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Military Personnel Records: Ralph Thomas Christy, Fireman 1/C, USN-1, served on USS Nevada (BB-36) during WWII. Home: Marine City, Michigan

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Military Personnel Records: Ralph Thomas Christy, Fireman 1/C, USN-1, served on USS Nevada (BB-36) during WWII. Home: Marine City, Michigan

Posted: 6 Jun 2005 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 3 Dec 2005 7:29PM GMT
Surnames: Christy, Christie, Nadone, Masters, Brown, McCloy, Yeager, Bliesath, Larva, McGill, Fee, MacLean, Henriques, Ward, Parder, Smith, Goldstein
I recently received the military personnel records for Ralph Thomas Christy from Marine City, Michigan, through the National Archives and Records Administration request form located at: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_pers... (request takes about 25 weeks to process)

There are too many pages for me to scan and convert into separate image files, or into one large pdf, so I'll just copy the information off each form, in chronological order, and may post some scans of more noteworthy forms. Anything inside square brackets are my comments.

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Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service Number: 962 60 69
Rate: AS USN I

Date Reported aboard: 5/17/44
Present ship or station: NRS Toledo, Ohio
Ship or Station received from: Induction
Note: ILL - SPECIAL TRAINING

"May 17 1944, inducted into the U. S. Navy as Apprentice Seaman, USN-I, this date, in accordance with Selective Training & Service Act of 1940, as amended."

Date transferred: May 17 1944
To: NavTraSta, Williamsburg, Va.

Signature and rank of Commanding Officer: A.F. NADONE, Lieut. (jg) USN, Act.

Date received aboard: 18 May 1944
New ship or station: REC.TRG.COM.AND USNTADC.WIMVA.
Last ship or station: NRS, Toledo, Ohio
Signature and Rank of Commanding Officer: J..GWARE,CAPTUSN (WEB)

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Form 601

Service Number: 962 60 69
Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Rating: AS

Inducted: 5/17/44

Accepted for enlistment or induction at: SS Ed#1, Errie, Mich.

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Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: AS USN-I [AS has been crossed out, and something written above it: F2c ]

Date reported aboard: 18 May 1944
Present ship or station: REC. TRG. COM. AND USNTADC, WIMVA.

Ship or station received from: NRS, TOLEDO, OHIO

Notes:

Substance of contents of Soldier's and Sailor's Civil Relief Act of 1940 and of Public Resolution No. 96, 76th Congress, has been explained to this man

6 Sept. 1944: Transferred this date to RecSta, Norfolk, Va., FFT to USS NEVADA, for duty.
AUTH: ComServLantSuborCom Serial 35265 of 1 Sept. 1944

CONDUCT MARK: Transfer-Training--4.0

[signed by A. M. Masters]
A. M. MASTERS
Personnel Officer
By direction

[stamped on the form: Aug 23 1944, Rating changed this date to F2c, Auth. Crultrate 5]

Date transferred: 6 September 1944
To: RecSta, Norfolk, Va.

Signature and rank of commanding officer: J. G. WARE, Capt., USN (AMM)

[At the bottom:]

SEPTEMBER 5, 1944
RS SO ANNEX NOB, NOR VA.
NTADC, CAMP PEARY, WIMVA
T.S. MCCLOY, CAPT. USN (RET) (JLR)

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Servlant & 5ND--2760--4-44--150M Page 9

Name: CHRISTY RALPH T
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F2C IND
Date reported aboard: 9 06 44

Present ship or station: RS. SO. ANNEX, N.O.B., Norfolk, Va.
Ship or station received from: NTDISCTR CAMP PEARY VA

Date Transferred: 18 Sept. 1944.
To: U.S.S. NEVADA (BB-36)
Signature and rank of commanding officer: T.S. MC CLOY CAPT USN (RET) (JLR)

Date received aboard: Sept,1944
New ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA
Last ship or station: RS. SO. ANNEX, N.O.B., Norfolk, Va.
Signature and rank of commanding officer: H.A. YEAGER, Comdr, USN, FBB

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Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F2c USNR
Date reported aboard: 1 November 1944

Present ship or station: Navy Shore Patrol, Detroit, Michigan
Ship or station received from: as a straggler

Notes:

SURRENDERED at 2215, 1 Nov. 1944 to Shore Patrolman, ERSPAMER, SP(S)2c at the Union Station, Detroit, Michigan, and was delivered on board this activity at 2300, 1 November 1944 as a straggler from U.S.S. Nevada since 2400, 30 Oct. 1944. Man was sober, clean, orderly, attired in dress blues and stated he had lost his leave papers and I.D. Card and was AOL.

