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    Again I’m writing a book and I’m a civilian.

    I came across a punishment record from deck logs that said — Loss of 2 liberty's

    I know liberty's are generally a rest or vacation break from the action when ported or otherwise.

    When it says lose 2 does that mean he cannot go out for 2 vacations when they come up or does navy somehow give X Amount of liberties out and he use them when you want? Any insight ?
     
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    Liberty is leave from the ship granted to people who don't have duty on board. If you're good you get your liberty card and can go to town. He lost two chances to go have a beer. Junior enlisted men and unmarried men had their liberty end at midnight back in the day. Senior enlisted and officers could stay out all night.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    What kind of ship are you writing about?
     
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    Book is called — Letters for Annie: Memories From World War II

    I’m writing about 4 brothers — 3 of which in Navy on various boats. The other in US Army. In the story will include LCT 1092 , USS Mason (de-529), Avb-10 and many more. It’s based on 200 real World War Two letters. We are filming chapters based on the book in late 2018 and the book is due out in 2018. More at www.lettersforannie.com.
     
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    For the LCT check the Coast Guard's WWII sites, they'll have more information on the "gator freighters".
     
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    Awesome thanks for the help been using this site for understanding the mood between boats and timeline for letters written - etc — The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II--1944
     
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    Chronologies for mosts ships can be found here: DANFS (Let me know if you find any typos.)
     
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    Sounds good — thanks
     
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    Glad you like it. Otto, on of the owners here, is in charge of it.
     
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    Well he’s doing a fantastic job and makes it easy to find information. Kudos to him :)
     
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    Yeah, we like him enough to let him sleep indoors in the winter. :D
     
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    :)
     
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    Opana didn't mention that he previously contributed a lot to the site and as I understand it was pretty much in charge of it. Others have helped a great deal as well. Not to minimize what Otto is or has done. Opana can probably list a bunch of others who deserve various degrees of credit. A huge amount of info there including many primary sources.
     
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    Grabs hat and runs for the door.
     

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