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There Was a Time . . .

8-26-18 Aviator George H. Bush, flying in a squadron of Torpedo Bombers (Avengers) from the light carrier San Jacinto, flew into a blanket of anti-aircraft fire as they attacked a radar installation on ChiChi Jima on September 2, 1944.  After … Continue reading

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“In a Friendly Way”

8-18-18 August 15, 1945:  This morning we returned to the Tokyo area and the carriers had launched their first strike when we heard the final news of the Japanese surrender.  So the war ended for the U.S.S. Boston, 21 months … Continue reading

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During Okinawa

8-12-18 I am “polishing up” A Bird’s Eye View (for many reasons).  This is an interesting process for me.  I wrote this book about the Boston first, relying on Frank Studenski’s amazing diary and research from whatever I could find … Continue reading

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Forties Glam, part 3

7-14-18 For about three months in 1945, the Boston was stateside being repaired at the Navy Yard in San Pedro.  The guys all had three-week leaves (in two shifts).  When they returned to the ship, there was plenty of liberty … Continue reading

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