When I got this liner the only thing that the dealer knew about it is that the owner used to work on the "Victory At Sea" series. When I checked I found that an L. Anderson" did, in fact, compose music for the series and had served in WWII in the Counter Intelligence Corps. This is an excerpt from his biography at http://leroyanderson.../biography.htm:
"1940 - 1945 WW II - Military Intelligence
At the start of World War II Leroy was drafted as a private into the U.S. Army, which made use of his fluency in languages. He married Eleanor Firke before shipping off to Iceland where he served as a translator and interpreter in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps, beginning in 1942. While there he wrote an Icelandic Grammar for the U.S. Army. After promotion to the rank of Captain and while assigned to the Pentagon as Chief of the Scandinavian Department of Military Intelligence, he wrote The Syncopated Clock. While still in service, Leroy conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra in premieres of The Syncopated Clock and Promenade. Their first child, Jane, was born while the Andersons lived in Arlington, Virginia. Leroy was offered the position of U.S. Military Attaché to Sweden but declined, deciding that composing was now to be his sole occupation. He was released from active duty in the Army in 1945 and moved to New York City. Their son Eric was born here."
Edited by Bugme, 08 January 2013 - 10:11 AM.