Great!That is definatley him, because he worked on freighters before the war for a short time.Is this the only ship he appears on?Also, do you know what D.B. stands for?
As for his death certificate from the Dade County courthouse, I dont know where to start.That is true that he may have had a SS# issued towards the end of his life, but every time I tried to call the Dade County records offices it was a recording and it sounded like they only had more recent records, such as tax records, land records, etc. from the late 1970s up.
How would I check to see if he filed for VA benifits?Is there a number to call?