B-18304, OCTOBER 22, 1941, 21 COMP. GEN. 353

B-18304: Oct 22, 1941

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TRAVELING EXPENSES - ARMY OFFICERS - SHORE EXPENSES UPON TERMINATION OF TRAVEL-BY-TRANSPORT STATUS WHERE THE TRAVEL-BY-TRANSPORT STATUS OF AN ARMY OFFICER WAS TERMINATED UPON ARRIVAL OF THE TRANSPORT AT A PORT OF THE UNITED STATES DUE TO SUSPECTED CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. TRAVEL TO THE OFFICER'S NEW STATION WAS COMPLETED BY RAIL. HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY SHORE EXPENSES. FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON EIGHT VOUCHERS TRANSMITTED THEREWITH. WERE NOT PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TRAVEL THENCE ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT LEONARD WOOD. AS FOLLOWS: PASSENGERS ARRIVING AT THIS PORT VIA USAT " REPUBLIC" AND ENTITLED TO WATER TRANSPORTATION EAST BOUND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD THE USAT " LEONARD WOOD" UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE PORT SURGEON.

B-18304, OCTOBER 22, 1941, 21 COMP. GEN. 353

TRAVELING EXPENSES - ARMY OFFICERS - SHORE EXPENSES UPON TERMINATION OF TRAVEL-BY-TRANSPORT STATUS WHERE THE TRAVEL-BY-TRANSPORT STATUS OF AN ARMY OFFICER WAS TERMINATED UPON ARRIVAL OF THE TRANSPORT AT A PORT OF THE UNITED STATES DUE TO SUSPECTED CONTAGIOUS DISEASE, AND TRAVEL TO THE OFFICER'S NEW STATION WAS COMPLETED BY RAIL, HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY SHORE EXPENSES, SUCH AS SUBSISTENCE, INCURRED BETWEEN THE DATE OF DEBARKATION AND THE DATE OF DEPARTURE BY RAIL FOR THE NEW STATION.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO LT. COL. E. F. ELY, U.S. ARMY, OCTOBER 22, 1941:

THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERED YOUR REQUEST OF JUNE 12, 1941, FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON EIGHT VOUCHERS TRANSMITTED THEREWITH, CONSTITUTING THE CLAIMS FOR ACTUAL SUBSISTENCE EXPENSE DURING DELAY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., OF CERTAIN ARMY OFFICERS WHO ARRIVED AT SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 12, 1941, ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT REPUBLIC, BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TRAVEL THENCE ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT LEONARD WOOD, BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY. THE SUPERINTENDENT, ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, FORT MASON, CERTIFIED APRIL 2, 1941, AS FOLLOWS:

PASSENGERS ARRIVING AT THIS PORT VIA USAT " REPUBLIC" AND ENTITLED TO WATER TRANSPORTATION EAST BOUND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD THE USAT " LEONARD WOOD" UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE PORT SURGEON. EVERY PASSENGER EX " REPUBLIC" WAS REQUIRED TO SHOW A NEGATIVE REACTION TO A LABORATORY EXAMINATION FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE DYSENTERY BACILLUS. CERTAIN PASSENGERS SHOWING POSITIVE REACTIONS TO ABOVE-MENTIONED TEST AND LACKING THE PORT SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE WERE DENIED TRANSPORTATION ON THE TRANSPORT IN QUESTION.

MAJ. JOHN M. BURDGE, JR., FIELD ARTILLERY, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 23, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $47.70. HE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 1941. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, FORT BRAGG, N.C.

MAJ. GEORGE E. BURRITT, FIELD ARTILLERY, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSE INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 23, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $42.09. HE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 1941. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, FORT BRAGG, N.C.

CAPT. CARL R. FELDMANN, AIR CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 21, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $33.75. HIS STATUS FROM THE LAST DATE ABOVE INDICATED TO MARCH 23, 1941, ON WHICH DATE IT APPEARS HE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, IS NOT SHOWN. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZES OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, BOLLING FIELD, D.C.

CAPT. CHARLES D. HARTMAN, JR., FIELD ARTILLERY, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 22, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $32. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, FORT MASON, DATED MARCH 25, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, FORT BENNING, GA.

CAPT. FREDERICK O. HARTEL, INFANTRY, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 26, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $106.85. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, SAN FRANCISCO PORT OF EMBARKATION, DATED MARCH 26, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, CAMP STEWART, GA.

MAJ. ADOLPHUS R. MCCONNELL, AIR CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 23, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $55.25. HE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 1941. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, MAXWELL FIELD, ALA.

CAPT. SELWYN D. SMITH, JR., FIELD ARTILLERY, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES AT SAN FRANCISCO, FROM MARCH 12 TO 23, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $46.35. HE WAS PLACED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 1941. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, FORT BRAGG, N.C.

MAJ. ROBERT F. TRAVIS, AIR CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY, CLAIMS REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED AT SAN FRANCISCO FROM MARCH 12 TO 21, 1941, IN THE SUM OF $37.10. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO CAPTAIN (NOW MAJOR) TRAVIS, DATED MARCH 20, 1941, AUTHORIZED HIM TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, FOR TEMPORARY DUTY AWAITING SAILING OF FIRST TRANSPORT HAVING AVAILABLE SPACE. RADIOGRAM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 1, 1941, AUTHORIZED OVERLAND TRAVEL BY RAIL TO HIS NEW STATION, MACDILL FIELD, FLORIDA.

IT APPEARS THAT THE TRAVEL BY THESE OFFICERS, COMMENCED BY TRANSPORT FROM HONOLULU ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT REPUBLIC, WAS SCHEDULED TO BE CONTINUED FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK VIA THE UNITED STATES ARMY TRANSPORT LEONARD WOOD, AND THAT UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS THESE PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO BOARD THE LATTER TRANSPORT UPON DISEMBARKING FROM THE FORMER, BUT DUE TO AN EPIDEMIC OF DYSENTERY ON THE REPUBLIC AT THE TIME OF THE VESSEL'S ARRIVAL AT SAN FRANCISCO NO THROUGH PASSENGERS WERE PERMITTED TO BOARD THE CONNECTING TRANSPORT UNTIL CERTIFIED AS FREE FROM THE DISEASE BY THE PORT SURGEON. THE TRAVEL-BY-TRANSPORT STATUS OF THESE OFFICERS HAVING BEEN TERMINATED AT SAN FRANCISCO DUE TO SUSPECTED DISEASE WHICH BARRED A CONTINUATION OF SUCH MODE OF TRANSPORTATION, AND HAVING BEEN DIRECTED TO PROCEED FROM THAT PORT BY RAIL, THEIR TRAVEL-BY- TRANSPORT STATUS WAS TERMINATED UPON DISEMBARKING FROM THE REPUBLIC, AND THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ANY SHORE EXPENSES AT PORT OF DEBARKATION. ACT OF JUNE 12, 1906, 34 STAT. 246, 247, 10 U.S.C. 748. YOU ARE ADVISED PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHERS WHICH WILL BE RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.