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More Forties Glam

6-29-18 The ship was ordered to return to the Navy yard at San Pedro for major repairs and retrofits in March 1945.  After a brief stop at Pearl Harbor, they reached the California coast on the 25th. Frank Studenski:  Early … Continue reading

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Forties Glam, chapter 1

6-23-18 While we were in Pearl Harbor, I went to school.  I had to take over the airplane recognition classes for all the divisions who were on the main deck and above.  They were in a position to see aircraft … Continue reading

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John Farkas

6-9-18 Readers of the Baked Beans books will surely recognize the name John Farkas.  He was one of the original crewmembers that I was lucky enough to have met and interviewed.  John’s son Joe recently sent me some pictures that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

5-26-18 Deise Nickless sent us these pictures of her dad, James F. Payne (COX).  He served aboard the Boston from the 15th of September 1943 and left the ship on the 26th of February, 1946, when she arrived at San … Continue reading

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Books revised

5-12-18 Happy Mother’s Day.  Where would we be without mothers (existential and rhetorical question) ? Not sure which particular blend of character strengths (and flaws!) came my way from my mother, but maybe it’s appropriate that I announce the completion … Continue reading

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