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 (email@example.com).
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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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