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World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard
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World War II U.S. Merchant Marine

In Memory of Tom Bowerman

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The Stories

Follow the links below to find stories of the men and of the ships of the Navy Armed Guard and the merchant marine.


Abandoned Convoy, PQ-17

Armed Guard Reports, examples

Armed Guard Reports, many ships

Bari, Italy

Tragedy at Bari, Italy

Tragedy at Bari - Disaster in the Italian Campaign

Battle of the Atlantic

Beyond the Call of Duty

Concrete ships

Convoy PQ 17

Convoy to Murmansk

Convoy to Murmansk - PQ 15

Drawings for EC2-S-C1 Liberty ship

Last of the Gallant Liberties

Life boat stories requested

The Mediterranean

Merchant Marine Radio Operators

Missing in Action in the North Atlantic

The North Atlantic, 1943, by Harry Staton

The Pacific

Remembering "The Suicide Run" to Murmansk

Ship Logs, Reports and Publication Extracts

The Great Generation

The Legend of Gallups Island

The Men Who Remember War

Operation Pedestal, the rescue of Malta

Press Releases, War Shipping Administration, United States Maritime Commission

Stories and photographs of many ships

Survivor Stories: SS ATLANTIC SUN, SS JACKSONVILLE, SS PUERTO RICAN, SS WILLIAM C. GORGAS, SS WILLIAM F. HUMPHREY, SS MASSMAR

Veterans History Project, Library of Congress, includes a search capability for the stories of merchant marine and U.S. Navy veterans

World War II Navy documents, Armed Guard officer reports for ships in which Tom Bowerman served

Louis Cafiero, his travels and pictures, wartime and postwar

Audio and video interviews

Personal Stories

Stories of ships


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