1942 World War II Troop Ship Crossings
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Departure Date Embarkation Place Vessel Units on Board Convoy Number Debarkation Place Arrival Date Source of Information
41-04-01 San Francisco, CA Republic Men assigned after arrival, mostly to 59th Coast Artillery and 60th Coast Artillery None Manila, Philippines 41-04-22 B. D. McKendree, in Barbed Wire and Rice: Poems and Songs from Japanese Prisoner of War Camps, collected and edited by B. D. Mckendree, (1995, Cornell East Asia Series, Ithaca, NY), via J. McKendree
41-04-09 Australia Queen Elizabeth (under the alias "HMT P. P.") 2/9th Battalion (Australian 2nd Infantry) ??? Middle East 41-05-03 Brian H. Longfield, via S. Daniels
42-01-07 Halifax, Nova Scotia HMT Bergensfjord Advance detachment of MAGNET Force for Northern Ireland ??? Gourock, Scotland 42-01-19 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-01-12 San Francisco, CA ??? (cruise ship or passenger liner) US Army Air Force unit(s) formerly stationed at Palm Beach, FL ??? one Army Air Force unit arrived at Melbourne, Australia (possibly after change of ship) 42-02-02 Army Air Force man, now deceased, who was on board (to M. Gregg)
42-01-15 New York, NY HMTS Strathaird 34th Infantry Division (Advance Command Post of Headquarters Company; 133rd Infantry Regiment less 2nd and 3nd Battalions, 151st Field Artillery Battalion) with USAT Chateau Thierry Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-01-26 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-01-15 New York, NY USAT Chateau Thierry 34th Infantry Division (det of 109th Medical Battalion [136th Medical Regiment], det of 109th Quartermaster Battalion, Company "A" of 109th Engineer Combat Battalion, det of Military Police Platoon); det of 112th Engineer Combat Battalion; 10th Station Hospital; det of 63rd Signal Battalion with HMTS Strathaird Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-01-26 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-16 Boston, MA Queen Mary 40th Coast Artillery Brigade, 94th Coast Artillery Battalion, 101st Coast Artillery Battalion, 104th Coast Artillery Battalion; 5th Station Hospital, 47th Station Hospital; 8th Air Base Group; 11th Materiel Squadron; 43rd Bomb Group, 64th Bomb Sqaudron, 65th Bomb Squadron; 441st Ordnance, 73rd Ordnance; 15th Signal Platoon; 2nd Quartermaster Detachment; Air Corps Replacement Group; others: Australians returning home, ?? (total of 8,398 troops, 905 crew) sailed alone Sydney, Australia (via Key West, Rio de Janeiro, Capetown and Freemantle)   Diary of 1st Lt. Paul W. Daley, in command of "M" Battery, 94th C.A., via A. D. Slade and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77 (more)
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY SS Barnett 34th Infantry Division (Headquarters, parts of 2nd and 3rd Battalions of 133rd Infantry Regiment) 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY USS Fuller 34th Infantry Division (109th Medical Battalion) 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY Dutchess of Athol 34th Infantry Division (parts of 2nd and 3rd Battalions of 133rd Infantry Regiment, 168th Infantry Regiment less 1st and 2nd Battlaions, 109th Ordnance Company, 34th Quartermaster Company) 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY SS Betelgeuse 34th Infantry Division (1st Platoon of 34th Reconnaissance Troop) 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY SS Neville 34th Infantry Division (34th Military Police Company, 34th Signal Company) 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY USAT American Legion 34th Infantry Division (Company "B" of 109th Engineer Combat Battalion); 79th Ordnance Depot; main body of 5th General Hospital 21-ship convoy plus escorts Brooklyn, NY - turned back 42-02-21 due to engine trouble ??? US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY SS Ehresmann ??? 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY USS Elliot ??? 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY SS Athena ??? 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-02-19 Brooklyn, NY USS Almaack 467th Engineer Maintenance Company 21-ship convoy plus escorts Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-03-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-03-11 Suez USS West Point 2/9 Australian 2nd Infantry Division ??? Adelaide, SA, Australia 42-03-31 Brian H. Longfield, via S. Daniels
42-03-19 Charleston, SC USAT Brazil about 4000 troops in various Army units (convoy from South Africa to Indian Ocean) Karachi, India 42-05-12 Dr. H. M. Johnson, Medical Corps (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA USAT Hugh L. Scott (AP-43) 107th Medical Battalion, 632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 114th Engineer Battalion (32nd Infantry Division) ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 History of the 107th Medical Battalion (at National Archives) via vexillarii@aol.com and The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Lurline units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Matsonia units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Monterey units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 ?? San Francisco, CA U. S. S. Mount Vernon 127th Infantry Regiment (32nd Infantry Division) ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia?? 42-05-14 S. Cowling (127th Inf Reg) via son R. Cowling (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Ancon (AP-66) units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Washington units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-22 San Francisco, CA Argentina units of the 32nd Infantry Division ?? (with rest of 32nd Inf Div) Port Adelaide, Australia 42-05-14 The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II via T. Pascoe (more)
42-04-30 New York, NY Aquitania 34th Infantry Division (135th Infantry Regiment, 125th Field Artillery Battalion, 185th Field Artillery Battalion) 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 British Isles 42-05-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
