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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: 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


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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


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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: Looking for info from First Naval Construction Battalion


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Darrell Monroe
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Date Posted: 00:31:39 11/24/06 Fri

I am trying to find information about my Grandfather. His name was Verne Patmore (BM 1/c) and he was a Seabee during WWII serving in the South Pacific. One thing that he had in a scrap book is a list of names. Does anyone recognize anyone listed?
Bryant, Steward S2c
Grossweiler, Richard S1c
Fishman, Ansul RT2c
George, Leslie S2c
Handley, Walter S2c
Miller, Francis S2c
Savell, Clyde S2c
Sanders, Joseph S2c
Sanford, James S2c
Schere, Jack S2c
Shaffer, Stuart S2c
Singleton, Burr S2c
Sipe, Carl S2c
Skovgard, Robert S2c
Spires, Mont S2c
Steece, Parke S2c
Strachan, Donald S2c
Tingey, Gayle S2c
Thorington, Gene S2c
Troope, Paul S2c
Turney, Paul S2c
Voss, Ervin S2c
Waltz, George S2c
Weitzel, William S2c
Wilcox, Eugene S2c
Wolfgram, Eldred S2c
Also, I have quite a few pictures from the Tonga and Solomon Islands.

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Subject: bp 15-1


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Jon Lacy
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Date Posted: 08:19:07 05/27/14 Tue

My dad Bobbie Lacy was in bp 15-1 near end of war....he was a momm3

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Subject: Info about my Father USS HAVEN


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Sharon
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Date Posted: 09:54:26 05/26/14 Mon

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any information about my father, William
(Bill) Smith. Co. 522 June 17, 1944. He was on the USS Haven.. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Subject: USS Catoctin


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Kathy Raubertas
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Date Posted: 10:48:24 05/14/14 Wed

That is awesome that my Dad is in your Pop Pop's book.

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Subject: information on George Macaulay 1946


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Stacey macaulay
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Date Posted: 08:47:30 04/29/14 Tue

I am looking for anyone who can help me find out more about my grandfathers service in wwII I know he was injured in a japaneese suicide attack on his ship, and he was honorably discharged from the us naval hospital in Sampson NY.
Any help would be greatly appreciate

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Subject: Marine troop berthing


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Michael Newberry
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Date Posted: 09:12:36 04/16/14 Wed

Answer to this question is probably lost in time however, I am trying to determine the "loading/berthing" plan for Marine forces on Haskell class APA's. For example, I know that 2nd Battalion 25th Marines transported to Iwo Jima on USS Napa APA-157. I'm trying to determine either berthing area assigned to different companies OR their debarkation stations assigned when loading. Knowledge of berthing area assigned should show which debarkation station used (???) which should show LCVP number they were transported to the beach in. This would aid in trying to identify men heading to the beach by the LCVP number normally visible in the picture.

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Subject: Blue Jackets' Manual Found From 1943


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Tracy Parker
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Date Posted: 12:41:38 04/12/14 Sat

I found a BlueJackets' Manual from 1943 with the name of Robert Allen Co 578 G-21-2 U.S.N.T.S Sampson, NY at the Corning, NY Salvation Army Thrift Store. I would love to have any info on the company that he was in, what class he graduated from, and where what ship he served on. Any help would be appreciated.

I hope to give this book as a gift to a Vietnam Navy Vet whose Father served in the Navy during WWII

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Subject: USNTS SAMPSON Class of April 1943


Author:
Michael Savoy
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Date Posted: 12:58:08 04/07/14 Mon

Hey all, I'm looking for a photo of my fathers graduating class/company. I only know that he arrived at Sampson on Feb 23 1943 and was let on leave for seven days on April 27 1943. I'm assuming that is when he graduated.

His name is James Joseph Savoy born and raised in Boston.

If anyone has any insight and/or a photo I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks

Mike

191 Hixville Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
617-335-3678

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Subject: Sampson Microfilm set of 32 (5 missing) for sale on eBay


Author:
Donna
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Date Posted: 09:19:17 03/30/14 Sun

There is a set of microfilm Sampson Training film for sale on eBay. The original set had 32 films but 6 are missing so the set for sale has 26 films. eBay #271439324954.

If you choose not to post this listing because it is something for sale, I will understand. In researching these microfilms, I have learned a lot about the Sampson Base in New York which has been very, very interesting since I love history. Thanks for looking at this item.

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Subject: Company 301 July 16 1943


Author:
Grace Lawlor
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Date Posted: 05:18:29 03/12/14 Wed

My Father in Law Robert N Stetter Passed away April 13 2008. He was at Fort Sampson Navel training station and I have his original group photo of Company 301 July 16 1943, plus copies. I was wondering If you would like me to email you a copy to add to the site, or send an original. Bob Served on the USS Alabama from 1943 to 1945.

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Subject: USS Trego AKA 78


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Jay Patric Homan
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Date Posted: 07:45:10 03/05/14 Wed

USS TREGO AKA 78, for crew and family of crew members. This post is to inform you of a new Facebook site dedicated to the men who served on the Trego during WWII. It is a closed site but open to former crew members and their families who contact us on FB. It is "USS Trego AKA 78 World War II History" on FB. There is pictures of the ship and crew for viewing. We are looking for more photo contributions to the FB site. You can also contact "Pat Homan" on FB for more info.

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Subject: G Unit Graduation photo (Dec. 1944) Sampson, NY


Author:
John Gurzinski
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Date Posted: 15:13:04 02/28/14 Fri

Completed basic training at Sampson naval training center, from 21 Sept to Dec 1944. Lost graduation photo of "G" Unit personnel. If any one has a photo of that graduation, I would appreciate letting me know.

