SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

WWII, Truk

1410 views
4 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: USA
WWII, Truk
Posted by nsclcctl on Sunday, May 11, 2003 8:31 PM
Anyone have any sites to look for info on this battle in the South Pacific? My father was a radioman on a destroyer and I am trying to research the subject, maybe even figure which destroyer he was on. Any one ever do anything like this?

Thanks, I would eventually like to build the ship he was on if it is available. Also, would like to learn about the battle.
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:05 PM
I did some research for A friend who's father was lost over Yugoslavia. It will be hard pinpointing the ship without a name or hull number. I'll do some hunting and come back.
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:24 PM
The Feb44 battle was operation hailstone and employed task force 58 and task force 50.9
  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by nsclcctl on Monday, May 12, 2003 8:02 AM
This is what is great about these boards. Knowledgable people willing to help out. I just found a good boo detailing this battle. Apparantly, it was in 1944 and was considered a response to Pearl Harbor. Japanese ships attacked by a convoy consisting of 9 carriers. The air assault resulted in a number of sunken Japanese ships and downed planes.

I lost my father in 1954 and am trying to find out about what he did. This is perfect. We have no records. This is a start.

Thanks again!
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 12, 2003 1:36 PM
If you have his service number you can request his records from the Navy. Ooops that was misleading- you can request records with a name but the service # will speed things up. If you don't know his service # it will be on his form DD214 (discharge), they will probably be quite co-operative because he is your father.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.