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USS General E.T. Collins (AP-147)


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Entry: 88230
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
COLLINS COURIER NEWSLETTERS

JON STODDARD wrote on January 29, 2014


City and State: BARTLETT TN

Unit: CIVILIAN

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Can anyone tell me anything about a newsletter called the Collins Courier? I have several of them that were written in May of 1954 while apparently underway to Korea. I can post some pictures on my facebook page if anyone is interested or I can scan/email them. Thank you for any information you may have.

Keywords:


Entry: 88229
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
U S S GENERAL E. T. COLLINS

TED MORFORD JR. wrote on January 29, 2014


City and State: LAKEWOOD RANCH FL

Unit: 809TH ENGINEER AVIATION BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Shipped to Korea on the U. S. S. General E. T. Collins, Spring of 1953. Fourteen days at sea. Never saw the sun. Stormed the entire time. Took the northern route. The Captain of the ship was seasick most of the time.as were approximately 2,500 out of 3,200 GIs. I was one of the lucky ones..Landed at Yokohoma then to Tachikawa Air Base fo flight to Tague.

Keywords: Train to omewhere near Kimpo. Stationed at Kimpo and pulled duty at Inchon, Yong Don Po, Wejong bo, Seoul, Pamunjom..


Entry: 85589
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
JESUS CHRIST RAPTURE, MARCH 28, 2013.

EUGENE JUBERT SR. wrote on February 28, 2013


City and State: JACKSON HEIGHTS NY

Unit: AF12386975

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Jesus Christ Rapture, Mar 28, 2013, Thu 11pm Israel,
8:30pm Garabandal Spain, 5pm NYC
All Believers in Jesus Christ will be Taken, non-
believers in Jesus Christ will be left behind.
Jesus Christ Returns, Apr_9, 2020, Thu 11pm Israel,
8:30pm Garabandal Spain, 5pm NYC
Jesus Christ will judge ALL for the wrong they have
done and the good they have failed to do.


Keywords: Stationed at: Sampson AFB NY, Camp Gordon GA,
Portland AFB OR, Larson AFB WA, NB AFB NJ, San Juan
AFB PR, Bitburg AFB Germany, Wiesbaden AFB Germany,
Sampson AFB NY. 1951-1953. Honorable Discharged.



Entry: 83282
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
LONG STORMY VOYAGE

JIM SCHROEDER wrote on June 8, 2012


City and State: MURFREESBORO TN

Unit: FINAL 55TH AAA BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I shipped out of Pudget Sound heading for
Korea in late August/early September of 1953 aboard the
USS Gen. Collins. The ship was designated to take the
northern route for a rumored stop somewhere in Alaska,
but just two days out of the Sound violent weather was
encountered and all army personnel were confined below
decks for two to three days. My bunk space was in the
most forward part of the ship such that when the bow
went up and down 20 feet, so did I. Thankfully mine was
the upper hammock. Mess for the troops was at standup
long tables. The trouble was that when someone got sick
down the line, and the ship rolled, the urpsed food
tray ended up in front of you resulting in a cascade of
seasick troops.
   After battling severe weather for 4 days, a new course
was set and after a long journey ended up in Yokohama
Bay for a transfer of personnel and equipment. As I
recall we layed in the harbor for three days, with the
troops unable to disembark. From there we headed back
out sea and made our way down to Sasebo, Japan, where
all disembarked for shots, a meal, weapons, etc just
prior to deployment to Korea. All told we were aboard
the Collins 28 days.


Keywords:


Entry: 82411
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
KOREA HER WE COME

RICHARD PIANCA SR. wrote on March 9, 2012


City and State: DAVENPORT IA

Unit: 578 ENG BN. 40 INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Rode the Gen Collins out of SF to Japan and then on
to Korea as a S/Sgt in the fall of 1952. That storm,
addressed
in prior post,cured me of ever wanting to take a
cruis, sick for days.First night out, waited in a
mess line for 40 minutes or so only to find out when
I got to the hatch, I had the wrong meal card for the
time. Went w/o dinner, good thing it was less to
heave over the side. Sea going legs I did not have.


