Saturday, April 19, 2008

War Part 2


My Grandpa Fred (Jonah Fredrick's namesake) served in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Nashville CL-43 as General MacArthur's personal signalman. The bottom picture is of General MacArthur aboard the armed cruiser. There was a book published in 2007 called Humble Heroes (click on title to follow link) solely about this cruiser during the war. Needless to say, it is being shipped to us as we speak. :) Click here to read the author's blog.

2 comments:

Dad (aka Mel) said...

Just to clarify... My dad wasn't on MacArthurs staff, but was Mac's personal signalman during the battle of Leyte Gulf. Behind Mac sitting in a chair with headphones on there seems to be a signalman. It's hard to tell whether the cheek is dad, but then again he was only in his 20s, and we aren't sure when this pix was taken, only that it is the bridge of the Nashville and there is a lot of top Brass.

la femme elisabeth said...

that pipe loks SOOOOOOO cool! kinda loks like its camoflage!