Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Last survivor from USS Arizona weighs anchor for the final voyage

As you'd expect, Dwight has the skinny.  Moving from battleships to naval aviation, he flew 200 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Then he came back for Korea.

Go read his story.  Giants strode the face of the earth back then.

Fair winds and following seas, Lieutenant Commander.


CT Ginger said...

My father-in-law was stationed on the Arizona but was off duty that night. As a naval officer he had a cottage on the hills over the harbor.and was awakened by the bombing Sunday morning. He spent three days working rescue and recovery. Later, that same ar he got the serve off-shore during D-Day.

Old NFO said...

RIP Sir!