Daily Personnel Diary

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Daily Personnel Diary

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Muster Roll, United States Navy


World War, 1939-1945


Daily Personnel Diary for the USS Utina (ATF-163). The document includes gains, losses, miscellaneous, name, file or service number, rank or rating, change abbreviation, and description of and authority for change.

A notable person listed is Denver Purtee. Born in Scioto, Ohio, on November 22, 1925, Purtee joined the United States Navy at 17 years old on December 4, 1942. He trained as a diesel operator in Chicago before being assigned to the USS Wyandot (AKA-92). When he retired from the Navy, Denver Purtee had reached the rank of Engineman Chief Petty Office. On June 17, 1948, he married Evelyn Irene George in Washington D.C. He passed away on November 15, 1991, and is buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Naval Transportation Service


Digital reproduction of original daily personnel diary.


Naval Transportation Service

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1 daily personnel diary





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Ortiz, Samuel
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.


Naval Transportation Service, “Daily Personnel Diary,” RICHES, accessed June 25, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10014.