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Subject: LST 808 and Okinawa


Author:
Tanney Edward Oberg
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Date Posted: 13:50:55 03/13/04 Sat

Seeking LST 808 vet's comments for my book on W.W.II at Okinawa;I was there..Have included two chapters on the history of the 808 and its action at Okie where it was essentially destroyed by the enemy.
Tanney Edward Oberg
8319 Overmont Rd.
Baltimore,MD 21234
Tel. (410) 661-9439
Email: tanbet@comcast.net

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Subject: Another Sampsonite


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Louis DeAngelo
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Date Posted: 19:02:25 08/25/05 Thu

I JUST STUMBLED ON THIS GREAT WEB SITE.TOOK BOOTS AT SAMPSOM,02-45 D UNIT 11-L.OUR PX.BURNED DOWN.LEFT ON A TROOP TRAIN TO CAMP SHOEMAKER,THEN TO TREASURE ISLAND.WE
MET THE SURVIVORS OF THE U.S.S.INDIANOPLIS.BOARDED A.P.A.
U.S.S. SIBLEY OFF TO ULITHI, REFULED,THEN TO ENIWETOWK ON TO SAMMAR.LST?LOADED WITH ARMY MASH UNIT.ATE (C)RATIONS FOR THREE DAYS.LANDED ON A ISLAND I CANNOY REMEMBER THE NAME.LCI TO TACLOBIN,ON LEYETE.SLEPT IN ARMY TENTS IN MONSOON.WHAT A MESS.WEEK LATER ANOTHER LCI.TO CAVITE.THEY ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS,FOR A BOAT POOL IN MANILA,WHICH I STEPPED FOWARD.ENDED UP IN (BP-15-1)BECAME AN (LCM COX.)YR
LATER WENT ABOARD VICE ADMIRAL KAUFFMANS YACHT,GREAT DUTY.WE HAD THE HONOR OF TAKING GEN.EISENHOWER AND HIS STAFF TO CORRIGIDOR AND A CRUISE OF MANILA BAY.WE HELPED TO TRAIN THE FIRST PHILIPPINO NAVY CADETS ON RUNNING LCVP AND LCM.AND LATER WENT TO THEIR GRADUATION AT CLARK FIELD.APRIL (46)TO SUBIC BAY PICKED UP THE A.P.A.WINGED ARROW FOR T.I.CA.MEMBER SHIPS CO.WENT THROUGH A CAPTAINS MAST FOR BEING 15MINS.LATE GETTING BACK TO BASE.MY PUNISHMENT WAS RESTRICTION TO THE BASE FOR A WEEK AND MUSTER 3 TIMES A DAY BUT THE OFFICER NEVER TOLD ME WHERE I HAD TO REPORT FOR MUSTER.HE GAVE ME A BREAK.MAYBE HE ALSO DISLIKED THE MARINES,HA,HA.ANOTHER TROOP TRAIN BACK TO BAINBRIDGE,MD.JULY,14,DISCHARGED.GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.MY BROTHER ROCCO WAS AGUNNER IN THE ARMED GUARD ALSO A SAMPSON ALUMNI.HOPE I DID NOT BORE ANYONE.I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS ATTACHED TO (BP-15-1)MANILA,PI.
THANKS FOR LISTENING.
lOU DeAngelo

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Subject: USS Jerauld (APA 174)


Author:
Mike Dinger
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Date Posted: 08:37:47 01/27/14 Mon

My dad (Walt Dinger)served as a Radio Operator aboard the USS Jerauld. He passed in 2012. I was just looking thru the pages and remembering some of his stories. Would be great if anyone had some pictures. Thanks to all of you!

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Subject: Sampson News, Vol. 2, No. 39


Author:
Louis "Skip" Sander
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Date Posted: 15:23:09 01/14/14 Tue

I have a copy of the Sampson News from 1 September 1944. I'd be pleased to scan all four pages and send it to you. Let me know if you'd like to have it.

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Subject: USS Auburn - Radioman


Author:
Albert Lassiter
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Date Posted: 09:47:20 01/10/14 Fri

Albert Lassiter Air Support Control Group (SAC-10) RM2C from 1/1945 to 10/1946. Just located this website. 88 years old and still kicking in Illinois!

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Subject: Looking for Pic of Co. 376 Apr-Sept 1944


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Linda Higgins
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Date Posted: 19:14:39 03/18/12 Sun

I am the family historian and am currently working on the life of my Great Uncle Paul Joseph Huber. My mother (his niece) gave me several letters she received from him from dates: April 5, 1944 to Sept. 18, 1944. He later went on to serve on the USS Alaska in the South Pacific. He was in Co. 376, mail address: CO 376 E-16-L, USNTS, Sampson, NY. I would like to know if anyone has a picture of Co 376 during this time frame; when would he have graduated and placed on the USS Alaska (out of New Jersey, I believe). My great-uncle was drafted into the Navy at the old age of 33 in 1943...how unusual was that? Can I find out what bldg. he lived in? Thank you.

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Subject: Photo of co.551 September 2, 1944


Author:
Rosemary Duran
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Date Posted: 11:07:29 12/29/13 Sun

I have a photo of Co. 551 taken on Sept. 2, 1944, if anyone is interested.

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Subject: looking for amphibs WWII Navy, Hawaii


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Casandra Larson
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Date Posted: 02:43:12 12/29/13 Sun

Did you serve with my Dad, Raymond Odell Arp?

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Subject: APA RUTLAND (APA 192)


Author:
John A Davidson
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Date Posted: 12:17:16 11/29/13 Fri

Anyone on Pre-Com. detail Aug/Sept 1944 that remembers Fireman 1st class John A Davidson who had orders to USS RUTLAND (APA 192)?

