Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

William Weston | YMS 184

8:21   |   Being on the 20mm gun crew of a minesweeper, Mr. Weston had to think quickly after a nearby battleship was hit by a Japanese bomb during an inconvenient time for Mr. Weston. He received a Purple Heart for his injury, but not before heading off to fight at Saipan and Tinian.

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