42-04-30 New York, NY USAT Mexico 34th Infantry Division (one platoon of Company "K" of 168th Infantry Regiment, Company "B" of 109th Engineer Combat Battalion) 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 British Isles 42-05-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
42-04-30 New York, NY Cathay 34th Infantry Division (168th Infantry Regiment, 109th Engineer Combat Battalion less Companies "A" and "B", 175th Field Artillery Battalion, 185th Field Artillery Battalion) 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 British Isles 42-05-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-04-30 New York, NY Cristobal 34th Infantry Division (125th Field Artillery Battalion) 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 British Isles 42-05-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
42-04-30 New York, NY Santa Elena ??? 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 Iceland 42-05-?? M. Schofield, whose father was in the Santa Elena crew (more) (related
42-04-30 New York, NY Santa Rosa ??? 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 Iceland 42-05-?? M. Schofield, whose father was in the Santa Elena crew (more) (related
42-04-30 New York, NY McAndrews ??? 8-ship convoy: split off May 8 Iceland 42-05-?? M. Schofield, whose father was in the Santa Elena crew (more) (related
42-05-11 New York, NY Queen Mary 1st Armored Division (part) sailed alone Firth of Clyde, Scotland 42-05-16 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
42-05-11 New York, NY ??? 209th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) ??? Scotland 42-05-17 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-05-19 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 5,526 passengers (to Wellington; 5,513 to Melbourne) sailed alone Melbourne, Australia 42-09-04 West Point crewman W. McLain
42-05-25 New York, NY Dutchess of York 1st Armored Division (141st Armored Signal Company) ??? Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-06-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-05-25 New York, NY SS North King 1st Armored Division (47th Armored Medical Battalion) ??? Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-06-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
42-05-31 New York, NY Oriente 1st Armored Division (part, primarily from 1st Armored Regiment, including the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion) ??? Belfast, Northern Ireland 42-06-10 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology and A. Dlugos, whose father was aboard with 701st TD
42-07-01 New York, NY SS Argentina about 8,000: 56th Signal Battalion [about 600]; 8th Air Force (Advance units); others in convoy; number not known Greenock, Scotland 42-07-15 T/4 R. H. Searl, aboard with 56th Sig Bn (more)
42-07-16 New York, NY SS Louis A. Pasteur 12th Bombardment Group sailed alone Port Taufiq, Egypt 42-08-16 Glenn Strom of the 12th BG, via H. Stoen (more)
42-08-02 Army Depot, New York, NY Queen Mary 15,125 1st Infantry Division Troops (first time in history that an entire U. S. division voyaged in one ship) sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 42-08-07 TSgt G. W. Eldridge (to son), Weapons Platoon, Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment (1st Infantry Division) and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
42-08-06 New York, NY U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7,441 passengers sailed alone Liverpool (via Halifax) 42-08-17 West Point crewman W. McLain
42-08-06 New York, NY USS Uruguay 301st Bomb Group joined convoy at Halifax, Nova Scotia Swansea, Wales 97-08-18 B. Thompson (more)
42-10-05 San Francisco, CA President Coolidge 103rd Field Artillery Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (43rd Infantry Division); Navy Construction Battalion men (total of 5,050 troops) ??? Espiritu Santo (sunk by U. S. mine; after stop to drop off CB's in Noumea, New Caledonia) 42-10-26 F. Pezzelli, 103rd AFAB, who was aboard (more)
42-10-25 Norfolk, VA Hayes part of Western Task Force Convoy of 105 ships Fedala, Morocco 42-11-08 J. Copeland, one of the troops aboard the SS Cleveland (more)
42-10-25 Norfolk, VA Augusta part of Western Task Force Convoy of 105 ships Fedala, Morocco 42-11-08 J. Copeland, one of the troops aboard the SS Cleveland (more)
42-10-25 Norfolk, VA SS Cleveland part of Western Task Force Convoy of 105 ships Fedala, Morocco 42-11-08 J. Copeland, one of the troops aboard the SS Cleveland (more)
42-11-01 New York, NY U. S. S. West Point (AP23) 8,091 passengers sailed alone Bombay, India (via Rio) 42-11-29 West Point crewman W. McLain
42-11-22 New York, NY Queen Elizabeth 15,000 troops: 78th Fighter Group; more sailed alone Scotland 42-11-27 W. Blystone of 78th FG who was aboard (more)
42-12-08 New York, NY Queen Mary 10,389 troops and 950 crew sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 42-12-14 S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
42-12-11 Fort Dix, New Jersey American units of 2nd Armored Division in convoy; number not known Casablanca 42-12-24 The G.I.'s War, by Edwin Hoyt, via D. Dunthorn (more)
42-12-11 Fort Dix, New Jersey Ancon (AP-66) units of 2nd Armored Division in convoy; number not known Casablanca 42-12-24 The G.I.'s War, by Edwin Hoyt, via D. Dunthorn (more)
42-12-11 Fort Dix, New Jersey SS Argentina units of 2nd Armored Division in convoy; number not known Casablanca 42-12-24 The G.I.'s War, by Edwin Hoyt, via D. Dunthorn (more)
42-12-11 Fort Dix, New Jersey USAT Brazil units of 2nd Armored Division in convoy; number not known Casablanca 42-12-24 The G.I.'s War, by Edwin Hoyt, via D. Dunthorn (more)
42-12-11 Fort Dix, New Jersey Chiriqui units of 2nd Armored Division in convoy; number not known Casablanca 42-12-24 The G.I.'s War, by Edwin Hoyt, via D. Dunthorn (more)
42-12-23 Gourock, Scotland Queen Mary 10,669 troops and 800 crew sailed alone Massawa (via Freetown, Cape Town, Aden, Suez) 43-01-18 S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77

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