robert mclaughlin
Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo


New Milford
Robert Mc Laughlin New Milford


Entered service October 2, 1942…Trained at Great Lakes, Ill…Served on U.S.S. White Plains from Tarawa to Philippines;  at invasion of Marshalls, Saipan, Tinian, Palau Islands;  at battle of Leyte Gulf, (was called second Sea Battle of Philippines – very exciting) ;  On U.S.S. Shipley Bay; at invasion of Okinawa; Neutralized (blew up) the island of Sakishima;  back to States August 10, 1945;  at home on V-J Day August 14, 1945…..Graduated New Milford Junior High School June 1939.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30 1947


Background image of The USS White Plains (CVE 66) in 1943 obtained from:


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