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Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher

I came across this at the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum in Washington DC. This is the type of seaplane which saw service in WWII on the USS Boston.

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From the Decklog June to July 1943

From the Deck logs that you can read here: http://www.ca-69boston.org/Decklog-Month/jul43dl.pdf , after the ship was commissioned the regularity of leave caused some issues. A small percentage of sailors had trouble with arriving on time; this caused each that missed the … Continue reading

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New Book is here!

Steve has just published Volume 2 or Baked Beans!!!  This volume is packed with stories and pictures from sailors who were on the ship and lots of pictures from the National Archives and private collections about CA-69. Volume II relates … Continue reading

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April 1944 Deck log

I just finished uploading a PDF of the April 1944 Deck log from the USS Boston.  For all the Decklogs, check out the Info tab on the main page of this blog.  The Decklog is an interesting place to find … Continue reading

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Searching for your father’s service records

One of the most popular searches on this website is a blog post I wrote three years ago about finding my father’s records.  I’ve updated that blog post to include current data and links, and I’ve created a menu item … Continue reading

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