05 July 2017
“Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Ship and a Son’s Curiosity”
This week in 1945, the PC 552 had come home from Europe and was getting ready to join the war in the Pacific. What did you do this week?
Germany surrendered 08 August 1945. The PC 552 left the European theater one year to the day after D-day after saluting Omaha and Utah Beaches. It was in transit to the States to be overhauled in preparation for the Empire of Japan when it was officially transferred to the Pacific fleet on 20 June 1945. It docked at Key West, FL on 22 June 1944. Most people expected the war to continue into 1948 because no one knew about the atomic bomb.
For the following sailor, we do not have the official date he reported aboard the ship:
|Last Name||First Name||Serial Number|
|Joyce||Kenneth William||202 89 68|
This information can be found at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), I Archives Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63138. If you visit this facility, you may request this information. Please make sure to note this is for nonprofit historical research. Please help these sailors be remembered.
We need the date this man reported aboard the ship.
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