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Five bucks short of 100

4-20-19 About nine years ago I was blessed with a gift of serendipity.  A young man emailed me after finding and buying “A Bird’s Eye View” for his grandfather’s birthday.  Mike told me that his grandfather was the “ship’s tenor” … Continue reading

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San Pedro

3-30-19 The Boston returned to San Pedro (CA) for repairs and upgrades in March 1945.  San Pedro, as referred to by the men, was a town and harbor adjacent to the growing Los Angeles Harbor and adjacent Terminal Island – … Continue reading

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There was a Time . . .

3-23-19 . . . when Americans pulled together and headed in the same general direction.  Let us not forget the contributions that women workers made to the war effort.  Pictures by Fenno Jacobs: steve

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Goin’ Home (for awhile)

3-16-19 Signalman George Pitts: HOMEWARD BOUND March 7, 1945:  The Boston got underway today with her Homeward Bound pennant flying 800 ft. in the air.  Six inches per man is what the pennant is supposed to represent.  While leaving Ulithi, … Continue reading

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Trade Embargoes Pushed Japan to the Brink

2-9-19 Some years ago, I was in a trade show in Dallas.  It was my first time in that city. My hotel room windows looked down across boulevards and an overpass and gave me a direct view of the Book … Continue reading

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