24 May 2017
“Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Ship and a Son’s Curiosity”
The PC 552’s complement was four officers and 55 men but 196 men and 24 officers officially served on the PC-552 over its life. The activity of the men was listed on the Muster Roll of the Crew. A lot of work went into identifying all the men. We looked for information such as where they came from and when they entered the navy. All of these men have been enshrined in the book in Appendices A, B, and C.
We did not get complete information for 16 men and 3 officers. The information is at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) St. Louis, Missouri but I am afraid I exhausted their patience. If you request this information, please make sure to note this is for nonprofit historical research. You may have to visit NPRC. Please help these sailors be remembered.
One interesting person is Lt. K(arnig) Mooshian, who was the ship’s first Executive Officer. The name is Armenian yet here is a man who was integrated enough into the American culture in about 1910 to be an American navy officer. There is an interesting story here but I don’t know what it is. I hope some of you find out.
We need his hometown and rank upon leaving the ship.
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