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Battle of the Philippine Sea

6-25-17 The (First) Battle of the Philippine Sea (6/19 & 20/44) was a major victory for the ships of Task Force 58.  When we began the invasion of Saipan (6/15/44) – the opening round of our Marianas’ campaign, the Japanese … Continue reading

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June 17, 1775

6-17-17 6-17-75: Bunker Hill Day.  I have just finished gobbling up Season 3 of Turn, AMC’s ambitious retelling of the Revolutionary War (seen through the eyes of “Washington’s Spies.”) If you haven’t watched this fascinating show, the action in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Nicholas Zeoli, RdM3c

Memorial Day, 2017 Nicholas Zeoli is a Boston plankowner, reporting aboard on Commissioning Day (June 30, 1943).  During his service on the ship, he was promoted to RadarMan, 3rd class.  Having been part of all the action on CA-69, he … Continue reading

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Roland W Roberts, S1c

5-7-17 Roland was an original Boston crewmember.  He mustered aboard on Commissioning Day (6/30/43), and was a ship’s Plankowner.  He served through all the action, including post-war Occupation Duty.  He left the ship on January 20, 1946.  Picture submitted by … Continue reading

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John A. Hartman, WT3c

May 2, 2017 John A. Hartman was a Boston Plankowner  –  an original crewmember who came aboard the ship on Commissioning Day – June 30, 1943.  He was still aboard the Boston after the ship returned to the states after … Continue reading

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