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Subject: Picture of Unit E-17 Company 378


Author:
Sandra Bourgeault Pudim
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Date Posted: 05:43:32 11/25/13 Mon

I recently acquired my father's navy memories( his name was Arthur Joseph Bourgeault. Have many pictures of him with his friends . Is there anyone out theres still alive that served with my father. Please contact me! Would love to hear what you know of my father. He passed away in 2011. Look forward to hearing from you.

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


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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: Passing of Donald C Heimall


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John Heimall
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Date Posted: 11:33:47 09/14/13 Sat

I regret to inform you that Donald C Heimall, a lifetime member of the Sampson WWII Navy Vets, passed away Wed. Sept 11, 2013. He will be waked at Barney Smith and Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, NJ on Sunday 9/15 from 2 to 6 pm. He will be interred at Graceland Memorial Cemetary in Kenelworth, NJ following a Mass of Christian Burial on 9/16 at 11:00 am at St James in Springfield, NJ.



John Heimall

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Subject: looking for pics or info on grandfather


Author:
tyler
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Date Posted: 20:07:26 02/13/11 Sun

does anybody have any info on the us navy members from 1942-1946 he was a electricians mate 2nd class usn.

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Subject: AKA 65 USS Shoshone


Author:
Dennis Doyle
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Date Posted: 13:28:26 08/12/03 Tue

My father is George Doyle. He wa a plankowner and ship's cook first class on the USS Shoshone AKA 65 until his discharge in 10/1945. He's 85 now and was wondering if there are any other original crew members or vets of the Shoshon's Iwo Jima landing out there or are there any reunions planned.
Dennis Doyle

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Subject: LST 289


Author:
Russ Heaton
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Date Posted: 17:00:34 12/02/11 Fri

Looking for information on crew members of LST 289 who were aboard during Exercise Tiger. Most were transfered to UNSH Plymouth, England after 289 was torpedoed during Exercise Tiger. My father Russell D. Heaton was transfered from there to USNAAB Dartmouth. I am trying to find out where he was sent during invasion of Normandy. I think to another LST. He was a coxswain. Is there a muster roll available for LST's out of this port?

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Subject: members in MN


Author:
Del Staecker
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Date Posted: 13:03:28 09/05/13 Thu

Russ,
Are there any (many)members in/around Minneapolis?
I may have a potential speaking gig there and the organizer asks 3-5 APA crew members to be on a panel.
Let me know if there are any WWII vets or others.
My best,
Del Staecker, author of THE LADY GANGSTER

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Subject: LCG 426 and LCI 351


Author:
Patti Wilson
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Date Posted: 10:30:29 09/17/08 Wed

Looking for anyone who was on either of these ships. My Dad Marty Byrne was on 426 D-Day and 351 for Pacific duty. Radioman, trained @ Sampson 02/43-5/43. Thanks

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Subject: USS Gallatin


Author:
Ron Magno
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Date Posted: 07:53:23 09/05/13 Thu

Looking for pictures of my dad and his ship. Tom Magno USS Gallatin. Served in the Pacific and operated Higgins boat landing craft

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Subject: S S Howell Lykes


Author:
Anna B
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Date Posted: 10:10:10 09/02/13 Mon

My grandfather was on the Howell Lykes as well. I have his Shellback certificate from the same date mentioned earlier, July 13, 1944. I am framing his with my own, I was wondering if there is any Longitude info for that crossing as his is blank.

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Subject: Sampson n. y. boot camp


Author:
Robert marino
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Date Posted: 13:48:08 09/01/13 Sun

My father in law trained at sampson june 1943 company 254 looking for any men from that company i have a picture of that class. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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Subject: Very nice web site for Sampson


Author:
Clarence F. Korker JR
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Date Posted: 16:29:21 08/28/13 Wed

I was at Sampson NTS the first part of March 1943 in Co. 228 D-15.
I looked at the pictures, and I think after we left they build most of what I
have seen it the pictures. We did not have a Co picture.
I was attached to the USN Armed Guard, in Brooklyn, NY as the photographer
from 1943 to 1945, Discharged in December 1945

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Subject: LCT 528 at Normandy


Author:
Patrick A. Patterson
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Date Posted: 09:32:30 12/11/02 Wed

Looking for shipmates who served aboard the LCT 528 at Normandy. Recently received a copy of a photograph of the LCT on the beach at Normandy. My father, Vernon Lee Patterson served aboard that LCT.

Patrick A. Patterson
Annandale, VA
gpatterson1@cox.net

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Subject: Joseph


Author:
Williams
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Date Posted: 14:31:36 08/09/13 Fri

We Were in greens until the Adm. arrived. A real downer when we learned no liberty unless in dress whites. Finally 1 set of whites was issued. When we returned to base, off with the Whites and into the shower in uniform & soap to be ready for the next liberty. That was 68 years ago before we moved to Cavite.

Joe

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Subject: my grandfather


Author:
Lorieanna Schuch
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Date Posted: 20:07:32 08/08/13 Thu

My grandfather was on the uss berrien as well and was discharged 8/18/1945 his name was leroy ruggiero he was a seamen 1st class he passed away in 1951 and I never met him would like to know if anyone remembers him and could give me some information.

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Subject: Death of a corpsman who served there 1945-46


Author:
James P. Ross
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Date Posted: 16:09:00 08/01/13 Thu

James (Jim) Ross was HA2/c USNR, Area Q Bks 5, USNaval Hospital, (staff), Sampson, NY,.

Jim left many letters about his life at Sampson. He was 18 years old in 1945. He did his training at San Diego, then was transferred to Sampson. Later he went to St. Albans, N.Y. until discharge in 1946.

Jim died May 30, 2013, in Hudson, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and four children.

