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Gentlemen,

Except for the Pensacola convoy, I would like to know if anyone has any information on the convoys in the Pacific in November/December 1941.

If the Pensacola convoy was #4002, what happened to #4001 (BTW, most west bound convoys from the West Coast were numbered #4xxx while the east bound convoys were #2xxx). The escorts (all assigned to TASK FORCE FIFTEEN) had there own numbering system.

Also, all of the PUBLISHED books state the Pensacola convoy arrived in Brisabane on the 22nd, but according to the CINCPAC War Diary, it arrived on the 19th.  I might have missed the time difference (1 day), but three?

I hope someone can help.

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Aloha Craig,
The following e-mail is from Kathy O'Connor, senior archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, retired; and VP of the Pearl Harbor History Associates. She is one of the most knowledged people on 7 Dec 1941:

"I know that there are convoy records in the 12th and may be in the 14th Naval Districts and their accompanying Sea Frontiers components and maybe their shipping control records.

"For the 12th N.D there are some records listed with a 1941 year for the office of Port Director. The researcher can write the current archivist for some assistance. He will not be able to be exhaustive. It depends on the density of the records and the way the records were filed.

"If the gentleman wants an exhaustive search I can do that for my research fee of $50.00 per hour plus whatever copying I do. I hope this answers the question, David."

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Current Archivist at San Bruno for those records would be Robert Glass. I sent him a question a couple of months ago and got a response about a month and a half later; partially it was the nature of my question, but it was also largely due to staffing and workload. Just a FYI.

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Tracy and all,

thanks for the replies.  My next group now is in site.  Geez and more money gone.

Tracy,  BTW, I think there are some events missing from the "Chronology of Events" for Dec 7th.  I am checking over the CINCPAC War Diary (which starts at 1335 hours local Dec 7th) and it appears some are missing.

Give me the weekend to double check the info (I have nothing better to do until th April 1942 diary comes in).  

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Tracy,

Quick follow-up question.

The time zone difference between Oahu (LCT) and London (GCT) was 10 1/2 hours ahead at that time correct?

For example, if it were 1536 on 8 Dec in Oahu, it would be 0206 9 Dec in London?

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Even had the Pensacola Convoy made it to Luzon, it would have given MacArthur's forces a serious and well needed, shot in the arm, logistics-wise.
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