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Willard C. Bell New Milford


Entered service March 2, 1944. Trained at Sampson, N.Y. , Newport,  Philadelphia,  San Diego,  San Francisco, and Long Beach. Assigned to U.S.S. Astoria. Served in Atlantic Theatre at Trinidad;  Pacific Theatre at Honolulu,  Eniwetok, Ulithi, Iwo Jima,  Okinawa, Kyushu, Honshu; Philippine Theatre at Leyte and Samar. Ship’s score: 15 aircraft knocked down, 4 shore bombardments. Awards: 3 Ribbons, 4 stars on
, 1 star on Philippines.
Date of discharge May 2, 1946.

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


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