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Radio Operator Check List

A rare look into the duties of a Radio Operator. Examples:

Keep emergency life boat transmitter battery charged

Have an understanding with Master, Mate and Armed Guard CO as to procedure in time of distress

Burn and destroy the ashes of any paper on which there is classified information

Don't break radio silence

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
   

Certificate of Proficiency

Wartime Merchant Ship Communications for U.S. Radio Operators

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
Certificate of Graduation

Radio Operation and Maintenance at the United State Maritime Service Radio Training Station, Gallups Island

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
 

Radio Telegraph Operator License

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
 

Radio Telephone Operator Permit

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
 

Radio Operator Overtime Work Sheet

Shows various duties such as recharging life raft boat and gun position radio batteries, decoding messages, copying BAMS (Broadcast All Merchant Ships), and Port Watch

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
 

USMS Identification Card

(Issued the day before his graduation)

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
Theater of Operations Award Certificates

(These were carried with the seaman's papers to prevent unauthorized wearing of campaign ribbons on the uniform)

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
Draft Registration Card

(Members of the Maritime Service were technically civilian employees, and were subject to be drafted any time their employment status changed)

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 



ID Card from North Carolina Shipbuilding Company

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 


Seaman's Passport

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 


United States Coast Guard Certificate of Service

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 


United States Coast Guard Merchant Seaman's Certificate of Identification

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 
War Shipping Administration
Training Organization
United States Maritime Service Radio Training Station
Gallups Island

"Promotion; orders; travel; leave"

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 


Statement of Wages Earned

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

   
 


Release from Active Duty

(Contributed by Janice Gregorek, Daughter of Jackson "Jack" McManus R79)

 


Very Scarce Soviet Documents for award of the Jubilee Medal "Forty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 19411945" to Bernard Grossman R61

(Contributed by Rick Grossman, Grandson of Bernard Grossman R61)

   

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