Category Archives: sailors

Sculpture celebrates end of World War II in a big way

I have to stretch the York County, Pa. history connection a bit for this post, but I can do it. First, in one of my recent posts on the York County World War II USO, I mentioned that my former … Continue reading

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York’s USO facilities close after World War II ends

More information keeps turning up on USO activities locally during World War II. This undated newspaper article and photograph from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archive files shows volunteers packing up the canteen at the Pennsylvania Railroad station on North … Continue reading

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York’s USO welcomed World War II service members with open arms

A friend who has two grandsons in the Navy recently commented on how much those grandsons have appreciated services offered by the USO. Local USO volunteers played an important part in York County home front service during World War II, … Continue reading

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New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I

I don’t know as much as I would like to about World War I, including the involvement of York County people in that Great War. This year is the 100th anniversary of what was then thought to be “the war … Continue reading

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Trees and other memorials for York County persons who died for their country.

I hope you had a chance to read the article in today’s York Sunday News on York County Heritage Trust volunteer Al Rose’s quest to find and photograph all existing war memorials in York County. Al, at age 90, is … Continue reading

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Yorker William Gibson Barely Survived San Francisco Mutiny

William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two … Continue reading

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York World War II USO—Part Two

Here’s more from the 1943 York USO flier I mentioned in my last post. The statistics of services the York USO had provided, just up to September 1943, are pretty impressive. See below: 7,400 Service Men Guests at YORK USO … Continue reading

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York Workers Pause for D-Day Prayers

D-Day Service for York Naval Ordnance workers (Courtesy York County Heritage Trust) A couple of my recent posts were taken from the World War I newsletter/magazine Connecting Links, put out for former employees serving in the military and home front … Continue reading

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Red Lion Sailor Helped Keep Pacific Fleet Armed

The photo above, of the World War II victory celebration in the Philippines Islands Leyte Gulf, was sent back home to the editor of Red Lion Echoes by John H. Eberly, Y 3/c, USS Vesuvius AE-15. It was published, along … Continue reading

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Red Lion Man Modest World War II Hero

I am still going through some of the Red Lion Echoes passed on to me by a friend. The World War II newsletter was for and about Red Lion area service men and women. Some of my favorite historical sources … Continue reading

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