In honor of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and what would have been my father’s 94th birthday on Dec. 8th, I am posting photos he took while servinig in the U.S. Navy in late 1945 and 1946.

Eugene David Crawford
Eugene Crawford
Eugene Crawford
U.S. Navy Ceremony
Al Salkind
Ben Stunburg of New Jersey

Joe Sierakoski
Al Salkind, Murph DeLanzo Ben Steinburg
Eugene Crawford – Furthest right on back row

My dad was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in May 1945. In August 1945, he was transferred to the Gulfport Naval Training Station. In January 1946, he was back at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. In May 1946, my dad was transferred to Shoemaker, California and assigned to the USS Oneida (APA-221). No locations are written on any of the above photos.