Sailor Information

George Edward PITTS


 

Sailor: George Edward PITTS's USS BOSTON Naval Record
Rank when arriving on the Boston: Seaman 1st Class (S1c)
Enlisted on: 1942-08-27 at: Boston, MA
Number of days on USS Boston: 806

Date sailor reported to the Boston: 1943-06-30 | See Original Document
Notes on sailor arrival: R/S Boston, Mass

Date sailor left from the Boston: 1945-09-13 | See Original Document
Notes on sailor departure: USS COLORADO



Promotions for this sailor

1944-06-03 Promotion to: SignalMan 3rd Class (SM3c) | See Original Document Comments:

Discipline for this Sailor


Personnel Notes for this Sailor

Sailor was recorded in Sept 1943 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in December 1943 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in March 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in June 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in September 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in December 1944 Muster | See Original Document
Sailor was recorded in March 1945 Muster | See Original Document

Deck Log Notes for this sailor


Milestones for this sailor

Sailor was present at Commissioning and is a Plank Owner
Sailor served outside the Continental Limits of the United States on March 5, 1944
Sailor participated in the Marshall Islands Campaign from 29 Jan 44 to 7 Feb 44
Sailor participated in the capture and occupation of ENIWETOK from 15 Feb 1 to 1 Mar 1944
Crossed the equator 9 Mar 1944 and participated in the initiation ceremonies held by Neptunus Rex and his royal party
Sailor participated in attacks against PALAU and Western Caroline Islands from 30 Mar to April 1st 1944
Sailor participated in attacks and occupation of HOLLANDIA and NORTHWESTERN NEW GUINEA on 21-27 April, and subsequent attacks on TRUK and the bombardment of SATAWAN ISLAND on 23-30 April 1944
Sailor participated in attacks on the MARCUS ISLANDS 19-20 May and the attack on WAKE ISLAND on 23 May 1944
Sailor participated in the engagement and rout of a major Japanese task force in the waters east of the Philippines during the period 17-21 June 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA ISLANDS (Marianas Group) on 11-13 June, and the attacks on IWO JIMA, CHICHI JIMA, and HAHA JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 15-16 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on PAGAN ISLANDS and IWO JIMA (Bonin Island group) on 23-24 June 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.1
Sailor participated in bombardment of IWO JIMA on 4 July 1944 while USS BOSTON WAS A UNIT of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on GUAM and ROTA during the period 6-20 July 1944, and subsequently in operations in support of the invasion of GUAM during the period 21-22 July 1944, while the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 25-27 July 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 58.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on PALAU ISLANDS during the period 6-8 September 1944, while USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.2
Sailor participated in the attacks on CELEBES ISLANDS and the operations in support of the landing on MOROTAI ISLANDS during the period 15-16 September 1944, While the USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks LUZON during the period 21-22 September 1944 and the attacks on the VISAYAN GROUP (Philippine Islands) on 24 September 1944, while the USS Boston was a unit of task group 38.1
Sailor participated in the attacks on NANSEI SHOTO ISLANDS on 10 October 1944, While USS BOSTON was a unit of Task Group 38.1

 

Biography

George Edward Pitts On September 8, 1948, after a period of study, George was appointed a patrolman on the Boston Police Department. Also in 1948, George and Mary were married - by 1960, they were the parents of six children. On April 22, 1964, after more study, George was promoted to Sergeant. He continued in that capacity till his retirement on May 9, 1980, capping 32 years with the Boston Police. Also in May, 1980, George began work as a Security Guard for Codex Corporation, soon to become Motorola, and stayed till his final retirement at age 70 in 1994. Throughout these years, George golfed and bowled with his friends and co-workers several times a week. George and Mary are now enjoying their family of six married children, numerous grandchildren, one great-grandchild and another on the way.