World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
The inscription on the upper left of this photograph reads, "Diamond coming aboard the Norton Sound in early 1946". The U.S.S. Norton Sound was a seaplane carrier named after the Norton Sound in Alaska.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy -- Postal Service; U.S.S. John W. Weeks (DD-701)
Interview conducted by Arianne Salcito. Louis A. Bianco was drafted on his 18th birthday, and travelled to New Haven, with some friends from Waterbury, to undergo tests and a physical. He was able to join the U.S. Navy, and in January of 1944,...