In honor of the 4th of July….. and although it’s not Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day, in honor of those who’ve fought for independence past and present.
WWII Era – Pacific Theater
Dad on the wing of a PBM5 seaplane – WWII
Young 21 year-old – 1942
Dad in the rotating gun turret of a PBM5 seaplane. World War II, Pacific Theater (Philippines, Bora Bora, China)
Dad on the propeller pontoon wing of the PBM5 seaplane that he crewed
Chief Petty Officer – early 60’s – he was instrumental in setting up the Sikorsky Helicopter schools across the US for the Navy in the late 50’s / early 60’s
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