- Contact Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Louis, Mo.
My father, Albert G. Brinkmann MM was on the Mazama 1944 till the surrender outside Tokoyo harbor. I remember him telling me about the torpedo that hit the ship, opening a hole big enough to drive a tractor trailer through. He also told me of a Jap plane that hit the ship and dove into an empty munitions hold blowing the cargo deck doors off and killing sailors. I am stunned not to see his name on the crew list. He left the ship in Seattle due to a death in the family and didn’t go to San Diego.