I have a partial account of some of his ports that has huge gaps. Basic training was in Bainbridge, MD and gunnery school in Norfolk, VA (4/43). He lists Cuba & Panama Canal (12/43), Honolulu & Pearl Harbor (1/44), Marshall Islands, Seattle, WA, San Pedro, Perth, AU, Ceylon & Calcutta (6/44), Sydney & New Castle, AU (7/44), New Ireland to Subic (?) Bay, Philippines (2/45), 30 day leave (4/45),France, Morocco (mid'45), Italy, Panama Canal (12/45), Guadalcanal (2/46),Tokyo Bay (10/46), assigned SS Dauntless, PG 61, Norfolk, VA. Somewhere in there he served on patrol, search & rescue and on a YO (yard oiler) out of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Is it possible to get copies of the ship's log books? A thorough service record? If so, how?
Please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks ahead of time for any help you can give!