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(aboard hospital ship)

   The SS Simcoe Park, one of the Cunard White Star Ltd. fleet of PARK ships* was used, in part, to transport wounded personnel.  On this sailing, the Simcoe Park left Liverpool, England on 3 March 1945 bound for New York, New York.

The only member of the parachute infantry on this page, Pfc Hoynowski Is listed as having a wound to the right arm which had been suffered on 26 Dec 1944 while on the Their-du-Mont Ridge, Belgium. While the severity of the wound is not indicated, the mere fact that he was evacuated to the U.S. for further treatment implies that it was significant.

* The Park Steamship Company, Montreal was set up in 1942 as an arm of the Canadian Government to administer the movement of war supplies and controlled 176 ships. These included 156 dry cargo ships and 20 tankers, all built in Canada. During the war, four ships were lost to enemy action and two to natural hazards. After the war, the fleet was disposed of and had been completely sold by the end of 1947.

1945 SIMCOE PARK, Park SS Co, Montreal. (Cunard White Star Ltd, Montreal)
1947 Saguenay Terminals Ltd, Montreal.
1948 SUNMONT, same owner.
1955 Same owner, London.
1960 SHUN FUNG, Yick Fung Shipping & Enterprises Co, Hong Kong.
5th Sep.1964 broke moorings and wrecked at Hong Kong in typhoon.

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