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New Hampshire WWI Military: Gunner John B. Ahern of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

John Bernard Ahern was born 4 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Daniel J. & Julia (Butler) Ahern. At his birth, his father Daniel was a wholesale liquor dealer. The family lived at 556 Brown Avenue. Daniel J. … Continue reading

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Pilot Casualty of World War 2: Nashua, New Hampshire’s Ensign Paul Boire, USNR

Ensign Paul Amie Boire is hailed as the first Nashua pilot to “make the supreme sacrifice” in World War II. He was the third child and second son of George F. & Angelina (Lapierre) Boire, born in Nashua NH on … Continue reading

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A 2016 Military Father’s Day: My Dad’s WW2 Navy in Photographs

Thirty five years ago was the last time I was able to happily celebrate Father’s Day. On November 7th of 1981 my Dad, Berwin “Webby” Webster, passed away, at the age of 68. He left behind no enemies, and a … Continue reading

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WW2 USS Liscombe Bay Casualty: Manchester NH’s Francis P. Lally S.K.2/c U.S.N. (1919-1943)

The ordinance approved 20 February 1945 proclaims: “That the square located in West Manchester, where South Main, Boynton, and Woodbury Streets intersects, be officially designated … as “Francis P. Lally Square.” The document was signed by Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit, … Continue reading

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Warner New Hampshire’s Pearl Habor Casualty: Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, USN (1917-1941)

Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, son of Alfred S. & Hattie (Blanchard) Cloues was born 25 December 1917 at Warner, New Hampshire  He was aboard the USS. Arizona when it was sunk on 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack.  His … Continue reading

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