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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.
Dear Mr. Wood,
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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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]
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
Here is the roster I have for VGS-11 on 24Dec1942.
tblPersonnel.MPerCode LName FName MName 6482388 Arends Louis Elmer 6042726 Bannister Clarence Walter 4111943 Berg Fritchof Olaf 6166864 Boyd Jasper Collin 6242009 Brandt Eugene Charles 1131017 Brennan Earl Thomas 5100081 Bronson William Everett 3567675 Brooks Charles Franklin 3605627 Bryan Thomas Scott 6181163 Burandt Vernon John 3761574 Byrns Robert Bruce 6542343 Carter Thomas Vincent 6542840 Congram Donald Leroy 2728625 Crutchfield Miles Dewey 6141386 Davis Paul E 1320635 Duda Gabriel (n) 3812115 Dyson James Phillip 4113771 Finn William Thomas 6649590 Franks Emory (n) 3859316 Furrer William Harry 3167544 Geis Paul Clement 6186255 Guillen Ernest Anistico 4112885 Gunzel William Jackson 2997679 Harkless John Elwood 6649534 Harper Alfred Marion 3861505 Hasbrook Howard Stanley 6181314 Holcomb John Wilber 2961133 Holder Jimmy (n) 3111437 Holloway Karl Almeron 5626550 Howard Richard Edward 3217659 Jewett Darrel Duane 3807457 Jungers Alfred John 3006401 Kosilek Henry J 3753844 Koslosky Harry (n) 2957262 Majors Marion Carl 6550356 Manning Delbert Daniel 4144013 Matson Earl Gilbert 2721960 Moore Douglas Merrill 6402464 Moore Howard Ewin 6251059 Morris James (n) 6649585 Musgrave Walter Henry 6165133 Myers Wallace Raymond 6548048 Nice Robert Dale 6633525 Nygard Ralph Milton 6705070 O'Dell J P 6633563 O'Hara Charles Leonard 6250989 Ochoa Peter Paul 6334888 Olsen Edward Burton 6336101 Olson Robert Lincoln 6336406 Orr David Preston 63351 Ostrom Charles Howard 63351 Ostrom Charles Howard 3936474 Otto George August 75046 Outlaw Edward Cobb 75046 Outlaw Edward Cobb 6167490 Owen James Wesly 6446737 Ozan Melvin (n) 6649599 Page Hampton Amos 6334105 Parham Phillip Eugene 6603838 Parkinson Walter Leslie 6045820 Paseur William Oliver 3936925 Patten Wayne Henry 6405290 Peck Calvin Eugene 5545279 Pendick Joseph Robert 6446742 Phillips Charles Millard 6646608 Phillips Lucien Garland 3510640 Philo Elvin Ray 6186117 Pitts Allen Tucker 6646653 Pollanz Percy Edward 6643822 Ritchey Lon Roscoe 4047071 Root Chester Clarence 6384083 Rose Robert Russell 6323322 Runyon Calvin Pearl 3284671 Ryan Leonard Joh 6182344 Sanchez Joe Reuben 6649557 Schierman Victor (n) 6633561 Schimmel Jesse Eugene 6325860 Schlepp John (n) 6649641 Seil Rex Price 6336539 Selby Joseph William 2728683 Shackelford Albert (n) 6165399 Sheehan Francis Cecil 6550355 Smith Donald LeRoy 6326822 Smith Grandal Erwin 6649578 Smith William Robert 2956007 Souter Wayne (n) 6624361 Speraw Ervin Richard 6323275 Stahn Howard Kenneth 3821208 Stallings Roy T 6800426 Steiger George Edward 6322876 Strickland Edwin Lemoyne 6542239 Sublette John Wesley 6247960 Swan Ray Irven 2685269 Taylor Wyle Samuel 6603801 Tebeck Donald (n) 3765526 Thomas Herbert Stephen 6442727 Tietjen Herman Aldrich 2441202 Tinson Joseph (n) 6641465 Tomlinson Clifford Gregory 6624297 Tompkins Archie McIntosh 6623373 Toon Kenneth Maurice 6641367 Tottingham Frank Leslie 4088490 Trant Samuel Riley 2582109 Trembly John Porter 6336109 Troutman Don Charles 6405356 Turner Billie Eugene 6542143 Uprichard James Frederick 6482179 Vickerman Cassins (n) 6542362 Vinge Harold William 3861103 Vosburgh Jack Franklin 6542265 Walz Edward Aloysius 3426553 Wasson Norman (n) 6624286 Webb Richard Marion 2728594 Webster Harvey Collins 3827567 White John Richard 6244841 Williams Fred Dudley 2666617 Williams Lloyd Elton 2876334 Wode George Anthony 3556674 Wood William Cecil 2563139 Wright Albert Fred 6625593 Wright Charles Ralph