4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2021 10:28 PM by George McMullan

    Seeking Muster Roll/Flight Roster of VGS-11

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      I have a photograph of the aviators assigned to Escort Scouting Squadron 11 (VGS-11) during November 1942 aboard U.S.S. Altahama (ACV-18) in the South Pacific.  The back of the photo has the last names of the personnel and their rank at the time but I would like to fill out the first names and middle initial if possible for my own records.  The ship's muster roll for Altahama did not turn up any squadron personnel and hoping that someone may have a lead to a roster for the squadron. I was not able to locate a squadron war diary at National Archives that contained this information either.  Thanks in advance.

        • Re: Seeking Muster Roll/Flight Roster of VGS-11
          Alice Lane Pioneer

          Hi Brandon,

          Welcome to History Hub

          I found this website asking for (spelled) Altamaha crew members to join. Only a few on the list.

          There are email addresses, perhaps one of those can help you with this.

          http://www.hullnumber.com/crew1.php?cm=CVHE-18

           

          Best Wishes

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer

          • Re: Seeking Muster Roll/Flight Roster of VGS-11
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Mr. Wood,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and 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) but were unable to locate muster rolls for Escort Scouting Squadron 11 (VGS-11). We also located the World War II Command Files in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that includes some squadron rosters but we were unable to locate one for VGS-11.

             

            The officers of the squadron may have been listed on the deck logs for the U.S.S. Altamaha.  Deck logs for the 1940s typically have a roster of ship’s offices attached to the beginning of each month’s logs. Whether squadron officers were included in this list can vary from ship to ship.  The squadron officers may also have been listed in the daily log for when the squadron first transferred to the ship.

             

            In addition, we located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in Record Group 24 that include the deck logs of the USS Altamaha for November 1942. You also may wish to examine the deck logs for December in case they include information about the squadron.  For information about these logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            Plus, we located the World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in Record Group 38 that includes the digitized USS ALTAMAHA - War Diary, 9/15/42 to 11/30/42. The images are available online using the Catalog. The war diary states that the personnel of squadron VGS-11 reported aboard the ship 2 November 1942 but does not list any names.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            Lastly, we searched online and located an article about Edward Cobb Outlaw that states he served as the executive officer of Escort Scouting Squadron 11 (VGS-11) during this time period.

             

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

             

            [information provided in part by Nate Patch, subject matter expert]

             

            • Re: Seeking Muster Roll/Flight Roster of VGS-11
              Terry Richards Newbie

              I am also conducting research of a member of VGS-1\VC-11 for my sister-in-law. Her uncle was a radioman\gunner (ARM/3c) on a TBF-1 Avenger and was aboard U.S.S. Altamaha (ACV-18) in the South Pacific November - December 1942. Not sure if he was in this particular picture. His last name was Durner. I'd be interested to know if he is listed on the picture and if so would it be possible to get a copy of the picture. Thank You

              • Re: Seeking Muster Roll/Flight Roster of VGS-11
                George McMullan Newbie

                Brandon,

                Here is the roster I have for VGS-11 on 24Dec1942.

                 

                Regards,

                Wayne

                 

