In U.S. Navy on October 29, 2014 at 1:38 am
Master Chief Lee Mauk USN ret. of Venice was senior electrician aboard the USS Skate the first nuclear sub to crack the Polar icecap in winter during a 1958 cruse. Photo provided
Lee Mauk of Venice was aboard the nuclear submarine SSN Skate when she made the historic cruise under the Polar Icecap during the winter of 1958. He was the chief electrician aboard the boat.
In U.S. Navy, World War II on October 22, 2014 at 1:38 am
Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf is pictured standing in front of a fighter on the deck of the carrier USS Bennington possibly off Iwo Jima during World War II. He was a plane captain and maintained a Corsair fighter for a Marine pilot. Photo provided
Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda, Fla. was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in World War II. He served as a seaman 1st class and part of the Essex class carrier’s deck crew.
In U. S. Army, World War II on October 20, 2014 at 1:38 am
Cpl. George Eyster and his buddies in the 254th Engineering Battalion. This 70-year old photo was taken just prior to the Battle of the Bulge that began in mid December 1944. George is back row fourth from the left. Photo courtesy George Eyster II
George Eyster started off driving a 2 1/2 ton army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944. He saw the war from the vantage-point of a deuce-and-a-half starting with the invasion beach to the Battle of the Bulge, on to the Remagen Bridge rebuilding along the Rhine and finally into Germany on V-E Day at Leipzig.