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This is Your Life Edgar "Buddy" Galvin By Matthew Bloom & Minerva Bloom
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This book encompasses experiences that span almost a century in the life of Edgar "Buddy" Galvin. From notes and memory, Buddy reflects on the major highlights and lessons gleaned over that... More > time. His story illuminates events in his lifetime; from his childhood growing up in Baltimore Maryland during Prohibition and the Great Depression, his long lasting affair with music, and his work as a 1st class ship-fitter where he witnessed the launching of the first Liberty ship the SS Patrick Henry. Buddy relates in an intimate fashion his experience in the United States Navy as a Long Range Aerial Navigator. He flew 35 missions aboard B-24 Liberators while on anti-submarine patrol out of Dunkeswell, England. Buddy also gives a personal account of his participation in the search for Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. His life has been enriched with his travels around the world, family and friends, civic work, and his continuous commitment with volunteer efforts in the South Florida community.< Less
This is Your Life: Edgar "Buddy" Galvin By Minerva Bloom & Matthew Bloom
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This book encompasses experiences that span almost a century in the life of Edgar "Buddy" Galvin. From notes and memory, Buddy reflects on the major highlights and lessons gleaned over that... More > time.  His story illuminates events in his lifetime; from his childhood growing up in Baltimore Maryland during Prohibition and the Great Depression, his long lasting affair with music, and his work as a 1st class ship-fitter where he witnessed the launching of the first Liberty ship the SS Patrick Henry. Buddy relates in an intimate fashion, his experience in the United States Navy as a Long Range Aerial Navigator aboard B-24 Liberators, while on anti-submarine patrol out of Dunkeswell, England. He also gives a personal account of his participation in the search for Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. His life has been enriched with his travels around the world, family and friends, civic work, and his continuous commitment with volunteer efforts in the South Florida community.< Less
Allan McElhiney: One Man's Vision By Minerva Bloom & John Bloom
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With more than 100 vintage photographs. Nothing in the history of Ft Lauderdale had greater impact in its prosperity, than the Naval Air Station (NASFL) established in 1942. Recognizing this fact,... More > the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association can be traced to one man: Allan McElhiney a former WWII sailor who devoted much of his life to preserve a part of history. When the war ended the base closed its doors. Progress was about to eradicate the past to make way for a new Airport, but thanks to the long fight of a visionary man who saw the significance of safeguarding a bygone era, a Naval Museum was established. Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries. It flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, a 19 year old future US President lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. This is the inspirational story of one man who's commitment to the cause of preservation has encouraged many to look into our past, to safeguard our future.< Less
Allan McElhiney: One Man's Vision By Minerva Bloom & John Bloom
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With more than 100 vintage photographs. Nothing in the history of Ft Lauderdale had greater impact in its prosperity, than the Naval Air Station (NASFL) established in 1942. Recognizing this fact,... More > the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association can be traced to one man: Allan McElhiney a former WWII sailor who devoted much of his life to preserve a part of history. When the war ended the base closed its doors. Progress was about to eradicate the past to make way for a new Airport, but thanks to the long fight of a visionary man who saw the significance of safeguarding a bygone era, a Naval Museum was established. Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries. It flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, a 19 year old future US President lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. This is the inspirational story of one man who's commitment to the cause of preservation has encouraged many to look into our past, to safeguard our future.< Less