0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2020 3:36 PM by Pam Liebhard Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Re: Need information on the 492nd Port Battalion, 231st Port Company WWII

    Pam Liebhard Newbie

      I am the daughter of a soldier who was part of the 492nd. They were Army but attached to the Navy Seabees. My dad’s job was to drive barges and landing craft from ships to the beach and then from beach to the ships. He was in Company A. Companies B C and D loaded ships returning from the front with supplies to return to battle. That would have been your uncle’s job. The Serpen had been in port about 3 days according to Dad and was almost fully loaded when it blew up. There is a large memorial with the names of all tthose killed in Arlington. It was the largest mass burial ever. 
      The 492nd continued to have reunions until 5 years ago. There are still 2 members living that I know about. At one reunion Oral Histories were recorded from about 20 of the men. That is where the recording by Dan Mihuta was made. Hope this helps