                tblPersonnel.MPerCodeLNameFNameMName
                6482388ArendsLouisElmer
                6042726BannisterClarenceWalter
                4111943BergFritchofOlaf
                6166864BoydJasperCollin
                6242009BrandtEugeneCharles
                1131017BrennanEarlThomas
                5100081BronsonWilliamEverett
                3567675BrooksCharlesFranklin
                3605627BryanThomasScott
                6181163BurandtVernonJohn
                3761574ByrnsRobertBruce
                6542343CarterThomasVincent
                6542840CongramDonaldLeroy
                2728625CrutchfieldMilesDewey
                6141386DavisPaulE
                1320635DudaGabriel(n)
                3812115DysonJamesPhillip
                4113771FinnWilliamThomas
                6649590FranksEmory(n)
                3859316FurrerWilliamHarry
                3167544GeisPaulClement
                6186255GuillenErnestAnistico
                4112885GunzelWilliamJackson
                2997679HarklessJohnElwood
                6649534HarperAlfredMarion
                3861505HasbrookHowardStanley
                6181314HolcombJohnWilber
                2961133HolderJimmy(n)
                3111437HollowayKarlAlmeron
                5626550HowardRichardEdward
                3217659JewettDarrelDuane
                3807457JungersAlfredJohn
                3006401KosilekHenryJ
                3753844KosloskyHarry(n)
                2957262MajorsMarionCarl
                6550356ManningDelbertDaniel
                4144013MatsonEarlGilbert
                2721960MooreDouglasMerrill
                6402464MooreHowardEwin
                6251059MorrisJames(n)
                6649585MusgraveWalterHenry
                6165133MyersWallaceRaymond
                6548048NiceRobertDale
                6633525NygardRalphMilton
                6705070O'DellJP
                6633563O'HaraCharlesLeonard
                6250989OchoaPeterPaul
                6334888OlsenEdwardBurton
                6336101OlsonRobertLincoln
                6336406OrrDavidPreston
                63351OstromCharlesHoward
                63351OstromCharlesHoward
                3936474OttoGeorgeAugust
                75046OutlawEdwardCobb
                75046OutlawEdwardCobb
                6167490OwenJamesWesly
                6446737OzanMelvin(n)
                6649599PageHamptonAmos
                6334105ParhamPhillipEugene
                6603838ParkinsonWalterLeslie
                6045820PaseurWilliamOliver
                3936925PattenWayneHenry
                6405290PeckCalvinEugene
                5545279PendickJosephRobert
                6446742PhillipsCharlesMillard
                6646608PhillipsLucienGarland
                3510640PhiloElvinRay
                6186117PittsAllenTucker
                6646653PollanzPercyEdward
                6643822RitcheyLonRoscoe
                4047071RootChesterClarence
                6384083RoseRobertRussell
                6323322RunyonCalvinPearl
                3284671RyanLeonardJoh
                6182344SanchezJoeReuben
                6649557SchiermanVictor(n)
                6633561SchimmelJesseEugene
                6325860SchleppJohn(n)
                6649641SeilRexPrice
                6336539SelbyJosephWilliam
                2728683ShackelfordAlbert(n)
                6165399SheehanFrancisCecil
                6550355SmithDonaldLeRoy
                6326822SmithGrandalErwin
                6649578SmithWilliamRobert
                2956007SouterWayne(n)
                6624361SperawErvinRichard
                6323275StahnHowardKenneth
                3821208StallingsRoyT
                6800426SteigerGeorgeEdward
                6322876StricklandEdwinLemoyne
                6542239SubletteJohnWesley
                6247960SwanRayIrven
                2685269TaylorWyleSamuel
                6603801TebeckDonald(n)
                3765526ThomasHerbertStephen
                6442727TietjenHermanAldrich
                2441202TinsonJoseph(n)
                6641465TomlinsonCliffordGregory
                6624297TompkinsArchieMcIntosh
                6623373ToonKennethMaurice
                6641367TottinghamFrankLeslie
                4088490TrantSamuelRiley
                2582109TremblyJohnPorter
                6336109TroutmanDonCharles
                6405356TurnerBillieEugene
                6542143UprichardJamesFrederick
                6482179VickermanCassins(n)
                6542362VingeHaroldWilliam
                3861103VosburghJackFranklin
                6542265WalzEdwardAloysius
                3426553WassonNorman(n)
                6624286WebbRichardMarion
                2728594WebsterHarveyCollins
                3827567WhiteJohnRichard
                6244841WilliamsFredDudley
                2666617WilliamsLloydElton
                2876334WodeGeorgeAnthony
                3556674WoodWilliamCecil
                2563139WrightAlbertFred
                6625593WrightCharlesRalph