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Old 18-04-2017, 17:24
Freemanskid Freemanskid is offline
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Default USS Admiral R.E. Coontz

My father was in the Navy during WWII. We just lost this wonderful man on March 10 of this year. Now my daughter is trying to do a class project dedicated to him. I know of one of the ships that he was on which was the Admiral R.E. Coontz. I would like to know where I could see what other ships he was on. Also his pay during that time and what positions he served on the ships. Any other info I could find out would be wonderful too. My sisters and brother would love to be able to know more ourselves too. I do have more info available so if a little more info is needed please ask me. Thank you
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Old 18-04-2017, 20:21
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Default Re: Seaman Freeman Finnie WWII

Hello Freemanskid and a very warm welcome to the Forums. Sorry to hear of the loss of your father, it must be a very difficult time for you and your family.
From the name of the ship you refer to, I presume he was in the United States Navy. Being unfamiliar with the USN service records system, I hope someone can help you to find the names of the other ships that he served on, or point you in the right direction to a good source for the information. One that I found is located here.
Good luck with the research.

Old Ships: Raleigh 1963, Collingwood 63, Ark Royal 64, Collingwood 67, Undaunted 68, Porstmouth FMG 70, Exmouth 72, Victory 1974 as JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL. Then 28 years in the Fire Service
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Old 19-04-2017, 01:54
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Default Re: USS Admiral R.E. Coontz

This photo copied from "Janes American Fighting Ships of the Twentieth Century" is a fantastic legacy to this fine man.
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Old 19-04-2017, 03:01
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Default Re: USS Admiral R.E. Coontz

Not sure but perhaps if he was on the Coontz in WWII most likely he was on AP-122. But he could have been on the DLG/DDG if he made a career out of it.

I went across the Atlantic twice on a sister ship of original Coontz, the USNS Darby.

Try this site out to get military records.
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Old 19-04-2017, 11:48
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Default Re: USS Admiral R.E. Coontz

USS Admiral R.E.Coontz was a troop transport, in service from 1944-1967. USS Coontz was a DDG/DLG, in service from 1960-1989.

As Freemanskid mentions that his father was in the ship in WWII, it would appear to be the former ship to which he is referring.
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Old 20-04-2017, 06:20
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Yes he was on the first one in WWII in 1945
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Old 21-04-2017, 05:00
Freemanskid Freemanskid is offline
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Default Re: Seaman Freeman Finnie WWII

Jim I see where you have looked up others stuff will a little more info. If I gave you his service ID (I'm guessing that's what it was called). Could you see if you could find info on him in archives
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