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Subject: Life on a WWII Transport


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Russ Padden - webmaster
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Date Posted: 06:43:22 10/06/15 Tue
In reply to: Joann Victor 's message, "USS Darke APA 159" on 07:33:45 10/01/15 Thu

Some suggestions to get you started:
Watch the movie Mr. Roberts - most accurate movie about a Transport/Cargo ship in WWII.
Away All Boats is Hollywood version, but some insights can be gained.

Books:
Combat Loaded - Across the Pacific on the USS Tate by Tom Crew
All Came Home by Paul K. McDevit - About APA 48 U.S.S. Leon
THE LADY GANGSTER by Del Staecker

Other suggestions:
Sail on one of the Liberty or Victory ships or visit one of the historic ships.

For other sources, see this page:
http://www.rpadden.com/docs/books_and_movies.htm

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I was on the USS Darke with your brother.George N. Larson20:39:08 10/10/15 Sat
    USS Darke APA 159Lisa (Joy) Maloney06:31:03 11/10/15 Tue
    Jimmy VictorJoann Victor13:48:11 03/15/16 Tue


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