My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Father on the USS Yorktown

My father is in the front row, far left.
My mother wrote:  U.S. Navy - USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier

My father wrote the following:
April 2, 1944    In the Shop   Arrow to "my helmet"

L to R Top row.  W. Musson, N. Trepaskp, W. Rosenbaum, E. Hoegeman
Mid row:  C. Culbertson, R. Pagel, T. Mosbey, L. Goldsmith, C. McCarthy
Bottom row:  ? (my father)  Lt. J. O. Hatchet, J. Jones, Lt. G. H. Klans and J. McCormick

(There are probably errors, as he always had terrible penmanship. If anybody wants to make a correction, I would love to hear from you.)

 (It was interesting to see where he was in World War II.)