I probably have a thousand different memories of the war, but briefly they are:
87th Anthony in Chicago - Advanced Navy School - Those in the top ten percent of their class went on to this school. I took aircraft hydraulics there for three months. This was a new school, the food was the best and the instruction was good. During the time there, I was able to attend live broadcasts of the WLS National Barn Dance. I also attended dances at the beautiful Aragon and Trinon ballrooms.
The group that returned from the stricken Enterprise was the worst in plane damage and the morale of the men.
(Source: Written by T. Clifford Morgan, Warsaw, MO, 50 years after the war)
Posted: 23 Sep 2009