Hi Francis--I will give you a quick run down of my A.G. Service.ships #1S.S. R.J. Hanna Tanker #2 s.S. William H. Seward -Liberty #3 S.S.Fitz-John Porter- Liberty(Torpedoed 3-1-43) #4 S.S. Waipio Hog Island Freighter #5 S.S. Richmond Tanker #6 S.S. Gilbert M. Hitchcock Liberty
#7 U.S.A.T. Alcoa Polaris Army Transport
#8 U.S.S. Arlington APA 174 Navy Transport
Places I have Sailed to--Canada-Hawaii-Aden Arabia-Suez Egypt-Capetown South Africa- Bahia Brazil (Landed after ship Torpedoed)--Kiska- Attu--Philippines Leyte- Manila-Tacloben-
New Guinea-Hollandia--Port Moresby--Finschafen
Manus Island-Guam- Saipan-Kwajalein-Ewiwetok
Iwo Jima-Okinawa-- War over into Toyko Bay Japan
With 1500 troops onboard I joined the Navy at age 17 and got discharged at 21-- I than became a Firefighter for 30 years Life has been one big adventure. I sailed with the greatest bunch of guys in the world. I am now 88.and just have great memories.