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Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by timelines, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. timelines

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    Hi,

    This is my first time posting, and it's a great forum!

    I was hoping that someone would be able to help me with identifiying where an army Captain named Seymour Wynn might have served during, or just after the war, based on the info from two foot lockers I have acquired. I have included a link to photos so you can see them.

    FOOT LOCKER PHOTOS

    The interesting thing about these lockers is that the Captain sailed back from Europe on board the famous liner SS United States, in cabin class. Now, from what I know about the SS United States, it did not start service until 1952, which is 7 years after the end of the war.

    Can someone please tell me then, from the identifying info on the lockers, what unit this Captain might have served in, where, and when?

    The only things I can see that might tell me are:
    FR T/O LOR INSTALLATION
    APO 21 US ARMY
    0-4013568
    SS UNITED STATES
    PORT OF LE HAVRE FRANCE
    VIA RTO GARE DE L'EST PARIS

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. Steve Petersen

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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Great find there, Steve. It seems Captain Wynn was a dentist (0:22).
     
  4. timelines

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    Thanks for locating the video.

    If you are guessing that Lor could mean a commune in France, then what would a US Army Captain be doing there, and would this have been after the war?

    Do any of the numbers on the trunks identify what unit he was with?

    I appreciate your input.
     
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    Do you think he was a dentist in the Army?

    Can you tell from his trunks which unit he may have served with?

    Thanks for your help?
     
  6. Steve Petersen

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    Lor is so small; second thoughts that I am not correct on that.

    APO 21 is probably an Air or Army Post Office. The number 21 should give an identification of the unit or location, if I could only find a list of APOs from that era somewhere.
     
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    My judgement was based strictly off the video. However, it's reasonable to suppose that he may have been a dentist in the Army. Of course, he could have been an officer in some other capacity during the war and then went to dental school afterwards. Then again, Steve's discovery that the APO was for the 319th Station Hospital supports that he was at least in the medical field. Since he was a captain, I would lean toward him being a dentist during the war.

    I think your best bet is to post a comment on the video page and see if they will respond. The video was just posted in Feb. 2013 so the odds are good that they will see your comment. If it is indeed the same man and they are willing to communicate with you, you will likely get more info from them than from us. :)
     
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    It's a great idea to post to the video, but the help from people like you in this forum has been terrific as well.

    What drew me to these trunks was the association to the SS United States, since it was such an historic ship.
     
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    I hope you will come back and let us know if you find out more about Capt. Wynn.
     

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