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Subject: Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery


Author:
Cindy Campbell
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Date Posted: 06:21:19 07/31/13 Wed

I would like to let the Sampson Veterans and their families know that we are excepting donations to place stained glass windows of the military emblems in the old fire house at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Anyone making a donation of $ 50.00 or more will have their name or the name of their veteran place on a plate on the plaque that will be placed in the fire house. The old fire house will partly be used as an indoor committal shelter. The cemetery is up and running in honor of the many who took boot there. Anyone wanting more in formation can email chairman Cindy Campbell at sccamp2@hotmail.com or phone 315-539-5384. We thank all those who gave so much of themselves to keep us free.

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Subject: Death of Sampson Veteran


Author:
Hope Taylor
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Date Posted: 21:41:41 07/11/13 Thu

My father was a WWII Navy Vet who went to training at Sampson, N.Y. On October 14, 2012 he passed away and I just wanted to let his friends from Sampson know.

I wanted to dedicate a brick for him and am not sure how to go about it. Also, if anyone has any "stores" about WWII that included dad I would appreciate knowing about them.

I went with dad to the last reunion at Sampson and it was a great, great time. I was impressed with how wonderful all the people were that I met.

Thank you for any information anybody might have.

Thank you

Hope Taylor
daughter to Raymond B. Taylor (nickname "Stoney").

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Subject: Information on ship


Author:
USS LCI (L) 26
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Date Posted: 15:04:39 11/20/03 Thu

mY dAD SERVED ON BOARD THIS SHIP IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.lOOKING FOR PICTURE OF SHIP. oR ANY PICTURES OF MY DAD OR ANY GREAT STORIES, FROM ANY SHIP MATES THAT SERVED WITH HIM.. hE WAS IN THE eNGINE ROOM, AND EVERYONE CALLED HIM pop. aS HE WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST ON THE SHIP..wOULD SURE LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE....tHANKS mARILYN

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Subject: Looking for info/photos Company 306, 1943-44


Author:
Dan Tuyn
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Date Posted: 17:16:04 06/19/13 Wed

Thank you Mr. Padden!
I am looking for info/photos of my cousin Richard Tuyn from Buffalo NY, Sampson Company 306, 1943-44. Richard was a Pharmacist's Mate 3c, and was KIA Pelelieu September 1944.
Any info, advice very much appreciated. Thank you.

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Subject: CO144


Author:
RICHARD ANDERSON
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Date Posted: 15:45:38 01/30/09 Fri

I HAVE MY DADS GROUP PIC. FROM SAMPSON DATED FEB. 15 1944. CO 144. ANYONE INTRESTED IN A COPY?

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Subject: 1945 Pictures


Author:
Patty Walker
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Date Posted: 16:05:14 04/28/13 Sun

I have a group picture of the US Naval Training Center Sampson NY January 8, 1945 Co. 373 that my Great Uncle was in & it is in excellent shape well preserved. If anyone would like a copy please let me know.

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Subject: LST-266 Benzie County


Author:
DJ Lisman
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Date Posted: 11:51:54 09/10/08 Wed

Just learned that my Grandfather's ship during WWII was the LST-266,and that he took part in the Invasion of Normandy. The only info about his ship I could get was from Wikipedia. I wish I could find more info about his ship and maybe even him. His name was Michael Lisman. I recently joined the Navy myself, and want to thank all the veterans for paving the way us younger sailors and making us all very proud.

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Subject: Company 360


Author:
Danielle S
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Date Posted: 07:19:03 02/14/13 Thu

Hello Everyone,

I don't know much about my grandfather's service but I found his Company Photo. He was in Company 360 at Sampson. His last name was Esposito, first name was Charles (Charlie) but there is a chance he was Carlo then. I know he was a gunner, and before the war ended he was on 5 ships, 4 of them "sunk". I also know with the navy he helped build a hospital in what I believe is the Phillippines. If anyone knew him please message me I would love to hear stories. Or if anyone would like me to email you a copy of the photo I would be happy to. My email is dshingler27@verizon.net

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Subject: Company G -Unit 512 (1942-43)


Author:
For Angelo Ranaudo
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Date Posted: 10:29:27 05/29/07 Tue

I am trying to locate anyone from Co G -Unit512 for my friend Angelo Ranaudo. Please email me so I can put him in contact with you. Thanks! Contact:Evelyn416@aol.com PLEASE put in subject line "SAMPSON" on your email. Thanks again!!

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Subject: thomas


Author:
thomas Guitian
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Date Posted: 19:46:34 05/25/13 Sat

Any one serve on the USS Crittenden aPA77- 1945-46

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Subject: Company 170


Author:
Lois Dech Robertson
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Date Posted: 16:24:39 05/06/13 Mon

My dad, Russell Dech, was in company 170. I am trying to put together a story about his service on World War 2 ...just wondering if anyone reading these posts might remember my dad. I know he stayed at Sampson for yeoman classes & ended up with PATSU 1-7 Navy 140 at Espiritu Santo & then with CASU 58 (f) .

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Subject: Personnel Rosters


Author:
Tim Kientz
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Date Posted: 10:56:34 04/13/13 Sat

Hello, My father, Robert E Kientz, was a Navy radioman with the 7th Naval Beach battalion, Co C. Omaha Beach. After the invasion he was stationed on PC-568 for the duration. I am looking for the 7th NBB roster that bears his name for the June 6th invasion. Thanks.

