Military History/WWII Rank


Mark Young wrote at 2012-06-24 03:10:23

Thanks for your answer! My father was a seaman first class SV-6 during the last part of World War II and I have also wondered what the SV-6 stood for.  

Randy Rowley wrote at 2012-11-06 06:29:56
Coxswain - Changed from Cockswain 1865; changed to Boatswain's Mate 3c 1948.

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Trevor Collette


I can answer most specific questions regarding the war on the Eastern Front 1941-45 and general questions on WWII regarding the European Theatre of Operations. I can answer most questions on weapons and vehicles used in those areas of operation, Russian, German, Allied. I can also answer questions on contemporary weapon systems (land/sea/air), nuclear weapons and nuclear war fighting, biological and chemical warfare. I also have an interest in epidemiology and disease in history and Russian history during Stalin, specifically the GuLags. I cannot answer any more questions relating to discharge papers or other paperwork, obtaining military records, ranks and their comparisons, military duties etc. as there are outside my expertise.


3 years Lance Corporal in infantry regiment and 3 years Sapper (Combat Engineer)in Engineer Regiment, both Canadian Army Reserve. Extensive military history library, up until recently I was reading 3-5 books per month on military affairs, then ran out of shelf space, much to my wife's delight.

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