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ITINERARIES of Overseas Trips of the 475th MPEG Co.

(from Charlie Slakter including his personal trips)
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 First Trip (1944)
19 June, Monday, 2:30 p.m.
20 June, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
23 June, Friday, 1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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24 June, Saturday, 10:00a.m.
.4 July, Tuesday, 11:00 p.m.
5 July, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
about 3:30 p.m.
about 4:30 p.m.
6 July, Thursday, 6:00 a.m.
12 July, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
16 July, Sunday
23 July, Sunday
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30 July, Sunday
6 August, Sunday
8 August, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
9 August, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
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20 August, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
21 August, Monday, 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
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...Left Fort Custer by train, headed for the East Coast.
...Arrived Camp Shanks, N.Y.
...Left Camp Shanks for N.Y. City.
...Arrived Pier 86 in N.Y. City by river steamer and
...boarded H.M.S. Eastern Prince.
...Left N.Y. in convoy of 30-some ships, 2000 miscellaneous troops aboard.
...Arrived Firth of Clyde, off Grenock, Scotland.
...Disembarked to harbor steamer.
...Landed at Grenock station.
...Boarded L.M.S. Rwy. Train for Bristol, England.
...Arrived in Bristol and then to Tyntesfield near Failand.
...Left Bristol for Bury, Lancs..
...Arrived Bury, marched to Pilsworth Bleach Works, about three miles.
...Visited Leeds.
...Maneuvers with British Home Guard [and Royal Pay Corps]
...Invaded Bury, capturing Knowsley Street Station against 600 men.
...Visited Morecombe.
...Visited Liverpool.
...Left Pilsworth and Bury for Liverpool.
...Boarded U.S.A.T. George Washington.
...Left Liverpool in convoy of 36 ships for the States,
...3000 German Prisoners aboard.
...Arrived N.Y. City.   Not permitted to leave ship.
...Disembarked at Pier 84.
...Arrived Camp Shanks, N.Y.
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Second Trip (1944).
27 August, Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
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28 August, Monday, 1:30 p.m.
3 September, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
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4 September, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
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7 September, Thursday, 3:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
10 September, Sunday
11 September, Monday
about 12:30 a.m. 
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25 September, Monday, 10:00 a.m.
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27 September, Wed., 12 noon
8 October, Sunday, p.m.
9 October, Monday
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...Left Camp Shanks, N.Y. for Weehawken, N.J. by train.
...Ferry to Pier 90 and boarded Queen Elizabeth at 11:30 p.m.
...Left N.Y. on Queen Elizabeth with 15,000 troops aboard.
...Arrived Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
...Disembarked at Gourock.
...Left for Edinburgh, New Castle, and Moreton-in-Marsh,
...NW of Oxford and 15 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon.
...Arrived at Moreton-in-Marsh and boarded busses for
...P.W. Enclosure #1 [at Spring Hill, Bourton-on-the-Hill].
...Left Moreton-in-Marsh by train.
...Arrived Eastleigh near Southampton.
...Left camp for L.C.I. #537 in Southampton.
...L.C.I. was beached after about six attempts and
...we unloaded.  Marched most of the night to [an orchard] near
...Foulerville where we bivouacked, sleeping for a few hours.
...Moved by truck to [P.W.E..#10 near] Cherbourg
...via Montebourg and Valognes.
...[Half the company] Boarded M.S. John Erickson, formerly Kungsholm,
...at Cherbourg. {The other half boarded the U.S.A.T. Brazil.]
...Left Cherbourg with 250 casualties and 125 German non-coms.
...Arrived N.Y. harbor.
...Arrived Camp Shanks, N.Y.
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Third Trip (1944-1945)
21 October, Saturday
22 October, Sunday
2 November, Saturday
3 November, Friday
13 November, Monday
21 November, Tuesday
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9 December, Saturday
10 January, Wednesday
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21 January, Sunday
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...Left Camp Shanks for New York.  Boarded U.S.A.T. Thomas A. Barry.
...Left N.Y. in convoy.
...Arrived in Southampton, England.
...Arrived in Cuddington and Camp Delamere Park.
...Left Cuddington for Moreton-in-Marsh and P.W.E.#1.
...[Part of Company]Left Moreton-inMarsh for Sherbarae
...and 110th Station Hospital, Netley.
...[Detachment]Left Netley for P.W.E.#1.
...Left P.W.E.#1 for Southampton.
...Left Southampton aboard U.S.S. General Brooke.
...Arrived N.Y. [Permanently Assigned to the Zone of the Interior]
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