The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

April 1946

Onboard the
USAT Fred C. Ainsworth

Fred C. Ainsworth

My mother (Joan Rinkus) took this photo April 1946 on the Fred C. Ainsworth the day that the ship crossed the International Dateline.

Joan K Rinkus left Fremantle, Australia on 23 April 1946 and arrived in San Francisco, CA on May 15 with daughters Patricia, 22 mos. and Dale Mary, 10 mos.

Thank you Patricia J. Rinkus Finocchiaro for sharing your picture.

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