B-118839, JUL 15, 1954

B-118839: Jul 15, 1954

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CARR: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 29. YOUR HUSBAND WAS TRANSFERRED FROM MATHER AIR FORCE BASE. HE WAS FURTHER TRANSFERRED TO THE NORTHEAST AIR COMMAND. IT APPEARS THAT THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INVOLVED WERE SHIPPED BY RAILWAY EXPRESS AT YOUR EXPENSE FROM LOS ANGELES. THAT THEY WERE RETURNED TO LOS ANGELES. WAS AUTHORIZED. SUCH TRANSPORTATION ORDINARILY IS LIMITED TO SHIPMENT BY RAIL FREIGHT. THE IMMEDIATE NEED FOR WHICH IS SUCH THAT ORDINARY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT SERVE THE PURPOSE. SINCE THE EFFECTS HERE INVOLVED WERE SHIPPED SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER SERGEANT CARR REPORTED AT HIS NEW STATION. EXPRESS SHIPMENT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED (PARAGRAPH 8052-1A). YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT IT WOULD HAVE COST HAD THE GOVERNMENT MADE THE SHIPMENT BY ORDINARY FREIGHT FROM YOUR HUSBAND'S OLD STATION TO HIS NEW STATION.

B-118839, JUL 15, 1954

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MRS. DOREEN K. CARR:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 29, 1953, CONCERNING THAT PART OF SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 16, 1953, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, TO ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, AND RETURN TO LOS ANGELES, FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OF THE DEATH OF YOUR HUSBAND, STAFF SERGEANT FREDIE J. CARR, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, WHO DIED IN LINE OF DUTY IN NEWFOUNDLAND ON JANUARY 16, 1953, AS THE RESULT OF AN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT.

THE RECORDS SHOW THAT BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 315 DATED DECEMBER 20, 1951, YOUR HUSBAND WAS TRANSFERRED FROM MATHER AIR FORCE BASE, MATHER FIELD, CALIFORNIA, TO CAMP KILMER, NEW JERSEY, FOR OVERSEAS ASSIGNMENT. SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 7 DATED JANUARY 7, 1952, HE WAS FURTHER TRANSFERRED TO THE NORTHEAST AIR COMMAND, PEPPERRELL AIR FORCE BASE, NEWFOUNDLAND, IT BEING PROVIDED THEREIN THAT HIS DEPENDENTS WOULD NOT ACCOMPANY NOR JOIN HIM AT PORT OF EMBARKATION. IT APPEARS THAT THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INVOLVED WERE SHIPPED BY RAILWAY EXPRESS AT YOUR EXPENSE FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, TO ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, ON JANUARY 14, 1953, AND THAT THEY WERE RETURNED TO LOS ANGELES, ON APRIL 23, 1953.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPHS 8009-4A AND 8011-2, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 303(C) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, 63 STAT. 814, SHIPMENT OF SERGEANT CARR'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WITHIN PRESCRIBED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE TO HIS NEW STATION FROM MATHER AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA, OR OTHER POINT NO GREATER DISTANT, INCIDENT TO ORDERS OF DECEMBER 20, 1951, AND JANUARY 7, 1952; AND ITS SUBSEQUENT RETURN TO LOS ANGELES, WAS AUTHORIZED. HOWEVER, SUCH TRANSPORTATION ORDINARILY IS LIMITED TO SHIPMENT BY RAIL FREIGHT, VAN, OR WATER FREIGHT, SHIPMENT BY EXPRESS BEING AUTHORIZED ONLY AS TO CERTAIN ARTICLES REQUIRED FOR USE IN CARRYING OUT ASSIGNED DUTIES, THE IMMEDIATE NEED FOR WHICH IS SUCH THAT ORDINARY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT SERVE THE PURPOSE. SINCE THE EFFECTS HERE INVOLVED WERE SHIPPED SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER SERGEANT CARR REPORTED AT HIS NEW STATION, AND BEFORE ISSUANCE OF A TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR HIS DEPENDENTS, EXPRESS SHIPMENT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED (PARAGRAPH 8052-1A). HOWEVER, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT IT WOULD HAVE COST HAD THE GOVERNMENT MADE THE SHIPMENT BY ORDINARY FREIGHT FROM YOUR HUSBAND'S OLD STATION TO HIS NEW STATION, AND FROM LAST STATION TO HOME. SUCH SHIPMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN BY RAIL FREIGHT TO NEW YORK, THENCE BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL TO NEWFOUNDLAND, AND FROM NEWFOUNDLAND BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL TO NEW YORK, THENCE BY RAIL FREIGHT TO LOS ANGELES.

ACCORDINGLY, A SETTLEMENT FOR THE AMOUNT FOUND DUE COMPUTED ON THE BASIS HEREIN INDICATED WILL ISSUE IN DUE COURSE.