Re: Where is Blackitt Strait?
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Steve Hunt !!!
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At 75, you wouldn't think there would be many thngs to really amaze and astound a person, but thanks to the computer age, I am once more bowled over.
Taking your reference, I simply entered USS Grampus and clicked on SEARCH. Lo and behold, there was a picture of USS GRAMPUS-II (SS-207) underway, with a foot note:
"Lost 5 March 1943".
There is a two page report which includes the Blackitt Strait among the ship's itinerary on her last hunt. I haven't tried t find that yet..that's next.
And then there is a single page report with the same view of the ship, and the notation :
"Shipments on Eternal Patrol in USS GRAMPUS (SS-207)",
which is followed by the ship's duty roster.
I was particularly moved upon seeing your uncle's name, HOLLIS E. HERRIN, S1 (for Seaman First Class).
Since he was lost at sea, his name will be memorialized at .
Look it up and if you don't find him, I will try for you.
In addition, if you are unable to call up the above information, I will be pleased to mail you the copy I have made, without charge, of course.
I hope that you are at least half as pleased with this information as I am at finding it.
With best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner