Allan Olovitch is listed onboard the USS Partridge AT-138 beginning 30-SEP 1943. His rating onboard the Partridge was BKR 3rd Class (Baker).  Partridge was a Minesweeper of the Lapwing class nicknamed a “Bird Boat” because all of these ships were named for birds.

Allan and the USS Partridge would participate in operations during D-Day. The USS Partridge would have a deadly encounter with German E-boats.

For the rest of Allan’s story, click on the pdf below.

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