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From Pearl Harbor to Kula Gulf: A Survivor’s Story

From Pearl Harbor to Kula Gulf: A Survivor’s Story

Chester “Ski” Biernacki survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor aboard the stricken USS Helena. It was a close call for the 19-year-old sailor – and it was just the beginning.

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Combat Zone: Jack Glass, USS Enterprise

Combat Zone: Jack Glass, USS Enterprise

Jack Glass, 86, looks back on his two years of service aboard the USS Enterprise during World War II, including the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, one of many he feels fortunate to have survived.

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Combat Zone: A Tale of Two Aces and One Lucky Number

Combat Zone: A Tale of Two Aces and One Lucky Number

As a young man barely out of his teens, John O’Brien was the crew chief for “Number 13,” a fighter plane shared by two Marine aviators who would join the ranks of World War II’s greatest aces. The plane that

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