On this 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, I wanted to share a poignant group that I am the caretaker of. I'll apologize in advance for the photo-heavy posting, but they tell his story, which is one of the many sacrifices from that and subsequent days.
William Raymond B A X T E R of Farmington, PA reported for duty in the U.S. Navy in Pittsburgh, PA on December 14, 1942 at the age of 17 years, 11 months. After making the landings at Algeria and Sicily with the 2nd Naval Beach Battalion (NBB), he rose to the rating of Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class. His letters home described these landings, as well as the glide bombings that his convoy experienced at the Straight of Gibraltar.
Edited by crotalus358, 06 June 2019 - 06:12 PM.