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According to Fold3, TM3c William Earl Neel, 613 16 90, was transferred off the USS Knapp (DD653)
on 5 March 1945. He joined ship's company on 17 September 1943.
The Muster Roll states he was to report to San Diego for course of instr. "R/S T.I., Calif.
FFT FF Sch (Adv. Torp. Enl)"
Page 19 of the 1945 Muster Rolls.
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We searched the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) and located deck logs of the USS Knapp (DD-653) from 16 September 1943 to 5 July 1946. We also located muster rolls of the Knapp for the same time period. For access to or copies of the deck logs and muster rolls, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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