Keywords:


Entry: 78731
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
ARTHUR HOWARD

MARY RILEY wrote on April 27, 2011


City and State: DILLSBURG PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am trying to find out if anyone knows anything about my father Arthur Howard (deceased) and his military service. His records are lost. I know he started in the Merchant Marines and was in Korea. Then I have a picture of him in an army uniform from 1948 with the notation Yokohama Japan. He lived in Union/Springfield NJ when he entered the service. Anyone who may know him please respond...I know very little about him.


Entry: 78455
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GOOD PIX OF THE ET COLLINS

STEVE BARNHART wrote on April 5, 2011


City and State: GRANDVIEW MO

Unit: FATHER WAS US NAVY, WWII

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My Father, Dennis E. Barnhart was on the ET Collins for several tours during WWII. I have a nice picture if anyone is interested.

Any polywogs or shellbacks still alive out there?

Dad is 85, and build expert level model ships. He is completing a Cutty Sark Sailing Ship as of 4.5.2011


Keywords:


Entry: 73834
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
623 RD F.A. BN AND E.T. COLLINS

KNOEFEL LONGEST wrote on March 7, 2010


City and State: REMINGTON IN

Unit: 623RD F.A. BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My name is Knoefel Longest and I sailed the E.T. Collins from Oakland/San Francisco in December 1951. We got into Pusan on Christmas Eve 1951 then headed north on an LST. I was with the 623rd F.A. Bn.as B Battery Clerk.

I am interested in hearing from anyone who sailed then or served with that group to share memories and experiences.


Keywords: Morgans' Raiders:Knoefel: Longest


Entry: 73673
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GENERAL E.T.COLLINS WWII

BRADFORD ANGERS SR. wrote on February 22, 2010


City and State: RIVERVIEW FL

Unit: 9TH DET, 2ND SIG SERV. BTN/ APTO/ AFWESPAC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Army Security Agency. (ASA)


Entry: 73495
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
WENT TO KOREA ON GENERAL E T COLLINS

JAMES W. ( WILLY) WILLIAMS wrote on February 9, 2010


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: 40TH RECON, 40TH INF. DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 73383
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
E.T. COLLINS PICTURE AND OTHERS

BARRETT WHEAT wrote on February 1, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Here are some pictures from Korea and 1 picture of the E.T. Collins...thank you.

I put these on my buddy's blog, hope they work.

http://www.klaimco.com/2010/01/my-grandfather-w.html

-Barrett Wheat


Keywords: E.T. Collins picture, Korea


Entry: 73382
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USS GEN. E.T. COLLINS

BARRETT WHEAT wrote on February 1, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was on this ship and was sent from Camp Stoneman near Oakland, Ca to San Francisco Bay to leave out on the E.T. Collins. They went around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge to Puget Sound to pick up more men. He was in the food service when they had the typhoon or storm that many of you are recalling. He said he was "...chasing jell-o all over the galley before they got it under control...".
12 or 13 days later they got to Yokahama, Japan...
He went to Kyushu Island and got his assignment to Korea.
He went by C-46 to K-site 9 near Puson...
He was an Aircraft Electronics Specialist and Mechanic and he was assigned to the 17th Wing 95th Bomb Squadron known as the Black Knights...
In the winter they were at K-site 1...
this information is from what my mother wrote down while asking him about what he did in Korea and the USAF...
I have scanned some pictures from my grandmothers album of photos he took or received in the service...
Thank you more than you will ever know to all of you veterans who might find some use of this information.
also...My grandfathers name is/was W.D. Walters and he was from Meridian, MS.


Keywords: E.T.Collins , K-site 1 , Chanute AFB, Yokahama Japan, Black Knights


Entry: 72716
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
KOREAN WAR/ARMY

WILLIAM E. WRIGHT wrote on December 10, 2009


City and State: RICHMOND MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS ME, WILLIAM E. WRIGHT FROM THE KOREAN WAR AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME , I WOULD BE MORE THAN GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. I WOULD BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. W.E.WRIGHT

Keywords: SHIPS/USSGENERAL BLACK USS GENERAL COLLINS FIVE MAJOR BATTLES FRIEND; HENRY R.ABRAMCZYK FROM/RI


Entry: 72131
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GEN E. T. COLLINS

HAROLD BECKER wrote on October 29, 2009


City and State: MORENO VALLEY CA

Unit: 9TH STATISTICAL SERV. FLT, 5TH AF HDQG.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 5th AF


Entry: 70788
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS E.T. COLLINS

RON FREDERICK wrote on July 3, 2009


City and State: GP TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My Dad sailed out to sea on the brand new USS E.T.
Collins on August 14, 1944.After loading about 3000
Marines the day before, they set sail for Pearl
Harbor.His last entry in his journal was on February 8, 1945.Having just arrived in Seattle Washington .


