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Dear Ms. Wills,
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If the Teeters were part of the military, they may have left Germany from Bremerhaven. Since the Bremerhaven Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) Office was opened in 1961, some 1,500,000 passengers have been processed through the port for return to the United States. Approximately 20 MSTS (nucleus and controlled) ships called at Bremerhaven and other ports served by MSTSO Bremerhaven each month. Seven of these transports -- USNS Darby, Rose, Buckner, Patch, Gordon, Upshur, and Geiger -- run a tight schedule between Bremerhaven and New York. Two other vessels - the reefers USNS Bals Eagle and Blue Jacket -- stop regularly at Bremerhaven.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located MSTS Deck Logs, 7/9/1949 - 12/31/1981 in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) but they do not include passenger lists. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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