Hometown Heroes
29
APR
2017

Voice from the Past

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93-year-old Bob Allenby of Newman, CA appears on episode #469 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 28-30, 2017. A native of Ukiah, CA, Allenby worked in a secret Navy squadron testing drone technology before deploying as a PBM flight engineer and gunner with VPB-20. You’ll hear Bob’s Navy memories in his nonagenarian voice, but also from the mouth of a 20-year-old Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Robert Allenby, thanks to a 1944 Navy recording.

Bob still has the 78-rpm record of his 1944 interview, sent to his family by the Navy during World War II.

Bob entered the Navy as an 18-year-old in 1942.

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