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Remembering
World War II



Stukas over Malden
by Joe Sullivan
... a twelve-year old confronts the bureauracy of the Civil Defence poo bahs in how to determine whether an Air Raid Drill is for real or just for practice.

I remember: Page 1, Newark News, Dec. 8, 1941
from the SilverStringers
... everything changed -- and nothing changed.

A World War II vet re-visits long-gone buddies
from Bob Campbell
... "they warmly shook my hand and looked into my eyes ..."

A swabbie enjoys his first plane ride
by Len Dalton
... destroyer's gunners mate takes to the sky

Hooked on flying
from Bob Campbell, MHS Class of 1942
... still a thrill 66 years later

A labor of love
by Eleanor Jenkins
... a WWII memory.

A sailor's best friend
by John Averell
... a young boy's dream

Lest we forget, #2
by Russ Priestley
... honoring Air Force veterans

A sailor's tale, as told by WWII buddies
by Eleanor Jenkins
... life aboard a sub-chasing carrier

Fire on the Atlantic
by Jerry Norton
... and suddenly it was daylight

A San Francisco bus ride
from AnnMarie Patterson
... USO connections from the Mirror to San Francisco

A personal recollection of the trip to India
from Ed Vickery
... one soldier's memories of a war 65 years ago

WWII: We crossed the Atlantic in a rolling freighter
by Tom Dillon
... liberty ships are not exactly the Queen Mary

The kamikaze attack on the USS Sangamon
from Bob Campbell, MHS Class of 1942
... remembering the sacrifice of those who did not return

December 7, 1941
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... I learned ten years later...

Pearl Harbor
by Joe Sullivan
... my contribution to the collective effort

Pearl Harbor: Recalling December 7, 1941
by Jackie Wattenberg
... I hate war only as a soldier can

Sunday December 7
by Jerry Norton
... remembering WWII

After Pearl, patriotism flourished
by Don Norris
... dad has his ear to the radio ...

Remembering Pearl Harbor
by Irving Smolens
... a personal story

Remember Pearl Harbor?
by John Averell
... why should I, or anyone?

Sixty-six years ago-----
by Ella Letterie
... that was a war-the rest have been armed conflicts

Pearl Harbor: A brother dies ...
Arnold Koch
... a bittersweet reminder of war's cost

The day the bomber crashed at Mt. Hood
by Jeanne H. Shanklin
... pilot dies avoiding Melrose homes

Temporary Rules, 1941 in London, England
from Frank Callahan
... the game must go on at the Richmond Golf Club

A valentine from World War II
by Marie Salamanca
... and the long-time effect of a Valentine

The "Greatest Generation" debate
by Irving Smolens
... a vote for our founding fathers' era

Down to the sea
by Jerry Norton
... into troubled waters

Festival at General George S. Patton's Farm
by Irving Smolens
... a World War II D-Day veteran reflects on a soldier's legacy

The "Indianapolis" and a shipboard visit
by Jerry Norton
... and a time remembered

At sea with the Naval Reserve
by Len Dalton
... training back in the forties

Guest participation on a radio talk show
by Irving Smolens
... Describing the Battle of the Heurtgen Forest

The guns of Civitavecchia
By Jerry Norton
... and one that got away

And then there was one
by Jim Driscoll
... a tour of the last LST (Landing Ship Tank) afloat

A war to end all wars?
by Samuel Leech-Chandler
... perhaps

Theromanceofsteel
byDavidMoreland
... shipbuilding at Quincy

Theturkeyshoot
SteveJohnson
...abirdinthehandisworth...wellalmost

CrossingtheRhine
byIrvingSmolens
...Memorieswithmixedemotions

Formyfather
byKarenSmolens
...adaughtersharestheexperienceofD-day

LightsoutinScotland
byJerryNorton,MHSClassof1942
...learningmywaythehardway

AvisittotheRhineland
byIrvingSmolens
...Oldmemoriesandnewexperiences

Honorablewomen
byRoseanneGreene
...apatrioticteaparty

Thesoldierandthejazzsinger
ByIrvingSmolens
...BillieHoliday-anunforgettablememory

