Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II

Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II

World War II could not have been won without the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Author: Michael Gillen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618876

Category: History

Page: 216

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World War II could not have been won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation‘s ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine became the “fourth arm of defense” in wartime, providing vital support for beachheads in all theaters of operation. Twenty World War II Merchant Marine veterans are featured in this oral history. Most had at least one ship torpedoed, bombed, shelled or mined out from under them—some of them two. Some became prisoners of the Japanese for the duration of the war, working on the infamous River Kwai Bridge. Many spent time on lifeboats or flimsy rafts under harsh conditions; one—Donald Zubrod—endured 42 days in a lifeboat with several others before their eventual rescue, close to death. American merchant mariners suffered a casualty rate that was a close second to the Marine Corps during the war.
Categories: History

U S Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II

U S  Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II

Browning uses the Coast Guard's determination of a war casualty, rather than the Navy's Survivors Statements, to define the entries. Includes an appended listing of poorly documented losses, and a glossary.

Author: Robert M. Browning

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037789529

Category: History

Page: 575

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An account of the tremendous losses suffered by the American Merchant Marine during the war, identifying those ships flying under the American flag (including Philippine vessels) that the Coast Guard and the Navy documented as receiving damage or being lost through some action of the enemy, as well as the attendant circumstances of their loss. Browning uses the Coast Guard's determination of a war casualty, rather than the Navy's Survivors Statements, to define the entries. Includes an appended listing of poorly documented losses, and a glossary. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

My Life As a US Merchant Marine in World War II

My Life As a US Merchant Marine in World War II

This World War II US Merchant Marine memoir was written by Charles William Hoffman.

Author: Charles Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1500590142

Category:

Page: 64

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This World War II US Merchant Marine memoir was written by Charles William Hoffman. This highly personal memoir of his days as a young man serving his country reflects the culture of that time. The US entry into WWII required immediate growth of US Merchant Marine capabilities. The Atlantic Ocean was a major strategic battle zone during WWII. The Merchant Marine participated in every landing operation by the US Marine Corps from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima. It took 15 tons of suppliers to support one soldier for one year at the front. During 1945 alone, the Merchant Mariners delivered 17 million pounds of cargo every hour, including ammunition, airplanes, fuel, PT boats and amphibious craft, tanks, jeeps, trucks, medicines, locomotives and food. Mariners delivered the goods when and where needed in every war theater.Charles W. Hoffman served his country on seven ships, including a United Nations mercy mission and a highly dangerous ammunition ship. He was 1 of only 7 who survived from his original group of 51 young men who left St. Louis, Missouri to serve their country by delivering the goods to serve all warfighters.
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Heroes in Dungarees

Heroes in Dungarees

All theaters of operation using U.S. merchant ships are covered - a fact that makes this book unique. Others on the subject are limited to particular areas or periods and offer few personal experiences.

Author: John Bunker

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034928880

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 369

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All theaters of operation using U.S. merchant ships are covered - a fact that makes this book unique. Others on the subject are limited to particular areas or periods and offer few personal experiences.
Categories: Merchant marine

The U S Merchant Marine at War 1775 1945

The U S  Merchant Marine at War  1775 1945

8 million GIs came home from the war , leaving behind more than 400 , 000 dead
companions , 71 percent of them ... its decades of denials and granted the status
of veterans to oceangoing merchant mariners who served in World War II .

Author: Bruce L. Felknor

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UVA:35007002801946

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

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As the U.S. Merchant Marine has declined over the last several decades, so too has the memory of the countless acts of unflinching courage and patriotism performed by its civilian officers and seamen in America's armed struggles. Scouring long-out-of-print books and dusty archives, veteran writer and merchant marine officer Bruce Felknor has collected the most dramatic of these stories from all of America's wars through World War II into a single comprehensive illustrated volume. Excerpts from such authors as Winston Churchill, Samuel Eliot Morison, and Lowell Thomas are combined with eyewitness accounts - many never before published - by heroes, victims, and survivors.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

African American World War II Casualties and Decorations in the Navy Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

African American World War II Casualties and Decorations in the Navy  Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

MENT OF MED 50 MERICA earned the Gallant Ship Citation during the war ,
chant Marine veterans were required to pay ... that continue to make Merchant
Marine The most prestigious of the Merchant Marine veterans feel like second -
class ...

Author: Glenn A. Knoblock

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124184073

Category: History

Page: 580

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"This book is an account of the 2,445 African American men who were killed, wounded or decorated during World War II in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. In addition to detailing the circumstances and location of each loss, information of a more personal nature is often included. The book includes many pictures of the men profiled"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

The Lookout

The Lookout

H . R . 679 , a bill “ [ T ] to marine service during authorize recognition for World
War Two , veterans service in the United benefits that will provide , States
Merchant Marine , at a minimum , hospital and for other purposes , " is and
medical care ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015282192

Category: Merchant mariners

Page:

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Categories: Merchant mariners

Merchant Mariners at War

Merchant Mariners at War

An Oral History of World War II George J. Billy, Christine M. Billy. most memorable
wartime experiences ? and ( 3 ) What significance did the American merchant
marine play during World War II ? ... of war camps . Others survived harrowing
ordeals only to realize that they had been the lucky ones — they had returned
home .