Tim

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Subject: Adelino "Tex" Caldeira


Author:
Leo Caldeira
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Date Posted: 20:09:47 04/02/13 Tue

As a long shot at this late date I seek further information on my deceased brother. The only thing I have is a copy of his separation paper (noted as form 3117), which shows date of entry as March 9, 1944 and place of entry as NTS Sampson, N.Y. Assuming a 10 week boot camp duration, I would guess his group graduation would have been around the first or second week of May 1944. I would like to know: what company he was in; confirm his graduation date; obtain if possible, a copy of his class photo or graduation book and/or any other photos with him and buddies.
Also, I have vague info that his post boot camp assignment was PBY's (maybe Quonset Point NAS?). Stations served are noted as Hdq. Sqd. 92 (FAW-9), Hdq. Sqd. 5-2 and Hdq. Sqd. 5. I'd like to find out what those indications mean and their locations. His ratings were: AS, S2c, S1c, AOM3c, S1c. Should anyone have any knowledge at all on any of the above I will be forever grateful.
PS: thanks to all US NAVY personnel, past, present and future, especially those veterans who with courage and commitment valiantly held the line during WWII and to whom our nation honors them with profound gratitude.

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Subject: U.S.N.T.S. Company 42-289


Author:
Vickie Rockhill
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Date Posted: 14:20:24 04/09/13 Tue

Found a photo from 18,June 1942 of Company 42-289 on the U.S.N.T.S. Stationed at San Diego, Cal,. J.W.Waldorf,C.B.M.Battalion Comdr.and C.S.Bollitt,C.S.P.Comdr..We have a family member in the picture but don't know which one. Would someone have a roster or know how we could find.
Thank you, Vickie

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Subject: ship 557 Pacific WWII


Author:
Watkins
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Date Posted: 17:20:55 03/27/13 Wed

Looking for anyone survived the sinking of DD557? My Dad was on this ship and I would like more info. Thanks

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Subject: Sampson Sailor


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Terry Cayea
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Date Posted: 15:13:38 03/19/13 Tue

My father trained at Sampson NTC during WW2. I traveled there to see what was there today. I was humbled by the museum the memorial and talking to those vets at the museum. Everyone should see what is there and give grateful rememberence for what they gave our nation.
Thank you one and all.

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Subject: Co 353 Photo


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Cliff ohen
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Date Posted: 12:22:07 01/29/12 Sun

My wife inherited from her parents a group photo of Co 353. The seamen in front have a banner that states "100% Swimming Qualification". Since her father, her grandfather, and an uncle were in the Navy, my wife is not sure whose class photo it is. Does any know if Francis Eugene (Gene) Ament, Raymond P. DeMeo, or William Ament were a member of this training company?

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Subject: Co. 423 Bill Smith


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Darren Carusone
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Date Posted: 07:18:35 02/25/13 Mon

I have a blue jackets book form my grandfather- has USNTS Co. 423 F-19 Sampson NY Nov 1942. THere is a list of names signed in it... does anyone have family in Co. 423 or knwo of Bill Smith?

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Subject: USS Waukesha AKA84


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Dick Landsman
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Date Posted: 08:06:03 01/03/06 Tue

Looking for anyone who served aboard the USS Waukesha AKA84 WWII

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Subject: Sampson College


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Kim Kissling
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Date Posted: 17:46:40 02/05/13 Tue

I am putting together some family history for my husband's family. His father went to Sampson College from fall 1947 until January or June 1949, after serving in the Army from July 1945 until January 1947. How can I find other information about the school?

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Subject: Would like to doante


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Garry Neubert
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Date Posted: 17:02:19 02/02/13 Sat

Hi,having been to Sampson State Park with my wife for dog shows,I found out from my Father he did his basic training for I believe the Korean Conflict at Sampson.He recently passed,among his items I found a scrap-book with about 25 photo's taken while he was doing his Basic Training in 1952.I was wondering if you or the Museum would be interested in these.Would love to donate them,as I have no children to pass them on.It was neat seeing the old barracks/huts they stayed in-as they are no longer there.Please get back to me,Sincerely-Garry

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Subject: maynard "spike" jenner Co 205 Unit D 30


Author:
darrell l dailey
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Date Posted: 08:00:19 01/28/13 Mon

Was garage saleing when I found a postdcard view 0f geneva. A short message was mailed to a Dale Jenner in Madrid NY. Maynard was stationed at Sampson, and the card is dated 16 November 1944. Myself being a veteran, I would like to find more out about Maynard, if possible return the card to him or his family.

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Subject: my grandfather was mailman 2/c waldo spencer


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tim murphy
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Date Posted: 15:32:32 01/22/13 Tue

hi - i have been researching my grandfather who was 42 when he served on the ariel from may 44 - nov 45

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Subject: CUB 19 Tsingtao China 1945


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Jay Marshall
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Date Posted: 19:10:05 05/01/11 Sun

I am still looking for anyone who was in Tsingtao China in 1945. We were known as CUB 19. We were issued army gear before we left the states for China. Please help

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Subject: looking for information on James B Bach


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Don
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Date Posted: 14:22:35 12/31/12 Mon

I'm looking for anyone that has a connection to the class of jan 4, 1945, Co487. I have the class picture.
Thank you
Don

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Subject: 358th Harbor Craft Co. WWII


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Raymond Aguirre
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Date Posted: 19:43:07 04/10/05 Sun

I am searching for any info regarding the 358th Harbor Craft Company, U.S. Army that served in La Havre France for veteran Michael Arenas from Lincoln Nebraska. I would like to find a unit history or a veterans association. I can't seem to find any material on this unit that operated the tug boats that steered the large ships in and out of this harbor.

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Subject: Men who served on LSM 426 during WWII


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Cindy Smith
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Date Posted: 17:48:44 12/07/12 Fri

My Grandfather Bob Lett served in the Navy as Seaman 1st Class from July of '44 to Feb of '46 aboard the LSM 426. A few months before he passed away, he was able to talk to my son about some of his time served. However we are very interested to know some more about who he served with and more on what exactly their missions were. I have a few pictures of his that include names: Mr. Sarles listed as Company Officer, Mr. Howting Assistant Company Officer, Harvey McAlexander and Chuck McKeever. If anyone can help with this we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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Subject: U.S.N.T.S. San Diego Co. 4L-66 or Co 42-4L-PT1


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Carol
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Date Posted: 12:17:24 11/28/12 Wed

I have a 1940 Bluejackets Manual with a list of shipmates of Co. 42-4L (followed by PT1 I think. The front of the book has Ellie Bull Rogers Co. 4L-66 U.S.N. T.S. San Diego Calif.I understand the T.S. refers to torpedo school? Any one know anything about Co. 42-4L?

