Capt. J. D. Buffet In Command of USAT General R. L. Howze
With Capt. James D. Buffet in command the 13,000 ton US transport, General R. L. Howze, left New Orleans Friday bound on a trip that will probably take him around the world. His present destination is Europe where his ship will take on its first quota of displaced persons, 1,000 in all, to bring them to this country.
Capt. Buffett was assigned to this ship on its arrival at New Orleans for repairs after having brought 1,300 members of the 11th Airborne Division home from Japan.
Before being assigned to his present ship Capt. Buffett was in for some time in command of the USA transport, Plymouth Victory, plying between the United States and Greece.
Mrs. Buffett who visited with Capt. Buffett during the two weeks that he was in New Orleans. returned home Friday.
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