I must admit that I was dismayed and distraught over your response.
Having re-read it and my original, I see what the problem is/was.
You interpreted my statement "may have sailed on" such-and-such a ship, as doubting your dad's participation.
I meant that there were many ships which are not included in the Ship Crossing reference I provided you, not that I doubted that he had in fact sailed to and from a combat zone.
Most sailings in that time frame were in convoy, so he could have been on one of any number of ships. According to my lists, very few ships sailed alone.
In fact, the sailings for 1Jan 45 was a convoy of 57 ships. The USS BRAZIL, bound for Le Havre, France, is the only ship named.
The 1945 WW II Troop Ship Corssings list was generated by one individual, who participates even today as site manager (but is on limited duty right now because of health problems).The two ships I was transported on are not included in the list either.
As for the 325th becoming the 324th by reference, obviously that was a typo.
Finally, it is sad but true, I am getting along in years,76 next week, but I am still firm in muscle and sound mentally. And I probably don't know as much as I should, but I try to improve at least a little bit, every day.
I admit that I am an amateur in my attempts to provide information on various units to concerned individuals. I do the best I can, and always without charge.
Because I caused you so much anxiaty, I think that from now on I will limit my efforts to those who request information from my site only , and who provide a return address.
That is too bad, because I have derived so much pleasure in being of service to my friends.
I leave the rest to the mercenary.
With best regards to you and to your father.
I am pleased to learn that he is alive and well. Having read the combat narrative for the 44th ID, I am well aware of the stressful life he experienced over there.