Author: George J. Billy

Publisher: New Perspectives on Maritime H

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131664323

Category: History

Page: 322

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This title offers accounts of the wartime experiences of veterans who graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy, the largest supplier of ships' officers in WWII. It covers such subjects as Liberty ships, U-Boats, the Battle of the Atlantic, D-Day, the Philippines, and much more.
Categories: History

General Laws of Rhode Island 1956

General Laws of Rhode Island  1956

CHAPTER 22 EXTENSION OF VETERANS ' BENEFITS SECTION . 30-22-1 .
Extension of benefits to World War II veterans . 30-22-2 . Extension to merchant
marine . SECTION . 30-22-3 . Extension to veterans of undeclared wars or ...

Author: Rhode Island

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060159246

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437123143659

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

First Report of the Assembly Interim Committee on Education H R 197

First Report of the Assembly Interim Committee on Education  H R  197

World War I. Bonus authorized . World War II . 50 cents per day for domestic
service , $ 500 maximum ; 75 cents per day foreign ... World War II . $ 200 all
veterans , $ 200 merchant marine bonus . 1. All veterans . 2. All veterans . 1. Poll
tax . 2.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041778614

Category: School districts

Page: 118

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Categories: School districts

Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute

Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute

SEA WAR . The Story of the U.S. Merchant gations of victims of torpedoed tankers
, and Marine in World War II . By Felix Riesen a voluminous correspondence with
former berg , Jr. Rinehart : New York , 1956 . shipmates and their families .

Author: United States Naval Institute

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117799275

Category: Naval art and science

Page:

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Categories: Naval art and science

Encyclopedia of Associations

Encyclopedia of Associations

Hurley , NY 12443 Alex L . Benishake , Sec . Founded : 1946 . Members : 1500 .
World War II veterans of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marine who served in
defense of the Philippine Islands ( most were taken prisoner by the Japanese ) .

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: MINN:319510010554575

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: 1418

View: 574

Categories: Associations, institutions, etc

The Royal Navy in World War II

The Royal Navy in World War II

Author: Derek G. Law

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056828810

Category: History

Page: 669

View: 273

Lists annotations related to the role of the Royal Navy in World War II, categorized by naval campaigns and significant battles, allied and axis forces, and writings such as correspondence and poetry.
Categories: History

World War II Sites in the United States

World War II Sites in the United States

Another monument at Battery Park is the Merchant Mariners Memorial honoring
those who served in the American Merchant Marine Service during WW II . The
monument depicts the survivors of a sunken ship and was inspired by an actual ...

Author: Richard E. Osborne

Publisher: Riebel-Rogue Publishing Company

ISBN: WISC:89058467150

Category: History

Page: 303

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This is two books in one; a directory listing the descriptions of hundreds of WW II Sites in the United States and a tour guide on how to find and visit them. Listed are army camps - air fields - naval air stations - naval bases - Marine Corps bases - warships on display - enemy aircraft and submarine attack sites on American territory - Japanese bombing balloon attack and recovery sites - coastal defenses - military hospitals - prisoner of war camps - internment camps for enemy aliens - relocation camps of ethnic Japanese - birth places and homes of prominent WW II personalities - atomic bomb sites - spy landing sites and sabotage targets - arsenals - ordnance plants - shipyards - military depots... and MUCH MORE...
Categories: History

History Today

History Today

D - Day ' s Liberty Ships Return As thousands of American Second World War
veterans prepare to return – many for the first ... onlookers of the key role played
in the war effort by a section of participants often sidelined – the merchant
marines .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074895213

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

Summary of Legislation

Summary of Legislation

Adds the statutory definition of " Merchant Marine serving during W.W.II " as
defined in Chapter 685 to existing provisions of the ... 1945 , to December 31 ,
1946 , in conformance with the ending date for WWII veterans in existing State
statute .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924069121816

Category: Legislation

Page:

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Categories: Legislation

Ancestry

Ancestry

The Internet ' s Best World War II Links & Resources by Juliana Smith U . S .
Merchant Marine Email : usmm ... military80 . htm Archives Surviving from World
War II , Bibliography from " A World at Arms : A Global History of World War II , "
by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082582529

Category: Genealogy

Page:

View: 351

Categories: Genealogy

House Journal

House Journal

... merchant marines who served in World War II Provide for , H 4903 Other
Access to records of veterans Allow , H 5115 County department of veterans
affairs offices and veterans service centers Create fund , H 4842 Veterans '
survivor tuition ...

Author: Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071346657

Category: Michigan

Page:

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Includes extra sessions.
Categories: Michigan