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Re: Armed Guard veteran recalls 46 days lost at sea
Posted by Chris Bowne on June 6, 2013, 7:09 am, in reply to "Re: Armed Guard veteran recalls 46 days lost at sea"
Ron - thanks for all of your help. I just found this update to my post, I missed it somehow earlier. The info re John on PERMIAN fits him exactly. We are not sure exactly when he enlisted in the Navy and ended up in the AG, so perhaps he if he was involved in the CITY OF FLINT incident, he would have been a civilian mariner at the time. Based on the dates of his PERMIAN run to Halifax and back, that might have been his next trip after the FLINT.
I recall him saying that he embarked on MISSIONARY RIDGE for her first trip out of the shipyard, wondering if the trip you described was that one. It may have been the trip where he somehow managed to meet up in Panama with his two brothers Pasco (Pat) and Ralph whose ships also were there at the same time. The JAMES BOWIE in the Pacific in 45 also lines up with where he was at the end of the war. At some point he was on a ship that had to lay over for an extended period in Australia for repairs, the crew apparently had a lot of liberty time to do some traveling there.