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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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First American War Vessel Named after Manchester NH: USS Manchester (CL-83) 1946-1960

The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of March 5, 1946 proclaimed the launching of a new light cruiser that honored the City of Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Quincy Massachusetts shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel company was responsible for building her.

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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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