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He was activated along with my uncle Charles Balague' (pictured in the album) who served in the US Army in the Pacific and participated in the invasion of Okinawa.

Dad was a professional photographer who did work as a photographer for major movie studios and pulbicity magazines of the period before his induction.

it had been raining and the pilot apparently was not satisfied with his approach and was going to circle around for another approach... (this is really testing my memory, after 54 years)...

i recall that a couple of months later i had to take pics of of a re-enlistment... i was really amazed at the time that someone who had just survived a crash like that would re-enlist...

this was a plane from a squadron that was just flying in to relieve another squadron in the area, as i recall... i believe there were about 11 people aboard, four of whom were killed in the crash...

i left kodiak in april 1963 and successfully completed radioman "a" school in san diego... chief horne and his wife on the left, me and my wife, nina, on the right....

//michael newman// Date: October 12, 2015 [edited from hard copy received with the album] I am sending my father, William James Rader's photo album detailing his tour in Kodiak during the Korean War in the US Navy.

He passed away in 1997 at 79 years of age from lung cancer.

Prior to this, my dad was in the OSS during WWII under the command of John Ford, the Hollywood film director's unit.

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There are copies of the newspapers during his time included iin the album along with other newspapers like THE MIDNIGHT SUN, which promoted theatricals Dad was part of.