USS Relief - 1942 Portland Maine
Seeking information and stories about the times on the USS Relief.My father came on board in Dec 1942.It's home port was Portland Maine.They went to Boston MA Feb 1943, then to the South Pacific in Feb 1943.
My fathers name was Claude Truman Gibson and he was a Seaman 2nd class when he first arrived on the ship.Quartermaster 3rd Class on Feb 1,1944.
He went to boot camp at Great Lakes.His regiment was the 23rd Battalion.He transfered to the Naval Training Stationin Newport, Rhode Island on Aug 12, 1942.He was in the 15th Battalion Group #2 Class#4 and his school company number was 1557.
Any information would be wonderful!
He later was on the USS Columbus.