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George B. Sturtevant *** US Army *** WWII 1942-1945


Enlisting into the Army in June of 1942, George received basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina, Fort Edwards and Fort Orde, California where he received Heavy Equipment and Crane Operator training. Shipping out of San Fransico in January 1943 and arriving in Cairns, Australia where he constructed with the 411st BaseShop Engineer Battalion installations and "LCVP's known as Higgins Boats." Assembled from 11 sections, Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel were welded, plumbed and wired into 100' landing craft for invasion of the South Pacific Islands. As the allied campaign progressed they moved to Millen Bay, New Guinea where LCVP, LCT LCM landing craft were constructed for the invasion of the Philippines,and later to Batangas, Luzon, Philippines for the assumed invasion of Japan. The war ended and he was discharged a Corporal in February 1945.
Millen Bay, New Guinea
Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
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