Residence: Prairie Village
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Job duty: Shipboard electrician, LCT landing craft operator/50 caliber machine gunner
Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII:
Drafted in '43; Great Lakes NAS, boot camp electrical training / LCT training MD; LCT landing craft radio operator, 50 cal guns; participated in actions at Philippines, Leyte, Okinawa, Japan.
I was 10 miles off Japan when they dropped the A-bomb. I thank God and Harry Truman for his decision to drop it. It saved many lives mine included.
Korea: Called back to service for Korea, sailed on USS Missouri to Inchon, served aboard sea plane tender USS Curtis, ferrying atomic bombs for testing on Eniwetok Atoll.