Keywords:


Entry: 70498
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
TROOP CARRIERS 1949 CAMP STONEMAN TO YOKOHAMA JAPAN

DON BAILEY wrote on June 8, 2009


City and State: CUMBERLAND CITY TN

Unit: THIRD ARMORED DIVISION OUT OF FORT KNOX

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Correction to my original entry below. I think we boarded the ship in San Francisco in March of 1949 and arrived in Yokohama in April of 1949, rather than the end of 1948. Any assistance will be sincerely appreciated. Regards - Don Bailey

Keywords: 1948; Beppu Kyushu; Kokura; 24th Division Headquarters; Camp Jono; Pusan


Entry: 70497
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
TROOP CARRIERS 1948 CAMP STONEMAN TO YOKOHAMA JAPAN

DON BAILEY wrote on June 8, 2009


City and State: CUMBERLAND CITY TN

Unit: 3RD ARMORED DIVISION OUT OF FT KNOX, B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to find the name of the transport ship that took me to Japan in 1948. I don't remember the month, but I was wearing my OD (winter) uniform. After basic training at Ft Knox I was sent to Camp Stoneman, California, went from there to San Francisco, and sailed from San Francisco to Yokohama, Japan. During the voyage we were caught in a terrible storm that lasted one full night. I've never been sicker in my life. By noon the next day we were allowed back on deck. Can anyone tell me where I might find a list of troop ships that transported soldiers from San Francisco to Yokohama in 1948? I'd sure appreciate the help.
Thank you - Don Bailey


Keywords: 1948; Beppu Kyushu; Kokura; 24th Division Headquarters; Camp Jono; Pusan


Entry: 69998
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
SERVED ABOARD THE GENERAL E.T. COLLINS

ROBERT ( BOB) MEJIA wrote on April 27, 2009


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My brother-in-law Leo Valencia served as a Baker in the Galley bake shop aboard the E.T. Collins. He has a sketched graphic of the General Colins framed in his hallway. When I first saw it years ago, I let out a yell at him. I had been aboard that same ship 7 years after he had served aboard it during WWII. Only I rode it across the Pacific out of San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge (the first time I had seen it)on my way to Korea via Yokahama, Japan in early 1952. Leo has bequeathed it to me when he is gone. What a strange coincidence it was! Leo has been married to my sister Liz for 60 years and is in his mid 80s living in St. Joseph, MO.

Keywords: Leo Valencia served aboard the Gen. E.T. Collins during WWII.


Entry: 69997
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
SERVED ABOARD THE GENERAL E.T. COLLINS

ROBERT ( BOB) MEJIA wrote on April 27, 2009


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My brother-in-law Leo Valencia served as a Baker in the Galley bake shop aboard the E.T. Collins. He has a sketched graphic of the General Colins framed in his hallway. When I first saw it years ago, I let out a yell at him. I had been aboard that same ship 7 years after he had served aboard it during WWII. Only I rode it across the Pacific out of San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge (the first time I had seen it)on my way to Korea via Yokahama, Japan in early 1952. Leo has bequeathed it to me when he is gone. What a strange coincidence it was! Leo has been married to my siser Liz for 60 years and is in his mid 80s living in St. Joseph, MO.

Keywords: Leo Valencia served aboard the Gen. E.T. Collins during WWII.


Entry: 68169
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)

GLENN JONES wrote on December 6, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to locate information in regards to my father's time onboard the USNS ET Collins (around 1950-1952). He was a Corpsman assigned to the Collins. I believe at some point he was detached for other duties but have been unable to find Deck Logs.for the period. Would anyone have information? His name was James Jones.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.