No reward claimed.

No dispatch sent requesting disposition of this man.

Transferred to USNTC, Great Lakes, Ill., under Naval Guard at 0835, 3 Nov. 1944.

Form NavPers 641 furnished.

Date transferred: 3 November 1944
To: USNTC, Great Lakes, Ill.

Signature and rank of commanding officer: John P. Bliesath, Bos'n, (S) USNR

Date received aboard: 4 November 1944
New ship or station: USNTC, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
Last ship or station: NAVY SHORE PATROL, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Signature and rank of commanding officer: J. H. LARVA, Lieutenant, USNR, Assistant Discipline Officer, By direction of Commander, NTC

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Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F1c, V6 SV [F2c was crossed out, F1c written above]

Date reported aboard: 4 November 1944
Present ship or station: NTC, Great Lakes, Ill.
Ship or station received from: Navy Shore Patrol, Detroit, Mich.

Notes: Transferred under orders for further transfer to the USS NEVADA, for appropriate disciplinary action and return to duty. Warned that failure to report as ordered will make him liable for trail by General Court Martial.

AUTH: BuPersCirLtr 172-43

Date transferred: 6 November 1944
To: Rec/Sta., Norfolk, Va. FFT
Signature and rank of commanding officer: P. G. McGILL, Lieutenant, USNR, Assistant Discipline Officer, By direction of Commander, NTC

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NAVPERS-601

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F2c

[typed in: (1200)]

Date reported aboard: failed to report 8 November 1944
Present ship or station: RS, SO. ANNEX, NOB, NORVA.
Ship or station received from: U.S.N.T.C., GREAT LAKES, ILL.

Notes:

8 November 1944: Issued orders by USNTC, GreatLakes, Ill., dated 6 November 1944, to report to this Station for disciplinary action. CHRISTY FAILED TO REPORT. AWOL as of about 1200 this date. Intentions unknown. No straggler's reward (ENP-640) issued.

[signed F. M. FEE]
F. M. FEE
Lt.(jg)(W) USNR
By direction of the Commanding Officer.

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NAV. S. and A. Form 518

C. O. Order No: 148-44

INDIVIDUAL ORDER TO ADJUST PAY ACCOUNT FOR ABSENCE OR SENTENCE OF COURT, OR BOTH

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69,
Rating: S.2c
Class: USN(I)

Ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA

Absence: Over Leave
Departure: 0800 10-11-44
Leave or Liberty Expired: 2400 10-31-44
Returned to Naval Jurisdiction: 2215 11-1-44

DO NOT CREDIT LEAVE RATIONS

DECK COURT

Sentence approved: 22 November 1944, total loss of pay
Total amount: $18.00 to be checked $18.00 for one months. For information not affecting pay, see reverese.

Name and signature: H.A. YEAGER, Comdr., USN, Executive Officer, by direction of Comdg.Officer.

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11-28-44:

DECK COURT PUBLISHED:

Offense: AOL from 2400, 10-31-44, to 2215, 11-1-44, a per.of 22 hrs.15 min.

Tried: 20 November 1944.

Finding: The specification proved by plea.

Sentence: To perform extra police duties for a per.of 15 days and to lose $18.00 per month of his pay for a per.of 1 month total loss of pay amtg. to $18.00.

Approved: By C.A. on 22 November 1944.

Published: 28 November 1944.

[signature of H.A. Yeager]
H.A. YEAGER, Commander, USN, Executive Officer, by direction of Comdg.Officer.