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Subject: uss montrail 213/51 to 55


Author:
ken(ike)isaacson-ks
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Date Posted: 01:36:56 11/17/12 Sat

still kicking,tkinking of the navy

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Subject: Company 230 March - June 1943


Author:
Andrew Ciongoli
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Date Posted: 12:41:18 11/16/12 Fri

Anybody out there from Company 230 from March thru June 1943. I am Looking for a Company 230 graduation photo

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Subject: Howell Lykes January 1944


Author:
Dennis Maner
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Date Posted: 17:45:38 12/27/11 Tue

I am looking for photos and information for anyone onboard the Howell Lykes heading to the South Sea islands on Jan 28, 1944. My dad Paul Wesley Maner was on board. I have a old copy of the Domain of Neptunus Rex that was signed by several servicemen. My dad was a sargent in the army.

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Subject: ANY INFO ON ROBERT FRANKLIN JARRELLS


Author:
wilma jarrells
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Date Posted: 06:31:43 11/06/12 Tue

ROBERT JARRELLS PASSED AWAY OCT.2012, NEED ANY INFO OF HIS TIME SPENT IN THE NAVY OR PICTURES.
HE WAS ON THE SHIP A D -12 IN DENEBOLA.
I HAVE NEVER FOUND HIS DRAFT CARD OR REGISTRATION CARD.
HE WAS BORN SEPT 30 1922 IN LEWIS CO KY.S/O JESSE JARRELLS
AND NANNIE STEPHENSON JARRELLS

THANK YOU

WILMA

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Subject: 5 April 1945 Class Photo of USNTS Sampson Class 460


Author:
Clarence Taylor
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Date Posted: 19:45:37 10/31/12 Wed

My father in law recently passed away and will be interned at ANC on 21 December. He served in the Army for 20 years after graduating from Dental School. Prior to that, he served in the USN for almost 18 months, graduating from USNTS Sampson in April 1945. While his DD Form 214 reflects his prior enlisted time in the Navy, we don't have a copy of his discharge papers from the Navy. We need to provide proof to Arlington Cemetary before they will allow us to indicate same on the marker. Any thoughts on how we can get this kind of documentation? We are looking for his Navy Serial Number. This is well before SSNs were used by service members. Thanks. Clarence Taylor, LTC, US Army (Retired)

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Subject: Correction on prior posting


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Janet M. Pergolito Ryan Hosie
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Date Posted: 10:17:52 11/26/11 Sat

This info might or might not be correct but found info on my grandfather Angelo C. Pergolito. He caught a ride on the original USNTS Sampson WWI. It was decommissioned in 1948 - I think I read.
My father was the same name Angelo C. Pergolito as my grandfather except for the middle name.

Round identification pins were WWI. Rectangular identification pins were WWII.

It is my understanding through family photos etc. Frank Fimano was a half-uncle. Don't believe he served... not sure.

Still looking for additional info.

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Subject: CTG 125.14


Author:
Russ Heaton
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Date Posted: 07:00:38 12/13/11 Tue

My father's Separation from Service lists one of his duty stations during WWII as CTG 125.14. Does anyone know what this means? During Operation Neptune, there is a reference to CTG 125.14 as part of Force "U" which landed at Utah Beach. It lists a Lt. CMDR H.M. Ness RNVR and 7 HDML next to 125.14 in Force "U". My father, Russell D. Heaton, was a Coxwain on LST 289 who was transferred after it was torpedoed during Exercise Tiger. Does the CTG 125.14 designation on his Separation from Service correspond to 125.14 in Force "U". He was transferred to USNAAB Cherbourg after D-Day.

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Subject: sailors @ sampson ntc


Author:
gary hammond
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Date Posted: 10:25:21 01/09/10 Sat

I AM LOOKING FOR A LIST OF SAILORS WHO ARE IN CO. 551 AND CO. 522 AT U.S. NAVAL TRAINING CENTER , SAMPSON , N.Y. I HAVE COMPANY FOTOS OF BOTH , BUT WOULD LIKE A LISTING OF THE MEN WHO WHERE IN THOSE COMPANY'S..

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Subject: Sampson 1June43 to 21July43


Author:
Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 14:41:49 10/18/12 Thu

Anyone at Sampson at this time and remember my dad, John 'the Pollock' Wisienski. Any members, families, etc that may have pictures of this class and know what company it was.

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Subject: WWII graduation classes


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Christopher Montagna
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Date Posted: 06:49:52 10/11/12 Thu

I have a question about graduation days from “boots”. The picture of a class that are on the website, where there only one class graduating on a particular day or several classes and thus multiple class pictures? My dad graduated from Sampson on July 28, 1943. I thought he was in group 203, but a picture I found of a group on July 28 is group 208.

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Christopher Montagna

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Subject: USS New York, between Nov1943 - May1945


Author:
Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 20:24:31 10/17/12 Wed

Any crew or officers serve with my Dad on USS New York? I know he was in Africa but don't have dates yet. He is John 'the Pollock' Wisienski. I'll get back to this after my package arrives from St Louis,but couldn't help asking while I was here.

