SC-531 SUBCHASER  SITE   Dedicated to the Crewmembers of  WWII Subchaser SC-531
                                                                                SC-531 Crew  *    

                                                                                                                      Enemy Planes Downed **

Harry C. Birch, jr. (My father)
       Muster Log Oct. 1944

Grant H. Wykhuis Personal Story
Commanding WWII Subchasers


SHIPS (partial list) MENTIONED IN SC-531 LOG

GREAT SUBCHASER SITES                                                            

Great Video Of South Pacific Islands
Visited By SC-531 During WWII
(Courtesy of Google and )

                            SC-531 Ship Logo **                                                     Jim Mertle  GM2c **


  * pictures courtesy of  Grant Wykhuis

** pictures courtesy of  Jim Mertle  

                                                    More SC-531 Pictures 

                                 SC-531 information compiled from the public records of :
                                                    1. The U.S. National Personnel Records Center
                                                    2. National Archives at College park, Md.
                                                    3. Family records and discussions
                                                    4. Conversations with SC-531 Commanding Officer Grant H. Wykhuis
                                                         of Marquette, MI.
                                                    5.  Email research assistance from subchaser experts, Navy veterans:
                                                           Henry Doscher, Jr. Author of "Subchaser InThe South Pacific"
                                                           Theodore R. Treadwell,
                                                               Author of "The Wooden Subchasers of World War II"
                                                           Jim Heywood ,Chairman, Patrol Craft Sailors Association,Cincinnati, OH
                                                           Duane”Bucky”Walters, Ship’s Store DirectorPatrol Craft Sailors Association
                                                           E.J. Comeau,  PC 553/1228, PCSA Historian,  Phoenix, Az.
                                                           Wesley E. Hall,  SC-995 Site
                                                     6. Great Navy oriented web sites, such as:
                                                                    GREAT SUBCHASER SITES

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