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Navy Boot Camp Great Lakes The Keel Yearbooks 1950-1954

USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel

Commissioned in 1911, the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois was responsible for training over 125,000 men during the First World War and over 1 million Bluejackets trained during World War II.

The Keel was published for each graduating Recruit Training Command Class and provided a record of their experience at the Training Center along with their name, portrait, Company Commanders and Commanders of the Training Center.

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USNTC Great Lakes Recruit Rosters & Photos 1950-1954

1950

 

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1950 Company 067

1950 Great Lakes Company 067 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: M. I. Burnett, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 55
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1950 Company 068

1950 Great Lakes Company 068 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: K. R. Reinke, TMC
  • Men Graduated: 54
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Keel Yearbook for Companies 111 and 112 -1950

1950 Great Lakes Company 111 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. K. Johnson, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 62
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Keel Yearbook for Companies 111 and 112 -1950

1950 Great Lakes Company 112 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. P. Gillman, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 53
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1950 Company 241.

1950 Great Lakes Company 241 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: N. Bobish, GM1
  • Men Graduated: 107
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1950 Company 264.

1950 Great Lakes Company 264 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: H. M. Spalding, QM1
  • Men Graduated: 111
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1950 Hall of Fame Company 381.

1950 Great Lakes Hall of Fame Company 381 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: C. J. Kremsner, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 122
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Additional Photos of Graduation Day,

 

1951

 

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "Anchor and Blades" 1951 Company W23.

1951 Great Lakes Company W23 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Agnes McSkimming
  • Women Graduated: 68
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Extensive listing of WAVE Officers, Instructors, and Staff.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 037.

1951 Great Lakes Company 37 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. P. B. Austin, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Captioned Photographes Taken During Training.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 038.

1951 Great Lakes Company 38 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. E. Holman, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Captioned Photographs Taken During Basic Training; Book Dedication by Original Owner; Measurements of SR Donald Smerdon.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 053.

1951 Great Lakes Company 053 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: D. E. Duca, GMI
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Assorted Scenes Taken During Training
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 054.

1951 Great Lakes Company 054 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander:
  • Men Graduated:
  • Graduation Date:
  • Supplemental Content:
1951 Company 067 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 67 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: E. C. Redman, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 70
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1951 Company 068 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 68 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: M. E. Smith, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 78
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1951 Company 079 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 79 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. J. Beal, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1951 Company 080 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 80 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. J. Jahn, QMQC
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Navy Boot Camp Book 1951 Company 269 The Keel Front Cover

1951 Great Lakes Company 269 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: V. P. Wilde, ENGC
  • Men Graduated: 79
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Postcard - Chapel of the Holy Name, U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois postmarked 1951-05-10 (Transcribed)
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 270

1951 Great Lakes Company 270 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. G. BIRGL, GMMC
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 285

1951 Great Lakes Company 285 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. G. Liberty, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1951 Company 286

1951 Great Lakes Company 286 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. E. Sullivan, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1951 Company 355 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 355 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. G. Blackburn, TMTC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1951 Company 356 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 356 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. J. Hrazdil, QMSC
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1951 Company 622 The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 622 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. J. Hallstrom, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 68
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Note: Yearbook Contributed by Palette Frazier
1951 Company 877 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1951 Great Lakes Company 877 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. S. Sanders, QM1
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 980 Yearbook 1951

1951 Great Lakes Company 980 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. W. Diffenderfer, ENC, USN
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported

 

1952

 

1952 Company 244 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1952 Great Lakes Company 244 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: B. Verboucouer, QMC, USN
  • Men Graduated: 64
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1952 Company 339

1952 Great Lakes Company 339 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. J. Spenko, MMC, USN
  • Men Graduated: 59
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
1952 Company 352 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1952 Great Lakes Company 352 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. X. Seck, QMC, USN
  • Men Graduated: 65
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Graduation Review Program; Resume Of Flag Competition Program

 

1953

 

USNTC Great Lakes Keel Yearbook 1953 Co 39

1953 Great Lakes Company 39 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. L. Ward, GM1, USN
  • Men Graduated: 37
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Great Lakes Commanders and Executive Officers

 

1954

 

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1954 Company 230

1954 Great Lakes Company 230 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: V. W. Cox, BMI
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported

 

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