3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2019 2:54 PM by Rebecca Collier

    rough log for WWII vessel LCI 438


      I would like to read the rough log for WWII vessel LCI 438. My grandfather was the quartermaster from late 1943 through most of 1944. Is the logbook digitized, or would I need to come to College Park to look at it? Thank you.

        • Re: rough log for WWII vessel LCI 438



          You can go to Fold3.com

          If you don't have a Fold3 or Ancestry  account use the guest account privileges


          Look under WWII - War Diaries

          Search with key word LCI(G) 438

          It will provide you with information from 1944 and 1945

          Change the key word to LCI(L) 438 and search again

          It will provide you with information from 1943


          All the information Fold3 provides is from the National Archives


          As a note the LCI 438 saw extensive action in the Pacific.

          Especially read the Rep of ops in the invasion of Iwo Jima.


          If you need any more information, feel free to ask


          Robert Wright

          USS LCI National Assn

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            • Re: rough log for WWII vessel LCI 438

              Thank you, Robert! You may recall receiving an email from me a few months back - asking about the total number of LCI involved in the Pacific and saying that I was writing a poem about my grandfather. Well, I was delighted to see your name pop back up here. I'm still at it, and I'll follow up on your advice here ASAP.


                Jacob Boyd

            • Re: rough log for WWII vessel LCI 438
              Rebecca Collier Ranger

              Dear Mr. Boyd,


              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


              We searched the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) and located deck logs of LCI-438 from 3 August 1943 to 30 November 1943, January 1944 to 30 April 1944, and June 1944 to August 1945. These logbooks have not been digitized. For access to or copies of these deck logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


              According to the Department of the Navy records management regulations, only the deck logs of major combatant and support ships are considered permanent records and eventually accessioned into the custody of the National Archives. Other types of logs (rough, engineer, engine room, quarter deck, sick bay or sick call, radio, and quartermaster) are deemed to be temporary records and destroyed by the Navy after initial administrative use.


              We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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