My Life in the Navy
12 January 1944 to 26 May 1946

William Henry Sheldon (Slashinski)

Dedications
A special dedication to our Son, William Charles Sheldon, who gave his all in Naval service in Viet Nam. He was doing what he loved most, working as a dog handler.
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Chapter 1

Civilian Employment

Bethlehem Steel Company
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Chapter 2

NAS Norman, Oklahoma

Naval Aviation Ordinance School

15 March 1944 to 31 July 1944
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Chapter 3

Purcell, Oklahoma

Naval Aviation Gunnery School

31 July 1944 to 18 August 1944
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Chapter 4

Trip From Purcell, Oklahoma

To

NAS Banana River, Florida
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Chapter 5

NAS Banana River, Florida
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Chapter 6

NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

17 December 1944 to 3 May 1945
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Chapter 7

Travel To West Coast

NAS Alameda, California

2 May 1945 to 7 May 1945
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Chapter 8

Departure U.S. Mainland For Hawaii

NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

7 June 1945 to 8 June 1945
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Chapter 9

Westward Toward The Marianna Islands In Our PBM-5

Circa 1945
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Chapter 10

USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17)

With War Paint

Circa 1945
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Chapter 11

NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands

For New Engines

Circa 1945
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Chapter 12

Split Up Of VPB-22 Crew
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Chapter 13

USS Pine Island (AV-12)

Okinawa, Japan
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Chapter 14

Most Of Crew Gone Back To States
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Chapter 15

Travels In The Far East
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Chapter 16

No More PBM Flights

Lost Souls Of The US Navy In China
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Chapter 17

The Luxury Of A Tramp Steamer

Leaving Shanghai And Heading East To Hawaii

6 April through 24 April 1946
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Chapter 18

Final Ship Ride
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Chapter 19

Final Chapter

Home Again On Mainland U.S.A.
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