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Friday, December 16, 2016

My Dad's Story: Merle Baker Remembers WWII


Vintage Orange                        Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sometimes the best source for history is closer than you think. 

My father, Merle Baker, enlisted in the Air Force in 1943, when he was just 17 years old. He went on to participate in Operation Crossroads, the post-war testing of atomic weaponry in the South Pacific. 

I grew up hearing his stories and seeing his original photos from those tests...Dad was trained as a photographer.. and they have always intrigued me. With last week's 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I realized that Dad's stories would shed some personal light on a pivotal time in history.

I hope you enjoy his recollections as much as always have...


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