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Dear Mr. Pummell,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the USS Curtiss (AV-4) for 1941-1945. For more information about the non-digitized deck logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
Additionally, we located World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that contains war diaries and reports concerning the activities of the USS Curtiss (AV-4) during World War II. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please keep in mind that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order.
We also located the Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1939 - 1/1/1949 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the muster rolls of the Curtiss (AV-4), 11/15/40-7/1/45. The original 16mm microfilm has been digitized and the images are available via the Catalog.
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Thank you, Mr. Bacher, for your help. I tried to click on the links provided in your text above, but every time I got the message that the link was outside of NARA and the History Hub and it wouldn't take me any further. Perhaps you can tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks again for your assistance.
John A. Pummell
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