1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 7, 2020 3:54 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking how Teeters returned to US from Germany

    Stacey Wills Newbie

      I am trying to locate information on the Teeters family who came from Germany on Jan 24, 1963 into port MAG according to an adopted child who traveled that days green card information. I cannot find them on civil transport lists. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking how Teeters returned to US from Germany
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Wills,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          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 archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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