NOTICE: "...Looking for information on my wife's uncle S3C Herbert Silverman, now deceased (spent life in VA hospital after WWII). Served with VB-101, PATSU 1-2 at Munda Point, Solomon Islands. Had a commendation for helping to save a DD in 1943. He apparently spent several days in the water. Returned to NAS Alameda, California 11/22/44. Attended Aviation Maaintainence in Chicago (Great Lakes?), and aeiral gunnery in Jacksonville. Any help aprreciated. Thomas McHugh firstname.lastname@example.org..." [14DEC2008]
NOTICE: "...I am looking for anyone or knows anyone who was in the draft that established PATSU-63, FAW-7, and originated from Iceland and Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in the summer of 1943 and made the trip on the USS Block Island and landed at the RAF Station, Pembroke Dock, Wales to support maintenance for VP-63. I am particulary looking for Tommy Fullen, ARM3/c of NY State and Arnold Sandberg, AMM3/c of Minnesota. I would appreciate any information...Charles "Ed" Will email@example.com..." [11OCT2002]
NOTICE: "...I would like to hear from Shipmates Elliott, D.E., Hendren, W. H., Mackie,W. B. C., Ross, E. I., and any other Shipmates from PATSU 7A FAW-7 VPB-103 NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England from July 1944 to June 1945...WILSON, Matthew firstname.lastname@example.org..." [30JAN2002]
NOTICE: "...My father, Elmer G Hunt LT/SC/USN/RET (41-67), was with a PBY Squadron back during WWII. I think it was PATSU 103? He told me stories about the PBYs and The PBMs. I so wanted to be like him that I too inlisted after High School. I ended up diving below the waves (EOD), rather than soaring above them. I did Two tours on the JFK (CV-67) but thats as close as I came to joining the "Fleet in the Sky". Fair Winds Thanks again!..Jim Hunt email@example.com..." [06AUG2000]
NOTICE: "...Looking for crewman PATSU August 1945 - 1945. I served on Attu FAW-4 Navy PB4Y2 (Privateer) in 1945...HOLLAND, W. A. firstname.lastname@example.org..." [07JUL2000]
NOTICE: "...I am looking for anyone who was in PATSU-63? We serviced VP-63 PBY5s in Pembroke Dock, Wales. We arrived there from Argentia, Newfoundland via Boston, Pier 92. From there we went to Brooklyn, NY Receiving Station, onto Staten Island, then the USS Block Island (with a flight deck and hangar deck full of P47s), back to Argentia (to pick up more men and supplies), continuing with 2 DDE escorts (off Port and Starboard Bow), through a hurricane, finally landing in Belfast. From there we went to a British Army Base (overnight) taking a ferry from Larne to Scotland. We jumped on a train (only had Army K rations to eat) to our final destination in Wales. If any of you "misfits" are still alive, please contact me. I was the one along with my buddy (Sandy) who almost missed the ferry back to Scotland because we went to town and got loaded on scotch! Remember - we burnt the wooden bunks and straw mattresses to keep warm in the English Army Camp and had tea and beans for breakfast...Charles "Ed" Will email@example.com..." [09OCT99]
NOTICE: "...MY FATHER, HERMAN W. TERRY, SERVED IN PATSU 111 DURING WWII. I AM SEARCHING FOR ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THAT UNIT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PERIOD OF DEPLOYMENT TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS IN 1943-44. I APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE YOU MAY PROVIDE...STEVE TERRY SMT23@HOME.COM..." [07AUG98]
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