Hometown Heroes
19
APR
2014

WWII Sailor Remembers “The Gator Navy”

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LISTEN to Victor Killingsworth on Hometown Heroes (Part I)            —          LISTEN to Victor Killingsworth on Hometown Heroes (Part II)
93-year-old Victor Killingsworth of Taft, CA appears on the April 12 and April 19, 2014 editions of Hometown Heroes, remembering his World War II service in the U.S. Navy.

Victor and Peggy Killingsworth after 68 years of marriage.

Victor and Peggy Killingsworth after 68 years of marriage.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killingsworth is the author of the book, “The Gator Navy: The Amphibious Navy that I knew in World War II.” To order the book, call Mr. Killingsworth at (661)765-2360 or e-mail him at vlktaft@bak.rr.com. Listen to the program to hear Killingsworth remember growing up in Taft, how he was studying for finals at the University of California at Berkeley when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and how he came to command landing boats in the Pacific.

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The souvenirs Mr. Killingsworth brought home from the Pacific include a dome light from a 2-man Japanese submarine.

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