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U.S. Crash Boats
14th ERBS, Central Pacific
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These reports cover the period of June 1944 through March 1946 - They start very shortly after their designation as the 14th ERBS in the Southwest Pacific Theater . The reports cover actions of the squadron from the early days in New Guinea, their frequent relocation as the front moves north through the Philippines to the challenges they faced during the early days of the occupation on Japan. Includes the largest number of survivors rescued by a single crash boat. Reports cover missions and boats lost, along with individuals promoted, killed, or sent home for discharge at the end of the war. There is a large amount of information from their time in the Philppine Islands. The reports are written by several authors as personnel changes occurred in the squadron. This publication consist of 44 searchable pages in PDF format. Easily readable typed by the unit historian.
Uploaded: 7 September 2017
1945 103 pgs.This file includes personnel rosters, promotions, arrivals/departures of personnel, monthly reports, and rescue incidents. Larry Caldwell's microfilm was scanned by Mike Voisin at Army Air Forces Collection, "Crash Boat Squadron Records: History of Crash Boat Squadrons, File A0926, Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama" (item 000880), AAF Collection, http://AAFCollection.info/items/list.php?item=000880 (accessed 6 Sep 2017)..
Uploaded: 7 September 2017