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Another year flying out the window

12-16-17 We have recently had several folks reach out with pictures of their Boston family member.  I will post those up when I can.  We also heard from Judith Armstrong.  She sent this picture of her dad and pals at … Continue reading

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Pics Occupation Duty

11-10-17 More looks at Occupation Duty:   All photos from the National Archives, retrieved by Bill (with help from Rivka)

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More OCCUPATION DUTY

11-4-17 After the Signing of the Documents of Surrender, the next four months (Occupation Duty) seems anti-climactic somehow.  The Navy had the onerous task of getting millions of sailors home   –  a reverse order lottery –  during which time men … Continue reading

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OCCUPATION DUTY

10-21-17 Without a doubt, the Signing of the Documents of Surrender on Sept 2, 1945 filled the sailors on the Boston with satisfaction, closure and thoughts of returning Home. From Frank Studenski’s War Diary: September 4, 1945:    Today after … Continue reading

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V J Day September 2, 1945

9/2/17 Not all Task Force ships could fit into Tokyo Bay for the historic day.  Many of the warships that had endured all those Battles and Campaigns were stacked up in Sagami Wan Bay outside of Tokyo Bay waiting for … Continue reading

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