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Posted 4 years ago


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This is a card written from aboard the U.S.S. General W.A. Mann. It was written by my grandmother, but I don't know who it was sent to. The inside reads...

"Greetings from the Mann. Penelope and I were both sick the first two days -but I think we will live now.
We should arrive in Guam May 3rd unless something turns up-
It's really a job- they have 104 children aboard- and we are so close together you can hear every noise- will write more later.

I have pictures of my dad playing on the beach in Guam, I would estimate him to be between 2 to 4 years old... that would put this card around 1949-1951. Penelope, mentioned in the card is my aunt.


  1. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Maybe she was writing to her brother, or her parents. Wish I knew!
  2. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    You must have read my mind!!! I was going to ask if you knew what type of ship this was! Thanks!
  3. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Yeah, I read the article. It's so neat to know that my Grandmother, aunt and my dad were on that ship.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 12 months ago
    The USS General W. A. Mann AP-112 was a troop transport ship during WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. In 1950 our family was sent to Hawaii on the USS General George Randall AP-115.

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