GENERAL H H ARNOLD T-AGM 9

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    General G. O. Squier Class Transport
    Keel Laid as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
    Launched April 27 1944 - Acquired by U.S. Navy July 7 1944

  1. USS GENERAL R. E. CALLAN AP-139
    Commissioned August 17 1944 - Decommissioned May 24 1946
    Struck from Naval Register June 19 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission for transfer to U.S. Army

  2. USAT GENERAL R. E. CALLAN
    Commissioned (date unknown)
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy April 28 1950

  3. USNS GENERAL R. E. CALLAN T-AP-139
    Placed In Service April 28 1950 - Placed Out of Service May 29 1959

    Struck from Naval Register May 29 1959
    Custody assigned to U.S. Air Force July 16 1961
    Converted to Missile Range Instrumentation Ship

  4. USAFS GENERAL H. H. ARNOLD
    Renamed and Placed In Service by U.S. Air Force (date unknown) - Placed Out of service July 1 1964
    Reacquired by U.S. Navy July 1 1964

  5. USNS GENERAL H. H. ARNOLD T-AGM-9
    Placed In Service with MSTS July 1 1964 - Placed Out of Service January 1982

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    Fate unknown

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1945)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2z

1944-11-04

Censored Sailor's mail


 

Return
Address

1944-11-04

Close-up view of the return address and censor marking.


 

Locy Type
2z

1946-05-09

Typed ship's name on front, cachet by Louis G. Pentel.


 

Locy Type
9efu

1945-07-04
to
1945-07-10

Mark from back of cover

 


 

Locy Type
7
U. S. NAVY FPO
Zip Code 98762
Seattle, WA

1981-11-04

As General H. H. Arnold. The ship had no postal facilities.

Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal.

NAMESAKES -
CALLEN - Robert Emmet Callan, born 24 March 1874 at Baltimore, Md., graduated from the Military Academy and was assigned to the 5th Artillery. Following service in Cuba, Puerto Rico, West Point, and Washington, D.C., he became Chief of Staff of the Philippine Department in 1917. During WWI he was on duty in France and was Chief of Staff of the 1st Army Artillery, Commanding General of the 33d Artillery Brigade, and participated in the Montdidier-Noyon Defensive and in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. General Callan served in New York, Panama, and Hawaii before his promotion to Major General in 1931. He commanded the 3d Corps Area, Baltimore, Md., until retiring at his own request in 1936 after 40 years of service. General Callan was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his services during WWI. He died 20 November 1936 at Washington, D.C.
ARNOLD - General Henry ("Hap") Arnold became one of the Army's first aviators certified under the Rules of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). During World War II he commanded the Army Air Forces and became the first General of the Air Force in 1947. Throughout his career, he wore his original 1913 Military Aviator Badge (an eagle with crossed signal flags suspended from a bar inscribed "MILITARY AVIATOR") below his ribbon bars. {DANFS}

 


 

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