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11 Jan 2013

The Russian Navy Comes To Mayport, 1944

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“About 1944, we had lots of Russian Sailors picking up the American give away boats.  They loved to go out to sea and drop depth-charges.  Often I would go out with them and take pictures.  In this case I would take the picture and give each sailor a print.  They thought that was so great […]

13 Sep 2012

Things That Go Boom!

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“This shows the mine that was laid in many places at Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and many other places around our area.  I have no idea how many were put in our waters but this was the way it was done.  1943, 1944.” LS From the US Navy web site reference to Mine Warfare:  “The […]

20 Sep 2011

Yellow Water Naval Air Gunnery School

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“Here two sailors getting ready for a days supply of 50 calibers.  They would use 3 million rounds a day at the Yellow Water Gunnery School.  Jacksonville, Florida.  1945” LS This was quite a complex in the 1940’s, one of three facilities in the United States used to train Navy gunners in all aspects of […]

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