"Gobs, Marines 'Bitter' About Repatriation Job"
Newspaper Article about the 78th Amphibious Force's Repatriation of Japanese Civilians from China to Japan During the Winter of 1945-46
This clipping from the Feb. 13, 1946 "Stars and Stripes - China Edition" was enclosed with a letter written by Robert Grobbel, Cox, USN to his parents from Sasebo, Japan on Feb. 19, 1946. He was stationed on the USS LST-847, which had arrived the day before from Tsingtao, China carrying 1,190 Japanese civilians.
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