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NAVPERS-601

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F.2c USN-I

Date reported aboard: 18 Sept. 1944
Present ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA (BB36)

Ship or station received from: RS, SO. Annex, NOB, Norfolk, Va.

11-5-44: Granted leave to expire on board this vessel at 2400, 10-30-44. Failed to return. Intentions unknown. Declaration and Reward for straggler (BNP-640) issued this date. Did not miss ship.

[signature of H.A. Yeager]
H. A. YEAGER, Commander, U.S.N. Executive Officer, by directyion of Commanding Officer.

HAS SERVED OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES OR IN ALASKA.

CROSSED 180th MERIDIAN.
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SERVED ON BOARD THE U.S.S. NEVADA DURING THE BOMBARDMENT AND OCCUPATION OF THE ISLAND OF IWO JIMA, 16 FEBRUARY 1945 TO 7 MARCH 1945.

[signature of H.A. Yeager]
H.A. YEAGER, COMMANDER, U.S.N.

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NAVPERS-601

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F.2c USN-I

Date reported aboard: 18 Sept. 1944
Present ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA (BB36)

Ship or station received from: RS, SO. Annex, NOB, Norfolk, Va.

PARTICIPATED IN THE OPERATION AGAINST OKINAWA SHIMA, 25 MARCH 1945 TO 14 APRIL 1945.

[signature of H.A. Yeager]
H. A. YEAGER, COMMANDER, USN.
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SERVED ON BOARD THE NEVADA DURING BOMBARDMENT OF EMIDJ IS., JALUIT ATOLL, MARSHALL ISLANDS, 6/18/45.

[signature of S.K. Maclean]
S.K. MACLEAN, COMMANDER, USN.
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PARTICIPATED IN SUPPORT OF MINE SWEEPING OPERATIONS IN, AND PATROL OF, THE EAST CHINA SEA, 30 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST 1945.

[signature of S.K. Maclean]
S.K.MACLEAN,CDR.USN

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Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rate: F.2c USN-I

Date reported aboard: 18 Sept. 1944
Present ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA (BB36)

Ship or station received from: RS, SO. Annex, NOB, Norfolk, Va.

8-18-45: Serving outside continental limits of United States.
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In accordance with General Order #207, ComInCh NDSMB 712-45 and CinCPac/POA Dispatch 150103 of August 1945, authorized to wear following ribbons with engagement stars as indicated:

American Area: 0 stars
Asiatic Pacific Area: 2 stars

[signature of S.K. MacLean]
S. K. MacLEAN, Commander, U.S. Navy.

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NAV. S. and A. Form 518

C. O. Order No:

INDIVIDUAL ORDER TO ADJUST PAY ACCOUNT FOR ABSENCE OR SENTENCE OF COURT, OR BOTH

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Service No: 962 60 69
Rating: F1c
Class: USN(I)

Ship or station: U.S.S. NEVADA (BB36)

Absence: Over leave

Leave or Liberty expired: 0745 2-4-46
Returned to Naval Jurisdiction: 1645 2-5-46

DECK COURT

Sentence approved 2-6-46 total loss of pay $30 to be check $30 for one months. For information not affecting pay, see reverse.

[signature of C. B. Henriques]
C. B. HENRIQUES, Commander, USNR

Executive Officer

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NAVPERS-601 (Rev. 4-45) HMH 346-831-1

Name: CHRISTY, Ralph T.
Service No: 962 60 69 [typo]
Rate: F1c
Class: V6 SV

Present Ship or Station: RS TI SAN PEDRO CALIF

Transfer Record:

Date transferred: 20 March 1946
Authority: ALNAV 76-46

Ultimate Destination & Duty:

ENTAKE CENTER T.I., SAN PEDRO, FFT TO APPROPRIATE P.S.C.

No days leave and No days travel allowed.

Marks assigned upon transfer:

Less than one (1) Month
Conduct: 4.0

[signature of R.M. WARD]
R.M. WARD, LT. COMDR., USNR ASST. TRANS. PERS. OFFICER BY DIRECTION OF CO.