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Subject: African Theater, covert operation


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Alex Wisienski
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Date Posted: 18:29:06 10/17/12 Wed

My father was a US Navy sailor from 1943 to 1946 when discharged after accident during a covert mission. I believe it was a joint mission with England. While in Africa his unit captured a German ship where the Commander was possibly killed. My father has the SS Officers dagger with blood stains but never spoke of any killing. He just said he took it from the ships commander. I don't know the dates of this action.
He was transported to USNAAB Plymouth Eng aboard the SS Komet from Bremerhaven Germ. on 20June1945
His separation papers said his rate was: cox V_6 (SV)

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Subject: Anything about my grandfather


Author:
Steve Moore
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Date Posted: 19:58:28 07/29/09 Wed

My grandpa was on the USS BAXTER 21st day of September 1944 when they crossed the 180th meridian. Any info about that time would be greatly appreciated.

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Subject: Cruise book


Author:
Larry swonke
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Date Posted: 07:13:32 09/26/12 Wed

It's a book that I put together based on journals, historical data and crew stories

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Subject: USS Cambria APA-36


Author:
Norm Kenneally
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Date Posted: 18:25:16 09/13/12 Thu

I was Cambria APA-36 Deck Dept from Nov '60 through Oct '62 and have just had a 260 letter size page book printed in color with photos and misc cartoons done by me in letters to my wife. It details our travels and what historically was going on. "Gator Navy" is my second book of this type - scanned about 200 letters to my wife, and it could also be called "Wardroom Confidential"! I'll make them available at my cost as I did in a 180 page book, "Cold Warrior", which I sent to several dozen USS Essex CVA-9 shipmates (28 months from '56 to '59). That book also was based upon 200 letters written to my then girl friend - now my wife of 53 years. It's work for me, but I'm happy to get copies to anyone who would like one. I haven't gotten my bill for the 50 new first edition books just received, but it should be about $30 plus $5 mailing. I can send e mail pics of Contents, Covers - front & back etc. Norm Kenneally norm@normsgallery.com OR (508)430-7610.

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Subject: U S Naval Training Sation Farragut Idaho


Author:
David Orr
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Date Posted: 20:38:25 01/15/07 Mon

I took boot training camp Bennion 1944 company 206. Are they any other boots from farragut? I learned to smoke ciigarttes at smoking pit in Farragut took me 40 years to quit!

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Subject: My father at basic training


Author:
Philip A. Saggione
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Date Posted: 07:12:43 08/11/12 Sat

Trying to get more information on when my father was in boot camp and a possible picture. He told us he was in g unit and we think it was early 1944

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Subject: USS Audrain and the LST1024


Author:
Lynn Scott
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Date Posted: 22:29:20 08/07/12 Tue

Looking for anyone who has served or know someone that has served on the USS Audrain and the LST1024. Thank you

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Subject: boot camp bennion farigot idiho


Author:
wayne kortuem
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Date Posted: 10:09:55 07/07/12 Sat

Is thair away to get a company picture of company 813
I landed thair on aug 8 1944

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Subject: My father at Sampson during WW2


Author:
Jackie Fino DeSanti
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Date Posted: 09:27:32 04/15/12 Sun

I know that my father, Jack Fino, was in basic training at Sampson because he spoke of it. He passed in 2001 & my mother had dementia before she passed this February. My grandson, Jack, visited the Intrepid yesterday in NYC and is all excited to know what his great grandpoppy did in the Navy. I believe my father received some kind of compassionate honorable discharge since he was the sole support of my mother, sister and a very sick aunt.
Is there ANY way that I can track down what he was being trained for ?
Thank you so much !

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Subject: USS Missoula


Author:
Lynne Gantt
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Date Posted: 12:51:48 07/16/12 Mon

My father (deceased) served on the USS Missoula. He entered the navy in 1943 as an ensign and was promoted to Lt. JG. His name was Robert H.(Bob)DEVINE.

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Subject: LCT 481


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David Larson
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Date Posted: 15:44:24 07/11/12 Wed

My father served as skipper on LCT 481 in WWII. His name was Lawrence Larson, Lt. jg. Did anyone serve with him or know him?

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Subject: USS BOLLINGER - Dave Reynolds


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cathy
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Date Posted: 22:56:10 08/05/05 Fri

Would like to hear from anyone who may have known my grandfather who died in 1978 when i was two. His name was David (Dave) Reynolds, he was from Philadelphia and i know he was on the USS Bollinger in the south pacific and drove the amphib boats to the shore. i have some pictures of him and some other sailors on board ship and hangin out off-duty.

Cathy

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Subject: Sailing to Iceland


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Russell Krause
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Date Posted: 21:00:49 06/23/12 Sat

My wife's grandfather, SMS 3/C or 2/C Frank H Yuellig, was transported to Iceland aboard the Ariel in 1943. He was part of a Construction Battalion that want to build fuel tanks at a tank farm. As he was not ships company I would not suspect anyone would recall him but I thought I'd give it a try anyway.

Regards,

Russ

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Subject: SS Howell Lykes


Author:
Jose Fuentes, Jr.
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Date Posted: 19:30:56 06/25/12 Mon

My uncle, Jesus P. Fuentes, left Camp Hueneme in California aboard the SS Howell Lykes on April 6, 1944. He was with CASU 42 on the way to the Admiralty Islands. Any other info or photos out there of this voyage or of my uncle?

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Subject: Where was Sampson located.


Author:
susan e. timmons
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Date Posted: 09:07:03 06/25/12 Mon

I am looking for a death cert. of my father who died at Sampson in 1944. I can not find any one who has heard of it!! I tried the town of Oneonta and the county of Otsego.

