Presentation given to B-17 crewmen and wingmen group in South Gate, CA.

Presentation given to B-17 crewmen and wingmen group in South Gate, CA.
Photocopy typescript of a speech given to B-17 crewmen and wingmen group in South Gate, Calif. on November 21, 1993 by Thomas Wilson Reese, EMC, USN, Ret. Thomas Wilson Reese was born in Lewiston, N.C. on August 16, 1914. At age 19, he joined the U.S. Navy, and after completing basic training in Norfolk, VA was stationed aboard the destroyer tender USS WHITNEY. After Reese discharged from WHITNEY in 1941, he reported to the newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS HORNET (CV 6), where he served as an Electricians’ Mate. After the destruction of the HORNET, Reese was ordered to serve on the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON.
November 21, 1993
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21cm x 27cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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