RE: AW 107 on separation report
The infraction your Dad incurred must have been a minor one if he did not have to make up lost days before being discharged and if there was any punishment, it was metted out by by his immediate superiors.
Two types of infractions;
My self; With two other guys, borrowed the Captains Gig, (his personal boat) and went sight seeing among the ships in the harbour at night. Boat was reported, stolen/adrift to other ships, harbour begining to lite up like Times Square with search lites from the ships looking for the "Gig", caught upon return. Punishment, captains Mast, confined to ship with 30hrs extra duty.
Fellow Jerseyite; Left his ship, picked up in his home town at a bar by SPs, 42 days later. Summary Court Marshal, Monetary fine, also pay for cost of two SPs, brig time while awaiting trial. Before being discharged he had to make up all his lost time. Had he been picked up on the 45th day of being AWOL he would have recieved a General Court Marshal, with big time Brig time.
Fair Winds and Following Seas, John
GM 3/C USS Snowden DE246--Frost DE144
Kin to LT. John W. Farnkopf
15th AF, 52 FG, 4th FS
MIA 11/11/44 remains found 12/8/53
"Freedom is not free, it is paid for"