Charles E. King

Charles E. King







Charles E. King






Charles E. King served honorably in the World War II Navy Armed Guard Service. Charles served aboard the SS THOMAS L. HARTLEY from June 1942 to January 1943 and on the SS PAN CAROLINA from July 1943 to January 1944. Charles was a good sailor, a reliable member of the team and a wonderful father according to his daughter, Shirley King Lloyd. Charles has also been a consistent supporter of the World War II Navy Armed Guard Association, according to Chairman Charles Lloyd. He worked after World War II "mothballing" the fleet in Orange, TX. He was also an instructor at the Navy Gun Docks in New Orleans from January 1944 to his discharge in October 1945. He was a Gunner's Mate 1st class when he was discharged. He later moved to Victoria, TX, where he retired from DuPont after 35 years. He would love to hear from others via email to daughter, Shirley King Lloyd (shirley@lloydhaus.com).








Picture below is of Charles E. King while in the Navy


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Picture below is of Charles E. King taken at a high school reunion


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Quote from the book Liberty Ships, the Ugly Ducklings of World War II, 
by John Gorley Bunker

Getting to Russia was only part of the job. Some ships spent so much time 
waiting to unload in the crowded ports that the crews began to feel like 
Soviet citizens. The crew of the YAKA, at Murmansk, sweated out 156 air 
raids while off-loading cargo. The IRONCLAD ran aground at Archangel and 
was given to the Russians. The Libertys THOMAS L. HARTLEY, FRANCIS SCOTT 
KEY, and ISRAEL PUTNAM spent nearly eight months unloading, and endured 
many air attacks. HARTLEY was credited with three kills. The JOHN LAFARGE 
and JOHN IRELAND also shot down enemy bombers. Men learned enough Russian 
to ask, "How about the next dance?" or "Do you have a husband?" They 
hitchhiked around the forbidding countryside and some managed to get as
far as 200 miles inland before being escorted back to their ships. 
Finally, in September 1943, the five Libertys steamed down Kola Strait 
and headed for home.

Others known to have served on the same ships are shown below:

DARRYL G KOLL - 808 4TH AVE  SE, PIPESTONE, MN 56164-1708
Telephone:  507-825-5214          Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY

WILLIAM C SACHE - 996 BELMONT ST, WATERTOWN, MA 02472
Telephone:  617-489-6288          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY       		10/44-11/45

HILARY C MAKOWSKI - 202 WEDGEWOOD CT, CARNEGIE, PA 15106-1540
Telephone:  412-429-8510          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY      		2/43-3/44

ORVAL R ALLEN - 2528 JENNIFER DR, PEARL, MS 39208
Telephone:  601-939-5037          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY			3/44-4/44

WYLIE M NEAL - 715 OLD PROVIDENCE RD, WAXHAW, NC 28173-8631
Telephone:  704-843-2696          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY     		1/44-7/44

WARD A HINES - 96 NANTUCKET AVE SW, PICKERINGTON, OH 43147-9320
Telephone:  740-927-4902          	Email: Hines.7@osu.edu
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY       		+ 1/43-11/43

RAYMOND E HATFIELD - 1078 COMMONWEALTH LN, CYNTHIANA, KY 41031
Telephone:  606-234-6944          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY       		8/44-11/45

JOSEPH MARCHAK - 2201 9TH AVE, BEAVER FALLS, PA 15010
Telephone:  412-843-3755          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY     		2/43-3/44

CAPT J M LE CATO - 14 LOCKWOOD DR  APT-12-L CHARLESTON, SC 29401-1138
Telephone:  803-723-2870          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY

ARTHUR T ENGEL - 778 9TH ST, SECAUSUS, NJ 07094-3332
Telephone:                        	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY      		1945/1946

ARTHUR R MACLAREN - 910 W VEREDA CALMA, GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85614-2833
Telephone:  520-399-2576          	Email: maclarens@aol.com
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY       		1/10/44-5/11/44

NEIL G ISHAM - 16708 28 MILE RD, ALBION, MI 49224-9434
Telephone:  517-629-2383          	Email:  
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY     		7/44-10/45

ROBERT W WILSON - 6922 RT 91, TULLY, NY 13159
Telephone:  607-842-6575          	Email: BOBSAL1231@AOL.COM
S.S. THOMAS L. HARTLEY

DARRYL G KOLL - 808 4TH AVE  SE, PIPESTONE, MN 56164-1708
Telephone:  507-825-5214          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA

HARLEY H KRAUSE - 503 HATCHIE ST, BOONEVILLE, MS 38829-4705
Telephone:                        	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA                 	1943

CARL LIPPMIER - 9480 SHAMROCK CT, WEST CHESTER, OH 45069
Telephone:  513-777-3308          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA                 	3/5/42

WILLIS MCCRACKEN - 202 DEERFIELD DR, PRINCETON, KY 42445-2334
Telephone:                        	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA         		9/15/42-2/13/43

JAMES PAT GUNN - 290 REVERE ST, WINTHROP, MA 02152-1522
Telephone:  617-846-3290          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA

SAMUEL HALL - 246 S 4TH ST, WILLIAMSBURG, OH 45176
Telephone:  513-724-2634          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA         		**9/7/42-3/?/43

CHARLES W. HAMILTON - 4079 WESKAN LANE, BRIDGETON, MO 63044-1505
Telephone:  314-344-0864          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA         		9/15/42-5/13/43

HOWARD E WHALIN - 4 PARKVIEW CIR  APT D BRUNSWICK, ME 04011-3327
Telephone:  207-725-4067          	Email:  
S.S. PAN CAROLINA          		2/1/44-7/17/44

DEAN W JAMIESON - 1010 WEST 3RD ST, NORTH PLATTE, NE 69101-3733
Telephone:  308-534-6223          	Email: RJAMIESON@GCNET.COM
S.S. PAN CAROLINA

ALTON B SHANNON - PO BOX 259, STITES, ID 83552
Telephone:  208-926-0018          	Email: KELLYSMULEBAR@YAHOO.COM
S.S. PAN CAROLINA           		4/43-12/24/43




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