S1st Class Joseph Leroy Eastwood
Posted by Tom Eastwood on May 25, 2012, 3:12 pm
Help please!! my late father Joseph Leroy Eastwood was a member of the Naval Armed Guard. I'm putting together a tribute to him as part of our family tree. I'm looking for any shipmates or class photos of his gun crew or basic navy class. His basic training was at Great Lakes Ill; 2/2/43 to 4/29/43. Naval Gunnery school Gulfport, Miss 4/30/43 to 5/27/43. Home base Brooklyn, NY from 5/29/43 to 5/11/45. His Muster Card has been some help as far as his ships and the Atlantic Ocean convoys.He served on the O.M. Bernuth (tanker) from May 31, 1943 to around March or April 1944. He end up on the USS Flusser from 3/17/44 to 4/30/44. It appears he was either part of a relief crew or taking the ship for repairs I'm not sure which. SS Philip F. Thomas, 5/1944 to 5/1945. SS Huntington Hills 7/1/45 (transfer ed to Pacific center 5/45)and went to Pearl. I cant find any info on his Pacific tour or other ships he was on. He specifically mentioned a corvette but it doesn't appear anywhere. Any photos, leads on where to look would be greatly appreciated.I have spent hour after hour researching his ship history but if anyone has any other suggestions or where to look I would be very grateful.