I have been (and some of you are aware and have tried hard to help me) trying to trace my father's travels, (Feliciano Gomez) during his service in WWII. I first knew he was with the 246th Coast Guard Artillery but there was no listing of that group that I have been able to find at Hawaii and the Philippines so many have suggested that the AAA units sometimes were attached to other groups which I think is possible. I have been studying my mothers scrapbook she kept during the war with letters pasted in on each page. For once I removed an envelope and looked at the addressing on the back and found that he went to San Francisco to leave for Hawaii and his address was the 545th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B. I do not know how many different ships he was on but I do know he was moved by the SS Marine Perch, and now I have found that the 545th Field Artillery was moved by a ship called the USS Millard County to the Philippines. However I do not know if that was battery B, but it does go to places my Dad has mentioned being at, such as Leyte Gulf. I know my dad did a lot of airplane spotting possibly there in the Philippines with his "Skylighter training". I mentioned he was trained with 16" guns that were on ship with him but I do not know if this was the SS Marine Perch or could possilbly be on the USS Millard County. I mentioned he was on ship to invade Japan when the bomb was dropped but I do not know what ship. Mr. Gardner you mentioned not being able to find the 246th in the listings or the SS Marine Perch. Could the ship the USS Millard County be one that is listed? My progress is slow so I am hoping this could be a better clue. Thanks again for any help.