Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                           Chapter 17.  "First Leave"
     
                        
Bonus Photos--not among the 42 included in the book  
                        
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Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"  

Chapter  5  "Radio School"     

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"  

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"     

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"        

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                               

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"                              

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"                                            current page; see photos above

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"    

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"                                          

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
At Pearl Harbor, American sailors returning from service in the Pacific during
World War II board a troop ship bound for Treasure Island, San Francisco.  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 17 ("First Leave"), page 145
                  Source of Photo:  US Navy
The Lincoln Zephyr has become one of America's most prized vintage cars.  The above
1938 Zephyr was sold at auction for a record-setting $432,000 in 2004.

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 17 ("First Leave"), page 146
              Source of Photo:  Tim Stromberger--Tim's Hot Rods
                   
San Francisco's Treasure Island processed up to 12,000 U.S. Navy personnel per day during World War II.
(It was also one of three training centers for the Naval Armed Guards--American sailors assigned to
defend the Allies' Merchant Marine ships during the war years.)

   Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 17 ("First Leave"), page 147
                              Source of Photo:  N.A. Brown Collection
Radioman Ray Daves, 22, on leave in Spokane, Washington, September 1942.
      (The car is a Ford Model-A, owned by Adeline's brother, Ike Bentz.)  
    
[Uniform is U.S. Navy "dress blue" with black tie and white markings.  Rating insignia below eagle on left sleeve
indicates "radioman."  Red chevrons indicating petty officer status are seldom visible in black/white photos of this
style uniform, typically worn in cooler climates during World War II.]
 

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 17 ("First Leave"), page 148
                          Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
Bonus Photos for All Other Chapters:
[1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]   [10]   [11]   [12]   [13]   [14]   [15]   [16]   [17]   [18]   [19]   [20]   [21]  [Epilogue]

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