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Elmer John Papp

Elmer John Papp

Elmer John PappAge: 95

Residence: Shawnee

Branch: Navy

Rank: First class radarman

Job duty: Radar and radio specialist

Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII: Joined the Navy in 1942 and served the entire war in the Pacific aboard the USS Independence and the USS Halfmoon. His proudest war moments were rescuing downed Air Force pilots using PBY seaplanes. Honorably discharged, he returned home to Pennsylvania to finish high school and marry his sweetheart (Dea). They were married 65 years.