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Interview with Dave Carnell, November 16, 1998
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November 16, 1998
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Dave Carnell Joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, completed indoctrinational school at Princeton, N.J., and radar school at Hollywood Beach, Fla. He was assigned to a destroyer, the USS John Roger, and Deployed to the Pacific Theater. He took part in the bombing of Tokyo on January 20, 1945 and also, in battles for Guam, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The USS John Roger was patrolling Japanese waters when the notice of surrender was signed on September 6, 1945. Carnell returned to the United States as a part of the U.S. Victory Fleet. He remained on the John Rogers while it was being decommissioned at Charleston, S.C. Carnell was separated from the Navy in April of 1946.

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