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Dec. 18, 1944

12-17-18 On the 15th and 16th, the ships of TF38 were supporting the landing at Mindoro.  Planes continued to attack Luzon and Mindoro, bagging some 400 enemy planes over three days.  The 17th was a scheduled re-fuel day, so the … Continue reading

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12/7, 12/8

12/8/2018 December 7, 1943:  Today is the second anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack and this is our second day in Pearl.  We are tied-up alongside the sunken Arizona.  Tomorrow we will have our first liberty.  We will be going … Continue reading

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George H W Bush, R.I.P.

11-30-18 Between 1/1/53 and 1/1/89, six presidents were inaugurated into office after serving their country in active combat duty during WWII.  (Starting with Eisenhower and ending with Bush: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

11-17-18 While there may have been a small group of officers assigned to the being-built Boston in the latter days of 1942, the majority of men were assigned to the new ship in late winter / early spring of 1943.  … Continue reading

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Another from “Steichen at War”

11-12-18 Today is, of course, the “legal holiday” following yesterday’s 11-11-11 Day of Remembrance.  What strikes me about this slice-of-life photo of men far away from home, lined up hoping to get mail from loved ones is just that:  the … Continue reading

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