October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and the expedited time schedule, the Leyte invasion promised to be the largest and most complicated […]

via October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli.

Sharing this in memory of my uncle who was in the Coast Guard and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

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6 Responses to October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

  1. SCLMRose says:

    Thanks for the reblog. I appreciate it very much. Salute to your uncle for his service in WWII.

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    • You are welcome. I didn’t know he had been in the Coast Guard, much less assigned to the Pacific as he and Mom never mentioned it. He joined in early 1940 as he showed up in the U. S. census for 1940 on a Coast Guard cutter.

      I didn’t realize this until I did more research today, but the post I did recently on the Coast Guard Bramble was a cutter he served on in the 1950s.

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      • SCLMRose says:

        We wish that generation spoke more of their experience early on. Maybe they didn’t want to relive the horrors of war. That must have been a thrill to find out what ship he served and you posting about it.

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      • I knew he had served on the one ship from the 1940 census, but didn’t realize he had been on the Bramble. For the Coast Guard in the U. S., normally they are under the control of a non-military agency, but in times of war, they fall under the control of the Navy.

        These days, it is easier to find out things even if people didn’t share. The exception is for those records destroyed in a fire that wiped out a large number of military records for a fair number of those who served. In a few years, I will see if I can order his records. It may run $100 if his file is as large I think it will be since he was in 20 years.


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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow those were crazy times even for the Coast Guard

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