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Subject: ask what was life like in Camp Bradford Oct to Dec 1944


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Walter H. Neumann
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Date Posted: 12:18:03 09/19/11 Mon

Arived 11-21-1944, Left 1-29-1945. Remembrances from 13 enteries in a diary and service record. I arrived after dark on the date given. First a tent stretched over a wood frame and floor with an oil stove. A guard came in, turned off the oil, a sailor got up turned it on again. Next morning in the dark going to the head on a board walk, stumbled off it into mud. The drill field was a mud flat when it rained. They must have enjoyed making us polish our shoes to muster and drill in mud. Next put into a wood frame barracks with a tar paper outside. It was heated with a coal stove. The stove pipe usually beet red from the top of the beet red stove. One barracks burned down while I was there. Went to Class B radio school 4 weeks to learn operation and maintenance of LST radio equipment. It was in a wood frame building not on the LST mockup USS Neversail. Went to a Norfolk NOB for swiming. Also had gunnery practice, small arms including hand held machine guns. Was put on guard duty quite often. One remembered, a midnight to four guard duty in a corner of the base, only me, mud and pine trees. My service record Camp Bradford insertions were signed by E.C. Weiner, Ensign, USN, Assist. Personnel Officer. My diary mentioned a good USO show. My 3rd diary entery basically told about lousy Norfolk liberty. 12-25-45: Went on liberty to Norfolk to an evening Christmas service in a church. I was like unnoticed, ungreeted. To sum up the ask for life period I was there, it was cold and rainy, but treatment was better than two other bases I experienced. After great 5 months in NTSCH. U of Wis dormitories, Camp Bradford quarters were bad, but no worse than Amphibious Base in Fort Pierce Florida which followed. My diary had no adverse comment when leaving Camp Bradford but for Fort Pierce when leaving said, hope never to see Florida again.

Walter H. Neumman
Spring Hill, Fl.

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Subject: boot camp sampson ny.


Author:
joe devine
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Date Posted: 07:56:18 02/25/06 Sat

any of you guys out there go to boot camp sampson ny. co.417 from 3/31/6/1/43 would like to hear from you.
south phila.
joe

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Subject: Company 406 Aug 18 1943


Author:
Danielle Bargmann
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Date Posted: 19:22:17 11/07/11 Mon

My Grandfather, Frank F. Bosa trained in Sampson, NY, he was in company 406, I have a photo from August 18, 1943, he became a signalman, Class 3 44. He later served on the LCI 975. I would greatly appreciate any information on any men or anything else pertaining to these topics. I am very interested in his time in the war and the stories that go along with it and would be very grateful for any info! Thank You!!

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Subject: Father-in-Laws Navy History


Author:
Larry Harris
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Date Posted: 11:57:54 12/28/09 Mon

I am trying to trace Lawrence R. Theroux's Navy history. He died December 15 this year. I have a separation document that has very sporadic information. I know he attended boot camp in October 1942 (Newport Naval Station, I think). He went to Signalman school at Butler University and then went to USNTS, Noroton Hts. Connecticut. Haven't been able to find anything regarding this duty station. He was also stationed aboard Walter X. Young and USN AOC (AGC??) Brooklyn, NY. Any help will be deeply appreciated.

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Subject: Frank Hawkins Jr and USS Brontes


Author:
Guy G. Hawkins
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Date Posted: 15:31:09 08/22/09 Sat

I am the son of Frank Hawkins Jr. who trained at Sampson and then served on the USS Brontes AGP-17. I am looking for any one who might have known him or who might have any information about him or the activities of the ship he was on. According to my mother the ship was on the way to the pacific when the war ended.

Frank was from nearby Naples, NY although I think he was living in Rochester, NY at the time he enlisted.

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Subject: Find shipmates


Author:
Jim Kelly
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Date Posted: 21:58:49 01/01/05 Sat

I was at Sampson,Feb 43 in co.481,I believe Barracks 26.I shipped out to Philadelphia and was assign to the USS MONTEREY CVl 26 ,ist Div. I served on her until 45 when we came back to the states because we were damaged in a Typhoon We returned to Bremerton,Was.for repairs where I was transferred off and shipped back to Phidelphia and was assigned to a new heavy Cruiser The USS Fall River.Was on only a short time and was shipped off to Sampson for Discharge.Would like to hear from anyony who served on the USS Monterey from 43 commisining to 45 and the USS Fall River Great website

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Subject: Questions about Beach Parties & USS Karnes (APA175)


Author:
Brian Minturn
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Date Posted: 12:20:18 04/29/12 Sun

My grandfather's name was Clifford R. Peterson. I know that he was in the 7th NBB during the Normandy invasion, and I have a decent idea of what he did there. But after Normandy, he was assigned to Oceanside CA where he joined the USS Karnes as part of a beach party. I know that USS Karnes was involved in Okinawa and Sasebo, specifically Green Beach, but I am wondering exactly what a beach party did during those invasions. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Subject: Items on NTC Sampson< NY


Author:
Russell Young
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Date Posted: 14:09:47 04/02/12 Mon

My father Dave Young went to basic training and was station there at the fire house on or about 1944-1946. He passed away in Oct 2010 and in cleaning the house out I came across items from went he was there and I don't know if they could be used in the history of the base. Pleas let me know.

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Subject: SS Young America


Author:
Howard J. Landon
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Date Posted: 20:02:51 07/24/04 Sat

I was in boot camp at Sampson in December 1943 and January 1944, then went to RM School also at Sampson. Was assigned to an XAP Communications Team aboard the SS Young America, a Merchant Marine C-2 attack cargo ship. We landed army and marine troops at Leyte Gulf, Philippines in October, 1944. Looking for anyone who served on the Young America.

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Subject: USS Howell-Lykes


Author:
Bennie Adams
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Date Posted: 19:21:34 03/20/12 Tue

My father, Bennie Sr., served on this ship, and they crossed the equater on Oct 22, 1943. I am looking at his Shellback Certificate as I write. Would like a pic of the ship and any other info on it you might have.

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