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Re: WWII: Alcoa Pegasus & West Cussetta
Ron - Yes, I also visit convoyweb regularly, but as you know, the data there was from the files of Hague, who had access only to the UK records (including some of the Australian records). Hague did not have access to the US records, so all of the convoys controlled by the US are not documented there. I didn't realize how many convoys there were in the Pacific until I got well into this current project. I have been at it about 5 years now! Of course, if the movement cards from the archives were ever digitized and made public, it would make it a lot easier. In addition to organized convoys, there are thousands of other merchant ship movements in the pacific during the war, so sailing independently, and some with escorts, but not in numbered or named convoys. I am working on extracting that information now. Should only take another 50 years to complete!
Good thing I retired last year. I now have much more time to devote. If you (or anyone else here) ever needs info on specific ships in the pacific, let me know, and happy to share what I have.