When in the Armed Guard, did you go by the name of Leslie Dean Tackitt?
I find a person by that name arriving in New York City on June 20, 1944, as a member of the Armed Guard crew aboard the S.S. RACHEL JACKSON. She arrived from Calcutta, India and Port Said, Egypt.
I can forward to you the names of the rest of the Armed Guard crew aboard the RACHEL JACKSON if you like. The crew was commanded by Ensign George Parker Powell.
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