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My Father Was Supposedly a US Merchant Marine during WWII

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Re: My Father Was Supposedly a US Merchant Marine during WWII

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 6:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Apr 2013 6:39PM GMT
My dad was also a US Merchant Marine in WW2, aboard oil tankers in South America and Africa. I sent a request for his military records to the following address:

Commanding Officer
USCG-National Maritime Center (NMC-421)
ATTN: Correspondence Section
100 Forbes Dr.
Martinsburg, WV 25404

I also submitted a request through vetrecs.archives.gov and I received information from both agencies. (This was about three years ago; I don't know if budget cuts still make it possible.)

Here are a couple of other very helpful sites:

Merchant Marine Service Records including Voyage Discharges from U.S. Coast Guard:
http://www.usmm.org/contact.html#contact3
(The whole USMM site is great!)

Convoy Web (The Website for Merchant Ships during WW2)
http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/

Happy searching!

Nancy
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