Photo of Robert McGrath in uniform

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Robert McGrath in uniform

Subject

WWII
World War II
Navy
Warrensburg, IL.
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library: McGrath, Lt. Jr. Grade Robert; Article on back of photo; "Pacific Sea Battle, by-line Maxine Kyle of Herald and Review; Last August when the cruiser Astoria rolled over in flames and sank in the battle of the Solomons, a Warrensburg man, Ensign Robert McGrath, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. McGrath, jumped for his life and swam to a rescue ship. the redeeming feature, McGrath, now a lieutenant junior grade, said while on leave here the other day was the warm water. Lieutenant McGrath, who was graduated from Annapolis, the spring after Pearl Harbor, added that he has been able to swim for years. He said that he didn't recall how or when he learned, but most likely it was in some creek around Warrensburg."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

4/13/1943

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF520

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

6 x 8"

Files

AF520-WWII_MCGRATH, ROBERT, 4-13-1943.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Robert McGrath in uniform,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 17, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/763.