossed the equator Nov 21 1943
SS Young America was the first troop support ship to pull into the still smoking Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack there

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Subject: My Dad also on LST783


Author:
Jack.Minnich
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Date Posted: 12:57:49 05/20/16 Fri

My Dad was also on LST 783. The pictures you mention along with others I have as well. His name is Darwin S. Minnich, Machinist Mate.

If you have not read Joey's book, read it.

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Subject: Was on Okinawa co' 146 det. 1081 Seabees WW2


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Roscoe Easter
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Date Posted: 12:36:23 02/08/15 Sun

I would to hear from any one that was there (Herb Williams Or Joe Spots )

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Subject: Information


Author:
Charles E, Bailey
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Date Posted: 14:37:27 05/15/09 Fri

My name is Charles Edward Bailey .I received my Navy boot Training at Sampson Navel Training Center in August,September and October 1944.
I cannot remember The Company I was in,I do remember my Company Commander It was Chief Ray Miller Famous light weight Boxer from the
1920 and 1930.And the assistant company commander was from Portland Maine.The company joaker was from Quincy Mass,A chubby fellow we
called Tiny.
I would be greatfull for any information

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Subject: Sampson Naval Training July 1943 CO 369


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Dolly Hillier Martinez
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Date Posted: 22:03:20 04/25/16 Mon

I have a picture of this class. Does anyone know anything about the class. My dad would have been 33 in 1943. Seems kind of old for basic.

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Subject: Navy pictures


Author:
Sandra Bourgeault-Pudim
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Date Posted: 17:32:51 02/23/14 Sun

My Dad served with men named Mike Lipanovich, George Roscovich, John Scanlon and Jos. Acardi, George Powell, Leonard Pirro, Leo Zumberger and Lionel Caron. Have some pictures if you would like a copy. Just email me.

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Subject: Life Aboard LST 550 - Dec.'44 thru Oct.'45


Author:
Howard Guidry
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Date Posted: 19:55:45 08/05/10 Thu

My dad, Ernest "EJ" Guidry, was member of the Black Gang on LST 550 while she was in the Pacific during WW2. Seeking personal journal info, deck log info and experiences from anyone on board her especially fellow Black Gang members. Have Dad's journal, numerous pictures of ship, shipmates and places she went during his time on her. Also interested in what life was like at Camp Bradford, Virginia, from Oct thru Dec of '44. Would be most happy to communicate and share info with fellow shipmates or their kin folks. Hoping to honor him and those who served aboard LST 550 during mentioned time frame by setting up web site. Sincerest thanks for any info that can help make this possible.

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Subject: Picture Gilmore Unit


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Brooksie Salyer
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Date Posted: 14:46:15 03/27/16 Sun

would like a picture of Gilmore unit G4u barracks or total unit if possible- thanks

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Subject: USS Darke APA 159


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Joann Victor
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Date Posted: 07:33:45 10/01/15 Thu

My brother, Jimmy Victor, joined the Navy at 17. He was assigned to the USS Darke from the time it was commissioned until the end of WWII. I'm looking for any information about him or what life was like on the Darke. I would appreciate any information or suggestions on sources for further research.
Joann

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Subject: Looking for muster roll for my father's Sampson company


Author:
Melissa Ruzicka
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Date Posted: 13:40:03 03/08/16 Tue

I am trying to learn more about my father, Edward Simmons, who passed away in 2001. I have an old photo of his Sampson Training Center "graduating class". On the photo are the words: US Navy Training Center, Sampson, NY, Co. 259, October 25, 1944.

I would like to see how I might get a hold of the names of all of the men in Company 259.

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Subject: LCT855 Ship WWII


Author:
Mike Gruttadauria
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Date Posted: 12:29:16 12/25/14 Thu

I was wonder if there are any living crew left beside myself. I was The Cook on the LCT855. We left from Halifax Nova Scotia. I would like to get in touch with them.

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Subject: U S Naval Training Center, Sampson, NY


Author:
Terry Karns
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Date Posted: 09:31:53 12/20/15 Sun

My father, Earl R. Karns went through training at Sampson in April of 1945. He was part of Company 213. If anyone has pictures of company 213 I would love to hear from you. He passed in 2000 and I am putting together a scrapbook of his military service. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Subject: USS Bland


Author:
Walter Smith
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Date Posted: 08:40:39 10/15/15 Thu

My father, Barney Smith, also served on the USS Bland as a signalman. Like you, I am also trying to retrieve pictures and other information about his ship and shipmates.

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Subject: Co 423 Sampson NY 1944


Author:
Diane Gibbons
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Date Posted: 17:25:58 10/12/15 Mon

I found in my parents old photos a picture of the 9/7/1944 Co. 423 graduating class. This was at US Naval Training Center in Sampson, NY. My Dad was in army and trying to find out list of candidates to see if any relative of our family. Both my parents are deceased and trying to sort out photos for other family members. Any help would be appreciated.

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Subject: Civilian guard Chief of Police Charles F. Sloane


Author:
Charles F. Sloane, Jr.
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Date Posted: 13:36:01 09/19/15 Sat

My husband and I are looking for any information about Charles F. Sloane, who was Chief of Police (Civilian Guard) at Sampson Naval Training Station sometime during 1942 - 1945.

Any information would be appreciated. Please send to our e-mail. Thank you...

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Subject: Company 259, Oct 25 1944


Author:
Melissa Ruzicka
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Date Posted: 16:44:34 09/18/15 Fri

This may sound like an odd request, but does anyone by any chance have a list of the men in the Sampson Training Center, Company 259 in October 25, 1944?

My father, Edward Donald Leahy, who died in 2001, served in the Navy during WW2. I have been trying to research his side of the family, who he had been estranged from by the time I was born. So far, Ive come up with nothing. There seem to be no records of him before the 1950s. However, a genealogist found records of another man, Edward Donald Simmons who had the same birthdate, birthplace, as well as the same names for his father, mother, sister and brother. I am trying to find out if Simmons and Leahy are one in the same, which might prove that my father changed his name after the war.

One old photo I have from him shows him in a group photo from the Sampson Training Center. The caption includes the date October 25, 1944 and Co. 259..

If I could get a hold of the names of the men in Company 259, I could see if it includes Edward Donald Leahy or Edward Donald Simmons!

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Subject: USS Lavaca


Author:
Pam Freas
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Date Posted: 18:00:17 09/13/15 Sun

My father, Charles O. Mutchler from Bloomsburg, PA is 89. He served aboard USS Lavaca out of Astoria, OR. I would love to be able to put him in touch with others he might remember. He has some wonderful memorabilia.

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