Reporting Ultimate Destination:

Reported as: USNPERSEPCEN, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
Date & Time: 28 MAR 1946

[signature of E.L.E. PARDER]
E.L.E. PARDER LT. (JG) _____ BY DIRECTION

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DECK COURT MARTIAL:

OFFENSE: A.O.L. from 0745, 4 Feb. 1946, to 1645, 5 Feb. A period of 1 day 9 hours.

TRIED: 7 February 1946.

FINDING: Specification proved by plea

SENTENCE: To be confined for a period of 14 days and to lose ($30) per month of his pay for a period of 1 month, total loss of pay amounting to ($30)

APPROVED: By Convening Authory on 2-6-46.

[signature of C. B. HENRIQUES]
C. B. HENRIQUES, Commander, USNR, Executive Officer.

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NAVPERS-601 (7-45) HMH 346-831-1

Name: CHRISTY RALPH THOMAS
Service No: 962 60 69
Rating: F1c
Class: USN-I

Inducted at: ERRIE, MICHIGAN 5/17/44

THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUAL IS THIS DATE HONORABLY DISCHARGED: 3/31/46
1114401

SERIAL C2513129 ISSUED.

REASON AND AUTHORITY: HON(COGD) ALNAV 395-45

Not recommended for Good Conduct Medal.
Recommended for Re-enlistment.

[signature of Ralph T Christy]

[signature of F. E. SMITH]
F. E. SMITH, CSC, USN, BY DIRECTION

Name and location of activity from which separated: USNPERSEPCEN, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS.

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[I've included a scan of this form, since it has the most useful information]

OFFICE OF SEPARATION FROM U.S. NAVAL SERVICE
NAVPERS-553 (REV. 8-45)

346-831-1

962-60-69
CHRISTY, Ralph Thomas
Fireman 1/C, USN-1
345 N. Elizabeth St.,
Marine City, Mich.
St. Clair, County

Place of separation: USN PERS SEP CEN, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
Character of separation: HONORABLE

Address from which employment will be sought: same as #4 [permanent address listed above]

Race: W
Sex: M
Marital Status: Single
U.S. Citizen: Yes
Date and place of birth: 8/29/17, Algonac, Michigan

Sel. Ser. Data:
Register: Yes
Selective Service Board of Registration: Port Huron, Mich.Port Huron, Co.
Home address at time of entry into service: 107 E. Water St., Sandusky, Ohio

Means of entry: Enlisted, Inducted
Induction date: 5/17/44

Date of entry into active service: 5/17/44
Net service (yrs.,mos.,days): 1-10-15
Place of entry into active service: Errie, Michigan

Qualifications, certificates held, etc.: SEE RDB FOR F1/C
Ratings held: AS, F2/C, F1/C
Foreign and/or sea service World War II: Yes

Service schools completed: None

Service (vessels and stations served on):
REC. TRG. AND USNTADC, WIM.,VA.
U.S.S. NEVADA (BB-36)

Pay and insurance data:

Kind of insurance: N
Effective month of allotment discontinuance: March
Mo. next premium due: April
Amount of premium due each month: 6.80
Intention of veteran to continue ins.: Yes
Total payment upon discharge: $47.78
Travel or mileage allowance included in total payment: $15.00
Initial mustering out pay: Yes
Name of disbursing officer: C.E. Mala, 520000

Remarks:
Point System
Victory Medal
American Area Campaign Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (3 stars)

Signature (by direction of commanding officer):
[signature of unknown person]
FOR M. GOLDSTEIN, LT. USNR

Name and address of last employer: Forrel Cheak Foundry, Sandusky, Ohio
Dates of last empl'mt.: From 11-43 To 5-44
Main civilian occupation and D. O. T. No.: Machine Operator
Job preference: Undecided
Preference for additional training: None

Non-service edu. (yrs. successfully completed):
Gram.: 8
H.S.: 4
Coll.: --
Degrees: --
Major course or field: General
Vocational or trade courses: None

Off duty educational courses completed: None

Date of separation: 3/31/46

Signature of person being separated:
[signature of Ralph T Christy]

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