Tuesday, June 19, 2007

June 19th


Thes Battle of the Philippine Sea began, as Japan tried unsuccessfully to prevent further Allied advancement in the South Pacific.
So...........what's the pic, Southie?


Ron Simpson said...

That is a picture of the USS Bunker Hill is nearly being hit by a Japanese bomb on 19 June 1944.

My grandfather was in that battle aboard Admiral Marc Mitscher's flagship, the carrier Lexington. Mitscher was the commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force, Task Force 58.

BostonMaggie said...


It took SB more than one guess on the phone yesterday and I ragged him........"What other pic would you expect from the Townie?"

Ron Simpson said...

Ummm. I hate admitting ignorance, but what is a "townie" and why should we expect anything from one?

BostonMaggie said...

A person from Charlestown, one of Boston's neighborhoods.....it's better than being from Southie and Charlestown is where the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought....on Breed's Hill.