Keywords: USNS ET Collins


Entry: 66577
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
N. KOREAN BREAKOUT

FRANK ROHRS wrote on July 20, 2008


City and State: DEBARY FL

Unit: I-3-1 1STMARDIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: It was rumored, Union Leaders would not, authorize ships, maned by union labor, to return to port, unless guaranteed hazard pay. True or false? The General Collins transported over 15,000 Marines back to Mason, S. Korea on or about 15Dec1950.

Keywords: Thanksgiving 23Nov1950, North Korea, sitting on the nose of a hill overlooking harbor, eating turkey with all the trimmings. The next day enroute to Hagaru-rI, women and children were tossing us apples. Four days later in defense of the perimeter at Hagaru-ri CCF changed victory to fefeat and all chance of re-unification was lost. Chosin Reservoir campaign 1950


Entry: 65493
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USNS GEN. E. T. COLLINS

ROBERT SPIWAK wrote on May 3, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 136TH CSS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Photo of the Gen. E. T. Collins in Feb. 1953 can be seen by clicking on:
http://home.att.net/wsb-cgi-bin/ssi.cgi?PWPTool=HTMLView and State=False and wsbID=20134 and GroupID=15507 and Owner=carol-bob and SiteID=246603

Bob Spiwak


Keywords: USNS Gen. E. T. Collins


Entry: 64810
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
U.S.N.S GENERAL E. T. COLLINS

FRANK ROZATTI SR. wrote on March 19, 2008


City and State: GARDEN GROVE CA

Unit: CBMU 548

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I'm writing because I was brought home from Manila in the E.T. Collins in
late 1945. I say in the E.T. Collins because the ship was so crowded I was
alloted space at the stern end and at the very bottom of the ship. In fact I
was given an army cot to sleep on which was astraddle the propeller
shaft. The housing for the shaft was a bulge in the bottom of the ship
similar to the bulge in the front seat of an automobile for the drive shaft.
When the stern of the ship came out of the water in high seas. the
propeller would apparently gain speed causing a shudder that shook my
cot. I was 20 years old at the time and I'm 83 years old now but I still have
a vivid memory of that luxury voyage.

I have a photo of the E.T. Collins which I could Email to anyone interested.


Keywords: Served in WWII: New Guinea and Philippines


Entry: 63337
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
E T COLLINS

TIM MARCUS wrote on December 8, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Kathy...I haven't found the picture but I am sharing some tidbits I find that might lead you to the picture some other place.

Tim

After the Korean armistice General E. T. Collins continued to rotate troops in Korea and Japan, keeping strong America's presence in the critical Far East. She arrived San Francisco after her final passage 6 October 1954 and was inactivated. General E. T. Collins was returned to the Maritime Administration [sic; Administration] 30 June 1960 and was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Calif., where she remains.

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/g2/general_e_t_collins.htm

(This is important because due to the time it took to transit the Pacific, your step dad was probably on the this very voyage)

http://www.usni.org/ (For US Navy Ship Photo Archives)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22147.htm

(Picture of the Ship at Inchon Korea)


Keywords:


Entry: 63327
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
ARRIVAL OF NAVY SHIPS -- GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

KATHY REID wrote on December 7, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am trying to locate a photo of the E.T. Collins (I belive) when it returned from Kobe Japan in 1954 (probably August, September or October) -- from what I have found it may have been October 7, 1954. My mother's husband served in in the War and one of his fondest memories was returning (he was one of the last groups of actively fighting Marines to return)and the coming into the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge with the fire boats shooting water out. I am trying to lcoate this photo -- does ANYONE have it? We were trying to do something for him for Christmas with it. HELP!


Entry: 62867
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USS GEN. E.T. COLLINS

FRED EDWARDS wrote on November 6, 2007


City and State: N. CANTON OH

Unit: 4TH COMMUNICATION SQDN.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I sailed out of San Francisco Jan.54 aboard the Collins. Like a lot of you, 1st. time on ship. I remember one fellow (army) waivered on the gang-plank and lost his duffel bag overboard. The ship was crowded end to end and about three days out ran into a storm. We were at chow and standing up, you could watch the trays slide back forth. Some trays had a different food than I was eating. Got to Japan and went to K-14 Kimpo, 4th FIW...Looooong time ago.

