In writing Bird in the Deep, my blog was incredibly helpful in getting information from family members and surviving crew from the Partridge.  Now the that book is finished, I wanted to transition to telling the story rather than solely asking for questions.  I also wanted to retain the archive of the comments section.  If you want to read the archive blog, feel free to visit  More news is coming here shortly.

Action Report from Partridge Sinking

Here is  PDF of the official action report following the sinking of the ship.  The report was created by Ensign Thomas Buffum because Lt. Jim White (who was captain of the ship) was injured. The report also contains a casualty list submitted by J. K. Bradley who was...

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Admiral John Wilkes

Admiral John Wilkes was the Commander of Landing Craft and Bases Europe (ComLanCrabEU) in 1943-44.  This was the command that the Partridge operated under for most of its time in England.    I have pasted a bit of information on him below.  I have scant little...

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Lt. Frank Lafavor

I'm looking for more information on Lieutenant F. A. Lafavor.  He's listed as the executive officer of the Partridge in 1944 but I believe he was transfered off before the ship sunk in June of that year.  In the ship's log his wife is listed as Helen Marie Lefavor....

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