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Robert Chester: "Money was scarce."

Robert Chester recalls his monthly salary in the Navy.

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Robert Chester: The Airship Hindenburg

Robert Chester recalls seeing the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg fly over the shore at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Robert Chester: School Years

Robert Chester describes his early education in public schools in southern New Jersey.

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Robert Chester: "The ship came first."

Robert Chester describes life aboard the destroyer, USS Ludlow.

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Robert Chester: USS Ludlow

Robert Chester recalls first boarding the destroyer on which he would spend the duration of his service.

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Robert Chester: V-J Day

Robert Chester explains the impact of V-J Day or Victory over Japan Day on his ship's mission in the Pacific.

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Robert Chester: Pearl Harbor

Robert Chester describes the impact of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on him, his family, and his school.

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Robert Chester: Manila, Philippines

Robert Chester describes the impact of war on Manila, the capital of the Philippines. (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)

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Robert Chester: "Underwater all the time"

Robert Chester explains the difference between destroyers and other military vessels during World War II.

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Robert Chester: Gunner's Mate School

Robert Chester describes the responsibilities of a gunner's mate in the Navy.

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Robert Chester: Postwar Career

Robert Chester describes his 42-year career in the explosives and chemical industry.

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Robert Chester: "Those fishing boats scattered!"

Robert Chester describes a tense interaction in a Japanese port, as his destroyer convoyed larger military vessels into occupied Japan.

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Robert Chester: Japanese Mine

Robert Chester recalls his ship narrowly avoiding a Japanese mine on the return trip to the United States after the war.

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Robert Chester: The War in the Pacific

Robert Chester explains the battle situation against Japan in early 1945, when he began training for the Navy.

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Robert Chester: Japanese Destroyer

Robert Chester describes his crew's interaction with crew members of Japanese

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