Keywords:


Entry: 62806
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
KOREAN WAR

PATRICK ROSEMANN wrote on October 31, 2007


City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: WEAPONS COM,1ST BAT,1ST REG,1 MAR DEV,

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: dont you just hate it when the Korean War is called a conflict.i was there from inchon to chosin res. 1950 and i can tell you all ,it was no police action

Keywords:


Entry: 62166
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
E.T.COLLINS (TAP-147

FREDERICK BRUYNELL wrote on September 4, 2007


City and State: GLASSBORO N

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I sailed from San Diego may of 1954 bound for Korea ,stopped in Sasebo Japan,for a short time ,then went to Inchon,then assigned to 'C'co 1st Shore Party Bn.1ST Mar Div (FMF), KIMPO PENLINSULA near the Han riverStayed there until the Divison returned to Camp Pendelton in April of 1955,Spent the remainder of my time in Camp Delmar Calif Just happen to come across this web site Semper Fi and God Bless,Sgt Frederick E Brytnell(1440381)USMC PS. Stii have my certificated for when I crossed the international date line on May 27,1954

Keywords: ET COLLINS(TPA-147) May 1954


Entry: 62125
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
RETURNED ON THE E. T. COLLINS

CHARLES SCHUSTER wrote on August 30, 2007


City and State: VALPARAISO FL

Unit: 6153RD ABS, B FLIGHT, K-16, SEOUL CITY AIRPORT

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I returned on the E. T. Collins departing Yokahama on 17 December 1951 and arriving in Oakland on 2 January 1952. I have a picture of the ship being docked at Ft Mason in Oakland also a copy of the Christmas Menu.

Keywords: 35th FIW Base Flight, 51st FIW Base Flight, B Flight, K-16. Radio Operator on The Speaker. Psychological Warfare, leaflet drops, agent insertions in N. Korea, and resupply of agents.


Entry: 55608
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GEN. E. T. COLLINS

CHARLES ROGERS wrote on February 7, 2006


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit: USMC MAG-11 H-S ATSUGI NAS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: We left San Diego around first week in March 1954. We made a temporary stop off Midway Island, and transferred someone off the ship, I think for medical reasons. There were about 800 army personal and 400 Marines.

Keywords: Comm Section H and S, MAG-11, NAS Atsugi, Japan.


Entry: 52832
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
MSTS GENERAL E.T.COLLINS

LOUIS MILONE wrote on August 25, 2005


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: i just ran across your E.T. Collins web site. I sailed out of SanFrancisco on Dec 3rd 1951 bound for Yokohama Japan. I was one of a handfull of marines on the ship. There were also a handfull of sailors and airmen on board. The rest were all army personnel of the 27th division, I believe. We landed in Yokuska Japan 18 days later. I was wondering if there is anyone out there who was on that ship. I was able to get a photo of the ship. Is there anyone ou there with memories of those days at sea.

Keywords: Info on General E.T. Collins


Entry: 52339
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS WEATHERING THE STORM

KIM GILLOCK wrote on July 29, 2005


City and State: HUTCHINSON KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Jack "Johnny" Ray Pike, sailed on this ship from Puget Sound to Japan before he fought in Korea. While on this ship a violent storm was sailed through with mighty high waves. After all was calm the ship was leaning greatly to one side. Dad asked what had happened to make her lean so bad and a ship crew person told him that in the belly of the ship they had alot of servicemens cars and they broke loose when they sailed into the storm it had tossed those cars (which there were quite a few Cadillics) around to where they were just "large metal balls" after the storm. Ship crew personnel told Dad that they had to wait until after the storm to resecure what was left of the cars. That was why it lean so bad-all the cars that had broken loose from their chains were now piled on one side of the ship.
We were just wondering if someone out there might remember this and would like to converse more on that trip.


Keywords: The ship E.T. Collins went through a violent storm sailing for Japan from Puget Sound to unload men headed for Korea.


Entry: 46385
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USNS GENERAL E. T. COLLINS (CLASS: CABIN AND TROOP)

STEPHEN BERREY wrote on October 20, 2004


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: US ARMY, STATIONED IN YOKOHAMA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Seeking details regarding my paternal grandfather's Korean War assignment while in Japan. He was aboard USNS General E. T. Collins during transportation from Yokohama to San Francisco, during May-June 1951.

