Thank you for responding. My dad passed in 1986 and never talked about his time at war let alone that he was a Ritchie Boy. Based on the date he was deployed, the John Banvard was the only ship that left ofr Algiers on that date. I also know that my dad was with the fifth Army and most likely landed at Anzio as the John Banvard arrived late December 1943. I also know from research that the John Banvard was involved in Operation Shingle so I'm guessing my dad was on that ship. I just have no proof. Anything you can help me with reagrding the John Banvard wouod be helpful so that I'm accurate as I wrote a story about my dad, Fritz Goldarbeiter. Thank you.