Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Paul Crook, Jan 27, 2017.
Two more pictures attached (and on my other posting too)
No, just when the situation calls for one captain to give orders to other captains who may be senior. The temporary promotion locks down the chain of command so there's no confusion.
I wonder if we have an amalgamation......Navy going to Army Transport Corps?
Or the other way around--definitely the same guy with two completely different hats. Funny, the rest of the uniform looks the same.
He does look a bit younger with the ATF hat ( or whatever it is). Paul, have you tried to get his records? Do you happen to have a picture of his grave?
Wonder if someone could join the two threads on this subject? Good information on both but going different directions toward the same answer.
Sorry. wasn't sure how to link the two. If anyone knows what needs to be done please let me know. I know Norman died in 1991 but I hadn't thought about looking at his headstone. I will give that a go. Would that show the rank do you think. I haven't tried to get his records yet but may well have to. I'm not his next of kin but I gather that won't matter given the timescales here.
Merged the two. Moved to a more appropriate area.
I think this is his marker.
Aug. 22, 1921
Jan. 19, 1991
Norman B Crook
U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Birth: Aug 22 1921
Death: Jan 19 1991
Last residence: Missouri City, Texas 77459, USA
Thanks Lou, was hoping it would be a VA memorial, the cemetery would then have his separation paper.
The Navy usually sends the information specifically asked for, but the records would be archived by now and public information.
My wild guess is that he was in the Merchant Navy (Merchant Marines). Lou's post of the shoulder board seem to match, and when I Googled " merchant marine uniform, image" I saw a couple hats that matched. People add all kinds of pictures to the collections on there so nothing positive.
Frustrating. The shoulder boards seem to indicate the Merchant Marine but I haven't found a cap image where the eagle wings are in an upright position.
Thanks again everybody. I think I'll have to go for his records. I've learnt a lot from all your posts, thanks.
All the best
I think that Commodore sounds better than Rear Admiral (Lower Half). At least the pay is the same.
Commodore wasn't a rank, it was a office. Easier to say, of course.
Ok fine. I thought that it was a temporary rank. My mistake. Commodore Decker in Start Trek (TOS) held the rank of commodore. His was a regular full time rank too. He was in several episodes as well.
TV tells lots of lies.
You mean it isn't true if it's on TV?
Not so on Star Trek!
Not many Commodores left.
Not what I said.