Posted by: notsofancynancy | November 13, 2012

1944 Newspaper Clipping

Pop Worked on the USS Appling

This is a newspaper clipping that was in one of Grandma Susie’s 1944 Letters. Pop, my grandfather worked, welding for Consolidated Steel Corp during the war effort, In Long Beach, California.

Check back Thursday for the next chapter in my father’s World War II, real life story or you can read from the beginning by clicking here.



  1. love the store Nancy

  2. I want to be the one that gets to smash the champagne bottle at a ship launch. I’ll wear white gloves and a pillbox hat.

  3. It is amazing that the newspaper article is in such good shape. Thanks for sharing this.

    • It was tucked away in a letter Grandma Susie wrote. There are a lot more. I can’t wait to share them! all in due time! lol

  4. Long Beach – where I live – was Navy… Full of honor and pride. We also even have a “Rosie the Riveter” park near the airport.

    I salute them…and your fam.

    • My grandfather, Mom’s dad lost his Kansas farm in 1942, moved to Pasadena and went to school to be a welder. He worked for the Consolidated place until he took a job, after the war in Azusa Canyon at Davis Dam. There use to be a bomb testing place up there and he worked there until he got sick in the 60’s.

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