According to "List of Inbound Passengers (United States Citizens and Nationals)", Form I-416 Treasury Department, List # 102, page 2 of 6, line # 2, my paternal grandfather "Vincent J. Berrey" (Vincent Joseph Berrey) was listed. He was returning from Yokohama, Japan. His home address was given: 815 Gladys Avenue, Long Beach CA. This was the home address of his Aunt Julia May Berrey.

Grandfather was a WW2 veteran of the Army Pacific Theater of Operations- Southwest Area (Australia, New Guinea, Goodenough Island), April 1942-March 1945. He was in charge of pierside operations in the Transportation Division, headquarters Brisbane, Australia.

Grandfather conducted logistics training of pierside operations for Army junior officers and senior enlisted personnel at Camp Kilmer, NJ, during the Berlin Crisis, 1948-1949. This was a planned training program conducted to prepare ourselves for operating at European ports just in case the Berlin Blockade were to escalate into a full-blown war with the Soviet Army.

Based upon Grandfather's four years of pierside logistics, it is my theory that he had completed a one year assignment (July 1950 - May 1951) with a U.S. Army unit stationed at Yokohama where he was assigned as a logistics officer in the pierside operations with U.S. and Japanese cargo/transport vessels in support of UN forces during Korean War.

I have copies of all six pages of ship's Form I-416 listing: family name, age, sex, married or single, U.S. passport no. and place of birth, number and description of pieces of baggage, and departure/arrival dates.

Ship departed Port of Embarkation Yokohama on 31 May 1951, and arrived at Port of San Francisco, 11 June 1951.

Any information about Army units attached at Yokohama for port operations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Keywords: USNS General E. T. Collins, Port of Embarkation Yokohama Japan, Port of San Francisco CA


Entry: 39344
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GEN. E.T. COLLINS

BRADFORD ANGERS wrote on December 22, 2003


City and State: RIVERVIEW FL

Unit: 9TH DET. 2ND SIG. SERV. BTN (ASA)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I have a couple of photos of the Geg. E.Y Collins in jpg that
I will be happy to send to anyone that wants them.

Also a map of Las Pinas and WWII Pix.

Brad


Keywords: Photos


Entry: 36763
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GE. E.T. COLLINS PHOTO

BRADFORD ANGERS wrote on September 7, 2003


City and State: RIVERVIEW FL

Unit: 9TH DET. 2ND SIG. SERV. BTN (ASA)

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: New E-Mail Address (above)
Old was Mindspring.Com


Keywords: The following is from the Second Infantry Division History
Book
Bradford J Angers, World War II; Enlisted Regular Army. Born
in Detroit, Michigan. Graduated Detroit Institute of
Technology with B.A. in Sociology/Psychology. Enlisted thru
Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Took Combat Engineers Basic, Fort
Lewis Washington, Expert M-l Rifle, cal. 45 Pistol, M-3 Sub-
machine Gun, Bayonet and Grenade. Attended Signal Corps
Training school and was trained in, code, cryptography,
teletype and Teletype Decoding, at Fort Monmouth New
Jersey. At that time most of the training was directed at
developing agents for the O.S.S. and other security related
groups. He attended Military Information and Education
School and was assigned to Special Services at Camp
Stoneman California. He sailed U.S.S. Gen. E.T. Collins to
the Philippines. He served with the then top secret 9th
Detachment Second Signal Service Battalion of the Army
Security Agency in Luzon, APT (Asiatic Pacific Theatre of
Operations), AFWSPAC (Armed Forces, Western Pacific
Theatre of Operations). All service there was and still is
Classified.
With service connected injuries, he returned stateside on
the U.S.S. Hospital Ship Hope. He was assigned to Second
Signal Army Security Station, Petaluma, California. Again,
most of this operation was Classified. He was finally
discharged from Madigan General Hospital, Fort Lewis,
Washington in 1947.
He is a Life Member VFW Post 6796, Dallas, Texas. A Life
Member and Past Commander of DAV Chapter 57, Dallas,
Texas. A Life Member of The Second Indianhead Division
Association, and served as President of the Dallas/Fort
Worth Branch 1988 and '89. He was married to Janet Louise

