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"The Wartime Journal"
of Harold M. Fowler MoMM 2/c, USS PCS-1429


July 27, 1943 - Reported to Induction Station - Camp Croft, S.C.

July 29, 1943 - Sworn into the Navy A.S.

Aug. 8, 1943 - Arrived at Bainbridge, Md for Boot Training.

Sept. 29, 1943 - 9 days leave.

Oct. 8, 1943 - Reported back.

Oct. 21, 1943 - Transferred to Richmond diesel school.

Dec. 18, 1943 - Finished school as F 2/c and transferred to S.C.T.C. Miami Fla.

Jan. 1, 1944 - Made F 1/c

Feb. 1, 1944 - Transferred to Jacksonville, Fla. to pick up PCS-1429.

Feb. 3, 1944 - 5 days leave.

Feb. 8, 1944 - Reported back.

Feb. 9, 1944 - Commissioned PCS-1429.

Feb. 18, 1944 - Underway for Mayport, Fla.

Feb. 21, 1944 - Underway for Miami, Fla.

March 1944 - Underway for Key West, Fla.

April 8, 1944 - Underway for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Apr. 11, 1944 - Underway for Trinidad, B.W.I.

May 1944 - Underway for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May 1944 - Underway for Panama Canal

June 1, 1944 - Made MoMM 3/c.

June 24, 1944 - Through the Canal to Balboa.

June 27, 1944 - Underway for San Diego, California.

July 2, 1944 - Stopped at Manzinillo, Mexico.

July 7, 1944 - Arrived.

July 17, 1944 - Underway for San Pedro, California.

July 19, 1944 - Underway for Pearl Harbor.

Aug. 26, 1944 - Maneuvers - Maui.

Sept. 10, 1944 - Underway for Eniwitok, Marshalls

Sept. 26, 1944 - Underway for Manus, Admiralities.

Oct. 4, 1944 - Arrived. Me + Shorty.

Oct. 11, 1944 - Underway for Leyte invasion (7th Fleet).

Oct. 20, 1944 - Arrived.

Oct. 24, 1944 - Underway for Hollandia, New Guinea.

Oct. 30, 1944 - Arrived.

Nov. 23, 1944 - Underway for Bouganville, Solomons.

Nov. 30, 1944 - Arrived.

Dec. 15, 1944 - Underway for Lae, New Guinea for landing maneuvers.

Dec. 17, 1944 - Underway for Manus, Admiralities.

Dec. 27, 1944 - Underway for invasion of Luzon at Lingayan Gulf.

Jan. 7, 1945 - Attacked by Jap plane of Mindoro.

Jan. 9, 1945 - Landed at Luzon at Lingayan Gulf (7th Fleet).

Jan. 31, 1945 - Underway for Leyte, Philippines.

Feb. 4, 1945 - Arrived.

Feb. 5, 1945 - Underway for Manus, Admiralities.

Feb. 14, 1945 - Arrived.

Feb. 16, 1945 - Underway for Guadalcanal, Solomons.

Feb. 22, 1945 - Arrived and went on landing maneuvers.

March 5, 1945 - Underway for Ulithi.

March 21, 1945 - Underway for invasion of Okinawa in Ryukyu Islands (5th Fleet)

April 1, 1945 - Made landing.

May 11, 1945 - Underway for Saipan, Marianas.

May 19, 1945 - Arrived.

May 29, 1945 - Underway for Okinawa, Ryukyus.

June 5, 1945 - Ran into typhoon.

June 9, 1945 - Arrived.

June 24, 1945 - Underway for Pearl Harbor.

July 5, 1945 - Arrived at Eniwitok. Me + Shorty.

July 8, 1945 - Underway for Pearl Harbor again.

July 21, 1945 - Arrived.

Aug. 14, 1945 - War ended.

Sept. 15, 1945 - Made MoMM 2/c.

Oct. 17, 1945 - Underway for San Francisco, California.

Oct. 28, 1945 - Arrived.

Nov. 15, 1945 - Underway for Napa, California decommissioning. Arrived same date.

Dec. 11, 1945 - Decommissioned PCS-1429 and transferred to Treasure Island.

Dec. 14, 1945 - Transferred to receiving ship.

Dec. 23, 1945 - Thirty days leave.

Dec. 27, 1945 - Arrived home.

Jan. 28, 1946 - Reported in to Columbia, SC and transferred to Charlston, SC.

Feb. 28, 1946 - Transferred to inactive fleet and reported aboard YW-119 for temporary duty.

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July 30, 1943
March 19, 1946
2 yrs. 7 Mo. 19 days
Overseas 22 mos.


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