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Some Navy photos from my dad during WW2 and after.


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My Dad started off in WW2 in Alaska when the Japanese invaded it flew on PBY's as flight engineer. Then went to Avengers on aircraft carriers. Was on the bunker hill off Okinawa when it got kamikazed, he escaped the fire by jumping onto a catwalk along the edge of the flight deck. There are a few photos of my dad with his brother Bob on occupation duty after the war and a photograph of Maires graves. And one of a B-29 the Navy used as weather planes after WW2. Got a few of his Vietnam photos I might post later.

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For some reason I can't get this photo to not be upside down can a mod fix photo. The three training photos for the Oakland Tribune is Lake Chabot in Castro Valley. Any buddy remember the TV show the untouchables the actor trained personnel in gunnery there set up on tracks training for ball turret gunners he trained my dad.

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