How can I find out the name of the ship my father was on from the Philippines in Operation Magic Carpet on November 16, 1945?

I am researching my father's military history during WW2. He was a member of the 13th Air Force, 42nd Bomb Group, 390th Bombardment Squadron. I can request ship logs for that time period if I knew the ship's name. He was stationed at Puerta Princessa on Palawan Island and departed November 16th, 1945. His name is Francis W. Holden and he was a 1st Lieutenant.

Thanks, Chris Holden

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  • GM Jo,

         According to his DD-214, the date is December 4, 1945 .. it doesnt make sense though because he told me that he turned 21 on the ship coming home and his birthday is December 8.

    I also have a copy of an unofficial Navy certificate of "Domain of the Golden Dragon" (crossing the international Date Line) on November 26, 1945




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