Arlow J. Webb
Y.2c
VA Division
USN
USS West Virginia
1943-1945

Arlow J. Webb, Y.2c, born Dec. 12, 1925, Richmond, UT.  He entered the USN Feb. 13, 1943, and attended boot camp at USN Station Farragut, ID.  He transferred to San Diego for Gunnery School and on to Whidbey Island, WA, to a PBY squadron.  He transferred to Bremerton, WA, for assignment to the USS West Virginia where he went through the war in the Pacific and in Tokyo Bay for the signing of peace on Sept. 2, 1945.
        Duty on the West Virginia was as an aviation yeoman.  He did a lot of flying in OS2U-3 planes to spot bombarding positions in the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
         He was discharged April 19, 1946, and earned all the usual medals in the Pacific area aboard the West Virginia.
         In May 1946 he was employed by Stauffer Chemical Co. and attended Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.  He retired from Stauffer Chemical/Rhone Poulec, Inc. on Aug. 30, 1993, where he was Western Regional sales manager.   He and his wife, Jeanne, have four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 3, 1995.  He enjoys hunting, fishing and tennis.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing


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