Lord in 1957. They lived in Dallas, Texas for 45 years, and
own severalcompanies building sub-miniature electronic
surveillance equipment for law enforcement and
Government agencies. He also owned his own Public
Relations firm as well as a computer oriented advertising
and publishing network. He is active in local government,
charities, has appeared on television and is adept at public
speaking and is highly sought after for his expertise in
computer technology.
He has been listed in several ‘Who’s Who’ (ie: Who’s Who
Among Students (‘48-51), Who’s Who in Texas (‘73-’74),
Who’s Who in American Business, etc. Brad and his wife Janet
are now retired in Riverview, FL



Entry: 35884
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
INFOMATION ON AYONE SERVINGON THIS SHIP

JAMES WALLACE wrote on July 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 7126AU TG7.2JTF7,APO 187

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 33640
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
TRANSPORT SHIP, GEN. E.T. COLLINS

GEORGE SEYMOUR wrote on April 16, 2003


City and State: SPRING GREEN WI

Unit: FLIGHT A, 3RD AIR RESCUE SERVICE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have a decent post card photo of E.T. Collins. The trip from San Francisco to Yokahama, Japan was Jan 28-Feb 12, 1949, on the way to a tour of duty that lasted 32+ months. I ended up as a radar operator in SB 17s and SA 16s, and flew the day the Korean War began. I flew many missions and came back to the US in 1951. I'm retired and spend the summers in Wisconsin, the winters in Scottsdale, AZ. I'd be happy to send a copy of the card upon request.

Keywords: I was stationed at Yokota and Johnson Air Base. Many fond memories of fellow sports team members before the war, and friends who flew with me during the "conflict".


Entry: 30642
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GE. E.T. COLLINS PHOTO

BRADFORD ANGERS wrote on December 25, 2002


City and State: RIVERVIEW FL

Unit: 9TH DET. 2ND SERV. BTN. ASA

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for a photo.

Keywords: From Camp Stoneman, Cal. to Manilla 1946


Entry: 27067
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
GENERAL E.T. COLLINS

JOHN R. HENSLEY wrote on July 20, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 22277
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
USNS GENERAL E. T. COLLINS

ROBERT J. ( ANDY) ANDREWS wrote on January 14, 2002


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: 4TH FIGHTER WING, 335TH FIGHTER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: In November 1950, I traveled aboard the USNS General E. T. Collins to Japan. On board were
perhaps thousands of Marines, Army, and Navy warriors headed for Korea. I and 5 others were
the only Air Force people, and our mission was to monitor the shipment of over 60 tons of cargo,
25 jet engines and 250 external fuel drop tanks for the F-86 Sabre jets of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor
Wing. The 4th's Sabres and personnel were aboard a jeep carrier and a tanker also enroute to Japan.
Our final destination was Korea where we initially operated from K-14 (Kimpo Airbase).

I'm trying to reconstruct that 21 day cruise but a lot has escaped my memory. We initially docked in Yokohama and off loaded some folks. We then sailed down the eastern side of Japan to several ports
and off loaded everyone except the 6 of us and the cargo. After much confusion, and after meeting
an Army Master Sergeant who was in a row boat in a river, we then headed back to Yokohama and
finally got off the Collins. I hope to have a member of the crew who may remember that specific
cruise to contact me and give the details of exactly where we went from the first docking in Yokohoma
to the final docking again in Yokohama.

Appreciate your help with my memory - Korea was 51 years ago wasn't it?

Thanks, and a great 2002 for you and our Country. Andy Andrews, ex USAF Fighter Pilot


Keywords: USNS General E. T. Collins - November 1950 departure from California to Japan.


Entry: 12918
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
KOREA 1953

CLARK PERRY REED wrote on November 12, 2000


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: 9TH INF REGT 2ND INFANTRY DIV 1953

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone

Keywords: Hill Gibraltor--Medic with 3rd Batalion-Item Company kumwa Papasan area when war ended


Entry: 850
USS GENERAL E.T. COLLINS (AP-147)
3RD MATE

JOHN R. HENSLEY wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: GREEN VALLEY AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I was Third Mate on the troopsship General E.T. Collins, making runs from San Francisco to Pusan, Inchon, Sasebo Yokahamma
The General Collins than went on to take part in the 1st H Bomb tests.


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