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My father Allia L Burrell died on the Christobal 7 July 1945. A steam pipe explosion. Injuries were burns over body.  Would you have any information on the incident?

Dear Sir,
       Thank You for your question.  Regrettably, I have no FACTS about this incident what-so-ever.  I do not even know the date & location the USAT Cristobal departed from as well as the date & location the USAT Cristobal arrived at.  FACTS I, myself, would covet.
       Have you obtained your father's I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)?  The I.D.P.F. is the single best source for FACTS available to you.  Also, you may wish to contact A.W.O.N. (American War Orphan Network) for their assistance.
       My apology for being of little help to you.  When I do not have the FACTS, there is little I can provide.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Richard V. Horrell


Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

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