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I saw in your previous questions one which is similar to mine.
My Uncle was in the 119th Regt of the 30th Division. He sailed from Boston, Massachusetts on Feb 12, 1944 and arrived in Bristol, England on Feb 22, 1944. On the following website I am attaching, I found information which stated there were three ships assigned to the 30th division for that voyage, the SS Argentina, SS Brazil and the SS John Ericsson.

The letter on the site was written by Frank W Towers. He was the Regimental Packing & Crating Officer for the 120th Regiment. He states that the 120th Regt was on the SS Argentina. I was hoping you may know which of the other two ships the 119th Regt was on.
Thank you for your help.

Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  I hope the following may clarify things a bit.

The SS John Ericsson, with the 117th Regimental Combat Team (5,538 Troops onboard) arrived at Liverpool, England.

The SS Brazil, with the 119th Regimental Combat Team (5,072 Troops onboard) arrived at Bristol, England.

The SS Argentina, with the 120th Regimental Combat Team (4,792 Troops onboard) arrived at Gourock, Scotland.

       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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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.


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