Hello. This page was created to honor my dad who served in WWII. He never liked to talk about his time in the Navy so I didn't ask a lot of questions. I grew up living with my mother and step-father so I never knew my real dad as well as I should have. I just accepted my reality. I have a lot of questions now, and wish I had more information. I am going to try to find out more about his service in the Navy. I have a few pictures and will post them, when I can find them.
I had a few more details but lost them when my last computer crashed. There's a lesson here.
The only ship I can remember was the Annie Lykes, but I haven't found any information about it.
Daddy was a Signalman. He left for the Marshall Islands from Hawaii. I don't remember what port he left from in the Mainland.
I believe he said he was on Kwajalein and Enewetak (Eniwetak, Enewetok, Eniwetok) Atolls in the Marshall Islands.
He said the vessel he was on was towed back to US from the Marshall Islands. I don't know if it was the same one he was originally deployed on. I do remember asking him about the ship, wondering if it was a destroyer or what, but I just remember him saying "Naw" like he was not particularly happy with whatever type of ship it was.
I remember something like maybe he was part of a Marine's group.
That's it. That's all I know. Sorry I don't know all the proper terminology. I realize I have waited too long to connect with possible shipmates or other personnel he may have served with. But, it's never too late to enter what history I have in the pool, and I want him to be represented.
Love you Dad and thanks for your service to our country!