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USS Philadelphia
Bernie Kuta


Thank you, Bernie Kuta!


The sailor mentioned most often in my Dad's diary is Bernie Kuta. They worked together in the 1st Lieutenant's Office.

Dad was very disappointed that he wasn't assigned to the machine shop since he was a welder by trade. However, the Navy had more welders than men with good typing skills and Dad could type 60 wpm.

When the Philadelphia was home in the USA, Bernie would give up his shore leave to my Dad so Dad and Mom could be together.