Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Prepare to repel boarders!

One of the fun things to me doing research is the contacts that are made and the information shared. One of the first was John Fitzgerald, who was the archivist at Seattle NARA in charge of Navy Records, amongst other things, when I first started researching there. John has since moved on, but we keep in touch, and when he comes across things in his research that he feels are interesting, he'll photograph them and send them on if he's got the time.

This is one such document; a history of the Destroyer Escort DE-51 Buckley written in October of 1945. She was an interesting ship, and this provides some more information than her Dictionery of American Naval Fighting Ships entry.

Special thanks to John for sending it to me!

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