VignettesofWorldWarII
ByJimDriscoll
...HumoroussideofU.S.Navyservice

VJDayinBoston
byIrvingSmolens
...Celebratingthesurrenderannouncement

MeetingElliotRichardson
byIrvingSmolens
...NodayonthebeachonD-Day

ThewayitwasinMelrose-1941
byLenDalton
...wonderfulmemories

TheGreatPinochleGame
byIrvingSmolens
...Thepriceoffreedom

AnemotionalencounterindowntownMelrose
byIrvingSmolens
Baseball-capinsigniatriggersonce-in-a-millionconnection

ChristmasinNorthAfrica,December1942
bySalJ.Saccardo
...asoldier'sremembranceof58yearsago

Memoriesinverse
bySalJ.Saccardo
...WWIIvetmarkshiseightieth

TheMission
ByGeneHolman
...anothermissionthroughthelong,darknight

RussLIFECoverphoto
RussPriestley
...Photoisreal,Lifecoverapracticaljoke,afake.

USSHudsonPhoto
BobRoss

USSHudson-Bougainville&Okinawa
BobRoss
...Wesawplentyofaction

IrishMossfortheWar
LenDalton
...KidscollectingIrishmossforthewareffort

TheUSSHudson(DD475)
IReportedforDuty

BobRoss
...Wesawourshareofaction-survived

IJoinedtheNavy,1941
BobRoss
...Theymakeyouamaninshortorder

RadioSchool,CharlestonSC
BobRoss
...TheJapsattackPearlHarbor

TheUSSEdwardRutledge(AP52)
BobRoss
...wetooktwotorpedoes

USSHUDSON(DD475)HISTORY
BobRoss
HistoryofUSSHUDSON,PacifictheatreWW-II

Andfinally,SilverStringers'VetsBattingtheBreeze
WiththeEditors
...PartfouroftheinterviewwithJimDriscoll,RussPriestleyand BobRoss,whichconcludedtheinterviews...

CruisingtheMed,seeingEuropefromthebridgeofanLCT
AconversationwiththeEditors.
...ayoungsailorgrowsupquicklyduringWorldWarII

AKamikaze,bombsfallingallaround,andsevenbattlestars.
...withtheeditors.
...MelrosianBobRosstalksaboutsurvivingintheSouthPacific...

LocalVetsrecall50-yearoldmemoriesofWWII...
BytheMirroreditorialstaff
...RussPriestley,JimDriscollandBobRosstalkwithMirroreditors...

ShortVignettesfromtheExperiencesofThorntonF.Clark
ThorntonF.Clark
...abigmistakeandotherstories

BitsandPieces--ChildhoodMemories
MarieJ.Kelleher
...JackBennywason,andtheJapshitPearl...

TheWarDepartmentRegrets...
byVirginiaHanley
...andallhewantedtodowasmakepeoplelaugh

TheKayDriscollBistanyStory
byD.R.Norris
...aspecialstoryofashockteamnurseinWorldWarII...

TheHomeFront-andTheUSO
byBernadetteMahoney
...andatopprizeinthejitterbugcontest!

EvenHalf-DozenAtlanticCrossings--inaDE
byPaulHupper
...anup-closeviewoftravelinginadestroyerescort...

D.C.toBostoninaBarberChair???
byRussPriestley
...Apersonallookatwarfromthehockeyrink.

Mylifewasintheirhands...
byRussPriestley
...totaketheseplanesintotheairtoseeiftheywillflyproperly.

"Thedaysthatfollowedwereablur..."
ByJimDriscoll
...fromMelroseHightotheinvasionofEurope...

WorldWarIIDiary
byNatalieThomson
...Teenagelifeduringaworld-widewar

HePaidHisDues
byLenDalton
...ChronicleofaMelrosehero.

Meanwhile,stateside,onthehomefront...
byDonNorris
...Warstories?Well,yeah,IwasaBoyScout.

AChild'sCrusade
byBrianK.Simm
...theinnocenceofchildhood,anintroductiontowar.


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