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Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Andrews, Howard

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Howard Andrews was born on November 1st, 1926 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school in January 1944, he began taking classes at Allegheny College. In October 1944, Andrews enlisted in the Navy and reported to Sampson, New York for both basic training and electrician school. After that, he went to Shoemaker, California to be shipped overseas. He briefly stopped in Eniwetok before arriving in the Philippines in the Leyte Gulf. There, he was assigned to a repair ship called the Vulcan, where he worked in the engine room. He remained there until World War II ended. On September 4th, 1945, he went to Okinawa and stopped at other Japanese ports as well, the most memorable of which was Hiro Wan because he visited Hiroshima while he was there. After that, he stopped at Kure for about three months and set sail for home on March 4th, 1946. Andrews stopped at Pearl Harbor and went through the Panama Canal before arriving at Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 15th. He stayed there for three months on leave until he was discharged on July 3rd, 1946.

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Veterans History Project collection, (RHC-27)