The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

USAT Willard A. Holbrook


Ship History

Mary Veronica Couturier; May 6, 1946; Preston, England > Ohio

Rita [Spencer] Ferthing and son David; May 6, 1946, England > Illinois
(son died shortly after arriving in U.S due to desentry)

Margaret Carrico (nee Butts), 6 May 1946; Birmingham, England > Louisville, Kentucky; from son, Stephen Carrico

Jean Hash, August 17, 1946; Birmingham, England > Richmond, CA

Phyllis Doreen [Conner] McCarthy and son Michael, England > Baden, PA from son, Michael

Marie [Vermaercke] Salazar and son, Juan, May 24, 1947; Gent, Belgium > San Antonio, Texas, from niece Linda

Eileen M. Fitzpatrick, Oct. 13, 1946; England > New Jersey

Mary Shoup and daughter Mary E., May 6, 1946; Gloucester, England > Alabama
***If you are a family member of Mary please get in touch with Tricia

Hilda K. Benjamin, April 8, 1946; England > Flushing, NY

Joan M. (Hoskins) Sulc, April 8, 1946; England > Richmond, Virginia

Joan K. (Shardalow) Cappelli, May 1947; London, England > Devon, PA (from Gail)

Valentina (Kologrecki) Rushbrook, July 15, 1946; Podloshitsa, Belarus, Russian > Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersy (son's email) *author of Valentina: A Russian War Bride's Story

Julie (Chitakis) Kokales, May 1943; Townsville, Queensland, Australia > US

Kathleen Aplin-Hector; 1946; Didcot, Oxfordshire, England > Michigan

*Betty Bachmanl June 46; Burton-on-Trent, ENG > US

*Sheila Ochocki; May 46; London, ENG > US

Jean Johnson McGibbon; Apr. 1946; New Malden, Surry, England > Constable, NY

Betty Law Bachman; Jun '46 - Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Eng. > Albuquerque, NM


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