1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2021 9:27 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking ship manifest for USAT General Omar Bundy

    Bernice Lerner Newbie

      I am seeking information and a ship manifest for the USAT General Omar Bundy, which left Bremerhaven, Germany, on Nov. 8, 1948 and arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 18, 1948.

        • Re: Seeking ship manifest for USAT General Omar Bundy
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Lerner,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog but were unable to locate any US Army created cargo or passenger manifests for United States Army transports from 1948.  These may have been disposed of by the US Army as temporary records after their initial administrative use.

          However, we did locate the Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1/10/1944 - 11/30/1954 in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that includes the Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Boston, Massachusetts in November 1948. The lists for USAT General Omar Bundy’s arrival at Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 18, 1948 are located in Images 123 - 168. These lists have been digitized and are available via the Catalog. For any questions about the lists, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.  Please include a link to this response if you contact RDT1.


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