Lt. Col. Martin W. Joyce's world travels

1940-08-21 00:00:00

Signed up for life insurance

West Roxbury/ Boston- Signed up for life insurance, $10,000 (Military file 38)

1941-05-16 18:21:33

In Boston

In Boston (MF 44)

1941-05-21 00:00:00

Physical examination

In Boston for physical examination (MF 6)

1941-06-11 00:00:00

Receives orders to report to honolulu

oyce receives orders from Adjutant General Adams to report to Honolulu. He was to take a train to San Francisco where he would board a boat to take him to Hawaii. He had to have done these orders by July 9, 1941 (MF 41)

1941-06-16 08:14:54

Orders backed up

Joyce’s previous orders to go to Honolulu on June 11 were backed up until July 1, 1941. In other words, the day Martin Joyce leaves for Hawaii gets pushed back about 3 weeks. (MF 42)

1941-07-01 00:00:00

Reports to hawaii

Reported to Hawaii as assistant officer and put in charge of planning and supervising installation of radio stations for all units in the area. (Joyce’s travels, MF1)

1941-07-09 00:00:00

Arrives in Hawaii

Arrived in Hawaii (MF 44)

1941-12-07 00:00:00

Seize all radio unites

Ordered to seize all radio units held by Japanese and German aliens in Hawaii → Pearl Harbor (MF 1)

1942-01-01 16:57:34

Ordered to go to New Caledonia and Guadalcanal

Appointed Officer in charge of RADAR where he assigned Radar equipment to the Units and installed Radar stations and radio communications for Aircraft Warning in Hawaii. Ordered to go to New Caledonia and Guadalcanal (Joyce’s travels, MF1)

1942-05-26 06:22:09

ordered to stay in new caledonia

Joyce ordered to go to Noumea, New Caledonia and the surrounding countries for a period of three months (until August, 1942) (MF 60)

1942-09-13 12:12:17

Travels from honolulu to san francisco

Ticket given to Joyce in order for him to travel from Honolulu, Hawaii to San Francisco (MF 57)

1942-09-27 12:12:17

Travels to orlando

Ordered to Orlando, FL for temp. duty fighter command school (MF 59)

1942-10-15 11:08:09

Travels to Guadalcanal, Fiji, New Caledonia and New Hebrides

Joyce took inspection trip to Guadalcanal, Fiji, New Caledonia and New Hebrides, checking the radio units. While on this inspection trip he received orders to return to Hawaii and from War department Orders to report to Headquarters 850 signal service as Communications officer. (MF 37)

1942-11-29 23:57:41

Ordered to move to camp crowder, mo

Joyce is asked to move from Ft. Mason, CA in San Francisco to Camp Crowder, Missouri for duty as Radio Communications Officer. (MF 56)

1942-12-29 23:57:41

travels to camp crowder, mo

Sailed from Hawaii, to Camp Crowder (Joyce’s Travels, MF 37)

1943-01-12 23:57:41

Arrives at camp crowder

Arrived at Camp Crowder (Joyce’s Travels, MF 37)

1943-01-31 23:57:41

Leaves camp crowder

Joyce departed Camp Crowder with the 850th Signal Service Battalion for overseas duty (Joyce’s travels, MF 37)

1943-02-01 23:57:41

Installs radio units overseas

Charged with installation of radio units in India, the Middle East, and South Africa (MF 1)

1943-03-01 23:57:41

in command of pow camp 131

In command of POW camp 131

1943-03-29 23:57:41

Arrives in egypt

Joyce arrives in Egypt (Joyce’s travels, MF 37)

1943-04-19 23:57:41

Ordered to tripoli, libya

Joyce relieved from his position in Cairo and is asked to go to Tripoli, Libya (MF 45)

1943-04-29 20:09:04

ordered to Sfax, Tunisia

Ordered to travel from Tripoli, Libya to Sfax, Tunisia. (MF 29)

1943-06-30 20:09:04

Ordered to oran, Algeria

Ordered to travel to Oran, Algeria.

1943-07-01 22:28:01

Leaves oran, algeria

Left Oran, Algeria (MF 39)

1943-07-10 00:00:00

Assigned to War camp 128

Assigned to War camp 128. (Hanging folder1) In charge of security, layout of work, feeding, clothing, and Housing and Hospital Care in Prisoner of War Camp 128 Tizi Algeria. (Joyce’s travels, MF 1)

1943-08-18 00:00:00

Ordered by rail to go to Algiers, Algeria

Ordered by rail to go to Algiers, Algeria from camp 128 in Tizi, Algeria

1943-09-10 00:00:00

In Oran, Algeria

Oran, Algeria (POW camp)

1943-11-13 00:00:00

In Mascara, Algeria

Mascara, Algeria

1943-11-25 00:00:00

Assigned be to commander of POW camp 131

Assigned to be commander of Prisoner of war camp 131. (Hanging folder1) (MF48)

1943-12-01 00:00:00

Returns to the South Sea

In between Joyce’s return from Orlando and his departure for Camp Crowder, Joyce returned to his radio units in Guadalcanal, Fiji, New Caledonia and New Hebrides. (MF 37)

1944-03-24 00:00:00

Flies to Sicily to return italian civilians

Fly to Palermo, Sicily, to escort 17 Italian civilians and 3 officers, then return to Libya (Joyce’s travels, MF 20)

1944-04-15 00:00:00

In pow camp 131

Joyce was in Prisoner of War Camp 131 in Oran, North Africa

1944-05-01 00:00:00

Surveys and regulates traffic in Oran

Charged by the Commanding General with making a survey in the city of Oran, North Africa to regulate traffic. (Joyce’s travels, MF 1)

1944-06-01 00:00:00

Transfers to England

Transferred to Military Government, England as Deputy Administrator of A1A3 State Team and was also assigned to the Staff Study Program of ECAD where he was in charge of the Public Safety Section. He was also assigned as the Commanding Officer of the F1F2 City Team and after he entered Germany was assigned to the G-5 Section of the 7th U.S. Army. (Joyce’s travel, MF 2)

1945-04-29 00:00:00

Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, Joyce arrives at Dachau

After hearing that the Dachau Concentration Camp was still standing, Joyce was attached to the 45th division which took command during the liberation of the Camp. Joyce helped the prisoners regain strength and organized transportation to all European countries. After Dachau was liberated, he returned HQ 7th army as chief Public Safety Officer for the western Detroit U.S. military zone. He was charged with the supervision and organization of all city and state police departments in the area, he was also asked to constantly check the German employees. (Joyce’s travels, MF 2)

1945-07-01 00:00:00

Joyce returns home to Boston from Dachau

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1946-07-03 01:27:21

Joyce retires from mass. police force

Joyce has retired from the state police voluntarily and has met all the requirements needed to do so. Joyce is to be taken off the payroll of the state police starting on July 1st, 1946. Joyce’s pension is to be decided by the Board and Joyce has finished his job with the state police.

Lt. Col. Martin W. Joyce's world travels

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