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James Whitson - World War II

James Robert Whitson served in the United States Navy during World War II, working as a torpedoman on the USS Herndon, a destroyer. The ship supported the invasion of Sicily, and on Christmas Day 1943 the ship barely rode out a dangerous storm in the North Atlantic. The Herndon supported the D-Day landing in June, 1944, and the invasion of southern France a couple of months later. The Herndon eventually ended up at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Theater.

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Robert Whitson poses in uniform on October 1, 1940.

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October 1, 1940

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Robert Whitson poses in uniform with a rifle on October 1, 1940.

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October 1, 1940

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Clifford Meade, Sarah Whitson, Robert Whitson, and Genevieve Whitson pose at Rogers Corner in New York, New York.

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New York City, New York

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Mario Cocco, “Whit” Whitson, Bob Winkleman, Joe Billig, NJ Rutherford, and Paul Sussman pose at the Ships Dance at the Hotel Edison in New York, New York.

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Group photograph on the Forward Mount 5” Guri.

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Men on a boat, 1943.

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1943

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Men transferring a patient, 1943.

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1943

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Men transferring a patient from one boat to another, 1943.

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Men in a radio control room, 1943.

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Man on the bridge of the ship.

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A group of ships landing in Sicily.

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Sicily

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Men on a ship.

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Men on a ship.

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Gus Schultz on a ship.

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Two men mopping the deck of a ship.

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American flag on a ship.

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Ship in the ocean.

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Four men on a ship.

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Ship.

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Scout cruiser, Omaha class.

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Commander C.M. Smith Co. 73 in 1943.

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Old airplane hangars converted to barracks at Great Lakes, Illinois in 1940.

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Great Lakes, Illinois

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1940

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Advanced Torpedo Certificate

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Biographical sheet for James Whitson.

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Transcript of Service

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Certificate from Harry Truman

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Oath of Allegiance

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An “order” from Davey Jones for James Whitson to appear in Poseidon’s court for “

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Article titled “Secret Mission of the USS Milwaukee,” from the Milwaukee Bulletin November 1990 issue. Page 1

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Article titled “Secret Mission of the USS Milwaukee,” from the Milwaukee Bulletin November 1990 issue. Page 2

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Article titled “Secret Mission of the USS Milwaukee,” from the Milwaukee Bulletin November 1990 issue. Page 3

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Article titled “Secret Mission of the USS Milwaukee,” from the Milwaukee Bulletin November 1990 issue. Page 4

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Statement of Service

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Illinois Service Recognition Certificate

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Springfield, Illinois

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1947

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Torpedo School Certificate

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Newport, Rhode Island

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December 1941

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