U.S. Navy. September 1942 until November
1945 QM2/c Assigned to new USS SC-691, 110 ft long wooden hull sub-chaser. Crossed
Atlantic in March 1943, patrol & convoy escort.
Duty in Mediterranean off North Africa coast, invasion of Sicily, Gela
Beach, invasion of Salerno, Italy. Transferred to states Navy V-12 Program.
Six months assigned to new USS DD 857 Bristol, operated in Pacific theater
convoy escort duty to November 1945